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Ariens 46 in. 22 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Ariens

46 in. 22 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED

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With 6 different cutting settings, the Ariens 46 in. 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower can cut grass from 1 - 4-1/2 in. high. The mower operates at speeds of up to 5.2 MPH and 2.9 MPH in reverse for safe, efficient mowing. With a 46 in. cutting deck, this mower mows more grass in less time for greater mowing efficiency. For maximum comfort while riding, the mower comes with an adjustable, high-back seat and a beverage holder.

  • 22 HP Briggs & Stratton V-twin engine offers plenty of power to handle big jobs
  • Hydrostatic, automatic transmission comes with a lever control that lets you match the speed to the job
  • 46 in. cutting deck mows more grass in fewer passes and less cutting time
  • Dual-blade mowing deck helps cut grass evenly on every pass
  • 16 in. turning radius for easily maneuvering around obstacles
  • Electric blade engage easily engages the blades with the pull of a button on the dashboard
  • Welded steel frame provides great durability
  • V-twin engine offers fewer vibrations and quieter operation
  • 6 cutting settings allow you to select cutting heights from 1 - 4-1/2 in.
  • Travels at speeds of up to 5.2 mph forward and 2.9 mph in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Includes an adjustable, high-back seat and a beverage holder for comfortable riding
  • 4 gal. fuel capacity minimizes the frequency of refueling
  • Delivered to your door 100% assembled
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower

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Name 46 in. 20 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower 46 in. 22 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED D140 48 in. 22 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower-California Compliant D155 48 in. 24 HP ELS Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower
Brand Poulan PRO Ariens John Deere John Deere
Ratings (186) (12) (11) (144)
Cutting Width 46 inches 46 inches 48 inches 48 inches
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded OEM Branded
Features Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower
Horsepower (hp) 20 22 24
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 2 - 4 Acres 2 - 4 Acres
Transmission Type Automatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped
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Customer Questions & Answers

Why did Home Depot discontinue Ariens riding mowers? I have had mine less than a year. Hate it. Out for a repair twice.

Asked by: george
I have had mine for over 6 years replaced blades and battery. Never had a problem with it starts every time with first turn of the key. I was looking to upgrade to the zero turn hope the sell them
Answered by: CaptChevy
Date published: 2017-04-04

Is Ariens part of MTD in any way

Asked by: Anonymous
No they are not. Regardless I would not buy these low end products. I have talked to repair shops who tell me these things are junk and yes they are junk. Do not buy one.
Answered by: MJLTroy
Date published: 2017-06-17

Can a snow plow blade be attached to this tractor?

Asked by: Anonymous
Sure can! tried & true- just used it yesterday in Missoula Mt- installed a 14" high craftsman snow plow , sears # 07124441000, model # 24441. put on some 'Husqvarna 954050501 Tractor Wheel Weights, Pair 62-Pound ' ( this tractor is a Husky...) i bought the weights from amazon. installed these (also bought from amazon)" Tire Chains 20X8X8 20X8X10 Snow Throwers / Mowers 2 Link". i see its been a while since you asked hopefully youre all set by now. if not- well now you have the info. i had a heck of a time figuring out what it would take to make this animal work- since the home depot ad for the 'Ariens 46 in. 22 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower ' clearly states: "Riding Mower Usage Heavy Hauling & Lawn Maintenance,Mowing,Snow Removal " but after you buy it- the Q and A's & ariens sez- cant be done... Really?? i spent 2 hrs just last nite plowing out my place and a whole cul de sac, for one- its a HOOT and for 2: this setup ROCKS! so if youve already set it up- well then youre havin as much fun as i am, if not- dont hesitate- or itll be summer !
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-13

Need a belt for the mower. Where can I find which one? Also has 6 cutting heights, handle to adjust broke off. Need.

Asked by: Doug
Belts and replacement parts for this mower are available through your local Ariens authorized service and parts dealer. To find one near you, please visit the Ariens website and click on "Find a Dealer". It is important to bring along your model and serial numbers to help determine exactly what parts you will need. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2017-06-17
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Customer Reviews

46 in. 22 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and construction for the price! Made by Husquvarna, this tractor has plenty of power and features. Because it is not the brand name, you don't pay the premium price, yet you still get the excellent construction of a great machine.
Date published: 2011-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would Never recommend an Ariens mower!!! It good to see that this has been discontinued. We purchased this one two years ago and the Home Depot told us it was the same as the more recognized name brand sold at Lowes that our neighbor purchased. He bought his the same time and not one issue and our yards are not difficult just flat acre lots. They were completely wrong!!!! It has been in the shop three times and still has major issues. The first thing that was not working was the alternator and was fixed under the warranty, the magnets came unglued according to the servicer provider. So new battery and then it stopped working again. On the third battery for it. The second thing is the front wheel axle. It is designed to break what keeps the wheels from turn too far in and after it was fixed by authorized service provide it is doing it again. It rattles and the hood has come loose as well. The front two wheels had good tire pressure and then go out to mow and both go down and without an intertube it is difficult to get these inflated again since the rim and tire have to be completely off the ground and the tire tight enough for it to seal around the rim. You could not inflate unless you have a air compressor. Will never listen to Home Depot people again and will never purchase this brand again.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs good handles the slope in my yard with ease Delievery was timely and pack arrived in good shape. The instructions seem to be a bit poorly written. Some illustrations point to wrong area of picture for the location of levers. Unpacking was straight forward until the instructs tell you to roll the mower off the crate. It is not possible to roll this off the crate. At least not the one my mower was delivered on. the mower was in at soem 500 lbs and had broken through the slates. You had to left it out and ever the crate edges. Battery was dead, took two hours to charge it. So if curb side delivery means the mower is out on the street away from your charger you will have to pull the battery and take it in to charge. After charging the battery and filling the gas tank it started up easily enough. It took a couple of tries. They did not explain the the start position (choke engaged) means push the throttle up to the top (plus a bit) once you do that and there is gas in the line it starts right away. Mowed and acre plus of damp grass on a sloping hill side with no problems, Turns on a dime. You do have remember that to back up you need to turn off the cutting blades, Killed the mower twice when I forget and but the mower in reverse to back out of a tight spot in the yard. I have a very uneven bumpy back 3 acres and although I have not yet tried to mow this ground I have pulled a small trailer with load over the area with the mower and it worked well. The mower has good traction and is very stable. Overall I am very pleased with the mower.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! I love this machine. I didn't even have to move the cutting select lever, it mows the grass at the height I prefer. Boot scootin' and very sharp and tight turn radius.
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ariens 46" 22HP This is a Do Not Buy. Terrible Product The product does not perform. It is not well made. The materials and construction are faulty or inferior. I purchased in April. I used it on approximately 6 occassions. It would not start in august. It would not start in October. I have put information in the service section as appropriate. I would not recommend any of thes low end products. This is the most regrettable purchase I have ever made. Can't say enough about not spending your money on this unit.
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lawn Tractor I've had this lawn tractor for about 6 months. Two months after purchase the battery would drain while running.I placed a volt meter on the battery cables while the engine was running and it read 12-V. Knowing it should read 14-V when running, I replaced the regulator which was a simple, easy access repair. Although warranty would cover the repair, I did it myself. Since then the tractor runs great. I installed a (Sunpro) Voltage meter and a Fuel gauge on the dash since almost all on my mowing equipment has them. It just makes operating them a little easier.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from for motor size and deck size its by far the best bang for the buck after riding it.i was so mutvh moore happy. See i got this outta box around fivehundred dollars less than the biggest copeditor. compared to get the same size tractor, deck and engine. but i was so sold on it after the wife took just one lap around the yard. The Ariens runs 5.2 mph... Its (what i call it when bragging to my budies) a Zero Turn in disqquise... highly recomended.
Date published: 2012-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice work horse. This is my second Ariens and we love them. I bought this one for my son and family. Very reliable and easy to use.
Date published: 2012-11-13
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