Honda GCV190 21 in. Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Mower-HRX217HYA - The Home Depot
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Model # HRX217HYA

Internet # 100325494

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GCV190 21 in. Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Mower

Honda GCV190 21 in. Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Mower

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$729.00 / each
  • Features hydrostatic cruise control
  • Handles 7 different mowing heights
  • Customers appreciate powerful Honda engine (see reviews)


Model # HRX217HYA

Internet # 100325494

Store SKU # 247765

The Honda 21 in. GCV190 Gas Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mower features hydrostatic cruise control that provides gradual speed adjustment to match your mowing conditions. The Blade Stop System (Roto-Stop) is a safety feature that stops the blades without stopping the engine. So you can safely step away without having to restart the motor.

  • Assembled dimensions: 24 in. W x 24 in. D x 18.37 in. H
  • NeXite deck carries a lifetime warranty and its 21 in. cutting width provides durability
  • Variable speed, hydrostatic cruise-control system offers self-propelled operation with a control lever for precise speed adjustment
  • 7 mowing heights ranging from 3/4 in. to 4 in. to manicure the lawn to your specifications
  • Twin-blade micro-cut 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 positions height 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
  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • 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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Assembled Depth (in.) 
24 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
18.37 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
24 in 
Blade Length (In.) 
21 in 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1/4 - 1/2 Acre 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Cutting Options 
Cutting Width 
21 in 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
Bagger,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments 
Fuel Type 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Walk Behind 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mulching Capability 
Number of Blades 
Number of adjustable handlebar positions 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
96 lb 
Start Type 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Walk Behind Mower Type 
Self Propelled 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Year Residential, Lifetime Deck 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 606 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Mower with Great Pedigree My first Honda self-propelled, blade-break clutch (BBC) mower lasted 14 years before the transmission went out. My second, a Honda "Masters" with steel deck and BBC, lasted 17 years before its transmission failed. Replacing transmission on each of those mowers would cost 65%, or thereabouts, the cost of a new, similar mower. So, that's why I bought a new one instead of replacing the transmissions. Neither of those mowers were ever in the repair shop until close to the end of their transmissions' lives. So, this new Honda mower, which is a super performer, may outlive me!!! It has the run, feel, and exhaust sound of the former two Hondas I've owned. I like that! It also has a 6-year limited warranty. The extra year was given by Honda when I registered the new one with them. June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Couldn't Ask for More!!! I just cut my lawn for the first time with this mower, and it is incredible! It mulched my thick, wet, tall grass with no issue, and nearly did all the work for me with its self-driven system. I'll never go back to anything else! The clippings were completely decimated, with no long clippings or clumps left anywhere. As for the more expensive model with the push button start, it is not necessary in the least. It is not difficult at all to pull start this mower, and if you cannot handle that, you probably shouldn't be mowing your own lawn. May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One of my favorite toys. This mower is amazing! I've had it for a few months now and I still look forward to mowing my lawn. Oh, it's only been four days? Better mow again! There isn't a single thing I dislike about it. It's a joy to use. It's made my "chore" into fun! It also cuts amazingly level and mulches like a dream. There are almost no traces of clippings even if the lawn was a little tall. When I first used it it started on the first pull, which seems amazing to me. It comes with a bottle of oil so you don't have to buy any at first. Absolutely recommend. May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic cut I am very impressed with the overall performance and quality of this mower. The mulching and cut is excellent. The engine has an automatic choke that works very well. The mower always starts on the first pull even on a cool morning. I have two small issues with the mower. First, the throttle and the propulsion speed controls are next to each other and I find it is easy to move one when you intend to move the other. Second, when stopping to empty the bag, I often end up with a clump of grass left where I had stopped. Overall I am happy with the mower and would recommend it to a friend. May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality mower! A big step up from our previous 3 speed Honda mower. Every feature is improved, from adjustable handle height (I'm 6' 2") to the more powerful 190 engine - no stalling or slowing down in tall grass. Quality cutting and mulching job. The picture is of only the second cutting this season. As you can see, there are no clumps of un-mulched grass. Very pleased as I mulch everything! Also like the blade stop feature, so I can leave the engine running and roll over something like a mole dirt mound without damaging the blade. Hydrostatic cruise control, I have read, is far superior to the 3 speed, which quit on us after 3 years. This mower has a 5 year warranty with an additional 1 year for a limited time when registering with Honda. Started first pull out of the box, and as long as you follow their guidelines, should deal with the bad gas we have these days. Free shipping to your home, too! Definitely worth the investment! April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Typical Honda quality and engineering I have only had this mower for a couple of weeks, but have used it several times. It starts easily, seems to have plenty of power, and provides a nice even cut. I like the cruise control system, and the blade stop system sure saves a lot of time. This is my second Honda mower with the nexite deck, and it is much better than steel or other metals. It is easy to clean the deck. I noticed the nexite deck already has a couple of scrapes on the sides, so I checked online and ordered the Honda deck guard, which consists of two stainless steel strips that mount on the side of the deck. I would recommend that option, especially if you mow along chain link fences or stone/brick walls. The mower is also a little heavy when you have to pull it backwards. Overall, I am very satisfied with my new Honda and anticipate having it for many years. May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a great mower with many plusses and only one small minus This is a solid mower, with amazing easy start and speed controls. It cuts well and mulches nicely and the blade stop feature is very handy. The engine is quiet, strong enough to power through tall grass, but, as others have noted, it is not one to use gas sparingly. I use a tank and a half of fuel to mow about an acre. My only dislike is the difficulty of setting height adjustments on the rear wheels- it takes a firm push to move those levers. Fortunately, I don't have to reset them. It was an expensive purchase, but the build quality is high and I expect to save money in the long run. I would purchase this again. May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One Awesome Mower!!! I had a Toro mower that was 52 years old and it was hard to replace it / let it go. Toro does not make a quality mower like they use to. I absolutely LOVE this mower. It was very easy to take out of the box and set up. You have to put the oil in before you start it up. I was a bit taken back by the Nexite deck. I did not expect it to be a hard plastic. This is only a small issue, if it is an issue at all. It mows my yard without an issue. I like the mulching mode. It evaporates the grass clippings in nothing. It is pricy, but I fully expect that this Honda mower will last as long as my old Toro...if not longer. Honda has a great reputation. I checked Consumer Reports ( I have a subscription to C.R.) and it received the highest rating of any powered push mower, 83 out of 100. I also check as many other reviews on this & other mowers and this one came out on top. Weight is not an issue for me. i am a 42 year old male. If you want to disengage the drive to pull it backwards it is very easy to do. I also like the variable speed control. Bottom can't go wrong with this one. Cons: None ( at this time ) Length of ownership: 1 month May 29, 2013
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