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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 186cc Select Drive™ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Honda Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: HRX217VKA
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 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

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

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


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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 Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3.6 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
89 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
786102003131
Model
HRX217VKA
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  3 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
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 HRX217VKA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (31)
High Quality (26)
Reliable (20)
Durable (15)
Quiet (13)
Cons
Expensive (20)
Heavy (11)
None (6)
Unreliable (3)
Low Quality (2)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Mower, Groomed Lawn
Purchased this mower in April 2015, used about 10 times now. Mower is a pleasure to use-- takes the work out of mowing. It's operable one-handed, most difficult thing with mowing is deciding what beverage to hold while doing it. Twin blade system does a great job of leaving a smooth lawn and very small clippings. I would definitely buy again.
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
Matt's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to find what I was looking for on their website. great price, fast shipping... what else could I want?!"
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Kevin
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/4/15
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Worth The Price
Don't let the name HONDA fool you, this is junk in my opinion. First time I used it, one front wheel, and one rear wheel fell off. The third time I used it, the self propel mechanism broke and I had to bring it to a repair shop to get it fixed.

Just about every time I get it out to cut my grass, the rear wheels will not roll when pulling it backwards until I force them. The self propel mechanism feels like it is about to break again. This is junk!
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Low Quality, Unreliable
Kevin Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Kevin,
Sorry you are not happy with the mower, but Honda mowers are very well made and have become one of our better sellers. They do come with a full warranty, so when something like this happens they will fix it.
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Kevin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've purchased from Mowers Direct a few times, and I have been satisfied with my purchases each time."
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Joe S
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/25/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
This mower is great, it certainly has exceeded my expectations, although the price is a little high, with the reliability and quality I understand why.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: None
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
Joe's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent product, it makes mowing a very pleasant experience. A far cry better than my previous Craftsman mower."
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Bill C.
Summerville, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific Mower!!!
What a great mower! I have had 3 Toros over the past 25 years and have been satisfied with their quality. But, my new Honda takes it to another level! The variable speed self propelled feature is easier to use and smoother than my Toro. The bag cutoff and mulch/bag selector is great! I do have a little of extra clippings fall out when I remove the bag, but nothing major. The engine is powerful and dependable and it seems to use less fuel than my previous mowers. I would recommend if you're... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Cons: Expensive
Bill Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mark
Saint Louis Park, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/25/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Performed perfectly for its first two months. I'm confident that it will continue for years to come.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael S.
St. Charles, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/1/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Second Honda In 17 Years
These mowers are the best. That's just my opinion. I have had a Honda for 17 years. To tell the truth I didn't take very good care of it. These things run forever. I went up a model this time. With this light weight housing it's awesome. I think they are a little pricey, but I feel you get what you pay for. You get a great mower that will run and last for many years. So the price per year is really cheaper than buying cheap mowers over and over.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My experience was great. It got here really fast. The only complaint I could come up with is the box was slightly open on one end. I don't think you guys had any control over that. I'm not complaining at all. I will buy a snow blower from you guys in the future."
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Kevin Von B.
N74w15730 Stonewood Dr., WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/30/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
Needed a lawn mower in Fall as the growing season was extended due to unseasonably warm weather and my old mower didn't last. This mower has a large bag for pickup, and the lawn looks great after mowing. The variable speed works excellent. Lots of engine power. Very easy set up. Most stores transitioned into winter equipment, and there was no selection to choose from. Mowers direct had exactly what I needed and delivered on time.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great online service. Reviews were helpful in purchase. Delivered on time."
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Logan P.
Bentonville, AR
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Mower
I am 15 years old. I have my own small lawn care business. I have 12 lawns, and the mower is doing great. Today I mowed a wet and long lawn. It did amazing! It plowed right through with no problem. The dual blades works really well. I would highly recommend!
Logan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald A.
Marion, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower
Shipped fast, easy assembly, added oil provided and filled with gas. Started on first pull. I have had the mower for about three weeks now. Starts on the first pull every time. Engine surges for 5-10 seconds when cold, runs great after that. I can mow twice as long on a tank of gas as my old mower, which is still a good mower (Craftsman 6.5 self propelled, with big rear wheels).

Old mower didn't mulch as well as my new Honda. I like the select drive, works very well. Like the mulch and bag... more
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Errol T.
Simpsonville, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/26/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Boring Mower.
No drama with this mower. It does everything with ease and no coercion on my part. I really like the hard polymeric material which makes up the body. My friends say you could hit it with a hammer and it not dent or break, but I'm not trying that - this thing when filthy with grass and dirt, just washes off to an as-new look.

It's really true that it starts with just ONE pull. How did Honda do that? The dual blades are a great idea. Why aren't all mowers like that? Negatives ? not many....... more
Errol Recommends This Honda Mower
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David
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Need To Make Deck Guard Kit Available And Clearly Listed As Acce
I've owned this mower for just over a year. It is my sole mower on about an acre of land that includes lots of underbrush and other obstacles. When I pulled it out for this year's mowing, I noticed considerable scratching along the sides of the deck and the two Nexite mold seams on each side slightly lifted off of flush.

I complained to my local authorized repair dealer. They thought I had a valid complaint (especially about the lifted seams). The regional Honda rep, however, had no... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Easy To Start
Cons: Deck Guard Kit Should Be Standard
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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