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

  • Hydrostatic Cruise Control provides precise speed control
  • Roto-Stop blade stop system
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty
$729.00 /each

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

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Refurbished No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

Directions say to release yellow blade button after engaged button will not release stays down will this harm mower

Asked by: Anonymous
The button is meant to be pushed down in order to "engage," then it stays down. If it were to pop up, the blades would disengage. "Releasing" the button simply means taking your finger off of it. If it pops up, you have to do it all over again, this time slower. It disengages on its own regularly - you have to listen for it, since it will not CUT unless the button stays down.
Answered by: Bjorn
Date published: 2017-04-21

Can the self propelled feature be used with the blade stopped for moving the mower from back yard to front yard through an alley?

Asked by: Splash1
Yes, the blade control is separate from the self propelled lever.
Answered by: Pat
Date published: 2017-04-21

Is the height adjustment done with one lever or do you have to adjust each ilndividual wheel?

Asked by: Anonymous
Each wheel. Have a small sledge hammer nearby, you will need it. Poor adjustment system on the rear wheels.
Answered by: Bjorn
Date published: 2017-04-21

Does the bag come as a standard item?

Asked by: Anonymous
YES IT DOES COME WITH AN INFERIOR BAG & FRAME. IT LETS A VARYING AMOUNT OF DUST THROUGH THE FABRIC, DEPENDING ON HOW DRY AND DUSTY THE TURFS SOIL IS. IF IT IS DRY ENOUGH YOU CAN BE LEFT COUGHING & CHOKING FROM WITHIN THE CLOUD OF DUST. BUT THERE IS A SOLUTION. (BE PREPARED TO SPEND ~$ 85.00 AT AMAZON). THE SOLUTION IS FOR AN IMPROVED "LOW DUST GRASS BAG KIT". THE KIT COMES WITH THE IMPROVED BAG AND ALSO AN IMPROVED SOLID FRAME WITH A BETTER HANDLE ON THE FRAME. THE HANDLE MAKES EMPTYING THE BAG MUCH EASIER. IT ALSO HAS A SOLID PLASTIC BOTTOM ON THE BAG, MAKING EMPTYING SIMPLER, GRASS JUST SLIDES OUT, NO MORE SHAKING AND SPILLING. IT SOLVES THE DUST PROBLEM NICELY AND MAKES EMPTYING EASIER. . SEARCH AMAZON FOR "HONDA 04813-VH7-K50 KIT". WHY IT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS $730.00 MOWER I DONT UNDERSTAND. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE INCLUDED BAG & THE "LOW DUST GRASS BAG KIT" CAN'T BE THAT MANY $ $ $. THE FACT THAT THEY OFFER THIS UPGRADED ACCESSORY, INDICATES TO ME THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM. I'M HAPPY WITH THE SOLUTION, BUT STILL THINK IT SHOULD NOT BE AN UPGRADE.
Answered by: STEVE
Date published: 2017-04-21
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Customer Reviews

GCV190 21 in. Variable Speed Walk Behind Gas Self Propelled Mower is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 785.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My granddad always told me to buy a Honda. He passed 20 years ago and he is still right. Purcha... My granddad always told me to buy a Honda. He passed 20 years ago and he is still right. Purchased this model and within 15 mins home I was cutting my grass. This machine has the drive/clutch/blade controller that I learned to mow with. I was not too keen on the drive for most of the lower end Honda models. Bag/Mulch and wheel select are easy to manipulate. Excellent machine, Honda quality that we all have come to know and respect.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent small mower. It is heavy enough for mowing lawns in the 1/2 ac range, but still lig... An excellent small mower. It is heavy enough for mowing lawns in the 1/2 ac range, but still light enough to do trimming. It turns well and tracks straight. The bag is great when you want a super clean lawn, and the mulch setting works well when the cut grass is not too thick or long. The engine always starts easily and has plenty of power for even tall grass and weeds, and the fastest self-propelled speed is a good workout. All the controls for engine and walking speed as well as throttle and clutch engaging are very well thought out. They simply work without annoyances or having to think about the control rather than what you want to do.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line mower. Easy to use. Somewhat heavy, but manageable. I would highly recommend t... Top of the line mower. Easy to use. Somewhat heavy, but manageable. I would highly recommend that owners use Sta-Bil 360, which helps to remove the moisture in Ethanol Gasoline. If you don't, you are taking a BIG CHANCE at ruining the carburetor. Symptoms include rough idle or engine surge. At that point you will need to replace the carburetor as Honda specifically warns owners about the type of gas to use. Honda will not warranty carburetor replacement. Otherwise I love this mower ! Treat it well and it will treat you well for years to come !
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lawn mower is excellent. It replaced the similar model I had for 18 years. I expect this on... The lawn mower is excellent. It replaced the similar model I had for 18 years. I expect this one to provide the same length of service. It starts very easily and I just love using it. Minimal assembly. Instructions were easy to follow. I especially like the blade brake feature so the bag can be emptied without having to restart the engine each time. It definitely exceeds my expectations. Can not go wrong purchasing this mower.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honda's are the best lawnmowers on the market I had bought my first Honda Lawnmore 22 years ago, it finally seen it's last days, probably because we never changed the oil. We just added oil to the unit when it was low. This new unit is incredible, we plan on actually chaning the oil this time, and this will probably be the last lawnmower we ever own. This unit may be more expensive then the rest, but you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bough this exact Honda mower 20 years ago, and I'm just replacing it now! This new one, I'm sur... I bough this exact Honda mower 20 years ago, and I'm just replacing it now! This new one, I'm sure will last another 20. I have double knee replacements, and it's wonderful that I can adjust the speed.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The mower was easy to assemble and the instructions were very good! I added the oil (included) an... The mower was easy to assemble and the instructions were very good! I added the oil (included) and put in fresh 93 octane gas (no ethanol ) and it started on the second pull. I have only used it one time since receiving it in early December 2016, however, it was everything I expected. It started, ran and restarted flawlessly. The mower I replaced was a Toro Recycler and it took me about fifteen minutes of mowing to get adjusted to my new Honda's self propelled system, blade clutch, etc., however, I love it! It is the high quality mower I expected it to be and so far has lived up to the Honda brand. No problems with the auto choke as mentioned in a few of the other reviews I read before purchasing. It is very powerful and very fast at it's highest speed so please be prepared and be careful when you first use it. Finally, I have a very high quality mower that does all of the work, other than empty the bag for me!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The features and ease of use make it worth the price Previous mower brands owned were Craftsman and Toro (LOL) plus a Honda HRR VYA that was showing some rust on the underside of the steel deck after only two years even though stored indoors. My fault for not rinsing off grass clippings after mowing every time so the damp grass must have hastened the oxidation. So, I first went for the HRX VYA Nexite deck bigger engine model with the rabbit ears for drive control. Out of the box it had a wicked misfire at any rpm under no load. Then when I tried to climb a ramped part of the lawn to a plateau area, the drive stalled halfway up the ramp with engine at full power. I had to increase drive speed to make it up the hill but then it was too fast for comfort on the flats. I went back to HD for advice and they said to return it for another but they were sold out of that model. After looking at their stock, decided on the HRX HYA so did the swap and paid the extra $30 for the Hydrostatic Cruise Control. Oh my, what a mower. The HCC is an impressive innovation for a residential mower. Set the speed and it holds it everywhere. Speed can also be adjust up or down on the fly. It's heavier than the the former HRR but feels easier to maneuver with the larger wheels. Some not so obvious observations are that the larger grass bag saves time since I can mow the entire lawn without stopping to empty, the blade control bail is designed to be held engaged with your left hand and the drive bail can be engaged partially or fully with your right hand and then both held engaged with either hand alone. Also, the larger HRX engine is much easier to start than the smaller HRR engine even though both have the same compression ratio and were using the same fuel and the HRR just had a full tune-up. $729 is steep but was able to bring it down with a couple of incentives in place. First, I bought 5/30 so got the free extra year warranty. Then I received the generous 10% military discount. I had just received a new Chase Unlimited credit card that gives $150 cash for purchases over $500 within the first three months...done. I posted the old HRR mower on Craigslist for $400 and had multiple inquiries within two hours and it sold after minimal haggling for $375. I never even got around to taking a picture of the old mower to post with the ad so I either got lucky or there's that much demand for used Honda mowers. Altogether, the upgrade net cost was $131, not bad at all for what will probably be the last walk-behind mower I'll ever buy. I'll be taking better care of this one and already applied a vinyl conditioner to the deck that helps grass clippings fall off. Very satisfied with the purchase so far although it's only been a couple of days. If you're thinking of a Honda mower do it today, the last day to get the free extended warranty on most of their self-propelled models, and buy on a credit card with 60 day price protection in case they go on sale.
Date published: 2016-05-31
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