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

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Model: HRX217VYA
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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
51 Reviews
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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
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Innovative Select Drive™ Variable Speed Drive System
Use the speed adjust dial to set desired speed range
Let's you control your speed while you mow
Select Drive™ handle forms a comfortable, one-piece handlebar

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

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

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

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

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels
7 position cutting height adjustment (3/4" to 4")

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
98 Pounds
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102005210
Model
HRX217VYA
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  2 Questions
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does it have a discharge chute rear or side capability is this a optional equipment
by Marty from Indiana on April 30, 2015

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217VYA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
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
Reliable (25)
Easy To Use (21)
High Quality (21)
Features (19)
I'd Buy It Again (16)
Cons
Expensive (20)
None (7)
Heavy (4)
Difficult To Use (2)
Low Quality (2)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Algirdas G
Wilmington, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
A bit disappointing with the 'improved' speed control. My previous Honda mower, once the speed was set, maintained the speed very well while going up slight incline or down. This one evidently controls the torque, and when trying to go up grade at low speed, just sits there, need to increase the speed but then when things get level it is too fast to walk.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Algirdas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Shane H.
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy A Honda Mower With Roto-stop
I was hesitant about purchasing this model which features Roto-Stop technology, but was reassured that Honda had fixed the issues that has plagued the brake clutch feature. Turns out, they have not. I have used it once so far and the blade disengaged 4 times while mowing. Very frustrating and disappointing. It is also very troubling that I am most likely stuck with this model now that is has been used once. I should have bought the model without Roto-Stop, I just thought it would be a... more
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable, Faulty Blade Clutch System
Shane Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Shane,
Shane, sorry to hear of the trouble with your Honda mower. There was a Service Bulletin issued a few weeks ago that sounds like the problems you've had. The issue is possible poor fit of Roto-Stop lever, which may cause it to release. Any Honda dealer can inspect and make a repair, as this is a warranty item. Or, if it is easier, I can send you instructions on how to do the job yourself. It's a simple procedure, requiring only a small bit of protective tape and a tape measure to make an adjustment.
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Mike W.
Somerset, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/28/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Would Purchase Again
Love this mower. Seemed expensive because I haven't purchased a mower in yrs. After using, well worth the money.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Byrdmon
Hampton, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mows And Bags Like A Champ, But A Few Cons
Overall I am very pleased with this mower - It literally started (and continues to start) with the first pull right out of the box. Blade Brake is a game changer and also works perfectly. I live on a very heavily wooded area so there are so many sticks and twigs I'd continuously have to stop for to remove or pick up.. then having to restart my old mower every time.. Blade brake is a God send. Also - if you are into bagging like I am.. I swear this thing has a vacuum underneath it.. as soon as... more
Pros: Reliable, Features, bagging
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, poor traction
Byrdmon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Christopher L.
Idaho Falls, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/10/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic
Lots of power to cut my thick lawn. cuts like a hot knife. The bag has lots of capacity. Since I bag, the blade brake clutch is great for not having to stop the engine. I also like the ability to throttle down the engine when emptying the bag. The adjustable mowing speed and control lever is intuitive and easy to use. The ball bearing wheels make it much easier to push and pull when mowing around obstacles. Starts on the first pull. I was surprised at how small the engine oil sump is - 12 oz... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Price was competitive. The local dealer was over priced and had added fees not just tax."
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Quin R.
Rock Hill, SC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pity Those Who Dont Buy A Honda
My cub cadet broke the first year I owned it I paid 450. Under-powered and unreliable drive system on Cub Cadet. Honda is the best mower I have ever owned. Powerful even when lawn is wet and the drive system is beautiful. It will never rust too! 190 cc engine is just right for any speed you want to cut. Doesn't bog down at all!
Quin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mark M.
Davenport, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Mower!
Finally saved enough money to purchase a Honda lawn mower. A neighbor told me his Honda lawn mower was the best purchase he ever made 18 year old and still starts first pull ever time for him. I've had my Honda lawn mower for about 2 month now. Straight out of the box, it started first pull. It has always started first pull. The composite deck material is great in that even wet grass doesn't stick to it long enough for it to build up like it will on metal decks. I haven't used the bagger or the... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
Mark's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct website was easy to work with and my mower shipped quickly. I am very pleased with their service and have already recommended them to friends and coworkers."
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Paul P.
Perrysburg, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I've Ever Owned In My 75 Years Of Living.
Easy starting, very maneuverable and does a great job in cutting the lawn.
Pros: Reliable, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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John T.
Crofton, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawn Mower
I have mainly used a Sears lawn mower in the past. I decided to try this Honda mower.

My only concern was that the manual was written with everything necessary but not in the direct order that I needed. So I retyped the manual to be order that I clearly understood. I followed my manual, and the motor started on the first pull every time. I adjusted the motor speed and it cut the grass faster than any of my other lawn mowers. However, it was safe to operate if I concentrated on the mower... more
Pros: Reliable, Features, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Wanda B.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Mower!!!
I am a 68 year old lady and have pulled on a rope till I was purple, pushed on the little red gas feed button, fought with a flooded engine and wasted so much time and effort trying to start my older model mower, that I was about to stop mowing and bring in goats.

This mower was twice or more the cost of many other mowers, but worth every penny.

The ease of start is wonderful, no need to pay more for a key start because this mower starts on the very first or second easy pull. The body... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, Well worth the money
Wanda Recommends This Honda Mower
Wanda's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The easiest and the best!"
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Mecos O.
Capitol Heights, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Definitely A Great Mower
So I'm not the type to write long reviews, like other people here, so I'll keep it simple

1: Definitely did NOT start on first pull. Started on like the 20th pull, due to fuel not getting to motor (yes, I did EVERYTHING correctly), just had to keep pulling cord.

2: Definitely a great motor, the speed adjustment settings are beautiful and makes cutting grass look like a breeze.

3: Very light mower in the front. Front end will kick up if you go too fast, a minor inconvenience....

4:... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Manuverability, Difficult to clean
Mecos Recommends This Honda Mower
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