Re: Cub Cadet XT Enduro
Got a little information from the dealer today. They could place orders the last couple weeks for immediate delivery and spring delivery. They appeared to be limited to a max of 8 units for immediate delivery and my smallish local dealer took all 8.
I asked if they were a supplement to the 1000 / 2000 series but they are replacements. It looks like the XT1 is low end lawn tractor, XT2 is medium lawn tractor (or one of the high end 1000 series) and the XT3 is a replacement for the entire 2000 series. He said he is still getting information from Cub Cadet but mentioned it is a ground-up platform change, with better pulleys, belts, less play in the steering, etc. Stamped and fabricated decks, limited slip on some models. Believe based on the pictures that the XT3 is still shaft drive. He also said that the current line up is a mix of Tuff Torq and Hydrogear but that all the XT's will be Tuff Torq. No word yet on which ones.
He expects them to trickle in to his dealer in the next week or two so if you want to see one they are coming soon.
I hope they designed the XT3 to be a little closer to a garden tractor than the 2000 series. They called the 2000 series a garden tractor but to me a garden tractor has the possibility of running a 3 point and hydraulics. I don't expect either of these but who knows.
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