(HRX2174HYA, HRX217K4HYA )
- Self-propelled, hydrostatic Cruise Control
- Roto-Stop® blade stop system
- 4-in-1 Versamow System™ with Clip Director® - mulch, bag, discharge, and leaf shred
- MicroCut® Twin Blades
- Worry free lifetime limited warranty NeXite® deck
- Easy starting Honda GCV190 engine with Auto Choke System
- 5 year mower warranty
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4-in-1 Versamow System™ with Clip Director® - Mulch, bag, discharge and leaf shred with no tools or attachments required
Honda's revolutionary Versamow System™ allows you to mulch, bag, discharge, and shred leaves - or even a combination of mulching and bagging! Just slide the convenient Clip Director® knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched. No tools or costly attachments are needed. It's the ultimate in convenience and versatility.Learn More Watch Video
Honda MicroCut® Twin Blades: superior mulching and bagging
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? A perfect cut, less time emptying the bag, and less work for you.Learn More Watch Video
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.Watch Video
Honda Auto Choke™ System - easy starting
No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go! The adjustable throttle control allows engine speed to be adjusted to idle when emptying the grass bag or transporting the mower.
5 year residential warranty
You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 5 full years.
Want to mulch, but worried about leaving clumps? No problem.
The Versamow System™ helps you to mulch or partially mulch even in severe conditions. Just adjust the 10 position Clip Director to the right setting for your lawn.Learn More
Go further before emptying the bag.
Smaller grass clippings mean more grass fits in the bag. So you can mow up to 30% farther before you have to empty the bag.Learn More
Easy, convenient rear discharge
The HRX has a convenient rear discharge door that improves maneuverability, eliminating the need for a separate discharge chute attachment. Clippings are directed out the bottom at the rear of the mower.
Make quick work of leaves, with no attachments necessary.
The HRX Versamow System™ makes leaf shredding easy. Tiny pieces minimize the use of leaf bags for collecting debris. No attachments or tools are necessary.
3-position Quick Release adjustable handle
The quick release handle is easy to adjust to one of 3 positions for comfortable mowing. Or fold it over for more compact storage.Watch Video
Large 9" ball bearing wheels
Ball bearings in all four wheels offer better maneuverability, smoother drive, and increased durability.
7 position cutting height adjustment (.75" to 4")
Convenient height adjustment levers to set mowing height for lawn conditions.Watch Video
Large 2.5 bushel capacity grass bag
Our large capacity grass bags are balanced so they are easy to empty, saving you time and effort.
Manual fuel shut-off valve
The fuel valve can be shut off for transport, storage, or to perform maintenance.
|Mowing height range||3/4" - 4"|
|Mowing height adjustments||7.000|
|Drive Control||Cruise Control|
|Transmission||Hydrostatic Variable Speed|
|Ground speed||0 to 4.0 mph|
|Handle||1" Steel Tube|
|Handle Height Positions||3.000|
|Ball Bearing Wheels||All|
|Standard Functions||4 in 1 Mulch/Bag/Leaf shred/Discharge|
|Bag capacity (bushels)||2.500|
|Blade(s)||Twin blades (MicroCut System®)|
|Blade Control||Blade stop system (Roto-Stop®)|
|Side/Rear Discharge||Rear standard|
|Dry weight||96 lbs.|
|Operating Weight||98 lbs.|
|Residential warranty||5 years|
|Deck warranty (non-commercial)||Lifetime|
|Commercial warranty||90 days|
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Honda does not honor Lifetime Warranty"Thursday, February 05, 2015
houston, TX Type of use: Residential
Nexite Deck Lifetime Warranty = Bogus
Honda markets this "lifetime warranty" for the Nexite deck which will crack over time. Just a matter of WHEN...once it does crack and you want to claim on the warranty because it becomes a safety issue, Honda will call it "abuse" and weasel out of it.
So now you have Honda not wanting to honor the warranty plus you have your Honda service/repair shop (Ace, Mom&Pop, Homedepot etc.) that doesn't want to do the service repair because they don't make any money. So an explanation from the repair shop given over the phone is as such that Honda calls it "abuse" and then suddenly the warranty that you bought into goes up in smoke. Geta [...],thatsmynextstep.
Mower to be passed on to my childSunday, December 28, 2014
Thornton, CO Type of use: Residential
HRX217HYA - REPLACES 32 YEAR OLD HONDASunday, December 21, 2014
WINFIELD, IL Type of use: Residential
I FIRST PURCHASED A HRR216VYA ~ $499 FROM HOME DEPOT TO REPLACE A 32 YEARR OLD HONDA. RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX, IT HAD A KNOCK @ IDLE. I WAS ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT THE STEEL DECK RUSTING THROUGH, SO I RETURNED IT AND ORDERED THE HRX217HYA ONLINE. IT WAS HARD TO SPEND THE EXTRA $200, BUT I HAVE NO REGRETS NOW. THIS MOWER HAS TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST MOWER MONEY CAN BUY.
IT ARIVED IN 2 BUSINESS DAY. IT WAS IN THE U P S TRUCK STANDING UPRIGHT INSTEAD OF FLAT, CAUSING OIL TO LEAK THROUGH THE AIR FILTER. I CLEANED IT UP , REPLACED THE AIR FILTER, ADDED GAS AND THE BOTTLE OF OIL PROVIDED. IT STARTED ON THE 2ND PULL. IT HAD THE SAME KNOCK @ IDLE AS THE HRR216. I TOOK IT TO THE LOCAL HONDA SERVICE DEPT. TO GET THIER OPINION. I WAS INFORMED "THEY ALL MAKE THAT SOUND".
I HAVE USED IT 12 TIMES MOWING (BAG & MULCH) & COLLECTING LEAVES BEFORE THE SEASON CAME TO AN END. IT DID A SUPERB JOB AT EACH OF THESE TASKS, BETTER THAN ANY PREVIOUS MOWER I HAVE OWNED, INCUDING TORO & JOHN DEERE. THE VERSAMOW SYSTEM CAN'T BE BEAT FOR ITS SIMPLICITY & ITS EFFECTIVNESS.
I DID ENCOUNTER 2 PROBLEMS THOUGH. 1) THE GRASS BAG OPENING IS LARGER THAN A 30 GALLON PAPER YARD WASTE BAG, MAKING A SIMPLE TASK DIFFICULT. 2) A LOT OF DUST PASSED THROUGH THE GRASS BAG & INTO MY FACE. I MAY PURCHASE THE "LOW DUST GRAS BAG" TO CORRECT THIS.
I FOUND THE MOWER TO BE NO HEAVIER THAN MY 32 YEAR OLD HONDA WITH A CAST DECK, BUT IT WAS HEAVIER THAN THE HRR216 WITH ITS STEEL DECK.
I LIKED HAVING THE CHOICE OF SPOPPING THE BLADES WITH THE MOTOR STILL RUNNING. I LOVE THE HYDROSTATIC CRUISE CONTROL. IT HAS TO BE THE MOST RELIABLE SELF PROPELLED SYSTEM AVAILABLE. I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THE HAND CONTROLS AS MY OLD HONDA HAD THE SAME SETUP.
THE AUTO. CHOKE FEATURE IS A REAL CONVENIANCE, AS IS THE 3 POSSITION ADJUSTABLE HANDLE. THIS IS THE 1ST MOWER I HAVE EVER USED COMFORTABLY (6'4").THE TWIN BLADES DO A GREAT JOB CUTTING THE GRASS INTO SMALL PIECES FOR BETTER MULCHING & PACKING MORE CLIPPINGS INTO THE GRASS BAG. I WAS SUPRISED HOW MUCH MORE THE 9 ' WHEELS SMOOTHED OUT MY NOT SO SMOOTH LAWN OVER THE MORE COMMON 8" WHEELS.
I MIX FUEL STABILIZER IN MY GAS CAN AND I ALWAYS EMPTY THE CARB WITH THE FUEL SHUT OFF VALVE AFTER EACH USE. I ALSO CHANGED TO FULL SYNTHETIC OIL AFTER THE FIRST 5 HOURS OF USE, AS STATED IN THE OWNERS MANUAL.
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, I WOULD NOT HESITATE RECOMENDING THIS MOWER TO ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO OWN THE BEST MOWER AVAILABLE.
ReliabilityTuesday, November 25, 2014
roseville, CA Type of use: Residential
Mr BillTuesday, September 16, 2014
Wentzville, MO Type of use: Residential
I have had this mower for 26 months. This is my second Honda mower, I also have a HRS 216 walk behind push mower. I'm a 73 year old male. My lot size is 15,000 sq ft before improvements, so I guess I cut about 10,000 to 12,000 sq ft of lawn. The cut height of the lawn is about 3.5 inches. I set the height of the mower at setting 3.5. I cut the lawn every 5 to 7 days. This mower does everything the ad's says it will do, I love it. I have not had any of the problems that some of the reviewers have noted; pinched fingers, not starting after stopping for a short period of time, chocking up so badly the motor stops, leaving clumps of grass and on and on.
Top of the line!Sunday, September 14, 2014
Corpus Christi, TX Type of use: Residential
Honda convert from ToroSunday, September 07, 2014
Fort Worth, TX Type of use: Residential
AWESOME!!!Friday, September 05, 2014
Houston, TX Type of use: Residential
First HondaThursday, September 04, 2014
Sergeant Bluff, IA Type of use: Residential
new userFriday, August 29, 2014
Truckee, CA Type of use: Residential
I live in a small mountain town in the lake Tahoe area. My old mower was a 17yr old Scotts purchased from Home Depot. Before purchasing the Honda HRX217HYA I read all the reviews for each model. The HRX got the highest ratings and my local dealer recommended the HRX due to their experience. I have been using it for a month now and have experienced one of the problems that other reviewers have had. When engaging the blades the engine bogs down and stops. This problem can be solved by lifting the front of the mower up and slowly engaging the blades. This mower though expensive has performed flawlessly with the exception of the aforementioned problem. Worth the price.
P.S. I also own a Honda snow blower, 10 years old. Average snow of 15ft a year. Would not own anyother make.
Lawn mover reviewThursday, August 28, 2014
Eaton, CO Type of use: Residential
Won't start after less than 1 monthSaturday, August 23, 2014
Southlake, TX Type of use: Residential
Not easy to operateMonday, August 18, 2014
Trenton, MI Type of use: Residential
The mower is built well it is easy to start, the self propelled levers are very cumbersome if you only cut in long straight lines with very little turning then this is the mower for you if you have to maneuver at all DO NOT buy this mower you will not be happy at how much you have to "wrestle" this mower, to turn around you have to release the self propel lever (or tear up your lawn).
I will be getting rid of this mower and going back to that brand with the personal pace feature.
Loving ItMonday, July 14, 2014
Desoto, TX Type of use: Residential
After 25 years with a Honda, I recently purchased another. The Honda still gets a 10 and make lawn mowing easy. By the way, the 25 year old mower starts with 1 pull. Fantastic machine.
HRX 2174 HYA Fantastic!Saturday, July 05, 2014
San Antonio, TX Type of use: Residential
I've owned many mowers but none as nice as this one.
Assembled it in 5 minutes with no tools and it started on the first pull.
It has a lot of torque and starts, runs and cuts smooth as butter.
I really look forward to mowing with this machine.
Only downside is the premium price but you definitely get what you pay for.
Commercial vs. ResidentialThursday, June 26, 2014
Texas, TX Type of use: Residential
I have the HRX217HXA (186cc) purchased in 2008. I use royal purple 10w30 for my oil and everything seems fine. I haven't owned a lot of mowers, but reading some of these reviews I can see similarities in my experience.
Recently my mower blade bogged down or something of that nature. I wasn't able to diagnose the issue before my rpms shot through the roof and couldn't shut the mower in time so it threw a rod.
After a cost analysis I've decided to repair the motor myself. After a cost analysis I've decided to repair the mower myself. After tearing down the machine and ordering parts I've noticed some things. The main difference between commercial and residential is the cast iron sleeve the piston goes in. Cast iron sleeves will improve longevity of the machine, but these (residential) machines supposedly lasts 15yrs or so I'm not sure it's really worth $1200 for an underpowered cast iron sleeved mower.
Commercial grade machines from Honda are 160cc. Owning a ~190cc mower I can't imagine a smaller less torque ratted mower regardless how the sleeve is made especially the price it commands. I do like the easy pull start the Honda has as I've had those difficult to start motors that will wear blisters trying to get it started. That said, it's a feature I can live without...I speak for myself.
The plastic deck is ridiculous. Supposedly it's lifetime warranty, but good luck talking to anyone about replacing it as I have cracks, dings, dents...ect exactly what is advertised it doesn't do and am always given the run around when I brought it up. I'm sure plastic is lighter than the steel version, but that's not a selling point for me at all. Little JB weld has fixed my crack deck issue (that stuff is great btw).
Because the rod broke and put a nic in the crankshaft I've decided it'd be wise to replace it with another. I had to go through 3 suppliers as the first shipped me one that had a plastic gear that the timing belt attached to. The part in my motor is a metal material. Supplier 1 & 2 ship parts directly from Honda so supplier #2 couldn't guarantee a direct replacement. Supplier #3 was $10-20 more but had the exact part on hand (luckily). #3 and I went round and round about the part being obsolete and is being replaced with a crank that has a plastic gear. Even after I assured him that's what Honda and Supplier #1 said. Honda's reasoning was that it was a "Marketing" decision. If it were an engineering decision that'd be one thing...I don't like that answer. I'm not sure it makes a difference as the cam is similar/same plastic material...but wasn't a direct replacement for me and makes me think Honda is cheapening their components which will effect the motors life expectancy.
Overall the Honda is decent, but take a look at the Snapper [...] and compare price, motor size, torque, cast iron sleeve. That will probably be my next mower.
Love this mower!Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tulsa, OK Type of use: Residential
Sorry I bought it - I'll go back to my SnapperWednesday, June 11, 2014
Oak Hill, VA Type of use: Residential
I don't like the plastic deck - the grass builds up very fast on the plastic deck (steel is so much better). Never had this big build up grass problem with my Snapper.
Second: the bag is designed all wrong. The opening is way too big. The grass falls out when you take it off to empty it. The bag should have a smaller intake opening and a way to open the end of the bag to dump out the grass clipping.
Over thirty years I have owned two top of the line Snapper lawnmowers and I'm really sorry I purchased a Honda, in March 2014.
Buyer beware. Don't believe the great reviews on this unit. If I could return it I would in a minute.
Grass hanging up.Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Grosse Pointe, MI Type of use: Residential
Exceeds ExpectationsTuesday, June 03, 2014
Reidsville, NC Type of use: Residential
If I buy a product and it does what I expected and paid for it to do than it is a 3. Add or subtract to that accordingly.
This is a heavy mower, not a trim mower. I live on the VA/NC border. We have KY31 grass which is a coarser blue grass, almost an orchard grass. I cut about 3/4 acre w/some slope. I bought it last fall. I bagged and mulched. It handled tall grass (2 weeks w/o cutting due to rain). The bag held more than I expected and is easy to remove, dump & reinstall. I bagged leaves as a test. It did well but that is not what this mower was designed for.
It cuts and mulches better than any mower I have used including a 42"Z turn Toro, a 22' Troy Built (push) and a 21" Lawn Boy self propelled. The Lawn Boy (not the models Toro makes) was good but the motor would strain in high grass if you had it in self propelled. This mower did not. It starts on the 1st pull.
The drive is on the front which is best for making turns. But it also limits blade access to grass under a shrub since the blade is set further back in the deck. All it really means is an extra minute of weed eating.
I would like to see drive clutch lever moved from under the handle to over the handle bar. It would be a cleaner design.
I like this mower. I recommend it and I would buy it again
Two with the same problemSunday, June 01, 2014
Oregon, OH Type of use: Residential
Honda LawnmowerSaturday, May 31, 2014
Marysville, OH Type of use: Residential
We just purchased this mower. Love it! I took it out of the shipping box, adjusted the handle, added oil and gas and it started right up. My lawn looks great.
Thanks Honda! Great mower!
wont startThursday, May 29, 2014
las vegas, NV Type of use: Residential
i bought an expensive honda because i thought that they were reliable. It is very hard to start. Have to spray ether in order to get it to start. I have to start the mower every month in the winter or it wont start in the spring. I have taken it to the dealer and they said that these mowers were just hard to start. After it starts, it runs just fine. Also the carb plugs up easily and has to be taken apart quite regularly.
Would i buy another one? NO NO NO
Honda's best mowerWednesday, May 28, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA Type of use: Residential
I've owned an HRX217HYA for three years. It was expensive and worth it. Cutting grass will never be fun but this machine makes it so easy there's not much to complain about. You just fire it up, set the cruise control and follow the mower all around your yard. The "one pull" starting is real too, compared to some of my previous mowers that required ether being sprayed directly into the spark plug hole for cold starts.
Here are a few suggestions to make your day even more pleasant with this machine. First, do an oil change using FULL synthetic oil, really good for your motor. Second, when you get fresh gas for the season, mix in the recommended amount of "ethanol treatment" fluid because the alcohol in today's fuel is a problem for a carburetor equipped engine. And third, shut off the gas line and run the carb dry after every use.
Second One, Last one lasted 10+ yearsSunday, May 25, 2014
Liberty Township, OH Type of use: Residential
Disappearing spring!Thursday, May 22, 2014
Walpole, MA Type of use: Residential
Had for two weeks and the second time I used it I noticed that the smaller of the two clutch return springs had fallen off. i know it was installed when mower first used but cannot locate it anywhere in my lawn??
Thinking that maybe the blades threw it somewhere. Am trying to identify part number to order a replacement. Other than this I am satisfied with mower.
Typical Honda CrapSaturday, May 17, 2014
Northboro, MA Type of use: Residential
ImpressedSunday, May 11, 2014
Glenside, PA Type of use: Residential
Love n Hate, But Please with QualitySaturday, May 10, 2014
Allen, TX Type of use: Residential
Don't let the title mislead you. Just wanted to get the Honda Power Equipment Engineers attention regarding the grass catcher.
Hate: I only bag my grass clippings, this is the reason for 3 star Features. Ok, you wanted to provide a large grass bag catcher; why make the mouth lager than a standard 30 gallon paper recycle bag? You made my life much harder and increased effort with this design, as one can not fit the grass catcher into the paper recycle bag, one must hold the catcher above and shake the grass into the paper bag. ARRRRRG.
Love: Mower quality very high and long reliable service is expected. The Self-propelled, hydrostatic Cruise Control is awesome and powerful. I had the other brand personal-pace mower for two years and wear-n-tear on my knee force me to sell it. The Self-propelled difference, the Honda drive pulls without any operator effort, as the personal-pace mower requires operator pushing effort, when turning the mower my inside knee took a beating.
The two control bar (Clutch and Blade Stop) management seems a little difficult at first, but if you use your left hand to hold the Blade Stop bar and your right hand to manage the clutch engagement then no problem is experienced when approaching obstacles. (see manual for illustration) The granularity of mower drive speed is a nice feature, settings are stable and accurate. After my research, this Honda HRX217 model has the best operator drive control mechanism compared to any another brand or make currently marketed for residential use.
Overall I am a pleased owner and would purchased this Honda model again.
It's about time! !Saturday, April 19, 2014
St. George, UT Type of use: Residential
Very Smart Lawnmower!Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Biloxi, MS Type of use: Residential
I just picked up this mower at my local Home Depot, and I could not be more excited! For the past 13 years, I have owned an HRB216HXA. It has given me great service over this time period, however, It was time to replace it due to irritating problems. So, I sold it for $75.00 and picked up this model. All of the features and controls are identical except for the "Clip Director". My old one had a mulching plug. Since I was already familiar with the operation of this mower, I was quickly mowing in style. It started on the first pull right out of the box. All of the mechanical features speak for themselves, however, the one feature that excites me the most is the "Quadra Cut System" The cut with this machine is like no other; it is perfect every time! Most people will not want to spend $699.99 for a lawnmower, however, this one is worth every penny! I actually look forward to cutting my grass every week, mainly because I have pride in my home, but also because mowing the lawn is an absolute joy with this product! Since I already had personal experience with this type of mower, the knowledge I have gained over the years will definitely help me keep this one for maybe 20 Years! Thanks Honda!!!
Great Honda HRX 217HYAMonday, January 27, 2014
Gansevoort, NY Type of use: Residential
Great cut, awesome durabilityTuesday, January 14, 2014
Central, PA Type of use: Residential, Landscaping/Commerical