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Ariens 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower

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
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is there a snow throwing or blower attechment for this machine

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booboo437
Reading,Pa
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
December 25, 2011
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Ariens
December 26, 2011
If you have the model 936053 Ariens did not test or manufacture any snow attachments for this model.
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does the MTD 46 in. Snow Blade fit this mower?

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mark
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April 28, 2012
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Ariens
April 30, 2012
The Ariens Company cannot verify if other vendors product fits our equipment.
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Who do I contact locally for servicing my 46" Ariens mower I purchased last May in Sherwood, OR

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victor
Newberg, OR
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February 19, 2013
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Ariens
February 19, 2013
If the local Home Depot store does not service your equipment please contact one of the following Ariens dealers
TIGARD WINSUPPLY COMPANY
12970 SW HALL BLVD 110
TIGARD, OR 97223-Phone: 503-431-6921
Fax: 503-431-6925See PricingGet Directions

VALLEY VIEW TRACTOR&EQUIPMENT
2610 EAST HANCOCK ST
NEWBERG, OR 97132Phone: 503-554-8179
Fax: 503-554-8806
http://www.valleyviewtractor.comSee PricingGet Directions

AURORA OUTDOOR POWER
14785 EHLEN RD NE
AURORA, OR 97002-Phone: 503-678-0263
Fax: 503-682-0693
http://www.auroraoutdoorpower.comSee PricingGet Directions
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Stupid question: How do I start after sitting for winter? had problems last year doing my initial start, manual gave me the step by step and it worked

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Mike B
Bloomingburg NY
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
April 22, 2013
I just feel like i'm not doing somthing right, btw, the manual is somewhere in the house and i'm looking for it but thought i'd just ask also. Thanks.
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Ariens
April 22, 2013
Please find a link to your owners manual. http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/21547285.pdf
If this does not work go to www.ariens.com click on support and click on manuals.
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tire sizeE

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Ed
Pa.
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
January 17, 2012
what is the rear tire size on ariens lawn tractor model #960460026

I need tire chains to fit
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Ariens
January 17, 2012
Rear tire size is 20 X 8-8.
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Gatorflea
Fort Myers, FL, USA
November 12, 2012
If it is the Arians 46 inch cut, with 22 hp V twin engine the rear tire size is 20 - 8 - 8
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does this mower have the key position mow in reverse feature.

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hunter
dawson springs, kentucky
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
February 2, 2012
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Ariens
February 3, 2012
Yes it does.
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1996cobra
Lumberton, TX, USA
March 15, 2012
yes
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does it have abutton for pto or lever.

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bigred
roxboro nc
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March 11, 2012
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Ariens
March 13, 2012
This mower has a button to engage the PTO for the blades.
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1996cobra
Lumberton, TX, USA
March 15, 2012
button
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will the husqvarna dozer blade work with this tractor?

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Steven
Utah
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
April 5, 2012
Husqvarna said yes, I just want to be positive before I buy.
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Ariens
April 6, 2012
Ariens Company has not tested the dozer blade on the unit and we do not manufacture a dozer blade.
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Geeeyejo
Keyport, NJ, USA
May 28, 2012
Not sure but HD did not recommend any type of earth moving attachment - too much resistance could burn out the hydro drive... Tractor fine to tow a few hundred pounds but do not think frame and tranny strong enough for serious digging...
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FRont Axle

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kawa
Oregon
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
April 10, 2012
Is the front axle on 46" 22HP cast iron, stamped, or?????
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Ariens
April 11, 2012
The front axle is aluminum.
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rayray
Altoona, PA, USA
April 16, 2012
it does not have a cast iron front axle. it is aluminum or light steel.
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traction

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Cool Hand
Central NY
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
April 27, 2012
What do you recommend for improved traction on hilly areas? Are there other tire styles available?
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Ariens
May 1, 2012
There is not a different style tire available for this tractor. The recommended grade for this mower is no more then 12 degrees.
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April 30, 2012
Hello Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
Thanks.
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Will the Craftsman dual bagger and Craftsman dethatcher mount on this tractor?

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col_jfr
Marlton, NJ
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
May 31, 2012
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Ariens
June 4, 2012
Ariens does not know what other vendors accessories fit our equipment.
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Foxx300
Montana
May 19, 2013
look up the model code from your craftsman... you can google the manufacturer on-line...or...make it easy- look under your craftsman's seat and see if it has a Husqvarna manufacturers label on it... if it does- my bet is that they'll fit- as long as theyre 42-46 " machines...
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How do I register this equipment for the waranty

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Bob
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
July 16, 2012
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HFB1217
SW Florida
April 2, 2013
Go to the Ariens WEB site they have the option to register your Ariens there.
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Ariens
July 18, 2012
To register new equipment, follow these steps:

To retrieve the Model and Serial numbers from the machine, be sure to pull them off the Model and Serial Number Decal/Tag. Most often these decals are located on the machine's main frame.

There may be other labels/decals that contain other numbers, and not the Model and Serial Numbers. ONLY the Model/Serial Number Decal/Tag lists the Model and Serial Numbers needed for proper identification of your machine.

Locate the Model and Serial Number Decal/Tag on the machine. For help finding a specific Model and Serial Number Decal/Tag, follow this link: How to Identify Model and Serial Numbers.

Both the model and serial numbers will be found on the same decal/tag. Please make note of both numbers. Model Numbers are 6 digits long and begin with the number "9”.

Complete the online Registration Form.
Go to the website www.ariens.com and click on Support then Registration.
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Does Airens have snow blower accessory for the 22/46?

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lovessnow
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July 28, 2012
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Ariens
July 30, 2012
Ariens has not manufactured nor tested any snow accessories for the riding tractors.
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LTrain
West Chester, PA, USA
September 27, 2012
Yes, but it is pricey (no plow, just a blower that costs more than the mower)
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Does this mower have a forced oil system?

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bsmithnc
Massachusetts
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
August 4, 2012
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Ariens
August 6, 2012
As this engine has an oil filter it is a forced oil system.
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no1rabbit
Erie, PA, USA
August 7, 2012
yes with oil filter
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Where do I get a replacement blade for this product.Owned for a year and already needing a new one. I can't find one anywhere. Does waranty cover this

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upset
nashville
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
August 13, 2012
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Ariens
August 15, 2012
Warranty does not cover any wearing parts. If Home Depot does not offer the blades please contact a local authorized Ariens dealer and one may be located on our website www.ariens.com click on Where to Buy, select your filter, enter your location and click search a list of dealers will come up.
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no1rabbit
Erie, PA, USA
August 14, 2012
I would try home depot i am sure you can get them over internet.no waranty blades they can not be responsible for stones witch are very hard on blades .
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Is there bagger option?

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sa
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August 19, 2012
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gizmo
Troutman, NC, USA
August 20, 2012
Yes, it's made by ariens. Home Depot sells it for $299.00
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Ariens
August 24, 2012
There is a bagger available for the model 936046 and the parts no. is 73602000.
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what is the towing capacity? I want to pull a swisher rough cutter over basicall level ground

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Bob H
carrollton georgia
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
August 26, 2012
Rough cutter weights 345# My tractor is model 936053 46" Hydro Tractor
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no1rabbit
Erie, PA, USA
August 27, 2012
I would not do this with my mower 936053 it could do it but the tran.mite over heat.!!!
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Ariens
August 27, 2012
The weight at the tongue is 50 # and the towing weight is 150#, including the trailer. You could not tow the rough cutter at 345#.
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Can I use a tractor scoop with this machine

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Mm
Nj
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November 30, 2012
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Ariens
November 30, 2012
The Ariens Co. has not manufactured or tested any attachments for this equipment. We do not offer these attachments.
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Foxx300
Montana
May 19, 2013
Nah- sorry man- this tractor doesnt have enough meat for a scoop- you need a lot of weight on the rig to keep it from eatin dirt...or a mighty SMALL scoop!
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Why did ariens discontinue making this model ?

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fpnights
Randolph NJ
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April 30, 2014
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Ariens
May 2, 2014
Ariens has not discontinued the 46" Lawn Tractor model 936066, it just has a Kohler engine now.
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Ariens
May 2, 2014
Ariens did not discontinue manufacturing the Ariens model 936066, it just has a different engine, a Kohler.
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what is the "deck cleanout" ?

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Bernie
about 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower on
April 12, 2012
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johnnyb
Knoxville, TN, USA
April 13, 2012
it has a place to hook a water hose on it to clean the deck out of old grass
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Ariens
April 13, 2012
There is a fitting at the deck and a fitting to go on the end of your water hose to clean out the underside of the cutting deck.
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Gatorflea
Fort Myers, FL, USA
November 12, 2012
It is an attachment that threads onto the end of a garden hose that then snaps onto a fitting sticking up on the mower deck. Once you have attached the garden hose to the fitting on the mower deck turn on the water, then crank up the mower and engage the blades. The combination of the spinning blades and water is supposed to wash off the grass that sticks to the top of the mower deck. It works pretty good but usually doesn't get all the grass off.
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