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Honda HRX217K5HYA (21") 186cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Honda Engine
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Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Hydrostatic Transmission With Cruise Control
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

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

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRX217HYA
 UPC:786102002226
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC186 cc
 Torque8.3 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size.29 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
 Transmission TypeHydrostatic
Wheels
 Front Tire Size9 Inch
 Rear Tire Size9 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
 MaterialNeXite
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height0.75-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight96 Lbs. (43.55 kilograms)
 Dimensions64.5L x 23.0W x 40.0H
(163.83 x 58.42 x 101.60 cm)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  2 Questions
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
Q: Good morning,

I see that the Honda HRX217HZA has a non-metal mowing deck (with a lifetime warranty). What material is it made out of and on an uneven surface will the deck flex? Thanks

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217HYA 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
Easy To Use (34)
Reliable (25)
Features (24)
High Quality (21)
I'd Buy It Again (20)
Cons
Expensive (30)
Heavy (14)
Unreliable (5)
Packaging (2)
Durability (2)
91% 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
Total Helpful Votes
9885 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment 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
Jose Recommends This Model
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29461
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
128 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
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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12815
Lon H.
Willmar, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
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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Travis R.
Gilbert, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment 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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Jeff Fox
Victoria, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
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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180
Mark H.
Edina, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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John M.
Eagle Harbor, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment 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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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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80
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
Kent Recommends This Honda Mower
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91
Edward C.
Jeffersonville, VT
Purchased from Power Equipment 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 Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly, arrived undamaged."
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Cory G.
Grinnell, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment 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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Ronald G.
Edmond, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment 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 Power Equipment 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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