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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
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
N/A
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
Assembly Required
No
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 (24)
High Quality (18)
Reliable (18)
Durable (11)
Exceeded Expectations (11)
Cons
Expensive (17)
Heavy (9)
Unreliable (3)
None (2)
Low Quality (2)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
164 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 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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Josh T.
Waynesville, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
So Called Top Rated Mower Is A Top Rated Failure Right Out Of Th
Mower shipped direct from manufacturer via Mowers Direct. The mower arrived on time, I finally opened the box and followed the manuals directions for first start up. Put oil in, checked spark plug, put gas in, opened the fuel line, did another quick check, pulled the blade stop bar down, and pulled to start... again... and again... and again.

I checked everything again, reviewed the instructions, and realized I didn't miss anything. I let it set and went back out to try to start it again.... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Will Not Start
Josh Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Josh,
These mowers have a full warranty which is covered by any Honda dealer in your area. If the mower was defective, Power Equipment Direct and Honda will stand behind the product to make it right. We can work with you to find a dealer in your area to get this fixed if you need our assistance.
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Edward C.
Calhan, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/17/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Self Propelled Lawn Mower Ever
I'm 68 and have owned a lot of push lawn mowers in my day but this by far surpasses any that I've had in the past. Points as to why.

It cuts 4-5 ft tall weeds with 1/4" to 1/2" stalks without dying.

It breezes through foot tall grass with ease.

Able to mow for full hour of constant running without needing to stop for gas.

Starts on first pull every time unless you're out of gas.

Some notes:

Don't forget to have it adjusted for altitude. It will run but... more
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard K.
Yorktown Heights, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Mulches great! It is a little different than hrr215vya that i had previously. Not having to take bag off or put in plastic mulcher is a savings of time and effort. it starts with one pull most of the time.

Not having choke is different, (my other Honda, which I have had for 6 plus years does not work all the time now). I would recommend this mower to anyone. so far it is working great and hopefully it will last longer than the last one.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"You guys did exactly what you said on website, exact model, free shipping, etc. Great Experience"
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George S.
Lynn Haven, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great On High Grass
Went on vacation for 20 days and came home to a very overgrown lawn. It rained almost every day while we were away and our Florida St Augustine loved it.Our neighbors could not cut their lawns or ours. When we did get a chance to mow our neighbors rider mowers got through the grass but left a lot of clumps.Our mower went through it, on full mulch. without a hitch ann left a smooth clean cut. I was pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Heavy
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian C.
River Vale, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Like It But...
I've only mowed my lawn 3 times with it, but it mows fast. The select drive gets you going, and I can bang out .45 acres in under an hour. Looking forward to bagging leaves with it in the fall.

My two gripes so far:
1) air filter cover keeps popping off, had to fasten it with a rubber band
2) I'm 6 feet 2 inches - there needs to be a higher bar setting. Honda must know they're not just selling this thing in Japan.
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived faster than expected, not much more to say besides that. Product worked out of the box."
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Charles Hall
North Augusta, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/28/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Bad, Not Great, Better Than What I Had.
If there is grass in Hell, they are sprigging it out of my back yard. I had a craftsman that just could not slug thru the Bahia grass I have so I finally broke down and plunked 600 bucks down for the Honda. It arrived in only two days and was a snap to setup.

Here is my review:

It cuts better than my craftsman, but not by much. I expected more power. I've seen videos of older Hondas mowing down incredible grass heights. Needs a wee bit more power. I'm a little disappointed.

The bag /... more
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
Charles's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The experience with MD was painless. The darn mower was on my porch in two days. Very efficient shipping."
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Thomas S.
Edisto Island, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/25/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Making Yard Work A Breeze
This mower was everything I read about. Cranks with one pull every time and you don't have to pull hard. The self-propel is awesome, just don't turn the knob to far or you will need your running shoes. My son is now in the market for one. Last, the mower arrived in three days, thank you Mowers Direct.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Corey J.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Need One As A Back-up
The best mower I EVER used.
Corey Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jim
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Uphill Is Very Difficult
To mow uphill, if it is steep, the mower needs to be pushed!
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
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Linda G.
Bradenton, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lawnmower
I've mowed my lawn about 5 times now. This mower does a terrific job, starts first pull, plows through grass that got too long, without any hesitation.

I'm still trying to get used to the weight of the machine. It's the heaviest mower I've owned! All in all I'm quite happy with it. Almost can't wait for the oak leaves to fall so I can gather them up in the bag!
Linda Recommends This Honda Mower
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