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5 reasons why the Cub Cadet Ultima Series is the ultimate all around mowing experience

5 reasons why the Cub Cadet Ultima Series is the ultimate all around mowing experience

1. What makes an Ultima an Ultima

The award-winning Cub Cadet® Ultima Series isn’t just a better zero-turn, it redefined the zero-turn experience offering uncompromising strength, comfort and a premium cut every time. Step up to the ultimate all around mowing experience:

Unrivaled strength

Each zero turn in the Ultima Series is constructed with a continuous square 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame for unrivaled strength and rigidity. An automotive-grade corrosion defense system is electronically applied to each frame for enhanced durability season after season, and the ZTX line has a thicker frame.

Ride in comfort

When you ride in an Ultima, you ride in comfort with a fully adjustable high-back seat and an advanced polymer seat suspension system optimized for comfort so you can maximize your speed while reducing fatigue. Adjustable lap bars customizable to any operator. And soft touch hand grips — or steering wheel — combined with a rubber floor mat help reduce vibration.

Best-in-class cut

Cub Cadet’s AeroForce™ fabricated cutting system is available in sizes ranging from 42-in. to 60-in., which delivers a premium cut with fewer clumps and stragglers, finer clippings and increased evenness.

Easy maintenance

An open frame design with maintenance-free spindles and a hinged/removable floor pan allow easy access to the deck and engine for quick and simple maintenance

Ultimate peace of mind

The Ultima Series is backed by a best-in-class warranty — a 3-year/unlimited-hour warranty plus limited lifetime warranty on frame and deck. Plus the knowledgeable support from Cub Cadet’s nationwide network of dealers for the ultimate peace of mind.

2. Steering wheel units

In addition to traditional lap bar models, the Cub Cadet Ultima Series has expanded with the addition of the ZTS steering wheel units. These zero-turns are equipped with Synchro-Steer®, a proven steering wheel technology that delivers unrivaled control, especially on slopes and around obstacles.

Synchro-Steer gives the operator control of all four Turf Master tires, eliminating the need to make a three-point turn to reduce mowing time by reducing overlap while delivering a straight, pristine cut. This technology also allows for stronger control when facing hills and slopes of up to 20-degrees.

3. Gas vs. battery

The ultimate mowing experience also comes in a 100 percent fully electric lithium-ion battery powered model, delivering a hassle-free, easy to use mowing experience with uncompromising power and minimal maintenance. The Ultima ZT1 42E zero-turn uses the latest battery technology so you can work longer without experiencing a power fade and without disturbing your neighbors thanks to a 64 percent reduction compared to its gas counterpart.

One of the biggest benefits of a battery-powered mower is reduced regular maintenance, like changing belts, filters or oil. To get a better idea of the total time savings, you can use the time savings calculator to compare gas and battery-powered mowers. 

4. Ultima Series ZT vs. ZTX

When you have a yard that demands a lot, you need a machine that goes even further. The ZTX line brings commercial-grade features to the category-leading Ultima Series.

Each model features an AeroForce Max™ deck with 10-Gauge reinforced fabricated steel deep dome design, maintenance free spindles and smooth arc triple blades for flawless results. Commercial-grade engines and dual hydrostatic rear-wheel transmissions can achieve speeds of up to 9 MPH, allowing you to tackle large properties faster. And a thicker frame design stands up to your large property’s toughest obstacles.

With ability to cut a wide area of grass, ZTX models tackle large properties faster with greater confidence and deliver a clean, professional cut while providing the Ultimate mowing experience.

5. Finding the right one

The category-leading and award-winning Cub Cadet Ultima Series delivers the ultimate all around experience grounded in strength, comfort and a premium cut. Whether its equipped with a lap bar or steering wheel, powered by a gas engine or a fully electric lithium-ion battery, the Ultima Series was designed for those who love to lawn. Find the right zero-turn for you by using the product finder on