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Cub Cadet SC500HW (21") 159cc High Wheel Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Cub Cadet Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 12ABD22J710
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
159cc Cub Cadet® 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Autochoke SureStart™ guarantee
Mower will start in 1 or 2 pulls for full 3-year warranty period

Variable Speed Self-Propelled Drive System
Rear wheels propel the mower
Set your speed based on terrain and personal preference

Cub Cadet Signature System
21-inch, 3-in-1 steel mower deck
Provides superior mulching, rear bagging and side discharge
Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system
1.9 bushel capacity dust-blocking rear bagger

Industrial Tread Wheels
8-inch front and 11-inch rear ball-bearing wheels
Helps the mower easily move across uneven terrain

Soft-Touch Foam Grip Handle
3-way adjustable ergonomic bail


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Engine
Engine Brand
Cub Cadet
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
159 CCs
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Height
1.25-3.75 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Belt-Drive
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Front Axle
Fixed
Rear Tire Size
11 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
90 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
043033565528
Model
12ABD22J710
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  1 Question
Q: Is this a fixed wide-open throttle, or is the user able to adjust the throttle from idling (let it warm up a little) to fully open?
by Tom from Montana on April 03, 2016

A: Tom - the Cub Cadet 159cc engine on this mower has a fixed throttle setting. The throttle is not adjustable.
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Cub Cadet 12ABD22J710 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (24)
Easy To Use (18)
High Quality (13)
Price (12)
Exceeded Expectations (10)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Heavy (1)
Instructions Have Requir... (1)
Durability (1)
Not Enough Settings On W... (1)
94% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Pete W.
Puyallup, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Lawnmower
I bought this Cub Cadet to replace a well worn John Deere, and I couldn't be any happier. It always starts on the first pull, and it sure seems to climb our steep front yard well. I had to paint the wheels black to make it go faster or at least look fast.
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Pete Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Katie
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Much Lift
After owning a Honda mower that had throttle problems, I decided on the Cub Cadet . I've used it 3 times now, and it has a problem lifting the grass blades to cut them all. I inevitably have to go back over an area. It doesn't matter how slow I walk or how quickly. It doesn't matter if I'm mulching or bagging.

Instead of taking me less time with the self-propelled feature, than my old push mower, it takes me a bit longer because of going back over or having to make the path of the mower,... more
Katie Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Clinton W.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Great
It keeps up with my fast pace. The rear wheel drive gets caught and stops once in a while when a stick or something gets in the wheel. I also painted the wheels black for added speed and superior neighborhood jealousy.
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Clinton Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Richard S.
Maryville, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/10/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Of The Line Mower
I've ran the old 2 stroke Lawnboys forever, and this mower is as great as quality as they were.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Richard Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great"
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Dena R.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Purchase I've Made All Year!
I did a LOT of online and in-person research when making my decision. I would buy this mower again without hesitation. I also really appreciate the Mowers Direct website. It provided all the information I needed, helped me compare mowers and the purchase/delivery experience was flawless. Thank you for the great service!

This mower exceeded my expectations from day one and there are a lot of things I need from a mower. I have two hills, a very bumpy lawn surface, and many trees/flower... more
Dena Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Steve N.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Natural Born Hiller
I went from a Honda 3-in-1 self propelled mower to this cub cadet. Nothing against the Honda but it was front wheeled drive and was terrible on my steep inclines (which is really my fault for buying it in the first place). This Cub Cadet takes on hills like a mountain goat.

I put this together and it started on the second pull. I have done about 6 cuts with it so far and still love it. It doesn't mulch as well as the Honda's double blade but it is certainly adequate.
Steve Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Jeff S.
Council Bluffs, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
10 Stars
As of now we love it, guess im gettin old cuz im excited about how amazing this mower is. Maybe our old one was just that bad.
Jeff Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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10
Philip H.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine
I don't generally write reviews about products, but this one I just had to say a few words. I had an old Toro Mower that I have been babying along for the past couple of years. This spring, it finally gave up the ghost. After extensive research I decided on this mower and Boy! am I glad that I did. There is just nothing negative that can be said about it. It arrived as stated, delivery was quick. Set up was easy. Out of the box, add gas and oil, one pull and mow the lawn.

Speaking of the... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Price
Philip Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Dave W.
Chillicothe, OH
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever
Did a lot of research before buying this mower... first pull every time. Takes a couple of times to get used to it, but it's great for small hills and tough terrain... would definitely buy another one. l got lucky, and mine was on sale. 5 minutes and it's ready to roll..
Dave Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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10
Robert R.
Wayne, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/9/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
1st pull right out of the box, when they say 1 pull for three years believe it, I'm 73 and this is the best lawn mower iv ever had, and believe me iv had them all.. LOVE IT, and the quality is superior to any. And the ease and shipping from mowers direct is second to none.. Well deserved ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating!!!
Robert Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"AWESOME ALL ARROUND ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
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Kenneth M.
Philip, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/9/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent For My Daughter. Has A Relatively Small But Hilly Yard
Excellent choice for my daughter. Her yard is relatively small but quite hilly. Works perfect in her situation
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast, Quiet
Kenneth Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Kenneth's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good buying experience"
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