I bought a Gt 1554 and it has 28 hours on it and has been in the shop more than at my own house because thew blades won't stay running. the sorry [censor] mechanics at CULPEPER VA. CUB CADET couldn't fix fix it and they are certified! The only thing I can see them being certified in is drinking their lunch and leaning on my trailer telling me it's a battery.
They have checked the wiring, replaced the PTO clutch, ignition switch, PTO switch, and now they don't know what to do so they just told me to come get it, even though the blades only stay on for 2 seconds.
This tractor is the worst I have ever seen and Cub Cadet I thought was a GOOD Co. I suggest if you like throwing thousands of dollars away CUB CADET would be your best decision!!! A $800 Murray puts the Cub Cadet tractors to shame THAT'S REALLY SAD!!!
So just a warning from a homeowner and Lawncare Business owner don't waste your hard earned money!!!