Category: News

Propane Mowers In Action

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a new online video featuring footage captured by GoPro cameras shot from the equipment operator’s point of view to show what it’s really like to use a propane commercial mower. “We were looking for a fun way to show equipment fleet managers, department directors, and professional landscapers…


Stihl Enters ‘Green’ Alliance

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) recently announced collaboration with Stihl Inc. to support an independent nationwide campaign promoting the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs commercial grade Stihl battery tools with AGZA’s groundbreaking AGZA Green Zone education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance. For a decade as the global…


Ariens Wins German Award

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Ariens Hydro Pro RapidTrak 28 EFI Sno-Thro was awarded a silver medal for technical innovation at the 2019 Demopark Expo in Eisenach, Germany. The machine was represented at the exposition on Ariens Co.’s behalf by Hochfilzer, a long-time Austrian distributor of Ariens products, and was acknowledged by judges from five German…


New Altoz, Wells Fargo Floor Plan Program

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Officials with Altoz, Inc. recently finalized an inventory financing program with Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance to offer floor plan financing to their expanding network of outdoor power equipment dealers. “The new relationship creates opportunities for Altoz due to Wells Fargo’s vast reach with outdoor power equipment dealers,” said Karl Bjorkman, Sales and Marketing Director…


OPEI Meeting Focuses On Future Business Changes

Monday, July 15, 2019

During its recent annual meeting in Park City, Utah, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute officials and attendees from its many member companies and organizations enjoyed presentations from a wide variety of authors, business consultants, economic advisers, “influencers” and others who brought a message: inescapable business changes are coming that will impact everyone, and successful businesses will…


New Rotary Sales Manager

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rotary Corp. has appointed Brad McCullough territory manager for west North Carolina, east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, chief sales officer. McCullough was previously a national account manager for another parts supplier and has served as a sales representative in North Carolina and Tennessee for many years. In his…


EDA Announces Webinar Series: HR Workshop Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New this summer, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) will offer a webinar mini-series aimed at addressing common workplace issues. Created for dealership human resources professionals, the remaining two in the series of 30-minute workshops led by EDA’s general counsel Natalie Higgins will cover employee discipline best practices and sexual harassment prevention. Higgins, a labor and…


Morbark Appoints New Tree Care Products Manager

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jason Showers has been appointed by Morbark to serve as the Winn, Mich.-based manufacturer’s product manager for its tree care products. Showers will serve as the subject matter expert for all matters related to Morbark’s brush chipper equipment line. With more than 20 years of hands-on experience with the brush chipper equipment line; naturally, he…


Turf Mutt Middle School Contest Winners Announced

Monday, June 17, 2019

After reviewing over 2,700 contest submissions, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic announced the winners of TurfMutt’s national “The (Really) Great Outdoors” contest. Lauren Wu, a 6th grade student at Robert Healy School in Chicago, Ill., won the $2,500 grand prize for her essay and illustration about creating a…


Honda Sets New Guinness Record

Friday, June 14, 2019

Honda has set an all-new Guinness World Record with its Mean Mower V2, going from zero to 100 MPH in 6.29 seconds. Driven by W Series and Fast and Furious Live stunt driver Jess Hawkins, who kept the pedal to the metal to reach a top speed of 150.99 MPH. In doing so, she beat…