Complaint / review text:
I purchased new a Cub Cadet LT1040 in 2006. Kept in heated garage and serviced as per CC. The first time, while cutting my lawn the transmission blew. Then transmission was repaired, the second time I went to cut grass and tire was flat. I had to replace battery, first summer of use with less than 5 hours on the tractor. Same summer the deck drive belt pulley sheared off. Second summer the deck fell off. This spring I started it up and piston rings / engine blew. With 45 hours on the motor!
What an unbelievable piece of. I paid a lot of money for what was supposed to be top of the line tractor. I should have known MTD would make Cub Cadet cheap junk instead of keeping the quality up with Cub Cadets of the past. I should have bought a Kobuto. Oh and the one size fits all $400 dollar bagger was complete pain and continually fall apart when in use.