Ariens 42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 6-Speed Riding Lawn Mower-960160027 at The Home Depot
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Model # 960160027

Internet # 203013179

Store SKU # 156930

42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 6-Speed Riding Lawn Mower

Ariens 42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 6-Speed Riding Lawn Mower

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$999.00 / each
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,CA,GU,HI,PR,VI


Model # 960160027

Internet # 203013179

Store SKU # 156930

This Ariens tractor is perfect for the price conscious home owner. With a 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, 6 speed gear drive and 42 in. mowing deck, this tractor is perfect for lawns up to an acre with either flat or hilly terrains. This riding tractor

  • Assembled dimension: 34.5 in. W x 72.75 in. D x 45 in. H
  • Powered by a dependable 17.5 HP Briggs and Stratton single cylinder overhead valve engine with easy to service air filter
  • 6-speed gear drive transmission lets you set your own pace while mowing, works great on hilly terrains
  • 42 in. mowing deck gives your lawn a manicured look
  • Dual-blade mowing deck design helps ensure that grass is cut evenly on every pass
  • 6 cutting positions let you cut grass down to as short as 1-1/2 in. and as tall as 4 in. allowing you to adjust the cutting deck to best match the current condition of your yard
  • Mows in reverse, No other riding mower in this price range allows you to mow in both forward and reverse, Allows you to mow in any direction, especially in tight areas
  • Tight 18 in. turning radius allows you to easily mow around obstacles
  • Ergonomic padded seat, Ajustable cushioned seat isolates the user from bumps and vibrations, The seat is durable and easy to clean
  • Travels at speeds of up to 5.1 MPH forward and 1.6 MPH in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Headlights provide task lighting for evening operation
  • 1-1/2 gal. fuel capacity helps reduce refueling needs
  • Durable, welded steel frame for long life
  • Delivered mostly assembled; simply attach the seat and steering wheel using easy instructions
  • AVS Anti-Vibration System eliminates side-to-side motion for smoother performance
  • Durable, welded steel frame for long life
  • Delivered mostly assembled; simply attach the seat and steering wheel using easy instructions

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Assembled Depth (in.)  72.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  34.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  45 in  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Commercial / Residential  Residential 
Cutting Width  42 in  Drive type  Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc)  500  Engine Make  Briggs & Stratton 
Engine Make  Briggs and Stratton  Features  Assembly Required,Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment 
Front wheel size (in.)  15  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  1.5 
Horsepower (hp)  17.5  Included  Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type  Front Motor Riding  Manufacturer Warranty  2 year limited 
Maximum cutting height (in.)  Maximum forward speed (mph)  5.1 
Maximum reverse speed (mph)  1.6  Minimum cutting height (in.)  1.5 
Mower Deck Width  42 in  Mulching Capability  Yes with Proper Blade 
Number of Cylinders  Single Cylinder  Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.)  48  Product Weight (lb.)  386 lb 
Rear wheel size (in.)  20  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  30-Day  Size of Yard  1/2 - 1 Acre 
Start Type  Electric  Terrain  Uneven with Obstacles 
Transmission Type  Gear Drive  Turning radius (in.)  18 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 873 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best riding mower for the money My son and I had just been waiting for that old push mower to break, and it finally did. We knew that a riding mower was the way to go, as our yard is almost an acre. We searched the web, not knowing which brand we should get. We wanted quality, high enough horsepower , and a reasonable price. We read all information on this mower, and also read some reviews by customers. We had no problem deciding on this mower. Our property has some up and downs, this mower did great no problems. We live in Florida and it rains a lot, so the grass grows fast. Thanks so much for making this great mower. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great mower for the value and features This is a great riding mower. Have used it twice and it lives up to everything promised. It's easy to operate and all the features are awesome. Cuts the lawn low like I like it using the adjustment feature. May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens 42" riding lawn mower It was my first Ariens purchase. The process of ordering it online at was easy. What prompted me to purchase it was the number of great reviews. The shipment arrived to my home in a nice wooden crate. It only required me to mount the steering wheel and seat, which wasn't difficult. It took me about 30 minutes. Other than that, you only had to add gas. The oil was already added. Note: I didn't have to place a trickle charge on the battery given the battery date was well within the month I received it , otherwise you would.I've used it 3 times already on 1/3 acre suburban lot. I love it. May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just cranked it flawlessly for its third season I bought this mower 2 years ago and has been the sole workhorse to keep over an acre mowed. We pulled it out of storage today and cranked it without fail to begin its third season. If you want fancy, then look somewhere else, but if you want dependability and performance for a price that cannot be beat, then drive down and pick this one up. Granted, there will be good machines made by bad companies and bad machines made by good companies. There are too many folks with good results for my experience to be the exception. I would buy it again, but I doubt that will have to happen any time soon... April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by How to buy a lawn mower. It does not have a cup holder or a GPS locator or a cruise control or a automatic blue tooth cell phone app for how to cut the yard. It does not connect to the Weather Channel or have a laser grass height detector. You will have to spend an extra 7.9 minutes cutting the grass because it does not have the zero time warp mobilizer that allows you to cut around in a circle This is a bare bones riding mower. It cuts the grass very well. The price is under the 3 pints of blood and your left kidney limit. In fact you can purchase three of these over the next 25 years and still be ahead of the game. Then when they are all used up you can post them for sale on Craiglist for the same price as a new one. May 15, 2014
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