Ariens Company began when Henry Ariens and his three sons – Steve, Leon and Francis –developed the first American-made rotary tiller at a time when other manufacturers were experimenting with imported tillers. Ariens has the lawn equipment and snow removal equipment that you need to get the job done. Often passed down from one generation to the next, these all-steel machines are engineered with commercial-duty cast iron gear cases and large intake components that set the standard for reliability. Today, Ariens lawn mowers, snow blowers, and garden equipment have been the choice of discerning homeowners for more than 80 years. Built tough but easy to operate, Ariens delivers a heritage of reliable performance, year after year. It took many years of experimentation, education and perseverance before rotary tilling became accepted as a proven agricultural tool.
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Ariens Company operates distributorships in key international markets that carry a regional selection of Ariens Company products as well as regional outdoor power equipment, hand-held products, engines, garden tools and aftermarket parts and accessories.
A spark flew and a legend was born. It was 1933 and their Brillion Iron Works was gone. They had worked hard over the course of 40 years to build that business – only to close it when times got tough during the Great Depression.
But Henry Ariens and his three sons were not deterred by losing the foundry just a few years earlier. They still had plenty of inventive ideas and a simple but sturdy garage in which to turn their plans into reality.
With a $1,500 loan borrowed against Henry's life insurance policy and another $1,500 raised by selling shares of stock to a family member, the four men got back to work...
The Ariens family conducted educational programs to teach commercial growers, nurserymen and landscapers how the new Ariens Model A Tiller, powered with an air-cooled engine, 'plows as it discs as it harrows.'
Many commercial tiller models followed, all aimed at improving output for vegetable growers around the country. Ariens Company introduced the more compact Model B Tiller, the Roller-Tiller, the Multi-Tiller Tractor Tiller, the Jitterbug single-row front rotary tiller and the Tillivator RC for celery growers in Florida.