This is my forth ride on mower over forty years of mowing a sloping five acre block. I have steep sections to negotiate and lots of fruit trees to mow around plus some narrow tracks. I also worked for a lawn mowing contractor for a few years using a Cox and Husqvarna. I was a greenkeeper for ten years too so know a thing or two about operating mowers.
This mower is by far the best I've ever used. It's amazing on the steep sections like a 4wd and the zero turn is a winner for tricky bits around trees and shrubs. I'm not much of a fan of lap bar...steering so the steering wheel is something I like a lot and is as light and easy to operate as it gets. It's super powerful and cuts long thick grass without any problems and leaves a magic finish like a golf fairway. The Kawasaki motor is the one to get. Purrs along all day and is pretty quiet albeit a bit thirsty. Not really a problem though because the Kohler is too and you'll always have to invest a bit in fuel for a mower as powerful as this. If you're thinking about buying one of these don't waste too much time thinking about it. I wish I got mine a few years ago when I first saw them at Johns Bikes and Mowers in Ballina who I'd also recommend. I can't fault it even slightly. Just a brilliant machine to operate.
Purchased for $6,500.00.
This is fast
Had a standard ride on before and with all the trees I have it use to rip up the lawn.
now the lawn is coming back its worth the extra money .
The Steele fab deck is the go as it takes the knocks and won't rust out as quick .
Easy to use cause now my mother in law is doing the lawn .
Has enough power to tow a large lawn aerator and spray tank .
As a mechanic I would highly recommend the kolher motor because of the superior air filter seal design over other motors I have experienced .
I wish I bought a zero turn to start with .
Purchased in May 2020 for $6,000.00.
Climbs Like a 4wd
Was going to buy a 4wd drive mower as I have a very steep block about one acre in size . This mower does it easy . It’s an awesome mower. Cuts anything easily and leaves a great finish.
Purchased in August 2020.
Great for hilly blocks
Very powerful and well built. Particularly good on very steep block. Steering wheel is great and doesn’t get bogged easily on steep, slippery block. Also seems quite easy to service.
Purchased for $4,000.00.
ok mower belt slips of when you ingage blades so you have to have it a full reves
cuts well hate the reverse mowing button pedls bit hard to push lost bagger on the way home form mowing our beach house so we orderd another one but now we dont use it overall ok mower but could have some changes
Purchased in July 2019 at Home Hardware for $5.50.
My partner loves this mower more than me!
LOVE LOVE LOVE our 2017 rzt s 46 inch fab deck! So much power, love the steering wheel, great handling, comfy ride, well priced replacement parts. cant wait to purchase a grass catcher asap. 2 happy customers :) if you live in the kyogle/ tweed area NSW I highly recommend going to kyogle Saw spot to purchase the Rzt s and any small farm machinery you may need! These guys look after you and give the best after sales service in the business and no I didnt post this add to get paid ;)
Purchased in August 2017 for $6,800.00.
I have a very steep block. This machine Turns well and is very easy to ride. It’s probably the best ride on mower I’ve had. I highly recommend it. I’ve added a hitch and it will pull a decent load on a wagon uphill. The only fault I can find is the mulch cover is plastic and let’s som grass blow out the side. Very minor though.
Purchased in October 2016 for $5,000.00.
Best mower i have owned.
Full revs when you engage blades if you engage blades at low throttle cutter belt will come off.
I have had my cub cadet since April it is the best on slopes and around trees.
The sales man from Nambour QLD bought the mower to my block and demonstrated its capability ,he did warn me not to engage blades at low revs as this would cause it to throw cutter belts off.
Perfect large residential mower
Like many others I bought this mower to handle a steep block, which it does brilliantly. It effectively has 4 wheel steering, and I have had it on 20 degrees, though of course I don’t recommend that.
It’s a good mower in other respects too, being a little more heavily built than many others of this class. I particularly like the simplicity of its design- the dual steering mechanism is a simple mechanical (not electrical) link and the 2 blade set up adds simplicity in belts and pulleys.
Mine has 220+ hours on it with very little trouble.
Love of my life!
Finally a mower that handles slopes and it's a zero turn! Steering wheel makes it easy it control. Takes more fuel than my old ride ons because the engine has the power to climb hills effortlessly. Fantastic value for money. Cuts mowing time particularly where trees are involved. Allows for reverse mowing at a good speed.
- RZT S 46
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Happy as Larry
I have had this mower for 9 months. I have a hilly block so research pointed me in this direction. I had had 2 .tractor mowers previously.
This thing really is terrific. Comfortable, stable, easy to master. We have about 1.5 acres to mow. I now do the lot in about 60% of time it used to take. The paddock looks a lot better too.
Great value. Fabricated deck looks like it will last the distance.
This model of product has a protential defect problem!
I bought a new product of this model few day ago and I was just use new product for 30mins only and somethings wrong, the belt is off.
The expert ppl calls it belt off makes the blade not spinning anymore.
The reason they said is: Because the grass is too high! unbelieveable this!
I mean the grass of the section is only 0.2 to 0.3 meters(20 cm to 30 cm), and I was driving slow, if that's call "the grass is high", I will be speechless lol!
when I watched on youtube, the expert mowing grass over 1 meter high and no problem at all, but this model of product has trouble to 0.2 to 0.3 meters of grass, is it call defect product! At least it has a protential problem.
P.S. ...THX U so much for purchsing and experience this! LOL! When I told them I am unhappy about this product and want to refund, The retail ppl said: it's your opration problem. I was wry smile, do they think I am opration an aircraft that hard lol. Can I say, you are trying to avoid the duty and sell a defect product to customer!
Great for hills and obstacles
Have owned this mower for 4 months now. Great for mowing around trees as turns very easily. Minimal experience required due to steering wheel configuration on this zero turn as apposed to the lap bar. Feel safe going down hill, main reason for purchasing this style over the slightly cheaper lap bar style. the stearing wheel control of front wheels means you have some control when going down hill vs. the shopping trolley wheels on a lap bar zero turn. Rated to 15 degree pitch but have taken it on 25 deg. When going up hill have discovered puttin...g foot down on accelerator does not necessarily make it go faster but rather easing off allows the transmission to kick in. Inflated front tyres with tred are nice rather than the hard plastic type found on many zero turns in this price range. Seat position is adjustable making it comfortable for my 6 foot 4 frame. Good value for features compared to price of other brands. Comes with engine timer (often extra) comes with mulching kit (often extra). Only reason didn't receive 5 stars is that occasionally I have to make a second run over a patch because the blades didn't pick every thing up but this is usually because I was travelling over that patch a little faster than the rest. Worth looking at.
Questions & Answers
How to adjust the drive belt tension
Can you tow behind these mowers?
How much fuel is used per acre on the 42"?
Left blade is spinning but not cutting. Bend new blades. It is noisy on the left side. Could spindle be bad? If spindle bad would it still make blade spin
|Category||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability||Mulching Capability||Mulching Capability||Mulching Capability|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel||Steel||Steel||Steel|
|Cutting Width||1,168 mm||1,069 mm||1,270 mm||1,070 mm|
|Height of Cut||38 mm to 102 mm||38 mm to 102 mm||38 mm to 102 mm||38 mm to 102 mm|
|Number of Blades||2||2||3||2|
|Weight||256 kg||249 kg||281 kg||218 kg|
|Horsepower||23 hp||22 hp||23 hp||22 hp|
|Max Speed||11 km/hr||11 km/hr||11 km/hr||11 km/hr|
|Reverse Speed||5 km/hr||5 km/hr||5 km/hr||5 km/hr|
|Dimensions||914 x 1232 x 2032 mm||914 x 1130 x 2032 mm||914 x 1359 x 2032 mm||914 x 1118 x 2032 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)||4 year(s)||4 year(s)||6 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin OHV||Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin||Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin||Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin|
|Engine Type||OHV (Overhead Valve)||OHV (Overhead Valve)||OHV (Overhead Valve)||OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Engine Displacement||725 cc||725 cc||725 cc||725 cc|
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