(HRX2174VKA, HRX217K4VKA )
- Self-propelled, variable speed Smart Drive
- 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!
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 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 design 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.
Flywheel brake safety system
Quickly stops the engine when you let go of the flywheel brake lever.Watch Video
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||Smart Drive|
|Transmission||Cone Clutch Variable Speed Transmission|
|Ground speed||0 to 3.6 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||Flywheel brake|
|Side/Rear Discharge||Rear standard|
|Dry weight||89 lbs.|
|Operating weight||91 lbs.|
|Residential warranty||5 years|
|Deck warranty (non-commercial)||Lifetime|
|Commercial warranty||90 days|
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Great mowerMonday, July 28, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI Type of use: Residential
Best mower yetMonday, July 28, 2014
Harrisonburg, VA Type of use: Residential
Mulching problemsThursday, July 03, 2014
Ellisville, MO Type of use: Residential
don't believe they will warranty the Nexite deck if there is a problem.Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Port St John, FL Type of use: Residential
baggingThursday, June 26, 2014
Milwaukee, WI Type of use: Residential
Your hrx mover is a over all a very good mover except the bagging. I like to bag when grass gets tall or is wet. When bagging the problem is when you empty the bag and the engine is running all the grass clipping blow in your face. Also the lip where the bag rests fills up with grass clippings and has to cleaned every time you empty the bag or else the bag will not stay in place. Another thing the bag drops a lot of clipping on the ground even when the bag is only a quarter filled it will not fill to the back of the bag. Your bagging feature has to be improved if I ever buy another Honda.
Great mowerWednesday, June 25, 2014
READING, PA Type of use: Residential
Terrible cut great handlingMonday, June 23, 2014
Brandob, FL Type of use: Residential
Response from Honda
We're sorry to see you are unhappy with the performance of your mower. Leaving uncut grass can be a problem for any mulching mower, but the problem generally worsens at higher cutting heights and when the grass is dry. There are several things you could try to improve the cut quality: lowering the cutting height, bag, or use the Versamow system to bag and mulch at the same time. Increasing vacuum usually helps, which is why the problem is less likely to occur when allowing some or all of the grass to enter the grass bag.
We would suggest trying to adjust the Clip Director knob to one notch below full mulch. It won't make a huge difference in the amount of grass being bagged, and it should help with the cut quality.
Again, we're sorry you are disappointed, and we hope this helps!
Hond never used a lawnmoreFriday, June 06, 2014
Anacortes, WA Type of use: Residential
I bought the electric start for my wife money was no object . The handles and safety features are confusing and do not fit her hands. ( Even the pro down the street has his strapped down with duct tape...)
The mower get's bogged down in heavy grass and quits. This usually denotes a good time to scrape the underside of the deck with a putty knife. (this is the beginning of a dead battery. It will only start so many times.
Then there are the trees and shrubs. They hit the throttle and drive handles, so the engine stops and the drive goes int to slow.
It is hard to maneuver for me and harder for my wife. when you come to a tree or fence you must drag the whole mess and all the back to you. (The making for a hot bath for the sore back you will receive.)) Making the reason you spent all that money for drive unit a moot point.
All in All if you have a mile of straight lawn that is not too deep this is the unit for you. But if you live in the real world I would consider something else.
Response from Honda
Hi Steve, we're sorry you're having a poor experience with your mower. It sounds like you actually have a different model, an HRX217HZA. We have a video that might help you if you are finding the handles and the Cruise Control hydrostatic drive to be confusing:
We hope this helps, and again, we're sorry you are unhappy with your mower.
Great mowerSunday, May 25, 2014
Jane Lew, WV Type of use: Residential
Best lawnmower I have ownedSaturday, May 24, 2014
Orange, MA Type of use: Residential
As good or better than the reviews say - Fantastic Mower!Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Brownville, NY Type of use: Residential
Best Lawnmower I Have Ever PurchasedSaturday, May 17, 2014
Cedarburg, WI Type of use: Residential
On My 4th HRX217 VersamowFriday, May 09, 2014
Houston, TX Type of use: Residential
Thought it was Expensive in 2010 - but it was SO WORTH IT!Friday, May 09, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA Type of use: Residential
HRX217VKA MOWERFriday, May 02, 2014
Round Rock, TX Type of use: Residential
Good Lawn MowerSaturday, April 26, 2014
milwaukee, WI Type of use: Residential
Great upgradeFriday, April 25, 2014
Olympia, WA Type of use: Residential
I just upgraded from a 12 year old Honda Harmony self-propelled mower that the deck finally rusted through. Comparing the two, some things are the same, the Honda workmanship and the long warranty. The things that are different are the large increase in power. I mowed with my old mower a few days ago and then again with the new mower. The conditions were the same, but it was so much easier and took a lot less time with this mower.
In western Washington, we mow lots of wet grass in the spring. Thins thing has the power and bagging system to handle theses conditions and win the composite deck, no worries about rusting out the deck.
Honda Does NOT Stand behind There ProductThursday, April 24, 2014
Ralphie D., FL Type of use: Residential
After moving to Florida with my brother in law next door, I decided I wanted a good lawn mower that walked leasily and cut good. After doing some research I purchased the HOND HRX217VKA machine.I agreed from the beginning that I would do the mowing and yard work. Both of our properties have backyards that are on hills that back up to the lake. I recently brought my HONDA Mower to a Honda dealer because it wasn't walking propery on the hill. I found myself having to push the machine instead of walking and mowing. The dealer was very rude and took them 2 weeks to get back to me. When the finally did get back to me they told me the repairs are not covered under the warranty because of accessive wear. I paid $650.00 for this machine and cut 2 lawns a week and I'm being told excessive wear. Are they crazy or what. A machine of this quality should be build a lot better that that. After 2 years, excessive wear. CUSTOMERS BEWARE. THERE WARRANTY DOES NOT MEAN A THING. All tough I love this mower, I think my days of owning HONDA'S are over. THEY HAVE THERE INTERESTS COVERED AND YOU THE CUSTOMER WILL GET STUCK WITH THE REPAIR BILL. They want me to pay $410.00 for these repairs. They must really be crazy. I will pick up my machine tomorrow from the dealer and have it fixed independently or I will fix it myself.
Pretty much as good as it gets!Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Forest City, PA Type of use: Residential
Excellent mowerSunday, April 13, 2014
Bloomington, IL Type of use: Residential
We've owned/used this mower for 2 years.
Pros: Amazingly easy, consistent start. Uses less gas than any other mower we've ever owned. Self-propel system is easy to use. We have a place where a neighbor's Spruce tree hangs over the fence and is very difficult to mow around/under. I can walk to the side and simply use my index finger to maintain pressure on the drive paddle. Could never do that with the comparable Toro mower we owned previously. Also does an amazing job of mulching in heavy/dense grass, leaving no rows of grass clippings like the Toro would do in similar situations.
Con: The only con is that in long grass our unit will leave a few random blades of grass uncut. Never does it on "normal" cuttings, but if I let the grass get too long, it will definitely do it if the grass is dense in that area. Annoying, but if I have to choose between that and the rows of grass left behind by other mowers, I'll take this.
Auto Choke IssuesSaturday, March 08, 2014
Conway, AR Type of use: Residential
I had a new Honda mower for several months when the auto choke failed to open on starting in the fall of the year. Bad missing and smoke. Later the engine would not start at all. A neighbor in my area had the same mower with the very hard to start problems after a year or so. They took their mower to a Honda recommended service center that did not fix the hard to start issues, and they ended up giving the mower away. I had a Honda lawnmower for 12 yeas with a manual choke and it started on the first or second pull every time. The only time it went in for service was to replace the worn out wheels. I must say that Honda Motor Company has come a long way in the past 13 years! But sadly ,in the wrong direction. Be careful with this auto choke!! Also, be very careful on who does any warranty work on your mower!
HRX217Tuesday, March 04, 2014
orlando, FL Type of use: Residential
Geat MowerTuesday, January 21, 2014
Bonaire, GA Type of use: Residential
I bought this because of the reputation for being one of the most powerful walk behind mowers you can buy. I have Bermuda grass that was very tough on my Lawnboy w/6.75 B&S motor but not with the Honda. The Honda starts easily and has more than enough power for my high maintenance Bermuda grass. My only minor issue with the mower is 2 things.
1. Grass will blow past the versamow into the rear discharge chute, only alittle bit though.
2. Offer blade brake with the smart drive.
Also the the smart drive works great.