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Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower

Updated on September 12, 2014

When you are looking for a lawn mower you will probably be tempted to look at all the nice pretty mowers that have all the bells and whistles you will also want to consider the Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower. I know that last year when I went to purchase my new mower I had always considered a zero turn mower to be like what you see on the golf course and well out of my price range, but this mower is not terribly expensive when compared to similar brands and much lower in cost compared to the larger zero turn mowers. Now after owning my Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower for a season I thought I would share my experience with everyone.

Positives Of The Zero Turn Mower By Cub Cadet

The first positive that I have found with the Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower is that it looks and operates just like your normal lawn mower. Now this is for the newer model that came out last year, not the large zero turn mowers that we see at golf courses. So the mower looking like a regular mower is a great bonus because it can shock my friends when I am able to turn on a dime.

The second positive of the Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower is that it cuts the amount of time it requires to cut my grass. While many people not think that this is a great thing, but with people having money issues all the time if you are able to cut the time spent on your mower cutting the grass that means that you are using less gasoline which with last summer’s prices going sky high you can imagine the savings in gasoline cost right there.

The third positive that I have found of using the Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower is that if you find the model like the one I have it is environmentally friendly. I know that most of the time the mowers that you can purchase have high emissions, but this mower doesn’t put off those emissions according to the literature that came with the mower.

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Drawbacks With The Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower

The one negative that I have found with the Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower is that when you throttle down the speed on the mower deck it has a tendency to throw the belt. Which when the belt gets thrown it definitely slows down the process of cutting my grass, but since it has done it several times I have gotten able to quickly put the belt back on!

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With summer rapidly approaching you might not realize that you need a new mower. However, if you do I would recommend if you have the extra money you will want to consider the Cub Cadet Zero Turn mower. Even with the negative that it has the mower is great and you will save a ton of money in gasoline.


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      dazle21 6 years ago

      Thanks Isabella for the tip. I managed to get the belt back on yesterday by dropping the deck and it looks like the pulley on the spring is a belt tensioner and mine had just jumped over the pully. So I released the tension on the spring by releasing the metal arm and managed to slide the belt over the top of the pulley and then retightened the spring by clicking the metal arm back into it's original place. It seemed to work ok then when I engaged the blades then down came the rain so no more mowing now for a few days.

      Hopefully that has fixed the problem till next time. Thanks for the tip on the belt. Best wishes dazle

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      Isabellas 6 years ago from Ohio

      I have the same issue with the belt. I know that I had to replace the belt with a slightly smaller non-branded belt. That solved my issue. I think the regular branded belt is a little over-sized, but the new belt that I put on works fine.

      As far as putting the belt back on it is a pain no matter how you do it. However, put the rear part on first and then you can stretch the front part easier. If you drop the deck down it really helps as well in moving it forward to getting the belt connected properly. That is what I had to do after each mowing until I replaced the belt!

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      dazle21 6 years ago

      I to have a zero turn and it's a pain and keeps throwing the belt. What's an easy way to put it back on??