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Snow blowers

Cub Cadet 930SWE 31AH95SU
 
Approximate retail price:
$1600
Summary: This 30-inch, two-stage Cub Cadet has an extra-large, 16-inch auger and impeller and individual triggers to release either wheel for quick and easy turns, along with plug-in electric start, multiple ground speeds, single-hand controls, and a headlight. Heated grips are also included.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Cub Cadet 930SWE 31AH95SU

The Cub Cadet 930SWE 31AH95SU is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the 930SWE 31AH95SU are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.
Features & Specs - Cub Cadet 930SWE 31AH95SU
info Engine size 357cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering Yes
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Cub Cadet 930SWE 31AH95SU
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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't buy
1/4/2013
Pros
Maneuverable
Cons
Does Not Throw Far
Prone To Parts Breaking
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had a Cub Cadet snow thrower since 2007. Every year something (usually small) breaks, always the cable for the auger, and that is usually accompanied by something else. I service the machine every year, following the manual. My local service shop has indicated that the cables tend to break a lot at the spring, but can not offer much on my other problems, other than it doesn't seem to be something I did, and ordering parts for me. I continue to fix the thing, as the replacement parts are not super expensive. If I run into a major problem, then it is headed for the junk yard.<br /><br />On the upside I have become pretty proficient in fixing the thing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
NOt a Bad machine
12/29/2012
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Loud
Most Have 2
Only One Auger Belt
Best Uses
Driveway
Yard
Comment:
I've had mine since 2004. The design hasn't changed significantly since then. It's still manufactured by MTD (Not my first choice in Manufacturers), but I have no major complaints. I live in the Upstate NY Snowbelt and I plow heavy snow, sometime higher than the 22 opening. It blows the snow far enough to clear the far side of my 20 foot wide driveways. I do have to add Gas treatment to my gas or the ethanol gas fouls things up after awhile. A common problem in most small gas engines. I've replaced the auger belt a few times. It's one of the few Blowers that only has one auger belt. My service guy says most have 2 auger belts. I've found that the OEM belts last longer. I've replaced a few inexpensive parts on mine, which is normal for an 8 year old machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Snow blower
6/18/2012
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Runs Great
Starts easy
Throws Far
Cons
Plastic chute
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
This is an excellent machine for the price!! It makes very quick work out of a big snow! The only downfall is the plastic chute and manual handle. I wish it had gear box driven type controls but for the price it is understandable!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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