Cub Cadet, Yanmar Join Forces for New Tractors

New compact line of workhorses includes models up to 50-horsepower.

Published on: Oct 12, 2007

Two long-time, well-respected names in their respective fields have joined forces to provide rural and suburban U.S. property owners with a new line of compact tractors.

Cub Cadet Yanmar is introducing its up-to-50 horsepower line with the new Ex3200, a 32 gross hp. compact tractor capable of 25.5 hp at the power takeoff and with a three-point hitch lift capacity of 1100 lbs.

The first of the line is powered with Yanmar's 100 cubic inch three-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine that develops its rated horsepower at 2600 rpm. The Yanmar's power goes to the ground through a heavier-than-normal flywheel and a three-range hydrostatic transmission. Ground speeds range from 4.1 to 13.2 miles per hour. Industrial, turf or ag tires are available for using that power, and a 6.3 gallon fuel tank ensures you can stay on the job for extended periods.


The sculpted 'custom fit' loader gives the new Cub Cadet Yanmar line of tractors a sleek look. The new line starts with this 32-hp Ex3200 machine. The two well-known brands joined forces recently with plans to bring machines to rural and suburban owners with tractors up to 50 hp.

The Ex3200 boasts a healthy 9.9 gallon per minute hydraulic system, which also runs the tractor's power steering and the live/independent mid and rear PTOs. With more than 70% of new compact tractors being sold in the U.S. with loaders, the Ex3200 comes with a loader valve standard along with its Category 1 three-point hitch.

To go with the new tractors, Cub Cadet Yanmar offers a line of "custom fit" accessories such as a curved boom loader, backhoe, mid-mount mowing deck, a rear-mounted mower, tiller, box blade, rear "maintainer" blade, landscape rake, rotary cutter and post hole digger. A ballast box and a heavy duty grill guard are also available.

The Cub Cadet Yanmar tractors carry a 2 year or 2,000 hour limited warranty, and the engine and drive train are similarly covered for 3 years or 2,000 hours, whichever comes first.

Cub Cadet traces its history to 1961 with its introduction of the popular 8 hp. Cub Cadet for rural and suburban lawn and garden chores, and Yanmar, established in Osaka, Japan in 1912, built the world's first practical small diesel engine in 1933.

For more information on the Cub Cadet Yanmar line, visit a Cub Cadet dealer or click on www.cubcadetyanmar.com.