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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
Ratings
 
4.6

(based on 87 reviews)

 
4.6

(based on 87 reviews)

 
4.6

(based on 87 reviews)

Title
Zoom XL 42Zoom XL 48Zoom XL 54
ModelNumber
915163915165915173
Cutting Width
42"48"54"
Cutting Height
1.5"-4.5"1.5"-4.5"1.5"-4.5"
Cut Positions
777
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
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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
WeldedWeldedWelded
Product Warranty
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
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AriensZoom XL 42
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DON'T BUY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Oak Grove, LA

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 42:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

well satisfied

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from Weirsdale fla 32195

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 42:

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.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As I expected, and more

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from Florida

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 42:

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 gliding
on air, and the fit and finish is just super. Being an Aerospace inspector,
my standards, and expectations are pretty high, and boy, Ariens did not
disappoint. 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.

(12 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

zoom xl42 is a solid stable machine

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from australia

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 42:

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.

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AriensZoom XL 48
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Zoom XL 48" with 232 hours

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from WI

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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.

 
2.0

Gave it more than enough time and also the dealers

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from Watertown, WI

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Overall an average ZTR

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from Louisiana

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Customer Service Top Notch to go along with the Zero Turn!

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from Meadville, PA

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best mower I have ever owned

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from Virginia

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cut my mowing time in half!

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from Mukwonago, WI

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have had this Zoom XL 48 for about 2 years now and have...

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from Lake Jackson, Texas

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good value for the price

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from Bryan, TX

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 48:

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, well
built machine. Have a small engine repair shop & my only gripe with
Ariens is that parts are somewhat pricey. But this is my first zero turn mower & I chose Ariens.

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AriensZoom XL 54
 
4.7

(based on 75 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Mower

I had been looking for a zero turn for over two years. I had been looking at the commercial mowers like Dixie Choppers and Xmarks. I was just not going to spend $8500 on...Read complete review

I had been looking for a zero turn for over two years. I had been looking at the commercial mowers like Dixie Choppers and Xmarks. I was just not going to spend $8500 on a mower and had decided I was going to have to settle on a used mower. Even one with 1200 hrs was still going to cost $4,000 and most I saw at that price were used daily and really beat up. I was in Home Depot and saw this mower quite by accident. I couldn't believe you could get a mower made this well for this price. It has all the features the commerical mowers have for half the money. I spent the same money for a new mower that I was ready to spend on one half worn out. I have mowed with it now for two months and just absolutely love this machine. I have cut my mowing time in half and the cut this machine gives is awesome.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice mower but a few issues

Overall I am pleased with my new mower but I am still having issues with getting the finished cut I expected. I have leveled the deck and it's getting closer to being right. The...Read complete review

Overall I am pleased with my new mower but I am still having issues with getting the finished cut I expected. I have leveled the deck and it's getting closer to being right. The main issue is the front gauge wheels aren't keeping the deck from digging in on turns and slightly uneven terrain. It looks like the gauge wheels need to be adjusted down or moved out to the edge of the deck and this would fix the problem. I'm going to try to find a local dealer to help, but I'm definitely frustrated that my dad's 7 year old Cub Cadet has a better cut that my brand new $4500 Ariens. Hopefully I can get this fixed and be Happy, Happy, Happy!

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5.0

great

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

3 yrs I have used this mower and it has exceeded expectations

 
4.0

Good Mower

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from Midlothian

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

We have had this mower for 3 weeks. Runs great, mowes great and seems durable. We mow approxiamately 2.75 acres. I only have 2 issues - 1. Bought from Home Depot, the hour meter had 30.8 hours, when asked about this, Home depot couldn't explain why. When asked Ariens, they said just having the key on starts the timer. I would wait till motor running. 2. The bushing used to keep the controls for the zero turn apart have already cracked apart and will no longer keep the controls apart from each other. They need to be metal or a harder rubber. As i would reccomen this mower.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Mower for the Money

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from Gainesville, VA

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mower

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from Brandon Ms

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

Easy to operate, great mower. Smooth riding. Great value for the money

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it! Love it! Love it!!!!

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from Piedmont, SC

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

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!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Ariens Zoom XL 54 is a great mower

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ariens Zoom XL 54

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from Cumming, GA

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Comments about 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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Never knew I could cut the yard so fast!

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from Springfield, MO

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

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.

 
4.0

this lawn mower has cut my cutting time in half on 2 acres

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

i have used the mower 3 times since i brought it. cuts great no problems so far a ready good mower.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased with mower after mowing with it for about...

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from Tennessee

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Comments about Ariens Zoom XL 54:

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.

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Accessories
  • 15 Gallon Sprayer

    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
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 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
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • Spreader

    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
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 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
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 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
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165

  • AMP Arm Rest Kit

    AMP Arm Rest Kit

    ​Supports your arms and makes mowing more Comfortable.

    Part Number: 71600500
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • Ariens Power-Assist Dump Cart

    Ariens Power-Assist Dump Cart

    12 cu. ft. capacity, 750 lb. capacity, Hydraulic-assisted tub lift with 110° tub rotation for side dumping, Professional-grade square tube steel frame, Wid​​​er 15 in. x 6 in. run-flat tires by Carlisle​​​

    Part Number: 71514200
    Fits Current Models: 915163, 915165, 915173

  • 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
    Fits Current Models: 915173

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  • Financing 

    Ariens® customers have a variety of financing programs available to them through authorized independent finance companies. However, Ariens® dealers are not required to offer finance programs.

    All financing is handled through transactions with the dealers and is not an option with online purchases.

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