Z-Force S/SX Series ZTRs

Z-Force S/SX Series ZTRs

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: Cub Cadet’s Z-Force S and SX ZTRs really do have steering wheels. This unique control system is easier to learn than lap bar steering, and since it uses four wheel drive, it makes these mowers easier to control on slopes. Combine that with commercial quality components and you have a mower that provides ZTR maneuverability with the traction and power of a lawn tractor.

SynchroSteer Control

Being able to use a steering wheel instead of the tank-like controls of traditional ZTRs is enough reason to choose these mowers, but that’s not the only advantage to Cub Cadet’s SynchroSteer system. Unlike lap bar mowers, the controls don’t just operate the rear wheels. Instead, the mower is fitted with dual hydrostatic transmissions to drive all four wheels, allowing wheel speed to be adjusted at each corner. This gives the S and SX better traction on slopes, letting them tackle lawns that could previously only be handled by lawn tractors.

Speed is controlled by a pair of foot pedals: one to go forward and one to back up. Once underway, the cruise control can be set to keep a steady mowing speed. Turning the wheel automatically adjusts hydraulic pressure left to right to steer the mower. Turn the wheel to full lock, and the mower will spin in place.


S models use a Kohler 7000 Series engine producing either 24 or 25 hp, while SX models are powered by 24 hp Kawasaki FR engines. Both engines are based on their manufacturer’s commercial V-twins, bringing advanced engine governors, cooling systems, and full pressure lubrication systems. The result is excellent performance and reliability.

Cub Cadet pairs these engines with Hydro-Gear hydrostatic transaxles. Kohler-equipped mowers use the ZT-2800, which has a maximum speed of 7 mph going forward and 3 mph in reverse. The Kawasaki-powered SX uses ZT-3100 transaxles, increasing speed to 8 mph going forward and 4 mph in reverse.


All S and SX mowers come with fabricated decks that use the tool-free QuickAttach system for easy service. Anti-scalp wheels are standard, as is the SmartJet deck washing system. By attaching a garden hose, the mowing chamber can be cleaned out to maintain performance. Deck height can be set from 1-4 inches in ¼ inch increments.

Comfort and Convenience

A 12 gauge, one-piece frame absorbs bumps and vibrations reaching the high backed seat, and the tilt steering column and armrests make these mowers more comfortable than their lap bar competition. An hour meter is included on all models to keep tabs on maintenance.


Force S and SX mowers are largely the same, so choosing a model is a matter of picking the right deck size and engine. The S 48, S 52 and S 60 have 48, 52 and 60-inch decks respectively. The S 48 comes with a 24 hp 7000 Series engine, while the S 52 and S 60 have 25 hp engines. Likewise, the SX comes in 48 KW, 52 KS, and 60 KW versions, each named after their deck size. All SX models are powered by the 25 hp Kawasaki FR Series.


The mulching kit takes advantage of the stock deck’s tall mowing chamber, adding baffles and high lift blades for increased vacuum. If you need to collect clippings, you have the option of a standard bagging system, or one with power assist to help draw clippings out of the deck. There’s even a lawn striping kit that shapes the grass as it leaves the deck for a smooth, ballpark-like finish.

Need to change the deck height frequently? The power deck lift kit takes the effort out of making adjustments. The 12-volt outlet kit won’t improve your lawn, but it does let you charge your smartphone while you mow.


Both Kohler and Kawasaki offer three-year warranties on their engines, while Cub Cadet guarantees the rest of the mower for three years with no hour limit.

Getting Parts and Accessories for Your Cub Cadet ZTR

Cubparts.com isn’t just a Cub Cadet dealer: we’re also a certified dealer for manufacturing partners including Hydro-Gear, Kohler, and Kawasaki. That means you can get anything you need for your Force ZTR from one place. Ordering is simple thanks to our search engine, which can show you factory information including exploded diagrams and factory descriptions. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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Z-Force L/LX Series ZTRs

Z-Force L/LX Series ZTRs

Cub Cadet’s Tank Z-Force L and LX Series brings zero turning radius mowers to homeowners without having to make compromises. Large deck sizes let these mowers cover up to three acres, maneuverability lets them cut grass faster around landscaping obstacles, and a combination of high-quality engines and constructed decks ensure years of trouble-free service.


Cub Cadet knows these mowers will be used for large lawns, so they put an emphasis on comfort and ease of use. This starts with the frame. Its single-piece construction helps quell vibrations and impacts, while E-Coat electroplating gives it exceptional corrosion resistance. A high backed seat with armrests and a large foot plate make these mowers comfortable for operators of any size, and the lap bars have oversized padding to reduce fatigue. An electric PTO makes it easy to control the deck, while the parking brake engages automatically when the lap bars are opened. The mower can even charge your smartphone with the addition of a 12-volt outlet kit.


The Z-Force uses a mid-deck design, placing the deck between the front and rear wheels to keep the mower compact. Cub Cadet fits these models with fabricated decks made out of 11 gauge steel with a 7 gauge reinforcement plate on top to support a set of heavy-duty spindles.

Every deck is fitted with three high lift blades to increase vacuum for a quality finish. The drive belts are exposed with protective covers on the outer pulleys, making it each to check the belt condition and perform maintenance. By connecting a garden hose to the SmartJet deck washing system, grass and debris can be flushed out of the mowing chamber to maintain cutting performance.

The Easy Lift adjuster uses a handle mounted next to the operator with clear marks for deck heights ranging from 1-5 inches. Cub Cadet also offers a kit that adds a power deck lift system.

The decks are set up for side discharge, but they can also be used for other types of mowing by adding accessories. For mulching, there’s a kit that adds a mulch plug over the deck discharge and inner baffles that increase vacuum, letting the blades cut grass into small, digestible pieces. For clipping collection, there’s a kit that directs clippings from the discharge up into a set of rear-mounted bags. Want a ballpark finish> Cub Cadet offers a lawn striping kit that rolls the grass right after it’s cut.


Z-Force L mowers are powered by Kohler’s 7000 Series PRO, while LX models use Kawasaki’s FR engine.

The 7000 is based on the company’s professional Command Pro engines. It comes with Kohler’s Consistent-Cut governor reacts quickly to shifting load demands, keeping the blades from bogging down when moving into rougher areas. Starting is easy thanks to an automatic choke and an automatic decompression system that takes the load off of the start.

The Kawasaki FR is also based on a commercial engine. Utilizing the same block as their professional V-Twins, it comes with cast iron cylinder liners and a heavy-duty intake screen that keeps debris from gathering on the cooling fins.

Both engines come with a fully pressurized lubrication system that’s kept clean with an automotive-style filter, and both Force L and LX motors are fitted with an hour meter to keep tabs on maintenance.


Unlike Cub Cadet’s lawn tractors, these ZTRs are virtually identical, letting you narrow down your choice to your preferred engine and deck size.

Three deck sizes are available: the 48-inch deck is good for lawns up to two acres, the 54-inch deck for up to three acres, and the 60-inch deck for up to three and a half acres.

The L 48 comes with a 24 hp Kohler engine, while the L 54 and L 60 use a 25 hp engine. The LX 48, LX 54 and LX 60 all use the same 24 hp Kawasaki FR730V.


Cub Cadet guarantees the mower for three years, while Kohler and Kawasaki both offer three-year warranties on their engines.

Get the Parts and Accessories You Need for Your Cub Cadet

Where can you get parts for Cub Cadet, Kawasaki and Kohler equipment? www.cubparts.com. As a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and their manufacturing partners, we’re can provide you with accessories and OEM parts for everything on your ZTR. We even have factory information including descriptions and parts diagrams built into our site, making it easy to find what you’re looking for. We ship to both the U.S. and Canada.

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LE 100 Edger/Trencher

LE 100 Edger/Trencher

Are you doing your lawn care yourself, but you can’t get the edge definition you see on professionally maintained lawns? Cub Cadet’s LE 100 Edger/Trencher can cut into the soil at different angles and depths to give your lawn clear transitions and clean edges while still being simple to use and within the reach of a homeowner’s budget.


This edger is powered by a 159cc Cub Cadet OHV engine. Designed and built by Cub Cadet specifically for their own equipment, this engine has proven itself in a range of equipment from lawn mowers to snowblowers. Everything on this motor is built to be as simple to use as possible. Since it has no choke or priming bulb, it will fire up on the first or second pull every time you start it.

Blade Control

A heavy-duty belt drives the blade while absorbing shocks if the blade comes in contact with hard objects. The included 9-inch tri-tip blade is self-sharpening, so it’s always ready to use.

The blade has three angle positions to make different edges. These are set using a small lever next to the engine. Tilted over, it can be used to trim along flower beds, creating a professional-looking beveled edge that defines the border between the flowers and the turf. Uses straight up, it can trim grass next to curbs, sidewalks, and driveways, creating a more even, defined edge than what is possible with a string trimmer. A lever on the handle lets the operator lower the blade to one of 6 depth settings ranging from 1 to 2.25 inches. This lets the trimmer create sharp lines with minimal dirt removal or create long beveled cuts when creating edges around mulch-covered beds.

Movement and Storage

This edger rides on four wheels mounted on ball bearings, making it as smooth rolling as Cub Cadet’s lawn mowers. The front wheels are placed next to each other to support the machine when driving over curbs.

The curb wheel has 5 positions, dropping down to support the outside of the edger when going over curbs. This height adjustment is controlled by a lever that is within reach of the operator’s right foot so the wheel can be dropped and lifted without having to stop the machine.

Setting the blade in the top height position keeps it well above the front wheels for transport. The handle can be folded by loosening two large hand-tighten nuts, making the unit small enough to fit in the back of a car or under a workbench for storage.


Cub Cadet guarantees the LE 100 and the engine that powers it for three years of residential use.

Getting Parts for Your Cub Cadet Edger

New or old, if it’s Cub Cadet, you can parts and accessories from www.cubparts.com. We’re a certified Cub Cadet dealer, so we’re able to sell OEM components to replace anything on your equipment. Not sure what you need? You can search for parts based on your model’s name and serial number so you’ll only see compatible parts. With our site’s built-in factory exploded diagrams and descriptions, you can quickly identify what you need. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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XT2 Lawn Tractors

XT2 Lawn Tractors

Stamped or constructed deck? Carburetor or EFI? A narrow deck for maneuverability or a wide deck for speed? No matter what you need from a lawn tractor, you can get it with the XT2. Built to handle rougher terrain than the XT1 line, these mowers can tackle large lawns and are compatible with a long list of attachments, making them useful year-round.


The XT2 is offered with decks in 42, 46, 50 and 54-inch widths that have a cutting height range of one to four inches. Most models come with a stamped deck. Forming the deck out of a single sheet of steel lets it take on a rounded shape that hugs the blades, providing maximum vacuum for the best finish.

The LX 46” EFI uses a fabricated deck. By welding steel plates together, this forms a deck that’s better at withstanding impacts, but its boxy shape reduces vacuum. Cub Cadet adds internal baffles to improve performance, but this deck won’t get the finish of their stamped decks.


Cub Cadet offers these tractors with a choice of two engines: the Kohler 7000 and the company’s own EFI V-Twin.

Kohler’s 7000 series is a residential engine based on their commercial Command Pro line. The automatic Smart-Choke helps the engine start at any temperatures, while the Consistent-Cut governor reacts swiftly to changing load demands to keep the blades from slowing down when moving into taller grass.

Cub Cadet’s 679cc EFI V-Twin is the first consumer fuel injected small engine on the market, bringing significant improvements in operating cost, performance and maintenance requirements. It uses 25% less fuel than carbureted engines and doesn’t have the issues with aging fuel. That means there’s no need to use fuel stabilizer during the mowing season, while remaining fuel can be treated and left in the tank during storage. It will even run on E15, further reducing fuel costs. Electronic control also delivers faster governor response for the best cutting performance.

Making Maintenance Easier

All XT2 mowers use the QuickAttach system. Both the decks and attachments are designed to be installed and removed without tools, making it easy to switch jobs or perform repairs.

Two of the XT2 models come with Cub Cadet’s new FastAttach blade system, which uses a locking collar to hold the blade in place. The blades can be installed and removed without tools, and since there are no bolts, there’s no need to check torque settings.


Each version of the XT2 is named after its deck size. Here’s the equipment, engine and deck design you’ll get with each model:
22 hp Kohler 7000
Stamped Deck

24hp Kohler 7000
Stamped Deck

Cub Cadet EFI
Fabricated deck

FastAttach blade system
679cc Cub Cadet EFI
Stamped deck with nose roller

24 hp Kohler 7000
Stamped deck with nose roller

25 hp Kohler 7000
Stamped deck with FastAttach blade system

This mower comes with Cub Connect. Using your smartphone, you can connect to the hour meter via Bluetooth. From there, the Cub Connect app helps you keep track of maintenance and access information specific to your model including specifications and maintenance instructions.

GX54″ D
26 hp Kohler 7000
Fabricated deck

This model is designed for maximum performance when using accessories. It comes with a differential lock for increased traction, and it’s the only model in the XT2 lineup that works with ground-engaging attachments.


Mulching kits are available for all decks. These add high lift blades and a discharge plug to cut clippings into small pieces that fertilize the lawn. Bagging kits are also available to collect clippings.

Cub Connect can be used with any model by adding a Bluetooth-enabled hour meter.

These mowers can also be useful in the winter thanks to a 42-inch three stage snowthrower, while the 42-inch dozer blade is useful for moving snow and dirt.

Need weather protection? The XT2 can be fitted with a sunshade or combination sunshade and snow cab. Need to protect your mower from front impacts? Add a front brush guard.

Cub Cadet makes compatible trailers with utility and dump beds as well as broadcast spreaders for overseeding and fertilizing. The rear cargo tray attaches to the trailer hitch, adding a little extra on-board storage.


The chassis, deck shell, and front axle have a limited lifetime warranty, the chassis and front axle are guaranteed for 5 years, and the rest of the XT2 and Cub Cadet EFI engine are guaranteed for three years. Kohler offers their own three-year warranty on the 7000 Series.

Get the Most from Your Cub Cadet Mower

Cubparts.com is a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and Kohler, letting us offer OEM parts and accessories for everything on your mower. Our site has built-in parts diagrams and uses factory descriptions, making it easy to find what you need for your equipment. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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Tiller Operating Tips

FT Garden Tillers

Cub Cadet’s tillers are easy to use, but knowing how and when to use them can be downright confusing. Do you really need to dig deep into the soil to get good results? What if you’re tilling ground you’ve planted previously? When is the best time to till? How do you keep your tiller from getting stuck? Here’s what you need to know to get the best results when establishing or reviving a garden plot.

When Should I Till?

The soil should be dry enough that if you pick up a handful and squeeze it, the dirt crumbles. If it forms a ball, it’s too wet. You can also test the soil moisture by pushing down a trowel in an area with unturned soil. If it’s difficult to dig in, the soil is ready to plow.

The soil temperature should be at or above 60ºF. If you don’t have a thermometer handy, you can test the temperature by sticking a finger a few inches into the soil. When the soil is warm enough, you should be able to keep your finger in the soil for a full minute.

If you plan on planting cool weather crops, the ground won’t be warm or dry enough to till when you’re ready to plant. Instead, till in the fall. Placing a layer of cardboard and mulch over the area will prevent weed growth and ready the soil for planting. This same method also works for getting a head start on next season’s bed preparation.

How Deep Should I Till?

For most areas, the tiller needs to dig into the top 6-10 inches of soil when creating a new seedbed. If the ground has been tilled before, the top two to three inches should be tilled to remove weeds and re-establish the plot. When applying fertilizer, limit the tines to the top 6 inches of soil.

In areas with heavy clay soil, it can be helpful to establish the plot with double digging. This improves drainage, although claims about root penetration are questionable. When done by hand, the top level of soil is dug up, then the second layer below it is turned and mixed. This results in a total depth of around 24 inches, or double the standard shovel depth. While your tiller won’t be able to reach that depth, there’s no reason to do everything by hand. Simply till the soil at your tiller’s maximum depth, then finish using a shovel.

How Do I Get the Right Bed Depth?

The depth bar should be lowered to a point that the handles are pointed slightly downward while tilling. If the tiller is moving forward too quickly, push down the handles, digging the depth bar into the soil. When the tiller doesn’t want to move forward, let up on the handlebars and shake them side to side to dislodge the tines. Raise the depth bar if the tiller still doesn’t want to move.

Tips for Getting Better Results

Water the soil a few days prior to tilling to make it softer, but don’t make it so wet that it won’t pass the moisture test. This will make it easier for the tines to dig in.

If you’re busting sod or turning soil that hasn’t moved in a long time, start with a depth of one to two inches for the first pass, then go another one to two inches deeper with every succeeding pass. Let the ground rest for a couple days before making a final deep pass.

Let the machine pull itself along. It should only take light pressure on the handles to keep the tines digging in.

To avoid compaction, walk on the untilled side and make only one pass at a time. Soil that has already been chopped up will compress when making contact with your feet or the tiller’s tines.

Keeping the tiller running at top speed will get the best results on hard soil while slowing down the engine will get better results when digging through loose, shallow or chunky soil.

Where Can I Get Parts for My Tiller?

If you need to do some maintenance to get your Cub Cadet tiller ready for spring, visit www.cubparts.com. As a certified Cub Cadet dealer, we’re able to offer replacement parts and accessories for all of their models past and present. Finding what you need is easy: select your model and serial number, and our site can show you diagrams and descriptions for each system on your equipment. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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Preparing Your Lawn for Spring

Cub Cadet ZTT50 Zero Turn Tractor

It takes year-round dedication to get the best looking lawn, but no time is more important to get the lawn you want than spring. Proper application of seed, fertilizer, and herbicides along with proper watering and mowing practices can get your lawn off to a great start this year.

Prepare Your Equipment

There’s not much that you have to do to get your lawn mower running: air up the tires, add fresh fuel and oil, and making sure the cables move freely. While you’re getting your equipment out of storage, pay particular attention to the blades. If the blades are dull, they’ll bruise the top of the grass, leaving it open to infection. With diseases like fairy root and rust popping up in the spring, this is when your lawn will be most susceptible to damage.

Grass should be mulched whenever possible to return nutrients to the soil. Now is a great time to switch to a set of high lift blades to help your mower chop up grass into small, digestible pieces.

Clear the Lawn

Wind, snow, and ice can take down branches, while runoff can expose rocks in the soil. Removing this debris exposes the underlying turf so it can get sunlight, and it protects your equipment.

Get a Soil Test

If you want the best performance from your fertilizer, you need to know what the soil needs to support the grass. Getting the results can take a few weeks, so the sooner you send in the test, the better.

Apply an Herbicide

Pre-emergent herbicides can stop spring weeds from taking root, but they’ll also prevent new grass from sprouting. The more you can separate herbicide applications and overseeding, the better. Fighting crabgrass? The ideal time for application is when temperatures reach 50ºF.

Dethatch and Aerate

These processes do two entirely different things, but since they go hand-in-hand when taking care of lawns, they’re easy to confuse.

Thatch is the layer of decomposing plant matter on the surface of the soil. Some thatch is healthy as it helps fertilize the soil and reduce evaporation. Once it gets to over ½ of an inch thick, it can choke plants and cause them to grow roots over the soil. A dethatcher uses tines to rake the thatch off of the surface.

Compacted soil limits how deep roots can reach and prevents the absorption of rainwater. As the soil is kept cold and wet through the winter, weight from vehicles and foot traffic can tamp down the soil, compacting it. Aerating breaks up the soil using spikes or tines. If you’re using a core aerator, the cores can be broken up by your lawnmower. This will dull the blades, so be sure to sharpen them before you mow.


Using the information from your soil test, you should be able to find the right blend of nutrients for your lawn. When shopping for fertilizer, be sure to look for high levels of phosphorus, listed as “P” on the label, will encourage new growth.


If you want a thick lawn, new grass needs to be mixed in with thinner, more mature plants. Ideally, temperatures should stay between 60 and 78 degrees when seeding, but more importantly, there must be no chance of snow or a heavy freeze.


The soil should be kept moist but not saturated while new grass sprouts and older growth comes out of hibernation. Lightly water the soil two to three times a day after overseeding, then gradually shift to fewer waterings with more water applied each time.

Take it Easy on Mowing

After overseeding, wait until the new grass is two inches tall before the next mow. From there, you can mow normally, cutting up to 1/3 of the grass at one time.

Get the Parts You Need for Your Lawn Equipment

Cubparts.com is a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and their manufacturing partners. That means whether your equipment uses a Cub Cadet, Kawasaki, Honda or Briggs & Stratton engine, we have everything you need to keep it running. Looking for OEM accessories like bagging systems or broadcast spreaders? We carry those, too. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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What Size of Mower Do You Need?

Cub Cadet Mower

Picking a mower is more than just getting the biggest deck you can afford. There are several factors at play that determine how well it will fit your needs from how easy it is to use to how it handles the shape of your yard. Here’s what you need to consider when choosing a new lawn mower.

Riding or Walk-Behind?

Regular walk-behind mowers are best suited for lawns smaller than an acre and work best for lawns under a half-acre. Riding mowers have large decks and move faster so they can cover a lot more ground.

Wide area walk-behinds blur the line between these mowers. A mower like the CC 800 has a deck that mows more with each pass, letting the operator cover up to two acres per mow. If you don’t mind adding some walking to your lawn care, this is an inexpensive alternative to a riding mower. Cub Cadet’s new Pro Hydro Walk commercial mowers can be used with a sulky. The operator stands on this trailer as its pulled along by the mower, letting the deck cut grass at the same speed as a riding mower. Once in tight quarters, it can be used like a regular walk-behind, maneuvering around obstacles. While it won’t be as comfortable as a riding mower, these models are a great option for properties with a mix of open areas and obstacles.

Push or Self-Propelled?

Push mowers are lighter, cheaper and easier to steer. If you have a small lawn, these are a good choice.

Self-propelled mowers take most of the effort out of mowing, making them practical for larger lawns and areas with slopes. Owners used to have problems disengaging the drive system before their mower runs over flowerbeds and other landscape, but this is no longer a problem with Cub Cadet’s MySpeed drive. It’s controlled by the pressure the operator puts on the handle, so if you stop moving, so does the mower.

Low Wheels, High Wheels or Caster Wheels?

High wheel walk-behind mowers provide more leverage when lifting the front end to make turns, and they can handle uneven terrain better than low wheel mowers.

Front caster wheels like those found on the SC 500 Z let the mower be turned without lifting the front end. This makes it a great choice for lawns with a lot of obstacles. Wide area mowers also use casters so the operator doesn’t have to lift the heavy deck.

Mower Speed

Top speed on most mowers is intended for transport while getting a good mowing finish depends largely on the deck design. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to get good mowing quality on flat terrain at these speeds:

Walk-behind – 2 mph
Residential riding mowers – 5 mph
Professional mowers – 7-8 mph

Deck Size

Other factors aside, you can expect these decks to be the best match for the size of yard you’re mowing:

Half acre – walk behind mower
One acre – 36-42 inch riding or wide area walk-behind mower
One to two acres – 42-54 inch riding or wide area walk-behind mower
Over two acres – 46-60 inch riding mower
Over four acres – 60 inches or more

Tractor or ZTR?

Lawn and garden tractors have more stability on slopes, while ZTRs can more easily maneuver around obstacles. ZTRs can also turn back to the exact spot needed for the next pass, saving time on re-mowing the edge of the lawn. However, if you’re looking to use attachments with your mower, you’ll have a lot more options with a lawn or garden tractor.

Lap Bar or Steering Wheel?

Steering wheel-based systems are easier for beginners to learn. The four-wheel steering system on Cub Cadet’s Pro Z models increase mowing speeds even when used by professionals with plenty of lap bar experience. However, opting for this system does add to the cost of the mower.

The CC 30 Rider may look like a ZTR, but it’s really a compact tractor. It has the same steering limitations of other lawn tractors, but its small size helps with maneuverability.


Cub Cadet chooses the engines for their mowers based on each model’s needs, so there’s no direct advantage to choosing a model with more power. However, if EFI is an option for the model you want, it’s worth getting. These engines require less maintenance and have lower fuel consumption.

Can I Get Parts?

No matter which Cub Cadet you end up buying, you can get the parts and accessories you need from www.cubparts.com. We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and their manufacturing partners, so we’re able to offer OEM replacement for everything from blades to spark plugs. Our site lets you search based on your model and can show you factory parts diagrams and descriptions so you know exactly what you’re ordering. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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Pro HW Walk Behind Mowers

Pro HW Walk Behind Mowers

First shown at last year’s GIE+ Expo, Cub Cadet’s Pro HW wide walk-behind mowers are on their way to dealers. Built for commercial use, these large mowers come with an innovative control system that makes them great for at home use as well when cutting fields and trimming around complicated landscape features.

Lower Effort for Greater Precision

If you’ve used hydraulic controls before, you know how much effort it takes to get the levers to start moving. As soon as that initial resistance is overcome and the control valve is open, the lever swings forward with ease, causing you to open the valve far too much, making the device you’re controlling leap forward. Cub Cadet has solved this problem by connecting the steering controls to ball bearing linkages. This makes it easy to apply small amounts of hydraulic power to the steering system without having the mower leap over landscape features and into buildings. For many owners, it means they can use the HW in places where they’d usually rely on a small walk-behind, cutting job times in areas with heavy landscaping.


The HW uses a 10 gauge steel fabricated deck with 7 gauge top, bottom and leading edge reinforcements. It comes fitted with a replaceable ¾ inch trim-side polymer wear guard to handle minor scrapes. The operator is protected from ricocheting debris by a control tower surrounded by 7 gauge steel plate.

The blades attach to 5 inch cast aluminum spindles. These are the first units offered by Cub Cadet to be fully sealed, making them maintenance free. The deck height is set using an assisted pedal and has 7 settings ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 inches.


All versions of the HW mower use Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 transaxles. These have a top speed of 7 mph going forward and up to 3 mph reverse. A cruise control function is built in to maintain a steady speed, even on rough terrain.


All models are powered by Kawasaki’s FS-Series engines. This proven design is a staple of top-end ZTR mowers thanks to its durability and simple maintenance requirements. It has a full pressure lubrication system with a spin-on automotive-style filter and a rotating grass chopper screen that helps keep debris out of the cooling ducts. The deck connects to the engine PTO via a Warner clutch rated at 125 lb-ft. An hour meter comes standard on all HW’s.


Cub Cadet makes the Pro HW in three deck sizes with matching engines:

HW 336
36-inch deck
Kawasaki FS481v 14.5 hp engine with recoil start

HW 348
48-inch deck
Kawasaki FS541v 15 hp engine with electric start

HW 354
54-inch deck with anti-scalp wheels
FS600v 18.5 hp engine with electric start


At top speed, operators would have to run to keep up with this mower. To get the most from this equipment, Cub Cadet offers single and two-wheel sulkies. The single wheel model is better for sharp turns, while the two-wheel model has a larger footplate, making it more comfortable for mowing long stretches of grass.

The deck is set up for side discharge from the factory, but it can also be used for mulching by adding a side discharge blocker, and mulching performance can be improved with a kit that adds baffles to seal the mowing chambers. A grass collection system is also available to pick up clippings.

The LED light kit increases visibility so you can mow in low light conditions.


Cub Cadet covers the Pro HW with a two-year commercial warranty that has no hour limit. Kawasaki guarantees the engine for three years of use with no hour limit.

Getting Parts and Accessories For Cub Cadet Professional Equipment

From classic tractors to the latest additions to their lineup, if it’s Cub Cadet, you can get it from www.cubparts.com. We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet as well as their manufacturing partners including Kawasaki Engines USA and Hydro-Gear, letting us offer replacements for everything on your Pro HW mower. We can ship your order to any address in the U.S. or Canada.

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Cub Cadet Pressure Washers

Cub Cadet Pressure Washers

Keeping the outside of your home looking tidy requires more than just lawn care, which is why Cub Cadet has a line of pressure washers to help keep sidewalks, decks, driveways and buildings clean. Available with a range of engine and pump choices, these pressure washers are perfect for home and light commercial use.


Cub Cadet uses AAA triplex pumps. While the brand may not be as visible as some of their competitors, they’ve been a major player in the market for almost 30 years. Their parent company, FNA Group, began as an importer of European-made pumps. After identifying issues with the pumps available on the market, they started developing and building their own pumps here in the U.S. under the AAA brand in 2009.

The standout feature of these pumps is their exclusive PowerBoost system. It uses a valve that blocks off the detergent injection system during high-pressure use. This increases the amount of available pressure at the nozzle while reducing heat and vibration inside the pump.

Other design features are built to deliver maximum reliability. The crankcase is die-cast aluminum, while the pump head is made out of forged brass, giving the pump high strength and high corrosion resistance. The pump shaft rides on oversized radial ball bearings, and every opening uses double seals to keep the pump watertight. There’s even a sight glass that allows the oil level to be checked without needing a dipstick, eliminating one more place for water to enter.

These pumps are sized according to the available power on each model:

CC3224 – 3,200 PSI at 2.4 GPM, 7,680 cleaning units
CC3425 – 3,400 PSI at 2.5 GPM, 8,500 cleaning units
CC4033 – 4,000 PSI at 3.3 GPM, 13,200 cleaning units

Spraying Performance

All models come with Simpson Monster hoses. These three-layer hoses have a brass-coated steel braid jacket to handle high pressures and 6-inch rubber bend protectors on each end to take the stress off of the areas where the hose bends most. The CC3224 and CC3425 come with a 5/16 inch by 25-foot hose, while the CC4033 has a 5/16 inch by 50-foot hose. These hoses use quick connectors for the spray gun and pump.

These models come with 25-degree green, 15-degree yellow and 0-degree red spray tips along with a 40-degree white soap nozzle that can draw from the pump’s detergent hose. This lets these washers be used for everything from cleaning cars and wood decks to blasting weeds out of pavement cracks.

Maximum pressure can be regulated directly from the pump to fit the job at hand. The CC3425 and CC4033 come equipped with a Dial ‘N Wash side assist handle for changing water pressure on the fly. This lets you switch pressure when moving between surfaces or vary the pressure to compensate for distance when cleaning large areas.


The CC3324 is powered by a 208cc Cub Cadet engine. Designed and built by the company specifically for their equipment, it offers unparalleled ease of use. There’s no choke or priming bulb, and it has an automatic decompression system to decrease the effort needed to pull the starter handle.

The other pressure washers come with Honda GX-Series engines. These commercial engines are built for years of heavy use while keeping noise and emissions to a minimum. The CC4033 uses a GX200, while the CC4033 has a GX270.


Cub Cadet warranties these pressure washers and their engine for three years of residential use. Honda guarantees their GX-Series engines for three years of commercial use and AAA guarantees their pumps for 5 years of commercial use.

Getting Parts for Your Cub Cadet Pressure Washer

Cubparts.com is a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and their manufacturing partners including Honda Engines and AAA pumps. This lets us ship OEM replacement parts and accessories for your equipment to any address in the U.S. or Canada. Need help finding a part? Our site can show you exploded parts diagrams and parts descriptions direct from the manufacturers so you can see exactly what you’re getting.

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SC 100 Walk-Behind Mowers

SC 100 Walk-Behind Mowers
Mowing a small lawn doesn’t mean having to settle for a low-quality mower. The SC 100 is Cub Cadet’s most basic walk-behind model, but it still comes with the features that make their products easy to use and maintain so you can keep your lawn looking good with minimal frustration.


The SC 100 uses a 21-inch steel deck fitted with a standard mulching blade. It can also be fitted with Cub Cadet’s Xtreme cutting blade which increases the edge area to chop mulch finer and increase compaction to store more clippings in the bag.

An integrated mulch plug makes it easy to switch between side discharge and mulching. With the deck plugged, a 1.9-bushel bag can be attached to the back of the deck to catch clippings.

While small, this mower still provides the Cub Cadet Signature Cut. A unique deck shape with a low front end and curved top helps the blade generate vacuum, pulling grass up as it enters the mowing chamber. This cuts every blade to the same height for a consistent, professional-looking finish.

This deck comes with Cub Cadet’s Smart-Jet high-pressure washing system. By hook up a garden hose to the nozzle on top of the deck, you can flush out grass and debris just like you would on a riding lawn mower. Frequent cleaning keeps the mowing chamber open to maintain performance. A polycarbonate front end protects the deck shell from minor bumps.

The deck has 6 height positions to cut grass to a height between 1.25 and 3.75 inches. The left and right wheels are connected, so you’ll never leave one wheel to high or low when changing the deck height.


The handle can be set to 3 height positions, making it comfortable for operators of any height, while a thick handle on the mower bail reduces hand stress. When the mower needs to be stored or transported, the handle can be folded forward over the engine by loosening a pair of large knob screws.

The high wheel design uses 8-inch front wheels and 11 inch rear wheels. This increases leverage to make it easier to lift and turn the mower on slopes while still keeping a low front profile to roll under the edges of decks and boshes.


Cub Cadet offers this mower with a choice of two engines:

The SC 100 HW uses Cub Cadet’s own overhead valve 159cc engine. Designed to be easy to use and maintain, it’s backed by the company’s SureStart guarantee. While the mower is under warranty, Cub Cadet guarantees the engine will start on the first or second pull.

The SC 100 H uses a Honda GCV160. This overhead cam engine uses an internal timing belt to reduce noise and valvetrain weight, reducing noise and vibration.

Both engines come with an automatic choke.


Cub Cadet guarantees these mowers and the engine in the SC 100 HW for three years of residential use. Honda guarantees the GCV160 for two years of residential use.

Getting Parts for Cub Cadets

Whether you have a small walk-behind mower, a professional ZTR or anything in between, you can get the parts and accessories you need at www.cubparts.com. We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and engine manufacturers including Honda Engines, which lets us offer OEM replacements for everything on your equipment. Our site can search for your mower’s model and serial number and show you factory parts diagrams and descriptions so you’ll always be sure you’re getting exactly what you need. We can ship your order to any address in the United States or Canada.

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