Snow Blowers

Cub Cadet 526SWE Snowthrower

The Cub Cadet 526SWE Snowthrower has 26 inches of clearing width which will make short work of most suburban driveways. If you have a really long Cub Cadet 526SWE Snow Throwerdriveway you may want to consider an even wider machine, however, this will meet most consumer requirements. The 277cc engine has all of the power you will need to get rid of even the heaviest snow. There are 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds, similar to most snow throwers.

This snow blower also comes with 4-way pitch control. In addition chute rotation let you control where the snow is going. As with many snow throwers, the warranty for consumer applications is longer than those for commercial. This is due to the heavy use they receive for commercial use. With posi steering, just change direction at the press of a button. No need to try to manhandle the machine any longer. This was a common complaint of many older snow throwers, however, with newer machines all you need to do is press the button to change direction.

Cub Cadet 526SWE Snowthrower – Specifications:

  • 277cc Cub Cadet® OHV 4-Cycle Engine
  • 26″ Clearing Width
  • 21″ Clearing Height
  • 6 Forward / 2 Reverse Speeds
  • 4-Way Pitch Control & Chute Rotation
  • 15″ x 5″ X-TRAC™ Tires
  • 3-Year Limited Residential & 1-Year Limited Commercial Warranty

Engine: This Cub Cadet 526SWE Snowthrower 277cc Cub Cadet® OHV 4-Cycle Engine

Transmission: This snow thrower has  6 Forward / 2 Reverse Speeds

Warranty: This 3-Year Limited Residential & 1-Year Limited Commercial Warranty


  • Posi-Steer™ Power Steering / Trigger
  • In-Dash Headlight
  • COOL BLUE™ Rust-Resistant, Non-Marking, Reversible Deluxe Skid Shoes

Description of the Cub Cadet 526SWE Snowthrower

The only other major feature to mention for this snow blower is the in-dash headlight for night time operation. The in-dash headlight is great to be able to see the direction you are going. In addition to avoiding any obstacles that might get in your way.


Most customers will have to arrange for the delivery of their new snow blowers. They are far too big to take home in your car. You will need a trailer, rent a van or arrange for delivery by the store that you are purchasing the snow blower from. There will be a charge for this service. But it will be the easiest way to arrange for your new snow blower to be delivered to your home. Some stores will rent their vans/trucks to you for a very low price for 2 hours for you to take your purchases home. Lowes and Home Depot do this as well as others.


Most snow blowers can be purchased with tire chains to provide extra traction in icy situations. In addition, snow shields are also a good idea if you want to protect yourself from windy conditions and snow being blown back at you from the wind.

Safety & Operation

A snow blower is a powerful machine and should be treated with safety in mind. Carefully read all of the safety guidelines in the manual prior to operating the machine for the first time and follow these guidelines to ensure that both you and the machine do not have an accident.

Prior to starting your snowblower the first time each day, perform a quick walk around check of the machine to ensure there are no loose parts and no leaking fluids. Check the engine oil to ensure that it is at the correct level as specified by the manual. Top up if necessary. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and prior to using the machine. If you do spill fuel, wait until it has fully evaporated prior to starting the engine. Never spill fuel on a hot engine to avoid fires and always fill the fuel tank outdoors to avoid any possibility of vapors going into your house.

Finally never point the chute in the direction of people, buildings or cars to avoid any possible damage and accidents. Sometimes chunks of ice can be thrown at high speed from the chute and if they hit something, it can cause a lot of damage.

Never work on your snow blower with the engine running

This seems like an obvious thing but people still do it and are hurt, sometimes badly, every year. Always turn it off before you do any maintenance, add fuel, check the oil, fix the chains on the tires, or clear the augers of snow.

Clearing Snow from the Augers – this is where lots of people are hurt every year. Before you try to clear snow that is plugging the augers, shut the engine off to avoid sudden turning of the augers or the impeller which could cause lots of damage to fingers, hands, and arms.

Use Snow Clearing Tool – This is the really important part. You have plugged the augers with snow, you have shut the machine off and now you are trying to clear the snow away. Never place your hands inside the augers to get at the snow. Use a broom handle if you have an old machine or the snow clearing tool that came with your newer machine to clear the snow. You can also purchase these tools from most stores as an extra if you break yours or if you have an older machine that does not have one. This is the safe way to clear snow from around the augers and the impeller.

Sometimes the snow is so compacted, that as you clear it away, it allows the augers to turn as a result of built-up tension in the pulley mechanism. Better to have a broom handle stuck in there than your hands!

Most new snow blowers come with a snow clearing tool which you can use for this purpose. Always use this tool and never use your hands. If you have an older machine, an old broom handle will do the trick as well.


Like all snow blowers or snow throwers, maintenance is important for your machine to operate at a peak level for many years. Change the engine oil regularly, check the belts for tightness, change the spark plug as required, and grease any spots outlined in the manual. If you need to leave the snow blower outside all year round, cover the machine with a proper cover to keep it looking new and avoid deterioration of the tires and metal components.



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