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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For five decades, ECHO has been a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of professional-grade, hand-held outdoor power equipment for both the commercial and homeowner markets. Today, the company sells its products in North America through eight distributors managing 6,600 independent dealers. 


United Ag & Turf Young Customer Defines Hard Worker

United Ag & Turf customer Ethan Bessette, might be young but it doesn't mean he isn't hard working. He bought his first zero-turn mower in 2016 and has upgraded his equipment multiple times since then. Check out this 3 minute video the dealership put together to showcase the handwork he's doing.

 


Science! Why You Should Remove Your Loader When You Mow

It is widely debated if you should take your loader off when mowing your lawn. Do your customers know the answer? In this YouTube video, Neil Messick from Messick’s Equipment puts this to the test by pulling out the scales in an attempt to see the impacts of removing the loader.

 


How Inflation is Impacting Your Landscape Customers

This report from KPLC News in Lake Charles, La., highlights how inflation and gas prices are impacting landscape contractors business — both on their costs and the prices they are charging their customers.

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After 53 Years in Business Raleigh’s Wilson’s Outdoor Equipment is Closing

After more than five decades in business, Wilson’s Outdoor Equipment is closing up shop this spring, as the downtown Raleigh property it’s called home since 1968 gets demolished to make way for a high-rise apartment building, reports The News & Observer.

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Tractor Mike Explains the 'Walkaround'

The Tractor Mike Youtube channel gets a new regular contributor. In this video Mike and former co-worker Brian share the benefits of the walkaround. A walkaround is training for new owners in the workings of their new tractor, and it's something we offered with every sale at S & H Farm Supply where I used to work. We'd have a technician show a new customer all aspects of operation, maintenance and safety with their new tractor before it left the premises and it really started them off on a good foot with their new toy.

 


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