Cub Cadet SLTX 1050 Riding Lawn Mower
We purchased our cub cadet to mow our 5 acre property. We have not experienced any problems with this mower. It cuts the grass nice and short, and doesn’t get clogged up. It is a quick mower too with us able to get our whole property knocked out in an afternoon.
Some of what I consider the strengths of this mower are: Very comfortable seat, cup holder, easy to steer – not tight. The deck comes over very easily to change out the blades. Headlights and we love the reverse PTO. It has a very powerful engine which can take mowing our entire 5 acres in one cutting. It also cuts through the taller grass with ease. It doesn’t drink the gas like crazy. We can get 1-2 cuttings on a single 5 gallon can of gas. It’s a very smooth riding machine too. Our property is very hilly and bumpy and you don’t get hardly any vibration in the ride. I also like the safety features that when your rear leaves the seat it kills the motor automatically. It’s a pretty smart machine.
The only thing I really do not like about this mower is its tendency to backfire after extended use. If we use it for over an hour at a time when we kill the engine it will backfire loud enough to startle the neighbors – and we live in the country. Replacing the blades are a bit pricey but I can get a lot of cuttings off of a set of blades. I will say that it is a bit difficult to get to the oil filter to change and replace oil and oil filter.
Overall I have been nothing but satisfied with this machine and I hope to experience many years of great cutting with my cub mower.