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Model # 960460025

Internet # 202518945

42 in. 22 HP Briggs & Stratton V-Twin Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED

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$1,499.00 /each



Model # 960460025

Internet # 202518945

This Ariens riding tractor has premium features found on more expensive tractors such as a powerful Briggs & Stratton V-Twin 22 HP engine, electric blade engagement, smooth hydrostatic automatic transmission, plus a 42 in. mowing deck with 4 anti-scalp wheels, all at a value price. Throw in a comfortable high back seat and handy beverage holder and you will find this solid looking riding tractor is all you need to get the job done quickly and easily.

  • Assembled dimension: 45 in. W x 72.75 in. D x 46 in. H
  • Powerful Briggs & Stratton v-twin 22 hp engine gives you more power to tackle all the big jobs
  • Smooth hydrostatic automatic transmission with lever control that allows you to match the speed to the job
  • 42 in. mowing deck with spring assisted deck lift, 4 anti-scalp wheels plus a deck wash-out port, will give your lawn a manicured look
  • Dual-blade cutting deck design ensures that grass is cut evenly on every pass
  • Tight 16 in. turning radius that allows you to maneuver around obstacles with ease
  • Durable, welded steel frame for long life
  • Electric blade engage effortlessly engages the blades with the pull of a button on the dashboard
  • With less vibration and quieter operation a v-twin engine gives you a better operating experience
  • 6 cutting positions let you cut grass down to as short as 1 in. and as tall as 4-1/2 in.
  • Travels at speeds of up to 5.2 mph forward and 2.9 mph in reverse for efficient mowing
  • 1-1/2-gal. fuel capacity minimizes the need for refueling
  • Delivered to your door 100% assembled

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
72.75 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
46 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
45 in 
Front wheel size (in.) 
Mower Deck Width 
42 in 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1 - 2 Acres 
Turning radius (in.) 
Commercial / Residential 
Cutting Width (in.) 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
Briggs & Stratton 
Engine Make 
Briggs and Stratton 
Assembly Required,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Front Motor Riding 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Maximum forward speed (mph) 
Maximum reverse speed (mph) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mulching Capability 
Number of Blades 
Number of Cylinders 
Twin Cylinder 
Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Power Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
493 lb 
Start Type 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Transmission Type 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 year limited 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 457 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value for the money I'm not going into the technical specs as they are listed on this site. They speak for themselves. My budget wasn't large and I feel that I got the best I could for the money with this Ariens. I own an Ariens 926 snow thrower that has been serving me well so I consider Ariens products to be good quality and value. It wasn't easy to get Ariens accessories but I purchased a trailer, yard vac, and yard roller from other companies that work with it. I added my own Tachometer, Volt Guage and Hour guage so now I have the same guages like more expensive mowers. I've used the mower and it is a pleasure to drive, has plenty of power. I've spun the wheels a couple of times giving it too much gas to quickly. It has the exact same engine that my Dad's John Deer has but with improvements to the design. I have a medium sized yard and can do it much faster than with my old mower. The larger deck means less trips to do the job. I wasn't sure about the lever for driving but now that I'm used to it; I wouldn't be without it. Overall, I really like my new Ariens Lawn mower! April 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mower This product came assembled as they said it woud. I think the instructions for initial starting could be a little more clear but all in all it did not take long to get it out of the crate and get it running. We used the mower for the first time after a few days of rain and it was great. It starts easy and performs well. The tractor is comfortable and easy to maneuver. Shipping was free as they said it would be, it came in a few days, and the delivery company was very accomodating. They contacted us ahead of time and arrived when they said they would. April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Features Bought and picked up at store, all assembled,added gas and go.Have used for 1 3/4 problems. compared to "other" Green brand this machine had V-2 engine sealed bearings on blades and gas tank fill in better location, all for less money. Very easy to use, tight turn radius. Have medium size lawn but back yard will be in this spring. This will make a large yard do-able for 70 yr old man. Also has always been easy to start and runs very smooth. Plenty of power for the mowing deck, you don't have to run "wide open" to do a smooth cut, and it will cut wet grass. The hydro drive is great.I would and have recommended this machine to others. January 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a machine Had a JD with a 46 in cut and the deck was to big for my uneven yard, so I did some research and found the Aries 42 and I am so glad I did! It will climb like no other I have owed and mows great. I love it, and it cuts great. You will not be unhappy. May 8, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Mower but ... I love this mower - it is well built and seems to be quality. The 22HP engine means I can mow tall grass at pretty much full speed. Hills are not a problem. The only issue that I had was that when I received the mower the blades wouldn't engage. After much frustration and many calls I finally figured out the problem myself: there was a bent pin on the switch for "electric blade engagement". Once I bent that back and it made a good electrical connection it worked just fine. May 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SO GLAD WE PURCHASED THIS!! We love this mower. It has the power we need to mow our acreage and all the features we need. The walk thru deck is so much easier than raising the leg to get on. And the blade button is soooo much easier than a handle to activate. And the clean out really works. We can't say enough good things about this product!! (This replaced a 42" Huskee) May 28, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It's got the right stuff. I'm pleased with all the features especially the quiet powerful engine. This machine is well engineered. You can easily access all service components and the controls are placed within easy reach. It cranks right up every time, the ride is comfortable, handling is smooth and although the steering isn't as tight has some other mowers, it's more than adequate for me. Personally I think super tight steering tempts you to get too close to trees and other objects and puts more stress on the steering linkage. Once you've properly adjusted the mower deck, deck wheels, and tire inflation (all easy to do), the Ariens leaves a nice even cut. Don't trust the factory deck settings! Overall this Ariens mower is a great machine. Now the test of time. August 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT MACHINE FOR MONEY This is update on machine Ive used for 3 summers,and it has performed great. I like the power it has with the 42" deck, you dont have to run the engine wide open for good cut,usually 1/2 throttle is good. Only problem has been 1 broken spindle which was my fault,too wide of turn into rough and hit a rock. My mower has the 2 cylinder B/S engine and it always starts easily. Some reviewers have complained about hard starting....Just make sure choke is FULLY engaged and it starts easily.Parts are easy to come by online..several companies carry them with good service..VERY satisfied would buy it again....... December 29, 2012
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