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Lawn mowers & tractors

Cub Cadet SC500Z 12AQC62J
 
Approximate retail price:
$430
Summary: This Cub Cadet 21-inch, self-propelled caster-wheel mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a premium engine.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Cub Cadet SC500Z 12AQC62J

The Cub Cadet SC500Z 12AQC62J is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the SC500Z 12AQC62J are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers 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 mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Features & Specs - Cub Cadet SC500Z 12AQC62J
info Forward speeds 6
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 159
info Engine manufacturer Data not available
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Cub Cadet SC500Z 12AQC62J
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5.0
Great Mower, Worthy of Consideration
12/22/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Dependable
Easy to Push & Steer
Mulching
Turning radius
Cons
None
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I own the sister model to this (also produced by Ariens) and have owned it since 2001. I just recently replaced a few wheels and have had it tune up once since buying it (inspected and changed spark plug as needed). I have found it to be very reliable and an excellent mower. The deck is still in excellent shape (clean it twice a years, especially before putting it away in the fall) and I expect it to last another 10 years with regular maintenance (oil change, blade sharpening and cleaning the air filter). Since I don't like to bag my clippings, I use it almost exclusively with the mulcher feature. Highly recommend it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Lipstick wore of this pig fast....
10/8/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
It's A Cub Cadet
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
Was great out of the box, worked great. Two moths ago started leaking gas...I'm done or on fire
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I love it!
3/22/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Easy To Start
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
I Don't Have Any Cons
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I highly recommend this mower. Being a women it is very user friendly.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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