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Cub Cadet XZ5 Ultima wins award

Cub Cadet XZ5 Ultima wins award: The Chicago Athenaeum Museum presented Cub Cadet with a GOOD DESIGN™ award for its new XZ5 Ultima Series zero-turns – for innovative and cutting-edge industrial product design in the tools category.

The awards emphasise quality design, awarding products with “design of the highest form, function and aesthetics… a standard beyond ordinary,” as stated by the GOOD DESIGN™ Award Program.

Cub Cadet XZ5 Ultima wins award

Cub Cadet XZ5 Ultima wins award

“We knew we had something very special [on] our hands based on how the project came together – from the unique tubular frame design to the best-in-class performance and comfort” said Dennis Fowler, industrial design lead for MTD Products Inc. “We’ve already expanded the line up to reach new audiences for 2020, and we look forward to continuing our quest for innovation within this product line.”

For the last 70 years, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. have presented GOOD DESIGN™ awards to those who produce the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. GOOD DESIGN™ is an international symbol of a company’s commitment to innovation and superior design.

The full journey of the XZ5 Ultima took six months, including input from 1,300 customers and more than 63,000 hours of engineering and testing. It was clear that customers wanted strength, durability and a sleek style.

“These new XZ5 Ultima machines have been on sale in America which leads the market on

zero-turns and have smashed all sales records! The sales have been so successful that they have not only increased the line-up of Ultima machines but have also had to increase the production lines to keep up with demand” said Phil Noble, Divisional Manager, Lawn and Garden E.P. Barrus “Cub Cadet has been at the forefront of the zero-turn market in the UK because our tractors have enabled customers to have zero-turn performance but with traditional steering wheel controls. However, in the UK, lap bar tractors are becoming more and more popular, so we are excited to add these machines to our range. We showcased these machines at the end of last year and our dealers have really got behind them, our sales have already increased dramatically!”

The latest steering lever lap bar technology combined with the extremely robust construction of heavy-duty components and high-performance engine makes the XZ5 Ultima series the ideal tractor for any gardener or professional user looking for a machine for large lawn maintenance.

At Cub Cadet we continuously endeavour to improve our product ranges, from lawnmowers, to zero-turns, lawn tractors to robotic mowers, by incorporating new and proven technologies, implementing innovative engineering solutions and offering a dealership service that delivers true advantages to you and your business.

The XZ5 Ultima series™ from Cub Cadet. Professional grade power for your business and your lawns.

For more information go to www.cubcadet.co.uk or contact Cub Cadet on 01869 363677.

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Cub Cadet Launch XR Robotic Mowers

Cub Cadet Launch XR Robotic Mowers: Leading lawnmower manufacturer Cub Cadet has launched a ground-breaking new range of robotic mowers, the XR Enduro Series.

Built with innovation and convenience in mind, the new robots – XR1, XR2 and XR3 – mow up to 10 percent faster than similar models on the market due to the patented blade technology and strong mowing system, producing a perfectly trimmed lawn in no time.

Cub Cadet Launch XR Robotic Mowers

The robots have been developed with state-of-the-art technology and features that meet both consumer and professional needs to save the time and effort of mowing.

The XR1 500 features a strong, floating, self-cleaning mowing deck that handles challenging terrain with incredible accuracy and produces clippings fine enough to mulch into the soil. This process acts as a natural fertiliser resulting in a better-looking lawn, improved performance and reduced maintenance.

The XR2 and XR3 robots in the range have the unique ability to trim right up to the edge of the lawn thanks to the patented steel blades which cut beyond the wheelbase. Therefore, there is no need for a lawn edge cutter or strimmer, saving space on storage. Also, the robots will mow areas of up to 5000m².

By utilising state-of-the-art technology, gardeners will have complete control of their robot, any place, any time, using their smartphone or home computer to view reports and change mowing schedules. As well as being Alexa compatible, they have pin code security, and some models come with Bluetooth remote control capability and GPS, which allows the mower to be tracked.

The ever-changing British weather needn’t be a problem either as the integrated rain sensor alerts the robot to return to its home when it starts raining. It can then start cutting again when the weather improves.

Phil Noble, field sales and technical manager for Cub Cadet, said: “We have waited for the right time to join this competitive market to ensure our robotic mowers have all the features that a gardener could want. Customers are now starting to see robotics as a viable option to a traditional walk-behind mower or a lawn tractor, so by creating a range which is smart, innovative, cost-effective and convenient to use, we are showing that a robotic mower is the future of mowing.”

The XR mowers are equipped with Smart Mow which instead of stopping and turning when the robot reaches the perimeter wire, turns in a continuously smooth arc, saving time and ensuring a better-quality cut.

Deciding when to mow isn’t an issue as the robots can be programmed to run at any time of the day, even when the user is away on holiday. The robotic mowers run between 68 and 74 decibels, depending on the model, meaning even during the night gardeners can be assured the lawn will still be cut to a high standard, without disrupting neighbours or wildlife.

For this range, Cub Cadet has also introduced the exclusive Robozone. This innovative feature works either via a battery or mains power and is a signal transmitter, which means that the robotic mower can be used in another garden without having to buy a second charging station – ideal for when a gardener needs to go round to mow the parent’s lawn. It also enables the robot to be used in difficult and hard-to-reach areas where there is no mains power. This cutting-edge product from Cub Cadet means the robot can be utilised for more than one job.

Phil added: “A robotic mower will give you back the time spent mowing the lawn to use doing other things whilst still have a perfectly trimmed lawn. Also, robots mulch the grass exceptionally well, which helps put nutrients back into the lawn, keeping it green and healthy – even in drought conditions like last year, it’s a win-win situation.”

For more information and to find your local dealer please visit www.cubcadet.co.uk

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New Cub Cadet Website

New Cub Cadet Website: After months of designing and building, Cub Cadet has now launched its new website. The site has been created with the end user at the forefront of the design. It offers easier navigation and offers an enhanced user journey. The website is fully responsive, meaning that it looks just as great when viewed on smart phones and tablets as it does on a regular laptop or pc, and makes it easier for consumers to browse the site, even when they are on the go or even browsing in a dealer’s showroom.

Designed with the customer in mind, the site clearly defines the brand’s products and categories, with all existing products and new season models featured. Each product has a section on both the features and the specifications, making it simple for consumers to review and compare products.

New Cub Cadet Website

The service and dealer locator pages guide people to locate their nearest dealer, and this is linked through from every product page. The new 2018 catalogue is also available to download, and there are informative pages on the history of the company and its many innovative designs, such as the xTreme Tight Turn and Cub Connect App.

The new website is a continued reflection of the importance that the company places on customer engagement and innovative design.

“We are pleased to launch our new, user-friendly website, which we are confident provides an enhanced customer experience and will further develop our reputation as being at the forefront of garden machinery innovations,” said Phil Noble, field sales and technical manager for Cub Cadet UK.

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Cub Cadet’s EFI Engines

Cub Cadet’s EFI Engines: Cub Cadet’s new fuel-injected engine boasts serious strength, offering the kind of high-performance power you’d expect from Cub Cadet.

EFI uses up to 25% less fuel, which means fewer emissions and fewer fill-ups. Less time needs to be spent on maintenance as it has no carburettor and requires fewer oil changes.

Cub Cadet's EFI Engines

To become Cub Cadet certified, engines are evaluated using a rigorous process to ensure they have been built to uphold our standards of strength, high performance and premium quality. Going to extremes, Cub Cadet engines are field tested in the most challenging environments to ensure dependable all-temperature starting.

EFI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EFI?

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) is a high-pressure fuel management system. Just like on today’s cars, EFI uses an onboard computer, injector nozzle, and multiple sensors to reliably deliver exactly the right amount of fuel to get the most performance and efficiency out of your engine. Cub Cadet EFI engine is an advanced electronically controlled “Closed Loop” system that uses real time feedback to sense the usage conditions and instantly optimize combustion to give you smooth running, and exceptional starting you can count on… no matter what.

HOW DO EFI ENGINES WORK?

EFI, or any Fuel Injection system, utilizes a special high-pressure fuel delivery nozzle to inject an ultra-fine mist of fuel into the engine. An electronic control unit uses sensors around the engine to deliver the precise amount of fuel the engine needs, improving response, efficiency and starting. Cub EFI adjusts the fuel metering on-the-fly to compensate for variations in load, speed, fuels, temps, and pressures to always feed your engine the perfect charge that it needs for maximum performance at any task.

DO EFI ENGINES REQUIRE LESS MAINTENANCE?

Yes. EFI systems produce cleaner combustion resulting in a cleaner engine. Clean engines can go longer between regular oil changes and required major maintenances. We do still recommend a fuel stabilizer for long term storage to make sure the fuel in the tank stays fresh and you’ll be ready to mow with a push of button next spring.

ARE EFI ENGINES EASIER TO START?

A major benefit of EFI systems is the greatly improved cold and hot starting performance. Even after a long period of no use, during Winter for example, the EFI engine is much more likely to start first time.

ARE EFI ENGINES MORE RESISTANT TO FUEL SYSTEM CORROSION AND “ETHANOL DAMAGE” SO OFTEN SEEN TODAY?

The fuel system is ethanol resistant and compatible with ethanol fuel blends.

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