With a 30-inch cutting deck, the Cub Cadet CC30 H can easily maneuver and go where larger mowers cannot. The CC30 was designed with homeowners in mind and can handle yards up to one acre in size.
The 420cc 4-cycle OHV engine provides plenty of power yet is fuel-efficient and low maintenance. The Cub Cadet CC30 is a rear engine riding mower, is well constructed and easy to operate. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features offered on the CC30 riding lawnmower.
Cub Cadet CC30 Features
An OHV engine or overhead-valve design provides more efficient fuel consumption as well as less vibration. The lubrication system is fully pressurized, and with an electric start, you can be confident your Cub Cadet will start easily every time.
The transmission is housed in die-cast aluminum with two heavy-duty drive belts. The 6-speed transmission allows for shifting on the go and really puts the control in the operator’s hands. The turning radius is 18 inches making it easy to cut around trees, yard debris, and make tight turns for a more professional-looking cut.
The cutting deck is constructed of heavy-duty 14-gauge stamped steel. There is a wide step-through area for easy off-and-on access.
The seat and steering wheel are ergonomically designed with operator comfort in mind. The steering wheel on the Cub Cadet CC30 is telescoping. This makes it easy to adjust for operator height. As someone who is 6’4, it can be not easy to operate machinery that doesn’t adjust properly. Not only is the step-through area open enough, but the steering wheel adjusted perfectly for my height and the vented cloth seat is an additional comfort feature I like.
One of the things I really like about the Cub Cadet CC30 is the fuel tank’s size. The fuel capacity is 1.3 gallons. While that might not seem like a big deal, I’ve seen numerous lawn tractors that are much larger and with smaller tanks. Not having to stop to refuel constantly is a great feature.
Cutting height can be easily adjusted at five different settings ranging from 1.5 to 4 inches. This is plenty of range to get the perfect look for any lawn. As far as grass management, the Cub Cadet CC30 offers side discharge, mulch, or bagging.
The Cub Cadet CC30 can mow in both forward and reverse. As far as speed is concerned, the CC30 won’t be winning any races. The top speed in forwarding motion is 4.25 MPH and 1.5 MPH in reverse.
My Thoughts on the Cub Cadet CC30
The Cub Cadet CC30 has a lot of pros but also a few cons as well. One of the major pros is, of course, the price. The CC30 is probably one of the higher quality mowers you could find at this price.
Some of the other things I like about this mower are really related to the design. I love the seat and the telescoping steering wheel. These are important features for operator comfort. I also like the single lever height adjustment control, which is easy access.
I think the turning radius is perfect for most jobs, and maneuverability is top-notch. The final thing I really like about this mower is the 3 in 1 grass management. This is a must on a riding mower, and honestly, I feel mulch is the way to go, but it’s good to have options.
Now for some of the cons. Right off the bat, the first thing I don’t like about the Cub Cadet CC30 is the lack of features. There are no armrests, no headlights, and the bagger is sold separately. It also doesn’t have an engine guard or a trailer hitch. If you’re looking for a versatile mower and can perform various other tasks, this is not the mower for you. However, aside from those few cons, I still think the Cub Cadet CC30 is a quality mower, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone with an acre of lawn or less to maintain.
What Owners have to Say about the Cub Cadet CC30
As the Cub Cadet CC30 is a new mower (2014 model), there haven’t been too many customer reviews.
If you’re looking for a riding lawn mower that can easily go through gates and maneuver around trees while providing a quality cut, the Cub Cadet CC30 is a great choice.