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Ariens Classic LM21SW (21") 179cc Kawasaki Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Swivel Wheels

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Model: 911194
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine


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179cc Kawasaki FJ180V 4-Cycle Engine
Durable and reliable for years of service

Swivel Front Wheel Design With Tool-Free Height Adjustment
Easily manuever around trees and borders
Dial in one of six cutting heights for a manicured look

21 Inch Steel Mower Deck
14 gauge stamped steel construction
High lift blade maximizes bagging efficiency
Resists the effects of moisture, fertilizers, & chemicals

Large 2.5 Bushel Bagger
Holds 3 cubic feet of clippings

Ergonomic 4 Position Handle
Comfortable twin bail handle design
Handle folds down for compact storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Kawasaki FJ180V
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
179 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.5 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
14-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
1.0-3.25 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Engine Guard
No
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
7.5 Inch
Front Axle
Swivel
Rear Tire Size
10.5 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
125 Pounds
Product Length
61.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
38.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
751058035604
Model
911194
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  1 Question
Q: Is the mulch master kit included with this mower?
by Rich G from South Dakota on May 04, 2013

A: Rich - the Ariens 911194 mower includes a MulchMaster mulching plug.
by Jose, Product Expert

Ariens 911194 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
Durable (6)
Features (5)
Exceeded Expectations (5)
Easy To Use (4)
Price (4)
Cons
Heavy (4)
Expensive (2)
Packaging (1)
Durability (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
76% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
30 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Steven R.
Grangeville, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/25/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Boy Lawn Mower
Nice machine. I like the speed control. It powers right through long, wet grass. I'm still learning how to control it on my cut up yard.
Pros: Durable, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Steven Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Diane H.
La Porte, IN
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
A Very Sad Story
We bought this Ariens mower about 5 years ago, and loved it for the first year or so... then the trouble started with the handle bar that sheared in two at the holes. We have replaced more parts on this mower than on any other product that we have ever had-it is in a continuous stage of repair.

The mower appears to be made out of inferior metal parts that do not last. It is used on residential property for approximately 2 hours per week. Front wheel brackets, front wheels, handle bar,... more
Diane Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Diane,
Thank you so much for providing this valuable feedback. We at Ariens in no way want any customer that purchased our product to be unhappy with their decision.
Have you been working with a specific dealer? We would be happy to contact and work with your dealer to be sure that your machine is in good working order.
Please log onto the support section of Ariens.com and submit a form with your model and serial number of the machine and any contact information you would like to provide and we will look at this right away.

Thanks again,
Barb
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Gary G.
Emporia, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
My husband love his new mower.
The front wheels are a hit.
Gary Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Lee K.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Lm21sw
I just bought my second Ariens Model 911194 series mower. The first one lasted 17yrs with very little problems other than couple belts and tire skins. I expect to get another 17 out of this one. I love the swivel wheels so I don't have to lift the mower to make turns. Has plenty of power to pull itself up a reasonable hill.
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270
Mark
Fayetteville, AR
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Over Rated
Had about a year now. Heavy construction, good engine, but for the price, it is not up to the grade. Basically because of the undersized rear wheels. On a flat suburban lot, ok, but on any grade, these barbie wheels spin out, and the machine is quite unwieldy due to it's weight. Because of the drive mechanism, the rear wheels cannot be upgraded to a bigger size. What was Ariens thinking when they designed the rear wheel drive? @ $700 + price tag for my commercial business, this was a poor... more
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307
Ernie
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
After 15 Years And Still Going Strong
I've had my Ariens for just over 15 years, yes I thought I would never pay 15 yrs ago $500.00 for a mower but money well spent. I service it regularly and only spent $ 300.00 so far on items that just wear out, rear tires 3 years ago and a new drive pulley, the dealer I take it to didn't believe me that it was 15 years old so I took them the receipt. I keep all my equipment in good running order and even wash it after every use. So I went 5 years ago and bought the 34in. ZTR Ariens and only... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Features
Ernie Recommends This Ariens Mower
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170
Dave
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower In All Areas Except "drive Engagement Bar."
Received the mower promptly and in good condition. Costs about the same as the higher end Hondas but with less "extras," which means less "extras" to go wrong. My only complaint was the drive bar location. Not a good idea to engage with thumbs. Thumbs need to stay wrapped around the mower handle for control while the tips of fingers are used to pull on the drive bar. Did what any red blooded American would do, immediately voided the warranty and modifed the new machine.... more
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227
Don M.
Topeka, KS
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Happy.........
I have made numerous trips to the local repair guy for a motor that just doesn't like to run. I had hoped with a carb rebuild this spring with a new float and whatever else, the Kawasaki engine would do as well as my old mower with a Briggs and Stratton. Nope.

Hauled it back to the shop for the THIRD time THIS season yesterday when it wouldn't start. If I hadn't paid so much I'd leave it at the curb and hope somebody would take it off my hands. The traction is a joke and the speed... more
Don Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Don,
Since you didn't purchase this mower from us, we have no way of knowing how long you've had it. It does however come with a 3-year consumer warranty, so if you're having problems, try giving Ariens a call at (920) 756-4688 to see if they'll honor the warranty or help out with the repairs.
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Robert S.
Kenneth City, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine!!
I have been using a GTS Toro since 1978. Looking to find something to replace it with and the Ariens Classic LM21SW was the winner!!
Easy to start and a breeze to mow with in the mulching mode. Plenty of power and a great finish cut. It cut my mowing time in half not having to bag the clippings. I am very pleased with how the machine operates! Thanks Mower Direct!!
Pros: Durable, Features, Price, Quiet
Robert Recommends This Ariens Mower
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112
David S.
Sparks, NV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Excellent, reliable, great shipping on time, well informed.
Pros: Features, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
David Recommends This Ariens Mower
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101
Paul O.
Alexandria, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Missing Friction Wheel Snap Ring Poor Q/a
I had no speed control - removed access cover and discovered snap ring part number 47 missing from speed control friction wheel - I am a retired auto master tech and mech. engineer and was able to install a snap ring from my collection. I wrote a letter to Ariens advising of this Q/A shortfall. They have provided me with two new snap rings.

New subject is this machine available with optional WIDER REAR wheels? If so I would like to buy them -- part of my lawn is on a hill and this machine... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Price, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Paul Recommends This Ariens Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Paul,
As of right now, we are not aware of any wider wheels for this mower. Ariens may have something, but nothing which is sold as a widely used part.
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