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Cub Cadet SC500HW 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 RWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
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SC500HW 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 RWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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The Cub Cadet 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 High Wheel RWD Self-Propelled mower gives you the option to side discharge, mulch or bag your grass clippings. Whatever option you choose, you’ll have a clean looking yard every time you mow thanks to the unsurpassed results of the Cub Cadet Signature Cut. The deep dome deck design allows for better airflow creating an optimal environment for the blade system. And with a blade that triple cuts the grass to turn waste into mulch, you’ll have flawless results and a healthier lawn. The high performance MySpeed Premium Drive Control System offers smooth engagement, superior speed variability, industry-leading control and traction making this one of the easiest to use walk-behinds in the industry. The exclusive ultra-soft rubber grip area reduces vibration and operator fatigue. With long lasting components, a 3-year limited warranty and the SureStart guarantee you’ll have peace-of-mind while you enjoy your perfectly manicured lawn.

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  • MySpeed premium drive control system
  • Adjustable 3-position ergonomic handles with soft-touch grip
  • 159 cc Cub Cadet performance-tuned OHV engine
  • SureStart guarantee ensures easy starting in 1-2 pulls
  • Patented SmartJet high-pressure deck washing system
  • Dual-lever, 6-position cutting height
  • Cutting height range 1.25 in. to 3.75 in.
  • 21 in. Cub Cadet signature cut
  • Mulch plug included
  • 1.9 bu. rear, dust blocking bagger included
  • Ball-bearing, industrial-tread tires
  • Model # 12ABD22J710

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Name SC500HW 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 RWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower 21 in. 159cc 3-in-1 High Rear Wheel RWD Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower 21 in. 159cc 3-in-1 RWD Walk-Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Razor 21 in. Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Lawn Mower with Blade Stop System
Brand Cub Cadet Cub Cadet Cub Cadet Ariens
Ratings (12) (44) (34) (10)
Power Type Gas Gas Gas Gas
Size of Yard 1/4 - 1/2 Acre 1/4 - 1/2 Acre 1/4 - 1/2 Acre 1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Cutting Width (in.) 21 21 21 21
Features Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,High wheel,Mulching Capable,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,High wheel,Mulch Switch,Mulching Capable,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Capable,Rust resistant deck,Swivel front wheel,Tool-free adjustments Bagger,Blade Brake,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulching Capable,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Tool-free adjustments
Drive type Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive
Refurbished No No No No
Start Type Pull Pull Pull Pull
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Do you have to adjust each wheel separately to control the cutting height?

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June 8, 2014
Do you have to adjust each wheel separately to set cutting height?

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Amarillo, Texas
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May 20, 2015
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The Adjustment on Height control is for the Front wheels as a pair and the Rear wheels and a pair. So only 2 controls and not 1 for each wheel.
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April 25, 2015
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The left-side wheels offer six adjustments ranging from 1" to 3.75". One lever adjust the front wheels together, or other adjusts the rear wheels. My 2007 model Cub Cadet mower had a single lever that adjust all four wheels at once. That was nice, but this front/rear system is more versatile as in the fall you can set the front wheels higher to facilitate in picking up leaves.
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April 25, 2015
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No
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JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS
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November 14, 2014
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the front wheels have an adjustment and so does the back wheels so there are two adjstment levers
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Winston Salem, NC
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September 1, 2014
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No, I own this mower and there is one adjustment for the front wheels and one for the back. BTW they are very smooth and easy to adjust.
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Joliet, Illinois
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August 27, 2014
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No. Both front wheels are adjusted with one lever. The same is true for the rear. When I press down on the handle the lever for the rear wheels drops to the bottom of the adjustment. This causes the body to drop and makes for a close cut,.
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KC, MO
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August 23, 2014
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you adjust both front wheels at the same time with the one lever on one side of the mower. the back wheels adjust like the front
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Cambridge,MD
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July 17, 2014
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No, there's a single adjuster for the front wheels and one for the rear wheels - two adjusters total.
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West Fargo, ND, USA
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June 11, 2014
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I adjust each wheel to be the same height so the grass is cut the same height. It's a very easy process. If the grass is too high to cut because it's been raining etc I adjust all 4 wheels to the highest height and mow and bag the grass, then drop all 4 wheel heights down to the height I need and mow again. This time I do not bag the grass, I mulch it. Very easy to use.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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June 9, 2014
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Hello. The cutting height adjustment lever is located above the front and rear left wheel. Those are the only two height adjustment levers on the mower. Thank you for your question.
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Does the SC500HW 21 in. have a side exhaust ?

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Amarillo, Texas
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May 20, 2015
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Yes this can be used with the bag located on the rear or without the bag with the side exhaust open for the option of no bag.
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April 25, 2015
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Yes. A spring-loaded side exhaust chute is includes and must be installed to side discharge.
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Yes
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YES, IT HAS A SIDE ATTACHMENT THAT POPS RIGHT IN
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Winston Salem, NC
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September 1, 2014
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If you are talking about the engine exhaust it is on the front of the engine. If you are talking about grass is also comes with an attachment for side grass exit.
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Joliet, Illinois
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August 27, 2014
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It is under the body and out of sight. It appears to face the rear.
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Cambridge,MD
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July 17, 2014
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No, it's a frontal exhaust. When I first used it I noticed the grass blades ahead of the mower moving around and initially thought it was caused by insects jumping out-of-the-way, but realized later that it was caused by the force of the exhaust output.
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Gaithersburg, MD
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June 7, 2014
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Yes. I use he rear exhaust but the mower has the side option.
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Hello John,
Yes, the SC500HW does have a side exhaust.
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Out of stock for a month?

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I am ready to purchase this lawn mower. Any idea when it will be back in stock? I have had a Home Depot gift card since Fathers Day and this thing has been out of stock since then.
Is there a waiting list?
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No
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Only available online, currently in stock (9/1/2014) it is worth the money.
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San Antonio, Texas
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I checked the stock for this model and it was available on August 3. I quickly ordered it and it is now sitting in my garage August 6! Don't delay, grab one of these fast!!!!
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I think you have to call Home Depot Jay. I'm just a customer like you. Sorry.
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Can you use it as a push walk-behind instead of self-propelled?

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In other words, can the self-propel feature be disengaged?
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You certainly could use it as a push mower but I find the mower a little heavier than what I would want to push. As with most Self Propelled mowers when the drive is not engaged there is some resistance that makes pushing it difficult. It is possible but I would not personally want to push this model.
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Yes. Just don't push forward on the control bar and it will function as a standard push mower. The rear wheels free-wheel when the drive system is not engaged.
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April 13, 2015
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Yes, this item can be used as a manual push mower with the drive mechanism disengaged.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice mower but having bagging issues The Pro's - Easy to start Speed control is good The Con's Has bagging issues. Mower would start clogging and assumed the bag was full. Went to empty the bag and it was only about 1/3 full. Kept happening. Doesn't matter how long the grass is I can't get it to fill the bag up. Yes the grass is dry and I've tried different mowing heights on the mower. I've also had a few issues with it leaving a small strip of grass uncut. Have to catch it on the next pass. Usually happens on a slope. Not impressed. October 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I love this mower, it's light weight and easy to move around. The deck wash system is awesome, great feature. I have had one problem with it since new, it smokes a lot on start up, but I am working with my dealer and after the mowing season is over I am taking it back in for repair. October 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product meets my needs Starts easy. Very responsive motor. Has good traction on all terrain. October 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The self propelled feature is easy to use. Easy to start. Great for trim work. October 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very pleased Exceptionally nice for trimming around gardens, trees, and other difficult areas and cleans up so easily. The self-propel is wonderful for going up hills (and down too). For our lawn, the bag is too small for large areas and would be the only thing that is not a plus for us living on a farm. September 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best push mower I've ever owned I love the 1 pull start and rear wheel drive. Thanks , Dave August 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to start and maneuver around the yard. The grass bag is handy and has good capacity. September 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice color Wish I had bought the model with the easy start. After running it and then shutting down. It is difficult to start on the second time. I will admit the grass was wet. This years abundance of rain made cutting a problem. August 28, 2015
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