Review By : Jean C on Jun 5 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $2,699.00
Years of Use : 30-Days
Purchased From : Florida Dealership
Strengths ZThis The Cub Cadet 42" Zero Turn (RZT42) is a nice looking machine. Trust me when I say I get "looks" all the time while mowing. Some looks aren't good as many times, the belt is hanging on the ground and the deck is falling off. Nice huh? After 17 hours of use, this piece of junk I paid $2699 plus tax for is junk. The welds are weak, folks. Expect at the first mowing bank you'll see your wheel bracket bend like playdo up into the air, and the blade belts will break.
But the overall tractor turns around trees, or rows end swiftly. It does take some time learning how to not leave a row of grass behind due to the sharp turn.
Weaknesses The deck and the sturdiness of its parts is key. The pulley system is not tolerable to PTO starting of the blades unless in high throttle. A mistake. And, when backing up, you will be advised to wait 30 to 60 seconds before engaging the reverse. Isn't that nuts?
Overall POOR POOR POOR. It's in its Beta stage. DO NOT WASTE your money. Go to Husgavarna and buy their tractor (you can get two for the price of the Cub Cadet Riding Zero Turn commercial (that's a laugh...commercial?) grade mower.
Parts : Performance : 4
Ease of Use : 8 Financing :
Reliability : 1 Overall : 2