Review By : Anonymous on Aug 26 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $3,600.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : none
Purchased From : J & L Ag Equipt Willis TX
Strengths Fast, powerful engine, confortable to ride & use. Easy to access oil change & filter. Mow the entire acre on 1/2 tank of gas. B&S engine, a good one for sure.
Weaknesses The rear tires are so small they do not grip the ground at the rear of the machine. When turning they break loose (low ground speed)
and tend to tear the St Augustine grass away from the dirt. Deck has always had problems with pulley alignmment and frequent belt replacement (2 or 3 per year). Two dealers have backed away from it and I'm stuck with a machine that I will do away with next year.
I'll buy a machine that will not scalp the turf (in the highest deck position)
I'll buy a machine with a deck that is not STAMPED AND PROPERLY SUPPORTED. For z turn machine this is a real dissappointment. Steering linkage has lots of slack and after 3 years (mowing 42 weeks per year 1 ac.) this machine is sloppy. Not a good value, too many problems. Deck wheels cut into ground and tear up the turf in turns when dealing with slopes and swales. The service people at C C tell me I dont know how operate a zero turn machine and suggested that I put plastic bottles in the driveway 20 feet apart and practice weaving in and out of them.
Overall The two dealers close to me do not stock parts I need and require pay in advance + freight. Service after the sale is not satisfactory.
My first and last Cub Cadet machine. I was told that this was a quality machine, such a poor experience. I wish I could brag on this unit but it's just not up to par.
Parts : 2 Performance : 1
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 1 Overall : 2