Conventional sit-on mowers just can’t compete with the manoeuvrability offered by this advanced zero-turn machine from premium brand Cub Cadet.nIts ability to turn through 360° is thanks to its dual foot-pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission and steering-wheel controlled front-castor wheels. Labelled Synchro Steer™, this system confers unrivalled agility and ensures the XZ2-117i will take obstacles in its stride and can be quickly turned around at the end of each pass.nThe beating heart of the Cub Cadet XZ2-117i is a high-capacity 726cc Kawasaki four-stroke OHV power-unit that combines full-pressure lubrication with cast-iron cylinder-sleeves so as to maximise service-life; and which has V-Twin configured cylinders for extra torque and low-vibration, low-noise performance.nThe engine develops a hefty 12hp (@ 2400rpm) and boasts a stress-busting electric key starter.nCombining an 11-gauge steel mower-deck with a 38mm welded-steel box frame, the Cub Cadet XZ2-117i Zero-Turn Ride-On Mower has been built to cope with the demands of commercial and heavy-duty homeowner use. nIt’s equipped with an electronic PTO, so you can expect smooth, almost wear-free blade engagement; and it benefits from a free-floating deck-design that ensures you won’t be left with any missed bits when mowing undulating surfaces (gauge-wheels on the deck work to prevent unsightly scalping).nThe Cub Cadet XZ2-117i is both side-discharge- and mulch-capable, so it will perform just as well on long meadow-grass as it will on a manicured formal lawn. nLarge, wide-profile drive-tyres deliver scuff-free traction and will easily handle adverse terrain; while a low centre-of-gravity and wide wheelbase make it possible to work safely on banks and other sharp inclines.nThanks to its compression-sprung high-backed seat, low-effort light-touch steering and adjustable steering column, the Cub Cadet XZ2-117i is hard to beat when it comes to driver-comfort. nOther desirable features include a deck-wash system (SmartJet™) for no-hassle cleaning of the deck’s underside; an extra-wide cutting-height range (38-100mm) for superior flexibility-of-use; and cruise-control for the elimination of foot-strain.nThis model’s 117cm width-of-cut is ideal for areas up to around 16,000m2.