Ariens 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED-960460023 at The Home Depot
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46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED

Ariens 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$1,299.00 / each
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,CA,GU,HI,PR,VI


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Model # 960460023

Internet # 202518942

The Ariens 46 in. 20 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower is built around a powerful pressure-lubricated engine and offers a smooth automatic transmission with a lever control that allows you to match the speed to the task at hand. The wide, dual-blade cutting deck helps ensure even cutting on every pass with an adjustable cut height of 1 - 4-1/2 in. The tight 16 in. turning radius allows you to maneuver around obstacles with ease, and high-back seat and convenient beverage holder let you attend to your lawn in comfort.

  • 20 HP Briggs and Stratton pressure-lubricated engine for powerful performance
  • Smooth hydrostatic automatic transmission with a lever control that allows you to match the speed to the job
  • Wide 46 in. mowing deck with a wash out-out port, 4 anti-scalp wheels, and spring-assisted lift
  • Dual-blade cutting-deck design helps ensure that grass is cut evenly on every pass
  • Tight 16 in. turning radius allows you to maneuver around obstacles with ease
  • Mows in reverse for added convenience
  • Durable, welded steel frame for long life
  • 6 cutting positions let you cut grass down to as short as 1 in. and as tall as 4-1/2 in.
  • Travels at speeds of up to 5.2 mph forward and 2.9 mph in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Comfortable, adjustable high-back seat with a handy beverage holder
  • 1-1/2-gal. fuel capacity minimizes the need for refueling
  • Mows in reverse,this feature is not found on comparably priced front engine lawn tractors at other retailers
  • Delivered mostly assembled, simply attach the seat and steering wheel using simple instructions

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Assembled Depth (in.)  72.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  46 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  49.5 in  Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Cutting Width  46 in 
Drive type  Rear-wheel Drive  Engine Displacement (cc)  540 
Engine Make  Briggs & Stratton  Engine Make  Briggs and Stratton 
Features  Assembly Required,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start  Front wheel size (in.)  15 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  1.5  Included  Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type  Front Motor Riding  Manufacturer Warranty  2 year limited 
Maximum cutting height (in.)  4.5  Maximum forward speed (mph)  5.2 
Maximum reverse speed (mph)  2.9  Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mower Deck Width  46 in  Mulching Capability  Yes 
Number of Cylinders  Single Cylinder  Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.)  64  Power Type  gasoline 
Product Weight (lb.)  483 lb  Rear wheel size (in.)  20 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  30-Day 
Size of Yard  1 - 2 Acres  Start Type  Electric 
Terrain  Sloped with Obstacles  Transmission Type  Hydrostatic 
Turning radius (in.)  16 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 220 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Lawn Tractor For the $$$! There's tons of options for the homeowner looking for a reasonable yet well-built lawn tractor, from the $800 small-width cut, low horsepower "cheapos" to the $5000 or more "Hummer-like" mowers. But as is the case with appliances and other products, there are only a handful of actual manufacturers, who produce lawn mowers with a multitude of labels and brand names. This is my second Ariens lawn tractor, the first being their 46" width tractor with the 20hp Kohler Courage engine. I went with the B&S engine this time simply due to the number of negative comments on Internet chat sites concerning the lower-end Kohler engines (overheating, reliability issues, etc). Time will tell as to the B&S vs. Kohler issue but so far, so good--similar power and torque, noise levels, etc. between the two models. As to the Ariens itself, I truly believe--after researching and owning other lawn tractors in this price point--that this is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST LAWN TRACTOR FOR THE MONEY that you can purchase!!! I cut a half-acre of fairly level, low obstacle yard once a week and mulch leaves in the Fall and for the price of this mower I do not believe you can do better. I got rid of a Cub Cadet 1045 with similar attributes, that had around 180 hrs of time on it and this Ariens feels, handles and just LOOKS more reliable and solid than the CC, for about 30% less. Plus Home Depot's after-the-purchase attention, customer service and overall reliability as far as "being there" after the sale was a critical consideration in this purchase. For my money, the Ariens 46 with the B&S engine at this price cannot be beat. November 13, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beware of the lemon My 46" Ariens mower is a lemon. It is a 2011 and has only been in service for 3 northern summers, or said another way less than 100 hours. The spindle was replaced because the blades were vibrating and hitting the mower deck. Now I have serious issues with the B&S engine. The engine now needs to be overhauled and rebuilt. Dont buy this product. My mower started these problems weeks after the 3 year warranty. Don't buy don't buy don't buy. August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cheaply designed transmission, plastic parts instead of metal designed parts Less than 6 months old and already down twice for service. Never will buy another Ariens product August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shrub cutter My Ariens 46 has the power to mow through ferns, small saplings, blueberry bushes, and anything else I find in the woods. Oh and it does a professional job on my yard too. The motor is powerful enough to chop up anything that goes under the deck and it has enough speed to traverse rough terrain/hills. I use mine like a brush hog at camp clearing ATV trails. Ergonomically it is a perfect fit for me, enabling me to hours of comfortable cutting. Wish the mower deck could be raised higher than 4" (standard height for most mowers). July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great buy OK, where do I start ? When I first sat on the seat I noticed that there was plenty of room for my long legs. The steering wheel position was comfortable and I had no problems adjusting the blade height . The hydrostatic automatic transmission is easy to operate with smooth transitions from slow to fast and reverse. I got a clean cut with the 20 hp engine and 46" deck. Basically, I love it. After I finished the lawn, I attached a dumper cart and loaded it with 250lbs of rock. Pulling the cart was effortless, even on a 10 degree grade of fresh-cut grass. I find myself brainstorming for new ways to use my tractor. April 30, 2011
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