Net sales for the third quarter 2018 increased 9.3% to $1.88 billion from $1.72 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Comparable store sales increased 5.1%, as compared to an increase of 6.6% in the prior year’s third quarter.
U.S. sales of under 40 horsepower tractors were up 2% compared with September of last year. Year-to-date U.S. sales of 40-100 horsepower tractors were up 1.5% year-to-date and down 7% compared with September of last year.
Cub Cadet showcased a prototype of its new stand-on mower at the 2018 GIE+Expo in Louisville, Ky., to get additional feedback from customers. Aaron Griffith, professional development manager with Cub Cadet, says the mower will be available in late summer 2019.
Yanmar was founded in 1912 and developed the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as our core business ever since, our key tool in the rationalization and modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry.
Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world.