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Z-Force® SX 48 KWZero-Turn Riding Mower

Z-Forcesupregsup SX 48 KW is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
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Overall Rating: 5


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  • 48" triple-blade cutting system
  • 24 HP professional-grade Kawasaki® FR® Series V-Twin OHV engine
  • Heavy-duty welded steel frame


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Accessories for this product

12 V Outlet Kit


Z-Force Bagger


Tire Chains


Lawn Striping Kit




2/Cast-iron sleeve

Engine Type

24 HP professional-grade Kawasaki® FR Series V-Twin OHV


Fully pressurized automotive-style oil pump w/ spin-on oil filter


PTO Clutch

Electronic fingertip engagement

Safety Systems

Operator presence, RevTEK™ reverse mowing technology

Engine Start



High-back elasticity vibration control (EVC) suspension seat w/armrests


Deck Attach/Removal

QuickAttach™ in seconds (no tools required)

Cutting Width/Blades

48" triple-blade (high-lift)

Deck Lift

Hand lever adjustment w/ spring assist


2 greasable heavy-duty gauge wheels

Deck Cutting Height

1" - 5"

Deck Style/Construction

11-gauge, floating, fabricated w/7-gauge reinforced plate

Deck Wash

Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system


Battery Voltage

230 cold crank amp


12V - 15 amp regulated


Hour Meter

Standard electronic




Approximate Weight

730 lbs.

Fuel Tank Capacity

Twin 2.8 gal (5.6 gal. total)

Engine Oil Capacity

2.1 qt.

Reverse Speed

4 mph

Overall Length


Forward Speed

8 mph


Cruise Control

Standard/Foot operated



Heavy-duty 12-gauge reinforced fully-welded 1-piece full-length steel frame


Cup Holder


Steering Wheel Control

Steering wheel w/ quick-adjust tilt column

Turning Radius



Front Axle

Fabricated, greasable



4-year/500-hr limited warranty

Engine & Drive System


Hydro-Gear™ ZT3100™ w/oil reservoir and filter


Parking Brake

Foot pedal w /mechanical locking

Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I wished for I really felt compelled to write this review after putting my Z force sx 48 to the test. I have owned a cub cadet 1550 riding mower for the last 10 years and there is no comparison. I have 3.5 acres that is slopped with some steep banks and I must say that this zero turn with steering wheel had no problems tackling those hills. The Kawasaki is by far the best engine I have ever owned over the Kohler. I have been mowing the pasture with my kabota and I just might switch to the Cub cadet for that job. It's much faster and does a superior job of cutting the grass leaving no clumps even when the grass is tall. It has so much force it bows and distributes the clippings so you don't even see them. You would think I used a bagger. I'm glad I stepped up to the plate on the cost of this mower over the lesser models. I did think of getting the pro series but glad I went to this model for the size of property that I maintain. If you maintain anything larger than 4 acres I would consider the pro series. My hats off to Cub Cadet for building a quality product.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful & Fast Bought a 2017 Z Force SX48 and am very impressed. I've owned John Deere mowers up until now and I couldn't be happier with my decision. A neighbor bought the S model and drove it over here bragging about how great it was. My response was "how great can it be?". He told me to try it. So without hesitation I jumped on the thing and took off like a bat out of "$(?!. I couldn't believe the power and the speed this thing had. Literally cut my mowing time in half! In addition to that you couldn't wipe the smile off my face for the rest of the afternoon because it was absolutely a blast to drive. I have a very challenging 1.5 acres to mow. I mean steep inclines, long deep ditches and berms, nothing slowed this mower up. Needless to say sold my John Deere LA125 rider and went out the following weekend and bought the SX 48 model just to 1-up my neighbor, hee hee. I can't wait to cut my lawn, looking out the window watching the grass grow. It used to be "Man I have to cut my lawn again". The stronger transmission (Hydro-Gear ZT3100) and the Kawasaki engine really do an amazing job with the hillsides. Did I mention the beautiful cut, impressive frame strength and the fact that you can turn on a dime. All and all LOVE IT and now to convince the other neighbors to do the same!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower I guess I will start with saying that I was a little hesitant at first but my local Cub Dealer was very patient and let me take the machine home to test it on my very hilly property. Well I drove the machine around for about 15 minutes and could not believe the difference in handling and speed vs my lawn tractor. So I decided to mow my lawn and was blown away by the performance versus my green lawn tractor. Not trying to bash the competitor but my green lawn tractor was bought new from dealer 8 years ago and progressively got worse at cutting last few years regardless of how many times I had the blades sharpened, replaced or the deck leveled. My local dealer for my green tractor could not figure out the problem and this year it was leaving a uncut strip every 42 inches. So I decided to purchase the Cub Cadet SX48 and couldn't be happier, plus my Cub Dealer gave me a good trade on my lawn tractor knowing it had a problem. So after now owning the SX48 for 3 weeks I am still very impressed. I have been able to cut my mowing time nearly in half. This machine traverses hills/slopes like nothing I have used before and I worked for a landscaper for 4 years when I was a teenager. This machine seems to be built very strong for a residential unit and has more than enough power in my opinion. Also the machine cuts better than any previous mowers I have owned. I am glad I decided to spend more and get a better machine, it was well worth it. My only regret may be that I didn't buy the Cub Pro Z100. If you are considering this machine (SX Series) you may want to look at the Pro Z100, that is a real nice machine but I couldn't justify the cost for my needs. Thanks Cub Cadet for the SX Series.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Z Force SX Fast, good cut my yard looks like a country club. Very comfortable and easy to use.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stable and tough I bought this to upgrade from my previous RZT46. This thing is well built and the deck looks to be bulletproof. My backyard has a good slope to it and this handles it easily. The transmission on this is beefier and it has more power. My only complaint is the deck height adjustment pin. You have to stop and move the pin to change heights which is a bit of a pain when you just need to change the height for an area you know is higher. The old system on my RZT was easier. I suspect they did this due to the heavier weight of the fabricated deck. Other than that, this is an awesome mower.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Im very happy with my Cub Cadet. It's easy to operate!
Date published: 2015-08-28
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