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Honda HRR2169VLA
 
Approximate retail price:
$500
Summary: This Honda 21-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a premium engine and electric start.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Honda HRR2169VLA

The Honda HRR2169VLA is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the HRR2169VLA 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 HRR2169VLA
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 160
info Engine manufacturer Honda
info Electric start Yes
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Honda HRR2169VLA
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Problems with drive belt
5/31/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
Drive Belt Falls Off
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
The mower worked fine for the first year, but the drive belt fell off early this season. I had it replaced for $70. I started mowing my lawn after the repair and the belt fell off again after 5 minutes of mowing. Not sure why this started happening. The mower is not even a year old. I previously had a Toro for 10 years and I never had to replace the drive belt.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
The mower has a mojor design flaw
5/30/2014
Pros
Easy to Push & Steer
Lightweight
Cons
Jerky Transitions
Multiple Pulls To Start
Requires Constant Maintenance
Rough Idle
Best Uses
Comment:
This honda mower, as I noted upon a review of the other honda mowers, has the engine sit too far forward. <br /><br />When cutting under bushes or trees the engine block sits forward and can be struck against the bottom of a tree or large diameter branch damaging the piston chamber. <br /><br />When I inspect other hondas I see the same design flaw. Other bands have the engine block sit further away from the front of the mower assuring no damage when cutting under tight spots. <br /><br />We had our first Honda for 16 years before it was damaged. This new honda we had for less than 6 months and noted the design flaw. <br /><br />Honda feels the damage is our fault and will not replace the cyclinder cover (which prevents the piston from moving).<br /><br />Since this design flaw is noted on all Hondas and they even refuse to supply me parts to fix myself I will purchase my next motor as another brand.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Hardest mower to pull &amp; maneuver
4/26/2014
Pros
Cons
Heavy
Jerky Transitions
Best Uses
Comment:
I cant believe CR rates this well for handling. It's the hardest to handle mower I've ever used. Pulling it backwards to maneuver requires way too much effort. The dealer says it gets easier with age but who want a mower that requires about an additional 40 lbs MORE effort? Try a demo and feel the resistance pulling. CR took my money and didnt lead me straight. Also the speed is hard or impossible to control. I took it back within a week!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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