Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 723
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raz Outstanding Lawn Mower
What an outstanding mower!!! I looked at tons of expert and customer reviews. This mower is the best. Agree with some of the comments (wheels were not the same level out of box so check that, lawn mower is a bit heavy so if that is a concern take it into consideration, takes a while to get used to the levers and operation) but overall, the lawn looks like a carpet. I used to have to empty the bag on my Toro 20+ times to complete the yard.....just 4 times with this mower. Lots of power, easy to operate once you get the feel for it. My first Honda but I can see why customers rave about it......more expensive but really worth it! Love that lawn mower.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobC Love this mower.
Had an earlier version of this mower for years, and when it was time to replace it, this was an easy decision. One-pull starting and easy to use. Perfect for a 1/2 acre lot.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Upsetstomach Carberatuer not covered under warranty
Absolutely disgusted that I have already had to take this mower to the shop. Only the fifth time to mow and I start it up and the carberatuer starts surging on me. And to top it off I called Home Depot of Lawton OK and I can't even get the words out of my mouth and they say don't bring it to them because they can't touch. So I called the repair shops they recommend and guess what the carberatuer is not covered under the warranty. So it looks like I will be paying around another hundred bucks to get this brand new mower running like a brand new mower.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TigerFan4Life I love this Mower!
This mower is a bit pricey but the quality is head and shoulders above it's competition.
The larger engine plows through anything without bogging down and I use the mulch setting 90% of the time. you can hardly see the clippings now whereas my old mower would struggle and leave big clumps of grass everywhere.
The operation of this mower reminds me of an old bulletproof mower I used when I was a kid.
The Self Propel mechanism with speed control lever works great! My old mower had a belt drive and personal pace push bar that NEVER worked.
I like being able to walk away from the mower and come back to it without having to start it again. It's great to be able to disengage the blade and not stop the engine.
I see this mower lasting a very long time and a great investment.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JT173 Very satisfied
I've been using this mower for about 2 months now. It starts easily and has given us no problems - as I would expect for any new lawn mower, especially a Honda. Things that I really like: 1) excellent mulching, 2) on the fly change between bagging and mulching, 3) mower is definitely more powerful than my last one. Thing that could be improved: 1) the auto-choke isn't my favorite but generally does work; the speed control mechanism could be reworked so that I could change the walking speed without taking my hand off of the handle. The improvements are minor nitpicks and overall I am very happy with this purchase.
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wufpak69 Great mower with few cons
Bought this mower in 2014 to replace my 18 year old Snapper and wanted the larger engine this one offered. I really like the drive system on this mower and the blade stop feature which allows you to stop and move rocks, sticks, etc. without killing the engine.
I do not recommend leaving the bagger attached with the mower in mulching mode, as there is enough blow-by that the bag will still fill up over time, which means that you will end up emptying bags anyways. We simply leave the bagger in the shed now.
This mower is rock-solid and starts first pull every time. Major con is that there is no drain plug for changing the oil. I tried a siphon kit with no luck so like the manual says, you have to turn the mower over to drain the oil - and this mower is heavy! Given the Honda name, quality and high price tag of this machine this seems like a major oversight but all in all, I am quite happy with this machine.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KwaiChang No Problems So Far...
I have only used the mower two times, at this point. The mower started easily, was easy to adjust and easy to operate. I have no issues at this time.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Second time and a happy owner.
We previously bought the earlier version of this model 15 years ago. I recently hit a pipe and bent the crankshaft on the engine, so it was time to purchase a new mower. I did my usual research, but this time it wasn’t as exhaustive as it was fifteen years ago. It was clear that the Honda was still to be my top pick.
All things considered, I judged the Honda GCV190 21 inch variable speed mower to be high in value, quality, and functionality. There are some notable upgrades from its predecessor. Some of them are as follows.
1. The engine is 190 cc vs. 160 cc. There is more power to plow through tall grass.
2. There is no more plug to insert into the discharge chute when using the mower in its mulching mode. Instead, you use a lever to switch the mower to mulching.
3. The wheels are a somewhat larger diameter.
4. This new mower has a faster walk behind speed compared to our old model.
5. The new mower has an automatic choke.
6. The starter rope pull is up on the handle rather than right on top of the engine. It’s more convenient and easier on your back.
7. Easy to adjust handle.
I highly recommend this product. It's worth to spend a little more money to get the top model. You will not be disappointed.
July 19, 2016