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Original Equipment 42 in. Mulching Kit with Blades for Lawn Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers (2012 and After)

  • Fits Ultima XT1 and XT2 Lawn Tractors with 42 in. Cutting Decks
  • Contents include two blades, molded plug and hardware
  • Factory tested to provide the perfect fit and performance
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Product Overview

This mulching system is designed to turn your ordinary grass clippings into finely ground mulch. The high-lift baffle design combined with the included mulch plug will cut and recut grass clippings into smaller particles. This allows the natural nutrients to be returned back into the soil creating a greener, healthier lawn.
  • California residents
  • Fits Cub Cadet RZT mowers 2012 and after with 42 in. decks as well as XT1 and XT2 lawn tractors with 42 in. decks
  • Includes 2-mulching blades, molded plug, mounting hardware and instructions
  • Installs easily
  • Consult owner's manual for installation instructions

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Fits Deck Size (in.)48 in.42 in.50 in.60 in.
Fits deck size (in.)48425060
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Specifications

Dimensions

Fits Deck Size (in.)
42 in.
Fits deck size (in.)
42
Product Depth (in.)
26
Product Height (in.)
5.25
Product Width (in.)
4.25

Details

Accessory Type
Mulching Kit
Fits Brands
Cub Cadet
Fits Models
RZT mowers 2012 and after with 42 in. decks as well as XT1 and XT2 lawn tractors with 42 i
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
180-Day
Used with Equipment Type
Riding Mower

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

Questions & Answers

64Questions68Answers

Do the blades arrive shapened?

Asked by DMB June 18, 2018
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Blades don't need to be sharp like a razor blade. Don't know why people think that. They come through the way they should be

will this kit work on XT 2 enduro series 42 " Cub Cadet riding mower?

Asked by Sonny April 11, 2015
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Yes, but don't expect great performance, it does not mulch very well.

After installing the mulching kit can the side discharge chute be removed?

Asked by laycswms August 29, 2016
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Cub cadet says not to for safety, however it serves no purpose that I can tell and just gets in the way so I took it off.

Do you have to change the blades?

Asked by Auntee5 May 27, 2020
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The mulch blades are totally different from the blades that came with your mower. The Mulch blades are angled than the regular blades. I assume it cuts the grass in smaller bits and it won’t clump.

Do you need to clear the area completely? I.e remove sticks etc. or eill this chop tem up too?

Asked by Dmk April 11, 2018
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Do you pick them up with your regular blades? Cut the same as you would with them.

Has anyone removed the original blades on a 42"XT1 without removing the deck?How did you go about...

Asked by josbur63 August 26, 2018
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Lifted front end about 6in. off ground. Used a breaker bar for leverage very easy. Takes about 5 minutes per blade.

What size wrench is needed to remove the blades?

Asked by Diy99 October 12, 2016
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I used a 24mm socket and had no issues removing them...other than them being on there really tight.

If I have to cut wet grass,I dont want to be mulching because of it clumping.Can I still side dis...

Asked by josbur63 August 24, 2018
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They work fine either way.

I just bought the bagger kit for this mower. Will the mulch blades work with the bagger or will I...

Asked by goldtoe May 29, 2018
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Yes u can use the mulch blades with the bagger. I’ve been using munching blades for a year now. It makes it easier to convert back to mulching.

Will this kit work on our RZTS42 zero turn mower?

Asked by Lynn July 14, 2018
6
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Yes it will

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Mulch Plug does not work
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Unfortunately the mulch plug does not seal properly. There is a gap on the bottom grass comes out - first slowly and then eventually shooting out. This is clearly not how it should perform. Seems to be a poor design.
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Response from CubCadetOctober 9, 2020
Hello, Simon. We're sorry to hear that you haven't experienced the level of quality that our customers deserve. Your situation has been documented internally and if you would like to discuss this further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215. Just mention your case number of 06030255 and we would be more than happy to assist you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
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I purchased a new Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 ($3300 with extended warranty) two weeks ago along with this Mulch kit from Home Depot. The kit took almost two hours to install, and I extremely regret that I even brought this kit. As others have already mentioned, the mulch plug that comes with this kit does not cover the side discharge. Grass clipping shot out everywhere! I tried to cover the gap by using duct tape, but that did not work. Home Depot should stop selling this kit and press Cub Cadet to fix the design before putting something like this on the market.
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Response from CubCadetJuly 27, 2020
Hello alb99. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1 (877) 428-2349 and mention your case number 05803149 so we can help. Thank you very much.
The cut is great. The only thing that is disappointing is the mulch plug it self. It’s plastic. A...
The cut is great. The only thing that is disappointing is the mulch plug it self. It’s plastic. And doesn’t even seal up properly. Some gorilla tape was needed.
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Mulching kit
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Not sure what everyone is complaining about? Bought this for my ZT1 and the fit and function were perfect. Side note: went from a Snapper to the Cub Cadet and couldn’t be happier! Makes the task enjoyable
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Junk
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Bought the mulching kit and a new xt1 lawn tractor...mower works great no problems there..the fit on the mulching kit tho is garbage...not impressed at all I myself have used it twice and it’s coming off I can make something better than that... half inch gap on the bottom the grass still shoots out the side and leaves a trail of clumps...wish I would have got the jd as my dads mulching kit on his is much much better
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Response from CubCadetJune 9, 2020
We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. This incident has been documented internally, and if you would like to discuss this problem further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215 and mention your Case # 05666049. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
The plug doesn't even cover the discharge shoot!...
The plug doesn't even cover the discharge shoot!
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Response from CubCadetMay 21, 2020
Hello HomeDepotCustomer. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(877) 428-2349 and mention your case number 05528825 so we can help. Thank you very much.
Tearing grass vs clean cut
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Had the mulch kit installed with my yearly maintenance service and had 2 good cuts but now looks like the blades are tearing the grass blades vs making clean cuts. I'm cutting at height 6 on my ZT1 and waited till the grass was dry and really having a very difficult time getting good clean cuts with my cab. Very disappointed with the mower itself and these mulching blades. And looks like i'm getting red thread and soon enough with the torn grass i'm sure other diseases will start to overtake my lawn.
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Response from CubCadetMay 15, 2020
We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. This incident has been documented internally, and if you would like to discuss this problem further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215 and mention your Case # 05491286. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Okay once you make some modifications
This product is poorly designed. First, the plug is made out of flimsy plastic, including the only tab that is supposed to hold it in place, and it bends easily. Second, there are not enough anchor points/hardware to hold the plug in place tightly against the deck. As you mow, grass is squeezed between the deck and the plug and large chunks are left behind on your lawn, requiring you to go over them a bunch of times if you don't want your grass to die and your lawn to look a mess. I called Cub Cadet to ask for a solution and they pretty much said, "Too bad, that's how the plug was designed". I found a piece of flexible tubing laying around and decided to try using it to hold the plug in place. It worked well and I got much better results when mowing (no more chunks of grass or grass lines left behind). Cub Cadet, PLEASE redesign this product!
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I’m sure this product would be great if I received what was pictured on the box and the direction...
I’m sure this product would be great if I received what was pictured on the box and the directions. The bar in the front that is supposed to hook into the mower deck is angled the wrong way. Making it very difficult to install. I tried three different stores to find one that was pictured on the box and they’re all the same. I’m not pleased…
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Response from CubCadetSeptember 26, 2018
Hello BigRed. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 269-6215 and mention your case number 04223315 so we can help. Thank you very much.
Just put aside some time, a breaker bar and torque wrench for changing the blades. Getting at the...
Just put aside some time, a breaker bar and torque wrench for changing the blades. Getting at the XT1's manual PTO cable and spring is awkward, but can be done from the left side of the mower and reaching through to the butterfly clip and spring. Otherwise, removing the deck goes well. You will need a breaker bar and 15/16" socket for the blades. They are tight. I noted the position of the factory blades before removing them. The new blades get torqued pretty tight, so get out your torque wrench. No issues with the mulch plug. Fits right in, but make sure the little tab on the left fits inside the deck. When installed correctly, including the supplied wire bracket, there are no large gaps. Some grass cuttings do get stuck in the edges of the plug, but that is a not a problem to me. They are easily removed and discarded. Re-installing the deck was a bit easier and went well. Tested it out and was pleased at how the grass was cut into small pieces and deposited right down on the ground.
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