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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 degree 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
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Engine MakeKawasaki EngineKohler EngineKohler EngineKohler Engine
Deck TypeFabricatedFabricatedFabricatedFabricated
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles
Cutting Width (in.)54 inches48 inches60 inches60 inches
Size of Yard4 or More Acres2 - 4 Acres4 or More Acres4 or More Acres
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialResidentialCommercialResidential
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
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 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 CapableAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Antivibration Handle,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Power Take Off,Power steering,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel front wheel,Tool-free adjustments,Translucent Fuel Tank,Zero-Turn Capable
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
84 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60 in
Cutting Width (in.)
54 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
13
Mower Deck Width (in.)
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
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
3.5 gal
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
Number of Blades
3 blades
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

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Customer Reviews

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Best mower EVER
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My husband has not stopped laying on the praise since I bought this mower from a Cub Cadet dealer as a 60th birthday present. He has even taken on the yards of a few neighbors who gushed over the excellent cut he achieved on our lawn thanks to this mower. He loves its turning radius, smooth ride, easy start, and most of all, the sharp cut and self-mulch ability, even though it's not touted as a mulcher. The lawn looks like carpet. He also spends less time on the mower. It cuts fast. Great purchase, no complaints. Good job, Cub Cadet!
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    Awesome
    (This review was collected as part of a promotion.) Bought last fall and it is such an awesome machine. Fast, excellent cut, and hands down better than John Deere. Wish I had one years ago. Can't find enough grass to cut as ot's so nice to use.
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      Save lots of time cutting grass with it
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought it Two months ago runs great It has cut over two hours of cutting time out
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        • Recommended
        Very well built
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The right mower for the big 4-acre job that is my backyard.
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          • Recommended
          Great unit
          Bought this two years ago mowing great No problems with the mower at all
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            • Recommended
            Great Mower
            I have a large property with hills and many obstacles. The ZT2 performs well and has saved me approx. 4 to 5 hours in mowing time. Very impressed with this machine.
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              • Recommended
              Power & speed are great
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My old 1999 cub cadet 2185 mower deck finally gave out & I figured it was time for a zero turn. Glad I bought it; it's cut about 30 minutes off my mowing time!
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                • Recommended
                Fast. Reliable.
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Cuts mowing time in half! Couldn’t be happier with our purchase.
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                  • Recommended
                  Very nice, but......
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased mower 2 months ago. Easy to operate, wonderful upgrade from a 46” riding mower. Disappointed that they eliminated the gas gauge on this years model. My main issue is a very loud / annoying noise (hydraulic) when operating the control arms. I asked the dealer to address the issue but they said there is no problem, just sometimes they make noise. Said if the controls stop working they will look at it, but in the meantime I’m just supposed to get used to it. If not for this ( and the lack of dealer help) I would give the mower 5 stars.
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                  Response from CSMay 26, 2021
                  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. This has been documented internally, and if you would like to discuss this problem further, please give us a call at 1-877-428-2349 and mention your Case # 06779215. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
                    • Recommended
                    Very Versatile
                    Fast, Efficient, and versatile. Very happy with it!
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