Rural Lifestyle Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of the rural lifestyle market. Here is our favorite content from the past week:


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ColbyAgTech Highlights the Benefits of Airless Tires for Lawn Mowers

Chad Colby was recently in the market for a mower upgrade and his local Deere dealer suggested he check out the Tweel — airless tires from Michelin. After a side-by-side comparison of a mower with conventional pneumatic and one Tweel technology, and he says it's a game changer in terms of the ride.


 

The Invention of the Grass-Catching Pan

A recent article in Berkleyside highlights the contribution of one of the city's early settlers, Henry Peterson, who received a patent in 1889 for the first lawnmower grass-catching pan. He also co-founded the city's first church.

Henry Peterson grass catching pan
 

Magnolia Network Showcases John Deere Horicon Works & History of the Lawn Mower 

The Wisconsin State Farmer reported that the Magnolia Network's Chip and Joanna Gaines, who have an affinity for the John Deere brand, featured the the manufacturing process for John Deere's X350 Lawn Tractor at the Horicon Works on the network's "Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things."

Magnolia Network Showcases John Deere Horicon Works & History of the Lawn Mower
 

Is the Future Fully Autonomous Landscaping Equipment?

Graze is aiming to produce fully autonomous landscaping equipment that will automate the majority of landscape and maintenance services to help commercial businesses boost margins and scale operations. Graze just finished a fundraising period with the "mission to disrupt a $100B market and invest today."


 


There's Always Time for Safety

Tractor Mike shared this video recently with 10 tips on how to prevent or survive a tractor roll-over. The video was inspired by a recent email he received from a dealer who said Mike's safety tips helped save his life recently. Check out the video and be sure to share these tips with your customers.


 

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