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Toro Acquires Intimidator Group, Manufacturer of Spartan Mowers

Acquisition expands position in attractive zero-turn mower markets

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) announced that it has acquired privately-held Intimidator Group, based in Batesville, Ark. The Intimidator Group designs and manufactures Spartan Mowers, a professional line of zero-turn mowers known for exceptional performance, durability and distinctive styling.


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5 Questions with Jeff Bannister of American Landmaster

Jeff Bannister, president and general manager of American Landmaster, Columbia City, Ind., shares his thoughts on UTV dealerships, business challenges and how the company has evolved over the past 5 years.

We sat down with Jeff Bannister, president and general manager of American Landmaster, Columbia City, Ind. American Landmaster sells UTVs at nearly 200 dealers across the U.S. We got Bannister’s thoughts on what types of dealers do best with selling UTVs, recent business challenges, how American Landmaster has evolved over the past 5 years, and more. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.


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5 Questions with Bob Walker of Walker Mowers

Bob Walker, chairman of Walker Mowers, Fort Collins, Colo., shares his thoughts on the current state of the supply chain, buying habits in the market, equipment advancements, and more.

We sat down with Bob Walker, chairman of Walker Mowers, Fort Collins, Colo. Walker Mowers is a third-generation owned company that designs, manufactures, and sells Walker Mowers across the U.S. and in 28 countries. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.


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Checking in on the Rural Lifestyle Market

he rural customer and their unique equipment and service needs continues to be a key component of most successful ag dealerships. With that in mind, we’ll also continue to provide insight to that market digitally via RuralLifestyleDealer.com and now also with periodic dedicated Rural Lifestyle Dealer pages in Farm Equipment


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5 Questions with Bart Sherwood

Sherwood owns Sherwood Tractor, Rose Bud, Ark.
We sat down with Bart Sherwood, owner of Sherwood Tractor, a 2-store Mahindra dealer and 2018 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Dealership of the Year, and got his thoughts on the most innovative equipment that’s hit the market in the last 10 years and what he sees as the next big innovations to come in the next decade. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.
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5 Questions with John Quinley

Quinley serves as president for Land Pride, Salina, Kan.
We sat down with John Quinley, president of Land Pride, and got his thoughts on key factors currently impacting the rural lifestyle market, some of the most innovative equipment that’s hit the market in the last 10 years and what he sees as the next big innovations to come in the next decade. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.
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5 Questions with Debra Fredrickson

Debra Fredrickson, director of marketing with Alex Power Equipment (2019 Dealership of the Year), discusses the factors currently impacting the rural lifestyle market, some of the most innovative equipment that’s hit the market in the last 10 years and what she sees as the next big innovations to come in the next decade. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.
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2021 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook

Rural Lifestyle Dealers’ Optimism Remains Strong

Annual survey shows continued optimism from rural equipment dealers heading into 2021, despite some lingering concerns over end-user demand and inventory availability.
Rural equipment dealer confidence had been soaring for 2 years. Then 2020 happened — a year like most had never experienced. Uneven demand. Uncertain supply chains. Rising costs.
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5 Questions with Jon Eis of John Deere Dealership Eis Implement

Eis serves as chief operating officer of Eis Implement, Two Rivers, Wis.
Rural Lifestyle Dealer sat down with Jon Eis, chief operating officer of John Deere dealer Eis Implement, and got his thoughts on key factors currently impacting the rural lifestyle market and some of the most innovative equipment that’s hit the market in the last 10 years. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.
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Rural Lifestyle Market Continues on Its Hot Streak

While some positive signs are emerging for large equipment sales in the production segment of the agricultural industry, sales of small equipment and other rural lifestyle products is where the real action is these days. In addition to the record-setting sales of compact tractors, other segments of this market are also booming.
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