Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 86
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDW Zero Turn Mower
Very nice machine for the money ... reduced mowing time by 2/3rds ... I have a 3 acre lawn with many trees and a lot of landscaping. This mower makes the mowing chore much faster and easier to accomplish. The machine require very little setup and the manual is very helpful ... GREAT PRODUCT !!!
March 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Flatfoot2282 Good zero turn mower
We mow about 4 acres in north central Texas. This was a replacement for a Troy-Bilt (from Lowe's). It was immediately apparent that this is a much heavier duty mower. It is much faster and the fabricated deck (which is the main reason for the change) has handled everything including small limbs or twigs. While we've only had it a couple months, I haven't found any issues with operation or maintenance. My wife usually does all the mowing (yes, I'm a lucky guy!!) and says it has good response and was a good purchase. We also bought the mulch kit and it leaves the yard very clean.
For the money ( $4000 for the 54"), it has been a good purchase. I'm hoping the fabricated deck lasts much longer than the stamped deck on the Troy-Bilt.
Now excuse me while I go sit in the shade with a cold beer and watch my wife mow the yard :)
March 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sc14fan Awesome mower!!!
I just purchased this mower and I love it. Great product for a great price. I have about 2 acres to mow and this one will get the job done quickly .
March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BubbaB Ariens has superior quality machine.
After reading a few reviews I decided to purchase an Ariens ZTR mower. This mower is smaller and lighter than most ZTR mowers but still has a 54" cut which is ideal for my mowing needs. The transaxles are very smooth in operating and not as jerky as my old Toro. (My Toro kept leaking oil from the transaxles which is why I got rid of it.) Also like the flip up platform for your feet to get to debris that accumulates near the pulleys for easy cleaning. The hood over the engine also reduces noise and is good for protection and is quite nice looking. I purchased the optional engine guard that goes on the back for protection of the engine. It is also quite handsome. It should have come standard on the mower. Also like the gas gauge. 24 HP Kohler engine has NO problem going thru tall grass and grass comes out easily from deck. Instead of the pulley covers being bolted flush to the deck they are raised a little to allow leaves and dirt to be more easy removed. Great idea. Air filter easy to get to. Have not had machine too long so time will tell about how durable it will be.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wingman Solid Machine
There was miscommunication from Ariens about the delivery, unpacking and setup of the mower. I ended up doing it all myself. It should have been done by an "authorized Ariens Dealer" according to the Ariens information video on the Home Depot web page from which I purchased the mower. Make sure you understand how their delivery policy affects your location.
Once setup, fueled up and ready to go, this mower did a great job cutting the thigh-deep grass on my acreage. It has the power and maneuverability to handle all the terrain I ran it on. It's heavy duty and a solid hard working machine.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ericl Great mower !!
I have had this mower for 3 years and it had worked flawless. Fast enough, smooth to steer, great motor with the Kohler. Wish there was a bit more suspension for the money but that's why they make the Gravely. You won't be disappointed with this machine. I cut 1.5 acres of grass twice a week.
October 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oldie Lasted 4 hours
Further to my earlier review the cause became more clear when installing the replacement part. I found the belt finger to be installed between the flanged bushings along with the tension spring, resulting in the tension spring being bound up and unable to move on the bushing. Thus the spring had to bend as the tensioner moved when engaging the clutch. I assembled it properly and the spring can now rotate on the flanged bushing.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UpnorthWI Great mower
Great mower cut my time in half from using a garden tractor style. Says not good on hills my yard is all hills and does a great job on them
July 7, 2015