Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge

All right, all you field managers and groundskeepers: It's time for the Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge.

Starting tomorrow (Feb. 17), Cub Cadet is inviting consumers to test drive a variety of the company's riders and tractors.

The Test Drive Challenge tour will visit selected The Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company and independent Authorized Cub Cadet Dealership locations throughout the country.

In addition, Cub Cadet will offer test drives at any time via a virtual test drive and at more than 1,500 dealer locations nationwide.

“The Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge is all about giving people the opportunity to see for themselves the advanced technology and premium quality behind Cub Cadet’s 2012 product line,” said Jeff Salamon, director of marketing.

“While many people may not consider a test drive part of the typical riding mower purchase process, we’re confident that one experience on a Cub will prove that Cub Cadet is the smartest choice in the industry.”

The Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge tractor-trailer, leading the multi-city tour, will be stocked full of 2012 products, including the RZT S (residential zero-turn rider with four-wheel steer and steering wheel control) and the Series 1000 lawn and garden tractor featuring Electronic Power Steering (EPS).

Throughout the tour, visitors will have the chance to jump on a zero-turn rider or lawn and garden tractor and talk to experts about product features, service tips and finance options.

At all Test Drive Challenge tour events, a variety of prizes, such as exclusive CubGear, will also be available.

Customers will receive a free gift for stopping by and a free Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge T-shirt for taking a test drive.

The Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge truck will roll through the following markets:

· February 17 – 23: Charlotte, N.C.

· February 24 – 25: Greensboro, N.C.

· March 1 – 12: Knoxville, Tenn.

· March 14 – 19: Tri-Cities, Va. – Tenn.

· March 22 – 25: Lexington, Ky.

· April 6 - 10: Charleston-Huntington, W.Va.

· April 13 – 15: Clarksburg-Weston, W.Va.

· April 16: Parkersburg, W.Va.

· April 19 – 23: Youngstown, Ohio

· April 26 – May 14: Cleveland/Akron/Canton, Ohio

· May 18 – 20: Detroit, Mich.

· May 22 – 31: Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.

Visit for additional dates to be added in June.

The highlight of the Cub Cadet Test Drive Challenge will be the following innovative new products:

To follow the tour and join the conversation, follow Cub Cadet at: (#CubTestDrive)