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Model # HRR216K9VKA

Internet # 203709643

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21 in. 3-in-1 Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Mower with Auto Choke

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  • Mulch, bag, or rear discharge with a flick of a switch: no tools!
  • Twin blades for superior cut quality, mulching, and bagging
  • Premium Honda engine: fuel efficient, quiet, and easy starting

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Model # HRR216K9VKA

Internet # 203709643

Store SKU # 404997

Honda Self-Propelled, 3-in-1, Variable Speed Lawn Mower with Auto Choke that is Simple, Money Saving, Adaptable, Reliable and Time Saving. The Best Mower money can buy. Legendary Reliability from Honda.

  • Simple, variable speed control easily adapts mowing speed to your stride as you rotate the control; adjustable control position for comfort
  • Money saving 3-in-1 system clip director, simply slide the clip director knob to mulch, bag or discharge without tools or costly attachments
  • Adaptable quick-fold handles for convenient storage and transport, easy twist knob release handle for folding quick-release knobs
  • Reliable: Honda GCV160 engine easy starting Honda engines are legendary for providing years of reliable service
  • Time saving micro cut twin blades, less time emptying bag thanks to finer clippings, meaning more clippings per bagful when mulching, provides smaller clippings for faster decomposition

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Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
62 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
38.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
23 in 
Blade Length (In.) 
21 in 
Front wheel size (in.) 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1/4 - 1/2 Acre 
Details
Assembly Required 
Yes 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Cutting Options 
Bag,Mulch 
Cutting Width (in.) 
21 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
160 
Engine Make 
Honda 
Features 
Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Capable,Tool-free adjustments 
Fuel Type 
Gas 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
.25 
Included 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Self Propelled Mower 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
1.8 
Mower Size Type 
Standard 
Mulching Capability 
Yes 
Number of Blades 
Number of adjustable handlebar positions 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
12 
Power Type 
Gas 
Product Weight (lb.) 
84 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Refurbished 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Start Type 
Pull 
Terrain 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Walk Behind Mower Type 
Self Propelled 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 year 

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Brand: Honda
Price: $300 - $400
Size of Yard: 1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Cutting Width (in.): 21
Power Type: Gas
Drive type: Rear-wheel Drive
Start Type: Pull
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Can i keep the engine running if i walk away from it, to drink water ? Or do i have re start it again?

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May 23, 2016
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I use a loose fitting tie wrap to keep it running. If I'm drinking water, I'll let it stop. But even though they are very easy to start (1 or 2nd crank), it would drive me crazy if I had to restart every time I had to pick up a little piece of trash, or move something.
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All the mowers I have had recently shut down if the handle is released. I made a small rope loop that keeps the handle engaged, the mower runs unless I slip the loop off the bar. It never shuts off unless I tell it to.
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Bartlett, TN
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March 9, 2016
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I use a bungee cord.
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Some Honda 21 inch mowers have what is called a Blade Brake Clutch, this feature allows the engine to continue to run while the blade is stopped. When you release the Blade Brake Clutch lever the blade stops but allows the engine to continue to run while you walk away from the mower to remove an obstacle in the yard Etc.. Hopefully the reason to use the blade brake clutch feature which is also called Read More
Some Honda 21 inch mowers have what is called a Blade Brake Clutch, this feature allows the engine to continue to run while the blade is stopped. When you release the Blade Brake Clutch lever the blade stops but allows the engine to continue to run while you walk away from the mower to remove an obstacle in the yard Etc.. Hopefully the reason to use the blade brake clutch feature which is also called roto stop would be a reason related to lawn mowing such as removing a branch in the yard etc. any other reason wouldn't be safe to do in my opinion such as to go inside for a drink of water while the lawn mower is left running and unattended.
This mower does not offer the Blade Brake Clutch option. That option is available on the 21 inch commercial units available only from commercial lawn care equipment dealers and these units available from Home Depot.......Honda Model # HRR216K9VYA Internet # 203709697 Store SKU # 407235, ........HondaModel # HRX217HYA Internet # 100325494 Store SKU # 247765......Honda Model # HRX217HZA Internet # 100643623........Honda Model # HRX217VYA Internet # 205494636 Store SKU # 1000938543 Read Less
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Brandon, Fla.
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August 22, 2015
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I use a piece of Velcro wrap it around the handle. That way I can pick up trash and move stuff out of the way when I am mowing. I don't ever leave the mower with it running.
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Lexington, KY
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May 3, 2015
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No engine running when throttle is released. Cannot leave mower with throttle engaged!
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Orlando ,Fl
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October 6, 2014
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on this particular model of Honda, there is no blade disengage, therefore when you let go of the safety bar the mower will shut off,,, but don't worry it's one of the easiest mowers that I've ever started,,,
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October 4, 2014
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I use a zip tie to lock the bar down so if I step away it will shut off, until I'm ready and cut the zip tie off
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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July 8, 2014
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No you can't do that with this mower. However, even if you could this practice is not recommended as is is very dangerous. You need to have full control of power equipment at all times.
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July 8, 2014
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Mower will stay at a idle while the blade is in the stopped position well thought out for being safe
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Palm Harbor, FL
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July 7, 2014
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Yes, if you were to walk away then you would release the lever that maintains blade rotation, and acceleration. However, the engine would remain running.
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Ogden, Utah
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July 7, 2014
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NO. This is a safety feature. When you are not cutting grass, regulations (think lawyers) say that the blade must stop spinning. This is the easiest lawn mower to start that I have ever owned.
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Cortlandt Manor, NY
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July 7, 2014
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Unfortunately, once the blade control lever is released, the engine stops running. If it's important for you to keep the engine running, you could always tie a small piece of rope or string around the control (may be a waste of fuel but that's your choice). However, the mower starts and restarts very easily.
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Honda National Office / Alpharetta, GA
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July 7, 2014
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Hello Hector:
When you let go of the blade control lever on this model, the engine stops. So you would need to re-start the engine.
Other Honda models offer a blade clutch called Roto-Stop, that keeps the engine running and only stops the blades when you let go of the lever. Search for Honda model HRR216VYA.
-Robert@Honda
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The handle has a safety lever that must be sqeezed down to the handle in order to run the motor...let go and it stops. Atlhough I do not advise you do so for safety reasons,the lever could be taped to the handle in order to bypass the safety and the motor would continue to run while you walk away. For me, its a non-issue as I don't mind letting the motor stop while I get a drink... it quickly and easily Read More
The handle has a safety lever that must be sqeezed down to the handle in order to run the motor...let go and it stops. Atlhough I do not advise you do so for safety reasons,the lever could be taped to the handle in order to bypass the safety and the motor would continue to run while you walk away. For me, its a non-issue as I don't mind letting the motor stop while I get a drink... it quickly and easily starts back up with one pull, even after long periods. Read Less
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July 7, 2014
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No. The blade control will cut off the mower if you walk away.
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Portland, OR
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You have to restart it, but the engine starts pretty easily.
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west des moines, iowa
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It has to be restarted. Not particularly difficult ... the pull starter doesn't require a lot of strength. The clutch option is available on the next level up, for approximately $100 more. I couldn't justify the difference for that one minor convenience.
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Matthews, NC, USA
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It will shut off as soon as you let go of the handle bar.
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Charleston, SC
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If you walk away and let go of the lever it will automatically shut off.
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Nashville, TN, USA
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No. For safety reasons, once the bar on the handle is released, the engine will shut-off. Does not seem to be a problem since the mower normally starts with the first pull.
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Safety feature. You have to restart the engine.
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Vienna, WV
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July 6, 2014
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The short answer is No... This model does not have a blade brake which would allow the engine to run while you emptied the bag or moved objects from your path. The mower is so easy to start so there is no reason not to stop it.
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Nashville,TN
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There is no "idle" on this mower. Since it has such an easy start, it is no problem to stop it, and get a drink of water, and restart.
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Is there any throttle control on this mower or is it always determined by the mower

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My old mower has a throttle control for engine speed so it can be idled down when not actively cutting; does the throttle get controlled by this in some way? I assumed the thumb paddles are only for the transmission, and thought maybe it was linked so it throttled up when the drive was engaged, but the responses from a question about using it without the Smart Drive negated that.
Is the engine always running at full cutting speed whenever it's started?
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Lexington, KY
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May 15, 2016
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No throttle control - 1 speed - full speed at start up!
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Virginia Beach VA
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This mower would be a dealbreaker for me without the throttle. It's not just a safety thing to keep the engine at idle while picking up debris (with these it's going full blast), but wasting gasoline on thin or not very long grass is wasteful and somewhat illogical (at least for many of us in the U.S.) Having control of engine speed is critical.
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yes
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Yes, it is. Thumb control only effects the 'self propelled' feature of the mower. To stop the blades you just have to release the 'dead man's' lever (main bar you hold down to keep the engine running, and cut-off when it's released). There's no way to just stop the blade while still having the engine running.
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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July 16, 2014
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No manual throttle control on the mower. The engine is always running at cutting speed.
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Off / slow / full and is regulated by a governor also, whenever the drive control is activated the mower revs to top speed and when its dis in gauged it goes back to idle ,no it dose not stay in full engine speed this is one well worth the money mower its all most a joy mowing the grass
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The throttle on the left with stop sign to rabbit controls blade speed and engine speed if you release the black bar that runs along the top of frame of the mower the engine will decrease its power and the cutting blade will be disengaged. The grey hand paddles at the top center of frame controls the speed of the self propelled acceleration. The engine is not always running at full cutting speed, you Read More
The throttle on the left with stop sign to rabbit controls blade speed and engine speed if you release the black bar that runs along the top of frame of the mower the engine will decrease its power and the cutting blade will be disengaged. The grey hand paddles at the top center of frame controls the speed of the self propelled acceleration. The engine is not always running at full cutting speed, you must engage the blade rotation by pushing down on the large yellow blade engaging button on the right side of frame and hold the black bar that runs along the main top bar where the acceleration paddles are. You will here the engine increase its power when you do this. Read Less
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The engine speed is constant. Releasing the blade control lever shuts off the engine. You can vary the travel speed through the smart drive control (thumb paddles).
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Yes - full throttle. Auto-choke throttles up the machine automatically.
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Hi Nick:
This model has a fixed throttle, that starts and runs wide open. This is typical on models that use a blade control that stops both the engine and blades when you let go of the blade control lever.
Other Honda models have a blade clutch; when you let go of the blade control lever, just the blades stop, but the engine continues to run. These are called Roto-Stop models and they all have an Read More
Hi Nick:
This model has a fixed throttle, that starts and runs wide open. This is typical on models that use a blade control that stops both the engine and blades when you let go of the blade control lever.
Other Honda models have a blade clutch; when you let go of the blade control lever, just the blades stop, but the engine continues to run. These are called Roto-Stop models and they all have an adjustable throttle so you can idle down the engine.
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League City, TX, USA
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Yes, it has no throttle. The engine runs the same when the paddles are compressed thru thick or thin areas of grass. The fact it has no throttle control has not presented a problem for me as it has plenty of power at any speed.
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No. There is no throttle control.
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west des moines, iowa
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Yes, the engine itself is always running at full speed. The paddles only control propulsion speed.
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It is a constant speed and usually only varies slightly when you engage the power drive option.
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As I understand the "product instructions," the throttle and auto-choke work together dependently, set by the manufacture. You can adjust, but you are taking matters into your own hand. The engine on mine seems to always be " running at full cutting speed" AT START & AT DRIVE. It has not been an issue for me to seek any manual adjustment by me, although the owners' manual indicates that you can adjust if Read More
As I understand the "product instructions," the throttle and auto-choke work together dependently, set by the manufacture. You can adjust, but you are taking matters into your own hand. The engine on mine seems to always be " running at full cutting speed" AT START & AT DRIVE. It has not been an issue for me to seek any manual adjustment by me, although the owners' manual indicates that you can adjust if you so choose. I don't. Read Less
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There is no manual throttle control. The mower just seems to cut through anything and maintains a steady engine speed. It does not go faster and slower like my old mower. Seems to have plenty of power for my thick lawn turf without a high rev even with the self propelled engaged.
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One RPM for this mower that is optimized for maximum torgue.
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No engine speed throttle, this is always "Full speed ahead".
Variable Speed Self-Propelled system: Easily adjust the mower's speed to your stride by rotating the control. 5 position adjustable control for comfort. Variable speed from 0 to 4 mph.
More info: http://powerequipment.honda.com/lawn-mowers/models/hrr216vka
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You are correct about the thumb drive only controls the ground speed. The mower runs full speed always but the governor compensates for heavy grass so it doesn't bog down but resumes back to normal speed.
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Does this lawn mower's gas tank hold one full gallon or one full quart?

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Someone asked this question earlier and most respondents said that it holds one gallon. My sense is that it holds far less than a full gallon of gas.
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no it holds ~1 Quart or 32 US oz.
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Fuel Unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane rating of 86 or higher containing
no more than 10% ethanol by volume
Capacity: 0.25 US gal (0.93 L)
See “FUEL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE”
on page 19 to prevent fuel-related
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about 32 oz
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It's a quart. The great thing about that is this mower gets great gas mileage. The other thing that is nice is that you aren't trying to "burn off" a lot of gas at the end of the season before you store it for the winter.
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I believe it is one quart. If you want to get good power try to get no-ethonal gas. You can look on line for gas stations in your area that carry no-ethonal gas. With no-ethonal gas I can mow 3" grass of an half acre on one tank.
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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1 Quart
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I am not a tech from Honda so I can't be sure.. I agree it must be less than a gallon..more like a quart or liter or half gallon at most. Whatever it is, when I fill-up there is plenty of gas to mow my 150' x 75' corner lot of St. Augustine grass.
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The tank holds 1 full gallon.
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It holds 0.25 US Gal. 1 quart.
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west des moines, iowa
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July 13, 2014
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One quart.
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The fuel capacity on this mower is 0.25 US Gallons, or one quart. Due to the engine efficiency, you will get a lot of grass cut before you run out..
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LeRoy, Illinois
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July 12, 2014
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less than a quart. It does not hold as much gas as the older mowers
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Portland, OR
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This is in the manual. It's 0.25 gallons, which is a quart.
Capacity: 0.25 US gal (0.93 L)
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You are correct, Randy.
The spec. is incorrectly stated for this model. The tank is .25 gallon or 1 quart not 1 gallon.
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Nashville,TN
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Almost a full, about 0.98 Gallon.
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Do you have to use self propelled feature or can use it as a standard push mower without the self propelled feature?

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Tennessee
Tennessee
May 24, 2013
I have a pretty flat yard and enjoy the exercise without using the self propelled feature, but my wife will probably use the self propelled feature. Will the wheels "lock up" if the self propelled is not engaged?
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Silver Spring, MD, USA
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May 29, 2013
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Yes, you can elect to not use the self-propelled feature. All you have to do is push and not engage the self-propelled levers that are located on the handle. On slight downhill passes, I do not use the self-propelled features.
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Cape Cod
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May 28, 2013
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No, you can use it with or without the self-propel feature really easily. There's a lever on the handle (for righties or lefties - doesn't matter) and use it want you want to, release it when you don't. You can also control how fast it self-propels itself by how far down you hold the lever. Sometimes we all need a little help!
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Canton, MI, USA
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May 27, 2013
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this mower push's very easy. i sometimes don't even use the self propel.
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San Antonio, TX, USA
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May 26, 2013
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I only use self-propel about half the time. Not using does not effect wheels or any function.
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Ohio
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May 26, 2013
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I also enjoy the exercise of pushing the mower and relying on the drive only when I need it. In the mulching function, yes, no problem pushing it. If you are bagging, your really going to get a workout! I should say, my health is very good, I am 55 years old, someone who is not active, would probably not like pushing this.
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Hartselle, AL, USA
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May 26, 2013
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You can use it without engaging the self-propelled. It is a little harder sometime to push
but I push it manually when trimming and sometimes forget to engage it and don't notice it
The wheels don't lock up
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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May 26, 2013
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If you want to push, just push. You don't have to engage the drive wheels. :)
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Virginia, USA
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May 26, 2013
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No...you do not have to use the self-propelled feature. The self-propelled feature is controlled with the speed control paddles. If you do not grip the paddles the self-propelled feature is off. The owner's manual also recommends not using the self-propelled feature when in tight quarters like mowing around trees to enhance manuverability.
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California, USA
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May 26, 2013
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No, the wheels will not lock up. You can both use the mower as you want.
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Bay Village, OH, USA
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May 26, 2013
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You can just push it, it is very light and easy to push. There is minimal drag if pushed. The wheels do not lock up.
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St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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May 26, 2013
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Yes, I'm not sure why you would want to, but you can push (or pull) the mower without using the self propulsion You just wouldn't engage it with the "thumb lever".
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May 26, 2013
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You can use it either way. This really is a easy to use mower.
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Prattville, AL, USA
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May 25, 2013
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You can use the mower without engaging the self-propel drive, and the wheels will not lock up when doing so. If you do not push down on the butterfly throttles, the mower can be pushed and pulled in the same way as a mower that is not self-propelled.
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Chester, CA
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May 25, 2013
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You can use it either way, push or self propelled.
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