Cub Cadet makes all kinds of equipment for lawn care professionals from top quality ZTRs to the state-of-the-art RG3 robotic golf course mower. In amongst these lawn-specific devices are two of their Volunteer UTVs. What does a vehicle usually used for driving around in the woods have to do with landscaping and groundskeeping? Thanks to the way Cub Cadet builds and outfits these vehicles, they can be just as useful taking care of a manicured lawn as they are fun to drive around in the wilderness.
Cub Cadet makes two versions of the Volunteer specifically for professional use: the 4×4 EFI and the WT Cab. Both have the same basic construction, but the WT Cab includes a cab, lights, side mirrors and other accessories that are optional on the 4×4 EFI. It also has a cargo area with sides that can be folded down to be converted into a flatbed, while the 4×4 EFI has a standard UTV dump bed.
Both the Volunteer EFI and WT are powered by a 747cc Kohler Aegis V-Twin. This advanced engine is fuel injected for easy starts in any weather and liquid cooled to handle the most severe heat. These features also increase engine life and reduce maintenance requirements.
Payload and Towing
The WT Cab can carry up to 1,200 lbs, while the Volunteer EFI has a payload capacity of 1,400 lbs. When it comes to towing, the WT Cab pulls ahead, being able to handle up to 1,700 lbs. to the EFI’s 1,400. This lets these vehicles haul anything from bags of fertilizer to generators and tools to the work site.
Both side-by-sides have a Class 1 two inch receiver hitch. That means they can pull overseeders, aerators and other gear that doesn’t require a PTO so your mowers and tractors can be free for other work. If you just want to haul more stuff, Cub Cadet makes a trailer with a 12.5 cubic foot capacity.
A low center of gravity keeps the vehicle stable while making it easy to get in and out of. The Volunteer’s design provides 11 inches of ground clearance, yet there are just 12 inches from the ground to the cab floor.
Working in an area with difficult terrain? The Hilliard traction system provides true four wheel drive and the rear axle can be locked for extra grip. It can also ford up to 22 inches of water, but that’s probably not a feature you’ll put to the test very often.
Just like a tractor, this UTV’s true abilities come into play when you start adding equipment. Cub Cadet makes 40 attachments that let you outfit these vehicles to best fit your needs:
The WT comes with a cab, but you can also add one to the regular Volunteer, as well as outfit both side-by sides with full-size doors. There’s also a heater available that taps into the engine’s coolant supply.
Install a speedometer, backup alarm, turn signals and brake lights to meet your workplace safety requirements or to get the UTV qualified as a Low-Speed Vehicle (LSV) so it can be driven on the street.
Add a light bar to illuminate your work area, or use the wiring kit to add all the powered accessories and lighting you want.
Need to drag out large branches and other awkward objects? Install a 4,000 lb. Warn winch. Use the dump bed constantly? Install an electric lift for easier unloading. Need to move that dirt around once it has been dropped off? A 72-inch dozer blade can be attached to the front.
Sourcing Parts and Accessories
Getting parts and accessories for these vehicles is easy: just visit www.cubparts.com. As a certified dealer for Cub Cadet and Kohler, we can provide you with everything you need for your professional UTV. Our search engine has built-in factory diagrams to make it easy to identify parts, and we can ship them anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.