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XT2 LX42"Lawn Tractor

XT2 LX42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 76.
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Overall Rating: 4.9


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  • 42" stamped, twin-blade cutting deck
  • 22 HP professional-grade Kohler 7000 Series OHV engine with Smart-Choke™


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FastAttach™ Sprayer Kit


50" Lawn Sweeper



Engine Type

22 HP professional-grade Kohler® 7000 Series V-Twin OHV


Twin/Cast-iron sleeve


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



Front pivot, High impact with quick removal design


Deck Spindles

3/4" with steel cap and Triple Lip Sealed

Deck Cutting Height

1" - 4"

Deck Pulleys

Split steel spindle pulleys/oversized heavy-duty idlers

Anti-scalping Wheels (front/rear)

2 Ball/2 Narrow

Deck Wash

Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system

Deck Attach/Removal

QuickAttach™ (no tools required)

Mulch Kit


Deck Lift


Cutting Width/Blades

42" / twin blade

Deck Construction



Battery Voltage

300 cold crank amps

Charging System

Flywheel alternator - 15 amp regulated


LED High Illumination

System Monitor Package

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

Cub Connect™



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" ball bearing/20" x 8"

Tire Tread

Multi Trac

Forward Speed

5.5 mph

Reverse Speed

3.1 mph

Fuel Tank Capacity

3 gal. easy fill, rustproof

Engine Oil Capacity

2 qt.



Estimated Weight

580 lbs.



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



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







Arm Rests



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




Automotive-style disc



3-year unlimited hours (includes powertrain) & 5-year chassis & front axle unlimited hours/limited lifetime fabricated deck shell

Rated 5 out of 5 by from After comparing lawn tractors at the Big Box stores, I liked Cub Cadet over the others. I then narrowed down the model I was interested in based upon the smallest deck width with the largest engine. That meant moving up from the entry level line to the XT2 series which are only sold at Dealers or online thru Cub Cadet. With the XT2 42" deck, not only did I get the larger twin cylinder Kohler engine, but also better tires, ball bearings on the front axle, front bumper and arm rest. After visiting my nearest Dealer, I did not get the type of "Dealer Experience" that I had read about. I knew more about the mower than they did and they had just recently started selling Cub Cadet. I decided to give the next closest Dealer a visit that was about an hour drive. I was greeted by one of the Owner's sons, Rick, and he answered all my questions and gave me a great price and personally delivered the mower one hour away for the same price as local. Rick has been selling Cub Cadets since he was 12 years old in his father's business, Pasco Turf & Tractor. It was the type of "Dealer Experience" that I was looking for. I have used the mower and have no complaints so far except that the deck wash does not do as complete of a job as I would like. I have had deck wash ports on my Toro mowers and they didn't work any better. After trying the deck wash per the manual, I got out a pair of wheel ramps and got the front of the mower up about a foot which was enough for me to finish washing the deck from the sides with a spray nozzle. The other feature that is not that practical for me is the cruise control. I have 2/3 of an acre with lots of trees and I am stopping and backing a lot. That was why I wanted the smallest width deck. I still need to use my push mower in some areas, but still a great time and effort saver. You would need a large open area, field to take advantage of the cruise feature. The mower is comfortable to sit on and the steering is excellent. At first, I didn't know whether I would like the forward and reverse peddles, but now I do. Was a little sad to finish mowing the first time. I have mowed our yard with a straight 21" push mower for 31 years and the last 3 years I moved up to a self-propelled 22" push mower. At 64, I'm ready for an easy ride. Looking forward to the next mow.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made with easy access for servicing! This is my first cub cadet and I must say that I am very impressed. I have used this lawn tractor going on its second mowing season and it is a well made machine. Maintenance is a breeze. Steering is responsive with tight turn radius. Seat with arm rests is comfortable. This mower has plenty of power with the kohler v twin engine and the quality of the cut is better than the competitors. Thanks cub cadet!
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower Bought this mower a couple months ago from B /B equipment company in New port NC great salesman great mower I was treated like I was someone ever before I bought the mower when went looking it turns on a happy with it.the XT 2 is the best proud owner.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tractor I have been running a green tractor for several years and recently replaced with a new cub cadet. So far this is a really nice machine and am totally pleased. Great machine.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from XT2 LX42 I just bought this Cub Cadet XT2 LX42 today and I love it !!! I read a lot of reviews on all the other brands and decided on this model . I'm mowing a 1/4 acre and behind my property is my brother-in-law who has 1 acre that I mow also . It's early to judge the mower now but so far no complaints except when the lawn done . LOL
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could Not Be Happier After reading many reviews on riding mowers I settled on this. I'm I glad I did! Have 10 hours on it now with pure grin on face. It is a great machine. Steering and power is something else. Love the arm rests. Very comfortable to drive. Mowing in reverse is easy and simple to engage. I changed the oil after 5 hr. No mess at all. The oil drain is great. Turn it on and drain it into a gallon milk jug. I mow about an acre. The only complaint I have is I wish I had 5 acres. Love to get on this mower and cruise the yard! All I can say is forget green and go with the yellow!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Badass Bought this puppy today and it's badass. It will turn on a dime and throw you 9 cents change. Love the hydrostatic throttle. This thing will haul the mail. I'm very impressed and would recommend it to anyone that needs a mans mower. Keep up the great work team Cub Cadet!!
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I just purchased the XT2 LX42 and I must say. This isn't your grandpa's cub cadet. I've been using cub cadet products since my grandpa taught me to drive a tractor when I was 5. (Forty some years). Today's tractor is impressive. No tools to remove the hood, easy access to air filter, no need to lift the hood to check fuel tank or fill it. Arm rests on the seat! Spin off oil filter, easy drain oil. This tractor rides smooth. I am IMPRESSED!
Date published: 2017-08-02
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