Ariens Lawn Mowers 42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 6-Speed Riding Lawn Mower 960160027

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Shop for Riding Lawn Mowers at The Home Depot. This Ariens tractor is perfect for the price conscious home owner. With a 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, 6 speed gear drive and 42 in. mowing deck, this tractor is perfect for lawns up to an acre with either flat or hilly terrains. This riding tractor
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4 Star Review   By Santa on Home Depot - Jun 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very nice mower. You could not get a better mower for your money. It handles uneven terrain with not problems, only issue is that it is a little under powered in reverse. That a side it is great to have the ability to mow in reverse. One thing I didn't realize is that this mower was made by Husquvarna and has all of the features you would expect from a well known manufacturer for a lot less money. Delivery went very well. The mower came in a wooden shipping crate and was easy to assemble. All you have to do is install the seat and steering wheel. Operating the mower is a snap! Controls are simple to understand and use. My only complaint is that accessories are very expensive and you must purchase a mulch kit if you don't want a HUGE clean up after.

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My first riding mower - so far, so good!
4 Star Review   By Thad on Home Depot - Jun 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Getting used to the clutch (doesn't work like a car) and the speeds was a brief challenge. But as my first riding mower, I couldn't be happier. Mow about an acre with some steep hills and it has performed flawlessly.

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Cuts uneven
2 Star Review   By howie1955 on Home Depot - Jun 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Deck is not even so cut is not level. Tires tear up the grass on turns on hills.

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for the price this mower can`t be beat.
5 Star Review   By wayne2453 on Home Depot - Jun 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

great mower, very fuel efficient. in this price range this mower can`t be beat.

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Had clutch problem had to return
3 Star Review   By Gritzy on Home Depot - Jun 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Mower did not work properly. Returned to store. ALL at Home Depot were very helpful and the purchase and return was easy and Home Depot was great to work with. Thank You

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Fun to drive
5 Star Review   By KJnChester on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This one is fun to drive. A little too much fun. If you have never driven a mower or are use to a larger one, be careful. This isn't much more that a go-cart with a blade. But excellent value for the money. Made in SC. I really don't think you are going to beat this deal.

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Excellent all around value.
5 Star Review   By Lou1248 on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

A great purchase; really easy to get it set up and running right out of the box. Does a great job even on bumpy terrain and overgrown lawns. Highly recommended.

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Little under powered, clutch issues, cutter issues
2 Star Review   By 1555 on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

tried to pull a junk mower to the curb --it would not move it--let the clutch out and it does wheelies at any ideling speed and the mower deck seems to cut unevenly so I guess I gotta adjust that too---really suprised me when it would no pull another old tractor that was in neutural and I could push it with my hands

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I love it!
5 Star Review   By cabingirl42 on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Ok, it comes in a HUGE crate, and there is some assembly. I put my 19 year old son on the job and it was done in about 1/2hour. I'm using this mower at our vacation cabin. The yard is at least an acre. It is not a great yard, very bumpy, lots of hills. This thing has a lot of power. It doesn't get stuck, it just keeps trucking. We have used it 4 times to do the whole job. I've been mowing my Dad's 10 acre place, fields and all for years. He has a John Deer and a Huskavarna. This is as good as the deer, and much, much better than the Huskavarna.

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Good mower
4 Star Review   By oldhoss on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The 17.5 B & S engine is the same size as my last 2004 Murray, but the engine in the Ariens does not have vibration dampening. The result is that I can feel the engine vibration continually as it runs. That is my only complaint. I love the fact that it can mow backwards, which I use a lot in my orchard. I need a manual transmission like this one, and they are harder to find nowadays. A manual transmission is absolutely necessary due to me having a lame foot. There us plenty of power to mow my pasture when it gets tall. Wet tall grass clogs the exit chute so you have to wait for the grass to dry. It appears reliable, and it cuts a nice even mow.

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Shop for Riding Lawn Mowers at The Home Depot. This Ariens tractor is perfect for the price conscious home owner. With a 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, 6 speed gear drive and 42 in. mowing deck, this tractor is perfect for lawns up to an acre with either flat or hilly terrains. This riding tractor
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Product Title Ariens Lawn Mowers 42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 6-Speed Riding Lawn Mower 960160027
Manufacturer Ariens
Lowest Price $999.00 from Home Depot
Power Score 4.2 | 187 Reviews
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4 Star Review   By Santa on Home Depot - Jun 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very nice mower. You could not get a better mower for your money. It handles uneven terrain with not problems, only issue is that it is a little under powered in reverse. That a side it is great to have the ability to mow in reverse. One thing I didn't realize is that this mower was made by Husquvarna and has all of the features you would expect from a well known manufacturer for a lot less money. Delivery went very well. The mower came in a wooden shipping crate and was easy to assemble. All you have to do is install the seat and steering wheel. Operating the mower is a snap! Controls are simple to understand and use. My only complaint is that accessories are very expensive and you must purchase a mulch kit if you don't want a HUGE clean up after.

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My first riding mower - so far, so good!
4 Star Review   By Thad on Home Depot - Jun 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Getting used to the clutch (doesn't work like a car) and the speeds was a brief challenge. But as my first riding mower, I couldn't be happier. Mow about an acre with some steep hills and it has performed flawlessly.

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Cuts uneven
2 Star Review   By howie1955 on Home Depot - Jun 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Deck is not even so cut is not level. Tires tear up the grass on turns on hills.

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for the price this mower can`t be beat.
5 Star Review   By wayne2453 on Home Depot - Jun 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

great mower, very fuel efficient. in this price range this mower can`t be beat.

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Had clutch problem had to return
3 Star Review   By Gritzy on Home Depot - Jun 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Mower did not work properly. Returned to store. ALL at Home Depot were very helpful and the purchase and return was easy and Home Depot was great to work with. Thank You

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Fun to drive
5 Star Review   By KJnChester on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This one is fun to drive. A little too much fun. If you have never driven a mower or are use to a larger one, be careful. This isn't much more that a go-cart with a blade. But excellent value for the money. Made in SC. I really don't think you are going to beat this deal.

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Excellent all around value.
5 Star Review   By Lou1248 on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

A great purchase; really easy to get it set up and running right out of the box. Does a great job even on bumpy terrain and overgrown lawns. Highly recommended.

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Little under powered, clutch issues, cutter issues
2 Star Review   By 1555 on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

tried to pull a junk mower to the curb --it would not move it--let the clutch out and it does wheelies at any ideling speed and the mower deck seems to cut unevenly so I guess I gotta adjust that too---really suprised me when it would no pull another old tractor that was in neutural and I could push it with my hands

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I love it!
5 Star Review   By cabingirl42 on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Ok, it comes in a HUGE crate, and there is some assembly. I put my 19 year old son on the job and it was done in about 1/2hour. I'm using this mower at our vacation cabin. The yard is at least an acre. It is not a great yard, very bumpy, lots of hills. This thing has a lot of power. It doesn't get stuck, it just keeps trucking. We have used it 4 times to do the whole job. I've been mowing my Dad's 10 acre place, fields and all for years. He has a John Deer and a Huskavarna. This is as good as the deer, and much, much better than the Huskavarna.

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Good mower
4 Star Review   By oldhoss on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The 17.5 B & S engine is the same size as my last 2004 Murray, but the engine in the Ariens does not have vibration dampening. The result is that I can feel the engine vibration continually as it runs. That is my only complaint. I love the fact that it can mow backwards, which I use a lot in my orchard. I need a manual transmission like this one, and they are harder to find nowadays. A manual transmission is absolutely necessary due to me having a lame foot. There us plenty of power to mow my pasture when it gets tall. Wet tall grass clogs the exit chute so you have to wait for the grass to dry. It appears reliable, and it cuts a nice even mow.

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you get what you pay for
3 Star Review   By treats on Home Depot - Jun 10, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It does what it advertises but it's not very refined and I question what the longevity of some components will be on it. Bolts are starting to rust after 1 day in the rain (I sell fasteners and the cheapness drives me crazy). They also included instructions in every language but English. They don't show you how to level the deck and other isn't anything on YouTube either. It kind of cuts level but I've been trying to fine tune the deck height. There's also no easy way to determine if it is level as well. For a grand is does what its supposed to do but I kind of wish I spent the extra money on a more quality mower.

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Exceptional Value for the Price
5 Star Review   By GB3049 on Home Depot - Jun 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Like many others, when my old Craftsman tractor finally bit the dust, I spent hours researching the many tractors available and the various features of each one. I was impressed with the reviews the Ariens tractor was given. As many have stated, features like the steel hood, gear drive, and mowing in reverse features are usually only found on more expensive models. I have had my Ariens for about a month now and am completely satisfied with my decision. The tight turning radius is a great feature and it uses roughly half the fuel of my old tractor. In my opinion, it is the best small tractor for your money out there!

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Owned one year, not happy.
1 Star Review   By Mudhound0530 on Home Depot - Jun 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

When it was brand new I didn't like it. The seat feels like it is going break off. There is a half inch to engage the "clutch" which makes for jerky takeoffs, almost threw me out of the seat once. My dad bent the deck on a small stump. So i inherited it, use it to pull a small yard cart around but now it wont even start. Not happy.

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Satisfied so far but, see review
5 Star Review   By happiejack on Home Depot - Jun 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Seems to be a well made machine. Unpacking for one person was a bit difficult. Only one complaint so far. I followed the instruction for leveling the deck. Side to side was straight forward and relatively simple. I have problems adjusting the deck front to rear. Instructions are straight forward but bolts are tightened so hard by the company, I can't break them loose to make the adjustment. The front is suppose to tilt down slightly. Mine tilts up slightly. It still cuts fine but it scalps the lawn in places.

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easy to use, starts easily, smokes a little on start up but quickly clears
5 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

great mower for the price. easy to use, starts easily

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This product is easy to use
5 Star Review   By Mickey1 on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I love that this mower has not got an oil filter. Its very easy to turn.

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Excellent mower! cuts very even and level
5 Star Review   By Fuquaymower on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This mower has reverse mowing which is quite useful for around sheds and gardens, The motor is more than powerful enough, and the large tires don't slip, even when going up out of a ditch. This is the first mower I've had that doesn't scalp as you go into the ditch, Other mowers would scalp at the top edge. Also, the mower, with the discharge chute up, is 45 inches wide so it will go though my 48 inch shed door. My neighbor had bought a different brand 42 inch mower and it just barely fits into his shed, touching on both sides at the door opening. The transmission is still a little stiff and if you just pop the clutch, the mower jerks forward, lifting the front wheels. I've only had this mower for a month and have learned to be soft with the clutch. It seems that you can shift gears without using the clutch. The manual says it is hydrostatic so that may be normal. There's no mention of using the clutch when shifting in the manual. Don't know. The turning radius is 18 inches so going around trees and gardens is very easy, Steering is easy and responsive. Tall and very tall (over 12 inches) is no problem for this mower, no slowing down and no clogs, just an even cut.The mower itself was built in South Carolina, so It's good to buy something made in the USA! I had mine delivered to my house (free), direct from the factory. It came packed in a wood crate and seemed quite secure in the packaging. Assembly is minimal, just the seat and steering wheel. Don't need anything else but gas. Oh yes, the top speed (6) is a bit too fast for my yard -- I mostly use 5. Better to be quick rather than slow, as was my previous mower. Overall, I'm very happy with the mower, the quality and the price. This mower had the highest ratings of any other's I could find on the Web, and I agree with the hundreds of 5 star reviews. Almost forgot, this mower seems to sip gasoline, using much less than older mower when cutting the same yard.

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tire issue
1 Star Review   By jh4c on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

was not able to use. When I uncrated the riding mower from the box, the front tire was low on air and came off the rim. I have not been able to use the mower, so have no comment on performance.

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Cant do better for the money
4 Star Review   By KENLLOW on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The Ariens tractor/mower arrived promptly and well crated Took longer to remove the crate than get the mowser into the garage. Very easy to operate and so far after 4hours of mowing, a real gas mizer too. Controls are great and especially enjoy the reverse mode feature. On top of everything------lots of value for a small amount of cash. Think it advisable to get a service contract though if possible.

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Love The Mow in reverse Feature
4 Star Review   By SlowRide on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very good tractor for the $ powerful engine great turning radius.

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1st Riding Mower...Very Happy
5 Star Review   By MattyCTS on Home Depot - Jun 3, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I've never owned a riding mower of my own. I purchased this one to help save time when it comes to mowing lawn. I've used many riding lawn tractors, from Craftsman to John Deere, and I must say this Ariens is amazing. The turning radius is incredible, build quality seems excellent, and fuel usage...it sips it. I feel very good about this purchase, as others have mentioned the clutch is a little touchy in higher gears (do not put it in 6th and let the clutch out, you will bring the front wheels off the ground). Overall this product actually making mowing lawn enjoyable!

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poor workmanship
1 Star Review   By Detroit on Home Depot - Jun 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Poor quality first week mandrel broke because of bad bearing, next year welds broke on deck from bracket, it broke my arm bracket and lost a extension spring. I will never buy another Ariens. Its only 2 years old!

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Mower broke down on 3rd use. Still starts but won't go forward or reverse.
1 Star Review   By Upsetcustomer on Home Depot - Jun 1, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Tractor was working fine until 3rd use when it suddenly started smoking and wouldn't go either forward or reverse. Turns out the smoking was from the front drive wheel under the engine burning the drive belt because the pully that drives the rear tires will not turn. something happened to the clutch/transmission encased back there. Not sure what. I will be sending this back for refund. I will never buy an Ariens/Husqvarna product again.

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Useable, but the Home Depot model leaves off important parts
3 Star Review   By tadam on Home Depot - May 31, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

In order to reduce the price, this Home Depot model leaves off the anti scalp rollers on the deck. If you don't have a perfectly flat lawn, you are going to be moving the deck height adjustment up and down to avoid scalping high spots and rocks that protrude above the surface slightly.

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Runs great right out of the crate.
5 Star Review   By donnyb on Home Depot - May 29, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great fuel economy, before it took 1 1/2 tanks from old mower (less HP too), now less than 1 tank. No the tank is not larger, almost the same size. Like the fact that the hood is metal and not plastic. It has a lot of power compared to my old. Great turn radius and the option to mow in reverse is great.

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Ariens 42" riding lawn mower
5 Star Review   By Johnco on Home Depot - May 29, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It was my first Ariens purchase. The process of ordering it online at HomeDepot.com was easy. What prompted me to purchase it was the number of great reviews. The shipment arrived to my home in a nice wooden crate. It only required me to mount the steering wheel and seat, which wasn't difficult. It took me about 30 minutes. Other than that, you only had to add gas. The oil was already added. Note: I didn't have to place a trickle charge on the battery given the battery date was well within the month I received it , otherwise you would.I've used it 3 times already on 1/3 acre suburban lot. I love it.

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awesome
5 Star Review   By nef308 on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I almost love it as much as my Harley. Beats the heck out of using a push mower.

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It is American Made!!!
5 Star Review   By Granny on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This mower was cheaper than any other brand in its category. It had all the features we wanted. It starts great, and uses less gas than our old mower. I can turn off the safety feature that shuts down the mower if it is put in reverse, which is nice. This tractor is made by Husvarna so I am expecting good things from it.

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Product is exactly what I was looking for
5 Star Review   By KenR on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I was looking to replace my 6-speed 42" Sears Craftsman mower from 2000 which held up great for 13 years. This tractor turns out to be the exact same platform with a larger engine. It works great, easy to run and does an excellent job on the lawn

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Not enough traction
2 Star Review   By Ellie on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Only good for flat lawn. Used it 1 time & kept spinning out (constantly) on any incline. Extremely frustrating. Could not finish mowing. Not crazy about having to turn the key to a different position to change gears. Called to have it picked up.

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Good lawn mower for the price.
4 Star Review   By Sunshine on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Good lawn mower for the price! Pleased with the performance and ease of use. Delivery person/service was great. Went out of his way to drop off.

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Good mower
4 Star Review   By Rick on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Deck elevation control is not great but mower works well otherwise, starts great and was a good value

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First time user
5 Star Review   By doctortj on Home Depot - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Ariens is a first class machine. I was able to cut my lawn within 45 minutes. I decided to replace my blades with a mulching kit, and it worked like a charm. Only real issue I would point out is tools needed to unscrew the bolts, makesure you have the right wrench.

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Great Value
5 Star Review   By Dman161 on Home Depot - May 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased my Ariens Lawn Tractor in June of 2011 and it is a great value. My home sits on l/4 of a acre with lots of grass. This is my first lawn tractor and it is a excellent tractor. It starts every time I turn the key and is great on gas. I also purchased the mulcher kit and it cuts very smoothly. The turning ratio is excellent and it corners very nicely. The only feather that's not excellent is the half seat does not allow you sit back. I highly recommend this lawn tractor.

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Good for the price, performs as stated.
4 Star Review   By Steve on Home Depot - May 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Clutch is a litte touchie, especially when starting off in a higher gear. Motor tends to run rough when first started but ok after it warms up. Like the head lights and being able to cut in reverse. Most in this price range won't. Overall this is an ok tractor.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Chad on Home Depot - May 24, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great product, like it a lot. Use it every weekend.

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This product is great for the price.
4 Star Review   By Comradejay on Home Depot - May 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The tractor is great. Has lots of power and cuts really well.

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I like how you adjust the speed .
4 Star Review   By MrDee on Home Depot - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I had ordered a 36" Ariens and after I uncrated it myself ,I put it in the shed . Next morning I had 4 flats, after fixing the flats I started cutting the grass . Every time the mower cut off it took 20min or better to get started again, so I took it back to Home Depot and added 200.00 and got the 42 " and haven't had a problem since then.

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My husband just retired from the Army with an ijury and this mower has been a God sent. Thank you.
5 Star Review   By Robert on Home Depot - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This mower feels like your on an ATV or ATC its fun doing the lawn....

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The quality make me mad
2 Star Review   By richard on Home Depot - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The quality is realy poor. Yesterday, when I used it, one bar that hold the deck was down, which damaged my yard. The engine stopped. I checked it and found one clamp was missing. Obviously, it was not installed because I just bought a week ago and only used it once. I fixed it using a long nail instead of a clamp (because I didn't have one).

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Good value
4 Star Review   By Martin on Home Depot - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Working well so far (2 months), good product at the price.

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Well built basic tractor does what its supposed to
5 Star Review   By Sr20131 on Home Depot - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Cuts great, powerful pulls pretty strong so need to ease off the cluth smoothly no prob after you get used to it

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Loving it
5 Star Review   By Proudtxn on Home Depot - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

What a Bargain. Beautiful looking little tractor. Body and frame made by Husqvarna motor by Briggs, two quality names. Lots of power and perfectly level cutting deck from factory. what more could you ask for.

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Ariens 42"17.5 HP little powerhouse
5 Star Review   By Paul on Home Depot - May 20, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I will tell you right from the break, if you are looking for a high end tractor this is not the one for you. But if you are looking for an inexpensive basic little lawn tractor to get the job done than this one is it. I purchased this tractor on May 19 the Associates at Home Depot were very helpful by taking it out of the crate of course upon getting it home I had to put on the steering wheel and seat. This was no big deal took all of about 5 minutes, 1st time I use this tractor was on May 20 and I was very impressed whit the job it did for the money I spent. I had also purchased a mulch kit and blades, my grass had not been cut for a week and a half since my old tractor decided to pass away I have a garden tractor to do the big jobs but it is hard to maneuver around my flowerbeds. And with the grass at about 6 to 8 inches tall I was very surprised to find that there was no clumps of grass behind the tractor. The cut was level the motor ran smooth with no bogging down and it was very good on gas. The 20 inch tires may ride very smooth and it maneuvered very well very easy to turn with one hand. Now as far as durability I cannot say yet because I have only used it one time but will let you know at the end of the season and one other point I have to make is that when you 1st start using it be very careful about letting out the clutch. Because it'll jerk your head off, but after about an hour when the belt starts to get worn in a little bit and stretched out this smooths out. And I've also found depending on how steep the incline is you have to lean forward just a little bit because it's a light little tractor and a front end start to lift but other than that I am very impressed with this little machine. And I do believe the durability versus the cost will be very good, not for certain but was told that the tractor was made by American yard products the same people who used to make the old craftsman before they went to MTD and the old Husqvarna also Poland Pro's.

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so far so good
4 Star Review   By br28640 on Home Depot - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

impressed with free shipping, the man that delivered my mower was super nice. Easy to put together. Have mowed twice now and its a nice even cut. :)

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42 in 17.5 HP 6-speed Riding Lawn Mower
1 Star Review   By susie on Home Depot - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Sent it back. Clutch was extremely hard to operate. The friction point to make it smooth when changing gears was impossible for me to find, very jerky.

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good product
5 Star Review   By happydogbinbin on Home Depot - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I ordered it online according to the others' reviews. It was delivered on time. My husband loves it although it took him several hours to install. He used it twice and it worked very well(the grass was too long). Our one half arce lawn looks neat and in good shape now. The reason of buying this is because I heard the original house own was tired of cutting the lawn. I ordered the bag and the deck wheels from amazon and save me 50 dollars. Hopefully it can last long.

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Ariens tractor
3 Star Review   By bill on Home Depot - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Not sure if is just my tractor but the transmission is hard to shift and it jumps when putting it in gear.

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This product is very easy to use.
5 Star Review   By Francie on Home Depot - May 7, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I'm pleased with this lawn tractor. Single parent with 1/2 acre to mow and finally grew tired of push mowing. Very easy to operate. Tight turning radius. Prying away the packaging might have been the hardest part, but I used a hammer and small pry bar. Grass appears evenly cut. Sometimes hesitates in 1st gear and I have to adjust the choke. I feel good about this purchase!

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Good quality mower!
5 Star Review   By Pete on Home Depot - May 7, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very good quality and easy to assemble when it arrives.

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broke within 15 minutes
1 Star Review   By bobm on Home Depot - May 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

didn't last 15 minutes before one of the blades, pulley, and mandrel broke and separated from the cutting deck.

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Good Value
4 Star Review   By TinyB on Home Depot - May 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The mower seems to be all that I expected at this price. Fit, finish, operation all very good. Only issue was 1st time I went to engage the blades nothing happened, looked under tractor and inspected the deck drive belt, something popped loose and then the drive belt had tension, it would then engage. I feel this machine is a very good value for this price. Would recomend this to my friends as a reasonable mower for the price.

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Very happy with this tractor!
5 Star Review   By sticatto on Home Depot - May 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The tractor was delivered promptly! I'm very happy with the quality of this machine. If anyone who has purchased the after-market wheel kit for the deck, can you please advise the increase of the overall width of the tractor? I've seen a few reviews on this site that had them installed and see that they stick out beyond the deck which might create a problem for me as my fence openings are 48" and the deck wheels may add too much to the 45" stock width. Thanks.

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A great piece of equipment
5 Star Review   By SidneyJ on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased my lawnmower last season and it has been a good one, I had a craftsman built by the same manufacturer as this one and that was why I wanted this one. I already knew I was getting a tough good cutting mower. I am hard on a lawn mower and this one is working great for me. just like my first one did. I do plan to buy another one next year for a stand my mower. For the money and the durability you can't beat it.

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Great value, Quiet
5 Star Review   By Texan4Life on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Plenty of power, and I'm glad to see lawn mowers are getting larger mufflers. I was surprised how quiet it was. It also turns much tighter and is WAY more fuel efficient than my old lawn mower. For a budget mower it is great! The only 2 negative things I can think of is the steering wheel is flimsy and flexes way to easily. Since it is the only thing to grab onto when getting on and off the mower, I can see the plastic breaking eventually. Also I wish the engine had a oil filter, since it is a pressure lubed engine.

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Great value for the price especially given the standard features.
5 Star Review   By GarySG on Home Depot - Apr 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Owned a lawn tractor which served me well for over 20 years. The mower deck finally gave out and finding a replacement was almost impossible. Researched new riding mowers and found this model which included being able to mow in reverse which my older mower was able to do. Most riders with this feature are considerably more expensive in other stores. I was also considering a rear motor mower which has a very tight turning radius but again, more expensive. Bottom line is that this mower turns on a dime, runs fantastic, and for the money is as good as or not better than it's competition.

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Great mower for the price
5 Star Review   By rmissildine on Home Depot - Apr 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I bought this mower last season to replace an old worn out mower I had, and wanted to wait until I had used it a bit before writing a review. I read all the reviews, and saw where some had not liked it for the safety feature built into the ignition switch, where you have to turn it back 1 click to be able to cut in reverse, no problem for me. After I had used it a couple of times, it became second nature to turn it back after starting. Some didn't like the fact that it is a gear drive versus a hydrostatic drive, again, a simple matter of using the clutch. The turning radius is very tight, making it a snap to get into tight places. The engine started right up this year, after setting all winter. Over all, this is the best 42" mower you can buy for the price.

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Good value
5 Star Review   By Bert on Home Depot - Apr 24, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

In the sub $1000 range this is about the best rider mower you can get. I read tons of reviews on most every mower out there in this class and chose this one as it has the best overall reviews. It is a rebadged Husquvana. I ordered mine online and had it delivered to my home. Just had to take the crate apart, put the steering wheel and seat on (easy), put gas it it and it was ready to mow. Plus's -I like that it can mow in reverse, something many riders lack. Very sharp turning radius for this type of mower, much tighter than my old mower. The 17.5 has plenty of power for mowing. Minus's- It will pop wheelies and jerk very hard taking off in anythig gear higher than 2 (I don't like this). No wheels on the mower deck which can can scalping in uneven areas. Overall though, I'm pleased with this mower. Its built like the 30 year old mower it replaced (mostly all steel). I expect with proper care and storage this mower should last as long as my old one.

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so far, so good
5 Star Review   By smjre5 on Home Depot - Apr 24, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Old mower finally quit on 1st mow of season. Went online and found this at Home Depot, did not want to spend $1500 + for fancier riding mower, just needed the basics. Overwhelming positive reviews, lowest price, and looked good when visiting store to confirm. Was delivered to driveway in one week from Husquarvna in S.C., put it to work right away, no issues. Hardest part was uncrating it off pallet... installing seat and steering wheel took just a few minutes. Mowing in reverse is a plus, if you remember to leave key in right position, and has tight turns. Careful on turning too sharp or accelerating too fast, slightly unstable at higher speeds. Will add mulching blades and recommend strongly for dollar value.

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Great Value!
5 Star Review   By Gusto on Home Depot - Apr 24, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This riding mower has plenty of power, only mower in it's class that goes in reverse, has a cup holder, free shipping, 42" cut 17.5 HP, 6 speeds, Briggs& Stratton engine, and you get all this for $999

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This lawn mower is very user-friendly and sturdy
5 Star Review   By Manya on Home Depot - Apr 23, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have not used my lawnmower extensively yet, but so far I love it and find it easy to handle and very sturdy and efficient

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Good overall machine. Works well, easy to get right to work. Wish it came with mulching attachment not just side discharge.
4 Star Review   By Davep on Home Depot - Apr 23, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Excellent basic machine. Very powerful, easy to use. Small tight turning radius. Surprisingly light weight for its size. Manuvers easily even without power. Many safety features including lights for work at dusk.

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Durable, Dependable, Excellent Value!
5 Star Review   By Roland on Home Depot - Apr 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have had my mower for almost 2 years, it has delivered all I expected, and then some. Good power, doesn't bog down, when wet or high grass. The only negative so far is the cable for the blade engagement, sticks sometimes when disengaging. Cuts very evenly, leaves the lawn looking great!

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Easy to use but not for slopes
4 Star Review   By deed3 on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Just like what described in other reviews, it is easy to use, Since it is small, it does not take much space to store. One thing that I didn't get from product description (might miss it) before making the purchase is that the machine will only be safe on a slope less than 15 degrees. That's a big limitation for me.

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Great deal
5 Star Review   By Easyuser on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great product, my husband loves iit because it is so easy to use and does a nice job.

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Heavy Duty Workhorse
5 Star Review   By GSUEagle on Home Depot - Apr 7, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I bought this Ariens 42 in 17.5 HP 6-speed Riding Lawn Mower at the end of last October after my hand-me-down Craftsman "Frankenmower" died for the final time. I shopped around and did hours of research before settling for this Ariens unit. I chose it because of the gear drive transmission, the 42" cutting deck, and because it has a metal hood. That last reason may sound silly to some, but look around at the mowers that cost twice as much -- why would you pay that much for a plastic lawnmower? This Ariens is built the way mowers used to be built...back in the "old days". It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles. It doesn't have cruise control, or an electric deck, or a car-like transmission -- and this is exactly why I bought it. I want something that is going to last! The only modifications I have done (and that I would recommend) is add a set of wheels to the deck and an hour meter to the dash. I expect many, many years of service from this unit!

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A no fuss tractor
4 Star Review   By IceCat on Home Depot - Apr 7, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We purchased this tractor today and immediately put it to work: the 1st mow of the season. It did the job well and we we both like it. The other reviews gave us the confidence to buy this one and we are glad we did. One thing is be careful you can pop a wheelie if you are not careful.

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Exactly what I wanted
4 Star Review   By Bryon on Home Depot - Mar 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Powerful fast riding mower. I'm 6'3" and 290 lbs. I was looking for an old fashioned gear driven mower and this one delivers, so far. I had an early season clover jungle and damp ground because it hasn't warmed up here enough to dry out the semi-swamp they built this subdivision on. I really like the mow in reverse feature because I have a small front yard with some tight turns. My only negative so far is the lack of a manual pull start cord. My last mower would was impossible to maintain a battery over the winter and the inferior charging system could never seem to let it recover when charging/using it the next spring. Disconnected the battery cables and everything I was supposed to do to maintain the battery during winter storage but it never seemed to work. Got tired of buying a new battery every spring, hence my issue with the no pull start feature on this one. We'll see what happens. Overall, I just don't think you can beat the price vs value ratio for this mower. Very satisfied so far. Clutch is either engaged or not (no in between). It will jerk a wheelie if you aren't careful. A break in period will probably solve this.

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This product came with a flat tire off it's bead, and had to be taken off
1 Star Review   By eddy on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The item feels flimsy, less sturdy than the last tractor I purchased at Home Depot, I believe it was a Murray Tractor, but that motor blew, the Ariens Tracor is American and hope that it lasts longer than my previous 2 tractors, I also do not like that the tractor does not come with a bagger which costs an additional $300= plus shipping, I also do not like that my local store no longer carries tractors, perhaps a long term bad/Poor business decision

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For the price, just cant beat it.
4 Star Review   By NMAaron on Home Depot - Feb 20, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My mower arrived quickly and in perfect condition, but missing the Manuel and the key, so had to wait another 3 days to get them from the manufacture, but they did take care of my problem promptly. I have 2.5 acres of pretty bumpy, hilly land. The mower had no problems chopping it all down and even blasting through some goat weeds. Took me about 2 hours to do my whole yard. Planning on planting a lot of grass soon, so got an aerator spreader, the mower tows it no problem. It is fun to drive and I haven't had any problems with it yet. Good product, good price.

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4th year- still great
4 Star Review   By cb135729 on Home Depot - Feb 3, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I've had this for 4 mowing seasons and it's been a good little mower. Deck steel is a bit weak, but easy to repair when I hit something too hard. Low maintenance and dependability here.

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Fantastic mower for the price
5 Star Review   By Cowboy on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We chose this mower over a comparable john deere and are glad we did. The turning radius is great for all the trees we have where the Deere turned like a boat. It cuts level over all terrain. We will be purchasing add'l accessories this summer. We very highly recommend this mower to every body!

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Ariens 17.5 Lawn Tractor
4 Star Review   By FOPIP on Home Depot - Dec 25, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This mower is a good bargain for the price. After all, it's a lawn mower simple and complete. My two criticisms are: the muffler. This 17.5 B&S is LOUD, LOUD, LOUD. But I guess that's what they make ear protection for. And, I received two sets of owner manuals - one in Spanish and one in French. HUH!!!!!!!

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Small turning radius.
5 Star Review   By Bob27 on Home Depot - Dec 18, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have only used this mower one time but so far it seems good to me. Covers the lawn in about half the time of my old mower.

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Deja-vu all over again
4 Star Review   By JED14 on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Just what I thought it would be...a nice 42", 17.5 Briggs and Straton 17.,5 HP riding mower. I've had another like it and I owe the old one nothing when it died. I have a 'woody' acre of lawn to cut weekly and it does the job. They didn't mess wit the old features I liked as other brands had done. Time wil be the real test. So far, so good. Just what I thought I was buying.

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This thing is a beast
5 Star Review   By Spark1 on Home Depot - Oct 27, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

After 30+ years of riding mower ownership (Simplicity, Cub Cadet, John Deere, etc), this Ariens was just the ticket for our small but heavily landscaped yard. I almost went the used route on Craigslist but decided to drop by Home Depot yesterday. I was so glad I did because sitting outside w. a "SPECIAL - $xxx" tag was a 42" 17.5hp Ariens. I was already willing to stretch to the list price (plus the $299 bagger), but a $300 discount cinched the deal. The discount was because it was reconditioned (faulty ignition switch), but otherwise it was like new. Of course, the switch had been replaced & recon means there is no factory warranty (only the original purchaser is covered), but I took care of that w. a 3-year extended warranty from Home Depot for $125. Rented their flatbed for $25, got her home & spent most of today getting acquainted. I changed the plug to an E3, bolted on new mulching blades & installed the bagger which I also bought yesterday w. a 10% discount (many thanks, Home Depot). No problems at all - this machine is simple to work on & the construction (built in SC) & design is first-rate. I set the tire pressures, filled the tank w. ethanol-free high-test & cranked her up. The 500cc Briggs is a wonderful engine - a bit loud but w. tons of power & torque. I proceeded to bag up 10 bags of leaves from our front yard & it all worked as advertised - mulched just fine, steering so light it feels powered & the turning radius is the tightest of any mower I've ever owned. All the speed you can possibly use, too. I ended up mowing in either 2nd or 3rd gear (out of 6); the clutch engagement is a might touchy, but w. a gentle foot it engages smoothly. I did try the suggestion in the bagger manual about putting trash bags in the bagger bags to collect the leaves - worked great & saved an extra step. Bottom line: what more could you want, especially for the money? Beautiful fit & finish, comfortable seat, great steering, 42" cut w. plenty of power & bad-boy looks - I'm delighted to have this American-built Ariens in my garage. The only surprise was no spin-on oil filter, but changing the oil every season using 5W30 synthetic should insure the Briggs stays healthy for many a season to come. And regular applications of Meguiars should keep that orange & black paint gleaming. :)

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Excellent price, features quality and ease of use.
5 Star Review   By DMan on Home Depot - Oct 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased the Ariens 42 in Lawn Tractor in the spring of 2012 for under $1,000.0, with the mulcher blade. This tractor in excellent for my 3/4 acre lot. It starts every time I turn the key. It cuts so smoothly and evenly its like a sharp razor. The turning radius is excellent also. The reverse cutting feature is the best. This is my first lawn tractor and the value is great and I highly recommend this tractor to anyone.

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Great mower cuts great well built.
5 Star Review   By Nate on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I bought this cause it was cheap and looked good. I could not be happier with it. The mower starts easy runs great and everything works like it should. I checked over the mower when I got it out of the shipping crate and the deck was perfectly level. When you get the mower you have to put the steering wheel and seat on it but that is very easy. All in all I would recommend this mower to everybody looking for a great cheap mower.

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Great value for powerfull mower, very strong brakes, stingy on fuel consumption
5 Star Review   By Maxx401k on Home Depot - Oct 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My property is 3/4 acre, 17.5HP is perfect. The mower is easy to turn and has a tight radius. Old mower was 15.5HP would not fill both sides of grass catcher, not the case with this mower. Easily cuts tall/thick grass, plenty of power even with moist grass to fill grass catcher,Brakes are very strong. Also is stingy on fuel. Delivered crated to my home, steering wheel and seat were easy to install. Purchased on line thru Home Depot, received an unexpected discount from helpfull cust. serv. rep. Grass height adj. was balky, and annoying that blades can not be engaged when in reverse.

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Great Tractor, Excellent Price
5 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Tractor delivered to home one week after order. It was difficult to disassemble and remove from crate. I had read reviews others had posted regarding uneven cutting, so I purchased deck wheels from Amz. Also purchased bagger from Amz. The mower is great, starts easy, plenty of power and it mows evenly with the deck wheels. It was a great value. Way more mower for the money than other brands. Mine was bulit by Husqvarna in South Carolina, so the quality is excellent. I am very happy with the purchase.

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Great Bargain Machine
5 Star Review   By sbowen36 on Home Depot - Oct 6, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I researched mowers for quite awhile and this one is built well and a bargain price. I got it for 899 after my 10% military discount. I bought the extended protection plan for 189 and now it is covered for 5 years and Home Depot will come to my house to repair if it breaks. Doesn't seem likely as well built as it is. Changed the blades to mulch and added the mulch plug for the first mow tomorrow. The mower fit in my shed with 46" door opening!

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We Love the Mower, Hated the Customer Service
4 Star Review   By dawn on Home Depot - Oct 2, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

So far, we love the mower. It is compact enough to easily move around obstacles and mows a nice wide path through the tough weeds on our acre.

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Good value and a quality product....thumbs down to delivery system
5 Star Review   By Hunter on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The lawn tractor has the features I wanted and it does the job it was intended for. It is much more maneuverable than my previous mower and turns on a dime. I like the fact that it can mow in reverse for some of those tight spots on my lawn.

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It seems to run well so far.
4 Star Review   By Goodbuy on Home Depot - Sep 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Steers well , started right up once you get the thing uncrated. It is not easy to get uncrated no matter what some people said, it was a struggle.

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The best mower we've ever owned
5 Star Review   By langley on Home Depot - Sep 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This mower is the best. The price is comparable to other mowers. It does a great job on cutting grass and the ease of use is wonderful.

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The company tells you this tractor is gear drive,but this is not true.It is comfortable however and cuts good
4 Star Review   By Johnny on Home Depot - Sep 7, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This is not a bad tractor at its price. Its comfortable,and plenty of power,but it is not gear drive as they claim. It is belt drive like any other tractor for its price. The fact that it was not gear drive was a real disappointment for me after finding out on my third cut with it.

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Overall OK Except Deck Issue
4 Star Review   By Dewitt on Home Depot - Sep 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The mower cuts great on flat surface but on uneven terain seems to scap to one side.Corrected the problem by adding Two Deck wheels on the back of mowers Deck.After modifications , Mower cut great on all surfaces.

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Great Value
5 Star Review   By Pandy on Home Depot - Sep 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I've only used this three times to cut my one acre lawn but it is a big improvement over the Sears riding mower I was using, much more powerful and bigger mowing deck. I had a John Deere lawn tractor years ago that had much less power and a smaller deck and cost me twice as much as this.

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Rough Terrain Kalama WA.
5 Star Review   By Kalamaman on Home Depot - Sep 2, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have 15 acres full of weeds and tall grass.I didn't want to spend Thousands on a riding mower that wouldn't hold up to the task that i intended on puting it through.the reviews that were posted lead me to Home Depot where i purchased this Ariens rider.I must say best bang for the buck$.it thrashes everything in it's path.BIG HELP in maintaining my property.I'm writing this review due to how the other reviews had a impact on my purchase.

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I maintain 20 acres and this machine has done an excellent job helping me keep the grass under control. It is a great value
4 Star Review   By Boss on Home Depot - Aug 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Satisfied Customer and pleased with the product's value.

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The Little Mower That Can
5 Star Review   By Charlie on Home Depot - Aug 27, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Don't let the size or price of this mower fool you, I was hesitant about buying this mower or dropping a few hundred more for a John Deer, after reading a few reviews I figured I'd give this mower a shot and it has been awesome. It breezed through grass that was up to my knees. If you do have a lot of dips and ruts in your yard, expect a little uneven snips here and there, easily corrected with a weed eater, but it's going to happen because the deck doesn't have guide wheels. It's nimble, quick, and powerful. Do yourself a favor, if you just need a simple mower to deal with your yard becuase you're tired of pushing a mower...but don't need to dump a few grand into it, go with this mower, it won't dissapoint you.

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Cuts better than more expensive mowers I have owned.
4 Star Review   By LT12 on Home Depot - Aug 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Quality mower for a reasonable price. Cuts grass in high gear without the need to recut. I have an unleveled yard but have yet to scalp it even with the deck in the lowest position.

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I have only used this product for 1 month, so far it has taken all I have put in front of it.
4 Star Review   By rancher on Home Depot - Aug 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have used this tractor for mowing part of my pasture, at first I was hesitant to attempt it, but it took on weeds taller than me when I was sitting on the tractor and did not stop. The pasture has uneven terrain but it did not hinder the tractor at all. The only thing that stopped it was a mound of dirt that would not go under the front bumper. If it had a little more clearance I would have given it 5 stars. It starts with one turn of the key every time and does everything I ask of it. Great price! For a typical yard this will get the job done with ease.

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EXCELLENT TRACTOR
5 Star Review   By CESAR on Home Depot - Aug 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

EXCELLENT ... EXCELLENT ... PRODUCT .......... VERY POWERFUL

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Great for the price
5 Star Review   By L2013 on Home Depot - Aug 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Over all this product is great. Bought it for my husband and our acre lot. Mows evenly and quickly. Good turning radius and even has a cup holder for bottled h2o. Love the color and no problems. Only thing is you cannot oil the bearings.

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Very nice!
5 Star Review   By Marv on Home Depot - Aug 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have a 3rd of an acre and was worried about moving up from my 32 inch Snapper thinking that this might be to big for my yard. I have several fruit trees, a large play set, a swing set, some steep little hills and a chain link fence cutting my yard in half. The Ariens turning radius handled all my obstacles with ease. This put my 10 year old snapper to shame. It has a much better cutting radius along with a very nice even cut. I felt a little beaten up cutting grass every week on the Snapper. This week with the Ariens was actually fun. I cant wait to cut my grass again. You can't go wrong with this little tractor.

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A great product
5 Star Review   By therabbi594 on Home Depot - Aug 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I always remember reading in car magazines, that the "rater" always describes the "fit and finish", usually referring to the interior of the vehicle. In reviewing the overall aspects of this Ariens mower, the fit and finish would be getting high marks. You can tell when something is just made well, and that is definitely the case here. I've only mowed my lawn a few times, and I can clearly tell that the actual "cut" is far exceeding my old mower,that finally had to be put to rest.

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Best mower for the price, period.
5 Star Review   By RMiss on Home Depot - Aug 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Like others, I read a lot of reviews on this mower before I decided to purchase. One of the cons I read more than once was having to turn the key to mow in reverse. Once you start it up, simply turn the key to that position, and begin mowing, no switching necessary after that. Bought it this morning, got it home, checked it over, filled the fuel tank and began mowing. I was able to set the deck height to the same height as my old mower, how pleased I was, no scalping, and lower than the mower I last borrowed. All in all, I don't think you can buy a better rider with the Husqvarna / Ariens quality anywhere.

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Best Riding Mower I have ever Owned
5 Star Review   By dewlinehokie on Home Depot - Aug 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very easy assembling seat and steering wheel. Started right up. Nice power and I love the cutting especially since the grass was quite high due to lots of rain, sunshine, and two broke push mowers. Haven't used all 6 gears yet, but 1st thru 3rd moves you right along. Has a very nice tight turning radius. I told may family that this was the BEST purchase that I had ever made on a riding mower.

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Only mowed with it 3x so too soon to judge overall quality.
3 Star Review   By Woody on Home Depot - Aug 7, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Did not receive key or owner's manual with crated delivery. Ended up picking up a replacement key at a nearby Home Depot. Have not rec'd our owner's manual yet and have requested it twice.

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