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Ariens 46 in. 22 HP Kohler Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Ariens

46 in. 22 HP Kohler Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

This Ariens riding tractor has premium features found on more expensive tractors, such as a powerful Kohler 22 HP engine, rugged automatic transmission with foot pedal operation and cruise control, plus a wide 46 in. mowing deck with 4 deck wheels a wash out port, and 10 cutting heights, all at a value price. Throw in an ergonomic high back seat plus a handy beverage holder and you will find this solid riding tractor is all you need to get the job done quickly and easily. Ariens: more value for your money.

  • Powerful and dependable Kohler 22 HP engine allows you mow through thick grass with ease
  • Smooth and rugged automatic transmission with Foot Pedal control operates just like a car, forward and reverse pedals allow you to mow quickly in any direction
  • 46 in. mowing deck with spring-assisted lift plus 4 gauge wheels and deck washout port, anti-scalp front and rear gauge wheels provide a cushion between the 46 in. deck and the ground, the washout port allows easy cleaning of accumulated grass and debris
  • Dual-blade design helps cut grass evenly on every pass
  • Tight 16 in. turning radius allows you to maneuver around obstacles with ease
  • Mows in reverse for added convenience
  • Ergonomic, high back padded seat allows you to mow comfortably for hours, seat lever adjustment for the position that is most comfortable for you
  • 10 cutting heights allow you to select cutting heights ranging from 1 - 4-1/2 in. to adjust the cutting deck to best match the current condition of your lawn
  • Travels at speeds of up to 5.2 mph forward and 2.9 mph in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Headlights provide task lighting for evening operation
  • Convenient cruise control allows you to easily set a constant mowing speed with the handy cruise control lever
  • 2-1/2 gal. fuel capacity minimizes the need for refueling
  • Durable, welded steel frame for long life
  • Delivered to your door 100% assembled
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower

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Name 46 in. 22 HP Kohler Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED D110 42 in. 19 HP Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower D110 42 in. 19 HP Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower-California Only D140 48 in. 22 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower-California Only
Brand Ariens John Deere John Deere John Deere
Ratings (20) (234) (12) (9)
Number of Cylinders Single Cylinder Single Cylinder Single Cylinder V-Twin
Turning Radius (in.) 16 18 18 18
Engine Make Kohler OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Features Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment 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) 19 19 22
Transmission Type Automatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the 46 in 22 hp ariens selling on line have a kohler motor or not

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it has a Kohler engine. One of the main reasons I bought it.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2015-09-17

does it have a grass catcher

Asked by: Anonymous
It doesn't come with a grass catcher, but I believe one is available at additional cost.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2015-09-17

Automatic or Hydrostatic?

Is the transmission an automatic transmission (with gears and a torque converter) or a hydrostatic transmission (sometimes referred to as an automatic)?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2015-09-17

One more question- this model doesn't show up on the Ariens website. THe only 46" deck shows a Briggs & Stratton engine. Is this new modela V Twin??

Asked by: Anonymous
I bought this one from Home Depot online, and it has a Kohler Courage Single Cylinder SV620 motor.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-08
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Customer Reviews

46 in. 22 HP Kohler Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ariens 46 in. 22 hp Kohler engine I bought this tractor because: 1) it was affordable; 2) it offered the Kohler engine opposed to the Briggs & Stratton (B&S). The B &S engine is no good in my opinion since I have had this engine on smaller mowers and was not pleased due to power issues. The Ariens with the Kohler 22 hp is a strong mower that is well built and easy to operate. It does cut nicely (to my surprise). I have always used zero-turns, but I could not afford one this time, so I went with this. It does climb hills nicely and safely. However, you can only go up and down. My only complaints are: 1) the seat is not comfortable; 2) it is difficult to make nice striping lines with this because it takes forever to turn around to pivot and start a new line--unlike a zero-turn mower. Overall, it is well worth the money to have a riding mower for this price. It should hold up for a long time.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Mower for a Very Good Price I have had this mower for only a little over a month and cut with it 5-6 times. With that said, I have limited experience with it, but will give my review based on that. First off, my property is very hilly with some pretty good grades. I am a 6'3" and weigh 275, so a fairly good sized person. This mower handles both, the property and myself with no issue what so ever. I did have to make some adjustments to the deck to level it which is no big deal as it is very easy to do. Much easier than my previous two mowers. I also had to deflate the tires to the recommended pressures. Checked oil and made sure nuts and bolts were tight, pins attached and started mowing. With the different hills and angles of my yard, it has been difficult to get a good cut on the sides of hills where the grades change and where two different angles come together,(such as a hip and valley on a roof). Not with this mower. It cuts great, very neat and expels clippings with ease. It handles my lawn sweeper attachment with ease, even when full of wet clippings. As of now, I haven't found any issues with this mower and can only say good things about it. Its comfortable, powerful all while not being very noisy. The hydrostatic pedal is super fine and can be "feathered" to keep the mower moving even on slick hilly surfaces. The seat is comfortable and adjust fwd-back to accommodate most size people. My only issue, if it is an issue, is that the safety switch on the seat is super sensitive, so that it wants to cut off with the slightest pressure interruption. I guess thats its job though, so its not so much of an issue as it is an annoyance to someone who cuts grass in WV where you are constantly shifting your weight from one side to the other. Overall, I would highly recommend this mower, for price and quality.
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power and quality Product came fully assembled, but crated. I put in some gas and away I went. Mower fit in my small shed where the 42" use to be. I just had to flip up the discharge shield. This thing has power and it cut the lawn beautifully unlike my last rider of a different brand. You can definitely mow in reverse with this product- I don't know how anyone could live without that feature. I need to back up often in my yard. If I can think of a negative- it's that this appears to use more gas than my previous rider, though that was only 18hp versus 22hp. At least the tank is a lot bigger. I have a 42" lawn sweeper and I'm unsure if I want to use that, get a mulching setup, or get a bagger. This mower does throw the clippings pretty far. A new feature for me is the hose attachment for deck cleanout. Only time will tell how well it really works.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power to spare Went from a Craftsman 42" to this, and I'm loving it. The first cut of the season easily took half the time (2 acres), and on only one tank of gas. Great turning radius, easy to clean, no more huge piles of grass left behind, as it easily blows the cuttings out the chute. The only negative is the headlights don't work. After working w/ it, it starts better at low throttle rather than w/ the choke engaged?!? All in all, for the low cost of a good 42" mower, yet it has that little bit more, I'm very happy w/ it.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Impressed I bought this Ariens 22 HP Riding Mower and the beginning of the 2013 mowing season. Set up was tedious as I am a perfectionists. The directions were easy to follow and understand. Okay, 25 hours of use later (I purchased and hour meter on line for $7) and this monster just keeps running strong. I mow the baseball field and surrounding area for my church, about 2 acres and really put it to the test. No problems at all. So easy to change direction and mower height. It is worth every cent and more that I paid for it. Highly, and I mean I highly recommend this mower.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased as a second mower and am extremely pleased with the quality and the price. We wanted to get a small tractor/lawn mower for cutting and pulling heavy loads up a steep incline. This mower has lived up to all of the expectations. Would highly recommend this for anyone.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good value for the price. I selected this mower because of the larger 46" cut and the 22 HP Kohler engine. Similar mowers of different brands were several hundred dollars more expensive. I like the larger gas tank. A full tank of gas will let me finish my two acres without refueling. I also like the tight turning radius. I'm still getting used to the reverse pedal which I find somewhat awkward.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this rider is great have no problems with it. my problems are with the shipping experience! product was delivered in gas an go condition, all I had to do was uncrate, give it gas an go. very satisfied with the machine . rides and cuts well, comfort of driving very good, and cruise work great.
Date published: 2013-06-22
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