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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 190cc Select Drive™ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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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

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


Model
  Model Number:HRX217VKA
 UPC:786102005203
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 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)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  1 Question
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.
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Honda HRX217VKA Reviews & Ratings
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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 (10)
High Quality (8)
Reliable (8)
Durable (6)
Exceeded Expectations (6)
Cons
Expensive (7)
Heavy (2)
Hard To Rate Have Small ... (1)
Rear Wheel Drive (1)
Unreliable (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Chad H.
Kingston Springs, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/15
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality You Pay For
As expected, the Honda HRX217VKA didn't disappoint. It starts and runs great, cuts so nicely it leaves my yard looking like a golf course, and it mulches very well. I've not used the discharge or bag yet.

The engine never bogs down even in thicker grass while mulching. The "plastic" deck is fantastic. Grass doesn't stick to it as much as it does a metal deck and it hoses right off.

I installed a hour meter/tachometer on the mower to track usage and the tach function verifies... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Features
Cons: Expensive
Chad Recommends This Honda Mower
Chad's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"As far as delivery and packing goes, Mowers Direct was quick and delivered when promised. The mower was packed well, and all I had to do was remove it from the box, raise the handle, and add oil and gas."
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Bill O.
Maineville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Good Mower, But Not A Great Choice For Tall People.
Like I hoped, the mower starts easy, the drive is great and the balance is good (feels neither front or back heavy). I use the rear bagger and it also has a great design with the largest perimeter being the opening for unloading.

Only drawback is that I am 6' 2" and I stoop to operate it in addition my shoe tips hit the bag while operating. First two times using it, I had lower back pain the next day. I was disappointed to learn there is no handle adapter available to make the... more
Bill Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Joseph B.
Polo, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/2/15
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Honda
This is my 2nd Honda that I have owned. I used it today for the first time. It started on the 1st pull, which made me very happy. It did a fantastic job on my very hilly, obstacle course of a lawn. I love it. I found it a little harder to maneuver than my 160 cc Honda due to its size and weight. I am very happy and pleased with the new mower!
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
Joseph's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered the mower and received it in 2 days, Assembly was simple. All parts were included, new in the factory box."
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Todd K.
Russellville, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/15
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hands Down Best Mower I've Ever Used.
Strong motor, cuts anything and the mulching double blades cut anything.
Todd Recommends This Honda Mower
Todd's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent service, fast shipping, highly recommend for a great buying experience"
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George R.
Hoquiam, WA
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Commercial
I mow 6 to 7 lawns daily and have always used the HRR series mowers, they are not made for commercial work and after 3 years they have pretty much reached their limit. Last year I decided to try the HRX series mowers with the idea of less grass sticking to the deck and so less rust, plus the rear grass port is larger so less clogging in wet conditions.

I am well pleased with this mower. It has the 190cc engine versus the 160cc and maintenance under the deck is a lot less involved. It also... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Durable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul O.
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Going on its second cutting season now. Started first time right out of the box after initial setup and have used it regularly for both mulching and bagging. Changed oil after the first season and no problems what so ever with this mower. Pulls easily up a grade, maneuvers like a champ, highly recommended.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, and easy delivery right to the garage."
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Vinney S.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome And Worth The Money
I researched a number of mowers and kept coming back to the Honda. Yes, it was slightly more than I wanted to pay, but after purchasing the mower, I am very glad I did. I think you could whisper to it and it would start. I do have to get use to the rear wheel drive compared to front wheel and the mower can run faster than my last mower. You should have no hesitation in buying this mower. Worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Store, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
Vinney Recommends This Honda Mower
Vinney's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was very easy to research and purchase this mower. The delivery was excellent and arrived very quickly after purchasing. I will definitely look for other products on this site if needed."
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Nicholas M.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/26/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Get What You Pay For!
This has been the best lawnmower I have ever used. It had been over a month since I had mowed my yards due to not having a mower and this tore right through it without leaving clumps of grass everywhere. I think I have finally found the brand of mower I will be using from now on. I would definitely advise on spending the extra money for the lifetime guarantee on the mower deck.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Features
Cons: Heavy
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the easiest way to purchase a quality mower. Shipping was free and fast. Could not ask for better service. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking to purchase a mower."
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Marjorie A.
Lebanon, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does Using This Mower Count As Exercise?!
I got everything and more in this mower and in the service from Mowers Direct. The mower arrived VERY quickly after I ordered. It starts with a gentle pull -- not the muscle yanking multiple tries I was used to. The self-propel feature works so well I never even think about how heavy the mower actually is as it maneuvers easily on my large lawn. My only complaint -- I'm not sure mowing the yard counts as exercise any more!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Marjorie Recommends This Honda Mower
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Nicholas S.
Voorheesville, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/23/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Owned
I decided to replace my Toro self propelled personal pace mower because it wasn't running good and I couldn't start it. I think it was the ethanol in the gas. But I decided to go with a Honda and I bought the HRX and it hasn't disappointed. Now I am using premium gas with an additive. It starts on the first pull and it has an excellent self propelled system you can go slow or fast depending on how much you depress the self propel lever. I like that, and I like that it really mulches. I can't... more
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"So far everything good."
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Michael S.
Cutler Bay, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/15/15
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I'm impressed with the ease of starting mower. Out of the box, one pull and it started. One pull every time since. Mower has plenty of power. Speed control is easy to use and mower speed can be set to go much faster than I want.

It's nice to know the speed is there. Mower cuts lawn nice. Pricey but you definitely get your monies worth. HAD A Toro before nice mower but constantly changing wheels. Cheap design on Toro wheels caused me to go with Honda. No regrets so far.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower arrived quick. No problems. Didnt have to find a way to get it home from store. Would use them again."
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