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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)
Reliable (15)
High Quality (15)
Durable (9)
Exceeded Expectations (9)
Cons
Expensive (12)
Heavy (5)
None (2)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (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
Total Helpful Votes
14 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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Jerry K.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Hrx217vka Vibrates
I just recently purchased this mower from Mowers Direct.com. Shipping was outstanding, but that's where it stopped. On my first mowing experience with the mower, it vibrated so much that my hands tingled for hours after I stopped. Half-way through the second mowing, I turned the mulching gauge down thinking that was causing the vibration.

I had to quit half-way through to take it to the Honda Dealer because I thought something was seriously wrong. The dealer has looked at it twice and... more
Jerry Does Not Recommend This 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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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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Terry H.
Waynesville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/16
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda- 'nuff Said!
There's a reason that 5 of the self propelled mower top 10 list are Hondas. This is the best mower I've ever owned . Any of the HRX line models are top notch and well worth the price. Spend the extra money, you'll be glad you did .
Terry Recommends This Honda Mower
Terry's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to assemble right out of the box in a few minutes. Good owners manual, just follow the instructions and you'll have a great mowing experience. Grass was about 2 weeks overdue for its first mowing, and even at that, the mulching feature cuts so fine, that there were no clumps at all. Controls a little tricky at first, but after a couple of passes, you'll be a master and understand, and appreciate the detail in their design ."
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Zach W.
Durant, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Love It So Far!
Super fast and easy to maneuver. Definitely built to last, very happy! Mowers Direct was the cheapest all over, and also offered the extra year of warranty (6 on the mower and lifetime on the deck).
Zach Recommends This Honda Mower
Zach's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"All questions answered in a timely matter. Knowledgeable and friendly customer service. Thanks"
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Jeffrey E.
North Canton, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Am Impressed, Thanks Mowers Direct.
I am impressed that it only took me only 15 minutes to unbox, set up and start mowing the yard. I am though a stickler for sharp blades so I even took off the new dual blades and sharpened them. I am impressed with the thumb control for the walking speed. I believe it took me 15 mins less time to cut the grass.

I was happy to see the same mower on sale at HomeDepot for the same price, but I did not have to pay sales tax or shipping costs. My only complaint is that when the bag fills up... more
Jeffrey Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul S.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Easy starting mower. I'm a little disappointed in the suction. It's not as good as with the snapper I had. Drive takes time to get used to also. Over all, a good machine.
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cody E.
Centennial, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Company Great Products
Mower arrived at doorstep on time. Gas oil and one pull...second purchase from this company and I'm sold. I won't even bother looking elsewhere...these guys are on point. Thanks again!!!
Cody Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brett J.
Leawood, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/22/16
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fastest Ship Time Ever
After researching for a new mower, I came across Mowers Direct. Their price was as low as any retailer in my area, but did not charge tax and shipping was free. This saved me $48! Plus I also got an extra years warranty thru Honda.

What's most impressive is that when I placed my order online it was stated that this mower was on back order and wouldn't ship for 3-4 days. That was okay with me cause it was still early in the year. To my surprise later that day, I received an email that it... more
Brett Recommends This Honda Mower
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Craig Harmeling
Green Bay, WI
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
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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