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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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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
I want my old Honda Harmony back
4/10/2015
Pros
It Is A Honda
Lightweight
Cons
Jerky Transitions
Killed My Hands
Variable Speed Terrible
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
I had a Honda Harmony mulching mower for over 20 years. It had two speeds, slow and fast/normal. I could mow one-handed (and did) with that Honda. In the spring with the high weeds I could use the slow speed and it would make its way through the worst of weeds. I mowed acres with it for over 20 years. I bought this new Honda mower and took it back the next weekend. Unless I was using it incorrectly, the two things that look like wings that stick out from the handlebar act like gas peddles and that is how you have the variable speed. You must press these with your hands like you press a gas peddle in the car, to go. Are you kidding? I think a teenager designed this one. My brother-in-law just bought a different Honda mower and I will probably buy a better Honda model this weekend. I should have paid more attention when I bought it but I thought Honda wasn't capable of such a poor design. Not to mention that personnel at the store are clueless on mower features.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Mid range mowers more reliable
3/24/2015
Pros
Great Mulching Long Wet G
Cons
Constant Repairing
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
Use this on large lawn. This mower is great at mulching long wet grass when blades are sharp. After first year of use mower requires repair of rear wheel drive every year since. Drive wheels lock up when turning or pulling it away from an object. Self propelled was strong first year but getting weaker. Now just too physically demanding to use on this lawn. Purchasing different mower.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Exceptional Mower
3/23/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy start
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
No Need To Mix Gasoil
Variable speed
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
Best mower I have ever owned! I looked closely at all other brands at all the major retailers. Very comfortable variable speed drive. Made mowing the lawn an actual pleasurable experience. The mower was able to adjust with your walking speed instead of you adjusting to the mowers speed. Definately worth paying a little extra money for this model. Super easy to use.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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