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Model # 2X 528 SWE

Internet # 203528131

2X 528 SWE 28 in. 277 cc Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering

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Model # 2X 528 SWE

Internet # 203528131

The Cub Cadet 277 cc, OHV 4-Cyle 2-Stage 28 in. gas snow thrower is equipped with Zero-Turn Posi-Steer power steering which delivers effortless, single-hand turning so you can easily maneuver driveways of all shapes and sizes. The single-hand 4-way chute control allows you to quickly change the direction and pitch of the snow you throw with one hand. 16 in. x 6.5 in. X-TRAC tires provide solid traction in extreme weather conditions.

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  • Ideal snowfall range: 12 in. to 16 in.
  • Ideal surfaces: smooth or gravel
  • 28 in. clearing width; 21 in. intake height
  • 277 cc electric start Cub Cadet 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Choose Cub Cadet with confidence, every Cub Cadet snow blower is backed with a full 3-year residential and 1-year commercial limited warranty
  • 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 auger and steel shave plate effortlessly cut through tough snow and ice
  • 16 in. x 6.5 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
  • Model # 31AH54TT756
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
49.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
34.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
31.5 in 
Auger diameter (in.) 
Clearing Width (In.) 
28 in 
Ideal Snow Depth (In.) 
Impeller diameter (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 
Self Propelled 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
4-cycle OHV 
Engine torque (ft.-lb.) 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
275 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
Rust Resistant 
Snow Blower Features 
Headlight,Skid Shoes 
Snow Blower Usage 
Snow Equipment Product Type 
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower 
Start Type 
Uneven with Obstacles 
Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow 
Heavy, Wet 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Choose Cub Cadet with confidence. Every Cub Cadet snow blower is backed with a full 3-year residential and 1-year commercial limited warranty. 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It made Hercules Blizzard of 2014 look like a wimp It cut threw drifts of 2 feet deep snow like it was butter. My wife said I was done so fast that she did not have time to finish making Breakfast. Only thing I can ask for was faster shipping on Home Depots part which IMO was the Shipping company fault. It took 3 weeks to get to me, but I did get it 1 day before the Blizzard hit. I had to put it together in the windy cold which was not fun. I wish it came with a DVD so it would have made it easy to put together rather than lose the instructions in the wind. One issue I did have was the joy stick was getting stuck. I will look into it when it gets a little warmer out. In the Cub Cadet Video it shows a young woman using it. IMO I think a woman can work it easy but unless they have huge hands I feel it will be hard for them to work the power steering unless they have huge hands or stop the blower. Other than that I give this bad boy 5 stars. January 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Missing parts but fixable The overall of the machine is very good. The problem was that the power steering lever pins were missing and the levers were just hanging there. Whoever is responsible for installing the e-clips, forgot to put them on and the pins fell out during delivery. It wouldn't have been so bad except the bottom of the crate is open. Had it been closed the pins would have just been on the floor. I called customer service and they shipped them with no questions. Good thing I had a couple bolts and nuts that fit well enough... It snowed two days later. I have used it twice. The second time was a heavy 5" snow. It handled it perfectly except the shute distance control flap slowly creeps up when the snow gets heavy and you need to keep aiming it down. Other than that the joystick Shute control is great. The best feature in my opinion is the powersteering "disengage" levers. They make for easy 180' turn arounds and when you pull both in, it goes into a neutral position and you can pull it wherever you want. The light should have been placed higher because it sends a shadow at night about 6' in front, which is where you want to see. Lastly, make sure you fill the oil when you get it...they only fill it to the minimum line. The pictures I have posted show the overall machine, the Shute that moves up with heavy snow, the shadow the light throws making it hard to see close, the Shute blocking the light, the screws that I had to put in place of the missing pins and the pins that were delivered to fix it. December 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hate this snowblower This snowblower is hard to maneuver in small amounts of snow and nearly impossible in drifts. The levers for auger and gas are cocked at a 90 degree angle which is too great for small to medium sized hands. A 45 degree angle would be better. The machine engages with the slightest touch and takes off before control can be gained of the handle grips. The remote chute control is clumsy and difficult to engage with one hand. The blower doesn't clean smoothly. February 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not impressed with snow throwing distance ability! I finally got a chance to use my Cub Cadet and I'm disappointed with the power, or lack of power, from this 277cc engine. I ended up going with Cub Cadet over Ariens because I liked that this 28 inch came with a bigger engine. First off, the F1 speed gear is a great walking speed but the snow would throw only like 2 feet away. Now when I moved this over to speed 2 it would move faster than I would like it to but the throwing distance improved. I don't understand why the speed of the blower should have to be integrated with the augers ability to throw at a further distance. I wish I could increase the power to the augers at the F1 speed instead of moving at a faster speed by going to 2. Can someone at Cub Cadet explain why I can't throw the snow farther at a lower walking speed? January 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 28" CUB CADET SNOW BLOWER Shipped to home crated on a pallet. It was 99% assembled. You just have to install a rod for the shoot, and install the shoot which used rods and cotter pins, The handle bars just have wing nuts to tighten and some plastic wrap had to be removed. Pros: This blower is large, heavy and performs well in snows deeper than 4 inches. It has plenty of power and turns effortlessly Cons: The shoot and shoot control box should be metal. Also the control panel should be metal. This snow blower is large and will take up a lot of room in a garage. If you don't have the space, get a smaller one. January 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great machine I'm posting here primarily because a previous poster incorrectly stated there is no shave plate with this unit. See the specs alone. He didn't recognize it because it's painted the same color as the housing, but there most definitely is a shave plate. See below. Tires 16" x 6.5" Tread X-TRAC™ Deluxe Skid Shoes COOL BLUE™ rust-resistant, non-marking, reversible Shave Plate Reversible Fuel Capacity 5 qt. Engine 277cc Cub Cadet® OHV 4-cycle Approximate Weight 270 lbs. Warranty 3-year limited residential / 1-year limited commercial October 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lacks Shave Plate This unit lacks a shave plate, a protective bar along the bottom of the housing. Though present on the 3X models and on [other brand] competitors (as well as my single-stage [other brand] that this 528 was meant to replace), it is absent on the 2X528SWE. This means that every time you use the unit you will be banging, denting, and scratching the housing rather than a replaceable part. I am concerned this will lead to premature rusting of the base of the housing. Yes, you can reduce, but not eliminate this by raising the skids, but then you are leaving a quarter to half inch layer of snow on the driveway. I am not particularly interested in the gadgetry and turning features of the 2X528SWE, I would rather have the basic protective shave plate, either hard plastic or hard rubber. I will be returning the unit to the store. September 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It Works. I purchased this model late in 2013. It is visually impressive and looks heavy duty. However, my neighbors' Ariens' models are superior. This model does not throw the snow as far or pull in snow as fast as my neighbors' Ariens units. The reason is that the augur and the impeller are smaller than the Ariens models. Having said this, it will still clear 6 inches of snow without a problem. However, I question how it will handle a true 10-12 inch snow event. The last issue I have with the machine, is that the gearing is odd. First gear is super slow. Second is sometimes too fast and 3-6 are rather similar. There should be a speed selection somewhere between 1 and 2. Overall, it is likely worth the money b/c it was cheaper than the Ariens models. January 21, 2014
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