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XT1 LT42

XT ENDURO SERIES
$1,699.00
XT1 LT42 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 486.
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XT1 LT42
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$1,699.00
XT1 LT42 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 486.
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  • 42" stamped, twin blade deck
  • 18 HP Kohler® engine
  • Hydrostatic transmission; no shifting - just push a pedal and go


XT1 LT42 Features

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Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This mower has met all of my expectations. I like the new steering system & has plenty of speed. I didn't think I would like the reverse cut off feature but once I used it,I found that it really isn't a factor. This is my second Cub Cadet riding mower & glad I elected to get another.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 42” cub I got this about 4 months ago. I cut an acer lot mostly flat. It cuts very well. I found out that the blade deck was lower than that I set it to on the adjuster. Read the manual on how to level the deck. After that I had no issues. The only thing is that the manual paper is very thin and easy to get torn up. I really like the mower. I would recommend this to everyone that has a lot of grass and the price is good.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great first 4 cuts, now broken I bought this Tractor 1.5 months ago(6/15/2018), I used it to cut my yard it did a great job. However on the 5th cut(19 hours following all maintenance guild lines) the tractor would not start and started spewing fuel out of the carb. We never leave fuel in it. However it was "Caused by bad fuel". Fuel was in the crank case. Word of warning "Fuel Issues are not covered by warranty", however we did get CC to do the warranty work as the tractor was only 1.5 months old.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a good mower and not too pricey I love my Cub Cadet mower. It does the job each and every time. I have a fairly flat lawn so not sure how it would do on hills but it's been very reliable and easy to drive.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome mower!!! I have owned this mower for only one season but so far it has been a great experience. It is quick to start, has a narrow turning radius, easy to steer and I love the hydrostatic drive. My only regret is that I didn't buy a Cub Cadet sooner. It is twice the mower to what I previously owned.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spend the extra few!! I am a typical homeowner with a 1/2 acre lawn and have owned generic big box store tractors in the past. After the last one fell apart I decided to spend a little more and get a quality tractor. Wow am I pleased! The XT1 is the base model but head and shoulders better than the tractors costing $300-500 less. I have 12 hours on this tractor and actually get excited about cutting the grass. I have lots of trees so the turn radius is a big plus. Very tight turns and easy due to the hydrostatic drive. It's like driving a car. Never go back to gears again. Love the hydrostatic drive!! Even though this model is a little heavier than my old clunker, it feels lighter and more maneuverable. Bought this tractor from a dealer who was awesome. Delivered it for free to my house and took the old nightmare away. I am very happy with Cub Cadet and no doubt in a better class of tractor for a reasonable price.
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Mower This is my first Cub Cadet. I've owned it for a month now and am very satisfied with its performance and features. I like the larger gas tank and the fill on the outside of the engine compartment. The cast iron front axle was a big selling point as I tend to wear the steering out on riding mowers. Being able to mow in reverse was also important in my decision to purchase.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2 cuts in... I purchased my new Cub Cadet XT1 42" from my local Tractor Supply two weeks ago and have cut my grass with it twice now. Since I have limited use of the unit I will follow up with an additional reviews later to give a more complete picture of what to expect for your $1,600+ (after taxes). After my first two cuts, I am very pleased with the hydro-static drive. I had some concerns about getting used to that, but I have adapted quickly the foot pedal is easy to use. The turning radius is adequate and cutting speed is excellent. I cut about 3/4 of an acre on undulating land with many obstacles including a creek, trees, shrubs, play set, etc... It took me about 55 minutes on my first run and 50 on my second. I think that once I get my pattern down I will be down around 40-45 minutes total, which is phenomenal considering the circumstances. I recommend purchasing a front bumper, as I am. I noticed that the plastic molded engine cover has no real protection from a front end collision with pretty much anything above the frame level. To prevent what I know to be inevitable with all my obstacles I am ruling on the side of safety. I like the PTO and deck level levers being at the same place, and the options on the deck level are in 1/4" increments which is really good. Another option I like is that you can leave the unit in "reverse mow mode" the entire time you cut grass. So you do not have to set the reverse mow every time you need to back up. More to come in a month or so...
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower Been looking at riding mowers for about a year now. Finally made decision and purchased the 42” XLT. Have only used mower less than dozen times, but could be any happier with purchase. Mower cuts perfect and seems to have plenty of power to pulling dump trailer and yard roller. I’ve never had a tractor that turns so easy and has very tight turning radius. Finding something to complain about with mower would be a difficult task. Extremely pleased with purchase.
Date published: 2019-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE my XT1 LT42! I purchased the XT1 LT42 a few weeks ago and so far I LOVE it! This is my first Cub Cadet and as long as it continues to work like it does now, I'll never own anything else but a Cadet! I also purchased the bagger for it. LOVE that thing too! I'd recommend the mower and bagger to anyone! At this point, I couldn't be happier. I'm a yard person so my yard is manicured...the one thing I did do was I leveled the mowing deck with the front bolt and my yard looks AMAZING.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs well, mows well, but . . . I've used this mower about 5 times now and like it really well. I deducted a star because I feel there was too much cost cutting in thee dash controls. The key switch seems a little sloppy, the hour meter display is WAY too small, but the throttle mounting is the worst. I have use both hands to move it down or it pulls right out of the dash. Maybe something was broken when the store assembled it: I'm not sure. The plastic used doesn't seem all that durable to me.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Much better than walking behind mower. Easy start, smooth running. Mulching option is messy. Grass clippings cover my feet and foot platform by the time I'm done. Doesn't really keep it under the mower. Loud, need hearing protection. Otherwise an acceptable purchase. Had self propelled walk behind, mowed smoother and had better mulcher. Ankle surgery so I can no longer wall behind mower for distances. Got this based on CR reviews which I rely on most of the time for my expensive purchases.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy customer The XT1 LT42 was my first riding lawn tractor experience, and I was not disappointed. This mower is a pleasure to drive and I find myself wanting to mow more often. It has plenty of power and the steering radius is awesome. Even though it is larger than my old self propelled walk behind mower, it has more accurate cutting capabilities, leaving my yard with a much better appearance. I also have tried it on my neighboring field, which was quite rough and uneven and had no problems taking care of business. My wife has even decided to mow the lawn on occasion because it's so much fun to drive.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome mower for a great price I just bought my first cub cadet at tractor supply after reading many reviews and doing my research i had to have one cut my mowing time in half from the old murray i had and i cant get over the look the kohler motor is strong and doesnt hesitate on thicker grass and its plenty fast enough especially when you hit some unsuspecting bumps the springs in the seat could be a little lighter but the high back is deffinitly a plus and the overall comfort suits me perfect i would buy this mower again in a heart beat and will recommend it to anyone looking for a great tractor at a great price
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower This the first time I have owned a mower with a Hydrostatic transmission. Really nice. The Cub Cadet XT1 is comfortable to ride and easy to get on and off and for older people with arthritis this is a plus. I mow about one acre and the XT1 has no problem getting it done quickly with a nice cut.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lawn tractor I've ever owned I really love mowing with this tractor. I get done in 3/4 of the time with the hydro drive and cruise, and it's much more comfortable with the higher back seat. I can mow at higher speed with the larger Kohler 18 hp engine. The quality of cut is very good with the mulch kit. My one kvetch is that Home Depot did not have the product set up properly for delivery. When I installed the mulch kit, I found they had the standard blades installed wrong side up. They also had more than twice the correct psi in all the tires. I'm glad I checked everything myself before using the product. It started instantly the first time when I put a little gas in it to drive it up on my trailer and take it home.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love My XT1 I have a sloped front yard for water drainage, with a good number of trees that I need to work around. I have the grass catcher, but changed it out for a mulching blade. Grass catcher works GREAT. Just got tired of emptying it.. The Mulching Blade works very well. I also use a gravel leveling box grader, the tractor pulls it with no issues at all. Better if items... 1 With the Mulching Blade, it would be better if the shoot could be locked in the up position so, I can trim around the many trees 2 The tilt sensitivity is a bit to sensitive. I understand the seat cut off but the tilt is a bit to sensitive. 3 The back up blade shut off is a bit too much. Would like to have the option for those who have used equipment to turn that off by a switch or something..
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm looking forward to cutting my lawn. This mower is quick and very easy to use. It is built solid. I have no buyer's remorse with this unit. It is also very nice looking.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY CUB CADET 42 IN CUT I LOVE MY CUB CADE RIDING MOWER IT HIGH QUALITY EASY STARTING AND RELIABLE I GIVE IT THE HIGHEST GRADE
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Hydrostatic Drive Over the past 30+ years I've owned a Wheelhorse, and a Weedeater riding mower. I was pleasantly surprised how much improvement has gone into mowers. Features such as the hose attachment to wash the mowing deck, hydrostatic drive that works like a car's accelerator pedal, even the attention to the oil drainage system all convinced me that this was the mower I need.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great so far Early review of this mower would have to be "so far so good". After researching came down to John Deere D105 and the Cadet. What sold me on the Cadet was the longer warranty. Heard it was better to purchase at a dealer but the local dealer did not have this size for some reason and didnt anticipate getting any in the near future. Purchased at box store and have only used twice thus far. Very nice even cut and mowing in reverse is easily done with turn of key. did have a bolt come loose from the seat on first mow but was easy to tighten back. The look of the mower takes some getting use to, the styling is agressive with nice LED lights. Overall its been great and I hope it gives me lots of years of service.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome rider Great mower for the price. I did a fair amount of research for my first riding lawn mower and am very happy. Only complaint is that changing the oil for the first time the filter was on so tight I destroyed it trying to get it off. I was pleased with the performance of the 18 HP Kohler engine and the led headlights that are super bright.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, Awesome ride I recently purchased my cub cadet 42 enduro x1 from tractor supply. I have owned 3 cub cadet over 12 years. This is my 3rd one. I never had a problem yet with my cubs. And I can't even Explain the steering on my new cub. The ride says it all. It turns as good as a brand new car. Has a great Automatic transmission does not jerk like other competitors lawnmowers. Really go buy one already!
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Cub This is my first riding lawn mower so I have nothing to compare it with but my expectations have been exceeded. I shopped several makes and felt that the Cub would be the most comfortable and it is that. After the first cut I was amazed on how good the lawn looked. It cuts beautifully. The sharp turning radius also is impressive. I actually look forward to mowing the lawn and never thought it could be so much fun!!! The Cub has a good amount of power and speed. I also love the mow in reverse feature. All in all I'm very happy with this purchase and would recommend the Cub. I might even let my wife try it!
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turning radius Love the turning radius. I had a Husqvarna, John deere, and a Murray. This beats them all.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cub Cadet XT1 LT42 Ordered on July 29,2018 received Aug 3,2018 in a crate from the factory which is exactly what I wanted. Took about 1 1/2 hours to disassemble the crate and put together. Oil was full added gas it started right up. Brought it inside my shed leveled mower deck and set anti scalp wheels to proper height. Runs and cuts the lawn beautifully love the hydrostatic transmission and the fact you can mow in reverse. Note for anybody buying it this way CHECK TIRE PRESSURE they are over inflated for shipping rear is supposed to be 10 psi front 14 psi READ THE OWNERS MANUAL. I now have a great mower with no rust whatever on it. The big box stores leave them outside in the weather so the ones I looked at there were rusty which is why I ordered it this way.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow! steering is phenomenal! Engine is quiet and reliable. I love it! The reverse while mowing takes a few minutes to get used to,but works as intended for. great buy!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty tough mower i.ve had this mower for a year kept up all maint. runs and cuts great .I have a snall lawn business I florida south west.and the grass grows an inch by the time you leave the job have 209 hrs and no problems. excpt 3 pairs of blades great machine thanks cub cadet
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lawn tractor Purchased in March 2016... After a lot of searching reviewing and head scratching I decided on the XT1 Enduro tractor... I have put 10+ hours on it so far and really enjoy the mower... Enjoy the hydro-static transmission... Very comfortable for the time it takes cutting my yard...Has cut mowing time by 15 to 20 minutes...
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasure I am in my second year with my XT1 LT42 and am more impressed every time I use it. Speed. comfort, and great cut are my favorite parts. I mow my 1.25 acres of Bermuda grass twice each week and don't mind doing it at all.
Date published: 2016-07-03
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