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Cub Cadet LT42 (42") 18HP Kohler Lawn Tractor

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Model: 13WVA1CS010
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
37 Reviews
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Lawn Tractor
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
42

Cutting Inches
Engine
18HP/597cc Kohler Courage SV541 OHV 4-Cycle Engine
Innovative twin-cam design delivers more horsepower
Full pressure lubrication with full-flow filter

Tuff Torq K46 Hydrostatic Transmission
No shifting - just push the foot pedal and go
Soft touch cruise control

42-Inch, 2-Blade Stamped Steel Mower Deck
12-position, spring-assisted deck lift (lever operated)
4 anti-scalp gauge wheels
Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system

Comfort Grip Steering
Effortless turning that's easier on the hands
Optimized steering system for incredibly responsive handling
Tight 16-inch turning radius

Fully Welded Frame
E-Coat corrosion defense system for protection & durability

Cub Comfort™ High Back Seat
10-inch incline and slide to accommodate all size operators

LED High Illumination Headlights
Provide maximum visibility in low light conditions


Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
18 HP
CC
597 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
Yes
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
12 Positions
Cutting Width
42 Inches
Cutting Height
1.0-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
Manual
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
5.5 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
3.1 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Tuff Torq K46
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
No
Seat Type
High Back
Hour Meter
Included
Arm Rests
Sold Separately
Front Bumper
Sold Separately
Trailer Hitch
Included
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
15 x 6 Inch
Front Axle
Cast-Iron
Rear Tire Size
20 x 8 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
520 Pounds
Product Length
68.0 Inches
Product Width
44.5 up/50.0 down Inches
Product Height
42.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
043033576012
Model
13WVA1CS010
  5 Questions
Q: does this model have power steering? my husband has had a stroke & has difficulty turing the wheel on our cub cadet that we have now

by Cindy from Missouri on May 14, 2016

A: Cindy - sorry, but none of the riding mowers that we sell are equipped with power steering.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Is this mower assembled and ready to start.
by Howard from Alabama on May 14, 2016

A: Howard - all of the riding mowers we sell are shipped in the original factory crating, and would require some degree of minor set-up before you could use it.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does this machine have cruise control and now in reverse?
by Cathy from Mississippi on May 11, 2016

A: Cathy - yes, the Cub Cadet LT42 lawn tractor does have cruise control. This tractor will also mow in reverse, but you will need to activate an override on the ignition switch (where the key goes in) each time you wish to mow in reverse.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Is this Kohler a twin?
by Tom from Wisconsin on May 04, 2015

A: Tom - the 18HP Kohler engine on the Cub LT42 tractor is a single cylinder engine, not a V-Twin.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Is this also made with an 18 hp Kawasaki engine?
by James Dunsirn from Wisconsin on January 13, 2015

A: James - the new Cub Cadet LT42 tractor is not available with a Kawasaki engine. None of the new LT series Cub Cadet tractors have Kawasaki engines. They are all powered by Kohler engines.
by Jose, Product Expert

Cub Cadet 13WVA1CS010 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (14)
Easy To Use (9)
High Quality (8)
Price (8)
Durable (3)
Cons
Packaging (3)
Needs arm rests (2)
Super noisy (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
Con - Can't Use Or Rate ... (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
37 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Tim R
Festus, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/17/17
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Tractor!
This tractor has everything I needed: power, sliding seat, wide back tires,42" deck, forward & backward speeds - it has everything you need. It even lets you spray water for under the deck cleaning!!!

WOW!!! It has an LCD meter that tells you when to change oil. It has an oil filter, air filter, powerful battery and an alert when your battery is low. Awesome mower for the price, folks. Enjoy!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Price, Fast
Tim Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Tim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It is very easy to get with affirm - great low monthly payments!!!!"
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Scott G.
Olive Branch, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/17
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Legend Continues
Good grass mowing machine right out of the crate. Nothing to assemble, dump some gas into it, hook up the battery and you're off! If mowing the grass is all you are concerned with then this 18 horse Kohler appears to fit the bill. I can't see why, with proper maintenance, this rig shouldn't be mowing the dandelions 10 years from now. Ultimately you be the judge and buy based on your needs. I feel I have the right machine resting in my garage.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Scott Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Jason
Southeast, WI
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does Everything Well
Cuts grass like a beast, my ONLY complaint is the attachment for bagger isn't of the highest quality. It had an air leak and leaves and grass dust flew. No problem I just put a self tapping screw in there and it's fine. I love this thing!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Features, High quality and comfortable riding. Very easy.
Cons: Packaging, The delivery guy Home Depot used was a joke. Buy it here.
Jason Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Diane W.
South Bend, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Cadet
We compared all the available riding lawn mowers and this one seemed to meet our needs the best for the price. Had a cub cadet years ago and it lasted a very long time so we felt we had a good idea of what to expect. We are very happy with it. Cuts evenly, has a nice turn radius and is a smooth ride. The 42" cutting width makes mowing much faster. We also purchased the mulching blades and the double-bragger which we have already used. We were not sure what to expect from an online... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Easy To Use, Features
Cons: None
Diane Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Diane's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"We have told our friends and family about our good experience with Mowers Direct. Thanks for making this an easy process."
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Tefi C.
Hempstead, TX
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Love this mower. Easy to use. Cuts well. Hydrostatic transmission is really nice to use. I even attached a canopy over head, so nice to be under shade.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Tefi Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Virgil W.
Cuba, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Home Mower
I'm 95 years old. I can't do a lot, but I can use this mower. It's very easy to use and does a great job. I had trouble getting on and off other mowers, but this one works great. My grandson keeps an eye on me while I cut my one acre lot, but mostly he just moves debris. I couldn't be happier. Also, it looks great. Delivery was fast, friendly and efficient. I was notified when it was being delivered and my guy was super.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Easy To Use, High Quality
Virgil Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Virgil's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very friendly, very efficient, very helpful. I forgot to add lift gate service, but with just a couple of clips was able to get it changed. The delivery was only 4 days and they notified me every step of the way."
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David W.
Indianapolis, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Rider I've Owned In 45 Years
Very solid. Great quality. Very good mechanics. Great cut and easy to make adjustments when needed. Plenty of power. The hydrostatic drive is a real time saver. Two thumbs up. Well done!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast
Cons: Packaging
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great buying experience. Customer service Top Notch."
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Wayne B
Tiverton, RI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
This mower was delivered carefully crated and ready to go. It started without hesitation and functions perfectly. Steering is light and tight. My only issue is its sensitivity. It has a tendency to launch if care isn't exercised and throttle speed is too high when brake is disengaged. This is not unique to this or other tractors, but note worthy. Overall quality is first rate.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Price, Fast
Wayne Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Carole B.
Parker, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My New Cub Cadet!
I love everything about this lawn tractor except that it's noisy and should come with arm rests to keep you in place when mowing inclines.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Super noisy, Needs arm rests
Carole Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Carole's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Buying from Mowers Direct was absolutely no hassle at all. Their communication was excellent, their delivery was on time and their price was good. The only negative is that it was stated that we needed to have a way to unload the tractor when it arrived or pay $79 to have it done for us. The driver arrived as did our neighbor with his fork lift and there was no need since the driver lowered it off the truck and rolled it right down our driveway..."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Carole,
As in your case, many folks have tractors or fork lifts to unload the truck. Shipping on liftgate equipped trucks is more expensive than plain trucks. We make having the unit shipped on a liftgate truck as an additional fee so you don't pay for it if you don't need it.
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Edward S.
Liverpool, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
New Toy
Uneventful delivery (what I expect). Everything was in good shape when delivered.

My only complaint is the rear tire was flat. I Have filled it and it holds air for a short period of time, before going flat again. I also did not receive a user manual or warranty information.
Pros: Easy To Use
Edward Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Edward,
You can download a copy of the manual under the Specs tab on our product page; to the right under Download Documents.

If you continue to have issues with the tire, please give the folks at Cub Cadet a call at 1-877-282-8684 for advice under their Factory Warranty. You will want to have the serial number of your unit handy when you call- they will ask for it.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Edward S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/15/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
My Cub Cadet arrived within a week as promised, was easy to assemble once I managed to get it out of the crate it was delivered in.

The controls are easy to understand and so far it works perfectly. It is so dry at the moment and we have not had a chance to really put it to use, but it will rain again I hope.
Edward Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Edward's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering and delivery were easy and well done. I have no complaints."
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