Cub Cadet

Model # 3X 26

Internet # 204787054

Store SKU # 1000015657

26 in. Three-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Headlight

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Model # 3X 26

Internet # 204787054

Store SKU # 1000015657

Introducing the revolutionary new Cub Cadet 3X Three-Stage snow thrower. This industry exclusive cut through tough packed snow and ice like no other machine available today. The 3X’s unique high-speed Induction Accelerator draws snow through the system, creating an effortless forward motion. No backups. No ride ups. No spill over. This new 3X technology easily cuts through deep snowfall up to 50% faster than 2-stage snow throwers. There’s no stopping the next generation of Cub Cadet Snow throwers.

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  • Ideal snowfall range: 6 in. to 16 in.
  • Ideal surfaces: smooth and gravel surfaces, flat to slight slope
  • 26 in. clearing width, 21 in. intake height
  • 357 cc electric start Cub Cadet 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Clear snow faster: new 3X induction accelerator moves snow up to 50% faster than 2X snow throwers
  • Trigger controlled power steering at your fingertips for unmatched control, effortless maneuverability and one-hand operation
  • Revolutionary cool blue skid shoes glide along surfaces for better maneuverability and won’t rust or damage your driveway
  • 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds allow for easy snow clearing at your pace
  • Push button electric start makes it incredibly easy to start in tough winter conditions
  • Single-hand 4-way chute control adjusts the chute rotation and pitch with 1-hand for the ultimate snow throwing control
  • In-dash headlight allows you to clear your driveway any time of the day or night
  • 12 in. serrated steel, heavy-duty augers and steel shave plate effortlessly cut through tough snow and ice
  • 15 in. x 5 in. X-TRAC tires provide solid traction in extreme weather conditions
  • Throws snow up to 40 ft.
  • Use 5W-30 engine oil for easy starting at all temperatures
  • You're covered winter after winter with a premium 3-year limited residential and 1-year limited commercial warranty and 5-year limited auger gearbox

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
55 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
41 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
26.5 in 
Auger diameter (in.) 
Clearing Width (In.) 
Ideal Snow Depth (In.) 
Intake height (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Tire height (in.) 
Tire width (in.) 
Assembly Required 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg) 
Clearing Surface Type 
Gravel/ Paved 
Clearing tool included 
Drive System 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
264 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
Rust Resistant 
Snow Blower Features 
Headlight,Skid Shoes 
Snow Blower Usage 
Snow Equipment Product Type 
Three Stage Gas Snow Blower 
Start Type 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow 
Heavy, Wet 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
You're covered winter after winter with a premium 3-year limited residential and 1-year limited commercial warranty and 5-year limited auger gearbox 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good snowthrower, but.... I recently purchased the 3X 26" snowthrower and have been very impressed with the reliability and power of this product. Certainly doesn't bog down when pushing through a mound of snow and starts reliably every time. However, I'm very disappointed in the 4-way / multi-directional pitch control chute. It never stays in the direction or angle you point it and tends to stray due to the pressure of snow being discharged through the chute. You can tighten down the overlarge wing nut to get it to stay, but then you can't change the angle unless you loosen again. I had read about this being a concern prior to my purchase and now I can see what they mean. February 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Awsome Machine I bought this snow blower in November of 2014 so I've used it for one season. This is a great machine. I only have one minor complaint and that is that the chute always goes to the highest height because of the force of the snow. Other than that, I have no complaints. The controls were easy to get use to and the grip warmers are great. I made a path through my yard the other day so I could get to my shed to check on my Cub Cadet LTX 1050 riding mower that I bought new last spring. I only gave this blower a good rating like anything else I rate because I always believe there is room for improvement. March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This snow thrower is awesome! This is my first "big" snow thrower and what an amazing machine! My old one was a competitors single stage thrower that worked pretty good but I needed a larger thrower that had a better drive system. Being in my mid 60's with a bum knee this 3 stage thrower was the perfect choice. We live on a small cul-de-sac and when the city plows it gets quite messy at the end of the driveway and in front of the mail box. This machine just ate up the "plow slop" like nothing! Performed excellently on the driveway and other areas. Definitely recommend this to anyone in the market for a snow thrower.. February 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Impressive Perfornance and Power I purchased the three-stage 26" model late last year and have had two opportunities to use it as of mid-January 2015 with 5" of snow both times. Easy to start from cold both with the electric starter and the manual pulley method (only two pulls got her started). The controls are easy to get the hang of and the power is all there. With the thrower nozzle fully elevated it throws the snow a good 12 -15 feet. It clears our 100' driveway in about 8 minutes flat. Totally awesome machine - glad I chose this Cub Cadet. February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great snow thrower. Great snow thrower went through the plow bank at the end of my driveway like it was nothing. Even in top gear. The more snow that goes in the farther it throws it. Love the steering although takes time to get use to using it. Hand Warner's are great but doesn't seem like the right handle is getting as warm as the left. Wish reverse had a higher / faster gear but I get the safety issues of being to fast in reverse. January 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by love the 3 stages Have to watch where to throw the snow so it doesn't cover the neighbors windows it is so strong of a thrower! Looking forward to many years of service with this machine... easy start...easy handling! November 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 3 stage not an improvement for average blowing After 20 years, we gave away our old cub cadet and traded "up" for a 3 stage. Very much missing my old machine. Someday I may appreciate the 3 stage when I'm blowing through the worst winter offers. But not for average snow. The hopper can't be completely blown out and leaves gallon size dumps around the driveway. Even with smaller swaths, the inability to clear hopper causes it to dribble trails of excess snow. If you want a clear driveway you have to shovel after blowing. The trigger on the new chute joy stick is a pain to operate with winter gloves or if you have any hand stiffness, and the plastic chute on the basic model freezes up in some conditions. Our old cub cadet made snow blowing easy. This cub cadet causes me to curse. January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cub Cadet 3X 26 I purchased a Cub Cadet 3X 26" snow thrower 2 days before a blizzard hit the NYC area. I was able to un pack the machine, put it together easily, gas and add oil, according to specs. I even called CC customer service, which was excellent. Storm day, about 15 to 20 inch drifts, the machine started up immediately electric start simple and excellent. the operation of the machine easy and comfortable, What I really liked about the machine was it's ability to drive through the snow drifts with ease, and the comfort at which the machine operated was nothing short of superb. I even cleared my neighbors driveway in minutes. In short, the 3X 26 snow thrower is an animal I would highly recommend it over and again.. One extremely happy customer…. January 5, 2014
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