Rural Lifestyle Dealer recently talked with STIHL Inc. President Bjoern Fischer to get his views on the company’s newest products, developments in battery-powered equipment, robotics — and the idea of STIHL dealers competing against each other.
Brian Manke, STIHL product manager, discusses features of the newest iMow robotic mowers, the RMI 422 PC-L and the STIHL RMI 632 PC-L. The robotic mowers are now available with LTE connectivity, allowing users to remotely manage the mower through a smartphone app.
KIOTI recently unveiled enhancements to its commercial and high-end residential zero-turn mowers. Greg Bibee, KIOTI's marketing and business development manager, outlines the new features of its ZXC and ZRX models.
Branson Tractor's new 2510h compact tractor weighs 700 pounds more than most competitive models and has three ranges for the hydrostatic transmission. Eldon Vander Ploeg of Branson outlines more features.
Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, comments on the proposed year-round availability of E15 fuel as well as changes coming from the California Air Resources Board regarding emissions.
Austin Turf & Tractor received the 2018 Leadership Award from the Propane Education & Research Council. The dealership has 4 locations in Texas and New Mexico. Ben Davis, owner, shares details about the company. Also, Joni Nevill, owner of iMow Texas landscaping, comments about working with Austin Turf & Tractor.
Todd Teske, chairman, CEO and president of Briggs & Stratton Corp., talks about the company's recent acquisitions and the technologies it is focusing on including EFI, IoT (internet of things) and electrification.
Alyn Brown of Level Up Development, who is also a technology contributor to Rural Lifestyle Dealer, highlights products that stood out to him at the 2019 GIE+Expo, including equipment from Mean Green, Ariens, Bad Boy and Ferris.
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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.