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#1 Tmo OFFLINE  



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Posted April 19, 2011 - 11:15 AM

Cub Cadet Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard


Name of Product: Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers
Units: About 4,300
Manufacturer: MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames. They sold under the following brand names and factory model numbers:
Cub Cadet Z Force 48, 17BF3AGV010
Cub Cadet Z Force 54, 17BF3AGX010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46, 17AF5BHH010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48, 17AF5BHB010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54, 17AF5GHC010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60, 17AF5GHD010
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48, 53AH5FJB050
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60, 53AH5FJD050
Cub Cadet Tank L48, 53AH8CTB050
Cub Cadet Tank L60, 53AH8CTD050
Model number, serial number and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver’s seat. The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.
Sold by: Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 to $7,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mowers and store them outside. Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.cubcadet.com.
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Posted April 19, 2011 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for Posting this information TMO

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for helping to get the word out about a potential hazard TMO! Good to know that there are vigilant eyes out there!

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for the heads up TMO.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:15 AM

Yeah, my 108 isn't on the list.LOL
Sorry, couldn't help it.

Edited by KennyP, April 23, 2011 - 08:17 AM.
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Posted May 04, 2011 - 10:45 PM

Well that makes the local dealers a few more hours of paid CC Labor!

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 11:03 AM

mtd cub cadet.... junk
IH cub cadet.... among the best

why didnt they have this problem back in the IH days? because they werent made out of cheap plastic that can melt. they were built crude and simple, made to work and made to last. now they are built cheap and for comfort. i dont know about you guys but i would rather have a machine that will work hard for me than a machine that will fall apart. i dont like MTD one bit, i say it stands for manufactures taiwan discount. they have successfully ruined troy built, bolens, and cub cadet. they probably have had a hand in ruining john deere, and wheelhorse as well. they are the walmart of the lawn and garden industry so either everyone follows them or goes out of buisness. i have a pretty passionate dislike for them. the only good thing they do is provide parts sales to keep the good old IH's running. the only problem with that is they charge such an ridiculous amount of money for the parts they are often times out of sight. i was qouted 300 bucks for a gas tank from the dealer, i ended up buying used. if it was 100-150 bucks i probably would have bought it, but it was 2x what it should have cost.