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Cub Cadet (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:No
 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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  3 Questions
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 Bob, 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 Bob, 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 Bob, Product Expert
Cub Cadet 3526SWE Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
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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Power (1)
High Quality (51)
Easy To Use (46)
Cons
Expensive (15)
Bad Instructions (9)
Difficult To Use (7)
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90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob, the Snow Blower Expert
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Total Reviews
27 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1484 Helpful Votes
Snow Blowers Direct Recommended

Cub Cadet's 3526SWE is going to lead the way in innovation for snow blowers. This three stage snow blower has the ability to handle 50% more throughput snow than a traditional two stage snow blower making it great for homeowners as well as property owners alike.

Equipped with a 357cc Cub Cadet OHV engine, the 3526SWE has more than enough power to handle the heaviest of snow fall. Stocked with a standard electric start, all you do is press a button and go.

What makes the Cub Cadet... more
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Joseph Raheb
Long Island, NY
Total Helpful Votes
32 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
Joseph Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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326
Greg R.
Elkgrove Village, IL
Total Helpful Votes
85 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Cub Cadet 3x Snow Thrower
Well I thought this would be a great machine with good quality workmanship but quickly found problems soon after I picked it up from my Cub dealer. Assembly was bad, headlight wire was not wound properly on handle bars and plastic chute was warped bent to left and it binds. Deflector chute, when behind controls and joy stick is not smooth. Had same trouble with my two year old Troy-Bilt 30" which broke the first week I had it and left me with no snow thrower for a week and ended up... more
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Expensive
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8551
Doug C.
Marquette, MI
Total Helpful Votes
60 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Check The Rest Go With The Best
I live up in heavy snow country and my old 9.5 horse Tro-Bilt was showing it's age. After looking at all the online reviews, checking out the promotional videos and talking to the local dealer I went with this machine.

They were selling it for the same price as this site $200 off retail with free delivery. Up here by Lake Superior we can easily get 18" of snow or more in a single event so a real gutsy machine is needed.

I had already blown a fair amount of snow with the old... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Doug Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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602
Davis W.
Weston, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snowblower - 3 Stage Is Not A Gimick
Ordered from Snow Blowers Direct - package arrived on time and in great condition. Just in time for big wet snowfall in Boston. Snow blower went through 8-10 inches of sopping snow without bogging down. Cut through the 24 inch icy mound left by town plows at end of driveway without any difficulty - it was actually fun. Unit turns nicely, and had no difficulty getting back up our steep slippery driveway. Best yet, after a solid 60 minutes of use under load, it had used only about a third... more
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Use, Quiet
Davis Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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361
Vinny
Wallingford, CT
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is The One
If you have come this far in your search stop, you found it. I have not owned a snow blower for a long time because they would not do what I thought they should. I have relied upon a big garden tractor with a 4 foot plow. After I saw the reviews and videos for the 3X line I decided to get one to replace my aging (16 years) tractor and plow. Well it came today several days too late for the last snow we had. I did, and repeat did, have about 3-1/2 feet plowed up as close to the edge of the... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None Yet
Vinny Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Vinny Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
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Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am always skeptical ordering things for a lot of money online. Fast service is all I can say. Ordered on a Sunday night and had my delivery Friday at noon with lift gate service. The driver had it on a pallet jack and put it right in the garage for me."
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Jim Bartlett
Springfield, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/2/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
54 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Udate After 1st And 2nd Snow
Used my new 3x twice in Springfield MA and it was Fantastic. It handled 8" of light and fluffy and 6 days later it handled 6" of heavy wet snow and sleet. The machine was very powerful and threw the snow at least 20ft and did not have any trouble moving the heavy snow at the end of the driveway. The arm used to move the snow direction worked great and the levers to turn the wheel of the snow blower around was like having power steering. What a great machine What an improvement over... more
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Price
Jim Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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251
Joe
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Update Now That We Got Snow!
8" last night, this blower works great! Did 170' driveway in less then 45 minutes, cut through the crap at the end of the driveway from the plow with no problems. Blows the snow at least 30', never bogged down. So far, excellent blower!!
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Joe Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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240
Daniel H.
Guilderland, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/25/13
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snowblower
Needed a new snow blower after buying our house. Got this a few weeks ago and got 16 inches this past weekend. The 3x stage cut through the snow like butter, even the plow area at the end of the driveway.

Packaging was very solid. Assembly was quick. Just make sure to have the proper oil on hand and you are set to go.
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Easy To Use
Daniel Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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263
Jeff
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I bought this snow blower because my other Cub Cadet was stolen out of our storage unit. Saw the three stage so that was a plus. Snowed last week, it started right up when temp was at -18, plowed the drive and walk way no problem so I figured try the drift the city left , about 2 feet high, and it cut like butter. Great machine.
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Reliable
Jeff Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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252
Rick Frauton
Malden, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Storm Was A Whopper!
The product arrived on a Friday, assembled on Saturday and was put to heavy use on Sunday. We had one of those heavy-wet snow storms with about 8 inches on the ground. I started moving through the snow slowly to get the feel of the machine. I was surprised that the snow wasn't getting thrown far enough. Well that's because I was moving too slowly. I moved the drive up to position 2 and voila! The snow was going 50 feet out of the chute. Perfect. I am very happy after this first experience.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable
Rick Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Joe
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
Total Helpful Votes
48 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Seems To Be Good Quality
Just had it delivered today, trucking company brought it right up to my garage door. Unpacked, had to assemble the discharge chute, took about 15 minutes. Filled with oil and put some gas in, started on first pull. Looks like a good quality built machine, we shall see once the first snow comes.
Pros: Price, High Quality
Joe Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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