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Cub Cadet RZT S50 (50") 23HP Kohler Zero Turn Mower w/ Steering Wheel Control

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Model: 17WRCBDQ010
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Zero-Turn Mower
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
50

Cutting Inches
Engine


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Zero Turn Manuverability With Steering Wheel Control
Handles 360° zero turns and straightaways with ease
Drives just like a car or a tractor - but still turns on a dime
Minimizes turf damage; delivers optimal performance and results

23HP/725cc Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin OHV 4-Cycle Engine
Dual-seal air filter keeps debris out of the engine
Full pressure lubrication with full-flow filter

Dual Hydro-Gear EZT-2200 Hydrostatic Transmissions
No shifting - just push the foot pedal and go

50-Inch, 3-Blade Floating Mower Deck
12-gauge, stamped steel design
8-position, spring-assisted deck lift (lever operated)
2 anti-scalp gauge wheels and rear roller
Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system

Steering Wheel Control With Comfort Grip Wheel
Two-position steering column adjustment

Fully Welded 12-Gauge Steel Frame
E-Coat corrosion defense system for protection & durability

Cub Comfort™ Deluxe High Back Seat
11-position fingertip adjustment with 6" seat travel


Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
23 HP
CC
725 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
2.8 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
2 Cylinders
Oil Filter
Yes
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
12-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
3 Blades
Deck Positions
8 Positions
Cutting Width
50 Inches
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
PTO Electric
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
7 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
3 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Seat Type
High Back
Hour Meter
Included
Arm Rests
Sold Separately
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
Sold Separately
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
Sold Separately
Wheels
Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Rear Tire Size
18 x 9.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
620 Pounds
Product Length
80.0 Inches
Product Width
53.5 up/57.0 down Inches
Product Height
36.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
043033569670
Model
17WRCBDQ010
  5 Questions
Q: What model year is this machine , does it have the blue tooth and automatic chike
by Chris from Illinois on July 01, 2016

A: Chris,

This model does not include the Bluetooth feature but does have the automatic choke. The throttle will be the only item you will have to control.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Is this mower assembled and ready to start.
by Howard from Alabama on May 14, 2016

A: Howard - all of the riding mowers we sell are shipped in the original factory crating, and would require some degree of minor set-up before you could use it.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does the steering tilt?
by Daniel from Minnesota on April 28, 2016

A: Daniel - the steering column is tilted all the way back for shipping. Once the mower is un-crated, you can set the steering column to one of two positions. However, once you select a position, the steering column is secured in place with two bolts, so it will not tilt or move after the initial set-up without removing these two bolts.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I have a side hill that is about 10-15 degrees. Would this mower be able to handle mowing it down the sideslope or up and down the hill? The hill is a smaller part of my acre property but want to make sure to get a mower that can handle that hill. Was not sure if the steering wheel compared to the bars made a difference in the control?

Thanks for any input in advance!

by Brandon from Georgia on April 17, 2016

A: Brandon - yes, the steering wheel style zero turn mowers are much more effective for mowing hills and inclines since the front wheels are on a true steering mechanism and don't swivel independently like they would on a lap bar style zero turn. Mowing a hillside or slope is one of the main reasons for choosing a steering wheel style zero turn mower. A slope of 10 to 15 degree's is well within the operating specs for a steering wheel style zero turn. I think one of these would be ideal for what you are describing.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Good Afternoon;

Does this Cub shut off the mower blades when shifted into reverse? If so, is there a way to disable this undesirable feature?

by Tom from Florida on April 12, 2016

A: Tom - all Cub Cadet zero turn mowers, including the RZT S50, will mow in both forward and reverse. There is no override switch that needs to be activated.
by Jose, Product Expert

Cub Cadet 17WRCBDQ010 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Durable (9)
Easy To Use (8)
Price (6)
Fast (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Needs Back Up Lights (1)
Brake (1)
Steering Excessively Tig... (1)
Very loud (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15044 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

Cub Cadet pioneered the steering wheel zero turn mower, introducing the first models in 2013. And the Cub Cadet RZT S50 delivers unsurpassed agility and stability with it's four-wheel steering and steering wheel control.

The Cub Cadet RZT S50 is powered by a dependable 23HP Kohler 7000 series V-Twin engine. With convenient electric start and a full pressure lubrication system, this engine is designed to deliver top performance year after year.

The Cub Cadet RZT S50 also has a 50-inch... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Tom R
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I'm 74 yrs. old and this my first riding mower. I love it !!! It's like a four wheel buzz saw. The only thing I could see that would make it better would be a tilt steering wheel. I should also mention the great service from "Mowers Direct". Thank You!
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
Tom Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Tom's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The only thing we had trouble with was the shipping crate. My wife and I are in our 70"s and it was a real pain getting the mower off the pallet and then off the crate."
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Terry T.
Hennessey, OK
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Really Hard To Use The Zero Turn
i've used this mower 3 times now and each time my shoulders have been quite sore for a couple of days. When you turn enough the wheel enough for zero turn it takes all your strength and a little body english. Very disappointed. i thought it would feel like power steering. Can anything be done about this or do I just have to live with it?
Pros: Durable
Cons: Difficult To Use
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Terry,
The mower should be able to turn very easily. I would suggest reviewing your owner's manual to make sure you've set up the mower correctly and that you're operating it correctly. If you're still having issues, I would suggest taking it to a service center. To find your local service center, Cub Cadet can be reached @ 1-877-282-8684.
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Tommy A
Tyler, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawn Mower At A Great Price
This has been a FANTASTIC buy! Saved us a lot of dollars and has been dependable ever since we got it! We needed the steering wheel for mounting stability due to that old age thing! Cut mowing time in more than half - very satisfied!!
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Tommy Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Tommy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was buying a hose for our pressure washer and ended up getting it from same folks! Feel good about the purchase now!"
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Vern J
Horace, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Fast Makes Short Work Of Mowing
Ride is rough the safety switch under the seat is not necessary cuts the engine when one hits a bump or lawn depression .
Pros: Durable, Price, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: RIDES ROUGH
Vern Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Vern's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"PED did what they said they were going to do and on time . Pleasant buying experience ."
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Jerome S.
Southgate, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine
We have a dozen lawns to cut and the cadet has cut down the time on doing them..
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Jerome Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Jay O.
Machias, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/4/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Cutting Power
After trying to get my rider running for several days I started shopping for a zero turn. Considering the new mower was shipped from the deep south I got it PDQ. The grass was long and thick by this time and this mower powered through it without bogging down in the least. Very well crated and protected on arrival. It took a lot of ingenuity to get it up out of the crate and down to the ground by myself, Definitely have some help available. The cub has cut my mowing time in half. Saves me an... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Fast, Features
Cons: Only 5 hrs. on it. Too soon for some of these pro's and cons
Jay Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Norma S.
Sundance, WY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Mower Is Great
I am a 70 year old woman on a ranch with lots to mow. This machine has been easy to use and goes over up and down terrain like a tractor.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: don't really need cruise control on my lawnmower
Norma Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Norma's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Friendly and helpful to a novice buyer like myself."
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Phyllis L.
Bath, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far It Seems To Be A Great Product. Mowed The Yard 3 Times
This is a great product. It does everything you would expect from a mower. The steering wheel is great. Only one hand needed to operate instead of the other one where you have to keep both hand on the control sticks. A lot easier to manage. The only fault I can find is it is really loud. But I would recommend this mower to everyone.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Heavy, Very loud
Phyllis Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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William J.
Searcy, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/8/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Bought It For Mowing On Hillsides And It Is Great For That
I got my new mower in and it works great and really handles well. However the third time I mowed with it the drive belt locked up and smoke was coming out from under the mower and I didn't know what was wrong so I shut everything down including the motor and got off and I couldn't see anything wrong so got back on and started up and took off and everything worked but I was almost finished when this happened. I took it to a cub cadet service dealer and left it and when the serviceman came out to... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Fast
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M N
Cherry Hill, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Have Had One Two Years Now
I have always had Cub Cadet lawn mowers... I wish it had a back up light on it... so when I'm pulling it in the garage at night I could see where I'm going... the real complaint that I have though when pulling a aerator with weight on it... some times the wheels just spin... like there isn't enough power to pull it, or the tires need better gripping power... other than that, I love my machine!!!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Needs Back Up Lights
M Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Douglas F.
Johnson City, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Zero Turn Mower
I absolutely love my new 4 wheel turn Cub Cadet RZT S50! I have 2 1/2 acres of very hilly lawn to cut and this machine did the job in almost half the time as my old John Deere 48" lawn tractor.

It's fast! 7 mph vs 4mph on the John Deere, plus the zero turn 4 wheel steering is much safer on hills than the traditional lap bars and a floating front wheels of a traditional zero turn. With a traditional lap bar zero-turn you have to crab sideways across slopes to keep the front wheels from... more
Douglas Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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