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

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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 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
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Really Does Mulch (1)
Easy To Use (10)
High Quality (7)
Reliable (7)
Exceeded Expectations (6)
Cons
Hard To Rate Have Small ... (1)
Rear Wheel Drive (1)
None (1)
Expensive (6)
Heavy (2)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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George R.
Hoquiam, WA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Commercial
I mow 6 to 7 lawns daily and have always used the HRR series mowers, they are not made for commercial work and after 3 years they have pretty much reached their limit. Last year I decided to try the HRX series mowers with the idea of less grass sticking to the deck and so less rust, plus the rear grass port is larger so less clogging in wet conditions.

I am well pleased with this mower. It has the 190cc engine versus the 160cc and maintenance under the deck is a lot less involved. It also... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Durable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Josh
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Very Disappointed
I've owned a variety of push mowers and this is by far the worst of them all. I purchased it because Honda is highly respected and I thought I couldn't go wrong with this one. I've tried every option between mulch and bag and every option misses so much grass.

The only way to get all of or most of the grass cut is to go over my lawn twice. I wouldn't expect such poor performance for the price. If I wanted to leave a ton of grass long, I would have purchased a $200 mower from a big box... more
Josh Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Josh,
That's not a common problem with these. While it doesn't look like you purchased this mower from us, we advise you contact Honda at (800) 999-1009 to see if they can resolve this for you.

The mower comes with a 5-year consumer warranty, so unless it's more than five years old, you should have no problem. Just be sure you have your model number and order information available when you call.
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Chris H.
Farmington, NM
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/3/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Will Only Cry Once With This Mower
Let me explain my headline. This is an exceptional product. However, as with most exceptional products, they do not come cheap. It's comforting to know that the only time you will cry is when you shell out $600+ to purchase this mower. After that, you will never cry again.

I borrowed a similar mower from my father-in-law for many years and didn't want to give it back! I knew that when I purchased a mower, it would be this exact Honda. From the minute I used this mower, I knew that it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul O.
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
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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Vinney S.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome And Worth The Money
I researched a number of mowers and kept coming back to the Honda. Yes, it was slightly more than I wanted to pay, but after purchasing the mower, I am very glad I did. I think you could whisper to it and it would start. I do have to get use to the rear wheel drive compared to front wheel and the mower can run faster than my last mower. You should have no hesitation in buying this mower. Worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Store, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
Vinney Recommends This Honda Mower
Vinney's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was very easy to research and purchase this mower. The delivery was excellent and arrived very quickly after purchasing. I will definitely look for other products on this site if needed."
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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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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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Marjorie A.
Lebanon, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does Using This Mower Count As Exercise?!
I got everything and more in this mower and in the service from Mowers Direct. The mower arrived VERY quickly after I ordered. It starts with a gentle pull -- not the muscle yanking multiple tries I was used to. The self-propel feature works so well I never even think about how heavy the mower actually is as it maneuvers easily on my large lawn. My only complaint -- I'm not sure mowing the yard counts as exercise any more!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Marjorie Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian T.
Clifford Twp., PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/1/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Engineered Mower I've Ever Seen Or Owned !!!!!
I used the mower now for about a month and I love this baby. It has everything I could want. Variable speed easily controlled by a very handy paddle easily accessible on the handle bar. Easy to select between mulch or bag. Bag attaches simply and to top things off it's a Honda with Honda bullet-proof engine and mechanics - LOVE IT !!!
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert L.
Crystal Lake, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/15/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth As Silk
I was tempted to buy a less expensive mower. But my gut instinct told me to go with the Honda. I've been a big fan of Honda motorcycles/equipment for years but was on the fence with my mower selection.

I'm so glad I went with this mower. The blade rpm appears to be slow but it cuts through everything and is not taxed. It's also pretty much vibration free and the self propelled system works fantastic.

It's also my first mulching mower (I had a 27 HP Gravely zero turn at my last... more
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service with quick delivery."
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Robert R.
Satanta, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/21/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Best Mower I have ever owned and Mower's Direct got it delivered to me two days after I ordered online, I will definitely buy from them again.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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