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

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Model # RZT-S 42

Internet # 204694626

Store SKU # 380651

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

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

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$2,699.00 / each


Model # RZT-S 42

Internet # 204694626

Store SKU # 380651

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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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.) 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Commercial / Residential  Residential 
Cutting Width  42  Deck Type  Stamped 
Drive type  Rear-wheel Drive  Engine Displacement (cc)  725 
Engine Make  Kohler  Features  Assembly Required,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Rust resistant deck 
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  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 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 110 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding!!!! Excellent Buy!!!! I am an avid landscaper & enjoy caring for my yard. For the past 5 years I had a basic riding lawn tractor with a standard turning radius from a competitor. I have an acre lot with hills & slopes. While it got the job done, it took a long time to complete & the cut never seemed finished. I opted to replace it with the Cub Cadet RZT-S 42 IN. 22 HP KOHLER V-TWIN DUAL HYDROSTATIC ZERO-TURN RIDING MOWER WITH STEERING WHEEL CONTROL & I could not be happier. This machine came ready to roll when I accepted delivery. The only thing I added was a spinner knob (aka suicide/brodie knob) to the steering wheel, which makes the zero turn so much easier! I highly recommend everyone to do the same. Without the spinner, the steering wheel can be cumbersome while returning to the straight position. The cut is sharp, the ride is comfortable, it is easy to manipulate, has low maintenance & most of all it is very fun to operate. The Cub Cadet RZT-S powers over the hills & 'trimmed' an entire hour off my cut time as compared to my conventional riding lawn tractor. I have used it approximately 5 times this season & have had nothing but praise for this machine. Initially, I was a skeptic, but after performing a lot of research prior to making the purchase, I am convinced I made an excellent decision to buy. I am so glad I did not opt for a lower level model. I highly recommend you buying this mower. You will be glad you did. Thank you Cub Cadet & The Home Depot! May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it, Love it, Love it! The 42 in. 22 HP Kohler V-Twin Automatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Steering Wheel Control is a great mower. I am 66 years of age and find it very easy to use and a very good ride with this mower. It has a good even cut and a time saver with the speed. At my age, if I can find it easy, I would think it would be a good mower for all! I would include a video on the ease of riding and zero turn, although with the rain we have had in MN the past several days it’s not possible. Therefore, I am sending a photo of the mower parked in my back yard upon the first day it was delivered. May 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This thing isn't playin' around! We bought this mower as we were falling a bit behind in our mowing. We built a house last year, and due to an over wet spring were unable to get a yard put in. We have not had a final grade, or anything done to our yard. We have picked out rocks, removed stumps, and the big stuff, but we have plenty of ruts. We are not usually so abusive on our equipment, but we were tired of handing out cash to have it brush hogged while we wait for the landscaper to show up to do the work this year. As you can see by the picture, the grass is over grown and waist high in some areas. This mower just laughed at this tall grass!!!! It never hesitated for a moment. Now we were pretty gentle as we don't want to destroy the mower, but we were very impressed at how well it performed under these conditions. I have severe vertigo and do not drive a car, but did fine using the mower. It handles well. It turns on a dime! We are so impressed so far. Our yard is a mess, but looks pretty darn amazing now that we have the cub to keep the weeds down. Just bought the hitch kit. We are planning on purchasing the lawn sweeper soon. Couldn't be happier!!!! June 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Best Lawn Mower You can Buy I did extensive research before buying the club cadet ZTR-S. This mower cut my moving time by 60%. I was using a push mower with a 21 deck and it was taking long and the cut quality was average. The club cadet ZTR-S makes the job as easy as one can imagine. The unit starts perfectly , all control work with ease. I would recommend this over the lap bar type ztr as this comes naturally for any one who can drive. turns on a dime 360 degrees without any wheel digging. I am cutting all sopes with ease. The best design in making a ZTR user friendly and I am sure other competitors need to look into this if they want to get into the home owner market. May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this mower! Works great on slopes (4 wheel steering). Ease of use, just about zero learning time to use. Fast, safe, & fun. Turns on a dime and cuts my mowing time on 1.5 acres by 45 minutes. Best of all, my wife loves it too. She loves to use it and the quality of her cutting is almost pro! I've used this mower about four times now and can't say there has been problem one. July 2, 2013
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