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

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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

Adjustable Smart Drive™ Variable Speed Transmission
Variable speed self-propelled drive system powers the mower
Easily control the forward speed from the handle

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

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRX217VKA
 UPC:786102003131
 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
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Really Does Mulch (1)
Easy To Use (5)
Reliable (4)
Easy To Store (4)
Durable (3)
Cons
Expensive (4)
Difficult To Use (1)
Hard To Rate Have Small ... (1)
Rear Wheel Drive (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jonathan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wifes Looking Better Then Ever.
For Mothers day, my wife said she wanted more exercise, so instead of buying her expensive exercise equipment. I bought her the Honda HRX217VKA. She uses it twice a week, starts right up every time, gives her the choice of speed to walk, picks up the clippings and she started a compost pile. What more could a guy ask for?....... Well, for fathers day, I'm asking for a new larger cooler so I can watch her for a longer time. Did I say how much better she looks for being 65 years young. Nice piece... more
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309
Robert Osthues
Greenville, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Looked For Mulching Capability
This one rated highest on mulching, so we settled for rear wheel drive. I have gotten used to it, still prefer front drive, but this one actually mulches, no lumps, so we are keeping it
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Really Does Mulch
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive, Rear Wheel Drive
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian B.
Yankton, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/12
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Have Ever Owned!
I purchased this lawn mower about a year ago. So far, I am very pleased with my purchase. I got tired of buying cheaper lawn mowers and then having problems with them and stuff wearing out in just 2-3 years. My neighbor owned an old Honda and said it was the best mower he ever owned. I know the price is high, but in my opinion, well worth it. I would not hesitate to purchase this one again. It does a fantastic job of mowing and has all the power I need. Buying online was a pleasant experience... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael F.
Grand Prairie, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything I Expected.
Setup was quick and easy. Started first pull and every time since.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert W.
York, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/10/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Time Honda User
I've been using Craftsman mowers for over 25 years. Last one I bought was was over 3 years ago and a Consumer Reports best buy. Since day one, it was nothing but trouble. So I did a lot of research again and took a chance on the Honda. It was costly but the month I have owned it, I can see that it was money WELL spent. I did let my lawn grow for 2 weeks before mowing. And the Honda cut thru the tall, wet grass like hot knives on butter. Great product.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, Easy To Use
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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122
Terry
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wait For It - I Look Forward To Cutting The Lawn
After the John Deere's pull cord snapped instead of spending $30 to fix it after 30 + years I decided to upgrade and go for it and spend 300+ more than other options.

This mower is fantastic- starts on first pull, variable speed options make it easy to edge, at low speed it's actually quiet,.
I don't have a clue what the 2 blades offer but when I'm cutting the grass it's like I'm using scissors on the grass.

Geez, who knew that cutting grass could be fun.

There are few products that... more
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122
Jack F.
Mechanicsville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull Start
Upon unpacking, and a quick and easy setup, the engine started on the first pull after who knows how long. The only time since it has failed to start first pull is when my daughter gives it a wimpy girl pull. Seriously, this is the best mower I have ever used. It is powerful, cuts great, and I am certain, will display the reliability for which Honda machinery is justly famous. My only, minor, complaint is that it seems to be a gasoline burner.
Pros: Easy To Store, Fast, Durable, High Quality
Jack Recommends This Honda Mower
Jack Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Web site is easy to navigate, customer service and shipping was first rate. It took only three days to be delivered in Virginia after the order was placed."
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Larry L.
Hamilton, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected
After reading all the reviews I could, I was expecting a learning curve on operating the Smart Drive. Well maybe I had a 2 second learning curve at most. I find the Smart Drive very easy to control and had no hand or thumb fatigue, I tried both. Didn't realize how much I was actually pushing my old Toro self propelled mower until I started using the Honda. Now I am being pulled through the lawn with no effort. Have used the mower 6 times and each time I love it more. I mulch my grass and... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Larry Recommends This Honda Mower
Larry Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Overall a great experience. I am glad that the mower started up and has been trouble free. Before receiving the mower, I was worried what would happen if the mower was defective after putting oil in the engine and filling the tank with gasoline realizing I could not return the mower. Had visions of taking the defective mower to a Honda repair facility and waiting most of the summer for the mower to be repaired. Luckily no problems and the mower runs beautifully. I may look harder at buying locally the next time just in case I would get a defective mower. Then I simply return it to the place it was purchased."
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Robert Brown
Oakdale, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I Have Been Cutting Lawns For Over 30 Years. This Is the Best of Best For a Walk Behind Mower. I Wish This Was Around 30 Years Ago. the Mower Cuts the Grass and You Can Go Slow or Fast What Ever Speed You Would Like to Cut Your Lawn !!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Verin G.
Mill Spring, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Have Not Had It Long
We just got it a short time ago, so far so good. It has worked well for me so far. Time is where I would be worried. Will it hold up as good as my Toro self-propel, I don't know. It came with a five year warranty also, but after almost 7 yrs my Toro still cranks by the second pull. I gave it to my mom, she has a flat yard. The self-propel went out of it, but the mower runs awesome, but the wheels are loose. I would be happy if you ask me again in five years how well it runs. Will it even... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Hard To Rate Have Small Yard Very Steep Yard Self Propell Good
Verin Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Robert
Oxford, AL
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Ever Owned.
I have been a "yard person" all my adult life. I have always had flower beds, trees of all kinds, and well cut lawn. Because of plantings. I have never owned a riding mower, and to be truthful, never wanted one. I love the exercise and feel it , working in the yard, is the best stress reliever in the world. So, over the years I have owned every brand, from push, electric start, self-propelled, small engine, large engine and so on.

Most would last me about 2 to 3 years, with... more
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