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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 186cc Select Drive™ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 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
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Innovative Select Drive™ Variable Speed Drive System
Use the speed adjust dial to set desired speed range
Let's you control your speed while you mow
Select Drive™ handle forms a comfortable, one-piece handlebar

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
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels
7 position cutting height adjustment (3/4" to 4")

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage


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Model
  Model Number:HRX217VKA
 UPC:786102003131
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC186 cc
 Torque8.3 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size.29 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed3.6 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
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
 Weight89 Lbs. (40.37 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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  3 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 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: 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 HRX217VKA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (21)
High Quality (15)
Reliable (15)
Durable (10)
Exceeded Expectations (9)
Cons
Expensive (15)
Heavy (6)
Unreliable (3)
None (2)
Low Quality (2)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
135 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Mower, Groomed Lawn
Purchased this mower in April 2015, used about 10 times now. Mower is a pleasure to use-- takes the work out of mowing. It's operable one-handed, most difficult thing with mowing is deciding what beverage to hold while doing it. Twin blade system does a great job of leaving a smooth lawn and very small clippings. I would definitely buy again.
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
Matt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to find what I was looking for on their website. great price, fast shipping... what else could I want?!"
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Craig Harmeling
Green Bay, WI
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Beware - Shady Company
Purchase this mower but it didn't work out of the box. Contacted the company to return it but they said since I put gas and oil in it I can't return it. How would I know it didn't work without putting in gas and oil! Contacted Honda directly and was informed that this was a used mower and that the full warranty will not be covered by Honda................... To be continued!!!!!!
Craig Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Craig,
We apologize for the frustration you are experiencing. You selected a mower that was in our scratch and dent inventory. It is a new, never used mower. We disclose scratch and dent models in the header and the Features so that customers are aware. This particular mower was put in our scratch and dent inventory with the following details noted in Features:
•This model was shipped to another customer and returned to us
•Minor scuffs on engine shroud and deck

Federal regulations prevent us from taking back products that have been gassed or oiled. As a result, a local Honda service center will need to assist with the repair. Again, this is a new mower. If you provide us with the contact information for the service center you went to, we can reach out to them on your behalf.
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Ron T.
Bismarck, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Bagging Mower Ever
Mower lives up to it's reputation of being a great bagger, especially on steeper slopes. A minor con is that it wants to crab some with rear wheels sliding down- slope so your run line on the up-slope side has to be adjusted accordingly. Local dealership says that a piece of mountain bike tire screwed to the relatively smooth (minimum grip) hard plastic rear wheels would help, according to one of his customers.

Only other con is the spring-loaded cover over the bag needs a lock in the up... more
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald J.
Eagan, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, Great Price, Great Shopping Experience!
I have been battling the old mower for a while and just never found the time to shop for a new one. That is, until a family member ran over the corner of a small retaining wall, stopping the motor dead and creating a lot of shrapnel in the process. I went online and found great things about these Honda mowers.

I started shopping for pricing and ended up at Power Equipment Direct. The order and shipping process was flawless and I could not be happier. My lawn looks better than it has... more
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kurt
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good!
It's pricier than other models we were looking at but in the 3 weeks and 3 times we've use it, we love it so far. My wife is on the smaller side 5'4" and the self-propelled aspect makes it easy for her to mow our lawn in the event I have to be out of town.
Kurt Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul C.
Milbrook, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/24/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Saw reviews on this mower and had to have it. Was wondering if it would be worth the price, oh yes. This mower cranks on the first pull and has a gas switch that turns on and off independently from the handlebar. First brand new lawnmower I have ever purchased. HONDA YOU HAVE A LOYAL SATISFIED CUSTOMER!
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Individual Wheel Adjustment
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to order and came quickly. Tracking was easy to follow and knew when it arrived by text notification."
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Frank C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fabulous Service And Great Products - Should Have Ordered The
Have had a number of mowers over the years but Honda is the best by far . Works great and it cuts the grass like butter.

I highly recommend this product and Mowers Direct, no tax, free deliver, and the extended warranty it beats all the big box store .
Frank from Rockland NY
Frank Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tom K.
Plymouth, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth It!
After doing the research and narrowing down my choices, I was talking to a friend that said he had this mower and loved it. It was more than I anticipated paying for a mower but now I'm glad I did. It works flawlessly,has no problems with deep and thick grass, starts on the first pull, and has plenty of pace adjustments for the self-propelled drive.

Decided to go with the non-oxygenated gas for this mower and have had no issues. I used to be a front-wheel drive guy and was concerned about... more
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Tom's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to use the web site and it was delivered on time and in good condition and placed in the garage, which was nice since my wife was home by herself and would not have appreciated it if she was expected to unload a box of that size."
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Jose C.
Miami, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"the Beast"
Excelente machine!!
Jose Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excente!"
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Mark H.
Ballwin, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/18/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Mower
Replaced my unreliable Lawn Boy mower with this Honda. This Honda is fantastic. Starts with one pull every time. Mulching is great, no clumping. I have some steep hills - this mower goes up them without a problem.

Highly recommend this mower.

Amazingly fast delivery!
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
Mark's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The delivery was amazingly fast. Perfect condition."
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James C.
Arlington, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Glad I Bought This One
The extra power/torque allows me to mow at a faster pace than I previously mowed. The cut grass is so level. I assume the double-blade helps get this even cut.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I received great service --- friendly, attentive service on the phone. You shipped the unit immediately. Fed Ex had it here unbelievably fast. It was easy to set up the mower and start mowing."
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