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Ariens A17KG42 42 in. 17-HP KOHLER 6-Speed Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower

Discontinued Ariens

A17KG42 42 in. 17-HP KOHLER 6-Speed Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower

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Product Overview

This Ariens riding tractor has premium features found on more expensive tractors, such as a powerful KOHLER 17 HP engine, 6-speed gear drive and 42 in. mowing deck. This tractor is perfect for lawns up to an acre with either flat or hilly terrains. This riding tractor offers you great features at a great price, including mowing in reverse, a comfortable seat, beverage holder and head lights that extend your mowing day. Ariens offers more value for your money.

  • Powerful and dependable KOHLER 17-HP engine allows you mow through thick grass with ease
  • 6-speed gear drive transmission lets you set your own pace while mowing, works great on hilly terrains
  • 42 in. mowing deck with spring-assisted lift gives your lawn a manicured look
  • Dual-blade mowing deck design helps ensure that grass is cut evenly on every pass
  • 6 cutting positions let you cut grass down to as short as 1-1/2 in. and as tall as 4 in. allowing you to adjust the cutting deck to best match the current condition of your yard
  • Mows in reverse, no other riding mower in this price range allows you to mow in both forward and reverse, allows you to mow in any direction, especially in tight areas
  • Tight 16 in. turning radius allows you to easily mow around obstacles
  • Ergonomic padded seat, adjustable cushioned seat isolates the user from bumps and vibrations, the seat is durable and easy to clean
  • Travels at speeds of up to 5.1 MPH forward and 1.6 MPH in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Headlights provide task lighting for evening operation
  • 1-1/2-gal. fuel capacity helps reduce refueling needs
  • Durable, welded steel frame for long life
  • Delivered mostly assembled, simply attach the seat and steering wheel using easy instructions
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower

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Name A17KG42 42 in. 17-HP KOHLER 6-Speed Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower 42 in. 19 HP Briggs & Stratton Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower XT1 Enduro Series LT 42 in. 18 HP Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower D110 42 in. 19 HP Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower
Brand Ariens Poulan PRO Cub Cadet John Deere
Ratings (15) (477) (985) (240)
Cutting Width 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Engine Make Kohler OEM Branded Kohler OEM Branded
Features Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment Battery level indicator,Blade Brake,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment
Horsepower (hp) 17 19 18 19
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres
Transmission Type Gear Drive Automatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped
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Assembled Depth (in.)
68.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
45 in
Assembled Width (in.)
43.5 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Horsepower (hp)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Transmission Type
Gear Drive
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

Does this mower have the mulching capability?

Asked by: Blueboy75
Yes, you can install a mulching kit on this machine. The part number is 73602200.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-29

Is the front axle steel or cast iron?

Asked by: Firewatchsfd
This is a welded steel front axle.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-11-25

Do you plan to restock Airens riding mowers this season or must we wait for next season?

Asked by: Tort
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, Thanks for your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. We are available daily, between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) Thanks The Home Depot User Generated Content Team
Answered by: THDCustomerService
Date published: 2015-11-22

Is the oil and air filter easy to change?

Asked by: msp2405
Yes, both the oil and air filter are both easy to change.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-02-03
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Customer Reviews

A17KG42 42 in. 17-HP KOHLER 6-Speed Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too early to tell Too early to tell. I like the features and the engine and the price for all of these together. Kind of funny the deck has Husqvana printed on it (I gather Ariens is owned by Husqvana?) I live on a very hilly lot so far the mower with it's pressure lubrication instead of splash is great. The engine size is plenty, I towed a small cart behind with bags of lime the other day with no loss of power up the hill. The turn radius isn't small so fyi but this is my first lawn tractor so that might be common with the type.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lawnmower! I don't need a man around to start this lawnmower! A quick turn of the key and I am off. I cut my yard, (just over an acre), my neighbor's yard, and anyone else in the neighborhood who needs it. I love this lawnmower. It cuts well and mulches, it turns well, it goes up and down hills and it mows while in reverse, plus it is good on gas. Most importantly, I don't need a man around to use this lawnmower!
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from She needs some make-up This mower preforms well and meets my needs and expectations......However....The factory shipped it with TWO big blemishes on the paint. I know that they shipped it this way as the bad spots were revealed after removing the protective over wrap. The wrap and shipping crate were pristine upon delivery, so.....kudos to the shipping company. My tractor already looks well worn due to this as well as future lower trade-in value. I would buy this mower again....I will trust that this review will help the paint quality issue in the future. This issue should not even exist.....don't open up the barn door to let'em out boys if they are not perfect.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was purchased for someone else... Shipping was great...bought this out of season to give as a gift which is why it took a while to do the review but so far- so good. No complaints from the person it was purchased for- in making the decision to purchase this mower we looked at the features of the mower for the price compared to a few other stores and the yard space it would be used for.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I Needed (Mowing in Reverse) I have an acre of property, with many areas that require mowing while in reverse gear. All the other tractors I looked at either had no option to mow in reverse, or had an override button that had to be activated each time I wanted to mow in reverse. This tractor has a setting on the ignition switch that allows me to cut in reverse anytime I need to. My only disappointment is that the hood is slightly misaligned, and I can't yet seem to adjust it to where it will stay straight. Otherwise, this tractor does what I expected, does it quite well and was a great value for the money!
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the cost! We had this mower delivered to our house; toughest part was getting the crate open. Otherwise, very easy and quick to assemble. This is a tough little mower with more than enough power to handle hills and thick grass. The tight turning radius is great and saves lots of time. The mow-in-reverse feature is very nice, although the reverse speed is much too slow for my taste. The clutch is a bit sensitive and will send you flying until you get used to it. All in all, it seems to be a well-made product which gets the job done at a very good price.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Over all, performs well as exected. Performs well as expected. Deck height adjustment lever is higher than needs to be in top position. when getting off mower i get cought up on it. Also noise level could be improved with a better muffler. One of the main features i like is it has a kohler engine. All in all it does a nice job of mowing on about 1&1/2 acres of lawn.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ariens mower 17hp Kohler This is a great mower. Cuts very good. Just a basic rider. This replaced my 30 year old Craftsman rider.The 17hp Kohler seems to be ok.
Date published: 2015-08-23
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