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post #1 of 33 Old 01-25-2016, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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3x26 poor performance

Just had to clear 28 " of snow. My new 26" 3x does well on loose snow but when up against a drift of 36". it just will not blow , especially if snow is compacted form a little sun. Wheels just stop and auger keep on going with no snow out of the chute. Just like I was trying to push a stone wall. Bad unit or need some adjustment. Bought at Home Depot, do they do adjustments?
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Sounds kind of similar to this thread that has just been started as well

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...t-28-3xhd.html

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to the forum Jerry

Home Depot assembles it but that's as far as they go unless you just happen to run into a blower enthusiast who'd be willing to help you out.

I wouldn't think it uncommon any machine might have some trouble cutting through 26" of snow compacted form a little sun.
What gear were you using ??

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1st gear or 2nd, no difference. I also have trouble getting the machine into 2R, really difficult to do.
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JerryB I feel your pain man. I bought mine from a dealer and have performance issues like yours also. I just wish I would have videoed the problems I was having. Next time I will.

One reply told me It is what it is.....You get what you pay for. So I guess we are stuck.
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One reply told me It is what it is.....You get what you pay for. So I guess we are stuck.
Well you paid good money and the Cub isn't top of the line but it's a good machine that does well and most owners of the newer 3X cub's really like them so I'd say it might be more a matter of going through the adjustments.

I did feel (IMHO) that going through 36" of "snow is compacted form a little sun" does sound to ME like a tough job for any blower and wanting to have something between neutral and first gear has been mentioned before from a lot of different manufacturer owners.

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1st gear or 2nd, no difference. I also have trouble getting the machine into 2R, really difficult to do.
hello jerry, welcome to SBF!!
sounds like your cub had poor assembly from home depot

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it's always best to get at the piles when they are fresh and haven't had time to cement up.... but it does sound like somethings amiss? Can you post up the model and serial number for us.....



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I called Cub Service and they recommended tightening drive cable as in the manual. I did this and there is some improvement and I know drift removal is difficult. Any one used tire chains on this model with its deep tread tires?

Shifter was adjusted but I cannot make it any easier to get into R2. Advice was that it should be difficult since it tightens the cable to its limit and that perhaps the cable will stretch some with age and use. Sounds like no advice at all to me. I wonder how someone with poorer arm strength could do it at all!
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reply to bad69cat. Model is 31bn5571736 (3x26) s/n 11154b30304
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