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Honda HRX217HZA (21") 186cc Self-Propelled Electric Start Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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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
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Electric Start w/ Advanced Cyclon Battery Technology
On-board battery charges automatically when the mower is in use

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


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Model
  Model Number:HRX217HZA
 UPC:786102002653
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 HP/CC186 cc
 Torque8.3 ft-lbs Net Torque
 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)
 Dimensions64.5L x 23.0W x 40.0H
(163.83 x 58.42 x 101.60 cm)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  6 Questions
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the battery recharge from the engine, or does it have to be plugged into the charger often?
by Mike Barry from Nebraska on April 02, 2016

A: Mike - the Honda HRX217HZA has a self-charging system for the electric start that charges the battery automatically when the mower is in use.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I am trying to decide between a Honda with electric start, and a Honda with both the blade stop and electric start. If I only get the electric start and have lots of start/stops will I wear that part out if I have 10 or more start/stops each time I mow? If that is not a problem, is there still an advantage to having the blade stop and keeping the mower running? Thanks!
by Dan Baker from Washington on March 20, 2016

A: Dan - if you anticipate starting and stopping the engine as many as 10 times each time you mow, then I would definitely recommend the HRX217HZA model with the blade stop feature. You will increase the lift expectancy of the on-board battery and the starter significantly by going with the blade stop model and not making all those starts and stops on your engine each time you mow.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does it have a discharge chute rear or side capability is this a optional equipment
by Marty from Indiana on April 30, 2015

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
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
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
High Quality (19)
Features (16)
Easy To Use (15)
Quiet (11)
Reliable (10)
Cons
Expensive (15)
Heavy (9)
Packaging (3)
Factory Quality Control (1)
Awkward Turning Ratio (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Damon C.
Granada Hills, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electric Start Is A Must Have!
I forgot to mention in my previous review/post that having the electric start and self-propulsion are a huge benefit and one of the strongest selling points of this particular Honda lawn mower model HRX217HZA.

I have back injuries and both of my shoulders are damaged from years of physical labor so buying a new mower without electric start and self-propulsion was not an option for me. I'm sure there are many other consumers out there who have issues with starting a lawn mower with a pull... more
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Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, Quiet
Damon Recommends This Honda Mower
Damon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great website, great staff!"
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Ralph F.
Bonita, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Happy / Dissatisfied
When the lawn mower arrived, I found that the black paint was chipped on the handle for the grass basket frame. Every time I remove the basket to empty the grass clippings, I am reminded of the lack of quality control. Another disappointing concern is that the electronic start ignition does not work.

The lawn mower has operated for more than four (4) hours of banked run time and both fuses (the 3 amp and the 30 amp) tested okay and the battery terminals have a good connection. ... more
Ralph Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Ralph,
Sorry about the issue with the mower, this mower does have a full warranty that does cover the electrical system, I would recommend taking it to a local dealer which will cover the warranty and fix the mower. If you need help locating a dealer please let us know.
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Thomas S.
San Jose, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wife Loves It!!
My wife loves to mow the lawn, but unfortunately injured her hand in a car accident and is unable to use the recoil starter on our Honda mower. This was purchased as a surprise, and arrived while I was away.

It was delivered to our porch, and the first words she noticed on the box were "Electric start!" This was a bigger hit than diamond earrings, and I don't have to mow the lawn!
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert W.
Long Prairie, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Machine!
First off...it's a smooth running machine. The noise of the motor is much quieter than our last mower (Snapper - Brigg&Stratton). I've noticed that the grass is more evenly cut and looks great after each mow. Easy to run, miniable assembly....mulch works great as well as using the catcher. The electric starter hasn't failed and the self-propelled system is great. Do it..if you like a great looking lawn
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steve B.
Youngstown, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Bagging Vs Mulching Settings
I had been using a Toro Personal Pace for 15 years and was happy with it, but it just got old. Since this will be my last purchase, I wanted it to be the best. After lots of research, I chose this model, based primarily on reviews.

First observation: it is heavy, but probably no big deal since it is self propelled. My issue here is that my yard is a little chopped up with lots of trees, beds and turns so, due to the weight of the mower, maneuverability is more difficult than my old... more
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lawrence L.
Auburndale, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/15/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Tried The Rest Now Get The Best!
It cuts even and picks up all the clippings. It is such a pleasure to use that I actually look forward to cutting my lawn and I am 81 years old.
Lawrence Recommends This Honda Mower
Lawrence's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"After I ordered my mower it was just a matter of a few days that it arrived, well packed and in about 30 minutes it was up and running."
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Clinton H.
Decatur, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/5/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I had a John Deere with swivel front wheels. I have never had a great experience with that mower. Finally, the John Deere started increasing my mowing time, so I decided to shop for a new mower. I searched for many days, and the Honda fit mostly with what I wanted out of a mower. I opted for the electric start, and I sure made the right decision in that category. So far, I have used the mower twice (missed a week because of rain), and I have not had any issues. At first, I had a little trouble... more
Clinton Recommends This Honda Mower
Clinton's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am glad that I found this website while searching online for a mower. No tax, free shipping, same price as big box stores - I'm sold!"
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Daniel R.
Palos Hills, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dan, Palos Hills, Il.
Excellent lawn mower, easy to use, powerful and cuts very good whether you mulch or bag it, it works great.

I would buy it again. Don't let the cost turn you away. It is well worth it.
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
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Christopher M.
Indianapolis, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/1/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome!
Mower came boxed, very little to assemble, easy what needed to be put together. Mower works great, already have had compliments by the neighbors. I have a big hill to go up, the throttle and self propelling feature made it way easier than my previous mower.
Pros: High Quality, Features, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Needs Single Lever Height Adjust
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
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Christopher S.
Redding, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/19/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Delivered Damaged.
The Mower itself is an excellent machine. Although mine was delivered with a bent handle making the blades to never engage. After ordering new parts the mower turned out to be great. Just be forewarned the mower is shipped in its original package.
Pros: Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
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Damon C.
Granada Hills, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth It
As the adage goes, "you get what you pay for"–this applies to the Honda HRX217HZA. I ordered this mower on a Sunday and received it the following Friday morning. The box was new, in great shape, and did not appear to have been "torn up" in shipping. The shipping was free and I have no complaints.

The mower is very easy to assemble and operate. Unexpectedly, this mower started the first time with the electric start! How cool! I was impressed.
My last mower was... more
Damon Recommends This Honda Mower
Damon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The website is very easy to navigate and ordering was very straight forward. I received my shipment from FedEx with the mower in its original box–in great shape and with nothing missing."
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