ZT1 42

Ultima Series ZT
$2,699.00
ZT1 42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
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ZT1 42
Ultima Series ZT
$2,699.00
ZT1 42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
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  • 22 HP 725cc professional-grade KOHLER 7000 Series V-twin OHV engine for reliable starting and exceptionally smooth, quiet operation
  • Ideal for mowing slight rolling hills and several obstacles up to 2 acres
  • Equipped with an open frame design and hinged/removable floor pan, allowing quick and easy access to the deck and engine for ease of maintenance
  • Lap bar-controlled dual-hydro transmissions


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love! I got the Cub Cadet ZT1 42 and absolutely love it! I was excited to get a Cub Cadet of my own as it was the brand of lawn mower we had when I was growing up. I knew the quality of a Cub Cadet was excellent as my brother still uses the one my Dad purchased 24 years ago! Let me just say the Zero Turn ZT1 exceeded my expectations! I had never driven a zero turn before so I didn't have another to compare it to but I don't need to try another. It was very simple to learn how to operate. I like that you can raise the deck by turn the knob on the left. I thought at first the seat didn't go up far enough for me to easily press the pedal to raise and lower the deck but it was as simple as flipping the seat over and loosening two bolts and sliding it to the position I needed. Most people probably wouldn't even need to do that but I am only 5ft tall. I like the safety feature that if the blades are on and your butt comes off the seat, the mower shuts off. I get excited each time, I get to mow the lawn now! I will definitely be sticking with Cub Cadet!
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mower Bought this hoping to cut my mowing time. It is a great mower, mows evenly & cuts my trimming time down.
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bargain. Bought a month ago and very pleased with the ease of operation.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower! I bought this mower April of 2019 and have used it appr. 5 times. It provides a really nice cut, performs well and exceeds my expectations. The mower is built solid and is definitely at a very reasonable price point for what you're getting. I mow appr. a half acre so the 42" was the largest mower I could fit in my yard. Only time will tell how durable it will be, but with the construction of this mower I suspect it will last a long time. If you are looking for a solid residential mower with great features and a reasonable price point, this is it! Don't hesitate to buy this mower.
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lawn Mower! I gave up on lawn mowing eversince I had a back injury , never though I would be able to mow my lawn again. This lawn mower makes me feel like I am riding a luxy Vehicle on my yard. Its such a joy to Ride it and finishes the job with no effort. Cub Cadet ZT1-42 is very easy to use and zero turn is a nice feature. The safety features are good on ZT1-42 and the mower runs smooth. I like the different grass cut settings and how easy to turn the knob to change the setting. The mower is not big and it easily goes through our backyard gate. Overall I will recommend this mower to everyone with a large yard. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I bought this Zero Turn a month ago. It make cutting grass easy and simple. I love how much power it has and how easy it is to pull up a hill. The yard had grass knee high and it went right through it with ease. I love the light in the front. It make it easy to cut if you get caught by the dark I would give this product ten stars if I could.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower Purchase the ZT-1 42” at Home Depot a few weeks ago to get ready for spring. This machine rides great, deck height adjustment is super easy, it starts fast and reduced my cutting time from about four hours down to about 45 minutes. The frame is built very well and feels strong. I should have purchased one of these a long time ago.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! It used to take about two hours to mow. Now 45 min!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mowing made easy I bought my cub cadet zt1 a few months ago and it has been a great machine it cut my mowing time in half and does cleaner cut than my old riding tractor.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lets cut grass Used buying guide to pick out what I needed. I can finish quick, good on gas, easy to operate, Love the height adjustment.
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower! I am very pleased with the performance of the ZT1 42. It is the first zero turn for me so I had to play around with it for about 20 minutes before I mowed. I mowed in early spring so there was wild onions in the yard. It cut them cleanly without having to slow down like in the past with my other mower. I've had it a couple of months now and I am still pleased with it's performance. It has a sturdy feel to it when you are mowing over rough ground. It was no problem at all to mow along a ditch that has a fairly good slight to it. The seat is comfortable and I am really glad it is adjustable so I can make it fit my size. I am totally satisfied and would highly recommend this machine.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best there is!! Our riding mower recently died on us so we decided when we got a new one we would upgrade. My husband has always wanted a zero turn so we got this one. I have noticed it has cut our mowing time from 3 hours to a little under an hour. We can now mow around our trees without having to stop and start back or just weed eat them. Our yard does have a few little hills in it and this mower will still cut as smoothly and evenly as it does in the flat parts of our yard. It does have working headlight on the front which I am guessing is led lights because they are bright and make mowing at dusk or dawn easier. It also have a wagon hitch which we use to haul smaller sticks and leaves out of the yard. We have had no problems with attaching the wagon or with it coming loose. This does seem to be very well made and seems to be made from high quality parts. The deck height is easy to move as well as the steering bars. We have had no problems with the bars sticking or being hard to move. Overall, We are in love with this mower! If you are looking to upgrade or just looking for a new mower you need to give this one a try!!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, but hate catcher I purchased the Ultimate model from Home Depot about two months ago. This is my first zero-turn, and I love it. However, I wish the grass chute titled closer to the ground. Grass seems to blow everywhere, except on the grass. I purchased a Cub Cadet catcher in the hopes of reducing the excessive grass blowing, but the catcher is worthless. I used the catcher about four times now, and each time I am covered with grass from head to toe. The cover on the catcher has too many seams were grass is allowed to come out. Plus, the catcher fills up fast. Three or maybe four rotations and the catcher if full. I spend more time emptying the catcher than cutting grass. So, I recently removed the catcher. If the catcher and the chute were correctly designed, I would have given this model five stars.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Mower, HORRIBLE Tires Really like the tube chassis. It's everything it's sold to be for easy access, tough, and easy to clean. Performance wise the mower has been good. However, the engineers really failed with the rear tire choice. The 8" tires have absolutely no traction and constantly turf up my yard. Regardless my driving or the condition of my lawn, they turf my grass. My yard has moderate slopes and I rarely mow when it's damp. Doesn't matter. A 1° slope is too much for this lower to turn on... I'm seeking to upgrade to 10" wide tires.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update on post I forgot to add pictures: I bought this mower 6 months ago. It has 10.5 hours on it. The only concern is the underneath of the deck is pitting, rusting and the paint is peeling. I have a green plush lawn and I'm not mowing any debris. Should I be concerned that after just 10.5 hours of use I'm seeing this much pitting, rusting and paint peeling or is this normal? I know with steel it's going to rust, but I'm not mowing with moisture on the grass and I have sprayed the underside of the deck regularly.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the mower I bought this mower 6 months ago. It has 10.5 hours on it. The only concern is the underneath of the deck is pitting, rusting and the paint is peeling. I have a green plush lawn and I'm not mowing any debris. Should I be concerned that after just 10.5 hours of use I'm seeing this much pitting, rusting and paint peeling or is this normal? I know with steel it's going to rust, but I'm not mowing with moisture on the grass and I have sprayed the underside of the deck regularly.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Zero Turn I absolutely love this mower its my first Zero turn but my second Cub Cadet. Power and speed is great, cut quality is excellent even with wet grass. I purchased the mulching kit but haven't installed it just yet. I do find that the moderate inclines it doesn't cut evenly.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cub cadet zt1 I did a lot of researching and decided this was the mower. And I am glad I did it handles and cuts great you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2019-06-28
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