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XT1 LT42

XT ENDURO SERIES
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XT1 LT42 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 476.
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XT1 LT42

XT ENDURO SERIES
$1,599.00 $1,699.00
XT1 LT42 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 476.
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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

Specs & Maintenance

Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bulletproof I've had mine for over a year and have 30+ hours on it. I let it sit with the battery in it all winter and it still starts right up in freezing temps after sitting for over a month each time. It cuts well, runs great and is easy to service yourself. I lube the axles and do my own tune ups and oil changes. It's finally ready to have the blades sharpened. I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drives so nice, I feel Like Im driving a caddy, Just lov it, turns nice,
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lawn tractor I've ever owned! After I retired, I decided that I had time to mow the lawn myself. Buying a new Cub Cadet XT1 LT42 was an economic winner as well because the cost was far less than the annual lawn maintenance fee. This mower does it all. Even mows in reverse! Clean up is a snap because of the hose attachment on the deck. VERY happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like it. Works well The problem I have is the transmission bypass Rod, it seems whether it's pushed in or out the mower Still seems to move, when I first bought the mower when it was pushed in the tractor would not move now it does so I might have to have that looked in on. That's why the 4 star rating.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Performance I have used my tractor 4 times since buying a month ago. I am very satisfied with the cut that it gives. However, it is a very loud engine. One of the deck's rear levelling wheels broke off at the hub and had to be replaced.
Date published: 2019-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a nice mowing job I live on an acreage with about 4 acres to mow, little of which is flat and level. This thing mows fast and has lot of power to plow through heavy grass. It makes smooth, even cuts and does not leave windrows of cut grass like my old lawn tractor. It starts right up on the first try and runs with very little vibration. I've read reviews that complained about reliability but so far, after 12 hours of use, I've had absolutely no problems. Read the manual and you can avoid some of the other complaints I've read. The only thing I would change on it is the fuel tank size. You can't mow for very long without refueling. And it is difficult to see the fuel level unless the light is good so I suppose I'll run it dry some day and have to lug a 5 gallon gas can over hill and dale. Overall, it is a great LT and it makes mowing a much less tedious and bothersome chore.
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower This is my second Cub Cadet the first was the LXT 1040. It was a great mower, this one even better. Great cutting mower and fast. Love the LED lights.
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tractor I bought this tractor to replace my old Murray that finally died. I did a lot of research on tractors and went with this one. I have to say, I am absolutley amazed with this tractor! My lawn looks like a golf course now. I went and bought the dual bagger for it and it made cleaning the fall leaves out of the yard a snap.
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected Bought this mower a couple of weeks ago, I actually only have 3 hours run time on it and it is now in the shop for repairs. The belt came off for no obvious reason and it stalled out when I was backing.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the reverse system good all around machine. Glad I waited until late summer to get sales.
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs smoothly and turning radius awesome! I purchased my XT-1 42" deck 2 years ago to replace a John Deere LT155 38" deck! All I can say is what an upgrade! Smooth turns and sharp crisp cuts time after time! This is the photo of me bringing her home! 100% satisfied!
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst riding mower ever A little over a year old and parts have consistently fallen off, large parts have broken multiple times. Most useless piece of equipment ever! I expect a new mower in place of this one. Never get the lawn mowed without terrible issues!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and reliable I bought this last September and have never regretted it. I'm still impressed.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have to wait for a turn! Second season with our mower, and between my son and wife, I hardly get a turn mowing our yard! My wife hadn't mowed our yard in 10+ years, and now she enjoys mowing. The mower has steering that feels like power steering and turns almost in its own tracks. Has been easy start and no problems at all.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Lasting! I have had this for over 15 years and its still kicking!
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Has some flaws I bought this a month ago. One issue is the design of the gas filler tube and cap design allows spillage of gas onto your foot even if you are below the fill line. One of the reasons is there are no O rings in the gas cap. My other issue is seems to be cutting uneven I am going to sharpen the blades that may fix that issue. I have a small mowing service and reviews stated this would be a good fit for me. Considering getting new belts and blades for my old deck and finishing season with my old lawn tractor. I had expected to shorten my time mowing due to a new machine. It did not happen. My guess is I got a machine that was built on a Friday.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New steering is much better, tighter turns now New is always nice. Rides smooth. I feel I got my monies worth with my second Cub Cadet. That's why I bought my second one. Sold my first one for a fair price because it still worked ok after all these years
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower. I bought this mower after reading a lot of reviews.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice when it works Bought this last summer and the starter went in June this year. It was shorting out and the tractor kept blowing a fuse. Took it to an authorized dealer and Cub Cadet paid to have it fixed, but it took 2 months. The tractor works nice when it isn't broke. I like not having to shift when changing speeds and it has a great turning radius. Putting a mulching kit on it. I don't like having the grass blow all over my flower beds. If not for the starter problem, I would have given it 5 stars.
Date published: 2019-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blown engine after 3 1/2 years. I purchased a cub cadet because my dad had one and it lasted for twenty+ years. Unfortunately the one I purchased blew up less than a year outside of warranty (and I even purchased the additional warranty through the store). Yes, I check the oil regularly. When the engine seized it dumped a good amount of oil on my yard. I checked into replacing just the engine but the cost of the engine alone aftermarket is almost as much as a new tractor! As a retiree with a mechanical engineering degree, the defective engine is likely due to a quality control issue in the manufacturing. Needless to say I am extremely disappointed in the product. When it was running I liked the features and the way it cut. I can’t afford to buy a new tractor every four years though.
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Rider for This Newbie Purchased this mower to replace a self-propelled by dad had been using...haven't used a rider in a LONG time. Great features--let's me know when it's time to change the oil, etc., easy to operate, and pretty darned comfortable ride on a bumpy 1 1/2 lot. Super pleased with this mower.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Performance & Reliability I bought this a little over a year ago and I am extremely pleased.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value We have used this mower for 13 months and the only problem we have had is the deck wheels want to come loose. We mow about 1 1/2 acres.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grass looks great We bought the tractor 3 years ago. Starts every time even when cold. The yard looks very nice. One concern is the graas catcher is hard to attach to mower deck.
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best I have owned and I am 76 years young. Although It is not perfect, it is close. I have found that some nuts and bolts were not tight and if I leave the key in the ignition, even though it is turned off, the battery will be dead in 24 hours. Not a big deal. I just take the key out.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Mower Purchased a little over a year ago and am very pleased with the operation of this mower.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good turning radius,strong mowing ability, I bought it several years ago and it still runs great
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three years strong. Well I hope I don't jinks it but my machine is, and has been, running strong for the last three years and not once had a regret making the initial purchase.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower form my half acre. Purchased this mower 1 1/5 ago. It is convenient to be able to go in reverse without disengaging the the mower blades. I am amazed at the tight turning radius. This mower has plenty of power for what I need. Does well maneuvering my yard, which has a hills and uneven terrain. I installed Bluetooth Maintenance Meter to track the hours in my phone and keep the maintenance records. Easy to do maintenance, the only cons I found was the Deck went rusty after 1 year, but I made a treatment and it looks like new.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lawn Tractor It's been 2 mos. Since purchasing my XT & I am satisfied with my purchase. This hasn't been my 1st Cub nor will it be my last!
Date published: 2019-08-22
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