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Ariens 54 in. 25 HP Kohler Hydrostatic Garden Tractor-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Ariens

54 in. 25 HP Kohler Hydrostatic Garden Tractor-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

The Ariens 2-Wheel Drive Gas 25 HP Garden Tractor mows more grass in less time with its 54 in., triple-blade mowing deck that helps cut grass evenly. With 6 different cutting settings, this mower can cut grass from 1 - 4-1/2 in. high. The mower's hydrostatic transmission can be controlled with a pedal to let you match the speed to the job. The mower operates at speeds of up to 5.2 MPH forward and 2.9 MPH in reverse. For convenient riding, this mower includes an adjustable, high-back seat and a cup holder.

  • 25 HP Kohler V-twin engine offers plenty of power to handle big jobs
  • Hydrostatic, heavy-duty transmission features a pedal control that lets you match the speed to the job
  • 54 in. cutting deck mows more grass in fewer passes and less cutting time
  • Triple-blade mowing deck helps cut grass evenly on every pass
  • 18 in. turning radius for easy mowing around obstacles
  • Electric blade engage easily engages the blades with the pull of a button on the dashboard
  • Welded steel frame offers great durability
  • V-twin engine provides fewer vibrations and quieter operation
  • 6 settings allow you to select cutting heights ranging 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
  • Adjustable, high-back seat and a cup 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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Assembled Depth (in.)
72.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
58.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
58 in
Cutting Width
54 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
54 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
Commercial / Residential
Cutting Width (in.)
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Engine Make
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Garden Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Mulching Capability
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Product Weight (lb.)
Size of Yard
4 or More Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Transmission Type
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

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Customer Questions & Answers

towing weight

what is the towing weight limit for the 25 HP Kohler Areins 54" garden tractor?
Asked by: Anonymous
Not sure but i know it is way more than you should have behind a lawn mower bc on good ground with traction it would pull a large car but it only has turf tires which will not get eany traction for pulling.
Answered by: winzip5
Date published: 2015-09-17

Does this mower cut grass in reverse.?

Asked by: Anonymous
There is a setting at the keyswitch to set in the ROS position which will let you mower in reverse.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-17

Is there a tilling attachment for this tractor that will till to about 4"-6" depth

for weed control
Asked by: Anonymous
No tilling atachements for this one that i have seen but it is a great mower for large lawns.
Answered by: winzip5
Date published: 2015-09-17

can you attach tilling equipment? Is it capable for tilling less than 1/2 acre?

Asked by: Anonymous
It has no lift arm or pto to drive the atachement is just a good big mower for large lawns.
Answered by: winzip5
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

54 in. 25 HP Kohler Hydrostatic Garden Tractor-DISCONTINUED is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE BIG BAD LAWN TRACTOR I am now on my 5th yr with my arines 54 with the 25 koler and for you guys like me that wonder if it can do what you need the answer is yes and more. I cut my lawn and moms and together they total about 5to6 achers and that big job which use to be a half day is now about 2 hours and this mower just takes it like nothing no matter how tall the grass is. so if u want a big tough tractor that can get it done this is the one. No problems with nothing just change the oil and blades and the free blades for life a plus just ordered another new free set and by figuers that makes my cost go down again. Thanks Arines for a great machine that pays me back every year i keep it.
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Actually quite powerful. Kicks butt! Now my unit is a few years old. The Kohler 25 hp motor gives it alot of power. If I skip trim time, I can mow about 2 acres in 1.5 hrs. My unit did not come with an hour meter like the new ones. Wished it had. Wished the turning radius was less. My overall biggest complaint with my unit is that the traction capability of the rear drive tires could be immensely improved. Traction is not good on slopes. I have to get a running start before I enter the slope. The other thing is that they provide for you to be able to hitch to the rear of the tractor. However, in my opinion, that hitching area could be strengthened up as it can not stand only a small amount of weight. Overall as a lawn mowing tractor it is not a bad unit.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More tractor than I expected. First off, this tractor (54" mower, 25 h.p.) has more power than I need. Thick grass on pretty serious grades don't slow it down. All the power you could want. Controls are easy to use. Steers nice, so you don't need Cub Cadets power steering. The mower attachment seems a little light, though. Twig arms hold it to the bottom of the tractor. Hope they hold up over the years. My only other gripe is that the front bumper keeps the hood from opening all the way. How about if all the engineers communicate with each other so these componants work together? After a couple of months, this has been a good unit, which i would buy again or recommend to anybody.
Date published: 2012-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy this product. The only thing that was good about this tractor is that it consistently fell apart within the first two months of buying it and Home Depot agreed to take it back and issued a full refund. First time we started it up the entire undercarriage fell apart; it was repaired by a reputable local tractor dealer, worked twice after that, and then fell apart again.
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality and LOTS of Belt Trouble but Kohler Engine is Strong I have now had this mower for 3 years and just started my 4th season of mowing approximately 1.5 acres of flat ground. I noticed immediate trouble after the first month with the belt slipping off. I adjusted the deck and wheels and made sure it was properly level but have had increasing trouble even after replacing the belt with a new factory belt twice already. The left rear axle started to break away from the frame after about a year and was still under warranty so it had to be welded back together. Their is absolutely zero positive traction going up the slightest slope as my yard is almost entirely flat except one small slope leading to the roadway and I have to get a running started to make it even when the ground is dry. I would never buy this mower again and I bought it when the price was $1600 3 years ago, so seeing it marked at $2700 blows my mind. I'm replacing it with my grandfathers 12 year old John Deere that runs like a charm and going to TRY to get $500 for this one on craigslist......
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on market 54 in is the size to go for 1+ acres. This is a real monster. I enjoy driving it. Also it is fast.
Date published: 2012-04-17
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