On CubCadet.com there both positive and negative reviews of the Cub Cadet LTX1040. Some reviewers complain about the blades of the lawn mower breaking too easily, while others find it easy to ride, even in reverse. Overall, the Cub Cadet LTX1040 has 3.5 out of five stars.
Some reviews state that the mulching attachment is too hard to attach because the bolts that fasten the regular blades are very tight. Even after successful attachment, reviewers report that it does not work properly and produces large clumps of grass. However, reviews state that is does cut grass evenly. Additionally, some reviews state that the mower vibrates so much that the bolts come loose and parts fall off. Some reviewers also state that the belt requires frequent replacement.
Some reviews of this mower are very positive, stating that the mower makes very smooth cuts, turns corners easily and has very durable blades. Some reviewers report that they successfully use this mower to cut up clumps of dirt and wood. They also state that the filters for the air and the oil are easy to change and that the whole mower is very durable and performs efficiently even after a lot of use.