The 500 Series is the next tier of Cub Cadet snow throwers featuring heavy-duty 12-inch steel augers, larger engines, and greater amenities than the entry-level series. All 500 Series snow throwers offer six forward speeds, two reverse speeds, and a 4-way multi-directional adjustable chute. A standard in-dash headlight provides consumers with the ability to see in low-light conditions while Cool Blue skids permit the machine to easily slide over terrain.
With an intake height of 21 inches, these snow throwers are suitable for moderate uses involving deep snow and wider areas. The 500 Series includes five models.
Cub Cadet 524 WE and 524 SWE
The Cub Cadet 524 WE is the entry model in the 500 Series. This snow thrower has a 24-inch clearing width. The 524 models have a 208 cubic centimeter 4-cycle OHV engine. The 524 WE offers an all-wheel drive system while the 524 SWE offers steerable wheels. Both models feature positive traction, ensuring that the snow thrower maintains traction on icy surfaces or in deep snow.
The Cub Cadet 524 SWE is nearly identical. The 524 SWE has Zero-Turn Posi-Steer, which provides users with power steering. This gives operators the capability of moving around more effortlessly in the snow. Both the 524 WE and 524 SWE weigh 265 pounds.
The 524 WE and 524 SWE models are ideal for homeowners who must deal with deep snow drifts. Owners who must clear large tracts of land or deep slush and ice may benefit from one of the larger and more powerful models.
The 524 WE and 524 SWE are available with several optional accessories. Some of the available accessories include a protective cover which surrounds the snow thrower, a snow cab to keep the occupant sheltered from the elements, a drift cutter for handling ice, and a floor mat to prevent rust. The only optional feature on the 524 WE and 524 SWE models are heated hand grips.
Cub Cadet 526 SWE
The Cub Cadet 526 SWE is a slightly larger and more powerful model in the 500 Series. The 526 SWE offers customers a wider clearing width at 26 inches. To manage the increased volume of snow, the 526 SWE also features a 277 cubic centimeter 4-cycle OHV engine. The machine weighs in at 275 pounds, which is only 10 pounds over the 524 models. The Zero-Turn Posi-Steer is standard.
The list of optional features is the same as the 524 SWE. Customers can choose from a snow thrower cover, a snow cab, a drift cutter, and a floor mat. Heated hand grips are still optional on the 526 SWE.
The Cub Cadet 528 SWE is the second most powerful model in the 500 Series. The 528 SWE is similar to the 526 SWE, although there are a few differences. The 528 SWE further expands the clearing width to 28 inches. The 526 SWE uses slightly larger tires which are 16 inches by 6.5 inches, while the other 500 Series models use 15 inch by 5 inch tires. The 526 SWE is also slightly heavier, at 285 pounds.
The list of optional features is the same as the 526 SWE. Customers can choose from a snow thrower cover, a snow cab, a drift cutter, and a floor mat. Heated hand grips are still optional on the 528 SWE.
Cub Cadet 530 SWE
The Cub Cadet 530 SWE is the most powerful offering in the 500 Series. The 530 SWE features a larger 357 cubic centimeter 4-cycle OHV engine and the highest clearing width of any 500 Series snow thrower at 30 inches. Heated hand grips are standard.
The optional accessories for the Cub Cadet 530 SWE are the same as the other 500 Series offerings. Customers may purchase a snow thrower cover, a cab to protect the occupants, a drift cutter, and a floor mat.
Cub Cadet owners should only use genuine OEM parts when servicing their Cub Cadet snow throwers. Aftermarket materials that fail to conform to factory specifications can fail prematurely or cause damage to the snow thrower. Original equipment parts constructed to factory standards ensure that the machines will continue to operate at factory levels for many years to come. By using the OEM parts tool at www.cubparts.com , customers can ensure that they purchase the right part for the right machine.