Cub Cadet 98M Self Propelled Mower
Let’s cut right to the chase: I love this mower. About the only thing that would make me more impressed with this mower would be if it could cut the grass while I stayed inside where it’s air conditioned. Cub Cadet really put together a great mower in the CC 98M Self Propelled Mower.
The engine starts and runs flawlessly, and this after three years of service. I never have to pull more than once to start the engine unless it’s the first mow of the season. The engine also has a choke that automatically shuts off after about 10-15 seconds. By then the engine is ready to rock and roll.
This mower comes with three choices for the cut grass: you can bag it, discharge it or mulch it. Switching between the options is a simple operation. Simply remove a few easily accessible wingnuts, change the attachment and return the bolts. It couldn’t be easier.
Obviously, one of my favorite features of this mower is that it’s self-propelled.
If you can’t ride on it, at least let it do the pulling, right? The speed of the mower is controlled by a handle that fits perfectly in your right hand. Squeeze a little and you get a little speed; squeeze all the way and you get full speed ahead. Lastly, and I’ve saved the best for last, the swivel wheels. Most push mowers have stationary front wheels.
This means you have to crank on the handle to make the mower turn, or make the front end come up so that you can turn with just the rear wheels. This is a real pain and requires too much work. Cub Cadet has put swivel wheels on the front which makes turning a snap. Instead of fighting with your mower now you just give it a nudge and it follows your lead. It couldn’t hardly be any better.Pros
- Swivel Wheels
- Oil change is awkward
- pull cord sometimes slips past holderRating
5 out of 5