Category: News

New Kubota Warranty System

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Announcing a major investment in its warranty claims procedure, managers with Kubota Tractor Corp. recently detailed a new partnership with Tavant Technologies, a leading provider of aftermarket solutions. Going into effect in early 2019, Kubota will deploy the Tavant Warranty On-Demand (TWOD) platform as its sole application for handling warranty claims and related aftermarket business…


Southern Associations Merge

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two longtime Southern dealer associations have merged, with headquarters now in Baton Rouge, La. Officials with the Deep South Equipment Dealers Association and Southern Equipment Dealers Association voted earlier this year to merge and form the Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association, representing dealer members in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The new president, CEO…


Charter Software, MSI Data Partner To Enhance Aspen Mobile System

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Charter Software Inc., maker of the Aspen business management system, has partnered with MSI Data to deliver its Service Pro field service management to servicing and precision ag dealers who perform equipment or product installations, repair, planned or preventive maintenance, inspection and other field services. “We are excited to be able to extend Aspen’s current…


Makita Travels America With Driving Innovation Tour

Monday, July 16, 2018

Makita is hitting the road with the new Driving Innovation Tour, a fleet of fully customized vehicles with product specialists delivering an interactive and hands-on experience for tool users and dealers. The vehicles will each carry a full range of Makita LXT, which gives users one system using the same batteries and chargers on all…


EDA, HBK CPAs & Consultants To Hold Webinar On Wayfair Ruling

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and HBK CPAs & Consultants are concerned about the unintended consequences and potential implications the Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair may have on equipment dealers throughout the U.S. The decision, overturning 1992 precedent, means that South Dakota can now collect sales tax from businesses operating outside of…


OPEI Hosts 66th Annual Meeting

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) held its 66th Annual Meeting in mid-June in Florida, focusing on messages of innovation and industry advancement. Chief among industry updates heard at the meeting, the trade association introduced its new statistics vendor, Vault Consulting, which showcased updates to the members-only program’s capabilities and categories. OPEI staff also shared…


Stens Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Friday, June 29, 2018

Stens has awarded $2500 in Stens Give Back Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Benjamin Zinner, Wilmington, Del., was awarded $1,000; with Clint Littleton, Salisbury, Mo.; Jonathan Barber, Greenfield, Ind.; and Nicole Gentry, Buffalo, Minn., each receiving $500 scholarships. Benjamin Zinner attends University of Delaware, where he will be a junior in the fall majoring…


PERC Approves 60+ Units For Incentive Plan

Friday, June 15, 2018

An additional 69 mower models have been added to the list of OEM dealer-converted units eligible for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Propane Mower Incentive Program. The incentive program offers up to $1,000 for each approved OEM dealer-converted unit or dedicated propane mower, and $500 for each qualified propane mower conversion kit. Units…


EDA Names 2018 OEM-Supplier Awards

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Equipment Dealer’s Association (EDA) recently announced winners of the 2018 Dealer’s Choice Awards, given to the top rated manufacturers in four categories based on results from EDA’s 2018 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. 2018 Dealer’s Choice Award Recipients are—Full-Line Manufacturer: Claas; Tractor Manufacturer: LS Tractor; Shortline Manufacturer: Bourgault; Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer: Scag EDA also recognizes…


Kubota Acquires Texas Test Ranch

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Officials with Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) recently announced the purchase of nearly 318 acres of land in Ponder, Tex., roughly 30 miles northwest of its North American headquarters location in Grapevine, Tex. The property, dubbed Kubota Ranch, will strengthen the company’s roots in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region and allow it to bring its dealers…