Using Your Power-Lok Attachments

Cub Cadet’s CORE Power Unit combines the strength of a small two-stroke engine with the convenience of a rechargeable battery. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the unit’s Power-Lok attachments, including the blower, string trimmer and hedge trimmer.

Safety

When operating the CORE drive unit with any attachment, always wear non-slip gloves, non-slip safety boots, and clothing that covers your arms and legs. Keep your eyes protected with safety glasses that meet the latest ANSI Z87.1 or CAN/CSA – Z94.3 standards. Continue reading

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Assembly and Operation of the Power-Lok Drive Unit

Powered by Cub Cadet’s new CORE motor, the Power-Lok Drive Unit offers the power of a small two-stroke with the convenience of rechargeable equipment. That technology along with the brand’s unique attachment system is extremely easy to use, but it’s different enough from previous systems that there are some new things to learn to get the most out of it.

Safety

Always wear eye protection that meets current ANSI Z87.1 or CAN/CAS Z94.3 safety standards. The motor is quiet enough that ear protection isn’t necessary when using this device, but protection should still be used when operating in noisy locations.

The attachments available for the drive unit can propel lawn debris at high velocities. When operating this equipment, make sure you’re protected by wearing gloves, non-slip safety boots, pants and a long sleeve shirt to help deflect these projectiles. Continue reading

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Storm Season Tree Care

Hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and ice storms can wreak havoc on your trees, killing them off and causing major damage to your property. However, with the right planning, you can mitigate this damage. By preparing your land to withstand storms and repairing the damage left by them, you can ensure your trees remain healthy, beautiful and safe.

Stay Safe: No Tree is Worth Your Life

Whether you’re cleaning up after a storm or trimming trees to prepare for the upcoming season, it pays to do a thorough inspection before starting work. Continue reading

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Cub Cadet Core Tools Overview

core-partsIn the past, when looking at small lawn equipment, buyers had to choose between the low maintenance convenience of battery-powered devices and the power and flexibility of gas-powered products. With Cub Cadet’s new CORE motor, you don’t have to compromise: it’s as clean and simple as any other electric lawn tool, but it delivers the power of a small two stroke and can run long enough between charges that range should never be an issue.

What is CORE?

CORE stands for “Conductor-Optimized Rotary Energy.” Instead of the wound coils found in a traditional brushless motor, the CORE motor uses magnetic rotors surrounded by a wide plated circuit board. The motor is driven by an advanced controller that automatically adjusts output based on demand to reduce power consumption. That means less weight, more power and longer running time per battery charge. How good is it? Continue reading

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Features, Specs, and Options for the Cub Cadet CS59L Chainsaw

Features, Specs and Options for the Cub Cadet CS59L ChainsawCub Cadet is one of the top names in the power equipment industry and it is known for making quality equipment for both residential and commercial purposes. One unique feature of Cub Cadet equipment is the smaller size, but by utilizing lithium-ion technology, the tools are able to compete with larger, gas-powered equipment. The Cub Cadet CS59L Chainsaw is one of these that offers a full complement of power and cordless operation.
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How to Get Started With Your New Cub Cadet Rider

Cub Cadet RiderIf you just purchased a brand new Cub Cadet Riding Mower, and you need some guidance on where to start, look no further. Outlined below are a few basic things you need to know about the setup and operation of your new Cub Cadet mower. Ensuring you know this information will help you keep your Cub Cadet Riding mower in tip-top shape for years to come.

Set-up of Your Cub Cadet Mower

The first thing you’ll want to do is connect the battery cables. This is what provides power for your mower to operate. Start by removing the red battery cover and connecting the corresponding red cable to the positive terminal. Complete the process by doing the same method with the black battery cover and black cable and connect to the negative terminal. Take extra care to ensure that the connections are solid and won’t be disrupted by any movements of the mower.
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Replacing the Deck Belt on your Cub Cadet Zero Turn – Step by Step

Cub Cadet Zero Turn Deck Belt

Your Cub Cadet Zero Turn mower uses a series of belts to connect the engine drive system with the blades. The deck belt is the primary means of accomplishing this, and it must be in good working condition to efficiently turn the blades. You should be able to see your deck belt simply by raising the deck. If your belt appears cracked or damaged in any way, it is time to replace it.

Step 1: Gather Tools

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6 Tips to Keep Your Lawn Green All Summer Long

lawn-care-643561_960_720Summer brings an increase of hours of work every week just to keep your lawn healthy and that work can extend well into the fall.  At Cubparts.com, we have the necessary parts and knowledge to help you keep your equipment running smoothly so your yard will look like it belongs in a magazine.

1. Mowing 101

While there’s a much-needed break in the winter, it’s still a six-month effort to keep that yard green and healthy. During the warmer months, you’ll want to mow at least once a week, fertilize every other month, and irrigate three times a week when there isn’t any rain. Keeping your mower maintained requires frequent checking of engine components, blades, and oil changes.
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Cub Cadet Rider Mower – Directions on Blade Replacement

As the warm weather approaches and the grass begins to grow, it’s finally time to take out your Cub Cadet out of winter storage and put it to work. If you haven’t operated your mower in a while, it’s important to check out a few things before you start your mower up. On the top of your checklist should be inspecting the blade of your mower. Find out if your Cub Cadet mower blade needs to be replaced and how to replace it.

How do I Know if my Mower Blade Needs Replacing?

The easiest way to see if your mower blade needs to be replaced is to inspect it. The blade should be sharp and free of dents. If the blade is dull on the edges a good sharpening may be sufficient, but after a while, the thickness of the blade can start to wear and reduce the effectiveness of your mower. In the event that you need a new blade, replacing it is not a difficult process as long as you follow the step-by-step directions.

How do I Replace my Mower Blade?

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DIY Instructions for Cub Cadet PTO Belt Replacement

The PTO (Power Take Off) belt is a very important component to your Cub Cadet riding mower. The main purpose of the PTO belt is to engage and disengage the blades of your mower. If you turn on the PTO function and your mower blades don’t work, you may have a problem with the belt. Here are some tips on why your PTO belt might need to be replaced and how you can replace it yourself.

Why do I Need to Replace my PTO Belt?

After a period of time, the PTO belt can become stretched, cracked, worn or even rotted. Once the belt reaches its breaking point, you will notice a significant difference in the way your mower cuts the grass. In the most extreme conditions, your mower blades may be completely inoperable. Luckily, replacing the belt is not difficult and can be done yourself.

How do I Replace my PTO Belt?

Before you begin, ensure that you have your mower on a flat, level surface and the engine is turned off, the key is out of the ignition, and the engine has had time to cool down.
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