Product Innovations

The latest product introductions and enhancements in the rural lifestyle equipment segment.


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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.
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5 Questions with Dennis Brazier

Dennis Brazier is CEO of commercial mower manufacturer Altoz.
We recently caught up with Dennis Brazier, the CEO of Altoz, a commercial mower manufacturer based in Greenbush, Minn., to learn more about what differentiates the company for the competition and where he see the market heading in the short-term.
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Optimus Ride and Polaris Announce Partnership to Bring Custom Designed, Fully Autonomous GEM Electric Vehicles to Market

Partnership aims to accelerate the future of urban mobility within commercial and microtransit markets
Combining Optimus Ride’s cutting-edge, full-stack autonomous vehicle technology with Polaris’ ability to quickly develop and scale production of these state-of-the-art vehicles represents an important milestone in the deployment of driverless, remotely monitored autonomous vehicles.
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5 Questions with Michael Shlisky

Michael Shlisky is a market analyst with Colliers Securities and covers the small ag equipment industry, including Alamo Group and Toro.
Rural Lifestyle Dealer sat down with Michael Shlisky, senior equity research analyst at Colliers Securities, to talk shop about the current state of the small ag equipment industry, what product innovations are on his radar for the next 5 years and his concerns regarding state and municipal budgets.
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The 2016 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+Expo) was even bigger than the last two record-setting years. Registration was up over 11% from last year and there were a total of 900 GIE+Expo and Hardscape North America exhibitors, including 230 new exhibitors. The indoor show floor, at 80,000 square feet, was up 17% over last year and the outdoor demonstration area increased an acre to 20 acres.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s team of editors canvassed the show floor and outdoor demo areas to learn about the latest technologies, expanded product lines and new entrants to the market.

Here is a round-up of new introductions across a variety of product segments.

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