Opinions on the Cub Cadet LT 1045
Thoughts, reviews of owners? Every time I cruise through the Home Depot I sit on the LT 1045, and it feels like home. I'm a big guy and I like the layout of the controls; the cushy steering wheel and the high back seat. I'm going to cut a heavily wooded nearly 2 acre patch. So many posts here tell me the Cub is likely to break. What's your opinion? At $1699 it's a 'cheap' tractor. Coming from a $900 LT 1000 it's a 'deluxe' tractor.
This is a three blade rig. Would it cut better or the same as a two blade 42" deck? I notice the 42" LT I use now cuts unevenly. The left blade is 1/2" lower in the deck than the right side blade. It's not just deck alignment, it's spindle placement and a cheap deck. Will the Cub cut be nice and even? Deere claims it has a better cut, has a thicker steel deck, and I'll admit my neighboring Deere lawns look even. I'm tempted to buy a bagger too. Is the Deere cut better than the Cub at the same price point? After all, I'm wondering if I'm buying the tractor I want to ride around on or the quality of the job it does. Even if the Cub is 'crap,' I may buy it because I like it. Does anyone here like it?