Re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere
I dont own either but Ive worked on BOTH, and the Cub Cadet RZT/Troy Bilt Mustang is the worst mower in the Z mower game right now.
Deck lift failures, Front spindle problems, frame bends aroudn the engine, flimsy controls, and that's the short list.
The thing is so light that making a Zero Degree turn is a lesson in humility. The pumps lack the torque, the tires slip...and the front wheels dont pivot right.
The Deere is better, not my favorite engine, but Id use it regularly over the Cub.
Another manufacturer to consider is Ferris/Simplicity. They make some very nice middle of the line Z-Mowers that are priced right and perform exceptionally well.
1993 Wheel Horse 416-H
1997 K3500 Dually Sierra
Crew Cab, Long bed, Vortec 454
1995 K3500 Silverado
1995 K2500 Silverado
6.5 Detroit Turbo Diesel
1994 GMC Sierra Z71