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ItFliesItDies
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Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower

Any advice before making my purchase? I'm stuck between these two.


JAB528
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
John Deere. Nothin runs like a deere.


OldSouth
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
If big box retail, cub cadet. MUCH easier to work on. That's all I got.


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ItFliesItDies
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I'm looking at the D105. I'm just afraid that with the automatic and having a 17.5hp motor,it won't be powerful enough


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Rayvegas1484
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
John Deere as long as it comes with a honda or kohler engine


OldSouth
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
Yeah the Kohler engine will run forever and you will never have any problems. However, the John Deere mower itself is a POS if it's the Lowe's/Home Depot version.


JAB528
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quote:

the John Deere mower itself is a POS if it's the Lowe's/Home Depot version.


Great pernt.


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Xmark. Better yet you can cut in style.....
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Chris4x4gill2
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
The big box store version of JD is made by American Yard Products, so its the same thing as a Big box Husqvarna, or a craftsman.

The Cub Cadet is MTD, same as toro, white, troy built, Yard Man and a ton of other "house brands"

Basically its all the same quality, just make sure you get a quality engine (Kohler, Kawisaki are best two IMO) and then google a specific model to see if there are any know issues with the transmission, deck, or rear end.


ItFliesItDies
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
The reviews for Cub Cadet w/Kohler engines only complaint was the deck belts falling off. But who knows that problem may have been corrected


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Tiger 79
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I've had both. I bought a Cub Cadet from Lehman's farm in Thibodeayx a few years ago and had all kinda problems with the neutral start switch to a point where I asked them to sell it for me.
Have a JD I bought from Lowes and I cut the four yards around my house with it. Great machine. I send it to Sunshine Equipment yearly for pm/blades, etc


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4X4DEMON
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If you decide to get a Deere, get it from the dealer. DO NOT BUY THE LOWES LINE OF JOHN DEERE.


Chris4x4gill2
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
All depends on what kind of use it is going to get. A JD from Lowes will cut msot residential yards for years with no issues.


LSU Tiger Bob
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Go to a JD dealer. Stay away from the box store versions. They are POS.
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GoT1de
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
My Cub 1050 only has 3 spring lock pins to pull to remove the deck... easiest by far of any I've ever owned.


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CoastieGM
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Look at Hustler.

Built like brick shithouses (unlimited lifetime deck warranty), super-simple design, and never breaks, yet half the price of most commercial grade mowers (because they don't advertise)


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KingRanch
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
Deere


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wickowick
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
Might be better to post your budget. Someone might know of something better...

ETA: How much land are you cutting?
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TigerTitleHunter
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I bought a Cub Cadet LTX 1040 a couple of years ago and have been very happy with it so far.

I would also recommend buying it from a dealer. I got mine from Watson Lawnmower and they lubed/greased the fittings, checked the oil, straightened the alignment, checked air pressure, etc. when I bought. You're not gonna get that from a box store. They're just gonna roll it off the pallet onto your trailer.
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Alahunter
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re: Cub Cadet vs John Deere riding mower
Depends. If you get a JD from a JD dealership..then that by far. From a box store like Lowes or Home Depot....flip a coin. there is a difference in quality from dealer and box store ones.


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