Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chas good power and snow removal but average otherwise.
This unit has power to spare and successfully throws any kind of snow you throw at it. The functionality is superb. However, on my third use a wheel fell off. Turns out they are held on with a push-cap. My radio flyer wheels are held on with a push-cap. Seems to me a more secure method of mounting the wheels should be used. More in sync with the cost and importance of the unit. The service department is sending parts (a new push-cap, a washer and a spacer) but until they arrive it's back to the old shovel. This is probably a quality control issue at the factory. The wheel seemed a little wobbly when it arrived.
January 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jljs snow packs on the wheel under drive belt
I just bought this snow blower 1/20/25016 and the first time i used it on about 3 inches of snow the wheel under the drive belt stopped turning on count of snow packing up and the wheel stopped. Had to clean the snow and ice off several times. It is a poor design from cub cadet. On 1/22/2016 we had 8 plus inches of snow and the same problem. It was a night mare to stop and clean the wheel off. I would give it 5 stars it this did not happen.
January 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by boozieboise Works for me.
This is perfect for here in Boise. We receive moderate amounts of snow and this machine handles it well.
October 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave1956 Medium size but powerful
Due to our severe and seemingly never ending Winter here in Northeastern Ohio, snow blowers were hard to come by. My TroyBilt (of 14 years) finally bit the dust (snow) when the driveshaft weld cracked. Anyway a nice lady working at Home Depot (Brooklyn Ohio) suggested I check the website to see what was still available. The Cub Cadet 179cc model seemed okay for the price. I'm happy I made this purchase. What a 'kick butt' machine. Easy to start, and the auger really grips the concrete surface. I'd highly recommend this model for someone looking for a dynamite 1 stage blower.
March 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MisterAl Poor engineering because it throws snow backwards from underneath leaving a slopy mess behind.
Very hard starting unless using the electric start. Rattles like an old model T. Worst part is that it throws snow backwards from underneath leaving a snowy trail behind. Not a good design.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob8258 great machine
Assembles easily. First start quick and blows snow perfectly.
Had to clear a path for oil delivery ran across my yard effortlessly. Love it.
A new add to my Cub Cadet family.
February 18, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by drbobthesnowking good for thick slushy snow
I have been able to use this machine now 5 times this winter. The first time I got to use it it was throwing 1.5" of very heavy slush without clogging. Awesome.
It starts quick and easy.
The more I have used it on regular snow however, I have been somewhat disappointed. It is the loudest machine I have owned and feels like it is going to fall apart as soon as I engage the auger. It seems to throw as much snow under the auger back at my feet as it does out the chute.
The skinny short and curved handles hurt my hands after 5 mins of using. They would be well served to put an inch of foam all around the handles. The odd shape only gives you a small area for your hands and you feel like you are pushing your daughters toy baby carriage. It has been two hours and my hands still hurt.
I do like the chute controls and the headlight has helped with night work.
I am up in the air about recommending this, but since I have to choose, I will say yes, I recommend it, but barely.
In the review section, I don't understand what "smart attitude" means.
February 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fatimus don t buy this garbage.
I got a 30" last winter and this year it won t start even if it was empty of gas when I store it. It says 3 years warrantee but when I called the service they say gasoline related issue is not warranted and I should expect to pay $150 or more. I did some search and find out other people with the same problem every year.
January 17, 2012