Heritage Tractor, the Lawrence, Kan., John Deere dealership, reopened in late January after it was destroyed by a fire in May 2018. The building caught fire after a transformer fell onto the roof causing the interior building to ignite.
The newly formed corporation named AKRS Equipment Solutions will consist of 27 John Deere dealerships across Nebraska and part of Kansas with headquarters in Lincoln, Neb. The merger is expected to finalize by the end of March.
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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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.