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XT1 LT42"Lawn Tractor

XT1 LT42 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 124.
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Overall Rating: 4.6


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  • 42" stamped, twin-blade cutting deck
  • Hydrostatic transmission; no shifting - just push a pedal and go


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Accessories for this product

Sun Shade - XT1/XT2


550 lb. Hydraulic Floor Lift



Engine Type

18 HP Kohler 5400 Series Engine


Single/Cast-iron sleeve


Fully pressurized automotive-style oil pump w/ spin-on oil filter



Tuff Torq® foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission (K46)

Rear Differential Lock


Engine to Transmission

Heavy-duty belt

Cruise Control

Soft touch engagement

Transmission Housing

Cast aluminum


Rear Axle

3/4" w/dual PM steel drive hubs

Steering/Turning Radius

Optimized steering system, manual sector and pinion/16"

Front Pivot Bar

Heavy-duty cast-iron (5-year limited warranty/unlimited hours)

Front Axles

Heavy-duty 3/4" through machined bushings

Ball Joints




Front pivot, High impact with quick removal design



Fully robotically-welded frame with new e-coating corrosion defense system (5-year limited warranty)




Battery Voltage

230 cold crank amps

Charging System

Flywheel Alternator - 12 amp regulated


LED High Illumination

System Monitor Package

Digitial hour meter/service minder, oil, battery, brake and PTO start sequence

Cub Connect™




Automotive-style disc


Engine Start


Safety Systems

Neutral Start, operator presence, reverse safety switch, brake pedal lock, RevTek reverse mowing technology

PTO Clutch

Smooth lever engagement


Cub Comfort™ high-back seat with 10 degree incline and slide





Tires (Front/Rear)

15" x 6" sleeve bearing/20" x 8"

Tire Tread

Turf Saver

Forward Speed

5.5 mph

Reverse Speed

3.1 mph

Fuel Tank Capacity

3 gal. easy fill, rustproof

Engine Oil Capacity

1.3 qt.



Estimated Weight

410 lbs.


Deck Lift

Lever/12-position/spring assisted

Cutting Width/Blades

42" / twin blade

Deck Construction


Deck Cutting Height

1" - 4"

Anti-scalping Wheels (front/rear)

2 Ball/2 Narrow

Mulch Kit


Deck Spindles

3/4" with steel cap and Triple Lip Sealed

Deck Pulleys

Split steel spindle pulleys/oversized heavy-duty idlers

Deck Attach/Removal

QuickAttach™ (no tools required)

Deck Wash

Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system



3-year unlimited hours (includes powertrain) & 5-year chassis & front axle unlimited hours


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cub Cadet I bought this XT1-LT42 to replqce a twenty year old Cub Cadet. It is another in a lomg line of great Cub Cadets. I would happily recommend this tractor and mower. It is a great value, in my book!
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cub cadet Bought it a month ago and I had to find bolts for the ones that were missing and had to go to the store twice to finally get missing part off another new mower
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I call it my Cadillac I bought this knowing it would be a great mower. My wife used it first and she thinks it's great, like driving a car. I fully expect to have years and years of mowing with this mower.
Date published: 2018-11-08
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 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 3 out of 5 by from Deck spindle bearing froze! I bought this as the seventh lawn tractor, and expected it to last. It's just over three years old. The engine blew on my last one! The tractor is fine, but the bearing on the deck spindle of the mowing deck - completely fused and failed yesterday while cutting the lawn. I'm 75 years old, and have had at least six lawn tractors over the years of different brands. This is my first Cub Cadet. I wrote them and am waiting to see if the company will quickly send me a new deck spindle fee of charge, as my grass needs cut NOW! I've never had a deck on any of the others where a bearing failed?
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed First off, I'm not a person that leaves reviews, good or bad. But my disappointment with this mower pushed me over the edge, so here it is. I bought my mower at Home Depot in March of this year and started using it in April. I really wanted to like this mower, but it's been a giant let down. For starters it's lacking the power that it advertised. I'm cutting average length grass with the blades as high as they go and it's constantly bogging down and sounds like it's going to die and leaving large grass clumps everywhere. The blades were like 2 butter knives after only 8 hrs of use. I took them off and sharpened them, I understand that's how it goes but 8 hrs seemed pretty quick. Every time I cut the yard it looks like I just mowed a hay field, again average length with blades all the way up. Bought a mulching kit thinking that would help, but it's the same end result. Basically I paid a good deal of money to have my yard look like terrible on a weekly basis. I'm extremely frustrated with the performance of this mower. I'll ride it out until winter, list it on the neighborhood list serve and buy something else next year. I bought it at the recommendation of a friend, maybe mine's just a lemon. I know there's plenty of great reviews on it, and I really wish mine could be one of them too. It's a solid mower, starts up every time, just won't cut well.
Date published: 2018-09-25
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
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