Cub Cadet LT1050

The Cub Cadet LT1050 garden tractor lawn mower is powered by a Kohler Command CV730 engine which provides it with a max power output of 26 hp. This engine is a twin cylinder model that has a total displacement of 0.725 liters. The engine is kept running well using a full pressure lubrication system which keeps everything oiled and free moving. The oil reservoir has a capacity to hold up to 1.9 liters of oil. The starting set up on the LT 1050 is similar to a lot of other tractor lawn mowers from Cub Cadet, like on the Cub Cadet SLT1554 and the Cub Cadet SLT1550 garden tractor lawnmowers. It uses a 12V battery in a key starting system that gives the engine 235 cold cranking amps.

Power from the Kohler engine on the Cub Cadet LT1050 lawn mower gets to the rear wheels thanks to a hydrostatic transmission from Hydro-Gear. This transmission system means that you don’t have to ever change gears, making the LT 1050 an automatic. The Hydro-Gear transmission allows the lawn mower to reach a top speed of up to 8.4 kph (5.2 mph) going forwards and up to 3.7 kph (2.3 mph) when it’s moving backwards. The fuel tank can hold up to 13.2 liters (3.5 US gallons) of gasoline.

The mower deck on the Cub Cadet LT1050 lawn mower has a total overall width of 54 inches, even though the cutting width is only 50 inches. The total weight of this machine is 238 kg (525 lbs). When using the disc brakes, you are able to get a minimum turning radius of just 18 inches, which is quite reasonable for tractor mower this size. The mower has a total length of 68 inches and a wheelbase of 46 inches. From the ground to the highest point on the tractor is 43 inches. You’ll be glad to know that there is cruise control on the LT 1050 as standard.

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  1. Vernon L King says:

    BAD I hope this review prevents others from buying for NAME SAKE thinking they are getting a Great Mower. Wrong Wrong Wrong!!! Mower Built 03/2013 Model # 13W091AP009.

    Year of Manufacture: 2013
    Pros: Engine has ample Horse Power to do the job 24Hp Kohler. The hydrostatic drive works smoothly, but waiting for it’s undersized belt to break too.
    Cons: The deck components are junk or at least for a 50″ mowing deck they need to be more heavy duty. One season and idler pulleys worn out deck drive belt broken, no way to adjust. The top side of deck chugs up with grass cuttings etc. This mower was designed supposedly to cut up to three acres. I am strick about maintenance and only have about one acre to mow and this mower is NOT CUTTING IT! NEVER buy Cub Cadet again! Too bad they don’t enforce recalls on mowers, their warehouse’s would fill up with this junk. TOO many annoying safety features, on rough terrain blades constantly disengage as you bounce on the seat and mower tries to shut off, got to have the red light on to back up. However, the piece of krap is safe, especially when it’s sitting broken.
    Attachments: NONE can’t afford the NECESSARY parts it takes to keep it going. Man it costs $75.00 at the discount tractor store for a deck belt, who wants any extra overpriced krap??
    Modifications: NONE but soon I will be dismantling, selling the parts on e-bay to highest bidder and go buy a Sears Craftsman 48″. Checked it out and everything on the deck is heavy duty including the BELT. Amazing a one year old mower and customer ready to sell it for parts. Junk Junk Junk!!

  2. Tom Branum says:

    Poor. I should have stayed with John Deeres.

    Year of Manufacture: 2009
    Pros: Powerful engine, cruise control
    Cons: Mower deck clogs up easily, cuttings accumulate under pulley covers,
    Water hose cleanout fittings are worthless, hard steering, belt cannot be tightened as it stretches because the idler pulley is all the way back against the passing belt when it is new, bolts holding spindles work lose,

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