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Honda HRX217K2HXA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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Model: HRX217K2HXA
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Semi Pro Lawn Mowers
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Flat Terrain

Cutting Inches
Premium Honda GCV190 OHV 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Hydrostatic Cruise Control Transmission
Allows infinitely variable, self-propelled speed settings

Honda Roto-Stop® Blade Brake Clutch
Allows you to start & stop blades with the engine still running
Step away from the mower without having to restart the engine

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

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

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty

Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
190 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
.75-4.0 Inches
Maximum Speed
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Drive System
Rear Bagger
Mulcher Kit
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Front Axle
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
96 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
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Q: What is the Ft/lb torque rating on the Honda HRX217K2VKA 190cc Honda GCV lawn mower and current price?
by Carl Pieper from Colorado on July 04, 2011

A: Carl - the Honda GCV190 engine is rated at 8.3 ft/lb @ 2500 rpm. Due to Honda's pricing policies, we are not permitted to quote prices via an e-mail. You will have to call us in order to get our pricing.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What is the difference between the HRX217K2HXA and the HRX217K2HMA other than the electric start. I'm trying to decide between the two. Thanks!
by Walter from Illinois on May 16, 2011

A: Walter - the electric start feature is the only major difference between these two models. All of the other key features on these two mowers are the same other than the electric start.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: How do you change the oil? Is it necessary to tip the mower over? Is it difficult to drain? Clean?
by Jim from Oregon on May 14, 2011

A: I wish there was an easier way, but you will need to tip the mower in order to change the oil. Why is it not easier is beyond me, but this is how Honda does it. It would not be a difficult process to drain, but you do need to tip the unit, so doing it while you have the least amount of gas in is suggested.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Are Leaf shred and side discharge come with this model? Do you take Honda Power Equipment credit card?
by Paul from Alabama on April 26, 2011

A: This model would have the availability to shred and side discharge. The side discharge would be out the back on the mower and the leaf shredder would be managed by using the clip director on the back of the engine.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Are the transmissions in the Honda HRX and HKK series mowers covered under the Honda warranty?
by Mike Brown from South Carolina on March 27, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, the transmissions are covered under the Honda warranty.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I have a HR214 that needs to be replaced. This mower can be operated manualy with the the self propelled feature disengaged. This will allow the mower to be pushed and pulled with the self propelled feature disengaged. Nice for mowing around shurbs, ect. Will the HRX217K2HXA do this?
by George Cranford from South Carolina on March 25, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. Yes this mower has that feature.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Im looking to replace a 6 yr old craftsman mower that the deck is rusting out. It still runs well but I have had to make numerous reengineering fixes (bailing wire, moving bolts, etc) to get a partially level cut. THe mower still leans slightly to the left. IT was a hand-me-down and still cuts decent but i need to make the jump to a new one. What are your recomendations for a new self propelled push mower that will last for many years, and is very durable? Basically the best on the market (honda, John deere, etc.) Price doesnt matter. Thanks!!!!!
by Brett from Illinois on March 22, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This Honda HRX217K2HXA would be your best option for a long lasting, greaet performing mower. It is equipped with one of best performing engines available and it also has a Nexite deck made of high impact resistant materia that does not dent, rust, or corrode with a lifetime warranty.

by Jose, Product Expert

Honda HRX217K2HXA Reviews & Ratings
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Ridge, NY
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Just picked up my Honda lawnmower today and so far I really like all the great features. I live on roughly 1 acre of land of which 3/8 of this is grass. I also have a lot of tress so leaf cleanup is a big chore as well. Upon opening the box, I was amazed at the fact that there was virtually no assembly necessary. I just lifted up the handle and snap it into place. Oil was supplied so I added it which by the way was Honda 10W30 SAE. And then filled the tank with 91 octane fuel (the manual... more
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Boynton Beach, FL
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217k2hxa Self-propelled Mower
After receiving the mower, you simply set up the handle and bag, add the supplied oil, add gas and you are off and mowing. The mower works great and disengaging the blade without turning off the mower makes emptying the bag a better experience. The ability to adjust between full mulch and full bag is another nice feature.
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Northboro, MA
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy
Worked great for 10 mos, blown engine in 11th month of use. Unit was kept inside, always used fresh gas and oil kept at correct level. Honda's insolence and arrogance in trying to get this piece of junk fixed is not worth the aggravation or stress.
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William R.
Ballwin, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/11
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowin In Style!
The mower showed up, I removed it from the carton, I proudly worshiped for a minute and then it practically put itself together. I added the included oil, filled the gas, pulled the rope and it purred on the first pull! I've never had a new mower before. I'm practically strutting around the yard!
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Virginia Beach, VA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Worth The Money
I love the blade brake and how the self-propelled system works. Very easy to use for a gas mower. I did a test cut on the super thick grass that runs between my yard and the neighborhood playground and it cut it like it was nothing.

As far as noise goes, it's quiet for a gas mower. When you disengage the blades it's very quiet and fast. As soon as you engage the blades its loud and the engine runs smoother under the load of the blades. The clippings were very small from what I've seen... more
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Lusby, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/8/11
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Found Mower's Direct after looking for this model at local suppliers. They were either out of stock, or too expensive and too far. After free shipping and better sales tax, Mower's Direct was within $10 of the Big Box store price and I didn't have to drive 50 miles to get it. Sales staff was very efficient and mower arrived in 4 days. The Honda was extremely easy to assemble....raise the handle and put in oil and gas. Started right up and ran great.

This mower is well worth the money... more
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