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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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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 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
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


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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
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 (17)
I'd Buy It Again (13)
Easy To Use (12)
High Quality (8)
Reliable (7)
Cons
Difficult To Use (3)
Unreliable (1)
Very Small Bag (1)
Lots Of Plastic (1)
Eats Fingertips (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
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13094 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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David D.
Claysville, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Cub Cadet Purchase
Minor gripe in that one carriage bolt was missing from the handle , got at Home Depot for 17 cents , otherwise started with one pull first time, every time. Runs perfect so far.
David Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best price , free shipping , delivered in less than 3 days . What's not to like. 100 % satisfied!"
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Steven S.
Lakewood, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/16
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Cub Cadet
Tried out the 159cc cub cadet yesterday on my 4" lawn. I noticed the engine got a little bogged down when mulching heavy grass.

Wish mowers direct would have make know the engine is Chinese (not seeing good reviews on youtube) and not North American made. Mower is light & maneuverable, the drive works really well.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Quiet
Cons: Durability, Power
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101
David R.
Pea Ridge, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Disappointed.
I received my package sooner than I expected. However, the box was wide open, as if someone had taken something out of it. The SINGLE strand of tape on the top could not have possibly held this box together.

I received the mower and the mower bag okay, but I did not receive any instructions for the product. I am also not sure if I was supposed to receive anything else (extra parts, oil, etc), but I am very disappointed with Mowers Direct because of this.

Hopefully I can find the owner's... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
David,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We ship out our products intact with all items included in the original packaging from the manufacturer. We believe something may have occurred in the shipping and FedEx taped to secure the package, yet loose items were not included. We will arrange to have everything sent out to you. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Bob M.
Maiden, NC
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Proud Owner
Just bought this Cub Cadet, and so far everything positive said is right on, great mulch, powerful, smooth operating. takes some getting used to the self propelled...set up to engage when going forward, if not wanting to use then will require use of both hands. The flap on the back can be a nuisance at times when going backwards.

Have a sloping front yard and had no problems going up hill. Mulched my entire back and front yard and performed better then expected....also great on gas, and as... more
Bob Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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Lisa T.
Monterey, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Dissapointed
Bought this mower because I could not afford a riding lawn mower. I'm seldom able to start on first pull. In fact, I have to pull up to 10 times to start it....the cord is absurdly tight.
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J. K.
Milwaukee, WI
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Poor!!!!!!!
Amazing. On just my 2nd use after purchase brand new the plastic motor cover fell off multiple times and the pullstart cord broke! I couldnt beleve it! This thing couldnt get past 2 uses????????!!!!!!!! So disappointed!
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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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Quin R.
Rock Hill, SC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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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10
Dennis G.
Royersford, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
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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10
Edward P.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/15/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Cadet Is The Best In The World!!!!
It is the best I've ever owned. I have a Honda, a Troy-Bilt, and two Cub Cadet's. They are the best!!!!
Edward Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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10
Girard W.
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower At A Good Price
My previous Cub Cadet lasted better than 15 years. When it finally died, I decided to stick with Cub Cadet. I filled it with gas and oil, gave it one pull, and it started right up. It cuts and mulches very nicely. So far, I'm very pleased with its performance. I'll get back to you in 15 years or so to tell you how it held up...
Girard Recommends This Cub Cadet Mower
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