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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 190cc Select Drive™ 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 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: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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  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
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (13)
High Quality (12)
Reliable (10)
Durable (8)
Exceeded Expectations (7)
Cons
Expensive (9)
Heavy (2)
None (2)
Hard To Rate Have Small ... (1)
Rear Wheel Drive (1)
89% 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
17 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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Todd A.
Waterloo, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/31/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Money
I've been using $300 box store mowers forever. Never again. This thing cuts like a madman! I waited a couple weeks before I decided what to do with my old POS Menards Special. So when I received the new Honda, I had three weeks of grass growth with sprinkler system. It annihilated the 10-12" grass. Fast, didn't even think about slowing down. Big motor, heavy duty parts, large bag. I love my Honda. Did I mention twin blades!! Shreds the grass!!
Todd Recommends This Honda Mower
Todd's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast Website easy to compare models"
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Deborah F.
Irving, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best
This mower is everything I expected. Having been a previous Honda owner, I knew I wouldn't buy any thing else, I had people trying to talk me out of purchasing online, saying it likely would not live up to ones purchased in store. Let me assure you, the only difference I experienced was not having to pay sales tax. I received it in 3 days, took it out of the box and experienced that known expected 1 pull start. This mower is easy to operate and has a clean 21 inch cut.
Deborah Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeff L.
Stevenson, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/18/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Huh????
Beautifully well made and performing unit. I am surprised to shocked that to start the mower the cutting blades have to be engaged. Also the blades have to remain engaged to move the mower around the yard. So if trimming is being done a day or two after mowing one has to lean it back on rear wheels, push it off, or mow and leave a clear line of later mow across the yard. Not good.

Starts on first pull, amazingly quiet, and cuts beautifully. Also because it mulches so finely if lawn is wet... more
Jeff Does Not Recommend This 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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Bill O.
Maineville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Good Mower, But Not A Great Choice For Tall People.
Like I hoped, the mower starts easy, the drive is great and the balance is good (feels neither front or back heavy). I use the rear bagger and it also has a great design with the largest perimeter being the opening for unloading.

Only drawback is that I am 6' 2" and I stoop to operate it in addition my shoe tips hit the bag while operating. First two times using it, I had lower back pain the next day. I was disappointed to learn there is no handle adapter available to make the... more
Bill Does Not Recommend This 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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Craig Harmeling
Green Bay, WI
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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Michael S.
Cutler Bay, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/15/15
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I'm impressed with the ease of starting mower. Out of the box, one pull and it started. One pull every time since. Mower has plenty of power. Speed control is easy to use and mower speed can be set to go much faster than I want.

It's nice to know the speed is there. Mower cuts lawn nice. Pricey but you definitely get your monies worth. HAD A Toro before nice mower but constantly changing wheels. Cheap design on Toro wheels caused me to go with Honda. No regrets so far.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower arrived quick. No problems. Didnt have to find a way to get it home from store. Would use them again."
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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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