For homeowners with larger lawns and a massive amount of real estate to cover throughout the spring and summer months, a lawn tractor has long been more of a necessity than a luxury. With the new Cub Cadet XT Enduro series of lawn tractors, however, many homeowners will find that they can combine necessity and luxury into a single, high-performance package. The new lineup of lawn tractors is the first to feature “connected” maintenance features that utilize a smartphone connection, comes with a far more precise and durable mowing system, and features a greater commitment to operator comfort than any previous model Cub Cadet has made available. This significant upgrading to the home landscaping industry has yet to be released, but promises to transform lawn maintenance and renovation when it makes its way to the marketplace.
What is the Cub Cadet XT Enduro, Exactly?
Cub Cadet has long been known for creating some of the best lawn tractors on the market, and the company is taking it a few steps further with its latest release. The XT Enduro series is a logical upgrade to Cub Cadet’s previous residential models, with better handling, greater comfort during longer tasks, and integration with a smartphone app that represents a first for lawn tractors from any company. The lineup was specifically designed to offer greater power without adding noise and fatigue to the mix, and provides some innovative features that just aren’t available from other manufacturers. The biggest developments for the XT Enduro lawn tractor series include:
- Bridging the Gap Between Smartphone and Landscaping
Smartphone apps have long been able to help homeowners plant, cut, and water their grass at the right time. Now, smartphones are getting even more directly involved in maintaining the lawn tractor. Cub Cadet’s brand new Cub Connect application showcases the mower’s features and maintenance requirements, and alerts users when they need to perform an oil change, check the blades, or engage in other essential maintenance tasks for added performance and durability.
- A Restyled and More Comfortable Operator Area
Lawn tractors feature big engines and even bigger cutting decks, which can produce quite a bit of noise and vibration during use. The Cub Cadet XT Enduro series comes with a redesigned operator seat and control area, with more intuitive controls and a more modern look and feel. Redefined touch points also absorb vibrations more effectively, resulting in less long-term fatigue while mowing. The equipment also comes with refined noise control materials that reduce how much noise escapes from the engine and the deck, which will please both operators and their neighbors.
- Refined and More Precise Handling
Lawn tractors need to be able to turn quickly and tightly in order to produce the best results, so the Cub Cadet XT Enduro comes with refined handling and a sharper turning radius to provide a better experience overall. Cub Cadet describes this improvement as its best steering system ever, with excellent handling that will make tight corners and lawn obstructions even easier to navigate through or around.
- Corrosion Resistance
Off-season storage presents a significant challenge in terms of reducing corrosion, but that will be easier with the XT Enduro lawn tractor. All of the mower’s exposed parts are triple-coated with a new material that discourages corrosion more effectively than on any other lawn tractor currently available.
What Makes the Cub Cadet XT Enduro Different from Competitors?
The Cub Cadet XT Enduro series isn’t the only high-end lawn tractor option available to consumers, but it’s certainly the most advanced. First and foremost, the brand new Cub Connect system is unique both to Cub Cadet and to lawn tractors in general, where no such connection exists among other lawn tractor models. The mower’s corrosion-resistant materials and redesigned operator controls are also significantly different from competing options, and are far more easy to us and maintain. With better handling, more available attachments and accessories, and the benefit of being made in the United States, there are plenty of differentiating features that accompany this new model.
When does the XT Enduro Series Become Available?
After a significant period of development, Cub Cadet has announced that the full array of Cub Cadet XT Enduro series lawn tractors will be made available in October of 2014. At first, the lawn tractors will be available only at a select number of authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide, however availability will likely expand during the fall and winter, in time to make these new lawn tractors widely available for springtime lawn maintenance.
The good news for those homeowners in the market for an upgrade to the XT Enduro lawn tractor is that CubParts.com offers a full array of Cub Cadet tractors, accessories, attachments, and OEM replacement parts. With an easy online search tool, it’s also easy to find the right parts and attachments for any Cub Cadet lawn tractor model throughout the year.