Ariens IKON-X 42" 915220 Review

22 hp Kohler 7000 Zero Turn Mower


Final Score

3.6 / 5 from 5 users

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We spent 5.4 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

4 reasons to buy

  • A good number of owners mentioned that they love the durability and build quality of the Ariens IKON-X 42″.
  • Some buyers liked how smooth the mower is to drive, unlike other mowers.
  • A purchaser noted that the mower’s 42” deck allowed it to maneuver through tight places.
  • A good number of users liked the maneuverability of this zero turn mower and stated that it was fun to drive.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers mentioned that they had difficulty moving near fences or bushes since the mower’s body is as wide as its deck and would have preferred the deck to be wider.
  • At least one purchaser mentioned that the cut quality with the stock blades was not that good and needed 2 to 3 passes for a decent cut.

Bottom Line

The Ariens IKON-X 42" 915220 is a solid mower good for residential or smaller yards. For a riding mower, it can easily navigate through tight and tricky areas. A USA made product, it feels durable and the deck doesn't shake around like some other brands. But with only a 42" deck it's not a good fit for larger yards, and one reviewer said they had to mow the grass several times to get a good cut.


Cutting Width (in)42 inch
FeaturesMulching, Zero Turn Radius, Bagging
Max Cutting Height4-1/2"
Min Cutting Height1-1/2"
Power SourceGas
CategoryRiding Mowers
Warranty3 Years
Weight605 lbs
Additional InfoMulch & Bag Kit Sold Separately, 10-Gauge Steel High-back Padded Seat With Armrest

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Tips for Ariens IKON-X 42″ 915220


  • Q:

    Does the mower need the mulching kit to cut leaves?

  • A:

    The regular stock blades can cut leaves but will not be as fine as the mulching kit. You can purchase a mulching kit here.

  • Q:

    Can this mower perform on sloped hills?

  • A:

    This mower can operate on slopes of up to 15 degrees.

  • Q:

    Can the mower cut in reverse?

  • A:

    Yes, this mower can cut in reverse but is not recommended. For safety purposes always look down and behind before going in reverse.

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