HRN Smart-Drive Blade-Stop System

HRN Smart-Drive Blade-Stop System


Adapt to pace or mowing conditions with Honda Smart-Drive™ variable speed control.


  • Self-propelled with variable-speed transmission and Smart Drive™ control
  • Heavy duty 53 cm (21 in.) steel deck
  • Easily empty bag without having to shut off and re-start engine with the RotoStop™ blade stop system
  • New Honda GCV170 engine with exclusive CycloFlowTM design delivers 10% more power and torque to the mower's blades
  • Complete 3-in-1 mowing system; bagging, exclusive MicroCut™ twin-blade mulching or rear discharge, with the exclusive Clip DirectorTM
  • Easy starting and re-starting with the new and improved Auto Choke SystemTM (ACS) including full throttle control
  • 2-position EZ Folding Quick Release Handle for easy operator height adjustment, or fold over for storage
  • Dual-lever cutting height adjustment system with 7 positions
  • New rear wheel 2-way Ratchet System improves maneuverability and reduces effort to turn in a tight radius, drastically reducing pull-back force
  • Easy service and maintenance with longer oil filler, bigger fuel filler, tool-less air filter


Deck Size 53 cm (21 in.)
Deck Material Steel (16 gauge)
Deck Guards (Material) N/A
Deck Type (Standard) Rear bag, mulcher, rear discharge
Cutting Height Range 2.7 - 10 cm (1 - 4 in.)
Cutting Height Adjustments 7 positions
Wheel Size 20 cm (8 in.)
Wheel Material High impact plastic
Wheel Bearing Sintered metal bushing - Rear only
Grass Bag Standard
Bag Capacity 66 L (1.9 bushels)
Discharge Chute Rear discharge chute standard
Mulching Capability Standard
Mulching Plug/Cover 3-in-1 Clip Director®
Mulching System MicroCut System®
Blade(s) Standard (Twin-blades)
Engine Type Honda GCV170, 4-stroke, OHV
Honda Engine Model GCV170
Displacement 166 cc (10.1 CID)
Ignition System Transistorized magneto
Starting System Recoil starter (handle mounted)
Zone Start Safety System Standard
Air Cleaner Dry type (Paper cartridge)
Lubrication System Forced splash
Oil Capacity 0.4 L (14.1 fl. Imp. oz.)
Recommended Fuel Regular unleaded gasoline (87 Octane) preferably without ethanol
Fuel Tank Capacity 0.91 L (32.0 fl. Imp. oz.)
Fuel Consumption (Approximate)† 1.0 L/hr (0.22 Imp. gal./hr)
Choke System Automatic (ACS)
Transmission Variable Speed Fixed Gear Belt Clutch
Drive Control Variable multi-position Smart Drive™
Ground Speed(s) 0 - 6.44 km/h (0 - 4 mph)
Dry Weight 39.9 kg (88.0 lb.)
Blade Stop System Blade stop system (RotoStop®) standard
Standard Configuration 3-in-1: Mulch, bag, rear discharge
Optional Configuration N/A
Versamow System™ N/A