When we started looking for a good zero turn mower, I couldn’t have been more frustrated. After reading tons of mixed reviews we decided on the Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46″ and we don’t regret the decision.
Top Five Features of the Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46 inch Zero Turn Mower
The Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46″ is an awesome piece of equipment that anyone in the market for a zero turn mower should consider. The mower is designed to mow up to 2 acre lots at an incredible speed with an exceptional quality cut. Here are my top 5 favorite things about the Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46″.
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#1: Aeroforce Deck
All Ultima models from Cub Cadet have their widely advertised Aeroforce Deck. After using the mower, I can say its not just marketing fluff. The Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46″ did an exceptional job of effectively distributing the grass clippings, blowing them several lanes over.
This deck feature helps eliminate the need to bag your grass, even with longer grass.
#2: Rigid Sleek Design.
When looking at the Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46″ you can instantly see the difference when comparing with other mowers. The 2×2 rigid steel tubular frame is extremely strong.
Additionally, all Ultima models 46″ and up have a fabricated steel deck. (In case you don’t know what the difference between fabricated and stamped deck that’s OK, I didn’t either until 3 weeks ago.)
A stamped deck is just like it sounds a piece of steel that is stamped into shape. A fabricated deck is individually welded together with higher grade steel providing a stronger deck with a better, cleaner cut.
As soon as you take a seat on the mower you can feel the difference from other mowers. The super comfortable seat and the rubber mat on the deck help reduce vibration for comfortable mowing for hours, but it won’t take that long.
There is also a deep cup holder and storage compartment on your right side so you can have the beverage of your choice close by. Just remember you are on a mower so please mow responsibly.
#4 Noise Level
It’s quiet-er. At full throttle, the mover is loud but quieter than other zero turn mowers I’ve heard. Although it is quieter, there is loud and then there is LOUD. I would still suggest wearing hearing protection.
The Cub cadet Ultima ZT1 46″ cuts extremely fast with a top speed of 7.5 mph. Compared to my old 20-year-old craftsman riding mower, I was able to mow my lawn in 4o minutes instead of an hour and a half. Not only does it get the job done in a short amount of time, but the gas tank holds 3.5 gallons which lasts for several mows all while cutting perfectly.
Again, I couldn’t be happier with the Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 46″. If you choose this model, you’ll see the cut quality is amazing and you’ll be done mowing in no time with a max cutting speed of 7.5 miles per hour. Bonus, your neighbors will be envious with its signature, sleek look!