Cub Cadet LT1050
The ol' Murray mower died last week, after a long illness. Dropped a valve, I think, or maybe busted a piston. Deader'n a doornail, in any case.The Cub Cadet brand caught my eye, and after some research (including talking with several owners who were, to a man, happy with theirs) I decided to take the plunge. But which model? First I looked at this one;
A 20 HP with a 42" deck, powered by a Kohler single. But, like Baby Bear, I decided that it was just toooo little. Next up;
But this one, a 27 HP twin with 54" deck, was overkill. "Toooo big!" Not to mention a bit more expensive for my Inner Scotsman..This one, though..
"Ahhhh! Just right!"
All in all it's a vast improvement over that dad-blamed Murray!
The 8" extra width of the deck helps a bunch, of course. But the hydrostatic transmission is also a huge time-saver. The lawn at OB requires quite a lot of gear-changing, which sucks on a manual transmission mower. With the Murray I found myself compromising by mowing in a non-optimal gear, just so I didn't have to shift so much. Not an issue with the Cub Cadet, as the perfect gear ratio is always right at hand (well.. foot ). Money well spent, I think!
Though CB could've cared less..
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