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Ariens A20KA46 46 in. 20 HP KOHLER Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower
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A20KA46 46 in. 20 HP KOHLER Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower

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This Ariens riding tractor has premium features found on more expensive tractors, such as a powerful KOHLER 20 HP engine, rugged automatic transmission with foot pedal operation and cruise control, plus a wide 46 in. mowing deck with 4 anti-scalp gauge wheels a wash out port and 10 in. 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 20 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 anti-scalp 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 in. 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

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Name A20KA46 46 in. 20 HP KOHLER Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower D105 42 in. 17.5 HP Automatic Front-Engine Riding Mower XT1 Enduro Series LT 42 in. 18 HP Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower - California Compliant D110 42 in. 19 HP Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower
Brand Ariens John Deere Cub Cadet John Deere
Ratings (24) (235) (84) (217)
Cutting Width (in.) 46 42 42 42
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Features Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start,Rust resistant deck,Mulching Capable Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable Battery level indicator,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable,Single-lever height adjustment
Horsepower (hp) 20 17.5 18 19
Engine Make Kohler OEM Branded Kohler OEM Branded
Number of Cylinders Single Cylinder Single Cylinder Single Cylinder Single Cylinder
Turning radius (in.) 16 18 16 18
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How do I get it to go into reverse ?

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October 18, 2015
Every time I put it in reverse it dies. I have tried using the brake , the blades are disengaged, and it pops and dies. What am I doing wrong ? Just bought it so it's brand new!!!! it's the 20 hp that is pictured.
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This tractor has a mow in reverse feature. If your key is set in the mow in reverse feature you can mow while in the reverse position. If the key is not set in the proper position, the unit will stall as you have indicated. The is a picture icon on the dashboard next to the key that indicates the mow in reverse position. The unit should be able to go forward and reverse in any position as long as the Read More
This tractor has a mow in reverse feature. If your key is set in the mow in reverse feature you can mow while in the reverse position. If the key is not set in the proper position, the unit will stall as you have indicated. The is a picture icon on the dashboard next to the key that indicates the mow in reverse position. The unit should be able to go forward and reverse in any position as long as the blade is not engaged. Read Less
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October 20, 2015
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Make sure you have the ignition key in the correct position. It has to be in the position next to off to be able to go in reverse with the blade engaged. The engine will shutdown if it is not there.
If that does not correct the problem, you may have a safety switch that is not engaging properly.
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October 20, 2015
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This tractor has a mow in reverse feature. If your key is set in the mow in reverse feature you can mow while in the reverse position. If the key is not set in the proper position, the unit will stall as you have indicated. The is a picture icon on the dashboard next to the key that indicates the mow in reverse position. The unit should be able to go forward and reverse in any position as long as the Read More
This tractor has a mow in reverse feature. If your key is set in the mow in reverse feature you can mow while in the reverse position. If the key is not set in the proper position, the unit will stall as you have indicated. The is a picture icon on the dashboard next to the key that indicates the mow in reverse position. The unit should be able to go forward and reverse in any position as long as the blade is not engaged. Read Less
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bagger?

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Would I be able to potentially swap the bagger from my old craftsman onto this??
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November 28, 2015
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Craftsman mowers are built by either MTD or Husqvarna. Check under the seat and you might find a tag that indicates who the manufacturer is. If the old one was built by Husqvarna, it should fit.
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July 1, 2015
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Depends how old your Craftsman unit is. If is less than 10 years old and manufactured by Husqvarna than it should fit. If you old tractor is more than 10 years old than it will not fit.
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It may be possible depending on the model number of the bagger. Please check the desired model number of the bagger in relationship to the bagger you are currently using.
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What transmission and Kohler engine doesthis mower have?

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April 20, 2015
Trying to figure out if this mower has the RS800 General transmission or something different? Also does this mower have the Kohler Courage or 7000 series engine? Trying to figure out if I want to buy this mower or the A22VA46.
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July 29, 2015
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Automatic transmission 20 HP engine
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July 28, 2015
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This mower does have the Courage 20 Hp engine. Not sure of the transmission model, but it is automatic (hydrostat) with separate pedals for forward and reverse.
I purchased this model since I am partial to Kohler engines.
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April 21, 2015
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This would have a Kohler SV601-3241 Kohler engine. The transmission would be the Gentran transmission and would be the same transmission as the A22VA46.
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ariens riding lawnmower

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how do I get replacement belt #21548016?
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Bear,
For replacement parts please contact your local service dealership. For assistance in locating a dealership in your area please use the Ariens Website.
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April 12, 2016
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Please visit you local Home Depot store or go online and look for Model # 58461980
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by stated well and crashed this machine was awesome for the first month and then the transmission went the rider would drive but not break - once you place the unit in gear it would stay in gear . in order to stop the machine you would have to turn it off completely - sooo the warranty and repair process - authorized ariens dealer and repair are few and far between , no biggy. but then the ariens company would only replace parts which the dealer explained it needed a new transmission .3 transmissions shipped... all cracked during shipping its mid june the machine has been in repair sense april - - zero compensations accept a sorry from ariens company - my acre and a half wont mow itself . June 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ariens A22VA46 Briggs & Stratton 46" 22HP riding mower Mower works well and all of my previously purchased rear attachments work but, my Home Depot salesman assured me that my brand new snow plow from the winter before I bought for my Club Cadet 46",( that died )would work on this. Guess what, this riding mower does not take front attachments at all. Now I have a lovely 400.00 plow that is unusable and I don't want a snow blower(which is the snow removal attachment available for this machine). When the snow is 2ft deep my mower won't go through it for the snowblower to be efficient. Better informed salesman would have made a big difference in my purchase because I need a tractor that can plow. May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exactly what I was looking for It was out of the crate and fully assembled when I picked it up from the store. It started up easily after checking the oil and filling it with gas. It is next to a ZTR in that the 16" turning radius has cut my mowing time by about an hour. The automatic transmission is also very easy to use. I am very happy with this mower. July 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Lawn Tractor I get my lawn cut much quicker then with my 22" push mower. I have about 3/4 of an acre to cut and with the tractor it takes me about an hour. The great thing about the tractor is that my daughter can mow the lawn with me now. May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great mower I have enjoyed using this tractor since I got it. Good investment. March 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Delivered dud We got the mower a month later than we wanted. When we finally got it out of the crate that took several cuts and bruises, it was not put together fully. The connections were not attached and we can't get it started. After talking to warranty place I was told to call Carsins and have them come look at it. Carsins does not do home visit only pick up. Homedepot will not allow the to come pick up from me to be fixed. Now I am waiting on another company to call back and get a service person out. This is a nightmare and we have a $2000 piece of equipment sitting infront of our garage that doesn't work. I am beyond aggravated and frustrated. I wish I could have returned it. However I was informed it was only 30 day return policy from date of order. But we didn't get possession of the machine until after 30 days. December 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by havn,t had enuff time to test it took 45 minutes to get it out of the crate and the guy will not stay to inspeak it. when i got it open the battery was dead they put a 2013 battery into a new tractor, The tractor had damage on the front from shipping. The hood don,t even go into place. It was boughing out on the 10 hightest cut. It didn,t have the power i wanted. Home depo is sending me a new battery and a gift card 50 dollars . Big deal i thought they would take care of me but the short change me. but at least they are sending a battery and i got a 50 dollar gift card. that about it. I will give more feedback after i test it more. September 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by no warranty IF something breaks don't expect ariens to fix them they will find a reason to void there warranty and the mowers Spindle beaks easy had to replace it in a month after getting it and had to pay for it and push nut for pedal breaks all the time done changed it ten times in seven months to some it up this mower is no good October 21, 2015
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