Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Rider Mower Reviews 2023 – Top 3


After working on the Troy-Bilt Bronco Tractor Riding mowers, we also wanted to complete our Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Rider mower review to see how good they really perform on larger yards, slopes and different types of terrain conditions.

We have nominated our top recommendation in this category review which should speed up the process when it comes to your own online research and we have included 2 lower priced alternatives for you to consider so that you have more than just one option when it comes to making any final decision. A detailed comparison table is also outlined at the end of this page which you should check out also while you are here

Mustang Zero Turn Rider Overview

At first glance, these Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Riders are really solid and they have really nice cushioned high back seats, the standard foam grip handle bars which have the awesome 2 way adjustable lap bars that can accommodate people of all shapes and sizes. They are rock solid made with a durable frame and of course they have the dual Hydrostatic transmissions which enables the Zero turn radius abilities.

View also: Our Troy-Bilt Bronco Riding Mower review here

Mustang Rider Engines

All the Troy-Bilt gas Zero Turn Riders are built with Kohler engines that offer an engine power of 725cc and the engine output ranges from 22 HP for the smaller framed models up to 24 HP for the wider and larger framed Mustang Zero Turn Rider models. The engine models from Kohler are either a KT725 or a KT735 and there are 3 deck width options that range from 42 inches up to 54 inches wide.

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Troy-Bilt Zero Turn Gas Rider Review

Best Overall: Troy-Bilt Mustang Z54 XP Zero-Turn Rider

Our number 1 recommendation today would have to the Troy-Bilt Mustang Z54 XP Zero-Turn Rider mower which is an absolute beast of a machine in our opinion and it makes light work of large yards no problem whatsoever. The speed of the work rate and the zero turning mowing gets work done so much faster which in turn allows you to get on with other things in your life.

This Mustang Zero Turn Rider has a powerful Kohler 24 HP 725cc 7000 series PRO engine and it has a powerful robust welded frame and it gets through rough mowing conditions, slopes and long grass with so much ease. It has the dual Hydrostatic transmission for the zero turning and a nice high back seat that can be adjusted when needed plus the 2 overlap bars with plenty of padding for a comfortable working environment (plus the elbow rests)

It includes the anti-scalp wheels as you would expect and the 54 inch wide cutting deck plus nicely padded steering controls. The fuel tank capacity is larger also at 3.6 gallons to cater for larger yards without stoppages and it works at a maximum speed level of 7mph or 11.3kmh which in turn gets your mowing work completed in a lot less time.

The grass collection rear bag is an optional extra if you wish plus the mowing heights range from 1 to 4.5 inches. You get the towing hitch included in the standard package and it comes backed with a 3 year warranty to protect your investment


  • Superior mowing speed and superior power for various types of mowing working conditions
  • Easy adjustments of mow heights and you have the anti-scalp wheels to prevent ground soil damage
  • Zero turning speed controls are simple to manage
  • Reduces mowing times in a significant way
  • Comfort levels are great with the adjustable seat and the elbow rests


  • No cruise control is available
  • There are no headlights for working in darker evenings
  • Price tag is on a higher level than many others

Price Guide: $4500 - $4700 @ Troy-Bilt

View also: Our Troy-Bilt Pony Riding mower review

Troy-Bilt Zero Turn Rider Parts

If you need to source additional parts in the future or items for servicing, then there is a wide range of products available from Troy-Bilt directly themselves. The fuel filter should be changed after 50 hours work which they stock plus they have various types of blades be it mulching blades, low lift blades and high lift blades.

In addition, they can also supply you directly with AGM batteries, engine oils, drive belts, deck belts, a blade removal tool plus a siphon pump to mention just a few.

Alternative Troy-Bilt Zero Turn Riders

Even though the Troy-Bilt Mustang Z54 XP Zero-Turn Rider is our number 1 recommendation, there are still many other great options to choose from within the Troy-Bilt Zero Turn Rider category and 2 of these alternatives are summarised briefly as follows…

#1, Troy-Bilt Mustang Z46 Zero-Turn Rider Mower

Brief Overview

Kohler 22 HP 725cc 7000 series engine

Includes the dual hydrostatic transmission

46 inch wide cutting deck

2 anti-scalp wheels plus electric PTO

Maximum speed 7mph or 11.3kmh

Price Guide: $3200 - $3500

#2, Troy-Bilt Mustang Z54 Zero-Turn Rider Mower

Brief Overview

Includes 24 HP Kohler 725cc 7000 series engine

Fully welded 54 inch wide mowing deck

Dual Hydrostatic transmission system

Adjustable high back seat & 3 year warranty

Fuel tank capacity 3.5 gallons & AGM battery

Price Guide: $3500 - $3800

View also: Troy-Bilt Self Propelled Lawn mower review

Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Rider Comparisons

To add further clarity on each of these Mustang Zero Turn Rider mowers, make sure to check out the comparison table below where you can see all the main features side by side

Troy-Bilt Zero TurnMustang Z54 XPMustang Z46Mustang Z54
EngineKohler 7000 PROKohler 7000Kohler 7000
Engine Power725cc725cc725cc
HP24 HP22 HP24 HP
Deck width54 inches46 inches54 inches
Drive systemHydrostatic dualHydrostatic dualHydrostatic dual
Fuel tank3.5 gallons3.5 gallons3.5 gallons
Oil capacity2.0 qt.2.0 qt.2.0 qt.
Battery210 CCA210 CCA210 CCA
Forward speed7mph / 11.3kmh7mph / 11.3kmh7mph / 11.3kmh
Reverse speed3.5mph / 5.6kmh3.5mph / 5.6kmh3.5mph / 5.6kmh
Deck Gauge11 Gauge12 Gauge11 Gauge
Mow heights1 - 4.5 inch1.25-3.75 inch1 - 4.5 inch
Anti scamp wheelsYes x 3Yes x 2Yes x 3
Arm restsYesNoneNone
Mow height settings888
Warranty3 years3 years3 years

Troy-Bilt Electric Zero Turn Mower

While the gas powered Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn mowers are the most popular in the range, they also have an electric option namely the Troy-Bilt Mustang 422E XP Battery Powered Zero Turn Mower.

It comes with a 60Ah battery support which will give you a mowing time of 1.3-1.5 hours and it should be able to cover between 3 acres and 3.5 acres on a single charge depending on mowing conditions. The focus of today’s review will be on the Gas powered Mustang Zero Turn Riders as we plan on completing a separate review for the electric version at a later date.

View also: Troy-Bilt Bronco Riding Mower review


Do we recommend the Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Mowers? Yes without a shadow of a doubt and while the Troy-Bilt Mustang Z54 XP Zero-Turn Rider would be our firm favourite, there are still other options within this category that perform equally as good for slightly smaller yards such as the Mustang Z46 Zero Turn Rider.

After completing all our hard work, we hope this review can give you a better idea of what these Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Riders are all about and further reviews can be checked out directly from Troy-Bilt below…

Mustang Zero Turn Rider Feedback

Have you ever used a Troy-Bilt Mustang Zero Turn Riding mower in the past? If so, please share your own experiences, feedback and opinions with the wider mowing community by leaving a comment in the comment box section provided below – so that others can learn also…

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