Ariens, one of the oldest mower producers, is a manufacturer that has led the way in zero-turn mowers in the US and now in Europe with its production facilities near Oxford. The commercial zero-turn line-up is impressive, as is the build quality with Ariens reputation for engineering excellence.

Take the Ariens APEX for example James Ruddick APEX 1

Constructed with well-crafted components, Hydro-Gear® transaxles and a hardy deck. Its speed and ability to turn on its axis mean users can expect to cut mowing time in half. Perfect when you need to get to your next job.

The APEX 48 features an industry-leading frame design, with large formed tubular frame rails serving as the backbone to support the loads of the machine. Most important in the list of commercial-grade features is the 10-gauge welded cutting deck design. You get a highly durable 14cm (51/2”) deep deck with a reinforced leading-edge providing the airflow you need to tackle tough mowing conditions.

The APEX boasts 15 cutting positions in 0.6cm (1/4”) increments, effortlessly chosen with the vertical dial selector. Models available: APEX 48 with a 122cm (48”) cutter deck or the APEX 52 with a 132cm (52”) cutter deck. A rear discharge deck will be available for the APEX 48 this summer.

ZENITH – the professional’s choice

For the professional operator, a machine that does the work in half the time of a conventional lawn tractor has to be a major consideration. This potential to increase productivity is one of the driving forces behind the growth in popularity of zero-turn mowers in the UK. The Ariens ZENITH 60 is packed with commercial features and built for durability and strength. The ZENITH’s large 152cm (60”) cutting deck also contributes to greater productivity. The foot-operated deck lift system provides effortless adjustments between 15 cutting positions, with a vertical pin selection.

The frame is fitted with a Rollover Protection System (ROPS) as standard and to keep the operator comfortable through the day the high-backed, ergonomically designed, padded seat not only reduces user fatigue, it also helps to absorb the impact on uneven surfaces. Powered by the reliable Kawasaki FX730V 726cc engine, the ZENITH has a forward speed of 8.5mph (13.7kph) for fast mowing. Cutting the grass at speed, combined with total manoeuvrability, gets you through the job faster, without compromising a quality finish.

Building on the fully commercial ZENITH platform, introducing the ZENITH E

Ariens has introduced their first commercial, all-electric zero-turn mower, the ZENITH E, for the UK and European market. It provides operators with the cutting capabilities of a heavy duty zero-turn with the benefits of low noise and zero emissions when in use. Which makes it perfect for commercial operators looking to access the growing number of ‘green’ contracts. The ZENITH E is powered by a FusionCore, lithium-ion 56v DC battery system, an exclusive technology developed by Ariens. It is designed to provide you with a continuous cutting time of up to 5.5 hours on a full charge, and coverage of up to 62,726 sq/m (15.5 acres). Fully electric, the ZENITH E’s battery system has four interchangeable, easily removable, sealed for life batteries, each with a 4kWh capacity.

You can work with minimum interruption by swapping depleted batteries with fully charged ones in seconds. There are two configurations for the 152cm (60”) deck: side discharge and rear discharge and a range of optional accessories is available including LED lights, beacon light, mulch kit, rapid charger and an off-board charger. While offering the benefits of zero-turn, the ZENITH E has all the power and performance of its petrol counterparts without the noise, vibration, and exhaust.

Ariens demonstrate confidence in their products with exceptional commercial and domestic warranties, a full dealer support network and a number of machines built in the UK for the growing domestic and European markets in zero-turn mowers