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Cub Cadet SC300HW (21") 159cc Self-Propelled High Wheel Lawn Mower

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Model: 12ABB22J710
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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
Front 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


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 Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
1.25-3.75 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Drive Wheels
Front Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
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
043033570270
Model
12ABB22J710
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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.
by Jose, Product Expert
Cub Cadet 12ABB22J710 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Price (27)
Easy To Use (23)
I'd Buy It Again (22)
High Quality (14)
Reliable (13)
Cons
Difficult To Use (4)
Packaging (3)
Unreliable (2)
Bad Instructions (2)
Expensive (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14615 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Cub Cadet SC300HW is a great mower for anyone looking to maintain their small to medium sized yard and not break the bank doing so.

Equipped with a 159cc Cub Cadet 4-cycle engine, the SC300HW is easy to start and very fuel efficient. The variable speed self-propelled drive system powers the front wheels of this mower so you exert a lot less effort keeping your lawn nice and tidy.

The Cub Cadet SC300HW is set up as a 3-in-1 mower, so you'll have the ability to bag, mulch or... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Dennis G.
Royersford, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Another Great Self-propelled Cub Cadet!
I purchased the rear wheel drive model a few years back and has been a stellar performer on my 1 acre with a hill for a back year.. My parents mower was having issues so I had them borrow mine. They are in their 80s and keep active...the self propelled variable drive is perfect for them.

I purchased the front-wheel drive model for them.. delivery spot on and ease of assembly right out of the box. No need to borrow my mower. They love the front-wheel drive model and mowing their lawn... more
Dennis Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Quin R.
Rock Hill, SC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Drive System Broke First Year Used Spent $450
My cub cadet had a 170 cc and it was still under-powered. I bought a 190 cc Honda the best investment I ever made in a mower and it will never rust.
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42
Julia S.
Lagrange, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Awesome Product!
This lawnmower was easy to assemble which was a plus since I put it together by myself and as a woman in my 60s, was very satisfying. This product not only cut my huge lawn like butter, but was so easy with the self propelled feature I didn't break a sweat! Love.....love.....love this lawnmower!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: None
Julia Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Julia's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Buying from Mowers Direct was easy. They have great prices and even though my product was on back order, it was available a few days later and was shipped quickly and directly to my door."
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Steve E.
Holden, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/10/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For Me
I'm 71 and was looking for a mower that was easy to handle for my small yard. The mower arrived in a few days. It was easy to assemble and I was impressed at the quality. It started on the first pull. It did an amazing job mulching leaves.

It was easy to handle and did a beautiful job on the grass. I really appreciate the easy maneuverability. Easy to store and to clean & maintain at the end of the season. Awesome mower! Shipping was free.Price was great! Couldn't ask for more!
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality
Steve Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Steve's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience dealing with Mowers Direct!"
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Mike M
Madisonville, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/5/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Quality For The Price!!
Better than expected mower. Don't hesitate to purchase because it is not a name brand like Honda. I have used the mower for two seasons without fail and cranks on first pull 95% of the time. Good quality for the price!!
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Reliable
Mike Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Better than expected service. Don't hesitate to purchase from them. Good quality for the price!!"
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Jeff C
Springfield, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/20/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mower Model Sc300hw Review
Love the pacing speed and the ease of mowing. The only negative was the pacing cable bracket (which is plastic) that is hooked to the mower handle broke. I had to buy a clamp to keep it in place in order for the mower self pacing to be able to work. Can't believe that part is plastic, because it has a lot of stress on that part.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Light Weight
Cons: See my revie
Jeff Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Jeremy R.
Westerville, OH
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Is Fun Again
I'm not usually one to write reviews, but as I sit here in my garage drinking a beer on a warm summer night, having just finished mowing my front lawn, I felt compelled to help anyone considering this mower to pull the trigger.

I've always enjoyed mowing my lawn, but now the enjoyment has been taken to the next level. This may be biased in that the only real comparison I have is my Craftsman (referred to as C-man from here on out) push mower that died on me a few months ago. I'm sure I... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Reliable
Jeremy Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Robert C
Hanover, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Could Not Be More Pleased Everything About This Cub Cadet
Extremely happy!!
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Robert Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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10
James G
Castle Rock, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/6/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
29
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Hard To Start When Cold
Mower takes from 6 to 10 pulls to start when cold. It takes only 1 to 2 pulls to start after the engine is warmed up. I have mowed our lawn twice since receiving the machine.
Pros: Price, Quiet
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
James,
I apologize for the issues you are experiencing with your mower when starting it cold. The manual has some information about starting the engine on page 5, this may help:

"While holding the blade and drive controls together firmly, pull the recoil starter lightly until resistance is felt, then pull rapidly to overcome compression, prevent kickback, and start the engine. Repeat if necessary.

IMPORTANT:
Do not allow the recoil starter to snap back against the rope guide. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter."

If you are still having issues with starting the engine, please give us a call at 1 (800) 837-8247 and we will help troubleshoot or put you in contact with a certified repair center. Thank you again for your business.
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John G.
Spring Hill, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 12/30/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recent Purchase Of Cub Cadet Sc300hw
Mower starts and cuts great, getting use to steering with the same handle, that drives the mower wheels.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Difficult To Use
John Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything went smoothly, delivery was fast, at a good price."
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Richard P.
Columbus, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 12/24/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mover
Unpacked the mower, easily put together, and it started on the first pull. Powerful motor and a great mulcher.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Richard Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The mower arrived as promised."
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