Cub Cadet Expands Offerings with acquisition of Advanced Turf Technology
Story published at 10:39, Monday, February 20th, 2017
Cub Cadet, a worldwide leader in outdoor power equipment, has expanded its presence in the sports turf market with the acquisition of Advanced Turf Technology (ATT). The UK-based company produces cutting reel mowers and cassettes specially designed for the sports field and golf maintenance markets.
The recent acquisition and continued investment in technology is part of Cub Cadet’s commitment to provide turf professionals with innovative power equipment and tools to cover all aspects of precision turf care. This acquisition follows the recent acquisitions of CORE Outdoor Power (CORE) and Precise Path Robotics.
“The addition of Advanced Turf Technology into the MTD family further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the professional turf markets,” said Rob Moll, CEO, MTD Products, which includes the Cub Cadet brand. “Cub Cadet is dedicated to providing innovative products that enable turf managers worldwide to produce the highest quality playing surfaces. Beyond improving productivity, these products enhance environmental stewardship – an increasingly important attribute for many groundsmen and facilities worldwide.”
Well-established flagship products from Advanced Turf Technology include the TMSystem™ and the INFiNiCut®. These premium, environmentally friendly products have been proven by Premier League clubs, golf courses, and sporting facilities around the world.
The INFiNiCut® brings enhanced performance to sports turf by combining a lithium power source with user programmable frequency of clip rate and a dynamic return floating head, allowing the groundsman to optimize machine configuration to turf conditions present on any given day. The ability to set a mower in this way is a first for the sports field sector and will lead Cub Cadet’s entry into the premium sports turf market. As the only all-electric sports field mower in the world, in battery mode, it is so cost effective that it can largely pay for itself through annual fuel savings alone. It can also easily convert to gas power if preferred.
“The ATT INFiNiCut® is so versatile, you can change the cutting unit over to grooming or scarifying or many other uses,” said Leslie Cain, Head Greenkeeper, Grand Ducal Golf Club. “You can just tell the INFiNiCut® was built by someone who knew what he was doing. The quality of the machine is fantastic and once it is all set up, the quality of cut and the overall usability is fantastic.”
Since its debut 10 years ago, the TMSystem™ has increased its cassette offering, keeping pace with triplex mower manufacturers upgrades to offer the best options for golf course maintenance as it quickly covers multiple greens for large area applications. It is fully compatible with all mainstream makes of triplex greens mowers and lightweight fairway mowers, including Cub Cadet’s RG3 robotic mower, as well as the INFiNiCut®. The multi-use cassette system with inserts provides flexibility to mow, aerate, brush, de-thatch, groom, level, and scarify.
“The TMSystem™ is a very clever design, very practical and easy to swap between the different tools. I would liken it to a Formula One pit stop – straight in and straight out,” said David Cole, Golf Course & Estate Superintendent, Loch Lomond Golf Club. “My mechanic has also commented on how well engineered the cassettes are, and what good quality, from the metal itself to the ease of adjustment. The design has been well thought out, not just from a manufacturer’s viewpoint, but also that of a greenkeeper and a mechanic.”
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