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Cub Cadet - Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower - 173 CC - 21-in

Article #02225221 Model #12A-A2KB596 Format 173CC 21"
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This front-wheel drive, self-propelled Cub Cadet gas lawn mower takes the effort of maintaining a beautiful lawn. Designed for solid traction and improved manoeuvrability, the push lawn mower features a 173 CC Kohler OHV engine for powerful, dependable performance. It has a 21" Signature Cut(TM) deck that resists clogging, and it offers rear bag, mulching and side discharge options so you can care for your yard just the way you like it. The 6-position dual-lever wheel adjusters let you easily change the cutting height from 1 1/4-in to 3 3/4-in. The gas-powered lawnmower features a pull-start, has 8" front and rear tires and has an adjustable ergonomic handle for comfort. Cleaning the underside of the deck is quick and easy thanks to the deck wash fitting. This product is backed by a 3-year limited warranty

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Product specifications

Model
12A-A2KB596
Color
Black and yellow
Displacement
173 CC
Warranty
3-year limited warranty
Cutting Height
1 1/4-in to 3 3/4-in (3.17 cm to 9.52 cm)
Cutting Width
21-in (53.34 cm)
Motor
Kohler XT7.75 OHV
Cutting Deck
Signature Cut(TM) deck with rear bag, mulching or side discharge
Handle
Adjustable ergonomic handle
Height Setting
Adjustable
Wheels
8" (20.32 cm) front and rear
Style
Gas
Drive
Self-propelled front wheel drive
Type
Lawn mower
Power Source
Gas

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how is kohler Motor compare to honda motor

Asked by: Joginder
I find the Kolher engine equally as good as the Honda motor, if not better. Lately you have been seeing Honda engines on less desirable brands. The Cub Cadet Brand is just as good with an affordable price point. Check out his site---https://www.google.com/search?q=kohler+Motor&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA845CA845&oq=kohler+Motor&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2636j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Answered by: cubcadetguy
Date published: 2019-07-27

some people say these engine and parts are made cheap in China, no offence but just need to know?

Asked by: Joginder
It works great for the last 6 years, looking forward to buying another cheap battery powered lawn mower too :-)
Answered by: yesallan
Date published: 2020-05-17

 Is this a 7.75 ft.³ engine? 

Asked by: Tyga
Thank you for your question. This lawn mower features a powerful Kohler overhead valve engine with a displacement of 173 cc's and a gross torque rating of 7.75 ft-lbs.
Answered by: Cub Cadet Support
Date published: 2018-09-04

Last year I bought, not problem.but this year I try to start but I can’t,what’s the reason this problem?

Asked by: Thushy
Thank you for your question. Engine starting difficulties are often the result of stale fuel in the gas tank and carburetor. Untreated gas can cause gum/varnish buildup in the fuel system, preventing it from getting to the cylinder. Start with a fresh tank of high-octane fuel using a quality stabilizer like STA-BIL® or StarTron® . The unit may require a carburetor cleaning, contact us at 1-800-668-1238 or use the authorized service dealer locator at www.cubcadet.ca for assistance.
Answered by: Cub Cadet Support
Date published: 2018-08-21

Is it possible to have electric start added to this lawnmower?  

Asked by: Electron Inspector
Thank you for your question. This model would not have the required ring gear on the engine to add an electric starter. For the convenience of push-button electric start consider Lowe's item #876398 Cub Cadet Model #12AEA2A6596.
Answered by: Cub Cadet Support
Date published: 2018-06-22

Can we use synthetic oil?

Asked by: Al Crisp
Yes you may choose to use synthetic oil in this lawn mower. The engine manufacturer recommends using a high-quality 10W-30 detergent oil (including synthetic) of API service class SJ or higher for operation between -18 and 40 degrees Celsius.
Answered by: Cub Cadet Support
Date published: 2020-04-18

Can you turn off the self-propel feature and set it to manual push mode if needed (i.e manual push is better when mowing around obstacles, deck, swings etc)

Asked by: pola55
Yes you can simply push the mower if you release the drive lever that activates the drive system.
Answered by: Cub Cadet Support
Date published: 2017-08-31

What kind of oil does this take? 

Asked by: Rob74
Thank-you for your question. • Summer – 10W30 (0˚ to 100˚F.) • Winter – 5W30 (-22˚ to 50˚F.)
Answered by: Cub Cadet Support
Date published: 2020-06-21
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Cub Cadet - Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower - 173 CC - 21-in is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand new and it won't start I've never written a review in my life - that's how unhappy I am with this purchase. $500 for a piece of scrap. Once it was put together, it took me about an hour to start. It did a great job once it did start. I've used it 3 times now and every single time, it's at least a half hour fight to get it started. I wouldn't recommend this to an enemy!! Do not purchase… Go with a Briggs, Toro or Husky. I'm VERY disappointed. If I could rate this a zero, I would. Best of luck guys but save your $. I wish I did.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mower I have owned this mower for 7 years now and it still runs fantastic. I change the oil once a year, clean the air filter at beginning of the season, store it indoors and give it a bit of fuel stabilizer during winter. Look after this mower and it will look after you, best mower I ever owned.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I purchased this mower and it took me about 45 minutes once it was assembled. It worked great once it started. 3 weeks later, it won't start. I'm very very unimpressed as I've had a 10 year old craftsman that has started every single time. Do yourself a favour and do not purchase. I'm going to see if I can return this now.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Watch how you start it. Nice mower. It is worth noting that if you are the kind that "bump" the starter cord into the compression stroke before pulling; you may over prime your carb and flood out. this is just grab and pull. No problems starting it now.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short life 2Year old and all falling apart . Cable are week, bag is roten ,and now the traction is gone .OH it run when it want. My older honda lasted 30 years !!!
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent price This is a fantastic lawn mower lots of power excellent features couldn't be happier and for the price wow
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable engine, warranty not honoured Be very careful with briggs and stratton and cub cadet lawnmowers. I bought it brand new, within months it wont start, warranty is not honoured, had to pay to get it fixed, wont start again. Used premium 91 ethanol free fuel and still wont run. Never buying cub cadet or briggs and stratton again. Carburetors are very poorly made.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst lawn mower ever bought or used a very badly designed lawn lower grass catcher always snags on control cabs, bothersome to remove and attach machine heavy, awkward, very hard to maneuver and difficult to use in tight spaces when using self propelled feature harder to use and control than a regular push mower not a pleasure to use
Date published: 2020-07-11
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