Explore Zero-Turn Mowers
The move to a zero-turn lawn mower is an exciting one for any homeowner. And if you're looking to step up from your current machine, a zero-turn mower should be in your consideration set. Ask yourself if saving time, sidestepping obstacles, and improving your overall mowing experience sounds like a step up from your current situation. If so, be sure to check out the full Cub Cadet line-up of innovative zero-turns. The possibilities are at every turn.
Forged with Strength
Our continuous square tubular frame was designed for enhanced strength and durability.
Settle in to a fully adjustable command center and experience next-level comfort designed for optimized speed and control from head to toe.
The Aeroforce™ deck has been independently tested against the top competitors and proven to deliver the best cut in its class.
Ultima Series ZTX™
Commercial-grade residential zero turns: commercial engines, reinforced decks, top-of-the-line bagging capabilities and speeds up to 9 MPH. Ideal for yard sizes up to 12 acres.
Strength on Deck
Commercial-grade build, for enhanced strength and durability over time while delivering a consistent, quality cut in challenging conditions.
Command with Comfort
Fully adjustable command center and smoother ride that allows you to comfortably cut at your maximum speed for an extended amount of time.
Stronger machine with a stronger warranty backed by a nationwide dealer support network for the ultimate peace-of-mind.
S and SX Series
The only zero turn lawn mower with steering wheel control: zero learning curve, incredible maneuverability and unmatched stability on hills and uneven terrain. Ideal for yards up to 5 acres.
This zero-turn includes patented Synchro-Steer® technology-pioneered by Cub Cadet provides steering wheel control of all four wheels.
Power and Performance
Cub Cadet-certified engines, fully welded steel frames and tough decks, produce outstanding results year after year.
Triple Guard Corrosion Defense System™
Automotive-grade corrosion resistance that protect against the elements of wear and tear all year long.
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Shop & Compare Zero-Turn Mowers
A good zero-turn mower offers strength, speed, performance, cut quality and, if you’ve got the right one, style.
How do you objectively measure cut quality to accurately compare different mowers and claim to have a “best-in-class” cut?
The ultimate mowing experience didn’t come to life overnight. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look into how the all-new Ultima Series line of zero-turn lawn mowers was born.
With free time at a premium and these powerful mowers becoming more affordable, many homeowners are asking themselves if it’s time to step up.
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How to Choose a Zero Turn Lawn Mower
If you’re in the market for a zero turn lawn mower, there are a few things to consider. It’s important to ask yourself exactly what you need to do with your zero turn mower. If you have a house in the suburbs with a small lawn, you wouldn’t want to buy the same zero turn lawn mower as someone who has several acres in a rural town.
What is Deck Size on a Zero Turn Mower?
The deck size on a zero turn mower determines how much grass gets cut as you ride. Deck size is measured in inches and is the width of the cutting surface below the mower. A zero turn mower with a wide cutting deck, like the Cub Cadet ZT3 60, cuts more grass as you ride it, but can be more difficult to use in smaller spaces. Conversely, a smaller deck like the one found on the Cub Cadet ZT1 42 zero turn lawn mower allows you to maneuver around tight spaces easily but will take longer to cut larger lawns.
Deck size is one of the biggest factors in determining how many acres a zero turn mower can handle. Our ZT1 42” can take on up to 2 acres, while the ZT3 60” can handle up to 6 acres
Steering Wheel Vs. Lap Bar on Zero Turn Lawn Mowers
Zero turn mowers are available with either lap bar steering or a traditional steering wheel. The most common steering on a zero turn mower is lap bar steering. A more traditional steering wheel offers increased control in the front wheels, which is needed for mowing along the side edges of slopes and hills. And if you’re a beginner who hasn’t used a lap bar before, a steering wheel provides a familiar feel as it operates just like driving a car.
A lap bar mower steers differently than a steering wheel mower. Lap bar mowers accelerate by pushing the bars forward and steer similarly to riding a horse. When you want to turn the mower left, pull the left bar towards you, and when turning right, pull the right bar. The front wheels on a lap bar mower are casters and roll freely like on a shopping cart. Since a lap bar mower doesn’t have much traction in the front, you could experience what’s known as “turf tear” if you lose traction on a steep hill. Thus, the general rule of thumb is that if you have a very flat lawn, lap bar mowers are perfectly fine. However, a steering wheel mower may be the better fit if your lawn is sloped.