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Honda HRX217VLA (21") 186cc Self-Propelled Electric Start Lawn Mower

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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
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Fuel efficient and powerful for reliable performance

Self-Charging Electric Start
Simple, effortless key start with no need for "plug-in" charging

Adjustable Select Drive™ Variable Speed Transmission
Variable speed self-propelled drive system powers the mower
Easily control the forward speed from the handle

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

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels


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Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
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
Motor
Battery Included
Included
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
Assembly Required
No
Weight
93 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
786102005197
Model
HRX217VLA
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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: I am trying to decide between a Honda with electric start, and a Honda with both the blade stop and electric start. If I only get the electric start and have lots of start/stops will I wear that part out if I have 10 or more start/stops each time I mow? If that is not a problem, is there still an advantage to having the blade stop and keeping the mower running? Thanks!
by Dan Baker from Washington on March 20, 2016

A: Dan - if you anticipate starting and stopping the engine as many as 10 times each time you mow, then I would definitely recommend the HRX217HZA model with the blade stop feature. You will increase the lift expectancy of the on-board battery and the starter significantly by going with the blade stop model and not making all those starts and stops on your engine each time you mow.
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 HRX217VLA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
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
High Quality (10)
Easy To Use (8)
Features (7)
Reliable (6)
Easy To Store (3)
Cons
Expensive (9)
Heavy (5)
Unreliable (2)
Doesn't Mulch Leaves Wel... (1)
None (1)
87% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Rocky H.
Bluffdale, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/9/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Honda Lawnmower From Mower Direct.
I checked around the big box stores for the style that I needed, which was an electric start. This mower was for my wife and needed an electric start, because she had both shoulders replaced in 2015, so she couldn't use a pull rope. I was looking at a Toro and Honda mowers, so we went to the box store and tried which handle fit her best and we bought the Honda.

It arrived in about 8 days, pulled it out of the box, filled it with the oil that was provided, put gas in, let it sit for a few... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, Durable
Cons: No Cons
Rocky Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bryan S.
Palisades, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/8/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Never Again
The front, right wheel fell off this mower after one mowing (our yard is flat). It might have shipped defective or it might have been damaged in transit. Either way, if you buy from Mowers Direct, you are on your own as soon as you put gas in the machine. And because Mowers Direct did not include a serial number on my receipt, Honda is not immediately approving warranty service. So unless you have the time to find a certified repair shop (who can also pick up in our case, since our car is too... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Bryan Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Bryan,
We are very sorry that you are experiencing issues with your mower. There are solutions that we have provided that will resolve the issue. We can send out replacement parts to replace the wheel yourself. Otherwise, a service center can take care of this for you. We can reimburse you for up to $65 if you need a service center to transport your mower. We'd be able to provide you with an invoice that includes the serial number as well.

Most retailers do not offer on site service. Service would be covered through the manufacturer's warranty process on locally purchased items as well. We will do whatever we can to assist you to correct the problem. Unfortunately, returning the mower is not an option.
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Jonathan O.
Concord, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mower For Dad In Wy
I can't imagine a better way to get a mower delivered. Good experience and fair prices. And Dad likes it.
Jonathan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eddie P.
Byrdstown, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Easily adjusted and a 6 year old could mow with the lawn mower.
Eddie Recommends This Honda Mower
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Julius C.
Niceville, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/24/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower With Electric Start -- Good, Not Great.
Purchased this one for two reasons. First, it has a Honda engine. Second, it has electric start. Honda engines have proven durable for me on other mowers and a pressure washer. Wanted the electric start for my wife. It turned out to be a good mower. Starts easily and runs well. The drive system is adjustable and can be tuned to one's liking. Two complaints, neither of which is a showstopper.

The larger engine makes the mower heavy and less easy to maneuver. Secondly, the grass bag... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, Electric Start
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Bagging
Julius Recommends This Honda Mower
Julius's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delivered quickly even via standard shipping. Easily ordered online. Great service and one of the better prices for the mower selected."
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William D.
Powell, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Mower was delivered as promised by FedEx. Opened box and there was oil everywhere. The shipper had set the box on its end smashing the plastic oil container. Also the handle spring loaded locking pin was broken. The damage was caused by the shippers miss handling. Called mower direct and they gave me a return confirmation slip for FedEx to pickup mower.

Then I was sent a new mower with know questions ask. MowersDirect.com was great to work with. I will deal with them again. I have used this... more
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Austin Butler
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/23/15
REVIEWED
APR.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Awesomeness
I really love this mower. It's pretty easy to use and cuts very well. I really like the deck of the mower and it feels like it's going to last for many years. I have no issues but have only used it twice. I'm really impressed with the cut of the grass, and I have seen other reviews about this mower not mulching very well and leaving lines in the lawn. I did not experience that issue as I mowed my back yard. It mulched/discharged very well and did not leave clumps of grass I was cutting an inch... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Austin Recommends This Honda Mower
Austin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered this mower the Monday of Thanksgiving 2015 and it showed up that Wednesday!! FREE SHIPPING Will be getting more products from you as I need them Thanks!"
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Pat H.
Springfield, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/19/16
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not What I Expected!
First off, I'm 70 years old & need the self- propelled & the electric start in a mower. That being said, this mower is great on the electric start, started right out of the box. As far as the self-propelled part I'm a little disappointed. Maybe it's the rear wheel drive that I'm not used to, or maybe it's my uneven yard. I don't know which but it seems hard to keep a steady pace & steer.

I feel like I'm having to use muscles that shouldn't have to be used. It also uses more gas... more
Pat Recommends This Honda Mower
Pat's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was extremely happy with the quick delivery from Mowers Direct."
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Neerav T.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/8/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawnmower.......very Efficient And Easy To Use!
The lawn mower looked awesome when I got it out of the box, and worked very well. So far, I have used it three times - twice to mow and once to clean up the yard, and it works great. It is so easy that even my mom, who is 70 years old, could use it.

Very easy to start, and as I said before, very efficient. The best mower that I ever had. I went for Honda because of top quality, and I am not disappointed at all, and if you get this mower, neither will you. Good luck!
Neerav Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stephen P.
North Platte, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Honda!!
Although the price of my new Honda was excellent, the mower itself is not what I expected!! First of all, Honda needs to work on the bagging system, it picks up nothing, the self propel is engineered for a master mechanic, it took me almost 2 hours to get the walking speed adjusted, it wasn't hard but it does not want to adjust to a decent speed.

You are either pushing the mower or have to have your track shoes on, terrible system. burns way to much gas, I have a Snapper with the same size... more
Stephen Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Stephen,
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about the mower you purchased. Rest assured we will definitely pass these concerns along to Honda. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you
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Bert B.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/24/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Cuts grass like butter, purrs like a kitten .
Bert Recommends This Honda Mower
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