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post #1 of 2695 Old 09-18-2014, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Cub Cadet XT series

Has anyone seen the specs or know any additional info on these new tractors? I see from the video the XT2 has a Kawasaki motor if you look close.

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2015 Cub Cadet XT Enduro

It seems Cub cadet has done a major over haul of its Lawn and Garden tractors that will be available in October. Here is a link to the article I found. I would say they have raised the bar from manufacture to warranty to options. I would think the John Deere guys will have to do something to compete at these price point. I saw a video that the X2 series uses the Kawasaki motor and has a fabricated deck available. Here's the link to the article.

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It is still an MTD product. Roger
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It is still an MTD product. Roger

Agree. Enough said.
That app looks pretty cool to me though... As much as I don't want to like an MTD product...

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Re: 2015 Cub Cadet XT Enduro

Maybe they should focus on the machine more than spending money on the ap development to help the owner. That's what this forum is for.

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The X2 I saw in video has Kawasaki engine and some models have an up graded. Hydrostat tranny. They even have a model in that X2 series with a fabricated deck that JD doesn't offer on the X300. The JD X300 has the K46 and the standard 2014 CC had the same along with the KW motor. They improved the seat back height and angle, e coated the frame, made the deck come off with three cotter pins, made all the serviceable stuff easier to get at. And it has a 3 year warranty on the motor and tranny and 5 year on most the rest if I remember correctly. It sounds they addressed many concerns from those who are partial against the brand. The video says the X2 is 1800.00 that's with a manual PTO which you have that choice also, I don't mind either way manual or electric. Unless the guys in green or orange have a big release CC seems to have raised the bar.
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Consumer reports is going to do a test on lawn tractors in October, they are pretty unbiased. I don't think a CC made the best buy or excellent rating for 2014. This will be a good litmus test to see if the new model has addressed most of the concerns people have.
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The app is a little out of the box.. Its a little overkill since maintenance isn't really all that hard to keep up with, to me anyway. It's one of the first mowers to integrate smart phone technology that I've seen.

In my experience MTD lawn tractors perform well for their intended purpose. When you start to push or abuse them they won't hold up, but most won't. They are made for cutting grass, and the article even says the MTD decks do it better than most. In that regard they aren't bad at all.

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The app is a little out of the box.. Its a little overkill since maintenance isn't really all that hard to keep up with, to me anyway. It's one of the first mowers to integrate smart phone technology that I've seen.

In my experience MTD lawn tractors perform well for their intended purpose. When you start to push or abuse them they won't hold up, but most won't. They are made for cutting grass, and the article even says the MTD decks do it better than most. In that regard they aren't bad at all.
I think with the HD tyranny's they are putting in the X3 they may be built for ground implements. We will see.
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I hope they work better than Huskys AWD walk behinds have. Marketing invented something that no one needed and the suckers bought them. Roger
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Iam looking forward to seeing these.I have never had anything but great luck with CC.I can't say the same thing for the brand that many people think is the best.

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I think with the HD tyranny's they are putting in the X3 they may be built for ground implements. We will see.
On the Cub Cadet site they definitely state that it will handle ground engaging implements.

Good to see that MTD is making a decent tractor.

I know a lot of folks call the MTD products 'junk' but in fairness, they are making what their customers want. A low cost lawn tractor and nothing else.

When you build to a price point, compromises have to be made. That means cheap engines, lots of plastic, light gauge metal, light duty transmissions, etc. That means a light duty tractor with a limited life span.

MTD could very easily build the equivalent to the heavy duty GTs of old, but the demand for them would not be high enough to make it profitable

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On the Cub Cadet site they definitely state that it will handle ground engaging implements.

Good to see that MTD is making a decent tractor.

I know a lot of folks call the MTD products 'junk' but in fairness, they are making what their customers want. A low cost lawn tractor and nothing else.

When you build to a price point, compromises have to be made. That means cheap engines, lots of plastic, light gauge metal, light duty transmissions, etc. That means a light duty tractor with a limited life span.

MTD could very easily build the equivalent to the heavy duty GTs of old, but the demand for them would not be high enough to make it profitable
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It seems they are making the three models to fit the needs of different consumers.
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I hope they work better than Huskys AWD walk behinds have. Marketing invented something that no one needed and the suckers bought them. Roger
Or maybe a few people needed. In 1993 I was mowing lawns and had one with a bumpy and steep small back lawn. I had a commercial 21" Snapper self propelled with a Robin 4hp 2 stroke engine. It really could have used a locking rear axle or 4wd as it seems I was fighting the mower to mow that back yard. Even a limited movement suspension would have helped keep both rear tires on the ground over such a bumpy lawn.

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