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:

Love Power Equipment Shares 5 Tips for New Rural Lifestylers 

In this video, Love Power Equipment shares their Top 5 Buying Tips for new customers who recently bought land and are starting off on their new life as a rural lifestyler.

Landscapers Against Leaf Blower Ban

There is a fight brewing over the tools used to clear lawn debris. On January 1, 2023, gas-powered leaf blowers will be banned on Sanibel Island, Fla. Landscapers say the new rule will cost them time and money, especially during hurricane season. They say if the power goes out when they are working, it will be hard to find places to charge electric leaf blowers.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Debuts in Print 15 Years Ago

About this time 15 years ago, we were putting the finishing touches on the first ever print issue of Rural Lifestyle Dealer. In that issue, we featured our first What Rural Lifestylers Want from You feature. The story highlighted the importance of treating your rural lifestyle customers like they are just as important as your farm customers (because they are). 

"They made me feel like a second-class citizen. They weren't interested in me because I wasn't going to buy a combine. It doesn't make sense, either, because they were well situated to handle a lot of estates out here," he says. "Listen, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going to give my money to anyone that treats me like I am because I don't operate equipment for a living or because I have only seven acres. I didn't need the arrogance or irritation."

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Exploring the L85 Compact Wheel Loader from Bobcat

With the growth of the compact Wheel Loader market in North America ag sector, Bobcat has introduced the L65 and L85 Compact Wheel Loaders to meet demand. The two models boast 55HP and 68HP respectively, as well as a variety of attachments including a 1 yard lightweight bucket, a combination bucket and angle broom to clear away dirt, snow or other debris.

Probably Not the Manufacturer Recommended Method for Tire Inflation

Bruce Wilson Too’s preferred method of airing up tires brings the heat. The YouTuber has several videos on his channel showing how quickly tires inflate when a little fire is added to the equation.

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