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Cub Cadet SC 300HW Gas Mower
SC 300HW
The Cub Cadet SC 300HW self-propelled mower has
  • multiple speeds
  • front-wheel drive
  • high rear wheels
  • an overhead valve engine
  • a washout port
Description
The Cub Cadet SC 300HW self-propelled mower has
  • multiple speeds
  • front-wheel drive
  • high rear wheels
  • an overhead valve engine
  • a washout port

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased gas self-propelled mowers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their gas self-propelled mowers to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Side discharging

Side discharging

How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

 /  5
Mulching

Mulching

Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

 /  5
Bagging

Bagging

Denotes how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

 /  5
Evenness

Evenness

Judgement of how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Includes ease of operating the drive controls (for self-propelled only), pushing and pulling, making U-turns, and maneuvering in tight spots.

 /  5
Noise at ear

Noise at ear

Noise measured at the operator's ear in decibels. Models scoring Fair or Poor exceeded 85 decibels, a level at which hearing protection is recommended.

 /  5
Noise at 25 ft.

Noise at 25 ft.

Noise measured in decibels at a distance of 25 feet simulating a neighbor's exposure.

 /  5

About

The Cub Cadet SC 300HW is part of the Lawn mowers and tractors test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Gas Mowers models like the SC 300HW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Side discharging How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

Mulching Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging Denotes how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

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