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

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.
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Customer questions and answers for Ariens 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED

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Can a get a Bagger - one that mounts on the back with the Ariens 46" cut 20 hp Model A20H46?

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Diane
Waterloo, ON
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
October 3, 2011
I am looking everywhere online and cannot find an answer to my question?
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Ariens
October 5, 2011
Bagger part number is 73602000.
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Ariens
October 5, 2011
The bagger number is 73602000.
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October 4, 2011
Hi Diane,
Thanks for your question. Model # 960460023, Internet # 202518942 does offer a coordinating bagger. Per Ariens, this item can be special ordered within your local Home Depot store. The model number is 73602000. I hope this helps.
To locate a store near you, please click on the “store locator” found on the top of each page. If you have any additional questions, please contact our Online Customer Service department at 800-430-3376.
Thanks!
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can you recommend this mower for towing a bagging wagon that weighs 175 lbs with this model?

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wayne
Va.
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October 5, 2011
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Ariens
October 5, 2011
Tongue weight 50#, towing weight is 150# which would include the weight of the trailer.
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Ariens
October 5, 2011
Tongue weight is 50#, towing is 150# including the trailer weight.
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Does ariens make a snowblower attachment for this? Or anyone else?

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Kjon
Wisco
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October 9, 2011
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Ariens
October 10, 2011
Ariens does not make any snow attachments for the tractors. We have not tested any for the tractors.
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When i push the brake in the mower starts great. I then put it into drive and let out on the brake and the mower stahls out. Any ideas?

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dieselfreak799
Kentucky
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
October 10, 2011
There is a plug under the seat that is not plugged in. i think that it is the safety switch. I dont know where it plugs in. I would think if the safety switch is unplugged the mower wouldnt start. Please help me out
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Ariens
October 10, 2011
The plug under the seat needs to be pluged together. Raise the seat and inside the seat should be a plug. Connect both sections and this should solve the issue.
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Ariens
October 10, 2011
The plug will plug into the switch located under the seat. Once this is connected your unit will stay running.
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Hydrostatic shifting

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Ariens Fan
Florida
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December 4, 2011
With the hydrostatic transmission do you need to use the brake to come
to a full stop before shifting?
Is it ok to stop by slowing way down to a stop and then shifting?
No brake used!
A friend of mine does this all the time on their Ariens. Will it cause problems?
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
December 6, 2011
Hello Ariens Fan!

I spoke to the Customer Support team for their best practices on operating your Ariens 46 inch 20 HP Briggs and Stratton Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower. For your safety, they recommend that you (and your friend) use the brake when coming to a full stop before shifting.

Thank you for your question and being a great Ariens customer!
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Ariens
December 6, 2011
The hydrostatic transmission can be shifted as you go, you do not need to stop the unit before shifting.
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Is the battery Charging during running time

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Bob
Atlanta, Ga.
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February 3, 2012
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Ariens
February 3, 2012
The battery will charge when mower is running.
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Tractor
Celina, TX, USA
April 6, 2012
Yes
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I need to find an air filter for mine. It is a round cylinder type.

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Sam
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
February 8, 2012
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Ariens
February 8, 2012
Please contact an authorized Ariens Service Dealer who can help with an air filter. They will need the model and serial number off the tractor to determine the correct filter. To find a dealer, please go to our website www.ariens.com click on Where to Buy, click on Service & Parts, enter zip code if it does not come up and click search.
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answer 2
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Kache
Jerome Idaho
April 30, 2012
Sam. My Home Depot does not carry that filter, or any others for this mower. But, Lowes has all of the filters for this model of Briggs&Stratton mower though they do not sell this mower itself. The engine is not that uncommon and any Briggs&Stratton lawn mower repair shop would probably carry them.
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Does Home Depot carry any Ariens parts or accessories,also which models do they carry in stores

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Gene
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March 10, 2012
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Ariens
March 12, 2012
Home Depot needs to answer this question.
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answer 2
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Steveo
May 30, 2012
Very limited on parts at Home Depot. This particular model is made in South Carolina by Husqvarna. There are a myriad of parts for these and many Husky accessories will fit. If you need replacement parts, Jack's Small Engines pretty much has anything you need at a good price. This tractor comes with and extensive parts list diagrams and all the numbers you'll need to keep her running.
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Mowing in reverse?

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Charles46
Georgia
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
March 26, 2012
When I am mowing and I need to back up due to missing a spot or a tight turn or whatever, what happens? Can I mow in reverse? Will the engine cut out? Will the blades disengage?
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HD 116
www.community.homedepot.com
March 27, 2012
Greetings Charles,

Thank you for your question. My name is Tom, also known as HD116 at Home Depots How to Community. I am here today addressing a few product questions and saw yours.

This model offers a "mow in reverse" option that is as simple as turning the key. There is a setting on the ignition that allows the blades to be engaged while the mower is in reverse.

Hope that helps and thanks for your question.
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Ariens
March 27, 2012
The mower has a setting called ROS. When the key is in the position you can mow in reverse. If the key is not in the position the mower will stop.
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answer 3
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Kache
Jerome Idaho
April 30, 2012
The ignition has a position for mowing in reverse. If you do not place the key in the reverse position the engine will die if you place the shifter in reverse. But, once you've placed the key in that reverse position you can actually leave the key in that position and mow both forward and reverse without moving the key again.
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Will the 46 push a snowblade????

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Nick
Lexington KY
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
March 26, 2012
Would like to add a snowblade attachment. Is the mower rated for it? Is there one available from Ariens or aftermarket that will fit?
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Ariens
March 27, 2012
Ariens has not tested or manufactured a snow blade for any of the tractors.
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HD 116
www.community.homedepot.com
March 27, 2012
Greetings Nick,

My name is Tom, also known as HD116 at Home Depot's How to Community. I am here today addressing a few product questions and saw yours.

While we do not currently carry a snow blade attachment for the 46" Ariens Hydro lawn tractor, it's 20HP is certainly powerful enough. Husqvarna makes a model that according to the Ariens tech support team, should fit fine. For your convenience, a link to the model is found here - http://www.husqvarna.com/us/accesso...

Hope that helps and thank you for your question!
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does the tractor have 1 or 2 cylinders

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gooner
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April 3, 2012
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Ariens
April 4, 2012
The Briggs and Stratton engine used on model 936056 Tractor is a single cylinder.
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Kache
Jerome, ID 83338, USA
April 30, 2012
Single cylinder horizontal engine with low center of gravity.
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mower deck/blade height not as stated in website and store

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Gene
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April 3, 2012
Just purchased riding mower 20/46 and it says mowing heighth of up to 4.5in.,but on mower it shows only up to 4 and When I measured from blade to floor it was only 3.5inches or so..candeck be raised to mow higher as this would be nice
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Ariens
April 3, 2012
The deck cannot be raised to cut higher. This is the average height unit will cut.
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answer 2
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punster321
Delaware, USA
April 18, 2012
The left side can be raised & lowered (to level deck side to side), and the front-to-back tilt can be adjusted as well. It's all in the manual. I adjusted mine per the directions, and when I set the height lever to 3.5", the blade is at 3.5". I did not measure, but believe it would be very close to 4" at max height setting. I don't think you'd get 4.5" out of it.
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Where is it manufactured? Is it made in the USA?

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May 12, 2012
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Ariens
May 15, 2012
This mower is manufactured in South Carolina.
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mike1010
Adrian, MI 49221, USA
May 24, 2012
usa
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Steveo
May 30, 2012
South Carolina. Made in the USA stickers all over it!
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Hose adapter

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KH
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
May 25, 2012
What part number and where can I purchase a hose adapter for the clean out port on the mower deck?
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May 29, 2012
Hello Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. The adapter is included with the unit. If you have any further questions, please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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Ariens
May 30, 2012
Hose adapter part number is 21547347and can be purchased through an authorized Ariens Service Dealer. To find a dealer please go to our website www.ariens.com click on Where to Bury, click on Service & Parts, enter zip code in box and click search. This will bring up a list of dealers.
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will you take away old riding mower?

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will you remove old rider mower
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
June 4, 2012
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Ariens
June 5, 2012
You would need to ask whoever you purchase your new equipment from. Ariens Company does not remove old equipment.
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just bought new ariens 46in 20hp riding mower, how do you adjust the belt because it seems real loose but we are still cutting with it

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June 15, 2012
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Ariens
June 18, 2012
There are no belt adjustments. The owners manual mentions other adjustments.
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Differences in model 960460023 and 960460024?

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mammajo
seymour.Indiana
about 46 in. 20 HP Briggs & Stratton Front-Engine Hydrostatic Riding Mower-DISCONTINUED on
June 19, 2012
Besides the price, engine B&S vs Kohler, and deck 46in vs 42in. What are the differences between these two mowers? I am wanting to buy but am confused about these Differences.Also the axels is one aluminum and other steel right?
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Ariens
June 20, 2012
Please go to the Ariens website www.ariens.com Click on products and then click on the lawn tractor. Once the screen comes up click on the specifications on the left hand side it will give some information on the units also you may click on accessores and etc. also.
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What transmission does this model have? Brand name and Model please.

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jphotgun
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June 21, 2012
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Ariens
June 22, 2012
Model 936056 A20BH46 has a TuffTorq Tranmission number K46 BA, Ariens part number is 21547826.
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Does this model have a cast iron front end?

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June 21, 2012
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Ariens
June 22, 2012
This mower does not have a cast iron front end.
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What is the gauge of the deck? I.E. 12 guage or 16 or 18?

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Ariens
June 21, 2012
The deck material on a 46" is 12 ga.
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