Review By : FrustratedInPa on Feb 14 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $15,500.00
Years of Use : 1-2 Years Use
Implements : Loader and 54 in mower
Purchased From :
Strengths Loader worked very well even beyond stated capacity. The tractor is very fuel efficient, and the mower cuts extremely well. It has tremendous power in warm weather. It is very comfortable to operate, even for large person.
Weaknesses The transmission will not operate in temps below 20 degrees. The engine vibrates so much that it has broken the muffler off and loosened the oil filter, creating an oil leak. You have to monitor it closely. It is very noisy as if the hydraulics are starving for fluids.
Overall I have owned my tractor for 15 months. In that time, I have put less than 40 hours on it. It has let me down on 2 occasions when clearing snow. The hydrostatic drive froze and would not move in my drive way. It has spent 4 weeks in the shop for a variety issues.
It had the battery light come on at start up and the dealer has not been able to fix it.
I purchased a Cub Cadet for quality and it did not meet my expectations. I am very frustrated with it and would not recommend it to any one else.
Parts : Performance : 4
Ease of Use : 8 Financing : 6
Reliability : 3 Overall : 3