Cutting the Cost of Lawn Mower Redesign with Abaqus and fe-safe Ariens reduces part count, improves durability of their next-generation zero-turn machine
Ariens Case Study > Lawn Mower > Dassault Systèmes®

Ariens engineers were tasked with a redesign of their Gravely brand zero-turn commercial lawn mower. They wanted to design the mower as efficiently as possible to cut manufacturing costs and increase fuel efficiency. Simulation would be necessary to deliver an upgraded mower that met these goals on time. 

Ariens engineers used Abaqus/CAE and fe-safe from Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA, along with Wolfstar Technologies’ True-Load, to locate and accurately model strain gauges in all areas of the lawn mower, enabling weld elimination, part-count reduction, fatigue life improvement and other design enhancements.

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