Category: News

EXPO Elite

Monday, October 14, 2019

ECHO—For nearly 50 years, Echo has been setting the standard for the power equipment industry. Our mission at Echo is to deliver innovative and reliable products that bring power and authority to green space professionals. We continually push the boundaries to provide customers with unmatched experiences and products. Founded in 1972 in Northbrook, Ill. as…


Yanmar Completes Acquisition Of ASV Holdings

Friday, September 13, 2019

Yanmar Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of compact equipment manufacturer ASV Holdings Inc. (ASV), a designer and manufacturer of compact tracked loaders and skid-steer loaders. The announcement is the final step in the acquisition, following on from a disclosure in June 2019 of a definitive agreement to acquire the company through the…


OPEI Honors Lucky The TurfMutt

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has officially launched The TurfMutt Foundation, an organization that will further the mission of the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program that began 10 years ago. The Foundation will continue to encourage outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of our green spaces, care for all living landscapes for the benefit of…


Independent We Stand 2019 Voting Now Open

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Independent We Stand, an initiative sponsored by Stihl, invites both the public and business owners to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of “buying local” through the 9th annual Indie Award. The contest provides a chance for the winning independent business to reinvest in themselves through a branding, advertising and public relations makeover…


EDA Announces Webinar With EPA

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Association’s (EDA) free webinar series for its members is back September 19 with the EPA. Starting at 12noon CST, the webinar will be tailored for North American equipment dealers on the issues surrounding illegal engine tampering and best practices to ensure dealerships avoid violations of the Clean Air Act. Created for dealership…


Stihl Donates Battery Equipment to The Fuller Center for Housing

Friday, August 30, 2019

Stihl Inc. is supplying battery-powered mowers and accessories valued at $72,000 to support The Fuller Center for Housing’s promise to provide adequate shelter for people in need worldwide following a donation in 2016 of Stihl battery-powered products. The Fuller Center for Housing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to eradicate poverty housing by partnering…


John Deere Releases Augmented Reality Experience

Thursday, August 29, 2019

John Deere recently unveiled an augmented reality experience that allows Apple iPhone or iPad users to interact with a virtual Z994R Diesel ZTrak zero-turn mower and explore its physical features. With the new feature, customers can use their iPhone to drop the mower into their surroundings, whether it be their yard, or in unexpected places…


Rotary Announces National Sales Awards

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rotary Corp. recognized several team members for outstanding performance in sales and leadership during the company’s national sales meeting in July at Lake Oconee, Ga. The Duke Award, named in honor of the company’s late founder, Duke Harvey, was presented to Bill Parker. Parker was recognized for consistently displaying “competitive and positive efforts” to ensure…


SkillsUSA Returns To GIE+EXPO

Thursday, August 15, 2019

For the second year in a row SkillsUSA will be showcasing “Tomorrow’s Technicians Today” in Louisville, Kentucky during GIE+EXPO October 16-18, 2019. The Gold, silver and bronze medalists in both high school and postsecondary schools from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held in June, have been invited to showcase their talents during the…


OPEI Weighs In On New Tariffs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 1 The White House announced its intent to move forward with the imposition of a 10% tariff on approximately $300 billion worth of imports from China, as a continuation of on-going U.S. trade actions under Section 301 to combat Chinese infractions of intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, currency manipulation and counterfeiting. This…