Cub Cadet 2X 526 SWE 26 in. 243 cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering-2X 526 SWE - The Home Depot

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Model # 2X 526 SWE

Internet # 205317312

2X 526 SWE 26 in. 243 cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering

Cub Cadet 2X 526 SWE 26 in. 243 cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering

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$899.00 / each


Model # 2X 526 SWE

Internet # 205317312

The Cub Cadet 243 cc, OHV 4-Cyle 2-Stage 26 in. gas snow thrower lets you clear snow effortlessly. The single-hand 4-way chute control allows you to quickly change the direction and pitch of the snow you throw with one hand. Zero-Turn Posi-Steer power steering delivers effortless, single-hand turning so you can easily maneuver areas of all shapes and sizes. 12 in. serrated steel, heavy-duty augers and steel shave plate effortlessly cut through tough snow and ice.

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  • 26 in. clearing width, 21 in. intake height
  • 243 cc electric start Cub Cadet 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Zero-Turn Posi-Steer power steering delivers effortless, single-hand turning
  • Cool blue no rust, non-marking, reversible skid shoes glide along surfaces for better maneuverability
  • 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 one 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
  • Choose Cub Cadet with confidence, every Cub Cadet snow blower is backed with a full 3-year residential and 1-year commercial limited warranty
  • Model # 31AH56TS756
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Assembled Depth (in.)  48 in  Assembled Height (in.)  32 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  28.5 in  Auger diameter (in.)  12 
Clearing Width (In.)  26  Ideal Snow Depth (In.)  16 
Impeller diameter (in.)  12  Intake height (in.)  21 
Product Depth (in.)  48  Product Height (in.)  32 
Product Width (in.)  28.5  Tire height (in.)  15 
Tire width (in.) 
Assembly Required  Yes  CA (CARB) Compliant  CARB Compliant 
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg)  200  Clearing Surface Type  Gravel/ Paved 
Clearing tool included  Yes  Drive System  Self-Propelled 
Engine Displacement (cc)  243  Engine Make  OEM Branded 
Engine Type  4-cycle OHV  Engine torque (ft.-lb.) 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  1.25  Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds  Oil capacity (oz.)  20 
Product Weight (lb.)  239 lb  Recommended Oil type  5W-30 
Returnable  30-Day  Rust Resistant  Yes 
Snow Blower Features  Headlight,Skid Shoes  Snow Blower Usage  Heavy 
Snow Equipment Product Type  Two Stage Gas Snow Blower  Start Type  Electric 
Terrain  Uneven with Obstacles  Traction  Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow  Heavy, Wet 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  3-Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Blower I have the 526 SWE snow blower. Brand new fall of 2014. Got thru Dec & Jan and thought I would not get to use it. Now in Feb, snow has come. It has been wonderful. It starts easy. It performs great; cleans my 120' by 22' blacktop driveway down to the surface. It blows the snow 12'. It has cut my snow removal time by a third. Highly recommend. February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love the power steering So many nice features for the money. Discharge shut is easy to manage with one hand and gives you a lot of options to blow. The power steering is wonderful can turn it on a dime. November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is a GREAT Snowblower!!! This was the best money I have ever spent! The zero turning feature is the best, this unit has plenty of power and great traction, even in this heavy snow season in New Jersey it never slowed down a bit. For value, Power and Quality this snow Blower can't be beat!!!!!! I would recommend this for anyone! I'm a Cub Cadet owner for life! March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality product at an excellent price Fresh off a crate the product was filled with fuel, primed and started on first pull. Made short work of 6 inch snow fall trowing it 40 feet with plenty of power to spare. I'm sure this snowblower could easily handle 1-1/2 feet in no time at all. Only complaint was speed difference between 1st and 2nd drive position. The 1st forward is mind numbingly slow where 2nd is a mild walking speed. Then each higher speed position just a little faster than previous. Found the power steering easy to get used to and now wouldn't think of buying a snowblower without it. December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to get started Machine really works well. Took only a few minutes to set up. Started instantly--the engine didn't even turn over twice, it just immediately started when I pressed the electronic start button. I also have to say that the Home Depot delivery carrier was first rate, really went the extra mile to get the machine up my driveway. Very pleased with this purchase. November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use and powerful I purchased this particular snow blower because it was a little bit cheaper than the Ariens brand same size. The cub cadet had a more powerful motor and I don't mind a plastic chute as I don't have to worry about rust or paint chipping on it. First time I used it was with our first big snow storm on 12/9/12 in the Twin Cities, MN. Had no problem going through the approximately 10 inches of heavy snow. I've never had such a powerful snow blower before. It was shooting the snow at least 25-35 feet out into the yard. Had the driveway done in no time. Did not have any problem with bulb in headlight burning out like previous review. That would be an easy fix anyhow by buying a new bulb. Didn't have any problem with it blowing snow anywhere but out the chute. Might I also mention that with only a little pushing had no problem going up our slanted driveway. Absolutely no regrets buying this model. I am set for many winters to come. December 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Great Snow Blower I bought the Cub Cadet to replace an old blower that sometimes worked and sometimes didn't (living in Syracuse with an average snowfall of 10-12 feet per season, dependability is very important). I'm very pleased with the Cub Cadet and particularly like the Zero Turn Posi-Steer power steering function which offers great manuverability. The only down side i found was that they did not include a Power Cord for this "Electric Start" Snow Blower, however, since the machine has started with the first pull this has not been an issue. This is a great Snow Blower. January 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miserable for use by tall people. This blower has a serious flaw. It is built for short people and they don't tell you that in their literature. I am 6'4". Even in the highest position, the handles are one foot too low. If you have any back problems and are over 5'6", stay away from this thing. The optional heated hand grips were nice for about 10 minutes and they haven't worked since. Heated hand grips are a nice thing to have in Minnesota when they are working. And as could be expected, the chinese headlight blew out after only a couple of uses. The steering system is a really good thing. It starts quickly. I like the way the chute is operated by a joy stick. April 4, 2014
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