Review of Ariens 42 in 17.5 HP 6-speed Riding Lawn Mower (Model: 960160027)
Reviewed on: October 09, 2014
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Pros & Cons
The Ariens 42 in 17.5 HP 6-speed Riding Lawn Mower (Model: 960160027) is a perfect choice for lawns that goes up to an acre with either flat or hilly terrains. This riding tractor is powered by a dependable 17.5 HP Briggs and Stratton single cylinder overhead valve engine with easy to service air filter. A 6-speed gear drive transmission lets you set your own pace while mowing on hilly terrains and a 42 in. mowing deck gives your lawn a manicured look. It comes with a comfortable seat as well as headlights that you can use even when night comes. 6 cutting positions let you cut grass down to as short as 1-1/2 in. and as tall as 4 in. allowing you to adjust the cutting deck to best match the current condition of your yard. The best feature is "Mow in Reverse" as it allows you to mow in any direction, especially in tight areas. Tight 18 in. turning radius and good brakes are loved by all users.
However, the Ariens 42 in 17.5 HP 6-speed Riding Lawn Mower (Model: 960160027) may be hard to control for beginners and if handled incorrectly, you may end up with uneven cuts. The deck needs proper leveling and it does not have leveling wheels. The deck may also dig on uneven ground.
Overall, the Ariens 42 in 17.5 HP 6-speed Riding Lawn Mower (Model: 960160027) has an excellent turning radius, adequate engine power, and can easily cut through tall and thick grasses. It is easy to assemble and use. This riding lawn mower is the best value for the price.
- Assembled Depth (in.): 72.75 in
- Assembled Height (in.): 34.5 in
- Assembled Width (in.): 45 in
- Product Weight (lb.): 386 lb
- Drive type: Rear-wheel Drive
- Engine Displacement (cc): 500
- Front wheel size (in.): 15
- Rear wheel size (in.): 20
- Fuel tank capacity (gallons): 1.5
- Oil capacity (oz.): 48
Where to Buy
HomeDepot.com Rating: 4.30 stars from 680 reviews, Price: $1049.00
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