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Cub Cadet 1045 or 1046

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I had pretty much made up my mind to purchase a X model John Deere, probably the 304 or 320. I backed off and decided that I did not need to pay twice the money to have twice the warranty. I started looking at the 100 series and realized fairly quickly that I then had to include other brands in my search.

Right now I am looking seriously at a Cub Cadet 1045 or 1046. they are $1650 and $1850 respectively. The 50 has the twin (Kohler) and I am leaning towards that.

Any arguments for or against this purchase? I appreciate any and all comments. This purchase is not coming at a good time for me, so I sure want to make the right one.

I cross posted this on the Equipment-Expert INformation forum also.

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I too just made the same jump. Was looking at the jds, but in the end picked up a cub zero turn. I sure like it so far. Less money and a three year warranty instead of two.

good luck

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Had a Cub Cadet, will be the last. Mower deck does not compare to a JD and the parts are not the easiest to find. There always seems to be a JD dealer in most larger towns. Just purchased a JD LA175. Great mower.

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