The history of the Cub Cadet brand began at the International Harvester Corporation. As a result of the merger in 1902 of two American companies: McCormick Harvesting Machine and Deering Harvester, the International Harvester Corporation was formed. The business line of which included agricultural machinery, automobiles, commercial trucks, lawn and garden products, household appliances and many other businesses.
In 1960, the company decided to create a premium line of tractors to meet the growing demand for garden tractors for private use. These tractors were created on the basis of tractors "Farmall Cub" or "International Cub" (or simply "Cub", which means "cub"), which have been produced since 1947. Interestingly, from the beginning, the full name of the brand sounded like "IH Cub Cadet "(International Harvester Cub Cadet).
Since the beginning of production, IH Cub Cadet tractors have been sold to owners of private estates with large lawns and extensive private gardens, which were in great demand at that time. Also, a lot of various attachments for these tractors were sold, such as mowers, scrapers, snow blowers, plows, trailed carts and many other accessories that were very popular with private owners.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, despite strong sales, IH's margins remained low. The constant creation of new business projects created a somewhat cumbersome organization of the corporation, and it was difficult for the company to focus on its core business - the production of trucks, construction equipment and equipment for agriculture. The overly conservative management of top managers, which made it difficult for promotions and the introduction of new technologies, led to numerous strikes. And coupled with greatly increased competition forced the company to sell part of its assets.
So in 1981, IH sold the IH Cub Cadet brand to MTD, a manufacturer and distributor of garden equipment. Since then, the name of the brand began to sound like "Cub Cadet", which has come down to our times. Further, the company is successfully developing as part of the MTD concern, setting new quality standards for garden tractors.
In 1993, the company creates the first operated crawler snow blower and in 2012 the first Triloy lawnmower. The company continues to develop and improve continuously and in 2013 introduced its first robotic lawnmower. And in 2017, he again raises the bar for garden tractors with the latest ZERO TURNS tractor. The first robot Cub Cadet In search of a new, the company in 2018 presents its completely new direction - battery technology, which also includes brush cutters, blowers and trimmers that operate on the same type of battery.
Currently, Cube Cadet has in its arsenal a full line of products for the garden and vegetable garden and continues to specialize in equipment for private households, trying to comply with the high quality standards established since 1960.