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Honda HRX217HYA Reviews
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 (54)
High Quality (41)
Features (37)
Reliable (35)
I'd Buy It Again (35)
Cons
Expensive (49)
Heavy (22)
None (10)
Unreliable (7)
Durability (6)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
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12608 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Honda HRX217HYA self-propelled lawn mower combines easy of operation with unsurpassed reliability to create a truly remarkable mowing experience.

The Honda HRX217HYA is powered by the reliable Honda GCV190 engine and features the Honda Auto Choke™ system for easy starting. No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go! Once you're mowing, you'll appreciate the Roto-Stop® blade stop system. You can step away from the mower without having to stop and restart the engine. Move... more
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Adrian M.
Grove City, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Most Satisfied With My Honda Mower - Hrx217hya
After having basically the same mower for 15+ Years without issues, I decided to configure the same mower and this HRX217HYA mower is about 99% the same as my old one minor changes in bagging/mulching.

I ordered the mower on May19th, and it shipped the same day (unbelievable) and was at my place May 20th. Hard to believe. I took it out of the box, filled it with oil and gas and it started on first pull. It has performed perfect each time.

So happy with its quality, and the service was... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
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John
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Carburetors & Poor Customer Service.
I will not buy another Honda product. I purchased my Honda HRX2175HYA in March of 2015 used it for one season with no problem. This year I used it until July when I went on vacation for two weeks and it sat in the shed. When I came home, I started it and the throttle was surging up and down. So I call my Honda dealer (not worried because it has a Five year warranty) and explained the problem. He immediately told me it will need a new carburetor and that Honda will not cover it under warranty... more
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Dj C.
Hermitage, TN
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Tall Person Mower Or Self Propelled Mower Period!
I've owned this mower for three years. At 6'5" it was the only mower I can actually adjust the handle at a comfortable height. The slightly less expensive mower won't go higher. I find the blade engagement and self propelled hydro attic system very easy to control the speed from snail pace to a fast walk. Most the time I don't use the speed adjustment at all. The lever on the handle allows full articulation of different speeds.

The bigger wheels also make a noticeable difference on... more
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Tp
Sioux Falls, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Excellence
Starts easily. Runs strong. Drive/blade system easy to get used to using. Buy once/cry once.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Tp Recommends This Honda Mower
Tp's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast, free shipping."
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Longgrass
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never, Ever Again Honda
What a complete disappointment and an expensive one at that. This is the second lawnmower I have purchased. First one was a Yard-Man 14 years ago and the B&S engine still runs great but unfortunately the transmission is kaput. So after reading tons of reviews and looking at the Honda's at HD, I decided to upgrade. What a mistake. Read the manual, watched all the videos on Honda's site and then carefully unboxed the mower.

Got to the point where I gassed it up and opened the fuel valve.... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Longgrass,
We apologize for the issues with your Honda mower. We would advise reaching out to Honda directly at (770) 497-6400 if problems continue to exist with the local service centers and or repair issues. If the issues do not get resolved, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will reach out to Honda directly on your behalf.

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Otto G.
Glenwood Springs, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixed Feelings
Like that it starts on first pull so far but have only used it three times.

Like the mulching feature and the ease with which to adjust the settings.

Like the way the grass looks after cutting.

Do not like the length of the handle. It is too long for easy maneuvering in tight places.

Do not like that you cannot pull the mower backwards without lifting the rear wheels off the ground because of the rubber flap in back of the mower.

The mower engagement bar and clutch bar are... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Nathan P.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/5/16
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
First off, it came in the box with free shipping and only took three working days to get to me. That's awesome. Also, only took about ten minutes to put together and requires no tools.

About the mower... This is by far the best mower I've ever had and it's well worth the money. It mulches the grass very finely and I really like the rear discharge with the guard. This Honda doesn't quite pick up leaves like some of the review said it would but after a few mows the leaves will disappear (from... more
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Eric O.
Selah, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/16
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Does The Job
My normal mowing time is cut in half - due mostly to the powerful engine (with the double blade!) and the fact that I don't have to shut the mower off when emptying the bag. The multiple speeds are great, the bag empties quite quickly and easily. It's heavy, yet stable and easy to push when out of gear. I mowed my elderly parents lawn the other day (they had let it get about 10 inches high).

I set the blade height to 2 and 1/2 and it sailed thru it. I then set the blade to my usual 1 and... more
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Jon C.
Ilwaco, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacing A Lawn Tractor
I have about a third of an acre of lawn, half of which is hilly and half of the hilly part is relatively steep. Several years ago, I'm now 75, the power mower was not only becoming too much work but it was leaving small windrows of grass even when the lawn was relatively short. I bought a lawn tractor and used the mower only for the most street visible portions.

Then the tractor broke, literally. Replacement parts were back-ordered and weeks out. The yard is a matter of pride and the... more
Pros: Features, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy, Not So Heavy When You Learn How To Use
Jon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael F.
Shreveport, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dream Machine
Mower arrived a day earlier than promised. Yay! Set up was a breeze. Started on first pull and cut foot tall St. Augustine grass down to 4 inches with no trouble whatsoever. Love the ball bearings in the wheels. Easy to push or use self propel. So far it is a dream machine.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website very helpful to compare and contrast different models and features. Staff was able to quickly answer my questions. Free shipping was a great bonus and mower arrived a day earlier than predicted."
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Alma S.
Apple Valley, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good If Only Mowing A Straight Line Otherwise Hard To Maneuver.
Since our Toro self pace mower had to be more pushed than self propelled and our lot has a partial hill I was looking for a mower that would enough power without me having to push it uphill. This Honda has the power to make it up the hill without me having to push and it works great if you mow in straight lines. However mowing around trees and flowerbeds can be challenging. The mower is heavy and can get away from you since the handle bar for cutting the grass has to be held down at all times... more
Alma's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Wish I would had been able to talk to somebody to get some advise on what type of mower to choose."
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Steven T.
Florence, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/25/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth It
Needed to upgrade to the larger engine due to hills in the yard. Have had Honda mowers for past 29 years. Prefer the more commercial quality of the HRX. Especially the Self propelled engage mechanism. Worth the extra money for the higher quality.
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald W.
Dallas, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/16
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Covienent
This was a very easy way to purchase a mower. Also saved money by not having to pay sales tax.
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Robert C.
Metamora, MI
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
One Speed - Fast
Purchased one, returned, purchased a second to replace the first - same problem. Turning the speed dial does not change the speed until you get to the very slow region - at that point, the mower will not pull itself up any grade of hill. You have to push it on flat to get it moving, only to have it go full speed.
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Binh N.
Harvey, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Ever Had
Very easy to start up. Cuts really quite and great. Really recommended.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Binh Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael I.
Longmont, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Why Did I Wait?
While the clutch is taking a while to get used to, the results are phenomenal! My yard looks like a carpet. I have owned John Deere and Toro, but nothing compares to the cut that the HRX delivers. Don't wait. You owe it to yourself.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jim G.
Saint Louis, MO
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Up-sold Myself To This One!
Hi all,

Ordered my HRX217HYA from MowersDirect on Tuesday, it was here on Wednesday at lunchtime! Guess it helps just being down I-55 from Bolingbrook (St. Louis).

Anyway after two days of strong showers, Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate today and let me unleash the new beast on my lawn.

Thoughts:
This thing is very quiet! Compared to my 12-or-so-year old GCV160-powered mower it's maybe 2/3 the noise
It leaves very nice lines on the yard. Nothing too deep or... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Uses 2x Gas As I Was Used To 700 Though Sonot A Biggie
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
Jim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered it on Tuesday, it was in my garage at lunch time Wednesday. Very efficient order-processing."
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David P.
Roseville, MI
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Worth It.
I bought this mower less than a month ago and have regretted it since the moment. This is the worst mulching mower you could possibly get and your going to have to clean out the deck half way through every cut or it fills up with grass.

I told Honda my story about how I saved up fort this mower for a long time to get it going to stay a company and how it ruined my chances of doing that this year and instead of helping me they tried taking away my warranty.

Make sure to read the owners... more
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Nazar S.
Elkhorn, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/11/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not So Great.
Bought this mower last fall from Mowers Direct. Great service and shipping. Used it twice in the fall. Worked great for leaves pickup, there was not much grass cutting. This spring was time for buyers regret. At the start of the spring changed the oil, sharpened the blades and was exited to experience all the great things that were supposed to happen. Start was good - first pull.....and this was it for good experience.

To make long story short: if you dont want to see hundreds of single... more
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Roy D.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never Again
Knocking motor when I started it and their response was contact a local repair shop, they gave me a few to contact, all of which do not service or have ever serviced a Honda mower. Waiting your time here, they instantly drop your warranty issues and shuck you off to fight a loosing battle with hours of placed on hold phone cslls
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Roy,
Thank you for your feedback. Once an item has been used or gassed, any concerns must be addressed through the warranty policy. This policy has been put into place by the manufacturers to ensure proper use, maintenance, and to answer any further technical questions regarding their product. We will assist in any way possible, but we are required to follow the warranty process put forth by the manufacturer.

Rest assured all engine equipment is covered by a warranty through the manufacturer. The manufacturer may require that the unit be taken to a local authorized service center for inspection or repair. If the service center determines the unit cannot be repaired due to a defect, they will need to provide their findings in writing. We can then work with the manufacturer to replace the item.

Due to federal shipping regulations, engine powered equipment cannot be returned once it has been gassed or oiled. If the product has been gassed or oiled, it needs to be taken to an authorized service center for repair which may be covered under warranty.
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James H.
Bluffton, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/7/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Honda
Great mower - it was easy to put together - 10 minutes - features are unbelievable - best thing is it cut great and starts on first pull.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"MOWERS DIRECT WAS EASY AND MORE IMPORTANT - I ORDERED IT LATE AT NIGHT - CAME WHEN THEY SAID IT WOULD"
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Mark B.
Hermitage, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow! This Mower Is Awesome!
I ordered the Honda HRX217HYA on Wednesday morning,3-22-16 at 12:30am.
The ordering process was quick and easy.
Now, I waited.
I had done my shopping homework and even visited a local big box store to look at the mower and check their price, which was much higher and would have about 10% sales tax added to the sale.
PED offered an additional year of warranty, that made it a SIX year warranty and they offered free shipping.
How could I go wrong on this deal?
Alas, THE box arrived at... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paula D.
Snohomish, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/23/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Was a little worried when i read a few of the negative reviews. Even used a credit card that gave me coverage if it was not right. Well i am so glad that i got this mower everything went well, order, shipping, delivery all the parts were there to put it together and yes we did follow the instructions... Absolutely love this mower we have had several which we use for our rental properties and this mower just rocks
Paula Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bill W.
Sacramento, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/8/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Replaces 30+ Year Old Honda That Is Still Going Strong
This new Honda will replace my 30+ year old Honda that still starts on first pull but is going over to my rental.

If I can get 30+ years out of this new one I will be a happy man. So far so good.
Bill Recommends This Honda Mower
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Clarence A.
Olathe, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 12/2/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ideal Purchase Experience
Searching for a replacement mower on this website was easy. Comparing models and makes of mowers on a single page is helpful.
Mowers Direct also provides an "Expect Opinion" which helps answer some questions. Using a long list of buyer reviews enables you to judge products and user experiences before you make a purchase decision.

After I purchased the items, it was easy to follow the shipment location and took all the unknowns about where my shipment as and when it would arrive.more
Clarence Recommends This Honda Mower
Clarence's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Top quality experience."
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Jimmy C.
Benton, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower, Except........
Everything is Honda engineering except the cluster **** of controls. The old thumb drive on the cheaper models would have made this a five star mower. In it's current configuration only four stars.
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Joel
Harlingen, TX
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Hard To Control Speed After Using Toro For Years
I must start by telling you I'm comparing this to a top of the line Toro with the "Personal Pace" system.

Then I purchased Honda after my Toro was stolen (after 8 years of service), and I've always liked Honda and it had a couple of features I liked.

The Honda motor is superb. The cut quality is excellent. The hydrostatic transmission seems good.

The worst part of this mower is the design of the blade clutch and transmission drive lever. On the Toro, you push lightly to... more
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Dennis
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Had Problems Right Out Of The Box
Took the mower out of the box and after adding the oil and fuel it started up right away which was great but....the blade control lever wouldn't engage and therefore I couldn't cut the grass. Called Honda customer service and the rep wasn't much help (didn't even suggest a possible fix that was found on Honda's site thru Google). All he did was tell me to take it to nearest Honda repair shop. Not what I expected for a brand new $700 mower.

I don't have a vehicle that's suited for stuffing... more
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Maggi S.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower
Love almost everything about this mower! It has great power, a large bag, is easy to use, and the blade adjustment is good.
Issues I don't like are minor... air filter falls off even after being clipped in properly. Biggest deal blade engagement comes unengaged easily. I am going to take to local dealer for fix.
Maggi Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike H.
Hernshaw, WV
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Throttle
Great mower but only able to start with the throttle wide open, and when I go to tighten up the throttle cable it starts to choke off and dies as if no gas is being fed through. Checked the filter, and it's bone dry and nothing is in down in the carb as well as I can tell. Advice?
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jim G.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/5/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Upsold Myself To This
(Mowers Direct sent a link asking for a review, sorry for the repetition)
Hi all,

Ordered my HRX217HYA from MowersDirect on Tuesday, and it was here on Wednesday at lunchtime! Guess it helps just being down I-55 from Bolingbrook (St. Louis).

Anyway, after two days of strong showers, Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate today and let me unleash the new beast on my lawn.

Thoughts:
This thing is very quiet! Compared to my 12-or-so-year-old GCV160-powered mower it's maybe 2/3 the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
Jim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered it on a Tuesday morning, it was here Wednesday at lunch! Guess it helps being just down I-55 (St. Louis) from Bolingbrook"
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Scott R.
Keller, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/4/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Customer
This purchase was to replace my 14 year old Honda mower. The old mower is still running and will be passed on in a garage sale. Mowers direct has me as a Happy Customer. Will tell my friends.
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
Scott's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Happy Customer."
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Saverio M.
Mifflintown, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Pleased
It runs great and cuts really well. The bag has a very large capacity. The only issue is that the mower is pretty heavy. For me, this is no problem, but my wife would have some difficulty with turns and backing up.
Saverio Recommends This Honda Mower
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Chuck G.
Sarasota, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Bad First Day
Unpacked and set up new mower.... Pulled the starter cord..ran like a gem... Until I started mowing...

Self propelled only worked on one rear wheel...

Took it in for service and it's still in the shop!

Hopefully the story will get better!
Chuck Recommends This Honda Mower
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Martin B.
Gillette, WY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Teriffic
Took it out of box, filled it with oil and gas, fired it up with pull of the chord. Been starting and running great ever since. Only trouble is it's a little heavy. Have to plan for tight areas. Cuts and bags great. Best mower I've ever had.
Martin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Clayton S.
Palmyra, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Dream Machine
I love the way it starts and the way it mows. This is the fourth Honda mower I have owned, and it is the best. I like the hydro-static the best. Definitely worth paying the extra money!
Clayton Recommends This Honda Mower
Clayton's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Mower was promised delivery on a certain day, but it did not make it until the next day. 36 hours shipping from Chicago to Harrisburg. Must have put it on the rail."
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Thomas F.
Erie, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Miss My Old Lawnboy
While the Honda is very reliable, it lacks the power of my two-cycle Lawnboy. Both mowers had the same feature (rear bagger and mulcher), but the Lawnboy had a better design bag mounting arrangement and would pick up leaves and small twigs better.

It was also lighter and more manageable around plants, trees and bushes. I also find the blade clutch a bother - one has to grasp two clutches all the time.

I am sure the Honda is a fine machine, but, for the price, nothing amazing.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Nothing wrong with this vendor. However, it did take them several days to ship. Considering my address is within 500 miles of the vendor, it could have arrived sooner."
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Mick T.
North Platte, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mick
Cuts very well. Its a little too heavy for maneuvering around the many trees in my yard. Also the throttle and pace control gets snagged up on low tree branches and bushes and will shut the motor down. I love the mulch control.
Mick Recommends This Honda Mower
Mick's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Can't go wrong.save money by not paying taxes as well as being cheaper than any where else I could find."
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Ronald B.
Woodinville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rating: 5 Star
People in my neighborhood are wondering how I can mow my 18,000 square foot lawn by walking beside the mower and with only one hand on the controls.
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jonathan H.
Edmonds, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever
I've always had Honda mowers for the quality of the engine. Had my last one for 10+ years and the engine still runs great. My deck finally rusted out and as old as it is could not buy a replacement.

With the new composite deck this one should last a long long time. The best part is Honda covers the deck for life against warping and cracks.
Jonathan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald E.
Brighton, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
HASN'T run exactly right since I got it, but no one seems to care.
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian S.
Tomball, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/12/16
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawnmower
I owned a Honda Masters for the last 18 years until the transmission starting slipping. Decided to buy a new one. The HRX 217 has impressed me in several ways. First of all, it is very quiet.

Second of all, the new plastic deck is so much lighter it's like driving a sports car.

Thirdly and most importantly is the way it mulches grass. My old one did a good job but this one turns it into tiny confetti.

And lastly, the self propulsion is very smooth and easy to adjust. I definitely... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Cons: None
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Never dreamed of buying a lawnmower online. The price was the same as Home Depot, and both offered free shipping, but by buying it online I saved the sales tax. The shipping was very quick and it came unscathed in the factory Honda box. I definitely recommend Mowers Direct."
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Dennis D.
Elkhorn, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/15/16
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Product
It is a simple mower to operate and does a nice job mowing.
Dennis Recommends This Honda Mower
Dennis's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was very timely and product package was in very nice shape."
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John P.
Olathe, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/10/16
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Probably Best Push Mower You Can Buy...it Is Fairly Heavy, Thoug
Great features, very powerful, cuts grass like no other mower you can buy (to my knowledge).

I would recommend to anyone with 1 exception: if you have a lot of obstacles to maneuver around and few straightaways, you might not want such a heavy mower...otherwise this is likely the best choice.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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James C.
Mechanicsburg, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/8/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Satisfied
Received the mower promptly, and on the day promised. It was good to go right out of the box. Very pleased with the service and the mower.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeffry K.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/2/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Thus Lawn Mower Is A Beast !!!!
This is the fourth mulching mower I've owned and is by far the best I've ever purchased. It mulches the best, has more than enough power, and the self propelled feature will propel the mower faster than you would ever want to mow. Only time will tell as to how durable and problem free this mower will be.
Jeffry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lee
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Less Than 1 Year Bad Carburetor
Bought this mower last April. Used all summer without incident really like the features. Stored it by the letter of the manual. Pulled it out in February filled with brand new gas and the mower wouldn't idle correctly it surged up and down from the governor hunting. Adding a load on the engine (engaging the blade helped), but still ran poorly.

I took it in for warranty woke and the first question was did you buy it here. I don't know what difference it makes to a warranty dealer where I... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Durability, Low Quality
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Raymond K.
Hamilton, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/23/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Self Propelled
I owned a Honda mower for 25 years that held up better than any mower I ever owned. I knew I wanted to replace it with something similar to what I had all those years. I wanted a mower with the larger (186cc) engine than the department store brand and the hydro-static transmission. The new model is lighter with better height adjustment than the older version. I received the mower in 3 days as promised. This is truly what I wanted and am very happy with my purchase.
Raymond Recommends This Honda Mower
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Conrad V.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower Terrible Supplier
Mower works great now that it's fixed. I received this mower new from Mowers Direct. I took it out of the box with minimal assembly, added the oil, gas and attached the mower bag. I was excited to mow my grass that was overgrown. I engaged the blades or at least I thought I did and started moving forward. After about 20 feet my grass was still the same length.

After inspecting the lever that engages the blades, it was not put together incorrectly at Mowers Direct and they obviously did not... more
Conrad Recommends This Honda Mower
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Greg U.
Shawnee, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/22/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
I bought my first Honda mower just like this one in 1989. I just had to replace mower with a new one after 26 years. My oldest son was about 11 years old when i got first Honda Mower.

Bought it for the safety features, blade stopped when let go of handle and easy start, and good mulching mower, get lots of leaves in fall and it gets in done good.

I had 4 boys, they not only mowed my yard but a lot of neighbor"s yards, never any problem with motor. Only sad thing is my boy's grew up... more
Greg Recommends This Honda Mower
Greg's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower always starts, has a lot of power, never lets me down."
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Christopher H.
Douglasville, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/29/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful, Quiet.
I have used this mower three times, replacing a 13 year old Toro Recycler Personal Pace. The cut is noticeably smooth . . . very smooth. Very quiet and strong. I had about a month of growth in the back yard (fescue) and this mower took it down like a champ.

And I'm talking 6-7 inches. Only needing to make a double-pass in two small area, otherwise, the mulched working outstanding. I am prepping for storage tomorrow, I look forward to firing her up in the the spring. I do recommend this... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fantastic site shipping was fast and very well packaged. Thank you."
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George G.
Fleming Island, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/14/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawn Mower
This is the third Honda mower I have purchased over the last 30 years. They last forever and run like a top with very little maintenance required. Cutting St. Augustine grass here in Florida requires self propulsion and this mower has the variable speed to make that an easier job. The blade brake clutch is a great feature when you have to stop mowing for whatever reason and allows you to avoid re-starting the engine. The ease of going from mulching to bagging on this mower is another fine... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: None
George Recommends This Honda Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I tried to buy this same mower from another on-line vendor and decided to cancel the order when they could not ship in a reasonable amount of time (5 days). Mowers Direct was my second choice and met all expectations with flying colors. Highly recommend using Mowers Direct."
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Mike D.
Muscatine, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/16/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned.
Haven't cut my own grass for twenty years. Retired now and have the time. I shopped a while to find the best mower for me and am not disappointed. I know it will last me a long time.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Cons: None
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Came right on time and packaged very well."
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Dennis P.
Montgomery, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/22/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Expected Good But Got Great.
If a person wanted "more", they would have to buy a commercial golf course mower. This thing leaves nothing to be desired.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Durable
Cons: None
Dennis Recommends This Honda Mower
Dennis's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct made the purchase and acquisition easy quick."
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Kevin H.
Ramsey, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Wait A Minute, Not So Fast...
This is the third review I've posted on this issue, all under the same title if you want to read them all. After having to file a customer complaint with Honda USA for their initial refusal to cover the broken connecting rod on my 3 year old mower under their 5 year consumer warranty, a week went by and they reversed their decision. Great news! However, it would have been nice if someone would have notified me of the decision, I received no contact and again had to take my time to follow up... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Durability
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Austin
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/28/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawnmower With Its Flaws
I have had my mower for a few weeks now and it's a great one, but there are some things I prefer about my previous honda which was a lower end model.

Pros:
- Sturdy build, great cut
- Love the control over bagging/mulching/combo
- The deck/chassis helps prevent you from hitting things with the blade

Cons:
- I prefer the paddle controls for self propel its just more comfortable to me
- It's hard to tell when the bag is full (it is a bigger bag, which is great)
Austin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bradley B.
Keizer, OR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/28/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
just what i was looking for, a self propelled mower with variable speed transmission. You can go quickly on the straight stretch and slow down for the curves, you learn to let go of the clutch and coast just before you make a turn.

A very powerful mower that easily picks up and bags leaves and grass , starts easily ,has a pronounced dip stick , fuel shut off valve and gas cap. I am very pleased with this mower.
Bradley Recommends This Honda Mower
Bradley's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering online was a smooth process. My mower arrived boxed in perfect condition ..setup was easy (there are some Honda You tube videos showing set up for this mower)."
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William B.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Can't Beat A Honda
I love my Honda so far! I'm still trying to talk myself into getting rid of my former Honda...... I have had for over 28 years.... oh I only hope this one last week 28 more years!

This one definitely has more power... and cuts / mulches even cleaner than my former Honda!
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kevin H.
Ramsey, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not So Fast... Wait A Minute Continued... Bad
Well.. after taking my mower to a Honda warranty service center, the diagnosis is as I expected.. broken connecting rod. Sounds like something that would be covered by Honda under the 5 YEAR WARRANTY... Again, not so fast... I just heard from the service center after a week, and Honda doesn't want to cover the repair. The explanation I got was that " if the connecting rod was defective, it would have broken in the first season for sure " What??? I have no idea on how long Honda... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Durability, Low Quality
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Kevin,
We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with the local Honda service center. We would strongly advise reaching out to Honda directly to make them aware of these issues regarding your repair. Honda can be reached at 770-497-6400. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Robert O.
Willoughy, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/20/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Self Propelled Honda
I purchased this after our 45 year old law boy decided to retire. It's a shame you can't get anything like them anymore. You can't go wrong with a Honda for a replacement I've worked on these over the years and they are a great product too.

This will take us through the rest of our grass cutting years and beyond. It really cuts the grass beautiful and is pretty easy to operate.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kevin H.
Ramsey, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not So Fast... Wait A Minute
I purchased this mower in June of 2013. At that time I was replacing a 30 year old Honda, which by the way is still in service now 33 years, and had high hopes this machine would give similar service. I reviewed the machine favorably on this site after a bit and was quite satisfied.

Well, I got home after 2 weeks of vacation on Monday and started the mower, which by the way does NOT start easy anymore.. takes quite a few pulls.., anyway.. I usually let the mower run a bit before... more
Pros: Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Durability
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David O.
Waunakee, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This is a great mower. It starts easily, does a good job of mulching, speed is easily adjusted, and handles with ease. I really like being able to stop and pick up sticks or move the hose or furniture without having to restart the mower. It was a snap to inbox and set up.
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to work with. Shipped very quickly."
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Linh B.
Friendswood, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Lawn Mower On The Market - Thanks A Lot
This is my second Honda lawn mower after 25 years. You paid what you got.
Linh Recommends This Honda Mower
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William E.
Shingletown, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya Fuel Leaks
This mower works well only problem is it dumps fuel out the air cleaner periodically. Going to take it to a dealer to see if this is a normal function of the mower
William Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
William,
Check with Honda customer service first to find out if it's covered under your warranty. Let us know if you need any further assistance.
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Philip P.
Milford, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I finally got tired of my old Craftsman mower breaking and not starting. I was going to buy a Honda the last time but it was too expensive. Still very expensive.

It starts well and does take some getting used to. Very self-propelled. Blade clutch works nice and clutch for self propelled works well. Cuts nicely without any effort. Glad I spent the bucks.
Philip Recommends This Honda Mower
Philip's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly and arrived at the door in good shape."
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Glenn F.
Ponchatoula, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love To Cut My Grass
Call me weird, but I love to cut my grass. This is my third Honda, got 16 years out of my 1st and found them to be high quality and worth the money, mower cranks up 1st pull every time. Love the blade brake clutch, to me safety is worth the extra $.

Mowers Direct had the best price, no tax, free shipping, and delivered in 3 Days. Amazing customer service. They send email updates so you know every stage of your order.

Website is very helpful when drilling down to features and customer... more
Glenn Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Glenn,
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're happy to see shoppers offering first-hand experience for other online shoppers to see, and we look forward to helping you with your future power equipment needs.
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Tim A.
Macomb, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Full Review
All in all its a great lawnmower and I don't regret purchasing it one bit. The hydrostatic trans is nice, and I have gotten used to shifting it on the fly when going around corners or landscaping. The large bag is both a pro and a con. I like how much it can hold, however, it makes it a PITA to empty into a paper lawn bag. I bought the lawn chute that you see for sale, and it seems to have solved the issue, however I hate having to put it in every bag. The overall build feels very sturdy and I... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Tim Recommends This Honda Mower
Tim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love the site. I will be using you guys again. The price on my mower was great, and it arrived next day. I couldn't ask for more."
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Tommy M.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/13/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Lawnmower Ever
This is one of the best mowers ever. If you buy this mower, you wont buy another.
Tommy Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles D.
Duluth, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/14/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cuts Well
It is heavy and expensive. My 100lb wife can start it and use it which is a huge part of my business plan. :-)

It makes the grass in my lawn look perfect.
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Darrin Y.
Florence, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/5/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Honda Product!!
Mower Direct was PERFECT! Wow, I was hesitant in ordering online. Very happy I did now!

Simple 5 min install when out of the box added oil checked everything one pull and runs perfect. As far as cutting, these people that are complaining of "holiday" or miss cut grass I don't see it in my lawn (Hybrid Bermuda).

Also I saw complaints about have trouble pulling the mower backwards. I don't see this problem in my mower. Very satisfied with the purchase. Highly recommend... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: None
Darrin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paulette L.
Vero Beach, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Power
I love my new Honda mower. Very easy set-up: attach handle, fill oil, fill gas and go. We have had heavy rains in Florida and this mower plowed through wet, high grass with ease. This is a powerful machine with a minimal learning curve. I like that you can release the handles to stop mowing without shutting down the engine -- great for moving things out of the way.

It's a little bit heavier than my previous Honda, so mowing around trees and other items took a couple of tries before I got... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Heavy
Paulette Recommends This Honda Mower
Paulette's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"User-friendly website. Easy to narrow down mowers and compare features/pricing. Easy to order, lowest prices, quick/free shipping and no sales tax. Excellent!"
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Jeff M.
St. Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Powerful Machine That Mows Very Well.
Received mower FAST. Easy assembly, clear instructions, easy to use. Powerful mower that makes easy work out of thick, rather wet grass. It cuts cleanly, mulches and bags well, and doesn't bog down in heavy grass. Superb features on a very well made machine. I am very happy with it.
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Randy
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/23/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love The New Honda
Bought this Honda to replace a 1990 Honda. It was delivered 3 days after placing the order and after filling it with oil and gas it started on the first pull. That is what Honda makes, great lawn mowers. I'm hoping this one will last as long as my last one.
Randy Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jason G.
Beavercreek, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
I bought this mower about 2 months ago now. It works great just takes some getting used to. For instance, when going around corners you have to slow down and ease up, it takes getting used to and when my yard is as small as it is, I may have bought too much mower for my yard. Great mower and well worth the money!
Jason Recommends This Honda Mower
Jason's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything went great! The mower arrived quickly and on schedule. The website was easy to use. Finally, I haven't had any service issues as of yet, so great job!"
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Scott L.
Lovington, NM
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Shipped fast. Opened box, poured in oil and gas, set handle, put catcher together, pulled ONCE, it started, and I was mowing. Nothing beats a Honda and Mowers Direct.

I have run an HR 216 commercial mower for 19 years! I hope this one lasts as long. The only thing I noticed that the new mower doesn't pick up leaves as well as the old one.
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles N.
Saint Cloud, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Great mower. Starts with one pull. I like the large rear discharge to bag grass. The side discharge on my old mower was always clogging with wet grass.
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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George R.
Conroe, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Have had for about a month now. When it arrived it was standing on the end of the box when it clearly is marked, "this end up". However, everything turned out okay. I also installed the stainless steel rub rails on the side of the deck. This is my 3rd Honda over the years, however my first "plastic" deck.

Have always had the cast aluminum. This one is definitely different compared to the last 2 I had, we will see if it passes the test of time. It is nice and quiet, runs... more
George Recommends This Honda Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Processed quickly and shipped/arrived on schedule."
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Ruth S.
Valrico, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Complaint About Engaging Blade
For about 20 yrs. I had a honda harmony hrm215sda and it had the yellow button to engage blade and it was easy to do. I find this new mower a little challenging to engage blade and also the wheels are difficult to change cutting height, but then the old mower was too.
It starts on the first pull like my old honda and I always liked that. I'm a 79 year old women and still take care of my yard. I would recommend this mower if your a guy.
Ruth Recommends This Honda Mower
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Anthony R.
Asotin, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sale
I purchased a Honda walk behind mower, excellent assistance, the next day I see where I could have got a free cover, I feel mowers direct should have put a cover in my order was only a few days from the sale with no mention of this offer at the time, spent $800, new customer should treat them right.
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Jack
Baldwin, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
The Mower Is Broken
Transmission failed after like 2 months... very disappointed. I do not recommend this machine for everyday use.
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Willi W.
Indianapolis, IN
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Good News
My dealer says and after 13 years walking behind this mower I'm a believer. When I am finished mowing I turn the gas off on the way to put it away to run the gas out of the carburetor and NO problems for 12 years.

He says it is the ethanol in the gas causing the problems. After all these years it starts on first pull every time!
Willi Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael A.
Drums, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Grass Never Looked Better
I bought this mower basically to trim around the yard so I can cut with my garden tractor and not cut into my flower beds and hit the trees. I set the selector to mulch half and bag the rest just to see how it worked. I adjusted the height to match the tractor and did the trimming. Nothing great I thought, it cut the grass.

Then I cut the rest with the tractor which has mulching blades. When I was done I noticed the that the grass left behind from the tractor didn't look as good as where I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Wish It Had 1 Handle Height Adjustment
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul C.
Rockypoint, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower
Great mower true Honda quality cuts the thickest grass wet without any bogging, and bags very nice
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Andrew O.
Auburn, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/24/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Bought!
This Honda out performs any mower by far. I especially love how well it mulches. There are NO clumps left behind even when used on taller grass. The hydro-static drive is smooth and easy to use.

Ball bearings on all four wheels, fuel shut off, automatic choke, blade clutch and engine throttle are specific features I looked for when comparing mowers. This mower is well worth the money. You can't beat Honda products.Time to give away my four year old Toro which doesn't compare!
Andrew Recommends This Honda Mower
Andrew's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered this product on a Monday and received it Thursday with no shipping charge."
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Sebastian Famularo
Phillipsburg, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx Series Lawn Mower Plus More You'll Ever Buy Exclamatio
When I receive my Honda hrx Series lawn mower I couldn't wait to use it I was very ecstatic about it I finally got the opportunity to use the mower and I did everything I was supposed to do all I can say it's a great outstanding mower very highly recommended I believe that my heart truly that it is so much more than I will ever need I've also discovered that Snapper mowers no longer offer a lifetime guarantee on the deck the only company that does that is Honda so even though it is a little... more
Sebastian Recommends This Honda Mower
Sebastian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I would definitely buy again from Mowers Direct. They're a great company to work with, and yes I would definitely recommend this mower to a friend or anybody else looking to buy a mower for the first time."
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Bryan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/24/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Solid Mower, Few Flaws
Pros:

Power of this machine is top notch. In some very tall, long-overdue-for-a-mowing grass that was damp, the mower didn't so much as whimper, where my previous motor with a similarly rated Briggs and Stratton mower would stall.

Durability is solid. Everything on it has a very positive feel. So much so, that the deck height adjusters on the corners can be a bit of a bear to adjust, though I suspect they'll wear in some.

The easy-fold storage is tremendous. This isn't a small... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Powerful
Cons: Ergonomics
Bryan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Keith H.
North Wilkesboro, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Had a little trouble initially starting the mower right out of the box. Since then, mower has started on first pull. Well built. Love the blade clutch and hydrostatic transmission. Mower probably does best on smoother lawns. Would highly recommend.
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Michael S.
Frisco, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simply The Best Walk Behind Mower!
This is my third Honda mower. I bought one way back in the early 80's when they first came out. It was roughly half the price of the current ones today but I had small kids and the roto-stop feature was one I thought very important to have in a mower. Unfortunately after 10 years of reliable use, it was stolen from my garage!

I bought a new one and used it for 15 yrs before giving it to my oldest son for his first house. Now today I have had this new one for only about a month and I like... more
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I highly recommend Mower's Direct for any Power Equipment product. I am considering ordering a Power Washer from them."
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Robert R.
Bryn Mawr, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Time Halved
I gave my son in law my old Honda push mower, but he spent too many hours mowing their lawn. I got him this self propelled Honda and my daughter says he is done in half the time. Then he sold the old Honda mower at a yard sale!
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott N.
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Only complaints(minor)

1. Mower is a bit heavy
2. The blade and drive controls require a lot of hand re-positioning.

Positives:
1. Easiest starting mower I have ever owned.
2. Very nice cut.
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ryan M.
Mobile, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchased 1 Month Ago
Pros:
-Extremely quiet
-Easiest startup I've ever seen
-Simple to use
-Great suction for bagging
-Shreds the **** out of leaves
Cons:
-Didn't realize how much better front wheel drive is than rear wheel drive but that's no fault of this mower
Ryan Recommends This Honda Mower
Ryan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Product was shipped next day and arrived very fast. I would definitely do business again."
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Warren R.
Mechanicsville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Have had the mower for about a week and I've used it one time. It's a great mower and of course it should be for the price. Cuts evenly, was a breeze to assemble and I love the hydrostatic drive. My main thing is that I hope it lasts and lasts. Can't review on that yet!
Warren Recommends This Honda Mower
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Patrick M.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product Thus Far
As with all the other reviews, this mower was incredibly easy to put together and use. It took a little effort to get it started initially, but once it started once, I've only had to use one pull to start it since.

The cut quality of this mower is also impeccable. My yard looks great, and it has cut through 8+ inches of grass with ease. Bagging is a cinch, it holds a ton, and leaving the mower running makes life so much easier when there's a lot of stopping to empty the bag involved. I would... more
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Ken Field
Easton, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Complaints
This mower has all of the features that I wanted and they all work as advertised. The extra power of the engine is a pleasure to work with and the blade clutch makes stopping to unload the bag or to pick up a ball out of the yard so much easier.

The range of the speed control is appropriate for walking, and when you need to back up, it's not fighting you. The mulcher works better than any other mulching mower I have had, and the bagger works well too. On the fly, bagging or mulching is a... more
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Steve
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Thirty Three Years
I recently replaced the cord on my 33 year old Honda push mower. It ran and mowed the front and then wouldn't start. I said to heck with it and got the self propelled. Started first pull out of the box. After days of rain I was able to mow a wet tall lawn. I was able to fully mulch the 8" to a 3" cut without having the mower miss a beat and it looked clean cut! As I'm 33 years older too now I really appreciate the smooth operating self propelled action.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
Steve's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"First got left at another Elm St in a neighboring town but no big whoop. When the kid got there the next day he demonstrated Herculean strength picking the large 115# box up and carrying it into the garage. I could only pick up one end and drag it. Easy to set up and started first pull. A monster in wet tall grass. Easy to handle. Love it."
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John R.
East Windsor, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
Using a push mower for 40+ years and finally decided to treat myself to self propelled. Your website is excellent. I was able to research the mower I wanted. Found exactly what I wanted and arrived 2 business days after ordered. Amazing. You nailed it!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Rear Wheels Awkward To Adjust
John Recommends This Honda Mower
John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct. Excellent website, selection, price & delivery. Your attention to detail sold me!"
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Paul S.
St. Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Expectations Exceeded.....
Wow, what a difference a well-engineered machine makes! I wish I had chosen the Honda 3 years ago when I bought the Toro. While the Toro is a 'good' machine, the Honda rises far above. I have relegated the Toro to alley and under-the-hedges mowing. The Honda is a bit heavier, but the drive mechanism is very well-suited for maneuverability.

My main complaint with the Toro is the wheel height adjusters they are weak and do not hold the height setting. Not so with the Honda the clamps are of... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: None
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"As a general rule, I do not make recommendations, but I would recommend the Honda."
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Bruce S.
Stroudsburg, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I recently sold my old Honda HR-215. The HR-215 was over 20 years old. I decided to buy this model. It arrived undamaged in the box. It was easy to unpack. I added oil and fuel. It started with one pull.

This mower is exactly what the descriptions described. Easy to use, and it runs quieter than my old model. I purchased this model to eliminate bagging.
Bruce Recommends This Honda Mower
Bruce's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent company to deal with!"
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Morris C.
Kokomo, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd One
Had my parents buy one . This mower is headd and shoulders above a toro clutch blade and it's a very good mower. Previous mower. Bagging system sold me and no priming the motor. Just pull the rope and go. FANTASTIC MOWER
Morris Recommends This Honda Mower
Morris's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped same day. 50 dollars less than local dealer and no sales tax. What is not to like."
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Cary N.
Accokeek, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Beast
Amazing mower. Just what I was looking for. Very reliable.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Cary Recommends This Honda Mower
Cary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Good service"
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Glenn F.
Mount Joy, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Honda Is Awesome
Mower arrived in 4 days after purchase. Unboxing and assembling was easy. Mower started on 2nd pull, and we were off and mowing. Little bit of a learning curve with it, but no problems. When using the bagger it gets a little heavy on the rear, and the mower will wheelie on you.

Love being able to let it idle when you move something or remove the bagger. Might be a little to complicated for some wives (bars, buttons and levers) but this is more of a machine than a mower. Would definitely... more
Glenn Recommends This Honda Mower
Glenn's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good guys to deal with. No problems at all."
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Matthew K.
Middletown, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower!
I researched mowers on consumer reports and con i tently they rate the honda mowers extremely well. Everyone i have spoken to who owns honda mowers are extremely impressed and say they are worth the money. I agree! you get what you pay for.

extremely smooth operations. Starts on the first pull. The auto choke ensures i don't have to worry about temperature when i start it. The mulch function performed better than i have seen on any other mower. Even long grass is mulched with very minimal... more
Pros: Reliable, Features, High Quality, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Matthew Recommends This Honda Mower
Matthew's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was awesome. Free shipping + no tax. You can't beat that."
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Doug
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower And Experience
Shopped many different brands but kept coming back to this Honda. The hydrostatic transmission and blade stop were the two main things that sold me on this mower over others. Even other Honda's

As noted in most of the other reviews. This mower was simple to assemble, added the oil that came with it and gas. Gave two pulls and I was mowing grass.
Doug Recommends This Honda Mower
Doug's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I compared mowers direct to dealerships and this was by far the best deal. The closest dealer is about an hour from my home. I visited them twice and neither time did they have this mower available. I was able to order it and have it delivered to my door within two days. Saved me the cost of gas and better than two hours time."
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Jerome S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Undoubtedly The Best Walk Behind Mower
I work for the National Park Service and we purchased one of these in 2005 and all we have done so far is change the blades one time and the oil every Summer. This mower is used by many people which usually changes every Summer. It has been dropped off pickup trucks,and has had a lot of abuse, even from me too. Don't worry about this thing holding up. I was very impressed the first time I used it back then by the way it mulched or discharged even in wet grass with no clumps and yes it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Jerome Recommends This Honda Mower
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Chris R.
Bellingham, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Have been using this Honda lawnmower for almost 1 year now and have had no problems to date. Engine starts 1st pull every time, smooth running with very adjustable drive speed that makes it easy to customize for different needs.

Mulching works very well unless the grass is very long and wet. Leaves a well trimmed lawn that looks great and no noticeable clippings left on lawn. Easy to clean and I am hoping the Nexite deck will last longer than my rusted out painted metal lawnmower deck.
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joe K.
Rochester, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Delivered As Advertised
Ordered mower on a Wednesday evening - arrived before noon on Friday. Everything has gone well. Unboxed the mower, assembled the grass catcher, added the supplied oil, and filled with gas. 1 pull and it started.

Very happy with the mower so far. Only negative to me is that it is hard to pull back (reverse) when mowing around trees. Have to read up on that. Otherwise, I am pleased and highly recommend Mowers Direct!
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
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L. L.
Antelope Valley, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Faster Than I Can Walk.
If you're sitting on the fence trying to decide whether or not to buy this lawn mower like I was all I can tell you is buy it I have no regrets other than I wished I would have bought it sooner.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Front End Floats When Full With Grass
L. Recommends This Honda Mower
L.'s Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping in under 5 days. Box arrived in perfect shape and product arrived undamaged."
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Joe H.
Raymond, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/12/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower I Like It
the mower work good
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cheryl N.
Gainesville, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best
My mower came before I expected. What a great product... pleased with product.
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Cary N.
Accokeek, MD
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
This mower is the Acura of Mowers it's easy to use and by far a better mower then many two pulls and it's running u better enjoy this one it's gets my vote A plus
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Love It
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Cary Recommends This Honda Mower
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Alan D.
Oroville, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Always Had Push Power Mowers. ...
So this was a leap from a $200 mower. I never had a such a great cut, all the grass length is unform. And the blade clutch is a must. The cons are: it's heavy and awkward going around obstacles and trying to pull it in reverse is a task. It's well suited for long straight cuts and starts on the first pull. I'll adjust my routine on the cons.
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Paul O.
Benton, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love The Mower
Easy set up cranks ever time. Just two mowings so far.
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott C.
St Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/9/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cuts Well, Awkward To Use
Pros
pull starts easily. Cuts well and leaves a smooth even cut, even in tall grass. The blade clutch feature is very nice.

Cons
The blade clutch requires that you push in a button and then move the lever. You must then hold the lever against the pusher bar to keep the blade running. You need to put your left hand on the angle side of the pusher bar to hold the blade clutch meaning your hand is not on the top. Your right hand pushes up the drive lever, but they made the drive handle... more
Pros: Features, Quiet, Easy To Store, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael B.
Fort Worth, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/25/16
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Honda Mower
Let me tell you about this mower, it is the best. Period
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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James G.
Lees Summit, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/16/16
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I'm very happy with my new mower, I had one just like it before this one for 16 year's and it ran great. Just thought it was time to get a new one.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Carl L.
Scottsburg, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/16
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy So Far
I ordered the mower online one morning before going to work and the mower was delivered the next afternoon. That was fantastic as I live over 200 miles from Mowers Direct. Box was undamaged. No problem unboxing and setting it up to mow.

Added the oil that was supplied, put in the gas and it started on the first pull. The next day I mowed my yard and it cut beautifully. It mulches very well.There was a little learning curve in the operation but within 10 min. I was mowing like I owned the... more
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Steve M.
Landenberg, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/5/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Mower
I researched mowers on the Mowers Direct site and then made the decision to purchase a Honda because of the lever to bag/mulch where no plug is needed and then the blade engage/disengage was another differentiation for this purchase.

I have used the mower 3 times now and extremely happy with the consistent cut, how full the bag gets before having to empty and finally the speed at which the self propelled can run this mower.
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
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Allan W.
Loudon, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
Set up easily out of the box. Started on 2nd pull and has worked well for three cuttings so far. Easy to use and seems well built. I keep forgetting to open the fuel shut off when I start it so it quits in a few seconds and I have to remember what I forgot to do. Otherwise it seems to be a typical Honda product.
Allan Recommends This Honda Mower
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John M.
Miami, AZ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/12/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya (21") 186cc Self-propelled Lawn Mower W/ Blade B
This lawn mower is absolutely a great machine. I like the cut and the way it makes my lawn look afterwards. I did have to get used to it because it is a good size machine, once I learned how to maneuver the mower it has been breeze!

I like the fact that I don't have to empty the bag as much as I had to with my 20'' reel mower, and the roto stop makes it easy to pick up things on the grass without having to restart. It is quite, starts on first pull and I have cut my mowing time in half. I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Less Bag Emptying, Speed Control Is Nice
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower arrived on time and was better priced than big retail stores."
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Mark B.
Hermitage, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow!
I was shopping on the internet after looking at Consumers Guide for a new lawn mower rating.
I found the Honda, made a trip to Home Depot to see one first hand.
Liked what I saw, so I searched the Internet and found P.E.D. And am I glad I did!

I settled on the HRX217HYA, ordered it and waited.
It was dropped off by FedEx last night and I opened the box around lunch time today.

Wow.
So easy.
I opened the box, cut the flap in the front, pulled the bagger frame out and assembled... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
Mark's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was a great way to buy a mower. I have already made my second PED purchase!"
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Kevin B.
Spicewood, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/7/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd Mower In 18yrs....both Hondas
Moved cross country. Sold my 17 year old Honda for half what I paid for it. When I arrived to a very large yard first thing I did was buy another Honda. It will last longer than I will.
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Danny O.
Midland, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/28/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217hya Honda Mower Order
The mower arrived on schedule and was easy to set up. Oil and fuel were added and one pull started the mower. So far, the experience has been as expected. The new Honda replaced a Honda Harmony mower that was placed in service 23 years ago. That mower still ran fine a front wheel broke off, so it had to be replaced.

It was great to order from Mowers Direct and avoid the 8.25% sales tax. Overall, a great buy and performer.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: None
Danny Recommends This Honda Mower
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Doug S.
Snyder, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/14/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
These people are absolutely great. I ordered a new mower for my son, his was worn out, and got it delivered to my house, no cost, in three days. Amazing.

The price was $20.00 cheaper than I could get if I drove to Home Depot (100 miles away) and picked it up. Saved $20.00 plus 200 miles in gas money.
Doug Recommends This Honda Mower
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Travis R.
Gilbert, AZ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/16/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm In Love!
I've never owned a high end mower and I've always just assumed that all of them got plugged up all the time and bogged down if the grass was wet. If it was legal in Arizona I would marry this mower! Makes me want to mow each week.
Travis Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike H.
Tooele, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Mower!
This Honda is everything I had heard about it and more...
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Best mower I have ever owned. I am 60+ and still do my own yard, and this mower is fine.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lynn T.
Wylie, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Does It Easy
The first task my new mower took on was negotiating the new landscape's grassy portion getting its first clipping. The variable speed is slow enough that the operator has time to make minute direction changes, to focus on accuracy of pattern. Speed control helps reduce fatigue. Plus, rear wheel power seems to eliminate wheel spinning.

Adjusting the mower bag's share of any clippings helps tailor the percentage of clippings that can be left on the ground to help boost turf health.

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Lynn Recommends This Honda Mower
Lynn's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering is easy, delivery quick, packaging greatly reduces possibly of injury while in transit."
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Ken D.
Knoxville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/10/16
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Review
The mower arrived in excellent condition, no marks on the shipping packing. Everything was in great shape when the box was opened.
This is the third Honda mower I have purchased since 1985, all three have been good mowers
Ken Recommends This Honda Mower
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Harmonik
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217hya Is Worth It!
For me this was my first Honda mower and my first self propelled mower. I shopped around a lot after i had problems with my tractor and bought a push reel mower while i found the right gas mower while it cut well if the grass got too long i was in trouble.

I settled on the Honda even though I still think it is just a little more than i would like to have paid. Ordered from PED because they didn't seem like a fly by night place. They had all the details clear and a great selection. Order... more
Pros: Durable, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Harmonik Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Harmonik,
Nice video. Very thorough. It definitely reconfirms all of the reasons why I recommend this model.
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Butte
Ontario, OR
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
All Warranty Claims Denied. Honda Blames Bad Gas
I have had this mower less than a year and have had the carburetor repaired 3 times. Each time the dealer blames bad gas for the problem despite the fact that I bought a new gas jug, changed gas stations and followed their recommendation exactly. The warranty is a fraud since you have no defense against the bad gas claims. The first repair occurred 3 weeks after purchase and has continued.
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Brian P.
Eagan, MN
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda Vs Old Toro Personal Pace
I bought this mower only a week ago and mowed once with it, but have also gathered some information you might find useful. I had a Toro Personal Pace 22" with the 190cc engine last year and my initial impression was this Honda has much more power. The Toro has 7 lb ft. of torque. The Honda did not state any torque values, however if you google GCV190 and look up the engine for this model you will find that this Honda engine has 8.3 lb ft of torque. Might not seem like much more power,... more
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Mark
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
6 Months And The Honeymoon Was Over
Was great for the first six months. Then, the auto choke failed and starting was a daunting task. Followed fuel recommendations by using premium fuel with added stabilizer and refueled after each use so tank was always full. It requires around 30 pulls before it will start if you are lucky. Once started, it runs great. Contacted local dealer and they have a 4 week backlog of Honda mowers needing work so I' m definitely not sold on Honda being reliable. When I walked into the dealer service... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Unreliable
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John
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Workhorse
I am just going to reiterate what others have noted in their reviews here on Mowers Direct and other review websites or forum boards.

I purchased the HYA model with the Roto-stop feature and glad I did. The engine is powerful enough to comb through my very thick tall (and I mean tall) Fescue grass with ease. Up and down hills never a problem for my .5 acre of lush heavily fertilized lawn. The Nexite deck is growing on me as it does not seem to clog up like a steel or aluminum deck. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike M.
Bay City, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/15/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Light Fast Mower With Great Features.
Why didn't I buy this mower before? Once I got it out of the box, it took about 10 minutes to start mowing. I really like the hydrostatic transmission as you can change speeds with little effort. It definitely moves fast in high speed and has cut my mowing time to about a 1/3 less. Easy to start and yes the price is high but you are getting great mower. I would give 5 stars across the board but I don't have the longevity/reliability story yet.
Pros: Features, Light Weight, Fast, No Tools Required During Prep
Cons: Expensive
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A positive experience. Would recommend to a friend."
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Cal L.
Topeka, KS
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Honda Is Junk
I purchased the HRX217HMA in May of 2008. After two years of usage the engine started pulsing at full throttle and if set to low idle the engine just died. I took it to the dealer that I bought it from and they said the carburetor was bad and that there was in fact a problem with the carburetors and the dealer replaced it under warranty. I live in the central plains and we have had back to back drought seasons so use of my mower has been very limited since I had to have the carburetor... more
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Jerry
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not Perfect, But Close
The lawnmower this has replaced is a Honda 214, which is over 20 years old and still starts on the first easy pull. The reason for the replacement is that the 214 engine is starting to blow a little blue smoke for about 10 seconds after starting and it is not self propelled.

The 217 is very powerful and does an excellent job of mulching. My old mower would get grass bunched up under the deck, but this one does not and the clippings are much smaller. There must be something to the extra... more
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Craig
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Small Tribute
Hey, this is a Honda, a tribute to W. Edwards Deming. That is why Japanese industry is that reliable. When they say easy start, it starts easily. When you expect it to operate as the manual shows it does.

I suggest as I do on all my engines, after the break in time, change the oil to Mobil I synthetic,0-40, another tribute to American ingenuity. Your engine will last decades. I buy two sets of blades, the spare set can be sharpened at your leisure to perfection. Height adjustment is... more
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Warren G.
Baton Rouge, LA
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
The Worst Lawn Mower
This lawn mower started out great it mulched like nobody's business and it was quiet and all at an adjustable pace. As time went on it would have the most trouble staying running whenever I tried to clutch the blades into gear. Now, it will run great for about 1-2 minutes and then kill and just barely stay running when I clutch the blades into action. Then only after I put the fuel treatment that the manufacturer recommends, otherwise it will not have enough power to stay running ever if you... more
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Jerry
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Good Mower But For The Price It Should Be Better
It was time to replace my 23 year old Bolens. I paid $520 for it when I purchased it. I did a lot of research and landed on the Honda line. I paid $100 to upgrade to this model for a couple of features: 1) The hydrostatic drive. 2) The blade brake. They are worth the money. My backyard is on a hill and the rear wheel drive is a huge plus. It does a great job pushing this heavy mower up the hill. The Bolens was a front wheel drive and I was sold on it until I got this Honda. The hydrostatic... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Versamow Discharge Clogs, Needs A Reverse Gear
Jerry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stan K.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/29/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Beast!!
Thanks Mowers Direct.

I wanted a torque machine that would drag me kicking and screaming across the yard. The Honda meets that need with a wide range of rear wheel speeds. The twin blades turns grass clippings practically into dust to organically feed the lawn.

Great service from Mowers Direct. You just can't beat competitive pricing, tax free, and fast two-day shipping. Will recommend Mowers Direct to family and friends...Five Stars across the board!!!
Stan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeff Fox
Victoria, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Legend Continues...
Had a Honda commercial mower for about 16 years. I thought it was a good mower. Just turned it over to my son when he purchased a new home. It still runs and performs very well. I bought the new HRX217HYA and used it for the first time today.

Full mulch setting tackled 5 - 6" tall St Augustine. The Honda handled it flawlessly. No clumping, very strong and efficient mulching. By the way, it started on the first pull after a quick set up out of the box. Great mower, quick shipping. All... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jerry
Lubbock, TX
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Lawnmower
I have had my Honda for about 3 years. As with most mowers, it gets about 3-4 uses a month which means it has been used about 100 times.

The mower runs and cuts very well. It is a somewhat heavier than other mowers I have owned.
Problems I have had was a starter motor died (under warranty). Seal around air filter/cleaner went away. Pull startter system failed (starter rope would not return into mower top) Dealer installed new one .. $40.
Air fliter is NOT cleanable. You just have to buy... more
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Ron
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Had It For A Year And Love It!
I got the mower around a year ago. The thing starts up first pull, runs well, clips tall grass easily. If there was anything to note was that the clutch does not hold the mower steadily when you go down hill - it actually freely runs down, so be prepared to hold it back as you do so. Other than that, I love it and would get it again.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles B.
Shelton, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Lawnmower Was Worth Waiting For!
I am very impressed with the way the mower was packaged and the short time it took to arrive after my order was taken by Mowers Direct. Being able to walk away from the mower without shutting it off (blade brake) is a wonderful feature. I feel in the long run my Honda HRX217HYA-21" mower will be worth the initial expense.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kevin Hartman
Minneapolis, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like My New Honda
I bought this mower to replace my nearly 30 YEAR OLD HONDA which by the way is still in use at our new lake place!! The mower starts easy, and is very quiet. I don't care for the bagging/mulching switch lever, and I don't care for the individual wheel height adjustments as this is easier on my old Honda with a spring loaded linked rear wheel adjustment system. All in all, my kids and wife can use the new machine easily, and the bag attachment, while smaller than the old bag, is easy for them... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have purchased two items from your sites, and find them easy to use and very helpful."
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Hal C.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/5/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower to mow about 1/2 acre of grass on a hilly lot. It was delivered as promised and was easy to set up. Within 15 minutes of unboxing the mower, I was cutting the grass. It started the first pull and was ready to go.

I used both the bag and mulch features. It mulches so well, I couldn't see any clippings. I use the 100% mulch all the time now. It is easy to maneuver around beds and easily handles hills.

It is a great mower and I would recommend it. It is more... more
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Todd U.
Follansbee, WV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/23/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
190cc Honda Blade Brake Clutch
It's a great Lawn mower but back wheels wear out too fast. Make sure you get extra back wheels when you buy it.
Todd Recommends This Honda Mower
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Christopher C.
Maryville, TN
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow!!!!!
I was looking at this mower and looked at Home Depot and they had this one. After looking at the features and trying it out I wanted it. So I went looking online and put best prices on Honda 217 and this company came up. So I called and spent 20 minutes talking with the tech and he told me things I missed at Home Depot. So I ordered on a Thursday afternoon and it came yesterday, Monday.

Today I filled the oil and added the gas and it started on the first pull!!! It cut wonderful and it's a... more
Pros: Features, Exceeded Expectations, Started On First Pull The First Time
Cons: Not One
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company."
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Jeff
Columbus, OH
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Returned The Hrr216 For Hrx
My Step Dad bought the HRX217HYA to replace the 22yr old Honda lawnmower that cost $499 22yrs ago. Considering he didn't have to pay sales tax and paid around $50 less he saved close to a hundred dollars. I lucked out by finding a HRX216HYA reconditioned at home depot for $540. If I knew about this site I would have bought a new one from this site. Home depot said it was just returned items sent back for reconditioning. It seemed like the only thing they did was take out the gas and oil.... more
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Mark H.
Edina, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Brilliant lawnmower, worth the money. Think about how much money your wife spends on her hair cuts, and those only last 6 - 8 weeks. This is a hair cut for your lawn that will last you the next 25 years. Spend the extra and take mowing your yard from a chore to a... well, still a chore, but at least you will really like the lawnmower.
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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Roger M.
Walnut, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/1/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
Very happy with the product in general, good speed, no need for further hard push forward, but issue is: when you turn around, the upper portion of the machine (1st 2 wheels) pops very high, so the grass underneath at this moment (when you turn) is not able to be cut, so you have to cut again when you come back to that turning spot. Anybody can suggest to me how to avoid?

Note: if speed too slow, can not turn, and I adjust the correct speed, but the above issue still exists.
Roger Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Roger,
Roger,

Depending on how you mow your lawn, one way you could avoid leaving the grass behind at the end of each cut because the front end is lifting on the turn would be to provide yourself a two mower length wide boundary cut. Ultimately what this will do is allow you to go past your current path and allow you lift the front on the turn, but not have to return to cut the same grass twice because it is already mowed.

If you have further questions about this, please feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to assist.
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Rhonda H.
Williamston, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love Love Love This Mower
In the past I've had Toro self propelled, with Honda engines of course. (3) alway have a spare. They are not near as fast as the Honda. I cut about 3 times a week and I love to walk fast. The handle was difficult until I got the hang of it. love the power and fastness of this mower. I do however think it was a little expensive. If it last 10-12 years like the Toro's, I'll have another one.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Handle Was A Little Difficult To Use
Rhonda Recommends This Honda Mower
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John M.
Eagle Harbor, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely Unbelievable...
I ordered the mower at 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon. It arrived in Keweenaw Peninsula Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Unbelievable shipping speed... Way to go Mowers Direct... Does not get any better.

Now for the Mower... This mower is without a doubt the best mower available on the market. Powerful engine that never bogs down when mulching. Hydrostatic drive for super speed control. Easy empty bagger without shutting off the mower... No need for electric start - it starts on the first pull out of... more
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Cheryl U.
Virginia Beach, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/19/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
As a military wife on her own allot to handle all home responsibilities when hubby deployed, I needed a reliable, trouble free mower to cut our 3/4 acre, flat yard. I was really tired of messing with our old mower. This Honda starts easily on the first pull. I love the blade stop feature. It makes bagging so much easier, and allows me to stop and attend to something quickly (like moving something off the grass, or choosing a diff song on my MP3 player) without stopping the engine and having... more
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Paul P.
Kansas City, MO
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have had one for 3 years, no issues, excellent cut, very durable.

It is heavy (104lbs) and expensive, but worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeff G.
Wauwatosa, WI
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Owned My Honda Mower For 12 Years.
Runs and starts like it's brand new. All I did was change the oil and spark plug on a regular basis and didn't use gas containing ethanol. I pull it out in the Spring after a Wisconsin Winter and it starts on the first pull. Never took it anywhere for any kind of maintenance. After 12 years I would have gone thru 3 cheaper mowers. Better to invest a little more money and save yourself some headaches.
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Roberts B.
Monroe, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/18/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Impressions Of Honda Hrx Mower
I have wanted to upgrade to a Honda mower for a very long time. My new lawn and landscaping gave me the perfect excuse.
I am suprised at the weight of the machine, it's resistance to the idea of being pulled backwards, and the challenges of maneuvering the machine. It's heavy, not nimble, and serious.

If you want to mow a large area that allows for gradual turns, this is the machine for you. If your mowing has a lot of 90 degree turns, or a lot of bushes you want to stitch around, you... more
Roberts Recommends This Honda Mower
Roberts's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Just the best."
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Jerry M.
Denver, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/2/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx 217hya Is Tops!
This is my fourth Honda mower in this line and it continues to outperform other brands at lower costs. The walking speed setting makes using the mower fun. The power increase from 160cc to 190cc was a great upgrade as my lawn is course (on the light hay side) and this mower has no problem cutting it. Another great feature is the manual height setting and a constant clearance in height front to back that avoids catching the tops of sprinkler heads on the under carriage as you mow.
Pros: Features, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Jerry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Great When It Worked
Lost compression 3 weeks after warranty expired. $300+ to repair. Currently looking for a real lawn mower.
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Edward C.
Jeffersonville, VT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality
Overall a well built mower. Takes about a half a pull to start. One nice thing about the blade brake - you're not turning the blade when starting the motor - easier pull. Seems well executed. I use it strictly as a mulcher on about 1 acre, about 2 hours to mow weekly. Trots along at about 3mph or just above. We have pretty thick grass, it's been moist and warm so the grass grows pretty fast.

I was skeptical of the rear drive but no worries, it goes, and turns easily. No issues with the... more
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Edward,
We are thrilled you are having such a great experience with your new Honda. Since you own an HRX model, your mower is equipped with the Clip Director. It is a great little device which allows you to easily switch over from bagging to mulching and vice versa. One thing I would suggest with having to deal with thicker grass is to move the Clip Direct over to the middle so it will bag a little as well as continue to mulch. This will help alleviate the excess grass under the deck and then you should not have an issue stalling moving forward.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call us.
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Edward's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly, arrived undamaged."
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Michael M.
Altoona, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bad Ass!
This mower does it all! Man I had a high end Husqvarna for 10 years prior that the self propel went out on so I was in the market. I always heard the talk about Honda and how great the mowers were. Well they live up to it big time. This baby started the very first pull!!!!

This machine runs itself. Got to love being able to let the mower run while you pick up freaking toys in the yard. If you're a father you know what I'm talking about. Notice I haven't even talked about the grass. more
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast fast fast and free free free on shipping! Way cheaper than my local John Deere dealer. No sales tax either."
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Robert
Sheboygan Falls, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like The Mower So Far
Have about 5 hours of cutting in with it. I does a very nice job with a single cut. I am very picky and usually cut same strip in both directions. I like the relatively quiet engine and blade engagement compared to other mowers. I do not so much like the drag present when trying to pull the mower backwards. It feels like I am putting some sort of detrimental stress on the self-propel mechanics and adds to the effort expended. I am hoping that this mower, at a $729 price will last 20 years with... more
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Kent
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Original
Back in the early eighties(1980ish) my father bought a Honda Self Propelled mower. I remember well how much he spoke about the price (EXPEN$IVE).

About 800 dollars then!!! My father passed away in 2010 and I inherited this lawn mower. It is over thirty years old and it still works like a charm. After sitting through the winter in a shed it generally takes less than 5 pulls to fire up. Once in use for the mowing season it is rare for it to take more than two pulls most of the time one does... more
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Randall C.
Seneca, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Best Machine
I owned and operated the earlier version of this same mower in an environment requiring 2.5 operating hours per week for 8 months per year for more than 10 years without any mechanical failure. The transmission eventually failed, no one knew how to fix it, hence the new model.

The new model was delivered to my door, I assembled the few parts, filled the required oil and fuel, pulled the starting rope ONE TIME and it ran perfectly! The new machine clutch for blade action is unnecessarily... more
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Ronald H.
Lawton, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Cadillac Of Mowers. A Must Have.
The mower is a bit heavy but it maneuvers very well. I love and demand a well cut lawn. This mower leaves my lawn cut as smooth at a golf course. The adjustable speed for self propell is awesome. Also the wheels are very easy to adjust. Not to mention it starts on the 1st pull every time. I am very pleased with my purchase. This is a mower that I would recommend to anyone that cares about there lawn.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
Ronald's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I placed my order by phone which was a good friendly experience. My order was shipped the next day and my new mower was at my door in good condition 3 day later. I was very pleased. This company seems to be very organized. Great job."
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Alan L.
Ubly, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Yet
I have had several mowers over my lifetime, but this Honda is the best performer yet. I took it out of the box and one pull of the starter and it went. I really like the double blades, when mulching there is no grass showing on top, it chops it up really fine.

I have used it three times so far and it is excellent. Don't buy the cheap ones. The whole mower from the wheels to the handles are excellent quality, a rare thing these days. Keep making QUALITY Honda.
Alan Recommends This Honda Mower
Alan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast and friendly website, I will buy again from them."
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David A.
Randolph, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Worth All The Money.
I does not mulch as well as I hoped for the money. I read that it left no chopped up grass behind.. but it does. and it is very awkward to hold down two levers.

One is to engage the blades to spin and the other is a throttle.. Holding down both levers and steering is awkward. It is not a smooth push this lawnmower. For the money, I could have find a lawn mower that mulches just a good and is easier to maneuver.
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Ronald G.
Edmond, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Best I Ever Owned
I've been around the block a time or two and in that time owned a lot of mowers. This Honda HRX217HYA is by far the best of the lot. My last mower was a Toro commercial model. It lasted several years, but finally began to make grinding noises that prompted this Honda purchase. The Honda leaves a nice smooth lawn and does it effortlessly. I like the ability to mulch and bag simultaneously, allowing you to decide how much grass gets mulched and how much gets bagged. It does not leave stray... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Heavy
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
Ronald's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is easy to deal with and offers fast shipping and delivery."
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Josh
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful And Fast
I have a little over 1/3rd acre to mow, and my old mower -- a Husqvarna self-propelled, with a Honda 160cc engine -- was just too slow and was not fun to use it in thick grass. So, I did a fair amount of research online to try to find one of the most powerful and fastest self-propelled mowers I could get. I got this one mainly because of the big Honda engine and the reliable transmission.

Speed? This is a HUGE improvement in self-propelled speed over my old mower. If I crank it up to the... more
Josh Recommends This Honda Mower
Josh's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The mower shipped super-fast and was in perfect shape when I got it!"
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Tony D.
Galloway, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I ordered this new mower in April 2015, to replace another Honda mower that my neighbor destroyed by hitting a cut off fence post in ground by setting mower too low. My new mower arrived in a few days after ordering it, was in good shape, and easy to assemble. The old mower was a belt drive, with the brake clutch, but found grass would bind up under mower belt housing. I am very impressed with the hydrstatic drive system, and the 190cc engine as I do have a few steep terains to cut. I would... more
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James W.
Brentwood, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda
I've mowed (.6 acre) three times using my new mower varying between full mulch to full discharge. It does a very good job mulching and a decent job discharging the clippings. It leaves the lawn with an extremely smooth and manicured appearance.

The mower is heavy but I believe this is a result of the high build quality. The drive mechanism takes some getting use to. It is not as easy to use as my old Toro Personal Pace, but I also believe the Honda's transmission will be more durable... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lon H.
Willmar, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed With Honda
The mower shipped very quickly. I open the box and it was very easy to set handle height and get set up. The engine started on second pull, however, the throttle linkage was messed up and revved up so I shut it down.

Took it to a Honda authorized center. They checked it out and said the engine blew when they started it so they gave me a new mower and took care of the blown engine with Honda.
Pros: Features
Lon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Keith
Morris County, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/19/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya A Winner!!!!
I was looking to replace a 20 yr. old Snapper Ninja when I sought the advice of my father in law. He said, "Get a Cr**tsman, they're the best. I have one and love it!" So I went out and bought one. What a mistake! I had it for 1 cut (lousy one at that) before I quickly returned it. So then began my research into a good self propelled mower. I spent about 3 hours on the net researching and seemed like all reviews had the Honda HRX217HYA at the top of its list. So after deciding... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Keith Recommends This Honda Mower
Keith's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Would definitely use Mowers Direct again! Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy power equipment over the internet."
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Rob Jamison
Herndon, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A+++
I replaced a 21" Craftsman self-propelled and am amazed at how much easier it is to mow my hilly, quarter-acre lot.

Here are some pluses of this mower:
* Quiet
* Stable (doesn't bounce around on the above ground tree roots)
* Cutting quality is excellent in both thin and overly thick grass areas
* Is easy to use on hills
* Only have to empty the bag once instead of at least 10 times
* Don't have to restart the mower when emptying backs or picking up debris from the lawn
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Rob Recommends This Honda Mower
Rob Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was excellent and used a reputable shipping company to deliver the mower to my house (700 miles away) in only 2 days."
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Calvin N.
Lemmon, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/20/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ubelieveable!!!
This is a great lawnmower!!!

I didn't read the directions and it started on the first pull!!!

This is the world's greatest lawnmower!!!

Everything worked as advertised!!!

It's very quiet and it uses very little gas!!!

All you have to do is be smart enough to pour in the oil that comes with it!!!
Calvin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cory G.
Grinnell, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/17/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Lawn Mower But Would Go Back To Toro
I bought the Honda after 8 years of owning a Toro Super Recycler. Wanted to try something new. I ordered the Honda and the mower arrived two days later. Excellent service from Mowers Direct. Filled with oil and gas and the mower started right up. I mowed one time with the mower and the cut wasn't as nice as my Toro.

I took off the blades and sharpened them because they didn't look sharp. I got a much better cut then but it still isn't as good as my Toro was. The self propelled takes... more
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Eric S.
Portsmouth, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My New Mower
I bought a new Honda mower with all the bells and whistles. I find the mower cuts great and starts with ease however I previously owned a Toro with personal pace and find that the Toro was easier to handle and the cut was the same. Just wished I stuck with the Toro super lawn mower.
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George W.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
So far, so good with the Honda. Everything is as advertised.
George Recommends This Honda Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on a Monday and delivered on Wednesday! Thank you! I will look to Mowers Direct first for my future lawn care needs."
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David S.
Sandy Springs, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Pro
Starts easily
Runs smoothly
Great walk behind speed control
OK bagging
Great mulching

Con
Heavy
Expensive (but worth it)
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Jeff F.
San Jose, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower But...
Just got my mower in a couple weeks ago. Started up out on the first pull. Gotta love that. I like the variable mulch/bag feature as well. I'm not liking the multiple handle bars for the blade clutch and self propel though. These are fine for straight away mowing but I find it difficult for working around trees, corners, ends etc. I had a Toro before and that's the one thing I miss about that mower is how easy it was to control the self propel. I think they really missed the mark on... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Control In Tight Areas
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott
Oswego, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/6/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
I love the way this mower cuts the grass and mulches the leaves, It's like a vacuum! There are a couple of areas that need improvement. First, is the way that you have to hold on to the handles in order for it to move , it's awkward. It takes some getting use to. My wife complains about it as well and she has been doing most of the mowing this year.

Another thing she noticed is that when emptying the grass clippings/ leaves into a Lawn paper bag that the Honda's bag is too wide and the... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Needs Some Tweeking See Review
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bill B.
Fairport, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/5/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda Self Propelled
Received my lawnmower a few weeks ago and the top of box was a bit damaged but the product inside was fine. Easy to assemble oil included so that was a breeze. Have cut lawn once so far and picked up leaves for fall all perfect. This lawnmower so far is my dream with the static transmission
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Bill Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas C.
Logan, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/24/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya (21") 190cc Self-propelled Lawn Mower W/ Blade B
I actually bought two of these mowers about 2 or 3 weeks apart. The first one I bought was for one of my sons, and the second was for me. I was familiar with Honda push mowers from back in the early 1980's. I needed to get a new mower since my riding mower was 32 years old and my two push mowers were giving me problems, both over 20 years old.

Hence, I paid for quality and I received quality. I have mowed with it 5-6 times, each time performing very well and very economical on gasoline. I... more
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was very friendly and courteous - two different salesmen during my two purchases. Delivery was prompt and most assuredly on time. Both mowers arrived when the estimated time stated. Product box and the product itself were in excellent shape."
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Justin P.
Newport News, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/14/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
This mower handles some of the thickest and tallest grass without a problem. The setup is incredibly easy and it performs very well. Looking forward to many years with this mower!
Justin Recommends This Honda Mower
Justin's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Absolutely phenomenal experience. MowersDirect delivered the product ahead of schedule, in absolute perfect condition. The person I spoke with was extremely knowledgeable and guided me to the best product for my needs. I will definitely shop here again!"
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Thomas
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/9/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Best Lawnmower!
This is a great lawn mower! I had owned a Honda mower for over 30 years and it started with first pull, until it died last year. Researched all new mowers and went back to Honda! Two new features that is great with multiple users are the adjustable height control bar and the personal pace speed control.
One drawback is the cost.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott D.
Vacaville, CA
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worst Lawnmower I Have Owned
I had a 216 Commercial Lawnmower and it was starting to cost a lot to keep running after 10 years. The shop I used recommended the Honda HRX217HYA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch. What a peace of garbage! It is under powered and does not vacuum like my old 216 did. Very very disappointed and upset I wasted all of this money on poor quality and week mower like this.
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Thomas K.
Hayward, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/29/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Put The Snapper To Pasture
After living with poor mulching from my snapper mower, I put it to pasture and am really happy with the quality of cut this Honda provides.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick delivery and everything as promised."
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Lance W.
Solon Springs, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Like all the reviews about Honda mower. You get what you pay for. This mower should last many years.
Lance Recommends This Honda Mower
Lance's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was fast, easy to set up mower. Runs like a watch."
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Scott N.
Tallahassee, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/16/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Great mower in all respects. Clutch is a little awkward at first when compared to a hand later like a motorcycle.

Only real criticism is the ledge that catches grass where the bagger attaches.

Have used a Honda powered mower for nearly 15 years without any problems. This product is well worth the premium
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Fabio
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Mower, So Much Fun
Got my mower delivered in 1 day, set it up, filled it with oil and gas, and it fired up on the first pull. Very impressed. The blade and clutch controls are amazing, especially when needing more control of the mower when going downhill.

Attaching the bag is very easy, and the mulching control does a great job on throwing the clippings to the side and not on your path when walking behind.

One small thing, the blade control hits the handlebar and chips the paint on it. Perhaps putting a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Fabio Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eric L.
St Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Incredible Cut
I retired a 20 year old Honda Harmony mower which was still running and upgraded to the HRX. Wow. The speed of this mower is incredible and the mulching leaves no trail of grass behind. My old Honda would bog down in tall grass but this bigger engine just pushes right on through. Some things are worth the money and this is one of them.
Eric Recommends This Honda Mower
Eric's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My mower shipped immediately and arrived just as expected. Overall a very nice experience."
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David N.
Marietta, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better That Expected
I had a Honda mower in the past and then got a 7 hp Briggs powered Craftsman to cut my thicker Bermuda. Which it would do but it could have problems...

This one was highly rated by Consumer Reports and I decided to splurge the additional $30 for the Hydrostatic drive.

It has been every bit as good as the videos show.

It starts on the first pull.

Clip director is awesome, I prefer to mulch but if the grass is too long this can take some of the bulk out but still mulch most of... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard W.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Used this mower 6 times now. It replaced an old Cub Cadet SRC21 which I really liked but was pretty much worn out after 12 years of use. I like this mower, it cuts a little better than the CC (less stragglers). It's a little more quiet with the Honda engine. I really bought it because I hope that it's durable and I like the hydrostatic drive. So far so good - no complaints. I'm not sure why but it doesn't seem to bag grass as well as the CC - where I'd normally have to empty the CC bag twice, I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kirk
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Great mower, smooth transaction with Mowers Direct. Started first crank and really impressive mulching. The controls are nicely located and very smooth. I plan on using this mower for many years to come. I find it has good self-propelled power and speed. I am 6 feet 5 inches tall and the handles are easily adjustable and can go at the proper height for both tall and short people.
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Nicholas A.
Stoughton, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/10/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blade Clutch Brake
The action of the yellow button is cause for some frustration. Hard to engage. Sometimes have to activate it three to four times. If I did it again, I'd prefer a model with out this feature.
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Rick P.
Voorheesville, NY
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Power Drive Problem
I had two Honda mowers with power drives. I wish I could say mine was 20 years old or still working, both units power drives have failed in 10 Years. The dealers service department has not seen that the power drive on units being a issue. When I purchased the second unit thought that perhaps the first unit was something not common with Honda. However, since it has happened on the second unit I'm not so sure if it is that uncommon for Honda lawn mowers. Once just a fluke but twice!!! I have... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Features
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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Bryan J.
Omaha, NE
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, A Great Machine
Bought this from a local dealer yesterday after reading the review from this website. I have a Toro and Craftsman. I've had the Toro for many years, starts easy and produces a good cut and mulch, the Caftsman not so much and is on it's last leg. Needed repair parts for the drive and no longer available by Sears or apparently anyone else.

Can't find a bad thing to say about the Honda after 3+ hours of mowing. My grass wasn't that tall so I mowed both my neighbors lawns and used the 100%... more
Bryan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Andy
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Way Overrated!
Bought this mower with the highest of hopes. Within a month of using it the speed selector was worn out and would not stay in place. The throttle is always sticking and allows it only to idle until you fiddle with the carb. After the first year the drive is now noisy, and has a terrible grinding sound coming from it.

Last year when it wouldn't run, I pulled my old craftsman from the shelf, gassed it up, and used it until I had time to tear the Honda apart again.

There may have been a day... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Difficult To Use, Durability
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John M.
Gainesville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/8/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely The Best Buying Experience Ever!
What can I say. I did the research, picked the right mower, ordered on Monday and was mowing on Wednesday! You guys are great. Thanks.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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James H.
Spartanburg, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/6/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 5