Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT lawn tractor

 
Approximate retail price:
$3000
Summary: This 42-inch Cub Cadet zero-turn-radius rider has a 2-cylinder Kohler engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a comfortable high-back seat and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors ZTR
About - Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT

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.


Side discharging:
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.

Mulching:
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.

Bagging:
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
info Deck size (in.) 42
info Engine power (hp) 22.0
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4.0
Update 6 months on
12/5/2015
Pros
Easy Deck Removal
Manouverable
Cons
Best Uses
Cutting Large Areas
Large Lawns
Slopes
Comment:
MOst of the time that we have used the mower has been on overgrown grass. EG right now our block needs slashing - the grass is over 4' in most places, some places higer.<br />I have cut walk wasy through it n parts and along the boundaries Have kept it at the #4 height.<br />It does a brilliant job and moves very quickly over it.<br />In a couple of other sections I cleared a 1/4 acre from 2foot high to #4 with no trouble.<br />LAter in teh afternoon I cut a path through 5'+ tall grass about hree metres wide and 80 metres long.<br />NOt surprisingly It took a couple of passes over it but it did the job.<br />I am VERY impressed with this unit.<br />No - its NOT a slasher<br />But it has done a great job getting the initial cut down and once its down, it makes short work of it.<br />The seat gets VERY HOT if left in the sun.<br />I've learnt to leave my hat on it or park it in the shade<br />I'm also finding that the cruved up leadin edge of the deck catches grass in its 'lip'<br />But these are minor things.<br />Still have the opinion that if treated with care, this will last quite while and surprise with what a good job it can do,
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Follow up
12/5/2015
Pros
Extremely Stable On Slope
Handles Very High Grass
Very manouverable
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
Have not used it on anything resembling lawn yet.<br />Our block needs slashing with the grass thick and 4ft+ in hight<br />The Cub went through it (slowly) and got it down.<br />VEry impressed. It only momentarily lost traction on a slopy bit of wet grass that was 3ft high. Just backed up and tried again.<br />Th ezero turn is great<br />It goes up down and across very significant slopes without issue.<br />On teh steepest slopes going up it will intermitently lift the fron twheels, but theres never any inkling of tipping over backwards.<br />VERY happy with it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Very early days but very satisfied so far
7/4/2015
Pros
Easy To Get On And Off
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Very Manouverable And Sta
Cons
Noisy
Slide Around On Seat
Best Uses
Handles Open Paddock Well
Comment:
I'm using it on a 5 acre blosk with lots of branches. Open paddock with 2-3 foot high grass at the moment. Slopes everywhere up to 30 degrees with a few nearly 40 degree sections.<br />Very stable up and down and across slopes. <br />My impression is that it will last with care.<br />The trailer hitch does not like any type of sharp turn.<br />THe seat is going to be replaced under warantee as it doesnt slide and the trailer tow arm had to be replaced as it had holes out of alignmnet.<br />My wife took to it like a duck to water on all but the steepest slopes.<br />Time will tell, but initial impressions were that I wanted to mow all four acres but got told I had toleave som efo rthe cows! :)<br />Its fairly noisy when the blades arent connected and seems to chew a bit of fuel, but given the terrain thats understandable.<br />The steerin is brilliant - all the manouverability in tight spaces of a zero turn, but with the cross slope stability of steering.<br />It is NOT a heavy duty machine, but will cuts thick grass very well and with care should last.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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