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XT1 Enduro LT 42 in. 56-Volt MAX 60 Ah Battery Lithium-Ion Electric Drive Cordless Riding Lawn Tractor

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  • Battery operated: no gas, oil, air filters, spark plugs or belts
  • Cut up to 2-acres per charge, full recharge in only 4 hours
  • Supports many attachments for all-season versatility
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Cub Cadet electric riders, Cub Cadet Lithium-ion riders, Cub Cadet battery riders, Cub Cadet electric mowers

100% Electric, 0% Compromise

The proven strength, comfort and performance you expect from Cub Cadet, powered in a totally new way.

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Electric Zero-Turn or Rider Options

Uncompromised capabilities and simplified ownership available on three different industry leading platforms.

fast charge battery, mow 2 acres, battery riders that mow 2 acres, battery riders that mow 1 acre, electric riders that mow 1 acre

Level up to Lithium Ion

The new lithium-ion battery technology provides extended run times and a fast 4-hour charge.

no gas, less maintenance, less hassle, convenient experience

Less Maintenance

The lithium-ion battery replaces the need for gas, oil changes, spark plugs, belts or even pully maintenance.

full power, consistent power

No Power Fade

This lithium-ion technology allows for full speed and consistent, high-powered performance until the moment the battery hits 0% charge.

Consistent Cut, best-in-class cut

Premium Cut

Each blade is powered by a brushless motor delivering optimal airflow and efficiency, along with side-discharge, bagging and mulching capabilities.

Quiet operation, mow at night, mow during the day

Significantly Quieter than Gas

Cut at dawn or dusk without disturbing the neighborhood.

strong warranty, 3 year warranty, 4 year warranty

Strong Warranty

Backed by a 3-year limited residential and 4-year limited battery warranty for peace-of-mind.

environmentally friendly, eco friendly

Zero Emissions

No exhaust, carbon monoxide or unburned hydrocarbons from the on-board power source for cleaner operation.

Comfortable seat, Comfortable ride, Comfortable mow


15-inch or 20-inch adjustable premium cut and sew seat options for a truly premium experience.

Bagger option, plow option, carrier option, mulching option, leaf collector options


Riders are engineered to support a wide variety of attachments for seasonal versatility.

on board charger, cell phone charger

Dual USB Port

Easily accessible and available to charge small mobile devices while rider is on.

Mow early in the morning or at night

Powerful Illumination

Each model is equipped with headlights for comfortable and precise cutting at dawn or dusk.

The 5-star experience of the XT Enduro Series is now available in a fully electric lithium-ion battery powered riding lawn mower. This latest battery technology provides a quiet operation and extended run time with rapid recharge and no power fade, delivering uncompromising power, minimal maintenance and the cut quality you can expect from its gas counterpart. The LT42E is equipped with a 42 in., twin blade cutting deck that can power through up to 2-acres or 1.5-hours, without any power fade. Recharge quickly in just 4-hours. Ride in comfort with a 15 in. Cub Comfort deluxe cut and sew high-back seat and 2 USB charging ports. This hassle-free, easy-to-use mowing experience is all backed by a 3-year limited residential and a 4-year limited battery.
  • For questions about service and repair, please call the Cub Cadet customer service line (877)-428-2349, or reference the Service & Repair Document
  • Mow up to 2 acres or 1.5-hours, on a single charge without power fade, recharges in about 4-hours
  • Quiet operation with no engine maintenance, no oil changes, no belts and no gas provides a hassle-free, easy-to-use mowing experience
  • No exhaust, carbon monoxide or unburned hydrocarbons from the on-board source of power
  • 56-Volt MAX, 60 Ah, 1500-Watt hour lithium-ion battery that can be charged using a standard 110-Volt outlet
  • Backed by a 3-year limited residential and 4-year limited battery warranty
  • Optimized steering system for responsive handling gives a 16 in. turn radius a zero-turn feel
  • 13-Gauge, 42 in., twin blade deck with side discharge
  • LED headlights for advanced lighting and maximum visibility to mow when you want
  • Ride in comfort with a 15 in. cub comfort deluxe high-back seat
  • Push button cruise control maintains a desired speed for consistent mowing
  • Equipped with 2 USB ports to charge devices while you mow
  • Rider comes fully crated and requires minor assembly
  • California residents

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Assembled Depth (in.)67 inAssembled Height (in.)43 in
Assembled Width (in.)52 inCutting Width (in.)42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)15Mower Deck Width (in.)42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)20Turning Radius (in.)16


Assembly RequiredYesCA (CARB) CompliantCARB Compliant
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialCutting OptionsSide-Discharge
Deck Material13 Gauge SteelDeck TypeStamped
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveEngine Displacement (cc)0
Engine MakeCub Cadet EngineEngine Torque (ft.-lb.)0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)0 galHorsepower (HP)0 hp
Included with Riding MowersBattery(s)Lawn Mower TypeFront Motor Riding
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)4Maximum Forward Speed (mph)5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)3Minimum Cutting Height (in.)1.5
Mower SizeSmallNumber of Blades2
Number of Blades2 bladesNumber of CylindersSingle Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels4Oil Capacity (oz.)0
Power TypeElectricProduct Weight (lb.)580 lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)20 in.Recommended Oil TypeN/A
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Brushless Motor,Built-in Hitch,Cordless,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,USB PortSize of Yard1 - 2 Acres
Size of Yard1/2 - 2 AcresStart TypeElectric
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyTransmission TypeAutomatic

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCARB CompliantManufacturer Warranty3-Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.4
    out of 111 reviews
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Awesome ICE Alternative
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this rider to alleviate some of the pains of owning a typical gasoline powered riding lawn tractor. To my surprise its even better than expected. I no longer have to deal with fluids, belts or saying a little prayer for it to start when I need to mow the lawn. The ONLY maintenance I have found I need to do so far after owning this tractor a couple months is to keep the deck and exterior clean. Every two mows I plug it in for a charge and hoist it up to clean out any grass in the deck. Some benefits I've noticed with this particular tractor is how quiet it is, especially if doing mulch, gravel or something that requires getting on off the tractor repeatedly you're not starting an engine, making a bunch of noise just to shut it off a few moments later. Even mowing is significantly quieter than a gas powered. My neighbors think its awesome.. and maybe even a little jealous. I will say that since owning this machine I use it for more tasks than I would bother to with my old lawn tractor just because its quiet, easy to maneuver and it's just fun!
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Even better than I'd hoped
Great delivery to start. But my only complaints overall date back to Home Depot (or Cub Cadet's) "packaging". The mower arrived in great shape BUT had been left in a set up mode so I couldn't even get it to start first thing. Imagine how thrilled I was at that! I am unclear whether HD was setting them up or Cub Cadet but someone forgot to complete the setup. Cub Cadet customer service was very helpful in helping me fix this. My MAIN beef about delivery was... how are you supposed to get it off the pallet? It comes with no suggestions or guidelines for that and I could not get it off by driving it! Tires are securely wedged between slats. I ended up having to cut it partially loose with a SawzAll and then rock it off the slats remaining (with some help from my wife). A few pointers would have been helpful! Anyway, moving past that, I should point out that this is my first lawn tractor ever. I didn't really know what to expect and hadn't really known how challenging the hills of my property could be in terms of finding safe angles to mow etc. That is a challenge due to the land, not the mower. The mower's power is amazing! I had wondered how strong and durable the battery would or could be. I'm super impressed with both! I am very conscious of safety concerns with hills but do sometimes have to mow up a steep slope to do some edges or to travel from one section of my field to another. At full throttle, this tractors climbs like a champ! When I have to take it into my field- which it's not really supposed to be built for, btw, with only a 4" max deck height, it handles the thick stuff amazingly well! I have had to take it into some thick grass and weeds (hard to keep up, esp. in the spring, esp. when I didn't get it in time for the beginning of my growing season) but this machine cuts through it all. Thick grass, weeds, you name it. Sure, many times I have to re-mow some rows to clean up some straggling pieces BUT that is some thick stuff and not what the machine is supposed to be used for. Overall- very impressed! I sometimes wish you didn't have to hold one of the buttons down so long to get it engage (the reverse hold red button) but once I figured out how long it took (5 seconds - I think the manual said 3?) I worked that out. On the picture attached, my first major mow, this section had grown to an average height of 14-20 inches and this was how it turned out!
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    3 found this review helpful
    This is my first ride mower and after a ton of research as well as trying to get away from gas en...
    This is my first ride mower and after a ton of research as well as trying to get away from gas engines this was right up my alley. I decided to take a risk on this since it was so new there were very few reviews on it and theres always a chance something goes wrong. So far it has performed up to my expectations and i actually look forward to cutting the lawn. Love About It -No gas engine and reduced maintenance -4 hour charge time and up to 2 acre run time. I have about an acre of land which made this seem like a no brainer. -Simple to operate with only a few buttons to get started -Relatively tight turn radius -Decent torque -Moves quicker then I expected -Setting to always allow you to go in reverse with the blades on -Seat is comfortable -Blue color makes it stand out from other models Difficulties -If you're not careful it can whip you forward when you hit the gas too much -I have a decent hill to mow in my backyard and it will get stuck where I need to lurch it forward and back or play with the wheels to get it to move. I don't necessarily blame the mower on this as hills aren't a strong suit for any riding mower. -The instructions say to NOT use water to clean it even though the deck has a hole for cleaning the blades with a hose. This is to prevent damage to the battery. -It was a bit difficult to unbox from the crate at first -I have run out of battery but I believe this is due to my backyard requiring more power being on a hill, however, I was only left with a bit left to do -Bit tricky to get used to the start up process but I just kept trying to remember its like starting a car -The sensitivity of the break and gas isn't what I always expect it to be causing me to stop or go suddenly. This just took some getting used to though. The difficulties I mentioned are really minor though and are just taking time to get used to. I recently moved to the house I'm in a couple months ago as well and mowing this lawn is still a process in figuring out what is the most efficient. Overall its been really great and I haven't had any issues (so far). I have been debating on attaching a mulching kit as I was getting a lot of clumping in the beginning but raising the deck fixed that as well as the grass not being crazy high since I couldn't mow it for awhile.
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    6 found this review helpful
    I am lucky enough to have one of the first of these models. It is replacing a 1980's-era Craftsm...
    I am lucky enough to have one of the first of these models. It is replacing a 1980's-era Craftsman 36" which has held up for over 30+ years. I do not normally take the time to do reviews since I just would rather speak with my wallet if something is good or bad. However, I am genuinely excited about this product and the technical advances within it. Ordering and Shipping: -Ordered through Home Depot.com, which went well. -Shipping communication from Estes was sub-par, frought with incorrect delivery days and lack of communication. In short, the unit arrived earlier than projected, however Estes' promise to me that they would call 24 hours before delivery and the driver would call me at least 2 hours before arrival never happened. The only call I received was from the driver 15 minutes before he showed up at my door. That was not cool. Packaging: -The XT1 arrives on a pallet surrounded by a wooden frame and wrapped with clear plastic. By and large, this seemed to protect the tractor quite well. -No scratches on the tractor. Delivery from the liftgate with the pallet jack up my driveway was uneventful. -Lots of screws - take off the top and side frames and roll the tractor off the pallet. Manufacturing: -The unit is well-built in that it basically has the XT1-gas version of the frame and body. Rolled-edge fenders, powder coated frame and such. -The only part I had to assemble onto the unit was the front bumper. -Now, there were some things that were not right. My tractor was missing the front yellow piece with the "C" logo on it - the thing that makes it look more like a wasp than usual and differentates the front from the gas-powered models. Also, there are small tears on the top of the seat that may actually be there from the seat manufacturing process and not tears at all. I contacted Cub Cadet/MTD service, and they have sent me the front piece and a new seat, which was awesome of them. Both installed easily, however the front yellow piece does not come with the black "C" logo, so we made one out of black vinyl on our Cricut. Performance: -The tractor in motion (blades off) makes no sound, like an electric golf cart. Startup is easy. You need to understand that starting and stopping are a little different from the gas mower version. -Since you do not have a throttle that stays put to maintain constant speed, you use the cruise control button instead. Easy. - The cut quality is as good as any other Cub Cadet. Very nice. -I cut a 1/3 acre space with it and have 88% battery left when done. This has all the capacity I need and more. -It pulls all of my accessories (sweeper, de-thatcher and 300-pound roller) just fine. Do not hesitate to buy this mower if you are thinking about it. I thoroughly enjoy it.
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    11 found this review helpful
    Wicked happy camper
    What a fun little machine. The blade motors have really good power. The drive pedal is very responsive, and there’s all the drive torque right away, but it’s best to start and stop gently. I’m learning how to “feather” the foot pressure to vary my speed as needed. No trouble with slow speed or hills. I mow about an acre, with lots of plantings, and it takes about an hour and uses less than half of the battery. I’m really enjoying it.
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      5 found this review helpful
      A riding mower that is better in every way... About time!
      This thing is fantastic, it cuts great and makes very little sound. So far I have cut my grass twice, pulled a roller all on one charge. (about 3/4 acre lawn) Not being able to clean it with any water is just dumb, other than that its been good so far.
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        4 found this review helpful
        ZT1 zero turn
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Easy to finance. It was all around great experience
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        Review after one year
        I bought this mower June of 2021. My yard is a quarter acre with plenty of trees and other obstacles. I was coming from a 19 year old Murray 18.5 hp hydrostatic mower. The CC equals the Murray on power. It takes about 45 minutes to mow my St. Augustine yard, which uses about 1/3rd of the battery. The Murray would mow in reverse and the CC has an override to allow that as well. It also has a smaller turning radius than my old mower. Overall I have been very pleased with it.
          Wanted to like this mower.
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The more I use it the more disappointed I am. No power to finish the job. Can't get through the lawn without needing to recharge it. Not much power. I have 20 hours on it, so I gave been using it. Errors are starting to pop up. It has a poor deck design. Can't really clean it without taking it off if the mower. I would but it again. Very poor quality for the price.
          Response from CSJul 15, 2022
          Hello, Kjb1221. 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 877-428-2349. Just mention your case number of 07849296 and we would be happy to assist you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
            Great, quiet mower for our 10 acres
            I’ve been using this mower for a year on our 10 acre property (I mow maybe 2 acres of it) and I can say it’s a GREAT mower. It’s quiet to operate, no earplugs required. The mowing power is good. Battery lasts around 90 minutes of mowing which is when i need a break. I got the mulching kit but that reduced the battery runtime significantly, so I took it off and kept the normal blade on. Removing the deck is relatively easy. I havent needed any service in a year and hope to keep it that way.
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