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Scag Freedom Z® Riding Mower

Are you tired of buying junk mowers that constantly need to be replaced or repaired? Would you rather spend your money on a quality, American made product that will perform and last like it should? If you answered yes to those questions, you have found the right mower brand, Scag.

Reclaim your weekend. Give yourself the freedom to spend more time doing the things you really want to be doing like camping, fishing, spending time with your family and friends....the list goes on.

The Freedom Z is designed for commercial and large estate use. We invite you to learn more about the outstanding, commercial grade features of the Freedom Z and how it can save you time while delivering professional results.

* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag dealer for specific availability information.

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Scag Freedom Z®
Hydro-Gear transaxles
Independent hydraulic transmissions w/ cooling fans
One-piece steel main frame
Tubular steel main frame
Powerful engine options
Powerful engines available
Foot pedal deck lift - cutter deck lift system
Foot pedal deck lift
Maintenance-free sealed spindles
No maintenance sealed spindles
  • Up to 8 MPH forward and 5 MPH reverse speeds deliver maximum productivity. Fast ground speeds will make short work of your residential acreage or commercial property.
  • Fully welded and fabricated, unitized steel, commercial grade main frame design is stronger than "bolt together" or stamped frame designs. This frame is built to last.
  • 48" (cutting width) cutter decks are constructed with a 10-gauge top with an 11-gauge reinforcement plate around the spindle mounting area for extra support. The cutter deck skirt is 7-gauge for additional strength. This is not a mass produced, stamped steel deck. This is a commercial grade, fully fabricated and welded heavy steel cutter deck.
  • Power your Freedom with ciommercial grade, full pressure lubrication engines. Choose a Kawasaki 600FS V-twin or a Briggs & Stratton Professional Series 24hp V-twin engine. Click here for a complete list of engine and cutter deck combinations.
  • Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 transaxles put solid, reliable power to the ground. These powerful units deliver smooth maneuverability and feature spin-on oil filters (40 micron) for optimal fluid filtration and long component life. 1-year commercial warranty on transaxles; 3-year non-commercial application warranty on transaxles.
  • Ogura PTO clutch brake has lots of torque (87 ft/lbs) for smooth blade engagements and solid holding power in heavy cutting conditions. Adjustable airgap delivers long component life.
  • Maintenance free mower design has no grease points, saving you maintenance time and giving you the freedom to do other things.
  • ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) is standard equipment along with retractable seatbelts. ROPS provides additional operator safety.
  • Compact mower size enables you to take the Freedom Z into tight places. The Freedom Z also occupies less space in your garage or on the trailer, leaving more room for other tools and toys.
  • 6.5 gallon fuel capacity gives you the freedom to cut vast amounts of grass without having to stop and refuel. The fuel tank features an extra large filler neck for easy refueling.
  • Large drive and caster tires ensure solid traction and a smooth ride.
    -Front caster tires: 11x4.5-5.
    -Drive tires: 20x10-8
  • Extra large foot plate for improved operator comfort and easier mounting and dismounting of the mower. The pierced, extruded metal tread ensures solid footing. The entire foot plate is rubber iso-mounted for additional operator comfort.
  • Easily adjust cutting heights while seated via. Wide range of adjustment from 1" to 4-1/2" in 1/4" increments.
  • Foot pedal deck lift features a large knurled peg for "no slip" deck lifting. Spring-assisted design makes lifting the cutter deck easy and smooth.
  • The Scag "Simply the Best" warranty stands behind you and your mower for years of worry-free service. Unlike other mowers in its price range, the Freedom Z carries a commercial warranty as well as an estate owner / home owner warranty.
  • Spring-loaded, self-adjusting idler arms effortlessly keep all belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and no maintenance.
  • All steel pulleys are stronger than plastic pulley designs. This is a Scag....you will not find plastic pulleys on the Freedom Z. Steel dust and debris covers are fitted over idler pulley bearings and spindles to keep foreign material out, extending bearing life.
  • Comfortable, easy-to-adjust operator's seat features thick cushions for operator comfort. The bottom cushion is extra thick. Retractable seat belts are standard equipment.
  • Padded steering control levers with ultra-smooth dampers for smooth, precise responsiveness. Levers are adjustable.
  • Gas-charged steering dampers are designed and positioned for smooth steering lever operation and minimal control effort.
  • 4-corner cutter deck adjustment mechanisms allow for easy deck leveling and pitch adjustment to deliver a smooth, even cut.
  • Heavy-duty, no maintenance blade drive spindles provide reliable performance day in and day out; aluminum housings and sealed ball bearings.
  • Interlocked parking brake system prevents movement when parked on inclines. The mower cannot be driven when the brake is applied. This prevents premature brake wear.
  • Operator friendly instrument panel is conveniently located just to the left of the operator. It includes an ignition switch, mower engagement switch, and separate choke and throttle controls.
  • User-friendly mower design allows quick access to the engine and filters, for easy maintenance.
  • Cup holder and storage bin are molded into the fuel tank to provide added operator convenience and comfort.
  • Hydraulic oil reservoir and maintenance-free battery are enclosed within the left side tank molding to prevent external damage and to provide a sleek, clean appearance.
  • Engine oil drain makes oil changes easy.
  • High-quality electrical components such as switches and tightly woven, custom wiring harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for dependability and long life.
  • Super-tough rear engine guard protects the engine compartment from potential impact damage when backing up
  • Digital hour meter features pre-programmed maintenance reminders to help ensure that routine service is completed. Hour meter only activates when engine is running and is located within easy sight of the operator while in the operating position.
  • Productive, time saving accessories like a grass collection system and high-powered halogen lights are available for the Freedom Z.
Actual ground speed may vary. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

Debris cover
Idler pulley bearing debris covers
1/2 inch thick spindle mounting flange
1/2" thick spindle mounting flange
Rear bumper
Heavy-duty steel tube bumper
Adjustable PTO clutch brake
Ogura adjustable PTO clutch
Deck leveling system
Cutter deck leveling system
7 gallon fuel capacity
Up to 6.5 gallon fuel capacity
Cutting height adjustments
Easy-access cutting heights
Self-adjusting belt systems
Self-adjusting belt systems
Rubber iso-mounted foot plate
Rubber iso-mounted foot plate
Sealed bearings in caster pivots
Sealed bearings in caster pivots
Easy-to-use engine oil drain
Easy-to-use engine oil drain
Integrated parking brake system
Integrated parking brake system
Cup holder and storage tray
Cup holder and storage tray
Adjustable, thick cushion seat
Adjustable, thick cushion seat
Commercial grade electrical
Commercial grade electrical

SCAG FREEDOM Z® MOWER OPTIONS/ ENGINE AND CUTTER DECK COMBINATIONS*top of page
SFZ48-18FS* 48" Cutter Deck, 18hp Kawasaki FS V-twin air-cooled engine
SFZ48-24BS* 48" Cutter Deck, 24hp Briggs & Stratton V-twin air-cooled engine

* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag Dealer.

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS*top of page
Freedom Z® - Product Dimensions* 48" FREEDOM Z
Length 73"
Width (chute down) 60.5"
Width (chute up in transport position) 49"
Weight: 775 lbs.

* Dimensions and specifications are subject to change.
PRODUCTIVITY**top of page
The Scag Freedom Z is more maneuverable and can mow faster than conventional garden tractors. It can cut your mowing time in half* if you are currently cutting your grass with a standard yard & garden tractor.

Even at higher cutting speeds, the Freedom Z delivers a beautiful quality-of-cut and will transform your lawn into the envy of the neighborhood.

* Actual results may vary depending on terrain, obstacles, etc
** Graph and data shown is based upon a 6MPH mowing speed, 8 hours of cutting, with total reduced by 20% to account for overlap and turns.
WARRANTY***top of page
Homeowner Warranty***
The FreedomZ has a 3-year Limited Warranty when used in an estate or homeowner application. This warranty covers manufacturing defects for three years, including parts and labor (excludes wear items).
      Commercial Warranty***
The FreedomZ has a 1-year Limited Warranty when used in a commercial application. This warranty covers manufacturing defects for one year, including parts and labor (excludes wear items).

The Freedom Z has a 2-year limited warranty on ZT-3100 and ZT-3400 transaxles.

*** Engine warranty is honored and handled through the individual engine manufacturer. See Limited Warranty Statement for details on engine coverage.