Need some sheer pins for your snow thrower? Is it time to give it a tuneup? Ordering the right parts is easy if you can correctly identify your machine. Here’s how to find the model and serial number for your Cub Cadet snowblower and its engine.
Finding the Model and Serial Number
Since 1997, Cub Cadets have used model and serial numbers that are 11 characters long, and are made up of dashes, letters, and numbers. These numbers are printed on a sticker that also has Cub Cadet’s name, address and a contact number for customer service or finding a dealer. This sticker measures approximately two by three inches and can be found in the following locations:
Single Stage Snowblowers (1X) — On the belt cover on the right side of the auger housing
Two and Three Stage Snowblowers (2X and 3X) — On the frame between the snowblower’s wheels
Cub Cadet Engines — The sticker should be located on the back of the engine shroud on the left side. Older engines may place the information directly below the shroud on the left front side of the engine. If you have an engine made by another manufacturer like Briggs & Stratton, there is usually a standard Cub Cadet sticker on the engine along with the manufacturer’s original label or stamping. Both the model and serial number will be identical on both locations.
Keep in mind that engines and equipment are updated separately, so a specific model of snowblower won’t necessarily come with a specific version of an engine. When ordering engine parts, you’ll need to know exactly what engine model you have.
Decoding the Sticker
Full model and serial numbers are 11 characters long. The third, fourth and eighth characters are always letters.
There are two model numbers. The short number is used for marketing. While this number is typically four characters long, some 3X models have longer names to indicate equipment options, such as the 3X 30” TRAC, which has a 30-inch wide auger and track drive. The longer number is the specific model number, which is changed to reflect running changes during a model’s production. These are usually changed at least once per model year.
Sometimes, smaller changes don’t warrant a new model number, so the serial number is needed to identify the exact version you own. On snow throwers, the serial number will start with “31.”
Identifying Equipment with a Missing Sticker
While Cub Cadet intentionally puts these stickers in areas that aren’t likely to be replaced or damaged, there’s always a chance that they’ll get scraped up, peeled off or rendered unreadable by contact with strong solvents. If that happens, there are a couple ways you can identify your snow blower.
First, look at the owner’s manual: every Cub Cadet manual has an area to write down the model and serial number for easy reference. If it isn’t there, it’s time to gather some information and contact Cub Cadet.
The company’s technical support line can help you identify the model you own so you can order the right parts. They may ask for the following information:
— Purchase date
— Engine size
— Model information including labels on the machine
— Model features
— Parts dimensions
When you call, be close to your machine and have a tape measure handy. In some cases, they may ask you to send photos to help identify your model.
Call Cub Cadet’s support line can be reached at 1-877-428-2349. This line is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm Eastern time. This number is the same for both U.S. and Canadian residents. Cub Cadet will not identify your model using their Internet-based live chat support system due to the sheer amount of information needed.
Getting Parts for Your Cub Cadet Snowblowers
Now that you know what you have, you can order anything you need for your Cub Cadet from www.cubparts.com. Once you select your model and serial number, our site can show you parts that will fit your equipment, along with factory diagrams and descriptions so you know you’re ordering exactly what you want. Since we’re a certified Cub Cadet dealer, you can be sure you’ll always get quality OEM parts. We can ship your order to any address in the U.S. and Canada.