Cub Cadet Challenger - WoodsMoab, Utah is home to Rally on the Rocks, one of the biggest UTV events in the country, and all the big name companies like Polaris, Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Kawasaki, etc…. were there showing off their latest line up of side by sides. We caught up with a company you may recognize, but is new to the UTV scene, Cub Cadet. These guys were very excited to show us around and they showcased their heavy duty Volunteer along with the main attraction, the two recently released Challenger Series UTVs.

More than a display, three Cub Cadet UTVs were brought just for event participation so we got to see the new Challenger 500 and Challenger 700 first hand exceeding its expectations, revealing its performance and versatility. Another thing you’ll notice on these side by sides are the sweet features. The Challenger Series has one of the best standard equipment packages in the industry, take a look at what features come equipped on these new rides.


  • Hard-top roof
  • Quick-release windshield
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front-mount winch
  • Large profile 26”off-road tires
  • Digital display

“With this new series, we’re expanding our line of purpose-built utility vehicles to meet the challenges UTV owners love to take on.  The value of the new Challenger Series, with expansive standard features, excellent dealer support and overall performance is a powerful combination that’s tough to beat when it comes to utility vehicles.”

Cub Cadet Challenger - Trail-Jeff Salamon, UTV brand marketing, Cub Cadet.


Along with a 1200-pound towing capacity, both Challenger Series units, the Challenger 500 (EFI) and the Challenger 700 (EFI), are available in yellow and camouflage and features on-demand four-wheel drive, high-strength components and the power needed to take on the variety of terrain and tough challenges you may face on the trails. Joining the heavy-duty Volunteer, Cub Cadet’s nationwide dealer network recently made the two-passenger Challenger Series available May of 2015 and, this summer, plan to release a larger crew vehicle with seating for four.

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Ready to take on the toughest challenges, committed to quality and strength, these performance features are standard with all Cub Cadet UTVs:




  • Electronically activated 4-wheel drive with front locking differential
  • Heavy-duty frame that is engineered with high strength steel and heavy-duty reinforcements for lasting durability
  • 4-Wheel disc brakes
  • Dual-row wheel bearings
  • 4-Wheel independent suspension with over sized hardware
  • Delphi EFI
  • High-strength steering components with spherical bearings
  • Large-capacity, mid-mount air intake
  • One-year powertrain and vehicle limited warranty.

“The strength that is inherent to Cub Cadet will be apparent in our growing line of UTVs. The Challenger Series’ standard features allow owners to successfully challenge a wide range of tasks and have fun while doing it.”

– Joe Schilens, product marketing, Cub Cadet.

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About Cub Cadet

Established in 1961, Cub Cadet engineers, designs and builds outdoor power equipment using the highest quality components sourced locally and globally. Through a dedicated and extensive network of dealers and retailers, Cub Cadet delivers a full line of high performance power equipment and services that cover all aspects of grounds care for professionals and homeowners – including four-wheel steer zero-turn riders; lap bar zero-turn riders; utility vehicles; lawn and garden tractors, lithium ion- and gasoline-powered handheld and chore products; snow throwers and more.  Based in Valley City, Ohio, Cub Cadet is recognized worldwide for its legacy in engineering excellence and its progressive dedication to exceeding owner expectations by delivering on its promise of better products, a better experience and better results.

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