Ariens only fit premium quality engines. Each one is selected for its durability, power, fuel economy and low noise operation. Ariens fits Ariens and Kawasaki engines.

Ariens 764cc engine

With today’s fuel prices, the Ariens 764cc engine provides some respite thanks to its high efficiency combustion enabled by its Overhead V-valves. However, when it comes to power and performance, this large engine ensures there is no compromise. The comfort level of the operator is enhanced with the lower vibration the 90 degree V-twin configuration the engine offers.

Reliability and durability are helped by the cast iron cylinder liners which are fitted as standard on their 4-stroke engine range.

The core technology of  the Ariens engine is the innovative design of  the engines’ combustion chamber. It’s designed to have a smaller surface to volume ratio with the spark plug located at the center of the combustion chamber. This shortens the flame propagation distance, making the fuel mixture burn more quickly and sufficiently to improve the combustion efficiency and exhaust emissions. The fine tuned carburetor provides optimal air-fuel ratio and suitable fuel spray pattern under each operating condition, also giving excellent fuel economy.

Key features include:

  •  90°angle V-twin and dynamic crankshaft balance design, compact structure, less vibration
  • Optimised balance shaft design, offering less vibration and more stable running
  • Lower engine temperature enabled by the Overhead Valve (OHV) design
  • Primary and Secondary oil filter system provide better lubrication
  • Cast Iron Sleeve with improved lubrication, better anti-wear performance, prolonging the life of the engine
  • Metal cam and forged crankshaft makes engine more reliable and durable

Ariens 764cc specification:

  • Cylinders: 2
  • Cooling method: Air
  • Displacement: 764cc
  • Power IKON XD 42@2800RPM*: 15.5kW /  IKON XD 52@3050RPM*16.4kW
  • Torque: IKON XD 42 52.8Nm / IKON XD 52 51.3Nm
  • Bore: 80mm
  • Stroke: 76mm
  • Engine Oil Amount: 2.0 litres
  • Overhead V-valves
  • V-twin engine
  • High performance lubrication system
  • Electronic spark ignition
  • Rotating plastic screen
  • Cast Iron sleeve

Kawasaki engines

Ariens zero-turns also use Kawasaki FR and FX Series engines dependent on the model. The IKON XD, APEX 48/48R and 52/52R run FR Series engines. These engines provide a high quality power solution for our larger residential and commercial zero-turns, offering smooth, quiet, low-vibration running. ariens-garden-tractor-kawasaki-fs481v-603cc-twin-cylinder-engine

The ZENITH 52/52R and 60/60R commercial zero-turns run FX engines. These engines are fitted to ensure they meet the demands of heavy-duty commercial lawn care and are constructed using premium quality components and materials, offering the highest levels of performance and durability when it’s needed most.

With today’s fuel prices, both the Kawasaki FR and FX Series provides some respite thanks to their high efficiency combustion enabled by its Overhead V-valves. However, when it comes to power and performance, the big block engine ensures there is no compromise. The comfort level of the operator is enhanced with the lower vibration the 90 degree V-twin configuration engine offers.

Kawasaki is renowned for its reliability and durability helped by the cast iron cylinder liners which are fitted as standard on their 4-stroke engine range.

Maintenance is kept to a minimum, which means your mower will spend less time in the workshop as the high performance lubrication system, rotating grass screen and dual element air filter makes sure the inside of your engine remains at optimum levels, running for longer in-between service sessions.  Kawasaki engines are air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-twin, vertical shaft OHV engines. These premium specification, twin cylinder engines add extra power and refinement over single cylinder engines.

Kawasaki engine specifications:

FR SERIES

FR-651V (IKON XD 42)

  • Cylinders: 2
  • Cooling method: Air
  • Displacement: 726cc
  • Power: @2600RPM: 13.9kW
  • Torque: 51.05N
  • Bore: 78mm
  • Stroke: 76mm
  • Engine Oil Type: 10w-40
  • Engine Oil Amount: 2.0 litres

FR-691V (IKON XD 52 and APEX range)

  • Cylinders: 2
  • Cooling method: Air
  • Displacement: 726cc
  • Power:  IKON XD 52@3050RPM: 13.9kW / APEX range @3350RPM: 16.8kW
  • Torque: 51.05N
  • Bore: 78mm
  • Stroke: 76mm
  • Engine Oil Amount: 2.2 litres
  • Bendix type starter
  • High performance lubrication system
  • Cast iron cylinder liners
  • Internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid
  • Automatic compression release
  • 90 degree V-twin
  • Electronic spark ignition
  • Spherical combustion chamber
  • Overhead V-valves
  • Rotating grass screen

FX SERIES

FX-730V (ZENITH range)

  • Cylinders: 2
  • Cooling method: Air
  • Displacement: 726cc
  • Power: @3100RPM:16.3kW
  • Torque: 50.21Nm
  • Bore: 78mm
  • Stroke: 76mm
  • Engine Oil Amount: 2.0 litres
  • High performance lubrication system
  • Cast iron cylinder liners
  • Automatic compression release
  • Dual stage canister air filter
  • Metal engine cover
  • 90 degree V-twin
  • Electronic spark ignition
  • Twin barrel, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off
    solenoid
  • Spherical combustion chamber
  • Clean out ports
  • Heavy duty shift type starter
  • Overhead V-valves
  • Rotating grass screen