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Honda HRX217HYA Gas Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers Reviews & Ratings

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Honda HRX217HYA Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (103)
High Quality (92)
Features (66)
Reliable (66)
I'd Buy It Again (61)
Cons
Expensive (87)
Heavy (30)
None (25)
Unreliable (12)
Durability (8)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14837 Helpful Votes
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The Honda HRX217HYA self-propelled lawn mower combines easy of operation with unsurpassed reliability to create a truly remarkable mowing experience.

The Honda HRX217HYA is powered by the reliable Honda GCV190 engine and features the Honda Auto Choke™ system for easy starting. No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go! Once you're mowing, you'll appreciate the Roto-Stop® blade stop system. You can step away from the mower without having to stop and restart the engine. Move... more
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Dj C.
Hermitage, TN
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Tall Person Mower Or Self Propelled Mower Period!
I've owned this mower for three years. At 6'5" it was the only mower I can actually adjust the handle at a comfortable height. The slightly less expensive mower won't go higher. I find the blade engagement and self propelled hydro attic system very easy to control the speed from snail pace to a fast walk. Most the time I don't use the speed adjustment at all. The lever on the handle allows full articulation of different speeds.

The bigger wheels also make a noticeable difference on... more
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Dj Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joel
Harlingen, TX
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Hard To Control Speed After Using Toro For Years
I must start by telling you I'm comparing this to a top of the line Toro with the "Personal Pace" system.

Then I purchased Honda after my Toro was stolen (after 8 years of service), and I've always liked Honda and it had a couple of features I liked.

The Honda motor is superb. The cut quality is excellent. The hydrostatic transmission seems good.

The worst part of this mower is the design of the blade clutch and transmission drive lever. On the Toro, you push lightly to... more
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Adrian M.
Grove City, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Most Satisfied With My Honda Mower - Hrx217hya
After having basically the same mower for 15+ Years without issues, I decided to configure the same mower and this HRX217HYA mower is about 99% the same as my old one minor changes in bagging/mulching.

I ordered the mower on May19th, and it shipped the same day (unbelievable) and was at my place May 20th. Hard to believe. I took it out of the box, filled it with oil and gas and it started on first pull. It has performed perfect each time.

So happy with its quality, and the service was... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Adrian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Barry B
Fairport, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/13/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best In Class Walk Behind Mower
This is the fifth Honda mower I have owned in almost 40 years, including the 10 Hp riding mower. I maintain two residences with large lawns that I care for meticulously. My original Harmony 215SX is still running fine.. My latest HRX217 is fast, smooth, efficient, and provides the best cut of any walk behind mower on the market. Honda motors run forever. The only maintenance issues I ever have had are wheel bearings ant the Hydrostatic drives - both are replaceable.
Pros: High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Barry Recommends This Honda Mower
Barry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Buying from Mowers Direct was easy and very reliable. You cannot beat free shipping and no sales tax for out of state deliveries. I've recommended Mowers Durect to many friends."
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Ron B
Dadeville, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/6/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda 21" Self Propelled Lawnmower - Excellent Mower
This is a quality mower and easy to do final assembly out of the box. Starts on the first pull with little resistance. I had a honda mower that lasted for years until the clutch went out. The engine was still solid but I decided not to invest more money and bought a new one. This one is even better from an ease of use perspective. The speed adjust on the fly is a very nice feature. Looking forward to many years of use. Would not hesitate to recommend this mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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David R.
Middle Grove, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/23/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality Mower
Excellent in every way...Lightweight with nice feature of bagging/mulching adjustment.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Cons: None
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Smooth transaction with fast shipping....Thanks"
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Kevin P.
Palouse, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/17/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Almost An Acre, Up And Down Hill
I bought this mower for several reasons. First, I used this mower design when I was a teenager mowing lawns for clients who owned it (some 30 years ago). Ever since that time I wanted it, but I just couldn't afford this mower. Second, this is a strong mower, easy to use, friendly for teens, and great on uneven ground. Third and most important, this mower gets into tight spots, I mow in 28" - 32" strips of grass. I also mow up a hill that has the mower above my head as I mow... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I would because I did not need to interact with any sales person. No one called me to up sell anything. I purchased they shipped quickly. They did a great job, I will buy my next mower from them."
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Alan R.
Albany, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/12/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hopeful
When my Honda HRX217HYA arrived the packaging was in pristine condition, however when I removed the mower from the box, filled it with the provided oil, and started it I was extremely happy. However, disappointment followed. The blades would not engage. Therefore, what to do. I contacted Mower's Direct and they told me to take it to my local authorized Honda service center because they are akin to a big box store once the product leaves their facility it's yours along with any issues which... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Honda was slow to respond to my issue.
Alan Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Alan,
Thank you for providing feedback about your experience and we apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused you.
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Alan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower's Direct sells a great line of products, however that is all they do. They sell. If there is an issue after the sale it is the buyer's responsibility to resolve the issue. I don't believe the issue I'm having with my Honda HRX217HYA is the result of anything Mowers Direct did."
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Scott M.
Port St Lucie, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/28/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Proven Value And Longevity
Unsurpassed quality and ease of use. The delivery was flawless and product is superior to those at Big Box stores. There is no comparison to the power of the self propelled operation and ability to fill bags with clippings and operate without breathing hard.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
Scott's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I purchased a similar self-propelled Honda in 1982 - I mowed 3 acres of 4' weeds until 2006 and found this self propelled mower well worth the extra dollars and upgrades. I purchased "other Home Depot" mowers and was mad at myself for not buying the top line Honda. Yes, I could be a poster child for this mower but its longevity, ease of use, dependability is unsurpassed. It will fill a 50 lb bag of grass and make you jog alongside without fail."
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John H.
Hagerstown, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/10/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
Had this same mower for over 20 years and it still runs. Just felt that we could use a new one.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott V.
Round Rock, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/10/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Old Honda Mower Guy Meets New Mower
I had a 20 year old Honda HRM. I liked its handle design better than this new one. I find it a long reach to feather the speed when I need to slow down around trees etc. Maybe I haven't put my hands in the right place. It is hard to keep my fingers on the bar and reach with my thumb to the lower speed control lever.
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Fast
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
Scott's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Questions answered quickly. Great experience."
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Kevin H.
Ramsey, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Wait A Minute, Not So Fast...
This is the third review I've posted on this issue, all under the same title if you want to read them all. After having to file a customer complaint with Honda USA for their initial refusal to cover the broken connecting rod on my 3 year old mower under their 5 year consumer warranty, a week went by and they reversed their decision. Great news! However, it would have been nice if someone would have notified me of the decision, I received no contact and again had to take my time to follow up... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Durability
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joan P.
Longview, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/20/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Poor Lawnmower Quality
Great customer service and prompt delivery... the bad: used one hour, took short break and noticed fuel dripping out of air cleaner. it is now in shop waiting for repair. Disappointed with Honda right now.
Cons: Low Quality
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Kevin H.
Ramsey, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not So Fast... Wait A Minute Continued... Bad
Well.. after taking my mower to a Honda warranty service center, the diagnosis is as I expected.. broken connecting rod. Sounds like something that would be covered by Honda under the 5 YEAR WARRANTY... Again, not so fast... I just heard from the service center after a week, and Honda doesn't want to cover the repair. The explanation I got was that " if the connecting rod was defective, it would have broken in the first season for sure " What??? I have no idea on how long Honda... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Durability, Low Quality
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Kevin,
We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with the local Honda service center. We would strongly advise reaching out to Honda directly to make them aware of these issues regarding your repair. Honda can be reached at 770-497-6400. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you
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Rick L.
Lemars, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/25/14
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worthless Warranty
Bought this mower from this site. The mower worked great until the engine seized up. I had this mower for two seasons into the 5 year warranty. I changed the oils every spring and checked it periodically between uses. I know several people that have this mower and don't even check the oil. I took it into to get it looked at by an authorized service center. Honda's response was that it was run out of oil and will not stand behind the warranty. I know that the oil got low because the motor seized... more
Cons: Durability, Useless 5 year warranty
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Rick,
I'm sorry to hear that your mower is giving you problems. I know how frustrating that can be. Please give us a call and we will do what we can to work with Honda regarding your warranty. While we don't perform service on the units we sell, we can assist with getting a warranty claim reviewed by a manufacturer. Thank you very much for your business and I hope to hear from you soon.
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Barry D.
Aliquippa, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/29/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Trouble Starting
This is the second time I've purchased this exact mower. I love it, especially the clutch/idle feature. This new one started on the first pull out-of-the-box. However, since then, it takes 6 to 8 pulls to start. My old one ALWAYS started on the first pull. Very disappointed.
Pros: High Quality, Features
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Barry Recommends This Honda Mower
Barry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Amazing shipping schedule. I ordered it on Sunday afternoon. It arrived on Tuesday afternoon (Chicago to Pittsburgh)."
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Alex B
Stillwater, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Stepped Up To The Versa-mow, Mulching Model After 20 Years
The finest mower I've ever owned. Starts easily, runs without issue, and does its work without fuss. The combination of mowing features and self-propulsion controls make for a smooth operation. I love the flexibility I have in running the machine without having to hold on constantly because of the blade brake clutch the on-the-fly propulsion speed adjustment is an evolutionary improvement over the previous model it replaces, which continues to work some 20 years since it vastly improved on its... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Alex Recommends This Honda Mower
Alex's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had an easy experience buying from Mowers Direct -- It's been great."
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James H.
Powder Springs, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/26/17
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
2nd Use Left Wheel Fell Off
I received the product in a timely manner. It was easy to get the mower set up and running. I was surprised at full throttle the engine did not seem that powerful and stalled on not so long grass. I used the mower to cut the lawn twice. On the second cutting the front wheel came off. I tried to put it back on but I couldn't get it on straight. I took it to a warranty service dealer and I am waiting on the outcome. My guess is they will say it is my fault. For $722 I thought I was buying a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Low Quality, Front wheel fell off after using mower twice
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
James,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologize for any inconvenience that the wheel has caused. You were correct in taking it to a certified repair center for the work as this should be covered under the warranty. If you need any additional assistance, please give us a call. We are happy to help. Otherwise, thank you for your business and I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.
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Tom C
Mesa, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/26/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Blade Brake/clutch Mowers Are The Best Way To Go
Since this mower has a blade brake/clutch, I saw no need for the starter pull cord to be attached to the handlebars interfering with the removal/installation of the grass bag. Like the commercial Honda lawnmower, I removed the starter, disconnected the pull cable from the handlebar and rotated the starter so the starter pull cord handle was facing the opposite side of the mower just like the Honda commercial lawnmower. Now it is easier to remove and install the grass catcher bag. It would... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Store, Gas shutoff valve
Cons: Expensive, Weight, Bagger cover does not stay up by itself
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Tom's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Price was the same as Big Box retailer. It was delivered to my home which means that I did not have to deal with hauling it home. The only thing I had to do was add oil, gas and start it."
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Danny S
Conroe, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/31/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Carbs Aren't The Issue!
This is a great mower for a very good price. I have dealt with MowersDirect.com on previous occasions and have always found their service and promptness on getting your order out the door amazing.

I did want to comment on carburetors in general. The problem with letting a mower (or any other gasoline engine) set with fuel in the carburetors for any length of time is the fact that the fuel contains Methanol. Methanol loves water and it turns your fuel into a corrosion causing beast in a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: None
Danny Recommends This Honda Mower
Danny's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is awesome to deal with and has great pricing to boot!"
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William R
Middletonu, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Disappointed. Mower Takes 20 Pulls To Start
Very disappointed. Takes 20 pulls to start. Now I have to bring the mower to a real dealer locally. I paid top dollar for this with the assumption it would be flawless. I guess there are certain things you just shouldn't buy online
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Unreliable, Difficult To Use
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
William,
I apologize for the issues you are having with your mower. It sounds like this is an engine problem and should be covered under warranty. Mowers Direct does not perform maintenance or repairs to any of the units that we sell. Additionally, we ship out all units in the same packaging we receive them from the manufacturer. If you need help finding a Honda repair center, please give us a call or you can use this online tool: Honda Repair Center Locator

Thank you very much for your business and I hope you will give us another shot in the future when you are ready for another piece of power equipment.
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Wilbert S
Trail Creek, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/24/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
This is an excellent mower. It starts on the first or second pull, cuts extremely fine with the double mulching blade, and even with the larger engine than my last Honda Harmony 215 - it is more fuel efficient. I can cut about 1 1/4 acres of grass in just about an hour at 3 stops below full speed. The only thing I would complain about is the very high price - but I justified it by thinking that my last Honda mower lasted 24 years and hopefully this one will too.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Wilbert Recommends This Honda Mower
Wilbert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The gentleman I spoke with was very patient with me and answered all my questions. He had the mower I needed in stock and shipped out the next day. Overall I would rate the service as excellent. Thank you."
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Douglas W
Knoxville, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/20/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth Every Penny
I've had this mower a month. Couldn't be happier. Great performance. My lawn looks like a carpet mowed on setting 4. Mulches fantastic but love the clutch which allows me to empty the bag without turning the engine off.
Douglas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kevin Y
Loveland, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hrx217hya Honda Self Propelled Mower
Time will tell if this mower was worth the money. The Honda mowers are all rated highly by consumer groups and I wanted a high quality product that is going to last. So far, I'm impressed with how finely the mower mulches clippings and with the ease of adjusting the self propelled speed. I'm still trying to get comfortable with the blade brake clutch and self propelled clutch handles. They require a specific technique to engage and disengage which is further complicated if not standing directly... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use, Poor bag design, Cumbersome clutch handles
Kevin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was free and exceptionally fast-arrived early. Ordering was easy and efficient. Great customer service."
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Danielle B
East Windsor, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/3/17
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Float Needle Issue
Overall we were satisfied however after we filled up the mower with fuel and turned it on we saw that it was leaking fuel by the air filter..... went to a certified Honda dealer and they said the float needle was stuck which was causing the fuel leak. It ended up being an easy and free fix however it was upsetting due to the fact that it was a major purchase for us as first time homeowners.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Stuck float needle
Danielle Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steven T.
Kissimmee, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/20/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawnmower
I live in Orlando FL and bought this mower to replace my 10y/o Honda Harmony II HRT216 mower a 160cc model with basically the same features, self propelled, blade stop, ... The bigger engine in the new mower is noticeable when cutting through 1.5 to 2 weeks of St. Augustine grass growth I can do full cut passes with the older mower I had to do 1/2 passes so am happy, would buy it again.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
Steven's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Positive - no complaints."
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Jacob D.
Arcanum, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/28/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recommend This Product
I would like to sponsor honda power equipment
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive
Jacob Recommends This Honda Mower
Jacob's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I would like to sponsor honda power equipment. Honda is reliable"
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Jimmy C.
Benton, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/26/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower, Except........
Everything is Honda engineering except the cluster **** of controls. The old thumb drive on the cheaper models would have made this a five star mower. In it's current configuration only four stars.
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Dave R.
Florence, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/17/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Cut & Easy On A Tall Guy's Back
The reviews were spot on. The cut is notably more professional than previous machines that I have owned. The clippings are super fine.

One review on this site mentioned how comfortable it was for a tall person to use. The guy was 6'5" and I'm 6'3" and he was absolutely correct.

Never had a blade break before and it's such a great feature. Also built to last with real maintenance tips. None of this never change your oil nonsense.

The only problem was with the mulching... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store
Dave Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard R.
Greeneville, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/14/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Second Honda Hwx217
I have had one of these for 10+ years without any problems at all. With a new house and a very nice acre lawn plus being 70+ yrs old was considering a rider. Decided the exercise of walking would be nice so got another HRX so I can cut together with my wife. Now we be a tandem Honda talk of the neighbors. Being a retired mechanical engineer, I can attest to the fact the HRX217 being the best self-propelled on the market, a little pricy but you will be glad you own one. The new one arrived in... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best pricing, free shipping and arrived on time. Zero complaints."
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Maurice H.
Acworth, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/9/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Didn't Start Out So Good But Now Things Are Cool (for Now)
Okay, this purchase didn't start out so good as about 3/4 through cutting my grass first time gas started leaking out of the air filter and the mower flooded out/stalled. I turned off the gas and figured the carburetor float got stuck. I tried it again after letting it cool off and after about 5 minutes it started pouring out gas again out of the filter. I bounced the mower around and it stopped leaking gas. I was able to finish my lawn and by that time not real happy with the situation. more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet
Cons: Carburetor float stuck
Maurice Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tyler O.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/7/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Push Mower On The Market!
I am using this mower to cut st augistine grass and this leaves a awsome cut every time and starts on the first pull. Also no need to shut it off as you can stop the blades and let the mower idle when you need to move or pick something up.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Easy to flip handle up to store, great reliability
Cons: You will wish you had this mower if you use another
Tyler Recommends This Honda Mower
Tyler's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to buy and really fast shipping."
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Vern T.
Fairhaven, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Trouble With Mower
I used the mower two times for my small lawn and everything worked as expected. The third time I used the mower, halfway through, the engine stopped and I could not get it re- started. I had to take the mower to a Honda certified dealer, who were less than pleased that I purchased the mower on line rather than from them directly. They have diagnosed the problem ( at a cost of $40) and it seems the engines valves were stuck closed. Parts are on order, but I will be without a mower for three... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Low Quality
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Vern,
Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. I would push back on the dealer about the charge, since the repair is covered under warranty. Also please feel free contract Honda directly @ (770) 497-6400 and let them know about the dealer that's charging you.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Vern,
Honda has a strict policy regarding dealer fees and warranty, and it boils down to this: If the needed repairs are in fact covered under warranty, the dealer is not authorized to charge you; his 'diagnostic fee' is included the the warranty funds Honda pays to the dealer. He should not be paid twice for one job. Please give Honda Customer Relations a call to help get this resolved: 770-497-6400

-Robert@Honda
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Vern's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Based on my experience, Mowers Direct did a fine job, but should you need a dealer service company, expect a less than welcoming reception."
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Charles A.
Vacaville, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/24/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just An Awesome Mower
By far this is the best mower I've ever owned and I have owned a lot of mowers.

I was thinking of getting it with the electric start, glad I didn't. This mower is so easy to start it's scary good. Honda you hit gold with this mower!!

It's a pleasure mowing the yard now.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steve G
Nantucket, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/10/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower For A Walk Behind Mower
This is definitely the Cadillac of the walk behind mowers. Starts easy and easy to operate. Great variable speed. I am a fast walker and this thing can really move if you want to go fast. Easy adjustable height and the bagger is easy to put on and take off. This mower should last a long time.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
Steve's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent experience."
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Daniel S
Sultan, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/7/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd Hrx Series Mower
This is the second HRX Series mower that I've owned. The first lasted 12 plus years (and is still running great by the way). I have approximately a third of an acre that gets mowed twice a week during the growing season. Honda does it right. The HYA model allows me to empty the clippings without stopping the motor. Also, the clutch will allow me to engage the self propelled feature without engaging the blade , great design, something my earlier HRX didn't do. I take a lot of pride in my... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
Daniel's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was easy to work with and has provided excellent customer service! Thank You"
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Steve M
Port Angeles, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Just Love This Mower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the best mower I've ever had. It fills the grass catcher so full that i can barely lift it!!!!!!!!!!!

My old mower would only fill the bag about half full and clog up. Also you can leave this mower running while you empty the bag. Also you can go any speed you want.

I can hardly wait to cut the grass again because I like this mower so much!!!!!!!
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: None
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
Steve's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am completely satisfied. They did what they said and it was fast and easy. Just great to do business with. I am very happy with the whole transaction. Thanks!"
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Neil G
Greene, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Favorite Toy
This is my second Honda mower in 32 years. Yes, 32. My first is still running fine but needs a second position.
The new one is everything I thought it would be. Best value for those that take pride in mowing their lawn with quality.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Neil Recommends This Honda Mower
Neil's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Better than I dreamed. I could not get one locally that fast or priced right."
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Jourdan S
Wildwood, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/1/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Completely Satisfied!
I love this mower. I purchased this mower to replace a failing 7 year old Toro self propelled. Although the toro was about half the cost, after 5 weeks of mowing very tall grass I can attest that the extra cost is well worth it. We have had a significant amount of rain this spring and and the grass has grown at a tremendous rate. This Honda's dual blade system does not leave any clumps in "mulch" mode. I even mowed a few hours after a torrential downpour. The engine starts with... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive
Jourdan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michaela W.
Stevenson Ranch, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/28/17
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya Replaces 19 Year Old Hbr215 Harmony 5.0
Mowers Direct was fantastic!!! Jose C. is the real deal and deserves all the credit the site gives him. He is knowledgeable caring and honest. This is actually the mower he owns. So his recommendation is from the heart, or wallet.

After much research, this model seemed the best replacement. My old mower still runs and cuts grass though the transmission is gone, the tires are bald, one rear wheel bolt is broken and it takes 3 or 4 pulls to start now. So sadly it was time to bid my old... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Beautiful machine
Cons: metal handle
Michaela Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Michaela,
Wow, now this is what I call a review! Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed response. I am always so happy to hear when our service is valued and appreciated. It sounds like you definitely have the perfect mower for you, and I wish you many a season of happy mowing! Thank you again for your business and if you have any questions come up in the future please give us a call. We are happy to help folks just like you!
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Michaela's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent!!! Jose is the real deal! Very trustworthy. If you wish you had a friend to ask for mower purchasing advice, you have it in Jose. Overall Mowers Direct exceeded my expectations in my first experience of buying a mower online."
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Anthony N.
Spring, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/16/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is Built To Last And Easy To Operate
Amazing...fill up oil and fuel....started after pulling 2nd time.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Fast, HONDA is Reliable...Remember NO tax and NO shipping.
Cons: Expensive, I guess the best quality goes with the price..NO complain.
Anthony Recommends This Honda Mower
Anthony's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Awesome, received in 3 days."
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Chris M.
Leesburg, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/27/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Off To A Good Start !
I don't usually give reviews, but I read many when choosing this mower so it's time to return the favor. Mower showed up sooner than stated shipping date, box and packaging were in good condition. Easy to assemble, added oil and fuel...mower literally started on the first pull. This mower is quieter than most I have used in the past.

There is a good range of speed settings and it is easy to maneuver. I read comments about how heavy it is but I have pushed it while mowing without the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
Chris's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Competitive price, Quick shipping and no sales tax. I couldn't ask for more. The estimated shipping time for this mower from my local box store was 3 weeks...I had it at my doorstep in 4 days with Mowers Direct."
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Christopher H.
Douglasville, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/29/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful, Quiet.
I have used this mower three times, replacing a 13 year old Toro Recycler Personal Pace. The cut is noticeably smooth . . . very smooth. Very quiet and strong. I had about a month of growth in the back yard (fescue) and this mower took it down like a champ.

And I'm talking 6-7 inches. Only needing to make a double-pass in two small area, otherwise, the mulched working outstanding. I am prepping for storage tomorrow, I look forward to firing her up in the the spring. I do recommend this... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fantastic site shipping was fast and very well packaged. Thank you."
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Maggi S.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/9/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower
Love almost everything about this mower! It has great power, a large bag, is easy to use, and the blade adjustment is good.
Issues I don't like are minor... air filter falls off even after being clipped in properly. Biggest deal blade engagement comes unengaged easily. I am going to take to local dealer for fix.
Maggi Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike H.
Hernshaw, WV
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Throttle
Great mower but only able to start with the throttle wide open, and when I go to tighten up the throttle cable it starts to choke off and dies as if no gas is being fed through. Checked the filter, and it's bone dry and nothing is in down in the carb as well as I can tell. Advice?
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Andrew H.
Mooresville, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/7/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Mower does awesome, bags and mulches exceptionally well. Plenty of power and starts on first pull. Honda smoothness and quiet!
Pros: High Quality, Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Andrew Recommends This Honda Mower
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James H.
Waterford, WI
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Cut And Capacity Bigger But A Rough Go At First
Third use mower stalled and gas started pouring out of it. Took it to the dealer and 3 days later I was back up and running with a new carburetor. Obviously concerning what the future will bring. Great cut and bagging capacity.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kent B.
Huntington, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/26/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Easy to start, has lots of power. Cuts well due to the double blades.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Kent Recommends This Honda Mower
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James F.
Orange Park, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/14/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great, But Miss The Butterfly Clutch Control
Received the mower promptly as promised. It started with the first pull as most Hondas do. The mower works as advertised and the selectable mulch/bagging feature is great. The mower cut is excellent.

The only drawback I have encountered is that it doesn't have the butterfly clutch control that was equipped on the Honda mower it replaced. The butterfly clutch control made it very easy to engage/disengage the clutch with minimal force exertion with your thumb. The bar clutch control requires... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Features, Quiet
Cons: Heavy, No Butterfly clutch control
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was very pleased with Mowers Direct and have passed along my experience to several friends and family members."
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Henry N.
Sun City Center, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/9/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not As Good As It Could Have Been
The cut is good, but the full throttle never stays in full position it seem to vibrate down from the full position. The mower handle is very long when it is set for my height 6'1". The long handle I'm guessing is necessary to enable bagging which I don't use. Honda needs to build a mower with a handle that is adjustable for length as well as height. Everyone doesn't bag its bad for landfills. The long handle makes the mower hard to use in tight trimming around flower beds etc.
This mower... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Jedd N.
Riverton, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/28/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Ease Of Use
Has started with 1st pull each use now. The mower is excellent with the ease of use. I highly recommend this mower as I am very satisfied with the product.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Jedd Recommends This Honda Mower
Jedd's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Received in 3 days. Fast service."
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Ray E.
North Chesterfield, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Currently Disappointed
Mower came out of the box and started up perfectly. Followed startup directions and changed oil after 5 hrs of operation per guidelines. After about a month of using the mower the pull cord became nearly impossible to pull. After ruling out the pull cord mechanism I took the mower to a Honda service center. Been there over a week without a fix. Seems they are dragging their feet because it was not purchased from them. I feel like I may be stuck with a lemon and out of significant dollars.
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Unreliable
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Ray,
From the owner's manual: "If you are unable to obtain warranty service or are dissatisfied with the warranty service
you receive, contact the owner of the dealer ship involved; normally this will resolve the problem. However, if you should require further assistance, write or call the Power Equipment Customer Relations Department of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Refer to “How to Contact Honda” on page 19.
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Ray's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchasing experience was fine concerned that Honda service will not honor warranty."
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Manuel A.
Bridgeport, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Neat Cutting
Excellent power and mulching. Very neat cutting, even when grass is heavy.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Manuel Recommends This Honda Mower
Manuel's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast service. Website directed me to this product when the one I researched was not available anymore."
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Jay L.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Product
I mow every 4 or 5 days throughout the summer. My lawn has side hills which requires a mower with good tracking capabilities and whose controls allow for ease in maneuvering. This mower has proven to handle the above conditions very well.

I recently went organic with my lawn management and the mulching capabilities of this mower are exceptional. Although pricey, I think the overall design and performance is superior compared to other mowers I have owned. Its been close to 2 months of... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Features, Grass cutting capability
Cons: Pricey
Jay Recommends This Honda Mower
Jay's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"All Good: No sales tax, free shipping and arrived quickly. No problems so rating the service (other than shipping) would be difficult."
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Duane T.
Saint Charles, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Bad Expeience With A Mower With A Honda Reputation
First time I started the mower it ran well, second time it started hard and ran rough for a couple minutes then ok. I cut my grass and after cutting the grass I noticed a significant amount of oil at the base of the motor. Tried starting several more times only to experience very hard pulls and motor would backfire and not start. Took unit to an authorized Honda service shop. They found that the cam shaft was defective and needed to be replaced. Apparently this is a recurring as the shop... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Durability
Duane Recommends This Honda Mower
Duane's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchased on Wed. and received mower on Fri. Great service and a good price."
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Ron T.
Escondido, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/8/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Lawn Mower
Works as expected. Very nice Lawnmower. Easy to use. Mulches and bags well.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard T
Wright City, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda = Quality
So far, so good. Mower operates perfectly, self-propelled system works well. The larger engine was a must for me - you can never have enough power when cutting tall grass. The power on this mower didn't blow me away and if they had a more powerful engine, I would have considered that. Height adjustment is easy and well marked. Cut was very nice and has that professional look. Mower is a bit heavy when you manually have to pull it back. Fuel consumption is better than I expected. Packaging could... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Cons: Expensive, Packaging
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy transaction and fast shipping. I appreciate all of the reviews on the site and those helped me through the decision making process."
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Richard P
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower!!!!
I finally had to replace my 1994 OMC Lawn Boy because some parts are not available. I purchased the Honda and if it lasts anywhere near as long I will happy. The Honda is quiet and easy to use once you get used to the controls and the speed. The blade clutch was a must have since I bag my grass.
The mower was easy to set up out of the box and it started right up on the first try. Adjusting the mowing height is a little difficult but that is not a major problem. The price of the mower is a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Hard to adjust height.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the 2nd item I purchased from Power Equipment Direct. The first was a pressure washer. Their service is next to none and the information they provide for all of their products is very helpful. They ship fast and take care of problems with no arguments. Excellent prices and NO TAX."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Richard,
Thanks for the kind words and repeat business! If you have any questions regarding either unit, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help folks just like you. Thank you again for your business and happy mowing!
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David M
Lorain, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Drive Problems
I'm having drive problems. It very hard to turn. I hear grinding when I turn the mower. It also seems to be driving on one wheel. Very frustrating to use. I hope its covered on the warranty......
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Low Quality
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
David,
I am very sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. Has this been resolved? If not, I would recommend that you contact a certified repair center so that your machine can be diagnosed and repaired. Here's a tool that will help you locate a Honda repair center: Honda Repair Center
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Rex Y
Decatur, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Quality!
Very easy to operate, starts first pull every time. Was very easy to put together.
Pros: High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Rex Recommends This Honda Mower
Rex's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast shipping, they give you a tracking number and you know when it's to arrive. I would buy from them again!"
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Jeff K
Plymouth, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower
This is a very nice mower. Much quieter than the 22 year old John Deere it replaced. It does a great job, lawn looks like a golf course! Very happy with the lawn mower overall. It is, however, priced at the high end of the range so hope it is durable and lasts a long time.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
Jeff's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was quick and easy to use. Super fast shipment, arrived quickly, and no tax! Win-win-win!"
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Deb D
88th Street Kp S,Longbranch, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/17/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Am Very Happy With The Mower
Very happy with Mowers Direct. Competitive price and delivery was fine. The mower is excellent so far. I have had it for about three weeks and use it often. Absolutely love the mulch mode.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Reliable
Cons: None
Deb Recommends This Honda Mower
Deb's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Competitive price and delivery was fine. Thanks"
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William B
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Lawnmower
Quality built product, but the self-propel and clutch handle is cumbersome and requires hands to be in an awkward position close together on top of handlebar. The unit is also on the heavy side and will give you a workout when mowing tight areas that require frequent turning. Otherwise well built unit that should last for years with reasonable care.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Handlebar is tiring, Clutch Handle Shape
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steven L
Suwanee, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/17/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Performing Self-propelled Mower Anywhere
This mower has the best combination of power, agility, and mulching performance. The blade clutch feature is a must for anyone who cuts grass and has to stop to pick up a branch, rock, or move something and the while the blades dis-engage and stop the mower engine keeps running. Honda engineered a really much needed feature with blade clutch. I've also cut my bermuda lawn when moist from dew and the power of both rotating blades doesn't bog down and clog up like other mowers I've used... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
Steven's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've used Mowers Direct twice for both of my Honda purchases. They are full of information and filters and a great source of information"
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William B
Canton, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Money
This mower works flawlessly. Simple to operate. Arrived within 1 week, removed from the box, added oil and gas, started on first pull. Look forward to cutting the grass. Not really.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike K
Prairie Village, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I've used my mower 4 times so far. It starts easily and runs smoothly, has convenient controls and features, cuts evenly and has large bagging capacity. So far so good!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent sales help."
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Nathan B
Byron, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Excellent Mower!
This is the 2nd Honda mower I've purchased. The first one is over 20 years old, and still works great. I am very happy with my new one so far. This mower does an excellent job of mulching.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Nathan Recommends This Honda Mower
Nathan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Super easy to review and purchase my mower. Shipping was very fast."
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Ben R
Hyattsville, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/6/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower!!!
I love this mower because it makes cutting the grass a breeze... But what can I say, it's a Honda!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: None
Ben Recommends This Honda Mower
Ben's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I order it and got it quick so I will be using them again."
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Dennis L
Clinton, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/6/17
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
Great mower. I would not hesitate to buy from Mowers Direct again.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Dennis Recommends This Honda Mower
Dennis's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great purchase."
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Glen C
Price, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/2/17
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
This is a great mower. I have an older model, and can see some improvement in this new model. Bigger motor and lighter weight.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Glen Recommends This Honda Mower
Glen's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems, no sweat."
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Richard B.
Wake Forest, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Mower I Should Have Bought Years Ago
This is truly the mower I should have bought years ago. I have used it about 6 times now and it performs far better than any of my expectations. I was a little hesitant ordering a mower and having it shipped however I would definitely do it again.

Overall this mower runs great, unless its turned off and in the garage, then it just looks great!
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Maurice A.
Laurel, MD
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
Great Lawn Mower
I'm very happy in choosing this lawn mower. It has all the great features that I wanted and it's very easy to operate. I just hope that the chassis made of NeXite, (a composite material) will not break or split after a while. I like the 5 years warranty and I hope Honda will stand with that in case an issue arises with the lawn mower.

I had a very bad experience with a Toro lawn mower that I had bought previously that also had a 5 years warranty. The engine of the Toro lawn mower died... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, None
Maurice Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jerry S.
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/22/17
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Expected
Mower arrived on schedule. Easy to set up. Instructions were clear. Started on first try. Lots of power. Yard looks great.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Jerry Recommends This Honda Mower
Jerry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Met all expectations."
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Gary T.
Palastine, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/23/17
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
This Honda Is Not The Best
This Honda doesn't need a rabbit showing speed, it needs one old turtle for fast, this is the slowest Honda I have ever owned.
Pros: D
Cons: Slow
Gary's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great place to do business with"
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David F.
Shippensburg, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/23/17
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'd Buy It Again
The mower came assembled and ready to go. It is easy to start and powerful. The foldable handle makes it easy to store.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, Durable
Cons: None
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Chris S.
Yukon, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/21/17
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Superb!
The HRX217HYA was delivered quickly. After adding the provided engine oil and filling the gas tank, The lawn mower started on the first pull right out of the box. I have always cut my thick hybrid Yukon Bermuda lawn with a real mower. It was time to replace my old mower and I settled on the Honda because of the ability to adjust down to 3/4". The Honda provided a superb cut quality. I also opted to purchase the Checkmate lawn striping kit to attach to the mower and it too performs as... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Chris,
Thanks for sending in this detailed review, I only wish we could admire the finished lawn results as well! I am very happy to hear that your mower and striping kit are performing up to your expectations. I am sure you will have an admirable lawn for many years to come. Thanks again for the review and your business - I look forward to dealing with again soon.
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Jim S.
Urbandale, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/17
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx Rocks
This mower started on the first pull and the engine sounded great. A good machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Durable
Cons: None
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
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Benjamin B.
San Bernardino, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/8/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mostly What I Would Expect From A Premium Consumer Lawnmower
Honda makes it almost foolproof. The mower can be running in under 10 minutes from delivery if you have gasoline on hand. Just removed packaging, read directions, added oil, then fuel and mine started up on the first pull. The engine is powerful and also is set to run at a lower RPM than most other lawn mower engines so wear should be less, all other things equal. My only concern is a knock from the engine is noticeable at low RPMs. It's probably normal but something I'll keep an eye on.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Benjamin Recommends This Honda Mower
Benjamin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love the service Mowers Direct provided me. The low cost and free shipping were the determining factors for why I chose Mowers Direct and I would recommend to others as well as buy other items from them again."
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Cynthia B.
Hemet, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/29/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Work Horse Put To The Test!
My yard is 2.5 acres of flat cleared land that bursts into a solid mass of grass and weeds during the winter rains in southern California. They quickly grow to 2 feet in height and will hit 3 feet if I don't mow. So, this new Honda mower has just been put to the test and I am very pleased to see that it was up to this Herculean test. Yes, it stalls when dealing with too much very tall grass but slowing down in the worst spots keeps the engine chugging along. The pull starter works well and the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Cynthia Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eugene T.
Camarillo, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/27/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mower Review
Excellent mower with high-capacity grass catcher. Easy to start, control, and maneuver. Just what I needed.
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Eugene Recommends This Honda Mower
Eugene's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy experience working with Mowers Direct."
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Christian B.
Falls Church, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Honda
This lawn mower took some getting used to... but after 3 or 4 mows I had the hang of it. I initially found the two levers system - one to engage the blades and one to engage the drive train a little hard to use. But once I figure out where to put my hands and how to disengage the drive without stopping the blade I found the mower easy to use.


The mower is heavy - you really want to use the drive!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Christian Recommends This Honda Mower
Christian's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience - good price - fast delivery!"
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Tp
Sioux Falls, SD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Excellence
Starts easily. Runs strong. Drive/blade system easy to get used to using. Buy once/cry once.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Tp Recommends This Honda Mower
Tp's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast, free shipping."
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George G.
Fleming Island, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/14/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawn Mower
This is the third Honda mower I have purchased over the last 30 years. They last forever and run like a top with very little maintenance required. Cutting St. Augustine grass here in Florida requires self propulsion and this mower has the variable speed to make that an easier job. The blade brake clutch is a great feature when you have to stop mowing for whatever reason and allows you to avoid re-starting the engine. The ease of going from mulching to bagging on this mower is another fine... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: None
George Recommends This Honda Mower
George's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I tried to buy this same mower from another on-line vendor and decided to cancel the order when they could not ship in a reasonable amount of time (5 days). Mowers Direct was my second choice and met all expectations with flying colors. Highly recommend using Mowers Direct."
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Mike D.
Muscatine, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned.
Haven't cut my own grass for twenty years. Retired now and have the time. I shopped a while to find the best mower for me and am not disappointed. I know it will last me a long time.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Cons: None
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Came right on time and packaged very well."
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Dennis P.
Montgomery, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/22/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Expected Good But Got Great.
If a person wanted "more", they would have to buy a commercial golf course mower. This thing leaves nothing to be desired.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Durable
Cons: None
Dennis Recommends This Honda Mower
Dennis's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct made the purchase and acquisition easy quick."
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Mike H.
Tooele, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Mower!
This Honda is everything I had heard about it and more...
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Austin
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/28/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawnmower With Its Flaws
I have had my mower for a few weeks now and it's a great one, but there are some things I prefer about my previous honda which was a lower end model.

Pros:
- Sturdy build, great cut
- Love the control over bagging/mulching/combo
- The deck/chassis helps prevent you from hitting things with the blade

Cons:
- I prefer the paddle controls for self propel its just more comfortable to me
- It's hard to tell when the bag is full (it is a bigger bag, which is great)
Austin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bradley B.
Keizer, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/28/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
just what i was looking for, a self propelled mower with variable speed transmission. You can go quickly on the straight stretch and slow down for the curves, you learn to let go of the clutch and coast just before you make a turn.

A very powerful mower that easily picks up and bags leaves and grass , starts easily ,has a pronounced dip stick , fuel shut off valve and gas cap. I am very pleased with this mower.
Bradley Recommends This Honda Mower
Bradley's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering online was a smooth process. My mower arrived boxed in perfect condition ..setup was easy (there are some Honda You tube videos showing set up for this mower)."
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William B.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Can't Beat A Honda
I love my Honda so far! I'm still trying to talk myself into getting rid of my former Honda...... I have had for over 28 years.... oh I only hope this one last week 28 more years!

This one definitely has more power... and cuts / mulches even cleaner than my former Honda!
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert O.
Willoughy, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/20/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Self Propelled Honda
I purchased this after our 45 year old law boy decided to retire. It's a shame you can't get anything like them anymore. You can't go wrong with a Honda for a replacement I've worked on these over the years and they are a great product too.

This will take us through the rest of our grass cutting years and beyond. It really cuts the grass beautiful and is pretty easy to operate.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kevin H.
Ramsey, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not So Fast... Wait A Minute
I purchased this mower in June of 2013. At that time I was replacing a 30 year old Honda, which by the way is still in service now 33 years, and had high hopes this machine would give similar service. I reviewed the machine favorably on this site after a bit and was quite satisfied.

Well, I got home after 2 weeks of vacation on Monday and started the mower, which by the way does NOT start easy anymore.. takes quite a few pulls.., anyway.. I usually let the mower run a bit before... more
Pros: Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Durability
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David O.
Waunakee, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/14/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This is a great mower. It starts easily, does a good job of mulching, speed is easily adjusted, and handles with ease. I really like being able to stop and pick up sticks or move the hose or furniture without having to restart the mower. It was a snap to inbox and set up.
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to work with. Shipped very quickly."
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Linh B.
Friendswood, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Lawn Mower On The Market - Thanks A Lot
This is my second Honda lawn mower after 25 years. You paid what you got.
Linh Recommends This Honda Mower
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William E.
Shingletown, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya Fuel Leaks
This mower works well only problem is it dumps fuel out the air cleaner periodically. Going to take it to a dealer to see if this is a normal function of the mower
William Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
William,
Check with Honda customer service first to find out if it's covered under your warranty. Let us know if you need any further assistance.
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Philip P.
Milford, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I finally got tired of my old Craftsman mower breaking and not starting. I was going to buy a Honda the last time but it was too expensive. Still very expensive.

It starts well and does take some getting used to. Very self-propelled. Blade clutch works nice and clutch for self propelled works well. Cuts nicely without any effort. Glad I spent the bucks.
Philip Recommends This Honda Mower
Philip's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly and arrived at the door in good shape."
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Glenn F.
Ponchatoula, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love To Cut My Grass
Call me weird, but I love to cut my grass. This is my third Honda, got 16 years out of my 1st and found them to be high quality and worth the money, mower cranks up 1st pull every time. Love the blade brake clutch, to me safety is worth the extra $.

Mowers Direct had the best price, no tax, free shipping, and delivered in 3 Days. Amazing customer service. They send email updates so you know every stage of your order.

Website is very helpful when drilling down to features and customer... more
Glenn Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Glenn,
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're happy to see shoppers offering first-hand experience for other online shoppers to see, and we look forward to helping you with your future power equipment needs.
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Tim A.
Macomb, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Full Review
All in all its a great lawnmower and I don't regret purchasing it one bit. The hydrostatic trans is nice, and I have gotten used to shifting it on the fly when going around corners or landscaping. The large bag is both a pro and a con. I like how much it can hold, however, it makes it a PITA to empty into a paper lawn bag. I bought the lawn chute that you see for sale, and it seems to have solved the issue, however I hate having to put it in every bag. The overall build feels very sturdy and I... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Tim Recommends This Honda Mower
Tim's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love the site. I will be using you guys again. The price on my mower was great, and it arrived next day. I couldn't ask for more."
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Dennis
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Had Problems Right Out Of The Box
Took the mower out of the box and after adding the oil and fuel it started up right away which was great but....the blade control lever wouldn't engage and therefore I couldn't cut the grass. Called Honda customer service and the rep wasn't much help (didn't even suggest a possible fix that was found on Honda's site thru Google). All he did was tell me to take it to nearest Honda repair shop. Not what I expected for a brand new $700 mower.

I don't have a vehicle that's suited for stuffing... more
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Tommy M.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/13/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Lawnmower Ever
This is one of the best mowers ever. If you buy this mower, you wont buy another.
Tommy Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles D.
Duluth, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/14/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cuts Well
It is heavy and expensive. My 100lb wife can start it and use it which is a huge part of my business plan. :-)

It makes the grass in my lawn look perfect.
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Darrin Y.
Florence, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/5/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Honda Product!!
Mower Direct was PERFECT! Wow, I was hesitant in ordering online. Very happy I did now!

Simple 5 min install when out of the box added oil checked everything one pull and runs perfect. As far as cutting, these people that are complaining of "holiday" or miss cut grass I don't see it in my lawn (Hybrid Bermuda).

Also I saw complaints about have trouble pulling the mower backwards. I don't see this problem in my mower. Very satisfied with the purchase. Highly recommend... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: None
Darrin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Dave W
Camarillo, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/16/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Quality Control
My mower came on time I unpacked it filled it with gas started leaking at the carburetor before I even started the mower had to go into the shop just got it back today with a new carburetor on a brand new mower very disappointed in Honda quality control
Pros: Features
Cons: Very disappointed in Honda's quality control, also their warranty
Dave Recommends This Honda Mower
Dave's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Was a little hesitant buying over the internet because if there was a problem with the mower then I'd have to take it upon myself to get it fixed at a local shop which is exactly what happened very disappointed with Honda quality control and also lack of what the 5 to 6 year warranty actually covers"
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Lance E
Stillwater, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/19/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mowers Are Awesome
You won't find a better quality mower than a Honda. This mower is so easy to start and makes mowing fun.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Lance Recommends This Honda Mower
Lance's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This was the first mower I have bought online or from Mowers Direct. I couldn't be happier with my experience. I ordered the mower on Friday afternoon and it was delivered to my house on the following Tuesday. I saved hundreds!"
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Jeffrey L
Port Orchard, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/8/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Engineered Mower
Impressed with the design of the bag/mulch lever operation and access, the deck height adjusters at each wheel, the bagger mount, the NO CHOKE start, the blade stop feature that leaves the engine running, the all-wheel drive, the speed control.

There was no assembly required - just unfold the handle.

All in all, a great product. Our only issue was one of the handle lock knobs was broken in shipment. No big deal and did not affect performance.

My primary goal was to find a quality... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Fast
Cons: None
Jeffrey Recommends This Honda Mower
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Harmonik
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217hya Is Worth It!
For me this was my first Honda mower and my first self propelled mower. I shopped around a lot after i had problems with my tractor and bought a push reel mower while i found the right gas mower while it cut well if the grass got too long i was in trouble.

I settled on the Honda even though I still think it is just a little more than i would like to have paid. Ordered from PED because they didn't seem like a fly by night place. They had all the details clear and a great selection. Order... more
Pros: Durable, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Harmonik Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Harmonik,
Nice video. Very thorough. It definitely reconfirms all of the reasons why I recommend this model.
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Butte
Ontario, OR
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
All Warranty Claims Denied. Honda Blames Bad Gas
I have had this mower less than a year and have had the carburetor repaired 3 times. Each time the dealer blames bad gas for the problem despite the fact that I bought a new gas jug, changed gas stations and followed their recommendation exactly. The warranty is a fraud since you have no defense against the bad gas claims. The first repair occurred 3 weeks after purchase and has continued.
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Brian P.
Eagan, MN
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda Vs Old Toro Personal Pace
I bought this mower only a week ago and mowed once with it, but have also gathered some information you might find useful. I had a Toro Personal Pace 22" with the 190cc engine last year and my initial impression was this Honda has much more power. The Toro has 7 lb ft. of torque. The Honda did not state any torque values, however if you google GCV190 and look up the engine for this model you will find that this Honda engine has 8.3 lb ft of torque. Might not seem like much more power,... more
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Mark
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
6 Months And The Honeymoon Was Over
Was great for the first six months. Then, the auto choke failed and starting was a daunting task. Followed fuel recommendations by using premium fuel with added stabilizer and refueled after each use so tank was always full. It requires around 30 pulls before it will start if you are lucky. Once started, it runs great. Contacted local dealer and they have a 4 week backlog of Honda mowers needing work so I' m definitely not sold on Honda being reliable. When I walked into the dealer service... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Unreliable
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John
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Carburetors & Poor Customer Service.
I will not buy another Honda product. I purchased my Honda HRX2175HYA in March of 2015 used it for one season with no problem. This year I used it until July when I went on vacation for two weeks and it sat in the shed. When I came home, I started it and the throttle was surging up and down. So I call my Honda dealer (not worried because it has a Five year warranty) and explained the problem. He immediately told me it will need a new carburetor and that Honda will not cover it under warranty... more
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/14/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Workhorse
I am just going to reiterate what others have noted in their reviews here on Mowers Direct and other review websites or forum boards.

I purchased the HYA model with the Roto-stop feature and glad I did. The engine is powerful enough to comb through my very thick tall (and I mean tall) Fescue grass with ease. Up and down hills never a problem for my .5 acre of lush heavily fertilized lawn. The Nexite deck is growing on me as it does not seem to clog up like a steel or aluminum deck. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike M.
Bay City, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/15/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Light Fast Mower With Great Features.
Why didn't I buy this mower before? Once I got it out of the box, it took about 10 minutes to start mowing. I really like the hydrostatic transmission as you can change speeds with little effort. It definitely moves fast in high speed and has cut my mowing time to about a 1/3 less. Easy to start and yes the price is high but you are getting great mower. I would give 5 stars across the board but I don't have the longevity/reliability story yet.
Pros: Features, Light Weight, Fast, No Tools Required During Prep
Cons: Expensive
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A positive experience. Would recommend to a friend."
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Cal L.
Topeka, KS
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Honda Is Junk
I purchased the HRX217HMA in May of 2008. After two years of usage the engine started pulsing at full throttle and if set to low idle the engine just died. I took it to the dealer that I bought it from and they said the carburetor was bad and that there was in fact a problem with the carburetors and the dealer replaced it under warranty. I live in the central plains and we have had back to back drought seasons so use of my mower has been very limited since I had to have the carburetor... more
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Jerry
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not Perfect, But Close
The lawnmower this has replaced is a Honda 214, which is over 20 years old and still starts on the first easy pull. The reason for the replacement is that the 214 engine is starting to blow a little blue smoke for about 10 seconds after starting and it is not self propelled.

The 217 is very powerful and does an excellent job of mulching. My old mower would get grass bunched up under the deck, but this one does not and the clippings are much smaller. There must be something to the extra... more
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Craig
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/23/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Small Tribute
Hey, this is a Honda, a tribute to W. Edwards Deming. That is why Japanese industry is that reliable. When they say easy start, it starts easily. When you expect it to operate as the manual shows it does.

I suggest as I do on all my engines, after the break in time, change the oil to Mobil I synthetic,0-40, another tribute to American ingenuity. Your engine will last decades. I buy two sets of blades, the spare set can be sharpened at your leisure to perfection. Height adjustment is... more
Craig Recommends This Honda Mower
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Warren G.
Baton Rouge, LA
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
The Worst Lawn Mower
This lawn mower started out great it mulched like nobody's business and it was quiet and all at an adjustable pace. As time went on it would have the most trouble staying running whenever I tried to clutch the blades into gear. Now, it will run great for about 1-2 minutes and then kill and just barely stay running when I clutch the blades into action. Then only after I put the fuel treatment that the manufacturer recommends, otherwise it will not have enough power to stay running ever if you... more
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Jerry
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Good Mower But For The Price It Should Be Better
It was time to replace my 23 year old Bolens. I paid $520 for it when I purchased it. I did a lot of research and landed on the Honda line. I paid $100 to upgrade to this model for a couple of features: 1) The hydrostatic drive. 2) The blade brake. They are worth the money. My backyard is on a hill and the rear wheel drive is a huge plus. It does a great job pushing this heavy mower up the hill. The Bolens was a front wheel drive and I was sold on it until I got this Honda. The hydrostatic... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Versamow Discharge Clogs, Needs A Reverse Gear
Jerry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stan K.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/29/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Beast!!
Thanks Mowers Direct.

I wanted a torque machine that would drag me kicking and screaming across the yard. The Honda meets that need with a wide range of rear wheel speeds. The twin blades turns grass clippings practically into dust to organically feed the lawn.

Great service from Mowers Direct. You just can't beat competitive pricing, tax free, and fast two-day shipping. Will recommend Mowers Direct to family and friends...Five Stars across the board!!!
Stan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeff Fox
Victoria, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Legend Continues...
Had a Honda commercial mower for about 16 years. I thought it was a good mower. Just turned it over to my son when he purchased a new home. It still runs and performs very well. I bought the new HRX217HYA and used it for the first time today.

Full mulch setting tackled 5 - 6" tall St Augustine. The Honda handled it flawlessly. No clumping, very strong and efficient mulching. By the way, it started on the first pull after a quick set up out of the box. Great mower, quick shipping. All... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jerry
Lubbock, TX
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Lawnmower
I have had my Honda for about 3 years. As with most mowers, it gets about 3-4 uses a month which means it has been used about 100 times.

The mower runs and cuts very well. It is a somewhat heavier than other mowers I have owned.
Problems I have had was a starter motor died (under warranty). Seal around air filter/cleaner went away. Pull startter system failed (starter rope would not return into mower top) Dealer installed new one .. $40.
Air fliter is NOT cleanable. You just have to buy... more
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Longgrass
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never, Ever Again Honda
What a complete disappointment and an expensive one at that. This is the second lawnmower I have purchased. First one was a Yard-Man 14 years ago and the B&S engine still runs great but unfortunately the transmission is kaput. So after reading tons of reviews and looking at the Honda's at HD, I decided to upgrade. What a mistake. Read the manual, watched all the videos on Honda's site and then carefully unboxed the mower.

Got to the point where I gassed it up and opened the fuel valve.... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Longgrass,
We apologize for the issues with your Honda mower. We would advise reaching out to Honda directly at (770) 497-6400 if problems continue to exist with the local service centers and or repair issues. If the issues do not get resolved, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will reach out to Honda directly on your behalf.

Thank you
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Ron
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Had It For A Year And Love It!
I got the mower around a year ago. The thing starts up first pull, runs well, clips tall grass easily. If there was anything to note was that the clutch does not hold the mower steadily when you go down hill - it actually freely runs down, so be prepared to hold it back as you do so. Other than that, I love it and would get it again.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Charles B.
Shelton, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Lawnmower Was Worth Waiting For!
I am very impressed with the way the mower was packaged and the short time it took to arrive after my order was taken by Mowers Direct. Being able to walk away from the mower without shutting it off (blade brake) is a wonderful feature. I feel in the long run my Honda HRX217HYA-21" mower will be worth the initial expense.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kevin Hartman
Minneapolis, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like My New Honda
I bought this mower to replace my nearly 30 YEAR OLD HONDA which by the way is still in use at our new lake place!! The mower starts easy, and is very quiet. I don't care for the bagging/mulching switch lever, and I don't care for the individual wheel height adjustments as this is easier on my old Honda with a spring loaded linked rear wheel adjustment system. All in all, my kids and wife can use the new machine easily, and the bag attachment, while smaller than the old bag, is easy for them... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have purchased two items from your sites, and find them easy to use and very helpful."
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Hal C.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/5/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower to mow about 1/2 acre of grass on a hilly lot. It was delivered as promised and was easy to set up. Within 15 minutes of unboxing the mower, I was cutting the grass. It started the first pull and was ready to go.

I used both the bag and mulch features. It mulches so well, I couldn't see any clippings. I use the 100% mulch all the time now. It is easy to maneuver around beds and easily handles hills.

It is a great mower and I would recommend it. It is more... more
Hal Recommends This Honda Mower
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Todd U.
Follansbee, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/23/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
190cc Honda Blade Brake Clutch
It's a great Lawn mower but back wheels wear out too fast. Make sure you get extra back wheels when you buy it.
Todd Recommends This Honda Mower
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Christopher C.
Maryville, TN
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow!!!!!
I was looking at this mower and looked at Home Depot and they had this one. After looking at the features and trying it out I wanted it. So I went looking online and put best prices on Honda 217 and this company came up. So I called and spent 20 minutes talking with the tech and he told me things I missed at Home Depot. So I ordered on a Thursday afternoon and it came yesterday, Monday.

Today I filled the oil and added the gas and it started on the first pull!!! It cut wonderful and it's a... more
Pros: Features, Exceeded Expectations, Started On First Pull The First Time
Cons: Not One
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company."
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Jeff
Columbus, OH
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Returned The Hrr216 For Hrx
My Step Dad bought the HRX217HYA to replace the 22yr old Honda lawnmower that cost $499 22yrs ago. Considering he didn't have to pay sales tax and paid around $50 less he saved close to a hundred dollars. I lucked out by finding a HRX216HYA reconditioned at home depot for $540. If I knew about this site I would have bought a new one from this site. Home depot said it was just returned items sent back for reconditioning. It seemed like the only thing they did was take out the gas and oil.... more
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173
Mark H.
Edina, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Brilliant lawnmower, worth the money. Think about how much money your wife spends on her hair cuts, and those only last 6 - 8 weeks. This is a hair cut for your lawn that will last you the next 25 years. Spend the extra and take mowing your yard from a chore to a... well, still a chore, but at least you will really like the lawnmower.
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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Roger M.
Walnut, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/1/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
Very happy with the product in general, good speed, no need for further hard push forward, but issue is: when you turn around, the upper portion of the machine (1st 2 wheels) pops very high, so the grass underneath at this moment (when you turn) is not able to be cut, so you have to cut again when you come back to that turning spot. Anybody can suggest to me how to avoid?

Note: if speed too slow, can not turn, and I adjust the correct speed, but the above issue still exists.
Roger Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Roger,
Roger,

Depending on how you mow your lawn, one way you could avoid leaving the grass behind at the end of each cut because the front end is lifting on the turn would be to provide yourself a two mower length wide boundary cut. Ultimately what this will do is allow you to go past your current path and allow you lift the front on the turn, but not have to return to cut the same grass twice because it is already mowed.

If you have further questions about this, please feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to assist.
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Rhonda H.
Williamston, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/23/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love Love Love This Mower
In the past I've had Toro self propelled, with Honda engines of course. (3) alway have a spare. They are not near as fast as the Honda. I cut about 3 times a week and I love to walk fast. The handle was difficult until I got the hang of it. love the power and fastness of this mower. I do however think it was a little expensive. If it last 10-12 years like the Toro's, I'll have another one.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Handle Was A Little Difficult To Use
Rhonda Recommends This Honda Mower
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John M.
Eagle Harbor, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/21/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely Unbelievable...
I ordered the mower at 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon. It arrived in Keweenaw Peninsula Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Unbelievable shipping speed... Way to go Mowers Direct... Does not get any better.

Now for the Mower... This mower is without a doubt the best mower available on the market. Powerful engine that never bogs down when mulching. Hydrostatic drive for super speed control. Easy empty bagger without shutting off the mower... No need for electric start - it starts on the first pull out of... more
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cheryl U.
Virginia Beach, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/19/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
As a military wife on her own allot to handle all home responsibilities when hubby deployed, I needed a reliable, trouble free mower to cut our 3/4 acre, flat yard. I was really tired of messing with our old mower. This Honda starts easily on the first pull. I love the blade stop feature. It makes bagging so much easier, and allows me to stop and attend to something quickly (like moving something off the grass, or choosing a diff song on my MP3 player) without stopping the engine and having... more
Cheryl Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul P.
Kansas City, MO
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have had one for 3 years, no issues, excellent cut, very durable.

It is heavy (104lbs) and expensive, but worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Otto G.
Glenwood Springs, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/24/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixed Feelings
Like that it starts on first pull so far but have only used it three times.

Like the mulching feature and the ease with which to adjust the settings.

Like the way the grass looks after cutting.

Do not like the length of the handle. It is too long for easy maneuvering in tight places.

Do not like that you cannot pull the mower backwards without lifting the rear wheels off the ground because of the rubber flap in back of the mower.

The mower engagement bar and clutch bar are... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Jeff G.
Wauwatosa, WI
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Owned My Honda Mower For 12 Years.
Runs and starts like it's brand new. All I did was change the oil and spark plug on a regular basis and didn't use gas containing ethanol. I pull it out in the Spring after a Wisconsin Winter and it starts on the first pull. Never took it anywhere for any kind of maintenance. After 12 years I would have gone thru 3 cheaper mowers. Better to invest a little more money and save yourself some headaches.
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jon C.
Ilwaco, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacing A Lawn Tractor
I have about a third of an acre of lawn, half of which is hilly and half of the hilly part is relatively steep. Several years ago, I'm now 75, the power mower was not only becoming too much work but it was leaving small windrows of grass even when the lawn was relatively short. I bought a lawn tractor and used the mower only for the most street visible portions.

Then the tractor broke, literally. Replacement parts were back-ordered and weeks out. The yard is a matter of pride and the... more
Pros: Features, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy, Not So Heavy When You Learn How To Use
Jon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Roberts B.
Monroe, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/18/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Impressions Of Honda Hrx Mower
I have wanted to upgrade to a Honda mower for a very long time. My new lawn and landscaping gave me the perfect excuse.
I am suprised at the weight of the machine, it's resistance to the idea of being pulled backwards, and the challenges of maneuvering the machine. It's heavy, not nimble, and serious.

If you want to mow a large area that allows for gradual turns, this is the machine for you. If your mowing has a lot of 90 degree turns, or a lot of bushes you want to stitch around, you... more
Roberts Recommends This Honda Mower
Roberts's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Just the best."
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Jerry M.
Denver, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx 217hya Is Tops!
This is my fourth Honda mower in this line and it continues to outperform other brands at lower costs. The walking speed setting makes using the mower fun. The power increase from 160cc to 190cc was a great upgrade as my lawn is course (on the light hay side) and this mower has no problem cutting it. Another great feature is the manual height setting and a constant clearance in height front to back that avoids catching the tops of sprinkler heads on the under carriage as you mow.
Pros: Features, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Jerry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Great When It Worked
Lost compression 3 weeks after warranty expired. $300+ to repair. Currently looking for a real lawn mower.
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Alma S.
Apple Valley, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good If Only Mowing A Straight Line Otherwise Hard To Maneuver.
Since our Toro self pace mower had to be more pushed than self propelled and our lot has a partial hill I was looking for a mower that would enough power without me having to push it uphill. This Honda has the power to make it up the hill without me having to push and it works great if you mow in straight lines. However mowing around trees and flowerbeds can be challenging. The mower is heavy and can get away from you since the handle bar for cutting the grass has to be held down at all times... more
Alma's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Wish I would had been able to talk to somebody to get some advise on what type of mower to choose."
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Edward C.
Jeffersonville, VT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/29/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality
Overall a well built mower. Takes about a half a pull to start. One nice thing about the blade brake - you're not turning the blade when starting the motor - easier pull. Seems well executed. I use it strictly as a mulcher on about 1 acre, about 2 hours to mow weekly. Trots along at about 3mph or just above. We have pretty thick grass, it's been moist and warm so the grass grows pretty fast.

I was skeptical of the rear drive but no worries, it goes, and turns easily. No issues with the... more
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Edward,
We are thrilled you are having such a great experience with your new Honda. Since you own an HRX model, your mower is equipped with the Clip Director. It is a great little device which allows you to easily switch over from bagging to mulching and vice versa. One thing I would suggest with having to deal with thicker grass is to move the Clip Direct over to the middle so it will bag a little as well as continue to mulch. This will help alleviate the excess grass under the deck and then you should not have an issue stalling moving forward.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call us.
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Edward's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly, arrived undamaged."
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Michael M.
Altoona, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/19/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bad Ass!
This mower does it all! Man I had a high end Husqvarna for 10 years prior that the self propel went out on so I was in the market. I always heard the talk about Honda and how great the mowers were. Well they live up to it big time. This baby started the very first pull!!!!

This machine runs itself. Got to love being able to let the mower run while you pick up freaking toys in the yard. If you're a father you know what I'm talking about. Notice I haven't even talked about the grass. more
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast fast fast and free free free on shipping! Way cheaper than my local John Deere dealer. No sales tax either."
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Robert
Sheboygan Falls, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like The Mower So Far
Have about 5 hours of cutting in with it. I does a very nice job with a single cut. I am very picky and usually cut same strip in both directions. I like the relatively quiet engine and blade engagement compared to other mowers. I do not so much like the drag present when trying to pull the mower backwards. It feels like I am putting some sort of detrimental stress on the self-propel mechanics and adds to the effort expended. I am hoping that this mower, at a $729 price will last 20 years with... more
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Kent
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Original
Back in the early eighties(1980ish) my father bought a Honda Self Propelled mower. I remember well how much he spoke about the price (EXPEN$IVE).

About 800 dollars then!!! My father passed away in 2010 and I inherited this lawn mower. It is over thirty years old and it still works like a charm. After sitting through the winter in a shed it generally takes less than 5 pulls to fire up. Once in use for the mowing season it is rare for it to take more than two pulls most of the time one does... more
Kent Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael F.
Shreveport, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dream Machine
Mower arrived a day earlier than promised. Yay! Set up was a breeze. Started on first pull and cut foot tall St. Augustine grass down to 4 inches with no trouble whatsoever. Love the ball bearings in the wheels. Easy to push or use self propel. So far it is a dream machine.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website very helpful to compare and contrast different models and features. Staff was able to quickly answer my questions. Free shipping was a great bonus and mower arrived a day earlier than predicted."
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Randall C.
Seneca, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Best Machine
I owned and operated the earlier version of this same mower in an environment requiring 2.5 operating hours per week for 8 months per year for more than 10 years without any mechanical failure. The transmission eventually failed, no one knew how to fix it, hence the new model.

The new model was delivered to my door, I assembled the few parts, filled the required oil and fuel, pulled the starting rope ONE TIME and it ran perfectly! The new machine clutch for blade action is unnecessarily... more
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Ronald H.
Lawton, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Cadillac Of Mowers. A Must Have.
The mower is a bit heavy but it maneuvers very well. I love and demand a well cut lawn. This mower leaves my lawn cut as smooth at a golf course. The adjustable speed for self propell is awesome. Also the wheels are very easy to adjust. Not to mention it starts on the 1st pull every time. I am very pleased with my purchase. This is a mower that I would recommend to anyone that cares about there lawn.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
Ronald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I placed my order by phone which was a good friendly experience. My order was shipped the next day and my new mower was at my door in good condition 3 day later. I was very pleased. This company seems to be very organized. Great job."
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Alan L.
Ubly, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/5/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Yet
I have had several mowers over my lifetime, but this Honda is the best performer yet. I took it out of the box and one pull of the starter and it went. I really like the double blades, when mulching there is no grass showing on top, it chops it up really fine.

I have used it three times so far and it is excellent. Don't buy the cheap ones. The whole mower from the wheels to the handles are excellent quality, a rare thing these days. Keep making QUALITY Honda.
Alan Recommends This Honda Mower
Alan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast and friendly website, I will buy again from them."
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David A.
Randolph, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Worth All The Money.
I does not mulch as well as I hoped for the money. I read that it left no chopped up grass behind.. but it does. and it is very awkward to hold down two levers.

One is to engage the blades to spin and the other is a throttle.. Holding down both levers and steering is awkward. It is not a smooth push this lawnmower. For the money, I could have find a lawn mower that mulches just a good and is easier to maneuver.
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Ronald G.
Edmond, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Best I Ever Owned
I've been around the block a time or two and in that time owned a lot of mowers. This Honda HRX217HYA is by far the best of the lot. My last mower was a Toro commercial model. It lasted several years, but finally began to make grinding noises that prompted this Honda purchase. The Honda leaves a nice smooth lawn and does it effortlessly. I like the ability to mulch and bag simultaneously, allowing you to decide how much grass gets mulched and how much gets bagged. It does not leave stray... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Heavy
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
Ronald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is easy to deal with and offers fast shipping and delivery."
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Josh
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful And Fast
I have a little over 1/3rd acre to mow, and my old mower -- a Husqvarna self-propelled, with a Honda 160cc engine -- was just too slow and was not fun to use it in thick grass. So, I did a fair amount of research online to try to find one of the most powerful and fastest self-propelled mowers I could get. I got this one mainly because of the big Honda engine and the reliable transmission.

Speed? This is a HUGE improvement in self-propelled speed over my old mower. If I crank it up to the... more
Josh Recommends This Honda Mower
Josh's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The mower shipped super-fast and was in perfect shape when I got it!"
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Tony D.
Galloway, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/5/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I ordered this new mower in April 2015, to replace another Honda mower that my neighbor destroyed by hitting a cut off fence post in ground by setting mower too low. My new mower arrived in a few days after ordering it, was in good shape, and easy to assemble. The old mower was a belt drive, with the brake clutch, but found grass would bind up under mower belt housing. I am very impressed with the hydrstatic drive system, and the 190cc engine as I do have a few steep terains to cut. I would... more
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James W.
Brentwood, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda
I've mowed (.6 acre) three times using my new mower varying between full mulch to full discharge. It does a very good job mulching and a decent job discharging the clippings. It leaves the lawn with an extremely smooth and manicured appearance.

The mower is heavy but I believe this is a result of the high build quality. The drive mechanism takes some getting use to. It is not as easy to use as my old Toro Personal Pace, but I also believe the Honda's transmission will be more durable... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Lon H.
Willmar, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed With Honda
The mower shipped very quickly. I open the box and it was very easy to set handle height and get set up. The engine started on second pull, however, the throttle linkage was messed up and revved up so I shut it down.

Took it to a Honda authorized center. They checked it out and said the engine blew when they started it so they gave me a new mower and took care of the blown engine with Honda.
Pros: Features
Lon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Keith
Morris County, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/19/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya A Winner!!!!
I was looking to replace a 20 yr. old Snapper Ninja when I sought the advice of my father in law. He said, "Get a Cr**tsman, they're the best. I have one and love it!" So I went out and bought one. What a mistake! I had it for 1 cut (lousy one at that) before I quickly returned it. So then began my research into a good self propelled mower. I spent about 3 hours on the net researching and seemed like all reviews had the Honda HRX217HYA at the top of its list. So after deciding... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Keith Recommends This Honda Mower
Keith's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Would definitely use Mowers Direct again! Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy power equipment over the internet."
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Rob Jamison
Herndon, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/17/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A+++
I replaced a 21" Craftsman self-propelled and am amazed at how much easier it is to mow my hilly, quarter-acre lot.

Here are some pluses of this mower:
* Quiet
* Stable (doesn't bounce around on the above ground tree roots)
* Cutting quality is excellent in both thin and overly thick grass areas
* Is easy to use on hills
* Only have to empty the bag once instead of at least 10 times
* Don't have to restart the mower when emptying backs or picking up debris from the lawn
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Rob Recommends This Honda Mower
Rob Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was excellent and used a reputable shipping company to deliver the mower to my house (700 miles away) in only 2 days."
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Calvin N.
Lemmon, SD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/20/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ubelieveable!!!
This is a great lawnmower!!!

I didn't read the directions and it started on the first pull!!!

This is the world's greatest lawnmower!!!

Everything worked as advertised!!!

It's very quiet and it uses very little gas!!!

All you have to do is be smart enough to pour in the oil that comes with it!!!
Calvin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Cory G.
Grinnell, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/17/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Lawn Mower But Would Go Back To Toro
I bought the Honda after 8 years of owning a Toro Super Recycler. Wanted to try something new. I ordered the Honda and the mower arrived two days later. Excellent service from Mowers Direct. Filled with oil and gas and the mower started right up. I mowed one time with the mower and the cut wasn't as nice as my Toro.

I took off the blades and sharpened them because they didn't look sharp. I got a much better cut then but it still isn't as good as my Toro was. The self propelled takes... more
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Eric S.
Portsmouth, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My New Mower
I bought a new Honda mower with all the bells and whistles. I find the mower cuts great and starts with ease however I previously owned a Toro with personal pace and find that the Toro was easier to handle and the cut was the same. Just wished I stuck with the Toro super lawn mower.
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George W.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/30/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
So far, so good with the Honda. Everything is as advertised.
George Recommends This Honda Mower
George's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on a Monday and delivered on Wednesday! Thank you! I will look to Mowers Direct first for my future lawn care needs."
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David S.
Sandy Springs, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/29/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Pro
Starts easily
Runs smoothly
Great walk behind speed control
OK bagging
Great mulching

Con
Heavy
Expensive (but worth it)
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Jeff F.
San Jose, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/29/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower But...
Just got my mower in a couple weeks ago. Started up out on the first pull. Gotta love that. I like the variable mulch/bag feature as well. I'm not liking the multiple handle bars for the blade clutch and self propel though. These are fine for straight away mowing but I find it difficult for working around trees, corners, ends etc. I had a Toro before and that's the one thing I miss about that mower is how easy it was to control the self propel. I think they really missed the mark on... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Control In Tight Areas
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert C.
Metamora, MI
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
One Speed - Fast
Purchased one, returned, purchased a second to replace the first - same problem. Turning the speed dial does not change the speed until you get to the very slow region - at that point, the mower will not pull itself up any grade of hill. You have to push it on flat to get it moving, only to have it go full speed.
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Roy D.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never Again
Knocking motor when I started it and their response was contact a local repair shop, they gave me a few to contact, all of which do not service or have ever serviced a Honda mower. Waiting your time here, they instantly drop your warranty issues and shuck you off to fight a loosing battle with hours of placed on hold phone cslls
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Roy,
Thank you for your feedback. Once an item has been used or gassed, any concerns must be addressed through the warranty policy. This policy has been put into place by the manufacturers to ensure proper use, maintenance, and to answer any further technical questions regarding their product. We will assist in any way possible, but we are required to follow the warranty process put forth by the manufacturer.

Rest assured all engine equipment is covered by a warranty through the manufacturer. The manufacturer may require that the unit be taken to a local authorized service center for inspection or repair. If the service center determines the unit cannot be repaired due to a defect, they will need to provide their findings in writing. We can then work with the manufacturer to replace the item.

Due to federal shipping regulations, engine powered equipment cannot be returned once it has been gassed or oiled. If the product has been gassed or oiled, it needs to be taken to an authorized service center for repair which may be covered under warranty.
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Scott
Oswego, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
I love the way this mower cuts the grass and mulches the leaves, It's like a vacuum! There are a couple of areas that need improvement. First, is the way that you have to hold on to the handles in order for it to move , it's awkward. It takes some getting use to. My wife complains about it as well and she has been doing most of the mowing this year.

Another thing she noticed is that when emptying the grass clippings/ leaves into a Lawn paper bag that the Honda's bag is too wide and the... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Needs Some Tweeking See Review
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bill B.
Fairport, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/5/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda Self Propelled
Received my lawnmower a few weeks ago and the top of box was a bit damaged but the product inside was fine. Easy to assemble oil included so that was a breeze. Have cut lawn once so far and picked up leaves for fall all perfect. This lawnmower so far is my dream with the static transmission
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Bill Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas C.
Logan, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/24/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya (21") 190cc Self-propelled Lawn Mower W/ Blade B
I actually bought two of these mowers about 2 or 3 weeks apart. The first one I bought was for one of my sons, and the second was for me. I was familiar with Honda push mowers from back in the early 1980's. I needed to get a new mower since my riding mower was 32 years old and my two push mowers were giving me problems, both over 20 years old.

Hence, I paid for quality and I received quality. I have mowed with it 5-6 times, each time performing very well and very economical on gasoline. I... more
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was very friendly and courteous - two different salesmen during my two purchases. Delivery was prompt and most assuredly on time. Both mowers arrived when the estimated time stated. Product box and the product itself were in excellent shape."
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Justin P.
Newport News, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/14/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
This mower handles some of the thickest and tallest grass without a problem. The setup is incredibly easy and it performs very well. Looking forward to many years with this mower!
Justin Recommends This Honda Mower
Justin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Absolutely phenomenal experience. MowersDirect delivered the product ahead of schedule, in absolute perfect condition. The person I spoke with was extremely knowledgeable and guided me to the best product for my needs. I will definitely shop here again!"
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Thomas
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/9/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Best Lawnmower!
This is a great lawn mower! I had owned a Honda mower for over 30 years and it started with first pull, until it died last year. Researched all new mowers and went back to Honda! Two new features that is great with multiple users are the adjustable height control bar and the personal pace speed control.
One drawback is the cost.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas K.
Hayward, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/29/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Put The Snapper To Pasture
After living with poor mulching from my snapper mower, I put it to pasture and am really happy with the quality of cut this Honda provides.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick delivery and everything as promised."
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Lance W.
Solon Springs, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/12/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Like all the reviews about Honda mower. You get what you pay for. This mower should last many years.
Lance Recommends This Honda Mower
Lance's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was fast, easy to set up mower. Runs like a watch."
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Scott N.
Tallahassee, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/16/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Great mower in all respects. Clutch is a little awkward at first when compared to a hand later like a motorcycle.

Only real criticism is the ledge that catches grass where the bagger attaches.

Have used a Honda powered mower for nearly 15 years without any problems. This product is well worth the premium
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Fabio
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Mower, So Much Fun
Got my mower delivered in 1 day, set it up, filled it with oil and gas, and it fired up on the first pull. Very impressed. The blade and clutch controls are amazing, especially when needing more control of the mower when going downhill.

Attaching the bag is very easy, and the mulching control does a great job on throwing the clippings to the side and not on your path when walking behind.

One small thing, the blade control hits the handlebar and chips the paint on it. Perhaps putting a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Fabio Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eric L.
St Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/31/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Incredible Cut
I retired a 20 year old Honda Harmony mower which was still running and upgraded to the HRX. Wow. The speed of this mower is incredible and the mulching leaves no trail of grass behind. My old Honda would bog down in tall grass but this bigger engine just pushes right on through. Some things are worth the money and this is one of them.
Eric Recommends This Honda Mower
Eric's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My mower shipped immediately and arrived just as expected. Overall a very nice experience."
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David N.
Marietta, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/30/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better That Expected
I had a Honda mower in the past and then got a 7 hp Briggs powered Craftsman to cut my thicker Bermuda. Which it would do but it could have problems...

This one was highly rated by Consumer Reports and I decided to splurge the additional $30 for the Hydrostatic drive.

It has been every bit as good as the videos show.

It starts on the first pull.

Clip director is awesome, I prefer to mulch but if the grass is too long this can take some of the bulk out but still mulch most of... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard W.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/17/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Used this mower 6 times now. It replaced an old Cub Cadet SRC21 which I really liked but was pretty much worn out after 12 years of use. I like this mower, it cuts a little better than the CC (less stragglers). It's a little more quiet with the Honda engine. I really bought it because I hope that it's durable and I like the hydrostatic drive. So far so good - no complaints. I'm not sure why but it doesn't seem to bag grass as well as the CC - where I'd normally have to empty the CC bag twice, I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kirk
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/13/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Great mower, smooth transaction with Mowers Direct. Started first crank and really impressive mulching. The controls are nicely located and very smooth. I plan on using this mower for many years to come. I find it has good self-propelled power and speed. I am 6 feet 5 inches tall and the handles are easily adjustable and can go at the proper height for both tall and short people.
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Eric O.
Selah, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/16
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Does The Job
My normal mowing time is cut in half - due mostly to the powerful engine (with the double blade!) and the fact that I don't have to shut the mower off when emptying the bag. The multiple speeds are great, the bag empties quite quickly and easily. It's heavy, yet stable and easy to push when out of gear. I mowed my elderly parents lawn the other day (they had let it get about 10 inches high).

I set the blade height to 2 and 1/2 and it sailed thru it. I then set the blade to my usual 1 and... more
Eric Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott D.
Vacaville, CA
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worst Lawnmower I Have Owned
I had a 216 Commercial Lawnmower and it was starting to cost a lot to keep running after 10 years. The shop I used recommended the Honda HRX217HYA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch. What a peace of garbage! It is under powered and does not vacuum like my old 216 did. Very very disappointed and upset I wasted all of this money on poor quality and week mower like this.
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Nicholas A.
Stoughton, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/10/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blade Clutch Brake
The action of the yellow button is cause for some frustration. Hard to engage. Sometimes have to activate it three to four times. If I did it again, I'd prefer a model with out this feature.
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Rick P.
Voorheesville, NY
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Power Drive Problem
I had two Honda mowers with power drives. I wish I could say mine was 20 years old or still working, both units power drives have failed in 10 Years. The dealers service department has not seen that the power drive on units being a issue. When I purchased the second unit thought that perhaps the first unit was something not common with Honda. However, since it has happened on the second unit I'm not so sure if it is that uncommon for Honda lawn mowers. Once just a fluke but twice!!! I have... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Features
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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Bryan J.
Omaha, NE
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, A Great Machine
Bought this from a local dealer yesterday after reading the review from this website. I have a Toro and Craftsman. I've had the Toro for many years, starts easy and produces a good cut and mulch, the Caftsman not so much and is on it's last leg. Needed repair parts for the drive and no longer available by Sears or apparently anyone else.

Can't find a bad thing to say about the Honda after 3+ hours of mowing. My grass wasn't that tall so I mowed both my neighbors lawns and used the 100%... more
Bryan Recommends This Honda Mower
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John M.
Gainesville, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/8/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely The Best Buying Experience Ever!
What can I say. I did the research, picked the right mower, ordered on Monday and was mowing on Wednesday! You guys are great. Thanks.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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James H.
Spartanburg, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/6/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Second Honda Mower
I bought my first Honda mower in 1992. I kept it for 22 years and it still ran and mowed like a new one. Now that I'm older I need a self-propelled mower. The only choice for me was another Honda. This time the biggest and baddest. I sodded my entire yard this year with Zoysia and mow it with my new Honda. The lawn looks so good you'd think you were at Augusta National. If you need a mower, you can stop looking and buy a Honda from Mowers Direct. By the way I also bought one for my son.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Craig
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Really Nice Mower - Features And Performance!
This is a really nice mower. A bit expensive compared to the field, but, a quality product performs very well. A good well-thought-out design built well - solid. Fun to use, idles a wee bit rough when the blade is disengaged. I'm happy with it. Receives an A rating from me!
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Expensive But Really Nice
Craig Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael S.
Sayre, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rolls Royce Of Lawn Mowers
After using a Craftsman mower for several years, this Honda I recently received is by far the best there is. I almost enjoy mowing the yard now, and I would recommend anyone looking for the best to go with the Honda line.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The absolute best web site for lawn mowers."
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Jim K.
Sagle, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/7/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have 3000 square feet of lawn, half of which is uphill. All I have to do with this mower is set the speed, engage the handle, and follow along behind it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet, Everything About My Purchase Of This Mower Has Been Great From The Minute I Ordered It On Line I Received Updates On Shipping When The Mower Arrived In Spokane The Shipping Company Called And Arranged For A Mutual Time For The D
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
Jim Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent communication via Email. I live up in the panhandle of North Idaho, almost two hours from Spokane, Washington, where the mower arrived. The shipping company called me to arrange a mutual delivery date. The courteous driver (C.J.) called me when he was ten minutes out. He delivered the mower right to my garage. "
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Kevin
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/3/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Mower
The good is, it mows great. The speeds are wonderful. The mulching is very good. Left overs are very fine.
The bad, it seems to bee off balance when the handle is lowered, and the bag is used. The front wheelies and it causes some trouble for my son.
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Ron
Bethesda, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine, Well Worth The Money
Initially, I was looking at all the various types of Honda mowers that these folks have. I called up for more info, and I had an excellent person telling me the difference in plain language. In essence, I got good info to make an educated decision.

The shipment was great, but a bit misleading - the note said the machine would get to me on a Friday, but actually it got to a terminal on that day, so a few more days had to go by before they delivered the mower actually to my home.... more
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Tom
Snohomish, WA
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower - Because It's A Honda !
The packaging was a bit insufficient, but no damage to the mower upon delivery. Set up was easy and the instructions are well written. I put the oil in (included), filled up with gas, one pull and it fired up. The ability to run the engine without the blades spinning is a great feature.

The adjustable self-propel speed is a wonderful feature when mowing around landscaping and tight areas. This is a well built machine that I believe will last me for many years. It's priced right and... more
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Chuck G.
Sarasota, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Bad First Day
Unpacked and set up new mower.... Pulled the starter cord..ran like a gem... Until I started mowing...

Self propelled only worked on one rear wheel...

Took it in for service and it's still in the shop!

Hopefully the story will get better!
Chuck Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jim G.
Saint Louis, MO
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Up-sold Myself To This One!
Hi all,

Ordered my HRX217HYA from MowersDirect on Tuesday, it was here on Wednesday at lunchtime! Guess it helps just being down I-55 from Bolingbrook (St. Louis).

Anyway after two days of strong showers, Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate today and let me unleash the new beast on my lawn.

Thoughts:
This thing is very quiet! Compared to my 12-or-so-year old GCV160-powered mower it's maybe 2/3 the noise
It leaves very nice lines on the yard. Nothing too deep or... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Uses 2x Gas As I Was Used To 700 Though Sonot A Biggie
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
Jim's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered it on Tuesday, it was in my garage at lunch time Wednesday. Very efficient order-processing."
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Thomas F.
Erie, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Miss My Old Lawnboy
While the Honda is very reliable, it lacks the power of my two-cycle Lawnboy. Both mowers had the same feature (rear bagger and mulcher), but the Lawnboy had a better design bag mounting arrangement and would pick up leaves and small twigs better.

It was also lighter and more manageable around plants, trees and bushes. I also find the blade clutch a bother - one has to grasp two clutches all the time.

I am sure the Honda is a fine machine, but, for the price, nothing amazing.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Nothing wrong with this vendor. However, it did take them several days to ship. Considering my address is within 500 miles of the vendor, it could have arrived sooner."
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Nazar S.
Elkhorn, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/11/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not So Great.
Bought this mower last fall from Mowers Direct. Great service and shipping. Used it twice in the fall. Worked great for leaves pickup, there was not much grass cutting. This spring was time for buyers regret. At the start of the spring changed the oil, sharpened the blades and was exited to experience all the great things that were supposed to happen. Start was good - first pull.....and this was it for good experience.

To make long story short: if you dont want to see hundreds of single... more
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Steven T.
Florence, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/25/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth It
Needed to upgrade to the larger engine due to hills in the yard. Have had Honda mowers for past 29 years. Prefer the more commercial quality of the HRX. Especially the Self propelled engage mechanism. Worth the extra money for the higher quality.
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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Nathan P.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/5/16
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
First off, it came in the box with free shipping and only took three working days to get to me. That's awesome. Also, only took about ten minutes to put together and requires no tools.

About the mower... This is by far the best mower I've ever had and it's well worth the money. It mulches the grass very finely and I really like the rear discharge with the guard. This Honda doesn't quite pick up leaves like some of the review said it would but after a few mows the leaves will disappear (from... more
Nathan Recommends This Honda Mower