RZT S Zero

ELECTRIC ZERO-TURN RIDING MOWER
Electric
$2,999.00
RZT S Zero is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28.
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Electric
RZT S Zero
ELECTRIC ZERO-TURN RIDING MOWER
$2,999.00
RZT S Zero is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28.
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  • World's only electric zero-turn rider steering wheel control and four-wheel steering
  • 42" stamped mowing deck with powerful dual-direct-drive motors for the beautiful Cub Cadet Signature Cut™
  • 60 minutes of cutting time with no power fade
  • 3-year limited warranty


Specs & Maintenance

Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect fit, but needs some refinement My lawn is about 1/2 acre of St Augustine grass in Central Florida--thick, tough, often moist. But with my solar panels and all-electric mentality, this mower was a must for me. Somewhere along the line, water got into the control head (instrument panel), and it quit working within the first hour. Warranty response very good, but the head dried out naturally and it began to work fine during warranty processing--though I'm watching it closely now. Performance is great, but optional mulch kit bogs the machine down too much here, and hitch kit is for gas version so requires small mods for installation--options should be more product-specific. Putting the water scare aside, and forgiving the disappointing option packages, the core machine is fantastic.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mower I have used this mower for three seasons now and it is the best mower I have ever owned. It's very quiet: I forget my hearing protector sometimes and it really isn't necessary. It cuts very evenly. The batteries gave me about two and a half hours of mowing time per charge the first season. That dropped to about 90 minutes the second season and about 45 minutes the third season. I was disappointed with the drop off but I did use the mower far more than it was designed for. They recommend it for about 3/4 of an acre and I was mowing probably three times that, so perhaps the batteries would last longer under those conditions. I will order new batteries for next season.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed I was skeptical about purchasing RZT S Zero electric mower. I wasn't sure if I could cut my large lawn on 1 charge with the AGM batteries. I purchased a 2012 demo unit in June 2015 after considering it for 2 months and test driving it in the park next to the sales office. Upon using it on my own lawn, I can say I am very impressed with the performance. I used this machine for 2 hours and 40 minutes. I cut my grass on a thursday and it had been cut 2 mondays prior. So it had grown over a weeks time. There has been a lot of rain and intermittent sun and the grass had grown. It is also thick and no weeds. I weight only 140 lbs and have inclines I transversed. Perhaps this is why I got the amount of use out of it. The machine is very quiet and the steering wheel zero turn is a plus. I look forward to cheaper and lighter Li Ion batteries in the future that would extend the range even more.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wanted to like it, but not ready for primetime. Bought this in June of 2018, from day one had nothing but problems. 1st e-clip wasn’t installed on the steering wheel and the vertical steering shaft movement broke the steering wheel. 2nd, starting getting low voltage errors errors and randomly the blade would shut off. 3rd, steering sensor went our and the mower wouldn’t move, had to tow it back to the garage which was the final straw. Ended up returning to dealer for the gas model. I really like the idea of this mower and when it did run it was great, but it is way too unreliable at this point.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort in mowing Everything that I was looking for in a rider, easy, comfortable, user friendly! The older I get the more I dislike loud noises this works perfect ,
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded all expectations We purchased this one year ago when we decided to tackle our 3/4 acre lot on our own going forward and stop paying a service. We looked at a lot of mowers and after running into an article about electric lawn mowers in Mother Earth News I started doing some digging. After quite a bit of research we decided on this one and have not looked back. There are so many things to like about it there is not room to list them all. It is so quiet! Even when the blades are on it is tolerable without any kind of ear protection. There is almost no maintenance. Grease the wheels and sharpen the blades and you are done. I love getting the service reminders from my local dealer and looking at the list of things they want to do and laughing because none of them apply to this mower. It can easily mow our lot twice on one charge although now that I have the wagon I have been using it for all kinds of projects around the place so I usually charge it one night per week and it is set for another seven days worth of hard labor. The only drawback is the aluminum blades. My wife was too close to the drainage ditch and hit a rock about the size of a brick and it twisted it into a pretzel. Other than that it is complaint free and I cannot recommend it highly enough. You need this if you at all considering buying a riding mower!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes mowing fun, quiet, and no gas can needed I started looking at the RZT S Zero last year and they were finally available near me. This tractor is so quiet and nice to drive. I can hear my iPod without needing to crank the volume way too high. I was surprised at how much the four wheel steering allows me to be more efficient with my mowing. I really like not having to fill the gas can, deal with the gasoline smell, and the savings from not buying gas are great. Fuel is essentially free since my existing solar panels provide the small amount of needed electricity. This tractor feels like something that has been out for awhile, not a new model. I highly recommend the RZT S Zero.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from expensive over 4 years A regularly maintained engine would probably last longer than the 4 year batteries that come with this mower. It would be nice to know what type of batteries(e.g. lithium-ion) are included with the mower., You should not have to pay extra to get a hitch attachment. All that's needed is a hole in a horizontally mounted plate. I'm sure your engineers could make this part of the initial design.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my best buys ever! I have always been a Cub Cadet owner. The Zero turn has made mowing a breeze. I love the steering wheel which makes it easier for me to handle. A feature that was a plus is the way you can clean the mower with the hose after each mowing. It mows great and gives us a nice looking lawn. Since I have disability problems this mower makes it easier for me to handle.The dealer went above and beyond to explain all features and help with a trial run before purchase. I would recommend this product. The only thing that would make it better is if you could purchase a snow plow to add for winter months.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine Bought this mower this month after researching other electric rider and gas riders. We also have Greenworks blower and Ego push mower as well as Ego weed eater - all outstanding and powerful products. (Full disclosure, I can't wait for Infiniti qx80 to come out in all electric model!). I have never owned a riding mower but have been paying someone to mow our 4.5 acre backyard. I am very non mechanical but wanted to expand my horizons and try a rider. Well, I am thrilled with this mower. It is very easy to operate, cuts effectively, rides smooth, and just a lot of fun. I want to get it out of the garage every day and take it for a spin and cut some grass!! This weekend I bought a pull behind cart and it pulls it effortlessly (I got the idea from a reviewer). Next I am going to buy a pull behind spreader to spread rye seed this Fall. I should add that I asked the dealer to attach a little hitch that comes on other gas Cadet riders. The electric is plenty powerful enough to pull it. It runs a strong 2 to 2 1/2 hours on full bore mowing g. The field has some longer grass and tough weeds but it handled them with no issue. Overall, one of my great purchases last couple years and I highly recommend this 42" RZTS zero electric. ( Oh, it also has cruise control and a tight ZERO turn with a steering wheel!)
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from only for maintaining a perfect lawn, not real use. Sorry to say it does not cut wet or tall grass. One major design blunder, compounded by bad design fixes. The blade motors are way too weak, and instead of fixing by upgrading the motor they killed what could have been a great product. The blades are an aluminum alloy, for me one blade bent beyond use after 3.5 hours deck time. I can tell the blade motors don’t have the power to get steel blades up to speed, without triggering the auto blade shut-off. And wet grass or 4”-6” tall grass will also cause the blade over power shut-off.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real machine I don't understand why the company is not making all its fleet of riding lawn mowers electric. It is much better, nicer on the environment, quieter and more practical, and above all, less needy for maintenance. Why not ditch the gas riding mowers, once and for all, and focus on extending the range of this amazing machine.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tough mower BUT... This is my third season using the zero, first let me say I love the low maintenance, and this thing (when working) can go with the best of them. I actually used mine to clear brush (4ft) very slowly with multiple passes. My issue has been maintenance when something goes wrong. My something was mice, in my first year mice found its way in the mower and nested on the wires. I live in NE so mice are the norm. I have since mouse proofed the shed. The first repair was fine, cleaning and wire replacement, however the battery would not maintain a charge, it would charge all week and nothing. So I took it back in, this is a pain because my closest dealer is two states away! This time they said the batteries were bad and changed them. So I get it home and yes the batteries charge but they die in about 30-40 mins, I have a little less than an acre and when this thing was brand new I could cut my lawn 2 times on one charge, now I can't even cut half my lawn. So I now have to drive back to Mass/Rhode to have it looked at again.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 20 cents to mow my yard! Well as my first summer with an electric mower comes to a close, here is my update. I'm starting to love this mower. Especially using it with wagon in tow, as a utility unit. Hop on it zip over there, five minutes later zip to the other side of the yard. Zero issues with mowing my grass, has only shut off one time in thick clover. Just turn on the turbo boost and take your time and it will cut through some thick grass. It's taking slightly less than 2 KWH of electricity to recharge after mowing 3/4 acres. 2 KWH comes to 20 cent for me, now that's low cost. As I drive an 100% electric car, I know electricity leaves gasoline way behind. An internal combustion engine (ICE), is less than 30% efficient. 70% of the energy in a gallon of gas is wasted as heat. Whereas an electric motor is over 90%, that's why I can cut my gas for $0.20
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It This has made my life easier and reduced my mowing time.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No gas I just fiished my third season with the RZT s zero. I totally love it. No gas or oil and it runs on otherwise wasted pow er from my off the grid solar system. I have never run the batteries down so they seem to be holding up well. I bought the hitch and do a lot of hauling of brush ,manure etc. Fantastic machine
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Relatively low powered, Terrible service access. This mower cuts nicely if the grass is short. It can't handle tall or heavy grass. The batteries have given up the ghost just after the warranty ended. It is difficult to find a Cub Cadet dealer who is certified to work on this machine.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick machine So fast and efficient. Will mow as quickly as you can stay on it
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate. I have had this mower for a year and have had no issues.
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2000 RZT50 I purchased my RZT50 in about 2009. I mow about 8 acres, lots of trees and some rolling hills. Very impressed that I've had minimal problems with the mower. The Hydraulic motors are just starting to weaken and will need to replace or repair soon. Considering a new zero turn around 54" or so?
Date published: 2019-08-15
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