Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RYthePRO Everything about it is great!!
This is the best mower I have ever used. I bought it over 3 years ago and use it 3-4 times per week and it starts right up every time. I highly recomend this mower to a homeowner or professional landscaper. I use it for small and large lawns and it dose well with both. If you are looking for a mower that is going to last and not require a lot of money to keep up this is the mower you need to get. I have had no problems with it except for a few minor problems that are normal to all mowers. I love ariens and will not use any other product.
Some of the good features I like about it are:
-it has a big bag that I rarly need to empty
-good strong engine
-very low maintenance
October 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Solid with peculiarities.
Positives: 1) amazing construction. It's solid. 2) extremely powerful motor. 3) agile despite its size. Negatives: 1) the set speed tends to fluctuate slightly during use as the adjustment rod moves in or out. 2) the front wheel locking mechanism engages unintentionally. 3) the gas reservoir is shaped in such a way that when being filled it's empty, empty, empty, then abruptly full and spilling fuel all over. 4) adjusting the deck height is a major pain. So all my negatives are design-related issues. They should be able to do better for such an expensive mower. I still enjoy mowing and, in the end, placed more importance on dependability, durability, and power than on design.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert After 25+ years of mowing with 7 discarded mowers I...
It took some research but I am happy I finally found this Ariens LM 21 S lawn mower. THE GOOD: I bought this mower 2 years ago and I'm convInced it's perfect for me. Even with imperfect grass from the drought this mower makes it look great. It's easy to start, easy to mow with and always looks good doing it. THE BAD: 3 Honda, 2 Toro, 2 Craftsman. It was always the same. I was convenced that there was no walk behind rear wheel self propelled mower that didn't have trouble after about 6 times of using. I think they were all made as a bad joke. It always started with the rear wheels locking when pulling the mower backwards.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben 21 years old and still running cast-iron sleeve is the...
Upgrade to the best! Buy an ariens LM 21S! The self-propelled on this mower is industry-leading it not only pulls you uphills but it stops you from rolling down hills when turned on. The other thing I like about ariens mowers is their use of quality engines most mowers on the market use aluminum cylinders which wear out very quickly the Kawasaki Engine has a cast-iron sleeve my ariens mower has a Tecumseh vector engine which also has a cast-iron sleeve. Honda mowers do not have cast-iron sleeves nor do most MTD mowers or craftsman this is a very good mower for anyone who want something that will last. The deck is very well constructed, my neighbor just throughout a Honda mower with a rusted out deck that was much newer.
June 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lance Great Mower
I have owned the same Ariens mower since 1992. During that time all of my neighbors have gone through 3 machines (Toro). I convinced my next door neighbor to get an Ariens about 11 years ago and they are still using that. They are great for bagging but I use mine almost exclusively for mulching and it does a great job. My boys used it in a business for about 10 years mowing anywhere from 10 to 20 lawns a week. But now I just use it to mow my lawn every week. The Briggs engine still starts on the first or second pull. My parents have now bought Ariens on my recommendation and love it. It has outlasted my brother's honda. It still looks nice. The paint job is the best in class. If you want quality and endurance Ariens's is the best.
July 10, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Purchased in 1986 - LS21 S
Purchased this mower when I lived in Chicago in 1986. Move to NC then to Pa, back thru IL, to California, Maryland and now Virginia. Let me say this, it still runs great, cranks on first pull, and does a super job all these years. I have had no major issues, just a tire, a primer bulb, and last week the handle bar broke in half at the engage lever. But after a call to my local dealer, I had a new handle bar in two days and back at it. I thought about a new mower, but why? This is a super mower, and it still looks great!
June 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Available Leaf Shredder attachment accessory puts this...
Bought my LM21S in 1994 and it was my primary mower for 1/3 acre lawn until just a few years ago when I switched to a 36" walk behind. However, the Ariens LM21S is still my backup mower and is my primary leaf sucker-upper machine. Please reward yourself and run now and purchase the LEAF SHREDDER attachment kit. My LM21S in leaf shredding mode is the envy of the neighborhood each fall and throughout winter as it allows me to quickly mow/shred the leaves to keep the Fescue grass from getting choked out. A bag of Ariens LM21S shredded leaves is about as heavy as bagged grass the leaves are shredded so fine and packed in so tight. Pros -- leaf shredding kit; split 45 degree handlebar design and bails best and most comfortable on market; friction wheel infinit self propel system best and most reliable; best bagger; above avg mulching
November 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Speed control not great
My speed control slides slowly into hi speed and remains there while I am using the mower. I am frequently adjusting the speed to slow down the machine otherwise I am chasing the mower. I can adjust the setting by turning a bolt a quarter turn, but to get at the bolt is not easy as the cover plate is hard to reinstall. Also the connecting piece is made out of plastic and wont last. Otherwise, a terrific mower.
June 15, 2013