Review By : Anonymous on 12/16/2013
Price Paid : $4,000.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : 54" deck
Purchased From : dealer
Strengths Good Kohler engine, mows in reverse, not much else.
Weaknesses Warranty is worthless. All warranty claims seem to be "user errors." Dead battery in 9 mos, deck belt broke in 18 hours, zerks are fragile, electric power steering is little better than no power steering, ride is stiff, oil dipstick does not seat without considerable downward pressure. I suppose if the paint peeled it would be a user error. Deck wash system is useless. Arm rests are annoying.
Overall I bought a 3284 in 2001 and it has been very reliable. The 2550 is only a shadow of the 3284. Since Cub shields itself from feedback and will not honor its warranty, I won't buy another one. Cub lost more money by refusing to honor its warranty than it would have cost them to be honest. I do all the service work myself now instead of taking it to the dealer. When people ask me how I like my Cub, I tell them about the bad experiences.
Parts : Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 8 Overall : 4