Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX Series Lawn Mower Review
The Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series is a powerful and high-performance Lawn-Mower that is powered by an electric start Honda GCV-engine with Auto-Choke coupled with an amazing rechargeable cyclone-battery that can hold charge for an entire season. On the other hand, the HRX cruise-control (Hydrostatic) transmission on this lawn-mower allows for precise speed-control between 0-to-4 Mph while the Roto-stop blade-brake clutch helps to start/stop the blades when the engine is still running. On top of that, this lawn-mower features a Micro-cut twin blade system that uses 4 cutting-surfaces in-order to produce ultra-fine clippings while the impact-resistant NeXite-deck on this lawn-mower doesn’t dent, corrode or get rusty thus making it very durable and capable of being used in various weather-conditions. Lastly, this lawn-mower is equipped with a comfortable 3-position folding handle that facilitates for easy storage and transportation.
What We Like:
- A Simple Electric-Start: the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series is powered by an effortless, self-charging, electric key-start that uses a powerful rechargeable Cyclone-battery which is capable of holding its charge for a full-season even with regular mowing. This actually makes the lawn-mower very easy to start because you won’t have to prime it or set the choke.
- An HRX cruise-control (Hydrostatic) transmission: the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX Series Lawn-Mower features an advanced hydrostatic Cruise-Control system that allows for precise speed-control ranging from 0 to 4 mph. this implies that user will be able to set a mowing-speed that makes him/her feel comfortable and even complete the mowing-job without getting worked-out.
- Roto-Stop blade-system: this lawn-mower also features a Honda Roto-Stop® blade-stop system that allows you to step away from the mower without having to stop and restart its engine. This implies that you will be able to move items out of the way, empty the bushel-bag or even take a break without having to restart your lawn-mower. Additionally, this roto-stop system also acts as safety-feature because it will stop immediately in case you get an accident while mowing thus making this lawn-mower perfect for home-use.
- A 4-in-1 Versamow-System: the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series also features a revolutionary 4-in-1 Versamow System that allows you to mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves while mowing. On top of that, this Versamow-system even offers a combination of mulching and bagging whereby you will just have to slide in a convenient Clip-Director knob inorder to choose how much grass is to be bagged or mulched. In fact, this lawn-mower is capable of doing these mowing-tasks without requiring any tools or costly-attachments thus making it very convenient and versatile to use at home.
- Honda MicroCut® Twin-Blades: this lawn-mower features an exclusive twin-blade MicroCut System that uses 4 cutting-surfaces inorder to facilitate for ultra-fine clippings for superior mulching and more clippings per bushel-bag. in fact, with such cutting-blades you will be able to achieve a perfect cut, spend less time emptying the bushel-bag and work less while mowing.
- A durable, NeXite mowing-deck: The Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series Lawn-Mower features a 21-inch mowing-deck that is made of NeXite which is actually a high-impact resistant material that doesn’t dent, get rusty or corrode over time even with regular usage of the lawn-mower. In fact, this mowing-deck is so durable that it comes backed with a lifetime warranty.
- A powerful Honda GCV190-Engine: this lawn-mower is equipped with an easy-to-start, fuel-efficient and powerful Honda premium-residential GCV190-engine that has been proven and tested to provide years of reliable service. in fact, this GCV190-engine is certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission-levels thus making in environmentally friendly and safe to use at home.
- Honda Auto-Choke™ System: the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series features an auto-choke system and this implies that no engine-choke required inorder start-up this lawn-mower. In fact, with this auto-choke system you will just have to insert and turn the lawn-mower’s key and then start mowing thus facilitating for quick and easy start-up of the lawn-mower. On the other hand, this lawn-mower even features an adjustable throttle-control that allows engine-speed to be adjusted to an idle-state when emptying the grass-bag or transporting the lawn-mower.
- A convenient rear-discharge door: The Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX Series is also integrated with a convenient rear-discharge-door that helps to improve on maneuverability while eliminating the need for a separate discharge-chute attachment. Additionally, the clippings are also directed out from the bottom of the rear-discharge-door of the lawn-mower thus facilitating for more efficient and effective a mulching.
- A 3-position adjustable and foldable handle: this lawn-mower also features a 3-position, quick-release adjustable-handle that is easy to adjust to one of 3-positions inorder to achieve a more comfortable mowing-experience. On top of that, this handle can even be folded over inorder to facilitate for more compact-storage or make transportation of the lawn-mower easier.
- 9-inch ball-bearing wheels: the Honda HRX217K4HZA is equipped with Large 9-inch, ball-bearing wheels throughout that offer better maneuverability, a smoother-drive and increased-durability even when mowing on the toughest terrain. In fact, with such large-wheels you will be able to use this lawn lawn-mower on both slopes and hills comfortably thus accomplishing your mowing-tasks easily.
- 7 adjustable cutting-height positions: this lawn-mower also features a 7-position cutting-height adjustment-lever that enables the user to conveniently change the mowing-height between 0.75-inches to 4-inches inorder to meet his/her mowing conditions.
- A 2.5-bushel capacity grass-bag: the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series is equipped with a large 2.5 bushel-capacity grass-bag that is properly balanced in order to facilitate for easy emptying hence saving you a lot of time and effort especially when emptying the bushel-bag mid-mow.
- A Manual fuel shut-off valve: This lawn-mower also features a manual fuel-valve that can be shut-off inorder to facilitate for easy transportation or storage of the lawn-mower and you will also be able to easily perform maintenance-tasks with this valve shut.
What We Don’t Like:
- It’s heavy and expensive: this lawn-mower actually feels heavy to carry especially when it’s not under operation and this mainly because it features a heavy-duty deck. On the other hand, the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series Lawn-Mower is very expensive compared to other self-propelled lawn-mowers on the market.
In conclusion, the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series is a great self-propelled Lawn-Mower that is very easy-to-start because it features an electric-start feature and it even offers the user with 4 mowing-functions due to its 4-in-1 Versamow System™ with Clip-Director. All in all, this lawn-mower is more advanced that any standard self-propelled lawn-mower and that why you need to acquire the Honda HRX217K4HZA HRX-Series inorder to easily and effectively accomplish your mowing tasks.