Cub Cadet ST 100 22″ Walk Behind String Trimmer Mower Review

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Cub Cadet ST 100 22″ Walk Behind String Trimmer Mower Review
8.5 Total Score
Cub Cadet ST 100 22″ Walk Behind String Trimmer Mower Review
Cub Cadet ST 100 22″ Walk Behind String Trimmer Mower Review
  • 159 cc gasoline engine
  • 22-inch stamped steel cutting deck
  • 14-inch wheels with ball bearings
  • Automatic choke for easy start
  • 7 cutting heights
  • 2.375 inches to 4.375-inches
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty

String trimmers are a necessity for many yards. Especially those with complicated landscaping features, trees, and fence posts. For some people, a hand-held string trimmer will get the job done for a small lawn. Though if you have a larger lawn or a fence line that needs to be kept trimmed, you might be more in the market for a walk-behind gas powered string trimmer like the Cub Cadet ST 100 Model Number 25A-262J756

It has a 22-inch cutting swath that can trim up a large area of grass or weeds in mere seconds. It uses heavy-duty .155 trimmer string. The stamped steel cutting deck can be set at 7 different height settings depending on what you’re trimming as well as the current weather conditions. It can trim as low as 2.375 inches or as high as 4.375 inches.

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer moves smoothly on a pair of 14-inch diameter wheels that have ball bearings. This makes is fluid when you need to work around complex or contoured landscaping features. It’s especially handy when you need to avoid damaging young trees. You can also use to do essentially mow small areas like a grassy boulevard.

It has a 159 cc gasoline engine which provides a stunning amount of torque to the lightweight cutting deck. On a full tank, it’s rated to cut up to half an acre. It also has an automatic choke that doesn’t require priming, for easy start-up and less risk of flooding the engine.

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer is also very easy to store. You simply need to fold down the handles and you can tuck it away on a heavy-duty garage shelf or in a tool shed.

Key Features

  • 159 cc gasoline engine
  • 22-inch stamped steel cutting deck
  • .155 trimmer string
  • 14-inch wheels with ball bearings
  • Automatic choke for easy start
  • 7 cutting heights
  • Cuts from 2.375 inches to 4.375-inches
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty

Performance

The 159 cc gasoline engine provides a stunning amount of torque for the 22-inch cutting deck and .155 trimmer strings. You will also appreciate the nimble handling of the 14-inch rear wheels with their ball bearings. Being able to cut up to half an acre on a single tank of gas is also handy. Especially if you are a lawn care professional who needs to trim curb areas and boulevards.

Ease of Use

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer is very easy to use. The 14-inch wheels with ball bearings keep you from feeling like you have to wrestle it across uneven turf. They also help you weave around landscaping features and trees.

The automatic choke means you don’t have to worry about priming the 159 cc engine. It also helps prevent accidental flooding that is common with small engine string trimmers.

The ability to fold the handles down for compact storage is very convenient. Depending on how your garage is set up, you could theoretically store it on a heavy-duty garage shelf.

Cut Quality & Options

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer’s stamped steel cutting deck with its 22-inch cutting swath let you quickly clear grass on boulevards and small landscaping features. It’s especially nice if you need to clear a fence line or trim the grass around a lot of fence posts.

The cutting deck can be adjusted through 7 different settings. It lets you trim as low as 2.375 inches or as high as 4.375 inches. This is especially nice if you need to maintain a boulevard or similar grassy landscaping feature during dry times of the year. Being able to set the cutting deck a little higher to leave the grass long will shade the underlying turf for superior moisture retention. Yet it will also help keep the boulevard from looking overgrown and unkempt.

Maintenance

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer will need the usual maintenance that you need to give most gas-powered string trimmers and lawnmowers. This includes oil changes and cleaning out filters as well as lubricating moving parts.

Like all string trimmers, you will inevitably need to replace the .155 trimmer string. Especially if you are going to be multitasking the Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer to help clear thick weeds and brush. Fortunately, Cub Cadet made it easy to replace the trimmer string via a butterfly nut on the hub. So, you should be able to completely reset it in a little over a minute or two.

Safety Features

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer has the usual hand controls that you expect to find on a walk-behind string trimmer.

The front of the 22-inch stamped steel cutting deck is a little bit exposed. This is intentional as it lets you clear the maximum amount of grass and weeds at a time. Like a lot of open-faced string trimmers, you need to be extra careful if there are pets or small children about.

Special Features

The automatic choke spares you having to prime the 159 cc gasoline engine. It also helps prevent the all too common problems with flooding that you see with small gasoline engines.

The ball bearings in the 14-inch wheels might not seem like all that special of a feature, but they really do help the Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer to move smoothly. Lawncare professionals will certainly notice the fluidity of motion

Cost-Effectiveness

The Cub Cadet ST 100 string trimmer is very cost-effective for trimming things like fence lines and boulevards. Especially when you compare it to handheld trimmers, which will wear your arm out to get the same job done.

You also have to like the fact that Cub Cadet backs the ST 100 with a three-year warranty. It makes a statement about build quality that should translate into a healthy return on your investment.

 

8.5 Total Score
Professional grade walk-behind string trimmer from Cub Cadet

PROS
  • 159 cc gasoline engine
  • 22-inch stamped steel cutting deck
  • 14-inch wheels with ball bearings
  • Automatic choke for easy start
  • 7 cutting heights
  • 2.375 inches to 4.375-inches
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty
CONS
  • Cutting deck is a little exposed
  • No front guide wheels
  • Can’t trim lower than 2.375 inches
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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