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Honda HRX217VKA 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 (24)
High Quality (20)
Reliable (18)
Durable (12)
Exceeded Expectations (11)
Cons
Expensive (17)
Heavy (10)
Unreliable (3)
None (2)
Low Quality (2)
91% 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
20 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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Charles Hall
North Augusta, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/28/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Bad, Not Great, Better Than What I Had.
If there is grass in Hell, they are sprigging it out of my back yard. I had a craftsman that just could not slug thru the Bahia grass I have so I finally broke down and plunked 600 bucks down for the Honda. It arrived in only two days and was a snap to setup.

Here is my review:

It cuts better than my craftsman, but not by much. I expected more power. I've seen videos of older Hondas mowing down incredible grass heights. Needs a wee bit more power. I'm a little disappointed.

The bag /... more
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
Charles's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The experience with MD was painless. The darn mower was on my porch in two days. Very efficient shipping."
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Jesus N.
Arlington, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowers Direct Experience
Saw this lawnmower in home Depot and decided to look from it on the Internet,price was the same but free shipping and zero taxes got my attention,got my lawnmower in 4 days,really impressed with the service.
Jesus Recommends This Honda Mower
Jesus's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Would recommend mowers direct to family and friends"
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Philip C.
Chattanooga, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull!
Heard the doorbell ring. Got the two-wheeler and wheeled the box to the garage, opened it, lifted out the mower, added the oil then gasoline. Set to use for mulching and pulled the cord. A half-hour from when it arrived it was mowing grass! And doing a great job! Thanks!
Philip Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike G.
Oklahoma City, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Faster And Easier Mow
This is a big improvement over my old Toro 160 cc with 7 lb.ft torque. Quality is too much but I would expect that given the hefty price.

I think the main advantage of this Honda over competition is the base housing design and the dunks blade which allows the clipping to be cut to a smaller size and flow into the basket easily.
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael B.
Temecula, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka (21") 186cc Select Drive
Replaced a more than 20 year old Snapper, which was an excellent mower throughout its use. The Honda arrived on time, installed per instructions, started on first pull. So far I would rate as excellent per expectations. Not quite the high vacuum of the Snapper HI_Vac but still quite good, and a very smooth mower.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Edward B.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchases A Honda Self Propelled Mower
Cuts great, runs great, love it !!!! And to boot no sales tax !!!!
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
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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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Christopher B.
Cedar Park, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/5/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
My previous Honda 6.5 HP Stainless deck self propelled mower I purchased 14 years ago started running rough. . I figured it was about time to get a new one. So I purchased this one from Mowers Direct.

My new one works great, the speed control in a nice feature and it cuts good. Yesterday I cleaned up my old mower, put in a new spark plug and filter. It starts first pull and runs smooth. It could use a oil change and new blade but I'm not going to put any more money into it. It pays to... more
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to purchase , fast delivery."
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Aaron W.
Rochester, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed
Previous to buying the Honda HPX21VKA I had a Snapper Ninja mulching mower for 15 years. Overall the Snapper Ninja mower did a much better job mowing than the Honda. I feel the Snapper Ninja blade and deck design out performs the Honda Twin Blade.

Often times when using the Honda long pieces of grass are left behind with the Honda. I never had this happen with the Snapper Ninja. If I could return the Honda and replace it with a new Snapper Ninja I definitely would. The only positive is... more
Pros: Easy To Start
Cons: Does Not Mulch Very Good
Aaron Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Joseph L.
Schertz, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Mower
The purchase was a breeze and the fact that there was no sales tax and free shipping, it was cheaper than purchasing local.
The mower arrived on the date promised and it took all of 10 minutes to unpack, extend the handle, fill with oil and gas and start cutting grass.

Other reviewers have mentioned the weight of the mower and I feel obliged to concur. My wife and I are 53 years old and typically she mows and I weed-eat, edge, and blow. The first time she used the mower, she complained of... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael Z.
Wakefield, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/17/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217vka
Mower is worth every penny. Smooth as silk.
Pros: High Quality
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best way to purchase a 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
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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Stan S.
Paradise, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
I have had many mowers, and Honda has always been the best-easy to start,very dependable, and long lasting.

This mower keeps the legend alive.
Stan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ron T.
Bismarck, ND
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Bagging Mower Ever
Mower lives up to it's reputation of being a great bagger, especially on steeper slopes. A minor con is that it wants to crab some with rear wheels sliding down- slope so your run line on the up-slope side has to be adjusted accordingly. Local dealership says that a piece of mountain bike tire screwed to the relatively smooth (minimum grip) hard plastic rear wheels would help, according to one of his customers.

Only other con is the spring-loaded cover over the bag needs a lock in the up... more
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas O.
Naugautck, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/21/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cuts Nicely, Powerful Engine.
This mower mulches very well. The engine is awesome, it can go through anything without struggling.The drive system works OK, when you are mowing on level ground and holding the select drive lever steady it is no problem, but when you are mowing on hills or varying the speed of the mower the lever tends to be hard on your thumbs. This design could be better especially at this price point.
Pros: Great Engine, Cuts Well
Cons: Drive System Control Can Be Uncomfortable
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael K.
Katy, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Batteries Required
Pleased. Got home from work and a Honda box was on my front stoop (porch).

I removed it, did a little assembly (no batteries required), put the oil in it (supplied), a little gas, then an easy pull and it starts up! Wow! I think this Honda will outlast my last one, which made it 20 years!

Smooth, clean, powerful - better buy than I found in stores. No more under-powered and cost to price point. Mowers engineering improvements well worth the few extra dollars and two day wait....
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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Edward C.
Calhan, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/17/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Self Propelled Lawn Mower Ever
I'm 68 and have owned a lot of push lawn mowers in my day but this by far surpasses any that I've had in the past. Points as to why.

It cuts 4-5 ft tall weeds with 1/4" to 1/2" stalks without dying.

It breezes through foot tall grass with ease.

Able to mow for full hour of constant running without needing to stop for gas.

Starts on first pull every time unless you're out of gas.

Some notes:

Don't forget to have it adjusted for altitude. It will run but... more
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tom J.
Springville, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka
Pros: Probably the best self-propelled mower you can buy for the money. Cuts all types of grass, short or tall without a problem, plenty of power to get the job done.

Solid construction with near indestructible deck material. Easy pull start with adjustable speed controls.

Cons: The only complaint is a counter balance issue. Once the bag is maxed full the mower can easily tilt backwards. So often times you are holding the mower up from backward tilt. Emptying the bag a little earlier... more
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Tom,
Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to hear from you again sometime.
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Tom's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is the place to buy mowers. Fast delivery, excellent service. Mowers Direct A+++"
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Sal D.
Stanardsville, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217vka
I wanted a good mower that I could depend on, did some research, and Honda mowers seem to be rated at or very near the top. This mower started on the first pull straight out of the box after I added gasoline, and always seems to start either on the first or second pull. The mulching selection is the best and it cuts the grass in a nice even cut. I have used it for nearly three months and have had no problems whatsoever.

My riding mower quit for a few weeks in the repair shop and this mower... more
Sal Recommends This Honda Mower
Sal's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"MowersDirect gives a very good overall rating for the various mowers that are available. Their pricing is competitive and I have not experienced any problems with an order or the shipment. The large selection and the on-line tools to refine your search are extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this site for anyone in the market for mowers. Other sights can only come close at best to what MowersDirect can offer."
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Norm
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not User Friendly.
I replaced my 10 year old Honda lawnmower with this model HRX217VKA, but after using this lawnmower once I returned it to the place of purchase and replaced it with the Honda HRX217VYA.

With my 10 year old lawnmower and the HRX217VYA you could set the walking speed and without holding the lever in that position.
With the HRX217VKA you have to keep the lever pressed constantly.

The minute you let go the lawnmower stops. If you have this lawnmower set at 1/2 speed (setting # 5) it... more
Norm Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Gwen
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/8/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What We Wanted
Our mower arrived very promptly. Took about 5 minutes between opening the box and starting it up. Set up directions are really easy to follow. We first tried a Honda mower (similar model) when we had to borrow it from our neighbors when our 16 year old Toro bit the dust.

It never started the first pull. I love that this mower starts up the first time. Runs very smoothly. Cuts cleanly. I did have to dial down the self-propel speed quite a bit but we have a small yard and lots of quick turns... more
Gwen Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert M.
Blanchester, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/15/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I am very pleased with this mower. It comes 100% assembled, just add oil and gas and go. Very nice and smooth controls that have a wide range of adjust-ability.

Typical Honda quality fit and finish.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Instant and free shipping via FedEx."
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Andrew
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/29/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have had this mower for a few months, and it's a great mower. It can be hard to make sharp turns, but over time you learn how to use the self propelled to help make turns. No regrets buying this mower. I'm hoping for many, many years of good use.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Andrew Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jon
Cleveland, OH
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
No Video, No Pictures, Just An Honest Review.
First of all, I've owned this machine a few weeks and only used the mulch setting. It's not perfect, but it's close. It's not overly heavy and requires no special effort to turn around, but the operator can feel the rear bias. This may be a problem (wheelies) in the fall when I'm mulching/bagging leaves (which is the reason I bought this mower). I'll check back then with an update.

I feared the self propelled controller (non hydro-static drive) would be a bit "kludgy" compared... more
Jon Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Jon,
Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate the feedback, and we hope to serve your power equipment needs well in the future. Have a great summer.
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Paul C.
Milbrook, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/24/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Saw reviews on this mower and had to have it. Was wondering if it would be worth the price, oh yes. This mower cranks on the first pull and has a gas switch that turns on and off independently from the handlebar. First brand new lawnmower I have ever purchased. HONDA YOU HAVE A LOYAL SATISFIED CUSTOMER!
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Individual Wheel Adjustment
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to order and came quickly. Tracking was easy to follow and knew when it arrived by text notification."
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Frank C.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fabulous Service And Great Products - Should Have Ordered The
Have had a number of mowers over the years but Honda is the best by far . Works great and it cuts the grass like butter.

I highly recommend this product and Mowers Direct, no tax, free deliver, and the extended warranty it beats all the big box store .
Frank from Rockland NY
Frank Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tom K.
Plymouth, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth It!
After doing the research and narrowing down my choices, I was talking to a friend that said he had this mower and loved it. It was more than I anticipated paying for a mower but now I'm glad I did. It works flawlessly,has no problems with deep and thick grass, starts on the first pull, and has plenty of pace adjustments for the self-propelled drive.

Decided to go with the non-oxygenated gas for this mower and have had no issues. I used to be a front-wheel drive guy and was concerned about... more
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Tom's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to use the web site and it was delivered on time and in good condition and placed in the garage, which was nice since my wife was home by herself and would not have appreciated it if she was expected to unload a box of that size."
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Mark H.
Ballwin, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/18/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Mower
Replaced my unreliable Lawn Boy mower with this Honda. This Honda is fantastic. Starts with one pull every time. Mulching is great, no clumping. I have some steep hills - this mower goes up them without a problem.

Highly recommend this mower.

Amazingly fast delivery!
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
Mark's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The delivery was amazingly fast. Perfect condition."
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James C.
Arlington, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Glad I Bought This One
The extra power/torque allows me to mow at a faster pace than I previously mowed. The cut grass is so level. I assume the double-blade helps get this even cut.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I received great service --- friendly, attentive service on the phone. You shipped the unit immediately. Fed Ex had it here unbelievably fast. It was easy to set up the mower and start mowing."
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Roger C.
New Port Richey, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Quick delivery in one piece. 10 minute assembly. Fill with gas and starts with a half pull. Goes through 10" bahia grass patches without a complaint. Cut over an inch off floratam yard with setting at 3 inches.

Mulches extremely well with no grass remnants visible. Speed is easily adjustable although I go at just above the slowest. A great buy on a great mower. Thanks Mowers Direct.
Roger Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bernard K.
West Des Moines, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quality Built, But--
Has everything I wanted in a new mower but power. You'll never see the back wheels spin on this mower, but has plenty of speed. I have a couple inclines in my yard and it seems I have to give it a push to go up.
Bernard Does Not Recommend This Mower
Bernard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Nothing further to add but where's the power?"
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Charles M.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka Great Mower
I've used my new mower 4 times now . What a pleasure to use , especially when it comes to emptying the rear bag. I previously had a John Deere mower which took three hands to empty the rear bag and also clogged quite often I haven't had a clog at all not even close with my new b and also clogged quite often I haven't had a clog at all not even close with my new Mower . On a scale from 1 to 10 I would have to give the Honda mower a 10.
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles K.
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Workhorse
Mows an acre with no problem. Starts every time, and pulls through the toughest grass. I have other products, but only Honda.
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gabriel T.
Glendale, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good!
Spent a lot of time deciding on product, basic features and extras. Was able to get mower working without much to do. Directions helpful.

Hesitates for several minutes with initial start, each of the three times we have used the mower since purchase. The hesitation "works itself out" after several minutes. Otherwise, too early to tell.
Gabriel Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cynthia M.
Sevierville, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/28/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love The Mower
I bought this mower, and I love it. It starts on the first pull, has easy handling, and is light weight. One drawback is that, when you let go of the lever for the blade to quit turning, it dies and you have to restart it. I wish I had spent the extra $100.00 and got the blade-stop mechanism.
Cynthia Recommends This Honda Mower
Cynthia's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great shipping. Received mower in a timely fashion. Easy to order."
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Lynn S.
Reno, NV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Great mower. Plenty of power to handle my large lawn, and delivers a great cut. The only negative I can give is having to change the height on each wheel rather than a single cut height adjustment that comes on some other mowers. I highly recommend this mower.
Lynn Recommends This Honda Mower
Lynn's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"I'm very happy with my mower and the service from Mowers Direct. Product could be faster to ship, but I received it in an expected amount of time."
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Jay R.
Irondale, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Started On Second Pull
Used once so far. Runs beautifully. Starts first pull after warm. Speed control is skewed to the "very fast" range I have set it almost at its lowest setting to be comfortable. Seems to be typical Honda quality with great ergonomics.
Jay Recommends This Honda Mower
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Sal D.
Stanardsville, VA
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower Honda Hrx217vka
It came in a box from FedEx and was delivered on time as promised. Read instructions, checked oil, added gasoline, and it started immediately. The self-choking is a big plus, no more guessing. I used this mower to cut the lawn when the riding mower quit and had to go to the repair shop.

This mower performed great and cut the grass very neatly--used the mulch mode almost all the time. Yes, it is only 21" but walking for almost an hour with the variable self-propelled handle was a big... more
Sal Recommends This Honda Mower
Sal's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your recommendations for mowers were a great help in deciding which mower is the best selection for my needs. This Honda mower had the 190cc engine over the more preferred 160cc motor and the extra power I needed to prevent bog-downs. Thank you."
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Kevin
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/4/15
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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Susan S.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Starts Every Time!
I'm very happy with this mower. I wouldn't change a thing about it. And I love how easily it starts! I'm a 74 year old woman, and the last thing I need is a mower that doesn't start on the first pull. This one starts on about a HALF of a pull! Love it.
Susan Recommends This Honda Mower
Susan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delighted with the ease of use on the website. I had my mower within 24 hours!"
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Randy J.
Fort Smith, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/10/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Push Mower
I mow commercially and have went through a lot of push mowers. This is by far the best. Everything about it is nice. It's light and mulches really well. I also love the rear discharge.
Randy Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jerald S.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/6/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow, Service And Great Product
I was skeptical about ordering on line but was very happy with the rapid delivery of my Honda Self-Propelled Lawn Mower. But then I unpacked the mower and prepped it, and mowed the yard. This is the best mower I have ever used. In the past I've owned Craftsman, Yard Machine and John Deere mowers but nothing can compare to the quality and performance of this Honda.
Jerald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Chris Z.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
Easy assembly, well built and starts on the first pull every time. I love the ability to change mulch/bag ratio. Engine is great on fuel. I have a 1/3 acre and it doesn't run out of gas.
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
Chris's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have bought my snow thrower and my mower from you guys and have had fantastic service."
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Richard K.
Yorktown Heights, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Mulches great! It is a little different than hrr215vya that i had previously. Not having to take bag off or put in plastic mulcher is a savings of time and effort. it starts with one pull most of the time.

Not having choke is different, (my other Honda, which I have had for 6 plus years does not work all the time now). I would recommend this mower to anyone. so far it is working great and hopefully it will last longer than the last one.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"You guys did exactly what you said on website, exact model, free shipping, etc. Great Experience"
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George S.
Lynn Haven, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great On High Grass
Went on vacation for 20 days and came home to a very overgrown lawn. It rained almost every day while we were away and our Florida St Augustine loved it.Our neighbors could not cut their lawns or ours. When we did get a chance to mow our neighbors rider mowers got through the grass but left a lot of clumps.Our mower went through it, on full mulch. without a hitch ann left a smooth clean cut. I was pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Heavy
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian C.
River Vale, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Like It But...
I've only mowed my lawn 3 times with it, but it mows fast. The select drive gets you going, and I can bang out .45 acres in under an hour. Looking forward to bagging leaves with it in the fall.

My two gripes so far:
1) air filter cover keeps popping off, had to fasten it with a rubber band
2) I'm 6 feet 2 inches - there needs to be a higher bar setting. Honda must know they're not just selling this thing in Japan.
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived faster than expected, not much more to say besides that. Product worked out of the box."
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Thomas S.
Edisto Island, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/25/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Making Yard Work A Breeze
This mower was everything I read about. Cranks with one pull every time and you don't have to pull hard. The self-propel is awesome, just don't turn the knob to far or you will need your running shoes. My son is now in the market for one. Last, the mower arrived in three days, thank you Mowers Direct.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Corey J.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Need One As A Back-up
The best mower I EVER used.
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Jim
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Uphill Is Very Difficult
To mow uphill, if it is steep, the mower needs to be pushed!
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
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Linda G.
Bradenton, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lawnmower
I've mowed my lawn about 5 times now. This mower does a terrific job, starts first pull, plows through grass that got too long, without any hesitation.

I'm still trying to get used to the weight of the machine. It's the heaviest mower I've owned! All in all I'm quite happy with it. Almost can't wait for the oak leaves to fall so I can gather them up in the bag!
Linda Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steven L.
Spokane Valley, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Fast drive with variable speed.
I don't think I have pulled the cord more than once to start. You can vary your speed by pressing the control only as much as you need. I do wish it had the option to stop the blades and keep running, but with only 1 pull it always starts back up.
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/24/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Stepping Up From A Regular Push Mower?
I thought I'd comment after my early use of this mower for those folks stepping up from an older push mower. Others have given a good rundown on features and general pros and cons.

I have a small yard that doesn't take that long to mow. In the past I've even used corded and cordless electric mowers, which are adequate, but I am looking down the road and wanted something capable of handling a larger lawn should I ever find that perfect spot, and something that will last "forever"... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Finding what I wanted was easy. I was pleased to see context-appropriate reviews and information under the product I was looking for. Shipping was both fast and free, which was surprising given the size and weight of a lawn mower. And price was competitive. Would definitely shop here again."
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Deborah S.
Tecumseh, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/30/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quality As Expected
I'm the garden manager for a seventy person community in the Ozarks. We have 4 acres of garden under cultivation.

This mower is very powerful. I was able to cut down three foot high Lamb's Quarter no problem (two runs over it, of course). Starts up great and is really fast. The versamow feature is convenient and useful in some situations.

I had a top of the line Honda fifteen years ago. The whole thing was made of metal and the controls were easy to use. This thing has a plastic chassis... more
Deborah Recommends This Honda Mower
Deborah's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"First time dealing with PED. Great stuff. I ordered this on a Thursday I think, and I expected delivery by the next week. They had this thing to me by that Saturday (thank you FedEx!). Really helped me out as the grass wasn't going to stop growing!"
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Terrence M.
University PL., WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Product
This mower is a high-end walk behind. Assembly out of the box was about as simple as it gets without being done for you. It started on the first pull. Having said that, it can be a little reluctant to start if it is shut down before being fully warmed up. Be aware that the speed of the drive is considerably faster on hard surface than in the grass.

I made an unnecessary adjustment to slow it down. It is a heavy mower that tracks well when mowing. It should be noted that it takes a little... more
Terrence Recommends This Honda Mower
Terrence's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower actually arrived two days ahead of scheduled delivery."
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David H.
Mooresburg, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/6/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Lawn God Smiles Upon Me
The short story post 4 mowings:
1. Been cutting grass for over 50 years
2. Own a very challenging lake lot about 1 acre with a 25% grade and a fair amount landscaping to navigate
3. I have had Lawnboys, Toros, and Sears B&S back in the dark ages of the 70's & 80's
4. Most recent Toro experienced a cracked head after 9 years of hard labor
5. I maintain my equipment because I thoroughly dislike spent money on things I do not consider fun toys, i.e., cars, boats and beer
Now the... more
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"When you expect less - that is exactly what you will get! 1. I expected the mower to be on my doorstep as promised - it was 2. I expected the contents to be as described - they were 3. I expected the shipping container to not be damaged - it was delivered in excellent condition 4. i expected the instruction for start-up to be clear and concise - they were 5. I expected the mower to start as advertised - it did 6. I expected PED to be easy to do business with - they have been so far 7. Done"
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John E.
St Louis, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/15/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertized
Only used once, but delivered fast, easy set up, handles like a very solid powerful machine. Certainly looks and feels like quality. Starts easily too. Real test will come this fall. Looking forward to what the double blades will do to my leaves.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joe W.
Waterloo, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
All I Wanted And More
You always wonder when reading reviews and other research if the information is honest and correct. In this case it was.

The HRX217VKA features met and in some instances exceeded. The most impressive feature is its ability to mulch wet grass and not leave row clippings!

From the box it worked as advertised and with one pull of the rope mowed beautifully and continues without any problems.

Pros

Mulching - the best
Quality - very well made
Performance - powerful and mows in... more
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
Joe's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very impressed with shipping, scary fast! Need not worry about Mowers Direct - go for it"
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Robert B.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower
First pull out of the box it runs! And continues to start over and over first time every time.
Cuts great even through wet grass. It's light and maneuvers easily.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael B.
Cleveland, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Bought this mower because of the plastic deck, and it's just a great grass cutting machine compared to everything else I've owned over the past 30 years.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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William F.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/28/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Moeer
The Honda HRX217VKA does a great job. No complaint whatsoever.
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Matt G.
Spring, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
St. Augustine Muncher!
I was in the market for my first lawnmower. I had been using a Fiskars Push mower for the last 2 years and never liked how it missed the odd tall blade of St Augustine. Anyway I had enough and did some research and fell in love with the HRX217VKA. I had left my lawn grow to about 5 inches and I was dying to get the delivery. So impressed this mower came in 2 days!

Unpacking, unwrapping and adding oil and fuel took less than 15 mins and then it was off to see what this bad boy could do. ... more
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
Matt's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A great place with free shipping, and tax free to Texas!?! Mowers Direct will be getting calls from my friends soon!!!"
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Kenneth M.
Albuquerque, NM
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/7/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever
I waited years to buy a Honda mower. I am so happy with my purchase. I am glad I purchased the HRX which has a larger engine. Mowers direct had the best price and free shipping. I look forward to mowing now..
Kenneth Recommends This Honda Mower
Kenneth's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service"
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Gregory D.
La Place, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/17/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Plenty Of Power!
This mower has power to spare....to be expected with any Honda product. A well-designed lawnmower. Glad I made the purchase!
Gregory Recommends This Honda Mower
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Greg P.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/1/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
I owned my last HONDA mower for 27 years and it finally wore out (motor) it was a great mower, 17" with the plastic deck. This new mower is awesome with automatic chock and a drive system that is very smooth and has plenty of power...
Greg Recommends This Honda Mower
Greg's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The mower arrived on the exact day "Mowers Direct" said it would. Great customer service..."
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Ronald J.
Eagan, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, Great Price, Great Shopping Experience!
I have been battling the old mower for a while and just never found the time to shop for a new one. That is, until a family member ran over the corner of a small retaining wall, stopping the motor dead and creating a lot of shrapnel in the process. I went online and found great things about these Honda mowers.

I started shopping for pricing and ended up at Power Equipment Direct. The order and shipping process was flawless and I could not be happier. My lawn looks better than it has... more
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kurt
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/26/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good!
It's pricier than other models we were looking at but in the 3 weeks and 3 times we've use it, we love it so far. My wife is on the smaller side 5'4" and the self-propelled aspect makes it easy for her to mow our lawn in the event I have to be out of town.
Kurt Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jose C.
Miami, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"the Beast"
Excelente machine!!
Jose Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excente!"
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Ron T.
Bismarck, ND
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Bagging Mower Ever
Mower lives up to it's reputation of being a great bagger, especially on steeper slopes. A minor con is that it wants to crab some with rear wheels sliding down- slope so your run line on the up-slope side has to be adjusted accordingly. Local dealership says that a piece of mountain bike tire screwed to the relatively smooth (minimum grip) hard plastic rear wheels would help, according to one of his customers.

Only other con is the spring-loaded cover over the bag needs a lock in the up... more
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Paul K.
Blairsville, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Good fast service, very good mower cuts great.
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Carlos G.
Easton, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/7/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love Mowing The Lawn In My Honda
I haven't mowed my lawn in years due to a hectic schedule, but after moving back to the east coast and getting an outrageous quote to maintain my lawn, I decide to research and make the dive into buying this Honda.

Would I be able to do the same with another more affordable model? Not sure, but the reviews from consumer reports and other sites indicate this was a quality machine and I love mowing my lawn with it. I also get a great cardio workout with the variable speed.

I also love the... more
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Lee B.
Jordan, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/17/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Easy Purchase Experience
After getting more and more disgusted with big-box store lawn tractor problems over several years, I opted for a new strategy: junk the tractors and stop letting them nickel and dime me and buy a really good Honda self-propelled mower. I have two yards to do, one a half-acre, other almost a full acre. And, since I'm about to turn 50, I'm using this as an exercise program.

I did enough research to like THIS Honda at the price, and I just happened upon Mowers Direct. I made great choices on... more
Lee Recommends This Honda Mower
Lee's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Couldn't be more pleased. At the same time, I needed no after-sale service, so my comments are based 100% on just the purchase process, which was awesome. So far, I freakin love Mowers Direct."
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Mike H.
Snohomish, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid.
You pay more but you get an excellent product.
The only small thing...is too be sure and clear out the grass around the chute box...so it will keep bagging...that happens more with wet grass and so...I can expect that...

Well worth the money... I am a runner but need to keep the speed down low as the mower...will fly if you let it! Washington State and large lawn: Excellent product!
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Judson G.
Buffalo, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/11/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Impressive Overall Performance For A Honda
Purchase and delivery went very well from Mowers Direct. Minimal assembly and preparation are required. What was disappointing and I have not taken in for repair is that when you start the engine the fuel system hunts for the first minute or two so my neighbor wondered what is wrong with my new expensive lawnmower.

Honda customer service stated that their are no carburetor adjustments that I could do myself. The second disappointment is that the variable speed knob has very little... more
Judson Recommends This Honda Mower
Judson's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Maybe I should have shopped locally so I could of had tested the performance before taking delivery of the lawn mower. I purchase from Mowers Direct for convenience, sales tax benefit, delivery of a heavy item to my door, and I thought I would incur no problems with a high quality Honda product."
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William J.
Lincoln University, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/17/16
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Camper
Just got my mower so still on the honeymoon to some extent. Mowed four times so far. Very nice in bagger mode and the lawn looks perfect. Last three times went full mulch and it looks just as good with the clippings disappearing into the grass for the most part. Only complaint is the bagger/mulch selector which is stuck in mulch currently.

Manual says the door needs to be cleaned so I want to make sure that is OK. Transmission is really fast and I can't keep up in fast mode so there is... more
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Terry H.
Waynesville, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/16
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda- 'nuff Said!
There's a reason that 5 of the self propelled mower top 10 list are Hondas. This is the best mower I've ever owned . Any of the HRX line models are top notch and well worth the price. Spend the extra money, you'll be glad you did .
Terry Recommends This Honda Mower
Terry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to assemble right out of the box in a few minutes. Good owners manual, just follow the instructions and you'll have a great mowing experience. Grass was about 2 weeks overdue for its first mowing, and even at that, the mulching feature cuts so fine, that there were no clumps at all. Controls a little tricky at first, but after a couple of passes, you'll be a master and understand, and appreciate the detail in their design ."
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Zach W.
Durant, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Love It So Far!
Super fast and easy to maneuver. Definitely built to last, very happy! Mowers Direct was the cheapest all over, and also offered the extra year of warranty (6 on the mower and lifetime on the deck).
Zach Recommends This Honda Mower
Zach's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"All questions answered in a timely matter. Knowledgeable and friendly customer service. Thanks"
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Jeffrey E.
North Canton, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Am Impressed, Thanks Mowers Direct.
I am impressed that it only took me only 15 minutes to unbox, set up and start mowing the yard. I am though a stickler for sharp blades so I even took off the new dual blades and sharpened them. I am impressed with the thumb control for the walking speed. I believe it took me 15 mins less time to cut the grass.

I was happy to see the same mower on sale at HomeDepot for the same price, but I did not have to pay sales tax or shipping costs. My only complaint is that when the bag fills up... more
Jeffrey Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul S.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Easy starting mower. I'm a little disappointed in the suction. It's not as good as with the snapper I had. Drive takes time to get used to also. Over all, a good machine.
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cody E.
Centennial, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Company Great Products
Mower arrived at doorstep on time. Gas oil and one pull...second purchase from this company and I'm sold. I won't even bother looking elsewhere...these guys are on point. Thanks again!!!
Cody Recommends This Honda Mower
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Matt W.
Woodbridge, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/10/16
REVIEWED
APR.
16
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Pretty To Look At. Otherwise, Useless Junk
Appears that my lawn mower skipped the Quality Checks that day. Worked for about a minute (ran rough) and then stopped and that's where our story begins. The Honda HRX217VKA now refuses to start (my 99 dollar push mower from Polans does start with the same gas. Funny, huh?). Now I have to jump through the hoops to ship this back (should have bought it at Home Depot at the same price) and this is the second "rave" mower to have failed from Mowers Direct. Coincidence?
Matt Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Matt,
Sorry to hear about the mower we do show that the mower was returned and we did give you a full refund thank you .
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Brett J.
Leawood, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/22/16
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fastest Ship Time Ever
After researching for a new mower, I came across Mowers Direct. Their price was as low as any retailer in my area, but did not charge tax and shipping was free. This saved me $48! Plus I also got an extra years warranty thru Honda.

What's most impressive is that when I placed my order online it was stated that this mower was on back order and wouldn't ship for 3-4 days. That was okay with me cause it was still early in the year. To my surprise later that day, I received an email that it... more
Brett Recommends This Honda Mower
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Roberto G.
Middletown, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/16/16
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simply Amazing
I had a Troy-Bilt non-self-propelled with a Honda engine for 9 years. It was purely an entry level machine with a small engine. It never mulched well and always left clumps so I side discharged which was a pain but better than badly cut grass. Time for an upgrade! That engine was great though and even this year started first pull on a cold wet day so I had to get a Honda. No regrets!! This is all its cracked up to be.

Perfect for my quarter acre lot. I about died laughing the first time I... more
Roberto Recommends This Honda Mower
Roberto's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent, fast, careful shipping!"
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Pamela E.
Lloyd, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ultimate Lawn Mower
Perfect mulcher. Love the speed control. One pull starting. Last lawn mower I will ever have to buy. Worth every penny!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet
Cons: No Cons
Pamela Recommends This Honda Mower
Pamela's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great price, very quick to ship and mower was in perfect condition."
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Donald R.
Lexington, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Great Seller
This is a great mower. Starts on first try every time and is made of high-quality parts. I don't own a truck so I was pleased that Mowers Direct shipped it free.

The price was exactly the same as at Home Depot and Lowe's, but I felt more comfortable buying it from this company, plus I would have had to pay a delivery fee if bought locally.
Donald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael D.
Ormond Beach, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/18/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine
Use it commercially,replaced a piece of garbage snapper commercial 21"steel deck with 6hp Kawasaki motor (terrible cut).The Honda blows it away in all aspects. I can't believe I waited this long to pull the trigger, use it on high end residential yards, leaves a beautiful cut on the first pass every time (5" St. Augustine) with the snapper I would have to double cut a lot!!! I couldn't be happier!!!!!
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very smooth transaction, highly recommend!!!!"
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Nick R.
Williamsville, NY
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
I had been lucky enough to have been given (passed on) a smaller Honda mower and I had it for over 12 years.

This is a bigger version and is it ever fantastic! I love the bigger bag and mulcher option. It also does a great job around turns and is perfect for our size lawn.
Nick Recommends This Honda Mower
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Frank P.
Northport, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dependable
2nd year using this Honda mower. Makes mowing a simple process - starts right up, self propelled makes slopes easy to maneuver, and mulches beautifully. No bag attached in the summer months - all gets mulched back into lawn.

I'm in my second season of chopping fallen leaves, mostly oak and pine needles. That's when the rear bag gets attached. Half gets bagged for garbage collection while the other half gets piled for mulching garden beds next spring.

My only gripe is that very small... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Frank Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael S.
Pawleys Island, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/15/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Difficult Made Easy
Even tho the unit is pre-assebmled, it easily fits int a shippable carton suitable for home delivery. Set up was a breeze.Engine is smooth and responsive and the mulch/bag operation. Best walk behind I have ever used.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Aaron K.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/11/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic
The Honda motor lives up to its billing. Easily mulched my half acre lot. Easily assembled started with first pull. The self propelled drive is fast and powerful. Looking forward to owning this mower for the next 20 years.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Aaron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles A.
Cuba, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Mower
1st time out seemed to be ok
Cons: Too Loud, To 7 Motor Loud
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles B.
Aopka, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/29/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This is really a nice mower, very powerful, grass bag holds lots of clippings before it has to be emptied. The lawn looks great after mowing with this mower, must be the twin blades.

Only complaint is its a little light in the front when using the bag, just have to make sure to keep the front wheels on the ground.

Would definitely buy this mower again and recommend it to anyone.
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
Charles's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order online and shipped free right away, got it within a couple of days. This was cheaper from Mowers Direct because I did not have to pay sales tax. Both big Home Improvement stores listed the mower cheaper but when you added the sales tax it was $30 to $40 more. Remember that when your comparing prices."
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David L.
North Chesterfield, VA
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Poor Quality Control
I couldn't adjust the right rear wheel, If there was any quality control in the USA as is in Japan (that's why Japanese products are so superior) this mower would never have left the factory.

I pulled the wheel and "crowbarred" the wheel axle assembly to work freely as it was originally engineered to work. The idiot that assembled it should have the sense to check its function.

If I had read the other negative reviews I would have required Home Depot to demonstrate my mower... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Hubert S.
Laguna Hills, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Lawn Mower
So far so good, only used twice since I got the machine.
Hubert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Josh T.
Waynesville, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/4/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
So Called Top Rated Mower Is A Top Rated Failure Right Out Of Th
Mower shipped direct from manufacturer via Mowers Direct. The mower arrived on time, I finally opened the box and followed the manuals directions for first start up. Put oil in, checked spark plug, put gas in, opened the fuel line, did another quick check, pulled the blade stop bar down, and pulled to start... again... and again... and again.

I checked everything again, reviewed the instructions, and realized I didn't miss anything. I let it set and went back out to try to start it again.... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Will Not Start
Josh Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Josh,
These mowers have a full warranty which is covered by any Honda dealer in your area. If the mower was defective, Power Equipment Direct and Honda will stand behind the product to make it right. We can work with you to find a dealer in your area to get this fixed if you need our assistance.
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Don
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/23/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Jury Still Out!
I used it once and mulched in grass that was still wet. It bogged down on me twice (motor stopped), because the wet grass accumulated under the mower and I had to remove it by hand. It did start right back up! The Select Drive feature is inconsistent.

It don't move the mower going up hill in low speed, then when you advance it slightly, it is too fast. That may be just an adjustment. The 190cc motor is very powerful, which I do like. I also like the concept of the Nexite deck.... more
Don Recommends This Honda Mower
Don's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Only had the mower for a short time. So far, so good."
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Steven G.
Vail, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/18/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217k5vka
Good quality mower, that mows nicely, easy to adjust and strong motor. Only drawback is that deck is plastic.

However, since we won't be jumping on it, it should not be a problem.

Overall thoughts are that we are very pleased with the product and would recommend to others. We use on golf course facility areas.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: Heavy
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jonathan
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wifes Looking Better Then Ever.
For Mothers day, my wife said she wanted more exercise, so instead of buying her expensive exercise equipment. I bought her the Honda HRX217VKA. She uses it twice a week, starts right up every time, gives her the choice of speed to walk, picks up the clippings and she started a compost pile. What more could a guy ask for?....... Well, for fathers day, I'm asking for a new larger cooler so I can watch her for a longer time. Did I say how much better she looks for being 65 years young. Nice piece... more
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Robert
Oxford, AL
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Ever Owned.
I have been a "yard person" all my adult life. I have always had flower beds, trees of all kinds, and well cut lawn. Because of plantings. I have never owned a riding mower, and to be truthful, never wanted one. I love the exercise and feel it , working in the yard, is the best stress reliever in the world. So, over the years I have owned every brand, from push, electric start, self-propelled, small engine, large engine and so on.

Most would last me about 2 to 3 years, with... more
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George R.
Hoquiam, WA
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Commercial
I mow 6 to 7 lawns daily and have always used the HRR series mowers, they are not made for commercial work and after 3 years they have pretty much reached their limit. Last year I decided to try the HRX series mowers with the idea of less grass sticking to the deck and so less rust, plus the rear grass port is larger so less clogging in wet conditions.

I am well pleased with this mower. It has the 190cc engine versus the 160cc and maintenance under the deck is a lot less involved. It also... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Durable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian B.
Yankton, SD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Have Ever Owned!
I purchased this lawn mower about a year ago. So far, I am very pleased with my purchase. I got tired of buying cheaper lawn mowers and then having problems with them and stuff wearing out in just 2-3 years. My neighbor owned an old Honda and said it was the best mower he ever owned. I know the price is high, but in my opinion, well worth it. I would not hesitate to purchase this one again. It does a fantastic job of mowing and has all the power I need. Buying online was a pleasant experience... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert W.
York, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/10/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Time Honda User
I've been using Craftsman mowers for over 25 years. Last one I bought was was over 3 years ago and a Consumer Reports best buy. Since day one, it was nothing but trouble. So I did a lot of research again and took a chance on the Honda. It was costly but the month I have owned it, I can see that it was money WELL spent. I did let my lawn grow for 2 weeks before mowing. And the Honda cut thru the tall, wet grass like hot knives on butter. Great product.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, Easy To Use
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Larry L.
Hamilton, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/28/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected
After reading all the reviews I could, I was expecting a learning curve on operating the Smart Drive. Well maybe I had a 2 second learning curve at most. I find the Smart Drive very easy to control and had no hand or thumb fatigue, I tried both. Didn't realize how much I was actually pushing my old Toro self propelled mower until I started using the Honda. Now I am being pulled through the lawn with no effort. Have used the mower 6 times and each time I love it more. I mulch my grass and... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Larry Recommends This Honda Mower
Larry Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Overall a great experience. I am glad that the mower started up and has been trouble free. Before receiving the mower, I was worried what would happen if the mower was defective after putting oil in the engine and filling the tank with gasoline realizing I could not return the mower. Had visions of taking the defective mower to a Honda repair facility and waiting most of the summer for the mower to be repaired. Luckily no problems and the mower runs beautifully. I may look harder at buying locally the next time just in case I would get a defective mower. Then I simply return it to the place it was purchased."
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Siyuan L.
Germantown, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leaking Gas. No Return Accepted.
After I received the lawn mower, I added gas and test it. Immediately the gas leaked out. The gas tank was empty in about 2 minutes. All gas I added into the gas tank was on the floor of my garage. I call the customer service of Mowers Direct to ask for returning the defective product.

They said they wont accept the return because "Engine powered equipment cannot be returned once it has been gassed or oiled due to federal shipping regulations". But that is not true. UPS people... more
Siyuan Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Siyuan,
We are sorry to hear of the issue with your mower, but in this case we stand by our return policy posted on our website. We tried to provide a local servicing dealer during your phone call, but you would not accept that information from us. In this case, you will have to get a local servicing dealer involved. We can still provide that information if you would like.
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Jack F.
Mechanicsville, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/9/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull Start
Upon unpacking, and a quick and easy setup, the engine started on the first pull after who knows how long. The only time since it has failed to start first pull is when my daughter gives it a wimpy girl pull. Seriously, this is the best mower I have ever used. It is powerful, cuts great, and I am certain, will display the reliability for which Honda machinery is justly famous. My only, minor, complaint is that it seems to be a gasoline burner.
Pros: Easy To Store, Fast, Durable, High Quality
Jack Recommends This Honda Mower
Jack Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Web site is easy to navigate, customer service and shipping was first rate. It took only three days to be delivered in Virginia after the order was placed."
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Michael F.
Grand Prairie, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything I Expected.
Setup was quick and easy. Started first pull and every time since.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert Brown
Oakdale, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/6/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I Have Been Cutting Lawns For Over 30 Years. This Is the Best of Best For a Walk Behind Mower. I Wish This Was Around 30 Years Ago. the Mower Cuts the Grass and You Can Go Slow or Fast What Ever Speed You Would Like to Cut Your Lawn !!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Terry
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wait For It - I Look Forward To Cutting The Lawn
After the John Deere's pull cord snapped instead of spending $30 to fix it after 30 + years I decided to upgrade and go for it and spend 300+ more than other options.

This mower is fantastic- starts on first pull, variable speed options make it easy to edge, at low speed it's actually quiet,.
I don't have a clue what the 2 blades offer but when I'm cutting the grass it's like I'm using scissors on the grass.

Geez, who knew that cutting grass could be fun.

There are few products that... more
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Wil
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/27/12
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Everything We Wanted In A Self-propelled Walk Behind Mower.
I purchased this mower because one of the promos said it has very little to no grass sticking to the underside of the mower unlike the Toro we purchased which plugged-up all the time if the grass was even a little wet. (Our yard grass is very thick & lush which can give even the best mower a challenge.) Delivery service was excellent and delivered when they promised they would. According to other reviews – I expected a tricky assembly but turned out to be extremely easy and the cutting... more
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Kevin
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great But With Issues
I just bought this mower, after getting it home, it was so easy on the setup and one pull of the cord and off I was. I had it set to mulch and the ease and light weight was a dream come true. The only problem I found so far was when mulching it left some clippings in the back chute, that was not good for the fact it spits them out in the back on who ever would be using it. Who ever don't like the paddles is mistaken, I thought they were great. I wouldn't trade it for anything, besides the... more
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Craig Harmeling
Green Bay, WI
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Beware - Shady Company
Purchase this mower but it didn't work out of the box. Contacted the company to return it but they said since I put gas and oil in it I can't return it. How would I know it didn't work without putting in gas and oil! Contacted Honda directly and was informed that this was a used mower and that the full warranty will not be covered by Honda................... To be continued!!!!!!
Craig Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Craig,
We apologize for the frustration you are experiencing. You selected a mower that was in our scratch and dent inventory. It is a new, never used mower. We disclose scratch and dent models in the header and the Features so that customers are aware. This particular mower was put in our scratch and dent inventory with the following details noted in Features:
•This model was shipped to another customer and returned to us
•Minor scuffs on engine shroud and deck

Federal regulations prevent us from taking back products that have been gassed or oiled. As a result, a local Honda service center will need to assist with the repair. Again, this is a new mower. If you provide us with the contact information for the service center you went to, we can reach out to them on your behalf.
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Austin
Ferndale, WA
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!!!
I own a grass cutting business, and I bought this lawn mower almost two years ago. Since then I have mowed with this Honda mower ten lawns a week from April to September. Even now, it still starts on the first pull, and the Nexite cutting deck has not given me any problems.
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Jerry K.
Cedar Rapids, IA
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Hrx217vka Vibrates
I just recently purchased this mower from Mowers Direct.com. Shipping was outstanding, but that's where it stopped. On my first mowing experience with the mower, it vibrated so much that my hands tingled for hours after I stopped. Half-way through the second mowing, I turned the mulching gauge down thinking that was causing the vibration.

I had to quit half-way through to take it to the Honda Dealer because I thought something was seriously wrong. The dealer has looked at it twice and... more
Jerry Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Paul O.
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Going on its second cutting season now. Started first time right out of the box after initial setup and have used it regularly for both mulching and bagging. Changed oil after the first season and no problems what so ever with this mower. Pulls easily up a grade, maneuvers like a champ, highly recommended.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, and easy delivery right to the garage."
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Barbara
Independence, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Points & Not So Good Points
The new Honda mower starts and runs beautifully, and did from the second pull on the first time starting and the first time from then on.

The mulching ability is very easily changed as is taking the bag off to empty it.

For me, the not so handy things changed from the old Honda mower are the back pulling start instead of the side, and worse, the paddles having to be held constantly instead of just setting a speed and going by using a handle on the side bar.

The... more
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Gordon B.
Crystal, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/23/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Mower Has A Difficult Job!
My property has steep elevation changes and obstacles like roots, holes, and rough terrain. The ball bearing wheels and solid mower deck help. My wife and I both like how easily it starts. This is an excellent mower for the price and unless you are a professional landscaper this mower should do the job for many years.
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Vinney S.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome And Worth The Money
I researched a number of mowers and kept coming back to the Honda. Yes, it was slightly more than I wanted to pay, but after purchasing the mower, I am very glad I did. I think you could whisper to it and it would start. I do have to get use to the rear wheel drive compared to front wheel and the mower can run faster than my last mower. You should have no hesitation in buying this mower. Worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Store, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
Vinney Recommends This Honda Mower
Vinney's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was very easy to research and purchase this mower. The delivery was excellent and arrived very quickly after purchasing. I will definitely look for other products on this site if needed."
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James H.
Maple Falls, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Impression After First Cut
Why I chose this product:
I bought a house in the country recently and I needed a mower to help care for a sort of postage stamp sized lawn. I have a reasonably small yard, this is the smallest yard I've ever mowed actually. I'm accustomed to having to mow at least 1/2 an acre.

I have owned numerous vehicles and operated yard care products powered by Honda, I was displeased with the price of the mower but I decided to give them a chance.

The post cut breakdown:

The versa mow... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Packaging, Questionable Construction
James Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Chad H.
Kingston Springs, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/24/15
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality You Pay For
As expected, the Honda HRX217VKA didn't disappoint. It starts and runs great, cuts so nicely it leaves my yard looking like a golf course, and it mulches very well. I've not used the discharge or bag yet.

The engine never bogs down even in thicker grass while mulching. The "plastic" deck is fantastic. Grass doesn't stick to it as much as it does a metal deck and it hoses right off.

I installed a hour meter/tachometer on the mower to track usage and the tach function verifies... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Features
Cons: Expensive
Chad Recommends This Honda Mower
Chad's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"As far as delivery and packing goes, Mowers Direct was quick and delivered when promised. The mower was packed well, and all I had to do was remove it from the box, raise the handle, and add oil and gas."
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Marjorie A.
Lebanon, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/14/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does Using This Mower Count As Exercise?!
I got everything and more in this mower and in the service from Mowers Direct. The mower arrived VERY quickly after I ordered. It starts with a gentle pull -- not the muscle yanking multiple tries I was used to. The self-propel feature works so well I never even think about how heavy the mower actually is as it maneuvers easily on my large lawn. My only complaint -- I'm not sure mowing the yard counts as exercise any more!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Marjorie Recommends This Honda Mower
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Nicholas M.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/26/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Get What You Pay For!
This has been the best lawnmower I have ever used. It had been over a month since I had mowed my yards due to not having a mower and this tore right through it without leaving clumps of grass everywhere. I think I have finally found the brand of mower I will be using from now on. I would definitely advise on spending the extra money for the lifetime guarantee on the mower deck.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Features
Cons: Heavy
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the easiest way to purchase a quality mower. Shipping was free and fast. Could not ask for better service. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking to purchase a mower."
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Nicholas S.
Voorheesville, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/23/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Owned
I decided to replace my Toro self propelled personal pace mower because it wasn't running good and I couldn't start it. I think it was the ethanol in the gas. But I decided to go with a Honda and I bought the HRX and it hasn't disappointed. Now I am using premium gas with an additive. It starts on the first pull and it has an excellent self propelled system you can go slow or fast depending on how much you depress the self propel lever. I like that, and I like that it really mulches. I can't... more
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"So far everything good."
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David W.
Stuttgart, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/16/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
It took about 15 minutes to read through the Owner's Manual and even less to set up my new mower. After adding oil and gas, it started on the first pull the first time and every time since.

All adjustments are easy to make. I am very pleased with the mower.
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Michael S.
Cutler Bay, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/15/15
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I'm impressed with the ease of starting mower. Out of the box, one pull and it started. One pull every time since. Mower has plenty of power. Speed control is easy to use and mower speed can be set to go much faster than I want.

It's nice to know the speed is there. Mower cuts lawn nice. Pricey but you definitely get your monies worth. HAD A Toro before nice mower but constantly changing wheels. Cheap design on Toro wheels caused me to go with Honda. No regrets so far.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower arrived quick. No problems. Didnt have to find a way to get it home from store. Would use them again."
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Chris H.
Farmington, NM
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/3/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Will Only Cry Once With This Mower
Let me explain my headline. This is an exceptional product. However, as with most exceptional products, they do not come cheap. It's comforting to know that the only time you will cry is when you shell out $600+ to purchase this mower. After that, you will never cry again.

I borrowed a similar mower from my father-in-law for many years and didn't want to give it back! I knew that when I purchased a mower, it would be this exact Honda. From the minute I used this mower, I knew that it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian T.
Clifford Twp., PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Engineered Mower I've Ever Seen Or Owned !!!!!
I used the mower now for about a month and I love this baby. It has everything I could want. Variable speed easily controlled by a very handy paddle easily accessible on the handle bar. Easy to select between mulch or bag. Bag attaches simply and to top things off it's a Honda with Honda bullet-proof engine and mechanics - LOVE IT !!!
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Sue W.
Harrison City, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/15/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
I bought this for my husband and it was worth it! He loves it!! The riding lawnmower is put away and he does the whole lawn with the Honda. Best Fathers Day gift yet!!
Sue Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert L.
Crystal Lake, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/15/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth As Silk
I was tempted to buy a less expensive mower. But my gut instinct told me to go with the Honda. I've been a big fan of Honda motorcycles/equipment for years but was on the fence with my mower selection.

I'm so glad I went with this mower. The blade rpm appears to be slow but it cuts through everything and is not taxed. It's also pretty much vibration free and the self propelled system works fantastic.

It's also my first mulching mower (I had a 27 HP Gravely zero turn at my last... more
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service with quick delivery."
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Barry T.
Lewisville, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/12/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
First impression, this is a great mower with many nice features. I really like the clip director so you don't have to put a chute plug in to mulch. Select drive is wonderful and the amount of pressure on the drive handle affects the speed.

Since I like to hose my mower down after each use, I'm looking forward to an extended deck life from the nexite deck.
Barry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tom C.
Grand Prairie, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/27/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Mows really smoothly. Starts first time every time. Only down side - even on slowest speed setting - it is too fast for me.
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Tom's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great"
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Larry S.
Temperance, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/8/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Even Better!
While I miss the articulating front wheels of my 11 year old Honda the I really like the drive system & mulch/bag selector which allows you to do a variable percentage of each.

Great idea! When you read reviews the Honda's always come out on top do to there extra fine mulching. I added a "striping" kit to mine that makes my lawn look a golf course. I'm now the envy of the neighborhood.
Larry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cal R.
Hampstead, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased With Purchase
I've used the mower twice with the bagger. Performs well. The price, no tax, free shipping all made it an easy choice. I was a little concerned about ordering online but would do it again.
Cal Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bill O.
Maineville, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Good Mower, But Not A Great Choice For Tall People.
Like I hoped, the mower starts easy, the drive is great and the balance is good (feels neither front or back heavy). I use the rear bagger and it also has a great design with the largest perimeter being the opening for unloading.

Only drawback is that I am 6' 2" and I stoop to operate it in addition my shoe tips hit the bag while operating. First two times using it, I had lower back pain the next day. I was disappointed to learn there is no handle adapter available to make the... more
Bill Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Keith
Melbourne, FL
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Bagging Mode Does Not Work Well
I bought this mower because it had the bagging option. I usually have the height set at 3 for my St. Agustine grass.
The problem is that blades throw very little into the bagger. The mower is great but I wish it would suck up debris like leaves a little better.

I'm not a huge fan of the double blade. I think a single blade designed to create some vacuum would have better results.

I do realize this double blade design works great for mulching.
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Joseph L.
Fairfield, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/13/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice
Just as expected from Honda. Great machine
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
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David M.
Dalton, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I've only used the mower twice, but so far it's doing very well. I received the mower in just a few days and it was very simple to attach the handle, put in the oil and gas and go. Great service, Great product.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: Expensive
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have had "0" problems with the service or with the product."
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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
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I had a craftsman 22" that was 17 years old... this replacement was great-- if you have a larger lawn, you may need to empty the clippings bag often.

But the mower with the brake clutch will save you having to restart your mower often... or need to rig your handle to keep it running while you empty.

Otherwise, it's a great mower so far-- used it about 5 times now. The speed selector will rotate by itself some while you're mowing, so keep an eye on it and adjust as needed.
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
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George G.
Northport, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/23/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
Pushed a button on Friday night and mower in driveway Tuesday morning! Easy set up, plenty of power and speed. Pulverizes grass and leaves, reducing stops when bagging. Cheaper and better than Home Depot.
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeremy S.
Maple Grove, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
Needed a new mower and came across this site. Happy that I did, very easy to use with no bs.
Jeremy Recommends This Honda Mower
Jeremy's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great price and very fast service. Everything was top notch."
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John M.
Glenshaw, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
First of all, I would like to say that Mowers Direct is a great business to deal with. They answered all of my questions quickly, and delivered the mower very fast.

Out of the box, everything went really well. I used the mower five times since receiving it. Works great and runs great. I would recommend this mower and Mowers Direct to anyone looking for a mower. Thanks for everything.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald C.
Dublin, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/15/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Self Propelled Mower
So far I love this mower, mostly for the self propelled it goes really well and I don't have to push it.
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
Ronald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This mower goes well I'm not pushing to mow, it more or less walked me, that's a plus,"
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Wendell H.
Port Neches, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/13/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
This Honda works well, has plenty of power with the 190 cc engine. Also, the self propell feature is strong compared to my old mower. I would recommend this mower a friend. Does not have a side discharge if you were needing that option, but with the extra power it may not be needed.
Wendell Recommends This Honda Mower
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Frank S.
Lenoir City, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/6/15
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
So far, I'm pleased with everything about the mower. It mows perfectly and starts on the first pull.
Frank Recommends This Honda Mower
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John P.
Lindale, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/6/15
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Crank
Great mower! Would liked to have purchased the Honda that would run without blades engaged. However I have a 12-year-old that will be helping with the mowing, so it's not worth taking a chance with the blades.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Todd K.
Russellville, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/6/15
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hands Down Best Mower I've Ever Used.
Strong motor, cuts anything and the mulching double blades cut anything.
Todd Recommends This Honda Mower
Todd's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent service, fast shipping, highly recommend for a great buying experience"
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Joe
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
Ordered it on a Wednesday evening, and it was delivered by noon on Friday. It arrived in perfect condition, fully assembled, and with a bottle of oil. Put the oil and gas in, pull one time, and it started. What could be easier?
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ray K.
Springfield, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/29/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I received the mower only three days following my order. Started on the first easy pull. Great cut great mower. No issues thus far.
Ray Recommends This Honda Mower
Ray's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy experience. Read reviews on line and recommendations. Very easy purchase and great delivery. Thanks so much"
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Deana C.
Colorado Springs, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/1/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka (21") 190cc Select Drive™ Self-propelled Lawn Mo
I love it and can't believe the mulching (no droppings)!

Easy to start and I am 5'3" 120 lbs so I love the power it has to self propel up hills without any issues. It definitely proved to be as "rated"!
Deana Recommends This Honda Mower
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Todd A.
Waterloo, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/31/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Money
I've been using $300 box store mowers forever. Never again. This thing cuts like a madman! I waited a couple weeks before I decided what to do with my old POS Menards Special. So when I received the new Honda, I had three weeks of grass growth with sprinkler system. It annihilated the 10-12" grass. Fast, didn't even think about slowing down. Big motor, heavy duty parts, large bag. I love my Honda. Did I mention twin blades!! Shreds the grass!!
Todd Recommends This Honda Mower
Todd's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast Website easy to compare models"
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Deborah F.
Irving, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best
This mower is everything I expected. Having been a previous Honda owner, I knew I wouldn't buy any thing else, I had people trying to talk me out of purchasing online, saying it likely would not live up to ones purchased in store. Let me assure you, the only difference I experienced was not having to pay sales tax. I received it in 3 days, took it out of the box and experienced that known expected 1 pull start. This mower is easy to operate and has a clean 21 inch cut.
Deborah Recommends This Honda Mower
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Debra L.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda 190cc Select Drive Self Propelled Lawn Mower
LOVE IT! What else is there to say! So happy I purchased this model HRX217VKA 21"!

Easy & smooth & cuts like a dream!!!
Debra Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stephen F.
Round Rock, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
Online ordering was a breeze. Order received in short time, no issues. I would recommend this online business to anyone in the market!!

Product is as expected - Honda quality. User controls for self propel seem a bit awkward but perhaps just needs time getting used to as this is my first self propelled product ownership.
Stephen Recommends This Honda Mower
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David G.
Smyrna, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/1/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
This is the second HRX217VKA I've owned. The first one made it ten years before the self propelled system gave out. It has excellent power and does not bog down cutting high grass.
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard S.
La Porte, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/18/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217vka Easy Start Runs Well
Used it 3 times now, super easy start, no yanking like my 5hp B&S on the Toro personal pace

Super easy set up, and adjustment.

It does leave lone individual blades of grass in its path(not clumps just single blades) about every six foot.

Other than that, very happy with it.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lance M.
Norfolk, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/27/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Light, Fast, Easy To Use
Easy to set up out of box, quick delivery, extended warranty showed up in mail. Easy start, mows well, mulches adequately.
Lance Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gregg G.
Augusta, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/6/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Delivery was fast and faultless. Mower starts on first pull. Self-propelled feature works well on my steep yard. No regrets. It's not cheap, but it's a quality product.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable
Cons: None
Gregg Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert M.
Longmont, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/19/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Choice
I've owned many great Honda products and this choice is no different. It's easy to operate, it has plenty of power, the mulching option does a great job and I'll never have to use the bag to collect the clippings. With 4 cuts per revolution of the blade, I can speed up the pace of the mower and still get a manicured look to my lawn. I love this mower and I think it will last a long time.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tim
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/11/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Overall, a solid mower. I have a small yard, but it is awfully hilly and has odd angles. This mower does fairly well with this landscaping. Honda mowers are expensive, but worth the money.
Tim Recommends This Honda Mower
Tim's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Product was on background, but I knew this when I purchased the mower. Notwithstanding, the mower shipped earlier than anticipated and arrived much faster than estimated ship time!"
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Almon T.
Hopwood, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Have owned this type of mower for 8 years. I purchased this new one as a spare. Very happy with the operation of the machine. Does a good job on my two yards that I cut.
Almon Recommends This Honda Mower
Almon's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great to deal with. Fast shipment to my home. First time buying from your company. VERY HAPPY !!!!!!!"
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Mike S.
Lexington, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/9/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Initial Review
After having other brand name mowers that did not last more than 5 years, I decided to spend the extra money and buy a Honda. I used it for the first time yesterday and my initial impression is very high. After adding gas, it started on the very first pull. The self-propelled drive is very powerful.

The bagging system works much better than any mower I've ever had before. The cut is excellent! Make sure and order some Clean Machine Non Stick Protectant with the mower to keep this clean from... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, Price
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Prior to ordering, the website said my mower would arrive in 3 days. It was shipped from Illinois, along Interstate 80 (3 miles from my house), to Colorado and then back to Nebraska two days later. Actual arrival from ordering was 6 days. So the shipping could be more efficient."
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John B.
Akron, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/15/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rock Steady And Dependable
One pull and it starts every time. Bought a new home and grass was at least 12" tall when I first used this mower. It went through it like it was only 1" tall.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower was listed as back-ordered, but I actually received it two days before back-order date."
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David F.
Wichita, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Quality Mower
The new Honda mower is everything and more than I expected. In the spring when the grass contains a lot of moisture, the Honda bags grass clippings with ease instead of clogging the chute like my previous mowers. Variable speed control works like a charm. Adjustable to the speed which you are comfortable. One pull to start every time. Composite deck doesn't allow clippings to accumulate under the deck. If you examine the cut grass blades, the Honda cuts the top instead of tearing them.
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David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joseph B.
Polo, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/2/15
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Honda
This is my 2nd Honda that I have owned. I used it today for the first time. It started on the 1st pull, which made me very happy. It did a fantastic job on my very hilly, obstacle course of a lawn. I love it. I found it a little harder to maneuver than my 160 cc Honda due to its size and weight. I am very happy and pleased with the new mower!
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
Joseph's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered the mower and received it in 2 days, Assembly was simple. All parts were included, new in the factory box."
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Eric S.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/24/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Redneck
Great mower, had it out of the box, assembled and mowing in less than 5 minutes, even with a bullmastiff pup nudging me the whole time.
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Jeff L.
Stevenson, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/18/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Huh????
Beautifully well made and performing unit. I am surprised to shocked that to start the mower the cutting blades have to be engaged. Also the blades have to remain engaged to move the mower around the yard. So if trimming is being done a day or two after mowing one has to lean it back on rear wheels, push it off, or mow and leave a clear line of later mow across the yard. Not good.

Starts on first pull, amazingly quiet, and cuts beautifully. Also because it mulches so finely if lawn is wet... more
Jeff Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Markus H.
Cedar Rapids, Ia, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/17/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Easy
Great to buy and have a mower delivered without hassling with big box stores.
Markus Recommends This Honda Mower
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Andrea K.
Tomball, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/21/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Ordered online, and all went as planned. Honda mower is very fine product, I'm comparing to Snapper that lasted 20+ years. Mower was packaged well, easy to assemble, and started on the first pull.

Select drive is a feature that takes a little time to get used to. All in all, order was easy, product received as advertised, mower works great.
Andrea Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert R.
Satanta, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Best Mower I have ever owned and Mower's Direct got it delivered to me two days after I ordered online, I will definitely buy from them again.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Leroy
Pensacola, FL
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lawnmower
The experience was perfect. The Honda quality and ease of operation is great.
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Molly
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Engaging Mystery
I own a hilly acre of mowable grass. As a single lady I failed to realize how long and what it would take me to do yard work. Sooo. I figured well get a really good push mower. N wave to the phattys on their John Deere. And Hopefully you'll be an old lady by time you need another mower.

This lawnmower is not the dream I had in mind. I thought it would pull me up my hills, 1 day instead of three to mow and a general sense of ease n serenity that men seem to get out of yard work.
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Pros: Fast
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable
Molly Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert Osthues
Greenville, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/11/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Looked For Mulching Capability
This one rated highest on mulching, so we settled for rear wheel drive. I have gotten used to it, still prefer front drive, but this one actually mulches, no lumps, so we are keeping it
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Really Does Mulch
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive, Rear Wheel Drive
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Josh
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Very Disappointed
I've owned a variety of push mowers and this is by far the worst of them all. I purchased it because Honda is highly respected and I thought I couldn't go wrong with this one. I've tried every option between mulch and bag and every option misses so much grass.

The only way to get all of or most of the grass cut is to go over my lawn twice. I wouldn't expect such poor performance for the price. If I wanted to leave a ton of grass long, I would have purchased a $200 mower from a big box... more
Josh Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Josh,
That's not a common problem with these. While it doesn't look like you purchased this mower from us, we advise you contact Honda at (800) 999-1009 to see if they can resolve this for you.

The mower comes with a 5-year consumer warranty, so unless it's more than five years old, you should have no problem. Just be sure you have your model number and order information available when you call.
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Verin G.
Mill Spring, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Have Not Had It Long
We just got it a short time ago, so far so good. It has worked well for me so far. Time is where I would be worried. Will it hold up as good as my Toro self-propel, I don't know. It came with a five year warranty also, but after almost 7 yrs my Toro still cranks by the second pull. I gave it to my mom, she has a flat yard. The self-propel went out of it, but the mower runs awesome, but the wheels are loose. I would be happy if you ask me again in five years how well it runs. Will it even... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Hard To Rate Have Small Yard Very Steep Yard Self Propell Good
Verin Does Not Recommend This Mower
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