Honda HRR2169VLA self propelled mower

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$499.00 - $549.99
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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.

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.

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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Best Uses
Small Lawns
Don't expect more than 5 years of service before you are told to junk and buy new. We bought mower from Home Depot. Ran okay for first 1 year and then issues. Now will not stay running - and requires $400 in repairs due to: carburetor getting clogged, back wheels/axl have design flaw and bending of axl (dealership even admitted design flaw), multitude of other issues. Honda dealership also sales push on a new mower vs repair...and with purchase of new and may not charge me for evaluation... Gross.
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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Electric Starter is Flimsy
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy pull start
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Electric Starter Is Flims
Fragile Electric Starter
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Purchased this Mower at Home Depot. Out of the box it started right up with the electric starter. Five minutes later, I turned the engine off to empty the bag and from that point on, the electric starter would not engage. The starter was only spinning and not turning the engine over. I had to manually start the engine with the pull string. It is apparent that the electric starter system is extremely fragile and flimsy. I returned it immediately and purchased the model with no electric starter. Honda really needs to improve the electric starter system. Out of the box, the electric starter system feels fragile and flimsy. The electric starter system is not worth the extra money!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Great Machine
Beautiful Even Cut
Quick start
Best Uses
05-1 Acre Lawn
Electric start is reliable. Bags grass to nearly a full bag making for less stop and go. Infinitely variable speed transmission takes a little getting used to but is sure-footed. Some complain of grass strips being left beneath wheels....but this is simply a sign it wants to have an overloaded bag emptied and chute unclogged...really just standard maintenance. Transmission by design does not fully disengage wheels when in neutral so it is slightly harder to pull it backwards....but I have few areas where this is encountered...and its really not much of a bother. Consumer Reports high ranking of this machine is spot on.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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