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Honda HRR2169VKA self propelled mower

 
Approximate retail price:
$400
Summary: This Honda 21-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a premium engine.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Honda HRR2169VKA

The Honda HRR2169VKA is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the HRR2169VKA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
About This Brand

Honda is a prominent engine maker and sells a premium line of lawn mowers. Honda lawn mowers are known for innovative features and come at premium prices. Honda makes gas-powered lawn mowers with unique drive systems, mulch control, and steel and plastic decks. Honda does not make electric mowers. Honda mowers are among the most expensive on the market. Honda mowers are sold through dealers and Home Depot.

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Features & Specs - Honda HRR2169VKA
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 160
info Engine manufacturer Honda
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Honda HRR2169VKA
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2.0
3 months now in shop
7/12/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Excellent When It Runs
Lightweight
Cons
Refuses To Start When Hot
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
Great mower when it runs! After stopping to remove clippings mower will not start....after 10-15 minutes in shade cranks right up on first pull?? Now at recommended Honda shop for repair after less than 3 months of use.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
 
1.0
will never buy this
6/16/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
- doesn't work on slopes ..needs to be restarted every 5 mins ...just a terrible product ...cannot believe i wasted my time and money on this
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
HRR2169VKA DK HArd to Start Weird Drive Wheels
6/7/2015
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Not Reliable Starting
Poor drive train
Requires Constant Maintenance
Unreliable Starting
Best Uses
Boat anchor
Small Lawns
Comment:
The famous Honda reputation was a very strong selling point when I choose this model as a replacement for a previous lawnmower from a different manufacturer. This lawnmower is difficult to start and kills quite frequently. The drive wheels are in the rear and this causes handling to be very different from most other lawnmowers. Because of the difficulties I had when I initially bought this mower, I just paid a neighbor's son to cut my grass and thought I would just return this thing for REFUND. Well , a year has past since I got it, and I may not be able to return it, so I just want to share my experience with other readers to CU and hope you don't get stuck with a lemon like I did. Honda: you didn't do yourself justice and shame on me for not being more diligent with my dollars.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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