Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 120
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Michele Truly awful mower!
First of all this mower is a piece of junk! It breaks every time we use it. We have had it since March and maybe used it 10 times. Our yard is not very big, but I bought it for my elderly dad to make things easier for him. The transmission belt falls off about half way through each mow. The mowing belt has snapped twice. I have spent over $500 in repairs that were not covered under warranty apparently. The company offers no support at all. I have spent hours on the phone with Ariens trying to get some help. The first time they referred me to a authorized dealer and when I called them they said they couldn't get parts from Ariens so they could not help me. Home Depot has offered no assistance either. I would have better off going with a different brand all together! Do not buy any Ariens products. Even the shop I ended up taking it to, said that this was an awful mower and they have had many in there with issues.
November 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TedinPa Arien Tough !
Excellent tractor, powerful 21hp B&S engine, automatic transmission shifts smoothly. This machine cuts evenly, quickly,and is well made. A++++
October 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newfan1 Ariens....We love ours
The V-Twin 22 horse Briggs and Stratton is a strong dependable engine with less vibration than single cylinders.
Our one acre lawn is easier to manage with this mower and has never looked this good. The four deck wheels and ten height adjustments that keep us from scalping the grass
Plus the automatic with cruise control make this so easy to operate. Ten height adjustments with four deck wheels insure even cutting to make our lawn look great.
The high back seat is very comfortable and adjustable for your height. The hood is steel not plastic, and the deck is heavy gauge steel with a wide cutting path
We are happy with new mower.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fescuefanatic Unbelievable value
Got free delivery from an 18-wheeler to my house. It came in what my kids called a "Madagascar crate". If you've seen the animated movie, you know what I mean. It was fully assembled and ready to go. I upgraded from a 42"/16.5hp B/S Murray mower which I bought from Home Depot 9 years ago. This one cuts my lawn about 15% faster due to being automatic and due to the cutting width. I also uses less gas with a larger engine because I keep the throttle down somewhat vs my old mower.
May 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Horse No tractor In this price range can beat the Ariens 22hp B&S
Now in my second month of use, I am completely satisfied with the Ariens 46" 22hp riding tractor. After reading some of the reviews, I was a little worried about removing it from the delivery crate. It ended up that was not a problem. I did it by myself in less than 10 minutes. I use the mower on uneven ground including a slop approaching the maximum recommended limit. This tractor has plenty of power for the hill while mowing tall grass. I did my homework on this purchase and no other mower in this price range can beat the value.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimmy Excellent Machine For The Price
The 46 inch mower is awesome right out of the box. Just fuel and go! What used to take me hours with my old riding mower has now been cut in half! I LOVE that!
SO glad I bit the bullet and bought it!
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This thing comes in a crate, no joke. You WILL need a hammer and crowbar to open it... or a chainsaw in my case! Either way, once you get past that part... its awesome and you have some new firewood... if you are into that kind of thing. Happy mowing!
June 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by yooper The forward drive pedal on the 46 inch mower is at an awkward height
I would be happy with the mower, but I have one problem. The forward drive pedal is too high. When I use it the tip of my toe barely touches the pedal with my heal on the floor. When I am out of town I have my 18 year old Niece cut my grass for me and she can’t even rest her heal on the floor because of the height of the pedal. It is a very uncomfortable position to have to hold your foot.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobComment Good mower....
Mower performs great. Starts and runs smoothly and has plenty of power. Make sure you let some air out of the tires, because they come from the factory very overfilled (that first trip around the yard was really bumpy). Transmission is smooth on most shifts, however it will lurch occasionally on very tight turns at slow speeds. I did a lot of comparison shopping and found nothing else that could come close to the features for the price. Happy with this purchase.
My biggest gripe was with the home delivery. I thought I would save myself some effort since the delivery was free. However, the mower comes off the truck in a fully enclosed 250 lb wooden crate. The delivery company left the crate sitting on a skid so the mower wheels were suspended about 8 inches from the ground. (see photo) I had to completely break the crate apart and then get friends to help lift it out of the base. Plus I had to borrow a truck to haul the crate pieces to the dump. It would have been much less work just to pick up a mower from the front of the Local Home Depot store.
April 22, 2013