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Honda HRR216VLA (21") 160cc 3-In-1 Self-Propelled Electric Start Lawn Mower

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Model: HRR216VLA
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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Honda GCV160 160cc 4-Cycle Engine
Fuel efficient and powerful for reliable performance

Self-Charging Electric Start
Simple, effortless key start with no need for "plug-in" charging

Adjustable Smart Drive™ Variable Speed Transmission
Self-propelled drive system for improved ground speed and control
Easily control the forward speed from the handle

Honda Auto Choke™ System
Eliminates the need for manually choking a cold engine

21-Inch, 16-Gauge Stamped Steel 3-In-1 Mowing Deck
Standard rear bag, mulching capability and rear discharge
New rear discharge design for improved bagging performance

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

Large Capacity 1.9 Bushel Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

Two-Position EZ-Fold Handle
Quick release handle for easy height adjustment and storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
160 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
6.9 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
1.25-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Engine Guard
No
Hour Meter
No
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Weight
88 Pounds
Product Length
60.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102004473
Model
HRR216VLA
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  5 Questions
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is this mower front or rear wheel drive?
by Jim from California on April 22, 2016

A: Jim - the Honda HRR216 series mowers are rear wheel drive.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: If you want to discharge the grass, how does that work? Is there a side discharge?
by Brian from Florida on January 22, 2016

A: Brian - on the Honda HRR216 series mowers, the discharge function is through the rear of the mower deck. To discharge clippings to the rear, remove the grass bag and leave the Clip Director lever in the BAG position. The shutter door on the rear of the deck (where the bagger hooks on to the mower) stays slightly open, and the grass clippings are discharged out from there.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is the cost of the leaf shredder attachment
by Dan from Alabama on May 10, 2015

A: Dan - the current model HRR216 series Honda mowers (K9) have a re-designed mower deck that does not accommodate a leaf shredder attachment. If you have a 2013 or older Honda HRR216 mower (K1 thru K8 in your model number), then the leaf shredder attachment will fit up to your mower: leaf shredder
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What does 4-in-one stand for?

by Jacob from Colorado on August 05, 2013

A: Jacob - a 4-in1- mower has the capability to bag, mulch or discharge grass clippings, as well as shred leaves in the fall if you require this functionality. The leaf shredding attachment is not included and would have to purchased separately: leaf shredder
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRR216VLA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (4)
Price (3)
Reliable (2)
Features (2)
Durable (2)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Heavy (2)
Touchy Speed Control (1)
Pricy And Will Not Work ... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
77% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Victoria Bowman Alon
Mckinleyville, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
At Last!
A machine for me! Easy to start, easy to adjust self-propelled speed, and comfortable handles. I do not need to wait for a family member to rescue me. Yard looks great.
Victoria Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald S.
Brimfield, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/25/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
The Honda Mower Is A Bust
Mowers Direct shipped the mower very quickly and it arrived in perfect shape. EXCEPT. I assembled it which was easy and put in the oil. After using it the first time I saw some oil drippings.

I figured maybe I missed some. I have used it 3 times since and the oil leak is REALLY BAD! It is coming from the main shaft to the blades. Must be a bad seal. Very disappointed. NOW how do I get it fixed?????
Ronald Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Loren C.
Mankato, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far, So Good.
I think that the Honda HRR216VLA is a great mower, but one does not really know for sure until the fourth or fifth year of service.

It does a great job of cutting with the double blade.

There are two issues which I find bothersome.

1. Why can't Honda include the cord to charge the battery in the box when it is shipped. A $5.00 item which cost me $25 leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

2. Until the dandelions stop blooming, I bag everything to prevent the spread of those pesky plants.more
Loren Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joseph M.
Kensington, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Bad But I Don't Like The Throttle
The mower started right up and is very easy to start.
The mower surges slightly until warmed up.
The mower mulches very well in either bag or no bag mode.
The bag is a little smaller than my previous mower which is a little inconvenient.

My biggest issues are with the throttle.
It is very hard to find a comfortable spot even though it is adjustable. I find the static throttle on my old mower much more comfortable.

The other complaint is that the cut of the mower seems to be slightly... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Joseph Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Kirk M.
Denver City, TX
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Surges Right Out Of Box
Just bought today 6-4-16 bought at store approx 75mi from home. I live in stix. Uncrated and put oil gas in. looked in bag and no key. Called home depot where I bout from went thru 3 people and 30 minutes later they said they would mail me a key. We will see. Started on first pull. Once warm and auto choke disengaged all it would do was surge up and down on power.

Thought its new lets let it run, an hour later of running still doing it. Got mad and turned it off. Couple hours later... more
Kirk Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Daniel T.
Rexburg, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/15/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Great Mower... If It Worked!
Great mower... on paper. I thought that it was a good price from Mowers Direct. Unfortunately, the mower does not run properly.
Cons: Unreliable, Bad Instructions
Daniel Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Daniel,
Your mower should still be under warranty from the manufacturer. Try contacting them to find out where you can take it in for warranty repairs. We're very sorry that you've had problems with the mower since you got it. If you'd like any further help from us, feel free to give us a call. We'd be happy to help any way we can.
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John B.
Safety Harbor, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
came through shipping in good shape easy to get running have used it twice and it does an excellent job
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul P.
Milford, CT
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
37 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrr216vla Nice Mower
Purchased this model at Home Depot because pricing was less and I wanted to have it same day. I think this is a quality machine that will serve me well. I like the electric start and the Mulch or Bag Clip Director that doesn't require a separate plug for mulching.

The one concern was the Smart Drive self propel feature was making a pretty loud clicking noise (loud enough to hear it over the engine running) when I would engage the smart drive lever to move forward. It did this after I would... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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340
Rich L.
Tulsa, OK
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower That Could Use Just A Little More Power
I just bought one of these and in general, it performs pretty much as advertised. I bought it to trim around areas that are difficult to mow with my larger John Deere 322 garden tractor with a 50 inch belly mower. After I figured out how to start it, it was easy and it always starts immediately. The low operating RPM makes it a quiet runner but it does seem to be a little underpowered in heavy or wet grass, something that I was not used to with my 3 cylinder tractor. The HRR series Honda... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Quiet, Price
Cons: Heavy
Rich Recommends This Honda Mower
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Vincent S.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/14
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Very Easy To Setup And Use
Overall this is a fantastic mower. I was wary about ordering it online since I knew a return would basically be out of the question, but I trusted the Honda name.

I could not locate this exact mower from my local Home Depot or their website, so I ordered it from Mowersdirect. Of course the day after I ordered it I found the exact mower at Home Depot for $40 less, but with taxes the Mowersdirect turned out to be almost identical in price, plus it was delivered to my home (for free). ... more
Vincent Recommends This Honda Mower
Vincent's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast service, shipped immediately and arrived in about two days, easy to unbox and was up and running in no time with no tools required."
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Keith L.
Oneida, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Ever Owned
I love this machine! Starts after one pull, like it claims. And once the battery is charged, it's a piece of cake to walk up to it, squeeze the handle, and hit the key start. You can shut it off and restart it 'til the cows come home. Mulch function is the best I've ever seen.

The bagger is quick and easy to change, and removing leaves in the fall is a pleasure. I have three huge Norway maples hanging over the house. I always dreaded fall. No longer will I fear the falling leaves. My Honda... more
Keith Recommends This Honda Mower
Keith's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is the way to go. The price was good, and free shipping made it a sweet deal. The mower was gassed up and mowing my lawn 3 days after I ordered it. The site is easy to use. Buy this Honda, and buy it from Mowers Direct."
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