Category: News

PET’s New Look

As we prepare for all the new products and hot takes coming out of Louisville, Ky. I wanted to take a second to highlight some exciting news coming out of Montgomery, Ala.: Power Equipment Trade’s official home. As you’ve probably noticed, PowerET.com looks a little different now. We’ve redesigned the web site in order to […]


PET Goes Live! At GIE+EXPO

Tune in to PowerET.com to see exclusive coverage GIE+EXPO seminars live! This year, for the first time, PET readers and others can see a nice, live slice of GIE+EXPO from the comfort of their own computers or personal devices as Power Equipment Trade provides livestream coverage of GIE+EXPO’s new 30-Minute business management sessions. At the […]


VP Racing Fuels Appoints New VP North America Sales

VP Racing Fuels recently announced the promotion of Bruce Hendel to Vice President North America Sales, Race Fuel and Consumer Products. In this newly formed position, Hendel will be responsible for all North American sales efforts in support of both VP Consumer Products and VP Race Fuel divisions. A 25-year veteran of VP, Hendel was […]


New Sales VPs For Oregon Products

Blount International, parent company of Oregon Products, has announced two new vice presidents of sales within the forestry, lawn and garden division. Scott Harris has been promoted to Vice President of North American sales and Stephane Faucher has been promoted to Vice President of International Sales. Harris first joined Blount in 1996 as northeast territory […]


“Saws For A Cause” Raises Money For Men Against Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Husqvarna, a division of the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products and lawn care equipment, is partnering with Men Against Breast Cancer in the fight against this deadly disease. Now in its fifth year, Husqvarna’s “Saws for a Cause” campaign will drive awareness and raise funds for […]


25th Annual Stihl Tour des Trees Raises $321,000

The 25th annual Stihl Tour des Trees, held July 30-Aug. 5 in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., was a success! Sixty-six riders — three of them participants in the original Tour in 1992 — and their support team completed 587 miles while sharing the Tree Fund mission with people all across the Capital Region. Participants […]


Briggs Expanding Production

In its fourth-quarter fiscal report, Briggs and Stratton Corp. officials announced a “business optimization program” that will expand Vanguard engine production and add capacity to Ferris output with a new facility while also implementing new resource planning system and other efficiency improvements. The plan will cost $50-$55 million and is expected to generate up to […]


OEM Group Challenges North Dakota Law

A trade association and several individual lawn and garden and ag equipment manufacturers are challenging a North Dakota dealer protection law passed earlier this year. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, along with Agco, CNH Industrial, Deere and Kubota have filed suit to block a North Dakota dealer protection law, the Farm Equipment Dealer Bill of […]


Ariens Names New President Of Equipment Business

Ariens Co. has named Larry Weyers Group President—Ariens Power Equipment, effective September 5, 2017. Weyers will lead all aspects of product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing for the business unit including: Ariens Sno-Thro and Sno-Tek snow throwers; Ariens lawn and garden equipment; Gravely commercial equipment; and Countax and Westwood garden tractors. Weyers […]


Dixie Chopper Grants Wish

Dakota Barker, a 15 year-old from Lexington, Tenn., is the proud owner of a new Dixie Chopper BlackHawk zero-turn mower that he helped build, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and Dixie Chopper. Barker, who runs his own lawn service, suffers from epilepsy, which, until a recent brain surgery, would cause […]