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Ariens Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: 986101
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Powerful 169cc Subaru« Engine
Breeze right along any job on your to-do list

Curb Hop Feature
For easy maneuverability when edging along curbs

Give Your Landscape A Manicured Edge
4-Position cutting height adjustment
110░ rotation for edging, trimming and beveling

Durable Design
12-Gauge steel deck
Laterally adjustable front axle

Integrated Safety Circuit
Blade will only engage when handle is held down

Easy To Use
Well balanced design makes edger easy to push

Comfortable Design
Easy grip handles make those longs jobs much easier

Large Fuel Tank
Holds almost one gallon of gas for extended use


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Trimmer
Number of Cutting Edges
1 Blade
Swivel Adjustments
110 Degrees
Engine
Engine Brand
Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
6 HP
CC
169 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.95 Gallons
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Deck
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
4 Positions
Cutting Height
9 Inches
Deck Drive
Belt
Number of Wheels
3 Wheels
Blade Angle
110 Degrees
Drive
Drive System
Push
Wheels
Front Tire Size
7.5 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Solid Rubber
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
72 Pounds
Product Length
44.75 Inches
Product Width
19.75 Inches
Product Height
38 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
2 Years
UPC
751058026473
Model
986101
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  1 Question
Q: I am looking into purchasing an edger. Can you tell me the difference between the following:
Ariens 986101 / 986103


by Dennis Bickford from Louisiana on May 06, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This model 986101 is an older model and has been discontinued. The 986103 is just the new version. The difference between the two is that the 986101 had a Subaru engine and the 986103 is equipped with an LCT engine. The Subaru is a better quality engine, but the LCT engine on the 986103 is a good performing engine for an edger and will give you the quality you are looking for.
by Jose, Product Expert
Ariens 986101 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (7)
Reliable (7)
Easy To Use (6)
Durable (4)
Exceeded Expectations (4)
Cons
Packaging (5)
Expensive (3)
Difficult To Use (1)
Heavy (1)
Unreliable (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12610 Helpful Votes
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The Ariens 986101 is designed for multiple adjustments that provide the flexibility to edge, trim or bevel nearly any landscape. It has a powerful 169cc Subaru« engine which starts extremely easy and is rated as one of the better engines on the market today.

The Ariens 986101 has many great features. The 12-gauge, all-steel frame adds durability. The large 0.71 gallon fuel tank gives you more time for edging and less time spent filling up the gas tank. The curb hop feature on the Ariens... more
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Anthony M.
Savannah, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/3/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Edger
I'm really impressed with the build quality and features of the edger. I fueled it, pulled the starter one time to prime, flipped the swith to "on" and one more pull fired it right up! The engine has a great tone and plenty of torque to edge sidewalks which had been neglected for years and years.

At some places I was cutting through two inches of centipede before breaking through below the level of the sidewalks and there was never any sign from the engine of struggle. Overall,... more
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Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Features, Engine
Cons: Onoff Switch
Anthony Recommends This Ariens Product
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Daniel C.
Opelika, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/8/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Subaru Engine Outstanding, Edger Ok At Best
The subaru engine runs great and is very powerful. However, the edger could use some improvement. I purchased after reading other reviews and should have found one to inspect in person. My mistake. I am comparing this unit to the 45 year old edger it replaced. My old edger had a steel tooth that hung down off of the frame directly behid the blade. This served as a guide along the edge of the concrete and greatly saved the blade.

This unit eats blades in a hurry. The second problem... more
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Richard L.
Lake City, SC
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Edger Out There, Good Long Term Investment
I bought this edger 5-6 years ago and have never regretted it. Well built, plenty of safety and convenience features, plenty of power, Subaru engine starts on first pull, seems every bit as good as a Honda.

Agree it is a little difficult to use on curves, have to pick up the rear end and guide it around the curve. The price has increased substantially since I got mine, makes the case for doing all maintenance properly, but for me it was a good purchase given all of the junk edgers out... more
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Malcolm M.
Everett, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/1/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Regreats
Purchased the Ariens 986101 edger recently. Very easy to assemble. Started with one pull. I love this Subaru engine. It's like a Honda. The edger cut through the sod like butter. Had a little problem around tight corners but other than that, I am very pleased.

The edger was the cheapest at Mowers Direct. It also was free shipping and no sales tax. Can't beat that. My only negative is the box the edger came in. It was a little flimsy and had a few holes in it where the handle hit it.... more
Malcolm Recommends This Ariens Product
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James S.
Twin Lakes, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/17/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality And Powerful
I was looking for an edger with quality brand reputation and reliability. Have owned an Ariens snow thrower for years, I knew buying their edger would be a safe bet, and I was correct. The edger arrived in 2 business days, packaged intact. A small handle assembly was required and the edger was ready to go.

Two pulls and the engine came to life. To me, it was a bit noisy, but I am guessing it is due to the overhead CAM. The edger has plenty of power to cut through the toughest of dirt and... more
James Recommends This Ariens Product
James's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good reviews, great prices with free shipping. Highly recommend using Mowers Direct"
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Carl R.
South Webster, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/16
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Pleased
I have used this edger 4 times. It replaced an older Craftsman Edger. I edge approximately 800' of walk and driveway each week.

I have no curbs on my property so I can't address the curb performance. The edger starts very easily and performs flawlessly.

I am extremely happy with this purchase.
Pros: Reliable, Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: The Oil Fill Tube On The Subaru Engine Was Very Poorly Designed, It Is Extremely Difficult To Check Engine Oil
Carl Recommends This Ariens Product
Carl's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Received my purchase in about a week after placing my order. Shipping was very satisfactory. No damage and no issues with PED or Fed Ex."
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David E.
Perkinston, MS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/16
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy Duty
Started right up, and doesn't even strain a little after not being edged for over a year. Only draw-back is that it is big and doesn't do curves very well and I have several.
David Recommends This Ariens Product
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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Susan P.
Fort Collins, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product,,,
Great product ,arrived fast. Would definitely recommend.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Susan Recommends This Ariens Product
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Frederick T.
Roanoke, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power To Spare!
I have a long circular drive which had not been edged for a significant amount of time. I bought the house last year and there was over a foot of grass beyond the edge of the concrete for over 300 feet. I was finished with the initial pass in under two hours, mostly because it was hard to find the edge of the concrete and the grass was so thick that I had to go over some areas twice after I pulled the first cut out of the way. For the most part I just walked at a slow pace and the edger did... more
Frederick Recommends This Ariens Product
Frederick's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Edger was delivered quickly, as promised. Box had minimal damage but the edger was in perfect condition. Added oil and gas and the engine started on the third pull, first or second pull thereafter. Very pleased with the edger and Mowers Direct."
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Charles N.
Slinger, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/17/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Edger
Great product, only takes a few minutes to edge my driveway, Easy to start and to work with.
Charles Recommends This Ariens Product
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Anthony E.
Berwick, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Edger
I got this edger and used it and it performs great. I would recommend it for anybody.
Anthony Recommends This Ariens Product
Anthony's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Best one I ever had. Really love this edger."
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