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

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    • Description
      Model
      960460023
      Internet/Catalog:
      202518942
      Store SKU:
      166236

      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
    • Specifications
      Assembled Depth (in.) :
      72.75 in
      Assembled Height (in.) :
      46 in
      Assembled Width (in.) :
      49.5 in
      Assembly Required :
      Yes
      Commercial / Residential :
      Residential
      Cutting Width (in.) :
      46
      Drive type :
      Rear-wheel Drive
      Engine Displacement (cc) :
      540
      Engine Make :
      Briggs and Stratton
      Engine Make :
      Briggs & Stratton
      Features :
      Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Mulching Capable,Keyed start,Headlights
      Front wheel size (in.) :
      15
      Fuel tank capacity (gallons) :
      1.5
      Included :
      Engine oil
      Lawn Mower Type :
      Front Motor Riding
      Maximum cutting height (in.) :
      4.5
      Maximum forward speed (mph) :
      5.2
      Maximum reverse speed (mph) :
      2.9
      Minimum cutting height (in.) :
      1
      Mower Deck Width :
      46 in
      Mulching Capability :
      Yes
      Number of Blades :
      2
      Number of Cylinders :
      Single Cylinder
      Number of deck wheels :
      2
      Oil capacity (oz.) :
      64
      Power Type :
      gasoline
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      483
      Rear wheel size (in.) :
      20
      Reconditioned :
      No
      Refurbished :
      No
      Returnable :
      30-Day
      Size of Yard :
      1 - 2 Acres
      Start Type :
      Electric
      Terrain :
      Sloped with Obstacles
      Transmission Type :
      Hydrostatic
      Turning radius (in.) :
      16
    • Reviews
      (103)

      Ratings & Reviews

      89% of customers recommend this product
      4.2
      Out of 5:
      5
      [56]
      4
      [29]
      3
      [6]
      2
      [3]
      1
      [9]
      QUALITY:
      VALUE:
      4.0
      4.2
      Customer Images (3)
      • One tough mower!
      • September 04, 2012
      • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

      Before I purchased this mower, I did hours and hours of research looking for the best value for money that would do the job I needed done. I did product comparisons with all the major brands of mowers only to find out that many of them are made by the same manufacturer. Anyway, I also took into consideration customer reviews and only mowers that had more than 50 reviews at that. One five star review from one purchaser isn't enough for me to go on. So research I did only to rule out all others within my budget with this Ariens mower on top of the list. Due to illness and rainy weather, the grass on my property was over four feet tall, so tall that it had laid down. I thought that ok, this was going to be a real test for this new mower and we'll see what it can do. Well, anything under 12" tall, it went through like a hot knife through butter (and the grass wasn't all that dry). I did raise the mowing deck up as high as it would go to mow through the taller stuff and granted, I didn't try to mow the entire width of the deck, but it handled that high grass as well! Once everything was chopped down to size, I remowed to even things out and my yard looks beautiful. Keep in mind that my yard is about 3 acres, more than what this mower is recommended for but it did the job just fine. Now on to the features of this mower. The seat is very comfortable and easy to adjust. Steering is a breeze and turns are nice and sharp. No gouges on tight turns, either. I like the option to be able to mow in reverse because I have quite a few obstacles to get around and this makes it so easy. There's plenty of power, so much so that when I mow along the road front, it blows the grass cuttings clear across the center line! I have to say that I don't mind mowing the yard anymore...it's a real pleasure. There are a couple of things that I should mention. One, probably due to the shipper used is that the engine idle or choke handle was snapped off. I called Home Depot and was assured that I would receive a replacement. Hasn't arrived yet. That is the biggest negative about this purchase. Also, the blade engagement lever is situated so that you push it up and behind the steering wheel. No problem there. Just don't let go of it when you disengage the blades because it will snap back very quickly and with a lot of force which resulted in a nice bruise right in the middle of my knee! My fault, live and learn but thought you should be aware of this. The only other thing is that access to fill the gas tank is a bit awkward but with a longer gas can spout, that solved the problem. So as you can see from my review, I give this mower high marks. If anything changes, I'll be sure to let you know! Happy mowing!

      Pros Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Powerful, Great Engine, Mulches Well, Small Turn Radius
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