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8/23/2013 5:00:00 AM

For generations, Ariens Company has been building a family. A family of reliable products. A family of dealers. A family of employees. A family of customers. A family dedicated to Craftsmanship.

Let’s go back to 1933, to the beginning of our story, where four men, two $1,500 loans and one American-made rotary tiller represented the beginning of what would become Ariens Company. Due to the hard work and perseverance of many generations, 80 years later their family has grown into a global enterprise, a family of passionate employees and, most importantly, an extended family of astounded customers.

Any company surviving eight decades has had its share of ups and downs. Watch this video for a candid look at the launch of the legendary Ariens Sno-Thro® in 1960. In the video, Dan Ariens, president (4thgeneration), interviews his father, Mike Ariens, chairman (3rdgeneration). (Video link)

As part of our 80th Anniversary celebration, we are also recognizing employees who have contributed their time and hard work through several generations within their families as well. It was amazing to find that we have 28 employees whose families have been employed at Ariens for three or more generations. We have invited these employees to join us as special guests for our 80th Anniversary event scheduled for September 13 in Brillion, Wisc.

Join us on Facebook leading up to this event to see special posts from the past and to connect to our celebration streaming live from the Ariens headquarters. Visit our Ariens Facebook page for more details.

We’re excited for you to share in this milestone event because when you purchase a machine built by Ariens - whether it’s a riding lawn mower, a log splitter, or a snow blower - you’ll be passing on the power of our equipment on to your next generation. We’re proud to be a part of yours...

...thanks for being a part of the Ariens family for 80 years! Visit our websites to see our Ariens and Gravely products and to read more information about our history.​

Need a mower that can do more than just cut grass . . .

8/2/2013 5:00:00 AM

​Then a zero turn is the mower for you!

There are a number of differentattachments that add to the versatility of zero turn mowers.


Bag or Mulch Clippings - The most popular attachment is a bagging system that allows you to collect grass clippings. There are many bagger options available for zero turn mowers including two- and three-bucket designs. Ariens and Gravely offer powered and non-powered baggers. Powered baggers have a belt-driven powered blower that forces grass into the bags. Commercial-quality baggers dump from seat using a lever to tilt the collector so you don't have to get off machine to dump clippings.

Rear Attachments - Zero turn mowers can accommodate a variety of rear attachments, including a dump cart, spreader, plug aerator, lawn dethatcher, roller or sprayer.

Front Attachments - Some zero turn mowers can accommodate a front-mounted blade or even a snow blower or brush for clearing snow or debris.

Check out this youtube video talking about the options available for our zero turn mowers.

Most attachments can be installed with the accompanying instructions, but it is generally recommended to have them installed by a professional power equipment dealer. Some zero turn mowers may require you to add a hitch for rear attachments while others may come standard with a hitch. In some cases, front attachments may require an adapter kit or weight kit. "Quick hitch" mechanisms may also be available for fast and easy changeover.

Check out our Why Zero Turn site to see other reasons why a zero turn might be the mower for you.​

Divide Your Work in Half with Our New Ariens 22-Ton Log Splitter

6/27/2013 5:00:00 AM

​Are you looking for a great way to clean up your dead trees this summer and have your logs split and ready for winter all at the same time? Check out our new Ariens® 22-Ton Log Splitter.

This new model rounds out our line of log splitters to give our customers choices to fit their needs. This Ariens unit will be especially popular due to its durability and performance along with the extremely competitive price.

Some of the features of the Ariens 22-Ton Log Splitter that make this model a high quality-effective product are the 12-second cycle time, 25-inch log capacity, horizontal/vertical splitting and highway-rated tires. To check out all the features, visit our Ariens website.

This unit is available through your local Ariens dealer and select Home Depot stores​

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