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Ariens (9") 136cc 4-Cycle Lawn Edger

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136cc LCT Overhead Cam 4-Cycle Engine
Delivers maximum performancefor the most rugged conditions
Runs smoother and cooler and offers improved fuel economy

4-Position Cutting Height Adjustment
110 degree pivot head rotation for edging, trimming or beveling

Laterally Adjustable Front Wheel
Slides left to right for the ultimate in control

Curb Hop Feature
Front wheel drops for easy edging along the curb

Operator Presence Control
Blade will only engage when handle is held down

Easy Lift Transport Handle
Makes it simple to load and unload from a car or utility vehicle


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Trimmer
Number of Cutting Edges
1 Blade
Swivel Adjustments
110 Degrees
Engine
Engine Brand
LCT
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
136 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.71 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Deck
Deck Material
12-Gauge
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
4 Positions
Deck Drive
Belt
Number of Wheels
3 Wheels
Blade Angle
110 Degrees
Drive
Drive System
Push
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
72 Pounds
Product Length
44.75 Inches
Product Width
19.75 Inches
Product Height
38.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
751058032689
Model
986103
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  3 Questions
Q: How deep can the blade go? And where is the adjustment?
by Roy Scott from Massachusetts on April 19, 2013

A: Roy - the Ariens 986103 edger will edge to a max depth of approx. 3 inches. There is a height adjustment lever adjacent to the left handle bar that allows to move the edging height up or down. If you look at the image of the product, it the lever with the yellow grip
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Can you elaborate on the 110 degree adjustable blade angle. If zero degrees is vertical. How many degress does it angle to the right when viewed from behind the edger? To the left. I want to cut a 45 degree bevel on the edge of my garden. So it must rotate at least 45 degrees to the right.
by Pete from Georgia on August 14, 2011

A: Pete - the head will pivot from a vertical position up to a 110 degree angle to the LEFT (away from the body of the edger). So 90 degrees would be parallel to the ground, and you can actually go 20 degree beyond that if you would ever need to. The head does not pivot to the right (toward the body of the edger) at all.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is the Airens 9' edger self propelled so that it doesn't have to be pushed?
by Howard Andrews from Florida on July 04, 2011

A: Howard - the Ariens 9" gas lawn edger is NOT self-propelled. This would have to pushed to move in forward and backward. We do not carry a self-propelled gas walk behind edger. In fact, I'm not sure I have ever seen one.
by Jose, Product Expert
Ariens 986103 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (4)
Durable (3)
Price (3)
High Quality (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Cons
Difficult To Use (4)
Heavy (2)
Poor Curb Edging (1)
Adjustment Of Rear Wheel... (1)
Is Difficult (1)
77% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Louis R.
Woodbridge, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/26/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Starts Easily!
I got tired of struggling with my old edger, which was always very difficult to start. This new edger is easy to start and had very high ratings in reviews.

It needs one more wheel up front to provide better support while using on unimproved surfaces, but is very safe and easy to operate. Mowers Direct's service, pricing, and shipping was excellent!
Louis Recommends This Ariens Product
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Maria R.
Ringle, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointed
We ordered the Ariens 136 cc 4 cycle lawn edger based on the stellar reviews we read on Mowers Direct. Right out of the box, the edger is extremely hard/impossible to start.

My husband is very familiar with all types of machinery, but he remains stumped and frustrated. He replaced the (brand new) spark plug and adjusted everything possible to finally get it started.

We have tried everything... it's still a struggle to get it started and keep it running. Very disappointed.
Maria Does Not Recommend This Product
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Maria,
Sorry to hear you are having issues with the edger. This does have a warranty, which is covered by local Ariens dealers. I would recommend having them look at it so they can inspect and fix it under warranty.
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James C.
Hollywood, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/8/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Poor Design
I've used the edger 8 times now and it starts and runs very well. It has plenty on power and doesn't bog down when cutting. Now the bad news, the staggered rear wheel design makes it hard to use. It doesn't turn well ( I have a circular driveway). When you have to turn , it twists the thin angle steel lower handle braces. The handle should have been tubular all the way to the base. ( it's tubular on the top half then bolts to the thin angle steel at the lower end).

It wouldn't be as much of... more
Pros: Engine Runs Well
Cons: Difficult To Use, Poor Design And Not User Friendly
James Does Not Recommend This Product
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Wayne O.
Holly Springs, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Tool
I have had a couple edgers in the past but nothing with the power of this 136 cc Ariens edger. Arrived quickly, assembled the few pieces required and started on first pull.

Does an amazing job and with plenty of of power to complete my drive, sidewalks, flower gardens, and patio. Best unit for the price that I have used. Great product and exceptional value, I highly recommend this product.
Wayne Recommends This Ariens Product
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Guy H.
Rockwall, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Solidly Built, Unimpressive Cutoff
Edger appears to be sturdy and it works fine (approximately 1,000 feet edged so far). On/Off switch is in an awkward location at the front of the engine. I have to reach between 2 wires to get to the switch, which has the look and feel of what I would expect on a toy.

I will reroute the wiring soon and probably replace and relocate the switch at some point. It's a disappointment on what seems to be an otherwise good quality product.
Guy Recommends This Ariens Product
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Patrick
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Power Edger Is A Hit!
This is my first purchase of a power edger and I don't think I made a mistake. I received the product earlier then expected. The delivery box was pretty flimsy, it look like the bottom would fall out any minute. The delivery guy didn't have any trouble but it could have come in a better box. That being said, it came out of the box just fine, easy to assemble and no missing parts.

After I read all the instructions put in gas in it and it started after the 3rd pull. I''m extremely pleased... more
Patrick Recommends This Ariens Product
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Dennis R.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/6/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gas Edger
It works great. Have to get used to all the different trimming angles. Once you do, it's great.
Dennis Recommends This Ariens Product
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Mark W.
Palmyra, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Turned Out Good (so Far)
I researched and thought I ordered the Ariens Edger with the Subaru engine. I guess I screwed up or Mower's Direct screwed up, but I got the one with the LCT engine ($50 less). I was only charged for the one I received so I think it was my error. I got the order fairly quick. The box was torn and the edger scratched up on the guide, but that's not MD's fault.

I never called them to complain or ask about swapping out to the Subaru engine. I researched LCT and read very few (and... more
Mark Recommends This Ariens Product
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David O.
Orange Park, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/18/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Machine
It's really hard to find an adjustable angle push edger. I wasn't planning on spending so much for equipment, but it is truly amazing. It's worth the money for this solid, well-built machine.
David Recommends This Ariens Product
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Don H.
Coucnil Bluffs, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/17/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Great product very versitile and performs as advertised.
Don Recommends This Ariens Product
Don's Experience With Mowers Direct
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Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service and fast delivery"
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Chad B.
Janesville, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Edger
The blade is spaced so far from the wheel it rides the edge of the curb not the top so you have to fight to keep it on the curb seems like a major design flaw also the handle is flimsy and twists when pulling up on curb.

The rest of the machine is rock solid though, but that's how Ariens products are. Seems like they make stuff and never improve it. It could be a nice edger if the wheel was closer to the blade and the handle wasn't attached to the base with 90-degree angle iron??!!
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Chad Does Not Recommend This Product
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