Category: Editor’s Blog

A Rap Song About Green Spaces

Monday, June 20, 2016

Written By: Jessica Johnson Fourth-grader Kashvi Ramani was recognized recently as a grand prize winner in the TurfMutt “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest with Scholastic. She wrote an original rap song called “Outdoor Saviors” about TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers, and their efforts to take care of our green spaces. Talk about a way to…

Auburn Student: Blower Innovation Efficient

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Written By: Dan Shell In the contemporary power equipment trade, Auburn, Ala. is known as the location of one of Briggs & Stratton’s commercial engine plants, PET Editorial Adviser Dan Shell’s hometown and the place PET Managing Editor and UAT grad Jessica Johnson wishes she was born. Much of the sporting world knows about Auburn…

Sit Down At Stihl With Bjoern Fischer

Friday, November 20, 2015

Written By: Jessica Johnson There are a handful of times in a person’s life where they are truly nervous. For me, asking incoming Stihl President Bjoern Fischer to take a selfie with me was one of those times. I didn’t know what to think when I sat down with the seemingly buttoned up Fischer. But…

Honda’s Dream Garage, Featuring The New HSS Snow Blowers

Monday, August 17, 2015

Written By: Jessica Johnson Not often am I able to test run some of the equipment—especially a snow blower! The PET offices are in the Deep South, so our need for a snow blower most of the time is very minimal. However, recently, I was invited to test out the brand new Honda HSS series…

Stihl Competes In Air Races, Wins Award For Aerodynamic Improvements

Friday, June 12, 2015

Written By: Jessica Johnson Just when you thought Stihl was all about lawn and garden equipment, they surprise you! Team Stihl, composed of multiple Stihl, Inc. employees, compete each year at at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. with One Moment Air Racing. The team’s racing plane is called One Moment and bears…

A 7-Deck Toro Mower? Really?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Written By: Jessica Johnson Sometimes the office is quiet and we have a chance to pass around local news stories. Today was one of those days, and this headline from the Kitsap Sun caught my eye in a big way: “Bremerton puts $79,258 lawnmower to work” A nearly $80,000 lawn mower? HOLY COW. The Kitsap…

Stihl Blower In Orbit

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Written By: Dan Shell A cool TV ad from a French advertising agency has put a Stihl blower in orbit in an off-the-wall advertisement showing an astronaut being propelled through space using a Stihl backpack blower for power. According to an accompanying report in Adweek,  the television spot advertises the blower’s power “elegantly” while “portraying…

It’s Not A Chain Saw, It’s A Saw Chain!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Written By: Dan Shell Yes, though the staff at WLWT-TV in Cincinnati didn’t get it right—it’s definitely not a chain saw—the footage of a utility trimming trees along a powerline corridor with a chopper-suspended gang of 10 circle saws making short work of large and high altitude hardwood limbs is quite impressive. The news item…

Stihl Featured On Today Show

Friday, March 13, 2015

Written By: Jessica Johnson If you’re like me you enjoy a morning television show every now and then, and while my family is big watchers of Good Morning America, I couldn’t help but smile when I was told about the recent coverage of a Stihl blower on the Today show. Listed with a kid’s GoPro,…

As Crazy Winter Weather Continues, One Guy Gets Creative

Friday, March 6, 2015

Written By: Jessica Johnson Snow has fallen in nearly every state this winter, including the Deep South. We’re coming up on the middle of March and many places still have snow on the ground measuring in feet—unbelievable! While checking out some local newspapers for winter weather coverage, I happened upon this story from Lexington, Ky….