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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (5)
Price (3)
Fast (3)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
High Quality (2)
Cons
Durability (1)
Expensive (1)
Low Quality (1)
Flimsy Hood (1)
Poor Throttle Lever Posi... (1)
78% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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The Cub Cadet GT50 garden tractor is an affordable solution for the "weekend" farmer who needs a workhorse tractor capable of using ground-engaging attachments. Unlike a lawn tractor, this model has a heavier duty transmission, larger rear axle and larger rear tires to help handle heavier workloads.

The Cub Cadet GT50 comes with a 25HP Kohler 7000 series V-Twin engine along with a Tuff Torq® K58 foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission allowing for a smooth comfortable ride with... more
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Allen S.
Indy, IN
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Lot Of Money But In The Long Run Well Worth It.
I got my GT'50 about 3 days ago . I just added gas and then checked the oil level and it started right up . Our grass was about 8 inches or more tall and the tractor mowed right through it with no trouble at all .This is a very well built tractor mower and the steering is effortless . I'm hoping this will the last mower that I will ever have to buy.
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Robert B.
Celeste, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fast And Furious!
Ordered this mower from MD and received in less than time stated for the pay by check to save option. Originally was to be about 10 - 14 days from date of order but received in 9 days. Uncrated tractor, run pre-trip check, filled with gas and took off. This mower will keep up with the ZTR's without a problem.

Had my 1.25 acres cut before a cat could turn around to ???? Livin in Texas, when I received the mower grass was green. After cutting that time drought has set in again and grass... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price, Fast
Robert Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Steven K.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love The Gt50
Really happy with the GT50. I researched for quite a while, and the 1" axles and K58 transmission were the deciding factors, as we will use it to haul compost and stuff around the house. It mows well and level as it came, and quick too. Very happy!
Steven Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Brandon K.
Fowlerville, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/12/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Impression Not Good
As soon as we fired it up and took off it began chirping loudly. The rougher the terrain, the worse noise it made. Was very excited about getting a new mower after 18+ years on the old Ranch King. Disappointed at how much plastic is used today. The mower is still at a local service/repair shop for Cub Cadet. No idea what the problem is. Everything looked functional to us?
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Price, Quiet
Cons: Broken When Received
Brandon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The bumper guard was damaged by the packing or trucking company. Jose and staff sent us a new one as soon as I reported the problem. Here in 2 days! Great group."
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Tim D.
Braham, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/27/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixed Emotions
Mower delivery took longer than expected, I called the freight company, they called their local partner, they called back and said it was sitting on dock due to large size, offered to deliver it the next day if I had a way to get the 600 pound unit off their truck. I had paid extra for the lift gate delivery so that meant waiting till after Labor Day for delivery.

The mower looks good, runs great, cuts smooth, handles the slope by the road that our Husquavarna LT would just spin its wheels... more
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Emil G.
Rock Hill, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Time Will Tell...
So far so good. Having only 3 weeks, it's hard to say. This is not the Cub Cadet of years gone by. It seems to be ruggedly built!
Pros: Easy To Use
Emil Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Emil's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have no complaints with Mowers Direct. The bumper, which came unattached, was damaged. Reported it with picture of damage and it was quickly replaced ..."
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Max
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
79 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mower Power
The mower cuts a nice smooth cut on the grass. Like the power the mower has. Blades make more noise than the engine when mowing. Been using ear protection.

Did not start when I got the mower. Spent a week at the dealers and now it runs. Something to do with the ignition or one of the safety interlocks

Steering wheel did not have a bolt in it to hold it on. Got one a hardware store. Online data was not helpful in what size bolt was needed. .

Engine runs smooth. Vibration... more
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Scott B.
Kenton, OH
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Tractor
Just bought a house on about 3 acres of rolling hills and trees, and this tractor gets the job done just fine. Have used it for hauling loads of wood and yard debris, mowed my yard in just a couple hours, and getting ready to till up a garden. The tractor handles like a dream, and has more than enough power.

Kind of wish this model had a cruise control and tilt adjustment for the seat, but not a deal breaker. Also seems like it's built to last, everything is tight and smooth and well made.... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Fast, High Quality
Scott Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Emmett
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
Overall excellent machine. Big upgrade over previous years.

Pros: Grease fittings on front wheel bearings and axle ends. Tuff-Torq K58 is a good transmission...pretty good track record for durability. 50 inch deck is super easy to remove. Steering is incredibly easy and tight with zero free play.

Leaves a beautiful cut and stripes the grass pretty well. LED headlights are pretty good. Lots of engine power, takes a lot of wet grass to bog it down.

Cons: Long legged people will hit... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Poor Throttle Lever Position, Flimsy Hood
Emmett Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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George V.
Mishawaka, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/15
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Luv My Cadet!!!
I needed a lawn/garden tractor. A friend who works on all types of lawn equip told me about Cub Cadet. This tractor suited all my needs. The unit has a Kohler 25hp engine. I have very thick grass.

This baby makes a wonderful 50 inch swipe and sucks up ALL the grass. No clogging!!! Yippee! My old one not so good. Was a BIG pain clogging in the chute. Lots of power here. Saves me a lot of time to do other enjoyable things .
George Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great to do business with. Awesome prices!!!"
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William A.
Ontario, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/23/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Mows Fine When New, But Durability Is Questionable
I was surprised at the amount of plastic on this machine. The manual says the expected average life is only 7 years. I did not see that stated anywhere in the product description before I ordered it. Although it does a fine job mowing and has plenty of power, I am concerned about its durability on my several acres.. The metal components seem thin. There is no actual drawbar for pulling implements, just a tab bent outward from the frame with a hole in it.

When the engine is first... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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William,
Sorry ti hear you are having issues with the Belt, this maybe a defective pulley if you call a local service center they will look at it under warranty and fix the issue. Also, if well maintained like oil changes, using the correct fuel and lubricating the proper zerks this mower will last you a very long time with no issues. Do not let the plastic parts scare you this mower is well built with a strong Transmission which can tow more than a standard tractor and also it can accept various attachments like a snow blower, Blade Tiller etc.. so i would recommend calling a service center they will cover any defects on the mower under warranty that is not a wear and tear item, if you need help locating one please give us a call and we will help in any way possible.
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Terry O.
Holly, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Gt50 As Promised.
I had the tractor delivered to my cottage in Northern Michigan. If this place isn't the edge of the world you can see it from there. Took a little finaggeling to get all the logistics in sync but as soon as we worked them out things came together. Got it and put it in the garage and put it together the following week. Went together easily, only minor assy. stuff. Runs and works great. I bought a dump cart at the same time and the tractor was much easier to assemble than the cart. I'm 73... more
Terry Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Terry's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience with both Mowers Direct and both shipping companies as this was a two layer shipping event due to the remote nature of the destination."
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John S.
Cherryvale, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressive
After the 18 year old MTD quit for the final time, I began research for its replacement. I settled on this mower because of the hydrostatic K58 transmission, great reviews and price. Three weeks of growth was no challenge to the 25 hp Kohler, and I didn't need to go super slow to get good results.

It starts easy,has large tires,a very good seat, throws grass like you can't believe until you see it, and very bright LED lights that will help you mow way after sunset. This is not the same... more
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Jeffrey D.
Las Cruces, NM
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/12/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful Machine
Grass was very tall- 12 inches in some areas- when I first used it. No problem going through it. Engine did not bog down. I do like the steering - almost like having power steering and the turn radius is fairly tight. I've used it 3 times so far. What I do miss is the ability to automatically cut in reverse.

Seems like it will be lots of extra wear and tear on the PTO belts and switch. I know I can cut in reverse but I haven't played enough to see if that feature works well.... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Jeffrey Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Michael O.
Fort Calhoun, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Just A Mower
Nothing special with this mower. It turns fairly sharp, but don't let that 16 in radius sway you. 30 inch radius more like it. Blades do not lift grass knocked down from front wheels as well as I would like.

Powerful motor, but transmission has problems. It will back up great on the driveway, but in grass or any slope at all and you can go to sleep it is so slow.
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Bernard B.
Allentown, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/28/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
I have owned this tractor for almost one month and this far I am totally satisfied. It arrived well packaged. It didn't take too long to get it off the pallet. I added gas, connected the battery, and it started right up. I have mowed the lawn three times with no issues.
Bernard Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Bernard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Perfect transaction. Recommend to everyone!"
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Paul D.
Kanab, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/4/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Needed A Larger And More Powerful Mower.
I bought this cub cadet from mowers direct because of price and the fact I didn't have to pick it up. I live 120 miles from a servicing dealer so forget any thing other than major problems, this mower has a KOHLER engine which isn't the best of engines but I'll just have to put up with it. The fuel system has an issue that almost makes made want to set fire to it.

Shut off engine for 3 minutes and try to restart it and you will run the battery down before ittll start problem is fuel... more
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