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Cub Cadet (24") 208cc Two Stage Snow Blower w/ Power Steering

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Grade
Style
Clearing
24"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
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208cc 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

Two-Stage System
The heavy duty steel auger breaks up and pulls in the snow
The impeller then throws the snow out the discharge chute

4-Way Single-Hand Joystick Chute Control
Change direction and pitch of chute from operator position
Features 200 degree chute rotation and 50 degree pitch control

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
Steel shave plate allows snow blower to clear down to the ground
In-dash halogen headlight lights your way

Experience The Assurance Of Class-Leading Warranties
3-year limited residential warranty
1-year limited commercial warranty



Model
  Model Number:524SWE
 UPC:043033551422
 Manufacturer:Cub Cadet
Engine
 Brand:Cub Cadet OHV
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:208 cc
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:2.0 quarts (1.89 liters)
Auger
 Diameter:12 (30.48 cm)
 Material:Serrated Steel
Impeller
 Profile:Steel 3-Blade
Chute
 Material:Plastic
 Chute Rotation:Lever
 Turning Radius:200°
 Max Throwing Distance:35 feet (10.67 meters)
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:265 Lbs. (120.20 kilograms)
 Dimensions:55.0L x 25.0W x 41.0H
(139.70 x 63.50 x 104.14 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
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Easy To Use (20)
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96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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George
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/22/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally Have Snow Blower Now Waiting For That 1st Snow Fall
After much searching and comparing I finally pulled the trigger and ordered my Cub Cadet with power steering from PED. The snow blower arrived as stated when ordered, delivered with no issues to my garage. The hardest part was removing the shipping crate, man do they build a cone of protection around this equipment. Once I had the crate removed the setup of the snow blower was quick and easy.

The first push or the electric start button and she came to life. After an hour or so of... more
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Tim De C.
Turners Falls, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Would Be A Good Machine If It Would Start
I have a new Club Cadet 2-stage blower and I have to say I'm not thrilled with it.

The main thing is that it is not starting up now. It turns over but won't start up. It's barely a month and a half old now at most, I think. What can I say?

I don't like the chute either, it gets stuck at each end of the swing and takes two hand to get it to move back in the opposite direction.

The rest seems good, except for the choke controls, which also get stuck.
Cons: Unreliable
Tim Does Not Recommend This Product
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M B.
Carmel, IN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/13/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Midwest Winter
Didn't know if we needed this large of a machine.
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, Easy To Store
M Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Barry R.
Fort Wayne, IN
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Changing The Oil
I bought my cadet last year (just-in-time) and changed the oil at the end of the season. The oil release spigot is too short and does not clear the frame, so oil dripped down the frame and it was too close to the body to place a pan under it.

Consequently I spent more time cleaning up the oil than actually draining it. I suggest extending the pipe as I did and make it simpler and cleaner.
Barry Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Vaughn Lenander
Lonsdale, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Snowblower For The Price
I have used this snowblower in 8" very hard packed along with deep wet and dry snow conditions. I am very impressed with the power of this machine.

The engine controls work well and is easy to use, but is a bit tricky to get to at while you are starting and stopping the machine. You have to reach in and around the shoot control cables to adjust the engine speed and the choke.

The head lamp works decently, but the snow discharge shoot is in the way of most of the light being... more
Pros: Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, This Snowblower Has Good Power
Vaughn Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Timothy K.
Plainview, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/12/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally Had Snow
After purchasing the 524SWE at the end of the season in 2013 I didn't get a chance to use the snow blower except to verify it started. I started the snow blower in November and again this past weekend to ensure all was set before a storm. Finally this week we received just short of a foot of snow from a blizzard. Went out to the garage, primed the snow blower and with the electric start it started immediately. The blower worked great throughout my driveway and sidewalk. Being my first snow... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Heavy
Timothy Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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David
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/2/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Machine For A First-timer
I have used snow blowers a few times, but this is my first time owning and maintaining one.

I'm happy with the size. This unit is on the small side, but I find that the maneuverability and ease of handling makes up for the few times when it might take one extra pass to clear a wide-open area.

It comes with two sets of instructions - one for the blower, and one for the engine - with neither of them really being very user-friendly. Assembly wasn't too hard, but you need to take time and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Easy Start, Compact
Cons: Bad Instructions
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Larry W.
Camdenton, MO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/14/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Product Back Ordered But Still Came Early
Winters are unpredictable in the Ozarks so this year decided to get a snow thrower. I researched on line and found the Cub Cadet with features I needed and at a reasonable price. I ordered the product and saw it was back ordered but decided to take the chance it would come before a big snow. I was surprised when it came 2 weeks before promised. The delivery was great they put it in my garage. It took about 30 minutes or so to put it together and get started. The oil level in motor was full only... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Easy To Store
Larry Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Larry Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Snow Blowers Direct had an easy site to use and variety of high quality products to chose from. The purchase process was easy and fast."
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David B.
Ocala, FL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/17/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For The Winter Snows In Buffalo N.y.
I love it. Well my wife loves it. Ever since we got it, we haven't had any snow. Go figure!!! It works so good, I think I will buy one every year.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
David Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered from Florida for a Christmas present for our son it NY. He received it in a few days. Fast shipping."
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Matt
Franklinville, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/23/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quick Delivery Reliable Start
Purchased the Cub Cadet for this winter. Shipping was incredibly fast, received it less than a week after ordering. The delivery could not have been better, shipper assisted in getting the pallet into my backyard.

Took about a hour including reading the instructions to complete the assembly of the blower. It worked flawlessly a couple days later in 10 inches of snow.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Matt Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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William M.
Winterport, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/16/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Read First, Assemble Second.
I tried it two different ways. First the way of man – assembly before reading the instructions! In all fairness when it came off the truck, there were three of us. My helpers went to the assembly stage immediately. After they were gone, I read the manuals, unassembled and reassembled properly. Eight inches fell the following day and it was put through it’s paces. We had a major ice storm less than a week prior which the snow buried. Performance on the ice mad me wish I had chains, but the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
William Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Weather and the Christmas holiday hampered the promised delivery date by a couple of days but the freight line that delivered couldn't have done a thing to improve their excellent service."
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