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Model: 25A-262J710
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Grade
Entry Level
Type
Gas
Engine


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Designed With The Large Property Owner In Mind
Takes care of cutting those tight, hard-to-reach spots
Chop down unsightly weeds and stubborn brush

Cub Cadet 159cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Designed to perform in harsh conditions
Autochoke SureStart™ guarantee
Unit will start in 1 or 2 pulls for full 3-year warranty period

22-Inch Cutting Swath
Cutting height is adjustable from 2-3/8" to 4-3/8"
Uses standard .155 diameter trimmer line

Off-Set Deck Design
Trimmer head is permanently offset at an angle
Makes it easy to trim in hard to reach places
Trim along walls and fences while walking in a straight line

14-Inch Ball-Bearing Wheels
Move easily through rough terrain

Folding Handle
Makes for convenient storage and transportation


Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Fixed
Line Diameter
0.155 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
22 Inches
Tool-Less Line Replacement
Yes
Number of Cutting Edges
4 Strings
Blades Compatible
No
Attachment Capable
No
Swivel Cutting Head
No
Trimmer Cutting Height
2.375-4.375
Positions
4
Engine
Engine Brand
Cub Cadet
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
159 CCs
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Drive
Drive System
Push
Wheels
Rear Tire Size
14 Inch
Overview
Weight
63 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
043033565122
Model
25A-262J710
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  1 Question
Q: Hi Joe, I have a fairly steep hill beside my pond that I need to mow, been doing it with a 42 yr old LawnBoy that has finally died. I prefer to mow across the slope to avoid slipping into the pond. Will this roll over easily, is it top heavy? Also, will the slope cause lubrication issues with the engine? I didn't have to worry about that with a 2 stroke engine. And finally, does it have a five foot long pull rope like the Swishers (short arms)? Thanks!! Beck
by Becky Cashdollar from Indiana on April 22, 2015

A: Becky,

As long as your slope is not more than a 15 degree incline, you should not encounter any issues with lubrication of the engine. The engine is positioned in a way that the weight is evenly distributed so the unit will not easily roll over. The recoil rope will be the standard length that all walk behind units are equipped with.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you and have a great day!




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Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (24)
I'd Buy It Again (15)
Exceeded Expectations (14)
Reliable (12)
Price (10)
Cons
Bad Instructions (3)
Expensive (3)
Heavy (2)
Can,t find good directio... (1)
Heavy Hard To Push On Ru... (1)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
35 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1907 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

The Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 is designed to make short work of thick weeds and overgrown areas that a mower would either not be able to handle or would be restricted by the deck.

The Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 is powered by a premium Cub Cadet 159cc autochoke engine let's you tackle the tough stuff without worrying about clogging. This unit is great when you have areas too large to cut with a handheld trimmer.

An adjustable height cutting head allows for easy adjustment from 2-3/8" to... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Rick K.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/22/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is The Real Deal In String Trimmers!
I had a large vacant lot to clear...overgrown with weeds about 3 feet tall. This thing ate thru the mess like it was butter and I was done in three hours. Two neighbors came over to find out what it was they'd never seen one of these before!
Rick Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Rick's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Assembly consisted of putting oil in the engine, gas in the tank and folding the handle into the up position. And yes, it started on the first pull!! Best of all, it's NOT MADE IN CHINA!"
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Randy P.
Shelby, NE
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/17/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
String Trimmers Direct... No Customer Support!
I ordered STD's Cub Cadet ST 100 (22") 159cc Walk Behind String Trimmer. I received it in a timely fashion. FedEx left it on my concrete floor, in my garage (I was not home). The bottom 1/3 of the box was covered in oil. I moved the box to another farm building and sat it down, again on the concrete, to discover it had left oil all over on my garage floor and farm building concrete floor.

Opened the box to discover the 20 oz. container of engine oil had been punctured, which had left... more
Cons: Low Quality, Bad Instructions, Packaging, No Manuals Or Oil
Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Randy,
I apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the exact string that Cub Cadet includes with this trimmer. We sent you compatible string at no charge to replace the soiled string. We have also shipped the oil and manual to you to rectify the situation. You also have the option to clean the strings off, they are still able to be used.

We emailed the manuals to allow for these to be viewed prior to the printed versions we were also sending. As with the trimmer line, we do not carry the exact oil that shipped with the unit. We sent you the same oil with a different label which will not cause a variation in performance. I apologize once again if you feel we or Cub Cadet did not provide adequate assistance as we have taken all proper steps on our end to rectify the situation. I hope your future purchases prove to be more sufficient.
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Mike S.
Memphis, TN
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Excellent For Light Use
I have been using this trimmer to keep a recently acquired lot cut down. The lot is primarily weeds and grass, never more than about 5-6 in tall. There's also tons of poison ivy. It has worked flawlessly. This past week I tried to use it on a much more dense lot - still weeds and grasses, but much more dense and higher. I was careful not to overload the engine and deliberately took smaller bites. Unfortunately, the originally supplied line kept breaking .... until we simply ran out of... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Light Weight, Excellent for medium grass
Cons: Not suitable for high grass or weeds
Mike Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Barbara G.
Poulsbo, WA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/25/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This String Trimmer Is Great!
Power full, easy to use. Love it. Cleared my property of heavy bush in the first day I received it. Would really recommend this string trimmer for its power and ease of moving around with it's large wheels. Starts with the first pull.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality
Barbara Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Linda H.
Greensboro, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/6/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
Lightweight, easy to set up, easy to transport. Started right up every time (2 pulls).Went thru brush and grass much denser than I expected. I recommend eye protection-most debris went out the side, but the tallest grass whipped around a bit. Strings are very easy to change by one person. Strings seemed to break when I hit trees and stumps (not recommended), but hacked thru the 3' high grass easily. Oil was very dirty after 5 hours of use (2 tanks of gas) so follow the advice and change it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Cons: oil plug location
Linda Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Linda's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to research products. Easy to compare products. Quick delivery. Product was as described."
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Christian H.
Sandy Creek, NY
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/15/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Machine
Just add gas an oil, and it goes. Very satisfied with this machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Price
Cons: None
Christian Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Christian's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent service."
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Lonnie T.
El Dorado, KS
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet St-100 Starts On First Pull
I received my Cub Cadet ST-100 yesterday and got it ready to go. I was surprised that it started on the first pull and it continues to start on the first pull every time. I had a problem getting the trimmer string attached yesterday and sat down and read the manual.

It was then that I really looked at the drawing on how to attach the string trimmer line and noticed exactly where the line crossed over itself. If I would have read more and followed the directions, there would not have been a... more
Lonnie Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Terry R.
Magnolia, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Peasey
I shopped among the many many walk behind trimmers available, a lot of them costing much more than this Cub Cadet.

I chose the Cadet for it's simplicity and large number of favorable reviews, but the review that made up my mind was the one where a wife wouldn't let her husband touch her Cadet after she used it for the first time.

She had me at "wouldn't let her husband use her Cadet". It started on second pull when first fired up and has been a real performer since then, and my... more
Terry Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Mark R.
Howe, ID
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Trimmer
I like many, did some research on as many trimmers as possible prior to making a purchase. Fortunately, I was even able to use a competitors trimmer, as I really wanted to see if wheel size was going to be a factor. Thus far, I've put the Cub Cadet trimmer through its paces on three different occasions, each averaging about 4 hours a time and I've been pretty pleased with the performance overall.

First off, the 14" wheel size is a MAJOR factor, particularly in maneuverability over... more
Mark Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Preston O.
Salem, OR
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/12/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Like A Champ.
Very well designed, straight-forward piece of gear.

Things to note: before starting up, I added oil as the manual says. Since I didn't want to overfill, I added just a bit to start. I checked the dipstick and it looked like I had it topped up. I fired up the rig - started first pull! - and cleared our back yard for about 15 minutes. I rolled the rig around to the front yard to tackle it, but wanted to check the oil again. The dipstick showed nothing, so I added some, checked, kept adding,... more
Preston Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Cheri O.
Cleveland, TX
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/30/17
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I have owned a couple of these walk behind weed eaters and will only use walk behinds due to me being a woman and a small woman at that. Regular weed eaters are too cumbersome for me. Compared to the other brand I have used, the Cub Cadet is powerful and easy to push and cuts like a champ. I would definitely recommend this product. I just wish these things weren't so darn expensive! But I guess you get what you pay for!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Cheri Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Cheri's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Competitive pricing and super fast delivery! Plus they rate several of the same items so you know what to purchase."
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