1X™ 221 LHP

1X SINGLE-STAGE
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1X™ 221 LHP
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Compact Size. Enormous Strength.

The 1X single-stage power is ideal for quickly and easily removing six inches of snow from smooth, smaller areas. A single-stage high-performance auger efficiently scoops and discharges snow accumulation to clear the way all winter.

Huge performance in a compact size! Perfect for your small driveway, sidewalk or deck.

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  • Easy push-button electric start 208cc OHV engine
  • In-dash headlight for increased visibility and safety
  • High-performance auger-propelled drive system allows you to go at your own speed
  • Single-hand chute control from the operator's station lets you effortlessly throw snow in the direction you want
  • Ideal for: Light snow fall under 6", small driveways and smooth surfaces

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product and why... Without being too wordy, I felt compelled to come here and post a review which I typically do not do. And here is why. This specific snow blower is described as being for light to moderate snow. Within the past three weeks this is what my area got for snow and how this handled that. Week one was a light powder about 10 to 12 inches all in one storm. Week two was a moderately heavy snow. Not too wet but packed well. The kind you can make a snowman with. Once again about 8 to 10 inches all in one night. Week three was just about two feet in one night (23 to 25 inches). It was a powder. Later that week we got 2 inches of heavy wet slush. And now, we are getting another heavy storm expecting 8 to 14 inches depending. All of the storms I mentioned were exceeding what the manufacturer said this model could handle. Powder of course clears easy, however if it is so deep, and much higher than the intake, it does take some negotiating to move the snow. I have a bad back after an injury to it and so I chose to get a snow blower. The rubber blades are actually very good at clearing snow right down to the pavement or walkway unlike metal blades that quote-unqoute "float" a little over the pavement or walkway leaving some snow always present. This snow blower clears snow much cleaner than any of my neighbors that have metal blades. However, there are some limitations to this blower. The rubber cup/blades are not as aggressive at chopping up snow that is hard and packed like at the end of a driveway after a plow goes by. Nonetheless, I still used this blower. I did not and would not recommend just diving into a hard packed mound like that. However, take a shovel and just chip the chunks down a bit and then take the blower and blow them away. This method works very well. The blower had pleanty of power and throws the snow I would guess litterally thirty feet maybe even a little more. Of course that is depending on the type of snow. The slush was thrown maybe 8 to 10 feet. But that's fine by me. This unit is a tool for me. "It's either my back or the snow blower" that I will wear down. And I choose the snow blower. I can always replace a part on it here or there alot easier than on my back if you know what I mean. The rubber blades from what I am told need replacing every so many years. Once again, I'm sure that is dependent on what kind and how much snow you get. Still, if I have to replace the rubber blades by the end of this season, I consider it well worth it. But I highly doubt I will have to do that. I'm sure I can get several years out of it even with this kind of snow. This model really does work well. I like the light too. Two things however about this model. If you are in the middle of clearing some snow and take a break for a while, you may not want to choke it again. Just try starting it. I took a lunch break with the two foot snow storm and came back about 35 minutes later. I shut the choke. Primed it three times, and could not start it. That was my fault. Not the fault of the blower. I just thought I'd mention that if you intend on choking it again, it had better have sat not running for a long time. Lastly. I feel there is only one improvement that can be made on the design. Maybe the engineers will read this and take me up on it. The area where the primer button, ignition key, and starter button is, is totally exposed to the elements. When you are blowing snow and wind kicks it back at you, these buttons all get covered with snow. You then have to clear the snow before you take the key out, which is the only way to shut it off. Otherwise snow will get into the ignition. All they have to do is put a flip cover over that area. That's it. My hand control for the direction of the shoot froze after the slush storm only because a lot of water got in and froze over night. Once I heated it up with moderately hot water, and before it froze again, I took some canned air to clean the water out, then sprayed silicon spray in it. This seemed to lubricate it and also help to keep future water out and from freezing again. All in all, I'm glad I got this unit as apposed to a larger one with metal blades. I'm sure the metal blade versions are stronger, more aggressive at cutting down hard packed snow, and may even last longer without having to replace parts like the rubber blades on this model, however, I find nothing wrong with an occasional need to grab the shovel to loosen up the huge mounds of hard packed snow the plow leaves, then use the blower to move it. At least I didn't have to scoop it up on my shovel and carry somewhere and throw it myself. The blower does the hard work. Long story longer...I feel you can not go wrong with this kind of blower even if you feel you are making some kind of comprimize on the rubber blades over that of metal ones. Do your homework. Research this further. Take into account what kind of snow and how much you will be clearing and how often. Maybe a metal blade one will be better for you. I'm just saying this is a great unit that has far exceeded my expectations of what it truly can handle.
Date published: 2011-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This machine is a beast! This is the 3rd season with my Cub and still going strong! This past weekend gave us the largest snowstorm the East coast has ever seen here in Frederick Maryland. I always run the gas out each season before storage and she fires right up after some fresh petrol, a few primes and a couple pulls. The 33+ inches we just got where no match for Cyclops(single headlight). Sure I had to pull back and hit it a few times, but once you know how to handle it, it's a piece a cake. I really like the way it scrapes the snow right down to the bare sidewalk. Needless to say, our elderly neighbors and their dogs really appreciate it when they hear me fire it up :0) I highly recommend this Beast of a snow thrower!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine I have been using this snowblower for 2 years and it works/runs great. The electric start is fantastic. The chute controls on the handle and a headlight make this snowblower better than a comparably price model from other brands.
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just adding information to my last review My last review talked about the control cables to the chute. Cub Cadet service replaced the ones on my snow blower. They put a lot of lithium grease on the cables. Well it's the 3rd time I've used it and the cables were froze tight. Less then a month since they were replaced. I had to take them off to use the snow blower. The main chute control was froze also. I did manage to get that to work, but, it is loose and I think it is about to break the gears. I am frustrated with the remote cables and remote chute control. It looks like I'll have to replace the remote chute to the manual one. I'll be going back to the service center tomorrow. They told me to take off the cables if it happened again. I am not sure if the cables are froze because it is cold here or because they are rusted. Either way, it is cold in winter and having this problem is getting me unhappy.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good product easy to use, love the features it makes it a lot easier with the controls at your finger tips so you don't have to stop. will have cub cadet purchases in the future!
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wish I could return it I wish I could return this for a refund. I had an older cub cadet single stage and it was excellent. I thought I should upgrade and get a chute control and light. My old one I had to turn the chute manually. But this one is pretty much unusable. The left wheel constantly jams causing me to stop and clean it, then few more feet repeat. My old one never did this and I have had it for almost 10yrs. The only good thing is it throws snow and starts easily.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring It It has been 2 years using this snow blower and I still love it. Easy start helps when needed as well as durability. Need a snow blower for occasional use? Consider this model.
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower I bought 221 LHP in August of 2013, and it has been very reliable. It's handled everything from 3 - 24+ inches, slush to powder. This has been one of the snowiest winters in Mass, and my 221 LHP has cut threw everything thrown at it. My neighbor even stopped by and commented on what a work horse it is. He has a old 2 stage thrower that just doesn't throw snow all that well. The one issue I have is with the shoot controls, the shoot direction control freezes up, but it is down on the shoot swivel. I need to get a can of silicon to spray on it. The height control freezes as well, but I never really need to change that from the highest setting. Other then that, it starts easy both manually and with the electric start. And it throws the snow a good distance.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed Truly disappointed in this product. I have had nothing but trouble with it since I brought it home. It runs poorly, it does not throw snow well. If the snow is the least bit heavy, the machine clogs up. You have to baby the thing to get anything done. Also, the controller for the shoot only worked for a short time and eventually quit working altogether. I have had to remove it, so that I can manually change the trajectory. i regret having purchased this product.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had this thrower for 2 seasons. It is better than I ever expected. I have had experience with other "larger" and smaller throwers. This is just right. I have a large area to plow and also the entire street. It handles 6 inches of powdery snow without issue."Wet" snow is handled well too, you just have to push the thrower slower. I like that the size is comparable to a lawnmower ,therefore, it's easy to move about in tight spaces. The only maintenance has been oil changes. This season the cable which tilts the auger had to be replaced. It was not difficult. I got the part from this site,and it was delivered quickly. I love that this thrower has an excellent electric starter. I am a senior female....which some folks like to know when they read reviews. Great product. it's DEFINITELY worth the extra $100,00 to buy the one with the auger control one near the handlebar. This makes it SO EASY to make adjustments. In the pass my throwers were all crank auger and that's a real pain to do especially with the wind blowing snow in your face. The light is also quite bright,easy to reach.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very nice snow blower. I was impressed with this the first time I used it. I ended up selling my 2 stage snow blower. This blows snow!!! The only problem I have had with it is, the chute control cable rusted shut. The fourth time I used it the chute cable would not move. I ended up taking off the cables and moving the chute myself. Cub Cadet told me no one else has this problem. I noted on this site a different person with the same problem. I have had this since 12-2014. When I got this out of storage for this winter, the cable was froze shut. After talking to Cub Cadet company I took it to a local Cub Cadet repair place and the cables were replaced under warranty. When we first took it in I was told no one else had this problem. I know my brother has the same problem. Anyways, when we picked it up the service man said the fixed one of these last year. So, I have no idea why some of them have cable problems. When I got it back from repair I noticed a lot of lithium grease on the cable ends. This winter after I am doing blowing snow I spray the lithium grease on the cable ends. Hope it solves my problems. I like this snow blower, the problem I have with it is the cables. I would tell others it's a great product but lube the cable ends after use.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would Not Recommend I bought this snow blower 2 years ago and for what I paid I expected a lot better quality. One of the wheels constantly sticks when there is ANY accumulation of snow. So, basically I have to slide it around the driveway. The hood will randomly get stuck and not rotate properly or it has a bit of movement after selecting a position. Lastly, unless your throwing with the wind, it doesn't seem to have enough force to throw the snow. The light is quite bright, which is nice.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many good features This unit has good power for moving snow. Very easy to start and throws snow a reasonable distance. The handle takes a little getting used to. I have to agree with others about the small wheels. They do seem to get hung up at times. Also, now having used the machine, I feel that the cable controls are not worth the extra expense. The direction control works ok to the right, but does not lock in as easy when going to the left. Overall this seems to be a good machine.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the machine EXCEPT the Plastic Wheels! I wanted a well built and reliable machine, so I went with a trusted brand. It started like a dream, and clears the snow for the most part. I am disappointed in the plastic wheels, as they just collect snow and ice. This lifts the machine up and prevents it from cleaning properly. I need to carry a knife and constantly clean the snow and ice from the wheels. If there was a solution to this I would rate the machine 5 star. Would be great if the wheels were rubber or if there was a solution to apply that would prevent snow and ice build up.
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the size and toughness My husband Ron got this snowblower for me. I was skeptical that it would fit my needs. First time I've had a snowblower that is a size I can handle, yet does the job I need it to. I've had both my knees and a hip replaced. This is just the right size for me to be able to control with limited mobility.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Once you get it started, if you can get it started It is the lower end of the snowblower scale, so I guess i can't expect much, but i had hoped being a CubCadet it would be great. But, like I said, if you can get it started,it runs okay, but not what i would have expected for a CubCadet and the choke system is a joke. It operates like a cheap snowblower would, even though it isn't cheap. takes upwards of 5 mins to warmup enough to properly idle without too much choke and then if the snow is soft it has no issue pushing it away, but if the snow is packed a bit, it just glides over the snow and i have to work the snowblower down to try and get the packed snow. If I would have known how much trouble I was about to have to get it to start EACH TIME SINCE NEW. I would have bought a 2 or 3 stage snowblower instead of this joke of a flapper snow toy for almost $500 I was taken
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Simple design fix would make a huge difference I've had mine for 3 years now. Always starts great and throws snow really far. But my annoyance has reached a boiling point at the stupid design around the wheels. The left wheel especially constantly stops rolling because there's such a tiny clearance around the wheel - so the wheel picks up snow and grows like a snowball until it stops that wheel, which make for really difficult pushing. I have to stop about every 10 feet to kick the packed slush off the wheels. I literally end up with sore toes after I finish my driveway and it probably adds about 10 or 15 minutes to the job every time. This is bad during thick heavy packable snow, but the fact that the exhaust blows out right by that left wheel ensures that it's a problem even when it's really cold. It's hard for me to believe that Cub Cadet did any testing, ever, in real world conditions. Very very frustrating. Giving the wheel about an inch of clearance would take care of the problem (there's only about 1/4" now). Maybe I need to look for some smaller wheels or something, I don't know. Or sell the dang thing and never buy Cub Cadet again.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1X Club Cadet snow thrower I bought this unit back on Nov 2018. Living in Calgary we get some good snow falls a few times over the winter. This u it has been great the last couple seasons. It did how ever struggle a little with snow fall at 2’ deep, but again it did what it was meant to do which is move the snow. Love this unit for now and maybe one day down the road I’ll get a 2 stage one for the heavy snow days. But overall I am very pleased with the X1
Date published: 2021-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best unit I have used from downgrade from 2stage [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I downgraded from a two stage which was an overkill for my property. I got this as a recommendation from my landscaper. The best feature is auger that literately brushes the floor eliminating the need for salt. The chute does not clog even under heavy conditions. My advise keep ahead of the snow fall. I usually never let snow accumulate no more than 1 foot.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK I've owned this snow blower for 3 winters. I found two problems with this unit. The cable controls for the shoot height adjustment freeze up after about 5 minutes of use. I called the factory and they said they had no fix for it so I removed it completely and made a manual adjustment for it. The other problem is the paddles wear out much faster than my last snowblower. Everything else on the unit is fine.
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product rating/review I bought this unit last winter and what I can say from testing it during whole winter: - it worked well on deep snow (30-50cm) but you don't need to rush it to advance, on lower snow you can push it faster. - the engine is quite powerfull - the only cons I can say is that since this is 1x unit it will not work well on freeze snow from the simple fact that its turbine has blades in rubber rather than metallic. - is very light in weight compared with a 2x or 3x model. - for myself it helped me a lot during the winter when the snow accumulated fast during the night. - it started very easy (I kept it into my garage so was not so cold). If I am not mistaken you can start also with a push button while connecting it to 120V (the house power) - lower price compared with a 2x or 3x model Overall it is a very useful product that will help you dealing with the snow. This is what I can say from my point of view.
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Problem I bought this last year to replace a larger blower. It works well most of the time but has a bad flaw. When snow is firm it packs up behind the space between the left front wheel and the body of the unit. This causes the wheel to stick and you have to constantly clear the packed snow for the wheel to turn again. There needs to be more space to allow the snow to stop packing.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I've used it 3 seasons now, good value for the price. If you can learn how to use a single stage it will handle pretty much everything you can throw at it. All it takes to move an 18" salty slushy windrow is to take a shovel and pull 6" over before throwing. Repeat and you are done. I liked the chute controls on this model, on my driveway I have to do a lot of maneuvering to get the snow piled up in just the right spots. I think the addition of some rubber boots over the control openings would help prevent snow from getting in. I actually thought of modifying mine by going to the dollar store and getting a couple of punching balloons to slip over the handles. The cables seized after 2 seasons, I'm hoping that by lubing the expensive replacement cables I'll get more life out of them. The only time I used the electric start was to test it. Mine has easily started with 1-2 pulls every time I used it.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible wheel design [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The snow blower starts easily and runs well. But as others have said, there is only 1/4" or so of clearance between the OD of the wheel and the plastic housing. Snow gets stuck in the wheel treads around the entire circumference of the wheel. That prevents the wheel from rotating. I have tried drowning the wheels in silicone spray before starting, but that only works for 10 minutes or so. After last season, I even tried shaving 1/8" off the edge of each wheel. But with today's first wet snow of the season, the blower stopped moving one minute into my work. It is easier to shovel than to struggle with this poorly designed unit. I have used Toro and Honda snow blowers, and neither had any issues with the wheels or the unit being able to roll. I called a local dealer, and the only replacement wheel available is the exact same OEM design. Does anyone have any aftermarket or other ideas to address this issue?
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It will do [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Like other reviewers this is our 3rd year owning this snow blower. We live in the northeast and last year we didn’t even use it. Today we had our first snow of the year with Snow Storm Gail. Our first year and so far this year, the left wheel sticks like crazy and snow just clumps on it. The shoot will go left and right but not up and down. After the first year, we did have it services and winterized and the service people said it was all fixed with new cables, but they still couldn’t get the shoot to work correctly. I am 61 yr old married woman and my husband just had knee surgery. With well over a foot of snow and going out numerous times with the snowblower it took twice as long as it should to get done as I had to keep stopping to pick it up and kick the tires to get them moving not to mention with the shoot not working correctly everything blows right back into your face! On the good side - I do like how easy it is to start!
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent snowblower, but!! I didn’t give it a five star rating because the wheels being plastic get frozen in the snow and don’t move, to get it moving again I have to scrape the accumulation of snow off, otherwise it won’t move, very annoying. It would be better off with rubber tire type of wheels.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mighty But Issues I used this machine half a winter, the shoot kept freezing up.One wheel kept freezing up could hardly move it. When not frozen it works great,shoots snow far enough.! I would recommend it if doing a shallow walkway but not more because the one wheel freezes.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good unit worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've had this product for three years now. I am very happy with the performance. The electric start feature is nice. It's strong enough to even pull slush.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay But Not Good I used this one winter for my small driveway. Disappointed as the one wheel kept freezing up full of snow,then hard to clean all the frozen snow ice off. The chute too was frozen would not turn.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to start I bought this last year as I say it is a first-time starter,I have a wide drive it handles it with ease the only complaint I have with it is that it left some black skid marks on my drive.
Date published: 2021-09-09
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