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ZT1 42

Zero-Turn Riding Mower
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$2,699.00
ZT1 42 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95.
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ZT1 42
Zero-Turn Riding Mower
$2,699.00
ZT1 42 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95.
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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 with mow in reverse


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Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far Excellent My first zero turn. It’s taken some getting used to. Once I got the hang of it, my mowing times have been significantly less. Exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2019-06-04
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 4 out of 5 by from A fun ride I purchased this Ultima ZT1 42 awhile back. It now has about 15 hours on it. This machine is a blast to drive, quick and nimble. The cut is good with the blades that come with it and it has good dispersal. The mulch kit is another story. I personally don't care for it. The plastic plug leaks grass all around it. The cut with the mulching blades is lousy and in spots needed to be double cut. I took the mulch kit right off and went back to the standard blades. The Kohler engine I find to be loud and drinks a lot of fuel. It runs good and starts ok though. The frame is well built and very ridgid. Traction on this zero turn is iffy on hills, I have spun tires a bit to easily it would seem. The seat is fabulous,most comfortable seat I have seen on a mower. I enjoy cutting the lawn with it once I got the hang of a zero turn. Would I purchase it again? Yes but with the 50" mower deck...
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!!! This is ,by far, the best mower I have ever owned. I have had some of the “green paint” that I thought were good until I bought this. There is no comparison. What used to take 8 hours with a push mower, 2 hours with the green tractor/mower now takes about 55 minutes with the smoothest cut I have ever had !
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, Well Built and easy to operate I bought this a little over a month ago and it is a very sturdy, well made mower. It is easy to operate and has great features. It is easy to start and operate. The selection of height adjustments is more than most I looked at. It does a great job on the lawn. Vry happy with this purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really nice features I bought at the beginning of spring I like it a lot. Just wish my tires would stop going flat..
Date published: 2019-07-09
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 1 out of 5 by from we will see what Home Depot does just bought this and it does not track strait regardless of speed and at full forward is worse so it won't cut a straight line. The handles are off and do not line up accross from each other no matter how many adjustments front and back on each. Several flaws in the paint and this was just assembled this week. Asking for a total replacment in the first 24 hours or a full refund
Date published: 2019-09-09
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 New Cub Cadet Fan Easy to operate and maintain, comfortable, cuts very well for a stamped deck mower. Love the bigger frame and simple design with out a lot of plastic parts fenders ect.. I’m planning on putting the arm rests on the seat (maybe). I worked for JD in the past and my new ZT1 is a Cut Above, IMO. Thanks MRM
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine! Did research to replace my JD LT155. Looked at many different manufacturers and models. My house sits on 1 acre and wanted to upgrade to a zero-turn mower from a lawn tractor. When the dust settled, the obvious choice was the Cub Cadet ZT1 42 for my needs. Very happy with all aspects of this mower: ease of operation, design and comfort are great. I definitely recommend this mower.
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE IT! My 1st Cub Cadet & I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. I have already recommended it numerous times!
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! Mastered driving after one use. Amazing mower, fast and efficient! Highly recommend to anyone for their first zero turn purchase.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my first 0 turn. Love it but there are some things Love my 0 turn. But afew things I wish were different. First, gas tank is real hard to see how much fuel is in the tank. Tank is too yellow. Needs to be more clear. Next, wish a tow pin was included. Riding is alittle bumpy on rough ground. Cup holder is almost useless. Can't drink while driving, and the fiss goes right out of your coke. But mowes great, cuts corners good. Gets the job done fast.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine I bought this mower 2 months ago after searching high and low to find one. After reading many 5 star reviews I was sure this was what I wanted. I was not disappointed. This thing is awesome. Cuts amazing, throws clippings very well, plenty of power, smooth controls. Awesome machine all around.
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Zero Turn Had for a couple months now and couldn’t not be happier! Yard time is cut in half from what it was with a self propelled. Comfortable seat and grips make a nice ride, fun too. Only time will tell on the quality, but I think I’ll have this mower for years to come. Definitely recommend this mower if you’re looking for a zero turn!
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect, as advertised! Perfect for my half acre yard! Cuts mowing time in half, but is 3x more fun than my old tractor! Kinda like a video game! Could not be happier...
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent mower I bought my ZT1 about 3 months ago along with the bagger and a trailer so I could cut both mine and my daughters yards. I have a pretty steep hill in my front yard and between the 2 yards I’m cutting about 3.5 acres. This mower has performed flawlessly and made the job quick and easy. It virtually eliminates the need to weed whack because it’s so easy to maneuver. If I had any one complaint, it would be that there is no fuel gauge, so it’s kind of a guessing game when to refuel.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing design! The improvements and redesign made this a hands down winner. The price is great!
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features I bought my zero turn mower 3 months ago and I love the way it cuts it's built like a tank and it's quick response and a lot of good features the best mower out on the market I love it
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use have used this 5 times and love it. Takes no time to mow my 2.5 acres.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the way it looks and cuts! This is my first zero turn. After considering many other options, this one is the one that wowed me! I just love the new design, and after comparing features it did not take long to make my choice. The seat is great quality and very nice looking, the handle grips are very comfortable and feel very durable. The blade height adjustment was also very nice and easy to adjust using a foot pedal and an easy to turn dial by hand, all without bending down or putting stress on my back. Other models require you to bend way over and reach down and pull up hard which is bad on my back. So that feature was much appreciated as well. This mower is very fun to drive, I can control/steer it with surgical precision and speed. Much easier than I expected. I just love my mower and now my friends have bought themselves one after seeing mine. Now they love theirs as well. We often joke about the fact that we can't wait for the grass to grow again so we can mow. My grass don't stand a chance of getting overgrown. Sometimes I think it pokes it head up to see if it's safe to grow. Which it does, and I mow it. lol. But i am glad that mowing is not longer a chore, with this mower, it is a pleasure! Thanks Cub Cadet! You knocked it out of the park!
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice mower Great mower just takes a little while to get used to the zero turn controls
Date published: 2019-07-09
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