Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyD Better than my old DR
I had an old walk behind trimmer that I wanted to replace. After reviewing all units I settled on the Ariens. I was surprised when the unit came with a more powerful engine than was advertised being 8 ft-lbs instead of 7 ft-lbs of torque. Starting the trimmer was quite easy as it does not require priming. The trimmer had no difficulty with the waist high field grass that had grown in recent rains and did not tangle or bog down. The pivoting head allows the trimmer to cut against my foundation without the wheels contacting the house. This was not available on other trimmers at The Home Depot. I do have two complaints. One is that, at the full pivot to the left, the air cleaner shroud contacts the wheel. The other is that, in the heavy grass, rubber discharge guide was weighed down and became tattered along the edge where it contacted the trimmer line. Overall I have been pleased with the purchase.
March 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by flyinggaff A step up.
The Ariens 22 inch walk behind line trimmer is more than capable of handling tough line trimming chores. I maintain 10 acres with approx, 400 yards of fence with this unit and it is a real labor saver. My back appreciates the difference between this unit and my standard line trimmer. Pros include: well built and solid, easy to set up and start and better safety guards than the other walk behind unit I owned. Also, this trimmer has plenty of power and the actual lines last a long time if you stay away from metal.
The only con I have noted was, out of the box, one fastener was not properly seated on the rear debris guard which was fixable without hassling with warranty repair. I would recommend this product.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick Great machine at a good price
I have owned two other walk behind weed trimmers. Both were different brands, both well known. Each lasted about 7 years. I have now completed about 8 hrs of work over a three day period and can honestly say, for the price, you can not beat this machine. It does everything the others did at a lesser price. I really have no complaints other than the string.. Dry string is subject to splitting and breaking. After using the string that came with the machine, I used my own. I store my string in a bucket of water when not in use. It stays much more pliable and doesn't split or break as often.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by madwolf best trimmer
why would you stop selling such a great trimmer. this is by far the best walk behind trimmer I have ever had.
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by keokebe1 Ariens Walk-behind Trimmer
1. Product shipment: reasonable
2. Product features: ease of starting; easy height adjustment (though never changed mine); power: satisfactory; ease of trimming: reasonable; convenience and performance of 4-cycle engine; cutting nylon: satisfactory durability with easy nylon replacement.
3. Major difficulty: frequent entwining of tall grass and weeds onto axle. Carry a curved pick to pull off entangled weeds. Abundant cuttings get into cover, and cleaning requires removal of the cover (removal of holding nuts) with caution to not alter the pull cord assembly in this task.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LongBeach Powerful engine, easy start, heavy
We replaced a 15 year old Sears trimmer. The Ariens is more powerful, easier to start and stop, and lived up to its billing - without using anything heavier than the plastic line the improved torque allowed me to cut heavier brush without the line breaking. The biggest issue is that with power comes weight. It is harder to maneuver and push up hills. If you are older or of slight build this might not be the model for you. Caveat - this after one week of use. I'd recommend to home depot to check back in one year later.
December 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ka34 Not what I expected
This trimmer is not as heavy duty as I expected for the cost, but I haven't owned a wheeled trimmer before.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Xxx1 Awesome Machine
Purchased this trimmer to clear about 5000 sq. ft of brush to landscape our new commercial building. I opened the box and was very pleased to find the trimmer fully assembled. I reviewed the manual, added oil and gas, put on the safety glasses provided and went to work. I knocked down 5000 sq. feet of brush 4 ft high and did it in 30 minutes. Everything about this trimmer is impressive. Great American made product!
September 22, 2013