The warranty period may vary depending on the product and the use to which it will be submitted (e.g. residential or commercial). The warranty policy can be found within the owner's manual in the sales literature and on our website.
Yes. Just like your car engine, your lawn mower engine will run smoother and last longer if you change the oil regularly. The engine oil should be changed after the first 5 hours of operation to remove any initial contaminants. After that, it is recommended that you change the oil approximately every 25 hours or, as a rule of thumb, after every lawn mowing season
At the end of each season you should drain the gas and oil out of the engine and clean the underside of the cutting deck. At the beginning of the season you should add new SAE 30 Grade engine oil and fresh gas, check the blade and sharpen it, check the air filters, and make sure the spark plug is clean and properly gapped. You can either do these things yourself or have your nearest Cub Cadet service dealer do it for you.
Use regular unleaded automotive gasoline in your lawn mower. If the gas supply in your mower won't be used up within 30 days, add gasoline stabilizer additive to your can of gas. SAE 30 motor oil is recommended for use in your lawn mower. The exact amount will be specified in your owner's manual but the approximate amount is 0.6 litres or 20 ounces.
Only a garden tractor accepts ground-engaging attachments. A lawn tractor will only accept surface attachments such as a 2-stage snow thrower, dozer blade, front bumper, grass catcher, mulch kit and tow-behind. A garden tractor is generally larger and more powerful. It accepts all the surface attachments plus the ground engaging attachments such as a tiller, plow and disc harrow tiller.
If you have to clear an area that is on a slippery slope a snow thrower with a track drive system for even weight transfer and increased traction is preferable. Four wheeled snow throwers also offer superior traction. However, if you already have a wheel drive snow thrower, simply add tire chains for maximum traction.
Packed or icy snow is harder to clear if the snow thrower only has regular smooth auger blades. They aren't designed to cut or penetrate packed snow. If you regularly have to clear hard packed or icy snow, make sure your snow thrower has serrated augers. They cut into hard or icy snow and break it up.