Ariens 911151 - BR21P CARB Specifications

Walk Behind Lawn Mower
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
911150 – BR21P
911151 – BR21P CARB
911152 – BR21SP
911153 – BR21SP CARB
911154 – BR21SPE
ENGLISH
01282100 11/07
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
INTRODUCTION
NON-ENGLISH MANUALS
THE MANUAL
Manuals in languages other than
English may be obtained from
your Dealer. Visit your dealer or
www.ariens.com for a list of
languages available for your
equipment.
Manuals printed in languages
other than English are also
available as a free download on
our website:
http://www.ariens.com
Manuales en idiomas diferentes
del ingles
Puede obtener manuales en
idiomas diferentes del inglés en
su distribuidor. Visite a su
distribuidor o vaya a
www.ariens.com para obtener una
lista de idiomas disponibles para
su equipo.
También puede imprimir
manuales en idiomas diferentes
del inglés descargándolos
gratuitamente de nuestra página
Web:
Before using the unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. The contents
will give you an understanding of safety
instructions and controls during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from the operator’s position, facing the
direction of forward travel.
SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT
PARTS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are also printed on a serial
number label, located on the frame of your
unit (Figure 1).
http://www.ariens.com
Manuels non anglais
Des manuels dans différentes
langues sont disponibles chez
votre revendeur. Rendez-vous
chez votre revendeur ou allez sur
le site www.ariens.com pour
consulter la liste des langues
disponibles pour votre
équipement.
Les manuels imprimés dans des
langues différentes de l’anglais
sont également disponibles en
téléchargement gratuit sur notre
site Web :
http://www.ariens.com
GB - 2
© Copyright 2007 Ariens Company
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts.
Replacing any part on this vehicle with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, or safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts. To locate your nearest
Ariens Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the
internet.
Engine Serial
Number Label
Unit Serial
Number Label
DEALER DELIVERY
Dealer should:
1. Check that all assembly and
adjustments have been properly
completed.
2. Fill out Original Purchaser Registration
Card and return the card to Ariens.
3. Explain Ariens Limited Warranty Policy.
4. Explain recommended lubrication and
maintenance. Advise customer on
adjustments. Remind customer to
change oil in 4 cycle engine crankcase
after first five (5) hours of operation.
5. Instruct customer on controls and
operation of unit. Discuss and
emphasize the Safety Rules. Give
customer Owner/Operator, Parts, and
Engine manuals. Advise customer to
thoroughly read and understand them.
Engine Serial
Number Label
Unit Serial
Number Label
Figure 1
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here:
DISCLAIMER
• Record Engine Model & Serial numbers
here:
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
The Ariens dealer must register the product
at the time of purchase. Registering the
product will help the company process
warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting
requirements during the limited warranty
period will be honored, whether or not the
product registration card is returned. Keep a
proof of purchase if you do not register your
unit.
Customer Note: If the Dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign and
return the product registration card to Ariens
or go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
make changes to, and add improvements
upon its products at any time without public
notice or obligation.The descriptions and
specifications contained in this manual were
in effect at printing. Equipment described
within this manual may be optional. Some
illustrations may not apply to your unit.
GB - 3
SAFETY
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe
practices.
WARNING: This cutting machine
is capable of amputating hands
and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the safety
instructions in the manuals and
on decals could result in serious
injury or death.
Slopes are a major factor related
to slip and fall accidents.
Operation on all slopes requires
extra caution.
Tragic accidents can occur if the
operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Never
assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive,
handle with care.
Stop unit and engine, remove key
(if equipped) and allow moving
parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Practice usual and customary safe working
precautions, for the benefit of yourself and
others. Understand and follow all safety
messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and
the possibility of minor, moderate, or serious
injury or death. Learn applicable rules and
laws in your area.
REQUIRED OPERATOR
TRAINING
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety precautions.
They mean:
Attention!
Original purchaser of this unit was instructed
by the seller on safe and proper operation. If
anyone other than the original purchaser will
use the unit, ALWAYS provide this manual
and any needed safety training before
operation.
Personal Safety Is Involved!
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal
words below are used on decals and in this
manual.
Read and understand all safety messages.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in
death or serious injury.
GB - 4
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
Do not operate mower unless
guards are in operating position
or entire bagger is attached.
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged safety
decals. Refer to Figure 2 for safety decal
locations.
OL4540
Keep safety devices (guards,
shields, switches, etc.) in place
and working.
1
OL3030
Go across slopes, not up and
down.
3
Look down and behind before
and while moving backward.
Do not park on a slope unless
chocked or blocked.
2
Do not allow operation of
machine by untrained personnel.
OM0813
Figure 2
1. DANGER!
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
2. DANGER!
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
Do not operate mower unless guards are in
operating position or bagger is attached.
Read the operator’s manual.
3. CAUTION!
OL1801
•
Keep children and others away
from unit while operating.
•
•
OL4370
SAFETY RULES
Never direct discharge toward
other people. Thrown objects can
cause injury.
OL0910
Bag is subject to wear and
deterioration.
Check bag frequently, replace when
necessary.
Use original bag to comply with safety
specifications.
If unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
Learn applicable rules and laws in your area,
including those that may restrict the age of
the operator.
GB - 5
Read, understand and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
beginning assembly. Failure to follow
instructions could result in personal injury
and/or damage to unit.
If the operator or the mechanic cannot read
the manual, it is the owner’s responsibility to
explain it to them. Only the user can prevent
and is responsible for accidents or injuries
occurring to themselves, other people or
property.
ALWAYS remove key (if equipped) and
disconnect wire from spark plug before
assembly. Unintentional engine start up can
cause death or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit
and work area to understand:
• work area
• your unit
• all safety decals.
Clear work area of stones, sticks, wire and
foreign objects which might be picked up and
thrown. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Know the work area. Stay alert for holes,
rocks, rough terrain and hidden hazards.
Keep away from drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments that could cause operator to
lose footing or control of unit.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating
along streets or curbs.
Keep work area clear of all persons, children
and pets.
Keep children out of the work area and under
the watchful care of a responsible adult.
ALWAYS operate unit when there is good
visibility and light.
DO NOT mow wet grass.
ALWAYS be sure of your footing. Keep a firm
hold on handlebar. Walk, NEVER run.
Engine/blade control feature on mower stops
engine and blade within 3 seconds whenever
operator releases handlebar. Check this
feature frequently. If feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and adjust or have
it repaired before using unit.
Only trained adults may operate or service
unit. Training includes actual operation. The
owner is responsible for training users.
NEVER operate after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol. Unit requires
complete and unimpaired attention.
NEVER allow children to use or service
mower.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from
rotating parts. Rotating parts can cut off body
parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from pinch points.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause death
or serious injury. DO NOT run engine in an
enclosed area.
ALWAYS protect eyes, face, and body with
adequate safety gear and protective clothes.
Wear sturdy footwear, gloves, a hard hat and
safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields while operating mower.
Wear appropriate hearing protection.
NEVER operate mower barefoot or when
wearing open sandals or canvas shoes.
NEVER wear loose clothes, long hair or
jewelry that may get caught in rotating parts.
ALWAYS stand clear of discharge when
operating unit.
NEVER direct discharge toward bystanders.
Operator is responsible for bystander safety.
DO NOT touch hot parts. Allow parts to cool.
Keep safety devices or guards in place and
functioning properly. NEVER modify or
remove safety devices.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions
in the manual and on the machine before
starting. Understand:
• How to operate all controls
• The functions of all controls
• How to STOP in an emergency.
DO NOT attempt to start your engine until
you know what the controls do and how they
work.
DO NOT tilt mower when starting it.
Keep feet away when starting engine.
DO NOT start the engine or operate mower
without side discharge cover or side
discharge deflector installed.
Never leave a running unit unattended.
Take all possible precautions when leaving
unit unattended.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key
(electric start models) and disconnect spark
plug wire to prevent accidental starting or
unauthorized use.
Stop engine if anyone enters the work area.
NEVER attempt to make any adjustments to
unit while engine is running (except where
specifically recommended). Stop engine,
remove key (electric start models) and wait
for all moving parts to stop before servicing.
DO NOT make cutting height wheel
adjustments while the engine is running.
GB - 6
If you strike an object, or if equipment
vibrates abnormally, stop engine at once, wait
for moving parts to stop and disconnect wire
from spark plug. Repair any damage before
restarting unit.
Keep rear door closed when engine is
running unless the grass bag is in place.
Stop engine before removing and emptying
grass bag.
When mulching or bagging, ALWAYS install
discharge cover.
When side discharging, ALWAYS install side
discharge deflector.
ALWAYS shut off engine, allow blade to stop
and disconnect spark plug wire before
clearing clogs or cleaning unit.
Check grass bag for wear, damage, and/or
deterioration. Replace only with Ariens
original equipment replacement parts for
safety.
To reduce fire hazard and overheating, keep
equipment free of grass, leaves, debris or
excessive lubricants.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects which
may obscure vision.
DO NOT mow at too fast a rate. DO NOT
change engine governor setting or overspeed the engine.
Do not operate mower on gravel or loose
material such as sand. Stop mower when
crossing drives, walks, or roads to prevent
damage or injury from thrown objects.
DO NOT pull mower backwards unless
absolutely necessary. Look down and back,
especially for small children, before and while
moving backwards.
On self-propelled models, releasing wheel
drive control must stop mower’s forward
movement. If this feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and repair before
using unit.
On self-propelled models, wheel drive must
be disengaged when starting engine.
DO NOT operate on steep slopes.
NEVER leave unit unattended on a slope.
Chock wheels if parking on a slope.
Mow across the face of slopes, never up and
down. Be especially cautious when changing
direction on slopes.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion engine. DO NOT use on or near
any unimproved, forest or brush covered land
unless the exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrestor meeting applicable local, state
or federal laws. A spark arrestor, if used,
must be maintained in effective working order
by the operator. See your Ariens Dealer or
engine manufacturer’s service center.
Emission Control System
Certification Label
NOTE: Tampering with emission controls and
components by unauthorized personnel may
result in severe fines or penalties. Emission
controls and components can only be
adjusted by EPA and/or CARB authorized
service centers. Contact your Ariens
Equipment Retailer concerning emission
controls and component questions.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors can
explode. ONLY use approved fuel containers.
• NO Smoking!
• NO Sparks!
• NO Flames!
• Allow engine to cool before filling fuel
tank.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
Check fuel supply before starting engine.
DO NOT fill gasoline tank indoors, when
engine is running, or while engine is hot.
Allow engine to cool several minutes before
removing fuel cap.
DO NOT overfill. Allow about 1/4" (6 mm) of
tank space for fuel expansion.
Replace gasoline tank cap securely and
clean any spilled fuel before starting engine.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
NEVER store fuel inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
GB - 7
ALWAYS drain fuel outdoors away from
ignition sources.
ALWAYS shut off engine , and remove key,
and close fuel shutoff valve when transporting
unit on a truck or trailer.
Avoid Electric Shock. DO NOT disconnect
wire from spark plug while engine is running.
Do NOT put battery in fire or mutilate.
Explosive Gases!
NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking, near
battery.
Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid.
Contact with skin, eyes or clothing can cause
severe chemical burns.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Charge batteries in an open, well-ventilated
area, away from spark and flames. Unplug
charger before connecting or disconnecting
battery. Wear protective clothing and use
insulated tools.
Accidental engine start up can cause death or
serious injury. Except where specifically
recommended, ALWAYS stop engine,
remove key (electric start models), wait for
moving parts to stop, allow parts to cool and
disconnect spark plug wire before inspecting,
servicing, adjusting or repairing unit.
Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or other
debris build-up.
Keep equipment in good condition.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Follow engine manufacturer’s safety
instruction when servicing engine.
Check all hardware at regular intervals,
especially blade attachment bolts. Keep all
hardware properly tightened.
An extension spring, when extended, stores
energy and can be dangerous. Always use
tools specifically designed for installing or
removing an extension spring. Always
compress or extend springs slowly.
Before tipping unit, remove fuel and battery (if
equipped).
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Ensure all wheel blocks, jack stands and tie
downs will support unit during maintenance.
Replace worn-out mufflers immediately.
Continued use could result in fire or
explosion.
Sharp edges can cut or amputate fingers or a
hand. Wrap blade or wear sturdy gloves to
service.
Only replace blades. NEVER straighten or
weld blades.
Use only replacement parts designed for your
unit. See your Ariens Dealer.
Allow engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
ALWAYS clean unit before extended storage.
See engine manual for proper storage.
DO NOT store unit inside a building with fuel
in the fuel tank where any ignition sources
are present.
Use only accessories which have been
approved by Ariens and are properly
installed.
Use only accessories or attachments that are
designed for your unit and that can be used
safely on your terrain.
Check attachments frequently and replace
worn or damaged components with
manufacturer’s recommended parts.
GB - 8
ASSEMBLY
911150, 151, 152, 153
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
CARTON CONTENTS
1
6
911154
2
3
4
5
OM1706
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Mower Unit
Mulch Cover
Side Discharge Chute
Mulch Plug
Literature Pack
Grass Bag
Figure 3
Figure 4
ASSEMBLY
1. Remove mower and handlebar from
carton.
2. Install the handlebars on the pivot pins
attached to the handlebar uprights.
NOTE: Make sure the cables (connected to
the handlebar) are on the left side of the unit.
3. Remove the handlebar mounting
hardware from the handlebar uprights.
4. Rotate the handlebar up or down to the
desired height and align the mounting
holes with the holes in the handlebar
upright.
5. Secure the handlebars in position with
hardware removed in step 3.
GB - 9
6. Connect the engine/blade control cable
to the engine.
Route the z-bend cable end into engine
shutoff lever as shown below.
Insert the cable connector into the cable
mounting bracket on the engine. Make
sure the connector snaps into place
securely.
911150, 151, 152, 153
911154
7. Fill engine crankcase with oil. See
engine manual.
8. Set-up mower for bagging, side
discharge or mulching. See MOWER
SET-UP on page 14.
NOTE: Bagging is not standard on push
models. See ACCESSORIES on page 24 for
kit part numbers.
9. Fill fuel tank. See FILLING THE FUEL
TANK on page 14.
10. Connect the battery. See BATTERY
(electric start models) on page 21.
11. Connect spark plug wire.
12. Check the engine/blade control feature.
Try starting the engine without the
engine/blade control held against the
handlebar. Engine must not start. If
engine starts, stop engine and bring the
unit to your dealer for adjustment or
repair.
Figure 5
GB - 10
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1
19
18
2
3
5
17
20
6
12
4
1
21
9
3
16
18
2
9
4
6
10
7
17
7
13
12
5
8
11
16
9
9
9
15
10
13
8
9
14
Figure 6
1. Engine/Blade Control
2. Wheel Drive Control (911152, 153, 154)
3. Handlebars
4. Grass Bag
5. Rear Door
6. Fuel Tank and Cap
7. Oil Fill/Dipstick
8. Muffler and Muffler Guard
9. Cutting Height Levers (2 Rear Wheel
Adjusters, 2 Front Wheel Adjusters)
10. Lift Handle
11. Primer Bulb (911150, 151, 152, 153)
12. Air Filter
13. Mulch Cover
14. Side Discharge Chute
15. Mulch Plug
16. Handlebar Adjustment Holes
17. Recoil Starter Handle
18. Speed Limiter
19. Ignition Switch (911154)
20. Battery (911154)
21. Choke Control (911154)
GB - 11
OM1866
OPERATION
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 6 for locations.
DANGER: Avoid injury from
rotating blade.
ALWAYS shut off engine before
adjusting cutting height.
WARNING: Improper operation
can lead to injury. Learn what the
controls do and how they work.
Thoroughly read and understand
entire Operator Manual.
CAUTION: On self-propelled
models, both rear wheels must be
set at same height or traction
drive may not work properly.
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Engine/Blade Control
Cutting Height Settings Chart
Notch
CAUTION: Check function of
Engine/Blade Control regularly.
Improper function of control could
cause injury.
The engine/blade control must be held
against the handlebar to start the engine and
blade.
Engine/blade control feature on mower stops
engine and blade within 3 seconds whenever
operator releases handlebar. Check this
feature frequently. If feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and adjust or have
it repaired before using unit.
1" (25 mm)
2
1-1/4" (32 mm)
3
1-1/2" (38 mm)
4
2-1/4" (57 mm)
5
2-3/4" (70 mm)
6
3-1/2" (89 mm)
7
4" (102 mm)
Standard Models
To change cutting height, move cutting height
levers one notch at a time on each wheel to
set desired height (Figure 7).
NOTE: Each wheel on mower must be set at
the same height for a level cut.
Rear
Low
STOP
Cut grass length
1
1
High
START and RUN
OM1230
Handlebar
Adjust handlebar to a safe and comfortable
height. See HANDLEBAR HEIGHT on
page 19.
1
Low
Recoil Starter Handle
Low
High
High
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
1. Cutting Height Lever
Figure 7
GB - 12
Front
OPTIONAL CONTROLS
Speed Limiter (911152, 153, 154)
Primer Bulb (911150, 151, 152, 153)
The speed limiter increases or decreases
tension in the drive cable, which limits the
unit’s forward speed.
In the operator’s position, turn the speed
limiter to the left to increase maximum
forward speed. Turn the speed limiter to the
right to decrease maximum forward speed.
Push the primer bulb in to add fuel for easier
engine start.
Wheel Drive Control (self-propelled
models)
CAUTION: Unit will move forward
at engine start if wheel drive
control is engaged. ALWAYS
release wheel drive control before
starting unit.
NOTE: Engine must be running for wheel
drive to propel unit.
911152, 153, 154
Figure 9
To drive forward:
Slowly squeeze the wheel drive control
toward the handlebar until you reach a
comfortable ground speed. Hold the wheel
drive control against the handlebar for full
speed.
To stop:
Release wheel drive control.
Fuel Shutoff Valve (911154)
IMPORTANT: The fuel shutoff valve MUST
be in the closed position prior to transporting
the unit.
Open the fuel shutoff valve to operate the
unit. Close the fuel shutoff valve when
storing, transporting or servicing the unit.
Fuel shutoff valve closed.
STOP
GO
Fuel shutoff valve open.
Choke Control (911154)
Move choke lever to the choke position to
start a cold engine.
NOTE: The choke will slowly open as the
engine warms.
GO
Figure 8
OM1245
GB - 13
MOWER SET-UP
CAUTION: DO NOT operate
mower unless either side
discharge cover or side discharge
deflector is installed. Thrown
objects may cause damage or
injury. Never operate unit with
rear door open unless grass bag
is in place.
CAUTION: If clog or obstruction
prevents grass flow, release
engine/blade control and
disconnect spark plug wire before
attempting to clear away any
clogs.
Ignition Switch (911154)
1
2
A removable key operates
the ignition switch. Turn the
key to the start position (2)
to start the unit. The key
will spring back to the
“RUN” position.
RUN Position (1): All
controls are operable.
START Position (2):
Starter turns over the
engine.
FILLING THE FUEL TANK
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. Put unit in open or well-ventilated area.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean fuel cap and surrounding area.
4. Remove cap.
IMPORTANT: See engine manual for correct
type and grade of fuel.
5. Fill fuel tank to within 1/4 in. (0.63 cm)
below bottom of filler neck with unleaded
gasoline. See SPECIFICATIONS on
page 25.
6. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean any spilled fuel.
To Bag (Optional on Push Models)
CAUTION: Check grass bag
frequently for wear or
deterioration. Replace worn or
damaged bag with Ariens original
equipment replacement bag only.
See Figure 10 on page 15.
1. Shut off unit.
2. Make sure mulch cover is closed and
secured with knob.
3. Lift rear door and remove mulch plug, if
necessary.
4. Seat bagger chute inside deck opening
and on top of deck.
5. Hook grass bag frame on mounting pins.
6. Lower rear door.
There should be no openings between
bagger chute and mounting surface after
installing bag. If necessary, clear debris from
bag mounting surfaces.
Grass Bag Removal
1. Shut off unit.
2. Lift rear door.
3. Use handle to lift bag off mounting pins.
4. Close rear door.
NOTE: Empty grass bag and clean mower
pan after each use. DO NOT allow grass
clumps or a grass coating to collect inside of
grass bag or mower pan. Remove grass bag
from mower, wash bag with hose and allow to
dry.
GB - 14
1
3
2
1
2
1. Side
Discharge
Chute
2. Knob
4
3
3. Mulch Cover
Figure 11
To Mulch
1. Rear Door
2. Bagger Chute
3. Mounting Pin
4. Grass Bag
Frame
See Figure 12 on page 16.
1. Shut off unit.
2. Remove grass bag and side discharge
chute, if installed.
3. Make sure mulch cover is closed and
secured with knob.
4. Lift rear door and insert mulch plug with
the beveled face to the left.
There should be no openings between
mulch plug and mounting surface of the
deck.
5. Close rear door.
NOTE: Rear door must close flush.
Figure 10
To Side Discharge
See Figure 11 on page 15.
1. Shut off unit.
2. Remove grass bag.
3. Lift rear door and install mulch plug (see
below).
4. Remove the knob from and then hold
open the mulch cover.
5. Install the side discharge chute on stud
on the mower. Make sure chute covers
discharge opening.
6. Secure the chute with the knob removed
in step 4 and then close the mulch
cover.
GB - 15
5. With engine/blade control held against
the handlebar, grasp starter handle and
pull rope slowly until it pulls harder. This
is the compression stroke. Let rope
rewind slowly.
6. Pull rope with rapid continuous full arm
stroke to start engine. Allow rope to
rewind slowly.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let starter handle
snap against bracket.
7. Repeat steps 4 and 6 until engine starts.
(If engine does not start, see
TROUBLESHOOTING on page 23.)
2
1
Electric Start (911154)
Recoil may also be used to start the engine
(see Manual Start on page 16).
1. Mulch Plug
IMPORTANT: DO NOT start engine while the
charger is connected to wiring harness.
1. Check each item in the Before Each Use
section of the MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE on page 17.
2. For engines with a primer, push primer
bulb 2 or 3 times for a cold engine.
NOTE: It is unnecessary to prime or choke a
warm engine.
3. With engine/blade control held against
the handlebar, turn the key to “Start”
position to crank engine and release key
when engine starts.
IMPORTANT: Do not run starter continuously
for more than fifteen seconds. If the engine
does not start after several attempts, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING on page 23.
2. Rear Door
Figure 12
EMERGENCY STOPPING
To stop the mower in an emergency:
1. Release the engine/blade control.
2. Release the wheel drive control (selfpropelled models).
3. Allow all moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
Shut Off
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
1. Release wheel drive control and allow
unit to stop completely (self-propelled
models).
2. Release engine/blade control.
3. Turn key to off position and then remove
key (electric start models).
WARNING: Improper operation
can lead to injury. Learn what the
controls do and how they work.
Thoroughly read and understand
entire Operator Manual.
Mowing Tips
See Figure 6 for all Controls and Features.
NOTE: Start engine on a level surface that is
free of debris.
Manual Start
1. Check each item in the Before Each Use
section of the MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE on page 17.
2. Open fuel shutoff valve (911154).
3. For engines with a primer, push primer
bulb 2 or 3 times for a cold engine.
NOTE: It is unnecessary to prime or choke a
warm engine.
4. For engines with a throttle, place throttle
control in the choke position. Once the
engine has started, place throttle in the
high speed detent.
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Do not set cutting height too low. For tall
grass, mow twice.
Do not mow too fast.
Mow with engine at full throttle. Discharge
clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and grass from
collecting on mower pan, avoid operating
over bare ground with only patches of grass.
Mulching Tips
For best mulching performance, cut no more
than 1 inch (2.54 cm) of grass per cutting.
GB - 16
MAINTENANCE
CHECK WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
(self-propelled models)
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Ariens Dealers will provide any service, parts
or adjustments which may be required to
keep your unit operating at peak efficiency.
Should engine require service, contact an
Ariens Dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
NOTE: Some working conditions (heavy
loads, high ambient temperatures, dusty
conditions, or airborne debris) may require
more frequent service.
See engine manual for further maintenance
and troubleshooting information.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Service Performed
Check Engine/Blade
Control
Check Wheel Drive
Control
Check Grass Bag
Clean Unit
Check Engine Oil
Check Mower Blade
Check Drive Belt
Check Fasteners
Check Air Cleaner
Change Engine Oil
General Lubrication
Check Spark Plug
Check Engine
Cooling
Check Muffler
*
Before
Each
Use
•
25
The unit must stop quickly and completely
when the control is released. Adjust or repair
if necessary. See WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT (self-propelled models) on
page 22.
CHECK GRASS BAG (if equipped)
Check grass bag frequently for wear or
deterioration. Replace worn or damaged bag
with Ariens original equipment replacement
bag only.
CLEAN UNIT
Before each use clean unit, muffler and
engine surfaces of debris, oil or fuel spills to
ensure proper cooling and prevent fires.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
100
•
IMPORTANT: Maintain proper oil level at all
times or engine damage will result.
Check the level of the engine crankcase oil
before each use.
Make sure engine is level when checking oil.
See engine manual for instructions.
CHECK MOWER BLADE
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
*•
•
•
•
After first 5 Hours of operation.
CHECK ENGINE/BLADE
CONTROL
The engine and blade must stop within 3
seconds after releasing the control. If the
engine and blade continue to run, adjust or
repair control immediately.
See Figure 13.
Check blade mounting: blade must be secure
and bolt torqued to 37.5 - 50 lbf-ft
(51-68 N•m) (bolt should fully compress lock
washer).
Check blade for nicks and dull cutting edges.
Sharpen if necessary.
Check blade for rounded or broken ends,
thinned metal or other damage. Replace if
necessary.
NOTE: Blades should be sharpened and
balanced professionally. Contact your Ariens
Dealer.
To remove blade:
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to
stop, and disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Block blade to prevent rotation.
3. Remove bolt, lock washer, flat washer
and blade from shaft.
To install blade:
1. Replace blade, flat washer, lock washer
and bolt on shaft.
2. Torque bolt to 37.5 - 50 lbf-ft
(51-68 N•m) (bolt should fully compress
lock washer).
3. Connect spark plug wire.
GB - 17
Sharpen the Mower Blades
3. Check mower blade balance.
Slide mower blade on an unthreaded
bolt. A balanced blade should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
mower blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until blade is balanced
(Figure 14).
4. Install mower blade on unit.
5. Tighten the bolts to a torque of 37.5 50 lbf-ft (51-68 N•m).
CAUTION: DO NOT sharpen
mower blades while on unit. An
imbalanced mower blade will
cause excessive vibration and
eventual damage to unit. Check
mower blade balance before
reinstalling blades.
NEVER weld or straighten bent
blades.
1. Remove mower blade from unit.
Discard mower blade if:
• More than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is
removed.
• Air lifts become eroded.
• Blade is bent or broken.
2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an
equal amount of material from each end
of mower blade. DO NOT change angle
of cutting edge or round the corner of the
mower blade.
Blade
Bolt
Figure 14
DO NOT Sharpen to This Pattern
CHECK DRIVE BELT (self-
2
1
OA0013
propelled models)
Check drive belt and replace if worn or
damaged. See DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT (self-propelled models) on
page 20.
3
CHECK FASTENERS
DISCARD If More
Than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm)
Check all fasteners for proper tightness. Pay
special attention to blade hardware and all
guards, shields and safety devices.
2
CHECK AIR CLEANER
See engine manual for specific information.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
4
3
Sharpen to This Pattern
1.
2.
3.
4.
Square Corner
Cutting Edge
Air Lift
Air Lift Erosion
Figure 13
OT0792
IMPORTANT: Change engine crankcase oil
after first five (5) hours of operation. Then
change oil after every 25 hours of operation.
Refer to engine manual for instructions and
proper oil type.
IMPORTANT: Proper oil level must be
maintained at all times or engine damage will
result. DO NOT overfill. Be sure engine is
level when adding oil.
GENERAL LUBRICATION
NOTE: The mower transmission is lubricated
and sealed at the factory. It should need no
routine lubrication. If the transmission leaks
grease, bring the mower to your local Ariens
dealer for repair.
GB - 18
CHECK SPARK PLUG
CHECK MUFFLER
Spark plug should be replaced every 100
hours of operation or each year.
NOTE: Loose spark plug wire terminals can
cause sparking. Replace terminal if
damaged.
Check muffler for debris, cracks, wear, or
other damage.
CAUTION: Replace worn-out
mufflers immediately. Continued
use could result in fire or
explosion.
CHECK ENGINE COOLING
WARNING: HOT SURFACES
can cause death or serious injury.
DO NOT TOUCH parts which are
hot from operation. ALWAYS
allow parts to cool.
To prevent overheating, air must circulate
freely around the cooling fins, cylinder head
and block.
Every 100 hours of operation or yearly (more
often if conditions require) remove blower
housing and clean cooling fins. See engine
manual for instructions.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
SERVICE POSITION
Put unit into service position for easy access
to underneath the deck.
CAUTION: Avoid fuel spills. Follow
steps below to help prevent fuel
spills. If fuel leaks into air cleaner,
replace air cleaner. ALWAYS clean
up any spilled fuel.
1. Place unit on a flat, level surface.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug.
3. Remove fuel cap, place a piece of
plastic bag over the opening and tighten
cap securely.
4. Tip unit onto right side (911154).
Tip unit onto left side, opposite the
discharge opening (911150, 151, 152,
153).
Make sure unit is secure and will not tip
over.
To adjust (Figure 15):
1. Remove hardware from lower handlebar
mounting hole.
2. Rotate the handlebar up or down to the
desired height and align the mounting
holes with the holes in the handlebar
upright.
3. Secure the handlebars in position with
hardware removed in step 1.
NOTE: To fold handlebars flat for storage,
remove the hardware from the lower
handlebar mounting holes, rotate the
handlebars forward, and then replace the
hardware in the holes on the handlebar
upright.
Mounting
Hardware
Handlebar Upright
IMPORTANT: Remove plastic from fuel cap
after unit is upright and service is complete.
Figure 15
GB - 19
DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
1
(self-propelled models)
2
To remove drive belt:
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug.
2. Remove transmission cover.
3. Disconnect idler return spring from idler
arm. See Figure 16.
4. Disconnect the wheel drive cable from
transmission mount, and then
disconnect drive cable spring from idler
arm.
5. Remove belt from transmission input
pulley and transmission idlers, and then
push the belt out through the belt
channel.
6. Put the unit in the service position. See
SERVICE POSITION on page 19.
7. Remove blade and blade adapter from
the crank shaft.
8. Remove the belt from the engine pulley,
and then pull the belt through the belt
channel. See Figure 17.
1
6
1.
2.
3.
4.
4
5
Blade
Drive Belt
Engine Pulley
Blade
Adapter
3
5. Bolt, Lock
Washer &
Flat Washer
6. Belt Channel
Figure 17
2
To install the drive belt:
IMPORTANT: Be sure the belt seats in idler
and pulley grooves with the idler touching the
back (flat) side of belt.
1. Install the new belt on the transmission
input pulley and idlers, route it through
the belt channel, and then install the belt
on the engine pulley. See Figure 18.
6
5
4
1. Belt
2. Transmission
Input Pulley
3. Idler Return
Spring
Push belt
through belt
channel and
install it on the
engine pulley.
3
4. Wheel Drive
Cable
5. Drive Cable
Spring
6. Idler Arm
Note belt routing
around idlers.
Figure 16
Figure 18
GB - 20
2. Connect the wheel drive cable spring to
the idler arm as shown in Figure 19, and
then connect the wheel drive cable to
the transmission mount. See Figure 16.
NOTE: Unit comes equipped with a
maintenance-free battery that requires no
regular maintenance except cleaning the
terminals.
To Remove Battery from Unit
1.Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable (Figure 20).
2.Remove battery cover and battery. Save
mounting hardware for reinstallation.
To Replace Battery on Unit
1.Hold battery and battery cover in place
against mower frame.
2.Secure with the hardware removed
above.
3.Connect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable (Figure 20).
Figure 19
3. Connect the idler return spring to the
idler arm.
4. Install the blade adapter and blade on
the crankshaft. Make sure the blade
hardware is tightened to the proper
torque. See To install blade: on page 17.
5. Replace the transmission cover.
6. Connect spark plug wire to the spark
plug.
ENGINE/BLADE CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
Figure 20
NOTE: The engine/blade control has no user
serviceable adjustments. If the engine/blade
control does not stop the engine or blade
within 3 seconds of releasing the control bail,
take the unit to an authorized Ariens dealer
for repairs.
BATTERY (electric start models)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY.
Read and understand the entire
Safety section before proceeding.
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
To Charge Battery
NOTE: Engine does not charge the battery.
Battery will require periodic charging to
ensure proper starting.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT attempt to “jump
start” mower.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT start engine while the
charger is connected to wiring harness.
1.Connect battery charger to the wiring
harness. See Figure 21.
2.Plug charger into 110 volt Alternating
Current (A.C.) outlet.
IMPORTANT: Battery charger supplied with
unit is for 110 volt Alternating Current (A.C.)
outlets only.
3.Charge for 24 to 48 hours (battery may be
charged for up to 52 hours without
damaging it).
GB - 21
To adjust:
1. Move the wheel drive cable adjuster up
or down the handlebar. See Figure 22.
To increase traction and speed, move
the cable adjuster down the handlebar.
To decrease traction and speed, move
the cable adjuster up the handlebar.
2. Check the adjustment and readjust as
needed.
Connect
battery
charger here.
Figure 21
WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT (self-propelled
models)
See Figure 22.
NOTE: The unit should stop immediately
when the wheel drive control is released, and
the unit should not creep forward when the
wheel drive control is disengaged with the
engine running. The unit’s forward speed
should increase as the wheel drive control
gets closer to the handlebar.
If the unit creeps, decrease traction and
speed. If the unit does not accelerate
smoothly or seems to slip under load,
increase the traction and speed.
NOTE: Before adjusting the wheel drive
cable, first make sure the area around the
drive components is free of dirt or debris that
could prevent the transmission from engaging
or disengaging properly, and then make sure
the return spring is connected properly to
idler arm.
Adjust the wheel drive by adjusting the cable
on the handlebar.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT adjust the cable so
the transmission does not return to neutral
and stop the unit when the control bail is
released.
Check the adjustment
1. Start the engine and slowly squeeze the
wheel drive control against the
handlebar and then release the wheel
drive control.
2. The unit should move forward as you
squeeze the wheel drive control and
then stop immediately and not "creep"
slowly forward when you release it.
GB - 22
Cable Adjuster
Figure 22
STORAGE
Engine
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with highpressure water or store unit outdoors. Store
mower in a cool, dry, protected location.
Cleaning
Allow unit to cool. Clean unit thoroughly with
mild soap and low pressure water. Brush off
dirt and debris from all surfaces. Touch up all
scratched surfaces to prevent rust. Matching
touch-up paint is available from your Ariens
Dealer. Do not use abrasives, solvents, or
harsh cleaners.
Inspection
Inspect mower and repair or replace worn or
damaged parts to avoid delays when
beginning use again.
Regularly check all hardware and keep
fasteners tight. Know unit is in safe working
condition.
Grass Bag
Wash out grass bag and allow to dry before
storage. Grass bag may be stored in position
on mower.
Close fuel shutoff valve (911154).
When storing unit for extended periods of
time, remove all fuel from tank and carburetor
(run dry). Refer to engine manual.
Fuel System
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
To treat the fuel system for storage:
1. Add fuel stabilizer according to
manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Run engine for at least 10 minutes after
adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the
carburetor.
NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel
tank inside of a building with potential
sources of ignition.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine will not
start
1. Fuel tank empty or low.
Engine is
difficult to
restart
1. Mower clogged with grass.
1. Clear clippings from under
mower. (Allow the mower to
clear clippings before
shutting off engine.)
Cut is poor
1. Worn blade.
1. Check blade (see CHECK
MOWER BLADE on
page 17).
2. Raise cutting height.
2. Fuel shutoff valve closed.
3. Spark plug wire loose or off.
4. Engine/Blade control cable
detached, broken, or not
adjusted properly.
2. Too much grass is being
removed per cutting.
3. Grass is too wet.
4. Mowing speed is too fast.
GB - 23
1. Check fuel level. Fill tank if
necessary.
2. Open fuel shutoff valve.
3. Check connection.
4. Check cable. Adjust, repair
or replace as necessary.
3. Allow grass to dry.
4. Mow slower.
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Grass does
not disperse
evenly
1. Too much grass is being
removed per cutting.
2. Grass is too wet.
3. Mowing speed is too fast.
1. Raise cutting height.
Mower does
not bag
clippings
1. Grass bag is overfilled.
1. Empty grass bag and do not
allow it to overfill.
2. Remove mulching plug.
Wheel drive
does not
engage (SelfPropelled
models)
1. Wheel drive control not
engaged.
2. Drive belt out of position.
2. Allow grass to dry.
3. Mow slower.
2. Mulching plug is installed.
1. Engage wheel drive control.
2. Check drive belt. Adjust as
necessary (see CHECK
DRIVE BELT (self-propelled
models) on page 18).
3. Replace belt (see CHECK
DRIVE BELT (self-propelled
models) on page 18).
4. Check wheel drive control
cable. Adjust or replace as
needed. See CHECK
WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
(self-propelled models) on
page 17.
5. Contact your Dealer.
6. Contact your Dealer.
7. See WHEEL DRIVE
CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
(self-propelled models) on
page 22.
3. Drive belt worn or damaged.
4. Wheel drive control cable
detached or broken.
5. Bearings damaged.
6. Debris in gear set.
7. Drive seems to slip or speed is
too slow.
SERVICE PARTS
ACCESSORIES
Always use genuine Ariens parts to keep
your mower running like new.
See your authorized Ariens Dealer to add
these optional accessories.
Description
Part Number
Air Filter
21543500 (911150, 151, 152,
153)
Air Filter
21540500 (911154)
Spark Plug
21543600 (911150, 151, 152,
153)
Spark Plug
21540400 (911154)
Blade
01252100
High Lift
Blade
01246000
Drive Belt
07200019
Battery
01178400
71105500
WBLM Bagger Kit (Ariens)
71105800
Cutting Height Extension Kit
GB - 24
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
911150
Description
BR21P
Length - in. (cm)
911152
911154
BR21SP
BR21SPE
70 (177.8)
Height - in. (cm)
47 (119.4)
Width - in. (cm)
21.5 (54.6)
Actual Weight - lbs (kg)
69 (31.3)
83 (37.6)
102 (46.2)
Cutting Width- in. (cm)
21 (53.3)
21 (53.3)
21 (53.3)
1–4
(2.5 – 10.4)
1–4
(2.5 – 10.4)
1–4
(2.5 – 10.4)
Kohler
Kohler
Honda
Cutting Height - in. (cm)
Engine, 4 cycle
Model
Courage ZT-7
Courage ZT-7
GCV160
Engine Power - @ Max.
RPM
7.0 lbf-ft
(9.5N•m)
7.0 lbf-ft
(9.5N•m)
5.5 hp (4.1 kW)
Max Rotation Speed of
Cutting Edge - RPM
(min-1)
3,200
3,200
3,250
Governed RPM (May be
different from maximum
rpm.)
3,100 ± 100
3,100 ± 100
3,100 ± 150
12 (197)
12 (197)
9.8 (160)
Cast Iron
Aluminum
Displacement Cu. In.
(cc)
Cylinder Bore
Cast Iron
Engine Oil Type
Crank Case Capacity Oz. (Liter)
Oil System
Engine Oil Filter
See engine manual.
20 (0.59)
20 (0.59)
20 (0.59)
Splash
Splash
Splash
NA
NA
NA
Spark Plug Gap - in.
(mm)
See engine manual.
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity - qt
(Liter)
1.6 (1.5)
1.6 (1.5)
1.2 (1.1)
Primer Bulb
Standard
Standard
Auto-Choke
NA
NA
NA
Paper Element
Paper Element
Paper Element
Throttle
Air Cleaner
Starting
Variable Speeds - MPH
(km/hr)
Mower Deck
Recoil
Recoil
Electric
NA
0 – 4 (0 – 6.4)
0 – 4 (0 – 6.4)
14 Gauge - Stamped Steel
Front Wheel Dia - in.
(cm)
8.5 (21.6)
8.5 (21.6)
8.5 (21.6)
Rear Wheel Dia - in.
(cm)
8.5 (21.6)
8.5 (21.6)
8.5 (21.6)
GB - 25
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
911151
911153
BR21P – CARB
Length - in. (cm)
BR21SP – CARB
70 (177.8)
Height - in. (cm)
47 (119.4)
Width - in. (cm)
21.5 (54.6)
Actual Weight - lbs (kg)
69 (31.3)
83 (37.6)
Cutting Width- in. (cm)
21 (53.3)
21 (53.3)
1–4
(2.5 – 10.4)
1–4
(2.5 – 10.4)
Kohler
Kohler
Cutting Height - in. (cm)
Engine, 4 cycle
Model
Engine Power - @ Max.
RPM
Max Rotation Speed of
Cutting Edge - RPM (min-1)
Governed RPM (May be
different from maximum
rpm.)
Displacement Cu. In. (cc)
Cylinder Bore
Courage ZT-7
Courage ZT-7
7.0 lbf-ft (9.5N•m)
7.0 lbf-ft (9.5N•m)
3,200
3,200
3,100 ± 100
3,100 ± 100
12 (197)
12 (197)
Cast Iron
Cast Iron
Engine Oil Type
Crank Case Capacity - Oz.
(Liter)
Oil System
Engine Oil Filter
See engine manual.
20 (0.59)
20 (0.59)
Splash
Splash
NA
NA
Spark Plug Gap - in. (mm)
See engine manual.
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity - qt
(Liter)
1.6 (1.5)
1.6 (1.5)
Primer Bulb
Standard
Standard
Throttle
Air Cleaner
Starting
Variable Speeds - MPH
(km/hr)
Mower Deck
NA
NA
Paper Element
Paper Element
Recoil
Recoil
NA
0 – 4 (0 – 6.4)
14 Gauge - Stamped Steel
Front Wheel Dia - in. (cm)
8.5 (21.6)
8.5 (21.6)
Rear Wheel Dia - in. (cm)
8.5 (21.6)
8.5 (21.6)
GB - 26
Ariens Limited
Warranties
2-Year Limited Lawn and Garden
Consumer Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the
original purchaser that Ariens and Gravely
brand consumer products manufactured by
Ariens Company will be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of two (2)
years after the date of purchase, and that Ariens
will repair any defect in material or workmanship,
and repair or replace any defective part, subject
to the conditions, limitations and exclusions set
forth herein. Such repair or replacement will be
free of charge to the original purchaser (labor
and parts), except as noted below.
The two-year duration of this warranty applies
only if the product is put to ordinary, reasonable,
and usual personal, family, or household uses. If
the product is put to any business, commercial,
or industrial use such as, but not limited to,
commercial landscaping, mowing or snow
removal services, or golf course or park
maintenance, or agricultural or farmstead use,
then the duration of this warranty is ninety (90)
days after the date of purchase, or one (1) year
after the date of purchase if the product is
labeled as a Professional/Commercial Product.
The duration of this warranty shall be ninety (90)
days after the date of purchase if any product is
rented or leased.
2-Year Limited Lawn and Garden
Commercial Warranty
The Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the
original purchaser that all Gravely Pro and
ProMaster products manufactured by Ariens will
be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years after
the date of purchase or 1000 hours of use,
whichever comes first. An authorized Gravely
dealer will repair any defect in material or
workmanship, and repair or replace any
defective part, subject to the conditions,
limitations and exclusions set forth herein. Such
repair or replacement will be free of charge to
the original purchaser (labor and parts), except
as noted below.
The duration of this warranty shall be ninety
(90) days after the date of purchase or 1000
hours of use, whichever comes first, if any
product is rented or leased.
3-Year Limited Sno-Thro Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the
original purchaser that Sno-Thro products
manufactured by Ariens Company will be free
from defects in material and workmanship for a
period of three (3) years after the date of
purchase, and will repair any defect in material
or workmanship, and repair or replace any
defective part, subject to the conditions,
limitations and exclusions set forth herein. Such
repair or replacement will be free of charge to
the original purchaser (labor and parts), except
as noted below.
The three-year duration of this warranty
applies only if the product is put to ordinary,
reasonable, and usual personal, family, or
household uses. If the product is put to any
business, commercial, or industrial use, then the
duration of this warranty is ninety (90) days after
the date of purchase, or one (1) year after the
date of purchase if the product is labeled as a
Professional/Commercial Product. The duration
of this warranty shall be ninety (90) days after
the date of purchase if any product is rented or
leased.
DURA-CLEAN™ Auger Limited
Lifetime Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the
original purchaser that the rubber components
of the DURA-CLEAN™ Auger manufactured by
Ariens Company will be free from defects in
material and workmanship and will not wear out
for the life of the Sno-Thro, except as noted
below.
Ariens Company will provide for the
replacement of any of the rubber components of
the DURA-CLEAN™ Auger found upon
examination by the Ariens Company to be
defective or worn out. Replacements will be
supplied free of charge. Labor is not included
after two (2) years from the date of purchase of
the Sno-Thro.
The lifetime limited warranty shall apply if the
product is put to ordinary, reasonable, and usual
personal household use. If the product is put to
any business, commercial, industrial, rental, or
leased use, the warranty shall be against defects
in material and workmanship for ninety (90) days
following the date of purchase.
Ariens Company • 655 W. Ryan St. •
Brillion, WI 54110-1072• (920) 756-2141 • www.ariens.com
ALW2-62905
Exceptions, Limitations, Exclusions
These warranties are subject to the following conditions, limitations, and exclusions:
The following items are excluded from this
To obtain warranty service, the following
warranty:
conditions must be met:
• Engines and engine accessories are covered
• The purchaser must perform the
only by the engine manufacturer’s warranty
maintenance and minor adjustments
and are not covered by this warranty.
explained in the owner’s manual.
• Hydro-Gear transmissions and/or
• The purchaser must promptly notify Ariens
Hydro-Gear drive components are covered
Company or an authorized Ariens service
only by the Hydro-Gear warranty and are
representative of the need for warranty
not covered by this warranty.
service.
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens or
• The purchaser must transport the product
Gravely brand service parts are not
to and from the place of warranty service.
covered by this warranty.
• Warranty service must be performed by a
• Except as specifically warranted, normal
respective Ariens or Gravely authorized
maintenance, services, and normal
service representative.
replacement items, such as spark plugs,
• To find an Ariens or Gravely authorized
oil, oil filters, air filters, mufflers, belts, tires,
service representative, contact Ariens at:
shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear
655 W. Ryan St, P.O. Box 157
bolts, mower blades, mower vanes,
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
headlights, light bulbs, knives, etc. are not
(920) 756 - 2141
covered by this warranty except as noted
www.ariens.com
below.
• Mufflers, belts, and tires on consumer lawn
www.gravely.com
and garden products are warranted to the
This warranty is subject to the following
original purchaser for two years.
limitations:
• Friction discs, idlers, cables, and electrical
• Genuine Ariens or Gravely brand service
components on Sno-Thros put to usual
parts and accessories not purchased with
personal household use are warranted to
the product covered by this warranty, but
the original purchaser for two years.
which are later purchased and used with
• Any defect which is the result of misuse,
that product, are warranted to be free from
alteration, improper assembly, improper
defects in material and workmanship for a
adjustment, neglect, or accident is not
period of ninety (90) days after date of
covered by this warranty.
purchase, and Ariens Company will repair
This warranty applies only to products
or replace any such part or accessory free
purchased in the United States (including Puerto
of charge, except for labor, during that
Rico) and Canada. In all other countries, contact
period.
place of purchase for warranty information.
• Batteries are warranted only for a period of
twelve (12) months after date of purchase,
on a prorated basis. For the first ninety (90)
days of the warranty period, a defective
battery will be replaced free of charge. If
the applicable warranty period is more than
90 days, Ariens Company will cover the
prorated cost of any defective battery, for
up to twelve (12) months after the date of
purchase.
Ariens may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty
shall be construed as obligating Ariens to incorporate such design changes into previously
manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs
were defective.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND
DAMAGES
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER
WARRANTY
Ariens Company’s liability under this warranty,
and under any implied warranty that may exist, is
limited to repair of any defect in workmanship,
and repair or replacement of any defective part.
Ariens Company shall not be liable for incidental,
special, or consequential damages (including
lost profits). Some states do not allow the
exclusion of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express
or implied, other than what is expressly made in
this warranty. If the law of your state provides
that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an
implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose,
or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens
Company, then any such implied warranty is
limited to the duration of this warranty. Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Ariens Company • 655 W. Ryan St. •
Brillion, WI 54110-1072• (920) 756-2141 • www.ariens.com
ALW2-62905
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1072
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com