Cub Cadet GTX2100

The Cub Cadet GTX2100 ride on lawn mower is much bigger than the Cub Cadet GT2000 lawn mower but is quite similar to the Cub Cadet GTX2154LE lawn mower. It’s more powerful due to the fact that it has a larger motor, a 23 hp Command engine built by Kohler. This V twin cylinder engine powers both the wheels and the mower deck. It’s started by a 12 volt battery which is then recharged by a 25 amp alternator once the engine is up and running. Fortunately, using the GTX 2100 is relatively easy and straightforward. There is no need to constantly be changing gears due to a hydrostatic transmission which controls the speed of the machine with foot pedals.

The Cub Cadet GTX2100 cuts your grass using a choice of 2 different sized mower decks. Both have a triple blade system for more efficient cutting of your lawn than traditional one bladed mowing decks. The bigger mower deck has a cutting width of 54 inches, while the smaller mower deck has a cutting width of 48 inches. All of these statistics may make the GTX 2100 seem like a massive, hulk of a machine, but the fact is that with a minimum turning radius of just 0.46 m (18 inches) it is still very easy to operate, even in small gardens.

The Cub Cadet GTX2100 lawn mower is a very easy machine to operate for a number of reasons. The first is that it has the option of cruise control, making it quite straightforward to operate if you have to cut incredibly large, open areas of grass. Another reason is that it uses EPS (electronic power steering) so that the operator doesn’t have to constantly wrestle with the controls to stay on course.  It also has an indicator light to alert you when you need to change the oil. Probably the best device on the GTX 2100 lawn mower is the hour meter so that you can accurately gauge when the lawnmower next needs to be serviced.

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8 Reviews of the “Cub Cadet GTX2100”

  1. Joe Maranzano says:

    good tractor but cub needs to re engineer charging system/battery capacity and seat safety switch

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: Lots of power
    Cons: Issues with the seat safety switch since day one. If you lean to the side, bounce slightly, or try to adjust your self in the seat the PTO turned off. Finally got fed up: removed the switch from the seat and permanently compressed the pressure switch. No more safety switch

    Have issue keeping battery charged enough to operate all the electrical appliances. (PTO clutch, power steering, deck lift, winch for snow thrower). when battery falls below 14 volts power steering goes into limp mode or winch stops working

    Attachments: 50 inch mower
    48 inch snow thrower

  2. Steve Peeper says:

    I am really happy with the GTX 2100 tractor, which I use for both mowing in the summer and snow removal in the winter. This tractor is a beast that has really more power than I need with the 23 HP engine and the shift drive system that has handled everything I needed it to do. I have had no problems with the mower deck or the seat switch which seems to be a issue with some of the other reviews. I would buy this tractor again today.

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: Lots of power
    Easy to handle
    Excellent lift system

  3. Brenda VanHorn says:

    My general experience it is a pos….

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: There are no pros for this lawn mower..
    Cons: 2012 GTX-2100 is not worth the money that was paid for it.. It has been in the shop at least six times in the last year I have been having issues with the deck not cutting level. On several occasions it has been in the shop and was told yes it has been fixed and of course it has not. They told me that the deck was a floating deck and the wheels are not suppose to touch the ground while mowing, only if you yard was not level that’s when the wheels come into play. So I raised the deck up as they suggested and guess what it still mows the grass like crap.. It looks like I have corn rows in my yard, it scalps the yard on one side and leaves grass on the other side.. This lawn mower is a pos and will not buy another one.. You would think after spending over $5,000.00 for a cub cadet that the company would take more pride in their equipment. It goes back to what I have always been told people want high dollar but don’t want to do the work right. I would be willing to bet if some of the higher ups had purchased a lemon they will feel the same as I do.( Not very happy) If a lawn mower was not suppose to cut on level one then why in the heck is it an option on the mower.. I am very disgusted with this mower..
    Attachments: None
    Modifications: None

  4. Kellie says:

    i bought this mower in may-ish 2012 and spend like 5 grand. we bought the 50in deck which we figured would be plenty for our 2 acre yard. it was fine at first, and then somewhere around 25 hours it started cutting like crap. bogging down in the slightest amount of tall grass. my husband took the blades off and sharpened adn balanced them. still cuts like crap. we have to cut our yard on height 3/5 and it still bogs down. the mower deck is cleaned after every cutting. all the pullys are greased. there is NO reason that a $5000 lawn mower wont cut grass efficiently. it took my husband over 3 hours to cut that 2 acres we have. when it was taking us 1 hr to cut if when it was working before. and that 1 hour was on height 1/5. i have called cub cadet and all they want is for me to bring it into a dealer to have them look at it. i have no way of getting it to them. and what are they going to do to it???? its just a pos. thats all. its not a heavy duty lawn tractor. its the same piece of crap lawn mower that u buy at home depot. i dont want it any more and i want my money back…!

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: there are absolutely no pros in my opinion
    Cons: lots…

  5. Eric says:

    Very happy with this mower.

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: This mower cuts very well. The 23hp Kohler has more than enough power to run the 54″ deck even through grass that is almost a foot tall. My neighbor was out mowing his lawn with a new husqvarna and the grass was a little wet. His mower plugged up and died about 5 times in half an acre. He had to stop mowing. I came over with my cub and was able to mow the remaining 2 acres with no issues. I have never owned a mower with power steering before but the electronic power steering on this machine is amazing. With a mower this big and heavy it requires almost no effort to turn. I had a 1450 cub before and that was hard to turn and the mowers are about the same weight and size. Well worth it for the power steering.
    Cons: None.
    Attachments: 54″ fabricated mower deck.
    Modifications: None.

  6. Glenn says:

    Not worth buying. On top of the issues with the product their customer service and technical support is terrible

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Cons: In April of 2012 I purchased a GTX 2100. Since day 1 I have had issues with the PTO kicking out disengaging the blades. I isolated the problem to the switch in the seat. When my wife TRIES to mow our yard the PTO kicks out so often it’s almost unusable. She weighs about 137 lb. I weigh 180 lb. and I have similar issues, just not as often.
    I contacted Cub Cadet and was told I needed to have our 7.5 acres graded because it’s too rough and bouncing on the seat was causing the problem. One technical support person suggested that my wife needed to gain some weight.
    I tried to get the switch replaced under warranty (file number 120613-000118) and was told that this is an operator issue; therefore, not covered. Even some of the Cub Cadet authorized dealers I have spoken with stated this is a common issue. So what I take from that is that Cub Cadet has an engineering problem that they refuse to take accountability for and fix.
    Finally Cub Cadet agreed to send the mower to one of their authorized repair facilities. Their technician agreed with me that there was a problem, stating that it took too much pressure on the seat to activate the switch. I called Cub Cadet technical service again, and they agreed to replace the switch. The next morning my mower was delivered with the original switch still in it, and it was tied down with a zip-tie. I refused to take possession of the mower.
    Cub Cadet is now saying this mower was actually designed for someone 150 lb. or over. Interestingly that isn’t in any of their literature. The dealer I purchased it from was fully aware that my wife would be the primary user, and they never stated anything about their minimum 150 lb. criteria even though she came and test drove it on their paved lot.
    I used a John Deere on this same property for 10 years and their PTO never kicked out even though they use a similar safety switch under the seat. Cub Cadet insinuated that’s because the Deere I was using is 10 or more years old. I have several comparable properties around me. All of those are mowed with John Deere mowers with no problems and they are relatively new mowers, so the age argument doesn’t fit. The weight argument doesn’t fit either. One of my neighbors is a 5′ 5″ woman who couldn’t weigh much over 100 lb. The PTO on her John Deere doesn’t kick out.
    If you decide to ignore my warning and purchase this mower make sure you purchase a zip-tie long enough to disable the safety switch under the seat. That seems to be the Cub Cadet fix.
    I wasted $5200.00. I should have stuck with John Deere. I guess it’s true that nothing runs like a Deere!!!

    • Shane says:

      I have the same issues. I just bought the GTX 2100 yesterday and I am 45 yrs old, 5’8 and weigh 151lbs. I contacted tech support the the tech told me that if I weighed more I would not have this problem. The PTO will disengage and my “bottom” never leaves the seat. The tech told me that “it is obvious that I cannot handle the machine and I should not be driving it”, told me to have a nice day and than hung up. Didnt have the chance to tell him I grew up on a farm, have a CDL licence, and can operate a backhoe. A different tech is supposed to call me on Monday, Sept. 16th, 2013 for an update after he speaks with an engineer. Cub Cadet knows about this problem but does nothing about it.

      Year of Manufacture: 2012
      Pros: looks nice, sounds nice
      Cons: everything else, unusable

    • LaMae Weinz says:

      so far I love the GTX 2145……this is our first Cub we have always bought Deers that cost more and would have this time but John Deere does not seem to want customers……I am 77 5-3 and 135 pounds…no
      problem with the seat

      Year of Manufacture: 2012
      Pros: the switch on the seat is adjustable adjust it

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