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RZT S 42 in. 22 HP Kohler V-Twin Dual Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Steering Wheel Control

$2,699.00 /each
  • 23 HP Kohler 7000 Series Twin-Cylinder Engine
  • Wheel Controlled Dual-Hydro Transmissions with Mow-In-Reverse
  • 42 in. Cutting Deck with Deck Wash Kit included

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The Cub Cadet 42 in. 22 HP Kohler V-Twin OHV Zero-Turn Riding Mower features a steering wheel instead of lap bars, so it's easier to learn and use. The 42 in. cutting width helps mow large areas of grass to reduce mowing time and the heavy duty 2-blade cutting deck is rust resistant for long-lasting use. The zero-turning radius offers efficiency and control when mowing and the automatic transmission lets you set your own pace. Even while mowing at different speeds, the dual hydrostatic transmission provides true zero-turn performance all while protecting your lawn and providing unparalleled stability. For added comfort, the simplicity of gas and brake pedals matches the arrangement of a car's control and movement. To go forward, press the gas pedal. And to go in reverse, simply push the reverse pedal that sits right next to the gas. And with Synchro Steer Technology, the steering wheel controls both the front wheels and the independently controlled back wheels for greater maneuverability, tracking and stability on tough terrain and steep hills.

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  • 22 HP Kohler V-twin automatic OHV engine for reliable starting and exceptionally smooth, quiet operation
  • Cub Cadet signature cut smooth arc blades, cut overlap and deep dome deck provide flawless results
  • 42 in. cutting deck mows a wide area of grass to help reduce cutting time
  • Rust-resistant heavy duty dual-blade cutting deck helps resist corrosion and provides your lawn with a clean-cut look
  • Zero-turning radius helps provide control and efficiency
  • Features the mow-in-reverse option
  • Steel frame provides durability for long-lasting use
  • 8-cutting positions let you select cutting heights ranging from 1-1/2 in. to 4 in.
  • Travels at speeds of up to 7 MPH forward and 4 MPH in reverse for efficient mowing
  • Includes a cup holder and utility bin for your convenience
  • 2.8 Gal. fuel capacity helps minimize the need for refueling
  • Smart jet deck wash system provides high pressure water that cleans out grass and debris build up under the deck
  • Hour meter keeps you apprised of the mower's status and maintenance schedule
  • Electronic fingertip blade engagement PTO allows for smooth operation of the deck or attachments
  • Model # 17ARCBDS056

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does the lawn mower cut when you are in reverse thanks Jim in pa

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Dahlonega, GA
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July 28, 2015
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Yes, it does, but... Reach down into the metal decking around the reverse pedal and find the screws. Loosen just one to maneuver the trip switch out of the way of the reverse pedal.
I know this is a safety device but it is a real PITA since it shuts off the PTO everytime you need to back up a little.
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May 24, 2015
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the newer version does cut in reverse if you push an override switch and set the key in the override position
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October 16, 2014
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the 2014 models have a setting on the ignition switch to set it to run when in reverse, but on ly on the 2014 models.
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May 16, 2014
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Not as supplied, but if you loosen the Torx fasteners you can actually move it out of the way just enough that when you engage the reverse pedal it doesn't hit the switch.
I found it very annoying that it would disengage the PTO when I needed to go in reverse.
This mod did the trick.
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September 27, 2013
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No, putting it in reverse disengages the deck. You have to put in forward and then reset the blade engage button. A small inconvenience for anotherwise great machine!
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No, it does not, the blade shuts off!
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Minnesota, USA
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June 28, 2013
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No - the mower does not cut when you are in reverse and only due to safety issues, I think this might be even standard for all mowers. For me really isn't a big deal and as someone with little kids, I would rather be safe!
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June 18, 2013
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No, but with the manuevarbility of the tractor there are very few times that reverse is needed.
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Reisterstown, MD, USA
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April 30, 2013
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I discovered this same condition with my 42" the first time it was in use. The answer is that a limit switch operated by the reverse direction pedal is actuated thereby disengaging the solenoid controlling the mower blades. Voiding the warranty prevented the rewiring of this switch as every other tractor I have owned allowed this operation. Unless someone can offer a reason why this zero turn model Read More
I discovered this same condition with my 42" the first time it was in use. The answer is that a limit switch operated by the reverse direction pedal is actuated thereby disengaging the solenoid controlling the mower blades. Voiding the warranty prevented the rewiring of this switch as every other tractor I have owned allowed this operation. Unless someone can offer a reason why this zero turn model should not cut in reverse, this switch will be rewired after the warranty period.
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Hello Jim. The 42 in. 22 HP Kohler V-Twin Automatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Steering Wheel Control does not have mow in reverse capability. Thank you for your question.
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Does the 42" model have two or three under deck blades?

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Zimbagwe, Mogadishu
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July 28, 2015
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2 blades on 42"
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Jax, fl
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July 28, 2015
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Two.
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Morristown, Tn
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May 6, 2015
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It has 2 blades
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2
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December 7, 2014
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The 42" has two blades.
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October 27, 2014
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Hello. This RZT-S 42 in. 22 HP Kohler V-Twin Dual Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower has 2 blades under the deck. Thank you for your question.
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Spring Hill, KS
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October 27, 2014
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It has two 21" blades, like most 42" mowers.
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Why does this lawnmower not cut in reverse?

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It does mow in reverse.
From the position the key is in after mower starts, turn key back one notch then press the yellow button and red light comes on. Now blades won't go out of gear when you back up. However if you get off the mower you have to do it all over. Turn the switch back to just started position and repeat above process.
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Safety design. Most mowers have a switch to allow mow in reverse. On mine, I disconnected the plug from the reverse pedal and mow in reverse just fine now.
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It will if you switch the key into the yellow region. The red light will come on indicating you're mowing in reverse in case there are children around. If you don't move the switch from green area to yellow, it will not mow in reverse due to a special lockout.
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Green, Ohio
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June 4, 2014
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If you get the 2014 model it comes with the mow in reverse option.
I believe Cub Cadet heard all the people wanting this option, so they added it to 2014 model.
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May 15, 2014
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There is a plug under the gas pedal, once disconnected it will cut fine, this is supposed to be a safety feature
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Canton, Ga
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April 20, 2014
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It has a switch connected to the reverse pedal that disengages the PTO clutch which stops the blade from rotating. Most riding mowers have this as a safety feature. Maybe the idea is to keep the risk of injury down because accidents are more likely to occur while moving in reverse.
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Hello,
These mowers are manufactured with a zero turn radius Because of the zero turn radius feature, you should not need to cut in reverse.
Thank you for your question.
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Axton, VA, USA
May 28, 2013
on an upslope drive with this mower has any one had any problems .I saw and test drove it at the Danville VA store .Which I think is a great idea .But I did notice that all the weight was in the back of the mower and wondered about this .I am a short women mowing 3 acres of land .I have used a troy built for years .I have a cub cadet lap bar mower that I feel I can not control well .It was my husbands and since his heart attack he cannot use .I feel bad since it only has 63 hours on it .
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There is a little bit of common sense here.
I have been mowing with this mower for 3 years for lots of people. There is nothing but steep slopes and the like here.
I have climbed as steep of slopes as I ever climbed with the conventional steering wheel type with the motor in front. Today I was mowing on steep side hills until I chickened out. New development and they mowed with a push mower before, I
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There is a little bit of common sense here.
I have been mowing with this mower for 3 years for lots of people. There is nothing but steep slopes and the like here.
I have climbed as steep of slopes as I ever climbed with the conventional steering wheel type with the motor in front. Today I was mowing on steep side hills until I chickened out. New development and they mowed with a push mower before, I can't imagine how they stayed up there to push the mower.
Front wheels won't slide down the way the did on convention type. If you are nervous about the slope stay off it is the best way. There is an excellent chance, as with any mower, you won't get a second chance if you flip it, so don't be stupid. It is like a billy goat, it would be real easy to get on to steep of slope and end in disaster.
There is absolutely no way I would trade this mower for the lap or lever type. I mowed for years with the lap type.
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This mower is the answer to yours prayers. It hold the hills excellent whether you are mowing up, down, or sideways. It has excellent traction backing up hills. I prefer to do my hills sideways with this mower. It handles well where as your lap bar mower front caster wheels would want to roll down the hill.
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September 27, 2013
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No problems at all, it kicks but on hills, and is far more stable than a lap bar ZTR
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I have fairly steep sides and back of my yard and this mower powers right up the hill! No problem at all!
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Danvers, MA, USA
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I am comfortable with the driving wheel, it drives like a car, I wonder if you are allowed to trade it.
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Hello Sissy, and thank you for the question. Our units are all rated to be safe for up to a 15 degree grade in the topography of the land. To exceed this angle increases the chances of risk and injury to the unit and to the operator. For more safety operation instructions, please consult your owners guide.
Thank you.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 145 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use Have owned for several years easy to maintain cuts your mowing time to half of what you spend on a regular mower. Easy to operate and very comfortable. July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zero turn that is so easy for anyone to use. Steep hills are no problem with this mower. I have had a great time using this mower. To be able to steer in and out of tight places without any learning curve has been great. I can drive on the side of a hill without feeling like it wants to turn downhill. If feels much like driving my lawn tractor, except that I can turn much tighter and move faster. Time will tell if it's durable or not, but so far this mower has met my expectations. It even has the feature that you can bypass the safety feature of having the blades shut off when going in reverse. You have to activate it each time you start the engine, but it is nice to not have to figure out how to modify the mower to do so. The only issue I have with it is that it squeaks all the time from some point on it that needs to be lubed. I greased everything I could find that has a grease point, but it still makes noise. Perhaps it may work itself out eventually and is something I can live with for now. Great mower. Buy if you don't want to deal with the down sides of a lap bar type zero tun. You won't regret it. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5 stars!! Absolutely love this mower!! Cuts evenly, easy to drive. Cut my mowing time by more than half. August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa Carson An excellent mower for both my husband and I. We purchased this model because I didn't want to worry about the handle bars and the steering wheel is so easy! The cut is so wonderful that there won't be a need to purchase the mulching kit. I'd definitely recommend this product. August 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower When we got the lawnmower it was in a crate that took an act of congress to get the mower out of, would have been nice if Home Depot would have supplied someone to help get it uncrated. Was a horrible experience. By the time we got the mower out, had 2 pin holes in tires from tacks that were on the crate. Horrible experience! After we got tires fixed the mower ran well and cut well and is very enjoyable and easy to handle. But after we cut and put it up for 3 days it would not crank. Now we need to figure out what is wrong with it! July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Great mower. Uses a lot of gas It seems like. Difficult to unpack if shipped to your home. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome! This mower has improved my quality of life. It would take me about an hour to cut the lawn with my self-propelled mower as well as having to make 2 passes with each cut. Not to mention, I would be exhausted afterwards - especially during the hot sticky summers. Now I have been able to cut the grass with this riding mower in a fraction of the time. It is fast and the zero-turn feature is great! Love it! June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exceptional Mower Riding Mower arrived a day earlier than expected which turned out to be a great thing as we needed to be out of town the date of the original scheduled delivery. We have only used it once but we're able to mow our large lawn area plus about a quarter of an acre of our four acre property in far less time than mowing half of the lawn area! Our acreage is rolling hills which the mower handled with extreme ease. When they say Zero Turn that is exactly what it means, it turns on a dime! The mower also has seven height options which can be changed just by stopping the mower and pulling a lever. The lever adjustment is a little difficult to move from one height to another but this could just be an issue since I have arthritis in my hands plus I'm 65 years old. The bottom line is, I highly recommend this mower to anyone who needs a powerful machine. June 21, 2016
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