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Model: 946154
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Grade
Entry Level
Type
Gas


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Kohler XT-650 Series 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Cast iron cylinder line for added durability
Smart-Choke™ for easy, no-prime starting
Accu-Fill™ technology for an easy fill without spilling

22 Inch Cutting Path
14-gauge stamped steel deck with debris shield
Debris shield is held on by fasteners instead of bolting
Makes for easy replacement

Adjustable Pivot Point
Cutting head pivots 15 degrees to the left or right
Get into tight spaces with ease

Ergonomic, Multi-Position Handle Reduces Wrist & Hand Fatigue
Handle folds down for easy storage

12-Inch No Flat Wheels
Allows for easy movement on rough terrain


Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Fixed
Line Diameter
0.155 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
22 Inches
Tool-Less Line Replacement
Yes
Number of Cutting Edges
4 Strings
Blades Compatible
No
Attachment Capable
No
Swivel Cutting Head
Yes
Engine
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
149 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.37 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Drive
Drive System
Push
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
90 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
751058038988
Model
946154
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  1 Question
Q: does this mod. have clutch release for the cutter head
by Bob from Texas on June 09, 2015

A: Bob,

The 946154 will have a clutch release for the cutter head. This will be the bale that is at the top of the handle bars. Because this unit is not self-propelled, the bale would do nothing other than engage and disengage the head.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you and have a great day!
by Dale, Product Expert
Ariens 946154 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (3)
High Quality (3)
Quiet (3)
Features (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
The Rock Guard Needs To ... (1)
78% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Anthony R.
South Range Wi, WI
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Much Faster Than A Weed Wacker
What a time saver compared to a weedwacker almost 4 times as fast. Plus, Ariens makes a solid peace of equipment not much for plastic parts on it. Well worth the extra money to buy a Made in the USA product. Get the square OREGON Gatorline Line, it holds up the best.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast
Anthony Recommends This Ariens Product
Anthony's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast and friendly CSRs."
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Larry G
Lexington, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/24/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Very Unhappy
I used it twice, the motor was hard to start, the edged broke in two places after using it twice to edge the driveway
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Larry Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Larry,
I'm sorry to hear about your machine breaking. Here's a few certified Ariens repair centers who can examine your machine and potentially fix it under warranty:

R F Enterprises, Llc
Ariens Preferred Dealer
5936 E Us Highway 64, Lexington, NC 27292
336-313-6270

Service On The Spot
120 Plumer Dr, Archdale, NC 27263
336-861-4505

If you have any additional questions, please give us a call and we will do our best to help. Thank you again for your business and I hope you have a great summer.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Larry,
Thank you for reviewing the product! We're sorry to hear you've already experienced a failure in your machine after the second use. Your best resource for resolving this situation would be your local Ariens service and parts dealer. If you need help finding one near you, please use our Dealer Locator. For your application, you may want to discuss the heavy duty cone option with your dealer. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this frustrating situation. If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to consult your local dealer or use our Product Support page.

Thank you,
Tyler
Ariens Company
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James B.
Bow, WA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/7/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It! I Knew I Would!
This replaced a 15-yr old model. Tune up and update would,cost about $50 less than a new one so it was an easy choice to buy new. I really like the ability to swing the cutter head left or right to trim along fence lines and borders. This thing is a beast!
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Features, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
James Recommends This Ariens Product
James's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering was easy. Price was excellent. Product shipped quickly and arrived in perfect shape."
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John K.
Cherry Valley, CA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/25/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
From Illinois To California - Made The Trip Without Issues!
Owned an older model that served the orchard well. The new model has the Kohler engine which is a huge improvement from the older model. I added motor oil and gasoline - pulled the rope once - it started up and I went to work. You can't ask for more than that degree of reliability.
Pros: Quiet, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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Dan T.
Boise, ID
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Poorly Designed Product, Unreliable And A Mistake!
What a joke. They show it cutting grass in their video because it stinks at anything else. It's cheaply made and within the first few uses the shroud to protect the gearing mechanism had already sheared off. The string breaks way too quickly and you spend more time replacing the damn string than using the trimmer. The belt mechanism to apply torque to the mower also failed miserably. This product is junk. Not durable, not well designed and not useful. It does start most of the time. I'll give... more
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, poorly designed
Dan Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Dan,
Sorry to hear that you're having issues with this trimmer. You can use the Ariens Dealer Locator to find a place to obtain service.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dan,
We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the operation of your Ariens walk behind string trimmer. If your trimmer is not performing as it should, there is a possibility the engine RPMs were set too low from the factory. This could affect your cut quality. This unit also has an adjustable drive belt and OPC cable if they are not operating properly. We would invite you to contact your local Ariens service dealer for further assistance in repair and adjustment of your machine to ensure optimum performance. You may find a list of local dealers using our Dealer Locator site. We appreciate your patience in this matter and hope that you find this information helpful.
Thank you
Andrew
Ariens Company
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Sandra K.
Muldrow, OK
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/6/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great!
This walk behind string trimmer has saved me a lot of time in keeping the underbrush under control behind my house. Previously, I used a handheld string trimmer and it would take 6 hours to get the job done. Now it only takes me 2. It not only saves me time, but it saves me some lower back pain as well.

This is the first walk behind string trimmer I have owned, so I have nothing else to compare it to. But I will say that it cuts like advertised and pushes easily. It starts right up... more
Sandra Recommends This Ariens Product
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Thomas S.
Jenks, OK
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/25/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleasantly Surprised
I received this unit ahead of the predicted availability date. When it came, I added oil and gas, started it right up and I put it right to work cutting an overgrown lot with dense grass and weeds. The trimmer worked flawlessly with the exception of the trimmer cord which came with the unit, it quickly ran out and I would not recommend that smooth-sided design. I bought some industrial, square-edged material from my local hardware store and it worked like a charm. As for the trimmer, it starts... more
Pros: Features, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Supplied Trimmer Cord
Thomas Recommends This Ariens Product
Thomas's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered my Ariens trimmer from String Trimmers Direct on a Sunday evening and the following Wednesday it was on my doorstep - much faster than I expected and ahead of their prediction. The folks at STD are friendly and very knowledgeable with regards to different brands and their suitability to your application. I bought Ariens because of the good luck I've had with the same brand and because of local support. I would recommend STD to anyone searching for the right trimmer at a good price. I give them 5 stars."
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Angela W.
Calhoun, GA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/24/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Purchase Of Walk Behind Trimmer
The equipment works just fine but the string provided doesn't last as long as what is used on a regular weed eater.

Is a tougher string available? or is there a wire for really tough weeds?
Angela Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jack E.
Sheridan, CO
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/26/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixer Reviews
I hade the Ariens ST622 Trimmer and what a work horse, ran it for 10-12 years.
Now that you know what I'm comparing my new one with you will understand my concerns...
CONS
1. 12" wheels harder to push on my non flat yard than the 14"
2. smaller engine 149cc vs. 190?
3. rock guard under the deck, on flat ground works fine but you get on a hill and pulling the unit backwards and maybe turning, they missed the boat on this part. Ariens needs to rework this part... more
Pros: Quiet, See My Comments Above
Cons: Difficult To Use, The Rock Guard Needs To Be Reworked
Jack Recommends This Ariens Product
Jack's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The Company did what they said they would. Nice Job."
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