Cub Cadet® Z-Force 48 Zero-Turn Heavy-Duty Rider


Fabricated 48” Heavy-Duty Mowing Deck

Floating, fabricated mowing deck built tougher and lasts longer than a traditional stamped deck. 48” triple-blade deck includes front roller, rear stripe roller, and 2 greasable gauge wheels for professional-looking cut.

Pivoting Front Axle and Floating Deck

Follow the contours of the ground for superior cutting, providing a smoother, more manicured look to the lawn.

Foot Pedal Deck Height Adjustment

Easily select and set preferred mowing height without stopping or leaving your seat.

Patented Smartjet™ Deck Wash System

Attach your hose to the deck to wash away clippings and improve deck performance.

Premium 22 HP* Kohler® Courage® V-Twin OHV Engine

Features professional–grade hardened crankshaft bearings and large capacity filters (44",48",54").

Heavy-Duty Steel Frame

1.5” box, fully-welded steel frame, tough and long lasting compared to stamped frame.

Heavy-Duty Dual Hydro-Gear™ ZT-2800™ Transmission

Dual Hydro-Gear™ hydrostatic transmission provides a smooth ride and control over rough terrain for increased operator comfort. Includes oil reservoir for easy serviceability.

Front Axle With Large Caster Wheels

Curved front axle for smoother ride and easier zero turn maneuverability. Large caster wheels sit at a wider stance and help absorb rough terrain for a more comfortable ride.

Premium Adjustable Seat

High-back, fully adjustable seat with arm-rests and gel-comfort suspension for a smoother ride.

Ergonomic Lap Bars

3-way adjustable lap bars with foam grips for easy, comfortable steering and dampers for smooth take-off.

Large Fuel Tank

5 gallon fuel capacity coupled with twin cylinder engine for longer mowing time for big jobs.

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Engine Type: 22 HP* Kohler® Courage® V-Twin OHV
Engine Fuel: Gas
Ignition: Transistor controlled
Lubrication/Filter: Full pressure w/spin-on oil filter
Cooling System: Air
Alternator/Battery: 12V-15 amp. regulated/275 cca
Fuel Capacity: Single 5-gallon tank

Drive System

Transmission: Dual Hydro-Gear™ ZT-2800™ w/oil reservoir and filter
Ground Speed: Fwd: 8 mph, rev: 3.5 mph
Braking/Parking Brake: Dynamic/mechanical-lever


Controls: 3-way adjustable lap bars
Caster Wheel Pivot Bearings: Composite bushing
Front Axle: Pivoting, steel


Frame: Fully welded steel 1.5" x 2.0" tubular section


Front Tire Size: 13" x 5" - 6" (rib)
Back Tires: 20" x 8" - 10" (turf)


Length: 70"
Wheelbase: 43"
Weight (approx.):  722 lbs.

Mowing & Deck Design

Safety: Operator presence
Deck Size: 48"
Deck Construction: 11-gauge fabricated deck w/7-gauge reinforced top plate
Deck Style/System: Floating
Deck Drive: Belt driven, Kevlar®
Deck Wash: Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system
Deck Lift: Foot-pedal, spring assisted
Deck Height Adjustment:  1.0" - 4.0" (in. 25" increments)
Blade Spindle Construction: Cast aluminum with tapered roller bearings
Blade Length: 17"
Front Anti-Scalping Roller:  Adjustable nose roller and 2 greasable anti-scalp wheels
Rear Anti-Scalping Rollers/Striper:  4 striping

Additional Specs

Monitor/Hour Meter: Standard
Seat Type/Armrests: High back w/armrests and gel suspension
Rear Hitch: Optional
Front Platform Design: Extruded Steel


3-Year/180-Hr Limited Warranty

*as rated by engine manufacturer
**See retailer for details

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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