Cub Cadet is popular with residential owners thanks to their performance and ease of use, but that doesn’t mean they left behind their roots in commercial lawn care. The Pro Z 500 Series combines the innovations that make them user-friendly along with high-quality components and unique features to make them a great choice for commercial users.
Cub Cadet offers the Pro Z 500 with a choice of two engines: a fuel-injected Kohler Command Pro or a Kawasaki FX Series. Both motors are built for the toughest commercial use with features including high-efficiency air cleaners and full pressure oiling systems.
Power is sent to the wheels using a 12 cc Parker HTJ transmission and 260 cc wheel motors. This lets the 500 reach 10 mph when moving forward and 5 mph when in reverse.
A pair of fuel tanks spreads out the weight to keep the center of gravity low while allowing the mower to carry just under 15 gallons of fuel for less frequent refueling. A gas gauge is included so you can check the fuel level without having to leave the seat.
The 500 uses a 7 gauge steel fabricated deck with reinforcements on all sides including a quarter inch rolled leading edge. Deck height can be adjusted to 16 setting between 1-5 inches using a foot pedal. Anti-scalp rollers come standard, and the spindles can be reached from the top of the deck via tool-free access covers. The deck comes set up for side discharge, but a chute plug can be added for mulching; high lift blades are standard. For bagging, there’s a kit with a PTO impeller that pulls clippings from the deck and compacts them for more onboard storage. The three bags it uses can hold up to 9 cubic feet of material. Need to mow a sports arena? Cub Cadet offers a striping kit to get that ball park finish.
Cub Cadet offers the 500 with lap bar and steering wheel controls. The lap bars have large, easy to reach knobs for position adjustment, and the parking brake is designed to engage automatically when the bars are opened. The front axle is designed to pivot freely to follow the terrain and has a dampening system for an improved ride.
Steering wheel-controlled mowers use Cub Cadet’s Synchro-Steer system. Along with controlling the speed of the drive wheels, this system actively steers the front wheels to deliver lap bar precision and reduced scrubbing for a perfect finish.
There are three lap bar models available in the 500 range. The Pro Z 554 L EFI comes with a 54-inch deck and a Kohler Command Pro engine that produces 26.5 hp. The 554 L KW replaces the Kohler with a 27 hp Kawasaki FX850V. The 560 L KW combines the Kawasaki motor with a 60-inch deck.
The Synchro-Steer system is available with a 54-inch deck in the Pro Z 554 S KW and a 60-inch deck with the Pro Z 560 S KW. Both mowers are powered by the Kawasaki engine.
No matter which model you choose, it will be protected with a three year/unlimited hour warranty.
Getting Parts for the Pro Z 500 Series
Everything you need to keep your Pro Z 500 running is available from www.cubparts.com. We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet, Kohler and Kawasaki so we can supply you with anything you need for your commercial mower. Finding the right part is easy thanks to our search engine which can show you factory parts diagrams and descriptions. Best of all, we can ship your order to any address in the U.S. and Canada.