The Cub Cadet LT1050 13RQ11CP is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor
models like the LT1050 13RQ11CP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bag, determined when the bag was full or when the chute clogged and stopped collecting clippings.
The following models have the same ratings as Cub Cadet LT1050 13RQ11CP.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Cub Cadet LTX1050 13WI91AP come from our tests of model Cub Cadet LT1050 13RQ11CP, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
The Ratings applied to untested model Cub Cadet LTX1050 13WQ91AP come from our tests of model Cub Cadet LT1050 13RQ11CP, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Features & Specs - Cub Cadet LT1050 13RQ11CP
Deck size (in.) The manufacturer's claimed cutting width, or swath, in inches. Rear-engine riding mowers are about 30 inches, and lawn tractors are about 38 to 48 inches or more. Mowers with larger decks take up more storage space, but cut proportionally faster and therefore reduce cutting time.
Deck size (in.)
Engine power (hp) The manufacturer's claimed horsepower for the engine. All other factors being equal, an engine with more power will be able to handle tougher jobs (such as tall grass) without bogging down.
This mower is advertised for tight turning, but when turning even moderate turns the front wheels dig deep grooves in the lawn. I contacted Cub Cadet & they said, yes sometimes that happens... but no solution. A mechanic where I purchased the mower saids the front wheel camber cause the wheels to plow up the ground while turning, but there is no adjustment. Recently a tie rod fell off while going straight ahead. The front wheel design & engineering could not be worse. Sorry I sold my Craftsman (10 years old).
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Elma , ny 14059
mower had 13hrs. on it warranty sucks
Eats belts 3 in 110 hrs
Requires Constant Maintenance
Tall grass eater
had LT1050 for 13 hrs on meter and shredded deck belt.New $60.00 Belt broke at 110 hrs!!! I paid $196.99 for 3 yr service plan but when i called store i purchased from & called service/ warranty plan, they said to deliver to store 4 service but they only deliver if broken parts are over $800.00.I was'nt going to pay for delivery, because i had deck off to get belt out of deck ,i also found part formed backward w/ sharp burr up that messed belt up. warranty service sucked and i was not reembursed for belt ,they lied to me ! cub cadet sks! will not buy from again and stopped 5 friends from buying new tractors from them since or in the future ![*]