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The Cub Cadet 3x (28") 357cc three-stage snow blower has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

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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 Joe, 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 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: 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 Joe, 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 not come standard with heated hand grips. You can order a set of heated hand grips as an additional kit and install them on this model, but they are not included.heated hand grips
by Joe, Product Expert

Cub Cadet 3528SWE Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
I Like The Turning Featu... (1)
New Three Blade Works Gr... (1)
Easy Start (1)
Power (1)
Fast (16)
Cons
Expensive (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
Heavy (3)
Unreliable (2)
Durability (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
44 Reviews  Sort by 
 
James U.
Wappingers Falls, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/15/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet
Chute not the best design, had to make cover so snow comes out chute.
Pros: Fast, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
James Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
James Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering easy, shipped on time no problems."
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Mark Castellano
Antrim, NH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/1/14
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Was A Bear Thru The Snow.
First Snow storm machine started first try and went to work about 1 hour into it broke first pin on front stage impeller. Fixed that no problem. After that, it worked for about an hour, and this time broke all three of the remaining pins.

Replaced all of them, and then the machine was back in order. Through all of this, I would say while its removing snow it moves snow like nobodies business. I think next storm will be able to say more.
Mark Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Mark's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was kinda disappointed when I had seen you no longer sell replacement parts and you now refer to sears. Was part of my reason of buying my machine from you cause not only did you have the machine I was in the market for but had the parts I may need in future. So just disappointed you no longer carry them."
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Joe, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Mark,
We're very sorry to disappoint you, but we just aren't in the market of selling replacement parts.
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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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Peter C.
Stratham, NH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/7/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Well
After a slow early winter, New Hampshire has been getting pounded with snow and this thing eats it up - even at the end of the driveway where the plow has come by. Snow so deep this thing literally pushes it's way through with the only thing showing is the chute. That said the chute control could use some work - it's a joy stick like thing that requires you to pull a trigger to rotate the chute which is not easy to do with heavy gloves on also the chute has a tendency to wander away from the... more
Pros: Fast, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Power
Cons: Chute Control
Peter Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Pierre
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Bad Review Not Derserved
After talking to a company rep, he helped me by phone to find out that the problem with my 3X & not performing in heavy snow, was in fact a shear pin on the back blade that had broken & I never noticed it, it was only clearing/blowing part of the snow. I took out my frustrations by leaving an undeserved review on the review board, with out knowing all the facts first. I retract my first review, thanks for your understanding.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Pierre Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Dale Miller
Woodinville, WA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Fine, But Assembly Instructions Could Be Clearer
Got the chute installed, but the pictures and text weren't exactly user friendly for those that don't have magnifying glasses at hand, plus the language was just awkward if you speak English.

Turning mechanisms seem to work fine and the thing is truly a beast in terms of throwing snow.
Note that the 'electric start' isn't a battery sort of affair, you need to plug the thing to an AC outlet to use that feature versus the pull rope. Not a big deal really, but just FYI.
Dale Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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John W.
Montreal, VT
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
3x Hd 420cc
Great machine. I bought it 2 months ago. Certain people are not impressed with 3-stage, but I think it works like a charm up here an hour north of Montreal.
John Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Jeff R.
Wyoming, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/7/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Snow Blower
Just got done using it for the first time. Went through 8" of snow with ease. The heated hand grips work very nice because it was 14 degrees and hands kept warm.
Jeff Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Pete K.
Hicksville, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/21/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Machine
I had a Craftsman for 8 years, fairly good, the only bad thing about it, I had a hard time starting it. Next was the Troy-Bilt. Very disappointed, lasted 2 years, engine froze. Finally machine Cub Cadet is absolutely the BEST machine that I ever operated and in NY this year we had some winter. WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Pros: Fast, Exceeded Expectations, Durable, Easy To Store
Pete Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Pete's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"
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Christie G.
Ontario, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/20/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
The shipping took a little longer than we expected, however it was well worth the wait. It was extremely easy to assemble and get it ready for use. We woke up to huge amounts of snow the other day and both of our cars were stuck in the driveway.

My son used the new snow blower for the first time and loved it. He said he couldn't believe how long we struggled with our old one. It used to take three hours to do our driveway. It actually took less than 30 minutes to finish. I definitely... more
Christie Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Donald C.
Angola, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/21/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Fantastic
With my old blower, it was a strain for me to turn it around to make another pass through the snow. With this wider, self turning model it is a much easier chore for me to clear away the snow, no strain on my body. I am very pleased with it so far.
Donald Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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