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Maintenance Schedule and Tips

Take care of your machine throughout the winter with our snow thrower maintenance schedule.

Just like your riding lawn mower, your snow thrower requires maintenance throughout the season. Whether you have a 1X single-stage snow thrower, a 2X two-stage snow thrower or a new, one-of-a-kind 3X three-stage snow thrower, the following maintenance schedule and tips will help you keep it running smoothly through blustery winter storms. You don't want to be snowed in with a faulty snow thrower because you neglected maintenance, so be sure to follow through on these regular items and take your snow thrower to an authentic Cub Cadet service dealer if you discover a more significant issue during snow thrower maintenance.


 
After 1st 5 Hours of Use
 
After each use (or every 5 hours)
 
After every season or 25 hours
 
After every season or 50 hours
 
After every season or 100 hours
 
Change the engine oil
 
X
 

 

 
X
 

 
Check the engine oil
 

 
X
 

 

 

 
Clean the exhaust area
 

 
X
 

 

 

 
Check the spark plug
 

 

 
X
 

 

 
Lubricate the gear shaft
 

 

 
X
 

 

 
Service the spark plug
 

 

 

 

 
X
 

Follow these snow thrower maintenance tips for proper use of your machine.

Use these snow thrower tips to carry out maintenance throughout the year. For questions or details on more complicated repairs, check out the other how-to tutorials from Cub Cadet.