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Ariens MaxZoom60 (60") 25HP Zero Turn Lawn Mower

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Model: 991087
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Semi Pro Lawn Mowers
Zero-Turn Mower
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Hilly Terrain

Cutting Inches

Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Special Order Item - Please Allow Up To 3 Weeks For Delivery

Mower Is Too Large To Fit On Lift Gate For Delivery
Must have a loading dock or fork lift @ delivery locale to unload

25HP/725cc Kohler V-Twin OHV Engine
High performance pressurized lubrication
Smooth power output, quieter operation and outstanding durability

Heavy Duty Components
Durable Hydro-Gear ZT3100 transmission w/ steel cut gears
Ogura GT1A Electric Clutch

4-Point Deck Mount Design
60" 10-gauge welded steel deck with 1/4" spindle reinforcement
18,000 feet per minute blade tip speed
5" commercial depth deck shell for cutting in tough conditions
4 chain-supported positions prevent excess deck movement
Maintenance-free XL Spindles with cast iron housings

Commercial Grade 2.5" X 1.5" X .188" Welded Tubular Steel Frame
Produces less vibration for more comfortable operation

Tapered Bearings In Front Wheels
Commercial grade for longer life and a smoother ride

Adjustable High-Back Seat With Armrests

Engine Brand
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
25 HP
726 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
7.3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
2 Cylinders
Oil Filter
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Battery Included
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
10-Gauge Steel w/ .25" Spindle Reinforcement
Deck Construction
Spindle Material
Ductile Cast Iron
3 Blades
Deck Positions
9 Positions
Cutting Width
60 Inches
Cutting Height
1.0-5.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Foot Operated
Ogura GT1A Electric Clutch
Deck Drive
Maximum Speed
Maximum Reverse Speed
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Drive System
ZT-3100 Hydro-Gear Transaxle
Rear Bagger
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Seat Type
High Back w/ Seat Springs
Hour Meter
Arm Rests
Trailer Hitch
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Mulcher Kit
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Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Front Axle
Rear Tire Size
20 x 10 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Made in USA
853 Pounds
Product Length
74.5 Inches
Product Width
62.8 Inches
Product Height
42.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
  8 Questions
Q: I have approximately 10 acres to mow, is there the possibility of a grass catcher or grass catching bag?
by Andrew from New York on March 18, 2016

A: Andrew - the Ariens MaxZoom 60 mower would use the Ariens 891003 bagger. You would also need the Ariens 791049 bagger mounting kit: 891003 bagger
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Todd, if i buy this mower and something goes wrong within the 3 year warranty, how would i get it fixed?
by Joe from Connecticut on June 26, 2011

A: Joe - any needed warranty service would be provided by your local Ariens dealer. We have a link on our web site under customer service that would allow you to look up the closest Ariens service centers using your zip code.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: the ariens zero turn mowers, do they have snow blowers available? and if so are they easy to mount? just trying to cut back on the number of gas engines to maintain. thanks Troy
by Troy Donth from Minnesota on June 11, 2011

A: Troy - Ariens does make a snow blower attachment that mounts to the front of their zero turn mowers. I would say the installation is moderate in terms of ease. We don't stock the snow blower attachment, but we would be able to special order it for you if you decide you want one. To be honest, the snow blower attachment is not a big seller, mostly because of the handling and traction of a zero turn mower on snow and ice. Give us a call if you want to find out more about the Ariens snow blower attachment for their zero turn mowers.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Todd,

Thinking about buying one of these, just wondering who services them in central Ohio and what kind of warranty comes with it?


by Fred Millington from Ohio on May 11, 2011

A: This unit is going to come with a 3 year warranty, 1 year commercial. The deck will have a 5 year warranty.

In terms of service, any local Ariens service center can do service on this unit.
If you can email us a zip code, we can do a search and find out what servicing dealers would be in your area.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I purchased this mower last fall. What type of engine oil is required. Cannot find the info in any of the manuals.

Love the mower.


by James Perkins from Nebraska on May 08, 2011

A: Just use a 10 W 30 on this and you will be fine.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Hi Todd, what kind of hydraulic fluid does the Ariens 60inch cut zero turn mower use and where can I get it?
by Missy Hayes from North Carolina on May 07, 2011

A: Missy - The hydraulic fluid used in the Ariens MaxZoom 60-inch zero turn mower is a 20W-50 engine oil with an SL-API classification. You should be able to find this at any auto parts store. Ariens recommends changing the hydraulic fluid after the first 75 hours of mower use, and then about every 400 hours after that.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: If I purchase the Ariens MaxZoom60, is it delivered ready to go or is there assembly etc that needs to be done?
by Jeff from Iowa on April 26, 2011

A: This model is going to be pretty much ready to go. The seat will need to be attached along with battery cables and the steering levers will be folded down, but this is all simple and would not take long and is for shipping reasons.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Do any of the nicer semi-pro or mid-grade zero turn mowers allow their mower decks to be removed in order to service the blades? If not, what is the best method to get to the blades so they can be removed and the underdecking can be cleaned?

Also, I have a somewhat hilly area to mow. Can most of the larger zero turn mowers handle hillier terrain without risking flipping over?

by Dave from Maryland on March 19, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. The mower decks are removable. You should consult your owner's manual or the manufacturer directly before doing so. Another method would be to jack the mower up far enough to remove the blades. Most larger zero turns will handle hills no problem.
by Jose, Product Expert

Ariens 991087 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Price (7)
Easy To Use (6)
Durable (5)
High Quality (4)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
One (1)
None (1)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeralyn B.
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From The Manufacturer
Ariens Max Zoom® 60
The Ariens Max Zoom® 60 Zero-Turn mower provides commercial-grade power and performance to suit your needs. With well-crafted components, Hydro-Gear® transaxles and a nearly invincible 4-point deck, you can bring commercial performance home to cut your cutting time in half for years to come.

The Max Zoom 60 is powered by a 25HP Kohler® air-cooled V-twin 7000 Series™ engine which is known for its pro-grade features, easy starts, durable components and powerful consistent cut technology,... more
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Ed G.
Catskill, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Don't Hesitate.... Buy This Mower!!!!
I never write reviews but since this was a pretty big purchase for me I figured I will share my opinion.

This mower KICKS ASS!!!!!!!

I only have about 9hrs. logged on it so far and I'm very satisfied with the ease of use and overall quality of the machine. Has a very rigid heavy duty feel. Took me about 5 or 10 min. to get used to the controls and steering. I have 3.5 acres that I used to do with a 48" john deere LA130. It used to take me a little over 3hrs toal to do front and... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Ed Recommends This Ariens Mower
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David H.
Verona, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/28/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Defective Pto Clutch Results In Out Of Pocket Money
Only 7 hours on this machine and now the blades do not engage. Because of the units size, I needed to have it picked up and delivered to dealer. While clutch is covered under warranty, the pickup and delivery is not included. So I have to pay 75 dollars out of pocket because of a warranty issue. Not happy!
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Michelle M.
Kirksville, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Careful On Hills
I've had the Ariens MaxZoom60 Zero Turn mower for about 2 months and have used it about 6-7 times. I was a complete novice but adapted well to mowing flat areas in no time. The 60 inch pass is fantastic and mower hasn't had any ignition, cutting blade, or other mechanical issues. All seems well.

That said, we have more hills than are really idea for this type of mower. I have to be very careful as I've slid down the hill on damp grass three times and had to creatively drive out of the jam.... more
Michelle Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Roger L.
Rochester, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/16
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cut Mowing Time In Half
Order tracking was sufficient. Shipper was easy to work with on delivery set up. The machine was secured well to pallet and I was able to remove from pallet with a jack and a few boards for ramps. Checked oil levels, connected battery cables and added gas and was able to follow start up procedures in manual.

Fast and Powerful mower. My 42" rider took 8 1/2 hours to mow 8 acres. This 60" did the job in 4 hours. at half throttle. My property is quite bumpy,(mole hills) which causes... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast
Roger Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Mary A.
Amarillo, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Time On Zero Turn Mower
Got this for my husband, but love it so much he hasn't got to use it much. Takes a little while to get use to, but after a while, it's great! So far this seems like a great mower.
Mary Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Clifford S.
Hillsboro, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have about 8 acres requiring mowing weekly at this time of year. This mower does the job in 1/3rd the time it used to take.
I had never used a zero turn before, but I adjusted very quickly and easily and now my wife has fallen in love with it.
Clifford Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Jim N.
Sawyer, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Never Dreamed I Would Be This Satisfied!
I'm a handicapped senior, mid 70's, and needed a dependable mower for the 4 acres I need to mow at least once a week. I decided to get a zero turn because they were advertised to be faster to mow with and in general, built much better than the 48" riding mower I had been using.

Boy was this true! My Ariens MaxZoom60 has reduced my mowing time from around 4 hours down to about 2 1/2 hours and the finished cut is much more even and professional looking. I feel I made a very good decision... more
Jim Recommends This Ariens Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Thank you for sharing your experience with the Ariens MaxZoom60. Your review will help others make an educated decision when shopping for the perfect mower for their needs. Enjoy the rest of summer.
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David H.
Verona, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/28/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine!
All the reviews here are spot on. This is an outstanding machine. Really heavy duty and so much fun to drive. Very happy with this purchase!

Add the service from Mowers Direct!. Simply unpack the machine from its crate and you are ready to cut.
David Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Thomas S.
Tyler, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine.
My only issues are the size of the rear tires and the constant rattle of the anti scalp rollers I have several places on my 9 acre property that I have to navigate, which I have already gotten stuck because the rear of the mower hangs up, hence, wheels in the air.
Thomas Recommends This Ariens Mower
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Jesse J.
Pontotoc, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/26/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good.
Runs like a top, little bit of a learning curve. It is a bit squeaky as I bounce over ruts which I still need to look into. It did bog down a bit but my grass hadn't been touched for over a month so hopefully after the rains I won't run into that again.
Jesse Recommends This Ariens Mower
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