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Apex 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Twin Gas Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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When it comes to precision, comfort, design, and durability the Ariens APEX is top if its residential class. Packed with many commercial features including the fabricated deck design, an industry leading frame, the APEX brings commercial performance home while raising the standard. This takes the driving experience to new heights.


  • Premium 25 HP KOHLER 7000 series HD V-twin-cylinder engine includes a large capacity filtration package for extra protection offering high productivity and powerful cutting performance
  • Commercial grade 10-Gauge welded deck design that's 5-1/2 in. in deep with a reinforced leading edge provides the airflow needed to tackle tough mowing conditions
  • 60 in. triple blade cutting deck mows more grass in fewer passes and less cutting time
  • Easy and intuitive foot-operated deck lift system provide effortless adjustments between 15 cutting positions in 1/4 in. increments with a simple vertical pin selection
  • Self-adjusting belt tension technology keeps deck belt tension constant, which maximizes belt life, minimizes wear and maintains a consistent, quality cut with minimal adjustments necessary
  • Maintenance-free aluminum spindles reduce bearing temperature for cooler operation
  • Hydro-gear ZT-3100 commercial grade transaxles are designed for increased torque and load capacity with less vibration and smooth control
  • Travels up to 8 MPH forward and 4 MPH in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Industry leading frame design features large formed tubular frame rails and minimal welds to support the loads of the machine with unprecedented strength and stability
  • Category leading 22 in. rear and 13 in. front large tires provide superior traction and ride quality
  • Flip-up side discharge chute reduces damage to the surrounding environment
  • Adjustable high-back seat with padded armrests provides additional support and lessens fatigue during linger operating periods
  • 5 Gal. fuel capacity to help minimize the need for refueling
  • Commercial grade, durable design
  • Includes 1-year limited commercial or 3-year limited consumer warranty
  • 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: if an Ariens authorized dealer is not in your shipping area, the product will ship mostly assembled directly to you via regular truck delivery, simple set-up instructions will be included with unit, to confirm white glove delivery availability in your area, call 888-927-4367 option 2 then option 6

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Product Information

Internet # 301194445

Model # 991157


Dimensions: H 42 in, W 62.8 in, D 74.5 in


Assembled Depth (in.)

74.5 in

Assembled Height (in.)

42 in

Assembled Width (in.)

62.8 in

Cutting Width (in.)

60 inches

Front Wheel Size (in.)


Mower Deck Width (in.)

60 in

Rear Wheel Size (in.)


Turning Radius (in.)



Assembly Required


Commercial / Residential


Cutting Options

Bag, Mulch, Side-Discharge

Deck Material

10 Gauge Steel

Deck Type


Drive Type

Rear-wheel Drive

Engine Displacement (cc)


Engine Make

Kohler Engine

Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)


Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)

5 gal

Horsepower (HP)

25 hp

Included with Riding Mowers

Battery(s),Engine Oil

Lawn Mower Type

Zero Turn Mower

Maximum Cutting Height (in.)

5 in

Maximum Forward Speed (mph)


Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)


Minimum Cutting Height (in.)

1.5 in

Mower Size


Number of Blades

3 blades

Number of Cylinders


Number of Deck Wheels


Oil Capacity (oz.)


Power Type


Product Weight (lb.)

853 lb

Recommended Oil Type

SAE 5W-30





Riding Mower Features

Adjustable Cutting Height, Assembly Required, Cup Holder, Deck cleanout, Hour Meter, Keyed start, Residential, Reverse Mowing, Zero-Turn Capable

Start Type


Terrain Type

Flat with Obstacles

Transmission Type


Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

No Certifications or Listings

Manufacturer Warranty

3 year limited consumer warranty, 1 year limited commercial warranty, and 5 years limited consumer

Questions & Answers

Q:Do all the pulley's and spindle's have grease fittings?
by|Sep 3, 2019
1 Answer
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A:  Thank you for your interest in Ariens products. None of the pulleys and spindles have grease fittings. The spindles are maintenance free. --Sena

by|Sep 6, 2019
    Q:How easy is to replace the belts on this mower? And has anyone had issues with wearing quickly? Thanks
    by|Apr 24, 2019
    1 Answer
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    A:  Always use full throttle for engaging the mower deck. The transmission belt is also very easy to change. You can see how to do that on you tube.

    by|Sep 19, 2019
      Q:Does this mower have a BAG option?
      by|Jan 29, 2019
      1 Answer
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      A:  Thank you for choosing Ariens. Bagger kit 89100800 can be added to this mower. Please contact your local Home Depot retail location or 1-800-466-3337 for availability and pricing options. The bagger will also need bagger completion kit 79106600 and adapter kit 79107800.

      by|Jan 30, 2019
        Q:Does anyone know why the front wheel frame is longer on one side of the mower?
        by|Jun 17, 2018
        1 Answer
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        A:  Ed, The front right caster wheel is spaced out at a different angle than the left side for weight balancing purposes.

        by|Sep 3, 2019
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          Perfect machine in my opinion. I've been a heavy equipment mechanic my whole Life. My mechanic ab...
          Perfect machine in my opinion. I've been a heavy equipment mechanic my whole Life. My mechanic ability is top notch. For a mower I would recommend this product even if Home Depot discontinued this machine. It is worth your bang for your bucks. Servicing this machine will take no time at all for there is no grease fittings period. My five acre lawn take no time to mow either even though it's pretty rough. I just had to slow down a bit to smooth out the ride. It made my yard look the best I've seen since owning my property now 10 years.I'm also thinking this is my last mower in this lifetime. Who ever gets it when I'm gone will have an awesome machine when My day is done. Home Depot didn't do them self justice by discontinuing the Arien Apex 60. My dealer is an hour and a half away. Don't believe I'll ever have to go that way. I love this Zero Turn and the power it delivers.
          Response from AriensSep 20, 2019
          We’re so happy you had a great experience with your Ariens product and you took the time to share it with us! Thank you for being an Ariens customer! Ariens
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            I waited until I put 5 hours on the machine before writing this. I had one glitch with the assem...
            I waited until I put 5 hours on the machine before writing this. I had one glitch with the assembly done by the delivery company but I fixed that problem myself in less than 5 minutes. The mower is outstanding and performed extremely well under the conditions that I used it. After cutting my home yard I took it to my 3.5 acre property and cut that as well. The grass there was between 6 and 9 inches tall. I set the cutting height to 2.75 inches. I got full 60" swaths cut, no hesitation, no bogging, and overall, very little effort on my part. The controls are easy, the seating is comfortable, and the mower was firmly planted to the terrain. I actually cut my home yard and the 3.5 acres on less than one tank of gas. This machine is a brute when under pressure and very comfortable when cutting normal height grass like at my home. The controls are easy to reach, easy to operate, and very functional. At this point I do not see any issues that would prevent this mower from continuing to perform as it has so far. Taking everything that I experienced into consideration, I would highly recommend this mower to anyone looking for a heavy duty lawn mower for either large cutting areas or commercial use.
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            Good... price, bang for your buck it's very nice. Mows great. Goes through tall grass very well. ...
            Good... price, bang for your buck it's very nice. Mows great. Goes through tall grass very well. There are some nice design features. Like changing deck height and deck travel position. The rubber shoot is stout and locks in the upright position. The bad... no lights. No hitch. No finish rollers.no roll bar. I guess that's how they keep the price down. I'm sure u can add any of these features that u need. I put a hitch on mine. Overall a good buy. I'm glad I bought it.
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