Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mower LT42e Lawn Tractor Reviews

Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mower LT42 e

Cub Cadet LT42 e Powers Up Lawn Care in a New Way

Cub Cadet has just introduced the LT42 e to their line of lawn mower offerings, only this model presents an electric option for owners who’d like a Cub Cadet-quality cut while still keeping things green.

10-Second Summary

  • Part of the XT Enduro Series of mowers
  • 3,000 watt-hour, 56V engine
  • 1.5-hour/2-acre cut time on a charge
  • Rapid recharge takes only 4 hours to get to full charge
  • 42″ twin-blade cutting
  • QuickAttach system
  • High-back seats with armrests and cruise control
  • Price: $3999


What Cub Cadet Has To Say About the LT42 e

“The Cub Cadet LT42 e combines the newest in battery technology with the high-level performance Cub Cadet is known for. From superior cut quality in a powerfully quiet package to the low-maintenance upkeep, it’s innovation without compromise in a way that will change how you mow.”

—Trevor Oriold, business segment director, Cub Cadet

Cub Cadet LT42 e Features

The move to electric power seems like a bit of a departure for the brand, though the LT42 e has been built on the popular XT Enduro Series design architecture.

Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mower LT42e


That said, you can expect the kind of quiet and convenient operation that comes with battery power, except without any power fade. Additionally, you can look forward to up to 1.5 hours or 2 acres worth of cut time from the 3,000 watt-hour, 56V engine.

The LT42 e features a 42″ twin-blade cutting width and a 13-gauge steel stamped deck. The QuickAttach system allows for a variety of attachments. The new Cub Cadet can tackle both mulching and bagging.

Maintenance on the Cub Cadet LT42 e is minimal; you won’t need to deal with the hassles surrounding gas, oil, a clutch, belts, or throttle.  Obviously, fumes and unburned hydrocarbons are a non-issue too.

Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mower LT42e

Recharging takes only 4 hours to get you back up to full, though the flexible recharge hits 25% in an hour.

This mower features high-back seats with armrests and cruise control for increased comfort and ease of operation.

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The Cub Cadet LT42 e runs $3999. It comes with a 3-year limited residential warranty, a 4-year limited battery warranty, and a 5-year unlimited-hour chassis and front axle warranty. you can find the new mower on the Cub Cadet website , at Home Depot, Tractor Supply Co., or select Cub Cadet dealerships across the US.

Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mower LT42e Specs


  • Battery: 56V 60Ah 3000 Wh

Drive System

  • Transmission: Electric, foot-controlled
  • Forward Speed: 5.5 mph
  • Reverse Speed: 3.1 mph
  • Rear Axle: 3/4″ w/dual PM steel drive hubs
  • Transmission Housing: Cast aluminum

Cutting Deck

  • Deck Cutting Width: 42″
  • Cutting Modes: Side discharge/mulch/bagging
  • Deck Material: 13-gauge stamped steel
  • Deck Attach/Removal: QuickAttach (no tools required)
  • Deck Engagement (PTO): Push-button electric
  • Deck Construction: 13-gauge steel, stamped
  • Blade(s): Twin blade
  • Deck Lift: Manual/12-position/spring-assisted
  • Cutting Height Range: 1″ – 4″
  • Anti-Scalping: 4 anti-scalping deck wheels


  • Frame: Robotically-welded frame with new e-coating corrosion defense system (5-year limited warranty)
  • Front Axle(s): Heavy-duty 3/4″ through machined bushings
  • Front Caster Mount: Heavy-duty cast-iron (5-year limited warranty/unlimited hours)
  • Turning Radius: 16″
  • Front Tires: 15″ x 6″ sleeve bearing
  • Rear Tires: 20″ x 8″


  • Push button cruise control
  • Optimized steering system, manual sector and pinion
  • Steering wheel w/ quick-adjust tilt column
  • Headlight(s): LED


  • Seat: Cub Comfort high-back seat with 10º incline and slide
  • Arm Rests


  • Dimensions (L/W/H): 68/50/42.5 in.
  • Weight: 410 lbs.
  • Optional mulch kit


  • 3-year unlimited hours (includes powertrain)
  • 4-year battery
  • 5-year unlimited hours chassis and front axle warranty

Price: $3999


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David McElroy

I am seriously considering this, the Ryobi or just stay with gas. I would love to herar real world experience with this Lithium Ion tractor.

John Carreiro

I need to hear honest appraisals of the Cub Cadet LT42e lawn tractor; i.e., speed control from very slow to fast, pulling item such as lawn aerator weighted with 50-100 pound weights, leaf pickup baggers, etc.


Been using one of these for about 6 months now. We use it to cut our 3+ acres of grass on a small farm. Overall we’re very pleased. With typical residential grass, you can definitely get a full 2 acres done on one charge. We typically have very tall grass and we mulch it, (12 inches tall at times), so we can’t cut that much at once. But, it’s very powerful, fast, and capable. Cuts very nicely and can handle tall, wet grass no problem. Charges back up quickly. It handles very well and can turn quite sharply. For the… Read more »