Cub Cadet Snow Blower


#1

I’m in the market for a new snow blower and was considering Cub Cadet as one of the choices. Do any of you guys have experience with that brand?

There are two I was considering.

https://www.mowersonline.com/new-models/2019-cub-cadet-3x-30-trac-26852199b

Or

https://www.mowersonline.com/new-models/2019-cub-cadet-new-3x-30-pro-26852400b

I havent decided who to buy from yet. These are just links to the choices. If you know of any other brands that you prefer, let me know why.

Thanks.


#2

Honda is king, hands down. Probably followed by Ariens.

I believe cub cadet is made by the same people who make the sears craftsman machines, along with a bunch of other big box brands. Ok stuff for the first few years.

Toro is ok, from what I’ve heard.

Edit: just followed your links. Holy snowcone, batman. If you’re going to drop that amount of dough on a machine, definitely go for a Honda. It’s worth it.

And I’ve read that the “3 stage” is kind of a pointless gimmick.


#3

Why do you want to blow snow on a house or drive? How’s that help clean it? Must be a northern thing, lol.


#4

I’ll point it at the grouchy neighbors driveway!

Edit: Oops. This was a reply to @Racer


#5

The Pro models seemed heavier duty. I’m not stuck on Cub Cadet. I just saw a few good videos of the 3 stage ones busting through a 2 ft ice and snow bank at the end of a driveway. Of course not solid ice but the tough wet stuff the plows leave.

My driveway is about 60’ long and on a hill so the bottom always gets a high drift thats hard to shovel by hand.

I’ll look at both of those brands.

Concerning price, I was going to buy one for about $1200 but then I came across those. 600 or so more and I was considering the upgrade.

I will store it out behind the old stable which is up 2 single steps and over a granite path. It’s about 150’ to the top of the driveway. I know the tracks would climb the steps easier or I’ll have to spin the machine and walk up the steps backwards.


#6

Where are you located?


#7

Just bought the Honda last year. What a beast !!!


#8

Or weld up a plow mount for your golf cart and put some chains on the tires. Does just fine for our Wisconsin winters.


#9

Just outside of Philly.


#10

What model did you get?


#11

I love it, but I’d first have to get a golf cart.


#12

https://m.powerequipment.honda.com/snowblowers/models/hss724at-hss724atd


#13

And I got the 928 track model without electric start.


#14

Im in VA, on the coast… never seen a snowblower until i bought one last year. I got the single stage Honda. It was worth it weight in gold last year when we got over a foot. It was snow i have never seen.

I dont think i wud stray from the honda name. Small engines is what they are good at.


#15

The Hydrostatic drive is insane … Love it !


#16

A friend of mine says the single stage is just as good as the 2 Stage, before I bought this one he was telling me I wouldnt he disappointed with the single. He has both, but the hydrostatic drive alone makes me happy I decided to go 2 stage


#17

Apples and oranges. Sometimes the single stage is better. Sometimes it’s completely useless. And occasionally I break out the single stage machines when the Honda becomes hopelessly clogged with slush. I’m quite glad I have my little Toro’s for backup duty and smaller storms. But I can’t imagine life without the Beast.


#18

You have a Toro single stage ? I would assume Honda is better , either way glad I went with the beast


#19

Two. They’re used machines off craigslist. Very many to choose from. One is 16” and the other is 21”. They’re both 2-stroke motors, dead simple to run.

I was recommended the Toro single stage blowers by David Carroll @Lsmain back when I first got into snow removal.


#20

For the price why not just hire a plow company?

Sometimes cheaper to hire someone. I hire a plow guy and a lawn guy…, solely on because it’s actually cheaper in the long run.

$400 for the season ( 20 plows)

That’s three years of someone else plowing my drive instead of buying a nice snowblower

I have a 2 acre lawn and have blown up three cheap riders in two seasons . Lawn guy last year cost $800 for the entire season. I need a nice commercial zero turn ($ 5,000)). Or I can just hire him for the next 6 years and not worry about it