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Cub Cadet CC46ES (21") 173cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
N/A
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173cc Cub Cadet® 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Delivers power, reliability and top performance
Keyed electric start with on-board battery

Front Wheel Self-Propelled Drive System
Single forward speed setting
Simply engage the bail handle to propel the mower forward

Cub Cadet Signature CycloCut™ System
21-inch steel mower deck
Deck design is optimized for a consistent, top-quality cut
Provides superior mulching, bagging and side discharge
2.5 bushel bagger capacity

Industrial Tread, Ball-Bearing Wheels
8-inch front and rear wheel size
Helps the mower easily move across uneven terrain


Model
  Model Number:12BE469M209
 UPC:043033553426
 ManufacturerCub Cadet
Engine
 Engine BrandCub Cadet
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage12 Volts
 Battery TypeRechargeable
 HP/CC173 cc
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Drive
 SystemBelt-Drive
 Speeds1 Speed
 Drive WheelsFront Wheels
Wheels
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions9 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-3.5 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight95.0 Lbs. (43.09 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (4)
Durable (4)
Easy To Use (3)
Quiet (2)
Reliable (2)
Cons
Key Start Worthless (1)
Nothing But Trouble (1)
Electric Start Useless (1)
Unreliable (4)
Bad Instructions (4)
38% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
13 Reviews  Sort by 
 
John W.
Medford, NY
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed
First time buying online expected no issues. Took the mower out of the box and added the oil and gas. Read the instructions and started the mower, started 2nd pull. Pulled the drive bar and nothing happened. Took a quick look to make sure belt was on, all looked Ok then proceeded to call Cub Cadet. Was given a list of service providers and waited 2 days for a call back to acknowledge they were going to look at it. 3 days later still waiting. If you buy something and right out of the box it... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Unreliable, Bad Instructions
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Victor G.
Winchester, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/4/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cub Cadet Cc46es
Purchased the mower this past Summer Through Mowers Direct and delivery was great. But after using the mower several times I started to notice that the electric starter became useless and that left me using the pull. One thing that I like is that it is light and it start right up using the pull method. Another problem that I encountered white using the machine is that the filter and cover came loose and I lost it. Need to find a replacement!
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Bad Instructions, Electric Start Useless
Victor Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Sue S.
Ann Arbor, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Electric Start Doesn't
After one use, the electric start died! I charged it again, but still doesn't work. Luckily, it can be started by using the pull cord which is easy to use.

Also, the grass catcher can't be assembled the way the instructions indicate so is unusable.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Bad Instructions
Sue Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Greg
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected
Ordered the Cub Cadet based on it's reputation for reliability and durability. Received the mower when it was promised with everything intact and all parts required for the fast, simple assembly. The mower is very well constructed and would easily do the job for which it was intended. The problem was that the self propel feature and the weight of the mower tended to tear up the sod on my front terrace. The terrace is very steep. This is something you should consider when ordering a mower... more
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Anthony
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
The delivery was right on time and the driver helped me put the mower in the garage. Has good speed and easy to control. I really like the elect start. Had heart surgery and the electric start helps me.

Price was great, also...would recommend this mower and Mower Direct to everyone....Thanks again.
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Chad
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Push Mower
Excellent customer service and delivery. Mower was easy to assemble. Starts and cuts the grass great. Self-propel mechanism is difficult to freewheel when pulling the mower backwards. Overall a great product.
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Phil M.
Gilford, NH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
It Was Dead On Arrival!!!
Defective unit - at least the warranty covered repair cost but had to load it in the truck and drive it to the repair shop where the fixed a defective "kill switch". At least it works okay now and PED did give me a phone number to call to get a number for the nearest authorized repair facility. No speed adjustment. Electric start is excellent.
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Richard R.
Diblin, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/23/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Common Man's Point Of View
I had been buying products such as this gas-powered mower from Amazon, but when they informed me that they would be charging sales tax from Georgia Residents, I went looking elsewhere. Mowers Direct was slightly higher for the same features, but cost less in the long run, because there was no sales tax. The mower did not start on the slight charge still in the battery but in around six hours the charger brought the battery up with enough power to start the mower. It has started many times since... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Richard Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Jennifer
Pittsburgh, PA
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Junk
Had a Cub Cadet....ran great! Needed to purchase a new one this summer...used it once...ran great, the 2nd use it kept stalling, took it to the dealer, they said the only thing they could think of is, I needed to raise the blades...since it was a rainy summer....well every time I have to cut grass it has to be on the highest setting or it stalls and takes forever to restart...will never purchase a Cub Cadet...apparently consumer reports didn't have my issue! Very unsatisfied!
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Bad Instructions, Nothing But Trouble
Jennifer Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Rob
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/30/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cub Cadet Cc46es
Seemingly good value - key start is worthless.
Pros: Durable
Cons: Unreliable, Key Start Worthless
Rob Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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George
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Front Wheel Drive ... We Hates It, We Does.
The machine arrived on time via Freight. It was a bit cumbersome for a 70 yr old geezer to unpack, but not impossible.

I have never had a front wheel drive mower, and had I known what the minuses were, I would not have bought it. It runs way too fast for most elderly users. Wonder why they couldn't provide a larger drive pulley to slow that sucker down?

Mowing around shrubbery and breakables is a major PITA. You have to hold down on the bar and let the front wheels spin in the sod, then... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
George Does Not Recommend This Mower
George Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Arrived via ABS ... some drivers are a real pleasure to deal with, and I got a good one this time. He helped me wheel it down to the garage. I suspect that seeing a geezer and his arthritic wife show up at the tail gate had something to do with his eagerness to offload it and wheel it down to the shed."
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