The Mower Shop identifies Honda HRX217HYA as the best premium 21″ lawnmower in our showroom because of the distinctive Cruise Control and Roto-Stop Blade Stop System.
The Honda HRX217 Series transforms homeowners mowing experience with easy starting engines, incredibly flexible self propel systems, an unsurpassed cut quality and most notably durable components throughout the design. While other brands commonly use Honda engines, the HRX217 Series is a genuine work of art designed and built by Honda engineers. Updated in 2019, Honda’s Premium Residential Mowers feature powerful GCV200 engines. These engines are specifically designed for the HRX217 Series. The easy starting, reliable engines power the MicroCut Twin Blade Cutting System inside the Nexite cutting decks. MicroCut Twin Blades deliver four cutting surfaces on every spin of the offset blades. The Nexite deck is moulded to cut grass clippings into an exceptionally fine mulch. Beyond the performance, the HRX-Series is built with durable components at the wheels, transmission system and handles to last for season after season.
In a class onto itself, the HRX217K6HYA offers the best package within the HRX217 Series. Cruise Control allows you to set a constant ground speed for a comfortable pace across your lawn. The controls are ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue on your hands. Roto-Stop Blade Stop System allows you to stop the blade without shutting off the engine. This feature decreases the strain on the engine and the operator. You can safely pause mowing to clean up debris or remove the grass bag without restarting the engine.
The only option missing from this model is the electric start feature of the HRX217HZA.
We prefer the HRX217HYA to the HRX217K6VYA/HRX217K6VYA because the hydrostatic drive system builds directly on decades of proven engineering. We are happy to order the Select Drive version upon request but strongly endorse this model.
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 GCV200 engine with Auto Choke System
5 year mower warranty
Powerful, reliable Honda GCV200 Engine
Easy-starting, fuel efficient, and powerful, Honda’s premium residential GCV200 engine delivers exceptional power and torque. Combined with Honda’s unique deck design and MicroCut blade system the HRX217 delivers superior mowing performance, and easier and faster cutting, even in heavy, thick grass. Increased power also means increased durability, providing years of reliable service.
Cruise Control: Simple, precision speed control
Honda’s hydrostatic Cruise Control allows precise speed control that’s fully adjustable from 0 to 4 mph.
Roto-Stop: Stop the blades without stopping the engine
Honda’s Roto-Stop blade stop system allows you to step away from the mower, without having to stop and restart the engine. Move items out of the way, empty the bag, or take a break, without having to restart your mower.
4-in-1 Versamow System with Clip Director
Honda’s revolutionary Versamow System allows mulch, bag, discharge and leaf shred with no tools or attachments required. 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.
Honda’s exclusive twin blade MicroCut System uses four cutting surfaces to reduce grass into ultra fine clippings for superior mulching and more clippings per bag. The cutting system produces an exceptional mulch and when necessary less time emptying the bag, and less work for you.
Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck
The HRX’s 21″ 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!
5 year residential warranty
You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 5 full years. The Mower Shop offers a complete service experience. All warranty and maintenance repairs are performed by our Honda trained technicians.
Honda Auto Choke System
Honda engines are famously easy to start and the HRX217 features an auto choke system. No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go!
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.
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.
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.