Lawn mowing has become an industry that demands a continuous race towards bringing out the best types of lawnmowers among lawn mowing industries from around the world. With the coming of the zero turn lawn mowers, the competition has only become more excitingly competitive.
ARIENS ZOOMS 42 comes from a line of zero turn lawn mowers from a company that rose as this type of lawnmower became more and more popular among American homeowners with the passage of time. In today’s market, more homeowners globally place value on American-branded lawnmower varieties over the other choices available. This is how more consumers started putting their trust in the ARIENS Company based in Wisconsin.
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It is part of the ZOOMS series and comes with its standard high-back seat, a maintenance-free transmission, and a deck wash port to help clean off residual grass clippings and grime from the underside of the deck without putting the user in any discomfort. Its lever-adjustable height-of-cut maneuver system allows its user to easily choose and change between a set of seven-leveled cutting settings.
The zero turn lawn mower series of the ARIENS ZOOMS also comes ready with a thirty four or forty four inch cutting width, which is the largest width range on the market.
The ZOOMS 42 is a fitting ambassador of the zero turn mowers and to the ARIENS ZOOMS series. This stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to consistently bring out quality outdoors and lawn maintenance equipment for an easy ride and enjoyable experience. It cannot be denied its place as a great combination of speed and precision that stands in its own class.
Design & Comfort
The ZOOMS 42 comes in the traditional black and saffron and has the best features that ARIENS has to offer. This model makes yard work quick with this agile mower that is known for being in its own class in terms of speed, efficiency, and accuracy.
The control handlebars can be set according to the preference of height and seating position of the user so that the user’s arms are never fatigued. Also, the addition of dampers to the bars contributes to add even more comfort to this lawnmower.
It comes with the ARIENS stamped XLERATOR Deck made out of thick gauge steel. Hence, this sturdy deck is made from un-welded stamped steel that also makes it lightweight. It is engineered for maximum airflow to make precise cuts and performance that is exceptionally long-lasting. It also comes with an expertly engineered four-point deck hanging system that ensures the most stable ride and smooth cutting performance.
The deck lift can be maneuvered with the user’s feet along with an ergonomic lever, making it a simple process to life or drop the deck according to the preferred height to make any cut from a one-half inch to four half-inch range with half-inch increments.
This ZOOMS 42 lawn mower comes with a luxurious eighteen inch high-back seat with seat springs and an adjustable lever that assures that the user receives the support they need. The control handlebars in the front of the seat can be used to adjust to three different positions according to the user’s preference. It also comes with a three-way adjustable armrest and plenty of space for the user’s legs.
Its ZOOMS standard 34 inch deck design is engineered to be this exact size so that it fits into any standard-sized gate and durable enough to handle work in the average yard with ease. Its sturdy steel frame and durable tires offer stability during operation, making sure of a smooth and enjoyable ride while taking care of this chore.
This ZOOMS z turn mower model fits well not only as a lawn maintenance machine for homeowners, but can also effectively be used by janitors and custodians in their line of duty.
It is four hundred and forty pounds of heavy machinery. It is sixty four inches in length, forty three inches high, and fifty four inches wide with the inclusion of the chute.
A lawnmower is validated and judged according to the endurance, strength, and durability it can provide. This lawnmower has unique features that it brings to the table:
The ZOOMS 42 runs on a 19 HP 660cc KOHLER 6000 V-Twin engine on a two gallon fuel tank capacity. This allows this particular z-turn improved torque, powerful performance, as well as better mileage. In addition, it allows the engine to function quieter. The user is also relatively more comfortable due to the reduced vibrations with the KOHLER engine.
The driving system is a Hydro-Gear Transaxle type with one inch axle shafts and can cover ground with a speed of approximately three to six miles per hour. This model maintains a 42 inch cutting width and a cutting height that spans from 1.5 inches to 4.5 inches.
The 42 inch wide cutting deck with its three blades and spindles make every cut smooth and with accuracy and in fewer passes. These blades, along with the maintenance free-spindles give every user the most pristine of lawns. This deck can make precision clipping from seven cutting positions and has a blade tip speed of 17,000 FPM.
This z mower’s acceleration is smooth with no jarring either while starting or at of the end of the mowing session. It has a low center of gravity which offers stability to the user even while riding on inclines. Although this lawnmower is more suited to riding on flat terrain, there is no question whether it can handle slopes as well as on even ground.
It has an easier time adjusting to bumps in cases where the mower suddenly bumps over on something that might not be plant life such as pebbles, dirt mounds, etc. Longer, taller grass can be cut with assurance after a few extra passes. After cutting, the rust-resistant deck makes good of discharges the clippings efficiently and eliminates any risk of clamping or getting stuck.
The deck height can be adjusted with a simple push of the handy lever and the lawn mower’s foot pedal: The maneuverable lever adjusts to the length of the grass at which to cut it while the foot pedal aids it by lifting the entire deck so that the user with the lawnmower can easily cross over obstacles.
It comes equipped with four anti-scalp wheels that are larger in the back and can be fitted with a standard trailer hitch. This zero mower is reviewed to be well-suited for use in small to medium-sized yards. This model is easy and comfortable to use with its foot lever system.
A series of accessories can be utilized along with this z turn mower in order to add to the overall mowing experience.
This lawn mower comes with a standard grass disposal three-in-one easy clipping disposal options the default option is dispensing the clippings after a simple cut. Mulching refers grinding the cut grass down a smaller form. Bagging which refers to the addition of a bagging unit that immediately transfers the grass clipping to an attached bagging unit. This eliminates the need of extra exertion in the form of clipping clean-up like raking and manual disposal.
One of these accessories includes the ARIENS mulching kit. It is an accessory of the ZOOMS 42 that is reviewed as preferable over bagging.
Another is the ARIENS non-powered two bucker bagger that can be attached to the back of the lawn tractor, and comes with in-built handles for easy clipping disposal.
The attachable ARIENS trailer hitch kit can be added to this z turn mower by simple bolting on the hitch. This way the mower can be fitted with numerous accessories such as spreaders, de-thatcher, aerators, and carts, adding a whole new list of functions for this tiny champion. It has an all-steel build that gives it durability, easy to install, and can accommodate almost all kinds of tow-behind accessories.
The addition of a headlight kit allows this z turn mower to work even in times with little to no light. It easily and securely attaches to the front of the mower and turns on when the engine is running.
Other accessories include ARIENS branded 36 inch Polly Roller, 48 inch Aerator, 48 inch De-thatcher, 15 gallon Sprayer, Seat and Mower Covers, Spreader, and Wheel Covers.
Pros and Cons
- This mower has an easier time over uneven terrain and bumps on the ground than other lawn mowers or z turn mowers. This makes it stand out as a mower that includes cutting accuracy and durability with the capacity to adjust to terrain differences and any uneven ground or obstacle with ease.
- The power that this 19 HP Kohler 6000 with V twin-cylinder gives to this mower is undeniable for users and reviewers alike.
- The foot level that aids in adjusting the deck height gives the user extra ease as it frees the hands to take care of other controls.
- The 18 inch adjustable padded high seat and the three-way adjustable armrest is also a major plus point in terms of comfort for the user.
- Its adjustable control handlebars with dampers make for an easier ride, and the integrated wash port makes maintenance simpler. In addition, this z mower has a three-year limited warranty.
- The ARIENS ZOOMS 42 is difficult to work on grass that is wet or damp. Cutting precision also reduces when the grass is taller.
- The power that this z turn mower holds is undeniable, but with longer durations of use, the exhaust begins to overheat. This makes it uncomfortable for the user to maintain prolonged use on this compact powerhouse while cutting grass.
Zero turn mowers, in general, are preferred over other forms of lawn maintenance equipment due to their unmatched speed, power, and maneuverability. This makes them ideal for mowing larger plots of land than possible otherwise, and unlike other types of riding mowers, the z turn mowers steer the rear wheels and can even pivot at 180 degrees with ease.
This removes the presence of any circle of uncut grass left when a turn is made. Though they may be more expensive than the average mower, the zero turn mowers are worth it for those with large lawns and low on time.
Its dedication to the user’s comfort starts with the 18 inch high back seat with adjustable seat springs, the control handlebars specially designed in the front of the seat to make one out of three different positions or heights to fit the user’s desire. Next in line are the armrests that are also designed to give the user arm comfort and minimal fatigue from riding and operating the lawnmower for long periods of time. The controls are also ergonomically designed with an automatic driving system and electric power to operate (PTO).
The 19 HP 660cc Kohler 6000 V-Twin engine brings in the element of power underneath all the comfort beneath the user’s seat. The 42 inch cutting width, adjustable cutting height from seven cutting positions is meticulously balanced out in order to ensure that the user still gets to enjoy a smooth ride with less torque and vibration experience from operating the lawnmower.
It is one of the few zero turn mowers that perform well on tackling terrains that are neither even not plain. It can take on the most unruly of lawns and is built to be able to traverse over slopes and inclinations with relative ease for the mower and the user without compromise to the longevity or durability of the lawnmower. Its speed allows it to cover more ground within less time, making it a z turn mower that values the time of the user. It is engineered to drive in reverse and can cut grass from both sides of the deck’s blades.
Overall, the ARIENS ZOOMS 42 is reviewed to be ideal for use on larger lawns and open grassy areas that require maintenance from a strong and fast zero turn-mower with the right speed and maneuverability in order to get the job done.