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:

JCB Gets U.S. Military Contract

The United States Marine Corps recently chose JCB’s 3TS-8T Teleskid for its Multi-Terrain Loader Replacement Program.The initial delivery order is for $19 million, and JCB projects first delivery to the Marine Corps prior to the end of the year.

JCB and U.S. Marine Corps

The Impact of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse on Tractor Manufacturers

Tractor Mike breaks down the significance of the Port of Baltimore on the farm equipment industry. While dealers in the western United States may experience minimal impact due to their reliance on ports like Tacoma, Oakland, or Los Angeles, those in the Midwest and East are likely to feel the brunt of the disruption. Tractor companies heavily reliant on imports from Asia, such as Kubota, Mahindra, Kioti, TYM, Yanmar, and LS, typically utilize west coast ports or the Houston/Galveston area for unloading equipment. However, even they are not immune to the ripple effects of the Baltimore port closure.

Greenway Equipment Sales Celebrates 30 years

Greenway Equipment Sales is celebrating thirty years as a family-owned business. The Smith family bought the business in Ellsworth, Maine, in 1994 selling their signature John Deere products. Then, they opened a store in Bangor which has since moved just over the town line into Hermon.

Greenway Equipment Sales

UK Pub Creates ‘First’ Tractor Parking Space

A rural pub in Tideswell, Derbyshire, UK has taken a step forward for the farming community by creating the “first tractor parking space” in the world. The Anchor Inn, which is operated by Rick Ellison since 2016, focuses on fresh local produce with a farm-to-fork ethos. The new parking addition highlights this involvement for the farming community.

tractor parking space

Tractor parking space at Anchor Inn pub (Photo Source: Anchor Inn Facebook)

Grasshopper Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Grasshopper Company's mascot G-Mow helped put on the company's annual Easter Egg hunt this year.

Grasshopper Co Easter egg hunt LinkedIn post

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