Model # 911413

Internet #202691274

Ariens 34 in. Self-Propelled Wide Area Gas Mower-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Ariens

34 in. Self-Propelled Wide Area Gas Mower-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

The maneuverable wide area walk with its 34 in. mowing path easily tackles the tall stuff in tight or open spaces. Its innovative a variable on-the-fly drive system enables the operator to zip in and out, back and forth without ever stopping the machine.

  • Assembled dimension: 42 in. W x 67 in. D x 38 in. H
  • 34 in. Twin spindle cutting width
  • Operator zone key electric start and throttle control
  • Ergonomic, easy to use handles and control system
  • 8 in. front swivel wheels allow for easy maneuvering
  • 12 Gauge stamped steel deck
  • 7 Cutting positions ranging from 1.75 in.- 3.5 in.
  • 3.5 mph forward/ 2 mph reverse
  • 2.5 gal. fuel capacity
  • 500 cc Briggs & Stratton engine
  • Includes 3 year limited consumer warranty
  • Bagger sold separately as internet #202805033
  • Walk Behind mower is delivered 100% assembled by a local dealer who will show you how to use the equipment,disclaimer qualifying areas only

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this mower just for grass or can it cut tall fescue grass in wild areas?

Asked by: Anonymous
As long as you do not use the mulching kit, this mower does a great job in tall grass. It does not get bogged down with the mulching kit, but it does not cut evenly in the tall stuff with the mulching kit on. I am going to try to bagging kit next season. The only problem I had with the factory grass deflector was that it blew grass clippings into my mulch.
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2015-09-17

How steep of terrain will this mower handle.

Asked by: Anonymous
Pretty Steep. Around a 30 degree slope I would say. The trick is to mow down the hill instead of up it. The reason for this is the mower weighs around 300lbs and if you don't go full speed up the hill it can spin its tires in your lawn and not make it up. Not a problem of power but simple physics. The mower can handle some pretty impressive terrain but I wouldn't suggest going up a steep hill from a standstill or your large mower tires will simply dig into your yard you'll go nowhere.
Answered by: Alaskaman77
Date published: 2015-09-17

How do you either lower the wheels or adjust the cut height?

Asked by: Anonymous
Its pretty easy but it could be setup better. You must remove a cotter pin from the top of each caster wheel and then simply remove up to 5 little plastic spacers. The fewer spacers the shorter the cut. then put back on the wheel and then the cotter pin again. But it would be easy to loose the spacers because they don't stay on the machine. Its definitively not an on the fly process and the mower needs to be off before you change your cutting height.
Answered by: Alaskaman77
Date published: 2015-09-17

I had battery problems and couldn't crank the mower, can I buy a recoil pull starter for this mower ?

I can't seem to find one
Asked by: BR549
Ariens Company does not offer a recoil rope for the engine. Please contact the engine manufacturer with model and spec number off of the engine and they can advise if there is a recoil that will fit this engine.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

34 in. Self-Propelled Wide Area Gas Mower-DISCONTINUED is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the price it is okay I have had this mower for 2 years. I think it is a good value as compared with a commerical mower; howev,er the parts break frequently. I would not recommend unless you can replace parts yourself; this mower will cost you a fortune if you have to keep taking it to a mower repair shop. I have a sloped lot and it did not do well on the hills due to belt slipping; however, I shortened the engagement spring and it does great now. Also, I have to keep the rear plate off as grass gets into this area and causes the belts to come off. Again, as long as you are a handy person, I think the mower will meet your needs. If you are not handy, don't buy it.
Date published: 2011-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poorly engineered product I have one of these for three years now. Fairly good as a mower but nothing but trouble as a mechanical device! Control cables keep breaking - replaced four so far. Front caster wheel and strut fell off and went under the mower, destroying a blade and spindle. Bolt holding the main PTO sheave set to the spindle has sheared off inside the spindle - twice. Can't tip it to work on it because oil from the crankcase enters the cylinder. Drive belts wear and expand quickly and have to be changed too often. Now there has been some failure in the transmission which has caused the transmission shaft to extend and engage the pawl for the emergency brake - so the mower can't be moved. Looks like a few hundred dollars in repair even if I do it myself. If you buy one make sure you have a complete set of shop tools for it.
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ariens WAW 34 cuts anything - but won't win a race I looked long and hard at smaller walk behinds, and chose the Ariens for the horsepower, key ignition and price combination. I've used this mower about 5 times on very dense and tall spring grass. My yard is .55 acres and it easily cut my mowing time by a third vs a 21" push mower. It cuts through anything without bogging down one bit; while the blade-tip speed is rated consistent with other residential mowers, it discharges the grass so powerfully, it never leaves clumps that requiring raking. It makes a nice commercial looking striping to the yard. It appears to be decent on gas consumption. It starts very easily and seems to be built very well. It's heavy, and is a bit of a chore to maneuver turns especially on slopes. The forward and reverse on-the-fly is a nice feature, but it doesn't seem to have variable speeds; more like a first and fifth gear. I thought with all that horsepower it could go faster. The reverse is more like reverse-assist.
Date published: 2011-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 3 parts broken in less than 1 mowing season I have always owned second hand clunkers and spent just as much time fixing them as I did mowing with them. After 10 years of fighting with lawnmowers I decided to hand over some real money and get a nice one for my 1/2 acre yard. After the second mow one of the front wheels had already begun to bend. The quality of the front wheels is terrible and the design is just as bad. The wheels contain large hubs that pop out easily and the assembly has far too much play in it so they slide to the left/right..causing the cheap metal to bend up and making the wheel useless. I ended up going to the hardware store and buying 2 quality wheels with pressed bearings. I also bought some spacers to keep the wheels from slopping around in the assembly. This fixed the front wheels after about $30 and a couple trips to the hardware store. Now I haven't even made it through one mowing season and the blade engage cable has broken. I noticed the blade wasn't coming on so I took the cover off only to find a broken/frayed wire & spring attached to the tension pulley. The wire is obviously too thin for the amount of tension that is required on the blade pulley. Now I will have to get it replaced but if they put the same thin wire on there it will only be a matter of time before it snaps too. Now I am back where I started..fixing the mower instead of mowing with it. Only this time, it's a much more expensive mower. Shame on you Ariens for putting such cheap components on what could have been a good little mower.
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cuts well, well built This mower will cut grass as well as a commercial walk-behind, and better than a lawn tractor. Since tractors use all that power to move your butt around, the big engine on this thing cuts grass like a commercial unit. You won't need a bagger/mulcher, because it annihilates the clippings like a commercial unit does. It's also nicely built, looks and feels like a commercial one. The wheels and casters are full size, heavy duty. The mower tilts up nicely to clean the underside of the deck. You can reverse it without moving your hands. It will take you half the time of a 21" mower. Home Depot delivered it right to my house, and the guy had it already setup, and demo'd it for me. The cons are that the unit does not have individual levers for the drive wheels like a commercial unit. It won't zero turn under power, you have to push it to turn it. It's really not that big of an issue, but I didn't expect it. They are now putting annoying DOUBLE safety features on lawn equipment because people aren't very bright anymore... The single lever, variable drive does move nicely, but the unit doesn't pull as strong or go as fast as I'd like, but moves swiftly enough to cut in a hurry. The deck doesn't go high as I'd like to cut the grass high. The left side is a little vulnerable to scalping when the deck is low. I'm going to add a wheel on that side of the deck to prevent it from scalping or dragging. If you have over an acre, buy a real commercial unit or a zero-turn. If you lack upper body strength, get a smaller mower or a landscaper. Overall, it's a really good unit.
Date published: 2011-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good value but it has a few problems This is a nice lawn mower when it works. The variable speed forward and reverse is great compared to other machines with fixed gear ratios. It makes it very easy to mow your lawn quickly and control this heavy machine when turning. The belt brake seems to be a poor design. My belt keeps coming off when I let go of the blade clutch. Had to bend brackets to keep it on the pulley system. To make matter worse. There are several screws to get at belt which is housed under a large plastic cover. The main drive brake is also cheap. It is not a variable power brake. all you can do is engage it or not. I learned to use the reverse lever to control my downhill speed. I have a steep slope which causes the mower to speed up when going downhill. I read where other have had issues with the cabling. So far I have not but I see where one cable is already fraying. The two blades do not overlap. One is set further back to produce the complete cut. I though this was a good feature because I would not need to worry about blade alignment and timing but when turning right the offset blades can leave grass uncut in between the blades. Not a big deal but annoying. The height adjustment only changes the front wheel height. Not sure how this will work as far a cut quality but so far I have not notice any issues. I have owned the mower for about 6 weeks.
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product for the Price Mower has great horsepower and can certainly mow about any size grass (i.e. tall or short) very well. Smooth engine performance and great side discharge for mowing tall grass. Appears to be made of quality parts and certainly like the B&S Motor. Used for approximately 1 month on flat and inclined mowing surfaces. Like the emergency brake, really nice on hills. Controls are easy to use and to get used to. However; hands do get a little tired after an hour or so of use. The height adjustment is cumbersome given you have to lift the front of the mower to change the spacers and pins. But this a minor inconvenience given typically one usually mows at the same level. Doesn't work too well on hills. The front caster wheels allows the front to always want to run down hill and takes signficant effort to keep straight if mowing from side to side. Not too bad on hills if you mow up and down using the forward and reverse controls as braking. But i'm sure this will prematurely wear the belts. Works perfect on relatively flat ground. Although it does not work as good on hills as i would have liked; i really like the mower and intend on keeping it. Certainly appears to be a good mower for the price. About half the cost of a commercial mower.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine First off, this is shipped from Ariens to your nearest Ariens dealer. The dealer assembles it, makes sure everything works, and then delivers it to your house. As for the mower. I've only had it a month, but have had zero problems. It's a great machine. Plenty of power, easy to maneuver, and can work into some tight places. It fires up every time no problem. It's also pretty good on gas. When comparing it to the Cub Cadet, the Ariens blows it away. The Cub Cadet is either full speed, or stopped. You can change your speed by stopping the mower, and shifting gears. The Ariens has a variable speed. If you squeeze the handle a little, you go slow. If you squeeze it all the way, you're at full speed. For reverse, rotate your hand and squeeze the reverse handle. Once you get the hang of it, you can turn it 180*, rotating on one tire, all while keep the handle squeezed. It is NOT for the weak, it can and will tire you out fast on certain terrains. Overall, if this fits the bill for what you need, I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2011-06-25
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