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

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Model: HRX217VLA
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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

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

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

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

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

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

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

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3.6 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Weight
93 Pounds
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102005197
Model
HRX217VLA
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  3 Questions
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I am trying to decide between a Honda with electric start, and a Honda with both the blade stop and electric start. If I only get the electric start and have lots of start/stops will I wear that part out if I have 10 or more start/stops each time I mow? If that is not a problem, is there still an advantage to having the blade stop and keeping the mower running? Thanks!
by Dan Baker from Washington on March 20, 2016

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

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217VLA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (18)
Easy To Use (15)
Features (11)
Reliable (10)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
Cons
Expensive (14)
Heavy (8)
Unreliable (2)
None (1)
No Cons (1)
87% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale S
Amherst, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Unique Features Sold Me
The power & quality, are typically Honda. The "no accessory" feature for mulch to pick-up is great. The option to adjust to partial mulch/pick-up is great when the lawn is tall and 100% pick-up is cumbersome.

When the mowing is complete on mulch/pick-up, the rear chute remains fairly full of grass? Be careful to remove the grass before returning to storage in the garage. Only glitch I've found.

The electric start is worth every cent!
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Grass bag is tough to assemble
Dale Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tina L.
St. Louis, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I'm Having Problems
The lawn mower works fine sometimes. Other times it burns oil and stalls out and then just won't start. I'm not doing anything differently from one use to the next. I wanted a consistently dependable lawn mower.
Tina Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Tina,
I apologize for any inconvenience that has been caused due to the mower not starting. Give us a call during business hours and we will try to help troubleshoot. If we can't help, we will put you in contact with some certified repair centers in your area who can all perform warranty maintenance at no cost to you. Thanks for your business and please call when you are ready.

Phone: 1 (800) 837-8247
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Glenn O
Baytown, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Purchase
Probably the best purchase as far as self propelled mowers go! Out of the box and cutting within 15 minutes. The select drive system was very easy to adjust without issues, pick your pace and go. The keyless start worked without fail on every attempt ...the first time, as it should and as I expect from a Honda product. Engine noise was considerably less compared to other brands, but I still use ear protection. The gas consumption was definitely on the plus side using far less than I expected.... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Glenn Recommends This Honda Mower
Glenn's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Although I did not speak directly to a salesperson, the mower arrived in 4 days! Great delivery service."
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Robert C
Kenosha, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/16/17
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best In Quality And Performance
The mower is better than expected. All the options work as describe and exceeds my expectation. It starts quick and easy with a turn of the key and not having to plug it in to charge the battery for the electric start makes it a use and forget option. No more coming back to use the mower to find a dead battery! The self-propel system on this mower works at any pace I choose unlike my old mower. It takes most of the work out of cutting the grass.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
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Shipping
5/5
"Great information on the website. Having it delivered saved the hassle of getting home."
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Randall G.
Wilmington, DE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/26/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Ever!
This mower is the best we've had! We were always a Toro family but the last one we had was somewhat unreliable so we decided to give Honda a try and are very pleased with the way it handles and the large grass bag. It comes off and goes on very easily and quickly. We made a great decision!
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet
Randall Recommends This Honda Mower
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Derrell G
Parkersburg, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
Nice mower, cuts good, starts real easy, a little hard to pull back because of the weight however. It's a little pricey and I like not having to prime it. I wish they would lower the price and make the bagger an extra cost. I feel I paid for a bagger that will never be used.

This is my first Honda mower and so far its been OK. I hope it lasts as long as my $149 big box store mower did.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Derrell Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lavonne C
Grain Valley, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
Mows great. Starts great with the electric start. Barely turn the key and it's running. Cuts my yard nice and even.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Reliable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Loud
Lavonne Recommends This Honda Mower
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James C.
Bloomington, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/25/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
So far I've used this mower twice since I received it. Had to get used to the self propelled controls. Not a big issue. This has plenty of power. Cuts very well and very even. Would definitely recommend this mower.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience and have already recommended Mowers Direct to friends."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
James,
Thanks for the kind review. Happy mowing!
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Edward B.
East Walpole, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/26/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Ever!
Now I know what I have been missing. There is absolutely no comparison to a Honda lawnmower. Quiet, smooth, cuts the tallest grass. Well worth the money.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
Edward's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy ordering process and received the item as planned."
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Craig N.
Asheville, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/18/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Best mower I have owned, and should be for the price. Does everything it promises.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Craig Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael M.
Bellport, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/25/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower Overall
Having the key start is a nice convenience. A little heavy when turning around and pull back when you are trying to get into a tight spot that is too much for a weed wacker.

The personal pace works well as does the bag/mulch selector. This is my 2nd Honda (1st one was a push mower) and I hope this one lasts forever. Don't want to have to buy another ever again.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy ordering. Quick delivery."
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