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Honda 21 in. Variable Speed Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower


21 in. Variable Speed Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower

  • Features electric-start design for turn-key operation
  • Provides 7 mowing heights from 3/4 in. to 4 in.
  • Highly rated for easy-to-use design (see reviews)
$849.00 /each

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Product Overview

Mower Features
Gas Powered
Terrain - Sloped with Obstacles
5 Year Warranty
21in Cutting Width
2 Blades
Cutting Option: Bag, Mulch

Featuring an Electric, turn-key starting design, the Honda 21 in. GCV190 Gas Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mower is designed to provide quiet, fuel-efficient operation. The mower features a 4-in-1 Versamow system for mulching, bagging, discharge and leaf shredding. The hydrostatic cruise control with gradual speed adjustment to match your mowing conditions. GCV190 engine provides fuel efficiency, low emissions, easy starting and quiet operation.

  • Assembled dimensions: 24 in. W x 24 in. D x 18.37 in. H
  • Electric start design features turn-key operation
  • Variable-speed, hydrostatic cruise-control system offers self-propelled operation with a control lever for precise speed adjustment
  • Nexite deck with a 21 in. cutting width provides durability
  • 7 mowing heights ranging from 3/4 in. to 4 in. to manicure the lawn to your specifications
  • Micro-cut twin-blade design provides fine grass clippings
  • 4-in-1 versamow system with clip director provides adjustable mulching, bagging, discharge and leaf shredding and helps to prevent clogging of the bag chute
  • 9 in. wheels with rear ball bearings provide smooth movement over varied terrain
  • Handle offers 3 height positions and a comfortable grip for maneuvering the lightweight mower, handle folds for easy storage
  • Roto-stop system stops the blades without stopping the engine so you can safely step away without having to restart the motor
  • Manual fuel-shutoff valve for your convenience
  • 5-year residential warranty
  • Delivered to your door mostly assembled, simply attach the handle using basic instructions and add gas/oil
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Name GCV190 21 in. Variable Speed Walk Behind Gas Self Propelled Mower 21 in. Variable Speed Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower 33 in. 420cc Self-Propelled Electric Start Wide-Cut Gas Lawn Mower
Brand Honda Honda Cub Cadet
Ratings (771) (238) (47)
Power Type Gas Gas Gas
Size of Yard 1/4 - 1/2 Acre 1/4 - 1/2 Acre 1 - 2 Acres
Cutting Width (in.) 21 21 33
Features Bagger,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Bagger,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Handlebar,Battery level indicator,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel front wheel,Tool-free adjustments
Drive Type Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive
Refurbished No No No
Start Type Pull Electric Electric
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Customer Questions & Answers

does the battery come with this purchase??

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes the battery comes with the purchase and mine was charged and ready to start the motor on assembly.
Answered by: SavMax
Date published: 2016-08-29

Does the 21 inch variable speed self-propelled electric start mower allow me to discharge clippings back on the grass instead of using the bag?

Asked by: captgeorge
Yes. This mower has a control for mulching, half mulching or bagging .
Answered by: Hg1Em2HShb
Date published: 2016-10-17

Will the self propelled function work if the blade is not turning?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it works without the blade turning.
Answered by: AzPathfinder
Date published: 2016-04-24

Do you slow the engine speed to slow the walking pace of the mower?

Asked by: KBsfishing
Speed is controlled by the orange lever on the stalk. It's hydrostatic and very versitile
Answered by: CeeGee
Date published: 2016-12-06
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Customer Reviews

21 in. Variable Speed Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 238.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Were it not for an injured right arm I'd still be using my self-propelled "Honda Harmony" that I... Were it not for an injured right arm I'd still be using my self-propelled "Honda Harmony" that I bought from HD 20+ years ago; it still runs perfectly - its a Honda! Now 3 weeks into this new one it continues to meet my expectations. I had originally bought the  HRX217K5VLA model but discovered that the lack of throttle control was a real negative so I opted to spend the extra $180 and I tell you its worth it; it's the ultimate full featured mower right on down to the thoughtful re-location of the pull-start to the left side of the mower deck which now makes it possible to execute a manual left-handed pull-start. My only objection is the length of the arms/handles; makes me feel like I'm driving a 6-headed team of draft horses making it a bit difficult to maneuver in tight spaces. Still, it's a great machine and I've no reservations.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What can you's a Honda! This lawn mower had to be ordered through Home Depot as an online purchase. It was delivered to my home within 5 days of the purchase. Hardest part of the assembly was removing it from the shipping box. Just added oil and gas and it fired up on the first pull. I ordered mine with an electric starter and even that fired up the lawn mower on the first turn of the key! This is my second Honda lawn mower, the first one l had for over 20 years and never had an issue with it. My son is using that one and will probably get many more years of service with it. This mower is powerful, mulches well and is built like a tank.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cutting machine! Had to wait two extra weeks and ordered three times, but it was worth the wait and effort. The mower is not available in stores and had to order through The first two mowers arrived damaged (mower shifts in the box and the handle was bent when someone likely put the box on its side) and had to return them at the local Home Depot store. Customer service at the store was very helpful and even gave me a 10% discount for my troubles. This mower is replacing a 18 year old John Deere (a great mower for its time) and its apparent the design and qualify of Honda is excellent. The engine is powerful yet relatively quiet. The cut quality is excellent and hides the clippings in mulching mode very well - no clumping. The only design flaw I see is the width of the deck - its a couple inches wider than the actual cutting area and extends a little bit beyond the wheels on each side.. Electric start worked right out of the box (no charging needed) and the controls worked well. Auto Choke takes about a minute to settle down but that is the only performance negative. I definitely would recommend this machine.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding lawnmower This mower is an excellent mulching mower. It is so easy to start and runs well.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mower I've ever purchased Excellent mower. Top shelf materials. Fit and finish very good.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest hand mower I have ever had! Opened the box, connected the handle, added the oil and started it. I really like the feature of NOT having the blades turning when I am moving from one lawn to the next. I had another brand mower that I needed to empty the basket three times per lawn. Now, I only need to empty the basket once per lawn and the basket comes off and goes back on very easily. The variable speed drive wheels should be standard on all mowers. This really is the easiest hand mower I have ever had! Well worth every penny!
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honda lawn mower Excellent mower. The double blade cuts the grass very small when set to mulch. The electric start is a great option. Best lawn mower I have owned.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Mower This is expensive for being a push mower, but the features and quality of the product is second to none.
Date published: 2016-10-13
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