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Honda

Model HRX217HZA

Internet #100643623

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

$849.00 /each
  • 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)

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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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does the battery come with this purchase??

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March 29, 2013
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Savannah, ga
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August 28, 2016
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Yes the battery comes with the purchase and mine was charged and ready to start the motor on assembly.
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St. Louis MO
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May 20, 2015
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Yes, it's built into the handle and charges while mowing.
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Layton, UT, USA
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April 8, 2014
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Yes it does come with a battery pack bolted to the handle bars but you sometimes have to hand start it the first time and run it for a hour to charge the battery. There's no way to hook up a charger to it.
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Portland, OR, USA
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March 23, 2014
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Yes the battery is pre-installed
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Conroe, TX, USA
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July 9, 2013
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Yes, the battery is included
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Westminster, CO, USA
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June 23, 2013
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Yes, the battery is built in and ready for first use.
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North Carolina
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May 27, 2013
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Yes the battery and charger are included. You will need to charge the battery for 24 hours before using it.
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Boerne, TX, USA
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May 26, 2013
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Yes. When not in use for an extended period (i.e. winter), my suggestion is to disconnect battery. You can do this by snapping open (pull) the cover door and pull the plug from the battery. By doing this, you will not have to recharge or replace the battery, at least as often as you would if you didn't. Hope it helps.
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Marietta, GA, USA
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May 14, 2013
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Yes and it is fully charged. A charger for the battery is only $20 if you find that you might need one.
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March 29, 2013
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Will the self propelled function work if the blade is not turning?

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May 24, 2013
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Yes, it works without the blade turning.
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Layton, UT, USA
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YES it will.
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Portland, OR, USA
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March 23, 2014
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Yes, the drive is activated on a separate bar than the blade and since the mower can idle without the blade turning you can drive it around under power without the blade turning which is nice.
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Pocatello, ID, USA
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June 7, 2013
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Good question Becky. Some mowers won't even run if you let go of the drive handle. With my Honda, I simply let go of the blade control, squeeze the transmission handle and drive it. Handy if I have lawn tools and a bag full of grass. I put them on the mower and it hauls them for me.
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Marietta, GA, USA
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May 31, 2013
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Yes. When you start just do not push the yellow button on the hand control. This will allow you to run the self propelled function of the mower without running the blades. This function is perfect if you are moving from one area of the yard to another and must cross a landscaped area where you do want to run the mower blades.
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May 27, 2013
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Yes, the transmission works with or without the blades turning. This is an excellent mower, well made and built for simplicity. I highly recommend it. I especially like the mulching feature because you do not have to use bags or carry off clippings. But you can always bag your clippings if you would rather do that. I think Honda has a video of this on their website.
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Boerne, TX, USA
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Yes, one is not to press the second lever with the yellow button. Pressing only on the lever closest to operator; It will propel/travel without engaging the blade. I routinely use this method to travel front to backyard.
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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?

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Yes. There is a slide lever that allows you to adjust between full-shredding and full-bagging.
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Yes, has a bag or mulch feature that you can set with a lever from fully bag to fully mulch or partial bag or mulch...easy set up.
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Yes. The bag/mulch lever is easy to use.
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Yes and with the lever you can control how much.
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Yes, it has an adjustment to choose between full bagging partial bagging or full mulching without bag attached.
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des moines, ia
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June 25, 2014
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yes, it will mulch, bag, or rear discharge. all with control handle on the deck.
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Yes. You can even adjust the proportion of clippings going back on the lawn vs. in tha bag with the variable discharge lever. For heavy grass you can put more in the bag to avoid clumping on the lawn. For normal or light grass you can put it all back on the lawn. It's up to you.
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It has a great mulching feature I really don't like the bag it works but needs improvement Honda needs to improve the bagger
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Is the engine 2-cycle or 4-cycle?

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4-cycle
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4 cycle
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4 cycle
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4 cycle
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4-cycle very pricey, but I think that it is worth the money. All of the reviews that I have read, these HONDA-engines are one of the Best on the market if not the BEST!!
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May 20, 2015
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4-cycle. Separate oil and gas. That's the best way to go.
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All Honda engines are 4-cycle. And, the best you can buy.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 229 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lawn mower handle frame of poor construction Due to very poor materials and construction the handle frame bends under its own weight so that you can not unfold the handle bars from its storage position. I went through three of these mowers within less than a month time frame. The first two became so damaged so easily the lawn mower practically had no use at all. The third one did better but I had to send it back too because the handle frame became twisted clockwise with the right side being an inch lower then the left under hardly no use too. The features are nice but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the construction of it in its present form probably couldn't survive moving it from one location to another intact. Buyer beware. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Honda mowwer Had previously owned the HXA model for 11 years and was extremely satisfied with it. Purchased this model the HZA which is basically identical but has the electric start. Would recommend the Honda mowers as they are very reliable and simple to use and upkeep! May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this mower !!! Mower arrived in three days. Unpacked the box and was mowing the yard within 15 minutes. I unfolded the handle, added the included oil and my gas and adjusted the cut height . The battery was already charged, so all I had to do was turn the key. Plenty of power to cut tall, thick fescue. Cuts damp grass well. Completely fills the bag with clippings, so it does get a little heavy when full. The "cruise" control handles my hilly yard with less effort on my part than my old Personal Pace Toro Recycler. I just had to get used to slowing down the speed control when making 180° turns. The blade brake feature is nice for emptying the bag without turning off the mower. Key activated battery start is great... haven't had to pull the cord yet. Invested a lot of research and money in this model, but it was well worth it. August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BEWARE I am on my third shipment of this lawn mower. When the mower is shipped the handle bends during shipping. Either the handle is very week or the packaging is not very good from Honda. If the third mower handle is bent I will buy another brand . Like I said I have already returned the first two. As you can see this is common because there are others on the review site who have had the same issue. Honda needs to fix this issue August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 21 in variable speed self propelled electric start gas mower There a couple of things that I think should be addressed 1. There should be some sort of protection installed on each side of the mower deck to help protect it from damage and scratches. 1. The two brackets the support the handle in the folded position should have some protection ie. a rubber sleeve. this will not only protect the handle during shipping but in while in storage. This does not effect the use of the mower in any way, it still does a good job, I usually keep a mower for over 20 years and I hope this will last that long and if it does I will be 95 years old so I want this to be my last mower. July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent mower Researched 2016 self propelled mowers when my 15 year old mower was passed to my son. Research showed Honda mowers to be of the highest recommendation from a number of independent review sources. Electric start was a "must" function that limited my search but was hampered in that local providers did not have all models to do a hands on assessment. Finally chose this model because I could not quantify the benefit of all features and wanted a relatively fast speed with adjustments. Have been very pleased after four mowings - assembly and operation were easy. Electric start is very nice and works well, separate motor speed and drive speed are nice and separate blade/drive controls are excellent. Adjustable speed is very nice but probably would have been ok with the 4 speed model for $150 less. Cutting and bagging performance is excellent and much better than my 15 year old model. A few tips on using the two clutch controls and operation might benefit new Honda owners. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My little lawn monster Yep, it starts without those 10 tries at one pull starting. It has an excellent variable drive. Cuts great. variable bagging is great. Heavy, but the energy saved by not pushing it is more than enough to manueverit. August 2, 2016
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