Review By : GPL on Jan 2 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $4,100.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : Cub Cadet 18 hp tractor, 40" snow thrower.
Purchased From : Keene NH, dealer
Strengths The tractor is beefy and I beat the hell out of it year round. With basic
oil, filter etc. changes, it has been great.
Weaknesses Mice have eaten 2 of my ingnition housings and they aren't cheap to replace.
DON'T buy the snow thrower for this..I've had nothing but troubles from cables to auger housing, which I'm fighting to get a new one after using only 4 times...they (PartsTree.Com) have the parts, but do NOT WARRANTY anything they sell. My auger housing must have had a hairline crack which got larger and larger as I thought it was blowing snow...not good...They requested a letter from a certified Cub Cadet dealer explaining that the part was defective...did that...now lets see how their customer service handles this!!
I'm looking at 6+ inches of snow in my 400' driveway, and I'm without a snow thrower for it. I'm screwed...
Overall The tractor can use some work in that the oil drain plug needs a hose to drain..stupid design...Now they have a plastic body, mine is metal and it chips easily and rusts even faster.
Having said that...I really do put the tractor to some heavy use...I don't have the mower platform, just the snow thrower...which I would STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST PURCHASING...Unless you own a parts store!
Parts : 2 Performance : 7
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 7 Overall : 5