ZT Elite Zero Turn Lawn Mower - All New All The Way Around - We've taken our most popular mower and improved it from the frame up. ZT Elite Zero Turn Lawn Mower - All New All The Way Around - We've taken our most popular mower and improved it from the frame up.

Improved from the frame up.

ZT Elite Residential Zero Turn Lawn Mower

Re-engineered to be an even better mower, there’s virtually no part of our ZT Elite that hasn’t been improved on. We’ve managed to make it stronger, smoother, more comfortable and more ergonomic. And even after adding all these improvements, we haven’t sacrificed an ounce of power, strength or performance.

In fact, it’s even 30 lbs. lighter—and yet our strongest ZT Elite ever! But the biggest engineering achievement wasn’t how much we added and upgraded, but that we didn’t add one bit to the price. We dare you to compare with any zero-turn mower in its price range and you’ll find there is simply no better value for the residential home owner.

ZT Elite Series
Residential Zero Turn Mower Gallery

Deck Out Your ZT Elite
With Bad Boy Mowers Accessories

Load It Up - All accessories listed below can be added to your mower payment for as little as $22.09 per month!*
• Rear Storage Basket
• ROPs Mounted LED Light Bar
• Bucket and Tongs
• Front and Rear Chrome Wheel Covers
• Deck Mounted Striping Kit
• Hitch Kit
• 8" Bumper Kit
• Assist Handle
• Foot Pedal Manual Deck Assist
• Dual Front LED Lights
• Advanced Chute System
• Roll-Over Protection Bar

*Finance price based on total mower financing of 3.99% at 60 months, with approved credit. Does not include installation. Prices subject to change. See your dealer for details.

Bad Boy Mowers
A Piece Of Our History


The ZT was introduced as our first home owner quality mower and has become our biggest hit, year-in and year-out.

Bad Boy Mowers 2006 Catalog

We moved into a new 100,000 sq. ft. facility to handle our rapid growth. We also moved in our first high-tech manufacturing equipment — a Trumpf laser cutter and robotic welder. It furthered our commitment to building everything possible in house and in the USA. It was a big leap forward, and we haven’t looked back since.

Our first marketing began with NASCAR sponsorships teaming up with the Bill Davis Racing Team and driver Mike Skinner. At Talladega, we got almost constant coverage running in the front of the pack, even dominating TV time when our car was sent crashing in the mid field! We also met up with Monster Garage TV personality Brett 'Big Schwag' Wagner, and he’s been the booming voice of Bad Boy ever since!

Bad Boy Mowers 2006 Catalog
Bad Boy Mowers 2006 Catalog

ZT Elite Series
Residential Zero Turn Mower Specifications

Kawasaki® FR730


Deck Widths
48" • 54" • 60"

Kohler® KT745


Deck Widths
54" • 60"

Kohler® KT740


Deck Widths

Mower Specifications

Cutting Width 4800 - 48"; 5400 - 54"; 6000 - 60"
Cutting Height 1.5" – 4.5" with Deck Height Control System
Blades 4800 - 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 16 1/2", High Lift, Heat Treated
5400 - 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 18 3/4", High Lift, Heat Treated
6000 - 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 20 1/2", High Lift, Heat Treated
Lift and Height Adjustment Instant Lift Electronic Actuator
Manual Lift Optional: Deck Dial
Blade Belt Single V-Belt Spring Tension
Anti-Scalp Rollers 4800 - 4 Total (2 Front, 2 Rear)
5400 - 4 Total (2 Front, 2 Rear)
6000 - 6 Total (4 Front, 2 Rear)
Deck Flotation Floats On Four 1/4" Deck Hangers
Deck Thickness 3/16" Thick Solid Steel

Engine Specifications

Gross Horsepower/cc 726cc Air-Cooled Kawasaki FR730V
Cylinders 90 Degree V-Twin
Displacement 726 cc
Maximum Torque 40 ft. lbs. @ 2,600 RPM
Fuel Requirement Unleaded Gasoline (87 Octane or higher)
Fuel Capacity 6.5 Gallons
Fuel Filter Replaceable In-Line Filter
Cooling System Air-Cooled
Ignition Electronic
Starter 12 Volt
Charging System 20 Amp

Drive System Specifications

Transmission 3100 Hydro-Gear® 10cc Integrated Transaxle
Pump Drive Integrated Axial Piston Pump & Motor w/Gear Reduction
Wheel Drive Integrated with Commercial Grade Gear Reduction
Hydrostatic System Oil 20W50 Motor Oil
Hydraulic Filter 25 Micron, Replaceable Spin-On Type, 1 Per Axle
Pumps (2) 10cc Pump and Motor Integrated In One Unit
Hydraulic Coolers (2) 7" Cooling Fan; One per unit

Mower Dimensions

Weight 4800 - 788 lbs.; 5400 - 823 lbs.; 6000 - 841 lbs.
Overall Height 46"
Overall Width
Chute Up/Chute Down
4800 - 55" / 62"; 5400 - 58" / 67"; 6000 - 64" / 74"
Overall Length 74 1/2"
Tire to Tire Width 46"
Tires - Front 13 x 6.5 – 6 Smooth Tread
Tires - Rear 22 x 10 - 10 Turf Tread
Steering Dual Lever Steering, Independent Control
Turning Radius Zero Turn - Zero Degrees, Turns Within Unit Length
Ground Speed (forward) Up To 7 mph
Parking Brake Internal Parking Brake

*See Warranty Policy for specific component coverage. Certain limitations may apply.

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