Category: News

Case Donates to Operation Wind River

Friday, February 8, 2019

CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside counties in California. Operation Wind River assisted residents in the Robin Hood Oaks community, located in Lake Elsinore, Calif. After…


Excel Breaks Ground On Expansion

Thursday, February 7, 2019

In mid-December 2018, Excel Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on a multi-million-dollar facility expansion, following the selection of Conco Construction to be the prime contractor. The expansion will provide additional manufacturing space to support new product introductions as well as an upgrade to the existing paint system. The project is slated to…


Power Distributors Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor For Oregon

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Power Distributors was selected by Oregon parent company Blount International as the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for Oregon branded power equipment. This expansion broadens Power Distributors representation of Oregon branded products to include the Oregon 40V cordless tool system, the Oregon 120V professional battery series, Oregon log splitters, Oregon branded portable power generators and Oregon…


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…