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Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 Review

Cub Cadet has a history of making durable, dependable, and powerful outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1961, Cub Cadet has built a reputation for providing premium quality products that are designed to meet the needs of both residential and commercial customers. Cub Cadet is part of the MTD family of brands, which also includes Troy-Bilt, Yard Machines, Ryobi, and Bolens.

Today, Cub Cadet produces a full line of outdoor power equipment including lawnmowers, zero-turn mowers, riding mowers, garden tractors, tillers, snowblowers, and more. All of our products are backed by a network of over 3,000 dealers across the United States and Canada.

Comparison

MowersPRO Z 148 S EFIPRO Z 154 S EFIPRO Z 160 S KWPRO Z 160 S EFI
Engine25 HP Kohler EFI engine27 HP Kohler EFI engine23.5HP Kawasaki FX730v27 HP Kohler EFI engine
Drive System12cc Hydro-Gear® ZT 3400 with charge pumps12cc Hydro-Gear® ZT 3400 with charge pumps12cc Hydro-Gear® ZT 3400 with charge pumps12cc Hydro-Gear® ZT 3400 with charge pumps
Cutting Deck48 in54 in60 in60 in
WheelsRear Tires
23″x 10.5″-12″
Front Tires
13″x6.5″-6″ turf
Rear Tires
23″x 10.5″-12″
Front Tires
13″x6.5″-6″ turf
Rear Tires
23″x 10.5″-12″
Front Tires
13″x6.5″-6″ turf
Rear Tires
23″x 10.5″-12″
Front Tires
13″x6.5″-6″ turf
Warranty4-year/500-hour limited residential warranty4-year/500-hour limited residential warranty4-year/500-hour limited residential warranty4-year/500-hour limited residential warranty

When it comes to choosing a Cub Cadet zero-turn rider, you have several great options to choose from. The 154 and 148 EFI models are both powered by Kohler engines, while the 160 EFI and 160 KW feature Kawasaki engines. All four models come with an exclusive Cub Cadet EFI system for optimum fuel efficiency and consistent Starts every time.

The 154 and 148 EFI models also feature a heavy-duty welded steel frame and commercial-grade hydrostatic transmission for lasting durability. The 160 EFI and 160 KW models come with a larger operator station with an adjustable seat, cup holder, and ergonomic controls for added comfort.

Power

It uses a Kohler engine with 12cc Hydro-Gear® ZT 3400 with charge pumps. Its maximum forward speed is 9.5 miles per hour and its reverse speed is 4.5 miles per hour. Also, it uses dual 3.5 gallon tanks. It has a maximum output of 27 HP.

Features

The hand adjusted deck lever has 15 options for a custom cut. Its drive system is unique with four wheel steering control capabilities. This helps reduce turf damage. Also, it means users can continuously mow a straight line at up to 20 degrees up a slope.

Cut Quality

Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 Review - Pro Z 100 cut quality

The Cub Cadet features a 54″ deck. This is a versatile option that allows you to mulch, bag, or side-discharge your clippings. When it comes to cutting quality, the Cub Cadet is a top performer. The mower leaves behind a clean cut and has great mulching capabilities. Three high lift Marbain blades make it simple and fast to cut. Maintenance-free 5″ sealed spindles deliver fast cutting speeds.

Durability

The 10 gauge steel deck on the Cub Cadet Pro Z  also has bottom, top, and side reinforcements to make it extra durable. Reinforced front-wheel axels also help the mower to last for years to come. The ball bearings are sealed which makes it maintenance-free. Also, it comes with a four-year warranty so you can be sure that your investment will be protected for years to come.

Comfort

Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 Review - steering wheel

It uses an adjustable suspension high back seat and armrests for more comfort. The EZ steering column is also adjustable so operators of all sizes can find the right fit for them. Also, it has a quick adjust lap bar and parking brake. For additional comfort, it has a built-in cupholder..

Cruise control comes standard for optimal operator experience. Control it with a high-performance steering wheel and a foot pedal control brakes

Aesthetics

Its sturdy yellow and black construction looks professional and clean. It matches the aesthetic of the other Cub Cadet machines.

Build Quality

Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 Review - Cadet Pro Z 100 series

Durable steel makes it a quality machine made to last. Steel reinforcements add to the durability. Features like the slope nose front and up to 9 mph speed means that you can get more mowing done at once.

The Cub Cadet is a great value for the money. It's a high-quality machine that's built to last. It has all the features you need to get the job done right.  The Cub Cadet is a great choice for those looking for a durable, high-quality zero-turn mower. It's a top performer when it comes to cutting quality and is packed with features that make it a great value for the money.

Pros / Cons

Pros

  • Extra durable construction
  • Powerful engine
  • Performs well on inclines up to 20 degrees

Cons

  • There are faster mowers

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Our Rating

Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Cut Quality:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Durability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Comfort:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Price

The Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 starts at $3,600

Wrapping It Up

The Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 is a powerful and durable zero-turn mower. It's great for those who need a quality machine that can handle rough terrain and heavy use. Its price tag is on the high end, but its features and build quality make it worth the investment.

What do you think?

What do you think of the Cub Cadet Pro Z 100? Let us know in the comments!

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