Ariens Classic LMSW 21S Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower | 911397

  • Product Details

    Lawnmowers can sometimes be cumbersome things. This might not matter if your lawn is a neatly defined square or rectangle which allows you to mow in straight lines so that handling isn’t an issue. Anyone with tucked away corners, secret hidey-holes or any other unconventionally shaped borders in their garden, however, will likely be familiar with trying to wrestle their lawnmower into submission as it stubbornly refuses to turn without subjecting you to several minutes of awkward shunting. This is not a problem you will ever encounter with Ariens’ Classic LM 21SW, however, as this walk-behind rotary mower features swivelling front wheels to ensure unbeatable manoeuvrability.

    These clever front wheels combine with the Classic LM 21SW’s large (26.5cm/10.5”) rear wheels and rear axle differential to make it far easier to handle than the vast majority of competing machines, so even the most complicated lawns can be mown with ease. This is also handy when working in gardens abounding with trees, ornaments and other obstacles, allowing you to deftly negotiate your way around anything which might impede your progress. Thanks to a combination of this manoeuvrability, a 53cm (21”) cutting width and an Infini-speed® disc-o-matic transmission system (offering complete speed control up to 4mph), the Classic LM 21SW makes maintaining even the largest domestic gardens pleasingly effortless.

    Another big part of what makes using this machine so easy is the power supplied via its low-emission 179cc Kawasaki four-stroke petrol engine, which features a cast-iron cylinder liner and overhead valve technology for outstanding reliability and enhanced performance. As well as the drive system this engine provides power to the cutting equipment, utilising its extra horsepower to run a high-lift rotary mower blade which increase suction and improve collection performance. And with its 3-in-1 variable cutting system (featuring mulching, collection and side-discharge modes) this is also a remarkably versatile machine.

    For traditional cut and collection the mower is equipped with a high capacity 90 litre grass collector, but it is quick and simple to switch to side-discharge mode if you need to mow any longer grass. Another advantage of side-discharge is that it saves time disposing of clippings, but with the mulching mode also offering efficient collection-free mowing (as well as recycling grass clippings back into the lawn to reclaim vital nutrients and moisture) you have plenty of options from which to choose. The versatility of the Classic LM 21SW doesn’t end there though, with its centralised six-position cutting height adjustment offering settings between 2.5cm and 8.3cm to enable quick adaptation for effective cutting in a variety of conditions. Between this and the 3-in-1 variable cutting system you can therefore rest assured of high quality results regardless of the size, shape or condition of your lawn.

    Other user-friendly features on this machine include the height adjustable handlebar – which offers four working positions to help ensure comfortable operation – a high capacity 2 litre fuel tank for increased run time and an easy-access recoil starter for quick starting. And with a three year limited consumer warranty also included as standard the Ariens Classic LM 21SW is therefore a lawnmower capable of bringing a smile to the face of even the most dedicated home gardener.

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor: 179cc Kawasaki      
    Power source: Unleaded petrol      
    Starting method: Recoil        
    Deck material: Steel        
    Cutting system: Metal blade      
    Cutting width: 53cm        
    Cutting height: 2.5cm - 8.3cm      
    Blade-brake clutch: N/a        
    Collection bag: Fabric/90-litre       
    Mulching function: Yes        
    Rear roller: N/a        
    Drive system: Self-propelled/variable speeed    
    Weight:   N/a        
    Warranty:   3-year domestic use      
    Weight 55 kg
  • Brand
    About Ariens
    The Ariens story is a true example of the American Dream. When times got tough during the Great Depression, Henry Ariens and his three sons – Steve, Leon and Francis – had to close their Brillian based iron works. However, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, this was merely a new beginning for the Ariens men, and with a $1,500 loan borrowed against Henry's life insurance policy and another $1,500 raised by selling shares of stock to a family member, the four men got back to work.

    The Ariens Company as we know it nowadays began in 1933, when Henry and the boys developed the first American-made rotary tiller and conducted a campaign to teach commercial growers, nurserymen and landscapers how the new Ariens Model A Tiller worked. Over the next two decades the Ariens Company became an established player in the lawn and garden market, and even won a U.S. Army Ordinance Award for crisis manufacturing during World War II. When Henry Ariens died in 1956 his sons took over the company and continued their father’s legacy by growing the business further and introducing a variety of new products, including the machine for which Ariens is best known: the Sno-Thro®.

    Today, Ariens’ Sno-Thro® is the leading snow-thrower brand worldwide with distribution in the US, Canada and Europe. As well as this, Ariens is now well known for producing a wide range of high quality gardening and lawn maintenance products ideal for domestic and commercial use, including their excellent lawn tractors and walk behind mowers, all of which are manufactured with the same drive for durability which motivated Henry Ariens back in his garage in 1933. Built to be tough but easy to operate, these heavy duty steel machines are engineered with commercial-grade cast iron gear cases and large intake components which set the standard for reliability and mean that Ariens products are often even passed down from one generation to the next.

    One would hope that Henry Ariens would have appreciated seeing Ariens machines being used by many generations of the same family, reflecting the way in which the Ariens Company itself has been stewarded by successive generations of Ariens, all striving to live up to Henry’s pioneering work. This commitment to the company’s humble origins is reflected in Ariens’ five Company Core Values: Be Honest, Be Fair, Keep Our Commitments, Respect the Individual and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity. As such you can always be confident of superb performance and dependability with an Ariens machine, even when dealing with the very toughest horticultural work.
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