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Operator’s Manual
Two Stage Snow Thrower — Model 945 SWE
Printed In USA
FORM NO. 769-08125
(April 30, 2012)
To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Snow Thrower manufactured by
Cub Cadet LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance when properly operated and maintained.
If applicable, the power testing information used to establish
the power rating of the engine equipped on this machine can be
found at www.opei.org or the engine manufacturer’s web site.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the unit,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the unit, its
features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. Cub Cadet
LLC reserves the right to change product specifications, designs
and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your unit, for
more information.
Table of Contents
Important Safe Operation Practices...................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7
Controls and Features ............................................11
Operation ................................................................14
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................15
Troubleshooting..................................................... 22
Replacement Parts................................................. 23
Attachments & Accessories................................... 24
Warranty...................................................Back Cover
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s position and looking
at the lower, rear section of the frame. This information will be
necessary, should you seek technical support via our web site,
Customer Support Department, or with a local authorized service
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
See How-to Maintenance and Parts Installation Videos at www.cubcadet.com/tutorials
Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing foreign objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used.
Remove all doormats, newspapers, sleds, boards, wires and other
foreign objects, which could be tripped over or thrown by the
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation
and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
Do not operate without wearing adequate winter outer
garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarves or other loose
clothing, which could become entangled in moving parts.
Wear footwear which will improve footing on slippery
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
Use a grounded three-wire extension cord and receptacle
for all machines with electric start engines.
Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan
your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, bystanders and the like.
Adjust auger housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock
Keep bystanders, pets and children at least 75 feet from the
machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
Disengage all control levers before starting the engine.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially
when operating in reverse.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is
running, except where specifically recommended in the
operator’s manual.
Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperature
before starting to clear snow.
Safe Handling of Gasoline
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care
in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when
gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
Do not operate machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch. Keep children away.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
Never fuel machine indoors.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is
hot or running.
Exercise caution when changing direction and while
operating on slopes. Do not operate on steep slopes.
Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
Plan your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge
towards windows, walls, cars etc. Thus, avoiding possible
property damage or personal injury caused by a ricochet.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for
fuel expansion.
Never direct discharge at children, bystanders and pets or
allow anyone in front of the machine.
Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to clear
snow at too fast of a rate.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles. Walk, never run.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller when transporting
or not in use.
Never operate machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Look down and behind and use care
when backing up.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
(e.g. furnace, water heater, space heater, clothes
dryer etc.).
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine. Inspect thoroughly for damage. Repair
any damage before starting and operating.
If possible, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this
is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a
trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Disengage all control levers and stop engine before you
leave the operating position (behind the handles). Wait
until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop before
unclogging the chute assembly, making any adjustments,
or inspections.
Never put your hand in the discharge or collector openings.
Always use the clean-out tool provided to unclog the
discharge opening. Do not unclog chute assembly while
engine is running. Shut off engine and remain behind
handles until all moving parts have stopped before
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer (e.g. wheel weights, tire chains, cabs etc.).
When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance
is felt, then pull rapidly. Rapid retraction of starter cord
(kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains
could result.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact Customer Support for
assistance and the name of your nearest servicing dealer.
m. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/
impeller housing or chute assembly. Contact with the
rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
The auger/impeller control lever is a safety device. Never
bypass its operation. Doing so makes the machine unsafe
and may cause personal injury.
The control levers must operate easily in both directions
and automatically return to the disengaged position when
Never operate with a missing or damaged chute assembly.
Keep all safety devices in place and working.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge
chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snow
throwers. Never use your hand to clean out the discharge chute.
To clear the chute:
Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have
stopped rotating.
Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.
Maintenance & Storage
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly. Refer to the maintenance and
adjustment sections of this manual.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting machine
disengage all control levers and stop the engine. Wait until
the auger/impeller come to a complete stop. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
Do not change the engine governor setting or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
Snow thrower shave plates and skid shoes are subject to
wear and damage. For your safety protection, frequently
check all components and replace with original equipment
manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
Check control levers periodically to verify they engage
and disengage properly and adjust, if necessary. Refer
to the adjustment section in this operator’s manual for
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
Prior to storing, run machine a few minutes to clear snow
from machine and prevent freeze up of auger/impeller.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer etc.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks
or leaks. Replace if necessary.
Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 60 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
Do not modify engine
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
WARNING! This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush
covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s
exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrestor
meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator. In the State of California the
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
apply on federal lands.
A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/impeller housing or chute
assembly. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
This machine may pick up and throw objects which can cause serious personal injury.
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
Do not use the engine’s electric starter in the rain
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine
and muffler to cool before touching.
WARNING! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
One Snow Thrower
One Engine Operator’s Manual
One Chute Assembly
One Snow Thrower Operator’s
Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins
One Product Registration Card
IMPORTANT: Two replacement auger shear pins are included
with this manual (or stowed in the plastic handle panel). Refer to
the Maintenance section for more information regarding shear
pin replacement.
NOTE: All references in this manual to the left or right side of the
snow thrower is from the operating position only. Exceptions, if
any, will be specified.
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped with the engine full of oil.
After assembly, refer to the separate Engine Owner’s Manual
included with this unit for fuel and oil fill-up details.
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notification
or obligation. Images may not reflect your exact model and are
for reference purposes only.
Remove any packaging material from the upper handle.
Remove the lower wing nut, bell washer and carriage bolt
from each side of the upper handle, as seen in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-2
Looking beneath the handle panel, check that all of the
cables (steering, auger, and drive) are properly routed and
not pinched or kinked. Make certain the springs at the lower
end of the auger and drive cables are securely hooked into
their respective actuator bracket. See Figure 3-11.
Secure the upper handle, support tubes and lower handle
with the two wing nuts, bell washers and carriage bolts
removed earlier. Tighten the two wing nuts already
installed in the upper holes to firmly secure the upper
handle and support tubes. See Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-1
Raise the upper handle assembly until it snaps over the
lower handle. See Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-3
Chute Directional Control
Remove the hairpin clip from the spiral control as shown in
A of Figure 3-4.
Insert the chute directional control rod into the fitting on
the spiral control as seen in B of Figure 3-4.
Secure with the hairpin clip previously removed.
Secure flange keeper removed earlier with lock nuts and
screws. Tighten down nuts securing the other two flange
keepers. See Figure 3-5.
Check that the chute cables are properly routed through
the cable guide attached to the lower handle assembly. See
Figure 3-6.
Figure 3-4
Chute Assembly
Remove lock nuts and screws securing one of the flange
keepers to the chute assembly. Loosen the fasteners of the
other two flange keepers. See Figure 3-5.
Figure 3-6
Shear Pins
A pair of replacement auger shear pins and bow tie cotter pins
have been included with your snow thrower. There are holes
provided in the plastic dash panel for convenient storage of the
shear pins. Push the pins through the holes in the dash panel and
secure with the bow-tie cotter pins. See Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-5
Place chute assembly onto chute base as shown in Fig.
3-6. Make sure that the chute notches engage with the
spiral end of chute directional control, and the two flange
keepers are beneath the flange on the chute base.
Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Figure 3-7
CAUTION: Operating a snow thrower equipped
with steel skid shoes may result in damage to
natural stone paver surfaces (e.g. sandstone,
bluestone, limestone). Refer to the Replacement
Parts or Attachments & Accessories sections for
information on available polymer skid shoes.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
The chute clean-out tool is fastened to the top of the auger
housing with a mounting clip and a cable tie at the factory. Cut
the cable tie before operating the snow thrower. See Figure 3-8.
Clean-out Tool
To adjust the skid shoes:
Adjust skid shoes by loosening the six (three on each side)
hex nuts, washers, and carriage bolts securing the skid
shoes to the auger housing. Refer to Figure 3-9.
Shave Plate
Figure 3-8
Tire Pressure
WARNING: Under any circumstance do not exceed
manufacturer’s recommended psi. Equal tire pressure
should be maintained at all times. Excessive pressure
when seating beads may cause tire/rim assembly to
burst with force sufficient to cause serious injury.
Refer to sidewall of tire for recommended pressure.
The tires are over-inflated for shipping purposes. Check the tire
pressure before operating the snow thrower. Refer to the tire side
wall for tire manufacturer’s recommended psi and deflate (or
inflate) the tires as necessary.
NOTE: Equal tire pressure is to be maintained at all times for
performance purposes.
Figure 3-9
While observing the distance between the shave plate and
the ground, adjust the skids shoes up or down to achieve
the desired shave plate height. See Figure 3-9.
Make certain the entire bottom surface of skid shoes are
against the ground to avoid uneven wear on the skid shoes;
then tighten nuts and bolts securely.
Auger and Drive Control Cables
WARNING! Prior to operating your snow thrower,
carefully read and follow all instructions below.
Perform all adjustments to verify your snow thrower
is operating safely and properly.
Skid Shoes
The snow thrower skid shoes are adjusted upward at the factory
for shipping purposes. Adjust them downward prior to operating
the snow thrower.
CAUTION: It is not recommended that you operate
this snow thrower on gravel as it can easily pick up
and throw loose gravel, causing personal injury or
damage to the snow thrower and surrounding
For close snow removal on a smooth surface, adjust the skid
shoes so that the shave plate on the bottom of the auger
housing is just off the ground.
Adjust the skid shoes to a lower position to raise the shave plate
off the ground when clearing uneven areas, such as a ribbon
type driveway or a gravel driveway
Testing Auger Drive Control
When the auger control is released and in the disengaged “up”
position, the cable should have very little slack. It should NOT be
tight. Refer to Figure 3-10.
In a well-ventilated area, start the snow thrower engine as
instructed in the engine operator’s manual.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger.
Allow the auger to remain engaged for approximately ten
(10) seconds before releasing the auger control. Repeat this
several times.
NOTE: If you choose to operate the snow thrower on a gravel
surface, keep the skid shoes in position for maximum clearance
between the ground and the shave plate.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
Shift Lever
Chute Tilt Control
Rearward most hole of
the actuator brackets
Figure 3-10
With the auger control in the disengaged “up” position,
walk to the front of the machine.
Confirm that the auger has completely stopped rotating
and shows NO signs of motion. If the auger shows ANY
signs of rotating, immediately return to the operator’s
position and shut off the engine. Wait for ALL moving parts
to stop before re-adjusting the auger control.
Figure 3-11
NOTE: If the cable requires adjustment, refer to the
instructions for Adjusting Drive and Auger Controls later
in this section.
Testing Drive Control & Shift Lever
With the engine turned off, move the shift lever into sixth
(6) position. Refer to Figure 3-10.
With the wheel drive control released, push the snow
thrower forward, then pull it back. The machine should
move freely.
Engage the drive control and attempt to move the machine
both forward and back, resistance should be felt.
Move the shift lever into the fast reverse (R2) position and
repeat the previous two steps.
If you experienced resistance rolling the unit, either
when repositioning the shift lever from 6 to R2 or when
attempting to move the machine with the drive control
released, adjust the drive control immediately. See
Adjusting Drive and Auger Controls.
Figure 3-12
Adjust the lock nut as follows:
Adjusting Drive and Auger Controls
If adjusting the drive cable, thread the lock nut outward
(down the coupler) to lengthen the cable and allow the
unit to move freely when the control is released. Thread
the lock nut inward (up the coupler) to shorten the cable to
reduce slippage and prevent the machine from being easily
moved with the drive control engaged.
WARNING! Do not over-tighten the cable. Overtightening may prevent the auger from disengaging
and compromise the safety of the snow thrower.
From beneath the handle, pull downward on the
appropriate cable and unhook the spring found on the end
of the cable from its respective actuator bracket. Refer to
Figure 3-10 and Figure 3-11.
Slide the spring up the cable to expose the cable coupler
threads and lock nut. Refer to Figure 3-12.
If adjusting the auger cable, thread the lock nut down to
lengthen the cable as necessary to stop the auger from
turning when the control is released.
Securely hook the cable’s spring into the rear-most hole of
the respective actuator bracket.
Repeat the wheel drive and auger control tests to verify
proper adjustment. Repeat previous steps if necessary to
attain proper adjustment of each cable.
Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Controls and Features
Drive Control
Speed Selector Shift Lever
Two-way Chute Control™
Auger Control
Heated Hand Grip
Chute Assembly
Wheel Steering Control
Clean-out Tool
Skid Shoe
NOTE: For detailed information on all engine controls, refer to
the separate Engine Operator’s Manual supplied with this unit.
Speed Selector Shift Lever
The speed selector shift lever is located in the right side of
the handle panel and is used to determine ground speed and
direction of travel.
Skid Shoes
Position the skid shoes based on surface conditions. Adjust
upward for hard-packed snow. Adjust downward when
operating on gravel or crushed rock surfaces.
When engaged, the augers rotate and draw snow into the auger
There are six forward (F) speeds. Position one (1) is
the slowest and position six (6) is the fastest.
Chute Assembly
Snow drawn into the auger housing is discharged out the chute
There are two reverse (R) speeds. One (1) is the
slower and two (2) is the faster.
Heated Hand Grips
The headlight is located on the front of the handle panel.
Can be turned on/off by a switch found on the dash
Auger Control
Two-Way Chute Control™
The auger control is located on the left handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the augers and start
snow throwing action. Release to stop.
The two-way chute control is located on the left side of the dash
panel and is used to control the distance of snow discharge from
the chute.
To change the upper chute angle to control the distance
that snow is thrown, pivot the lever forward or backward.
Move the lever forward to pivot the upper chute down and
reduce the distance snow is thrown.
Move the lever rearward to pivot the upper chute upward
and increase the distance snow is thrown.
Drive Control / Auger Clutch Lock
The drive control is located on the right handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the wheel drive.
Release the handle to stop.
NOTE: To increase or decrease the tension on the two-way chute
control, tighten or loosen the wing knob on the chute assembly
as shown in Figure 4-1.
The drive control also locks the auger control so that you can
operate the chute directional control without interrupting
the snow throwing process. If the auger control is engaged
simultaneously with the drive control, the operator can release
the auger control (on the left handle) and the augers will remain
engaged. Release both controls to stop the augers and wheel
NOTE: Always release the drive control before changing speeds.
Failure to do so will result in increased wear on your machine’s
drive system.
Figure 4-1
Section 4— Controls and Features
Chute Directional Control
The chute directional control is located on the left side of the
snow thrower.
To change the direction in which snow is thrown, crank
clockwise to discharge to the left and counterclockwise to
discharge to the right.
Wheel Steering Controls
The left and right wheel steering controls are located on the
underside of the handles. Squeeze the right control to turn right;
squeeze the left control to turn left.
NOTE: Operate the snow thrower in open areas until you are
familiar with these controls.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
WARNING! Never use your hands to clear a
clogged chute assembly. Shut off engine and remain
behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
The chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the rear of
the auger housing with a mounting clip. Should snow and ice
become lodged in the chute assembly during operation, proceed
as follows to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening:
Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.
Stop the engine as instructed in the engine operator’s
manual included with the snow thrower.
Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which secures it to
the rear of the auger housing.
Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out tool to
dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has formed in
and near the chute assembly.
Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip on
the rear of the auger housing, and start the engine as
instructed in the engine operator’s manual.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger control for a few seconds to
clear any remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
Starting and Stopping the Engine
Replacing Shear Pins
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual packed with your snow
thrower for instructions on starting and stopping the engine.
Each of the auger spiral assemblies are secured to the spiral shaft
with a shear pin and bow-tie cotter pin. If the auger should strike
a foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that
the pins may shear. If the augers will not turn, check to see if the
pins have sheared. See Figure 5-1.
To Engage Drive
With the throttle control in the Fast (rabbit) position, move
shift lever into one of the six forward (F) positions or two
reverse (R) positions. Select a speed appropriate for the
snow conditions and a pace you’re comfortable with.
Shear Pin
NOTE: Use slower speeds in higher snow and/or until you
are familiar with the snow thrower operation.
Squeeze the drive control against the handle the snow
thrower will move. Release it and drive motion will stop.
CAUTION: NEVER move the shift lever without first
releasing the wheel drive control. Doing so will
cause premature wear on the drive system’s friction
To turn the snow thrower to the left or right, squeeze the
respective wheel steering control. Refer to the Controls &
Features section for location of the steering controls.
To Engage Augers
To engage augers and start throwing snow, squeeze the
auger control against the left handle. Release to stop augers.
While the auger control is engaged, squeeze the drive
control to engage the interlock mechanism and to drive
the snow thrower. The interlock mechanism locks the
auger control so you can turn the chute control without
interrupting the snow throwing process.
Release the auger control; the interlock mechanism keeps
the auger control engaged until the drive control is released.
Release the drive control to stop both the augers and the
wheel drive. To stop auger, both levers must be released.
Operating Tips
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes. The
engine will not develop full power until it reaches operating
WARNING: The temperature of the muffler and
the surrounding areas may exceed 150° F. Avoid
these areas.
If possible, remove snow immediately after it falls.
Discharge snow downwind whenever possible.
Slightly overlap each previous path.
Set the skid shoes 1/4” below the shave plate for normal
usage. Adjust them upward for hard-packed snow and
downward when using on gravel or crushed rock.
Bow-tie Cotter Pin
Figure 5-1
CAUTION: NEVER replace the auger shear pins
with anything other than OEM Part No. 738-04155
replacement shear pins. Any damage to the auger
gearbox or other components as a result of failing to
do so will NOT be covered by your snow thrower’s
Maintenance & Adjustments
WARNING! Before performing any type of
maintenance/service, disengage all controls and stop
the engine. Wait until all moving parts have come to a
complete stop. Remove the key to prevent unintended
starting. Always wear safety glasses during operation
or while performing any adjustments or repairs.
Refer to the Engine Operators Manual Maintenance section
included with the snow thrower.
Drive and Shifting Mechanism
At least once a season or after every 25 hours of operation,
remove rear cover. Lubricate all chains, sprockets, gears,
bearings, shafts, and the shifting mechanism. Use engine oil or a
spray lubricant. Refer to Figure 6-1.
At least once a season, remove both wheels. Clean and coat the
axles with a multipurpose automotive grease before reinstalling
Chute Directional Control
Once a season, lubricate the eye bolt bushing and the spiral with
3-in-1 oil.
Auger Shaft
At least once a season, one at a time, remove all of the shear pins
from the auger shaft. Spray lubricant inside the hub of each
auger spiral assembly and around the spacers on the auger shaft.
Grease fittings can also be found at each end of the auger shaft.
Lubricate with a grease gun once a season. See Figure 6-2.
NOTE: Before tipping the unit on the front housing, run the fuel
tank empty so fuel does not leak out of the fuel cap.
Gear Case
The auger gear case is equipped with a grease fitting. Lubricate
with grease once a season (order part number 737-0168). See
Figure 6-2.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Figure 6-6.
Apply a light coating of engine oil (or 3-in-1 oil) to the hex
shaft. See Figure 6-1.
NOTE: When lubricating the hex shaft, be careful not to get any
oil on the aluminum drive plate or the rubber friction wheel.
Doing so will hinder the snow thrower’s drive system. Wipe off
any excess or spilled oil.
At least once a season grease the wheel axle with Arctic
grease, part number 737-0318. The grease fitting is located
on the wheel axle tube behind the wheel axle support
NOTE: To relieve pressure, remove the vent plug before
lubricating the gear case. See Figure 6-2. Failure to do so could
result in damage to the gear case seals.
Each of the auger spiral assemblies is secured to the spiral shaft
with a shear pin and cotter pin. If the auger should strike a
foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that
the pins may shear.
If augers do not turn, check to see if pins have sheared.
Replace the pins if needed. Two replacement shear pins
and cotter pins have been provided with the snow thrower.
Spray an oil lubricant into shaft before inserting new pins
and securing with new cotter pins. See Figure 6-2.
Shear Pins
Rubber Friction
Vent Plug
Grease Fitting
Hex Shaft
Drive Plate
Wheel Axle
Support Bracket
Bow-Tie Pins
Figure 6-1
Figure 6-2
Shave Plate and Skid Shoes
The shave plate and skid shoes on the bottom of the snow
thrower are subject to wear. They should be checked periodically
and replaced when necessary.
Pivot the bracket downward to take up slack in the cable.
Retighten the hex nut.
Skid Shoes
NOTE: The skid shoes on this machine have two wear edges.
When one side wears out, they can be rotated 180° to use the
other edge. Refer to the Assembly section for instructions on
adjusting the skid shoes.
Remove the six carriage bolts, flat washers and hex nuts that
secure the two skid shoes to the sides of the auger housing.
Refer to Figure 6-3.
Position the new skid shoes and secure with the carriage
bolts, flat washers and hex nuts. Make certain the skid
shoes are adjusted to be level.
Shave Plate
Remove the hex nuts and carriage bolts that secure the
shave plate to the bottom of the housing. See Figure 6-3.
Remove the rear most hex nut and carriage bolt securing
the back of each skid shoe to the sides of the housing.
Loosen the remaining hex nuts securing the skid shoes.
Slide the shave plate out of the off-set slot at the bottom
of the housing, and from between the skid shoes and side
panels of the housing.
With the mounting holes toward the back of the unit, slide
the new shave plate into position and secure with the
fasteners previously removed and loosened.
Figure 6-4
Chute Bracket Adjustment
If the spiral at the bottom of the chute directional control is not
fully engaging with the chute assembly, the chute bracket can be
adjusted. To do so:
Loosen the two nuts which secure the chute bracket and
reposition it slightly. See Figure 6-5.
Retighten the nuts.
Figure 6-3
Shift Cable
If the full range of speeds (forward and reverse) cannot be
achieved, refer to the Figure 6-4 and adjust the shift cable as
Place the shift lever in the fastest forward speed position.
Loosen the hex nut on the shift cable index bracket. See
Figure 6-4.
Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Figure 6-5
Chute Control
The distance snow is thrown can be adjusted by adjusting the
angle of the chute assembly. Refer to the Operation section for
The remote chute control cables have been pre-adjusted at
the factory. Move the remote chute lever on the control panel
forward to pivot the upper chute down; move the lever rearward
to pivot the upper chute up.
Wheel drive control
Refer to the Adjustment section of the Assembly & Set-Up
section earlier in this manual for instructions on how to adjust
the wheel drive control. To further check the adjustment,
proceed as follows:
If there is no friction wheel clearance, or the friction wheel
does not solidly contact the drive plate, re-adjust the
lock nut on the lower end of the drive cable following the
instructions in the Assembly section.
Reassemble the frame cover.
Auger Control
With the snow thrower tipped forward (be certain to run
the fuel tank dry before tipping the unit forward), remove
the frame cover underneath the snow thrower by removing
the self-tapping screws. See Figure 6-6.
Refer to the Assembly section for instructions on adjusting the
auger control cable.
Tire Pressure
Refer to the Assembly section for instructions on adjusting the
tire pressure.
Off-Season Storage
If the snow thrower will not be used for 30 days or longer, follow
the storage instructions below.
Lubricate the machine as instructed earlier in this section.
Store in a clean, dry area.
If storing the snow thrower in an unventilated area,
rustproof the machine using a light oil or silicone to coat
the snow thrower.
Clean the exterior of the engine and the snow thrower.
IMPORTANT: See the Engine Operator’s Manual included
with the snow thrower for complete engine off-season storage
Figure 6-6
Locate the opening between the axle support bracket and
the front frame support (See Figure 6-7). Looking through
this opening, with the wheel drive control released, there
must be clearance between the friction wheel and the
drive plate in all positions of the speed selector lever.
With the wheel drive control engaged, the friction wheel
must contact the drive plate. See Figure 6-7.
Figure 6-7
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
Belt Replacement
Belt Removal Preparation
Disconnect the chute crank assembly at the discharge
chute end by removing the hairpin clip and the flat washer.
Refer to Figure 7-1.
Loosen the bolt shown in Figure 7-3 securing the belt
keeper bracket and remove the other bolt. Push the belt
keeper bracket up off the engine pulley. Refer to Figure 7-3.
Figure 7-3
Auger Belt Replacement
Figure 7-1
Remove the hex screws and lock nuts securing the forward
end of the support tubes to the back of the auger housing,
and pivot the tubes upward.
Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by
removing the three self-tapping screws. See Figure 7-2.
To remove and replace your snow thrower’s auger belt, proceed
as follows:
Remove the hairpin clip and flat washer from the ferrule
in order to disconnect the auger idler rod from the brake
bracket assembly. See Figure 7-4.
Figure 7-4
Figure 7-2
NOTE: Make sure to maintain the location of the ferrule on the idler
Slip the auger control belt (the front belt) off the engine
Pull the brake bracket assembly towards the cable guide
roller and unhook the auger cable “Z” fitting. Refer to
Figure 7-5.
Block the impeller with a piece of wood the prevent from
spinning and use a 1/2” wrench to remove the hex screw
and flat washer from the center of the auger input shaft
and auger pulley adapter. Refer to Figure 7-7.
Adapter Post
Pulley Slot
Belt Keeper
Figure 7-7
Figure 7-5
From both sides of the frame assembly, use a 1/2"
wrench to remove the three hex tap screws securing the
transmission frame to the auger housing assembly. Refer to
Figure 7-1. NOTE: Do not remove the lower hex flange lock
nut on each side.
Place a block of wood underneath the auger housing as
shown in Figure 7-6 and separate auger housing from the
transmission frame by tilting the housing forward and
pulling up the handles.
Lift the brake bracket assembly out of the pulley groove
and slide the pulley assembly off the posts of the auger
pulley adapter to remove the old belt. Refer to Figure 7-7.
NOTE: The pulley adapter may slide off the auger input
shaft when removing the pulley. Use extra caution to
ensure the adapter does not fall and get damaged when
removing the pulley.
Place the new auger belt in the V-groove of the auger
pulley and place the pulley w/belt inside the belt keepers.
Turn the pulley as necessary to align its three slots
approximately with the posts of the pulley adapter, then
move the brake bracket assembly away from the input
shaft. While aligning the pulley slots and adapter posts,
push the auger pulley fully onto the adapter. Refer to
Figure 7-7.
NOTE: If the pulley adapter was removed with the pulley,
align the splines of the pulley adapter and auger input
shaft, and push the pulley and adapter onto the input
shaft. Refer to Figure 7-7.
Slide the washer onto the hex screw removed earlier and
apply Loctite 262 to the threads of the hex screw.
Insert the hex screw through the pulley assembly and into
the threads of the input shaft. Torque the hex screw to
250-325 in. /lbs. to secure the auger pulley assembly on
the input shaft.
Figure 7-6
Section 7 — Service
If also replacing the drive belt, proceed to the “Drive Belt”
instruction. If not, reposition the transmission frame back
onto the auger housing. Install the drive belt on the engine
pulley, re-connect the auger cable “Z” fitting and auger
idler rod ferrule to the brake bracket. Reposition and secure
the engine pulley belt guard, and re-install the belt cover.
NOTE: Make sure to remove the piece of wood blocking the
Check the auger drive belt adjustment. With the auger clutch
lever in the disengaged position, the top surface of the new belt
should be even with the outside diameter of the pulley.
To adjust, disconnect ferrule from brake bracket assembly.
Thread ferrule in (towards idler) to increase tension on belt, or
out to decrease belt tension.
NOTE: The brake puck must always be firmly seated in the pulley
groove when auger control is disengaged.
Install the new belt on the pulleys in the reverse order and retension with the idler pulley.
Reassemble by performing the previous steps in the
opposite order and manner of removal.
Changing Friction Wheel
The rubber on the friction wheel is subject to wear and should
be checked periodically. Replace the friction wheel if any signs of
wear or cracking are found.
Drain the gasoline from the snow thrower, or run the fuel
tank dry to prevent a hazardous situation.
Tip the snow thrower up and forward, so that it rests on the
Remove screws from the frame cover underneath the snow
thrower (refer to Figure 7-9). Remove the right wheels from
the axle.
CAUTION: Repeat the “Testing Auger Drive Control”
from the Assembly and Set-up section before
operating the snow thrower.
Drive Belt Replacement
If not already done, remove the auger drive belt from the
front pulley of the engine double pulley. Refer to “Auger Belt
Replacement” instructions in the previous sub-section.
Pull the idler pulley away from the backside of the drive
belt to relieve the tension and slip the drive belt off the idler
pulley. Carefully release the idler pulley. See Figure 7-8.
Figure 7-9
Using a 3/4” wrench, hold the hex shaft and remove the
hex screw and belleville washer and bearing from left side
of the frame. Refer to Figure 7-10.
Friction Wheel
Remove Hex Screw
& Belleville Washer
Slide Hex
Shaft Out
Right Side
Figure 7-8
Roll the drive belt off the lower drive pulley and then remove
the belt from the engine pulley.
Hex Shaft
Figure 7-10
Section 7 — Service
Holding the friction wheel assembly, slide the hex shaft out
of the right side of the frame. The spacer on the left side
of the hex shaft will fall and the sprocket should remain
hanging lose in the chain.
Lift the friction wheel assembly out between the axle shaft
and the drive shaft assemblies.
Remove four screws securing the friction wheel to the hub
assembly (refer to Figure 7-11). Discard old friction wheel.
Reposition the friction wheel assembly in the snow thrower
frame. Insert the pin from the shift arm assembly into the
friction wheel assembly and hold assembly in position.
Refer to Figure 7-12.
Figure 7-12
Figure 7-11
Reassemble the new friction wheel onto the hub assembly,
tightening the four screws in rotation and with equal force.
It is important to assemble the friction wheel symmetrically
for proper functioning. Refer to Figure 7-11.
Slide the hex shaft through the right side of the frame
toward the left side and through the friction wheel
NOTE: If the sprocket fell from the snow thrower chain while
removing the hex shaft, position the hex hub of the sprocket
toward the friction wheel and place the sprocket in the chain.
After making certain that the chain is on both the large
and the small sprocket, align the hex shaft with the hex
hub of the small sprocket, and slide the shaft through the
Slide the spacer onto the end of the hex shaft.
Align the bearing on the right end of the hex shaft with the
hole in the right side of the frame, then push the hex shaft
to the left into position in the frame.
Slide the bearing onto the left end of the hex shaft and
press into the hole on the left side the frame.
Place the belleville washer (rounded side toward head)
onto the hex screw removed earlier, and insert the screw
into the threaded hole of the hex shaft.
Gradually tighten the hex screw to fully seat the bearings in
each side of the frame and to secure the hex shaft.
Position the frame cover on the bottom of the frame and
secure with the self-tapping screws. Pivot the snow thrower
down to its normal operating position.
Section 7 — Service
Excessive vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Tighten all bolts and nuts. If
vibration continues, have unit serviced by an
authorized Service Center.
Loss of power
1. Spark plug wire loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Gas cap vent hole plugged.
2. Remove ice and snow from gas cap. Be
certain vent hole is clear.
1. Drive control cable in need of adjustment.
1. Adjust drive control cable. Refer to
Maintenance section
2. Drive belt loose or damaged.
2. Replace drive belt.
3. Friction wheel worn.
3. Replace Friction Wheel.
1. Chute assembly clogged.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean chute assembly and
inside of auger housing with clean-out tool
or a stick.
2. Foreign object lodged in auger.
2. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Remove object from auger
with clean-out tool or a stick.
3. Auger control cable in need of adjustment.
3. Refer to Auger Control Test.
4. Auger belt loose or damaged.
4. Refer to Maintenance section.
5. Shear pin(s) sheared.
5. Replace with new shear pin(s).
6. Improper adjustment of Chute Bracket.
7. Refer to Maintenance Section for Chute
Bracket Adjustment.
Unit fails to propel itself
Unit fails to discharge snow
Chute Fails to Rotate
Replacement Parts
Part Number and Description
Extension Cord, 110V
Auger Drive Belt
Wheel Drive Belt
Friction Wheel Assembly
Friction Wheel w/Bonded Rubber
Shear Pin
Bow-tie Cotter Pin
Slide Shoe, Deluxe
Chute Clean-out Tool
Shave Plate, Stainless Steel
951-10292 Spark Plug
Phone (800) 965-4CUB (4282) to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and
serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
Attachments & Accessories
The following attachments and accessories are available for your Cub Cadet 945 series snow thrower. See your Cub Cadet dealer or
the retailer from which you purchased your snow thrower for information regarding price and availability.
Model Number
Auger and Chute anti-stick spray
Heavy Duty Snow Cab
Clearing Tool
MTD CONSUMER GROUP INC (MTD), the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
and the United States Environment Protection Agency (U. S. EPA)
Emission Control System Warranty Statement
(Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
California and elsewhere in the United States Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), U. S. EPA and MTD are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your model year
2006 and later small off-road engine. In California, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet the States anti-smog
standards. Elsewhere in the United States, new non-road, spark-ignition engines certified for model 2005 and later, must meet similar standards set
forth by the U. S. EPA. MTD must warranty the emission control system on your engine for the period of time listed below, provided there has been
no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter, fuel tanks,
fuel lines, fuel caps, valves, canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to your including diagnosis, parts and labor.
This emissions control system is warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by MTD.
As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Owner’s Manual. MTD
recommends that you retain all your receipts covering maintenances on your small off-road engine, but MTD can not deny warranty solely for the
lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance to all scheduled maintenance.
As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that MTD may deny your warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or part
has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an Authorized MTD Service Dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranted
repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact a MTD Service Representative at 1-800-800-7310
and address is MTD CONSUMER GROUP, P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland OH, 44136-0019.
This section applies to 1995 and later small off-road engines. The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to an
ultimate purchaser.
(a) General Emissions Warranty Coverage
MTD must warrant to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is:
(1) Designed, built, and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority in
Chapters 1 and 2,Part 5, Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code; and
(2) Free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material respects to the part as
described in the engine manufacturer’s application for certification for a period of two years.
(b) The warranty on emissions-related parts will be interpreted as follows:
(1) Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions required by Subsection (c)
must be warranted for the warranty period defined in Subsection (a)(2). If any such part fails during the period of warranty coverage, it must be
repaired or replaced by MTD according to Subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under the warranty must be warranted for
the remaining warranty period.
(2) Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions required by Subsection (c) must be warranted for
the warranty period defined in Subsection (a)(2). A statement in such written instructions to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary” will
not reduce the period of warranty coverage. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty must be warranted for the remaining warranty
(3) Any warranted part that which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions required by Subsection (c)
must be warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first scheduled
replacement, the part must be repaired or replaced by MTD according to Subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under
warranty must be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for the part.
(4) Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions of this article must be performed at no charge to the owner at a
warranty station.
(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (4) above, warranty services or repairs must be provided at all MTD distribution centers that
are franchised to service the subject engines.
(6) The owner must not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the determination that a warranted part is in fact defective, provided that
such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
(7) The engine manufacturer is liable for damages to other engine components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
(8) Throughout the engine’s warranty period defined in Subsection (a)(2), MTD will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the
expected demand for such parts.
(9) Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the
owner. Such use will not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD.
(10) Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or
modified parts shall be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim made in accordance with this article. The engine manufacturer shall not be
liable under this article to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of non-exempted add-on or modified part.
(c) MTD will include a copy of the following emission warranty parts list with each new engine, using those portions of the list applicable to the
(1) Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
• Carburetor and internal parts
• Fuel Pump
• Fuel Tank
(2) Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold
(3) Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto Ignition System
(4)Exhaust System
• Catalytic converter
• SAI (Reed valve)
(5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above System
• Vacuum, temperature , position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies
(6) Evaporative control
• Fuel Hose certified for ARB evaporative emission of 2006.
• Fuel Hose Clamps
• Tethered fuel cap
• Carbon canister
• Vapor lines
GDOC-100174 Rev. B
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States,
its possessions and territories, and by MTD Products Limited with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/or its
territories and possessions.
This warranty is in addition to any applicable emissions warranty
provided with your product.
For non-commercial use: Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding
Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
For commercial uses and applications: Cub Cadet warrants this
product (excluding Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from
the date of original retail purchase or lease.
“Cub Cadet” will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and
maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with
the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire,
water, or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage
resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory or
attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: belts, skid shoes, shave plates and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service
dealer. To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or
call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
b. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
c. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the
applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written
or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind Cub Cadet. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set
forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage including,
without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
a. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100160 REV. A
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