Xtreme® Mulching Kit for 42-inch Cutting Decks

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Xtreme® Mulching Kit for 42-inch Cutting Decks is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 173.
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Xtreme® Mulching Kit for 42-inch Cutting Decks
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  • Fits most XT1, XT2 and RZT Models with a 42-inch Cutting Deck
  • Includes two Xtreme® mulching blades, molded plug, mounting hardware and instructions
  • Ideal for finely cutting grass clippings and redistributing them back into your lawn, providing essential nutrients

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why would a company sell such a bad product? Add me to the list of highly disappointed customers. I am experiencing the same extremely low quality results many folks her have reported here on their mulch attachment/cover: Embarrassingly poor quality construction, spewing chunks and not allowing the lawn clippings to be mulched, on the verge of complete product failure. If you cannot design & manufacture what should be a simple and straightforward item, then why should we have faith in your abilities on the main product? Considering the vast number of 'Poor' reviews, this is definitely a stain on your reputation in general. Unless you ask for where to send a refund check, please do *not* fire off your your "We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Cub Cadet purchase...." canned response.
Date published: 2023-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy for a 42" XT1. This product is a disaster. I have confirmed that it is the right accessory for my mower (42" XT1). The blades are fine. But the plug wiggles loose and barely restricts the mulch from spraying out to your side. I am glad to see so many similar reviews, as it at least confirms that I am not doing anything wrong. I have tried to strap/bolt the plug down but honestly, it is more efficient to just remove the plug and let the blower do its thing. At least the mulch is spread a fair distance. The awful, dysfunctional plug ends up depositing huge piles of clippings behind my machine. The mulching blades seem to do their job well. This product needs re-engineering ASAP.
Date published: 2023-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good blades, bad cover [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The blades work well but the chute cover is awful. It doesn’t stay tight and grass just gets stuck in the chute. This really needed to be a apron loaded door that attaches into the top bolt holes like the regular chute.
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor fit [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I actually returned the entire mower and left the mulch kit installed. The mulch kit does not fit the deck correctly. I had to drill holes and zip tie it closed. That helped but it was still a poor fit.
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mulch cover I have had may mower for 3rd mow season and the mulch kit has been worthless since day one. It is exactly the same problem I have read in the reviews. The 50 in deck has a different mulch cover than the 42 in which is plastic and doesn’t stay in place. My neighbor’s Toro has a 42 in deck with the same mulch cover as Cadet’s 50 and it seems to work well. Seems to me they could design something that would be a better fit. I know I could, but don’t work for cadet. Just need to make a metal mold and design a way to mount so it does not move when in use.
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Star vs S shaped ?? I put in my model on this website, listed these as compatible blades. Since this is the first time replacing blades, had no idea about different types of bolt patterns. Why not list a different part number? Bummer. So First - Look under your mower......then purchase blades.
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mulch kit [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It literally doesn’t mulch. It just drops big clumps if grass all over the yard. I wasted my money. Don’t recommend
Date published: 2022-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mulching kit We are having problems with the cover not staying in place.
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy This Mulch Kit The reviews are all saying the same thing - the cover is junk and does not work. The product is useless. I am honestly shocked that these are still being sold. Cub knows this product doesn't work. Don't buy it!
Date published: 2024-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elect. zero turn & mulch kit, superb combination!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love it. Our 42” electric zero turn is a dream, the mulching package competes the set!
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor engineering but you can fix it yourself [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Works fine if you make adjustments. The cap isn’t the best quality and it Will shoot grass out. Unless, drill some holes in bottom of cap and zip tie a round grass shoot opening. Then is works like it should have originally without the subpar engineering. For the price Cub Cadet should do better but they have been selling this item with all the negative feedback so I don’t assume they will make adjustments to it anytime soon if ever.
Date published: 2024-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not good for electric. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I put these on a Ultima ZT1 electric zero turn and they work well but your run time gets cut by more than half. I used to mow my entire 1 acre yard and finish up with 58% battery remaining. Now I can’t finish the yard on a single charge. I probably have about 5-10 minutes worth of mowing left when it gets to 5% and I need to recharge. It does produce a noticeably better cut and the mulching effect works well. If you have a smaller yard it may work perfectly fine for you but I will probably go back to the standard blades.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money Bought this mulch kit a few weeks ago for my new cub cadet mower… I’m completely disappointed with this kit, the mulch cover isn’t secure. Grass builds up behind it until it eventually allows grass to blow through the seams leaving chunks of grass along the side. Then today it gave way and allowed the grass to blow out through the bottom, almost like there was never even a cover… took it off and put the standard chute back on. I had a Craftsman mower with a mulching attachment for 16 years and I never had anything close to this happen… I wish I could return it.
Date published: 2022-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Product Quality This is the 2nd Cub Cadet mower I have purchased both by adding the mulching kit afterwards. The first purchase 5 years ago was excellent, this purchase was however a waste of money. Grass collects & embeds between the added chute guard & bottom portion of the deck opening in large quantities requiring you to remove the guard to clean to the debris after each cut. Very poor design compared to the first purchase. Not sure what changed since the last but very disappointed in this purchase!!! I'm working a DIY fix so my entire purchase doesn't go to waste.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expected Better I read the reviews before making the purchase and was hesitant, but what are the other options? Installed the blades and plug per the instructions. I agree with the others, grass blowing around, clumps left behind and grass clippings built up all around the plug. disappointing....
Date published: 2024-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The discharge cover is trash The platic cover has metal post which fits into the front part of the deck, and a flimsy plastic flap which snaps into the rear of the deck. The plastic cover does not seat well into the deck and does not stop clipping discharge from the deck.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ehh, not great! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love my Cub, but the mulching kit is somewhat disappointing. Not a tight enough fit on the deck and grass is expelled through the spaces.
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not simple [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Works great! The plug was not a perfect fit. It took more work and bending metal than it should have to install on brand new deck.
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wrong blades provided Filtered my product search to my mower (Ultima ZT1 42) and this was the only product. It arrived 10days later and today when I went to install found out the wrong blades were provided. My mower has Star-mount but S-mount provided. Tried to call and chose callback option but got no callback. I bought from this site assuming they would get product right. This is to be my first blade change, so didn't know what mount it used. In fact, had to remove the first blade to see the mount type.
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incorrect guidance from you system. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Your system generates parts for mowers that are wrong. Now I have to get another set that has the correct bolt hole.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy install [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Easy install but leaves rows of cut grass and struggles to cut weedy stem grass
Date published: 2022-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Extreme mulching kit [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Works great but it cuts my mowing time in half. It drains the battery.
Date published: 2021-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a good product. It cuts really well! The plastic cap however lets a little grass through and makes it difficult to clean.
Date published: 2022-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Grass Clumps I purchased the 42" mulching bladed a year and half ago and I would say they need some design improvements. The blades mulch okay in think lawns if you travel slow. If you travel an average speed in thick grass they rumble with wads of grass. They also leave a pile of grass when you stop and back up. I have to go over the grass clumped areas a second time to disperse the mulched grass piles. The plastic end shroud also doesn't fit snug and gets grass wedged into it. Sad to report that my older model Craftsman's push lawn mower does a much better job of mulching the same thick lawn grass areas than my 42" Cub Cadet does. I feel that the dual mulch blades need different top end angles/pitches to improve the grass mulching. They don't like thick grass lawns. I would say the mulch blades are fair in overall performance.
Date published: 2022-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Missing strips of grass after mowing [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The grass is being mulched but I am now finding strips of grass that are not being cut after mowing. It seems those strips are under the tire tracks from the front of the mower and the blades don’t have enough lift to pull them up. I have tried overlapping several inches but it is still a problem. Also, grass seems to collect around the cover and I have to remove it every time I mow to clean it out.
Date published: 2022-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This kit was easy to install and works just fine. Like other reviews have said, it does bunch up some clippings at the cover, however, I look at that as it is sealed once it's in there. Then I just pull the clippings out during my cleaning process before I put it away. Anyway, I mulched the leaves from my tree in the backyard this year and it worked out great!
Date published: 2023-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The only good things are the blades. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this as an accessory for a newly-purchased XT1-42 ZTR. Aside from the mulching capability, a major appeal to me is the ability to remove the clippings chute from the deck, to allow more precise maneuverability. The mulch plug included with the kit is plastic, with one metal tang on the front of plate to engage with the deck. The tang is attached is the plug with two bolts, however the mounting point on the plug does not align with the tang receiver on the deck. This means when installed according to the instructions, there is a 3/8" gap between the bottom of the plug and the lip of the deck chute. In about 15 seconds, this gap collects clippings, and then the plug flexes and pops out of position, and then it starts shooting clippings out.. I removed one of the bolts from the tang to allow the plug to better position over the hole in the deck, which helps some, but doesn't prevent the bottom of the plug from flexing and catching clippings. If the plug were slightly deeper and could lock into a receiver along the lower edge of the deck, it would be much better. On the 42" plug, there is also a metal wire to hold the plug against the deck, but it only has one point of attachment (the top) and doesn't hold the plug rigid against the deck, so it does very little to resist blow-by and plug flexing. If the wire actually interfaced with lower edge of the plug, instead of resting on the surface of the rear edge of the plug. it would probably improve performance. Quite frankly, the only things useful to me in this kit were the blades. Unless Cub Cadet has a better solution for my mower, I'm going to search for an aftermarket or custom solution to this issue.
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wrong blades sent for a 42" [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My mower has a “star” mounting pattern to mount the blade on the spindle and cub cadet sent mulch blades with an “S” pattern.
Date published: 2022-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blades good, chute block ok [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Blades work great as designed. I use them with a bagger and with the mulching chute block and they perform well in both applications. The chute block does not do as well. It allows clippings to bypass and get trapped as other have noted. It is minor, but still gets clippings into the mulch beds which is annoying.
Date published: 2022-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty Mulching Blades! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These blades are comparitable to the popular Oregon M5 mulching blades sold online by other retailers. Very easy to install/sharpen/balance they should easily last for years doing a residential lawn. I sharpen my blades twice per year on my one acre property, and liked the new s design in center of blade.
Date published: 2023-11-29
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