Model # HRX217VKA

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Honda 21 in. Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Select Drive Control
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21 in. Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Select Drive Control

  • Variable speed, ergonomic, intuitive Select Drive system
  • Twin blades for superior cut quality, mulching and bagging
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

Mower Features
Gas-Powered
Terrain - Sloped with obstacles
5 Year Warranty
21in Cutting Width
2 Blade
cutting options: bag, mulch
  • Variable speed, ergonomic, intuitive Select Drive system
  • Twin blades for superior cut quality, mulching and bagging
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty
Whether one wishes to mulch, bag or discharge their grass, the HRX217K5VKA is a top perf ormer. It's packed with features, like Honda's exclusive NeXite deck, Micro-Cut Twin Blades and the versatile 4-in-1 Versamow System with Clip Direct or. With all of this, combined with Honda's exclusive variable speed Select Drive, this mower will make your lawn look great while maximizing your comf ort, control and convenience.
  • Choose your speed with Honda exclusive select drive: one can easily adjust the mower's speed to your stride by rotating the speed adjust dial, followed by engaging the select drive lever f or intuitive speed control with maximum comf ort and convenience
  • Hondas revolutionary versamow system with clip direct or allows you to mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves - or even a combination of mulching and bagging simultaneously, simply slide the convenient clip direct or knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched, no tools or costly attachments are needed
  • Honda's exclusive micro-cut twin blades use four cutting surfaces that result in ultra-fine clippings f or superi or mulching and m ore clippings per bag, the end result is a perfect cut with less time spent emptying the bag, meaning less w ork f or you
  • HRX's 21 in. deck is made with NeXite, this highly impact-resistant material does not dent, rust or c orrode, it's so durable that it comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Easy-starting, fuel efficient and powerful, Honda premium residential GCV190 engines are legendary f or providing years of reliable service, all Honda lawn mower engines are certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission standards
  • Use fuel stabilizers to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Variable speed, ergonomic, intuitive Select Drive system
  • Twin blades for superior cut quality, mulching and bagging
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty
Model #: HRX217VKA
Sku #: 1000957175
Internet #: 205494644

Whether one wishes to mulch, bag or discharge their grass, the HRX217K5VKA is a top perf ormer. It's packed with features, like Honda's exclusive NeXite deck, Micro-Cut Twin Blades and the versatile 4-in-1 Versamow System with Clip Direct or. With all of this, combined with Honda's exclusive variable speed Select Drive, this mower will make your lawn look great while maximizing your comf ort, control and convenience.

  • Choose your speed with Honda exclusive select drive: one can easily adjust the mower's speed to your stride by rotating the speed adjust dial, followed by engaging the select drive lever f or intuitive speed control with maximum comf ort and convenience
  • Hondas revolutionary versamow system with clip direct or allows you to mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves - or even a combination of mulching and bagging simultaneously, simply slide the convenient clip direct or knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched, no tools or costly attachments are needed
  • Honda's exclusive micro-cut twin blades use four cutting surfaces that result in ultra-fine clippings f or superi or mulching and m ore clippings per bag, the end result is a perfect cut with less time spent emptying the bag, meaning less w ork f or you
  • HRX's 21 in. deck is made with NeXite, this highly impact-resistant material does not dent, rust or c orrode, it's so durable that it comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Easy-starting, fuel efficient and powerful, Honda premium residential GCV190 engines are legendary f or providing years of reliable service, all Honda lawn mower engines are certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission standards
  • Use fuel stabilizers to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Power Type Gas Gas Gas Gas
Drive Type Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive
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Refurbished No No No No
Size of Yard 1/4 - 1/2 Acre 1/2 - 1 Acre 1/2 - 1 Acre 1/2 - 1 Acre
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
64.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
23 in
Blade Length (in.)
21
Cutting Width
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
9
Mower Deck Width
21 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
9

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
6-position
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch
Deck Material
Polymer Composite
Deck Type
Fabricated
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
190
Engine Make
Honda
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
8.3
Features
Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.25
Included
Bagger,Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
.75
Mower Size Type
Standard
Number of Blades
2
Number of Handlebar Positions
3
Oil Capacity (oz.)
12
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
88lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Recommended Terrain
Sloped
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
1/2 - 1 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
64.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
23 in
Blade Length (in.)
21
Cutting Width
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
9
Mower Deck Width
21 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
9

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
6-position
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch
Deck Material
Polymer Composite
Deck Type
Fabricated
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
190
Engine Make
Honda
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
8.3
Features
Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.25
Included
Bagger,Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
.75
Mower Size Type
Standard
Number of Blades
2
Number of Handlebar Positions
3
Oil Capacity (oz.)
12
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
88lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Recommended Terrain
Sloped
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
1/2 - 1 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5

Questions & Answers

What is ratio mix of gas and oil to HRX 217 ?

I lost manual .
Asked by: chinh
This has a four stroke engine, not two stroke. As such the oil is in the crankcase, not mixed with the fuel.
Answered by: N0YHR
Date published: 2018-12-25

I am looking for a great mulching mower for grass at 3 in high that does not leave clumps. Will this work for me?

My current Toro mulches great when the grass is not too high. I hate bagging the clippings because I then have to put the clippings in plastic bags and dispose.
Asked by: sr
This mower is a stud. Unless the grass is really, really wet and tall, I have NEVER had a problem with the clippings clumping up. The dual blades chop the grass so fine there is no way for them to clump. The grass is chopped so small that it almost creates a problem (if you catch the clippings) because the bag gets too heavy when it is full. The variable adjustment on the back of the mower that allows for degrees of mulching and bagging is perfect for those times when you just have to mow really wet, tall grass.
Answered by: rehmer
Date published: 2018-11-11

How comfortable is the handle while mowing, especially on turns?

Asked by: tfernandez
I experienced 0 discomfort at all.. The Handles are height adjustable
Answered by: BigDog
Date published: 2018-03-01

Is this mower easy to assemble?

Asked by: Donna
<5 minutes from opening box
Answered by: Sirfixalot
Date published: 2018-03-01
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Customer Reviews

21 in. Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Select Drive Control is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 665.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the first new mower i have ever bought. I finally got tired of using my $30 craigslist s... This is the first new mower i have ever bought. I finally got tired of using my $30 craigslist special. This mower is an utter monster for grass. I can mulch 6"+ high grass at full speed and not leave the slightest clump. I may never discharge again. For people having issues with it leaving high blades... well sorry for you, but I do not seem to have that issue. Granted I have an idea that its maybe due to the rear wheel drive and the mower having enough power to pop wheelies. Learn some control and you should be ok. Starts on the first pull every time. Seems slightly more gas efficient than my previous mower. Its also rather quiet for such a powerful engine. If you are looking for a significant upgrade to your current push choice... this is the mower you need to get. I cant even get the thing to bog down no matter what I do to it. My old mower would choke on grass that was moderately high even discharging. Buy this thing and never look back.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have only used it once so far but compared to my previous mowers this is the best mower since ... We have only used it once so far but compared to my previous mowers this is the best mower since sliced bread. Starts easily, run relatively quiet and does a great job of cutting grass. The variable speed control works great. We have Zoysia sod and keep our grass cut very short, like the length of a fairway on a golf course, and this mower can be lowered to cut the grass at this depth. Only thing I wanted on a new mower that this one does not have is where you can keep the engine running and have the blade stop so you can empty bag without mower turning off. The mower starts easily and quickly so not that big of a deal but our last mower had this. I would have thought for the money this would have done this as well as some of the lower priced Honda models have this option. I would buy this mower again in a heartbeat and am glad I spent the money on it. Mowers tend to last forever and I did not want to end up with one that I regretted buying in a couple of years. Spend the money and get the one you want and like.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing mower. Just finished my second mowing season with this mower and I could not be more impr... Amazing mower. Just finished my second mowing season with this mower and I could not be more impressed. Context. Have a quarter-acre, mostly flat suburban lot in Minnesota with thick bluegrass, fescue, and rye. Had a Lawn-Boy with Honda engine for 15 years (which I liked) and a Craftsman before that (which I did not like), and when it came time for a new mower I did some research and picked this one. From the first swath on the lawn, the mower felt like it was perfectly suited for the task. The variable speed has a wide range (I've never had to use it beyond "half" speed on the dial), the bag is big and fills from the back, the variable mulch/bag setting is a great feature that I actually use, and the cut is perfect -- even when the grass is wet. I waited two years to comment on this mower to give it some time...and I am as impressed with it now as the first day I used it. It is easily the best mower I have owned or used. Recommend this mower with no reservation.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been using this same variant of Honda mower since 2003, cuts everything, well, still starts on first pull I've mowed 1.33 acres of gopher filled brushy goat field with this thing for 12 years, 2003 . . the wheels are worn, the handle needed reinforcing, replaced the plug after 10 years,, and I had to clean the carb jets (1/2 hour) this year, 2015, the motor purrs like new, the tranny needed a bit of oil after 7 years . . . who ever says this won't cut tall (12"') grass has never watched me mow . . it is a BEAST . I modified mine with a string to pull up the rear discharge vent cover, so I can leave it down in short stuff, and discharge more in higher/wet stuff, and I've never used the bagger, because I discharge it all back onto the grass . . it is WET here in Oregon, and it won't cut under water, but it WILL cut if you let the field dry out some before you go bushwacking . . the lawn has never been problematic, unless it is really wet. . photo one is of the field, WITH the darn goats, photo 2 shows how dirty it is, I do not baby this thing, photo 3 shows the worn rear wheels, photo 4 shows how I modified it with the hay twine to lift the discharge gate.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent mower. I deliberately looked at Honda and was sold when I found this model ... This is an excellent mower. I deliberately looked at Honda and was sold when I found this model has fuel injection versus a carburetor. Most starting problems stem from carburetor issues, and this mower started the first pull right out of the box. I have only two issues: 1) The engines surges for between 3-5 minutes as it warms up. It then settles down to a constant RPM. 2) The Selet Drive will not stay set when mowing. I continually works its way down and I have to keep an eye on it and reset it while mowing. I've torn it apart, and there's nothing in the system to adjust to correct the issue.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this mower to replace a 20 year old John Deere JS63. After researching, it came down to ... I bought this mower to replace a 20 year old John Deere JS63. After researching, it came down to this model and a Toro Super Recycler. I loved how sturdy this mower felt compared to the Toro so I went with it. Pros: Mulches well. Powerful. Starts on first pull every time. Stef Propel system is more comfortable than many mowers I have used. Cuts well. Cons: Even on full mulch, this mower still sends clippings through the bagging chute. This results in clumps dropping randomly and having to clean the chute out every time I use this mower. A google search indicates that this has been an ongoing problem for years, and one that I was willing to overlook. I still find myself using my John Deere more often even as one of the back wheels is shot. I just seem to prefer it and like not having to clean the grass chute on the Honda every time. Once Honda fixes that issue (if they ever do), they will have a phenomenal mower.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely not good for Bermuda grass! My reel mower decided to conk out on me and they tend to be very expensive so I tried this mower because of the great reviews. Unboxing was extremely easy and the mower did start right up, however that's where the fun ended. This mower constantly balm down with my grass even at the highest setting. My other complaints are that the drive control makes your thumbs tired after a while, the wheels tend to spin because of lack of traction, and I didn't like that the mower had a safety feature that shuts it off if you're not constantly engaging the lever. Essentially, if there is a big stick in the way of your path it's more convenient to just run over the stick rather than move it because the mower will stop and you will have to start it again. I wanted to love this machine, but it's definitely not for me. I give it three stars because packaging and setup was extremely easy, I also know that rotary mowers tend not todo so well on Bermuda grass... I assume that it performs much better with st. Augustine Type grass.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Honda motor Bought the 5VKA with the 190 engine. First time using it, the left rear wheel bolt came out and the wheel fell off... so much for quality control. The engine is powerful and does not bog even in taller grass either dry or damp. Mulching is wonderful (not so much in damp grass) as the double blade really recirculates and finely chops the grass. When bagging, vacuums well and holds a lot of clippings. I like the new speed control; can go any speed you want by varying pressure on the thumb-activated levers. And, to go even faster, you can turn the speed dial further which allows the thumb-activated levers to be depressed more. The only issue I've seen so far is that the speed dial isn't very snug and won't stay in its set position... with use, it works its way back to the slower setting. The Honda mowers are more expensive; time will tell if it was worth it.
Date published: 2015-05-05
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