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3X 26" Snow Blower 

3X™ THREE-STAGE POWER
3X 26" Snow Blower is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 107.
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3X 26" Snow Blower 
3X™ THREE-STAGE POWER
3X 26" Snow Blower is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 107.
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  • 357cc OHV Engine is powerful, dependable and equipped with push-button electric start.
  • 26 inch clearing width and 21 inch intake height.
  • 16” X-Trac™ tires provide strong traction in snowy conditions.
  • Dual LED headlights to clear snow before dawn or after dark.

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Browning Equipment, Inc.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely frustrated This thing will not blow snow. Constantly clogged. I read reviews of this product that just don’t match reality.
Date published: 2019-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My Cub Cadet is a Lemon I bought the 3x 26 inch Snow blower November 2019 never used it or put gas in it to Sept 2020. It started in September I wanted to set it up for the winter. I went to use it in November 2020 it would not start. I contacted Cub Cadet they sent me to a shop to have it repaired. They said it was the Carburetor and it had to be replaced.$$$$ later Cub Cadet stated it's wear and tear and not covered under the warranty. I used it for the first time Feb 2021 I went 50 feet down my driveway the auger stopped working. I contact Cub Cadet and told me to check the belts and the Auger wire. All were in tack no issues. I started the blower and pressed down on the Auger level to hear a pop. The Auger belt snapped in half. I replaced the belt ran it and was able to go 10 feet and the belt snapped again. I am not happy at all with their product. To top it all off I brought the extended warranty to find out that did not cover anything. I do not recocommend purchasing a Cub Cadet.
Date published: 2021-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please do not buy this machine! I've never written a review but felt I needed to. Go to any site selling this machine and you'll find this type of review. The auger and impeller would stop, although engaged by the controls. (It behaved as if the drive belts were not working) The machine would clog and snow had to be cleared from auger area. The same problem and clearing process was repeated several times. This was not a very heavy snow, but the Cub couldn’t handle it and forget about trying to get through the plow pile at the end of the drive. I took mine to a certified cub Cadet Mechanic who tried to tighten the belt system but the next big snow and it did the same thing. I've had this for one year but the first year we hardly had any snow. When I called the Tech dept for help, they said they hadn't heard of this issue. Hmmmmm, every site had this exact complaint. Please do not buy this machine.
Date published: 2021-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed. Used it three times so far. First time worked great. Second time the hitch pin the rotate the chute falls out. Have to turn the chute by hand. I blame Home Depot for that one. Third time I use it. Screw, washer, or whatever on the flap, on the non-chute control head, on the top of the chute falls off. Pressure of the snow almost broke the flap off. Blame Cub Cadet for poor assembly. I had my other unit for 33 years and didn't have this many problems. I like the blower. Works well when something isn't falling off. Leary to use it now. Don't expect to have these kind of problems when I pay this kind of money.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Apology I must come back a humble person. I posted a review approx 10 months ago, it was a negative review, I’m back and would like to apologize. Then and for the first part snow season, I hated this thrower. I would buy shears pins in bags of 20 from amazon, also I went through 3 auger cables, I was extremely teed off. So I looked closer at the auger belt and there was so much play in the belt, I decided I’d try a new belt, so pulled the one off the thrower, low and behold it was the wrong belt, it was a 7/16” x 37” and should have been a 1/2” x 37”. Since I’ve replaced that belt I’ve had no issues, I’ve broke one shear pin, but that was my fault. I don’t know if that first auger belt was installed by CC or by personal at HD in Iron Mountain, MI. I’m thinking HD, cause I didn’t get several other items with the thrower that were suppose to come with it and had to work directly with CC at that time. There are still a few things that I wish were better, but overall I’ve gotta say this baby will go through snow like crazy. BLUF ( bottom line up front) I gotta say, I finally love this ST and will recommend this too others, and hopefully CC excepts my apology.
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable power, and so easy to use! I cant believe how easy this snow blower is to use. It started instantly (and no cord yanking thanks to the electric start) and only took about 10 minutes to get used to all the controls. Once familiar with the unit it made quick work of cleaning my long driveway, greatly aided by the user friendly power steering. I wish I would have bought this machine years ago!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's excellent so far! I ordered it month ago, late for winter season, though... but a couple snow storms came... the latest on Mar 04 was 8" heavy wet snow, it handle the snow like a champ, I like it... Matched with its description, all features counted! 3 Stages does it best!
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power steering There’s no fighting there’s no manhandling there’s a lot to be desired using and watching a friend trying this out. It’s just a pleasure to walk behind and admire how well it gets the job done. A great snowblower to be admired for years to come. Recommended definitely
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Faster I purchased my Cadet 3X 26 snow thrower in December 2017 after the first major snow event in Northeast Ohio. After setting up the snow thrower I took it out for a trip around my lot and up and down my driveway and was immediately impressed with how fast I was able to clear my driveway and sidewalks around my property.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Machine.. Powerful and easy to operate, also I love this features; like the heated grips and the lights.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Digs out fast We just had our first blizzard of the season. This thing was a beast. No problem clearing our property, & had to help a couple neighbors too. Over a foot of wet heavy snow and it did not intimidate this Cub.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Receiving my snow blower with broken parts and scr If you order it, it may be received scratched and with broken parts
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick Snow Removal Ordered in early February and got delivery just in time of a big snow storm about 10 days later. Ordering and delivery was good, though would like better communication from the delivery company (YRC Freight). Assembly was easy took about 30 minutes with OK instructions. So far used it twice so this is my initial take. Very powerful, easy to use. Cleaning up the huge snow-plow pile in front of my driveway took about 1/4 the time. Even with turning levers, maneuvering requires some effort for this big heavy machine. If you have lot of obstacles to go around, this can be tiring.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Front auger I have use the snowblower 15 times and I have gone through 15 Cotter pins because the new front stage propeller that’s supposed to cut through the snowbank keeps blowing the cotter pin’s any suggestions
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't buy Every time I used this blower I go through several shear pins just trying to move snow. I have a nice flat paved driveway and seldom pick up debris, yet this thing just eats pins. I'm spending $5 to $15 for pins per storm. My old blower used 2-4 pins per season. The shoot is constantly clogging up, requiring a lot of wasted time to clear it out, which was rarely an issue with my old blower. I have a wide driveway so one of the main reasons I bought was for the 40 foot throwing distance. Wrong! On a dryer snow it throws 20-25 feet at best and the distance decreases down to 5-10 feet on wetter snow. On very wet snow it just clogs. The reverse speed is so slow it is infuriating. Purchasers beware.
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk The 2nd time I used this piece of garbage it hit a small piece of tar resulting in a broken shear pin and a destroyed belt. I bought the extended warranty, which neither Cub nor Tractor Supply will honor. Don't buy any products from Cub nor from Tractor Supply.
Date published: 2021-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Converted to 2X I've had mine for a few years but didn't really use is much because we would go to Florida for a few months of winter. The times that I did use it, I was quite disappointed with its performance. It would plug up and just "plow" the snow into a heap. I finally went online and compared part manuals for the 3X and 2X. I bought 2 more augers and some spacers and converted it to a 2 stage. I did have to grind some welds that held the shroud over the impeller and remove it. I tried it out a couple days ago on some really wet heavy snow and it worked great. If you're looking to buy, I'd recommend a 2 stage.
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from More useless than a shovel Throws fluffy snow but cant handle 2” of wet snow at bottom of driveway. Thank god for the heated grips since gloves are soaked from unclogging it every 6” Neighbors were laughing at me using this shiny beautiful useless snowblower. Wrote this review while on hold now for 33 minutes
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Happiest Day of My Life Some might think the happiest day of their life was their marriage or the birth of their 1st child. Mine will be the day my wife lets me sell this PE O S. I’ve owned snow blowers for 25 plus yesrs but never one like this. Day 1 it worked like a snow blower but the snow was light, fluffy and only 3”. Since then it’s been a fight that’s included a plethora of broken shear pins, burned up belts, replacing carburetors and brutal force needed to push it against the most common snowfalls. All while I watch neighbors breezily clean their driveways with other machines. I’m only in year 3 of this horrid affair yet pray each day that the motor will give out as the rest of it is crap designed. Until the day that I’m allowed to sell it I wish to reach as many poor souls as I can and plead with them not to buy this machine. Save yourself the anguish, grief and shame that comes with buying this machine. Remember some times less is more. A 2 stage will cut into the snow where as the 3 stage tries to push it first. Whoever designed this probably never tried it in a real world application. If you’re still interested in getting this 3x style please reread this as well as many others that haven’t been censored. Please
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Snow blower I bought tis last year in November. Used it five times put it away for the summer. Got it out this winter started it up. It ran for less than a minute and the engine froze up. Took to dealer they took it apart and now you guys will not warranty it. You say it's my fault. That's bull crap. It cost me $1500 and now i a worthless piece of crap. I will never buy a cudcadet again. I spent a lot of money thinking i was getting a well known brand and i got screwed. Never never again.
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work out of the box I bought this yesterday, put it together today and the chute does not rotate. Called customer service and they were completely unhelpful. Told me to take it back to where I bought it or take it to a service center. Then hung up on me. Would not recommend this to anyone. Now have to go to the trouble of taking this back to where we bought it.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy I am very pleased with the performance and operation of this snow blower. I clears all types of snow well, easy to start and operate. I researched a number of different units and am glad I purchased this one.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it is great product it is s a extremely machine I'm happy that i got it.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not blow snow, only air. Worst machine I have ever owned. Shear pins break constantly. Shear pins should break when contacting rocks and blocks of ice, not snow. Useless for blowing snow. Purchased this year, have tried with every storm this year trying to find a way to make it work, every time I gave up and finished with my old machine that did not fail.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SHEAR PINS!! I replaced and old troybult 4.5HP 2 stage blower 18 years old. Go this last year... only used it once during a storm, broke a couple sheer pins. Snow was not fluffy ... maybe hit a piece of ice. This Just got the first storm of this season.. Got it all up and running.. started out... FIRST PASS 6" of snow (NOT WET , but not FLUFF) normal stuff. 70ft straight run. ONLY IN FIRST GEAR... Broke 2 Shear pins ... Replaced them... Grrr... Second Pass 2 more shear pins ... replaced them... GRRRRRR... After another couple passes I broke a couple more... Finally after 2 hours I have broken over 12 Shear pins and want to put this thing in the street for a plow to hit , so I don't have to look at it anymore. I should have bought a 2 stage... this snow Blender "Accelerator" "Shear pin eater" Is driving me nutz! is there a kit I can buy to make this a normal 2 stage blower? I'm debating on either putting straight bolts in it.. everyone says that bolts will probably break the gearbox and the accelerator won't work.. BUT> Its not really working now anyways.. I spent more time replacing the sheer pins than actually moving snow... My wife was laughing at me and was doing better with a Shovel.. I would be happy if this blower performed half as good as it as it said it could. Last season I bought a bag of 50 pins.. thinking I would be set for the life of the machine with this many..... at this rate I will need more pins before march.. and I will need a magnet on my lawnmower in the spring to pickup all the little metal brown pin parts everywhere...
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage and they don't stand behind their product I bought this and winter 2017/18. Chute control rod snapped in half on first use. Used it three times the whole winter. After second use, augers failed to stop spinning when ever is released because the belt snapped. Cub cadet customer service says that it falls under normal maintenance so the belt is not covered beyond 30 days of purchase regardless of the 3-year manufacturer warranty. I guess you're supposed to expect your belt to break every month with regular use. I also paid for an extra three years extended coverage from the retailer, but because it's still under the manufacturer warranty I'm out of luck. so after all that still had to pay out of pocket to get this piece of garbage fixed. To late to return and who's going to but a broken machine? If I could return it, I definitely would. Oh, and buy plenty of extra shear pins because these things snap EXTREMELY easily.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My Cub Cadet is a lemon I purchased a Cub Cadet 3X 26” snow blower in October 2018 from Home Depot. I relied on the Consumer Reports review and ratings. These 3X models were described in CR as “blowers on steroids” and “if you get a lot of wet, heavy snow….you will want to consider one”. We had a very mild season, only 2 small storms of less than 6 “. On the 4th of March we had a storm of 10 to 12 inches of snow, exactly what I bought the Cadet 3X to handle. It was a disaster. The auger and impeller would stop, although engaged by the controls. (It behaved as if the drive belts were not working) The machine would clog and snow had to be cleared from auger area. The same problem and clearing process was repeated several times. This was not a very heavy snow, but the Cub couldn’t handle it and forget about trying to get through the plow pile at the end of the drive. After several clogs, I had to get out my 20 year old Bolens to finish the job. So I ask you the following: Are the Consumer Reports ratings wrong? Is the Cub Cadet 3X just a bad design? Did Home Depot assemble the unit wrong? What steps can I take to get a working snow blower? Customer service was a waste of time. I couldn’t be more disappointed in Cub Cadet, Home Depot and Consumer Reports.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing WANTS to move snow!!! Bought it to replace a 22 year old track drive Craftsman that finally broke beyond repair. (Can't get parts.) This thing wants to go! It's so fast and torquey that I've only used it on forward speed #1 so far. Haven't had any snow since I bought it two weeks ago, so I decided to tackle some of the "plow droppings" to widen the entrances to my driveways. These snow piles were solid enough for me to walk on top of them without making barely any footprints on them. The machine tore apart these piles like they were butter, softened and whipped butter at that! My 26" 3X works better than my tracked Craftsman ever did on the plow droppings, even after the droppings were re-frozen to near solid! Very happy I bought it! Although, now I'm just wishing for some more snow so that I don't have to lament not waiting for an end of year sale to have bought it then!
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not great for a high end model purchased the unit from Home depot fully assembled for the first snow storm. Used the unit for about 25 minutes before 1) the pin holding the chute control came off 2) one of the blades must have been bent as some of the sheer pins also broke. At this point the machine was not operable and was scheduled for a warranty repair. I've had cheaper units that performed much better.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Was time for a new snow blower this year, and after much research, had decided on the cub cadet 3x26. Not too wide, fairly easy to handle. But the MAJOR reason I decided to go with the 3 stage was I was tired of dealing with the end of my driveway where the snowplow loads up all the heavy packed snow. Well, it goes through it no problem. This snow blower will not throw snow 40' as some sites state, but will do the job. I had considered Ariens and Husqvarna snow blowers, but went with the Cub Cadet. Feel I got a good deal from my local Home Depot on it paying an even $1000 after price match and using military discount. We will see how it holds up to the snow this year. Will also make sure to run non ethanol gas through it at the end of the season so the carb doesn't gum up. Great product, great price.
Date published: 2017-12-15
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