Cub Cadet’s 3X series of snowblowers use an extra auger that breaks up snow before pushing it through the chute, helping them deal with hard pack snow better than two stage blowers. With 13 models to choose from, you can get this added effectiveness in a size to fit your needs from home use to commercial duty.
Three Stages are Better than Two
The 3X has a unique impeller design that adds what Cub Cadet calls an “accelerator” auger between the collection and discharge impellers found in a regular two-stage snowblower. This new auger is designed to break up collected snow before it’s pushed out of the chute, helping 3X models handle thick hard pack snow. This lets these models clear snow 50% faster than two-stage 2X snowblowers.
Does it really work? Consumer Reports thinks so: when they tested the 30” PRO H, they gave it the highest score for a snowblower in the organization’s history.
The 3X has a chute that can rotate 200 degrees. Angle and pitch are controlled using two separate levers next to the handles for precise adjustment.
Most models come with a transmission that uses 6 forward and 2 reverse gears, while PRO H models come with a hydrostatic drive similar to what you’ll find on Cub Cadet’s riding mowers. This makes it easy to get just the right balance between snow removal and speed. Either drive can be engaged by moving a small trigger for one-hand operation, letting you make adjustments to the chute while in motion. Heated grips come standard on all 3X models.
All 3X snowblowers are powered by Cub Cadet’s own engines. They have the same easy-to-use design as the models found in their other equipment, adding a manual choke to help with starts in extreme cold. The starter can be plugged into any household electrical outlet, taking the effort out of turning the engine over without having to deal with batteries.
Three engine sizes are used to match the power demands of the snowblower’s auger: 24” models have a 277cc engine, 26” and 28” models have a 357 cc engine, and 30” and 34” models have a 420 cc engine.
Cub Cadet offers 5 versions of the 3X to fit a variety of use cases:
Standard models have a 21-inch intake height and dual LED work lights on the handle that shine around the chute. Models include the 24”, 26” and 28” versions.
HD models can handle snow up to 23 inches high and add a third LED light directly over the auger housing. Models include the 24” HD, 26” HD, 28” HD and 30” HD.
TRAC snowblowers replace the wheels with a track drive system, providing more traction on hills and slick surfaces. Models include the 26” TRAC and 30” TRAC.
PRO snowblowers add 12 gauge steel side panels and mounts the augers on sealed ball bearings for durability under heavy commercial use. Models include the 30” PRO and 34” PRO.
PRO H snowblowers come with the same features as the PRO, but they use a hydrostatic drive with infinite adjustment, letting the operator get just the right balance between snow removal and speed. The PRO H is available in 30” and 34” versions.
Cub Cadet guarantees all models and their engines for 5 years of commercial or residential use.
Parts and Accessories
If you need something for your Cub Cadet 3X, visit www.cubparts.com. As a certified Cub Cadet dealer, we’re able to offer everything you need to maintain your snowblower and the engine that powers it. Our site has built-in factory parts diagrams and descriptions to find what you need, and we can ship your order to any address in the U.S. or Canada.