Cub Cadet SC500HW 21 in. 159 cc 3-in-1 RWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower-SC 500 HW - The Home Depot

Cub Cadet

Model # SC 500 HW

Internet # 205185635

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

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

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$399.00 / each


Model # SC 500 HW

Internet # 205185635

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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Assembled Depth (in.)  64 in  Assembled Height (in.)  42 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  23 in  Blade Length (In.)  21 
Rear wheel size (in.)  11  Size of Yard  1/4 - 1/2 Acre 
CA (CARB) Compliant  CARB Compliant  Cutting Options  Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge 
Cutting Width  21  Drive type  Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc)  159  Engine Make  OEM Branded 
Features  Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,High wheel,Tool-free adjustments  Fuel Type  Gas 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  .5  Hazardous Code  No Air 
Included  Bag Kit,Engine oil  Lawn Mower Type  Walk Behind 
Maximum cutting height (in.)  3.75  Minimum cutting height (in.)  1.25 
Mulching Capability  Yes  Number of Blades 
Number of adjustable handlebar positions  Oil capacity (oz.)  18 
Product Weight (lb.)  95 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  30-Day  Start Type  Pull 
Terrain  Sloped with Obstacles  Walk Behind Mower Type  Self Propelled 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  3-year Limited Residential Warranty 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don't' know why I waited this long! I decided to give my 2001 Lawn Boy to my daughter and purchase a new self-propelled. While I was very satisfied with my Lawn Boy I had know idea how much better this Cub Cadet could be. It was extremely easy to unpack and setup - adjust the handle, fill with oil and gas and start - that's it! It has larger wheels which facilitate a more even cut. I purchased two (2) extreme mulching blades, which I would highly recommend. And the variable speed is nothing short of awesome. I cut my mowing time down from 1 hour 20 minutes to just under an hour and it uses less fuel to boot! And I should also mention that their Customer Service is also excellent. July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best I've ever owned I purchased this mower at the end of July 2014 and have used it several times over the past month. The mower is great. So easy to use on my front yard which is a slope. It may take some a few uses to get used to the self propel bar, its a push bar not a pull like many other mowers. Starts on first pull, easy to assemble (side note: assembly instructions talk about using cable clips to hold the drive and clutch cables to handle poles, these have been replaced with zip ties, I had to call Cub Cadet to confirm this after searching and searching for the clips). The rear wheels are a huge advantage to this mower, really easy to turn and really help on the uneven ground in my yard (several tree roots and some holes). I upgraded to this mower from an older Honda zero turn self propelled model, zero turn are not great on hills. This was definitely a great purchase. September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rear Wheel Drive is 4 Me! I have a hill in my front yard and back yard and have gone through different brands of lawnmowers that are front wheel drive. My son gave me a RWD Cub Cadet quite a few years ago and when it died, I was going to cut costs and purchase a cheaper brand. That good old saying "you get what you pay for" is so true. I'm back to the cub cadet and loving it. It was very easy to put together which helped. I can't say enough good things about it. It cuts great. Because I am on a hill, when using the grass bag it does not fill completely full but that's ok with me. I just have a garbage can on both ends of the yard. My last Cub Cadet lasted around 10 yrs and that's after my son used it for 4 years, so I'm looking forward to a long relationship with this one! June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cut my mowing time in half! I bought this model to replace a high rear wheel mower that had front wheel drive. All other major features were more or less the same. This model's rear wheel drive provided much more power and control to the cutting surface without being a lot more powerful motor. The result was dramatically reduced cutting time. Also, the plastic guide on the clipping bag helped keep the exhaust chute clear, resulting in less binding and even more time saving. June 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Has a defect Mower runs great. Easy to start. One problem with rear wheel drive is it's hard to maneuver around shrubs and plants when you want to push the mower in and then pull it back. Problem with my mower is when I reach the end of the space to be mowed and try to turn it by raising the front wheels and turning it on the rear wheels the height adjustment on the rear wheels slips and drops to the low setting. This causes the rear of the mower to scalp my lawn. Any pressure down on the handle causes the adjustment to slip to the low setting. I have to reset this adjustment each time I change direction. Takes forever to mow a small yard. Would like to return it. Used twice. August 27, 2014
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