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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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1.0
No control
4/13/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I only serviced this model.<br />Won't run unless blade is engaged.<br />Can't control throttle.<br />Can't control choke.<br />If you release the blade engagement to open a gate or door the engine dies.<br />Pulls backwards very hard.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
My second Honda, very plesed.
4/8/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
Easy to use with a unique speed control, it should last 16 years or more like my previos Honda.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Wheels lock up when pulled backwards.
3/30/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
Overall, good mower; but I cannot pull it backwards easily. If the grass is wet, the drive wheels skid and will not turn backwards. It's like pulling a cinder block. My old Snapper didn't know the difference, I wish I had it back. I took it to a 'authorized Honda repair' dealer, he said he couldn't duplicate my concern and asked did you buy this from Home Depot? I asked why that should matter, he just smiled. I asked Honda what that meant, no response. I'm going to go to a different Honda dealer and hope for some kind of repair. Without exaggeration, my shoulders ache after using it. If I can't get it fixed I will dump it and try a Toro.
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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