Ariens 22 Hp V-twin Hydro 46" 11/13

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The Ariens 46 in. 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower mows more grass in less time while cutting evenly on every pass with its dual-blade design. You can easily engage the blades by simply pulling the electric blade engage button


  • Assembled Depth (in.) : 72.75 in
  • Assembled Height (in.) : 49.5 in
  • Assembled Width (in.) : 46 in
  • Assembly Required : Partial
  • Cutting Width : 46 in
  • Deck cleanout : Yes
  • Depth (in) : 72.75 in
  • Drive type : Rear wheel drive
  • ETL Listed : No
  • Engine Displacement (cc) : 656
  • Engine Make : Briggs & Stratton
  • Engine oil included : Yes
  • ExcludedSellToStates : CA
  • Frame Material : Steel
  • Front wheel size (in.) : 15
  • Fuel tank capacity (gallons) : 2.5
  • Headlights : Yes
  • Height (in) : 49.5 in
  • Hour Meter : No
  • Item Package Type : Wood Crate
  • Item Weight : 493 lb
  • Keyed start : Yes
  • Lawn Mower Type : Front Motor Riding
  • Manufacturer Warranty : 2 year limited
  • 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 deck wheels : 4
  • Oil capacity (oz.) : 48
  • Power Type : gasoline
  • Power steering : No
  • Product Weight (lb.) : 493
  • Rear wheel size (in.) : 20
  • Reconditioned : No
  • Returnable : 30-Day
  • Rollover protection : No
  • Rust resistant deck : No
  • Size of Yard : 1 - 2 Acres
  • Start Type : Electric
  • Task-Performing Type : Snow Removal,Light Hauling & Maintenance
  • Terrain : Sloped with Obstacles
  • Transmission Type : Hydrostatic
  • Turning radius (in.) : 16
  • UL Listed : N-No UL Code Rating
  • Width (in) : 46 in

Reviews (46)

  • rustynutz
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot
    San Antonio, TX, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Has the most convenient features of any of the "budget" mowers out there. Tight turning radius, smooth, steady hydrostatic automatic tranny, smooth and quiet v-twin engine. I am 6' 2", 250 pounds and it pulls me around with ease and never bogs in cutting. Replaced a 22 year old LT-4000 Craftman with this one. Appears to be similar quality construction as the old Craftsman, so expect to get many years of service out of this one as well.Thanks to the lawn and garden team at Fair Avenue store in San Antonio. They had it uncrated, assembled and running for inspection when I arrived to pick it up as scheduled, thanks Jasmine and Karen for helping me with the purchase and the three nice ladies who pushed it up the ramps onto my flat bed trailer. Mowed the yard immediately after arriving home, just had to adjust the four antiscalp wheels to my taste. May start mowing the neighbors yards for the fun of it. Really love the adjusable seat and easy steering. Also the great military discount!!!Higly recommended!

  • hottfirelt2
    2 years, 2 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    great machine for its price i have a large lawn and mower handles it with no problem

  • Landscape
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot
    Simpsonville, SC, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    After years of using both ZTR's and different Lawn Tractors, this one is by far the best of the best!! It's strong 22 HP engine, 16" turning radius, and speeds are terrific! I like the ability to leave the ignition switch engaged, but turned to the position where I can go in revers without holding down a button!!! The throtle lever hardly ever requires that you use the brake. Very highly recommend that people strongly consider using this machine! The price is great for what you receive!

  • OAndy
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    Not sure what the problem is with the owners that are giving less than 5 stars.This mower is a beast and sounds like an F-15 jet when you engage the blades. Cuts great with tons of power in reserve. Couldn't justify paying another 2 grand for the green models.

  • kdal
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    We have received the mower 1 month ago and so far so good. We mow an area of aprox. 2- 2.5 acres. The mower is a smooth ride, is much quieter than our previous mower and makes an even cut.

  • Bagadonuts
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot
    Sanibel, Florida

    4.0 / 5.0

    I too enjoy this tractor, even more than my 46" Husqvarna. What I enjoy the most is the Hydrostatic transmission. I can simply move back and forth cutting all around trees and bushes easily with one hand on the steering wheel, and the other on the trans-stick. I gave this machine 4 stars instead of 5 because of where the starting key is located. As soon as the 90 days is up, I plan on moving the key switch higher on the dash. My right knee keeps hitting the key switch and it's shut down the engine twice now while I was mowing. I have to be very careful. That is the ONLY flaw I see with this fantastically priced tractor.

  • JW71
    2 years ago at Home Depot
    Jasper, AL, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    This mower is much quieter than previous mowers. The steering is phenomenal and the safety features are great. I have a hilly yard and this mower never loses traction. The maintenance routine of the engine and mower is simple and easy. It's great.Jim W.

  • Mike
    2 years ago at Home Depot
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    Purchased floor model from Store. After spending about two hours waiting to find owner's manual, keys, etc, they could not get the tractor to start. Due to the fact that I don't work at the Home Depot, at some point I had to leave, so I took the tractor home and hoped I could troubleshoot the problem. After spending several hours reading the manual (Printed Online) and following every instruction I still could not get the tractor to start. I returned the tractor the next day. Based on the specs and price, this tractor was very attractive, but this one had a lemon in it somewhere.

  • HFB1217
    1 year, 7 months ago at Home Depot
    SW Florida

    5.0 / 5.0

    Powerful and easy to drive the electric attachment / mower deck engage option is a nice feature.This is a replacement for my 42 inch manual Ariens riding mower that was stolen and aside from that it is a nice upgrade.

  • InAda
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Ada, OK, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    First mower wouldn't start. An employee came and picked it up and delivered a new one and made sure it started before he left. After mowing for ahile, it started dragging the deck. Missing a pin, and upon inspection, missing several bolts and pins. Also missing correct key, book and oil drain hose. Went back and got those and have replaced most but still missing one seat bolt. I guess they were using it for parts. Also, the battery quit about a month into owning it and now have to buy a new one. Last time I buy any equiptment from Home Depot without looking it over top to bottom, inside and out.

  • Tronek
    1 year, 11 months ago at Home Depot
    New Hampshire

    2.0 / 5.0

    This tractor has plenty of power and cuts grass well. The big problem, at least for me is that you accelerate using hand controls instead of a pedal. I have had many close calls hitting something because of the natural reaction that when you let go of the lever the tractor will stop. Not so with this tractor. You must put the lever in the zero position in order to stop movement. Another problem is that the wheels that come with the mower have very little traction, very easy to get stuck. Just some things to consider before purchasing one.

  • Eric
    1 year, 11 months ago at Home Depot
    Welaka, FL, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    The only downside is that it is hard to start when cold. Rectified this by removing 4 bolts on the front of the engine (Air Filter and Carb), sprayed the carb with starter fluid and after securing the cover, she starts everytime.

  • tcnky
    1 year, 10 months ago at Home Depot
    Russellville, KY 42276, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    i bought this in july of this year,its a great mower at a great price,it is manufactured by husquarvna.the staff at the bowling green,ky store was helpful

  • leah
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Chino Valley, AZ, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Love it. WIsh I would have got one yrs ago Goes thru anything. Had to hook up some wires but got them done. Once all hooked up started right up. Easy to drive. wish the mower would raise up another inch .

  • Tony
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Chattaroy, WA, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    This mower is the real deal, Ben and the guys over at the North Spokane location really know how to treat a customer. There was some delay in shipping, but it was a supplier issue. They took great care of me, and I could not be happier with this mower! It has turned mowing my full acre yard into something I look forward to doing. This mower has a ton of power, and does not hesitate at all no matter how tall the grass. Handled my field mowing without issue as well. Also, I recommend going with a pull behind sweeper as apposed to a bagger, it picks up much more grass, and has a wider range of applications.

  • StAugustine
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Orlando, FL, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    The Home Depot site indicates that this mower will mow at 4.5 inches however, I have not been able to get it over 3.5 and even the manual that came with the mower says it only goes to 4 inches. I have inflated the tires to the recommended pressure and made all leveling adjustments to no avail. I continue to have my lawn care company complain that I am mowing too short. Overall however, the transmission is smooth, the turning radius is tight, and I am mowing in half the time with the 46 inch deck.

  • ExTex
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Greensboro, NC, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I purchased this mower about 2 weeks ago to mow my 2/3 acre yard. It started right up, but that's what you would expect from a brand new mower. I was impressed, though, with how smooth the engine was, compared to older single-cylinder models I've had. I did the front yard quickly, and was very happy with the handling and ease of control. The hydrostatic transmission is a big plus, and a tremendous improvement over the old manual transmissions. I then did the back yard, and it went just as smoothly. The real surprise, though, was the power. I headed for a patch of grass in the vacant lot next door that had grown to over 3 feet high. The mower simply plowed right through, never slowing or bogging down. This thing is a beast! My only wish is that the rear tires had a little more aggressive tread, as they tend to slip on steeper grades. It's not too much of a problem for me, though, as the only place it was any sort of difficulty was in the shallow ditch by the road in my front yard. If you have a steep, hilly yard, though, you might want to invest in some different tires.

  • Wickedone
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Huntington, WV, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    Best bang for the buck.First rider gave up after 12 years.Belts and pulley system. B&S still starts and runs.Hope I live long enough to wear this Airens out.First turn of the key, it fired right up--good sign!!!!New features on this rider will be fun to learn.Only strike i found, the front wheels need to be straight. Quality control--sucks on something asinportant as this.

  • ComputerMan
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Birmingham, AL, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Only cut the yard once, have 1 acer yard. Easy to drive, easy to start, good quality. No need to slow down in tall grass, it just blast right thru the grass, blades never slow down. It is a real work horse. Will recommend this mower to anyone with 1/2 acer to 3 acres.

  • George
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Molson, WA 98844, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Filled the gas tank on the drive home and after I actually got home, it fired right up. Had mowed the day before, but had to give it a try, so re-mowed. FANTASTIC! Runs strong and had no trouble on hills. The "10% off" deal for applying for a credit card made it a great deal! I'm a happy camper!

  • butlert1973
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    Mower works great, really like the transmission ease of use, lots of power, many safety stops

  • Geeeyejo
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Keyport, NJ, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    My first mower/tractor and super pleased with this machine! Starts easily, cuts grass great and can pull a good sized load! I purchased the $150 10 CU FT trailer with it and have easily hauled nearly 500lb loads of stone and retaining wall blocks from the front to back of my property - great accessory! I also picked up the bumper kit and already saved a ding to the front end with it! Do not hesitate - beats a John Deere hands down!

  • pakman
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    cape cora fl.

    4.0 / 5.0

    Just finished cutting my lawn for the first time with this tractor. The machine cut well. Hills were no problem. Installed mulch kit which was easy and it performed well.Give me a few more cuts and I may recomend this machine.

  • Brian
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    North Branch, MN, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    This mower's an absolute dream. Compared to my old MTD, this takes care of the lawn faster, easier and with better results. The 22-horse engine has more than enough power, and the tight turning radius and responsive steering almost make it feel like a zero-turn. Gas consumption isn't bad, the hand-operated hydrostatic control's easy to get used to (and as I'm a bigger guy, I was surprised by how much room I've got on this thing) and the washout port on the deck makes cleanup a snap. My only regret on this mower was the I didn't buy it sooner! Delivery was a nightmare, but judging by past reviews that almost seems to be normal. Home Depot customer service (after a few calls) was fantastic though.

  • warden
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    Gased it up and away she went. Mows three acres in no time.

  • Geeeyejo
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Keyport, NJ, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Did a lot of online shopping and decided on the Ariens tractor - all steel body, 22hp twin cylinder engine - really a lot of mower for the money and easy for a novice to use. Also picked up the 10cu ft dump truck to tow on the back - best $$ ever spent - mow the lawn and tow ALOT of debris with little effort. better than the John Deere for the price!

  • Bigkahuna
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    I bought my arien riding mower yeaterday after researching all the other competitors modles I decided this model was the best buy as far as price, features, and construction. after getting my new tractor out of the crate I charged the battery installed the grass catcher checked engine oil and tire air pressue. added gas. read owners manual and the engine started on the first turn of the key. Also I purged the transmission as per the manual. I cut my entire lawn and this mower is a caddilac compared to the MTS that I gave away to a neighbor in need. The cut is even all the features worked great I'm completely satisfied with this machine. only complaint I have is that the mower should have come with a nascar # and flame decales on the hood because this tractor really moves. The deck wash out port is also a nice featureI also own a Ariens snow blower that is an awsome machine has never failed me, Its a snow moving monster even the blizzards of 2010 and 2011 were no match for this BEAST!

  • whit
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Vale, OR 97918, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    I just got this mower an hour ago and was lovin it with a big smile on my face when suddenly it stopped working. It almost acts as if the safety switch in the seat thinks i'm off of the machine. Maybe if people at the factory working in quality assurance were doing their jobs better I would have given this review a much better rating. Now I have to make a second 40 mile round trip back to home depot in one day....yay....

  • Snake
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    Very good machine. A pleasure to use. 1000x better than the Craftsman I have! Really like the Hydrostatic drive. Cuts great and rides/drives great. I bought a Sears Craftsman 20hp mower also and the Ariens is far and above a better machine!!!

  • rayray
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Altoona, PA, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    mower deck needed to be adjusted, as did the neutral control. the problem with mower is after 1 use (less then 1/2 acre) it needed oil added to it. it also used about 1-1/2 gallons of gas for each mow. i have used other riders that don't use near that much gas, & don't need oil added after each use. Junk