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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 ¾ in. to 4 in.
  • Highly rated for easy-to-use design (see reviews)

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Model # HRX217HZA

Internet # 100643623

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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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
24 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
18.37 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
24 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) 
190 
Engine Make 
Honda 
Features 
Bagger,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Capable,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments 
Fuel Type 
Gas 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
.25 
Included 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Walk Behind 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
.75 
Mulching Capability 
Yes 
Number of Blades 
Number of adjustable handlebar positions 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
14 
Power Type 
Gas 
Product Weight (lb.) 
96 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Refurbished 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Start Type 
Electric 
Terrain 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Walk Behind Mower Type 
Self Propelled 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Year Residential, Lifetime Deck 

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Brand: Honda
Price: $800 - $900
Size of Yard: 1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Cutting Width (in.): 21
Power Type: Gas
Drive type: Rear-wheel Drive
Start Type: Electric
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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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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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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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May 26, 2013
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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 battery come with this purchase??

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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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Yes, the battery is included
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Westminster, CO, USA
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Yes, the battery is built in and ready for first use.
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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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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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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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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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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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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 209 reviewers.
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 Honda HRX217HZA New mower Replacing a honda that is 10 years old Wife has pains in her shoulders pull starting the old mower so opted for the electric start We were concerned about the additional weight of the mower verses the old mower We were surprised that the new mower was easier to manuver and felt lighter than the old Electeic start is great Also not having to constantly start the engine when releasing the handle for the engine, only the blades disengage and the engine runs Only mowed yard once so far; excellent cut on a few inches of grass Look forward to manu years of use Most info online did not do this mower justice Would recomend rhis mower to anyone who has a 1/4 acre suburban lot May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best puches ever this is by far the best lawn mower I have ever owned and I've owned a lot of different brand lawn mowers from the bottom brands like MTD & Craftsmen to top brands like Troy Built & Cub Cadet. and this Honda seems to cut the grass better it must be the dual blade system that does it and the key start is awesome it seams to be better built not like junk I bought before so if you want a good lawn mower I say buy this one pricey but worth it. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome lawn mower I love it! So easy to put together, added the oil and gas, I just turned the key and it started right up! First try! It is the best mower I have ever owned. Worth every penny! has 2 blades, cuts the grass in no time, May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another fantastic Honda product I'm 69 years old and have owned many small engine machines (6 Honda) over the years. None of the others compare to or have lasted as long as Honda. I regretfully sold a Honda snowblower to a friend once and never heard the end of it about how great it was. We still have our old Honda Harmony mower (15+ years old). Other than burning a little oil and losing the tread on one wheel, it still runs and starts great - first pull every time even after sitting all winter. I will continue to use it for chopping leaves. So, we wouldn't have needed this mower, except that the new bagging/mulching feature appealed to me and since my wife actually likes to mow for exercise, she wanted the electric start. We have only had it a month, but so far it has met our expectations. I won't say exceeded because it's what I expected from Honda. The evenness of cut is exceptional and, although it's a heavy machine, we have no problem with the handling. The old adage applies here: 'you get what you pay for'. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Immaculate Cut Delivery was on time. The mower was well-protected in its packaging and very simple to set up. I struggled only with adjusting the rear height of the wheels for the first time; thereafter, it was simple to adjust. Having added ethanol-free gas and the provided oil, the mower started perfectly with each the key and a pull, as I just wanted to test both ways. The battery charges as one mows. The deck construction truly is sustainable and rust-proof. Simple bag set-up, with patience. Never had I had such a clean cut with such a quiet mower. The two blades make the yard look like a $300 cut. Mulching works beautifully. I mulched a pile of leaves for composting. The entire system is so simple and easy-to-use. Great vacuum to pick up the grass/leaves. The mower maneuvers very easily (I am arthritic). The adjustable speeds are attuned to both the young person hustling to cut many yards in a day, to the older person who enjoys the patience and immaculate work of a beautifully managed yard. May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What can you say...it'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. April 5, 2016
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