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  • ​If you have a lot of grass to mow and not much time to cut it, then a Zoom® XL zero turn riding mower is what you need… high performance engine options jet you along at up to 6.5 miles per hour…extraordinary cutting systems with impressive mowing widths efficiently speed the process…and durable components at every turn to reliably keep you up and cutting for years.​ Learn more about how a zero turn mower can save you time at zeroturn.com.

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3 Model(s) Zoom XL 42 Zoom XL 48 Zoom XL 54
3.75 of 5 (4 Reviews)
4.38 of 5 (8 Reviews)
4.73 of 5 (75 Reviews)
Zoom XL 42Zoom XL 48Zoom XL 54
Cutting Width
Cutting Height
Cut Positions
Engine Brand
Kohler® TwinKohler® TwinKohler® Twin
Engine Power
20 hp (725 cc)22 hp (725 cc)24 hp (725 cc)
Drive Type
Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 TransaxlesHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 TransaxlesHydro-Gear® ZT-2800 Transaxles
Fuel Tank Capacity
3.8 Gallons3.8 Gallons3.8 Gallons
Ground speed
6.5 mph/3 mph6.5 mph/3 mph6.5 mph/3 mph
Deck Material
10 ga w/Doubler Plate10 ga w/Doubler Plate10 ga w/Doubler Plate
Deck Construction
Product Warranty
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by well satisfied Just recently purchased Ariens ZOOM XL 54 July of 14 for my father who is 94 yrs young. He had never been on a zero turn before but learned quickly.In one week we had it in the shop for a trans oil leak, Mick at Weirsdale Mower in Weirsdale FL said it was a seal and had to order one.They replaced the seal and then the trans failed. When i went in to check the status Mick told me what happened and said he talked to the factory about it and rolled us out another brand new one. Had this been a new auto you would not gotten another one. AT this time my father has mowed his 2 acres twice and loves it. hats off to Mick at Weirsdale Mower and to Ariens for what they did . They could just have easily had us wait for a trans and put it it but they did not. July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As I expected, and more Still have my 1999 ZT, and it still works.That is why I bought this new unit. This unit is simply incredible.I thought the old one was good. the new unit feels like you are glidingon air, and the fit and finish is just super. Being an Aerospace inspector,my standards, and expectations are pretty high, and boy, Ariens did notdisappoint. If I ever lost my job, I think I would like to work there. This has got to be one class act of an organization.. Thanks for the great equipment, and quality. Do not loose focus, and cheapen the product as some of your competitors have done...Carry on. June 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by zoom xl42 is a solid stable machine The machine is built to last and easy to maintain for those items requiring regular attention. Access to blades could be improved for the home mechanic however. When used in dirty conditions the lower cutter spindle bearings deteriorate even though they are sealed. Could a grease nipple be incorporated for manual greasing to keep up the internal pressure. (maybe)Again, in dirty conditions the machine throws dust and debris out in front which comes back at the operators eyes. OK goggles would fix this but if design could minimise this it would be nice. June 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DON'T BUY ONE!!!!!!!!!!! This mower is ok until you have to service or do anything to it. Snapped a bolt in the transaxle...they priced them at $1100 each! The mower itself only cost 3999. I have NEVER been so unsatisfied with a purchase. While trying to get this bolt out, I snapped 4 more bolts in the transaxle. My machine has 199 hours on it. It has been taken immaculate care of. All customer service can say is "it isn't under warranty and we can't help you on the price of the part." I won't be buying from this company again. April 3, 2015
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zoom XL 48" with 232 hours Couldn't be happier with this model. It would only make sense to include lights on the mower rather than having to add the optional kit. May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Customer Service Top Notch to go along with the Zero Turn! I cannot tell you how great the customer service is at Ariens. I have called numerous times with various maintenance questions, how to install the accessories that i purchased, etc. It is such a shocker to still see this type of Customer Service!Now to the Mower: I just love this thing. I have 1 acre of yard and this mower really makes it look great! It runs great and i don't have any problems with it's performance. Zero Turn really cuts the mower time down - almost half the time. June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best mower I have ever owned This mower has reduced my mowing time by 1 hour. The cut is even with no scalping and tall or wet grass is not a problem. Cutting the grass is actually fun again. June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cut my mowing time in half! I've had my Zoom 48" XL for almost 2 full summers now and I'm very impressed with how well it performs. I've cut my mowing time in half and my grass has never looked so good! The Zoom XL is very comfortable to ride, feels like sitting in a lazy boy while cutting the grass. This rig has plenty of power for towing an aerator without even noticing it's behind you. I have more than a few neighbors watch me as I cut amazed at how fast I can maneuver it around my yard. Made in the USA! What more can you ask for! September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have had this Zoom XL 48 for about 2 years now and have had no problems. The Zoom XL 48 with the fabricated deck and 24 Hp Kawasaki engine has not let me down yet. The fabricated deck has held up as I expected even in the salt air environment here on the south texas coast area with no problems at all, I would highly recommend the fabricated deck for just a little more money. I am still mowing with the original blades and still get a good even cut (I know I should change or sharpen the blades but the cut still looks good) I was reluctant on buying this zero turn with the Kawasaki engine only because I had never owned a mower this engine, let me tell you that this engine has out performed any other that I have owned and I have owned them all with all of my past mowers. Easy starting every time, easy access for maintenance (oil change, filter change) and plenty of HP for tall grass. I had read reviews of people that didn't like the seat but mine has the high back seat with the arm rests and is very comfortable at 6' 1". I have had no issues with the transmissions and I did perform the required maintenance myself at a 100hrs of run time with ease. Frame construction is welded and built like a steel horse. With the results of this mower to date I may never need another mower. June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by good value for the price Haven't had much opportunity to use my new Zoom XL48 because its been so dry here in Texas. I was able to get a 2011 model because I wanted the Kawasaki engine. Plenty of power, smooth handling, wellbuilt machine. Have a small engine repair shop & my only gripe withAriens is that parts are somewhat pricey. But this is my first zero turn mower & I chose Ariens. June 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Overall an average ZTR I like this unit generally. That being said I had only 5 hours on the machine when I happened to notice that the clip that holds the right rear leveler in place was gone. I had no pin of that design available and resorted to a small hitch pin. I do not understand how something as vital as a keeper pin can just fall off. My wife found the washer out in the hard. Thankfully I do not thing that I hurt the machine. My other concern is the cutting height. The lowest setting is too low and causes scalping, but the second lowest setting is too high. Any idea of a fix for that? June 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gave it more than enough time and also the dealers Ariens was my choice because of its close to home manufacturing and reputation. I have owned the 48 xl for five years now and it has been in the shop more often AND has had back ordered parts when they are needed most (spring). Not comfortable to ride. I mow just under 5 acres so maybe not he best choice in size but ...It starts with the fuel tubes chronically falling out, tragic design for keeping the mower deck level, and poor lever balance for steering. The only good thing about it is the kohler engine. Looking for my next mower (larger) right now - looking past ariens and its cousin Gravley.dealer network in my part of the state (watertown, WI) lacks. May 9, 2014
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 75reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great 3 yrs I have used this mower and it has exceeded expectations August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Mower for the Money I've had this mower for about 2 years and have had zero complaints! I cut about 4 acres once a week and this mower has performed flawlessly. My only concern is the lower quality blade spindles that is used on the Zoom XL series compared to Ariens next series up from the XL. Time will tell though. August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Mower Easy to operate, great mower. Smooth riding. Great value for the money June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The Ariens Zoom XL 54 is a great mower I bought this mower in aug 2012. This was a great buy. I own a small lawn care biz and this mower is constantly running. The kholer engine is the heart of the mower and is the best motor in my opinion that can be used on a mower like this. Very little issues. For instance: on real thick grass ther always seems to be 2 streaks that are left not fully cut, but being thick grass your going to have to do a second pass anyways so thats not really an issue. The regular blades are ok. I'm not really impressed by ariens mulching blades. My suggestion and is what i use is find you some gator blades. They work wonderfully!!! The mower itself is a little light so its a rough ride on bumpy ground. Just take your time with it and it'll do fine. Only mechanical prob i've had was some kind of starter relay went out about a month ago. I took to my local lawn mower shop and they fixed it in a day as the mower was still under warrenty. I dont know what other people think of ariens or this model mower but the one I purchased is great and I would recommend this mower to any home owner or lawncare biz owner. June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! Love it! Love it!!!! I will recommend this mower to everyone. It is more comfortable, easy to use, heavy duty and gives a better cut than any mower I have owned. Couldn't ask for more for the price! LOVE IT!!! June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens Zoom XL 54 I've been using Ariens mowers for years and have always been impressed with the quality and durability. I bought this mower after going with another brand for a few years. I realized this mower was easier to service when needed and the quality was far more superior. The Zoom XL 54 is used to cut four acres and it has cut my mowing time into almost half. If I had any negatives, it would be the engine be quieter but that is typical of most Kohler engines that I've owned. I would recommend an Ariens to anyone. June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never knew I could cut the yard so fast! I purchased my Ariens Zoom XL 54 about 2 months ago. It has the Kohler Courage engine. It starts easy and runs smooth. I cut 2+ acres and it has cut down my mowing time over 50%. It use to take me 4 hours or more using a Craftsman 54" garden tractor to mow. It now takes me an hour and 45 minutes as long as I don't let the grass get too tall. We purchased this after the above mentioned tractors transmission went out. It also has a problem with oil leaking and the mower deck cracking at the hangers. I like the fact that the Ariens has oil filters on the transmission so the oil stays clean. It took some getting use to with the zero turn but it is getting easier all the time. My wife even likes to mow the yard again. Thank you for a great product so far. June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by comments on ariens mowers very satisfied with this mower. drove a toro grounds master 72 years ago professional, this mower is all that and more. cost is thousands less with the same quality. have had other ztr's that were not even close to the ariens. would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased with mower after mowing with it for about six weeks. I am mowing about 1.75 acres with lots of trees and portions of my yard has significant slope. I am mowing in about two thirds of the time required with my previous mower and half the gas. I could reduce the time more if my lawn was not so rough and I have to reduce the ground speed/ My lawn looks very smooth and beautiful after mowing. Would hate to have to go back to my old tractor type mower. June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent mower I have had no troubles with my Ariens zero-turn . With my old conventional mower it would take me 3 times as long to cut not quite 2 acres. Not to mention replacing belts 3 to4 times a season for the deck. LOVE IT! June 14, 2013
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    15 Gallon Sprayer

    The Ariens 15 Gallon Sprayer provides you with more use out of your mower. This sprayer is designed to easily mount behind your riding lawn mower to allow you to apply treatments and fertilizer to your lawn as your mow.

    Part Number: 71510300
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 36" Poly Roller

    36" Poly Roller

    The Ariens 36 in. poly roller can be used for multiple applications around the yard. It provides the benefits of packing down newly sewn seed and also the leveling out of uneven ground.

    Part Number: 71503300
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  • 48" Dethatcher

    48" Dethatcher

    Keep your lawn healthy by removing excess thatch build up. This allows fertilizer and water to penetrate into the ground and get air to the plant roots. Great for spring clean up also!

    Part Number: 71503400
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 48" Plug Aerator

    48" Plug Aerator

    The Ariens 48 in. Plug Aerator features a steel frame and galvanized aerator knives for durability. This aerator is designed to create plugs 3 in. in depth and remove 3/4 in. soil plugs.

    Part Number: 71508200
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 54" Snow Blade

    54" Snow Blade

    Make the most of your Ariens Zoom XL Zero-Turn Riding Lawnmower by transforming it into a Snowplow. This easy to install accessory provides you with the versatility to mow grass in the summer and push snow in winter.

    Part Number: 81503300
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • Dump Cart

    Dump Cart

    The Ariens Dump Cart is a perfect solution to help you with the chores around the yard. Whether you are hauling debris or just cleaning up around the yard, this is the solution for you.

    Part Number: 71508100
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • Headlight Kit - Zoom XL / ZT XL

    Headlight Kit - Zoom XL / ZT XL

    The Ariens Headlight Kit for Zero-Turn Riding Mowers is designed to help ensure safety in low-light and low-visibility conditions.

    Part Number: 71509400
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 3-Bucket Bagger (cloth bags)

    3-Bucket Bagger (cloth bags)

    The Ariens Powered Bagger for Zero-Turn Riding Mowers features 3-bag capacity to help you collect grass cuttings quickly, abundantly and efficiently.

    Part Number: 81502200
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • Seat Cover

    Seat Cover

    Protect the seat on your riding mower from weather, the sun's UV rays and other threats with the Ariens Riding Mower Seat Cover. The seat cover comes equipped with an elastic-cord hem for a tight fit.

    Part Number: 71511000
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  • Spreader


    The Ariens 20-Gallon 38 in. Tow-Behind Spreader is a versatile accessory for your riding mower. With a maximum spread of 12 ft., this product is great for spreading fertilizer, seed, sand, ice-melt and more.

    Part Number: 71503600
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  • Sun Shade

    Sun Shade

    Keep cool and out of the sun with this handy sunshade. The Ariens Zoom XL Zero-Turn riding lawnmower sunshade provides protection from the sun or rain while using your mowing your lawn.

    Part Number: 71509200
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  • 42" Mulching Kit

    42" Mulching Kit

    The kit features easy-to-install baffles that fit under mower decks to create a separate cutting chamber for each blade. When cut, grass lifts into the cutting chamber and gets cut many times before dropping onto the lawn.

    Part Number: 71509000
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  • AMP Arm Rest Kit

    AMP Arm Rest Kit

    ​Supports your arms and makes mowing more Comfortable.

    Part Number: 71600500
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  • 54" Mulching Kit

    54" Mulching Kit

    The kit features easy-to-install baffles that fit under mower decks to create a separate cutting chamber for each blade. When cut, grass lifts into the cutting chamber and gets cut many times before dropping onto the lawn.

    Part Number: 71509100
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