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Ariens (9") 169cc Subaru 4-Cycle Lawn Edger

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Model: 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


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
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (8)
Reliable (8)
Easy To Use (7)
Exceeded Expectations (5)
Durable (4)
Cons
Packaging (5)
Expensive (3)
Heavy (1)
None (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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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
Jose Recommends This Model
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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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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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William D.
Indian Springs, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/28/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Really Great Lawn Edger
The Ariens Model 986101 lawn edger is by far the best edger that I have ever used. The edger is extremely well-built and extremely sturdy. The engine is of sufficient horsepower to cut though very hard dirt at the edge of the curb in my front yard, whereas my previous 3.5 horsepower edger would die unless I moved the edger extremely slowly. I am really thrilled with this Ariens 169cc edger!
William Recommends This Ariens Product
William's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

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Shipping
5/5
"Really great seller. Great packaging, so no shipping damage."
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John P.
Corydon, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/25/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Equipment
Out of the box, quick setup. Filled all fluids, one pull, and I was edging. A nice piece of turf equipment.
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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Ron
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Edger
Easy assembly, very thorough manual, added gas and started right up. Plenty of power, can run at 1/3rd to half throttle most of the time. Great Subaru engine and overall build quality.
Ron Recommends This Ariens Product
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Robbie S.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/26/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
Purchased this after using a sub-par machine that never worked very good. This thing is way bettet! No lack of power! Takes 10x loger to clean up than it does to use tbe machine!!!!
Robbie Recommends This Ariens Product
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Bill S.
Murray, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/29/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Working In Ky
Works great.. 1 thing is the spring on the cut off lever needs to be stronger. Mine had to be fixed..

Once fixed, it has been working great.. Edges look GREAT. Best of all, no more weed eating for 30 min per drive way. And yes all the neighbors are jealous.
Bill Recommends This Ariens Product
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Keith
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/2/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's Worth It, But Not Functional Out Of The Box.
A few annoying quality control issues from the factory overlooked by American workers who evidently lack pride in their work. Nothing which wasn't fixed through some adjustments, but a consumer lacking mechanical skill would likely be frustrated and required to take to a dealer for warranty work.

Once corrected, an excellent product well worth the money. Motor starts on first pull. Plenty of power. Leaves a perfect edge. Does what it was designed to do very well.
Keith Recommends This Ariens Product
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Carl B.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Runner !
Needed to do edging of very long drives and landscaping beds. Unit starts and runs great.

Only downside: stock blade wears down in diameter very fast. Blade is purposely thin for good cutting, but that causes easy wear. Blades are cheap, but still, I'd rather not need to change them often.

I assume this is true on any 9" edger. I find unit is stable and adjustable as designed and overall have had a great time with it and the edges look spectacular !
Carl Recommends This Ariens Product
Carl's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good shipping condition and packing. Good tracking. Had it in stock where the supply for others was non-existent."
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Marvin W.
Horn Lake, MS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
I bought the Ariens after having some bad luck with some other brands and styles of edgers. Have only used it once and it worked great. Subaru engine started right up and I like the throttle, choke and fuel shut off controls. I like the side shaft and belt design. The adjustable wheel worked fine for my style of curb.

Made a blade guide and added this option to the blade guard. I am looking forward to many years of service out of this edger. The edger seems to be made well, and I like... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Features
Cons: Expensive, No Blade Guide
Marvin Recommends This Ariens Product
Marvin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to purchase. Once the purchase was made, the edger was at my front door step in no time. Very prompt delivery. The Mowers Direct web site seemed to have plenty of information to assist in making an informed decision and the selection process easier."
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