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Cub Cadet 3X (26") 357cc Three-Stage Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
26"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large


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357cc 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

Innovative 3-Stage System
Up to 50% more throughput than a 2-stage snow blower
The heavy duty steel auger gathers and moves snow to the center
New induction accelerator chops up & pushes snow to the impeller
High performance 4-blade impeller throws snow out discharge chute
Ideal for clearing what city plows leave at the end of your drive

4-Way Single-Hand Joystick Chute Control
Change direction and pitch of chute from operator position
Features 190 degree crank chute rotation and remote pitch control
Extended length, durable polymer chute

Zero Turn Posi-Steer™ Power Steering
Fingertip trigger control allows effortless single-hand turns
Large 15 inch X-Trac tires offer superior traction

Additional Standard Features Include:
Cool Blue skid shoes rust resistant, non-marking, and reversible
In-dash halogen headlight lights your way


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Engine
Engine Brand
Cub Cadet OHV
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
357 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
5 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
12 inches
Impeller Diameter
12 inches
Profile
Steel 4-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Rotation
Lever
Turning Radius
190 degrees
Drive System
Drive
All Wheel Posi-Traction
Steering
Handle-Mounted Triggers
Gear Case
Aluminum
Reverse Speeds
2 Reverse
Tire Type
X-Trac
Forward Speeds
6 Forward
Tire Size
15" x 5"
Options
Remote Deflector Contols
Yes
Drift Cutters
Sold Separately
Front Weights
Sold Separately
Interlocking Controls
Yes
Hand Warmers
Yes
Headlights
Halogen
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
Overview
Weight
270 Pounds
Dimensions
48.25L x 28.75W x 34.0H
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
043033564125
Model
3526SWE
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  11 Questions
Q: I was researching the cub cadet snow blowers on cub cadets site, and found they offer what is called an HD version. The snow blower you have listed here is not the HD version, is that correct? And if this is not the HD version, do you have the HD version for purchase?
by Chris D. from Kentucky on September 19, 2015

A: Chris - the Cub Cadet 3526SWE we are selling is the standard model. The "HD" version of this snow blower can only be purchased from a local Cub Cadet dealer.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is the 3526SWE made in the USA?
by Bernie Durfee from New York on September 19, 2015

A: Bernie - yes, the Cub Cadet 3526SWE is made in the U.S.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: How difficult is it to assemble?
by Wayne K. from New Jersey on August 08, 2015

A: This is about as easy as it comes. After the unit is out of the crate. The handle bars need to be pulled into their upright position, tighten down the bolts/wingnuts and then attach the chute and chute rod and you are in business. These units come with oil already in them (Always check, just in case), add fuel and you are good to go.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Does this machine have shear pins for the auger and third stage?
by Bob Bartelson from Massachusetts on December 03, 2014

A: Bob - yes, the Cub Cadet 3526SWE uses the same OEM-738-04124 shear pins as the Cub Cadet two-stage models do: shear pins
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is this machine at least 10 horse power to handle heavy wet snow
by Reg from New Hampshire on November 28, 2014

A: Reg - there is no true conversion from cc's to HP. But the 357cc engine in the Cub Cadet 3526SWE is roughly equal to 11 HP
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Who makes this engine.? Is it made in the United States?
by Mark from Missouri on October 26, 2014

A: Mark - Cub Cadet builds their own engines. They are manufactured in China.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: I JUST PURCHASED A 3 STAGE 26" CUB CADET SNOW BLOWER AND WANT TO KNOW IF CUB CADET MAKES CHAINS FOR IT MY DRIVE IS QUITE STEEP.
by JOHN JOPPIE from Michigan on October 21, 2014

A: John - the Cub Cadet 3526SWE has a 15" x 5" tire. We sell a set of Toro #107-3813 tire chains that will work just fine on a Cub Cadet if you need chains: tire chains
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: The Specs indicate it comes with heated hand grips. Is this a change from last season?
by Mike from New York on September 13, 2014

A: Mike - yes, Cub Cadet added heated hand grips as a standard feature on this years 3X models
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Do these drift cutters work with Cub Cadet (26") 357cc Three-Stage Snow Blower or do they already come with this machine?
by Kim Marino from Colorado on December 12, 2013

A: Kim - you are correct. The Cub Cadet 26" three-stage model would use the OEM-390-679 drift cutters. The three-stage models do not come with drift cutters.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: What is better steel or polymer chute with wet snow?
by Don Bachman from Michigan on November 23, 2013

A: Don - you will find people who like steel and people who like polymer when it comes to dealing with wet snow. My preference is for the polymer chute when dealing with wet snow, but either way, you'll most likely need to treat the discharge chute with a non-stick spray to fully prevent wet snow from sticking inside the discharge chute.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Bob,

How will this machine perform on an unpaved drive?

by Al Openshaw from Minnesota on November 09, 2013

A: Hello Al,

The Cub Cadet (26") 357cc Three-Stage Snow Blower is designed to clear the heaviest of snow on even unpaved surfaces. As you lower the skid shoes, it will raise the auger so that you are not forcing rocks through the impeller as well.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you and have a great day!
by Robert, Product Expert
Cub Cadet 3526SWE Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (66)
Easy To Use (54)
Price (41)
I'd Buy It Again (39)
Features (39)
Cons
Expensive (20)
Bad Instructions (14)
Low Quality (8)
Heavy (7)
Difficult To Use (7)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
218 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Jonathan L.
Vandalia, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/4/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Product Review Cub Cadet 3 Stage 26" Snow Blower 3526swe Power E
I purchased this Snow Blower because the last two winters have had above average snowfall in my area. I knew the basics of what I wanted but was not entirely sure what to buy. While doing some online research I cam across the Power Equipment Direct website and really liked the information provided.

The reviews were very helpful and I liked the variety in the selection. I knew I wanted to buy a good quality machine that would last for many years and came from a brand that would be around... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Jonathan Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Jonathan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The Website was very easy to navigate and provided a lot of very useful information on the different machines. I enjoyed being able to read a lot of the reviews to help me on my decision. Shipping went very smooth also and the shipping company stayed in contact with me so I would know exactly when the snow blower would arrive. I was very impressed with how much communication was provided during the process."
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Robert C.
North Court, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/10/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Poor Instructions
We received the snowblower almost two weeks ago. When my husband tried to put it together, he couldn't. He tried for days on end. The instructions are poorly stated.

Two essential bolts to the handle are missing. We need assistance in obtaining the two bolts as well as obtaining clearer instructions. My husband is a carpenter and is not happy with this expensive product.
Robert Does Not Recommend This Product
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Joseph Raheb
Long Island, NY
Total Helpful Votes
171 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet (26") 357cc Three-stage Snow Blower
Received item in just a few days, it arrived in perfect condition, took 10 minutes to set up. The only problem is that when I filled it with fuel and pushed the primer bulb 3 times it leaked fuel, I don't know if its a broken or cracked tube or something more serious. I let it sit for several minutes before I attempted to start it, putting the choke on and using the electric start it started right up, used it for about 2 hours in the snow storm we just got hit with and it worked flawlessly. In... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Joseph Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Joe
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
111 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Ready
I received my unit today on-time.... My thoughts are below:

1. Excellent packing from the manufacture. No damage.

2. Directions are a bit tough for the setup. But no major concerns.

3. Great build quality.

4. Started up right away.

5. Average size unit. Not massive.

6. I would highly recommend PED!

Looking forward to not shoveling snow this year......
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Joe Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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David F.
Monument, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/20/15
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Snow Blower
This is a good review on the Cub Cadet Snowblower. I had read most of the reviews on Snow Blowers Direct and felt comfortable ordering the blower. Then I went on Amazon and was horrified by the terrible reviews. At this time as you would guess, I was a little apprehensive and wondering how things would turn out.

On the bad reviews, I had read that this model chewed up sheer pins and that the directional chute was not good. I was also concerned that I had possibly bought too big of a model... more
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Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Joe
Chesterfield, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
111 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Time Utilized
The expected snow in NJ was not anywhere near the predicated amounts. Regardless the Blower is very easy to utilize and the power steering is a welcome addition.

-Very Powerful
-End Of Driveway Snow is not a challenge
-Heated hand grips are only of value if you have on non-insulated gloves.
-Hard to start without the electric starter
-Exit Chute is tricky until you can comfortable.
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Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive, Bad Instructions
Joe Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Scott Collins
Durango, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/22/14
Total Helpful Votes
47 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Experience
My purchase from Snow Blowers Direct was a nice experience. The machine was exactly what I expected, it arrived when I was told to expect it, and the minor assembly was easy.

In addition, since the packaging was slightly damaged, the shipping company spent extra time to ensure that everything inside was undamaged before they left.
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Scott Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Connie M.
London, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/7/15
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Snow Blade Is A Necessary Accessory
Used the snowblower on a large hill. Worked great in forward and reverse and blew the snow for several feet. However, it doesn't get all the way down to the concrete without the blade attachment. The wheels then packed down this I blown snow creating a slick icy layer. The snow blade would perfect this snowblower if it was a standard feature.
Connie Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Ron C.
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet 3x Loves Deep Snow!
If your average storm is 5-20+ inches per storm, then this is the machine you need to get your trails cleared in a hurry. The 3 stages are a great feature, and the deeper the snow, the better! I can power through 10+ inches at a walking pace with no sweat. The power steering, and heated hand grips are a nice feature also.

We had 17 feet of total snowfall last winter, and I kept our 150 foot driveway clear, which took only about 15 minutes each storm to completely clear it. If you get less... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Time Saver
Cons: Expensive
Ron Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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David S.
Havre De Grace, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/28/15
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snowblower
Just had tremendous snowfall 11 inches and this snowblower didn't even sneeze once it cleared my 40 foot long by 15 foot wide driveway in no time. Now that I have this awesome snowblower it can snow everyday for all I care because I no my cub cadet can handle it.
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Lyle P.
Waynesboro, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"cubby
It is Oct. and have not used my new blower yet. But, I bought it based on my son's 3-stage performance last year. I watched him go through snow banks, then took it to my house for a try.

I cleared mailboxes, ends of driveways plowed in, etc. It didn't even know the packed banks were there. It must be good I saw the same 3-stage with the Troy-Bilt name at Lowe's this week. Guess they know a good thing when they see it.

Delivery was as promised. Driver waited until I inspected... more
Lyle Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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