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ZT1 42

ZT1 42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
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Overall Rating: 4.7


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  • 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
  • Premium High Back Adjustable Seat with Patented Suspension System
  • Lap Bar Controlled Dual-Hydro Transmissions with Mow-In-Reverse

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Dual LED Headlights


Engine Type

22 HP* Kohler® V-Twin KT-7000 OHV, 725cc

Engine Start

Push button electric start with autchoke and SureStart Guarantee®


2/cast-iron sleeve


Full-pressure with spin-on oil filter

Fuel Tank Capacity

3.5 US gal. / 13.25 L

Fuel Gauge

Standard (sight window in tank)



Dual Hydro-Gear™ EZT-2200

Cruise Control




3-way adjustable lap bars (no tools required)

Front Axle

2" x 2" Tubular Frame, Offset to Maximize Trim Edge and Cut Quality


Alternator/Charging System

15 amp. regulated

Battery Voltage/Cold Crank Amp (cca)

12V/heavy-duty 230 cold crank amp.

Safety Systems

Operator presence


PTO Clutch

Electronic fingertip engagement

Deck Lift

Foot operated lift with 15 position dial height adjust

Parking Brake

Integrated parking brake in lap bars


Premium High Back Adjustable Seat with Patented Suspension System

System Monitor

Standard electronic

Reverse Mowing System

RevTEK™ reverse mowing technology



2 Front Ball

Cutting Width/Blades

42" twin-blade (high-lift)

Deck Construction

Floating, 13-gauge, stamped

Deck Cutting Height

1.5" - 4.5"

Deck Wash

Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system


Rear Hitch



Heavy-Duty 2"x 2" Tubular Frame with E-Coating Corrosion Defense System

Rear Bumper



Front Tires

11" x 6" - 5" smooth

Rear Tires

20" x 8" - 8" Turf Master

Reverse Speed

3.5 mph / 5.6 km/h

Forward Speed

7 mph / 11.3 km/h

Cup Holder w/ utility bin


Turning Radius


Weight (approx.)

500 lbs.



The Strongest Warranty in it's class 3-year / unlimited-hour warranty. Plus, limited lifetime warranty on frame and fabricated deck shell.

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 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 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 Excellent Lawn Mower! I gave up on lawn mowing eversince I had a back injury , never though I would be able to mow my lawn again. This lawn mower makes me feel like I am riding a luxy Vehicle on my yard. Its such a joy to Ride it and finishes the job with no effort. Cub Cadet ZT1-42 is very easy to use and zero turn is a nice feature. The safety features are good on ZT1-42 and the mower runs smooth. I like the different grass cut settings and how easy to turn the knob to change the setting. The mower is not big and it easily goes through our backyard gate. Overall I will recommend this mower to everyone with a large yard. Very satisfied. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-23
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 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
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
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