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Ultima ZT1 50 in. Fabricated Deck 23HP V-Twin Kawasaki FR Series Engine Dual Hydro Drive Gas Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower

  • 23 HP 726cc Kawasaki FR691V series twin-cylinder OHV engine
  • 2 x 2 Continuous square tubular steel frame for enhanced strength
  • 50 in. 11-Gauge AeroForce fabricated cutting deck
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Product Overview

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Not Your Average Zero-Turn

The Ultimate all-around mowing experience.

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Step Up

Maximum Strength, Comfort and Durability

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Unlock the potential of yard

Zero-turns cut faster so you can spend less time mowing and more time enjoying your backyard with family.

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Tough and Tubular Frame

The 2-inch by 2-inch tubular steel frame provides you with the optimal durability and strength you demand.

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High Comfort, High Performance

Advanced Cutting Performance A muscular cutting system featuring stamped and fabricated cutting deck options that deliver an unprecedented level of bagging performance.

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Aeroforce Cutting System

The Aeroforce cutting system has been independently tested and proven to deliver a best-in-class cut.*

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Power Up With Ease

Powered by premium Kawasaki and Kohler engines running at speed up to 7.5mph.

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Yard Size

Depending on the deck size, it can cut 5 or more acres

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Mowing Area

Ideal in yards with slightly rolling hills.

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Obstacles

Can maneuver round several obstacles.

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Ideal Deck Sizes

Two different deck size options ideal for anywhere from2-4 or 4+ acres

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Stronger Warranty

Three year/no-hour limit limited warranty plus limited lifetime warranty on frame and fabricated deck shell.

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Built in America

Cub Cadet has been built in America since 1961.

Introducing the ULTIMA ZT1 SERIES. Step up to the ultimate all-around mowing experience. The Cub Cadet ULTIMA Series ZT1 50 features a 23 HP Kawasaki FR691V series Twin-cylinder OHV Engine, 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame, comfortable high back seat and much more. The Ultima Zero-Turn Riding Mower was built to raise the bar for enhanced strength, durability, redefined comfort and uncompromised performance.
  • Premium 23 HP 726 cc Kawasaki FR691V twin-cylinder OHV engine, commercial-grade power plant that meets your yards toughest demands
  • Dual hydrostatic transmissions dual hydro-gear EZT-2200 dual hydrostatic rear-wheel transmission for quick and effortless 7. 5 MPH forward and 3. 5 MPH reverse zero-turn controlled ground speeds, that quickly leaves your lawn with a professional-quality finish
  • Tough and tubular frame the high-strength, continuous square 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame with fully e-coat lower frame and triple guard corrosion defense system, a multi-step process electronically applies automotive-grade corrosion resistance with meticulous care to protect against wear and tear
  • Equipped with an 11-Gauge 50 in. fabricated triple-blade Aeroforce Deck (high lift) deck with reinforced leading edges that results in finer clippings, fewer clumps, reduced stragglers and increased evenness, protected by the Cub Cadet triple guard corrosion defense system with e-coat and a lifetime warranty
  • Dial in your perfect cut with a foot operated deck lift and a dial control knob offering 15 qt. in. deck height adjustments from 1 in. to 4. 5 in. leading to a precise and even cut
  • High comfort, high performance an automotive-inspired, ergonomic, fully adjustable premium 18 in. H-back seat 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
  • Turf damage prevention 11 in. x 6 in. to 5 in. smooth tread front wheels pivot 180 without turf damage, 20 in. x 10 in. to 8 in. turf master premium rear tires offer excellent traction, minimize turfing and provide a better ride on uneven ground at higher speeds
  • Ease of maintenance an open frame design and hinged/removable floor pan allow easy access to the deck and engine for quick and simple maintenance
  • Command center conveniently located control panel enhances operator productivity and vibration-dampening soft rubber floor mat provides sure footing, comfort and ample leg room
  • Precision trimming offset front casters align with blade edge for trimming precision while maintaining line-of-sight and stable balance
  • Illuminating dual-LED headlights provide ultimate vision for mowing in low light conditions and tow hitch come standard
  • Mow for an extended period of time: 3. 5 Gal. fuel tank capacity to keep you mowing and minimize time loss for refueling needs
  • Electronic fingertip blade engagement PTO allows for smooth operation of the deck
  • 3-way adjustable ergonomic lap bar design with integrated parking brake and mow-in-reverse, provides comfort with a simple operation
  • Ideal for mowing slight rolling hills and several obstacles up to 4 acres
  • Expand your movers capabilities: full lineup of premium attachments and accessories include baggers, mulch kits, carts and many other attachments (sold separately)
  • Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1-50 comes fully crated and requires some assembly upon arrival
  • California residents

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Cutting Width42 inches50 inches50 inches42 inches
Engine MakeToroKawasakiKawasakiRyobi
Deck TypeStampedFabricatedFabricatedStamped
Terrain TypeFlat with ObstaclesFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with ObstaclesFlat with Obstacles
Size of Yard1/2 - 2 Acres2 - 4 Acres2 - 4 Acres1/2 - 2 Acres
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Power TypeGasGasGasElectric
Mower SizeSmallLargeLargeSmall
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Antivibration Handle,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Pneumatic Tires,Power Take Off,Power steering,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Swivel front wheel,Tool-free adjustments,Translucent Fuel Tank,Zero-Turn CapableAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn CapableAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Power Take Off,Power steering,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Swivel front wheel,Tool-free adjustments,Translucent Fuel Tank,Zero-Turn CapableAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
82 in
Assembled Height (in.)
35 in
Assembled Width (in.)
57 in
Cutting Width
50 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
11
Mower Deck Width
50 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20
Turning Radius (in.)
0

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Side-Discharge
Deck Material
11 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Fabricated
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
726
Engine Make
Kawasaki
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
3.5
Horsepower (HP)
23 hp
Included
Battery(s),Engine oil
Included with Riding Mowers
Battery(s),Engine Oil
Lawn Mower Type
Zero Turn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4.5
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
7.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3.5
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1
Mower Size
Large
Number of Blades
3 blades
Number of Blades
3
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
64
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
570 lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn Capable
Size of Yard
2 - 4 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

179Questions26Answers

Does it come with the hitch plate on it or do I need to purchase it separately?

Asked by Jackie April 8, 2021
2
Answers

Yes, the hitch plate is included in a plastic bag.

Approximately how long will this unit mow on a full 3.5 gallon tank of fuel?

Asked by Jamis April 8, 2021
2
Answers

My Son-In-Law's ZT1 seems to use over a gallon per hour of 87E10 gas. I was wondering if this was normal?

Is the seat adjustable?

Asked by Michael April 7, 2021
2
Answers

Michael = ?? Seat Adjustable ?? ....(yes)... Per Web Page for this specific Unit: Seat Adjustment - Knob

never have a respond let me know a.s.a.p.i need a tractor i have been dealing with this for a few...

Asked by tito April 6, 2021
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Answers

POSTSCRIPT TO / FOR: 'Tito' = Should YOU intend to use this Cub Cadet ZT1 - 42" - 22HP unit in any manner "For Hire" or Commercially, Please be aware that unfortunately, ALL "Residential Mowing Units" by C.C. will immediately have extremely-limited WARRANTY! ... I.E. = a few DAYS , Never for Years, as stated in Product Overview! Cub Cadet DOES offer 'COMMERCIAL USE' Mowers ... much Higher Series, however! .... available herein at {www.homedepot.com}.

I bought this mower March 18, 2021 and I too cant get a straight answer on the hour meter. One re...

Asked by Jack April 1, 2021
3
Answers

Yes, this machine is the same as mine, mine is a little over 2 years old and has an hour meter. My guess is if there's a hole, someone removed the meter.

If I order the ZT1 Mower can I order it with the ZT2 or ZTX5 Seat ?? I need one that is comfort...

Asked by Eknopps March 31, 2021
2
Answers

Hello, Eknopps. Unfortunately, the seat on the ZT1 50 is not customizable. Thank you for your question.

How wide is this with the chute up?

Asked by Flash March 31, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Flash. The width of the mower is 59.75 inches with the chute in the upward position. Thank you for your question.

I have seen a lot of reviews on YouTube about a bad vibration in the deck. Is this still an issu...

Asked by GasMan March 30, 2021
6
Answers

I bought mine last spring and used it all summer and did not notice any excessive deck vibration.

What is the width with the grass chute up?

Asked by Width March 29, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Width, I searched the manuals here and on the Cub Cadet site and couldn't find the exact info you are asking for. Here is a link to the Cub Cadet site that has all of the specifications they list for this ZT1 mower: https://www.cubcadet.com/en_US/view-all-riding-lawn-mowers/zt1-50/17AIEACL010.html#specs-table-specs-additional Here is their phone number: Please call us at 1-877-428-2349 for assistance Probably a question only they can answer unless you can get to a store with one assembled in stock and measure it or have a Home Depot associate measure it for you if you were to call them.

Does the 2021 ZT1 42” with the 22hp Kohler engine have an hour meter?

Asked by Steelman March 28, 2021
3
Answers

Just saw some reviews from March 2021 that complain of no hour meter on this model. My Son-In-Law bought one of these last spring and his has an hour meter installed. Interesting that CubCadet's response to the review complaints were non answers. It looks like CC deleted the hour meter for this year and didn't change the manual which has maintenance guidelines based on hours of operation.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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  • 93% recommend this product
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Piece of junk
Went 4 rounds around the yard and the mower stop turning to the left. Turned it off looked at everything, didn't see anything. Got back on tried again and the wheel fell off!!! I just bought it 4 hours ago....
by CLW
Response from CubCadetMar 29, 2021
Hello CLW. We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding the recent issues with your Cub Cadet equipment. We have a high standard of quality for our products and your purchase should never be an exception. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further with you. If you would be willing to speak with us regarding this situation, please contact us at 1-800-269-6215. Upon speaking with an agent, please provide Case # 06597126. Thank you.
1 person found this helpful
No Hour Meter
Love this mower but there is not an hour meter to tell how many hours you’ve mowed which would also help to know for when to change the oil. Very disappointed in Cub Cadet to not include such a major part. If they sent me one for free to make up for it I would have no complaints. Gotta have an hour meter tho on a $3k dollar mower. I even cut out the square to make sure and nothing. It has the wiring ready to go. Come on Cub.
by Tyler
Response from CubCadetMar 31, 2021
Hello Tyler. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. 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 06608660 so we can help. Thank you very much.
8 people found this helpful
No hour meter
On the new 2021 model they do not put the hour meter on the mower even though it shows it in the picture it does not come with the mower just got off the phone with club cadet you cannot even put a aftermarket one on there this is by far ridiculous in the warranty it says that you have to follow the maintenance schedule without the hour meter it is a lot harder to keep up with the schedule I think this is a sham to get people for them not to fill the warranty it's a non seller for me in the picture that's what you will see not like the picture describing the lawn mower on the website
by Jimmy
Response from CubCadetMar 15, 2021
Hello Jimmy. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. 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 06497052 so we can help. Thank you very much.
10 people found this helpful
BeZT decision I’ve made
Purchased in July 2020. Olive Branch, MS store. ZT 50”. Kawasaki 23 hp. Solid mower. Built extremely well. Took about 2 uses to get good at hydros. Cuts great, starts first time every time. Deck is wonderful. No movement/vibration during use. Shutterers during intial blade engagement but only for a moment. Sales staff was very helpful. I test drive 3 different zero turns. John Deere, Toro Timecutter and the Cub Cadet. CC was by far the most comfortable. The front wheels on the JD wobbled badly. Toro was nice but wouldn’t start right away. Throws clipping a long way. Good on fuel. Engine does not bog down in heavy areas. Most fun I’ve had sitting down in a long time. Worth every penny spent. My only complaint is the top of the deck collects a bunch of grass. Panel makes it easy to blow off. I clean it after every use. Habit now Tip on learning to drive: go to middle of yard and go slow. Engage blade with deck on highest setting and 1/2 thottle
by Sarge
12 people found this helpful
Easy to use. Sturdy. Comfortable
I almost bought another lawn tractor. Very glad I went with a zero-turn. I went to buy the ZT1 Kohler 42" but all they had in stock was the Kawasaki 50". I thought it might be a bit large for my .75 acre but WOW what a nice machine. So smooth and easy to use. Very comfortable. It has a strong sturdy frame and a welded box so it seems built to last. It just looks more substantial than the comparably priced competition. It really did cut my mowing time by 40% over my previous 46" lawn tractor. Very happy with this purchase. Also, Kenn at the N. Hsv store was very patient and knowledgeable. Thanks Kenn
by Chris
10 people found this helpful
Comfortable Power
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars. Looking forward to each time I get to mow. The price was better than any other 42 zero turn in my area and absolutely better than anything else in this price range. Made a two hour riding mower/ tractor job just 45 minutes with this zero turn. Most comfortable seat, 22hp cuts tall grass like butter.
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6 people found this helpful
Flat tire after one night
We purchased this lawn mower on a Saturday afternoon. Put it in the garage as soon as we arrived home. Woke up Sunday morning to go to church and discovered the left tire was already flat. Really after one night of no use. Then after discovering it my husband checked the right tire and it had 35 PSI. It clearly states the tires PSI should be 10PSI. Who is over inflating these tires? Either way we need a new tire. Not happy after paying a lot of money already for this mower.
by wasafan
Response from CubCadetSep 8, 2020
Hello wasafan. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. 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 05925169 so we can help. Thank you very much.
13 people found this helpful
Comfortable ride, sturdy frame and does the job smooth and easy.
Comfortable ride, sturdy frame and does the job smooth and easy.
by Curly
2 people found this helpful
A couple troubling issues, otherwise a great mower!
The mower drives well with plenty of power when the blades are engaged and has a nice clean cut. The deck cutting height system is easy to use. The ergonomic handles are very comfortable and the towing capabilities are great, handling moderate loads very well. Doing the first oil change after 5 hours of use was easy. The drip hose provides ease of drain access. The deck wash is a nice feature. It's been over a month and I enjoy using the mower. The unit itself is high quality but I think the factory assembly is where things got overlooked. The most noticeable problem was the right caster wheel being EXTREMELY squeaky. Turns out there was no grease on that side. I'm not talking about the grease points, but rather the washers. As a matter of fact, 4 out of 5 ZT1's (that includes mine) at my local Home Depot didn't have lube on the right front wheel which means the chances are high that whoever purchases those will have the same squeaking issues. Must've been an overlooked bad batch and isn't too reassuring. After lubing it up the squeak vanished. This shouldn't be a problem a consumer has to face right off the bat when buying a $3000 machine. The next big issue was the tire pressure. The right back tire was 13 psi which is acceptable for a tire that needs 10 psi, but the left tire had an alarming 36.5 psi! There is a warning stating that the tire can explode if filled above 35 psi. I'm just glad it didn't burst when I took it for a test drive. Glad I checked early before any potential damage happened. There are some minor cosmetic blemishes like the control panel sticker not being adhered properly resulting in multiple bubbles that I can't squeeze out, and some bubbles/chips in the paint job but nothing serious. Be sure to check the level of the blades before cutting. In my case the blade was 1/4" off on one side. Also be sure to check the oil level, as the gauge was at the add fill line for me. The ride can be bumpy on uneven ground. The shock absorption under the seat isn't the traditional spring type. Maintaining a slow speed over bumps is key to not being rattled around. For the price point it's a great looking and performing zero turn, but did require fixing before being ready to operate in my case. Remember this simple rule: Never assume it's good to go and CHECK EVERYTHING. No doubt this is a 5 star mower but I couldn't give it that since those previous issues I stated were present upon delivery. If you decide on this mower hopefully you'll get a good one that is assembled and inspected properly.
by Rob
Response from CubCadetAug 17, 2020
Hello Rob. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. 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 05873055 so we can help. Thank you very much.
40 people found this helpful
I own three acres and this machine has no problems. Most of my property is sloped and I feel stab...
I own three acres and this machine has no problems. Most of my property is sloped and I feel stable. Starts right away and very easy to operate. I love the fact that the engine has features with maintenance in mind. The oil drain has a hose so oil doesn't go all over the deck. Easy to get to all the parts that need to be changed (air filter, oil filter, spark plugs). The mower deck has a hose attachment so you can easily wash the underside and keep it from building up and causing rust. LED headlights make it easier for other people to see you. Turns on a dime and lots of power. Great price and even better Mower.
by Trinity
17 people found this helpful
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