Liberty Z

Liberty Z


Because every home deserves stripes, the Liberty® Z is designed and manufactured to deliver a top-of-the-line experience at a homeowner price point. A professionally-constructed mower, fit for your own lawn. The Liberty Z gives more people the chance to see why Scag® machines are Simply the Best.

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Ogura PTO Clutch Brake

Strong, Adjustable Clutch for Long Life

The Ogura GT1 PTO Clutch Brake provides excellent starting and stopping power for the cutter deck, 74 ft. lb. of holding strength, and an adjustable air gap for long life.

Drive-Shaft Cutter Deck
Command perfection


Heavy-duty Hero Cutter Deck design and construction yield an excellent quality-of-cut. Deep design handles lots of grass at higher speeds. Heavy-duty, aluminum, sealed ball bearing, blade-drive spindles provide reliable performance season after season.

Hero Cutter Deck
High-Strength Steel Frame

Solid Design for Years of Dependable Service

Tubular-steel main frame delivers unmatched strength and longevity.

Low-Maintenance Mower Design

More Uptime

Fewer grease points increase operator convenience and ease-of-ownership.

Proven Transaxles

Speeds Up To 7 MPH

The Liberty Z features proven, dual hydro transaxles for smooth, solid power to the drive wheels. Tuff Torq TZ450, or Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 or ZT-3100 transaxles, depending on model.

Contoured, Bolstered, High-Back Seat


This seat is ultra-comfortable and adjustable (with tools), contoured for improved comfort, and features armrests*.

* Armrests are standard on 48″, 52″ and 61″ models. An optional armrest kit is available for 36″ and 42″ models.

Easy Foot-Pedal Deck Lift

Easy Up, Easy Down

Foot-pedal cutter-deck lift is spring-assisted and makes raising the cutter deck smooth and easy.

Powerful and Efficient Engine Options

Reliable Power, Up To 27 HP

Choose from a variety of proven air-cooled, V-twin engine options to help you get the job done.

SZL-36H-18FR36" Hero Cutter Deck, 18 HP Kawasaki® FR600V – V-Twin, air-cooled engine, 603 cc displacement$5,799
SZL-36H-20PX36" Hero Cutter Deck, 20 HP Briggs PXi Series™ – V-twin$5,799
SZL-36H-20KT36" Hero Cutter Deck, 20 HP Kohler® 7000 Series PRO – 725 cc displacement$5,799
SZL-42H-21FR 42" Hero Cutter Deck, 21 HP Kawasaki® FR651V – V-twin$6,099
SZL-42H-22PX42" Hero Cutter Deck, 22 HP Briggs PXi Series™ – V-twin$5,999
SZL-42H-22KT42" Hero Cutter Deck, 22 HP Kohler® 7000 Series™ PRO – 725 cc displacement$6,099
SZL-48H-21FR48" Hero Cutter Deck, 21 HP Kawasaki® FR600V – V-twin$6,099
SZL-48H-22KT48" Hero Cutter Deck, 22 HP Kohler® 7000 Series™ PRO – 725 cc displacement$6,099
SZL-48H-24SR48" Hero Cutter Deck, 24 HP Scag SR Series – 708 cc displacement$5,999
SZL-52H-23FR52" Hero Cutter Deck, 23 HP Kawasaki® FR – V-twin$6,499
SZL-52H-24SR52" Hero Cutter Deck, 24 HP Scag SR Series – 708 cc displacement $6,199
SZL-52H-24KT 52" Hero Cutter Deck, 24 HP Kohler® 7000 Series PRO – 725 cc displacement$6,499
SZL-52H-24PX52" Hero Cutter Deck, 24 HP Briggs PXi Series™ – V-twin$6,499
SZL-61H-24FR61" Hero Cutter Deck, 24 HP Kawasaki® FR – V-twin$6,999
SZL-61H-25PX61" Hero Cutter Deck, 25 HP Briggs PXi Series™ – V-twin$6,999
SZL-61H-26KT 61" Hero Cutter Deck, 26 HP Kohler® 7000 Series PRO – 747 cc displacement$6,999
SZL-61H-27SR61" Hero Cutter Deck, 27 HP Scag SR Series – 803 cc displacement$6,999
* Limited availability. Contact your local Scag dealer for specific availability information.
Product Dimensions36" Liberty Z42" Liberty Z48" Liberty Z52" Liberty Z61" Liberty Z
Width (chute down)48.5"54.5"60.5"64.5"73.5"
Width (chute in transport position) 37"43"49"53"62"
Weight555 lb595 lb612 lb646 lb695 lb
SpecificationLiberty Z
GeneralTotal Fuel Capacity3.5 gallons (36" and 42")

5.5 gallons (48", 52" and 61")
Drive Tires20" x 8"-10" (36")

20" x 10"-8" (42", 48" and 52")

20" x 10"-10" (61")
Caster Tires11" x 4"-5" (36" and 42")

11" x 6"-5" (48", 52" and 61")
Seat48", 52" and 61" models: Padded with arm rests, adjustment forward and back (tools required)

36" and 42" models: Optional armrest kit is available.
Drive SystemDrive System Type36" and 42" models: Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 Transaxle

48" and 52" models: Tuff Torq TZ450 Transaxle

61" models: Hydro-Gear ZT3100 Transaxle
PumpsInternal Pump: 10 cc
MotorsInternal Motor: 10cc (Tuff Torq), 16 cc (Hydro-Gear)
Forward Ground Speed7 mph
Reverse Ground Speed5 mph
Parking BrakeHand lever
DeckCutting Widths36", 42", 48", 52" and 61"
TypeHeavy-Duty Hero Cutter Deck
Cutting Height1.5" to 4.5" in .25" increments
Deck LiftFoot-operated pedal
ConstructionDual-plate cutter deck constructed of 2 steel plates. Reinforcement plate at cutter deck spindles.
SpindlesAluminum housing with sealed ball bearings.
Blade EngagementOgura GT1 (74 ft lb) – (36", 42", 48" and 52")

Ogura GT2 (108 ft lb) – (61")

Adjustable air-gap for extended life.

Accessory shown as example only. Actual appearance and/or placement of the accessory may vary by specific model.

Liberty Z Accessories

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Spring Promotional Pricing

Don’t miss out on limited time savings on select Scag new/unused zero-turn mowers.

O% Financing For Up to 60 Months

0% financing is available for up to 60 months on Select Freedom Z Models with approved financing.

Payments as Low AS $90/Month

Monthly payments on Select Liberty Z Models as low as $90/month.

Program Details:

  • 0% for up to 60 Months financing offer valid only through Yard Card.
  • Only eligible on select new/unused Scag mower models purchases.
  • Promotional pricing cannot be combined with any other Scag program, such as Simply the Brave, and does not apply to service parts, clothing or other promotional items.
  • Subject to credit approval and may change or terminate without notice or obligation, and is not valid in California.
  • Financing only available to well-qualified buyers.
  • Consult with your local Scag Dealer for complete information and pricing.
  • Subject to dealer participation.
  • Offer not valid on any previous purchases.