Cub CadetRZT 50 piece of junk

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Cub Cadets are nothing but a money pit. We purchased our RZT 50 three years ago from Lowes. Like most people it was at the end of the mowing season so we did not use it much the first year. About half way through the second year, one of the transmissions went out on it. Of course that was after the manufacturer warranty was out. Luckily, we had also purchased an extended warranty. This turned out to be a hassle of its own. The approved repair shop supposedly fixed the transmission, but it still did not work properly. Shortly after the extended warranty went out, the other transmission started acting up. Our intention was to get it fixed during off season, which did not happen. But this was a good thing because now the mower will not even crank up. Cub Cadet says its the engine and it will cost at least $1500.00 to fix. Talk about a waste of your hard earned money. Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY A CUB CADET!


  • Td
    tdots Jul 07, 2012

    i bought rzt50 at my local tractor supply, one year and 100 hours later ... i have went thru 9 blades and 6 spindles, my deck is bent to crap, and the spindle mounting holes on the deck have been ripped out ... the transmission doesnt like to go in reverse at start up . and my extended warranty is a freakn joke . during down time lol and that is alot ... we have run our 1983 snapper plum into the ground burning up the poor lil briggs on it ... but hey 1983 snapper vs 2011 cub ???? the snapper wins hands down . MTD can keep there mowers ill be looking for something different

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  • Zt
    Zturn expert Jul 26, 2010

    Buy an exmark, It will save you time and money in the long run. MTD makes Cub Cadet, Troy Bilt, and Yard Machines as well as Craftsman now. It's all junk

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