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Mule98 03-09-2013 08:57 AM

Cub Cadet
 
Anyone know anything about the Cub GTX2100

DrHicks 03-09-2013 09:12 AM

It's a higher-end residential mower - bordering on commercial.

What do you need to know about it?

Mule98 03-09-2013 09:21 AM

Serviceability,track record.etc

TarheelTerp 03-09-2013 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mule98 (Post 1133093)
Anyone know anything about the Cub GTX2100

It's the sort of machine usually bought by people who can answer the questions... and rarely by the one's asking them.

What is the application?
What do you NEED to get done?
What do you WANT to do that you aren't doing now?

DrHicks 03-09-2013 09:31 AM

After years of doing a side-line commercial mowing business, I learned that it's not about the name of the mower. It's about what parts go into them.

The Kohler Command is a good, proven engine. Being v-twin will make it run more smoothly. The fact that you can service the hydro transaxle is a good thing. I also am going to assume that the mower deck has heavier spindles and bearings, that can be greased.

I see that this particular mower comes with a 4-year warranty, which is quite impressive.


Following is a review:
http://www.tractor.com/manufacturers...view-1486.html

joecaption 03-09-2013 08:57 PM

I only own John Deere's main reason is the local Cub Cadit dealer is a butt head.
Acts like he could careless if he ever sells anything.
What goods a mower of you can not get service?
In the summer I have 6 paid lawns I mow plus my own and 4 others I mow for free for the complex I live in with a 48" Z turn.
Only maintaince I've done is normal oil changes, a new belt, and blades in 5 years.

jagans 03-11-2013 09:37 AM

I own both a simplicity and a cub cadet mower. I inherited the cub cadet with the home I bought. The cub cadet is only a couple of years old. The simplicity is 16 years old.

Riding on, and cutting with the simplicity is so superior to the cub cadet that I always choose the Simplicity, in spite of its age.

As far as engines go the cub cadet has a Kohler one cylinder 18 HP to push a 42 inch cut mower. The simplicity has a V twin Briggs to push a 44 inch deck.

Ill take the V twin over the one lunger any day of the week.

IMHO Cub Cadet is Junk

DrHicks 03-11-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1134507)
I own both a simplicity and a cub cadet mower. I inherited the cub cadet with the home I bought. The cub cadet is only a couple of years old. The simplicity is 16 years old.

Riding on, and cutting with the simplicity is so superior to the cub cadet that I always choose the Simplicity, in spite of its age.

As far as engines go the cub cadet has a Kohler one cylinder 18 HP to push a 42 inch cut mower. The simplicity has a V twin Briggs to push a 44 inch deck.

Ill take the V twin over the one lunger any day of the week.

IMHO Cub Cadet is Junk

What's the model number of your Cub Cadet?

The reason I ask is because without that, it's like saying "All John Deere mowers are awesome!" regardless of the fact that there are countless models of all sizes and quality.

Thanks.

jagans 03-11-2013 01:11 PM

Yes I suppose you are correct. The cub is an LH 1018 if memory serves.

As far as I know, Simplicity does not make a low grade line, but maybe they do now due to market forces.

The Cub is not a BAD mower. and the Simplicity cost a lot more in 1996 ($4200) Than the Cub Cadet does even today.

My comment is more regarding the cut you get and the ride. After all, if you are going to have to spend a significant amount of time on a machine, the ride should matter. The other fact which I did not mention is noise. I can cut with my simplicity and listen to audiobooks with a pair of muffs on. I cant with the Cub Cadet. Its much louder.

Last but definately not least is the deck. I can take the deck off the simplicity in a flash. The Cub Cadet is a PIA.

You have to pay for good engineering.

DrHicks 03-11-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1134668)
Yes I suppose you are correct. The cub is an LH 1018 if memory serves.

As far as I know, Simplicity does not make a low grade line, but maybe they do now due to market forces.

The Cub is not a BAD mower. and the Simplicity cost a lot more in 1996 ($4200) Than the Cub Cadet does even today.

My comment is more regarding the cut you get and the ride. After all, if you are going to have to spend a significant amount of time on a machine, the ride should matter. The other fact which I did not mention is noise. I can cut with my simplicity and listen to audiobooks with a pair of muffs on. I cant with the Cub Cadet. Its much louder.

Last but definately not least is the deck. I can take the deck off the simplicity in a flash. The Cub Cadet is a PIA.

You have to pay for good engineering.

Yep - you've hit the nail on the head.

Regardless of the brand name, you tend to get what you pay for. And the truth is, most tractor-type riding mowers are made by MTD, and marketed by whomever.

I ran John Deeres when I did our mowing business. There is a HUGE difference between their light residential lines, and their commercial lines. And, again, you get what you pay for. A Simplicity that cost over $4,000 in 1996 would be a heckuva nice mower! A Cub Cadet 1018, on the other hand, is about the lowest-end of the Cub Cadet line.


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