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Model: HRX217VKA
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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
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
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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Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3.6 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
89 Pounds
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102003131
Model
HRX217VKA
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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 (33)
High Quality (27)
Reliable (22)
Durable (17)
Quiet (15)
Cons
Expensive (21)
Heavy (11)
None (9)
Unreliable (3)
Low Quality (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 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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Aaron W.
Rochester, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed
Previous to buying the Honda HPX21VKA I had a Snapper Ninja mulching mower for 15 years. Overall the Snapper Ninja mower did a much better job mowing than the Honda. I feel the Snapper Ninja blade and deck design out performs the Honda Twin Blade.

Often times when using the Honda long pieces of grass are left behind with the Honda. I never had this happen with the Snapper Ninja. If I could return the Honda and replace it with a new Snapper Ninja I definitely would. The only positive is... more
Pros: Easy To Start
Cons: Does Not Mulch Very Good
Aaron Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Mike M.
Firestone, CO
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka (21") After The Sale Support
Ok, I have had many Honda lawn Mowers in the past. Back in 2007 when the HRX Plastic Deck was introduced and we had a choice to get the aluminum deck or the plastic deck i was talked into the new plastic deck. I sold my old 10 year old Honda and purchased this one to take to Colorado, Still in the box.

I was told that the deck holds a LIFETIME warranty that covered breakage etc, anything. So i thought that was a good value. in 2014 my daughter must have run over a lawn scaling spike or... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store, Easy To Start, Warranty is misleading and they don't stand by there product.
Cons: Low Quality, Warranty is misleading and they don't stand by there product.
Mike Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Mike,
We have no record of you purchasing this mower from us. However, we'd recommend that you contact Honda customer service and explain the situation to them. Have them contact the service center to verify the warranty. Best wishes.
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Greg S.
Hamilton, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/28/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Difficult To Start
I have had other Honda lawn mowers in the past, and this model is the most difficult to start. I've tried different starting techniques (ex. slowly pulled cord and then a strong pull of the cord) several times. The kickback has led to minor shoulder injuries. If I was aware of this issue, I would NOT have purchased this mower. Any suggestions?
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Greg Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Greg,
Because it's still under warranty, you can contact Honda to have it repaired at no charge. They can let you know what local authorized service center to take it to, and it should be able to be remedied. If you continue to have trouble getting this resolved, let us know.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Greg,
Sorry to read of the troubles, Greg: Often, poor starting can be traced to less-than-perfect fuel, a clog in the fuel system, or a choke malfunction. An authorized Honda dealer can troubleshoot your mower and get a proper diagnosis. Any parts that are defected are replaced under the 5-year warranty. I'd start by contacting any of these nearby dealers to arrange for a inspection and evaluation report. Be sure you communicate with the service manager what work needs to be done and how it is paid; make sure they know not to do any work unless you have authorized them first. Best of luck and I'm sure onee this is resolved, you'll be quite happy with the class-leading HRX mower!

-Robert@Honda

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Logan P.
Bentonville, AR
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Mower
I am 15 years old. I have my own small lawn care business. I have 12 lawns, and the mower is doing great. Today I mowed a wet and long lawn. It did amazing! It plowed right through with no problem. The dual blades works really well. I would highly recommend!
Logan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald A.
Marion, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower
Shipped fast, easy assembly, added oil provided and filled with gas. Started on first pull. I have had the mower for about three weeks now. Starts on the first pull every time. Engine surges for 5-10 seconds when cold, runs great after that. I can mow twice as long on a tank of gas as my old mower, which is still a good mower (Craftsman 6.5 self propelled, with big rear wheels).

Old mower didn't mulch as well as my new Honda. I like the select drive, works very well. Like the mulch and bag... more
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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David
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Need To Make Deck Guard Kit Available And Clearly Listed As Acce
I've owned this mower for just over a year. It is my sole mower on about an acre of land that includes lots of underbrush and other obstacles. When I pulled it out for this year's mowing, I noticed considerable scratching along the sides of the deck and the two Nexite mold seams on each side slightly lifted off of flush.

I complained to my local authorized repair dealer. They thought I had a valid complaint (especially about the lifted seams). The regional Honda rep, however, had no... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Easy To Start
Cons: Deck Guard Kit Should Be Standard
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Errol T.
Simpsonville, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/26/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Boring Mower.
No drama with this mower. It does everything with ease and no coercion on my part. I really like the hard polymeric material which makes up the body. My friends say you could hit it with a hammer and it not dent or break, but I'm not trying that - this thing when filthy with grass and dirt, just washes off to an as-new look.

It's really true that it starts with just ONE pull. How did Honda do that? The dual blades are a great idea. Why aren't all mowers like that? Negatives ? not many....... more
Errol 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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Stan S.
Paradise, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
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 had many mowers, and Honda has always been the best-easy to start,very dependable, and long lasting.

This mower keeps the legend alive.
Stan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jesus N.
Arlington, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowers Direct Experience
Saw this lawnmower in home Depot and decided to look from it on the Internet,price was the same but free shipping and zero taxes got my attention,got my lawnmower in 4 days,really impressed with the service.
Jesus Recommends This Honda Mower
Jesus's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Would recommend mowers direct to family and friends"
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