Originally Posted by Hugo Jass
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So far so good.
Only have about 8 hours on it, but it blows more snow with less effort than the 12 YO single stage Craftsman it replaced.
The down side of the new one is I can't lift it in and out of the truck like I could the old one.
I just replaced my 1974 "Snow Thrower" that's the name on it, no other brand with a Cub Cadet 526SWE. Back then I had a new E250 Chateau Ford van. The old snow thrower had only two foward gears and no reverse. It was solid steel and was very heavy. I used two 1" X 12" X 6' boards and just ran the thing up in through the Van's side doors.
With your 524SWE you can engage the drive wheels and leave the auger off. You also have many foward gears to select for the correct slow climb up the plank speed. Should be easy to do. I had to slap the old tank into neutral and the auger was still spinning all the time.