Steve Gibbs
IF THEY STAGE IT, WILL YOU COME?
Dilemma for show organisers, exhibitors & visitors
by Service Dealer Editor, Steve Gibbs

An online show this week brought it home to me that it's been a year now since I last attended an industry event - but do the masses want to return to in-person gatherings this year?

 

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NEWS
READERS' OPINIONS SPLIT OVER 2021 SHOW ATTENDANCE
Views expressed both for and against

This week's WEB ONLY story is Service Dealer asked our readers for their opinions on the trade show scene for this year - and you didn't hold back in letting us know what you think.

 

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Will we see scenes like this in 2021?
NEXT CHAPTER IN OUR FREE DEALER TOOLKIT IS READY
The lifetime value of customers

This week we are looking at ways to create long-term relationships with your customers, in our free Dealer Toolkit.

 

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Anthony Deacon from MKM Agriculture features in the latest chapter
NEW MD JOINS STIHL GB
Kay Green takes up role this week

Kay Green joined STIHL Great Britain on Tuesday this week as managing director, following the retirement of long-standing predecessor Robin Lennie.

 

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Kay Green
TUCKWELL COMPLETE BURDEN PURCHASE
All employees retained

P Tuckwell Ltd, the John Deere dealer across the East of England, has completed the acquisition of Burden Bros Agri Ltd covering the South East.

 

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Dale Burden and James Tuckwell
TORO ACQUIRES ANOTHER ROBOTICS COMPANY
Left Hand Robotics, Inc

Following the recent news of the TurfLynx purchase, Toro this week announced the acquisition of the maker of autonomous solutions for turf and snow management.

 

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Left Hand Robotics' RT-1000 autonomous tractor
UNIVERSAL DEALER / MANUFACTURER CONTRACTS . .
. . a 'non-starter' says CLIMMAR President

A universal template for a dealer / manufacturer contract has long been discussed but rejected by suppliers says CLIMMAR President.

 

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Erik Hogervorst
JCB APPOINT DEALERS IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
Plans for a dedicated JCB depot

Compass Tractors Ltd and Redlynch Agricultural Engineering Ltd will become JCB Agriculture dealers for the region from Friday, March 12th.

 

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JCB have appointed new dealers in south west England
PSP MAKES APPOINTMENT FOR SCOTLAND
Strengthens sales team

The Professional Sprayers People have taken on George Buchan as it looks to develop the Scottish market.

 

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George Buchan
CNH BUY INTO ELECTRIC TRACTOR SPECIALISTS
Minority investment in Monarch Tractor

CNH Industrial announced this week that it has completed its minority investment in Monarch Tractor, a US-based agricultural technology company.

 

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Monarch Tractor
POLARIS REVEAL PLANS FOR ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE
2022 Ranger to debut this December

The full-size Ranger announced this week will be the first electric vehicle Polaris has developed through its partnership with Zero Motorcycles.

 

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Polaris have revealed plans for an all-electric Ranger
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The UK’s number one Husqvarna Automower specialists are looking to expand their team. 

 

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New Automower®
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Husqvarna, pioneer in robotic mowing, has launched two new models to complement its range of robotic lawnmowers, Automower® 405X and Automower® 415X. 

 

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SPINDRIFT SEEKS SPRAYER STOCKISTS
Plenty of stock and accessories across the Cooper Pegler and Berthoud ranges

Dealers and distributors needing timely deliveries of knapsack and hand sprayers post-Brexit can rest easy.

 

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Using the latest design technology, the new Versa Turf range of tyres boasts a list of advanced features and a unique pattern design that is gentle to the turf but aggressive enough to maximise traction. 

 

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Easy Sign Up For Garden Trader
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