Category: News

EDA Announces Webinar Series: HR Workshop Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New this summer, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) will offer a webinar mini-series aimed at addressing common workplace issues. Created for dealership human resources professionals, the remaining two in the series of 30-minute workshops led by EDA’s general counsel Natalie Higgins will cover employee discipline best practices and sexual harassment prevention. Higgins, a labor and…


Morbark Appoints New Tree Care Products Manager

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jason Showers has been appointed by Morbark to serve as the Winn, Mich.-based manufacturer’s product manager for its tree care products. Showers will serve as the subject matter expert for all matters related to Morbark’s brush chipper equipment line. With more than 20 years of hands-on experience with the brush chipper equipment line; naturally, he…


Turf Mutt Middle School Contest Winners Announced

Monday, June 17, 2019

After reviewing over 2,700 contest submissions, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic announced the winners of TurfMutt’s national “The (Really) Great Outdoors” contest. Lauren Wu, a 6th grade student at Robert Healy School in Chicago, Ill., won the $2,500 grand prize for her essay and illustration about creating a…


Honda Sets New Guinness Record

Friday, June 14, 2019

Honda has set an all-new Guinness World Record with its Mean Mower V2, going from zero to 100 MPH in 6.29 seconds. Driven by W Series and Fast and Furious Live stunt driver Jess Hawkins, who kept the pedal to the metal to reach a top speed of 150.99 MPH. In doing so, she beat…


EETC Launches New Online Tech Exam

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) is stepping up its efforts to address the critical shortage of qualified service technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry by introducing an online, non-proctored, 2-stroke engine certification test. The new test is industry recognized by 2-stroke engine equipment manufacturers Echo, Stihl, Husqvarna, and Makita, among others. “The…


New This Year: GEI+EXPO Offering Free Parking

Friday, June 14, 2019

Attendees at GIE+EXPO 2019 will now benefit from free parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). Show organizers have arranged free parking for participants all three days of show, October 16-18, 2019, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. “We recognize that GIE+EXPO is an investment in each attendee’s business, and we strive to make…


Husqvarna Looking For Students To Chill With Automower

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Husqvarna is looking to give two college students the summer job opportunity of a lifetime with its Smartest Summer Job campaign. To showcase how easy it is to get a perfectly mowed lawn with Husqvarna’s Automower robotic mower, Husqvarna will select two college students to serve as Managers of Chilling, a role in which they…


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…