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Model #ULTIMA ZT2-54

Ultima ZT2 54 in. Fabricated Deck 23 HP Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin Gas Engine Zero Turn Mower with Lap Bar Control

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

Step up to maximum strength, comfort and durability. The Cub Cadet ULTIMA Series ZT2 54 in. 23 HP Kawasaki FR691V series twin-cylinder OHV Zero-Turn Riding Mower was built to raise the bar for durability without sacrificing operator comfort. A high-strength continuous, 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame provides enhanced strength and durability. Featuring an automotive-inspired, ergonomic, fully single-lever adjustable premium 20 in. high-back seat with patented suspension and ball-bearing slides. Also includes armrests and quick knob adjustable lap bars with Industry-exclusive over molded soft-touch ergonomic hand grips optimized for comfort, with rubber floor mat. Dual LED headlights you'll see brighter, longer, broader, while working before dawn or after dusk. The 54 in. heavy-duty fabricated deck with reinforced 1 x 0.375 welded steel bar stock on the leading/trim edge and an AeroForce cutting system independently tested to deliver the best-in-class cut, with fewer clumps and stragglers, finer clippings and increased evenness of cut. The ULTIMA Series ZT2 54 is equipped with an open frame design and hinged/removable floor pan, allowing easy access to the deck and engine for quick and ease of maintenance, 20 in. x 12 in. to 10 in. Turf-Master premium rear tires provide a better ride on uneven ground at higher speeds. Ideal for mowing slight rolling hills and several obstacles up to 4-Acres.
  • 23 HP 726cc Kawasaki FR691 series V-twin-cylinder OHV engine
  • Heavy-duty dual Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 with oil reservoir and filter, hydrostatic rear-wheel transmissions for quick and effortless up to 7.5 MPH forward and 3.5 MPH reverse zero-turn controlled ground speeds, that quickly leaves your lawn with a best-in-class cut 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
  • Proven to deliver a best-in-class cut a heavy-duty 11-Gauge 60 in. fabricated triple-blade (high lift) deck with reinforced 1 in. x 0.375 in. welded steel bar stock on the leading/trim edge and an AeroForce cutting system has been independently tested and proven to deliver a best-in-class cut, meaning fewer clumps and stragglers, finer clippings and increased evenness. protected by the Cub Cadet triple guard corrosion defense system with e-coat
  • 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 20 in. high-back seat with armrests and a durable, patented 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 13 in. x 6.5 in. to 6 in. smooth tread front wheels pivot 180° without turf damage, 20 in. x 12 in. to 10 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
  • SmartJet deck wash system provides high pressure water that cleans out grass and debris build-up under the deck
  • 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
  • Expand your mower's capabilities: full lineup of premium attachments and accessories include baggers, mulch kits, carts and many other attachments (sold separately)
  • Strongest warranty in its class: 3-year/unlimited-hour warranty plus limited lifetime warranty on frame and fabricated deck shell
  • Cub Cadet ultima ZT2-54 comes fully crated and requires some assembly upon arrival
  • California residents

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Ratings
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Cutting Width54 inches48 inches54 inches60 inches
Engine MakeKawasakiKohlerKohlerKohler
Deck TypeFabricatedFabricatedFabricatedFabricated
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Size of Yard4 or More Acres2 - 4 Acres4 or More Acres4 or More Acres
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidentialCommercial
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
Mower SizeLargeMediumLargeLarge
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,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,Battery level indicator,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rollover protection,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn CapableAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rollover protection,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn CapableAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Reverse Mowing,Rollover protection,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn Capable
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Not Your Average Zero-Turn

The Ultimate all-around mowing experience.

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet

Step Up

Maximum Strength, Comfort and Durability

lawn mower, tractor, rider, Cub Cadet

Unlock the potential of yard

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

lawn mower, tractor, rider, frame, Cub Cadet

Tough and Tubular Frame

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

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet, seat

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.

lawn mower, rider, tractor, twin-blade, Aeroforce, Cub Cadet

Aeroforce Cutting System

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

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet

Power Up With Ease

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

Enduro, cub cadet, lawn mower, gas lawn mower.

Yard Size

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

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet

Mowing Area

Ideal in yards with slightly rolling hills.

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet

Obstacles

Can maneuver round several obstacles.

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet

Ideal Deck Sizes

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

lawn mower, rider, tractor, Cub Cadet

Stronger Warranty

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

lawn mower, tractor, rider, America, Cub Cadet

Built in America

Cub Cadet has been built in America since 1961.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
84 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60 in
Cutting Width
54 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
13
Mower Deck Width
54 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
3
Oil Capacity (oz.)
64
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
682 lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn Capable
Size of Yard
4 or More 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

13Questions17Answers

Will it fit a 5ft. By 8ft. Trailer?

Asked by Diane September 23, 2020
1
Answer

Diane = } Will this fit inside a 5' X 8' Trailer?} ... DEPENDS, "IF" picking-up at a Store? - a) - Length will be fine, naturally. b) - 'WIDTH' will necessitate the Entire Discharge Chute assembly be removed entirely & set inside the Truck ... (Same as "IF" one would use 'MULCH-Only' Mode of cutting...) c) - NOT difficult on a Brand-new Unit, as there will be zero 'debris' on the few fatteners! d) - NOT practicable for multiple "Loadings / Un-loadings" - obviously, unless permanently set-up for 'MULCH-ONLY!'

Will the ZT2 series mow in reverse?

Asked by CL September 15, 2020
1
Answer

CL = ? REVERSE MOW ? ... yes .... In 'SPECIFICATIONS': Riding Mower Features Adjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Zero-Turn Capable

Can i order the Cub Cadet zero turn ZT3 in a 54 or 50 inch deck?

Asked by Greg August 17, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Greg. The ZT2 54 is only available in the 54 inch deck. If you'd like a 50 inch deck, you would need to locate a retailer with the ZT2 50. Thank you for your question.

If I use ethanol free gasoline, do I have to use an additive like Stabil?

Asked by Gas July 14, 2020
1
Answer

Gas = { "IF" I use ethanol-free gasoline, do I still need to use a stabilizer?} Sir: ..... Depends.... a) - As long as One can develop a Summertime practice of ONLY buying your 100% gasoline from a very busy Station -(NOT a tiny 'Mom 'n Pop)- AND, only use a relatively-small Gas Can full, rather than store 10 - 15 gallons at a purchase, it will be fine to NOT also use a Stabilizer. b) - Lastly, 'Winter Season" & subsequent, long-term storage becomes a Separate or, different matter altogether! c) - THAT is whenever there would be a practical benefit for a stabilizer .. I.E. = run the gas tank essentially empty, THEN, buy a new supply of only a very small quantity of fresh all-gas which HAS the stabilizer .... operate the engine sufficiently-long for THAT to have been introduced well into the carburetor. d) - P.S. ..... please "DO" also remove / service the 12v Battery, connecting it to a 'Battery Maintainer' for the duration continuously until initial Spring Mowing - NOT a conventional Charger!

What is recommended oil for this? Im seeing different recommendations.

Asked by Dzb June 8, 2020
3
Answers

Dzb - {What is the real, legitimate, recommended Engine Oil?} Sir: - - Inside the separate, full Engine Manual, too... NOT Cub Cadet Mower's Manual... a) - After the initial (5) engine operating hours OR, the subsequent oil & filter Changing, One may seriously consider using any 'American Pertroleum Institute' -{A.P.I.}- designation "SN" which is stamped upon each Container in BOLD lettering, with the 10W-30 .....never, ever needed are those private, 'house' brands at all.. simply the usual Castrol, Quaker State, Pennzoil, etc.. b) - Also DOES include 100%, Full-synthetic, 10W - 30! c) - ALWAYS change filter @ each engine oil change / use an authorized, 'Kawasaki' Oil Filter ONLY, for as long as that Engine (Not same as Mower!) is under 'Engine Warranty!!'

Is a bagger attachment available for this model? If I want to bag the leaves. Does the discharge ...

Asked by Don May 29, 2020
2
Answers

I believe it does have an add on bagger accessory but it does not come with the mower.

The total width is 65 inches, but does the shute come off? What is the minimum width trailer needed to haul?

Asked by Kristen May 26, 2020
2
Answers

Kristen = {Discharge Chute come 'off?' ... minimum width Trailer?} Madam: ... Very easy to remove the Entire Discharge Chute Assembly BUT ... a) - Somewhat of a 'pain' to keep doing that, back 'n forth, with every Loading ontoTrailer.... b) AND, definitely NOT "Safe" to Operate the Mower w/o that in place! c) - Any consideration of simply 'converting' to a MULCH-ONLY Mower??? d) - THAT removes the entire Discharge Chute entirely, and, replaced with a Deck 'Plug' or 'Cover' plus a new optimum 'MULCH' Blade set... e) - Trailer inside width would THEN be as narrow as ~ ~ 58" inches, depending upon practice of driving carefully to NOT rub the side boards of the trailer with Deck.

I have a split rail fence... can the 54 inch deck reach under the bottom rail (so I don’t have to use my trimmer as much)?

Asked by Honk May 25, 2020
2
Answers

Honk = (Will this 54" deck reach under my Split Rail Fencing to eliminate Trimming?} NOPE! ... the 54" deck does NOT extend THAT far beyond the outside of the rear tire to reach that total distance... how about using a grass eliminator in the Spring under the bottom rail, instead of allowing the grass to grow there at all?

What’s the difference between the ZT1 and the ZT2?

Asked by Bobbymoss77 April 15, 2020
2
Answers

Bobbymoss77 = {Differences between the ZT1 vs ZT2 ?} Sir: ... LOTS! a) - Best to "GO" to [.. www.cubcadet.com ..] for 'direct compare' feature simultaneously. b) - Premium Tires plus better Seat on Ball Bearing Slides, Arm Rests, Different Control Arms, Serviceable Twin Transaxles, etc., etc..

what type and weight oil to use.

Asked by George March 30, 2020
2
Answers

I would look up on the Kawasaki web site.

Ultima ZT2 54 in. Fabricated Deck 23 HP Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin Gas Engine Zero Turn Mower with Lap Bar Control - page 2

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