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Honda HRX217VYA (21") 186cc Select Drive Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 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
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

Roto-Stop® Blade Stop System
Step away from the mower without having to stop & restart engine

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

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
4 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
Weight
98 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
786102005210
Model
HRX217VYA
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  2 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
Honda HRX217VYA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Reliable (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Features (2)
Quality Engine (1)
Fast (1)
Cons
Expensive (2)
Poorly Designed Roto-sto... (1)
Engineering Quirks (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Quin R.
Rock Hill, SC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pity Those Who Dont Buy A Honda
My cub cadet broke the first year I owned it I paid 450. Under-powered and unreliable drive system on Cub Cadet. Honda is the best mower I have ever owned. Powerful even when lawn is wet and the drive system is beautiful. It will never rust too! 190 cc engine is just right for any speed you want to cut. Doesn't bog down at all!
Quin Recommends This Honda Mower
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James T.
Coatesville, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Honda Mower
I ordered this mower when my Lawn Boy died. I checked with Consumer Reports and this mower had a great review. I took it out of the box and followed the directions. It runs and cuts like a dream.

control lever on the left side of the frame is in a spot that if you go under low branches, the lever slides into the off position.
Other than that, i love my mower.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joseph B.
Airmount, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Assembled easily filled with supplied oil and added gas.

It started on the first pull. It cuts very evenly and mulches without leaving clumps. I have used it twice started on the first pull again. The only possible complaint is the variable speed control on the handle.

It's a little hard for me to keep a constant speed as I walk. This will probably resolve itself as I get used to it. This is my second Honda and I like it allot.
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael D.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Beats John Deer
This lawnmower exceeds all expectations when it comes to reliability, handling and endurance.

The rear wheel drive proves itself over and over to be able to out perform those mowers with front wheel drive.

Had JD stepped up and created this mower, Honda would have still beaten them for quality.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Matt C.
Emmaus, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/5/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Should Be Rated A+++
Not sure why this mower is not rated an A?!! Shocking! My mower is a treat. I barely have to pull on the cord to get it started. And it's astonishingly quiet for a lawnmower. The blade stop feature is great! I can let go of the handle and the blade stops but the engine runs.

Now, if a branch or debris is blocking my path, I can stop and remove and not have to restart my mower. Dual cutting and mulching blades make mowing easy. Absolutely the best mower out there for those who want to get... more
Pros: Reliable, Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
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William H.
Amarillo, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
I I'm very impressed! Easy to start, easy to handle, and excellent mowing. This mover totally exceeded my expectations!
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael P.
Westlake, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/16
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda Experience
I bought this mower to replace a 20 year old Honda. Assembly was no problem. The most difficult part of the assembly was attaching the cloth catch bag to the wire frame but no big deal. My old mower had a chock feature that has been eliminated on the new one and I was a little concerned. Pleasantly surprised by how little resistance there is on the pull rope. The mower started on the very first pull.

The only issue I have is that the self propelled feature is a little finicky. On concrete... more
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Andrew G.
Weslaco, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/27/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower
This mower replaced a 13 year old Toro Personal Pace that just wasn't producing the power anymore. The Toro had an electric start and blade brake. I saw that the top of the line HRX had both of those features but I didn't like the way you had to pull on a bar to 'propell' it forward. I saw this mower with the Select Drive and thought it might be comparable to the Toro's Personal Pace. I also hoped that the easy-start reputation that Honda had was true. The electric start on the Toro rarely... more
Andrew Recommends This Honda Mower
Andrew's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"I haven't had to use the Mowers Direct customer service but, their Website and shipping is top notch."
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Phillip F.
Shawnee, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/15
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower.
Had Lawn Boy mowers for years. Purchased a Cub Cadet self-propelled as a back-up several years ago. When my last Lawn Boy finally gave up the ghost, started using the Cub Cadet as my primary mower. Good mower, but very heavy. Did my research for a new mower and settled on Honda.

Initially I was looking at electric start, but opted for the model with the blade brake clutch. This makes bagging the grass so much easier since you don't have to stop and then re-start the mower each time. ... more
Phillip Recommends This Honda Mower
Phillip's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The website was easy to use and the order shipped quickly. I believe I placed the order on a Monday evening and the mower arrived on Thursday. Unpacking the mower was easy, and there were directions inside the top of the box. Unfolded the handles, assembled the bagger, filled the oil, added gasoline and the mower fired-up on the 2nd pull. Will have to change the oil after another 2 mowings of the yard."
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Andrew K.
Ashtabula, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/10/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Nice Mower , But !
The mower itself is very nice . Cuts well, starts easy and the select drive works very well . The brake clutch is the only problem I have with it. You must take the blade control lever and push it all the way to the right, then blade will engage. The problem is as you are mowing you'll hear a snap and the blade disengages. It is a design problem I don't know, but becomes a pain in the butt after a while. Other than that great lawn mower.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable
Cons: Unreliable
Andrew Recommends This Honda Mower
Andrew's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is great."
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Brent L.
Jacobus, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/27/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
This is my second review since my first review was not posted. When this mower arrived at my home, I took it out of the box, added the oil and gas and proceeded to try and start it. I almost forgot, it didn't come with the clippings bag. Way to go Honda! It took me 6 pulls before the engine finally started. I let it run for about 3 to 4 minutes before trying to engage the blades. What a joke.

I pressed the Roto-Stop Button and then pulled the Blade Control Lever (all this as... more
Cons: Low Quality, Expensive
Brent Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Brent,
Brent- We have talked a few times on the Phone and I did call Honda with the information you gave me and was talking to the Rep you talked to at Honda and she advised me that the Service Center did fix your mower. After talking to her, they said the mower should work properly.

If you feel it is not fixed correctly, you can take it back to the dealer for any issues. They never mentioned anything about replacing the mower since the service center did work on it. It is up to the service center to say if the Mower is a lemon and they will contact Honda to get it replaced. I will call you later to discuss.
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