Category: News

Kioti Donates Custom K9 UTV

Monday, December 2, 2019

It was a crystal-clear morning on Oct. 9, 2010 as U.S. 101st Airborne Infantry Division Recon Scout Squad Leader J.D. Williams was on a recon mission in the mountains of Afghanistan. As Williams maneuvered up a trail, he suddenly came upon six Taliban fighters—he was ambushed. Before he could raise his rifle to engage, an…


Maruyama Announces Award Winners

Monday, November 25, 2019

During the 2019 GIE+EXPO Maruyama gathered distributors, dealers and customers for a dinner to present awards to those that have shown excellence.  Maruyama’s President, Masaharu Uchiyama, presented the 2018-2019 Executive Choice award to distributor, Steven Purdy, President of Oscar Wilson Parts & Equipment—honoring Oscar Wilson for many, many years of dedicated distribution, sales and support…


Husqvarna Announces Virtual Boundary Technology

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Husqvarna, which has pioneered and shaped the robotic mowing segment with reliable, high performing, silent and direct emission-free robotic mowers designed to help landscapers maintain healthy lawns and increase productivity, celebrates its 25th year in the mowing industry in 2020. In 2019, Husqvarna introduced its first All Wheel Drive (AWD) robotic mowers, allowing residential and…


GIE+EXPO Dealer Workshops

Monday, November 18, 2019

Power Equipment Trade made a splash with daily recap videos highlighting the discoveries of the day at GIE+EXPO. From new technology to puppy dog tails, PET saw it all. During the 3-day event PET live streamed 11 Dealer Workshops, which are available to watch on PET’s YouTube channel. The new live stream layout prominently features…


Archer Hosts Second Conference

Monday, November 18, 2019

PMD International, a parts and accessories supplier, hosted 45 international distributors representing 20 countries of the supplier’s Archer brand of products at its new saw chain manufacturing facility in Jinhua, China in October. This is the second time PMD has hosted their Archer distributors for a conference. During the four-day conference, attendees started in Shanghai…


IRS Issues Favorable Dealer Finance Ruling

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In September the IRS released final regulations that clarify bonus depreciation and interest expense for dealerships with floor plan financing. To the extent that overall interest expense, including floorpan interest, is below 30% of adjusted taxable income, a dealership will be able to take a 100% bonus depreciation. Eligibility is determined on an annual basis,…


New Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager For Rotary

Monday, November 11, 2019

Rotary Corp. has named Alex Phillips territory manager for Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, chief sales officer.  Phillips, whose been in the power equipment industry for the past eight years, will be responsible for business development, sales and support for Rotary dealers in his three-state territory. “Alex understands…


Certification Now Available

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bob Clements International (BCI), the leader in dealership training and development, in conjunction with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), is launching “Dealership Certification,” a series of training courses aimed at creating a benchmark of excellence in dealership operations.  With over 30 years of expertise working in dealerships with owners and managers, BCI powers this program…


Stihl Dedicates New Admin Building

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Stihl Inc., headquarters for U.S. operations of the worldwide Stihl Group, celebrated a new administration building and campus improvements during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10. The over $30 million project is part of the company’s continual investment in infrastructure in support of growing U.S. operations. The new 80,000-sq. ft. building brings the sales &…


PERC Donates $5,000 To GreenCare For Troops

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) donated $5,000 to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program as part of an in-booth promotion conducted throughout GIE+EXPO week for contractors. PERC announced the amount after tallying the total number of entries to its in-booth trailer giveaway sweepstakes. On behalf of each contractor who entered the in-booth trailer…