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GCV190 21 in. Nexite Deck 4-in-1 Select Drive Walk Behind Gas Self Propelled Mower with Electric Start

  • Effortless self charging electric-start
  • 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

Honda's 21 in. HRX217K5VLA featuring NeXite Deck, MicroCut Twin Blade Lawnmower with 4-in-1 Versamow System and Clip Director provides outstanding performance whether mulching, bagging, discharging grass clippings or shredding leaves with no need for additional tools or accessories. It's Self-Propelled with Integrated Select Drive Speed Control for the ultimate in comfort, control and convenience. Additionally, with the convenience of Electric Start and a Self-Charging battery, starting is always simple.
  • Choose your speed with Honda's 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 for intuitive speed control with maximum comfort and convenience
  • Mower starts in a snap, with simple, effortless key starting and a self-charging battery, you'll always be able to start your Honda with ease when it's time to mow
  • Honda's revolutionary versamow system with clip director allows you to mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves - or even a combination of mulching and bagging simultaneously, simply slide the clip director knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched, with no tools or costly attachments needed
  • Honda's exclusive twin blade MicroCut system uses four cutting surfaces that result in ultra-fine clippings for superior mulching and more clippings per bag, the end result is a perfect cut with less time spent emptying the bag, meaning less work for you
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty: the HRX's 21 in. deck is made of NeXite, this high impact resistant material does not dent, rust or corrode over time, so durable it comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Reliable Honda GCV190 engine: easy-starting, fuel efficient and powerful; Honda's premium residential GCV190 engines are legendary for providing years of reliable service, all Honda lawn mower engines are certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission levels
  • Choose your speed with Honda's exclusive select drive: easily adjust the mower's speed to your stride by rotating the speed adjust dial, then engage the select drive control for intuitive, comfortable speed control, variable speed from 0 to 4 MPH
  • Use fuel stabilizers to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower
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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 (in.)
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
9
Mower Deck Width (in.)
21 in
Rear Wheel Height (in.)
High Wheel
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,Keyed start,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments
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.)
93
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
You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 5 full years.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 601 reviews
  • 86% recommend this product
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HRX217HYA Lawn Mower
I'm 63 and this is the best lawnmower I've ever owned. The fluid hydrostatic transmission is amazing. So smooth and consistent variable speeds. The roto-stop blade clutch and engine staying running is great. I've never had rear wheel drive and didn't realize how nice it is cutting this widow maker hill. The double ball bearing wheels ride so smooth and no hollowing out the wheel hub and going katiwampus. I don't use the bag because the mulcher and double blade makes the grass clippings disappear. Starting without the blade engaged is so easy and starts on second easy pull every time. The controls are so easy to get used to and work so well. I really have great control with ease when cutting the lawn. It's well worth the extra money and so glad I bought it.
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    • Recommended
    HYA Honda lawnmower
    This mower exceeded my expectations. It comes highly rated and it performed flawlessly out of the box. It has the power to cut through the thick spring grass without leaving a trail of clippings. Very smooth and can easily cruise faster than I wanted to walk. I’m glad I purchased this mower even though it is a bit more expensive than the rest of the field.
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      • Recommended
      Best Mulching Mower
      I use my Honda mower for yard cleanups most of the year. This machine is the most powerful and best mulching mower I have ever used. My customers love it!
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        • Recommended
        Easy pull start and runs for ever on empty.
        Easy pull start and runs for ever on empty.
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        • Recommended
        I bought this mower on the 28th of June, 2018. So far its been a very good experience. It was sim...
        I bought this mower on the 28th of June, 2018. So far its been a very good experience. It was simple to set up... unfolded handle, assembled bag, added oil and gas and it started right up. It is solidly built and certainly not a light weight machine. The transmission takes a bit of time to get accustomed to. I have lawn with slopes ranging from flat to 30-40 degrees. I do not mow straight up and down the slopes... thats simply dangerous. So, I mow on an angle (easier not the ankles too). Although some may find it annoying, I like the fact that the mower doesn't attempt to take the slope at the same speed as the straight away. I also like the feature that the transmission is variable by pressing the levers so I can regulate the speed as needed. This mower mulches extremely well. No a trace of grass left behind so far. Haven't tried bagging yet. My old mower was a Husqvarna AWD. Had it for 6 years. It was a good machine (had a Honda engine!) took the slopes like a goat but it didn't mulch well at all. Had to redo the lawn numerous times or bag grass. Pros- Electric start Mulches perfectly Variable speed drive Well built Cons- Machine went on sale for $50 less three days later.... (Ill take that up with HD) At this moment in time, and assuming performance stays the same, I'd highly recommend this mower.
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          1 person found this helpful
          Have been mowing for 60 years and it's the best walk behind mower I ever had! Love the adjustable...
          Have been mowing for 60 years and it's the best walk behind mower I ever had! Love the adjustable speed control which is right at your fingertips, electric start fires right off every time! The thing I'm happiest about is that with the dual blades it does great job mulching the grass! I've only had it about 3 weeks but I look forward to many years with this mower it definitely deserves A+ rating!
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          1 person found this helpful
          Just like a Honda, starts every time and is easy to use. Electric start is pretty neat, but not s...
          Just like a Honda, starts every time and is easy to use. Electric start is pretty neat, but not sure is really needed. Awesome handling and the amount of grass you can get into the bag is insane. Love it! I recommend this mower to anyone!
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          The lil mower that could. Grew up in a house w/ 5 acres of land so we had to have a Riding mower...
          The lil mower that could. Grew up in a house w/ 5 acres of land so we had to have a Riding mower. First started w/ a craftsman riding mower (piece of junk that always somehow died). Dad quickly switched to a Scag Tiger. When it ran it ran amazingly, and when it died it was always something electrical. Now that I'm a big kid now with a mortgage and countless bills to pay, I needed something less stressful and something that would work and not stress me out. I now own 1/3 acre total, so no need for a riding mower. Took it out of the box put in oil, and fuel. I saw videos on youtube where they would do the same thing and do a 1 pull or 1 turn key to start it. Personally I was skeptical because none of the mowers I was "voluntarily asked" to use as a kid ever did this. Well this one does. I really like that this is a self-propelled mower, I just turn on the speed dial to whatever is best and just roll with it. It practically was made for us 'Mericans. Because nothing says Good ole' America like the freedom to not push your own mower but for the mower to push itself. Used it several times already, and starts each time w/ one turn of the key. It still has the same gas that I topped it off. That gas was ugh, sitting in a gas container for several years (and didn't look the clearest), probably not the smartest idea, but no sign of fouling up or weird knocks on the motor. My biggest CON to this lawn mower is that to change the cut height, you have to change the height of each wheel. I would expect that from an American designed product but not from the Japanese. I wish it had 1 lever to change the grass height, would make my lazy American butt that much happier. In conclusion, this mower is best paired with some Toby Keith or Metallica on noise-cancelling headphones. If that is not your speed, try Nickelback.
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            15 people found this helpful
            Fabulous lawn mower
            At 13 years of moving a very large yard, I just replaced my last mower with the same model. It really gets a work out so I'm very happy with how long it has lasted. Regular maintenance helps of course, but this Honda mower has been been a real champ.
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              • Recommended
              Easy to operate/Nice cutting
              This mower was bought as a back-up for another walk behind. It is used as a bagger for 5,000SF of front yard turf and as a edge trim mower for rear yard before cutting 20,000 SF of turf with a riding mower. The pros on the Honda Mower are a mulch feature with easy switch between bag and mulch, wheels move more easily through the heavy Floratam St. Augustine turf, rear discharge allows mower to get into tight spaces better and mower continues to run/ blade stops so don't have to restart each time you empty the bag. The cons are the throttle control and shift lever are close together and you have to be careful not to move the throttle lever when moving the shift lever, the bag does not have a tight seal around the opening so very fine grass particles get all over the mower, grass also collects in the channel where the bag hooks attach (you really need a blower to clean the mower off when done), deck is composite and not steel so time will tell how durable it is. Overall it seems to be a quality product for the price.
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                • Recommended
                HRX217HYA Lawn Mower
                Pretty much ready to go out of the box, add (supplied oil), and fuel, instructions are very clear. Great cutting height and handle adjustment positions. Drive clutch, blade, speed controls all very accessible. Fuel valve shut off another good feature, also all the options for partial/full, mulching/bagging options. The 200 cc engine is very strong, rear bagging puts the weight where the traction is needed and it is very maneuverable. Blade control allows you to leave engine run while emptying clippings. The double blade system assures a very smooth cut.
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                  • Recommended
                  Great dependable lawn mower
                  This is my 5th one to buy because I never have problems with them.
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                    • Recommended
                    GREAT RESIDENTIAL MOWER FOR LARGER LAWN
                    REPLACED MY VERY OLD #HRR2165VXA WITH THIS BRAND NEW MODEL; MINOR ADJUSTMENT MUST BE MADE FOR NEW CONTROLS; AS THE DRIVE ENGAGER BAR IS MUCH DIFFERENT ACTION FROM THE EASIER THUMB OPERATED SYSTEM ON THE OLDER MOWER(AT LEAST INITIALLY); LOVE THE EASE OF FUEL ADDITION WITH THE LARGER OPENING; ALSO THE OIL LEVEL STICK IS EASIER TO WORK WITH
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                      Mower HRX217HYAA
                      This is my first Honda Mower! I previously had a John Deer (All Metal - JA-15) push Mower which was a work horse it just got to hard to find parts. The Honda Mower has great mulching capabilities although it should considering it's new. The clutch for engaging the blades is a little clunky I afraid it my be a problem in the future. It pretty easy to maneuver on flat surfaces and hills. It appears to be easy to self service (Oil changes, spark plugs, air filter) . All and all if seems to be a pretty solid mower. The one suggestion I would have when buying any new mower is get one with a good warranty and make sure service center is close by in case you have any issues and for future repairs.
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                        • Recommended
                        Great Home mower
                        I’ve used the commercial version of the Honda mower for the last twenty years. My new yard is smaller and I needed a lighter version of this mower, but will never give up the hydrostat, so the HRX217 fit the bill perfectly!
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                          • Recommended
                          Residential lawn mower
                          Outstanding lawn mower! Gobs of power, easy to maneuver.
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                            • Recommended
                            EXCELLENT SELF PROPELLED LAWN MOWER
                            Works in wet and dry Conditions, easy to operate, IF YOU NEED TOO EXERCISE walking behind this mower will give you a good workout. You will need too mow your lawn more often. The blade brake clutch works wonderful. The self propelled Speeds adjusts too your own pace with a move of the lever 1-5. The mulching option WORKS GREAT in both wet and dry conditions also. The mower allows you half bag and half mulch which is good for your lawn. I would recommend this mower too a good friend. It took a little time too figure out how to use the different settings FROM BAGGING TO MULCHING YOU'll BE ALL SET.
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                              • Recommended
                              It cuts the grass
                              Mowed three lawns and was disappointed that it leaves grass clippings behind when in full bag mode, also the amount of dust / grass that blows up behind the bag lid and back at ya, otherwise it's a great mower my old Honda hrr2168vya cut far better then this new more expensive model, wish honda would put the deck guards on from factory rather then needing to spend another 20 bucks, surprised they don't wrap the main handle with something
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                                Great lawn mower.
                                This is a replacement for the same mower I had for 15 years. Very dependable. I like the mulch/bag lever so I can adjust to what I need. The hydrostat feature if the best thing about this mower.
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                                  • Recommended
                                  Second time around
                                  Just replaced my 26 yo hydrostatic Honda mower with a new one with the new improved features. Why mess with success!
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                                    • Recommended
                                    lawnmower
                                    I just bought a new 12.3hp honda hrx217 model love it I had little indensent with it while mowing and didnt see and the blades hit a tree stump and it was great the blades automatic stoped so wouldnt get damaged wich i love this honda and i looked under it and never bent or damaged the blades and all it did back off the stump and start up and mowing again wich hondas blade clutch system is the best smart thing to have if i had a husqavarna it wouldnt be going and honda passed its test hitting tree stump and no damage and it mowed 6 foot tall grass and weeds wich the hrx217 deserves a 100% pass of it test wich other branded mowers would fail cheers honda :) honda build tough like the kubotas :)
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                                      • Recommended
                                      Great mower
                                      Had a Honda mower with a exited deck and it lasted 18 years. This new mower performs very good and I appreciate the travel speed control configuration of this model. Has great engine power that will take down the overgrown lawn.
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                                        • Recommended
                                        Great Mower
                                        Just unboxed my new mower and its better than i expected. Easy out of the box. Just add oil and raise handle. Cuts so smooth. O set it at three quarters mulch and one quarter bag. No large grass clumps left. Yard looked like a display yard when i finished.
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                                          HRX217K6HZAA Blade control lever & drive clutch
                                          I traded my 4 year old Honda in on a new one, exact model. The old drive system was very easy to operate, my wife could run it very well.. The drive system on the new one, the engineer that designed this should be fired. two levers at once is just a hand full....Would strongly try it at your dealer before you but. It's a BAD set up. MY wife won't touch it! I'll give it few more mows, and then I'll shop.
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                                            The Best Home Owner Mower For Me
                                            I used my Honda HRX217 for my home care. I love the blade stop for dumping the bag and clearing small items around the yard. the cut is smooth and even. I have always loved using Honda mowers since around 1996.
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                                              • Recommended
                                              HRX replacement
                                              I have not used the new HRX, however If it preforms as good as the HRX I am replacing after 16/17 years, I'll be a happy camper. The Honda engine still runs great, but gear box needs work. Cost to repair VS new model with 5 year warranty. What the H.
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                                                Lawn mower
                                                I use my mower for about .33 acre of residential lawn. I love the mulching performance it has shown and I also like the operating controls. I am in my first year of use.
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                                                  Expect Carburetor Difficulties
                                                  This mower has carburetor problems. Many owners have and are experiencing engine speed surging either being caused by the automatic choke or the recommended fuel having alcohol in it which tarnishes up the small fuel passage ways in the Carburetor.
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                                                    Great mower
                                                    Had this mower for approximately 2 years now. Mulches fairly well. Nexite deck holds up very well. It's always set it on mulching so can't speak much for rear discharge and bagging but I'm sure it does it well. It's also a honda so reliability speaks for itself. I highly recommend this mower. It my be on the more expensive end for what it is but pays for itself in the long run.
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                                                      Great mower easy to operation easy to use
                                                      I have used this mower for 3 times and I love how it cuts the grass and mulches plenty of power starts up easy 2 pulls and it fires up
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