The Ariens Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower provides commercial-grade power and performance to suit your needs. This powerful mower has a 25 HP Kohler twin-cylinder engine for high productivity and cut
(82 reviews) 82
98%of customersrecommend this product80 of 82reviews
Rating Breakdown82 reviews
Ease of use
98%of customersrecommend this product80 of 82reviews
Have owned my 60" for a couple years now and I cant say enough about it. It has a good ride, starts every time, has a good even cut, easy to do regular maintenance on, and cut my mowing time in half. With my old mower (54" wont say name) it would take me 4 hours to mow 10 ar. Can do it now in under 2 but this is bad because I enjoy mowing. Have caught myself offering to do my friends yards now. I shopped around for mowers for 2 years before I bought this one. Size to money it was the best deal to go with. Plus the Home Depot opion 6 year warranty was the best on the market for the price but from what I can see I dont think I will ever have to use the warranty. Couple things that I did wish had come withthis mower was a rollbar and deck clean out. Stuff I can add but it would have been nice to have these on their biggest mower.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, rides well
12out of12found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
This mower starts very well and runs good. I cut my mowing time from 2.5hrs to 1 hour or less. It Handles well also, just have to be carefull on the tight turns, it will burn the turf. It takes a little to get used to this, but you catch on pretty fast. Much fun to drive. My friend talked me into getting thr Kawasaki Motor and ii am not sorry I did. Runs really good. Very well built with the steel welded deck.......Fun Fun
5out of5found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
At this point it has done everything I have asked of it. The true test will be the test of time. Final opinion will come in another month. But this seems to be a wonderful mower comfortable powerful adaptive and nimble.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Small Turn Radius
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
This mower is a well built and a finaly tuned machine. It has cut my mowing time from 4 hours to 1 1/2 hours couldnt ask for a better mower for the price. I am well pleased, will never have to buy another mower as long as i live. The service at homedepot was more then i could have asked for. very very very!!! helpful
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
This is the best mower I have ever owned. It has a large deck (60")and has a beautiful cut. It can cut large areas very quickly. It is easy to maneuver in tight places. Only issue I have found is that if your lawn has pot holes, you will feel them, because of short wheelbase of zero-turn mowers. If you need a hitch, it is a option.
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
from Oskaloosa kansas
Age Range:45 to 54
Home Improvement Profile:Other
It is a good product my mowing time is cut in half
I read the a lot of reviews before finally buying this mower. I have now reached hour 51 and I must say I'm very Impressed ! During this 51 hrs of use I've used this mower on some less than favorable terrain and in some tall grass and it blazed through without fail. I should also note that for a larger person this mower is very comfortable.
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
I used my MaxZoom 60 for several hrs and continue to enjoy cutting the grass. I found my self almost looking for grass to cut. I have noticed a couple of issues since my first review. My main concern is the problem I forsee when I have to change oil filter. The Kolher Courage Pro 25 has a oil filter mounted horizontally on right side of engine. Problem is there is very little room to access the filter and I can see no way to remove it unless I take something apart to get acess to it. The second issue I have found is that there is a wireloom and push/pull cables that go from the engine to the controls on right side that penetrates the frame. These cables and wireloom are binding very hard against the frame and will result in premature wear and possible failure. All said this is still the best mower I have ever used.
Images for this Review
(click to see full-size image)
Wire Loom / Push-Pull cables
25out of29found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
I upgraded from a standard John Deere 38" mower to this Ariens 60" zero turn. I mow about between 2-3 acres on our property with many trees and shrubs to mow around. With the 38" it took me 6 hours. With this 60" zero turn it takes me about an hour and a half. I have had it now for over a year and have had zero issues with it. I only mow every 6-8 weeks because I'm always out of town. When I get home the grass is knee high, but this mower cuts it effortlessly. I even mowed an area of our pasture with grass and weeds shoulder high just to see what it would take to bog this mower. I haven't found anything yet. Ariens is a great brand and makes great mowers, but there are pros and cons of owning any zero turn of this size, regardless of the brand. none of which i realized until I owned it. A few pros are the huge engine has the power to tackle any grass without bogging. The zero turn maneuverability and speed combined with the big engine cuts mowing time down too a fraction of what it takes with a standard mower. The 60" deck makes a wide pass also cutting mowing time. Cuts weed-eating way down because of the tight maneuvering. Two cons. One, after raining for a day or more, even after giving several days to dry, the dirt under the grass is still soft sometimes making it hard to steer because of the instant torque to the tires when it turns. This obviously is a pain to maneuver, but it also causes bald spots in the yard. Turning slower helps, but doesn't eliminate the problem. Especially if not on level ground. Second, the 60 inch deck in it self has it's ups and downs. I got the 60 inch to cut more grass at one time obviously. What I didn't realize until after I used it for awhile is there are several areas of my yard it won't fit because it's so wide, such as between some shrubs where a 48" would. This isn't a major problem, I just feel like I would have to weed-eat less with a 48". Even with that in mind I don't regret getting the 60 inch and would get it again if I had to do it over.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Self-Propelled, Small Turn Radius, Long-Lasting
6out of7found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
Loved features and use. 1st mower had to go back, leaked gas around gas gauge (manufacturer's defect, missing seal ring around gauge). Only leaks if the tank is close to full. Another one at store did same thing before leaving store. This one seems fine, hope so. Husband loves mower and it had good reviews on web before purchasing.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Great Engine, Small Turn Radius, belts on top easy to change
Cons: manufacturer defects common
5out of6found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
I have over 4 acres to mow and what used to take 2 hours on a riding mower with a 48" deck ; now takes :30 minutes. Only downside is I enjoy working outside and cutting the grass. Now I cut my neighbors pasture(3+ acres) just cause I can.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Small Turn Radius, Long-Lasting
Cons: some loose bolts
3out of5found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
I've had my Ariens 60" mower for two years now just for mowing my 5 acres and have had nothing but problems with it. A nightmare really. As an example within just six months the deck broke off the mower which took about six weeks to fix. While I got the extended warranty on it the company who services the mower takes two week minimum to pick up the mower and return it fixed. I would not recommend an Ariens mower to anybody as it is a real sub standard product.
Cons: Not Durable
0out of4found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn Riding Mower
The sales process was easy and delivery was next day. Excellent piece of equipment! I have 6 acres of lawn to mow and what used to take 6 hours on a standard rider now takes 2.5 on this beast. Love it!