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3X™ 26"Snow Thrower

3X 26 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 28.
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Overall Rating: 4.4


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  • Push-button electric start 357cc OHV engine
  • New dual LED headlights offer superior illumination regardless of chute location
  • Trigger-controlled power steering at your fingertips for unmatched control, effortless maneuverability, and one-hand operation
  • Exclusive 3X Technology: 12" Induction Accelerator quickly pulls snow, ice and slush through the machine like a turbo-charger


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Accessories for this product



Trigger-Controlled Power Steering


Auger Gearbox Warranty

5-year limited residential / 5-year limited commercial



3-year limited residential / 1-year limited commercial




Impeller Diameter


Auger Diameter


Heated Hand Grips




Intake Height




Oil Fill Tube


Pitch Control

In-dash remote pitch control

Fuel Capacity

5 qt.

Auger Design

Heavy-duty serrated steel

Push-Button Electric Start

Standard (110 volt)

Deluxe Skid Shoes

COOL BLUE™ rust-resistant, non-marking, reversible

Auger Gear Box

Heavy-duty cast-aluminum


16" x 5"

Shave Plate


Accelerator Diameter


Single-Hand Operation



6 forward / 2 reverse



Chute Rotation

Remote Overhead Crank / 200º Chute Rotation

Clearing Width


Chute Clearing Device



357cc Cub Cadet® OHV 4-cycle


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Only had two snowfalls since purchasing, one was a sleet / snow and the other only two inches, so I honestly haven’t had a chance to run it through it’s paces yet. Pros: immediate start with just the pull string. I’m normally an electric start person but just one pull starts this beast right up. Headlights are bright, I find first gear perfect speed so far, have only used higher speeds for moving into positions to start plowing. Heated grips are a nice addition, never had them on previous machines I’ve owned. Cons: two reverse gears are practically non existent. Much easier to back a little and use power turn to change opposite direction than back up at less than turtle pace the length of driveway run. In icy conditions the knobby tires could absolutely use chains, as they spin a lot when trying to move on anything other than a flat surface.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a great machine . I have used it 3 times so far and it blows the snow it don’t matter if it is heavy or light fluffy it does a great job . I run it in a 6’high fenced in yard to clear the grass off so our golden doodle can go out there and do his business it picks up the dogs do do it thru it over the fence over the ally and on top of the neighbors garage. My drive way is concrete it is 20’x 95’ long it takes about 15 minutes to do .Heated grip are great led lights are nice as well .The only thing I bought extra was a walk behind cover to be under for the cub cadet to not get any snow blowed back on me that was a waste of money it is all wrinkled up they say to take a hair blower and work it out that did not work for me .It keeps the snow off of me but you just can’t see out of it especially after dark .i would rate that as a zero.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oops Bought in Fall this yr. (2019). Just used this past Wednesday for first time. Had about 5” of snow. This snow blower is not for applications hat r less than at least 6”. What happens is that it turns into a snow pusher instead of a blower because the second stage blades don’t pick up the snow unless I is deeper. It’s Ashame that this info is not mentioned in the product description!!!!! All the other features work great including the heated grips, chute controls, elec. start, skid plates,lights etc, just very disappointed in the lack of performance with the lack of performance with lesser amounts of snow
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Machine Works Great! Must Have! I bought this machine through Home Depot, it’s replacing a 6 year old 24” Craftsman 2 Stage Snow thrower. The old snow thrower had a 177cc engine, it would get slowed down with a snow load and didn’t move very fast. The 3 Stage Cub Cadet is awesome with performance, control and handling, engine size, etc. I am happy with the purchase, it cleared snow from a recent 10” snow storm... like a champ. Also didn’t skip a beat when it came to the plow pile at the end of the drive left behind from the road department.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but could be "a lot" better I purchased this snowblower last year. It actually replaced a larger unit, which to my dismay - kept clogging and would pitch up in a full snow load. After researching on line, and seeing the video's, I felt confident that a three stage snowblower would do the job. I elected to go with a "slightly" smaller unit as compared to my previous snowblower. I purchased it at Home Depot and had it delivered. When it arrived, the "box" was not in really good shape, however an inspection revealed every thing was okay. Setting up the units was not to difficult, following the instructions. It came filled with oil, I added gas and it easily started. I practice with it in the driveway on a lazy fall afternoon. First year snow storms, no problem. It worked just like the video's. Enter the second year: some observations: • Where I could start it COLD by pulling on the starter, now required the electric start - okay. Starts on the first pull, when warm/hot. • The "reverse" now has only one speed - really slow. I am researching the problem as now it seems I have no play in the shift system that can set the reverse positions. • Thinking impossible, I actually jammed the show blower, not the chute. I always spray silicone spray on the snow path system - no sticking snow. I was removing packable snow and it seemed to overwhelm the snow blower. - Maybe this was a quirk? • I see they improved the "turning triggers," while the ones on my snow blower are functional, they are somewhat "clunky" to grip. I thank the designers for fixing the problem. • The lights (I have two) are a joke. Some one should realize their value and make them practical. And on the subject, how about a "rear view mirror" and a visible flashing red light for us users who have to move in and out of a street with snow! So why only three stars, well, not all of us have long straight walks and driveways, We have to go back and forth - we need a little more reverse speed. The lights, well read the above. While I have not mentioned this, the engine controls are in a really bad position if you want to mount a snow blower cab, be prepared to speak a few choice words. I'll keep it, it still is better than my last one, I am a use to getting use to it guy.
Date published: 2019-01-31
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 4 out of 5 by from Good Snow Thrower I purchased a Cub Cadet 3 X 26 in SEP18 from Home Depot at the same time I purchased a new Cub Cadet LT 42 EFI Lawn Tractor. I put a plow on the lawn tractor and use it for light stuff and its bit quicker but, even with snow chains and a weight kit, is limited for what it can push and on what kind of terrain. it will get stuck if I leave the driveway etc. I have used the 3X three times so far to remove 5, 4 and 8 inches of snow from my paved driveway. It does a good job and is better on deeper snow. It eats snow piles. It goes over grass without issue, so I can plow a path to my propane tank, but generally I'll gently push down on the handles to make sure it doesn't dig into the dirt. Both reverse gears are slow. I just pull it back manually. I leveled out the skid shoes by putting a thin piece of wood under the shave plate cranked down on skid shoes. I have only two complaints. 1. The shoot sticks. Even if I have the controls at max angle to throw the snow the furthest distance, it will only throw it 6 feet. I have to manually adjust the shoot with my hand. 2. It throws snow no where near the "up to 40 feet" advertised. Max it will throw snow is 15-20 so far. I don't know if its any better than a 2 X.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine! This is my first snow blower. I researched the heck out of them, and I kept coming back to the cub cadet. I was originally going to buy the 2x but talked myself into the 3x. My decision for the 3x was based on the snow sliding off my metal roof. It packs pretty tight when it falls and there can be a lot of it. It chewed thru that without a problem. Our first storm was 12” and it didn’t slow this machine down one bit. The heated hand grips were an added bonus. I wasn’t going to get them on the 2x, but they came standard with the 3x. My hands get cold easily, and the were sweating by the time I was done. All-in-all, well done Cub Cadet. It’s a nice machine. I’m 100% happy with it and hope it lasts a long time.
Date published: 2018-11-16
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