Features

Roto-Stop?: Stop the blades without stopping the engine
Roto-Stop?: Stop the blades without stopping the engine

Conveniently stops the blades without stopping the engine. Perfect for emptying the bag or removing debris.

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Smart Drive Self Propel
Smart Drive Self Propel

Intuitive, variable speed control while mowing. Five adjustable positions for user comfort. Variable speed from 0 to 4 mph.

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Superior Mulching and Bagging
Superior Mulching and Bagging

The HRN mowers offer superior cut quality whether you're mulching or bagging, even in tough mowing conditions.

3 in 1 system with Clip Director?
3 in 1 system with Clip Director?

Simply slide the Clip Director for mulching, bagging, or discharging versatility. No attachments required.

MicroCut? Twin Blades System
MicroCut? Twin Blades System

Stacked and offset twin blade design provides superior cut quality and smaller clippings for better mulching and bagging.

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Honda GCV170 Engine
Honda GCV170 Engine

Reliable, easy starting power to tackle the toughest mowing conditions.

Honda Auto Choke? System - easy starting
Honda Auto Choke? System - easy starting

No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go!

Easy Fold Quick Release handle for easy height adjustment and storage
Easy Fold Quick Release handle for easy height adjustment and storage

Easily adjust the handle to 2 comfortable mowing positions, or fold over for storage.

Improved Maneuverability
Improved Maneuverability

2-Way Ratchet System improves maneuverability and reduces effort to turn in a tight radius, drastically reducing pull-back force

Dual-Lever Height Adjustment System
Dual-Lever Height Adjustment System

User-friendly levers conveniently adjust to 7 cutting heights (1" to 4")

Heavy-Duty 21? Steel Deck
Heavy-Duty 21? Steel Deck

Innovative Honda design optimizes air flow for superior mulching and bagging

Easy Maintenance
Easy Maintenance

Smart Engine Layout offers a large fuel tank spout, easy oil changes, and easy access to spark plug and air filter.

8" High Traction Wheels
8" High Traction Wheels

Excellent traction in a variety of mowing conditions.

Large easy off 1.9 bushel grass bag
Large easy off 1.9 bushel 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
Manual fuel shut-off valve

The fuel valve can be shut off for transport, storage, or to performance maintenance.

3 year residential warranty
3 year residential warranty

You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 3 full years.

90 day commercial warranty

Specifications

Engine

GCV170


Deck Material

Steel, 16 ga


Cutting Width

21"


Mowing height range

1"-4"


Mowing height adjustments

7


Drive Control

Variable Postion Smart Drive


Transmission

Variable Speed Fixed Gear Belt Clutch


Ground speed

0 to 4.0 mph


Starter

Recoil


Choke System

Automatic


Drive

Slipping Belt


Handle

1" Steel Tube


Handle Height Positions

2


Wheels

8" Plastic


Ball Bearing Wheels

Sintered metal bushing - Rear only


Standard Functions

3 in 1: Mulch, Bag, Discharge


Bag

Standard


Bag capacity (bushels)

1.9


Blade(s)

Twin blades (MicroCut System®)


Blade Control

Blade stop system (Roto-Stop®)


Side/Rear Discharge

Rear standard


Dry weight

88 lb


Operating weight

90 lb


Residential warranty

3 years


Commercial warranty

90 days


Accessories

Lawn Mower Cover
Spark Arrestor

How to Videos

HRN216VYA Mower Operation
HRN216 Unpacking & Setup
HRN216 Storage
HRN216 Maintenance

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First Honda mower

Model Reviewed: HRN216VYA Friday, November 8, 2019
Howard
BOSTON,
Type of use:  Residential
After 40 years, my simple LawnBoy was no longer repairable (or worth repairing). So I had to decide between a gas and battery mower for my small (6k sq ft) urban lawn. It was between the best gas (Honda) and best electric (EGO). I was leaning towards gas to make sure I had the power to cut through heavy and/or wet thick northern lawn. I accepted the consensus that Honda had the best quality of cut. I was looking at the HRX series but was put off by the various comments that they were overkill for my small lawn and would be problematic in maneuvering around the many turns. So, I was very pleased when Honda came out with their HRN series. Solves everything for me. It came today and ten minutes later I had oil and gas (ethanol free) in it and took it for a 50 ft spin (its 34 degrees and windy so not a day to be out too long). Couldn't be more pleased. My biggest concern was that the LawnBoy's replacement would be heavy, bulky and unwieldy compared to the bare bones (vintage 1979) light weight self propelled LB. Sigh of relief - the Honda is very easy to handle. Very glad I got the VYA (blade clutch) model. Engine very (VERY) quiet with blade not spinning. Not much more noise when spinning. Too late in the season for grass cutting but will be using it through December to help gather leaves. But will look forward to enjoying it in the Spring.
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