Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky Solid
Takes 2-3 pulls to start, but runs well and is built very solid. The Ariens is just a better quality mower than the Craftsman I had to return because it stalled during first mowing. I'm tall with a bad back, and this mower has a higher adjustable handlebar that most mowers don't (even the more expensive ones). It's heavy to push, but you get used to it. Another benefit that I didn't know it had is the 4" maximum cutting height. I have a thick lawn and the higher height comes in handy so the grass doesn't clump when mulching. Time will tell, but so far so good.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yardman Reviews were helpful
I bought this mower mainly because of the reviews on it. Some stated it was too heavy but I purchased to get exercise and get off my rider. It will give you a bit of a work out but it operates great. The bagging system is so easy to use. To switch between bagging, mulching and side discharge is simple and fast. I have had for a month, mowed the yard three times and although not much use it starts with 1-2 pulls every time. Solid built and I don't doubt it will give me years of reliable use.
The box was in terrible condition when I picked it up at the store so I inspected it before I left and no damage to mower noted.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris Quality Mower
I have a smaller lawn and used another brand's mulching mower for about ten years. The engine was starting to go on it, so I was in the market for a new mower. After using this mower about four times, it has been terrific. You can mulch, bag, or use the side discharge. Starts great every time and mulches better than my last mower. It's a little heavier to push, but feels extremely durable and well built. The mowing height is very easy to adjust with a single lever, and it also includes a rinse nozzle that you can use to clean it out after mowing. Overall, a terrific mower that seems like it will last for a long time.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mow always relieable
I bought my first Ariens second hand 21 yrs ago. I was so impressed with the quality and reliability that it was hard to look at other brands. I did look at other brands but I have to say Ariens was my choice again. Set the handle, set the bag, put in the gas and she started on the first pull.
i was smiling from ear to ear. I highly recommend.
March 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Flatau Electric Start
Model # 911179. The electric start rarely works. There is not enough torque in the starter. It starts fine with the pull start, but the electric start doesn't work when the mower is cold and rarely works when the mower is hot. It has been this way since I purchased it 2 years ago, so it's not the battery. The mower has to be adjusted to a least 4.0 in height or a slight uneven part of the lawn will cause the height adjuster to change.
May 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lawnlady Fantastic Mower!!!!
I'm female, and I love this mower. It came assembled. All I had to do was pull the starter cord one time,. It ran like a charm. The self propelled system was better than any other mower I have ever used, it could actually pull me along if I let it. I adjusted the cutting height and couldn't believe how easy it was. And the real test was mowing over tons and tons of leaves from the 30 trees in the yard with branch bits mixed in. The Razor flew through them easily and did a great job mulching.
I am super happy with the Razor.
I'll update my review after a couple months, once grass begins to grow.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katt Ariens 911173 model lawn mower purchase
Ordered online, got here in 7 days, went to store to pick up, got it home, took out of box, put the handle upright and put gas in it and pulled the cord and it started on first pull. Made the height adjustment and mowed. Price was cheaper at Home Depot than local power equipment dealer. My last mower was an Ariens that I have had for 24 years, so I was sold on quality of the product name. I hope this one lasts that long.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RM Ariens Mower
Best mower I have ever owned. Have used it with bag and mulch.
July 18, 2015