Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lawnnut Excellent mower
Owned this mower for 2 months. Cut 3 acres. Cut mowing time in half. Old craftsman is now retired. Kohler engine is great. Had one on the craftsman. Never had a problem. Change your oil every year or sooner. Love the way it turns, no more 3 point turns. Get to the end of your cut and quickly start the next. Took a cut or two to get to know how to move around things but it is easily learned. Should have bought one sooner. Price is better than most other manufactures for a 60 inch deck. Looked at other brands but Ariens was less expensive. My neighbor has a Xmark but cost $8000.00 Shopped around and bought this mower. Good price and works great.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EWB48 Update to previous Review
I used my MaxZoom 60 for several hrs and continue to enjoy cutting the grass. I found my self almost looking for grass to cut. I have noticed a couple of issues since my first review. My main concern is the problem I forsee when I have to change oil filter. The Kolher Courage Pro 25 has a oil filter mounted horizontally on right side of engine. Problem is there is very little room to access the filter and I can see no way to remove it unless I take something apart to get acess to it. The second issue I have found is that there is a wireloom and push/pull cables that go from the engine to the controls on right side that penetrates the frame. These cables and wireloom are binding very hard against the frame and will result in premature wear and possible failure. All said this is still the best mower I have ever used.
April 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hayseed A well built Ariens
The Arien's 60 in ZTR mower can cover allot of ground in a short period of time. I bought the 60" model to mow about 4 acres of yard. It can do it in 2 hrs or less. Even if the grass is long this mower still can handle and discharge of grass at a record pace. This mower is built well and comes in at over 800 lbs. The deck and rollers are professional grade. The Kohler engine has enough power to handle my mowing needs. The only item that I would consider old school would be the raising of the mower deck. The deck has a pedal to raise the deck and a series of pins to set the mowing depth. Though manual, there will be no failure due to an electric cylinder that may fail at some point.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aroz00 its a beast
cut 4 acres in just under hour and a half. never bogs and don't leave clumps of grass.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happymower well built
The sales process was easy and delivery was next day. Excellent piece of equipment! I have 6 acres of lawn to mow and what used to take 6 hours on a standard rider now takes 2.5 on this beast. Love it!
February 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lovejackie Extremely dissappointed
Bought this mower from HD on line service last summer for home use. Mower was delivered to local authorized service center. Service center dropped off mower without providing any operational instructions or the opportunity to ask questions. Thankfully I was able to figure out the "how to's" on my own. Around June of this year 2015 with only 40 hours on the engine, it blew out. Took mower back to local service center where they replaced the engine with an engine that had 39 hours (Covered under the warranty) (After enduring a wait period of about 3 weeks the mower was returned and now after using it 3 times after the engine replacement the hydrostatic drive belt broke . Contacted ariens who said I should contact the local service center. Called local service center they said they will call back with a date when they can pick up mower. 1 week later no call from local service center no pick up of mower. Now mower just sits as decorated toy in my back yard unable to move awaiting pick up. This mower is not worth the headache. Hopefully someone from HD or ariens company will contact me to offer assistance in fixing this mower. As of this date I cannot recommend this mower to other buyers.
September 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodtick 1000 hour and no issues
Have owned my 60" for a couple years now and I cant say enough about it. It has a good ride, starts every time, has a good even cut, easy to do regular maintenance on, and cut my mowing time in half. With my old mower (54" wont say name) it would take me 4 hours to mow 10 ar. Can do it now in under 2 but this is bad because I enjoy mowing. Have caught myself offering to do my friends yards now. I shopped around for mowers for 2 years before I bought this one. Size to money it was the best deal to go with. Plus the Home Depot opion 6 year warranty was the best on the market for the price but from what I can see I dont think I will ever have to use the warranty. Couple things that I did wish had come withthis mower was a rollbar and deck clean out. Stuff I can add but it would have been nice to have these on their biggest mower.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigE Big E
I had previously ordered a Stanley 62 in ZTR. It wouldn't steer like it was supposed to. Took it to a SERVICE CENTER perGXI, They had it 3 months and couldn't fix it. I settled for a 60 inch ARIENS ZOOM MAX ZTR mower. It has performed flawlessly compared to the Stanley. Mows and handles GREAT.
September 28, 2015