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Honda HRX217HZA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Electric Start Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Honda Engine
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Premium Honda GCV190 OHV 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Electric Start w/ Advanced Cyclon Battery Technology
On-board battery allows up to 300 starts between charges

Hydrostatic Cruise Control Transmission
Allows infinitely variable, self-propelled speed settings

Roto-Stop® Blade Brake Clutch
Allows you to start & stop blades with the engine still running
Step away from the mower without having to restart the engine

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Quick Release 3-Position Handle

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRX217HZA
 UPC:786102002653
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.29 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
 Transmission TypeHydrostatic
Wheels
 Front Tire Size9 Inch
 Rear Tire Size9 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
 MaterialNeXite
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height0.75-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight98 Lbs. (44.45 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  2 Questions
Q: Does this mower have a pull cord in the event that the battery stops working?
by Jim from New Jersey on July 07, 2013

A: Jim - yes, all of the Honda HRX series mowers, including the HRX217HZA, have a recoil start (rope pull start) option on the top of the engine.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Good morning,

I see that the Honda HRX217HZA has a non-metal mowing deck (with a lifetime warranty). What material is it made out of and on an uneven surface will the deck flex? Thanks

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217HZA Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Mulches Well (1)
Easy To Use (4)
Reliable (3)
High Quality (3)
Durable (3)
Cons
Hard To Turn (1)
Not Good For Trimming (1)
Very Heavy (1)
Expensive (5)
Durability (1)
71% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Kai B.
Lithia Springs, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I got this for my dad for Father's Day. He loves it! The only problem is the key start did not work. A local Honda dealer was somewhat of a hassle to deal with but Honda was cooperative. They think it is just a bad battery and sent a repacement right away. Overall I have not stopped hearing about how fast, powerful and nice this machine is. Get one!
Pros: Durable, Features, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Kai Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steve
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
New Honda Versus 20 Yr Old John Deere
This mower cuts very well, its fairly heavy my wife loves the electric start. I personally hate the control handles. The way they both have to fold onto each other. My old John Deere has much better controls and is 20 lbs lighter. I should have spent the money having someone install custom electric start on my JD. Don't get me wrong its a good mower but its not better than my 20 year old mower and in some ways worse. To those considering buying this go look at it and feel the controls before... more
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George S.
Inverness, FL
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Have Bought Two Of These
We had one of these mowers in Illinois and then lived in a motorhome full-time for 3 years. I sold the Honda mower before we jumped on the bus. We bought a new home in 2012 and needed a lawn mower. I was so pleased with the Honda HRX217HZA that I bought another one.

I don't think there is a perfect lawn mower made, but this is the best one I have ever owned. It starts every time. I like the double blades. Having two blades means that the grass is cut into smaller pieces and is easier... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gary R.
Sergeant Bluff, IA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Try Before You Buy
This mower is a tank. Very heavy and there is 7 or 8" at the front where it doesn't cut. More work to turn around than using a regular push mower to mow the yard. Wish I would have tried one out instead of believing all the accolades. An $800 lesson
Pros: Mulches Well
Cons: Expensive, Very Heavy, Not Good For Trimming, Hard To Turn
Gary Does Not Recommend This Mower
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William K.
Fair Lawn, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/22/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Shame Honda Discontinued This Model.
I needed a self start, self propelled mower for my small lot. My arthritis now prohibits me from the pull-starters, and the new Honda fills the bill. The full mulch also meas no trips to the compost pile with full bags of clippings. All in all, lawn looks great in less time and less effort. win-win.
Best part of ownership so far - unpacking, setting-up, turning the key, and having the mower start by itself - nice.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
William Recommends This Honda Mower
William Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
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Service
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Shipping
5/5
"No fuss, no muss. Great customer service communication. Prices were 10-20% below so-called discount "master" catalogs."
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Renee B.
Westford, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Living In A Condo With A Mower. Who Knew!
I live in a condo. For 27 years I've been unhappy with the the lack of care the landscapers give the lawn area around our free-standing unit. Sometimes they miss a week or two of mowing. Most times they don't mow before a holiday weekend or they miss mowing before a weekend. I have gorgeous gardens all around the lawn areas. Finally, this year I broke down and bought my mower. I love it. So easy to use and my lawn is mowed lickity split. When it requires mowing twice a week, I can mow... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Easy To Store
Renee Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ken
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Impressed
I first saw this mower at a local dealer who, unfortunately for him, did not take me seriously when I asked him to order the bagger attachment and call me. He didn't. His loss, my gain. I saved almost $100 after taxes. I ordered this on a Thursday night and I received it on Tuesday. The shipper that delivered it had a lift gate and pallet jack and rolled it right into my garage for me. I'm glad I didn't spring for the $50 lift gate fee!

The OOB experience was just as others have reported -... more
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Brian F.
St Paul, MN
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Very Disappointing
Honda HRX2172...Now had it for (2) frustrating years of ownership. Very disappointing mower.....nothing works right.

Engine cuts out when blade is engaged unless engine is fully warm. Engine "hunts" when the blade is disengaged. Self propel slowed to a crawl within the 1st 2 months of use even at full speed. Handles are way to long to negotiate any tight turns. Had mower in for service 2x and issues with hunting, self propel, and engine cutting out continue.

I'm seriously... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Brian Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Bryan E.
Lovettsville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/18/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding
I ordered this mower on Sunday and received as promised Wednesday. Love the brake feature on the blade, love that I can part mulch and part bag - and Mowers Direct was the lowest price and with only waiting 2 days. I couldn't be happier I opened the box and was running in 10 minutes - outstanding cut - this is the Cadillac of self propelled. thank you Mowers Direct
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Robert
Dumfries, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Switch From Green To Gas
I purchased a cordless mower (40 Volt Greenworks) from Mowers Direct that worked but would not cut my lawn well. I wanted to be green but I also wanted my lawn to look good. So I went back to Movers Direct to see if I could get anything for the Greenworks mower I had purchased only six months earlier if I purchased a gas mower. Sadly they did not care about my problems with the Greenworks mower. I do like the company, they have good prices so I purchased a Honda gas mower that is everything... more
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Alexander H.
Loleta, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/7/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Although, missing a couple of nice-to-have features like 4-wheel-drive, and a flush-out-port to connect your garden hose, this mower has it all - well, almost. The designers of this mower have truly done a nice job, and I am very impressed about the technical details. One caveat, however, is that in order to install the set screw for the spark arrestor (which doesn't ship with this mower), the heat shield has to be removed. In order to be able to remove the heat shield, the starter motor,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Alexander Recommends This Honda Mower
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