Category: Editor’s Blog

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….


The Great White North

Monday, February 16, 2015

While we’re bracing for some record lows around the PET offices, it is nothing compared to our friends in the Northeast. Boston, who recently added 13 more inches of snow to their season total of 95.7, a foot within the all-time record, is having to get more and more creative with its snow removing tactics….


Mower Racing Link Offers Cool Photos

Friday, February 6, 2015

Written By: Dan Shell A recent link that popped up on the daily OPEI SmartBrief newsletter directed readers to a slate.com article and photo essay covering a lawnmower racing event in Menard, Tex. sponsored by the Lone Star Mower Racing Assn. The article offers some great photography from Jennifer Boomer, who photographed not only the…


Things We’ve Seen

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Written By: Dan Shell Most PET readers may not know it, but resident “bomb-throwing” PET contributor for the Dealer to Dealer column Dale Stotts is quite the Internet huckster—a tireless forwarder of funny photos and sayings that  mock, skewer, dramatize, enlighten, flummox and disturb. If you want to see a farm tractor upside down on…