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:

4Rivers Equipment Sets Up at the Mall

Question: if mall walkers get tired, can they use a John Deere tractor from 4Rivers? Jokes aside, this tractor display at Frontier Mall in Cheyenne always reminds folks how easy it is buy and customize your equipment! No matter your machinery needs, the first step is always simple: call your local 4Rivers Equipment to get started.

John Deere tractor in mall

Are Tractor Sales Tanking?

Mike Wiles breaks down the latest tractor sales numbers and says, at first blush, it looks like small tractor sales are tanking. Total numbers of under 40 horsepower tractors sold year-to-date through August are down a whopping 17.6% from last year while inventory is up almost 25,000 units. Sounds like a buyers market, right? Well, no, at least not yet.

Wright ZK is the Mower that Can Mow the Lawn Itself

YouTube Channel The Lawn Care Life in Mowssouri demos the Wright Autonomous Standr ZK. Wright partnered with Greenzie to build what it calls a productive, safe and affordable autonomous mower. The ZK will be sold and serviced through Wright's dealer network and is expected to be available by the end of 2022.

The Spruce Ranks 6 Best Riding Lawn Mowers of 2022

The Spruce, a gardening publication, recently ranked its top 6 riding lawn mowers for this year. They broke down the rankings into the following categories: Best Overall, Best Gas, Best Zero Turn, Best Lawn Tractor, Best Small and Best for Hills. The Ryobi RY48111 100 AH 38-inch Electric Riding Lawn Mower took home the best over all award. Camryn Rabideau the author wrote, "It may surprise some people, but our top pick is this battery-powered model from RYOBI. The zero-emissions model easily matches gas mowers in terms of power, cutting through thick grass with ease while demonstrating impressive maneuverability."

RYOBI 48V riding lawn mowerThe Spruce / Camryn-Rabideau

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