Cub Cadet and Yanmar Join Forces

Partnership to Deliver Best-In-Class Compact Utility Tractors in the U.S. and Canada

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Valley City, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2007 – Cub Cadet® and Yanmar® announced today a joint venture to market a full line of compact utility tractors and implements in the U.S. and Canada.  The joint venture has lead to the formation of C.U.T. Supply Company, LLC, headquartered in Valley City, Ohio.

“This unique partnership connects two powerful brands with reputations for innovation, reliability and high performance,” said Masashi Shimo, of Yanmar, who has been appointed President of C.U.T. Supply Company LLC.  “We feel that these qualities will allow us to deliver smart, user-focused solutions to the growing number of consumers and commercial and government users in need of a compact utility tractor.”

A pioneer of compact, powerful diesel engines since 1933, and a maker of compact utility tractors and agricultural equipment, Yanmar’s products are recognized as innovative, reliable leaders worldwide. Cub Cadet, the leader in premium outdoor power equipment, has a legacy of high-quality engineering and producing equipment that meets the lifestyle needs of today’s large property owner.  Together, the company’s new line of premium compact tractors will offer users well-designed high performance products up to 50 HP.   

“By combining our expertise, we will help homeowners, municipalities, institutions, farmers and businesses achieve their goals with enhanced productivity and proven reliability,” said Nathan Walker, Senior Vice President of Sales at Cub Cadet. “Our goal is to exceed expectations from purchase and delivery, to operation and service.”

ABOUT CUB CADET

Since 1961, Cub Cadet has been meeting the needs of rural and suburban landowners, while keeping one simple promise – to build it better.  As the leader in premium outdoor power equipment, Cub Cadet features innovations such as zero turning radius, smooth and easy automatic transmissions and the CycloCut mowing deck.  Part of the MTD family, Cub Cadet has built its legacy on high-quality engineering – producing smarter, stronger and tougher products.  For more information, visit www.cubcadet.com.

ABOUT YANMAR

Yanmar Co., Ltd., established in 1912, became the world’s first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine in 1933.   Since then, Yanmar has been a manufacturer of world renowned diesel engines, agricultural, construction and industrial machinery. With global headquarters in Osaka, Japan, Yanmar is well recognized for the unsurpassed quality of its products.  For more information, visit www.yanmar.co.jp/en/