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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
134 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 (34)
Features (25)
Easy To Use (25)
Reliable (18)
Quiet (15)
Cons
Expensive (27)
Heavy (10)
Packaging (3)
Low Quality (2)
None (2)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
134 Reviews  Sort by 
 
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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Fred M.
Mckenzie, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/2/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Good Mower - What I Expected
Good mower so far - we have only used it twice. However, had to bend flat sections of handle to get them to fit into mower. No real problem. Starts good, mows good. A little heavy but what you would expect for this quality mower and size engine.
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Fred Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joe L
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/2/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Seems Like A Great Mower
Only used it twice so far. Really does a nice job cutting. Learning curve is very fast. This is my first self propelled mower. Makes it easier to mow for sure.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
Joe's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on Sunday got on Wednesday. Fast and saved around $45 on taxes. Two guys put it in my garage for me. No driving or having to load or unload truck."
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Linda B
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/3/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
We ordered the mower on Monday it shipped Tuesday and we received it first thing Thursday morning. Great mower so far...we have mowed the lawn 3 times.
Pros: High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Linda Recommends This Honda Mower
Linda's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order from Mowers Direct and the product comes right to your door. Didn't have to go from store to store looking to see if they had the mower in stock."
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David K.
Sevierville, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/28/17
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Exceptional Mower But It Is Expensive
I received it quickly. No damage in transit. Assembly was minimal. One of the cables (forward motion) was unattached and had to be reattached. The mower starts quickly and the automatic choke is working well. It cuts superbly, bags well and the engine is very strong. Speed control is very good and has a good range of speed. Mulching is exceptional. It's expensive but buy once, cry once. Highly recommended for those who must have the best mower on the block.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable, Sexy
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very quick ordering and shipping. Exactly what I expected."
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Kim W.
Fairacres, NM
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/17
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Blade Control Lever Did Not Work Out Of Box
I like this mower but it is a bit expensive. The Blade Control lever did not engage at all when I first took the mower out of the box. Repeated attempts to get the blades to spin failed. I finally decided to investigate exactly how the lever works, and found that the yellow button on the Blade Control lever is attached to a moving black plastic 'hook'. Pushing the yellow button makes the black plastic 'hook' move, which is designed to connect to a metal 'loop' that then engages the blades.... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, problem at first start up
Kim Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Kim,
I am sorry for any inconvenience this issue caused. If there are any problems that arise in the future, I would recommend contacting a certified repair center as they would be able to perform any required maintenance covered by the warranty. Here's the closest one to your location:

The Power Center, Inc.
2000 N Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011-8297
(575)522-1050

Thank you for your business and if you have any more questions please don't hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help folks just like you.
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Kim's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Only improvement to website I'd suggest is a better breakdown menu in buyer being able to check off specific features wanted. Website allows about 1 choice, then takes buyer to all mowers in that category - I'd like to be able to select, for example, self-propelled and electric start and blade control, and then having only those mowers with those features shown to me."
 more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Kim,
Thank you very much for your detailed review. We have recently added new filters on our site which give folks the opportunity to sort and search in a way similar to the way you have outlined. I hope these new filters make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Thanks again for your business, please do not hesitate to reach out to us in the future for any of your power equipment needs.
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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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Michael P.
Pottstown, PA
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love My New Mower Honda Hrx217hza (21") 186cc Self-propelled
So easy to use. When I get tired I can adjust the speed of the mower. I love its size . Its the right size to fit between the pool and spa/hot tub. Mulching is a breeze. When my wife left the vegetable garden full of old dried up plants I ran over the plants once and they were gone. The battery is great. It sat over the winter months and still started on the first try. That is two years straight that this had happened.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Reliable
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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