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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 186cc Select Drive™ 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
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
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (20)
High Quality (15)
Reliable (15)
Exceeded Expectations (9)
Durable (9)
Cons
Expensive (12)
Heavy (5)
None (2)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
114 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
16 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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Gabriel T.
Glendale, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good!
Spent a lot of time deciding on product, basic features and extras. Was able to get mower working without much to do. Directions helpful.

Hesitates for several minutes with initial start, each of the three times we have used the mower since purchase. The hesitation "works itself out" after several minutes. Otherwise, too early to tell.
Gabriel Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cynthia M.
Sevierville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/28/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love The Mower
I bought this mower, and I love it. It starts on the first pull, has easy handling, and is light weight. One drawback is that, when you let go of the lever for the blade to quit turning, it dies and you have to restart it. I wish I had spent the extra $100.00 and got the blade-stop mechanism.
Cynthia Recommends This Honda Mower
Cynthia's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great shipping. Received mower in a timely fashion. Easy to order."
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Lynn S.
Reno, NV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Great mower. Plenty of power to handle my large lawn, and delivers a great cut. The only negative I can give is having to change the height on each wheel rather than a single cut height adjustment that comes on some other mowers. I highly recommend this mower.
Lynn Recommends This Honda Mower
Lynn's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"I'm very happy with my mower and the service from Mowers Direct. Product could be faster to ship, but I received it in an expected amount of time."
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Jay R.
Irondale, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Started On Second Pull
Used once so far. Runs beautifully. Starts first pull after warm. Speed control is skewed to the "very fast" range I have set it almost at its lowest setting to be comfortable. Seems to be typical Honda quality with great ergonomics.
Jay Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas O.
Naugautck, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cuts Nicely, Powerful Engine.
This mower mulches very well. The engine is awesome, it can go through anything without struggling.The drive system works OK, when you are mowing on level ground and holding the select drive lever steady it is no problem, but when you are mowing on hills or varying the speed of the mower the lever tends to be hard on your thumbs. This design could be better especially at this price point.
Pros: Great Engine, Cuts Well
Cons: Drive System Control Can Be Uncomfortable
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lee B.
Jordan, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Easy Purchase Experience
After getting more and more disgusted with big-box store lawn tractor problems over several years, I opted for a new strategy: junk the tractors and stop letting them nickel and dime me and buy a really good Honda self-propelled mower. I have two yards to do, one a half-acre, other almost a full acre. And, since I'm about to turn 50, I'm using this as an exercise program.

I did enough research to like THIS Honda at the price, and I just happened upon Mowers Direct. I made great choices on... more
Lee Recommends This Honda Mower
Lee's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Couldn't be more pleased. At the same time, I needed no after-sale service, so my comments are based 100% on just the purchase process, which was awesome. So far, I freakin love Mowers Direct."
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Sal D.
Stanardsville, VA
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower Honda Hrx217vka
It came in a box from FedEx and was delivered on time as promised. Read instructions, checked oil, added gasoline, and it started immediately. The self-choking is a big plus, no more guessing. I used this mower to cut the lawn when the riding mower quit and had to go to the repair shop.

This mower performed great and cut the grass very neatly--used the mulch mode almost all the time. Yes, it is only 21" but walking for almost an hour with the variable self-propelled handle was a big... more
Sal Recommends This Honda Mower
Sal's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your recommendations for mowers were a great help in deciding which mower is the best selection for my needs. This Honda mower had the 190cc engine over the more preferred 160cc motor and the extra power I needed to prevent bog-downs. Thank you."
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Mike H.
Snohomish, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid.
You pay more but you get an excellent product.
The only small thing...is too be sure and clear out the grass around the chute box...so it will keep bagging...that happens more with wet grass and so...I can expect that...

Well worth the money... I am a runner but need to keep the speed down low as the mower...will fly if you let it! Washington State and large lawn: Excellent product!
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Susan S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Starts Every Time!
I'm very happy with this mower. I wouldn't change a thing about it. And I love how easily it starts! I'm a 74 year old woman, and the last thing I need is a mower that doesn't start on the first pull. This one starts on about a HALF of a pull! Love it.
Susan Recommends This Honda Mower
Susan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delighted with the ease of use on the website. I had my mower within 24 hours!"
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