Cub Cadet 3X Snowblowers

Cub Cadet 3X Snowblowers

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 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.

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Cub Cadet 2X Snowblowers

Cub Cadet 2X Snowblowers

Need a snowblower that can cover a wide area but is still reasonably sized and easy enough to use for large residential driveways and small parking lots? Cub Cadet’s 2X dual stage snowblowers have a separate auger that helps throw snow long distances, and they’re designed with the company’s usual attention to detail when it comes to operation, making them extremely easy to use.


The auger gearbox is front and center, connecting both the main auger and chute auger to the engine, requiring just one belt to operate the entire snow clearing system. To withstand impacts from snow, ice and debris, it’s built into a cast aluminum case.

The main auger is big enough to handle up to 12 inches of snowfall. As snow is cut, it’s pushed up to a second 12-inch auger that hurls material through the chute. This chute has 200 degrees of rotation and 50 degrees of pitch and can be controlled using a remote overhead crank within easy reach of the handle. If there’s a jam, the clog can be removed using a tool that clips onto the auger housing.

The auger housing rides on a pair of Cool Blue skid shoes. These use a material that’s non-marking, rustproof and extremely slick, making it easy to move the snowblower over pavement, even if it’s dry.

Drive System

The 2X rides on a pair of 16-inch tires with Carlisle’s new X-TRAC tread. It uses thick, hollow lugs to grip slick surfaces without causing surface damage. The wheels are driven by a transmission with 6 forward speeds and two reverse gears, letting you get the blower moving at the highest speed it can handle without bogging down. One hand power steering control engages the drive system while keeping the other hand free to make running adjustments to the chute position and throttle.


This line of snowblowers uses Cub Cadet’s own engines. Unlike the units found in lawnmowers, these motors have a manual choke and priming bulbs to help with starts in extreme cold. A 110v electric starter motor comes standard: just plug the control box into an outlet and push the button, and the engine should fire up immediately.

One Design in Three Widths

The 2X is available in three auger widths paired with an engine sized to provide consistent performance:

2X 24” — 208 cc engine

2X 26” — 243 cc engine

2X 28” — 277 cc engine

Both the 26” and 28” have dual LED work lights mounted on the handle, while the 24” has a single LED work light.


Cub Cadet offers a range of equipment to modify your 2X to best fit your needs:

Need more visibility than the work lights provide? Cub Cadet offers an LED light bar fits over auger housing for more light directly over the snow.

The snow thrower cab clips over the handles and provides a clear shell over the operator for protection from wind and drifting snow. Working in extreme cold? A set of heated grips can be fitted over the handles.

Need to deal with tall snow drifts left on your driveway by snowplows? The drift cutter kit can shave off parts of tall drifts so you can take them out bit by bit, staying within the maximum capacity of the auger.

When it’s time to store your snowblower, pick up an OEM cover. Not only does it provide a perfect fit, it’s made from a breathable fabric to prevent condensation that can lead to rust.


Cub Cadet guarantees the snowblower and engine for three years of residential use and one year of commercial use. The auger gearbox has a separate guarantee for 5 years no matter how the snowblower is used.

Getting Parts for Cub Cadet Snowblowers has everything you need for your 2X from wear items like skid shoes and belts to major components. Our site can show you factory parts diagrams for your model, making it easy to find exactly what you need, and we can ship your order to any address in the U.S. or Canada.

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Cub Cadet 1X Snowblowers

Cub Cadet 1X Snowblowers

Just because you only need to clear a driveway doesn’t mean you have to suffer with a difficult to use, underpowered snowblower. Cub Cadet’s 1X snowblowers are built to make clearing small areas easy by providing practical design features and a range of engines to fit your needs.

One Stage Simplicity

The 1X uses a single auger to pick up and propel snow through the chute. This auger is 21 inches wide and can remove snow up to 13 inches high. It’s made from a combination of steel and high impact rubber that both cuts into the snow and helps pull the snowblower along the ground, requiring very little effort at the controls. This design reduces the chance of clogging and keeps the drive system simple for easy repairs.

The chute has an adjustable pitch and 190 degrees of rotation. On manual chute models, a large handle on the chute’s base makes it easy to adjust the angle of exiting snow without having to go far from the controls.

Cub Cadet’s characteristic focus on usability can be seen throughout the 1X. Engine controls are placed high on the rear of the snowblower base for easy starting, while everything has been sized to be usable when wearing gloves from the large starter handle to the chunky fuel cap and oil dipstick. Unlike the company’s other engines, the versions fitted in these snowblowers have a manual choke and priming bulb to get the right air/fuel mix for starts in extreme cold.

One Design, Three Models

Cub Cadet uses the basic design of the 1X for three models, each with different features to best fit your snow clearing needs.

The 1X 21 is the most basic and inexpensive model. It uses a 123cc OHV engine and has a manual chute. At 82 lbs, it’s lighter than most walk-behind mowers, making it a great choice if you don’t need to handle large amounts of snow and want something that’s easy to handle. Need a little more power? The 1X 21 HP uses a 179 cc Cub Cadet engine and only weighs a couple pounds more.

The 1X 21 LHP is powered by a 208 cc OHV engine, and it comes with several features that make it more convenient for use in extreme conditions. The remote chute control uses a joystick mounted below the handle to alter angle and pitch, while a built-in headlight below the handle makes it easier to clear snow at night so you can get a head start on winter storms. A built-in AC-powered electric starter eliminates the need for pull starts, but a pull-start backup is still included for use in areas where there aren’t any convenient outlets.


Cub Cadet covers the entire 1X including the engine for three years of residential use or one year of commercial use. This does not include regular wear items like auger paddles or shear pins.

Getting Parts for Cub Cadet Snowblowers

Whether you need to have some shear pins and belts on hand for quick repairs after a jam or need to do some maintenance, has everything you need for your Cub Cadet equipment. From our site, you can look up parts based on your model and see factory information including parts diagrams and descriptions to find the parts you need to keep your equipment running. We can ship your order to any address in the U.S. or Canada.

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Fitting Tire Chains to Your Mower

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Winter may be on its way, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your Cub Cadet riding mower into storage. By fitting a set of tire chains, you can use your mower for winter lawn care tasks including snow removal and salting.

When Do I Need Tire Chains for My Mower?

Chains provide better grip on ice and snow, giving your mower the traction it needs to handle added front end weight of a snow plow as well as making it easier to pull a trailer. Even if you use a snowblower to clear snow, you may still want to use your tractor with a broadcast spreader to lay down salt.

Tire chains don’t work well on uncovered turf and can damage grass, particularly if the ground is muddy. Always remove the chains before you start using your mower to cut grass.

Will Tire Chains Fit on My Mower?

Cub Cadet currently makes one set of tire chains that fit both 22 x 9.5 x 12 inch and 23 x 9.5 x 12-inch lawn tractor tires, two sizes used in the majority of riding mowers and garden tractors they’ve built in the past few years. If you plan on using a snow plow with your tractor, you may also need to install a weight kit on the rear to balance out the added weight of the plow and snow on the front end.

The Parts of Your Tire Chain

Here’s how you can identify each part we reference in this guide:

  • Side chains – These run the length of the tire chain. There is one on each side.
  • Cross chains – These attach to both side chains and run across the tire tread when installed.
  • Cross-links – These have a loop that goes through the cross chain and two hooks that go into the side chain, connecting them together.
  • C-hook – A simple hook on the end of the inside side chain.
  • Locking link – A flat piece of metal with a hook on the end, found on the outside side chain directly across from the C-hook.

Preparing Your Mower

For this job, you’ll need access to an air pump to release air from the tires and air them back up as well as a couple zip ties to secure loose links.

Park the mower on a flat, level surface with some space behind the drive wheels to roll out the chains. Disconnect the positive battery terminal and the spark plug wires to prevent an accidental start. Make sure the tires are aired up to the recommended pressure. Put the mower transmission into neutral and release the parking brake.

Mounting the Chains

Roll out the chains behind the drive wheels so that the open sides of the cross chain hooks are facing up. The C-hooks should be on the inside edges. Straighten out any twists in the chain.

Pick up the chain and lay it on the tire. The cross-chain hooks should be facing away from the sidewall. Tuck the loose ends under the tire.

Roll the mower forward just enough for the tire to roll on top of the end of the chain. Connect the C-hook to the second or third link on the side chain. Pull the chain tight over the outside of the tire and connect the locking link to the second or third link of the side chain. Fold the link back and hook the end to one of the chain links.

Deflate the tire slightly, then pull on the side chains to get a tight fit over the tire. Once in place, the side chains should be close to the center of the tire sidewall. Re-inflate the tire. Use zip ties to secure any unused links.

Buying Snow Chains, Plows and More for Your Cub Cadet is a certified dealer for Cub Cadet, which means we’re able to offer the full line of OEM parts and accessories for your mower. Our site lets you search based on your model and serial number and can show you where parts fit using factory diagrams so you can be sure you’re getting exactly what you need. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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Preparing Your Mower for Winter

preparing mower for winter

Winter is on its way, which means it’s time to put your Cub Cadet mower into storage. Taking a few preventative steps now will ensure your mower won’t be damaged from sitting for months and can save you from doing maintenance when you’re ready to mow next spring.


Fuel should be completely drained from walk-behind mowers. There are two ways to do this: disconnect the fuel line and put the end in a funnel that leads to a gas can or open the gas cap and tip the mower so that the gas flows into the can. Once the fuel has been drained from the tank, reconnect the fuel line if it was removed, then start the engine to burn off any fuel remaining in the carburetor.

Fuel can be left in the tank of models with fuel injected engines as long as that fuel has been treated with a stabilizer, and it can also be helpful for occasionally recharging the battery on models with carburetors. Before storage, run the engine for a few minutes with this treated fuel to ensure any untreated fuel has been pushed out of the fuel system. A full tank reduces air exposure, slowing oxidation.


The oil should be changed before storage, no matter how many hours the mower has been used since the last oil change. Even lightly used oil can be acidic, which can cause harm to internal components over long periods of exposure.

The cylinders should also be lightly lubricated. To do this, remove the spark plug or plugs from the engine. Add a half ounce (one to two tablespoons) of oil into each cylinder. On pull start engines, place a rag in front of the spark plug hole to catch any splashes and give the starter handle a couple quick pulls to circulate the oil around the cylinder surface, then reinstall the spark plug and wire. On electric start engines, reinstall the plugs, but leave the plug wires disconnected. Use the starter to turn the engine over a few revolutions to circulate the oil, then reinstall the plug wires.

Don’t be surprised if your mower smokes a little the next time you start it: that’s just the oil from the cylinder lubrication burning off.


Batteries on riding mowers should be fully charged before storage. While most manufacturers suggest putting the battery on a trickle charger, Cub Cadet recommends starting the mower every two months and run it at full throttle for 20-30 minutes. This will recharge the battery and circulate fuel through the engine. It may be cold out, but you still need to move the mower outside before starting to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust gases.


Your owner’s manual will have a detailed list of locations; be sure to check the deck spindle shafts, axles and driveshaft bearings for zerk fittings. Axle zerks are located on the inside of the wheel so they can be easy to miss. Always clean the area around the fitting to keep from pushing debris into the bearings when adding grease.

Other points of friction should be lubricated with a light oil or silicone spray including axles on push mowers and handle attachment points.

Control cables should be lubricated with a light lubricant, not a water displacer or penetrating oil. There are several options on the market including non-detergent motor oil, graphite, air tool oil and motorcycle chain lubricant. Whatever you choose, make sure it says “non-gumming” on the label.

After a thorough cleaning, all bare metal surfaces should get a light coating of oil to inhibit rust formation.


Keep your mower indoors if possible. If it needs to be stored outside, use a cover designed for your model. Covering with a tarp is not recommended: the fabric can’t breathe, which lets them collect moisture that will lead to rust.

Even if the fuel system has been drained, there may still be some residual fumes. For this reason, your mower should be stored away from ignition sources including torches, power tools, and furnaces.

On models with pneumatic tires, park the mower on cardboard to prevent direct contact with cold concrete.

Getting Parts for Your Cub Cadet Mower

Find something wrong with your mower while you were getting it ready for storage? Skip the spring rush and repair it now with parts from We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and their manufacturing partners, letting us provide parts for everything from blades to spark plugs. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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LS 25 CC and CC H Log Splitters

LS 25 CC

Looking for a log splitter with enough force to be usable without being too expensive and difficult to operate? Cub Cadet’s LS 25 CC and LS 25 CC H strike the perfect balance between size and power, offering the strength to cut through any seasoned log in a package that’s designed to be easy to use and transport.

The Power and Speed for Real World Use

The LS 25 CC comes with a 9.5 GPM pump that enables the cylinder to exert a force of 25 tons. That’s enough to go through anything except the biggest, greenest logs. This combination has a cycle time of 19 seconds while an auto return system retracts the wedge without requiring a hand on the control lever. This lets you get the next log and load it without having to wait between cycles.

Logs are supported by a cast steel foot plate and split using a cast iron wedge that can be sharpened for consistent cutting performance. A log dislodger and log trays come standard, saving time and frustration when loading and removing logs.

This splitter can handle logs up to 25 inches and can be operated horizontally or vertically, letting you choose between having an easier loading height for small logs or shorter lifting distance for large chunks of wood. Switching between modes is easy: just pull a pin near the pivot point and tilt the beam into position. Coils of steel wire wrap around the hydraulic hoses to protect them during movement.

The pump has a three-gallon oil reserve which is filled at the factory, saving on initial use costs and saving new owners the lengthy task of purging air from the system.

Built for Portability

This log splitter is built into a trailer with a two-inch tow hitch and a pair of D.O.T. approved transport wheels and tires. Polymer fenders deflect debris when towing while resisting impacts from falling logs while in use. Once on site, the trailer can be detached and the tongue propped up using the built-in jack.

One Splitter, Two Engines

The LS 25 CC is offered in two versions. Aside from the engines, everything on these models is identical down to the 585 lb. curb weight.

The standard LS 25 CC is powered by a 208 cc Cub Cadet OHV engine. Like all the company’s engines, the design focus is on ease of use with a simple starting procedure and minimal maintenance.

The LS 25 CC H uses a 160 cc Honda GC-Series engine. Thanks to its overhead cam head and advanced internal design, its output is similar to the Cub Cadet motor. The GC uses an internal timing belt, precision manufactured components and a resin cam to greatly reduce noise during operation.


Cub Cadet guarantees the LS 25 CC and its engine for three years of residential use. The engine in the LS 25 CC is covered by a three-year warranty from Honda, while the rest of the components are guaranteed for three years by Cub Cadet.


If you need parts for one of these splitters, you can get them at We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and their manufacturing partners including Honda, letting us provide parts for these splitters and the engines that power them. Our site makes finding parts easy with sections of popular parts as well as a search engine with built-in parts diagrams and descriptions. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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LS 33 CC Log Splitter


Do you need to split a lot of big logs quickly? Cub Cadet’s LS 33 CC may be a residential model, but this log splitter delivers the power and performance you would normally expect from a large commercial splitter. Its cylinder is powerful enough to cut through hardwoods, its cycle time is short, and it comes with features that are normally optional in this market.

Powerful Enough for Anything

The LS 33 is powered by a 277 cc engine that is designed and built by Cub Cadet. It has the same easy starting, durability, and longevity as their other engines, and, since this motor is used in their snow blowers, particular attention was paid to cold weather starts. There’s no choke, throttle or priming bulb: just pull the starter cord, and the log splitter is ready to use.

The engine drives a 15 GPM pump fed by a 5-gallon hydraulic oil reservoir. The hydraulic system is filled at the factory, saving money on fluid and time setting up the splitter. The hoses connecting the pump to the cylinder are wrapped in a steel coil to prevent damage while remaining flexible.

Together, the engine and pump can exert 33 U.S. tons of pressure. That’s enough to go through the hardest woods at any diameter and shape, including crotches on hickory and dogwood.

Fast and Flexible

The cycle time for this model is just 15 seconds, putting it in line with kinetic splitters, and it has an auto return system so you can get your next log in position while the wedge moves back into the cylinder.

The bed is designed to handle logs up to 25 inches long. To make it easier to maneuver large logs into place, the splitter can be flipped up to work vertically.

Logs are split using a cast iron wedge that can be sharpened as the point wears down, while the cast steel foot plate and robotic welds throughout the frame ensure reliable cutting performance through years of service. A log dislodger and log trays are included straight from the factory, so there’s no chance of dropping freshly split logs or having to hammer them off of the wedge.

Ready to Tow

The LS 33 CC is mounted on a trailer with a 2-inch tow hitch and 16 x 4.8-inch D.O.T. approved transport wheels. The fenders are made out of diamond plate to resist damage from falling logs. Total weight of the equipment and trailer is 615 lbs.


Cub Cadet guarantees the entire log splitter including the engine for 3 years of residential use.


If you need parts for the LS 33 CC, its engine or anything else from Cub Cadet, visit We’re a certified Cub Cadet dealer, letting us provide a full range of OEM parts and accessories for equipment ranging from mowers to clean up tools like this log splitter. Not quite sure what you need? Our site can show you parts based on your model and has integrated parts diagrams so you can see exactly where a part fits on your machine. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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CSV 070 Chipper Shredder Vacuum

CSV 070 Chipper Shredder VacuumThe CSV 070 may be small, but it manages to combine a chipper/shredder and vacuum into a compact unit. If you can use a walk-behind mower, you can use this chipper/shredder to bag leaves and dispose of small branches without having to rake or cut wood by hand. The resulting mulch is more compact for lower disposal costs and can be used as fertilizer.

Vacuuming and Shredding Lawn Debris

The CSV 070 is designed primarily to vacuum up lawn debris, turning them into fine mulch. It does this by using a 24-inch wide vacuum nozzle that hovers above the ground, picking up loose material. Debris is pulled in by a 13.5 inch cast aluminum impeller and then pushed through two sets of cast steel flails, breaking down leaves and lawn debris at a ratio of 8:1, increasing the amount of material that can be stored on-board while reducing the number of bags needed to collect the waste. Even if you throw out the mulch, it can still save a lot of money on disposal.

When you need to get in hard-to-reach areas like bushes and landscape features, the suction from the impeller can be switched from the nozzle to a 7-foot vacuum hose by moving a lever on the base of the unit.

Turning Small Branches into Wood Chips

As you clean up your lawn, you can feed branches up to 1.5 inches in diameter into the chipper chute next to the motor. A hardened steel blade chops up the wood and sends it into the bag along with the rest of the debris.

Disposing of Yard Waste

The felt-lined, dustless bag mounted on the rear of this vacuum holds up to two bushels. The bag is designed so only the bottom is unhooked to dump material in place or be fully removed so the contents can be dumped into trash cans and mulch piles.

As Easy to Use as a Walk-Behind Mower

At first glance, the CSV 070 may look like a mower with a couple of attachments, which shouldn’t be a surprise since it borrows heavily from the company’s walk-behind models. This starts with the engine, a 159 cc unit built by Cub Cadet for their small outdoor equipment. All of its features carry over, so starting and maintenance are easy. Underneath the deck-like housing, the engine shaft directly powers the impeller, flails, and blades directly, so there’s no belt to change. The semi-pneumatic tires come from the company’s self-propelled mowers as well as their ball bearing-supported mounts. Combined with a weight of just 95 lbs, the 070 is surprisingly easy to push.


Cub Cadet guarantees the entire vacuum including the engine for 3 years of residential use.

Getting Parts for the Cub Cadet CSV 070 isn’t just an online warehouse, we’re a certified Cub Cadet dealer, letting us offer genuine factory parts for everything from classic tractors to modern residential lawn care equipment like the CSV 070 lawn vacuum. Our site has integrated factory parts diagrams and descriptions so you can be sure you’re ordering exactly what you need. We ship across the United States and Canada.

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Using Your Cub Cadet Chipper Shredder Safely

Using Your Cub Cadet Chipper Shredder Safely

Chipper/shredders can make quick work out of fall leaves and fallen branches, but that same power can make them dangerous to operate without the right protection and operation practices. Here’s what you need to know to use your equipment safely.

More Than Just a Horror Movie Staple

Wood chippers have torquey motors that move blades and flails at high speeds to turn leaves and branches into small, compact pieces that are easy to dispose of or use as mulch. That same power also makes them good at chopping up body parts, making them a featured mechanism in death and body disposal in movies ranging from “Woodchipper Massacre” to “Fargo.”

Movie-based reputation aside, the Center for Disease Control estimates an average of 200 workers are injured by chipper/shredders every year. Most of these injuries are due to contact with the blades, object kickback, and mechanical failure, three things that are easy to avoid with proper use.

Have You Read the Manual?

It’s easy to skim through the safety information, but this is based on injury studies, recommendations by organizations like the CDC and OSHA and Cub Cadet’s own in-house testing on your specific model of a chipper shredder, making it your best source for information on avoiding injury.

Wear the Right Protective Gear

While you might only need some hearing protection when using a lawn mower, adding to your equipment can greatly reduce your risk when using a chipper/shredder:

– A Type II, Class G or Class E hard hat that meets the latest ANSI Z89.1 standard, currently revision 2014. If you have an older helmet, the standards information should be molded into it, making it easy to ensure you have a model that meets current design requirements.
– Safety glasses that meet the latest Z81.1 standards, currently revision 2015. As with helmets, this information should be stamped into the glasses.
– Leather or cut protection gloves to protect your hands from splinters. This protection should cover the entire glove, not just the palm and bottom side of the fingers.
– Hearing protection. As with all small engine equipment, the noise from the motor can cause permanent hearing damage.
– Non-slip boots to help prevent falls.

Locating Your Chipper/Shredder

This equipment should be placed on a flat piece of ground for stability and well away from pets and people to reduce the chance of an accident. Since it uses an internal combustion engine, the chipper/shredder needs to be at least three feet (one meter) away from buildings to prevent deadly carbon monoxide build-up.

Inspect the Impeller Housing

Older wood chippers use a metal band that covers the sides of the impeller. This hood can pop off, striking the operator. The CDC has identified this failure as one of the top causes of chipper/shredder injuries; to prevent this, newer Cub Cadet chippers use a clamshell design that spreads the load over a larger area, decreasing but not eliminating risk. With either design, you should periodically check the tightness of the housing bolts to ensure these parts don’t become projectiles.

Use the Right Size Wood

Your chipper/shredder has a limit to the size of branches that it can handle. Larger branches can be kicked out of the chute by the flails, making them a serious safety hazard. Likewise, over-sized chips are more likely to become projectiles when exiting the chute. When chipping wood, go slowly to give the flails time to break it into small pieces.

Get Something Stuck? Use Some Wood.

Sticking your fingers into a chute do dislodge a stuck branch or lump of stubborn leaves is a good way to pull your arm directly toward the flails and blades. Instead, use a stick to probe the area and dislodge the material.

Keep Everything Tidy

As the chipper/shredder is used, debris from dust and clippings will build up around it, creating a slip hazard. Keep the area clean to keep from sliding and falling into your chipper.

When In Doubt, Shut Off the Engine

Get something stuck? Hear a strange noise? Shut off the motor and disconnect the spark plug before trying to find the problem.

Use Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts

OEM parts are designed and built by Cub Cadet for their equipment so you can be sure they’ll maintain the safety that was built into your equipment. Where can you get these parts? We’re a certified dealer for Cub Cadet as well as Briggs & Stratton, the manufacturer of the engine used in the CS 3310 chipper/shredder. Our site lets you see factory descriptions and diagrams so you can be sure you’re getting the right part. We ship parts and accessories across the U.S. and Canada.

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Cub Cadet Handheld Leaf Blowers: Gas Vs. Rechargeable

Cub Cadet Handheld Leaf Blowers- Gas Vs. Rechargeable

If you’re looking at getting a new leaf blower for your home, you’re faced with one major choice: gas or electric? While electric blowers used to fall far behind the power of internal combustion models, today they’re almost evenly matched. Which type of Cub Cadet handheld will work best for you?

CORE CCU410 Power-Lok Drive Unit and CCB410 Power-Lok Blower Attachment

CORE stands for “Conductor-Optimized Rotary Energy.” In a nutshell, this motor design uses a printed circuit board in place of windings, creating a high power, lightweight, and compact motor. When Cub Cadet first released the CORE system to the market, they pitched it as a direct replacement for their 25cc two-stroke engine, offering similar power and performance. The lithium-ion battery can power the motor for up to 45 minutes and only takes an hour to fully recharge.

While there are two string trimmers that use the CORE drive system, the only blower available is an attachment that works with the CCU410 drive unit. Together, they move 400 CFM of air at 110 mph.
Together, the drive unit and attachment weigh 21.4 lbs. with a battery. Cub Cadet guarantees the CCU410 for 5 years.

BV 428

This gas-powered blower uses a 25 cc four-stroke engine, eliminating the high emissions, hard starting and oil mixing of two strokes. The motor is also EPA rated to meet emissions for 125 hours of use, while most two strokes at this end of the market are only built to last 50 hours. Even if you don’t care about what’s coming out of the exhaust, this makes a strong case for the motor’s superior durability.

With the CORE built to match Cub Cadet’s old two strokes, it would seem that it should easily out-power this four-stroke model. However, the BV 428’s wide torque band and efficient design give it the edge with an output of 450 cubic feet per minute at a speed of 150 mph. The entire blower minus fuel weighs just 13 lbs, making it easier to handle than CORE. Want to pick up leaves? This model can also be used as a vacuum. The BV 428 is covered by a three-year warranty.

Which One is Right for Me?

The BV 428 costs less than the CCU 410 Power-Lok Drive Unit and CCB 410 Power-Lok Blower Attachment combined, but if you’re looking to add or replace several tools in your lawn care arsenal, it may make more sense to start your CORE collection here and add the string trimmer and hedge trimmer attachments later on.

If you live in an area with heavy fall rains, the BV is a better fit as the extra wind speed is more effective at lifting wet, matted down leaves. For dryer climates, both blowers are about equal.

The long runtime per charge means its unlikely that you’ll rarely run out of power when using the CCB 410 when working on a residential lawn. The vibrations from the BV 428’s engine increase fatigue, but this is easily outweighed by its low weight, making it easy to carry and tilt to blow leaves away from buildings and fences.

Maintenance is also a strong point with the CCU 410, requiring only charging and a fresh battery every couple of years, and starting it is just a matter of pushing a button. However, the BV’s four-stroke engine makes it much easier to start and maintain than older two-stroke blowers. There’s no oil that needs to be mixed with the fuel, and there’s little that needs to be done outside of occasional oil changes, air filter cleanings and spark plug replacements.

In the end, going electric is the right choice if you put ease of use above everything, want a multipurpose tool that can be used most of the year, and don’t mind breaking out a rake after a major storm. If you don’t mind doing a little maintenance and have space for more equipment, Cub Cadet’s gas-powered handheld provides a little more comfort and power.

Getting Parts for Your Cub Cadet Leaf Blower

Whether you decide on gas or electric, you can get everything you need for your Cub Cadet from As a certified dealer, we’re able to ship OEM parts across the U.S. and Canada ranging from carburetors to battery chargers.


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