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  • ​The Ariens Razor Walk Behind lawn mower will provide you with professionally manicured results. This mower is packed with many innovative features that make it easy to use. The exclusive Rite-Hite handlebar adjustment allows for the ability to adjust the height of the handle from the operator position by pushing the bail forward. You can easily select one of 7 cutting heights with the single point height of cut adjustment. The 3-in-1 system makes it easy for you to quickly transition from mulch to bag to side-discharge. The deep domed deck design provides excellent performance in all cutting modes. This combination of innovative features and attention to detail define razor sharp performance. This may by the last mower you ever buy.

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7 Model(s) Razor Push Razor SP Razor SP Razor ES Razor SP BBC Razor SP BBC Razor ES
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4.3

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4.3

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4.3

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4.3

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4.3

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4.3

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4.3

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Razor PushRazor SPRazor SPRazor ESRazor SP BBCRazor SP BBCRazor ES
ModelNumber
911173911175911188911190911177911189911179
Cutting Width
21"21"21" (53cm)21"21"21"21"
Cutting Height
1"-4"1"-4"1" - 4"1" - 4"1”-4”1" - 4"1"-4"
Cut Positions
7777777
Engine Brand
AriensAriensSubaru®Subaru®AriensSubaru®Ariens
Engine Power
159 cc159 cc175cc175cc159cc175cc159 cc
Drive Type
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PushVariable Speed Rear Wheel DriveVariable Speed Rear Wheel DriveVariable Speed Rear Wheel DriveVariable Speed Rear Wheel DriveVariable Speed Rear Wheel DriveVariable Speed Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity
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0.26 Gallon (1L)0.26 Gallon (1L)0.32 Gallon (1.2L)0.32 Gallon (1.2L)0.26 Gallon (1L)0.32 Gallon (1.2L)0.26 Gallon (1L)
Ground speed
N/A3.2 mph0 - 3.2 mph0 - 3.2 mph3.2 mph0 - 3.2 mph3.2 mph
Deck Material
14 ga14 ga14 ga14 ga14 ga14 ga14 ga
Deck Construction
StampedStampedStampedStampedStampedStampedStamped
Product Warranty
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
3-Year Consumer
3-Year Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
3-year Limited Consumer
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Ariens Razor Push
 
4.7

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

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from Lake Orion, MI.

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Pros

  • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
  • Easy to Push & Steer

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Lawns

    Comments about Ariens Razor Push:

    Model # 911179. The electric start rarely works. There is not enough torque in the starter. It starts fine with the pull start, but the electric start doesn't work when the mower is cold and rarely works when the mower is hot. It has been this way since I purchased it 2 years ago, so it's not the battery.
    The mower has to be adjusted to a least 4.0 in height or a slight uneven part of the lawn will cause the height adjuster to change.

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      5.0

      Very impressed with Razor.

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      from Vero Beach Fl.

      Pros

      • Ease of Use

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          Comments about Ariens Razor Push:

          Good quality,easy to control,like the idea of the multiple handle positions. I have a uneven lawn, mower went around with little difficulty.

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            5.0

            By far, the absolute best lawnmower I have ever owned!

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            from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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            Comments about Ariens Razor Push:

            I purchased my Razor 911173 a few months ago and have since found it to be extremely well constructed, very much like a commercial/professional grade mower.
            It functions better than any mower I have ever owned, including a Honda which it just replaced. Cut quality is nothing short of excellent, both while bagging or mulching. No visible clippings left behind in either mode. The engine starts on the 1st pull every time as advertised and has more than enough power to handle any mowing job.
            Thank you Ariens for making such a high quality, well constructed and heavy duty lawn mower.
            Keep up the great work!!!!

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            5.0

            After researching many mowers I kept coming back to the...

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            from Arnold, MO

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            Comments about Ariens Razor Push:

            I specifically purchased the 911188 (Subaru, SP) model. I felt the Subaru engine was one of the better engines in this class and I wanted a self-propelled model. I also like the other features of the mower, such as easy to start, no priming or messing with throttle levers. I also like having 1 lever to raise/lower all 4 wheels, an easy bagger, and I think one of my favorite features is the rite-hite handlebar adjustment. The handlebar also folds very easily by simply pushing a lever forward. This mower has more than enough power for my yard and it cut through tall grass very easily and never bogged down. I am very happy with this mower and I would highly recommend it. I must also say that the place where I bought it (Eureka Rental) were awesome to work with, very friendly and very helpful and demonstrated all of the features of the mower.

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            5.0

            Great Mower

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            from Tampa,FL

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            Comments about Ariens Razor Push:

            I have the 911173(the push razor). This is a great mower that started on the first pull. It mulches great. The only down side to this mower is that is it pretty heavy and it doesn't have the Rite-Hite™ handlebar adjustment system like the self-propelled mowers. I would recommend this mower .

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            Ariens Razor Self-Propelled
             
            4.4

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            Very pleased

            First of all, this is my first Ariens mower. Previously, I have owned Craftsman, Toro and Lawn Boy (both 2 and 4 cycle engined) mowers. Every mower I have owned has...Read complete review

            First of all, this is my first Ariens mower. Previously, I have owned Craftsman, Toro and Lawn Boy (both 2 and 4 cycle engined) mowers. Every mower I have owned has had good points and some idiosyncrasies that could be irritating. I purchased this mower based on recommendation of my local small engine shop. I have used this mower for approximately 3 months mowing as a bagger and as a mulcher of both grass and leaves. I think I have a good handle on its pros and cons.

            I am very pleased with the mower overall. The housing is heavy gauge stamped steel. By heavy, I mean it is at least twice as thick as what is used on the low priced units in the major chain stores. The engine is a Lorcin OHV. It starts on the first or second pull every time whether hot or cold, has good power and seldom bogs down even with a full bag and going uphill. The single lever height adjustment is a great idea. It is the best bagging mower I have owned. The vacuuming action is excellent and the bag has a large capacity and fills completely. The handle adjustment allows the handle to easily be raised to 90 degrees so the bag is easy to remove and replace. It does get a bit "tippy" when the bag is full but not as much as other rear baggers I have owned. The cut is very smooth with very few straggler grass blades. It seems to get better gas "mileage" than my old Lawn Boy. It mows faster than I'm accustomed to - you can mow at a normal walking speed and still get a good cut. Mulching is very good to excellent. The clippings are chopped very fine and clumping is minimal. If the grass is tall or wet, it does have a tendency to leave some visible clippings at the end of a pass or when making a turn. Mulching leaves works fine. The only criticism is that it tends to blow some of the clippings and leaves out the front just ahead of the right front wheel. This is not a problem unless the wind is blowing from the left and the leaves/clippings are blown to the side where the mower doesn't get them. I have used the side discharge very little, but it seems to work fine though the deflector is difficult to attach. I cannot comment on durability, but it appears well made from quality components.

            Now for the nit-picking. It is a heavy mower. I didn't weigh it, but based on lifting it out of my van (fully assembled) it felt heavier than my old Lawn Boy when I lifted it to haul it to the scrap yard. I'm guessing about 90 - 100 pounds for the Ariens vs 75 - 80 pounds or so for the Lawn Boy. It also feels heavier when using it. That makes it a bit harder to maneuver than my old Lawn Boy. It is not a quiet running engine (maybe a better muffler?). The speed control is a single lever on the right hand side of the handle and takes a bit of getting used to. The first time I used the mower, I squeezed the lever too hard and the mower took off like a scared rabbit. The lever is also hard to reach and control when making a sharp left turn or doing a 180 to the left. I would recommend Ariens engineers design a double lever control so it can be reached easily with either hand (the south-paws will appreciate that as well). It has a guard to protect the transmission (good idea). The problem is that it protrudes below the cutting height. The guard/transmission is under the left rear corner of the mower. If you set the mower much below 3 inches height, the guard will drag in the turf and you lose traction if you're mowing over some rough ground or when mowing along the edge of a sidewalk or driveway. You either have to mow with the guard over the sidewalk or driveway and not on the grass or mow with the right side wheels of the mower on the concrete and the guard well away from the edge of the turf. You need to be careful when installing the bag as it will fall off if you don't get it firmly in the mounting slots. The side discharge chute is difficult to attach. Last, the mulching plug for the bagging chute lets a few clippings slip by it and collect between the plug and the flap that covers the chute. That gets dumped in the driveway or on the lawn when you change from mulch to bag.

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            Disapointed re poor design on 911177

            We bought this machine for use on our .4 acre lot which is surrounded by trees, brushes and bushes. In less than 5 hours of use, a branch pierced the rear wheel plastic...Read complete review

            We bought this machine for use on our .4 acre lot which is surrounded by trees, brushes and bushes. In less than 5 hours of use, a branch pierced the rear wheel plastic back-plate and the inside of the wheel filled up with debris blocking the drive gear to the wheel gear. Although the other wheel back plate was not damaged, it was also filled with debris jamming the gears.
            The back plates' mounting is really flimzy and allows seperation from the wheels. This design flaw (my opinion) will force me to remove the wheels several times a season for clean up and inspection of the gears; unexpected additional maintenance I can do without.
            An aluminum version of the back plate or a better gear protection system should be considered by Ariens' Engineers.

            I am not doing anything different with this machine than I was with my 11-year old hydrostatic (competitor's) machine.

            This type of failure (or flaw) is not expected on a machine of this caliber and price.

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            5.0

            Very very solid.

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            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
            • Easy to Push & Steer
            • Ergonomic Grips
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Could not find anything wrong.

            Best Uses

            • Large Lawns
            • Mulching
            • Small Lawns

            Comments about Ariens Razor Self-Propelled:

            Upon delivery on 7/6/15 I put it together (very easy) then the next day I cut the grass. The Subaru engine started on the first pull then I started to bag the front, all I can say is wow this beast manicured my front yard perfect. Well now I proceeded to the back and mulched it and again wow no clumps and one perfect job. The model I bought is Ariens Razor model 911188 and compared to my Lawn boy there is no comparison. So in conclusion I would highly recommended this Lawn Mower.

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              3.0

              not so happy

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              from Buffalo, NY

              Comments about Ariens Razor Self-Propelled:

              Purchased this three years ago, and basically used two summesr... so far, the back wheel fell off twice, the side chute tabs broke( they sent me a new one), and now the side chute mulching cover mechanism with the spring broke...I see they changed the mechanism on the newer models....but I cant get that spring back in for the life of me, since the hole is worn and keeps slipping out...Ariens told me to take it in for repairs. Cant wait o see what that costs. Also as mentioned...back gears dont feel right ...going to have to look at that too. And yes, should be a better way to change the oil...

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              5.0

              Own Gravely XD3 version with Subaru Engine - Very Happy...

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              from Homer Glen, IL

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Self-Propelled:

              After 1 year using my self-propelled Gravely XD3 version 91174 of the Razor with a 175 Subaru Engine I am very pleased. It starts right up on the first pull after a year of use and a Chicago winter in a cold garage. Once in a while there is a small pop after turning it off which I expected after reading another review before I bought mine. The Self-Propelled mechanism is very solid with steel gearing on the wheels and it is very easy to make turns. After hearing so many bad stories from people about self-propelled failures on other mowers I decided to be optimistic about Ariens/Gravely after seeing my Dad's Ariens Snow Blower.

              I did have a problem this weekend with a crack in the plastic cover on the rear wheel drive mechanism which was caused by something on my lawn left by the kids hidden in tall grass. I had to remove the wheel and clean it out and just ordered a new cover because the gear clogs with grass coming into the crack. When I opened it I realized how well built the gears that drive the wheels are. There was grass in there but it is a a simple $6.50 part to replace the cover on the Gravely parts site.

              The 175 Subaru engine powers through tall grass and with the deep deck I get great mulching results. I have never stalled the engine. I picked the Gravely version last year because I found that it had the 175 subaru engine and now I see it is available on the Ariens version. I have never tried the 159 Ariens engine but I can say the Subaru 175 is perfect for this machine.

              Love the cut. The deck is solid. Nothing funny or wimpy about this machine. Height Adjustment works perfectly.

              I am giving it a less than perfect score on durability because I have only had it for a year. At this point I expect to be happy for a long time based on the feel of the machine. If something does break I am not afraid after seeing that all of the parts that could wear out with normal use are reasonably priced.

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              3.0

              Disapointed re poor design on 911177

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              from Embrun, Ontario

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Self-Propelled:

              We bought this machine for use on our .4 acre lot which is surrounded by trees, brushes and bushes. In less than 5 hours of use, a branch pierced the rear wheel plastic back-plate and the inside of the wheel filled up with debris blocking the drive gear to the wheel gear. Although the other wheel back plate was not damaged, it was also filled with debris jamming the gears.
              The back plates' mounting is really flimzy and allows seperation from the wheels. This design flaw (my opinion) will force me to remove the wheels several times a season for clean up and inspection of the gears; unexpected additional maintenance I can do without.
              An aluminum version of the back plate or a better gear protection system should be considered by Ariens' Engineers.

              I am not doing anything different with this machine than I was with my 11-year old hydrostatic (competitor's) machine.

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              5.0

              best mower money can buy

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              from wi.

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Self-Propelled:

              after buying a new snapper ninja that broke after six mowings I needed something to get me buy while the snapper was in the shop bought the ariens razor what a machine one lever height adjustment powerful engine my yard has never looked so well with the way it cuts when the snapper comes out of the shop its going on craigslist I am keeping the razor

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              Ariens Razor Electric Start
               
              3.3

              (based on 4 reviews)

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              1.0

              Great mower when is works

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              from Omaha, NE

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Electric Start:

              I was very excited when I purchased my mower. But that excitement quickly went away. In less than a year I've had three wheels and the height knob fall off and the drive belt fail. This mower has been in the repair shop more than I've been able to use it. Huge disappointment.

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              5.0

              Best in class quality and design.

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              from Burton, MI

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Electric Start:

              Been using Craftsman brand for 3 decades. That means at least 10 different mowers in that time. I just bought the Razor self propelled with electric start. Off the charts better quality than any Sears brand that I ever owned. Love the deck height adjustment system. Electric start is a blessing, especially for my left handed wife who has always had problems with pull start. Now she has no excuse helping with the lawn, thanks! Only one caveat, a little loud! Muffler seems to do little to quiet the motor to comparible standards of competing mowers.

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              5.0

              Incredible.

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              from Akron, Ohio

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Electric Start:

              The Razor is built like a Sherman tank and could easily be marketed as a commercial mower. The deep deck allows fine mulching even with thick, tall grass. One lever blade height adjustment is convenient. At 6' 4'', at the highest setting, the handle height is perfect for me and very comfortable. The bag fills up completely and is very easy to change. The 159cc Loncin engine is well made, quiet, sips gas and always starts on the first pull..no priming.. Overall cut quality is fantastic with great striping. My lawn looks like a golf course, as I usually cross cut. The electric starter is also very easy and reliable. Battery has over a month long life on a charge. The self propelled transmission is responsive and easy to use. Overall, the Razor is simply an incredibly built, overengineered, < which is a compliment> Toro killer that I expect I will proudly operate for 20 years.

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              2.0

              Not an easy pull start / no primer bulb

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              from Emory TX

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              Comments about Ariens Razor Electric Start:

              This unit was impossible to start the second time. First time was fine. I had it out to cut, would not start, pulled it back to garage behind my lawn mower, then it started the first time. The manual for this string trimmer says it comes with an engine with a standard primer bulb but Ariens must have changed the engine out for a less expensive one. The only way I can get this engine started is to pull it behind my lawn tractor for a minute or two ( must break the air gap) and then it starts with one or two pullls. After the initial start not a big issue to restart.

              As for the string, I have not found a durable cord to use. The original as supplied was very brittle so I went on to a Sears and Lowes brand. A little better but they all break if you happen to hit a stick. Grass is fine of course.

              If cutting taller grass, the stalks wrap up on the trimmer head easily and then you have to stop frequently to clean that out. I guess that just comes with the territory.

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