Category: News

Jury Awards Exmark $14 Million In Patent Infringement Case

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A federal jury in Omaha, Neb. awarded Exmark Mfg. $14.4 million following a retrial in a long-running patent infringement case in which Exmark claimed Briggs & Stratton infringed on several Exmark patents. The award marks the second time the case has gone to trial. The first time, in 2015, a jury awarded Exmark Manufacturing $24.3…


Honda Seeking Autonomous Vehicle Partners

Thursday, January 17, 2019

After unveiling the prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev.  in some of the applications its has been deployed in during the past year, including firefighting, search and rescue, agricultural activities and even solar farm maintenance, Honda officials said they are seeking potential business and technology…


Echo Wins Innovation Award

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Sports Turf Management Assn. (STMA) recently gave Echo Robotics its “Innovative Award” for the Echo Autonomous Mower TM-2000. STMA’s Innovative Award Program recognizes STMA commercial company members who’ve developed a product, service, equipment or technology that substantially enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the sports turf manager and/or makes the playing surfaces safer and/or…


Kioti Opens New Canada Facility

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kioti Tractor recently opened a new Canadian distribution center in Mississauga, outside of Toronto, Ont. The approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of office and distribution space will reduce shipping and delivery times for Kioti’s Canadian dealers and increase support for end users. According to Kyoto officials, the move will expand Kioti’s North American distribution network by…


EDA: Beware Engine Software Overrides

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A recent report from the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) reminds dealers that “right to repair” activists are misleading end users and others and cautions dealers that any action to change or override emissions controls can lead to violations of the Clean Air Act. Such is the case with a recent manufacturer of aftermarket engine software…


Echo Partners With Minor League Baseball

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) has struck a partnership with Echo, making it the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of MiLB” and the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of Copa de la Diversión.” In select ballparks beginning in 2019, MiLB and its teams will present “Power Hour” sponsored by Echo. The events will highlight the uses and functions…


Textron Ceases Production of Dixie Chopper, Jacobsen Zero-Turns

Monday, December 17, 2018

Dealers have been notified that Textron Specialized Vehicles, the company that acquired Dixie Chopper just four years ago, has ceased production of Dixie Chopper and Jacobsen zero-turn mowers and Jacobsen Truckster L/M series utility vehicles. Textron officials have told dealers the decision was difficult, but pressure from the market and economic circumstances has made it…


New President & CEO For Kubota Tractor Corp., Kubota North America

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Announced today, and effective January 1, 2019, Haruyuki (Harry) Yoshida will serve as the new President & CEO of Kubota Tractor Corp. and Kubota North America, based in Grapevine, Tex. Yoshida is a 37-year Kubota veteran who most recently held the position of managing executive officer GM of farm and industrial machinery domain, at the…


NC Groups Partner With “Home For The Holidays” To Help First Responders, Vets Affected By Hurricane Florence

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

When Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina on September 14, 2018, as a category 1 rainmaker, it was clear that damage to the already rain-soaked state would be immense. As the state continues the recovery process, two groups – the Carolina Loggers Association’s Logs for the Cause and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation’s…


Diamond Mowers, LLC Acquires ArborWolf

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Diamond Mowers, LLC has announced the purchase of ArborWolf brand skid-steer and tractor-mounted stump grinding product assets from the Minnesota-based manufacturer, WolfDesign. Diamond Mowers will leverage its dealer network, comprised of more than 350 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Australia, to distribute the stump grinding products. Diamond Mowers will rebrand the ArborWolf stump…