Cub Cadet Vamps Up ZTRs with 2 New Models


Cleveland, Ohio – During a four week road tour, Cub Cadet unveiled to its 1,500 dealers its new, next generation of advanced commercial zero turn riders. Heralded as the most innovative, technologically-advanced commercial zero-turn riders on the market, dealers had a chance to see and test drive the new, highly-anticipated TANK SZ Commercial and TANK LZ Commercial zero turn riders.

Reactions and comments from dealers exceeded expectations and were dramatic…

“With the specs and features offered on the new TANK SZ, this platform will fill a gap in the marketplace not no-one else can. With the technology built into the drive system and steering, the Cub Cadet commercial line-up is going to get everyone’s attention in a big way.” –  Ahearn Equipment

“The new TANK LZ and SZ not only gives Cub Cadet a huge advantage in the zero-turn market, they give our commercial customer unbeatable technology and performance they won’t find anywhere else.” – Waldo Implement

“With the addition of the all-new TANK LZ and SZ commercial platform, Cub Cadet has a complete family of zero-turns that shows the confidence in the line from top to bottom. With the overpopulation of lap bar mowers in the industry, it will be great to offer an exclusive unit from Cub Cadet that can take the market by storm.” – Shank’s Equipment

Unlike any other competitor or brand out there, the Cub Cadet TANK LZ and TANK SZ Commercial zero turn riders include exclusive, ground-breaking technology.

The TANK SZ (which denotes Steering wheel Zero turn) delivers incredible maneuverability, turf protection and remarkable traction – even on steep inclines – due to Cub Cadet’s exclusive 4-wheel steering technology (patented as Synchro Steer Technology®).

The TANK LZ (which denotes Lap-bar Zero turn) features the industry’s most intelligent and responsive lap bar system – the only lap bar system that allows for a full range of adjustability and rider egress regardless of position.

“Only one brand, Cub Cadet, gives professionals a real choice in commercial zero turn riders – Lap Bar or Steering Wheel. Pros have a choice: either the most advanced lap bar system on the market – the Cub Cadet TANK LZ, or the only steering wheel system in the market – the TANK SZ,” states Jeff Salamon, director of marketing for Cub Cadet.

“The new TANK LZ and SZ are designed for professionals who demand the most for their investment in a premium-quality commercial grade zero turn rider. Both zero turn riders come standard with Cub Cadet’s most advanced cutting deck system engineered for low maintenance, unsurpassed professional quality cut and durability. And starting at $6999 and $7999, nothing in the market comes close. One test drive demonstrates these model’s superiority over the competition,” added Salamon.

The all-new TANK LZ and TANK SZ zero turn riders both boast sophisticated commercial features like:

Best-in-class advanced cutting system for perfect results: next generation sloped-nose deck design system includes re-optimized and reinforced pulley, belt and drive system, smooth arc overlapping blades, and a high-velocity airflow dispersion design.

Lifetime warranty on the industry’s strongest, most durable frame: Cub Cadet’s Extreme Duty Rail FrameTM is a full-length, beam rail system that delivers unsurpassed strength, stability and precision. It is stronger than tube frames and features 3/8″ steel — the thickest on the market.

Most efficient, high-performance power train available:
new generation 14cc TorquePack drive system delivers Cub Cadet’s unsurpassed, professional quality-cut at high speeds, steep inclines and in thick, wet grass.

Advanced driver ergonomics and controls: EVC (elasticity vibration control) seating system, intuitive controls, power steering, tool-free adjustability of lap bar controls and tilt capability on steering wheel column promise remarkable all-day comfort.

After two years in the making, Cub Cadet took the new TANK LZ and SZ Commercial zero turn riders on a four-city tour covering thousands of miles and packing 11 semi trucks with Cub Cadet riders. Hundreds of dealers had the opportunity to experience what many of these professionals are acclaiming to be a new industry benchmark for commercial riders.

Cub Cadet’s new state-of-the-art commercial line of zero turn riders will be unveiled to the industry and professionals at the upcoming Green Industry Expo (GIE) event in Louisville, KY, October 27 – 29.  Both riders will be available to the public in March to test drive at one of Cub Cadet’s 1,500 dealers nationwide.

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