Model # 915163

Internet #202691280

Ariens Zoom XL 42 in. 20 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin ZT2800 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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Zoom XL 42 in. 20 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin ZT2800 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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Product Overview

The Ariens Zoom XL 42 in. offer high performance options, exceptional cutting performance, delivering you reliability at every turn to keep you cutting for many years. The Zoom XL 42 in. starts with professional grade engineering and a powerful 20 HP Kohler engine, followed up with a durable cutting deck of welded steel. The maneuverability and responsiveness combined with an ergonomically designed cockpit with all the comfort and ease of operation delivers unrivaled performance allowing you to mow your lawn quickly and efficiently. The fully welded tubular steel frame and fixed front axle provide a solid foundation for maximum strength and service life. The 10-Gauge cutting deck with three maintenance free spindles features standard side discharge with optional mulching and bagging capabilities.

  • Premium 20 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-twin engine for optimum performance
  • Twin ZT-2800 hydrostatic transaxles help deliver excellent control and power
  • 42 in. triple blade cutting width helps you mow more grass in less time
  • 10-Gauge fabricated and welded steel deck helps provide excellent cut quality and performance
  • Zero turning radius saves you time and helps provide precision control and maneuverability with the tightest turning around obstacles
  • Travels up to 6.5 MPH forward and 3 MPH in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Fully-welded tubular steel frame and fixed front axle help provide a solid foundation for strength and long life
  • Foot-operated deck lift with 7 cutting heights ranging from 1.5 - 4.5 in. for a customized operation
  • Adjustable sliding high back seat with armrests provides continuous operator comfort
  • Fully adjustable control arms can be adjusted in 3 different directions to help accommodate operator preference
  • 3.8 Gal. fuel capacity to help reduce refueling needs
  • Includes 3-year limited consumer warranty
  • Flip up floor pan for easy access to top of mower deck for routine maintenance
  • Engine hood isolates operator from excessive noise and heat from the engine
  • 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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Ratings (17) (5) (35) (11)
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Terrain Type Flat with Obstacles Flat with Obstacles Flat with Obstacles Flat with Obstacles
Cutting Width 42 inches 42 inches 50 inches 60 inches
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 2 - 4 Acres 4 or More Acres
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Customer Questions & Answers

changing oil

Is it easy to change oil
Asked by: jjss2288
Changing the oil in the Zoom XL 42 Is a very simple process. The Machine will come with an oil drain tube, simply remove the threaded bolt from the drain tube to drain the oil and replace the filter. This process will be outline in the owners/engine manual of the machine.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-12-22

Can I use this mower in a commercial application? Will it hold up?

Asked by: susieq
This mower is not designed for commercial applications. I would recommend looking at a Max Zoom which carries a 1 year commercial warranty on the Mower ( Excludes engine).
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-20

I'm looking at a specific mower and would like to know what financing is available?

Lowes is currently offering 4 year 48 month zero down financing
Asked by: Maddog
The retail financing would be up to the individual retailer. You can see some options our the website at but to know what financing is available from your store please check with the store.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-20

is there a snowblower or plow that will attach to this?

Asked by: Anonymous
There is not a snow blower or blade(plow) for the model 991087. There is a snow blade for the model 915173 ARIENS ZOOM XL 54 that Ariens part number is 815033.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

Zoom XL 42 in. 20 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin ZT2800 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As I expected, and more Still have my 1999 ZT, and it still works. That is why I bought this new unit. This unit is simply incredible. I thought the old one was good. the new unit feels like you are gliding on air, and the fit and finish is just super. Being an Aerospace inspector, my standards, and expectations are pretty high, and boy, Ariens did not disappoint. If I ever lost my job, I think I would like to work there. This has got to be one class act of an organization.. Thanks for the great equipment, and quality. Do not loose focus, and cheapen the product as some of your competitors have done... Carry on.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mower, but hindered by annoying overlooks The Kawasaki engine is everything the sales reps tell you it will be. Great engine. The Ariens Zoom XL 42 is built like a brick house with assumed attention to engineering... BUT! It has incredibly annoying vibration noises from loose fitting parts. I at first thought i had a pulley that was bad straight from the factory, but shut the mower down-looked underneath and saw that the washers were simply vibrating so badly that they were making the sound of a broken part. I removed each one individually, cut and attached single sided sticky tape foam to each washer and re-attached them. This made an incredible difference. It is relatively annoying to spend nearly $3,600 on a brand new mower and have to climb underneath and re-engineer it to keep it from sounding like its tearing itself apart. Hydrolics and other mowing performance is outstanding. I would def suggest this unit to a friend... along with a role of foam tape and an understanding of about 45 minutes worth of personal work to fix the vibration sounds.
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very pleased Bought the unit about a year ago and after that length of usage found the machine to be very efficient and easy to use. It does a very nice job of cutting and the zero turn cuts down on the time involved. In wetter conditions the back tires will bite into the turf a little, so a few extra minutes are with it. Although pleased with the cutting performance, would like to see better height adjustment selection. The highest levels work fine, but lower setting seem to scalp (and I have a fairly level lot).
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from zoom xl42 is a solid stable machine The machine is built to last and easy to maintain for those items requiring regular attention. Access to blades could be improved for the home mechanic however. When used in dirty conditions the lower cutter spindle bearings deteriorate even though they are sealed. Could a grease nipple be incorporated for manual greasing to keep up the internal pressure. (maybe) Again, in dirty conditions the machine throws dust and debris out in front which comes back at the operators eyes. OK goggles would fix this but if design could minimise this it would be nice.
Date published: 2012-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cut my mowing time of my 2 acres by 1/3 compared to my old mower has 3 blade heavy duty mower deck, not 2 blade stamped deck like the "RED" mower. cuts heavy grass at high speed like a dream. Foot pedal to raise deck, multiple hieght ajustment, anti scalp wheels on deck.
Date published: 2014-05-22
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