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Ariens Zoom 50 in. 22 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin EZT Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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Zoom 50 in. 22 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin EZT Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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The Ariens Zoom 50 in. 22 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin EZT Hydrostatic Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower features a high-back seat for comfortable mowing. The 22 HP Kohler 7000 Series twin-cylinder engine offers powerful performance for mowing larger area

  • 22 HP Kohler 7000 Series twin-cylinder engine offers powerful performance
  • Twin EZT hydrostatic transaxles designed to deliver responsive, smooth, effortless control
  • 50 in. triple blade cutting width mows more grass in fewer passes
  • 12-gauge, stamped-steel deck with 3 maintenance free spindles and standard side discharge for user convenience
  • Zero turning radius saves you time and helps provide precision control and maneuverability with the tightest turning around obstacles
  • Travels up to 6 mph forward and 3 mph in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Fully welded steel frame with fixed front axle for durability and reliability
  • Foot-operated deck lift with 7 cutting heights ranging from 1.5 - 4.5 in. for a customized operation
  • Adjustable sliding high back seat provides enhanced operator comfort
  • Fully adjustable control arms can be adjusted in 3 different directions to help a ccommodate operator preference
  • 2 gal. fuel capacity to help reduce refueling needs
  • Includes 3 year limited consumer warranty
  • Includes deck washout port for a convenient way to keep your deck clean and maintain optimal performance
  • Platform offers a low center of gravity to ensure improved stability, handling and hill-holding capability
  • Item usually ships in 7-10 business days
  • In most shipping areas, Ariens offers white glove delivery service, Zero-Turn mower will be shipped to your local Ariens authorized servicing dealer for set-up and inspection prior to home delivery, inspection includes operator’s manual confirmation, set tire pressure, check fluid levels, test start unit and file warranty registration information,
  • Disclaimer in qualifying area only - If an Ariens authorized dealer is not in your shipping area, Zero-Turn will ship unassembled, directly to you via regular truck delivery. To confirm White Glove Delivery availability prior to purchasing, call 888-927-4367 option #2.
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower

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Brand Ariens Toro Toro Toro
Ratings (60) (17) (35) (11)
Commercial / Residential Residential Residential Residential Residential
Terrain Type Flat with Obstacles Flat with Obstacles Flat with Obstacles Flat with Obstacles
Cutting Width 50 inches 50 inches 50 inches 60 inches
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Size of Yard 2 - 4 Acres 2 - 4 Acres 2 - 4 Acres 4 or More Acres
Deck Type Fabricated Fabricated Fabricated Fabricated
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Assembled Depth (in.)
64 in
Assembled Height (in.)
43 in
Assembled Width (in.)
62 in
Cutting Width
50 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
50 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Zero-Turn Capable
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Horsepower (hp)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Zero Turn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Product Weight (lb.)
Size of Yard
2 - 4 Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles
Transmission Type
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Consumer

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Customer Questions & Answers

who builds this mower?

Asked by: Sid4Suzi
This mower is built by the Ariens company in the United States.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-20

maximum deck width with deflector in vertical position on 50 inch deck

Asked by: nordot
With the deflector up the deck is approximately 53 inches wide.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is there a hitch

Asked by: Anonymous
Mine came with a rear plate with a hole in it for smaller landscape items like thatchers and trailers. Not a receiving hitch.
Answered by: smokinporsche
Date published: 2015-11-08


Asked by: Anonymous
You have to pull up on the gas lever, I know it sounds crazy but on mine to choke you have to pull straight up on the gas throttle to activate the choke. I even had to show the lawnmower repair guy! He didn't know that is how it operates.
Answered by: smokinporsche
Date published: 2015-11-08
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Customer Reviews

Zoom 50 in. 22 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin EZT Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good mower but I love the Zoom 50, I owned it for almost 5 years, only issue is after 3 years. the throttle and choke cable are too close to the muffler causing it to break the outside case of the cables have to rig the throttle to keep it open wide, afraid the same thing will happen with no heat shield or using metals cable coverings instead of plastic, now on Friday the welds on the frame broke in the front
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference Cuttiing time is cut in half. Great cut every time and very easy to handle. Not loud at all and will go pretty fast. Best investment in a long time. Looks like it will be around for many years. I actually like mowing grass again.
Date published: 2011-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and cuts cleanly. Good warranty service. After researching the different zero turn mowers in my price range, I settled on this one. It was delivered about a week after I ordered it online from Home Depot. No assembly was required. Getting it off the pallet was the most work. It was in the pallet, not on it. Boards were removed so the wheels sat down in the pallet. I cut the boards behind the rear wheels with a reciprocating saw, lifted up the front end where it was lightest, and rolled it back out of the pallet. Operating instructions were easy to digest. Easy to operate and does a fast clean cut. I can cut the lawn (about 3+ acres) in about half the time it used to take me. The lawn tractor I used previously did not cut as finely as this one does and left rows of cut grass piled up. The Zoom 50 cuts the grass finer and doesn't leave any visible cuttings. One thing it could use is an hour meter to keep track of servicing intervals. Now for the interesting part. After using the mower four times, I took it out of the garage for the fifth mowing. I set the throttle at half speed and engaged the blades. The instructions say to set it at full throttle but I am leary of engaging the blades at that speed because of the sudden torque. As soon as the blades engaged, there was a loud bang and the mower stalled. There are three blades and the blade on the right side of the mower deck had come loose and hit the opening where the grass is ejected. Upon closer examinination, it was found that three bolts holding the blade assembly to the deck had sheared off and allowed the shaft and blade to go wobbly and hit the deck. I took the mower to the closest service center which was about 45 miles away. They said they had never seen anything like this happen before and called it a "catastrophic failure". The service tech called the factory and they said they would send out a whole new deck. Problem was that they had none in stock and would have to manufacture one for me. They didn't say, but my guess is that they make the lawn equipment in the winter and gear up for winter equipment in the summer. Time span was going to be about 4 weeks but it ended up taking about 6 weeks before I got the mower back with the promised new deck. One thing they asked the tech to do was to send the sheared off bolts and the blade and shaft back to them for examination. They suspected defective bolts but I never heard anything about what may have happened. I've mowed the lawn about six times since I got the mower back with no problems, but I still hold my breath when engaging the blades. Hopefully it was just one of those things that happens and I won't see it again. They stand by their warranty and didn't give me a hard time about anything.
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compared to previously owned zero turn mower, better value Heavier frame, better turning capabilities, easier to use controls than previous mower. Only complaint is that the 50" mower deck was not as heavy as the 54" deck.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Made in the USA Kohler engine.. Exceptional quality, Golf course cut, quiet engine. On 1.5 acres it reduced my cut time by almost an hour. I have an Ariens snow blower as well and it just goes! If you want a quality product made in WI (engine and Body) pick this one!
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product too light weight for other than manicured lawns. The mower is very light weight and the frame twisted on uneven ground. The PTO quit working in less than 30 minutes of use, so I returned it for a more substantial model. Thanks to Home Depot for their consideration in returning it.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lawn mower I cut my yard the day i got it, it's cuts beautiful !!! so far so good !!!!
Date published: 2011-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After only three uses, machine is operating fine and cuts well. Customer service during the purchase was excellent. Shipping of the machine to my home address was not accomplished and I would not recommend this option to others who do not have a forklift at home to unload the machine from the common carrier! I had to borrow a neighbors trailer to pick the machine up at the Home Depot store where I had the shipment re directed.
Date published: 2013-07-30
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