Category: News

EPA final rule will permit year-round E15 fuel sales

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver that currently applies to E10 during the summer months. The rule also announced measures to reform the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) compliance program under the federal Renewable…

Stihl Contra Turns 60

Thursday, May 23, 2019

In 1959, Andreas Stihl achieved a technological breakthrough. The Contra, a gearless one-man chain saw, made forestry work significantly easier. Equipped with a chipper-tooth chain and a diaphragm carburetor capable of working in any position, the chain saw offered unlimited flexibility without having to manually change settings. Thanks to its compact and streamlined design, the…

Propane-Fueled Contractors Add To Fleets

Thursday, May 23, 2019

More than 85% of contractors using propane commercial lawnmowers in their fleets are likely to continue adding propane equipment to their businesses, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Propane Education & Research Council. Of these contractors, nearly all started their transition to using propane by installing a propane conversion kit…

EDA Praises, Chides Trump Tariffs

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Officials with the Equipment Dealers Assn. recently praised President Trump’s recent efforts to ease tensions with Canada and Mexico after removing tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. In exchange, all retaliatory tariffs imposed by Canada and Mexico would be removed from U.S. goods. “We applaud these efforts but ask the President…

Arkansas Honors Husqvarna

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Husqvarna Group is the recipient of the fourth annual Arkansas Environmental Technology (TECHe) Award for its plastic injection molding manufacturing plant in Nashville, Ark. In 2015, Husqvarna launched “Sustainovate,” an innovation-based initiative to make sustainability a real competitive advantage and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one-third before the end of 2035. As a…

Charter Software Donates To Disaster Relief Fund

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Charter Software Inc. announced they will donate $1,000 to the Equipment Dealers Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund as part of a matching fund campaign started by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealer’s Association (INEDA). INEDA set up the matching donation program to address the recent flooding due to rain and snow melt affecting dealers and residents in Iowa…

VP Racing Fuels Opens First Marina

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

VP Racing Fuels, long recognized as the fuel behind winning racers and championships, announced the opening of their first-ever branded marina and c-store location, located on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas. “This is a very big moment for the VP brand,” says Karen Madden, Vice President, VP Branded Retail. “The VP name is known around…

GIE+EXPO Announces Concert Headliners

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sponsored by Stihl and Mercedes-Benz Vans, 2019 attendees to GIE+EXPO, October 16-18, in Louisville, Ky., will have the chance to see well-known country artists Easton Corbin and Cassadee Pope free at Fourth Street Live. The after-show-hours entertainment in downtown Louisville will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with popular party rock band The Crashers. On…

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Testifies

Friday, April 12, 2019

Staff from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) testified at a hearing regarding a proposed EPA rule change that would allow year-round sales of E15 fuel. Staff testified that the industry is deeply concerned about the potential misuse of E15 in small-engine powered equipment if made widely available in summer months when equipment use is…

Dealer Groups Pledge Midwest Flood Relief

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In response to devastating flooding in Nebraska that began last week, the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF), Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA) have released a call to action for their members and the entire industry. The groups are urging anyone who can to make a donation to EDF’s Disaster Relief Fund….