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This is the first time in my life I ever paid for a snowblower ... The deal was just to hard to pass up ... a pretty much brand new 524 Cub Cadet, 208cc overhead valve, zero turn power steering, one handle joy stick chute control, led light, etc.... .. Tires still have the factory nobs still on them.... not a bit of rust or any scratches whatsoever ... They were asking only 100.00, I offered 80.00 ..... its a keeper for my personal line up .... I am truly done now, this is the absolute last snowblower (til I sell some at least ..) :) :)

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This is the first time in my life I ever paid for a snowblower
No, that was FREE!!! Or at least it will be if you sell it. That's cheap enough to make a nice present for someone.
 

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i personally think you should just flip it. if it was a Ariens deluxe or SHO i would say keep it but a cub cadet is just a mtd machine. while i like them and you got a good deal they really aren't built that great. also the shorter chute works better at throwing snow farther. i know i had that style chute on my machine at the beginning of the season and was very disappointed with it. there is also a lot of moving parts for the trigger steering that cost lots to replace if they are not maintained.
 

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Famous last words oneacer.

That is a great buy no doubt.

I agree with crazzywolfie, I would clean it up, service it and flip it for a nice profit this fall/winter.

The MTD Cub Cadets are not great machines IMHO, and seem to break control cables and plastic parts frequently.
 

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Do they have B&S engines?
no it is a powermore engine. they are pretty good engines.
and seem to break control cables and plastic parts frequently.
i don't know about that. yes there is lots of plastic parts but i haven't come accross many broken plastic parts or cables in the many machines i have pass through my hands. i know someone that has ariens with very little use and it had a $100 cable fail and the cable is only about 3ft long. i also think ariens had a lot of issues with chute deflector cables on their machines failing which is why they now connect from the top so water can not get into the cable so easily. mtd have been running pretty much the same setup for the last 20 years with no real change. i would guess this is because there is hasn't been any issues with it.
 

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Oneacer nice bargain and by the way "Never say never".
 

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Super clean and rust free…. 80 bucks ! You stole it ….where ere they headed to sell such a nice machine so cheaply…. a memory care facility?
 

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You can flip that for $350-$400, more the night before a 20" snow.

One of the best buys for a new machine I've seen.
 

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Powermore engines are made by Zhong Shen.
 

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To remove a carburetor from a Zongshen engine is terrible! You have to remove the muffler, gas tank, shrouds.
 
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I have a powermore 208cc, and I thought I just had to remove the shroud to get the carb off
It wasn't fun, but not as much as you removed.
 

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Not a fan of those MTD plastic chutes and cables. You didn't hurt yourself at the price though.
 

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Update ..... After I got it home, evicted a couple mice, then parked it ..... Got to take it apart today and go through it before I fired it up .... It had been sitting in a shed for over a year..... Carb certainly could have better access, but not bad ..float filled with gas, seam let go, I may have one or Ill order probably a new carb .... and they chewed the accessory live feed, grounding it out .... Easy repair there ....changed the oil ... I am going to lube it up, clean and wax it while I am waiting on carb.

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Update ..... After I got it home, evicted a couple mice, then parked it ..... Got to take it apart today and go through it before I fired it up .... It had been sitting in a shed for over a year..... Carb certainly could have better access, but not bad ..float filled with gas, seam let go, I may have one or Ill order probably a new carb .... and they chewed the accessory live feed, grounding it out .... Easy repair there ....changed the oil ... I am going to lube it up, clean and wax it while I am waiting on carb.

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The Cub was the reason I powder coated a couple yellow
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Honda's. they sold fast. With black offset they were handsome looking machines.
 
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