Cub Cadet Rechargable Lawn Mower Model 188

by William Soulen
(Columbus, OH)

I purchased this lawn mower a year ago because I was impressed by the quality of the construction and confidence in the Cub Cadet name. Initially I was able to mow my entire lawn on one charge. A year later I am able to mow only 1/4 of my lawn on a charge.

I checked with the dealer in town and was told that a new battery would cost approximately $165.00 plus installation costs. This means that after one year on a $400.00 purchase I I would have to pay almost 1/2 of the original purchase price to restore the mower to proper operating condition.

I wrote to Cub Cadet asking several questions two months ago and have never received a reply to my letter. Previously I had a Black and Decker rechargable mower and the battery lasted seven years before it had to be replaced at a cost of approximately $100.00.

Based upon my experience and the lack of a response from Cub Cadet I would strongly urge everyone to not buy this mower.

- initially great

- expensive repair

1 out of 5

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Apr 25, 2012
Caution! Do not buy!
by: Zoiks!

I thought it would be a great idea to buy an environmentally friendly battery operated lawnmower. At more than twice the price of a gas powered mower, I still felt good that I was doing something good for the environment. On top of everything, no gas, oil and spark plugs to change! The battery died after a year and it took me a few days of searching to find a qualified service company for Cub Cadet. I mean lots of telephone calls and I kept bounced around to a different number and office. Finally was able to get the battery changed for $244.00!!! Now a year later the battery is dead again. No doubt the price has gone up and I will not pay again. My lawnmower still looks like it was purchased yesterday but it is going in the garbage... will take a hammer to it first, so it can not get recycled. Do not buy this lawnmower!!!!

May 12, 2011
Piece of Junk
by: Anonymous

ditto on the customer who is totally disgusted with the performance of this lawnmower. i would never use this brand again.

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