Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LuvCub Great Mower
I purchased this mower at the beginning of the mowing season to compliment my Cub Cadet rider. This new mower replaced a 16 year old Craftsman that served flawlessly all those years. It was just getting tired. I did a lot of research before purchasing and decided on the SC500EZ. There really isn't anything I do not like about this mower. It took a couple of yard mows to get use to the swivel front wheels but now I don't think I would want to be without them. This mower is quiet and as fast as I want it to go. I have found myself push mowing my yard more often than using the rider this season. Everything about it is great.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moparman Great mower love the front wheels
Love my new mower, the my speed works great and I can get close to everything with the swivel front wheels
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasYellowJacket Excellent Machine
Nine years ago I bought a Honda HRX217KHXA Mower. It did its job very well. I decided to look at other models. I looked at Home Depot and online for electric start mowers. I decided on a Cub Cadet model SC500Z from Home Depot, the electric start was more than I wanted to pay. I checked Cub Cadet to see if there was a price difference. The Cub Cadet price for the SC500EZ was less than the SC500Z from Home Depot.
I selected the SC500EZ from Cub Cadet and made the call. Due to the Cub Cadet pricing I was able to get what I really wanted. When it arrived on 05-02-2016, I followed the instructions, started the mower and made a couple passes in the back yard. The Cub Cadet SC500EZ impressed me more than my Honda did when I first used it.
The swivel front wheels work as advertised, it bags, has a side discharge and mulches. The single blade mulches a little larger than what my double blade Honda did, but it is only noticeable because I was looking to see the difference.
The electric start on the SC500EZ is excellent. This will be a saving for me not having to pull start the mower.
The Effortless Drive Control My Speed System is easy to get use to and works very well. I like this type of control because it is easy to adjust my speed as I move and it allows me to keep both hands on the comfortable handle.
Changing the height of the front wheels is a little more time consuming but overall it is nothing to complain about.
I am glad I bought the Cub Cadet SC500EZ.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1seasonEvaluation Front wheels need redesign
I Like the swivel wheel concept but front wheels need to be redesigned.
Frequently front wheels have trouble going back to midline after full turn. Will carve trenches in lawn. Compensation: Lift front wheels up off ground while moving forward then let wheels return to ground and they will realign back to baseline. Otherwise has good power and nice forward speed. Also If you need to restart during a job, sometimes you have to take battery out and blow away dirt from battery contacts, reseat the Li ion battery, then it will start right up.
March 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PerfectLawn Best Self Propelled
I purchased this lawn mower with some reservations at first having owned a John Deere self propelled mower before this. It was getting difficult to get replacement parts for the John Deere. After purchasing the SC 500 EZ and using it for the first time, I was impressed. Easy electric start and much lighter than my John Deere self propelled. I just love that the front wheels turn independently and allows me to turn the mover without having to push down on the handle to lift the front end up to turn. It cuts down on my mowing time by about 10 to 15 minutes. Great mower. Highly recommend it to anyway looking for a good self propelled at a good price.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ElderMow EZ to Turn
Being over 60 with neck and back issues, I needed a machine that would be less strain on my back to turn. This definitely fit the bill and the electric start also helps. It has plenty of power to cut taller wet grass, within reason of course. It has more suction than a previous Troybilt unit. Would have liked easier to adjust swivel wheel height as well as a personal pace lever propel system like Troybilt. But my initial reason for purchase was reduced back strain as well as a closer turn radius for trimming so it met my need.
September 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fortune Good mower, bad speed control
Not as easy to operate as my previous models. The speed control is too touchy and hard on wrists and shoulders as it keeps changing speed. especially on any incline. Probably ok if the entire yard was smooth and level.
October 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TEXAN i AM VERY HAPPY I PURCHASED THE SELF PROPELLED SC 500 EZ. I HAVE A BIG YARD AND IT CUTS WELL. ALSO I ENJOY THE FRONT PIVOT WHEELS GOING AROUND TREES. I ALSO OWN THE PUSH START BUTTON WHICH MAKES IT EASY.
September 6, 2015