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Honda HRX217HYA (21") 190cc 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 OHV 190cc 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/CC190 cc
 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)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  1 Question
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.
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Everything About My Purc... (1)
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Easy To Use (13)
Features (11)
Cons
Expensive (12)
Heavy (4)
Unreliable (2)
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90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
84 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2732 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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9125
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
36 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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362
Butte
Ontario, OR
Total Helpful Votes
113 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
All Warranty Claims Denied. Honda Blames Bad Gas
I have had this mower less than a year and have had the carburetor repaired 3 times. Each time the dealer blames bad gas for the problem despite the fact that I bought a new gas jug, changed gas stations and followed their recommendation exactly. The warranty is a fraud since you have no defense against the bad gas claims. The first repair occurred 3 weeks after purchase and has continued.
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11320
Mark
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
6 Months And The Honeymoon Was Over
Was great for the first six months. Then, the auto choke failed and starting was a daunting task. Followed fuel recommendations by using premium fuel with added stabilizer and refueled after each use so tank was always full. It requires around 30 pulls before it will start if you are lucky. Once started, it runs great. Contacted local dealer and they have a 4 week backlog of Honda mowers needing work so I' m definitely not sold on Honda being reliable. When I walked into the dealer service... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Unreliable
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50
Brian P.
Eagan, MN
Total Helpful Votes
52 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda Vs Old Toro Personal Pace
I bought this mower only a week ago and mowed once with it, but have also gathered some information you might find useful. I had a Toro Personal Pace 22" with the 190cc engine last year and my initial impression was this Honda has much more power. The Toro has 7 lb ft. of torque. The Honda did not state any torque values, however if you google GCV190 and look up the engine for this model you will find that this Honda engine has 8.3 lb ft of torque. Might not seem like much more power,... more
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Mike M.
Bay City, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Light Fast Mower With Great Features.
Why didn't I buy this mower before? Once I got it out of the box, it took about 10 minutes to start mowing. I really like the hydrostatic transmission as you can change speeds with little effort. It definitely moves fast in high speed and has cut my mowing time to about a 1/3 less. Easy to start and yes the price is high but you are getting great mower. I would give 5 stars across the board but I don't have the longevity/reliability story yet.
Pros: Features, Light Weight, Fast, No Tools Required During Prep
Cons: Expensive
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A positive experience. Would recommend to a friend."
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Kevin Hartman
Minneapolis, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like My New Honda
I bought this mower to replace my nearly 30 YEAR OLD HONDA which by the way is still in use at our new lake place!! The mower starts easy, and is very quiet. I don't care for the bagging/mulching switch lever, and I don't care for the individual wheel height adjustments as this is easier on my old Honda with a spring loaded linked rear wheel adjustment system. All in all, my kids and wife can use the new machine easily, and the bag attachment, while smaller than the old bag, is easy for them... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have purchased two items from your sites, and find them easy to use and very helpful."
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120
Jerry
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not Perfect, But Close
The lawnmower this has replaced is a Honda 214, which is over 20 years old and still starts on the first easy pull. The reason for the replacement is that the 214 engine is starting to blow a little blue smoke for about 10 seconds after starting and it is not self propelled.

The 217 is very powerful and does an excellent job of mulching. My old mower would get grass bunched up under the deck, but this one does not and the clippings are much smaller. There must be something to the extra... more
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120
Charles B.
Shelton, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Lawnmower Was Worth Waiting For!
I am very impressed with the way the mower was packaged and the short time it took to arrive after my order was taken by Mowers Direct. Being able to walk away from the mower without shutting it off (blade brake) is a wonderful feature. I feel in the long run my Honda HRX217HYA-21" mower will be worth the initial expense.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jerry
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Good Mower But For The Price It Should Be Better
It was time to replace my 23 year old Bolens. I paid $520 for it when I purchased it. I did a lot of research and landed on the Honda line. I paid $100 to upgrade to this model for a couple of features: 1) The hydrostatic drive. 2) The blade brake. They are worth the money. My backyard is on a hill and the rear wheel drive is a huge plus. It does a great job pushing this heavy mower up the hill. The Bolens was a front wheel drive and I was sold on it until I got this Honda. The hydrostatic... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Versamow Discharge Clogs, Needs A Reverse Gear
Jerry Recommends This Honda Mower
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91
Ron
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Had It For A Year And Love It!
I got the mower around a year ago. The thing starts up first pull, runs well, clips tall grass easily. If there was anything to note was that the clutch does not hold the mower steadily when you go down hill - it actually freely runs down, so be prepared to hold it back as you do so. Other than that, I love it and would get it again.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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80
Greg L.
Katy, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/27/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mulching I've Ever Seen!
This mower started right out of the box and it works smooth and quiet. It mulches so well I could not believe it was cutting. No clippings anywhere! Amazing.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Greg Recommends This Honda Mower
Greg Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast service!"
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