Model # SC 500 HW

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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 Gas Self Propelled Mower SC500Z 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 RWD Walk-Behind Self Propelled Gas Mower with Front Caster Wheels 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) (49) (37) (11)
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
Features Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,High wheel,Mulching Lawn Mower,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Handlebar,Assembly Required,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,High wheel,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck Adjustable Handlebar,Assembly Required,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Swivel front wheel Bagger,Blade Brake,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower,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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Customer Questions & Answers

Do you have to adjust each wheel separately to control the cutting height?

Do you have to adjust each wheel separately to set cutting height? Thanks
Asked by: Curious
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.
Answered by: TX1987GTA
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does the SC500HW 21 in. have a side exhaust ?

Asked by: John
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.
Answered by: TX1987GTA
Date published: 2015-09-20

Out of stock for a month?

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? Thanks for your help
Asked by: CarolinaBlue
Answered by: Vega
Date published: 2016-06-12

Can you use it as a push walk-behind instead of self-propelled?

In other words, can the self-propel feature be disengaged?
Asked by: Bardix
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.
Answered by: TX1987GTA
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

SC500HW 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 RWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Product The innovative MySpeed Drive System provides control of the self-propelled mower or you can push it if you want additional exercise. You will find that it works well either way. The catch bag is just the correct size for transferring the grass into a grass/leaf bag. It has started on the first pull so far all season. I would definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very smooth running lawnmower Very smooth operating mower. Noise level is low, keeps up to my fast pace very well. Only negative I can say is to check for level of grass cut, the front wheels on mine need to be one notch lower than the back, not a major big deal. Cub Cadet has done a great job on this mower.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product meets my needs Starts easy. Very responsive motor. Has good traction on all terrain.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of operation I have found that this mower is very easy to operate, it starts with pull, and has made mowing myn lawn very easy, it has allowed me to return to my being able to mow without having to pay someone else to do it for me. What used to take two days to do now I can do in only one day.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to start and maneuver around the yard. The grass bag is handy and has good capacity.
Date published: 2015-09-20
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