Anyone use the cub cadet 33" mower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by detroitjoker, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. detroitjoker

    detroitjoker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Hello all,

    Does anyone have any input for the cub cadet 33" mower? I am looking to do mostly residential my first year, but I would like to be able to bid small commercail jobs as well? Price wise, this mower seems to beat all the other 30+" mowers on the market. Any input or recomendations would be greatly appreciated.

  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I dont think it's what you need.....

    I dont have any experance with them...but from what I know they dont hold up
  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    I have one similar to the Cub 33", MTD makes these mowers for a couple diffrent brands. Mine is used for my smaller yards and as a back-up to my bigger WB. It has plenty of power and mulches OK, never had any problems with it, but I am the only one using it though. If you plan on buying a better mower down the line as you grow, this should last you a season, then you can use the it as your back up mower. I bought mine as a backup and wanted something for my smaller properties and all the other 32" mowers were in the 1500-2000 range. No way I was paying that for such a small mower. If you have no plans of buying another mower though, you might want to look for a used commercial machine.
  4. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    I bought one at an auction for $220 that was almost new. I would not use it as a main mower. For me it serves its purpose, about 20 small backyards with 36" gates. I also would not pay $1100 for it, it really is a glorified self propelled push mower. Your better off looking at something like a quick 36
  5. detroitjoker

    detroitjoker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Thanks for the info guys! Ironically, I did read after this post, that the cub cadet 33 is a glorified residential machine and likely would not hold up. I did have my eye on a quick 36, but no dealers around here. I think I will settle with a used 30 plus inch commercial from a dealer. Thanks again!
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Get a "real" mower. Something like...a 36" WB of whatever brand.
  7. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    The quick machines are not sold in any stores. They are purchased and shipped to you. Tons of great things on this site about them.
  8. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 439

    you can only buy a quick direct from the factory, unless you can find one used. i'm thinking about getting one too, everyone on here seems to like them.
  9. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 439

    looks like you beat me to it, i guess i should read the whole thread before i weigh in huh?
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    That would help !!

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