Why is it so difficult to find USA-made power equipment for outdoor use? Well, it's not. It's just that people say it's hard because no one has made a solid USA list. This is changing now and we've got you covered.
About Cub Cadet:
IH Cub Cadet was a premium small tractor line, which was established in 1960 by International Harvester. IH Cub Cadet was an innovative line of small heavy-duty tractors that used components from the previous Cub series.
IH sold the Cub Cadet Division to the MTD corporation in 1981 due to financial difficulties. The Cub Cadet Corporation was a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTD. It produced Cub Cadets for lawn dealers (branded as Cub Cadet Corporation tractor), and IH agricultural dealers in red/white livery until 1985 when the IH ag unit was sold to Tenneco.
IH Cub Cadet was first introduced to rural homeowners with large yards and private gardens in the 1960s. Cub Cadet also offered a range of after-market attachments and brand-named Cub Cadet products, such as mowers, blades and snow blowers, front loaders and plows.
In 2018, the industrial power tool maker Stanley Black & Decker bought a small stake in MTD Products worth $234 millions to try and capture a greater share of outdoor gardening equipment market.
Is Cub Cadet Made In USA?
Cub Cadet manufactures all of its mowers and tractors in the United States. Cub Cadet supports local communities by having factories in Kentucky and Tennessee. Cub Cadet calls its relationship to American communities "Strongsville." Their product line is roughly the same price as Snapper, and all products are handmade and engineered to the highest quality standards.
Home Depot carries Cub Cadet products. Major tractor supply companies may also carry them or can order them for them. To help you locate a Cub Cadet independent dealer, here's a geo-targeted map.
On their website Cub Cadet proudly states:
"Since 1961, Cub Cadet lawn and garden equipment has been proudly Built in America at our world-class manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Mississippi and Tennessee. Cub Cadet’s innovative products are designed and engineered in Valley City, Ohio — the headquarters of its global operation. Hundreds of local employees in the United States ensure that every detail is just right. Cub Cadet represents American ingenuity, pride and quality at its best."