Husqvarna Z254F 54 in. 23 HP Kawasaki Zero Hydrostatic Turn Riding Mower Review (Updated for 2021)

The Husqvarna Z254F 54″ 23 HP Kawasaki engine has a designed seat for comfortable ride, while the clear cut fabricated 54″ mowing deck is the perfect choice for the homeowner who is interested in cutting around 1 to 3 acres.

This machine is the largest deck you have for a homeowner’s machine, and is of low maintenance with an accessible engine for repairs and quick connect to a port for the deck.

The 54 “deck is wide enough to turn every difficult task into a simple walk in the park. The Z254F is the largest deck that can be accessed for homeowners.

FR 691V Kawasaki 23 HP motor will be a reliable engine that gives power and durability. The FR series has a higher torque than most other branded engines and is the premier residential engine in it’s class.
Clearly cut deck of 11 gauges 54 “with stronger edges is constructed in order to avoid damage during bumping into rocks, rootstocks and stumps. It has also lifetime warranty and an easy-to – access cover to repair any kind of spindles, powders and belts.

The ZT-2200 Hydro Gear is a maintenance-free sealed drive at a top speed of 6.5 miles per hour; the lifespan of this motor is approx. 600 hours, which will be the standard for any residential mower of its class.


Husqvarna Z254F 54 in. 23 HP Kawasaki Zero Hydrostatic Turn Riding Mower

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Features Of Husqvarna Z254F 54 in. 23 HP Kawasaki Zero Hydrostatic Turn Riding Mower

Intended Use GradeResidential
Product Weight595 lb.
Rear Wheel or Tire Size18 in.
TypeZero Turn Riding Mower
Maximum Reverse Speed3.25 mph
Blade EngagementElectric
Product Width67 in.
Fuel Capacity3.5 gal.
Part Number967954001
Cut Height Range1.5 in. – 4 in.
Engine BrandKawasaki
Terrain TypeFlat with obstacles
Steering TypeDual lap bars
Start TypeKey start
Power TypeGas
Yard Size2 or More ac.
Recommended Fuel TypeUnleaded
Country of OriginMade in USA
Front Wheel or Tire Size11 in.
Product Length75 in.
Cutting Width54 in.
Turning Radius0 in.
Number of Deck Positions6
Warranty3-Year Limited Warranty
Deck Thickness10 ga.
Horsepower23 HP
Number of Cylinders2
Number of SpeedsVariable
Number of Deck Wheels6
Deck Size54 in.
Engine Displacement726 cc
Deck MaterialSteel
Deck TypeFabricated
Discharge LocationSide
Engine TypeHydrostatic
Number of Blades3
Blade Speed0 n/a
Torque0 n/a
Recommended Engine Oil10W-30
Oil capacity71 oz.
Special Feature(s)No maintenance transmission, Ergonomic control panel
Drive TypeLever-operated
Product Height40 in.
Maximum Forward Speed6.5 mph

Quick features overview of Husqvarna Z254F 54 in. 23 HP Kawasaki Zero Hydrostatic Turn Riding Mower

  • Premium 23HP/726cc Kawasaki FR691V 4-Cycle OHV V-Twin Engine
  • Hydro-GearĀ® ZT-2200 (EZTĀ®) Hydrostatic Transmission
  • 54-Inch Fabricated (Welded) Steel 3-Blade Mower Deck
  • Convenient Deck Washout Port
  • Added Protection
  • Rugged Build
  • Removable Foot Pan
  • Maintenance Tracking

Pros and Cons of this lawn mower


  • Easy to Start
  • Easy to Use
  • Reliable
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Construction


  • Minor performance issues
  • A little Difficult to Maintain

Watch this video for a better understanding.

Specifications of Engine, Motor & Drive

Engine Specs

Engine BrandKawasaki
Starting System12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle4-Cycle
CC726 CCs
Fuel Tank Size3.5 Gallons
Engine Cylinders2 Cylinders
Oil FilterYes
Low Oil ShutdownNo
Consumer Engine Warranty3 Years

Motor Specs

Battery Voltage12 Volts
Battery TypeAcid
Battery IncludedYes

Drive Specs

Maximum Speed6.5 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed3.25 MPH
Drive WheelsRear Wheels
Transmission TypeHydrostatic Drive
Drive SystemHydro-Gear EZT

Wheels Specs

Front Tire Size11 x 6 inch
Front AxleCast Iron
Tire Size18 x 9.5 Inch
Tire TypePneumatic Wheels

I hope you got a great and unbiased review for Husqvarna Z254F 54 in. 23 HP Kawasaki Zero Hydrostatic Turn Riding Mower. I will keep updating it as I further get more and more knowledge and resources about this. Thank you for reading !

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