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SC 500 hwWalk Behind

SC 500 hw is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
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Overall Rating: 4.6


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  • 159cc Cub Cadet Performance Tuned Engine
  • Effortless MySpeed™ Drive Control System offers smooth engagement and adjusts to your pace
  • 11” High Rear Wheels
  • 3-year limited residential warranty


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Rear-wheel drive, MySpeed™ Drive System



159cc Cub Cadet® OHV

Engine Start

Thermal Auto Choke w/ SureStart Guarantee


Front End

Deluxe poly with handle


Soft touch grip, 3-way adjustable/Ergo


2.3 bu. rear, dust blocking bag

Mulch Plug


Approximate Weight

90 lbs.



21" steel

Cutting System

Cub Cadet Signature Cut™

Height Adjustment

Dual-lever, 6-positions

Cutting Height

1.25" - 3.75"

Cutting Options

3-in-1 bag, mulch, side discharge

Deck Wash

Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system


Front/Rear Wheels

Full ball bearing 8"/11"


Industrial tread



3-year limited residential


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Mower I bought the Sc500hw about 1 month ago. I absolutely love the way this mower starts so easily but most of all the maneuverability of it. With the front caster wheels it is vary easy to mow around things like a round garden without have the lift the front end of the mower. It mows effortlessly and is really enjoyable to cut the grass. The only thing I don't like is after cutting the grass and returning the mower to the shed, the handle to push it back is a little uncomfortable (Unless you grab the handle that engages the gears to move the mower). Not a big thing though.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased After having someone else do my yard work for 10 years and with the charges increasing every year along with a drop in quality decided to do it myself. I'm 70 and still working but the wife and Dr. said I need more exercise so this seems like the time to do it. Spent several days reading reviews of all mowers on manufacturers web sites and the big box sites. Everything I read about the Cub Cadet SC 500 hw mower was absolutely true. The flat parts of my yard have a 10* slope but most of it is 30-45* and this mower powered it's way through even on wet grass. What's not to love: automatic choke (started on second pull and it's any easy pull, speed control is the best design I've ever used and just seems to work naturally, deck wash port works great. I also decided to purchase from my local Cub Cadet dealer and was really impressed. took all of 20 minutes to purchase, assemble and out the door.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effortless! I have had my mower for 2 weeks now. Mine cranked on the first pull. All I had to do was walk behind it. Efforless!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Exceeded my expectations! After much researching on a new mower I decided on the cub cadet SC 500 HW and boy am I glad I did. This mower replaced an old mower my father had which was a snapper self propelled that now sells for over $500 new (but anyway I digress). I bought the mower from my local dealer and just like the website said it was $369.99 around $395 after 0.7% sales tax. The mower was already assembled and the dealer took it outside filled it with oil and gas and it started on the first pull. He went on to say he has only had two cub cadets that didn't start first pull in the past three years. So i took it home and later that evening mowed my yard which has been neglected for nearly 3 weeks. I can not say enough good thing about how well the mower pulled. My yard is very STEEP, BUMPY, and UNEVEN but the mower handled it like a dream. The innovative drive system is effortless and effective if you want the mower go faster just walk faster and it will keep up or slow down and it will do the same. Going both vertical and horizontal on my yard was easy and the mowing went faster than ever. I used the side discharging option so i will not speak about the mulching or bag collection options. My yard looked amazing and level and probably the best it ever has. I stopped numerous times and each time the mower started with one pull. I did notice quite a bit of build up on the deck but this is likely because my back yard was probably 6-8 inches and wet so it is to be expected. I did not use the deck washer option because I've always just propped my mower up and scrapped it out. Long story short BUY THIS MOWER if you're in the market for one. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product meets my needs Starts easy. Very responsive motor. Has good traction on all terrain.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The self propelled feature is easy to use. Easy to start. Great for trim work.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this mower, it's light weight and easy to move around. The deck wash system is awesome, great feature. I have had one problem with it since new, it smokes a lot on start up, but I am working with my dealer and after the mowing season is over I am taking it back in for repair.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice mower but having bagging issues The Pro's - Easy to start Speed control is good The Con's Has bagging issues. Mower would start clogging and assumed the bag was full. Went to empty the bag and it was only about 1/3 full. Kept happening. Doesn't matter how long the grass is I can't get it to fill the bag up. Yes the grass is dry and I've tried different mowing heights on the mower. I've also had a few issues with it leaving a small strip of grass uncut. Have to catch it on the next pass. Usually happens on a slope. Not impressed.
Date published: 2015-10-05
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