SC 500 HW Lawnmower

Cub Cadet 500HWAt first glance, the Cub Cadet SC 500 HW mower doesn’t look quite like the typical push mower. This model is bigger and more powerful in every way, designed to handle uneven terrain and steep grades with ease. Larger wheels and self-propelled operation make this model both easier and safer to use in a variety of conditions, making it a perfect fit for homeowners with larger, more natural terrain around the home. Under the hood, this mower is all Cub Cadet: The SC 500 HW comes with a large cutting deck, a powerful and fine-tuned engine, and blades that provide the “signature cut” from which all of Cub Cadet’s push mowers get their name. For homeowners who are looking to avoid compromise on cut quality, mower durability, and overall horsepower, the SC 500 HW is an excellent choice.

Mower Features: Selling Points of the Cub Cadet SC 500 HW

The Cub Cadet Signature Cut series of push mowers was specifically designed so that homeowners could produce professional results without the high cost of hiring professional landscapers. With the SC 500 HW, this commitment begins with the high wheels located at the rear or the equipment. These high wheels give the SC 500 its “HW” model name, and they’re designed to give the mower added traction and stability as it traverses uneven or steep terrain around the home. The high wheels can respond more intricately to uneven surfaces, keeping the mower level and preventing it from tipping. As a result, operators reduce the risk of injury from airborne clippings, debris, and related hazards. These high wheels are paired with several other key features that make this mower a no-brainer for homeowners with uneven areas to maintain.

The SC 500 HW push mower comes with the ability to use self-propelled operation, making it easier to get the job done quickly and accurately. With a finely tuned drive system known as the MySpeed Drive Control System, mower operators can customize how fast the mower moves and how precise the equipment handles around sharp turns and obstructions throughout the lawn. To further quicken lawn maintenance, the SC 500 HW come with the Cub Cadet SureStart ignition system that takes the frustration out of starter grip usage. Unlike many competing mowers, the SureStart system promises full ignition with just one or two pulls of the starter grip, even when the engine is cold.

Cub Cadet’s SC 500 series also comes with 3-in-1 turf management, allowing clippings to be mulched, discharged to the side, or stored in an optional bag for disposal after the mowing has been finished. This saves homeowners a great deal of time and money on potential mower customizations or optional accessories, and makes the equipment an easy fit even if turf management preferences change over time. With 6-postion deck height adjustment using a convenient lever, homeowners who invest in the SC 500 HW model will also find that it’s very easy to customize their cut to the height required by their personal taste or the variety of grass that they’ve chosen for their outdoor areas.

Technical Specifications of the SC 500 HW Push Mower

Cub Cadet pairs its Signature Cut push mowers with an engine of its own design. This 159cc OHV engine is exceedingly powerful when combined with a push mower, and it allows for the precise cut and self-propelled design of mowers in this series. The engine is paired with Cub Cadet’s MySpeed Drive Control System, which utilizes rear-wheel drive for safe mowing and tight control over mower direction. The equipment features a 3-in-1 cutting deck with 21-inch steel blades, and the Signature Cut system ensures that these blades lift grass up and cut it to a uniform height with each pass of the mower.

The blades can be adjusted to one of six different heights, ranging from 3.75 inches to a turf-like height of just 1.25 inches. A 1.9-bu bag is included for storing clippings, though equipment owners can upgrade to a larger, OEM Cub Cadet bag to handle larger lawns if they wish to minimize interruptions in mowing. The bag material both stores clippings and traps dust, allowing for a cleaner mowing experience that won’t trigger allergies. At 90 pounds, this lightweight, compact mower is easily stored in most existing garages and tool sheds between uses.

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