Cub Cadet introduces electric ride-on mowers



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The agronomic geniuses at Cub Cadet know, probably better than we do, the pain of struggling to start the mower in the spring, after spending the winter with ethanol gasoline turning to gum in the carburetor, ensuring a mixture incorrect fuel on this crisp but dry spring day when the grass has grown too long to continue to ignore and is also dry enough to cut.

This is why they brought the miracle of power tools and lithium-ion battery cars to the field of garden tractors, with the introduction of the LT42 e garden tractor style electric mower, which joins the DC electric mower. 30 e and the RZT S Zero electric zero-turn ride-on mower from the Cub Cadet family.

The $ 3,999 LT42 e has a 3-kilowatt-hour battery that powers the mower for an hour and a half of cutting time on up to two acres of land. The dual blade cut a 42 inch strip and the mower’s top speed (probably not while mowing) is 5.5 mph.

Cub Cadet recommends that you keep the LT42 e plugged in during the winter so that it is ready to go in the spring, but you should keep your gasoline electric start riding mower plugged into the battery supply during the spring anyway. winter, if you wanted it to start after sitting all winter.

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The 240-volt quick-charge system can recharge the battery in four hours, and you can also charge it using a regular 120-volt wall outlet if that’s all that’s available.

The LT42 has a low battery warning that gives time to disengage the mower blades and head straight back to the garage for a charge, so you don’t have to push the 420 lbs. mower to the nearest electrical outlet.

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“The Cub Cadet LT42 e combines the latest battery technology with the top performance Cub Cadet is known for,” said Trevor Oriold, Business Segment Manager, Cub Cadet. “From premium cut quality in a powerful, quiet package, to low maintenance, it’s uncompromising innovation in a way that will change the way you mow.

If it can do it without running out of juice at 90 percent of the job like my edger always seems to do, it will be a welcome innovation in lawn care.

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Dan Carney is editor-in-chief of Design News, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, particularly emerging electric vehicles and autonomous technologies.


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