Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 103
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will5066 They should have called this the WEEDINATOR
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June 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Easy Starting, Simple Height Adjustment and Fast String Changes. Quality Construction, Powerful Engine.
Who doesn't love that classic Cub Cadet yellow! Cub Cadet has a winner with this 22" walk behind string trimmer.
If you have to cut a lot of tall grass, thick weeds or even trim a long fence line, the edge of a pond or ditch, this is the tool you want. Have any area you need cut, but know it would tear up and stall out a regular lawn mower due to obstructions or uneven terrain? Afraid to take your lawn tractor down by the water's edge? That is where a walk behind trimmer excels.
Out of the box it assembles in seconds. If you can even call it "assembly". You take it out of the box, flip the handle up and use the finger screws to hold the handle in one of the three adjustable positions. Fill it with the included 20 ounces of 10w30 oil and all that's left is to gas it up (regular gas, no oil added) and start using it.
It starts like any regular lawn mower. Hold down the safety lever on the handle, give the pull cord a good yank and it's running. The sure start guarantee means no choking or priming. if it ever fails to start in one or two pulls Cub Cadet will fix it while under warranty. Lovely.
Using the Cub Cadet in the field or yard is as simple as it gets. First decide how high you want the cut to be made. It's infinitely adjustable between 1 3/4" high all the way to 4 inches, and anywhere in between. Adjustments take seconds using only two wing nuts. Loosen the nuts, slide the hub to the height you want and retighten. That's all it takes.
Changing string when needed is done with ease. Cub Cadet includes six pairs of string, and you can buy more at Home Depot either in pre-cut sections or by the spool. It is not expensive. We've done three runs of 400 feet of fence, both sides, and cut down last years growth of perennials and aren't in need of changing the first set of line yet. The string does not bump feed or get spooled inside the hub like smaller trimmer, it is attached in short sections to the hub and is changed manually when it gets too short to be effective.
Cutting with the machine is smooth and reliable. The extra large wheels roll over just about anything and don't get all bound up with the clippings. Because you have both hands on the handle, you can get very close and precise with cuts in corners, along the bottom of fencing, or close up to trees.
Make sure you wear eye protection. The trimmer has very large debris guards, but stuff still flies around as to be expected. Walk into the area you want cut and the machine will take down any type of grass and weeds you want it to handle. It's not made for thick brush, but I was able to trim off some smaller lilac shoots that I didn't see at first. If you hear the engine start to bog down because it's getting into some really gnarly stuff, just back up a foot, let it rev back up and go back to attacking the grass.
Any kind of serious grass clearing and trimming can be accomplished with this Cub Cadet walk behind style trimmer. It saves your back on big jobs compared to a hand held trimmer and it does the job light years faster as well.
Maintenance is easy, the oil drain hole is at the bottom of the dipstick. Make sure you use 20 ounces of 10w30 oil. The drive belt can be changed if needed without much trouble, and as I mentioned about the string the replacements can be purchased as needed from Home Depot.
Overall a great machine for heavy duty trimming tasks that will give us many years of reliable performance. Cub Cadet gives this a full three year warranty along with their sure start guarantee described above.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Neelam The most ruthless and powerful trimmer
This is the most ruthless and powerful trimmer I have ever owned. From 2 foot tall straw to ½” thick shrub, it trimmed my property line without any struggle what so ever in least amount of time.
1/8” thick line combined with 159cc engine makes it a super duty machine. Design and operation is very similar to walk behind mower but instead of blades, it has trimmer line. This in fact has reduced my cost of sharpening/changing the blades. Trimmer line is cheaper, lasts longer and very easy to replace.
It ships fully assembled; you just have to unfold the handle which takes about 30 seconds. The starting is great and needs no prime. If you want to keep the starting trouble free then use non-ethanol gasoline and your tool will start like a breeze.
I have consumed 3 gas tanks to date and I had no disappointments as far as trimming capability is concerned.
The problem comes with its metal ball under the deck that is supposed to help it move easily with additional help from its 14” wheels. In my experience, it constantly gets stuck on uneven terrain unless I lift the front a little bit while moving forward. And if I trim while the front is lifted, I never get an even cut. I must say that a wheel on the front would've been much better option than a metal ball. Other than that, it’s a great brand, comes with great warranty and literally trims everything in its path without any trouble.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrushCutter Fantastic!
I was torn between this model and the Husqvarna ..
I went with the Cub Cadet St100 because it was already in stock at the local Home Depot.
I love this thing! Like others have mentioned it is a beast! I have tackled hillsides with 4 foot tall brush! the trick is not to ram the thing into the tall stuff just let the spinning line cut it down to size!
I love the metal base, it has withstood the abuse and is still in good shape! You wont be dissapointed with this Cub Cadet! Just be sure to get some extra line, you can get the neon yellow Rhino .155 trimmer line that comes with the built in cutter also at Home Depot.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vicguyMN powerful!!!
Got this to keep the trails clear at the cabin, but tried it out at home first. The first time used - first pull it was running. No priming needed, no effort on the pull, just a normal pull and bang, it was running. The slide on the front is nice and slides very easily. it was very easy to adjust the height of the trimmer with no tools. I used it along a chain link fence which usually destroys my trimmer line, and other than a hard pull to the side, this thing didn't even slow down, and didn't even break a line. Very much overkill for an average yard, but will be GREAT for the thick brush I'm planning on using it for.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 44Magpie Great Trimmer From Cub-Cadet!
Bought this for my girlfriend so we could use it in her backyard which has some pretty tough grass and weeds. Un-boxed this and I was up and trimming in less than 5 minutes. Just unfolded the handles, added the included oil and then put gas in. Line was already installed so it couldn't be easier.
This thing is a beast! Cut through everything I could throw at! - Starts on first or second pull every time and the string is so much easier to change than a conventional unit. We are very pleased with this trimmer!
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GRIT MY FAVORITE PURCHASE FROM YOUR STORE.
MY PUSH ROTORY WEED EATER IS SO LIGHT YET SO TOUGH ON WEEDS AND BRUSH. I AM UNABLE TO LIFT EVEN THE LIGHTEST WEED EATER AND AM SO PLEASED WITH HOW EASY IT IS FOR ME TO USE THIS. I HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED THIS TO TWO OTHER CUSTOMERS AT THE STORE I BOUGHT IT FROM. THIS IS PERFECT FOR ANY OLDER PERSON WHO WANTS TO BE ABLE TO STILL TAKE CARE OF HIS YARD WITH NO WEEKEND WARRIOR ACHES AND PAINS AFTERWARDS.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jscott Great Product, would recommend!
First of all, I want to say that I read all of the reviews on this model and had been looking at an Echo Bearcat WT190 as well. The Echo was going to cost me $550 and was similar in construction. Since I get a Veterans Discount at Home Depot, that dropped the price down on the Cub Cadet to $300. So, for almost half the price, I couldn't go wrong.
-- Pulled out of the box, no assembly required other than the wing nuts on the handle
-- Filled with the included oil ( nice.... ) and Gas
-- Pulled the chord, and fired on the first pull! ( No priming or choking needed, has built in auto-choke )
-- Nice construction on the "ball" that it rides on, as it is steel and not plastic
-- Easy to change the line, and adjust the cut height
--Offset trimmer head makes getting close to flower beds and fences/walls easy
Used it for about 10 minutes, and during that time it was a beast. Cuts right through small bushes, and does an excellent job. It is nicely balanced due to the large wheels, so it is really easy to use. We have several areas on our property that have a lot of rocks and I was tired of eating up lawnmower blades. Hope this helps someone that is looking.
May 6, 2015