Cub Cadet XT2 LX 46 EFI Lawn Tractor
- 679cc EFI Cub Cadet V-twin OHV engine with increased efficiency and maintenance benefits
- 46" heavy-duty fabricated twin-blade cutting deck
- Keyless engine start: Easy push-button control
- Model Year: 2018
POWER AND PRECISION FOR THE BIGGER CHALLENGES
The XT2 Enduro Series delivers even higher levels of power, control, and durability. The XT2 tackles more challenging terrain and takes on conditions that demand more power while supporting a host of attachments for true year-round versatility.
This step up in strength and comfort is not sold in big box stores. It's exclusively available through independent Cub Cadet dealers like us.
CUB CADET EFI ENGINE | NEW TO SELECT XT ENDURO SERIES MODELS
XT2 ENDURO SERIES INTRODUCTION
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15" x 6" ball bearing/20" x 8"
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
3 gal. easy fill, rustproof
ENGINE OIL CAPACITY
Heavy-duty 3/4" through machined bushings
FRONT PIVOT BAR
Heavy-duty cast-iron (5-year limited warranty/unlimited hours)
NEW optimized steering system, manual sector and pinion/16"
3/4" w/dual PM steel drive hubs
Front pivot, High impact with quick removal design
3-year unlimited hours (includes powertrain) & 5-year chassis & front axle unlimited hours/limited lifetime fabricated deck shell
PUSH-BUTTON ELECTRIC START
Easy push-button engine start.
Cub Cadet 679cc EFI Twin
Fully pressurized automotive-style oil pump w/ spin-on oil filter
Tuff Torq® foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission (K46)
ENGINE TO TRANSMISSION
Soft touch engagement
Fully robotically-welded frame with new e-coating corrosion defense system (5-year limited warranty)
Brush Guard Bumper
300 cold crank amps
Flywheel Alternator - 12 amp regulated
NEW LED High Illumination
SYSTEM MONITOR PACKAGE
Digital hour meter/service minder, oil, battery, brake, and PTO start sequence
Neutral Start, operator presence, reverse safety switch, brake pedal lock, RevTek reverse mowing technology
Electronic fingertip engagement
NEW Cub Comfort™ high-back seat with 10-degree incline and slide
Heavy Duty Fabricated
DECK CUTTING HEIGHT
1" - 4"
ANTI-SCALPING WHEELS (FRONT/REAR)
2 Ball/2 Narrow
3/4" with steel cap and Triple Lip Sealed
Split steel spindle pulleys/oversized heavy-duty idlers
QuickAttach™ (no tools required)
Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system
this is a very nice tractor easy on fuel like the sharp turning radius has plenty of power
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.
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
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.