CUB CADET: A RESTORATION STORY

In May 2017, Empire's offer of both end-to-end and à la carte suites of solutions was really put to the test in an exciting restoration venture. 

Empire was invited to be one of four competing teams taking part in a restoration challenge. Each team was tasked with an item to restore and given a set period of time to complete it. At the end of each challenge, the final product was judged and a team was eliminated. 

With an All-Star team, Empire Group rolled into the final round—ready for whatever came next. 

THE 2 WEEK CHALLENGE:

Restore and customize a 77 Cub Cadet lawn tractor with two objectives: To reach a speed of 40 mph while maintaining its ability to cut grass—and look cool doing it! 

 When Empire says they can do it all, they mean it. Every step of the restoration process was done in-house, from custom finishing, to custom mechanics, and of course everything in-between. 

When Empire says they can do it all, they mean it. Every step of the restoration process was done in-house, from custom finishing, to custom mechanics, and of course everything in-between. 

THE PROCESS

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 Original 77 Cub Cadet

Original 77 Cub Cadet

 Restored Model

Restored Model

MINI RC LAWN TRACTOR

After you finish a grueling 2 week design and prototyping challenge, you'd think you'd want a break. Not the Empire team! Soon after the final challenge, a mini RC version of the lawn tractor was already underway. 

 1:1 Scale Model 

1:1 Scale Model 

 1:4 Scale Model

1:4 Scale Model

     

 

 

PACKAGING AND GRAPHICS 

The Graphic Design team jumped in to create a package for the Mini RC Tractor. Using the CAD model, they also created realistic renders and illustrations to showcase the tractor in action. 

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