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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. 

Click here for the 52 " and 61 " Freedom Z

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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" & 52"(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 commercial grade, full pressure lubrication engines. 18 HP or 21HP Kawasaki FR Series V-twin engine and 22 HP or 24 HP Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin engine options. Click here for a complete list of engine and cutter deck combinations.
  • Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 transaxles put solid, reliable power to the ground. Integrated transaxle has charge pumps and spin-on oil filters and steel plate oil filter guards to protect filters from damage. 1-year commercial warranty on transaxles; 3-year non-commercial application warranty on transaxles.
  • Custom, bolstered seat adds another level of comfort to the 48" & 52" Scag Freedom Z. Fold-up arm rests are standard.
  • Ogura G1 PTO clutch brake has lots of torque (74 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: 11 x 4 - 5, 4-ply
    -Drive tires: 20 x 10 - 8, 2-ply
  • Extra large foot plate for improved operator comfort and easier mounting and dismounting of the mower. The pierced, extruded metal tread ensures solid footing.
  • 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 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, adjustable (with tool), fully cushioned seat with padded arm rests. 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.
  • Digital 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 laser cut 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
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

All specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice or obligation.
Actual product may differ from images shown here.
SFZ48-18FR 48" Cutter Deck, Kawasaki FR Series V-twin air-cooled engine
SFZ48-KT725 48" Cutter Deck, Kohler 7000 Series V-twin air-cooled engine
SFZ52-21FR 52" Cutter Deck, Kawasaki FR Series V-twin air-cooled engine
SFZ52-KT735 52" Cutter Deck, Kohler 7000 Series V-twin air-cooled engine

* Contact your local Scag Dealer for availability.

Freedom Z® - Product Dimensions*
Width (chute down)
Width (chute up in transport position)
745 lbs.
765 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.