Can’t comment on cub cadet but we bought a Kubota ZD 331 72” in 2010. Have done nothing but general maintenance since then. The big deck will gouge on steep terrain at times. We mow two 5 acre lawns and a 5 acre cemetery with it. So it does see a lot of use. Cools unbelievably. We have cottonwood trees and previous mowers required at least one sometimes two compressed air cleanings per mowing session. Not the kubota. Clean after day is done. Whatever you buy spend the money to buy a commercial unit. Built heavier to last.