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Ultima ZT2 54 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
  • 54 in. 11-ga AeroForce reinforced fabricated cutting deck
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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 726 cc 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
  • Equipped with an 11-Gauge 54 in. fabricated triple-blade AeroForce deck (high lift) 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 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
  • 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
  • California residents

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Ultima ZT2 54 in. Fabricated Deck 23HP V-Twin Kawasaki FR Series Engine Dual Hydro Drive Gas Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower

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Ratings
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Engine MakeKawasaki EngineKawasaki EngineKohler EngineKawasaki Engine
Deck TypeFabricatedFabricatedFabricatedFabricated
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Cutting Width (in.)54 inches48 inches60 inches60 inches
Size of Yard4 or More Acres2 - 4 Acres4 or More Acres4 or More Acres
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialCommercialCommercialCommercial
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
Mower SizeLargeMediumLargeLarge
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Cup Holder,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 Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Reverse Mowing,Rollover protection,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,Translucent Fuel Tank,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 Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Reverse Mowing,Rollover protection,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Swivel Wheels,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
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,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
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

  • 4.3
    out of 171 reviews
  • 77% recommend this product
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I wrote this review on July 25, 2021. This mower cuts very good at it's fastest speed. It is also...
I wrote this review on July 25, 2021. This mower cuts very good at it's fastest speed. It is also easy to steer. I also like the easy deck height adjustment. I found out that when I purchased the mower on June 20, 2021 from Home Depot on line that the mower did not come with the Hydro-Gear expansion tanks as listed in the Home Depot on line description. I found out from Cub Cadet that the expansion tanks were discontinued on November 5, 2020 and were replaced with internal expansion tanks (inside the hydro gear transmissions) and a breather on top of the transmissions where the piping to the expansion tank was. Home Depot needs to fix their description of the expansion tanks. When I received the mower it was in a wooden crate and the triple bagger that I bought was in a large box. The triple bagger works great and collects a lot of grass. However it needs a window on the side of the top cover so you can see when the bagger is near full. It is hard to see through the semi-clear tube going from the deck to the bagger especially after a few cuttings when the tube is grass stained inside. I intend to add a clear acrylic window. It took me about 5 hours to uncrate, and assemble everything. I had to add oil to the engine. The cutting deck was way out of level which took several tries to level it. The steering was also off and this was tricky to adjust it to get the mower to steer straight at handles full forward position. I was not able to get both handles full forward. The left handle is behind the right handle to get the steering straight which slightly slows down the speed.. The rear tires were way over inflated at 30psi instead of the 10psi as per the tire. The front tires were correctly inflated at 28psi. Overall this is a great mower, and recommend it. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the steering adjustment. I have attached some pictures of interest.
by Albun
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great mower
I have mowed a couple of times with this unit and love it!!! Used to take 2.5 hours to mow the grass only not around the barns this was a 54” garden tractor. The new mower only takes 1.5 hours to mow everything much quicker. The ride is a little rough over very rough ground but just slow down and its fine. The cut is great and has improved the look of the grass. I love this mower and all the features. The motor is very quite compared to my cub cadet single cylinder lawn tractor. I was looking for a commercial unit but couldn’t beat the price and features of this unit.
by Ts1974
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    4 people found this helpful
    #Club Cadet
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Beat mower I have ever owned. I was a little hesitant because of the bare bones look, but it actually helps with cleaning, noise and heat. My neighbors were so impressed that 3 of them went and bought themselves one within the last 2 weeks.
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    Description and options for the Zt2 is false advertisement.
    It clearly states that it has Hydraulic-reservoir‘s and filter once you receive it it does not have it. The only reason I ordered the ZT2 not the ZT1. Then they tell me that it is a generic description for all zero turns. I Believe that is false advertisement when it clearly states that it has it, as a selling point.
    by hicks
    Response from CubCadetMay 3, 2021
    Hello hicks. 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 06701269 so we can help. Thank you very much.
      8 people found this helpful
      Big Daddy!
      This is an awesome mower guys and girls. I mow over 2 acres and this Cub Cadet can handle it with ease. The quality is good and the turning radius is very good. The engine runs smoothly and the machine cuts and manicures nicely.
      by Soccer12
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        2 people found this helpful
        Comes on a semi , better have a plan for that ! Easy to put together ! The blades that come with ...
        Comes on a semi , better have a plan for that ! Easy to put together ! The blades that come with it are not good for Bahia, centipede mix . I recommend the upgrade, the numbers for them are under the seat , which is very comfortable! Got the Kawasaki motor , Runs and handles very well .5/20
        by Tatonka
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        1 person found this helpful
        Great Mower for the price - compared this mower to...
        Great Mower for the price - compared this mower to high end commercial mowers and feel its very competitive - super easy to use and maintain - worth every penny
        by NN
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        1 person found this helpful
        The Cub Cadet zero turn mower is the BEST zero turn mower on the market! We have four acres the C...
        The Cub Cadet zero turn mower is the BEST zero turn mower on the market! We have four acres the Cub Cadet mower really does a great job!
        by tim
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        Our new Ultima ZT2 60" mower is a "beast". and we love it !!! Easy and fun to drive, mows super s...
        Our new Ultima ZT2 60" mower is a "beast". and we love it !!! Easy and fun to drive, mows super smooth and rides like a limousine. We researched zero turn mowers for months, and after a zillion considerations - Cub Cadet is truly a winner. The welded deck, serviceability, turf tires, and the 24 HP Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin engine was a deal maker. We've had our new Ultima ZT2 for almost 2 weeks, and our yard looks like a golf course. Cub Cadet - you guys knocked this one out of the park!!! This mower is truly a dream come true. Huge thanks to the Cub Cadet Team! Ronnie P. Boerne, TX
        by River
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        7 people found this helpful
        Absolute beast! See last line for why 4 stars :) I am 57 and 300 pounds. Once I got the seat adj...
        Absolute beast! See last line for why 4 stars :) I am 57 and 300 pounds. Once I got the seat adjusted. The comfort is amazing! The Good! :) I have never driven a ZTR before so, Learning (Still learning) how to drive it! Right out of the crate its been amazing! Easy to put things together, was only the seat, back roll-bar and some odds and ends. Put gas in, half chock, spun twice and started. Let it run, shut down and double checked the oil. Perfect! As you will see in the image, The first cut out of the box? I would never recommend doing this to anyone BUT. IT is doing it! The cut part? I run double pass, one at high and the other at 2.75. Go slow and let it do the work! Now? The bad :( Factory blades? ack, better then nothing. It LOVES gas lol lol. But for what I have to cut? I would not expect good MPG! The shipper!!?? BLAH! took them two weeks to figure out how to get a 60inch mower to my house and unload it! I blame the shipper for that! NOT Home Depot. Home Depot was very good with trying to help communication and trying to work with us to get us the mower! Over all? First review (out of the box)?? I love it!!! Thank you CUB CADET and Home Depot!!
        by Donald
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