Cub Cadet, Model LT 1018
This is a medium weight riding mower with a low center of gravity, good engine power, wheel traction, and hydrostatic drive. It is used primarily over hilly terrain and has excellent traction over uneven ground. It has a 42" mulching deck that can be exchanged for a regular mowing deck, if desired. The gas tank is easily accessible on the left side of the seat. There are molded handles one each side of seat and a cup holder on right. There is a variable height lever for grass height.
It takes regular gas. There is a parking brake available to set after shutdown, before start up, or while paused. This is handy to allow one to open or close a gate. The riding mower can also be used to haul loads, via a cart or wagon. Chains can be added for additional traction. The battery is found under the seat and causes engine to shutoff when weight removed from seat. Seat moves forward for easy access to battery. Pros:
- Hydrostatic Drive No need to worry about placing a gearshift into forward or reverse,
- that motion is controlled by means of a foot pedal alone; pushing it forward to go straight ahead or pushing pedal down to go in a reverse direction.
- Being able to control your speed by means of a foot pedal allows one to move in a more comfortable forward or reverse direction.
- Well Balanced, Low Center of Gravity The low center of gravity is well balanced, and helps maintain a stable base, making it versatile for mowing or hauling across a slope at an angle. Cons:
- No Close Trimming Unable to get deck close enough to a stationary object, i.e. a brick wall, to allow trim work. Mowing Deck Cuts Unevenly Whether mowing in a straight line, back and forth, or around a perimeter, every pass of the deck over uneven ground provides a slight tip of the deck causing an uneven ridged look to the grass. Rating:
4 out of 5