Ariens GT17

Ariens GT17The Ariens GT17 is a 2WD garden tractor manufactured by Ariens in Brillion, Wisconsin, USA from 1979 to 1987. The Ariens GT17 is equipped with a 0.7 L (42.2 cu·in) two-cylinder gasoline engine and a hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Ariens GT17 garden tractor used the Kohler KT-17 engine. It is a 0.7 L, 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 79.0 mm (3.11 in) of the cylinder bore and 70.0 mm (2.76 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 6.1:1. This engine produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) of output power.

The Ariens GT17 is equipped with manual steering, disc brakes, an open operator station and 17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the Ariens GT17 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount 1,060 mm (42 in) mower deck with 3-blades
  • Mid-mount 1,210 mm (48 in) mower deck with 3-blades
  • Mid-mount 1,520 mm (60 in) mower deck with 3-blades
  • Front-mount 1,370 mm (54 in) blade
  • Front-mount 1,210 mm (48 in) dual-stage snowblower
  • Johnson loader

Ariens GT17 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelAriens GT17
Length1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Width1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,190 mm (46.9 in)
Wheel base1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Weight420 kg (926 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, CCA 255A, 39Ah
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelKohler KT-17
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.7 L, 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke79.0 mm X 70.0 mm (3.11 in X 2.76 in)
Compression ratio6.1:1
Horsepower17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP)
Oil typeSAE 10W-30, 30
Oil capacity:1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
Transmission model
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 10.5 kmh (6.5 mph) Reverse: 4.8 kmh (3 mph)
Transmission oil capacity5.2 L (1.4 US. gal, 1.1 Imp. gal.)
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16-6.50×8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23-10.50×12
Three-Point Hitch
Category0 (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Front PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Front PTO speed3,600 rpm
Rear PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Rear PTO speed
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