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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 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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  3 Questions
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
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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
High Quality (13)
Features (11)
Easy To Use (10)
Durable (8)
Reliable (8)
Cons
Expensive (12)
Heavy (6)
Packaging (2)
Low Quality (1)
Awkward Turning Ratio (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Cece R.
Oneonta, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/8/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
It is a fantastic mower and makes the lawn look great.

Only problem is that I am 5' tall and the handle bar is at my shoulder height. It is hard to operate at that height. I have lowered it to the bottom opening.
Cece Recommends This Honda Mower
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Greg L.
Indianapolis, IN
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected
I have owned this mower for 4 years, and am disappointed with the cut, when mulching. I have had the blade sharpened twice, and purchased 2 new blades, and it doesn't make any difference. The mower leaves a strip of uncut grass, and most times I have to make 2 trips across the lawn to get it to look nice. I purchased this mower off of reviews and test recommendations. Given the price point of this mower, it's performance is very disappointing.
Greg Does Not Recommend This 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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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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Donald H.
Carthage, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Job!
After having read the reviews of MowersDirect, I ordered the Honda mower and all was as advertised. My old electric start Honda had worn out after 10 years, so a new Honda seemed the perfect solution. The mower arrived in five days.

I rolled it out of the box, adjusted the handle, filled it with the provided oil, added gas, pulled once (since the electric start needed to be charged by mowing) and off I went. It mows perfectly, starts electrically, height adjusts easily, speed adjusts... more
Donald Recommends This Honda Mower
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John S.
Greer, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/18/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Satisfied Customer
The service, product, and price all went together in a perfect package. Thanks for making shop at home a pleasure!
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jimmie J.
Bloomington, IN
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
19 Years Strong
I bought my honda 19 years ago and I certainly have had good luck. I am now going to buy the ha model with electric start since I am now 74 years old.
Jimmie Recommends This Honda Mower
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David G.
Sarasota, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/9/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
Received the mower very quickly. Easy to set the mower up. The battery however is a little too snug for the case it is in and I noticed the battery case was open.

Because the cover on the case is stressed, the cover screws were torn out of the plastic threads. It came out of the box this way. So I had to install longer screws with cup washers under the screw heads so the screw head would not go through the screw holes which were damaged.

Not sure why the battery case is slightly to... more
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert F.
Birmingham, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/28/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Was looking for electric start Honda mower as a 60th birthday present to myself. My 22 year old Ariens had gone thru its 2nd set of tires and would require another $100 worth of fix. Tired of pulling rope too
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower arrived on Thursday after a Monday order. Box had a little oil residue on it as did the mower when I unpacked it. Hit the electric start after adding gas and oil and it fired first time. Sunday was first time cutting grass and after first 2/3 of yard had to pull start on 2nd starting attempt. Kind of disappointed but not too worried. Later it sounded like started was just spinning. Ended up at local Honda power equip shop and they of course immediately knew it was not purchased there. They suspected a manufacturer defect or refurbished mower but they only recharged the battery and charged me $25 as a fee since I apparently had not read the manual close enough to know that could happen. I had read the manual but did not think once it started it would not re-start after 30 minutes. Have since had no issues. The local folks should have just let it go and they might have gotten future maintenance business, but charging me $25 was a little much. I'll drive an extra 10 miles to another shop for service! Happy with my purchase!"
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Alexander G.
Marietta, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Is The Best
First of all, this is an amazing mower. However, Honda is an even better company. I messed up when I first used the mower – I did not put in nearly enough engine oil even though the instructions clearly told me how much to put in. Ultimately, I see seized the engine. However, Honda responded by replacing the engine under warranty no questions asked – they simply stated that they wanted me to be a Honda customer for life. They accomplished that. Not only is this a great mower which makes... more
Alexander Recommends This Honda Mower
Alexander's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowersdirect.com is an outstanding organization - they have great prices, great products and free shipping on top of that. Also, their customer service is outstanding. Not only do they have great prices, great products and free shipping on top of that. Also, their customer service is outstanding. I will only purchase outdoor equipment from mowersdirect.com."
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Johnny M.
Carrollton, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Design - Well Executed
I have a two acre lawn that I cut myself and have done so for the last ten years. I wanted a top notch walk-behind mower because I want the exercise, but not the hassle of a mower that gives trouble. This has been the perfect mower for me.

Here are the reasons:

Trouble free electric start
Powerful dependable Honda motor
Mulch or Bag flexibility
Sturdy composite deck
Infinitely adjustable speed hydro-static drive with clutch
Blade has a clutch and brake
Great warranty

This is... more
Johnny Recommends This Honda Mower
Johnny's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great price, no tax, and free shipping. Arrived on time in perfect condition. Can't ask for more than that."
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