Cub Cadet 3X 26 in. 357 cc 3-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering and Heated Grips-3X 26 - The Home Depot
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Model # 3X 26

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3X 26 in. 357 cc 3-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering and Heated Grips

Cub Cadet 3X 26 in. 357 cc 3-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering and Heated Grips

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$1,199.00 / each


Model # 3X 26

Internet # 205335004

Store SKU # 1000064166

Store SO SKU # 639830

Introducing the revolutionary new Cub Cadet 3X 3-Stage snow thrower. This industry exclusive cuts 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 1-hand operation
  • Heated hand grips for added comfort
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.) 
49 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
34 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
28.5 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 
4-Cycle OHV 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
260 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
Rust Resistant 
Snow Blower Features 
Headlight,Heated Handles,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 4.1 out of 5 by 107 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Basic Design Flaws mar an excellent machine Model Number: Cub Cadet 31AH55TA710 (3X 26) The good news is the machine is generally very well built and assembly was very simple. The bad news and reason for the poor rating is that it is not possible to shift into reverse 2 and difficult to shift into reverse one. When using a snow thrower, these are very important functions. There are 2 basic design flaws which create this problem: 1. The first is the Rod Shift Assembly Torsion Spring (PN 732-04311A) which is too stiff to allow full shift range into R2 (See photo labeled Torsion Spring). In order to move to R2, the torque needed on this shaft is 120 in-lbs. Considering the radius of the shift linkage to the cable, this means the force on the able is 60 pounds! This was measured on the Flange Nut (712-04063) with a calibrated torque wrench. The actual force on the operator shift knob feels like 30 or 40 pounds and the front of the machine actually lifts off the ground if you try to shift into R2. This is either a design error, or manufacturing quality error. BTW, the shift cable came adjusted properly and is fully slack in Fast Forward (F6) and the Friction Wheel Assembly is resting against the Hex shaft clip. This is not an adjustment issue! 2. The other problem is that the shift lever is literally tearing up the detent notches the flimsy plastic Handle Panel (931-04187A) if you try to force the shift into R1 or R2. See photos after trying this several times. I have not even used the machine yet, but I doubt this would last more than a couple hours. Then it would be impossible to lock the shift into any reverse speeds. I have provided good detail here with the hope that the manufacturer will correct this problem for me and other customers. I may have to return this to Home Depot and buy another brand since a Snow Thrower without reverse is pretty useless. It's ashamed that these design flaws affect a machine which appears to be very well built and is a US product. I will also post this on You Tube, hoping the manufacturer will notice. December 23, 2013
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor Customer Service Cannot comment on the performance of the Cub. See below. Used Cub Cadet 3X 26' for about an hour. Sheer pin broke but did not fully exit. This caused problems with the belt which then needed to be replaced. Hence no snowblower. Home Depot does not work on these, you must contact Cub Cadet and they direct you to the nearest repair shop. For me, that was 45 miles away. So 180 miles to bring in and pick up the Cub. Right away, I knew I made the wrong decision to purchase the Cub. Called Cub again and was directed to a non-authorized repair shop which was closer to my home. Why I wasn't given this option the first time is unknown. Brought Cub in for the minor replacement of the sheer pin and belt. Guess what? No belts for the Cub! A simple part like a belt is not in stock by Cub so must wait without snowblower in worst snow ever. Two weeks later, still no belt. On back order. Still waiting, maybe this Spring Cub will have belts? I don't care how great the product is, what's the point if you don't have a proper customer service setup where you can get minor problems like replacing a belt taken care of without having to wait weeks? No excuses, for this kind of money $1400 Cub should have parts in stock. Should have gone to Sears February 19, 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 Snowblower love I am a 54 year old, 5'4" female, and new to the snowblower. My husband is 74 and cannot do outdoor work, so, after researching snowblowers, bought the 26 inch three stage. Woke up to 7 inches of snow this morning. Started up with electric start and proceeded to do my drive and walkways. It was pretty straight forward and simple, considering it was a heavy wet snow. This blower moved right thru, the chute was easy to operate, and the cleaning tool came in handy a couple of times. I have a quarter mile drive and was done in about an hour...Love the tight turning feature...just need to figure out how to attach the cab...all in all a great experience for a first time user, since I was concerned if I would be able to handle it. Thanks Cub Cadet... November 24, 2013
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