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

Cub Cadet

Model # 3X 26

Internet # 205335004

Store SKU # 1000064166

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.)  12 
Clearing Width (In.)  26  Ideal Snow Depth (In.)  16 
Intake height (in.)  21  Product Depth (in.)  54 
Product Height (in.)  44  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)  357  Engine Make  OEM Branded 
Engine Type  4-Cycle OHV  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  1.25 
Number of Forward Speeds  Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.)  37  Product Weight (lb.)  260 lb 
Recommended Oil type  5W-30  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  30-Day  Rust Resistant  Yes 
Snow Blower Features  Headlight,Heated Handles,Skid Shoes  Snow Blower Usage  Heavy 
Snow Equipment Product Type  Three Stage Gas Snow Blower  Start Type  Electric 
Terrain  Sloped with Obstacles  Traction  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 63 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 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 5 out of 5 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 5 out of 5 by Simply the best After my Craftsman Snow Blower of 20 years died I started doing research for its replacement and narrowed it down to the Ariens 28" Deluxe and this Cub Cadet. The Consumer Reports Recommendation for this model was the final selling point and I am very pleased. I've lived in upstate NY for all of my 47 years, so I am no stranger to snow blowers. The ultimate test for any snow blower is handling the stuff the plow deposits at the end of your driveway. We had a big storm today and I was greeted with a little over 2' of this stuff after work. My old Craftsman would have been challenged to get through this. The 26" 3 Stage Cub Cadet cut through it like butter. I used a middle gear (average walking pace) and it acted like it was only 6". It never clogged and never bogged down. I read some complaints about the position of the light and it being blocked by the chute. Even though it is in the middle the light spreads out to illuminate a wide area and I had no issues with visibility. I also read some complaints about the chute turning on its own from the force of the snow. While I did not have this issue I read in the manual there is a tension adjustment for the chute which would resolve this issue. I gave only a "Good" rating for features because for the money this units cost I would have like to have seen heated hand grips standard. All-in-all a top notch machine. February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snow? What snow? Only used this once so far, it threw 8 inches of powdery snow 30ft into the yard like nothing moving along at its top speed. Didn't use the electric start, it started on the first pull of the cord no problem in 10 degree weather. To push it harder I ran it down the edge of the street where the town plow had left a 18 or so inch pile of compacted snow and it chewed right through it again at top speed. It is bigger and costs a little more than the some other throwers but figure over the 10 years you probably have a machine like this it is well worth it. Consumer reports rated these Cadet 3 stage units the best, so I bought this one which is the smallest in the 3 stage line. It is heavy so try and have it delivered. January 6, 2014
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