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The Cub Cadet 1x (21") 179cc electric start single-stage snow blower has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

 

Cub Cadet 1X (21") 179cc Electric Start Single-Stage Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
21"
Wide
Intake
13"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Large
179cc Cub Cadet OHV 4-Cycle Engine
Electric start - just press a button and off you go!
Powers through the toughest winter conditions
No mixing of gas and oil

High Performance Auger System
High-speed system easily moves through light to moderate snow
Clear your driveway and sidewalk with less effort
Steel reinforced auger for superior power and longevity

High Impact, Clog Resistant Chute
EZ turn chute with 190 degree turning radius
Features pitch control so you can put the snow where you want it


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Engine
Engine Brand
Cub Cadet OHV
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
179 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
2 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
9 inches
Impeller Diameter
9 inches
Auger Material
Rubber
Chute Rotation
Manual
Turning Radius
190 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
30 feet
Drive System
Tire Type
Plastic Wheel
Tire Size
8" x 2"
Options
Remote Deflector Contols
No
Drift Cutters
Not Applicable
Front Weights
Not Applicable
Interlocking Controls
No
Hand Warmers
No
Skid Shoes
Not Applicable
Overview
Weight
85 Pounds
Product Length
42.0 Inches
Product Width
22.0 Inches
Product Height
43.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
043033555390
Model
221HP
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Cub Cadet 221HP Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (8)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Price (4)
Light Weight (3)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Cons
Noisy (3)
Low Quality (1)
Does Not Clear Down To T... (1)
80% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
21 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Ed B.
Lenexa, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/24/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
64 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific New Snow Blower
We had a 12" snow come in on top of a 10" snow and my 20 year old 18" Snapper decided that it was time to go south. I immediately got on the computer and did the Consumer Report magazine to find what they recommended. Then did internet search for a value and found Snow Blowers Direct. Your price was excellent, and would you believe that your free delivery got the thing here in spite of snow that blanketed the FEDEX route. Got the thing here one day later than the initial... more
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David
Murray, UT
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Maybe I'm The Unlucky One?
Terrible experience. Other than setting it up which was a breeze, it's been a nightmare ever since. It's snowed 3 x's since I bought it, and haven't been able to use it once. I spent over $500 and got a Lemon! It won't start by manual pull or Electric start!!! I'm a pretty hands on guy, so I'm extra frustrated because I can't figure it out. I obviously put gas in it, etc. Not to mention, after pulling on the cord a couple of times to get it to start that way, the cord literally cut... more
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K. Anthony
Raymore, MO
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Snow Blower
This week and last week we had snow storms. It looks like it works, but for large mounds of snow it won't throw. For the most part it does the job. I bought it for my husband about 2 years ago, finally is using it today and last week. I wish I would have bought a two stage blower.
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William
Tonawanda, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Good Value
Moves snow like a charm. Excellent price. Electric start is great. On the downside, noisy and a lot of vibration. But when moving snow in Western New York, that is a minor inconvenience.
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Mike
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/3/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Plow Mike
I bought a 221hp last winter just before we had several wet snow falls. I have a smaller Toro 79cc that would not throw the wet snow, and a two-stage Cub Cadet that was struggling to throw the snow.

The 221hp had no problem moving 4 and 5 inches of wet snow, I witnessed many other people having a tough time with their snow blowers during these snow falls. I was truly amazed at how well this snow blower worked compared to many, and I do mean many, other ones.

My wife was also impressed... more
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Dwight T.
Sterling Heights, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/16/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Machine
Easy to assemble, more power than I thought, easy to start, did not even need to use electric start. So glad I opted for the more power over the Toro. Cleared even wet snow with no problem.
Pros: Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Dwight Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Rich
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/28/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet 21" Snow Blower
I have only used it once and I was very impressed on power and the snow throwing range. Would have been great if there was a control on handle bars for rotating chute but the chute is manageable. At first when I opened the box after receiving the snow blower I found a big piece of broken plastic chip. I thought it was from the snow blower but I couldn't find anything that it came off of. Proceeded to install oil after installing the chute and choked the engine and it started the first pull.... more
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Gary
Westminster, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Like A Charm!
It started with the first touch of the button. I used to have an equivalent Toro thrower. I didn't miss not having to mix oil and gas one bit with the cub. A minor negative is the lack of chute control at the handle. Otherwise five star satisfied.
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Sharon B.
Tinley Park, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/4/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Overly Pleased
The chute was difficult to install as the screws that had to be loosened were incredibly tight. Snow blower does not clear down to the pavement. I have read that I need to lower the blade, but temp is below zero right now and I can't work on it. Would have liked it to work well out of the box.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Does Not Clear Down To The Pavement, Noisy
Sharon Does Not Recommend This Product
Sharon's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Delivery was sooner than expected."
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Raymond R.
Parma, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/9/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
If At First...
Ordered one on Jan 2, it arrived in a few days. But the pongids in shipping customized it by rough handling such that oil filler tube was broken. Spoke with Josh on the 7th of Jan. who advised me to repack and return. Did so (no cost) and let James know it had been returned on the 9th. He found me a replacement and shipped it same day it arrived next day and went together without incident. Started on first pop and seems to be in fine working order. Now if it will just snow so I can test... more
Raymond Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Hamid H.
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just In Time For The Winter Storm
Have had two storms so far. Both times this came in very handy. It was a jiffy to clean up the driveway, sidewalk and snow plow. Started on first pull, works fast. Had to push through thicker snow ( 10 inches or more ). Throwing distance good. Most importantly light weight. Material seems cheap, though.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Fast, Easy To Store
Hamid Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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