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Honda HRX217HZA (21") 186cc Self-Propelled Electric Start Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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Model: HRX217HZA
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
151 Reviews
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

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

Electric Start w/ Advanced Cyclon Battery Technology
On-board battery charges automatically when the mower is in use

Hydrostatic Cruise Control Transmission
Allows infinitely variable, self-propelled speed settings

Roto-Stop® Blade Brake Clutch
Allows you to start & stop blades with the engine still running
Step away from the mower without having to restart the engine

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Quick Release 3-Position Handle

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
98 Pounds
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102002653
Model
HRX217HZA
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  8 Questions
Q: Hi again: Is t6he battery removable for winter storage?
by L N Engel from New Mexico on July 02, 2016

A: L. N. Engel,

Yes, if you wanted to remove and store the battery for the winter, you could do so.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Hi: Is the HRX217HZA the same mower as the HRX217HYA only with electric start? Is the electric start feature reliable?
by L N Engel from New Mexico on July 02, 2016

A: L.N. Engel,

Yes, the only difference between these two models will be the electric start feature. To date, we have not had an issue with the use of the electric start on these models, that we are aware of.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the battery recharge from the engine, or does it have to be plugged into the charger often?
by Mike Barry from Nebraska on April 02, 2016

A: Mike - the Honda HRX217HZA has a self-charging system for the electric start that charges the battery automatically when the mower is in use.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I am trying to decide between a Honda with electric start, and a Honda with both the blade stop and electric start. If I only get the electric start and have lots of start/stops will I wear that part out if I have 10 or more start/stops each time I mow? If that is not a problem, is there still an advantage to having the blade stop and keeping the mower running? Thanks!
by Dan Baker from Washington on March 20, 2016

A: Dan - if you anticipate starting and stopping the engine as many as 10 times each time you mow, then I would definitely recommend the HRX217HZA model with the blade stop feature. You will increase the lift expectancy of the on-board battery and the starter significantly by going with the blade stop model and not making all those starts and stops on your engine each time you mow.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does it have a discharge chute rear or side capability is this a optional equipment
by Marty from Indiana on April 30, 2015

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does this mower have a pull cord in the event that the battery stops working?
by Jim from New Jersey on July 07, 2013

A: Jim - yes, all of the Honda HRX series mowers, including the HRX217HZA, have a recoil start (rope pull start) option on the top of the engine.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Good morning,

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

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217HZA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (48)
Features (34)
Easy To Use (33)
I'd Buy It Again (24)
Reliable (22)
Cons
Expensive (35)
Heavy (16)
None (8)
Low Quality (4)
Packaging (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Damon C.
Granada Hills, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electric Start Is A Must Have!
I forgot to mention in my previous review/post that having the electric start and self-propulsion are a huge benefit and one of the strongest selling points of this particular Honda lawn mower model HRX217HZA.

I have back injuries and both of my shoulders are damaged from years of physical labor so buying a new mower without electric start and self-propulsion was not an option for me. I'm sure there are many other consumers out there who have issues with starting a lawn mower with a pull... more
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Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, Quiet
Damon Recommends This Honda Mower
Damon's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great website, great staff!"
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Michael C.
Erlanger, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/25/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Pile Of Junk. Blade Will Not Engage
Might be a very nice lawn mower it it worked. Right out of the box I finally had a chance to use the mower. I was using up the oil gas mixture in the old Lawnboy I had been using for 17 years. Pulling up on the mechanism manually will engage the blades. There appears to be a trunnion connection there and a plastic device associated with the yellow blade start button. Presumably that should be attached to a spring that engages the trunnion like device. The trunnion like device is in turn... more
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable
Michael Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
I'd like to apologize for the issues you're experiencing with your mower. I understand just how frustrating that can be. I will be reaching out to you directly through your account to send you some certified repair centers in your area. Thank you very much for your business and I hope you have a great day.
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Dallas N.
Puyallup, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/29/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ride Red
This is a great cutting lawnmower! Quick shipping to my doorstep and fairly quick assembly out of the box to have it ready to go. This mower is well built with some nice features. Once you use the electric start you'll never want a mower without it. The hydrostactic cruise control is great for the on the fly speed adjustments as you mow. It also allows you to set the mow speed walking pace that works for you. The only complaint I would have is its a little on the heavy side which is noticeable... more
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Dallas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gregory N.
Sugar Grove, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/19/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower, Slight Problem
Happy w/ mower, great features, performance, having an issue w/ the handle that engages the blade operation - doesn't always engage / is not working properly.
Pros: High Quality, Features, Durable, Fast
Cons: Slight issue w/ blade operation engagement - need help to fix
Gregory Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Gregory,
Sorry to hear that you're having an issue with your mower. I would suggest taking it to your local Honda dealer to diagnose the problem. You can find a local servicing dealer here... Honda Dealer Locator
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Brett M
Canton, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Machine!
This is a very nice lawn mower, the best one l have ever owned, l like the electric start but if you wanted to save $150.00 dollars you could get the next model down. I ordered this at 4:00 p.m. from Mowers Direct and had it delivered about twenty hours later, very fast.
Pros: High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: None
Brett Recommends This Honda Mower
Brett's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The lawnmower arrived in excellent condition and started right up!"
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Gary M
Fort Collins, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Seems To Work Well
This product has worked well so far.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Gary Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael T
Las Vegas, NV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/15/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good After Repair
Received product fast. Unboxed it. Used it for the very first time & notice left rear wheel was not driving lawnmower. Took it into the local authorized Honda dealer for repair. Dealer was able to fix it in a couple days at no cost to me, besides my time loading it and taking it to the dealer itself. Then picking it from the dealer to bring it back home. I would've thought Honda quality control would've been better than this, especially after spending so much on the lawnmower. After... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet
Cons: Low Quality
Michael Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Walden R.
Minneapolis, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Broke After Second Use
I thought after spending $800 on a mower it would be durable. After the second time using the mower the yellow button you push in for blade control quit working. Looked it up in the manual and it says something about adjusting the cable and tightening nuts. Really? Totally disappointed that after spending $800 I'm expected to start wrenching on the mower after the first mow.
Walden Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Allan V.
Henrico, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/4/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have used this mower only a few times since I got it but I have put it through its paces cutting grass and picking up leaves. It does a great job chewing up whatever I pass it over. The electric start works great and it is the easiest mower I have owned to start using the pull cord.
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Allan Recommends This Honda Mower
Allan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Service was extremely fast and the free shipping can not be beat!"
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John C.
Broken Arrow, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/31/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowers Direct Delivers Great Service And Honda Is Great Also
First , the first delivered mower was damaged in transit the carrier. However, Mower Direct jumped in and got this fixed immediately with a retrieval of the broken mower and replacement with a another new mower.

The Honda has most of the available bells and whistles. Electric start, rear wheel drive, blade clutch.

Electric Start worked right out of the box and has not failed. There is available a charger but this is not with the mower. Otherwise the battery charges while you are... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good witth Mowers Direct."
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David R
Ray, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/28/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower, Top Quality, Great Warranty
I had to cut grass 6 inches tall that would bog down my old Honda HR214. But this mower worked perfect.
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good service. Placed order on Friday, received mower on Tuesday."
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