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

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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

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



Model
  Model Number:3528SWE
 UPC:043033568895
 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 3-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:16" x 6.5" (40.64 cm x 16.51 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:282.0 Lbs. (127.92 kilograms)
 Dimensions:48.5L x 29.5W x 34.0H
(123.19 x 74.93 x 86.36 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, Product Expert

Cub Cadet 3528SWE 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
Fast (17)
Easy To Use (11)
Features (11)
High Quality (8)
Exceeded Expectations (8)
Cons
Expensive (5)
Bad Instructions (3)
Heavy (3)
Unreliable (3)
Low Quality (2)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Marissa, the Snow Blower Expert
Snow Blower Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
5717 Helpful Votes
Snow Blowers Direct Recommended

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
Marissa Recommends This Model
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Ronald P.
Little Compton, RI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/29/14
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent
The winter of 2015 was one of the worst in the northeast, the cub cadet came through like a trooper. Have a 200 ft driveway with turnaround this unit cuts through the ice and plowed snow left by the town plows like it was butter.
Ronald Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Matthew B.
Wilton, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/21/15
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Missing Parts - Horrible Customer Service
My order arrived missing a key part, the chute control rod. I asked for the part to be shipped to me overnight. I was told this cannot be done. I asked to return the item and was told this will cost an additional $295. Horrible service. Will be disputing the charge with my credit card company. My advice - buy a different product from a different store.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Missing Parts
Marissa, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Matthew,
Parts are not readily available to us for overnight shipment. While I understand your frustrations in receiving a unit with a missing component, we were able to ship this part out to you the next day when typically parts arrive to customers within 7-14 days of us placing a parts order. Unfortunately this item was missing from the unit from the manufacturer's facility and as we do not open any packaging we would not be aware of this until the unit arrived to you. We were able to rectify your situation in a timely manner at no cost to you and we apologize for the minor inconvenience this caused. I appreciate your review and hope you have a happy holiday.
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John
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/15/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Happy But....
I've got about 12 hours on this blower and am happy. I wish it was geared for lower speeds. In very deep, heavy show 1st gear will tend to strain the motor, it doesn't actually bog it, but it's is strained.
John Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Richard B.
Calumet, MI
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
29
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Up Michigan
Not happy with 3x Cub Cadet. Second time used spring to the auger cable broke and piece of plastic the holds the auger handle down broke. Also buy a bunch of shear pins it goes thru them like butter.

My nearest dealer is 50 miles away had to get local shop to fix problems cost me $75.00 dollars after spending $1300.00 for the snow blower. Auger sound like it ready to go or shaft is bent sounds like a coffee grinder.
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Mark L.
West Townsend, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/15/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Safety Mechs
Just used it for first time and I'll tell you right off there are safeties that I will remove right away. The push button chute control froze up instantly, removed. Shearpin on inner auger broke, replaced by bolt. These two easy fixes after a 3 inch snowfall.

The good news is the motor hums and the chute never plugged up by heavy wet snow and the power steering is unbelievable. I can't wait to test it in 12" or more although so far this New England winter season is the balls = maybe... more
Mark Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Bob K.
Alexandria, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/25/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Happy With This Snowblower.
Unfortunately I waited until just before the 2016 East Coast blizzard when all of the local snowblowers were sold out. I found this website and ordered this Cubby. The ordering process was very convenient. The blower arrived in just a few days. I am also happy with the good service from the shipper.

The blower went together easily. The only thing that was missing were two carriage bolts / nuts/ washers for the handle. I picked up the hardware locally. After prepping the blower, I cleared a... more
Pros: Fast, Features, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Bob Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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William K.
Petersburg, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/23/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wild Bill
Just received the Snow Thrower. Now wait on the next snow storm to test the product.
William Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Pete
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/29/15
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
12
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good For This Price Point, But Skims On Some Of The Details
The good:
- plenty of power
- 3 stage throws the snow as far as you'd ever want it to go
- easy to control chute lets you direct the snow with ease
- plenty of features - heated handgrips, headlight, 8 speeds, electric start, etc.

The bad:
- Gear selector locks into flimsy plastic detents, this is going to wear out quickly
- Gear lever doesn't move into all the gears properly. I either have to pull really hard to get it into Reverse 2, or push really hard to get into Forward 6. I've... more
Pete Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Stavros K.
Ronkonkoma, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/27/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snow Blower
I just bought a Cub Cadet 357cc snow blower, and i'm so satisfied.

It's very powerful - one of the best snow blowers I have ever owned.

I recommend it to everyone!!!!!
Stavros Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Joel S.
Valdez, NM
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/29/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not For Gravel Driveways
I purchased this machine two years ago and am disappointed with its performance. As advertised, the machine is powerful and can move a lot of snow in a short time. I'll add to that that it has been remarkably easy to start. I am nonetheless unhappy because of constant problems with broken shear-pins on the rearward auger of the second stage. There is approximately 1/2" of clearance between the housing and edge of the auger - perfect for jamming with a piece of 3/4" gravel.
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Marissa, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Joel,
Joel,

I am sorry to hear of the issues you are having regarding the three-stage Cub Cadet snow blower you purchased. I unfortunately do not have any modification recommendations for you and apologize for the service center being less than helpful when you contacted them. I hope you have luck in selling this unit and if you need any assistance in choosing an Ariens model that is right for you, please don't hesitate to contact me at 630-685-0068.

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I hope you have a happy New Year!
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Tom D.
Denve, CO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/27/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rocky Mountains
yep Daddy told me to buy the best and you will always be happy, man that's a machine. goes through anything and throws it a long ways away..
Tom Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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