Steve Gibbs
COPING WITH LOCKDOWN
Dealers more prepared this time
by Service Dealer Editor, Steve Gibbs

Talking with our dealer panel this week the subjects of Lockdown 2.0, full line dealerships and the problems of current stock availability were all discussed.

 

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We will publish the results and a selection of your comments in the next issue of Service Dealer magazine.

 

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NEWS
ROBIN LENNIE RETIRES AS MD OF STIHL GB
Successor named as Kay Green from Hasbro

This week's WEB ONLY story is Robin Lennie will retire as STIHL Great Britain’s long-standing managing director at the end of 2020.

 

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Robin Lennie
HUSQVARNA'S KEVIN ASHMORE TO RETIRE
From UK Professional manager role

Husqvarna UK has announced that after 26 years with the company and 38 in the industry, Kevin Ashmore will retire from his role at the end of 2020.

 

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NEWS
FROM SOLUS TO ATV 'FULL HOUSE'
Dealer has all leading Japanese ATV franchises to offer

How MKM Agriculture progressed from a single ATV franchise in 2003 to now offering the four leading Japanese brands under one roof.

 

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MKM's Anthony Deacon
SALTEX SAY SURVEY ILLUSTRATES APPETITE FOR INDOORS SHOW
Little support for virtual events

The GMA has revealed its feedback from both the recent visitor and exhibitor surveys that influenced their decision to move SALTEX back to its November slot in 2021.

 

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CNH INDUSTRIAL APPOINT CEO
Scott W. Wine

Effective January 4, 2021, Scott W. Wine joins from Polaris Inc. where he was, since 2008, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman and CEO since 2013.

 

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Scott W. Wine
DEALER FURTHER EXPANDS INTO GROUNDSCARE
With addition of Baroness

Lincolnshire based dealers Irelands have recently expanded into groundscare, operating as Irelands Lincolnshire GroundCare.

 

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Baroness
T H WHITE ADD CHAFER TO LINE-UP
British-built crop sprayers

Dealers T H White have added Chafer crop sprayers to their line-up of agricultural machinery.

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Chafer crop sprayer
SHARROCKS PARTNER WITH AEBI SCHMIDT
Distributing motor mowers and slope tractors

Dealer will now be responsible for the distribution of the range across the North West and Midlands with immediate effect.

 

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Dealers F. R. Sharrock Limited have signed a partnership agreement with Aebi Schmidt UK
MEAN GREEN MOWER THEFT
From idverde

Idverde UK had a Mean Green CXR zero turn mower stolen last Friday night from their Gunnersbury Park site in West London.

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The stolen CXR
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