Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 234
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GOSTATE Great Mower, Great Price
I purchased this tractor to mow 1.5 acre yard. So far it is extremely quiet and does a great job. The 20HP Briggs twin cylinder engine is great. I looked at Cub Cadets also and spoke to 3 friends that had them and all had problems and would not buy them again.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ratdog Good solid tractor
I purchased this tractor a year ago and have used it throughout the seasons. I bought the Ariens for a couple of reasons. One, it had the B&S twin cylinder engine. Two, it has an all metal hood (not plastic). Three, it was hydromatic and it had the reverse mowing switch. A lot of tractors today don't! I use it to mow the tight areas around my orchard, ditches, trees and bushes where my big tractor and mower cant get into. It is also used to pull a yard sweeper, haul water to my wife's 9 flower gardens, firewood and other projects. It has been very dependable and by doing a little preventive maint. on it, it should last a long time. It cuts the grass very well and the blades seem to hold up as well. One minor problem with this mower is the deck height control arm. It likes to jump out of its slot if a bump is hit. I mow at the same height all the time, so two pieces of wood and a bolt in the adjustment slot keeps it from going lower and scalping my lawn. Overall a very good tractor at a good price (yes, Home Depot may negotiate that with you).
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AR1AR LOVE!
Mower runs very quietly. Cut span is enormous. seat is comfortable. Gas tank is huge so I do not have to keep stopping and refilling. Cruise control is an added plus when mowing my bottom half of my land. Cup holder is also a plus as I can take my water with me. I towed my old mower with it with no problem. The gas and brake petal took some getting used to because my last mower was hand operated but I like the position of the petals. The cutting lever is above the steering wheel so I just have to reach up and push or pull it to engage or disengage the cutting blades. It rides a bit bumpy but I think the tires have too much air. I have to attempted to let any air out. When mowing my field I bounce.. Seat is very comfy but is a bit slippery. I am going to purchase a seat cover. does not go well on banks if you try to go sideways because you will slide out of the seat even on small banks but going up and down works great. Has a setting on the key switch were you can tell the mower to shut off the blades if you put it in reverse but you can switch it to on so you can cut going backwards also. Overall I LOVE this machine.. I call it my tractor.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BajaRon Very Happy Owner!
This is a great riding mower, especially for this price. Plenty of power. More power would just burn more fuel and I can't imagine anyone needing more than the 20hp provided.
I love the V-Twin. It's smoother and quieter than the single cylinders and should last longer as well.
Mine came crated as we had it delivered. The mower was completely assembled and well packaged. No dents, dings or scratches. Just add fuel and go for it!
We did have to adjust the deck. Front to back height was fine but one side was lower than the other. Not a big deal.
Love the adjustable seat. My dad has stiff knees so getting on and off with the old riding mower was difficult for him. But not only does this Ariens not have a tunnel or center hump, but the seat easily slides forward and back. This allow my dad to slide the seat all the way back when he's finished mowing, giving him much more room to get off and then back on next time. Then he simply slides the seat forward to where he wants it.
Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference.
Easy to use, comfortable, does a great job of mowing (You really want 4 anti-scalping wheels instead of the 2 you usually get with some mowers).
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pbm2014 Great power, easy to handle, wide cut
I like my new Ariens mower; automatic transmission makes it easy to maneuver with speed/cruise control and the 46" dual blades shorten my cutting time for my 1 1/2 acre lot. Best machine for the price that certainly gets the job done!
May 27, 2014