Ariens Zoom 42 – 19hp zero turn lawn mower review

This 42-inch Ariens zero turn mover has a 2-cylinder Kohler engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO.This Zoom 42-inch model is equipped with Kohler’s 7000 series V-Twin 19 horse power engine backed by duel EZT hydrostatic transaxles.

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1.5″ x 1.5″ Fully Welded Square Steel Frame

  • Produces less vibration for more comfortable operation
  • Rear bumper, trailer hitch sold separately
  • Solid steel front axle

Steering Control Dampeners

  • Small shocks that make the mower smoother to operate
  • Easier to keep a straight line and trim closer to objects

Premium Kohler 20HP/725cc V-Twin OHV Enginearies 42 engine

  • Quiet, smooth operation and easy dependable starts
  • Full-pressure lubrication w/ full flow filter & bypass protection
  • Engine hood isolates operator from noise and heat

Kohler’s 7000 series engines provides professional grade features, durability, and power.

The KT715 20 horse power 725cc engine is air cooled and highlights user friendly maintenance.

All of the servicing points are located in the same convenient to access area.

Kohler’s 7000 series engines are a perfect match for most any residential zero turn mowers and run smooth and quiet.

The pressurized lubrication system and cast iron cylinder walls help pro long the engine’s life.

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transmisionHydro-Gear® EZT Fully Integrated Transmission

  • No shifting necessary for effortless operation
  • Equipped with cooling fans and large hydraulic reservoir

The maintenance free Hydro-Gear EZT hydrostatic transaxle set up is both strong and reliable for most homeowners needs.

EZT’s are easy to use and are the most common transmissions in cheaper models. Although Ariens recommends the Zoom will work fine on 12 degree slopes the EZT is ideal only for flat terrains.


Ariens Deck

4-Point Deck Mount Design

  • 42″ 12-gauge stamped steel deck
  • 17,000 feet per minute blade tip speed
  • 4 support positions prevent excess deck movement
  • Delivers a better cut with less scalping
  • Mechanical foot lift raises & lowers mowing deck

The 42-inch wide 12 gauge rust resistant stamped steel 3 blade deck features tunnel’d cutting areas to provide good grass clipping discharge with little to no clumping. When cutting very tall grass (12” or higher) you may experience some bogging, clogging or clumping depending on the thickness.

Simply take your time and/or make a second pass. If you plan on cutting very tall grass on a regular basis you may want to think about getting a heavier duty zero turn such as Ariens Max Zoom 60-Inch or Toro TimeCutter SS5000 50-Inch.

  • Great value when compared to other ZTR’s in this price range.
  • Accurate mowing and driving.
  • Easy to maneuver in tight areas.
  • Sliding adjustable seat
  • 3 year warranty with unlimited hours.
  • Comes standard with trailer hitch
  • Adjustable control bars with dampers built in for added comfort.
  • 4 anti-scalp wheels built on the deck

  • Hour Meter does not come standard but is an option.
  • Not recommended to pull more than 250lbs.

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Ariens Zoom 42 Zero Turn Lawn Mower

For the price the Zoom brings exceptional value to the table.
9.2 Total Score

For the price the Zoom brings exceptional value to the table.

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User Rating: 3.61 (6 votes)
  1. Reply James F. March 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I recently purchased an Ariens Zoom 42 ZTR mower.It was delivered in record time, and set up was minimal and easy.It took about 2 minutes to feel comfortable operating the machine. The mower delivers an outstanding cut, no scalping, very clean.

    It does a fantastic job.The zero turn works great and you get the hang of it quickly. You do need to be careful making turns do you font fig up the yard.

    The lawn now looks better cut than it ever has, this mower deck with the support design is great, The cut is flat all over the lawn. I have had good comments from several people.

  2. Reply Mike D. March 18, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I have been using my mower for 5 months and could not be happier.It has cut my mowing time in half.Would certainly recommend this zero turn mower.

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