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Cub Cadet 528SWE Reviews
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
Easy To Use (6)
Exceeded Expectations (5)
Durable (5)
High Quality (3)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Cons
Unreliable (2)
Expensive (2)
Heavy (2)
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
79% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Frank Chen
Westwood, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/17/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Late Than Never
This snow blower from Cub Cadet is a beast. Was able to power through snow left by the city snow plows that are near the sidewalk curbs. We are talking almost 28" of snow out from the curb and close to 10 inches of snow high.

Did a quick test run and definitely would recommend it but make sure your garage has space because it is definitely wide.

ABF Freight Shipping experience was excellent. Driver took the snow blower off the truck with a pallet jack and just set it anywhere I... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, Headlight Doesn't Have A Switch Always On
Frank Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Dean C.
Mt Laurel, NJ
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overall Very Pleased With This Purchase
Had been debating getting a snow blower for several years now...due to a recent auto accident back injury I figured now was the time. I saw this unit on special back in November '13. Was debating between the CC 528SWE and 524SWE, decided to go with the more powerful machine instead of maneuverability advantage with the 24".

Purchased the 528SWE and had some issues with the first snowstorm (mainly getting used to the unit itself). I've learned two things with this snow blower: Do not run... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Features, Price
Dean Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Steve R.
Al, IA
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy It..it Works!!..no Bull...
I have 4 of these at my nursing home in north Iowa...they really perform....as maintenance manager....I see it...they start well...steer easy...and chewed up the snow...

Slushy or powder....these work...the heated grips do get warm...so wear gloves...there are other good units out there...but think long term reliability..service..and ....when you need it...this unit will preform... every time...

So if you are commenting from Kauai....give us a break...we love Hawaii....but we know... more
Pros: Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Still have trouble with chute movement
Steve Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Fotoron B.
Waterbury, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/10/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Snow Mover
Nice snowblower, easy to set up and easy to use. I wish motor was a bit more powerful to throw snow further, but starts up every time with out any issues. Recommend for long driveways and incline driveways, easy to steer with auto steer!
Fotoron Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Fotoron's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Many purchases from Direct, all perfect without issues!"
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Ron B.
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/10/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Performer-528
Highly recommend this model for Northeast Snow conditions especially this past year.
Steering is awesome and takes a little getting used to (my pervious snowblower never had this feature).
The best feature is the joystick snow throw control which works well and also gets a little getting used when you never had this option in the past. Starts up real easy, gear change is fast.
I am pleased with my purchase at this time.
I received my item fast and packaged well with no issues by the shipper... more
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Dave
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cub Cadet 28 Inch
Wow what a nice machine. Very easy to manuver around with the zero turn. The assembly was nothing to do when it arrived.
Overall a real nice machine with plenty of power to move the snow. Shipping was fast. Yes I would recommend this to anyone looking to get one for a 2-3 car drive way.
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Clyde
Poland, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/18/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
42 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No More Cold Hands
I installed the heated hand grips the day after I received them.
Installation was very easy, took about an hour.
The recent snow storm, the 26th of Dec., gave me the opportunity to check them out.
The grips heated very rapidly and wearing light gloves my hands stayed very warm.
In the past, my hands always got very cold even with two pairs of gloves.
Excellent product.
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Frances
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lots Of Snow
This Cub Cadet is an awesome piece of machinery, the ability to turn is great even I can use it as well as my husband. It runs quietly, smooth, and can throw snow quite the distance. We have a large driveway and clears it with no problem. My husband has arthritis in his knees, and says its not work at all compared to the old machine. Love the Cadet. And the price for value.
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Walter F.
Coudersport, PA
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best In Potter County
I got the 528 Cub Cadet and very happy with it.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Walter Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Frank C.
Westwood, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/17/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Update After 1/26/2015 - 1/27/20115 Blizzard Storm
Had a weird issue with leaking fuel but it turned out after I took things apart was that the carburetor choke flap door was setup differently then the Ariens. I now have to remember to close the choke completely and then turn off the snow blower.

Just an FYI for some users of this snow blower.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Durable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Frank Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Harold B.
Jerome, MI
REVIEWED
JAN.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Machine
The only thing I thought was a little difficult was the joy stick for auger other than that ate a Michigan snow storm snow 14" with no problem. No bog what so ever, only used once so still yet to be determined, very happy so far.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: I Do Not Like Joy Stick For Chute Control Other Than That Awsome
Harold Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Matt D.
Lumberton, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/3/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Rocks!!!
This blower has a very big powerful motor not found in your typical home improvement store. My first snow storm was 10" of very heavy and slushy. All my neighbors blowers got clogged and could not handle the weight of the snow. My Cubby cut threw it like powder! They all where asking about my Cubby and where amazed at its performance. I also love the bright yellow while everyone else has those red machines from those home stores. Cost was a little more, but well worth it.
Pros: Features, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Matt Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Matt's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great prices. A lot of hard to find equipment. Shipping was awesome dropped off at house with lift gate and driver used pallet jack and put in garage. They do charge $50 for lift gate. I declined that service yet still got the lift gate service at no charge."
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Bob B.
Monroe, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/16/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Worth. The Money
Ordered the snow blower on Sunday. Received it that Thursday. Fast delivery. Set up very easy. Tried just a little snow on side of driveway. Appears to be easy to use . Also pretty quiet . Haven't had a snowstorm since . Doesn't even comes close to comparison to my old snow blower. This snow blower is much superior as far as I can tell. . Easy to steer with power steering.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features
Bob Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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James S.
Coaltownship, PA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Blower
Number 1 in my book!!! Easy steer, easy to start and very will built.
James Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Gary M.
Rochester, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/22/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Used It Once
I've had 1 snowfall since my purchase. Cleared a three inch snowfall from the back yard for the dogs. They seemed to appreciate it.
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Quiet
Gary Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Donald F.
Medford, MA
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Terrible Machine
Used it three times, had to replace 8 shear pins, the third shear pin broke and could not access it. It has been sent to the repair shop just in time for the next snow storm. Wrote Bob to complain, got no response Machine is three months old.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Donald Does Not Recommend This Product
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Walt F.
Plainfield, CT
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
528swe Garbage
If you want a snow blower that looks nice, this is it! If you want a snow blower that works, this isn't it!

I bought this snow blower in October 2013, used it twice during winter of 2013-2014, and put it away in my shed. Fall of 2014, I did a complete oil change, checked the plug, everything! Took it out during first snow storm of 2015, shear pins went, had a piece of plastic in auger, replaced them, then after that, I was snow blowing, and the belts went.

I could not find parts... more
Walt Does Not Recommend This Product
Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Walt,
We are sorry to hear of the issue you have had with your Cub Cadet snow blower. Our advice would be to contact Cub Cadet directly at 1-877-282-8684. I'm sure they could get a local servicing dealer involved that could help.
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Allen
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/14/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
528swe Review
What a great company to deal with. The salesman was very helpful and the emails just kept coming, telling me when it was to be shipped and delivered and also their shipping company was excellent. I received it in four days. Have not used the snowblower yet, but it looks great and very well made.
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Todd
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Stopped Throwing Once Clogged, Hard To Replace Shear Pin
Used the machine 3x. After 1st use, shear pin on rear 3rd stage auger sheared off. Very difficult to reach, especially since the pin was stuck in hole. Had to buy a $24 ping hammer (the smallest Home Depot sold) to be able to get leverage to knock out the stuck pin in such tight quarters. This past snow storm, 2/3/14, after 15 minutes, the machine got clogged with snow had to dig it out of the machine. Worked again and clogged after a minute. Perhaps I ran the traction control without... more
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Todd Does Not Recommend This Product
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Thomas Brown
Greenville, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/8/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snowblower
Wasn't impressed with the shipping company, but I got the snowblower. Hasn't snowed yet but it appears to be what I need.
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