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Honda HRR2169VKA
 
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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5.0
Why did I ever buy a lawn tractor?
6/24/2014
Pros
Easy to Push & Steer
Mulching Performance
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I have less than 1/3rd of an acre, but succumbed to the temptation to buy a riding mower. I had the traditional green & yellow - the smallest I could buy with a hydrostatic transmission. I saved time over a push mower, but could never get a decent cut, despite repeated deck leveling & adjustment per the owner's manual. Then it started to fall apart and I bought the Honda. What a dream. It's my first self-propelled mower. The quality of the cut is terrific. I mulch always and have the deck set to about 3 cutting height. We recently had a lot of rain on the East coast and I was unable to cut for over a week - and the grass was over 4 tall when I got to it. The Honda tackled it without issue. Small clippings, no clumps, no slowing down!! I'm sold. Kicking myself for ever buying a tractor.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
6/17/2014
Pros
Excellent Cut
Lightweight
Superior Bagging
Very Easy Starting
Cons
Tips Back With Full Bag
Touchy Speed Control
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
I purchased this mower almost entirely on CR recommendations and Honda's reputation for quality. <br /><br />I finally have a walk behind mower that mows fairly tall thick grass without slowing pace. It gives an excellent cut in bag or mulch mode. It starts VERY easily without puling fast or hard. It is the first easy start that starts easily cold or hot. The bag fills full while cutting as good as when empty. It is very light weight until the bag starts to fill up with clippings. A 3-year warranty is very good for this type and price point product. <br /><br />Shortcomings I can live with because it mows so great: <br />1. The variable speed control is difficult to get used to. Rough ground causes the speed control to be moved by hands. It is just a bit to sensitive. <br />2. As the bag gets fuller with clippings the front of the mower wants to lift off the ground. I have to put a but of upward force on the handle to keep it down. But the mower is very light. I think any lightweight mower would do this? <br />3. In mulch mode, when the grass is long, it leaves a row of clippings in a row under the left rear wheel. I think any mower would do this?
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Not what I expected!
6/16/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
The belt on the inside broke and I had to take it back after only 2 hours of use.<br />Then the started broke, and I was told it was not covered by warranty even though I have not had it a year. This was a top rated, best buy and I am disappointed. I have not used it but about 10 hours.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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