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5 Model(s) Lawn Tractor 17/42 Lawn Tractor 20/42 Lawn Tractor 46 Lawn Tractor 48 Lawn Tractor 54
Ratings
4.39 of 5 (57 Reviews)
3.22 of 5 (9 Reviews)
4.49 of 5 (153 Reviews)
2.5 of 5 (2 Reviews)
3.38 of 5 (13 Reviews)
Title
Lawn Tractor 17/42Lawn Tractor 20/42Lawn Tractor 46Lawn Tractor 48Lawn Tractor 54
ModelNumber
936101936100936099936098936097
Cutting Width
42" (107cm)42" (107cm)46"48" (112cm)54"
Cutting Height
1.5" - 4"1.5" - 4"1.5" - 1.4"1.5" - 4"1.5" - 4"
Cut Positions
610101010
Engine Brand
Kohler Courage SingleKohler Courage SingleKohler® TwinKohler® TwinKohler® Twin
Engine Power
17 HP / 597cc20 HP / 597cc22 HP / 725cc22 HP / 725cc25 hp / 725cc
Drive Type
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6 Speed Gear DriveHydrostatic Foot PedalHydrostatic Foot PedalHydrostatic Foot PedalHydrostatic Foot Pedal
Fuel Tank Capacity
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1.5 gal (5.6 L)2.5 gal (9.5 L)2.5 gal (9.5 L)3.0 gal (11.4 L)3.0 gal (11.4 L)
Ground speed
5.5 mph/2.5 mph5.5 mph/2.5 mph5.5 mph/2.5 mph5.5 mph/2.5 mph5.5 mph/2.5 mph
Deck Material
12 ga12 ga12 ga11 ga11 ga
Deck Construction
StampedStampedStampedStampedStamped
Product Warranty
2-Year Limited Consumer
2-Year Limited Consumer
2-Year Limited Consumer
2-Year Limited Consumer
2-Year Limited Consumer
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 57reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value This is my first riding mower. I got it at Home Depot over a year ago. The only change I made was to replace the original blades with mulching blades. It does a good job. Other than routine maintenance I have done nothing to it. It starts easily every time. Using the clutch smoothly takes a little practice. I took the blades off at the end of the season to sharpen them. Getting access to the blades was a little difficult. Overall I am very pleased with it. May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens Lawn Tractor with a 17.5 HP engine I bought my Lawn Tractor in 2012 from Home Depot. I have over 2 acres of land to cut and so I decided on a 42 inch deck. I have yet to have a problem in the 2 years I've used the lawn tractor, except finding new blades. That is the only problem I've had in 2 years and that is because of the property. Little did I know there were boulders hidden by the grass. So yeah it was a lil bit hard on the blades and they held up until a week ago. That is when I chipped a blade. I've since found Ariens parts store so I no longer have to search for the blades or anything else I may need.For what I paided for the Lawn Mower and how much I use it for work, it is a very good value for me. March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 17.5/42 GREAT MOWER I replaced my 12 yr old Murray with this beauty. Picked up the bagger and mulching blades as well. So far...no complaints...all +++s; turning radius, reverse, power, bagging or mulching. Sucks up leaves like a vacuum cleaner. If you have a smaller property..buy it..can't beat it for under a grand. My research paid off! October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great mower I bought this mower not knowing much about it. (I usually research things to the max). It is suprisingly strong. I also purchased a bagger for the mower and was very surprised at how well it picked up the clippings and bagged them with great force. I would buy this mower again. July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very satisfied Just bought the 17.5hp/42" rider yesterday. Gassed it up, cranked it once to start, and was off. The turn radius is awesome and the overall torque and gear ratio are perfect. Excellent machine for my .75 acre yard. July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm sooo glad I bought my Ariens! Hi, I bought the19 hp model with the 42 inch deck. It has 6 forward speeds, but I've never had it above 3rd. That's plenty fast for me. This is my first riding mower ever, and for the first time in my life, I ENJOY mowing the lawn. I used to say I love anything with an engine and wheels, except my lawn mower. That's not the case anymore! I love my Ariens, its a real powerhouse, it cuts thru deep, wet grass with no trouble, and it mows in reverse! That's real handy. It makes super tight turns, too. I'd recommend an Ariens to anyone. July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product is awesome for the money my ariens 42 inch cut 17.5hp riding mower has been awesome since I bought it from home depot last sept 2012 this mower for the money is the best value out there in the market place. so if anyone is looking for a new riding mower this is the one to buy for the price and size of this mower you cant beet it so go out and buy one now don't wait trust me I did all my research thank you Michael from Delran nj July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strong engine and excellent short turning radius! I love my 17.5 HP, 42" deck Ariens mower. The engine runs smooth and strong. I particularly like the short turning radius. I wish it had a shift on the fly transmission and is was a mulching mower rather than a side discharge. July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The product has the features i need This mower works great for the yard that i have and i will be buying more attachments to use with the mower June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very reliable Nice running machine. Very satisfied with the performance. June 21, 2013
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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 9reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pure Value I Have been using this Machine everyday!!! Designing, and building a personal Chip & Putt Golf Course on my Property. Now reaching 4 Months of use. Just reached 12 Hours, I Pulled a 175 lbs. Lawn Roller with a additional 80 lbs. Steel Weights for Body Building on SmartLink Tray (Agri-Fab). If I did not turn around, I would swear it was not there. Not one problem.... Love this Machine. June 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, but could include more goodies First of all let me say that I purchased this mower used and not brand new. It looked to be in very good condition, so I purchased it. I had no idea how many hours were on it, because it has no hour meter.Pros:- Lots more metal than plastic which is always nice.- The Kohler motor seems to work great and has load of power.Cons:- No hour meter, really? I asked Ariens why my mower had no hour meter, they said to keep costs down for the consumer. I think it has more to do with profit than costs. I purchased an aftermarket meter for $30 and installed myself, but would have been nice if it was there from the factory.- Only 2 deck wheels. Again, I think this is better than no deck wheels at all like some of theirs and other models, but to get a nice cut you need 4. Again, I purchased a set online and it was an easy install. Only cost me $25 and a half hour of labor.- Turning this mower is a chore. Not sure what the problem is, but other mowers I have owned turned much easier.- There is no good reason for having a hydrostatic transmission with a lever on your side, none. They should make all mowers with either a 6-7 speed or foot controls, period. My side lever is a chore to put into neutral and a pain to put into reverse. The slot that the lever is supposed to fit in does not work, "neutral" is somewhere in the forward position after lots of "giggling". Also I think given the right amount of gas I could pop a "wheely" if I was not careful!Bottom line - In this age of plastic, I like that the mower is mostly metal, and this to me exudes durability to the consumer. I like that I have not busted any pulleys, belts, spindles, blades or anything else...BUT give me a bit more or the option for more even if you want to charge me for it! Your customer service seems pretty good, but at the end of the day I did not have any solution to my problem. November 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall Good Mower Purchased my 2008 42" tractor slightly used from a home owner in 2009.I have mowed, towed and used this product since with no problems.I have done the basic maintenance on it as required such as oil changes etc. My only issue as of today is the V Belt has stretched out and finally broke. Not bad for being 5 years old and used hard, the fun part was finding its replacement... of which I found it at a local Ariens parts dealer. October 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Lawn Tractor Needs Attachments I like the lawn tractor it has lots of power and rides well.I am disappointed at the amount of attachments for it however and would purchase a different tractor had I done my homework.This is a great tractor if all you want to do is mow the lawn. June 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by My old Toro rider put this Ariens to shame I normally mulch leaves and grass all of the time. I purchased the mulching kit for this mower ($75) and it clumps and that is with the height setting at 10. If I set it to 9 or 8 have to re-cut the yard. If I lower the deck so that it touches the gound the height setting is at 4! Very difficult to cut grass when you must set the height to 10 and there is no higher setting, and this is cutting grass every 3 days. The engine is great and the mower is made well, just grass blows out of the sides all of the time and it does NOT mulch leaves well at all. I have the model 936065 from a dealer, not a big box store. Also the hour meter continues to run even with the engine turned off. I got the mower 1 year ago and cut grass about 32 hours last year and the meter says 370 hours.I went to the dealer to trade to something else and he pretty much accused me of using it commercially with so many hours and would only give me $600. I am looking at a Husqvarna articulated mower. May 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great Lawn mower Great for just cutting grass. It was hard to start from day one, should have taken it back but kept it too long. After to starts it will start right back up with no problem.Sometimes have to cut the grass twice because it failed to cut the first time.However for the price and the free blades for life. it works just fine. July 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by weak transmission i purchased this mower from Home Depot about a year ago. i was using it to mow and catch fox tails. i was towing a chipper/vac unit behind the tractor on the factory hitch. the transmission went out. i was told it was not meant to tow, even though in the manual it says you can tow if there is a hitch. needless to says they would not repair my transmission after one year on a 2 year warranty. not very happy with this company. August 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not happy with it We’re not at all happy with this product. We bought it from Home Depot and have used it for two months now. The drive belt keeps coming loose, making it necessary to crawl under the tractor to slip it back into place. It’s most inconvenient to need to stop the tractor to change speeds. It doesn’t have a timer even though you’re supposed change the oil every 25 hours –without a timer, how do you know how many hours you’ve run it, particularly when it’s used to haul mulch so that you’re continuously stopping and starting it. When I disengage the mower, the lever hits my right knee if I don’t remember to move it out of the way. We had great difficulty in getting it out of the crate when it was delivered. And then, of course, we had to dispose of the crate somehow. In hindsight, we probably should have spent the extra money and bought a competitor's riding mower, even though I’ve been told that both the competitor's and Ariens riding mowers are made by Husqvarna. June 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Problems with this product I bought new a 93604200 42" 20hp hydro tractor. From day one on a hard right turn the fender would catch. I tried adjusting the hood, it still rubbed. Finally a few days ago I Iooked at the tractor from the front. The right front wheel is 10 to 15 degrees out of alignment. So i thought I will try to adjust the drag link. The drag link is NOT ADUSTABLE. So I had to buy new drag links ($150). I also had an issue with hard starting for 2 years. I pushed the throttle all the way up. Had to resort to starting fluid. Finally I decided to get physical with the throttle and pushed it forward and hit it with a ball peen. Low and behold there was the choke. I have bought my last Ariens tractor. I have bought my last tractor at a big box store. June 7, 2014
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 153reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 46" Lawn Tractor I used this mower for the first time and it cuts great. I live in a golf course community and it is remarkable. I purchased an aftermarket grass catcher and it works great. The key switch option so you can use reverse is cool as I have to mow around lots of flowers and raised gardens. I am impressed with the the total metal frame and metal hood (very little plastic). I have about an 1.5 acres both with hills and valleys and it cut it with easily. June 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shrub cutter My Ariens 46 has the power to mow through ferns, small saplings, blueberry bushes, and anything else I find in the woods. Oh and it does a professional job on my yard too. The motor is powerful enough to chop up anything that goes under the deck and it has enough speed to traverse rough terrain/hills. I use mine like a brush hog at camp clearing ATV trails. Ergonomically it is a perfect fit for me, enabling me to hours of comfortable cutting.Wish the mower deck could be raised higher than 4" (standard height for most mowers). July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better Quality than a John Deere I've had this for over a year now, and have to say the quality exceeds expectations. I've had 2 John Deeres (bought from John Deere dealers) over the years and while features are similar the reliability and dependability are not. The mower deck is one gauge less than the equivalent Deere but that has no impact on this tractor. This tractor starts the first time every time, and is still running on factory supplied (1st) battery. Both John Deere batteries went in the 1st yr. Big PLUS is the torque and speed. Faster than a Deere equal more Torque, and tight turn radius for a tractor.I highly recommend any looking to replace or buying a lawn tractor to go with Ariens. August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1st Ariens...won't be my last! I have never owned and Ariens product before. After almost one year of service, I have not had a single issue. This is not the first rider I have owned however, I will be sure to look at Ariens first before I choose another tractor. It is well constructed, runs and handles great. It easlly compares to other high end name brand products and for me, will set the standard for other to be compared to. June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by It does everything we ask of it I am very impressed with the performance , and power of this machine. It easily handles our four acre property. June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by My ariens is a great tractor! I looked at more expensive tractors before I baught my Ariens. I chose Ariens because you got more power and performance for a better price. And because of the name. Ariens has been around a long time and I have never heard anything bad about the company. Thank you! I love my tractor. June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plenty of power 22 hp v-twin can tackle a hole lot of grass. Hardly use the mulching kit because of the way it pulverizes the clippings without. June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great mower Great mower. Doesn't bog down in heavy grass. Economical on gas. June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fine American made product I purchased this mower, primarily because it is American Made, and it has not let me down. the 46 in cut is a great size and does my yard work in half time. The mower sits out side over winter, covered by plastic tarp. It fired right up this season and is still running. The only thing I do not like is I have to buy a poulan bagger system for it since Ariens does not make a bagger for the mower and Home Depot does not stock it. I will have to order from Amazon I guess. Still love the mower though. June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Added an hour meter. Had a place for one on the dash.Should have come with one. Manual did a poor job of explaining how to use the quick oil drain feature. Other than that it turns on a dime, easy to start, cuts very evenly, very comfortable and nice and quiet considering its a lawn mower. June 14, 2013
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Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very pleased so far Only complaint is the unit is a little loud. Mows very nicely. Got the rear bagger attachment and it works very well also. I really like that I don't have to press or pull any button to go in reverse with the mower blades engaged. Have had the mower for about 3weeks so no real sense of durability yet, but seems well built. Overall I really like the mower so far. I think this is a great mower for the money. April 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Into the shed as far as it got I recently took delivery from a Local Ariens dealer of a tractor with a 48" deck. They dropped the unit off and I found it where I asked them to place it after work. I wasn't able to fully test the mower that night so I did a quick test drive by driving the unit into my shed. The machined seem ok moving in forward an reverse. Come today July 4 I wanted to fully test out the machine gave the engine a start it came on fine. Next tried to go forward then reverse nothing. Shut the machine down checked to confirm the transmission was engaged, it was. Started the machine again, no drive as expected so I shut it down. Couldn't start the machine again battery already dead.I have a call in to the dealer, it being the 4th and all I will have to wait. The issue from what I am reading on here is probably the drive belt, Just think not even an hour and not grass cut with this machine and it might have already thrown its main drive belt. Per the manual the mower deck will have to be removed to get at that one. Let hope the dealer will be taking care of that one. July 4, 2013
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I didnt think this tractor could get any better but it did. well i got in on the free blades deal and i must say nice. but when i bought the mulch kit the tractor turned into a grass eating machine.if you dont have the mulch kit you dont know what your lawn could look like.you can see the differance now I realllllllllly love my tractor. actually my grandkids love this tractor more than i do every weekend we drive the tractor to town for a treat then to the park and back. June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice mower for the money. seems to be a nice mower for the money.has features of the more expensive husgavarna's and cub cadets for much less money.the only regrett i have is that i purchased it to late for the free blade replacement for life.missed it.by 2 months.maybe with this good review they'll give me 1 free set. June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best price for the power of any lawn tractor with a very heavy duty deck. Great tractor for my full city block yawd. The short turning ability and the 8 MPH speed make my yard work much easier. It will work in tight places for it size very well. The cons are the reverse is weak and can strand you because the tractor weight is 800 # - take care driving on sloped grounds. The free new cutting blades per year for life will save me a lot of cash over the years. I have had this mower for three years with air filter, lub, oil, and fuel is the only cost to me thus far. Buy it at Home Depot late in the season or the season after and save big dollars. June 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Mower for the money!!!! Had mower for three years now and has held up beautifully. Free blades for life has always come when ordered and once sent the wrong blades and I called and they had the right ones sent out to me ASAP. Would buy again and also bought front tine tiller and it has been great. June 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by This mower is excellent on level ground Evidently some of the other owners of this model as I have some uneven spots in thier lawn. At times I have had to push it out of the dip too. The answer to that, is fill in the dips.(duh) The real answer is for Airens to put a floating deck on the mower insted of what we have. Also, larger diamiter rear wheels would help. Would I buy the same mower again? Probably, because#1 The Kohler engine is the best on the market.#2 You can not beat the price when on sale.#3 The operating features are easy to use.#4 Blades for life got my attention.Thanks to Airens and Home Depot I have a good machine. Paul R. In Tennessee. June 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great tractor for the price! I bought this tractor 3 years ago and it has proven to be reliable. It mows a nice wide path so mowing takes less time. I also like be able to ride in reverse and keep the blades in motion. The wheels on the deck could be better, but they function. Great buy, plus I get a free set of blades a year for life! June 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall Good Overall this has been a good mower for us. The only complaints that I have is the the second year we had it, it started to make an annoying squeaking noise. We have had several mechanics and family members look to see if they can figure out what it is, but we have yet to do so 2 years later. June 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tough little mower, good value too! I have used it to cut four acres, some of it steep and uneven, for over three years now. The mower cuts evenly even in the rough areas. Plenty of power, it cuts tall gtass and goes up hills with ease. Only thing I would change is to raise the deck height. My acreage is uneven in some spots and the deck high centers sometimes. Otherwise no problems. June 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Does not go in reverse uphill. Gets hungup on the smallest dip. Does not go in reverse uphill. Gets hungup on the smallest dip. June 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Good Kohler engine, good turning radius This tractor is good for flat lawn cutting and not for a lawn with many trees or the slightest hills or rough spots. The tractor easily gets stuck and you literally have to get off the machine and push it. Performs even worse if the grass is even slightly damp on the smallest little incline. Very frustrating! Positives are a powerful Kohler engine and tight turning radius. In the end I traded it for a JD. May 13, 2014
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