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Cub Cadet 3X (28") 357cc Three-Stage Snow Blower

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Model: 3528SWE
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Grade
Style
Clearing
28"
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 16" X 6.5" X-Trac tires offer superior traction

Cool Blue™ Skid Shoe Design
Rust resistant, non-marking, and reversible

NEW Duel LED Head Lights
Superior illumination in the darkest of winter nights

NEW Heated Hand Grips
Enhanced red heated hand grips offer a more comfortable, soft-touch grip


Engine
Engine Brand
Cub Cadet OHV
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
357 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
1.25 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
12 Inches
Impeller Diameter
12 Inches
Profile
Steel 3-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Rotation
Lever
Turning Radius
190 degrees
Clearing Width
28 Inches
Intake Height
21 Inches
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
16" x 6.5"
Options
Remote Deflector Controls
Yes
Drift Cutters
Sold Separately
Front Weights
Sold Separately
Interlocking Controls
Yes
Hand Warmers
Yes
Headlights
LED
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
Overview
Weight
282 Pounds
Product Length
48.5 Inches
Product Width
29.5 Inches
Product Height
34.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
043033580828
Model
3528SWE
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  5 Questions
Q: Does the Cub Cadet arrive assembeled, ready to use, or is there assembly to perform?
by Barry from New York on January 25, 2015

A: Barry - the Cub Cadet snow blowers are shipped about 90% assembled but there would be some minor assembly required before you could use it.
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: Does 3526SWE come with electric start cord?


by Chris from Virginia on October 04, 2014

A: Chris - none of the Cub Cadet snow blower models include an electric start power cord
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: What is the H.P. rating on the 357 cc Cub Cadet engine and who manufactures it?
by N R from Pennsylvania on February 16, 2014

A: N.R. - Cub Cadet still manufacturers their own engines. There is no true conversion from cc's to HP, but a 357cc engine is roughly equal to 10.5 or 11HP.
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: The 3-stage Cub Cadet. 28 in. Does it have heated hand grips?
by Jt from Pennsylvania on November 24, 2013

A: JT - The Cub Cadet 28" three stage snow blower does come standard with heated hand grips.
by Robert, Product Expert

Cub Cadet 3528SWE Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
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
Features (33)
High Quality (28)
Fast (27)
Easy To Use (27)
Exceeded Expectations (17)
Cons
Expensive (11)
Heavy (11)
Bad Instructions (10)
Low Quality (4)
Unreliable (4)
84% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
108 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
6780 Helpful Votes
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Cub Cadet's 3528SWE 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 3528SWE 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
Robert Recommends This Model
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Harlan H.
Monroe Twp, NJ
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Snowblower 3 Stage 28"
I purchased this snowblower based on reviews. We get plowed in during storms, so i am hoping the 3 stage feature will help us cut through the snow mounds more quickly.

I especially like the light and easy turn features. My original 2 stage blower fro MTD was 17 years old, and was not able to drive through the snow as easily as it used to.

I will post future reviews after i use this cub cadet on the first storm, here in the North East US.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Harlan Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Harlan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered this through Snowblowersdirect.com Ordering online was very easy. I did choose the lift gate delivery service, and it was worth it. The first delivery was damaged, but the driver was very nice and loaded it right back up. I called customer service and the snowblowersdirect.com customer service person was very understanding. She even placed a replacement order while waiting on confirmation that the damaged item was returned. All in all, i got a new snowblower in just under another 8 days."
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Mike M.
Coatesville, PA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
20
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Strong Machine. Gear Selector Quality Very Poor
This machine does everything it is suppose to. However, I did find the quality of the shift mechanism unacceptable. The metal forward/reverse gear shifter is mated with plastic detents that wear out very fast.

After one hour of use I found the plastic to be wearing out. It was also very hard to move the shifter into the reverse gears. It felt like the linkage was binding.

I was very disappointed because the rest of the unit is very good.
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Pros: Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Low Quality
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Robert M.
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/29/16
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snowblower
Moved 18" of snow at ease,also three ft. at the end of the drive left by the county plow. I also did my neighbor's gravel driveway. I lifted the skid plates and no broken pins.

I had a Snapper for 15 years I sold it and brought the Cub Cadet. I love it. It has great features. Power steering, powerful engine, hand warmer and etc. The best out there for me!
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Robert Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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291
Kyle H.
Cove, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/15
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
52 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Snow Blower Is A Beast! Only Had One Rock Shut Me Down.
I have owned this for two winters now and just experienced my first breakdown. After about an hour of operation in wet heavy snow, the snowblower stopped blowing snow all of a sudden. I took it in my heated garage and let the snow melt off. I thought for sure that something mechanical happened and verified the 3 year warranty and 5 year on the gear box. I even left a message for our Cub Cadet dealer to call me back in the morning.

Anyway, I went back out in the garage and found a large rock... more
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Pros: High Quality, Price, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Kyle Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Kyle's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have bought a few large items from these guys, and they are always very helpful. Quick shipping, and the reviews are great!"
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Wilbur T.
Millersville, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/28/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Haven't Fired It Up Yet
Purchased this snowblower in late September in anticipation of a harsh 2016/2017 winter in Maryland. I have a long driveway with a steep incline and didn't want to be shoveling this year.

I unboxed and assembled the unit over a month ago, but haven't fired it up yet. Will do so when our first snow storm is imminent and post a useful review.
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Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Wilbur Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Eugene B.
Portlamd, ME
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Traded In
Bought cub cadet after reading reviews. bought in April of 15 used it last winter could not keep shear pins in it. Took it to the local dealer this fall for service told him I think something was bent due to vibrations.

Service man told me should not go into plow banks with it the augers wont handle it. Traded it this Sept (16) went back to an Ariens. Better reviews on the cadet than operation.

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to change the shear pin on the back auger in 10... more
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163
Alan S.
Rye, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Piece Of Equipment !!!!!!
From the initial ordering process online to snowblowersdirect.com and the online tracking and smooth and streamlined delivery I was extremely impressed. Instructions were helpful in putting together the final parts and the machine is extremely durable showing it's made in America Pride.
Pros: Features, Exceeded Expectations, Price, Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions, Heavy
Alan Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Alan's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Outstanding service and I did recommend my next door neighbor to snow blowers direct."
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Doug E.
Glen Allen, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/7/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Missed The Mark
Poor performance on distance and force of snow removal out of chute - constantly clogged up and worse if snow was wet and heavy--should have spent more time on performance than options--previously had 2 stage Craftsman that had less whistles and bells but performance wise kicked the Cub Cadets butt--and I purchased 2 of these and my son in law had the same poor results--thinking 3 stage would be better--NOT
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, poor snow performance, go Craftsman
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Doug,
We're sorry you're having trouble with your 3X 28". We recommend contacting your local Cub Cadet service provider. You can find a location here: http://bitly.com/LrqI0S. They handle all adjustments and work directly with our customer support team. We will do our best to help you. We're sorry again for this inconvenience.
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Warren H.
Beulah, ND
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Snowblower!
I've had the machine for about a month, living in the North Dakota, I've had plenty of opportunity to use it. It works well on hard pack and ice chunks as advertised. A recent blizzard left 3 feet of snow across the first 25' of my driveway and 5' drift in front of the garage door.

The manufacturer claims it will throw the snow 50', and I can support their claim. The zero turn feature saves time and effort, after 3-4 hours of continuous use, I didn't feel exhausted. On this particular... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Packaging
Warren Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Warren's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"This is my second time using this company, and I have not complaints. I gave a 4 star rating on the shipping only because the shipping crates were pretty beat up when the machines arrived, however this may not be any fault of Snow Blowers Direct."
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Tom P.
Nutley, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/7/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super, Lived Up To The Reports. Wet Snow Cleared.
You sent me a product review a month ago, I don't live in Alaska. Had to wait for first snow. Machine worked beautifully, we had a wet snow and it was switching over to sleet. It threw the snow and didn't clog. Love the power steering, BUT the heated hand grips are the best part, worked with no gloves.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: NONE
Tom Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Tom's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have recommended you. A friend of mine bought his Generac Generator from you."
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Mark T.
Oakton, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Rated - That's Why I Bought It.
Looks great, interesting pistol grip to move snow thrower chute. My only complaint is the lack of a fuel shut off valve.. The design doesn't have room for one. My old MTD unit was getting tired after 12 seasons, but it had a fuel shut off.

I started replacing one thing after another, including the carb. The new ethanol gasoline destroys small engine carbs. I found it interesting that the manual included advise to drain the fuel tank if you don't use it for three months, and included a... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Price
Cons: Bad Instructions
Mark Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Mark's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick, easy, and ultra fast shipping."
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