The Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor
models like the RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT 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.
Features & Specs - Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT
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.
Using ths mower for about one year. Mower puts down a beautiful event cut. Mulches great, much better than the large lawn tractors I have used in the past. <br />Machine mowing deck is easy to remove, great blade access.<br />This zero turn mower feels safe and solid on small slopes. Easy maintenance. <br />Tilt stearing would be nice.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from cortland, ohio
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
steering is great
Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 inch deck....<br />Starts and steers great.... <br />The exhaust system literally burns the grass if you stop moving only for a short time. <br />I have numerous one foot long brown spots in the lawn from this mowers exhaust. <br /><br />I installed the mulch plug and mulching blades on this 46 inch deck...the mowing deck acts as if it has a blower in the front of it!!...it blows everything away from the mowing deck !!! <br />The lawn does not have the just mowed look.<br /><br />I have a Toro 38 inch mower with mulch blades and mulch plug, it grooms the lawn and actually sucks loose leaves into the mower deck. <br /><br />I re-mowed lawn with the Toro and it mulched all the loose leaves and the lawn had that neatly groomed just mowed look. <br /><br />So much for mulching dry loose leaves with this Cub Cadet mower!! <br /><br />Poor design of the exhaust and the mower deck !!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By ABC yards
from Leesburg, GA
bad mulching problem
Easy to Push & Steer
I bought this mower earlier this summer as I was picking up another yard or too to cut on the side. On of the big selling points was the fact that it had the steering wheel for the ZTR instead of the lapbars. I asked for a mulching kit to be put on the mower with the high lift gator blades and the discharge shoot block. When using the mower, an excessise amount of trash comes out from the front center of the deck, directly back on me. Not only does the trash come back on the operater, but it gets into the steering housing causing it hard to turn at times. YOu have to stop and blow it out in order for it to operater properly. Dealer says I don't need both the gater blades and the discharge chute block. I had it on my Husquavarna and did not have that problem. Wrote to Cub Cadet and surprisingly they called and instructed me to try something. I told them that we had alreay tried that. They called the dealer but he wasn't available and hasn't called them back because he said he didn't have 30 minutes to be on hold with them. I think this is a design problem. I am ready to sell this mower after only 2 months of use. Not sure I will go with another Cub Cadet product.