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Model # RZT-S 42

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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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Model # RZT-S 42

Internet # 204694626

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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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
86 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
36 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
48 in 
Front wheel size (in.) 
13 
Mower Deck Width 
42 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
18 
Size of Yard 
1 - 2 Acres 
Turning radius (in.) 
Details
Assembly Required 
Yes 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Commercial / Residential 
Residential 
Cutting Width (in.) 
42 
Deck Type 
Stamped 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
725 
Engine Make 
Kohler 
Features 
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable,Rust resistant deck,Zero-Turn Capable 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
2.8 
Horsepower (hp) 
22 
Included 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Zero Turn Riding 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Maximum forward speed (mph) 
Maximum reverse speed (mph) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
1.5 
Mulching Capability 
Yes with Proper Blade 
Number of Blades 
Number of Cylinders 
Twin Cylinder 
Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
64 
Product Weight (lb.) 
600 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Refurbished 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Start Type 
Automatic Override 
Terrain 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Transmission Type 
Hydrostatic 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 year / 120 hour 

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Brand: Cub Cadet
Cutting Width (in.): 42
Price: $2000 - $3000
Horsepower (hp): 22
Deck Type: Stamped
Review Rating: 4 & Up
CA (CARB) Compliant: Not CARB Compliant
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RZT S 42 in. 22 HP Kohler V-Twin Dual Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Steering Wheel Control
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does the lawn mower cut when you are in reverse thanks Jim in pa

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April 29, 2013
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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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Rawson, ohio
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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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cc rider
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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Minnesota, USA
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July 9, 2013
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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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April 30, 2013
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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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Two.
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Morristown, Tn
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It has 2 blades
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2
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Raleigh, NC
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The 42" has two blades.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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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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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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Jax, fl
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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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Gautier, MS
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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April 7, 2014
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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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sissy
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.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 137 reviewers.
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great mower for 1-2 acres I'm really glad I went with the zero-turn Cub Cadet. Mowing my 1.2 acre yard went from being a dreaded chore to a pleasure, and you can get a high degree of precision thanks to the zero turn feature. It's very easy to drive and turn with almost no learning curve, and you can cut major time off your mowing schedule. It can be a little tricky to get in and out the seat for longer-legged people, but the seat is comfortable once you're there. I appreciate the LCD display that tells me how many hours until oil and air filter need changed. May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good product for the price had a problem with delivery need to check all adjustments for tightness steering is a little tight other then that its a good machine lots of leg room,iam 6"4 and over 300lbs its quit compared to my craftsman its easy to keep clean June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awsome Lawn mower I love this lawn mower I can't say enough about it. My first time ever driving or owing one and i must say how easy it was to learn how to use. The build quality is very good took hills like nothing very fast and powerful. I have cut my mowing time in half for sure maybe more. I now look forward to cutting my grass in the summer it will be a breeze. May 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mower Could not be more pleased with the mower. It's high quality! Delivery process needs lots of improvement. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Incredible mower! As many people have done, I read review after review to look for the best deal and long term buy. After seeing this mower in Consumer Reports best, and also seeing the huge 160+ 4.5 star reviews from Home Depot, we decided to give this mower a shot. I have to say it's just a great mower. It has plenty of power, smooth engine (Kohler 22 hp), and is easy to use. After uncrating it from shipping. (Home Depot delivered it to my house) I gassed it up and drove it around the yard without mowing. It seemed just fine in all my trouble spots and that told me things were plenty safe. I went right into mowing and it was very impressive. I was a bit tentative about the steering with a regular wheel vs. the typical bars of a zero turner. Turns out this was way better of a choice allowing me what I thought was more control over our odd terrain. When your bent way over mowing around a tree in the orchard, I'd rather not have to have my hands on a bar way across from me and maintain the turn. Knowing that such a turn does not require speed, it just felt easier to have a hand on the steering wheel. I've said to my spouse, "I hope this mower never dies!" It's seems pretty darn solid being a stamped set up. I've had it in a place where one front corner wheel was off the ground, due to the slope, and I simply backed up and was away from it without a second thought. (of course it was just barely in that position and I'm extremely aware of all the safeties needed) Another thing I love about this mower vs. a typical lawn tractor is that the exhaust is out the back. I mow about 2.5 hrs and over the years of mowing with our former Cub I was so sick of breathing the exhaust. I also have to say my time on the mower has been cut from 2.5 hrs down to 1.75+. Any reduction in that area is a huge plus for me! We have bumpy yard and the less of that the better. Recap: Smooth strong engine ease of use steering less time on mower engine exhaust in back I'm sure I'll find other reasons to like this mower. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zero Turn Riding Mover wit Steering Wheel Great Lawn Mover. Love it. I highly recommend it and easy to control. May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Really enjoyed this zero turn mower I went from your standard run-of-the-mill front engine mower, to this steering wheel controlled zero turn mower and cut my mow time down by 2/3. I have 2 acres lof and that includes several smaller segmented areas that I have to mow. So to say there was a good amount of back and forth mowing or wasted time making big loops to turn the mower around. I went from just about 3 hours to mow, to getting the yard finished in just over an hour with this zero turn mower. That said, I did run into a quality issue with the PTO breaking after 2.2 hours of mowing - as I was finishing moving my lawn for the 2nd time with this mower. The blades disengaged while I was cutting like normal, and I could not get the blades to reengage. I don't feel I could give it 5 stars since the mower broke after the 2nd week I used it, but I still gave this 4 stars, because I believe this is a one-off issue and Home Depot went out of their way to make it right and resolve the problem, and the mower ran and handled great otherwise. May 11, 2016
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