Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 613
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Luvtoshoot08 Good bang for the buck,
Purchased this brand new in crate(Highly recommend as floor models are subject to kids playground when they are brought into store) be prepared to have a trailer or large truck bed as uncrating this off of a fork lift was a job in itself. However once loaded up it was great. Actually light enough two adults can lift unit out of a F150. However went to install seat on tractor and noticed one of the plastic clips was broken. Called Home Depot and they swapped a good seat for mine (old seat went onto a floor model go figure) So far had this for almost 7 months and it's been great. No complaints about how the product performs. I am a 330lbs dude and use this unit on 5 plus acres a week and it hasn't failed me yet. Drinks fuel though.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fisherman Great Riding Mower
After 20 years of using a walking power mower (not self-propelled) on our five acres, purchased an Ariens riding mower. The time savings has been priceless. What used to take many hours over 2- 3 days, I can now mow in just a few hours. On the riding mower, it was delivered with a missing cotter pin and washer which held the mowing unit but Ariens customer service was very helpful and sent it right away. The mower is easy to use and handles real well. The Briggs & Stratton engine is a high quality engine. The Ariens riding mower has been well worth the money and I would highly recommend it.
August 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oldtimer Good mower for the price.
I bought this mower because my old (81 model) John Deere 317 finally gave up the ghost. This happened in the late summer and nobody had any mowers in stock. I finally decided on the Ariens because of the price and availability. I originally ordered a smaller, 40 inch model, but, after waiting several weeks for delivery, I was told that the mower was damaged in shipment and no more were available. In desperation I ordered the 42 inch mower. It arrived promptly and has been working fine. I have used the mower four or five times now and am pleased with its performance. Time will tell if it deserves a higher or lower rating but, so far, I have been more than satisfied.
The Home Depot Customer Service staff has been very helpful throughout this process and deserve to be complemented on their performance.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teeohhem Great machine!
The mower works great! It does struggle a bit on really steep hills and it really does feel like you're going to fall off the mower moving across hills. I'd say if you have really steep hills, you need more HP and probably a heavier unit.
That being said, my wife now LOVES cutting the grass. Thank you Home Depot for allowing me two more beers and 15 minutes extra per week. The mower does a fine job of cutting, goes at a really good speed, and is easy to maneuver. The mower's transmission is a bit jumpy so when you're just starting in either forward/reverse, be prepared to touch the pedal JUST hard enough to lock in the transmission but not too hard or you'll go flying. It takes some time to get used to.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dukeman Loving my mower!
Delivered my ride-on right on time, put it in garage too. Un-crated it and viola! It's gorgeous and so easy to use, I mowed 1/3 acre in half the time it used to take me. I also bought the cover, nice & snug.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cathyrandy Quality construction, Price Point 'Right on Target'
Bought yesterday at the Champaign Il Home Depot, Our first visit to this store, will not be our last. Sales staff were *A* 1 . Helped load into my truck , was display model so it was already uncrated and assembled. Compared the construction of all the different makes and models they had on display and settled on the Ariens. It was the only one with a metal hood all the others, All nationally "recognized" brand names had plastic, cutting deck thickness beat them all hands down, grease fittings where they are needed, others fell short on that issue as well. Maintenance will be fast and easy In general, a better built mower. Got it home unloaded and rolled it into garage, filled tank, read all the information, checked and adjusted deck height, and performed all the other recommended checks. Mower started right up, and set there and purred like a kitten. After warm up took for a spin around the yard, drove, rode and handled very well . engaged blades, was easy no vibration or other issues noted. Have not yet cut any grass, will update this post when I do.For the price difference and quality of construction the Ariens is the best deal out there. They have a very long reputation for quality and am sure this mower will live up to that reputation. I will agree that the gas tank on this model needs more thought on the part of Ariens R&D however with a small funnel , filling gas tank is not at all difficult.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paintman high quailty made mower
The riding mower was set up and ready to use. the instructions were clear and easy to read.
I had no problem unloading it from my truck by my self and it performed perfectly cutting my 1/2 acre lot
in no time.What I like a lot about the machine is its smooth ride and how easy it is to clean with the garden hose attachment for cleaning the cutting area and blades.The mower also has a good tight turning ratio which makes it easy to cut around & in between shrubs & trees.I would recommend this mower to my friends.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimG Great handling machine
Have only owned for a month, but seems to be doing
the job quite well. Bought it for our cabin with quite a few slopes and rough spots, really doing a great job so far.
June 3, 2014