October 25, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Cub Cadet 60V Electric Lawn Tools

Cub Cadet Releases Line of All-Electric OPE

Cub Cadet is introducing a fully electric line of all-new 60V outdoor power equipment. The company says it’s looking to level the playing field between electric and gas. Each tool looks like it has the same level of design and ergonomics we’ve come to expect. These new Cub Cadet electric outdoor power tools just run on a new 60V battery platform instead of gas.

Cub Cadet 60V OPE Tools Lineup

New Cub Cadet 60V Max electric tools include the 21″ Signature Cut walk-behind mower, 16″ chainsaw, 24-inch dual-action hedge trimmer, 600 CFM/110 mph leaf blower, and 15″ string trimmer. The tools are powered by either a 2.5Ah or 5Ah 60V lithium-ion battery. The standard charger recharges the 2.5Ah battery pack in about 75 minutes and it will fully recharge the 5Ah pack in about 2.5 hours.

As is the case with most gas to electric transitions, these models are going to provide much quieter lawn maintenance than their gas-powered counterparts. That pretty much means you can work on the yard at dawn, dusk, or any time that fits your schedule—without disturbing the neighbors and having to mix or even buy fuel.

ST15E 60V String Trimmer

  • Up to 45 minutes of run time on a single charge, in low power mode, without power fade
  • 15-inch cutting swath
  • Quickly replace your 0.080” or 0.095” twisted line with the easy dual feed feature.
  • Price: $149 – $229

LB600E 60V Blower

  • 90 minutes of run time per charge on low speed with no power fade
  • Axial fan design delivers maximum efficiency with air speed up to 600 CFM/110 mph (177 kmh)
  • Price: $149 – $229

HT24E 60V Hedge Trimmer

  • Runs up to 80 minutes on a single charge, without power fade
  • 24-inch dual-action laser cut steel blades with ¾” cutting capacity
  • Price: $149 – $229

CS16E Chainsaw

  • Low kickback 16-in. bar and chain engineered to improve control and stability
  • Allows up to 140 cuts of a 4-by 4-inch pressure-treated pine per charge ​
  • Price: $179 – $279

SCP21E 21″ Signature Cut Push Mower

  • Mow up to ½ acre, or 50 minutes on a single charge, without power fade
  • Premium ball bearings and 11” rear wheels increase traction and maneuverability
  • Brushless motor for optimized performance and longevity
  • 21-in all steel deck provides added durability with 3-in-1 side-discharge, bagging and mulching capabilities
  • Price: $449

Cub Cadet Electric Riding Mowers

Electric Ultima Series ZT

Not content to just stay with handheld tools, Cub Cadet’s Ultima ZT1 42E zero-turn mower redesigns their top-selling residential ZT with battery-power. It brings a continuous 2″ tubular frame and 42-inch stamped steel deck powered by two independent brushless motors. The retail price of the Ultima ZT1 42E is $4500. For the record, that’s around half the price of the well-regarded Cub Cadet Pro Z 560 L KW we reviewed back in 2019.

Cub Cadet Electric Tools Ultima Series ZT

This mower delivers up to two acres of cut time on a single charge…and recharges fully in just 4 hours. That’s battery-powered residential mowing with no oil changes, no spark plugs, pulleys or belts—and no gas.

ZT1 42E Ultima Series ZT

  • 56 Volt Max, 60Ah, 3000Wh lithium-ion battery that can be charged using a standard 110-Volt outlet
  • Mow up to two acres on a single charge without power fade. Recharges in about 4 hours
  • No need for oil changes, filters to change, spark plugs to change, no more buying gas
  • Zero degree turning radius with speeds up to 6 mph/ 3.5 mph for maximum maneuverability and efficiency
  • 2 x 2 Continuous square tubular steel frame for enhanced strength
  • Four high-efficiency brushless motors
  • Price: $4,499

Cub Cadet CC30E Electric Mini Riding Mower

For smaller lawns, Cub Cadet is also bringing the CC30E riding lawn mower online. Its 30-inch cutting deck cuts for up to 1 hour, or around an acre, with fast-charge capabilities.

Cub Cadet CC30E Electric Mini Riding Mower

If that wasn’t enough, here’s some more good news—all Cub Cadet electric products are backed by a 3-year limited residential warranty—that includes the electric ZT and riding mowers. Plus, they provide a limited 4-year warranty on any lithium-ion batteries. 

CC30E Riding Mower

  • 56 Volt MAX, 30Ah, 1500Wh lithium-ion battery that can be charged using a standard 110-Volt outlet
  • Mow up to one acre, or 1 hour, on a single charge without power fade. Recharges in about 4 hours
  • No need for oil changes, filters to change, spark plugs to change, no more buying gas
  • 30-inch, single-blade deck with side discharge
  • Price: $2,799

We’re looking forward to seeing these mowers and 60V cordless OPE hand tools up close. For now, this is a great start no matter if you’re tackling the whole yard with one of their battery-powered ride-ons or just trimming up a hedge or curb.

To learn more about the Cub Cadet Electric Tools and Mowers, visit the site by clicking here.

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I am not seeing when these electric tools are expected to become available, do we know that yet? I’m ready to buy! :)

Last edited 6 months ago by Cisco

Those 60v OPE look identical to the former Craftsman V60 OPE line…

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