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Mclaughld
02-17-2005, 10:55 PM
Are these cub cadets commercial mowers? The top line unit is only going for around $600. http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_14101_10235_16199_-1

What about these Husqvarnas?
http://www.kimcolawnandgarden.com/pushmowers.html

Mark McC
02-18-2005, 12:05 AM
Tough to say without looking at 'em. Cub's commercial equipment is at If you http://www.cubcommercial.com/BrandHome.jsp

Mclaughld
02-18-2005, 12:12 AM
I didnt see any 21 on that site. So cub doesnt make 21inch commercials?

dvmcmrhp52
02-18-2005, 12:16 AM
No, they are not.
Those particular cub's won't last much longer than a craftsman.

Mclaughld
02-18-2005, 12:20 AM
No, they are not.
Those particular cub's won't last much longer than a craftsman.
Ok, what about these Husqvarnas?
http://www.kimcolawnandgarden.com/pushmowers.html

dvmcmrhp52
02-18-2005, 12:27 AM
Sorry, I meant the "no they are not" for both the husky's and the cub's.

llama
02-18-2005, 12:31 AM
Ok, what about these Husqvarnas?
http://www.kimcolawnandgarden.com/pushmowers.html

come on, mclaughld, get out of Lowe's and go to a commercial dealer......lol

beransfixitinc
02-18-2005, 12:45 PM
"Consider our unique school of thought for manufacturing: build everything like it's a tractor. Even if it isn't. Which is why we put the durability, reliability and power of our tractors into our self-propelled Walk-Behind Mowers. So that every time a product has Cub Cadet on it, you know it's the highest grade. "

Ya know.. that has got to be one of the most stupid things I've read (today).

"Build everything like it's a tractor".

No wonder some of the stuff that has been in the shop is in the torn up condition it is in... people have been treating them as harshly as a tractor because that's what Cub Cadet says to do.... :dizzy:

tacraven
02-18-2005, 04:23 PM
Buy a Honda. I have one that is over 13 years old, and still starts on the first pull. The good ones start at around 1k.

jaguar4000
02-18-2005, 05:08 PM
IT'S A GOOD ONE! My brothernlaw has one and I have used these personally. the cub cadet 21 may not be termed commercial but let me tell you it will serve you good. Know of several going on 5 yrs old mowing (mulching) thick st. augustine grass here in central Florida year round. It now comes w/ a kawi engine and it is the best 21 mower under $600. Get the front castor wheels aslo. Why would anybody buy a $1000 honda when you could buy 2 of these??

LHlandscaping
02-18-2005, 05:40 PM
NO!!! And I speak from experience. I had a Cub RB 600 that blew 2 transmissions within 20 hours. JUNK!!! I traded it in on a toro proline. I recommend that you spend the extra $400 dollars and buy a proline.

Eddie B
02-18-2005, 05:56 PM
Toro all the way

dvmcmrhp52
02-18-2005, 07:28 PM
. Know of several going on 5 yrs old mowing (mulching) thick st. augustine grass here in central Florida year round. Why would anybody buy a $1000 honda when you could buy 2 of these??




The only way a cub non comercial 21" would last 5 years is if it were owned by a homeowner using it once a week on his own lawn.( go ahead, ask me how I know.......)
Why would you spend a $1000 on a 21" instead of buying two cub cadet non comercials????
Because down time costs money and productivity is the key.
When you start cutting more than 2 lawns a week you begin to understand why good equipment pays off.
But of course, that's just my "biased" opinion......... :rolleyes:

gogetter
02-18-2005, 08:08 PM
Although they aren't commercial mowers, you should ask yourself how much you're really going to use it.

My Crapsman has gone 4 years and this will be it's 5th coming up. I use it on about 6-7 small backyards a week. Haven't had a problem yet. There's no way I'd spend $1000 on a 21" mower for the amount I use it.

If this is going to be your primary mower and you are using it most of the day, day after day, then you would probably do best to spend the money on a true commercial 21".

stumper1620
02-18-2005, 09:16 PM
Although they aren't commercial mowers, you should ask yourself how much you're really going to use it.

My Crapsman has gone 4 years and this will be it's 5th coming up. I use it on about 6-7 small backyards a week. Haven't had a problem yet. There's no way I'd spend $1000 on a 21" mower for the amount I use it.

If this is going to be your primary mower and you are using it most of the day, day after day, then you would probably do best to spend the money on a true commercial 21".
the only time my 21"mtd came off the trailer last year was to put it away for the winter.
mainly intended for rough areas i don't want my good stuff in. :D

Hi-Output
02-20-2005, 03:16 AM
I got news for all you Cub haters. We ran 2- 621's hard as hell last year. 15-20, 2000-5000 Sq. ft. lawns. This will be the 3rd year for the oldest Cub. 2 for the newest. And if it wouldn't have been for my helper getting rammy with the older one, I would'nt have had to replace a $4 cable housing on the handle from smashing it against the trailer with the rider. Other than that, the only thing I miss is the Briggs. These Kawasaki's take 2 pulls to start instead of 1. Guess I should have spent $500 more to get one that starts with 1 pull. NOOOOOT!