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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
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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 (21)
High Quality (17)
Features (15)
Easy To Use (14)
I'd Buy It Again (13)
Cons
Expensive (14)
None (5)
Heavy (3)
Difficult To Use (2)
Unreliable (2)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Quin R.
Rock Hill, SC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pity Those Who Dont Buy A Honda
My cub cadet broke the first year I owned it I paid 450. Under-powered and unreliable drive system on Cub Cadet. Honda is the best mower I have ever owned. Powerful even when lawn is wet and the drive system is beautiful. It will never rust too! 190 cc engine is just right for any speed you want to cut. Doesn't bog down at all!
Quin Recommends This Honda Mower
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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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Bernd F.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Very nice mower. The engine doesn't stop every time you stop, which I like very much. Excellent mower but pricey.
Pros: Reliable, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Bernd Recommends This Honda Mower
Bernd's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience every time I bought from Mowers Direct. Items shipped very fast. I would buy from them again."
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Robert C.
Fairborn, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Difference, Great Mower
I replaced my older Honda rwd mower with this one. I can cut grass that's wet by using the mulch/bag handle and diverting half to bag.

I can stop the mower blades by releasing the handle and the motor keeps running while I'm clearing debris. The 1 button and then the handle and the blades are now back to cutting... saves time and beats restarting.

The deck does not allow grass to stick to it much, and the no-rust deck keeps the mower quieter than the older Honda.

Very happy with this... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct made the entire ordering very simple...web site is a breeze to use and the selections are very good."
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Chaim T.
Suffern, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's Amazing!!!!!!!
It works excellent, did a great job. Even though I have a steep property.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Fast
Cons: None
Chaim Recommends This Honda Mower
Chaim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A smooth buy."
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Daniel W.
Cheektowaga, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
Works as advertised, no problems with blade stop at all. Easy start, speed control easy to use, fairly quiet running. Love it.
Pros: Features, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Cons: None
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gordon D
Lambertville, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Best Mower I've Ever Owned
Very good mower at a fair price point. Glad I got the blade clutch, so I only need to start the mower once per mow. The RPMs seem lower than expected and it takes less than a minute for the RPMs to stabilize. Bagger and mulcher work great.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Gordon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ralph B
Holmdel, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliable Mower
Purchased to replace a similar Honda mower that was 28 years old and slowly dying (frame broke, wheels falling apart, etc.) Functions are very similar to the old one. Engaging the blade is now a two-step process. The blade engagement is a bit touchy in that if one doesn't hold tight it releases - undoubtedly a "safety" improvement but a bit annoying. The new variable drive speed control is also somewhat touchy and one needs to press down more (like a car accelerator) if there is... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Ralph Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert R
Metairie, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Get What You Pay For!
There's an abundance of choices when is comes to a self propelled mower but Honda stands above all. If your looking for a cheap mower don't bother looking at these but if you want a great value and longevity this is your mower.
I wanted the Blade Brake as a safety and convenience feature as I am turning over the lawn care to my 12year old son. Instead of having to restart the mower every time you have to stop or empty the bag this feature is an nice upgrade. When a 12 Year old can easily pull... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeffrey L
Sterling, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product And Great Retailer
Mower arrived in great condition with little damage to the box. It went together very easily and quickly and started easily on the 1st start. I have used it twice so far to cut, and am very pleased with the quality of the cut and the function of the mower. I'm sure this will be a great mower for years to come.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Jeffrey Recommends This Honda Mower
Jeffrey's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was easy to work with, I did it all online and never needed to contact them for any reason. I was very pleased with their price and service on this purchase and have already recommended them to my Father to replace his mower."
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Jack M
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Thick St Augustine Grass
I needed a mower that would pull it self through my thick St Augustine grass. I have a moderate hill in the back and this mower is just what I needed.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Jack Recommends This Honda Mower
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