Cub Cadet 524 SWE
- Type: Dual-Stage
- Engine: 208cc OH V 4-cycle
- Clearing Width: 24" (61 cm)″
- Starter: 110V/electric starter
Brand Cub Cadet Type 2 stage Horsepower 208cc OH V 4-cycle Starting System 110V/electric starter Fuel Tank 2 qt
In-Dash_Headlights In-Dash Headlights Heated_Handles Optional Weight 265 lbs. Consumer_Warranty 3-Yr Limited Commercial_Warranty 1-Year Limited
Drive Steerable wheel / Positive Traction Forward_Speeds 6 forward Reverse_Speeds 2 reverse Tire_Type X-trac Tire_Size 15" x 5" (38.1 x 12.7 cm) Skid_Shoes Rust-Resistant, Non-Marking, Reversible
Diameter 12” Profile Steel curved blade
Clearing Width 24" (61 cm) Clearing Height 21" (53.3 cm) Material Heavy-duty serrated steel
Material Polymer Chute_Rotation 4-way Turning_Radius 200° Max_Throwing_Distance Up to 30 ft (9.14m)
new cubBy matt(Owner), Dec. 7, 2010I just picked up my cub cadet 524 we from a local power tools store for 699.99 plus tax. I ended up buying the ext warranty for $50.00 because it offered 2 years warranty for a total of 5 years plus 4 oil changes and every year for three years they will tune it up if need be and get it ready for winter. When i got it home I was only there for about 10 min and here comes the plow. He plowed about a three foot bank of that icce chink stuff from the road so I thought what a goo.d test run for the new machine. It ground up the ice and threw it about 30 feet it worked flawless.The engine 208cc started first pull and ran perfect.The engine has plenty of power.I have a 3 car garage driveway it is the perfect size snowblower for me not to big (storage)and not to small to be worthless. Great machine so far the next test is how long will it last seems pretty solid.
SO SOBy INNO2(Owner), Mar. 7, 2011Used this winter first time owning a snow blower. Overall started easily but I find the pistol grip all in one feature to be hard to use. Seems to stick when I want to change chute direction causing me to stop and use both hands to release.
Has been very reliable as far as starting thus far. I would personally suggest geting an electric chute control instead of this pistol / shaft style unit, or just stay with the crank style.
SAD MachineBy Paul(Owner), Dec. 4, 2011I just bought my Cub Cadet on 12/1/2011. (524SWE) Took it home, fueled it up, checked the oil and read the operator's manual. Pulled the starter 2 times and it started up. Right away it was making a bad sound. I tried run it thru all of the gears however something was wrong. It did not shift smooth, and when I tried reverse it would not back up. When I removed the lower inspection cover I noticed bearing assembly for the drive wheel had pulled apart. When I went to Cub Cadet's web site, they did not have any part's diagram for 2011 524SWE. A lot of stuff has to come off to replace this part. I think I'll just take this thing back. Never even got to use it once. too bad. Also noticed that there was no oil or grease applied to the steel drive gears. I dont think I will buy any Cub Cadet product after this. Looking at TORO
Not Happy With Co. I Bought My Snow BlowerBy David Clinton(Writer), Feb. 10, 2015The first time I used it the auger belt broke. I bought it the day before. I called the store in Watertown, SD and told them my story and that I bought it from a dif.store they told me that even though it wasn't covered by the warrantee they would give me a new belt, or a new Snow Blower if they have the same model. They checked for me.But they didn't have the right one. The store I bought it from was much further to drive to. I called the store in Brookings, SD they told me they had the part, and to see the store Manager, and he would probably give me the belt. I asked for the store Manager, and he came up to the counter. The sales person had the part and asked the Manager if we were going to give him the part as he just bought it yesterday and has the receipt. The Manager through the belt down and it slid aurous the counter and said to the sales person, never speaking to me, he can stand in line and buy it just like any one else, and no refund on the snow blower either. Only one day old. Well I'll never go into a Running's store no mater what kind of sale they have. Also only one day old, I don't think I'm ever buying a Cub Cadet.
chute controlBy Daniel Harrison(Owner), Feb. 29, 2016I bought acub cadet in 2012 and the chute control had to be repaired to be repaired in 2013 and again in 2016 we have only 2 times this winter and the chute control failed again this time its not under warrenty and iam concered this will become arecurring problem