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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



Model
  Model Number:3526SWE
 UPC:043033564125
 Manufacturer:Cub Cadet
Engine
 Brand:Cub Cadet OHV
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:357 cc
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:5.0 quarts (4.73 liters)
Auger
 Diameter:12 (30.48 cm)
 Material:Serrated Steel
Impeller
 Diameter:12 (30.48 cm)
 Profile:Steel 4-Blade
Chute
 Material:Plastic
 Chute Rotation:Lever
 Turning Radius:190°
Drive System
 Drive:All Wheel Posi-Traction
 Steering:Handle-Mounted Triggers
 Gear Case:Aluminum
 Forward Speeds:6 Forward
 Reverse Speeds:2 Reverse
 Tire Type:X-Trac
 Tire Size:15" x 5" (38.1 cm x 12.7 cm)
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:290.0 Lbs. (131.54 kilograms)
 Dimensions:48.25L x 28.75W x 34.0H
(122.56 x 73.03 x 86.36 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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  6 Questions
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 Joe, 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 Joe, 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 Joe, 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 Joe, 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 Joe, 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 Joe, Product Expert
Cub Cadet 3526SWE Reviews & Ratings
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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
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Cons
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Bad Instructions (10)
Difficult To Use (7)
Low Quality (6)
Heavy (5)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
36 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3012 Helpful Votes
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Cub Cadet's 3526SWE had added an additional feature that is changing the snow clearing game. They have added a patented “3rd” stage auger to its 2-stage housing allowing this blower to handle 50% more snow than a traditional two stage snow blower making it great for most property owners alike.

Equipped with a powerful 357cc Cub Cadet OHV engine, the 3526SWE has more than enough torque to handle the heaviest of snow fall. Stocked with a standard electric start, all you do is press a button... more
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Joseph Raheb
Long Island, NY
Total Helpful Votes
74 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
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
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Gregory C.
Hauppauge, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/5/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
My Second Snow Thrower
I purchased the 3x Cub Cadet because it got good reviews from consumer reports, however I found that it did not perform quite as well.
The center auger works great, however the standard front augers don't pull the snow in quite like the video shows.
The headlight assembly wire, I tighten up, because the first time I had refueled and pulled the starter cable it got hooked on my glove and broke .
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive, Not Good For Light Snow
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Joe
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
Total Helpful Votes
15 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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Scott Collins
Durango, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/22/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 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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Michael M.
Cody, WY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/16/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snow Blower
19 inches of snow. The 3-stage went through with no problem. The neighbor thought I was the highway department!
Michael Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Edd E.
Siren, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm A Believer
Shipment easy to track. Delivery was timely. Assembly instructions a little tricky.This machine is easy to pull start. Follow instructions. This machine loves to work.

The more snow you have the better you will feel. Experience will help you with proper gear selection. If machine is not working properly it is probably your fault. You WILL want to show off.
Edd Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Thor B.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/14/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!
Great balance of features, power, 3-stage, heated grips, essentially power steering, large snow tires. It has it all. Very happy with its performance. I have a 250' driveway with a 8% incline. Takes about four passes to clear a 10' wide path, and eats the berms that the county snow plows build up at the base of the driveway.
Thor Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Michael G.
Beloit, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Machine
This hard working machine really eats the snow. And it does actually remove the snow the county plow leaves at the end of the driveway! The electric hand warmers are GREAT.
Michael Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Nick D.
Duluth, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/31/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mother Nature Has Been Put On Notice!
Great buying experience from the start. Machine arrived ahead of schedule followed immediately by our first storm of the season. Started on the first pull and worked better than I thought possible. They have predicted this to be a heavier than normal snow season--------bring it on Mom, whatcha' got. The beast is ready and waiting.
Nick Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Joel S.
St. Cloud, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Massive Snow Storm Of The Season Nov. 10, 2014
First time I used my new cub cadet, city plowed in the end of my drive way, the snow was over 2 feet deep. The cub cadet made easy work of it.
Joel Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Daniel G.
Norton Shores, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/13/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Non Functional Out Of Box
The trigger cable for the chute rotation was frozen prevent the rotation of the chute from side to side.
Very disappointing.
Joe, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Daniel,
We are sorry to hear of your issue. Your best option would be to contact Cub Cadet tech support. They manufacture and warranty the product and they would be in the best position to help with your issue. They can be reached at 1-877-282-8684.
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