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Model: 3524SWE
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Grade
Style
Clearing
24"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
277cc 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

Cool Blue™ Skid Shoe Design
Rust resistant, non-marking, and reversible

NEW Duel LED Head Lights
Superior illumination in the darkest of winter nights

NEW Heated Hand Grips
Enhanced red heated hand grips offer a more comfortable, soft-touch grip


Engine
Engine Brand
Cub Cadet OHV
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
277 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
1.25 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
12 Inches
Impeller Diameter
12 Inches
Profile
Steel 4-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Rotation
Lever
Turning Radius
190 degrees
Clearing Width
24 Inches
Intake Height
21 Inches
Drive System
Drive
All Wheel Posi-Traction
Steering
Handle-Mounted Triggers
Gear Case
Aluminum
Reverse Speeds
2 Reverse
Tire Type
X-Trac
Forward Speeds
6 Forward
Tire Size
15" x 5"
Options
Remote Deflector Controls
Yes
Drift Cutters
Sold Separately
Front Weights
Sold Separately
Interlocking Controls
Yes
Hand Warmers
Yes
Headlights
LED
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
Overview
Weight
255 Pounds
Product Length
50 Inches
Product Width
28 Inches
Product Height
34 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
043033580835
Model
3524SWE
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  3 Questions
Q: Heated hand grips are listed under options. Does this mean that they come standard on this model or is it an extra cost option?
by Mark Z. from New York on August 03, 2015

A: Correct. This unit would come standard with the heated hand grips.
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: Could you provide me with the over all lenght of this unit once assembled? Do you know the height of the handle?
by Mike Fieweger from Wisconsin on November 15, 2014

A: Mike - a Cub Cadet 3524SWE is 48" in length when assembled, and the hand grips are 34" above the ground
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: I'm interested in the Cub Cadet 3524SWE, but specs say "Assembly Required." Can you giv eme an idea of how much assembly is required? And can it be done by a novice, or will I need a professional's help? One last: is Lift Gate Service available in zip code 13501? Thanks for your help: anticipate ordering for the upcoming 2014-2015 season
by Anthony R. from New York on August 18, 2014

A: When it comes to all snow blowers, they are going to be in a box or crate and due to shipping, they need to be disassembled to some point. In terms of this unit and most others, the assembly is going to consist of bringing the handle bars into their upright position, attach the chute and bring the chute rod to the dash from the chute.

This is very minor assembly and a "Novice" should not have a problem when following directions.

Lift gate would be available for your zip code.
by Robert, Product Expert

Cub Cadet 3524SWE Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
Features (10)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Reliable (4)
Easy To Use (4)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
Cons
Expensive (4)
Heavy (3)
Bad Instructions (3)
Low Quality (2)
Durability (2)
71% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
24 Reviews  Sort by 
 
David C.
Standish, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/18/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Life Saver
We bought this after a storm dumped 24 inches on us and after shoveling that I ordered this and what a life saver! A week later we got hit with snow again. The only issue we had was the light bulb came out of the light socket in the housing. It was a pain to get out when it was like 20 deg out. However Snowblowers Direct did a great job getting it to me with fast shipping.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you are pleased with your 3X 24". Here at Cub Cadet, Strongsville isn't about where you live, it's about how you live. We encourage citizens of Strongsville to take pride in their work. You can learn more about what Strongsville stands for here: http://bit.ly/1ROYpL6.
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Duane M.
Sterling, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/23/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
This Is An Experience I Won't Repeat.
First, let me say that I paid the $50.00 extra for a truck with a lift-gate to deliver the snow-thrower, since I had no one to help me lift it off the truck. The driver told me while he was at my house that they don't charge extra for a lift-gate it's part of the deal - I guess Snow Blowers Direct got to keep that money since it apparently didn't go to the delivery company. That's $50.00 down the toilet. It's a shame you don't know in advance who's going to deliver the equipment so you could... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Heavy, Bad Instructions
Duane Does Not Recommend This Product
Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Duane,
Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience shopping with us. I do apologize for the information provided by the driver in regards to the lift gate service charge. The lift gate service indeed is charged by the trucking company to indeed secure the lift gate is present when the snow blower is delivered.

We do apologize for the issues that occurred during the assembly process. Rest assured we will be sharing this feedback with Cub Cadet to make sure that they are aware of the issues with the assembly instructions and the issues regarding their customer service line.

We also do apologize for the issues that occurred when you called into troubleshoot the issue with us here at Snow Blowers Direct. In the future if you have an issues or a concern you can ask for me directly, I am at extension 163 and my first name is Robert and I would be glad to assist you further.

I do sincerely apologize for the issues you have experienced. We are here to help and once again please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you need anything in the future.
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Vincent G.
Chicagoland, IL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/9/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Sorry, Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
The engine is great and it can throw wet snow pretty good. The levers that disengage each wheel make it easy to move in tight spaces when storing. Adjusting the chute is difficult, that is an engineering FAIL.

If I could have tried a few 24" models side by side in snow I would have probably bought one that was 1/2 the price and been totally happy.
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Vincent Does Not Recommend This Product
Vincent's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Found best price here. I opted to save $50 and take delivery without the liftgate truck. It was delivered with a liftgate truck for no extra charge. Just wondering if they look to bang you for the extra $50 knowing a liftgate is part of the standard delivery."
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Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Vincent,
Thank you very much for your business and I'm glad that we were able to provide the best price on your machine. I do apologize if you were under the impression that paying for lift gate service is not needed to get lift gate service. The lift gate service indeed is charged by the trucking company to secure the lift gate is present when the snow blower is delivered. If you have any questions regarding your machine, please do not hesitate to give me a call. Thank you again for your business and I hope to deal with you again soon!
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Neil S.
Morganville, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/6/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
No Problems
Bought this last year to replace my 1984 Toro 524. Just had first snow fall, so I was able to test it out. Worked great, especially on the wall the plow makes across my driveway. First two forward speeds are slow, third forward is too fast. Otherwise, so far - so good.
Pros: Features, I'd Buy It Again
Neil Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Neil's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Bought generators in the past and now snowblower. Great company."
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Albert L.
Bedford, WY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/17/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does The Job
This was my first snowblower, so I have no experience with a two stage; but this is impressive in deep snow. Easily plowed through 11 inches of moderately wet snow this morning (Jan 11) and cleaned my 30 x 100 foot driveway in about 30 minutes. My main complaint is the slow reverse. It takes forever to back it up.

There are portions of the driveway that I blow 15 feet and would make things go faster if it was faster in reverse. But it has never clogged. One thing - don't buy the shear... more
Pros: Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Albert Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Barbara B.
Ilion, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/14/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Product
The snow blower works great and I like using it.
Pros: Features, Reliable, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions
Barbara Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Barbara's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience ordering from Snow Blowers Direct."
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Michael W.
Holmdel, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/9/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Blowers Direct Delivered The Item Within One Week
Delivered within one week. No problems.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable
Michael Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Michael's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good experience buy-in from Snowblower direct!"
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Gary T.
Coeur Dalene, ID
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Still Waiting For That 1st Snow
This was my second snowblower. The first one was damaged in shipping. Sump Pumps Direct was great, representative was kind and helpful. I was sent a second blower in express delivery.

The unit was easy to assemble with the exception of the owners manual, which has real fine print. My blower is put together but I've yet to start it. More to come when the snow flies.
Gary Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Dan D.
Wilbraham, MA
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
3 Stage Blowers A Failure
both reverse gears too slow to be used, I'd rather pull the thing back. headlight shines into chute, not that great here in Massachusetts when it comes to the end of the driveway.

Barely spits it over the bank. 3 stage system leaves snow every time you stop you get a pile in front, shears pins like crazy, sometimes just from crusty chunky snow and if you shear the BACK auger pin, it's an utter nightmare to replace, you'll see.

I just got my old toro snowblower back and I'm going to get... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Difficult To Use, Durability, shears too many pins
Dan Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dan,
Shear pins are meant to shear or break by design and are used throughout the industry. These pins prevent major damage to other components of the snow thrower, such as the gearbox and/or augers, when the augers come into contact with objects such as large ice chunks, rocks, curbs, or even a frozen newspaper left in the driveway. Such direct contact and serious impact by the augers would cause major damage to vital components if a shear pin was not used. Extra shear pins are included with the snow thrower as there is an understanding you will need to replace them from time to time. The best way to prevent breaking a shear pin is to be sure you have removed all objects such as doormats, newspapers, and even dog chains before clearing your driveway or walkway. Also, be on the lookout and avoid large landscaping rocks, tall curbs, or even large ice chunks as contact with these objects will cause you to break your shear pins.
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Georgia K.
Lindenhurst, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/23/14
Total Helpful Votes
37 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snow Blower Ever
I live in New York. We had major snow storms this week. This blower worked like a champ.

I did 6 houses on my block, ran the machine for 7 hours straight, and never had to clean the chute of ice.

I recommend this machine to any homeowner.
Georgia Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Keith C.
Chelmsford, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/13/14
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
So So At Best....
I recently purchased the Cub Cadet 3X, 24", 277cc model and I am not impressed. The machine barely handled 3" of wet snow. The joystick shoot controls are awkward, all plastic and not the best design. If it's light fluffy snow you might be ok with this machine, but hard to recommend.
Keith Does Not Recommend This Product
Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Keith,
You may want to contact Cub Cadet about this at (877) 428-2349. A lot of people we've heard from say this model works great for piles at the end of the driveway and for breaking up deep, frozen snow.

Find out from Cub Cadet if there's anything they can do while it's still warrantied.
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