Cub Cadet RZT SX 54 17AICBYA010 Riding Lawn Mower Review

The Cub Cadet RZT SX Model# 17AICBYA010 isn’t your typical zero-turning radius riding lawn mower, though it can do many of the same things. It’s four when steering with specialized steering control makes it incredibly nimble. You can just about turn on a dime, while also being able to cut up tight and close to trees or complicated landscaping features.

The beating heart of the Cub Cadet RZT SX is a 726 CC 21.5 HP Cub Cadet-certified Kawasaki FR series OHV engine. It produces more than enough power to commanding propel the three cutting blades housed under the 54-inch diameter cutting deck, with enough power left to drive the Hydro-Gear EZT 2200 Transmission.

When you run it wide open the Cub Cadet RZT SX can bet up to 7 miles per hour. This is great for maintaining a property with different areas that need mowing in the same session. It was also engineered to be able to mow in reverse at up to 3 miles per hour, without sacrificing power to the cutting blades.

The 54-inch diameter cutting deck on the Cub Cadet RZT SX can be adjusted for a custom cut based on the conditions or the preference of the ground’s keeper. You can set it as low as 1.5-inches or as high as 4-inches. It’s a great option for maintaining a professional golf course or a commercial property.

The Cub Cadet RZT SX was also designed with comfort in mind. It has a high-backed seat, and comfortable armrests, as well as ergonomic controls. This can be a major priority for professional lawn care companies that require the operator to run the Cub Cadet RZT SX for hours on end.

You will also appreciate that the Cub Cadet RZT SX is backed by a comprehensive 3-year warranty. This is a true statement of confidence in engineer and material build quality.

Key Features

  • 21.5 HP Cub Cadet-certified Kawasaki FR series OHV engine
  • 726 cc
  • 2.8-gallon fuel tank
  • Four-wheel steering with steering wheel control
  • 54-inch cutting deck
  • 3 cutting blades
  • Cutting Height Range from 1.5 to 4-inches
  • Anti-scalping
  • Hydro-Gear EZT 2200 Transmission
  • Maximum Forward Speed 7 MPH
  • Reverse Speed 3 MPH
  • 3-year warranty

Performance

The Cub Cadet RZT SX has a 726 CC 21.5 HP Cub Cadet-certified Kawasaki FR series OHV engine, which is truly powerful enough to be called commercial grade. They also made every effort to design the Cub Cadet RZT SX to be easy to operate and maintain. The Hydro-Gear EZT 2200 Transmission and the Four-wheel steering with steering wheel control provide an intuitive level of nimbleness that rivals a lot of traditional zero-turning radius lawn mowers.

Ease Of Use

The Cub Cadet RZT SX was designed with ease of use in mind. The four-wheel steering lets you handle tight turns and nearly turns on a dime. The operator’s seat and controls are comfortable, which prevents fatigue for professional operators who need to sit in the seat for several hours at a time.

Special Features

The four-wheel steering system on the Cub Cadet RZT SX puts the power down created by the 726 CC 21.5 HP Cub Cadet-certified Kawasaki FR series OHV engine with authority. It also helps give this riding lawn mower a superior level of nimbleness.

The ability to alter the deck height at a moment’s notice from as low as 1.5 to has high as 4-inches, lets you give the lawn or property a custom cut. This is great for maintaining a commercial property or a golf course where different areas need the grass left at different lengths. It also lets you cut a typical lawn for the prevailing weather conditions.

Cut Quality & Options

The Cub Cadet RZT SX does a great job of chewing through large swaths of grass in a single pass thanks to the three cutting blades of the 54-inch diameter cutting deck. You can quickly adjust the height of the deck down to 1 inch for areas that need to be tightly trimmed. At a moment’s notice, you can set it higher leave the grass up to 4 inches all for roughs along a fairway, or times when a drought has you wanting to leave the grass longer than usual.

It’s worth noting that the Cub Cadet RZT SX only comes set up as a side discharge lawn mower. Though Cub Cadet does sell a bagger attachment that is supposed to be compatible. This will help dispose of any spent grass clippings without leaving any messy thatch behind. Though it is a separate purchase.

Maintenance

The Cub Cadet RZT SX will need all of the usual maintenance that you would give to any gasoline-powered riding lawn mower. Though as a manufacturer who caters to the needs of lawn care professionals, Cub Cadet did their best to make the RZT SX easy to maintain.

Safety Features

The Cub Cadet RZT SX has the standard operator presence detection system that you expect to find with any high-quality riding lawn mower. The operator comfort features built into the high back seat, seat suspension, comfortable armrests, and ergonomic controls also go a long way toward reducing operator fatigue, which can be a potential safety concern during long mowing sessions.

There are also bright LED lights that make it easy to see in low light conditions. It’s a definite plus if you are maintaining a large property, and the sun goes down while the mower is still far from the garage or the equipment trailer.

Cost-Effectiveness

The Cub Cadet RZT SX is a very cost-effective riding lawn mower that is meant to accommodate the needs of lawn care professionals, as well as homeowners who need a high-quality riding lawn mower to maintain their yard. The superior nimbleness of the four-wheel steering system allows for an impressively close cut. This translates into less time spent having to clean up grass clippings left behind around trees and complicated landscaping features.

Cub Cadet RZT SX 54 17AICBYA010  Riding Lawn Mower Review
Cub Cadet RZT SX 54 17AICBYA010 Riding Lawn Mower Review
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