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Bad Boy ZT Elite 48 in. Zero-Turn Mower, BZT48KT740

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Stronger, smoother, more comfortable and more ergonomic than any mower in its class, the Bad Boy ZT Elite 48 in. Zero-Turn Mower packs everything Bad Boy is known for. They dare you to compare it with any zero-turn mower in its price range and you'll find there is simply no better value for the residential homeowner.

  • 48 in. cutting width
  • 90 deg. V-Twin cylinder
  • Triple fusion blades
  • 725cc Kohler Pro 7000 engine
  • 2 in. x 2 in. heavy-gauge steel rail frame
  • Pivoting 1/2 in. steel front forks
  • 6.5 gal. fuel capacity
  • Foot-Assist manual deck lift with Dial-Style height adjustment and Electric PTO

Specification Description
Blade Speed: 18000
Brand: Bad Boy
Color: Orange
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Cut Height Range: 1.5 in.-4.5 in.
Cutting Width: 48 in.
Deck Material: 3/16 in. Steel
Deck Size: 49.25 in.
Deck Thickness: 3/16 in.
Deck Type: Fabricated
Drive Type: Transaxle
Engine Displacement: 725cc
Engine Type: Gas
Engine Brand: Kohler
Front Wheel or Tire Size: 13 in.x6.5 in.-6 in.
Grass Bag Capacity: N/A
Grass Bag Height: N/A
Grass Bag Length: N/A
Grass Bag Width: N/A
Horsepower: 25 HP
Intended Use Grade: Residential
Material: N/A
Maximum Forward Speed: 7
Maximum Reverse Speed: 4
Number of Cylinders: 2
Number of Deck Positions: 13
Number of Speeds: Variable
Oil capacity: 2 qt.
Part Number: BZT48KT740
Power Type: Gas
Product Height: 46 in.
Product Length: 75 in.
Product Width: 54 in.
Rear Wheel or Tire Size: 22 in. x 10 in.-10 in.
Recommended Engine Oil: 10W-30
Recommended Fuel Type: Unleaded Gasoline
Special Feature(s): N/A
Start Type: Key
Steering Type: Steering arms
Torque: 41.3 ft/lbs
Product Type: Zero Turn Mowers
Turning Radius: 0 deg.
Type: Zero Turn Mower
Warranty: 2 Year Limited
Yard Size: 0 - 3 ac.
Fuel Capacity: 6.5 gal.
Blade Engagement: PTO
Number of Deck Wheels: 4
Product Weight: 788
Discharge Location: Side
Number of Blades: 3
Terrain Type: Grass
Manufacturer Part Number BZT48KT740
Bad Boy ZT Elite 48 in. Zero-Turn Mower, BZT48KT740 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable ride this mower is one the best that is out there is well built and has one of the best warranties out there for this type of mowers for the average home owner plus has great mowing results and is easy to preform the small maintenance needed done by it.s owners
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well pleased My neighbor loaned me his and that sold me. Fun to use!
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong Very well built machine and looks great I bought the machine little less then a month ago I’ve used it a couple times so far mows great easy to operate cut mowing time in half I’m sure it will drop even more as I get more comfortable with the machine
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts great! We bought the mower, after some issues (not with the mower but with service) I was contacted by corporate and then the district manager and she did everything to correct the problem fast and friendly! The mower is amazing cuts amazing, easy to drive and move. You also get the comfort while mowing fast and efficiently. We are excited to add the mower to our household and can’t wait in a few years to see our little one out mowing
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big enough for 6’4 man Works just as expected and was able to cut slop on ridge in 50% less time.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mower I bought this mower a month ago and we love it. I have no regrets.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value So far after a month its doing 7 acres with ease, and no problems.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality machine So far I have put 6 hours on this mower and I have no complaints. It is the residential model but it is built like a commercial mower. The blades on it are excellent and the deck is very thick. All in all I think it will hold up quite well for me.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower overall Only used a few times now, happy with performance and results so far
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked the compact design and easy to use and it This mower is everthing that I expected and is easy to use and works great in tight spots.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New 0 turn I have had it 3 weeks the second day I had to mow 4 Acres of Tall Grass it went right through it
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good only owned for 1 month, used three times so far and had no issues. i was able to cut 3.9 acres in half the time.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable and powerful machine! My very first zero turn machine and I think I made the right choice for the 2 plus acres of mowing I have at home. This machine has considerably reduced my mowing time. I am well pleased.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time saver! Bought the 48” cut Bad Boy Elite. Had to spend extra money to get serviced before using but it now runs great! Perfect for cutting up to 6 acres.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far Only got to mow once at the end of the season but the Bad Boy did a great job. However, when I was finished, I couldn't raise the deck. Called the number on the website and they had a new actuator switch in the mail that day. Great customer support!
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great We bought this for our small farm and it’s doing a great job.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BADBOY MOWER This is a awesome mower it cut my mowing time in half. It is a beast a very tough mower. It is my first zero turn mower so it took some getting use too at first. When you make a sharp turn with a zero turn they will tear up your grass. So watch some videos or talk to someone thay has a zero turn about turning and you will learn how not to tear up your grass. After I purchased this mower I wished I had gotten it years ago. Like i said it is a awesome mower.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Zero Turn Around Loving my Bad boy Zero turn mower, top of the line, had others but this takes the cake, would recommend to anyone
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk The deck lift has quit working after only 6 hours. Don’t have time to get it to shop
Date published: 2018-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best!!! I purchased this Bad Boy after much research and shopping around. It is the best built mower I've ever seen and it mows and handles like a dream. I am so pleased with it. You can't go wrong with this machine.
Date published: 2018-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Built Mower We bought this mower just a few weeks ago. Mowed the lawn in about two and a half hours. Part of our lawn is sod and the rest is undeveloped pasture. This mower doesn't care! This mower should be called bad a** rather than bad boy maybe? It took a little getting used to the zero turn steering, but we love it!
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living up to the name I have had this mower for about 2 months now and absolutely love it. My grass is a very thick lawn which required me to mow over it a couple of times to chop up the discharged grass. This rascal chews it up in one pass and saves me tons of time. I would highly recommend this mower.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Owner I bought this a few weeks ago. I owned a Dixie Chopper for over 10 years. It was a Great Machine. I needed a replacement and this Bad Boy mower appears to be built with quality and with a better mower deck. I have used it 3 times and am very impressed. I look forward to it giving many years of service. I will let you know if my opinion changes.
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pros and Cons Pros- I’ve had mine for a month now. Very strong 7000 kohler engine. Frame is rock solid. Had no problems at all mechanically. 5 hour break in oil change was super easy to do. Handles very good. Cons- Seat is kind of tight for heftier people with arm wrests down but put them up and mower has very smooth comfortable ride. No advanced discharge chute system like the higher models so you have to bungee cord the discharge chute up because it won’t stay up by itself. I even tightened nuts and it stayed up by itself for about 2 mows.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy to use I am thankful for my new toy that helps me cut the grass much faster.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real great piece of equipment I bought this piece of equipment after looking at box stores and comparing prices for the value you can't beat it . Before you buy from a box store sit on a Bad Boy look at the quality it's hands down better . Than what you will buy from a box store. I went from cutting Two Acres of grass in Three afternoons to ONE afternoon. Now I have time to go fishing !
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Boy, Bad Grass The steel decking is so strong, compare it to others to see for yourself. Cuts the grass and what ever else it goes over. Easy to adjust heights. Ran for 8 hours in a week looking for more grass to cut. Good ride. Oil change at 5 hours, next time I will tilt it to get the oil to drain better.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower! We just bought it and we enjoy driving and cutting with it!
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performing well Brought this mower a month ago and it's doing well.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a good belt design It is a good mower and it gets the job done quickly but the bolt holding the belt has broken 5 times now in about a month. Other than that it is a good mower.
Date published: 2018-06-10
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What is the blade speed

Asked by: Jubbs68
The blade tip speed is 19000 feet per minute.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2019-02-15

How well does the mower do over rough terrain?

Asked by: Mike241
Rough terrain should always be handled with care. The mower is designed for a residential property.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2019-04-22

How tall of bahia grass can I cutt

Asked by: Jaimejr32
This mower is designed for a residential property and can handle residential lawn requirements.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2019-03-20

Can you use synthetic oil in this mowers?

Asked by: Jayp42
Yes, you can use synthetic oil in the mower.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2019-04-18

What is the top speed of this mower?

Asked by: TOMM1234
Travel speed is variable but the mower is capable of up to 7mph.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2019-02-15

can this mower pull attachment

Asked by: Bill 35
Yes, this mower can pull attachment. Please refer to owner manuals for guidelines and restrictions.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2018-04-30

Is the badboy zt elite 48 in a commercial mower I mow a Cemetery it is on 10.5 ACRES

Asked by: superdave50
No, the ZT Elite is not commercial. The Maverick offered through TSC is a better fit for this job.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2018-10-15

My neighbor’s bad boy mower spontaneously caught fire and burned up before the fire department could put it out. What is your warranty policy on these mowers?

Asked by: Emmanuelvh
Warranty covers manufacturer's defect in material and workmanship. Bad Boy's warranty department should be contacted regarding the situation.
Answered by: Bad Boy Mowers
Date published: 2019-04-06
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