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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 190cc 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
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Premium Honda GCV190 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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  2 Questions
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
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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
Easy To Use (13)
High Quality (11)
Reliable (9)
Durable (8)
Exceeded Expectations (7)
Cons
Expensive (9)
Heavy (2)
Hard To Rate Have Small ... (1)
Rear Wheel Drive (1)
None (1)
90% 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
2 Reviews
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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Siyuan L.
Germantown, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leaking Gas. No Return Accepted.
After I received the lawn mower, I added gas and test it. Immediately the gas leaked out. The gas tank was empty in about 2 minutes. All gas I added into the gas tank was on the floor of my garage. I call the customer service of Mowers Direct to ask for returning the defective product.

They said they wont accept the return because "Engine powered equipment cannot be returned once it has been gassed or oiled due to federal shipping regulations". But that is not true. UPS people... more
Siyuan Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Siyuan,
We are sorry to hear of the issue with your mower, but in this case we stand by our return policy posted on our website. We tried to provide a local servicing dealer during your phone call, but you would not accept that information from us. In this case, you will have to get a local servicing dealer involved. We can still provide that information if you would like.
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Barry T.
Lewisville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
First impression, this is a great mower with many nice features. I really like the clip director so you don't have to put a chute plug in to mulch. Select drive is wonderful and the amount of pressure on the drive handle affects the speed.

Since I like to hose my mower down after each use, I'm looking forward to an extended deck life from the nexite deck.
Barry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert M.
Longmont, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Choice
I've owned many great Honda products and this choice is no different. It's easy to operate, it has plenty of power, the mulching option does a great job and I'll never have to use the bag to collect the clippings. With 4 cuts per revolution of the blade, I can speed up the pace of the mower and still get a manicured look to my lawn. I love this mower and I think it will last a long time.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tim
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Overall, a solid mower. I have a small yard, but it is awfully hilly and has odd angles. This mower does fairly well with this landscaping. Honda mowers are expensive, but worth the money.
Tim Recommends This Honda Mower
Tim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Product was on background, but I knew this when I purchased the mower. Notwithstanding, the mower shipped earlier than anticipated and arrived much faster than estimated ship time!"
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Almon T.
Hopwood, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Have owned this type of mower for 8 years. I purchased this new one as a spare. Very happy with the operation of the machine. Does a good job on my two yards that I cut.
Almon Recommends This Honda Mower
Almon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great to deal with. Fast shipment to my home. First time buying from your company. VERY HAPPY !!!!!!!"
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Mike S.
Lexington, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Initial Review
After having other brand name mowers that did not last more than 5 years, I decided to spend the extra money and buy a Honda. I used it for the first time yesterday and my initial impression is very high. After adding gas, it started on the very first pull. The self-propelled drive is very powerful.

The bagging system works much better than any mower I've ever had before. The cut is excellent! Make sure and order some Clean Machine Non Stick Protectant with the mower to keep this clean from... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, Price
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Prior to ordering, the website said my mower would arrive in 3 days. It was shipped from Illinois, along Interstate 80 (3 miles from my house), to Colorado and then back to Nebraska two days later. Actual arrival from ordering was 6 days. So the shipping could be more efficient."
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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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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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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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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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