The Top 10 Stories from June

The month of June featured quite a few interesting developments, including new technologies, product introductions, corporate dealings, and much more in the world of outdoor power equipment. Here are our top 10 online stories, according to reader views, starting with number 10:

#10      Toro’s Boss Products Acquires Liquid Deicing Assets of Voigt Smith Innovation: VSI is known for its liquid deicing equipment for snow and ice contractors; it offers brine makers and applicators, as well as smart-connected technologies.

#9        FTC Takes Action Against Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment, Harley-Davidson for Restricting Customers’ Right to Repair:  The orders require Harley and Westinghouse to fix their warranties, “come clean with consumers, and ensure fair competition with independent providers. Other companies that squelch consumers’ right to repair should take notice.”

#8         Fully Charged: Why Battery Products are Worth Consideration: The technology behind battery-powered tools only promises to get better and more capable over the years ahead.

#7         Electrification: One Dealer’s Viewpoint: “You still want people to come through your door – you have to be able to offer options. If customers know what they want, sell it.”

#6         Scottish Robotic-Mower Developer Looking to Expand in the United States: “The next phase of our business is to manufacture more products and expand our offering to the U.S. market.”

#5         Kubota Plans for New $140M Facility, Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in Georgia: The project is set to break ground this year and be fully operational in 2024, bringing with it more than 500 manufacturing jobs.

#4         Greenworks Commercial Expands 82V Lineup: Additional new products from the 82V expansion will be rolling out in the fall and winter of 2022.

#3         AriensCo to Establish Operations in Lincoln County, Tennessee: Its expansion to Tennessee is in direct response to increase in demand, which has outpaced current production capacity, the company reports.

#2         Altoz Releases the Switch Tracked Compact Tool Carrier, Attachments: The Altoz Switch provides the benefits of tracks along with the versatility of multiple attachments for multi-season use. 

#1         RC Mowers Continues ‘Great American Road Show’ into the Summer: The company is providing in-person demonstrations of its robotic mowers to commercial landscapers and public works, parks and road departments across the country.


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