A familiar name in the consumer lawn and landscape equipment business is making its first foray into golf course management.
Cub Cadet, one of the leading manufacturers of lawn and garden tractors and other power equipment used in both consumer and commercial grounds maintenance, revealed Monday that they were entering the golf market with the RG3 robotic greens mower, a move that the company says they will officially unveil during the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
While the brand name might be new to golf, the product itself certainly isn't. The RG3 from Precise Path Robotics had been in the market for several years and featured at past Golf Industry Shows. But the recent acquisition of Precise Path by MTD Products Inc., the parent company of Cub Cadet, has positioned the RG3 for a relaunch that promises potentially much greater distribution and acceptance among superintendents.
“Cub Cadet is bringing purposeful innovation to the golf course,” says Jeff Everett, director of golf products at Cub Cadet and the former director, golf products for Precise Path. “Consistent quality and maximum productivity are two of the most important factors for golf course superintendents and our products deliver on both. Cub Cadet is proud to help golf superintendents improve their courses and golfers to improve their game.”