This XT3 GSX is a super nice tractor!! I'm very please with this unit. Seems very well manufactured.
I ordered from Motown because I could not get the tractor from a local Dealer (they were quoting 4 to 6 weeks to get stock). Motown worked hard to get my business and made the sale easy, providing great sales and technical advice before I purchased. Everything came in good shape. The crate was slightly damaged; but not the tractor. The tractor starts easy and runs great. Haven't really needed to use all of its power yet, even though the lawn had overgrown to about 6 to 8 inches; so I'm still waiting to see if there are any issues like someone else mentioned with the EFI engine not being set up right. I was a bit surprised by the fuel consumption (need to track it); hopefully it will improve as the engine breaks in. I do have a substantial hill that the tractor has no problem going up (hasn't slipped yet); and I use the reverse cut mode a lot (the safety delay seems a bit long). I really like the fabricated deck; although I would agree that it will readily scalp the lawn on uneven surfaces if you are not careful. The new design on the bagger worked great on my dried up big maple leaves. Can't wait to see if it does as well on fresh ones. Local shipping was atrocious by setting a date and then not showing up. They then tried to blame me; and that's when I got Motown involved. They straightened the matter out and got the shipper to refund $100 due to my loss of a day. Unpacking was easy except for getting the tractor out of the base. Cub Cadet does not provide any useful instructions for removal. I was thinking about cutting the tractor out with my sawzall or removing the cutting deck; when a YouTube video recommended jacking up the tractor, inserting plywood runners, and rolling it out of the base without damaging the cutting deck. I have recommended that Motown come up with an easy method to remove the tractor and provide this to their customers in an email. The wife has figured out how to work the tractor, so she’s commandeered it until the novelty runs out.
I reside in Florida where the heat beats you down in the summer months that I could no longer walk behind a self-propelled lawnmower (10 years) so I decided to look into the purchase of a riding lawn tractor to help pull and haul stuff around the house. I visited Home depot and Lowes and the Cub Cadet caught my eye. Since I had no idea what to look for in riding lawn mowers, I did some research and made several calls to some dealerships in area because the one I liked was sold at Home depot/Lowes. After calling a few authorize Cub Cadet dealers in my area, I found out that some were unfriendly, wouldn't answer any of my questions and wanted to over-charge me for the price of XT2/LX42 and rush me off the phone. I only have a 1/4 acre so through my online searching I ran across Mowtown Waldo Implement in Wisconsin and I spoke with a lady name Leanne. This lady was nice and help! She did not know if I was going to buy or just inquiring but she was very patient with me and all my damn questions :) She hung in there like a trooper. She was very knowledgeable and helpful so I think a day or two went by and I decided to pull the trigger on the purchase but not with the dealers in my area but with Leanne and she was not in haste to take my money and trough me off to someone else and remember who I was. My tractor would be delivered from Wisconsin to Florida which made me a little uneasy for something I that I have not touch with big ticket price but Leanne was helpful throughout the entire process up to the driver delivering my mower to my house without any hiccups or damage done the tractor. The tractor is great and now I wonder what took me so dang long to buy one (just being cheap). I know this is a long review and I don't normally write reviews but I think in this case it is well deserved. GREAT JOB Leanne!! Whatever your getting paid it's not enough! Thank you for your help and support and keep up the good work!
This is a quality built mower, very easy to operate, really like the control over the machines speed by way of a foot pedal
Had great communication with Waldo implement as well as the trucking company
Great communication From Harold , and Leanne . Lawn tractor arrived in perfect condition . Started instantly with the bump of the key. Have not used it yet but I'm already expecting it to be great! Dave
Great seller! 7 days from order to deliver...From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania! Also the best price I could find anywhere. Ordered a Cub Cadet riding mower and it arrived extremely well packed and protected. Be sure to add the lift gate service if needed. Well worth it.
Good mower,munching kit ok,do not like reverse safety switch,long delay to restart engine,No swich to turn off headlights.
Had to call trucking company to track and find when would be delivered,shipped5/15,delivered5/21
(After 2 uses I'm comparing this unit with the LTX1050 it replaces) TRACTOR: Quick and agile. Miss the grab handles the old unit has when mowing on side hills (yeah I know) that allowed maintaining your balance and shifting your weight to the high side wheel for traction. I'll probably add some. The new seat is supposed to be more comfortable. I'm not sure about that because it rides a lot rougher. I suspect this is because of less flotation on its narrower tires (about .5" in front and 1.5" in back). I'll try dropping the air pressure another couple pounds to see if that helps. Traction actually seems to be improved even with the narrower tires. I was pulling a lawn roller while mowing and I seldom spun the tires even going up a ditch bank. I don't know if was because of the newer tread or perhaps the differential does a better job of putting power to both wheels. Fuel consumption seems to be more than advertised but again I was pulling a roller while mowing and I assume the engine is still tight. The front bumper is a nice touch and minimizes front body damage when you need to just get a LITTLE closer. When I initially started the engine I thought there was something wrong in that it wasn't achieving full RPM because at full throttle it's so smooth and quiet but when under load it just keeps pulling. EFI on a lawn tractor is a major accomplishment - hopefully I'll have no trouble with it.
DECK: The fabricated deck seems stiffer and more rugged than the stamped deck of the 1050. The flat surface collects very little clippings/debris while mowing (my biggest gripe about the old unit). Not having the reinforcing rib around the perimeter of the deck means you can mow closer to trees/obstructions. The deck has only 2 blades which is my biggest complaint - heavy grass means you slow based on what the deck can cut vs pulling down engine speed. It also means deck adjustments are critical or you will scalp the hell out of your yard, especially on uneven ground.
the Mowtown staff were great on the other hand the shipping was quoted as 5 days and took 2and a half weeks and and had to pay some one to mow my lawns my old mower was dead no one ever called me I had to call the shipper several times they did call me back at the end
Just received the XT2 SLX50 on May 2, 2018 and l couldn't be happier with my purchase. The Cub Cadet EFI 679cc engine runs smooth and has lots of power for the hilly terrain that l have..the ride is comfortable and the cut is exeptional..my lawn has never looked better...I highly recommend this product and l couldn't have had a better buying experience through Mowtown Waldo Implements...Thank You
Hard to give a review until I have actually used it. It is currently in the shed enjoying the warmer weather that we r finally getting here in New England
This unit shipped fast and looks excellent.
What a great operation they run.
We had to do our 200 yd. long driveway by hand- twice- since my Craftsman machine died. The Cub Cadet came quickly, but then the snow stopped. Guess I'll have to wait until next year to give a more thorough review.
By the way- this is the second review I've done.
This Cub Cadet snow thrower is a wonderful, quality piece of equipment. I'm so glad I bought it. I only used it in one storm, but I'm sure it's going to last a long, long time. This Machine gets a 5 star rating from me, so does Mowtown Waldo Implement and Leanne. She has been a big help and you can just feel the support of the company. The next time I need equipment, I'm going to Mowtown.
Great machine and terrific company to work with. I highly recommend Mowtown Waldo Implement Inc.
My new Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO (28") worked very well in several 16" + snowstorms this winter. Mowtown Waldo delivered it to my driveway and it was the lowest price I could find including delivery.
Guided toward this machine by Mowtown and it was a great decision! Woks perfectly. (If only id would STOP snowing, I know the machine works well!)
I’ve now owned the XT2 LX42 EFI for a month and it's exceeding my expectations. I'm glad I purchased the EFI over the carb version.
It starts and runs great. I recommend this product to anyone looking for a great running tractor, and Mowtown for great service.