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Cub Cadet Big Country 4x2 Specifications
Strengths Large bed, Honda engine, wonderful for working or pulling a medium size trailer.
Weaknesses None that I have seen.
Overall Had it since 2003 and the only problem was a bad gas shock for the bed lift.
Strengths Easy to drive and operate.
Weaknesses Complete POS on reliability. Have replaced accelerator link several times due to design flaw. Have replaced other parts. Dealer is slow, slow, slow with service work. Dump bed is completely shot and new one is about $550. OTOH, have a Kubota utility vehicle which looks much like new and has been almost flawless.
Overall I just can't recommend this product. Maybe this is one reason we are losing American manufacturing jobs - people should not have to contend with junk like this Cub Cadet.
Strengths it was free
Weaknesses had to replace the engine asit got gas in the oil constantly. Honda paid for a new engine
Overall vacum shifter does not work and alternator quit. If I had to pay for it there would have been a fire somewhere
Strengths large bed for hauling
Weaknesses The honda engine has been a nightmare ever since I bought this piece of junk. I have owned it for about 5 years and it has not ran good probably 95% of that time. I have fouled out 15 sets of plugs and now there is gasoline in the oil. This was purchased just to ride around the yard with my kids. It has not been worked hard at all. The transmission gets hung between gears constantly.
Overall This is by far the worst piece of equipment I have ever purchased. I would not recommend this to anyone. I have had it worked on numerous times with no satisfaction.
Strengths ok on straigh aways and road use. No hills tho
Weaknesses 9.5 horsepower not enough power. Hard to start in cold weather.
Can't seem to find body parts for it such as enclosed cab ect.
Company purchased from didn't inform me that it was a light utility.Not for farm use.
Overall Sorry I purchased it.
Strengths Good ride and power. Extremely useful for yard work and transportation in our rural area arond the lake. No reliability issues with Honda engine or the Cub chassis. Purchased with 36 month no interest plan.
Weaknesses Need better accessory choices.
Overall Very good .....would purchase again.
Strengths Honda engine runs nice - so far. Only 18 hours operating time and vehicle is housed in warm envirnoment. Decent ride. Decent power.
Weaknesses "Free-wheels" going down high. Brakes not great.
Overall Sorry I bought it. Dealer indicated it was an '06 model. It's really an '03. Resale value goes to hell.
Strengths GOOD BODY
Weaknesses HONDA MTR. FOULS PLUGS RUNS WEAK
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