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Old 06-02-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Ariens Lawn Tractor - Good or Bad


I am looking at 42" Ariens mower with Kohler engine for yard mowing. Reviews state clutch a little grabby but otherwise a good machine. Only have 1/2 acre with moderate slope. Apparently Husqnavrna Mulching kit fits this mower. Any comments appreciated before I purchase.
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Only have 1/2 acre with moderate slope. Any comments appreciated before I purchase.
Does the engine have splash or pressurized oil lubrication? Splash is fine for flat areas, but with a slope, you will oil starve the engine.
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Does the engine have splash or pressurized oil lubrication? Splash is fine for flat areas, but with a slope, you will oil starve the engine.
VERY important point, though it should be noted that on a moderate slope most of the splash systems are okay.
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I am looking at 42" Ariens mower with Kohler engine for yard mowing. Reviews state clutch a little grabby but otherwise a good machine. Only have 1/2 acre with moderate slope. Apparently Husqnavrna Mulching kit fits this mower. Any comments appreciated before I purchase.
If you could give us a model number that'd be good.

That said, for the most part Ariens puts out good products. If you're buying it from a dealer, they should stand behind it nicely and you should be fine.
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I have researched hundreds of lawn mower reviews over the past couple of years and the Ariens lawn tractors mostly received very good reviews from consumers. The 42" Ariens is powered by a 17HP Kohler motor that is highly rated. A good buy if you ask me...
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