Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mower | Battery-powered Model LT42 e
The most popular electric mowers are still those with gas engines.
But what if you don’t want to spend money on gasoline?
You could buy an electric model instead! There are many models available now, but none of them comes close to the one made by Cub Cadet. They have been making these machines since 1937 and they continue to innovate every year. The Cub Cadet brand was founded by a man named Frank J. Lutz. His father was a mechanic and worked at the same factory where Cub Cadet is located today. When Frank was just four years old, his family moved from New Jersey to California so that he could attend high school there. After graduating from high school, he returned to New Jersey to work as a machinist’s helper at the General Motors plant in Elizabeth before going into business for himself in 1947. He started selling lawnmowers and other small personal equipment. By 1951, he had sold over $50,000 worth of products. That same year, he opened his own store in the Bronx called “Lawn Boy.” In 1953, he bought out his partners and began manufacturing his own equipment under the Cub Cadet name. Today, Cub Cadet makes some of the best quality lawn mowers on the market today. Their machines are built to last and their prices are reasonable compared to others’.
Other websites describe the Cub Cadet brand in detail. We’re going to talk about the company’s newest machine, the LT42E. This is an electric riding mower that has a 42-inch deck and four 12-inch tires.
It has a battery-powered 40V, 5Ah, 2-battery Lithium-Ion battery that allows it to cut up to one and a half acres of grass on a single charge (depending on how tall the grass is). It can run up to an hour on a single charge. It can cut up to 2.5 inches off the top of the grass. The battery has a charger that you can plug into any standard outlet so that it charges in about three hours. The body of the machine is made out of steel, which is powder-coated for rust resistance. It also contains an ergonomically designed handle with soft grip material so that it feels comfortable in your hands. One interesting safety feature is the seat. Since this machine does not emit any carbon dioxide while it is being used (like a regular gas-powered machine would), the seat will not lower itself until the blades are no longer spinning. Thanks to this, you cannot be injured by the blades unless you decide to get off while they are still spinning. It also has an anti-tip frame and an automatic traction control system, which makes it much more difficult to flip over. It is also equipped with a 12-inch rear wheel and an 8-inch front wheel. The mowing deck can be adjusted from 1.25 to 3.75 inches high. All of these features make this lawn mower very easy to use and safe.
While most people who buy this machine are very satisfied with it, there are a few things that they would change if they could. First of all, while the seat is meant to keep you from being hurt by the blades, it can still shoot you forward with quite a bit of force. So if the grass catcher is full (which it usually is), then you are going to be thrown forward a bit.
Luckily, the seat has some padding so it isn’t going to hurt too much. Second of all, a lot of people don’t like how small the box is that catches the grass. You have to stop the mower, empty it, then continue mowing. If the grass catcher had a larger box, you wouldn’t have to stop as often and it would be able to catch more grass before you have to empty it.
Another concern that some people have is with the battery life. Although five hours seems like quite a bit of time, this is only true if you are using the mower for short periods of time on a regular basis. If you let the battery sit for a month or two (or if it just starts to fade because it is quite old), then you are going to have to recharge it for at least six hours just to get it back up to a full charge.
This can be quite time-consuming and quite frustrating. Also, if you are using the mower for more than an hour at a time (which some people do), then the battery will start to overheat. This isn’t really a safety concern, but it can shorten the life of the battery. The manufacturer recommends that you only use the mower for 45 minutes at a time. If you have a lot of grass to mow and don’t want to make multiple trips back and forth to your garage, then this can be very frustrating.
It appears that the major concern with this machine is the battery. It holds a charge for quite a while, but it discharges very quickly if you use it for more than an hour at a time. However, if you are just using it for half an hour every other week to keep the grass from growing too tall, then this should not be too big of a concern for you.
Also, you don’t have to buy a replacement battery when this one eventually fails because there is a Briggs & Stratton electric starter that can be added to this mower. The only thing you will need to buy is the charger.
Overall, this is an excellent self-propelled mower for maneuvering around trees, bushes, rocks, and uneven terrain. It doesn’t get stuck too easily and can turn on a dime. Also, it is extremely easy to use.
All you have to do is guide it around the items in your yard and down the aisles that you create while you are mowing and then empty the grass catcher after each row.
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