Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TrailHiker Had high hopes; am disappointed
The sales person at my local lawn equipment store had great things to say about this mower. It's the right size for my 1+ acre yard. But, it does not cut as evenly as I'd like and it is very difficult to maintain and service. The mower deck has to be removed to remove and sharpen blades, there are no illustrations of the spark plug location in the manual, and even the battery hold down is awkward to reach. The operator manual is sparse, with less than a page of trouble shooting ideas. And, with less than 2 seasons of use, the mower is failing to start. It is too heavy and large to load into my vehicle to take in for service. I am very disappointed in this mower.
September 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Flop Ok unit
Nothing new or amazing about this unit. The drive system is ok. It takes some getting used to. The turning system requires some muscle to actually do a full turn on a dime otherwise you have to swing way out to do it. Motor performance is the only high point I would give it though trying to find just a simple thing such as an oil filter is a hassle as you either have to go directly to a cub cadet dealer or you have to find it online. Also trying to find replacement parts via the online cub cadet site is annoying as there is no pictures so you have to either know exactly what your looking for or know some one who does is you wish to do work on it yourself. The speed of the system is so so and cut quality when set to higher speeds is nothing impressive. Overall if given a choice I would have saved my self a grand and just bought a decent push mower and been just as happy.
September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Busy Time Saver
I've mowed about 4 times with this piece and I'll tell you it's a beast. This machine has cut my mowing time in half. It will cut through wet grass with ease and tall grass doesn't stand a chance. The only drawbacks to this machine I have encountered are it takes a few cuts to get used to. You will work yourself until you figure how to smoothly make turns. I wish the blade and throttle handles where on the bottom as they tend to get slippery as you sweat. You can wear gloves or wrap the grips with a sports tape for bats and tennis racquet handles. I read some reviews about belts jumping off, I haven't had any issues but I always ease down on the blade and throttle handles. It's a pretty big investment for a walk behind mower considering most use a 20" for residential but you won't be sorry. I look forward to many years with my cub.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Howard BAD MOWER
THE CARBURETOR IS NO GOOD. MTD DOES NOT WARRANTY THE CARBURETOR MTD WARRANTY IS USELESS. MTD WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE ARE BOGUS THE SERVICE CENTERS DO NOT HELP DO NOT BUY ANY MOWER FROM MTD AND DEFINITELY NO CUB CADET
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rgoins79 great product
So far so good, plenty of power yet easy to handle, bought a time master but got this instead because the time master would not cut tall or wet grass this thing blows right through 2 or 3 feet tall grass with no problems
July 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by m0er I've owned and used this model once a week during the growing season (about 30 weeks/year here) for the past 3 years. This mower is surprisingly agile and precise, and it makes mowing a pleasure. It easily powers through tall, thick, or wet grass at whatever speed I want, and it makes a nice level cut. The only problem is the cables that control the blade clutch and the forward propulsion break a lot. I'm on my third set at the moment, and I have another set sitting ready for when these break. They break in multiple ways, sometimes getting caught and abraded in the bolt heads beneath the mower handles, sometimes the crimped-on dogleg head that attaches them to the control lever breaks in half, and sometimes they break randomly. Doubling their thickness, reinforcing their connections at both ends, and enclosing them full length would probably help.
May 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by spencerr11 Cant cut the grass
I have owned this mower since June 2015 and used it in the second half of the mowing season. I have put a little more than 75 hours on the machine. I purchased it brand new and it worked well for the first 10 hours. Since then it struggles cutting the grass and kicking it out the side. While cutting the blades slow down to where its just splitting the grass instead of slicing it to a prefect cut. It continuously bogs down while mowing. You would think the engine would be strong enough to keep the blades spinning while cutting grass that is cut weekly. Seems like a waste of money to me.
January 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ash110 A waste of money
This is without a doubt the worst piece of machinery I have ever purchased. I have 1/2 acre property that has been cut with a 21 toro self propelled model for 3 years. In an attempt to save myself time and effort in mowing the yard, I purchased this wide area mower.
The first attempt at using this Cub Cadet mower ended the drive belt coming off after less than half of the yard cut. After a week in the shop, the second attempt ended with less than a third of the yard cut before the drive belt came off again. Today, I will attempt to get my hard earned money back.........
May 11, 2015