ZT1 42

Ultima Series™ ZT
ZT1 42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32.
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$ 3,899.00
ZT1 42
Ultima Series™ ZT
ZT1 42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32.
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$ 3,899.00

  • 22 HP 725cc professional-grade KOHLER 7000 Series V-twin OHV engine for reliable starting and exceptionally smooth, quiet operation
  • Ideal for mowing slight rolling hills and several obstacles up to 2 acres
  • Equipped with an open frame design and hinged/removable floor pan, allowing quick and easy access to the deck and engine for ease of maintenance
  • Lap bar-controlled dual-hydro transmissions


ZT1 42 Features

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Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Awesome!!! I bought the ZT1 42 about three weeks ago and have used it twice already....looking for another reason to get on it again soon. I have had all sorts of mowers before but this is my first zero turn and while it takes a little getting used to the steering, you quickly get a good handle on it the more you use it. I have a little more than 2 acres with lots of trees and a pond so I'd say my actual mowing is down to about an acre. I am able to handle it fairly quickly, takes slight hills and dips with ease, mows right through clumpy grass and brush without a problem.....all in all, it's a beast so far! One month in and I'm a VERY happy customer!
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes grass cutting fun! This mower has changed how I feel about cutting the grass. Steering, backing up and braking are so easy. The seat is very comfortable and easy to adjust. It even has a cup holder. The blade is sharp and does a great job of cutting the grass evenly. It has the power to handle the slopes and slight hills of my yard with ease. The location of the engine makes it easy to change the oil or perform maintenance. I am very pleased with this mower and recommend it to anyone with a large yard. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed! I just bought the zt1 42" two days ago. Ive operated many zero turns and this one i must say impressed me in its all around mow-ability. Its fast, rides smooth in rough terrain and gets the job done. Vertically ive not had one hill give me a problem, horrizontally almost any incline is shakey.. Still yet glad i bought a cub cadet as my first zero turn.. Oh and im using it commercially not residential.. Approx 40 yrds per week!!!
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower! I bought this mower April of 2019 and have used it appr. 5 times. It provides a really nice cut, performs well and exceeds my expectations. The mower is built solid and is definitely at a very reasonable price point for what you're getting. I mow appr. a half acre so the 42" was the largest mower I could fit in my yard. Only time will tell how durable it will be, but with the construction of this mower I suspect it will last a long time. If you are looking for a solid residential mower with great features and a reasonable price point, this is it! Don't hesitate to buy this mower.
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Mower, HORRIBLE Tires Really like the tube chassis. It's everything it's sold to be for easy access, tough, and easy to clean. Performance wise the mower has been good. However, the engineers really failed with the rear tire choice. The 8" tires have absolutely no traction and constantly turf up my yard. Regardless my driving or the condition of my lawn, they turf my grass. My yard has moderate slopes and I rarely mow when it's damp. Doesn't matter. A 1° slope is too much for this lower to turn on... I'm seeking to upgrade to 10" wide tires.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Built, comfortable machine Got my Cub in May. I've mowed my acre-an-a-half four times. Very comfortable seat. The handle adjustments provide several options to get your arms in the most comfortable position. I do like the pedal to raise the deck and the dial to adjust cutting height. I prefer the manual choke like my Toro had. CC's choke on the throttle lever makes it unclear when you are at full throttle and out of choke. Also, there is a detent at mid-throttle position. Engine RPM sounds the same as at full throttle, but if you engage the blades with the throttle at this detent position the engine stalls and dies. Not clear what this detent throttle position is for. The Kohler engine seems louder than the Toro's Kawasaki, but I use good quality ear protectors in either case. The Kohler engine does seem to go through fuel much quicker than the Kawasaki. All-in-all though, I am very pleased with my Cub Cadet.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts great! Having the Cub Cadet Ultima Zero Turn riding lawn mower sure has made the chore of cutting grass much better and not so dreaded! Ride in comfort with the nice comfortable seat as you steer the lawn mower. It cuts very even and will make your yard look very nice. Cutting around trees and other obstacles is so much easier with it being a zero turn. Figuring out how to use it, make adjustments, etc is very easy to figure out. I haven't had any issues with it and don't mind cutting the grass. The quality is good and it is very durable. The hand controls are even comfortable and are easy to learn to use. We have a few small slopes in the yard and with this lawn mower we haven't had any issues. It doesn't leave behind clumps of grass. The tires are good and don't leave behind tire marks nor does it tear up the grass. Pretty smooth ride with no aggravating vibrations. There is quick and easy access to the deck and engine for making maintenance easy. I would recommend this lawn mower! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower! I am very pleased with the performance of the ZT1 42. It is the first zero turn for me so I had to play around with it for about 20 minutes before I mowed. I mowed in early spring so there was wild onions in the yard. It cut them cleanly without having to slow down like in the past with my other mower. I've had it a couple of months now and I am still pleased with it's performance. It has a sturdy feel to it when you are mowing over rough ground. It was no problem at all to mow along a ditch that has a fairly good slight to it. The seat is comfortable and I am really glad it is adjustable so I can make it fit my size. I am totally satisfied and would highly recommend this machine. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-15
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