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Ultima ZT1 42 in. 56-Volt MAX 60 Ah Battery Lithium-Ion Electric Drive Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower

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  • Battery operated: no gas, oil, air filters, spark plugs or belts
  • Cut up to 2-acres per charge, full recharge in only 4 hours
  • Features a high-back seat and a USB charging port
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Product Details
  • Battery operated: no gas, oil, air filters, spark plugs or belts
  • Cut up to 2-acres per charge, full recharge in only 4 hours
  • Features a high-back seat and a USB charging port
About This Product

The industry-leading Ultima Series that delivers strength, comfort and quality is now available in a fully electric lithium-ion battery powered zero turn mower. This latest battery technology provides a quiet operation and extended run time with rapid recharge and no power fade, delivering uncompromising power, minimal maintenance and the cut quality you can expect from its gas counterpart. The ZT42E comes equipped with a 42 in., twin blade cutting deck that can power through up to 2 acres without any power fade. Automotive-grade corrosion defense system will protect your 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame from wear and tear, preserving your lawn mower. Large rear tires provide enhanced traction on uneven terrain. Recharge quickly in just 4-hours. Ride in comfort up to 7 MPH with a premium cut and sew high back 20 in. seat, 2 USB charging ports and a cup holder. This hassle-free, easy-to-use mowing experience is all backed by an industry leading warranty, 3-year limited residential and a 4-year limited battery.

  • For questions about service and repair, please call the Cub Cadet customer service line (877)-428-2349, or reference the Service & Repair Document
  • Quiet operation with no engine maintenance, no oil changes, no belts and no gas provides a hassle-free, easy-to-use mowing experience
  • 56-Volt MAX, 60 Ah, 3000-Watt hour lithium-ion battery that can be charged using a standard 110-Volt outlet
  • No exhaust, carbon monoxide or unburned hydrocarbons from the on-board source of power
  • 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame with an automotive-grade corrosion defense system to protect against wear and tear
  • Backed by a 3-year limited residential and 4-year limited battery warranty
  • Dual automatic electric transmissions quickly leaves your lawn with a professional finish
  • 20 in. x 8 in., rear wheels provide excellent traction, minimize turfing and provide a better ride on uneven ground at higher speeds
  • Equipped with 2 USB ports to charge devices while you mow and a cup holder for your beverage
  • 13 Gauge, 42 in., twin blade deck with 3 mowing options: side discharge, bagging or mulching
  • Foot pedal with spring assist deck lift and 15 positions
  • LED headlights for advanced lighting and maximum visibility to mow when you want
  • Ride in comfort with a 20 in. premium high-back adjustable seat, a rubber floor mat and a durable, advanced polymer seat suspension system
  • Adjustable lap bars and industry-exclusive ergonomic hand grips optimized for comfort providing you the confidence to maximize your speed and reduce operator fatigue
  • RZT comes fully crated and requires minor assembly
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Product ID #: 314699248Internet #: 043033593163Model #: ULTIMA ZT1-42E
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 35 in, W 48 in, D 82 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)82 inAssembled Height (in.)35 in
Assembled Width (in.)48 inCutting Width (in.)42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)11Mower Deck Width (in.)42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)20Turning Radius (in.)0

Details

Acreage of Run Time2 acres per chargeAssembly RequiredYes
Battery Amp Hours50 AhBattery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Voltage (V)56VBattery/Charger(1) 50 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Charge Time (hours)4Charger IncludedCharger Included
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialCutting OptionsSide-Discharge
Deck Material13 Gauge SteelDeck TypeStamped
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveEngine MakeCub Cadet Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)0Horsepower Equivalent0 hp
Included with Riding MowersBattery(s)Lawn Mower TypeZero Turn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)4.5Maximum Forward Speed (mph)7
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)3.5Minimum Cutting Height (in.)1
Mower SizeSmallNumber of Blades2 blades
Number of Deck Wheels2Number of Total Batteries Included1
Power TypeBatteryProduct Weight (lb.)664 lb
Recommended Oil TypeN/ARefurbishedNo
Returnable90-DayRiding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height, Adjustable Handlebar, Adjustable Height, Adjustable Speed, Assembly Required, Battery level indicator, Built-in Hitch, Cordless, Cup Holder, Headlights, Pneumatic Tires, Reverse Mowing, Rust resistant deck, Swivel Wheels, USB Port
Size of Yard1 - 2 AcresStart TypeElectric
Terrain TypeFlat with ObstaclesTransmission TypeAutomatic

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCARB CompliantManufacturer Warranty3-Year Limited Warranty
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What are the dimensions of the mower?
by|Jul 16, 2022
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A:  This mower literally never worked, it was seemingly made well, charged fully and kept garaged. After months of frustration, it was returned. 

by|Jul 19, 2022

    A:  Hello Matt. The height is 34.75, the length is 84 and the width is 48 inches. Thank you for your question.

    by|Jul 20, 2022
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      Q:How much do replacement batteries cost for ZT1-42E?
      by|Jun 4, 2022
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      A:  Last time I looked, battery replacement was $3,999 plus labor.

      by|Sep 12, 2023
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        A:  I last looked before the Covid pandemic, so I bet it has gone up a bunch.

        by|Jun 20, 2022

          A:  Hello JoeHemp. The battery replacement cost would be subject to change based upon dealer installation costs. The batteries are only removable by an authorized service center. Thank you for your question.

          by|Jun 20, 2022
            1 found this answer helpful
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            Q:What are error codes 100, 105 and 122
            by|May 24, 2022
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            A:  Hello Dave. We recommend speaking with our Techs at 1-877-428-2349 for electrical troubleshooting assistance. Thank you.

            by|May 25, 2022
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              Q:What does Error code E103 pertain to?
              by|May 19, 2022
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              A:  If I remember correctly my machine had the same code. It pertains to the communication with one of the wheel motors. If you call the support line in the manual they give you a definite answer and set you up with a case number to get it corrected. Good luck 

              by|May 27, 2022

                A:  Hello Gabrael. We recommend reaching out to our techs at 1-877-428-2349 so they can assist with any error codes that are showing up on your equipment. Thank you.

                by|May 24, 2022
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                  Customer Reviews

                  3 out of 5
                  • 3 out of 131 reviews
                  • 42% recommend this product
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                  It works great
                  I run a residential lawn car business in running on close to 200 hours on it only issue I have is getting good mulching blades and maybe a Bluetooth speaker to enjoy mowing more and possibly adding more battery juice but over all I’m still mowing with it it’s has a learning curb once you calibrate your golden just make sure you charge
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                    Do not buy
                    So brand new mower and already has 2 error codes. It wont charge because of the error codes. The mower is also very sensitive, their is no in between with this zero turn. Its either your going to turn left or right and its a hard left or right not a smooth transition. It is also impossible to mow a straight line with this thing. It constantly wants to drift left or right. Its got way to bugs for the price. It will definitely be getting returned.
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                    Response from CubCadetMay 13, 2022
                    Hello Anthony. As previously mentioned, we're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet purchase. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(877) 428-2349 and mention your case number 06237606 so we can help. Thank you very much.
                      1 found this review helpful
                      Terrible mower
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought it in summer and it died with only a little mud kickex up under it. Error codes that i could not get it out of the field. Flimsy blades, i have only 18 hours on it and second set bent without even hitting a rock or object. Not well designed. Also very jerky and will not cut straight line. Very disappointing.
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                        Not very good. Hard to controll
                        Well, I gave the ZT1 42E three tries at cutting my lawn. The ZT1 42E is extremely hard to control. I went through the calibration process twice and it did not seem to help. Overall the build quality is excellent, the fit and finish is also excellent. The batteries do seem to last as advertised. But I don’t believe anybody can get past how hard it is to control this mower. It is so jerky at times you’re almost scared to get close to any object. It’s hard for me to believe that zero turning mower is meant to be A challenge while cutting your grass but this one is. I wish I can give it four stars or even three but you just can’t get past how out of control this mower can be at time.
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                        Response from CSOct 5, 2021
                        Hello, Mainmann2. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re very sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble with your ZT1-42E. We spend countless hours testing to ensure we deliver you a reliable product, so we appreciate you letting us know about this problem. We'd like the opportunity to speak with you to address this. You can reach us at 877-428-2349 and mention your case # of 07228185. Thank you.
                          Electric!
                          Heavy duty mower and uses the same accessories as the gas engine version.
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                          2 found this review helpful
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                          Since my last review, I want to point out a glaring issue with Cub Cadet / MTD. Stanley Black and Decker are in the process of acquiring the remaining 80 percent of Cub Cadet / MTD, as they previously bought 20 percent of the company. What that means for current customers and potential customers is that everything is in limbo. I have worked for a company that was taken over, and everything was screwed up because nobody talks to each other. Now, IF Stanley chooses to keep the Cub Cadet line, will the current parts backlog and warranty issues be resolved? If they choose to get rid of the Cub Cadet line, you know what that means. They already have riding mowers under the Craftsman brand, do they need another brand? If they keep the line, I would wait a few years before purchasing until all the ironing has been done. Either Stanley will treat the mowers as a mid to high quality brand like Dewalt, or they will treat them like a lower quality brand such as Black and Decker. Either way, my mower is being returned because they can't get me a replacement charger until September at the earliest. I'm not letting my lawn go dormant for the fun of it, and I won't keep it plugged in out of a fear it will burn my house down. Remember those lithium battery phones exploding on the airlines? I also cancelled the bagging system, but it has been sitting at a shipping depot for 2 weeks with no delivery scheduled. I can't explain that, but the tracking in the picture shows it.
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                          Response from CubCadetDec 14, 2023
                          Hi Severin. Apologies for the stock issue, regarding your charger. We are sorry for the delay with your bagger. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you would like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1 (877) 428-2349 and mention your case number 09319577 so we can help. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build a better customer experience. Thank you for your review.
                            1 found this review helpful
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                            Since my last review, I want to point out a glaring issue with Cub Cadet / MTD. Stanley Black and Decker are in the process of acquiring the remaining 80 percent of Cub Cadet / MTD, as they previously bought 20 percent of the company. What that means for current customers and potential customers is that everything is in limbo. I have worked for a company that was taken over, and everything was screwed up because nobody talks to each other. Now, IF Stanley chooses to keep the Cub Cadet line, will the current parts backlog and warranty issues be resolved? If they choose to get rid of the Cub Cadet line, you know what that means. They already have riding mowers under the Craftsman brand, do they need another brand? If they keep the line, I would wait a few years before purchasing until all the ironing has been done. Either Stanley will treat the mowers as a mid to high quality brand like Dewalt, or they will treat them like a lower quality brand such as Black and Decker, which should be called Fisher Price. Either way, my mower is being returned because they can't get me a replacement charger until September at the earliest. I'm not letting my lawn go dormant for the fun of it, and I won't keep it plugged in out of a fear it will burn my house down. Remember those lithium battery phones exploding on the airlines? I also cancelled the bagging system, but it has been sitting at a shipping depot for 2 weeks with no delivery scheduled. I can't explain that, but the tracking in the picture shows it. Look in the updated dictionary next year for the definition of "Epic Fail", or just search for Cub Cadet, it will be interchangeable.
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                              Great product.
                              Just wanted to give a review of this new battery powered Cub Cadet. First off the quality appears to be great. I just cut my yard for the first time and it did awesome. Before first use and after a full charge, I did watch the Cub Cadet YouTube video that shows the calibration procedure and did that before my first cut. Controls are a little jerky like others have said, but nothing that can’t be adjusted to or learned. These are electric motors and provide instant torque. It was very manageable after a few passes. Turning is not an issue, just be easy on the controls and don’t overreact. Charger while charging does appear to get pretty warm so be careful on placement. Kept mine on the concrete floor as seen in picture. This thing is very quiet while in operation. I was able to talk to my 4 year old son on his tractor riding next to me as I was cutting and we could talk. Amazing!
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                                3 found this review helpful
                                Poor quality control
                                A great concept, but quality control issues mean I'm sending it back. The mower itself is well built, and feels solid. Lacks a little bit of pace (topping at 6mph), wish it had a faster transport mode like some competitors. It is a pleasure to use towing a garden cart around, so quiet and no fumes to deal with. The downfall of this machine for me is that the mower deck I received had the attachment holes for the discharge chute drilled in the wrong place. After many days of back and forth with Cub Cadet support, they told me I'd need to bring it to a certified dealer in order to fix the deck. They couldn't tell me immediately where the nearest dealer is, since they need to be able to work on these new electric machines. So, brand new machine, manufactured incorrectly, and now my responsibility to cart it to a dealer (that they can't identify yet). I'm cutting my losses and sending it back. Wanted to love this machine, but I didn't sign up for this much hassle just to get it working right off the bat. Other impressions, deck is a bit flimsy, and since you aren't supposed to use water to wash it off I have concerns about long term durability/rust. The motors for drive units are a bit jerky, especially at low speeds, so expect a steep learning curve and use the turtle mode around obstacles. I still think these electric mowers are the future, but be prepared for some growing pains if you pull the trigger as an early adopter.
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                                Response from CubCadetMay 5, 2021
                                Hello MaineMower, we're sorry to hear you've decided to send your new mower back due to the issues you had with the incorrect discharge chute attachment holes and finding a service center. If you'd still like to discuss it with us directly, please give us a call at 1-877-428-2349 and mention your case #06706813. Have a wonderful day!
                                  29 found this review helpful
                                  So far, so good
                                  The mower arrived yesterday, well-crated and in good shape. Final assembly was easy and quick, no more than 5 minutes or so. The hardest part was getting it off of the pallet and craft without hitting the deck. We were able to do it, using 2 guys in the front, lifting up the front section, while one pushed from the rear (make sure to disengage the parking brake!) I did not have any errors as others have described when attempting to use the mower for the first time. The mower arrived in a low state of charge, so I allowed it to fully charge before moving the unit. The drive mechanism is a bit "jerky" when first engaging. Perhaps there will be an update to smooth out the power curve, but it's not that bad and I'm sure we'll adapt to it quickly. Overall, I'm impressed so far. Time will tell how this holds up, but I'll take a few growing pains to not have to deal with small-engine maintenance.
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                                    9 found this review helpful
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