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Cub Cadet SC500EZ (21") 159cc Electric Start Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Swivel Wheels

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Cub Cadet Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 12ACC6S6710
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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
Keyed electric start with on-board battery
Delivers power, reliability and top performance

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 steel mower deck
Provides superior mulching, bagging and side discharge
Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system
1.9 bushel capacity dust-blocking rear bagger

Industrial Tread Wheels
7-inch front ball bearing full swivel caster style wheels
8-inch rear wheel size
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
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
159 CCs
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Type
Rechargeable
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
6 Speeds
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Belt-Drive
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
7 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
93 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
043033565559
Model
12ACC6S6710
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  12 Questions
Q: Jose,

Who makes the engine on the Cub Cadet SC500EZ?

Lee Lohman

by Lee R. Lohman from Virginia on July 05, 2016

A: Lee,

The engines on these units will be Cub Cadet branded MTD engines.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the Cub Cadet have a trigger handle to control speed as your review states? I thought the whole top part of the handle rotated to control speed. Also, do you know how large the gas tank is? Thanks
by Dave from Ohio on May 14, 2016

A: Dave - the Cub Cadet SC500EZ uses the Cub Cadet Premium Drive Control system. The premium drive control is located on the upper handle and is used to engage the drive. Pushing the control forward will engage the drive. The farther the control is pushed forward, the faster the mower will propel. Once pressure is released from the control it will return to the neutral position and the drive will be disengaged. The gas tank holds 24 fluid ounces of gasoline, so about 1/5 of a gallon.

by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is the height of the handle adjustable? I am 6'2" and if the handle is too low and I have to bend over to push it hurts my back.
by Rick from Kentucky on April 23, 2016

A: Rick - the actual height of the handle on the Cub Cadet SC500EZ mower is not adjustable. However, you can make a small adjustment to the PITCH of the handle (the angle at which the handle comes off the mower), which would make a difference in how high or low the handle is off the ground. For someone your height, you'd want to set the pitch of the handle to the highest position.
by Jose, Product Expert
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.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: HOW DO YOU ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT ...Wheel height or deck adjustment. I don't see any way to adjust rear wheel height.
by Eb Lane from Arkansas on March 26, 2016

A: Eb - the cutting height of two front swivel wheels is adjusted on each wheel individually. There is a lever just below the left rear wheel that is used to adjust cutting height for both rear wheels together
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the cub cadet sc500ez locking system for front wheels have to be done manually, and if so how difficult is that, or an it be done with the switch of a handle
by Rita from Missouri on March 24, 2016

A: Rita - the front swivel wheels are locked manually using a lock pin on each wheel. It's a pretty simple process. There is no mechanism for locking the front swivel wheels on the handle.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the mower have a blade disconnect or blade override? Does the handle fold? Thanks
by Dennis from North Carolina on July 25, 2015

A: Dennis - the Cub Cadet SC500EZ does not have a blade override system. And the handle does not fold over either.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does this have a recoil start for backup
by Derek from Wisconsin on June 27, 2015

A: Derek - yes, the Cub Cadet SC500EZ does have a recoil starter in addition to the electric start
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Out of the box, does the battery need to be charged for 12 hours?
by Jim from Washington on August 30, 2014

A: Jim - yes, you would need to charge the on-board battery on the Cub Cadet SC500EZ before you would be able to use the electric start feature on the mower. The battery does not come fully charged as it's shipped to us from Cub Cadet.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Cub Cadet SC 500 EZ (21 Inch.) : - Can the front swivel wheels be locked in straight forward?
- Is there an extra cost for right hand side
dischgarge?
Thank you. Walter Debusschere

by Walter Debusschere from Michigan on July 31, 2014

A: Walter - yes, the front caster wheels can be locked in a straight ahead position by simply re-positioning the lock pin on each caster wheel. The mower comes with the side discharge chute cover.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the battery need periodic charging or does the engine have a charging system to keep it charged? Is this a sealed battery or does it require periodic maitenance (distilled water)?
by Ken from Idaho on May 10, 2014

A: Ken - the battery on the Cub Cadet SC500EZ requires periodic charging with a 12 volt charger that comes with the mower. The battery is a sealed 12 volt battery.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What size wheels are on it?
by Carol from Missouri on April 19, 2014

A: Carol - the Cub Cadet SC500EZ mower has 7" front wheels and 8" rear wheels.
by Jose, Product Expert
Cub Cadet 12ACC6S6710 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (28)
Features (14)
Reliable (14)
Exceeded Expectations (13)
Price (11)
Cons
Packaging (6)
Expensive (4)
Low Quality (2)
Too Much Plastic (2)
Heavy (2)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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The Cub Cadet SC500EZ is a rugged, self-propelled mower that is suitable for medium-sized or large yards.

The Cub Cadet SC500EZ features a durable 21" steel cutting deck. The Cub Cadet Signature Cutting System provides superior mulching, bagging and side discharge capabilities. You'll also appreciate the integrated SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system, which lets you quickly clean the underside of your mower deck after every use. Your lawn mowing experience will be further... more
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Evelynn K.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I am very happy with the mower with the exception of the condition of the box when it arrived! The box was torn and battered .The battery cover had fallen out of the box! That being said the mower was intact for the most part and undamaged. Very nice mower and seems to cut very well!
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Evelynn Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Joe
Macomb, MI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Very Poor Craftmenship.
We bought this mower in the fall of 2014. So far it has spent more hours in the shop than mowing our grass. If you bump up against fence the plastic side discharge chute cover falls off and can not be put back on. You have to by new one. Had to buy new battery second season. When replacing battery one of the two wires connected to the charging port just fell off.

Self starter ignition housing is cheap plastic and has came apart. And not to my surprise the mower did not start again... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
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Jerry Jackson
Brookshire, TX
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellant Mower So Far
Easy to assemble, easy to start, cuts great. It couldn't be better in my opinion. Sturdy built, heavy 100 lbs but with the swivel wheels you don't have to lift it when you turn so no big deal about the weight. I stop the drive when i need to turn and then re-engage the drive after the turn. I was very impressed over all.
Jerry Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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William R.
Gaithersburg, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst Experience Ever!
Ordered brand new mower and received it and would NOT start. Called Mowers Direct and they wouldn't even assist and brushed me over to Cub Cadet customer service. (Got bounced around for 30mins) Finally reached someone, they tried to troubleshoot and determined it needs to go in for repair. (They wanted me to take it in for repair and I REFUSED as I have no way of doing so). So they offered to get it picked up. This was 6 weeks ago and until this day I haven't seen my mower yet. Repair shop... more
Cons: Unreliable
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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William,
Sorry to hear you are having issues with the mower. Can you give us the contact information for the dealer so we can have Cub Cadet contact them to see what can be done?
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Gary F.
Union, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Amazing
This mower deserves a category by itself .Opened the box Very easy assembly add oil, gas first pull fired right up.Very little vibration Awesome to maneuver. I'm 56 and this is the Best Mower I've ever owned. Thank You.
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Quiet, High Quality, Amazing Mower
Cons: No Cons What So Ever
Gary Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Gary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"First mower was damaged by shipper , MowersDirect made it right. They are The Best !!!!!"
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Karen F.
Pensacola, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Electric Start Self-propelled Lawnmower
Bought this as to have a mower at home and one in Alabama. Well this is great! I have a lung problem, easy to start and easy to maneuver while mowing. Do not get out of breath hardly at all. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
Karen Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Clay Hawkins
Orlando, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Better Than The Old John Deere
charged the first day it arrived, used three times and has started immediately. Set-up instructions not very clear but I fumbled thru them and got it up and running. Better than the previous mower, electric start is wonderful, should have gotten long time ago.
Clay Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Gail W.
Joliet, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I purchased this mower 3 weeks ago. It was ready out the box, with a just few screws and adjustments.
I've used it once a week with no problems.
Gail Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Gail's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I would recommend this product to anyone."
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John C.
Pennsauken, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/25/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Ever Owned.
I am disabled and got this mower so my wife can start it easy and handle it very well. She said that she doesn't mind helping me with the lawn at all..
John Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Carl A.
Kokomo, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I love this mower.....no effort when pushing, and the swivel wheels make it so much easier to turn....love the electric start and rear wheel drive....mower goes at your pace as well...i used ro hate mowing due to i had to push it all the time and at my age 51, it took a lot out of me. but now i like mowing again with this mower...only thing i wished it had a bigger bag for clippings.
Carl Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Dorothy K.
Chattahoochee, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This mower cranks on the first try. The front wheels make it easy to turn. I have back problems and the ability to easily control the ground speed makes it a dream to use.

The deck wash leaves a lot to be desired. It doesn't clean the underneath of the mower. I did a better job by lifting the mower and washing it with the hose. Overall, I love the mower and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
Dorothy Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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