Category: News

Husqvarna Launches “Just Ask Alexa!”

Monday, September 17, 2018

Husqvarna has announced that Automower robotic mowers are now compatible with the cloud-based voice service Alexa. The integration enables homeowners with Husqvarna Automower to start, stop, park and ask about status from their mower simply by asking Alexa. The first version is available in English for the many thousands of connected Husqvarna robotic mowers in…

Honda Launching New Online Merchandise Store

Monday, September 10, 2018

Honda Power Equipment has partnered with Powertex Group to launch Honda Power Gear. With a unique offering of Honda Power Equipment-branded men’s and women’s apparel, hats and accessories, the new online merchandise store provides hobbyists and professionals with comfortable, stylish gear to wear for both work and play. After completion of design and development by…

Mutt Madness At GIE+EXPO

Friday, September 7, 2018

If you spend five minutes with Kris Kiser, President of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), you’ll learn he’s passionate about four things: OPEI, the industry’s GIE+EXPO, dog rescue and adoption, and his own rescue pooch, Lucky the TurfMutt. His beloved dog is the inspiration for OPEI’s environmental education and stewardship program, TurfMutt, Backyard Superhero….

Kawasaki Launches Well Oiled Rebate Program

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kawasaki Engines Division has launched its largest-ever national promotion targeted at increasing consumer traffic against its proprietary line of KTECH 4- and 2-cycle engine oils. The Well Oiled Rebate promotion is effective through October 20, 2018 offering consumers up to $20 back with a qualified retail purchase. The promotion is designed to generate sales of…

Rotary Announces National Sales Awards

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In late July, Rotary Corp. recognized several team members for outstanding performance in sales and leadership during the company’s national sales meeting in Amelia Island, Fla. The Duke Award, named in honor of the company’s late founder, Duke Harvey, was presented to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Smith. Smith was applauded for consistently…


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Officials with the The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) recently announced a seminar program during GIE+EXPO 2018 with sessions for both dealers and contractors. With sessions in English and Spanish, NHLA’s program has been designed to benefit to a wide range of attendees, including: Dealers seeking to increase sales to area Hispanics; ways for Hispanic…

New Kubota Warranty System

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Announcing a major investment in its warranty claims procedure, managers with Kubota Tractor Corp. recently detailed a new partnership with Tavant Technologies, a leading provider of aftermarket solutions. Going into effect in early 2019, Kubota will deploy the Tavant Warranty On-Demand (TWOD) platform as its sole application for handling warranty claims and related aftermarket business…

Southern Associations Merge

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two longtime Southern dealer associations have merged, with headquarters now in Baton Rouge, La. Officials with the Deep South Equipment Dealers Association and Southern Equipment Dealers Association voted earlier this year to merge and form the Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association, representing dealer members in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The new president, CEO…

Charter Software, MSI Data Partner To Enhance Aspen Mobile System

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Charter Software Inc., maker of the Aspen business management system, has partnered with MSI Data to deliver its Service Pro field service management to servicing and precision ag dealers who perform equipment or product installations, repair, planned or preventive maintenance, inspection and other field services. “We are excited to be able to extend Aspen’s current…

Makita Travels America With Driving Innovation Tour

Monday, July 16, 2018

Makita is hitting the road with the new Driving Innovation Tour, a fleet of fully customized vehicles with product specialists delivering an interactive and hands-on experience for tool users and dealers. The vehicles will each carry a full range of Makita LXT, which gives users one system using the same batteries and chargers on all…