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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
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Have used th RZT-S 46in zero turn.
4/21/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Fantastic Mulching
Nice Event Cut
Smooth Turning
Tough Blades
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
steering is great
8/27/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
bad mulching problem
8/5/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT is part of the Lawn mowers & tractors test program at Consumer Reports. The Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT Lawn mowers & tractors features and specs include Deck size (in.), Engine power (hp). In our lab tests, Lawn mowers & tractors models like the Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT are reviewed on Overall score, Side discharging, Mulching, Bagging, Ease of use, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Cub Cadet RZT-S 46 17WF2BDT.
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