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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 (10)
Fast (6)
High Quality (5)
Durable (5)
Features (4)
Cons
Low Quality (1)
Durability (1)
Expensive (1)
Broken When Received (1)
Flimsy Hood (1)
84% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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90 Reviews
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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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Phil N
Eatonton, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pulling Accessories? You Need A Garden Tractor
I got this GT50 to mow our Bermuda yard (September 2016) and to pull a cyclone rake commander leaf and grass collection system with 285 gallon capacity. This was to replace an old Craftsman with blown transmission. Do research! This model has a heavier-duty transmission than most lawn tractors. It makes a HUGE difference if you plan to use ANY accessories. I love this tractor. It can pull the fully loaded Cyclone Rake of grass clippings or leaves up the inclines without a problem, no... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None so far.
Phil Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Phil's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great to work with. Patiently answered questions, checked on those that were not sure. When the shipping by carrier did not show on date they made, Mowers Direct was quick to resolve issue and made sure they got it to us the next day. Crated nicely to protect mower, but was easily un-crated and was ready to go in short order. I was concerned to buy online, but after this, I would buy again here in a flash!"
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Phil N.
Eatonton, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Update To My Prior Review- 1 Year Later.
I bought this to get the stronger transmission and I'm happy I did! I pulled a leaf collection system-Cyclone Rake and to mow weekly a 1 acre yard in GA tons of leaves in fall!. Hills are no problem even when pulling the CR totally loaded 3ftx4ftx4ft a moderately steep slope, doesn't even slow it down. Mowing up or down somewhat steep slopes, is no problem at all. Using side shoot, results are not as good as mulching. Overall, very pleased with it. It is loud, but when the blades are engaged... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, loud
Phil Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Phil's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Great experience from Mowers Direct. Would have given 5 stars for shipping, but took off a star as freight dealer didn't deliver until 9 pm. Driver was great though and made sure I unpacked it first and confirmed no damage before leaving."
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Mike F.
Eau Claire, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/26/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Is What I Expected
I received my mower November 6 have not had the chance to get out and use it, once around the back yard it seems to be everything I expected and more. The mower is very easy to steer and the cut is very nice.
Pros: Durable, Features, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: The hood is flimsy when up or open
Mike Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very helpful answered all my questions, shipment was on time and very professional. Start to finish I was very happy."
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Glen D.
Narrows, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mows Well But Defective Parts!
The mower cuts well and steers very easily. It has a tight steering ratio that is almost a zero turn. The 50" deck makes short work of the two acres I have to mow.

However just as I was finishing up during the second time using it the deck tension spring snapped. Called the one authorized Cub Cadet service dealership that was reasonably close and asked if the spring was covered under warranty. I was told that they only honored warranties if the product was purchased there.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Features
Cons: substandard parts
Glen Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Glen,
Sorry they are giving you a hard time can you give me the information on the dealer so I can contact Cub Cadet? also we can send you the part which is easy to replace if you will like us to do so.
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Lindsey M.
Prague, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/29/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower For Large Properties!
We use this mower to cut the majority of our 7 acre property. It does well with most grasses but some varieties are challenging. The mower is great quality with some very nice features. It is very heavy yet remarkably maneuverable. It is also quite fast for a riding mower of its size. It does well on hills (our property is very hilly) and the transmission seems to be pretty hardy. We do pull carts, branches, posts, etc. with it. It also does pretty well in the fuel efficiency department!... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Lindsey Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Lindsey's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love Mowers Direct! I will definitely come back!"
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James D
Lincoln University, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/1/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Tractor
I've owned mine for 3 weeks and have used it 3 times to cut grass and once to move a trailer full of gravel.... I love this tractor.. BUT... it has a problem that hopefully is getting covered under warranty (it better be or I'm going to lose my ****).

The 25HP motor has all the power I was looking for and I chose the 50" deck instead of the 54" deck because I figured the 4" narrower deck with the 1HP larger motor than the closest model lawn tractor would never get bogged down... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality, Features
James Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Tractor shipped when it was supposed to and got here a bit earlier than expected. Hopefully I don't have to buy another one any time soon, but if I do I will come here first."
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Al E.
Alpena, MI
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
K58 Transaxle
Please note that the K58 transaxle is NOT rated for ground engaging work by TuffTorq. The K66 is their smallest transaxle that meets this requirement. The K58 has 1" axles and is far superior to the K46 transaxle, it's heavier duty and adequate for most uses up to, but NOT including ground engaging implements.
Al Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Max
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
85 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
Max Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Scott B.
Kenton, OH
Total Helpful Votes
38 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
30 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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John S.
Cherryvale, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
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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George V.
Mishawaka, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/15
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
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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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
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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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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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Allen S.
Indy, IN
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.
Allen Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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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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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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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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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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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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Emil G.
Rock Hill, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
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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