Cushman Known Worldwide
Cushman utility vehicles are famous throughout the world for their dependability, durability, and versatility. Offering a complete range of heavy-duty industrial burden carriers and comfortable personnel carriers.
The Cushman Minute Miser, Haulster, Commander, Titan, and Stock Chaser, are all part of the broadest line of utility vehicles on the market. There’s a Cushman for almost any applications.
Cushman’s comfortable personnel carriers include the Cushman Bellhop. The Bellhop courtesy vehicles are ideal for transporting guests and clients in style and comfort. Electric, gasoline, lpg (liquid propane gas), and diesel powered models plus an extensive list of options and accessories make Cushman the most versatile choice in utility vehicles.
Cushman is a part of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee among others.
The History of the Cushman Company
The Cushman company operated from 1903 to 2003 when purchased by Textron. Until 1936 it produced engines for farm equipment, lawn mowers, boats, and pumps. From 1936 till 1965 it produced motor scooters, which were widely used by the US military in World War II. The motor scooters were also an alternative to automobiles in the years before and after the Second World War. After scooter production stopped, Cushman manufactured golf carts, industrial vehicles and turf maintenance equipment.
The most successful model of Cushman scooter, the Eagle, was in production approximately 16 years. It resembled motorcycles with its exposed engine and top tank. Other Cushman models used a traditional step-through design common for most scooters. Some late 50s Cushmans, designated Road King and Pacemaker, had jet-age body styling. Sears sold a version of these models under the Allstate brand.
One famous Cushman was the model 53, a military model from the World War II era. Designed to be dropped by parachute with Army Airborne troops, it became known as the Cushman Airborne. They were also used around military bases for messenger service.
Cushman Trucksters were produced from 1958 to 2002. Small and light duty, they have been used in ice cream sales, mall and stadium maintenance, to applications by police for parking patrol.