Outdoor Power Equipment

August 2017

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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FEATURES 20 Equipment Trends 2017 Outdoor Power Equipment magazine's sister publication Landscape and Irrigation recently asked equipment manufacturers for their insights regarding the outdoor power equipment market, and how the trends they are seeing will impact equipment-purchasing decisions. Find out what they had to say, so you can stay on top of the latest equipment trends. 36 Man of Stihl: Remembering the life and legacy of industry icon Fred J. Whyte Stan Crader, president of Stihl distributors Crader Distributing Company in Marble Hill, Mo., and Blue Mountain Equipment in McKinney, Texas, as well as an author and lecturer, shares an excerpt about Fred J. Whyte from his upcoming book, Stihl American, which profiles the pioneers of Stihl's reintroduction to America. OPE also revisits some very fascinating remarks made by Mr. Whyte from an article that was published in the January 2011 issue. DEPARTMENTS 6 Upfront 8 Anonymous Distributor 10 Industry News 19 Financial News 46 Marketplace 48 Distributor News 49 Key Distributors 50 Advertisers' Index PRODUCTS 40 Equipment & Technology Focus: Ground Breakers (Trenchers & Tillers) 45 Product News 4 October 2015 Landscape and Irrigation www.landscapeirrigation.com 4 AUGUST 2017 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT (ISSN 0192-7558) (USPS 0006-257) (Reg. U.S. Pat. & T.M. Off.) is published monthly by EPG Media & Specialty Information at 75 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12271. POSTMASTER: Please send change of address to Outdoor Power Equipment, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. For subscription information and requests, call Subscription Services at (847) 763-9565. Subscription rates: 1 year, $25 US & Poss.; 2 years, $40 US & Poss.; 1 year, $38 Canada/Foreign, 2 years, $76 Canada/Foreign. All subscriptions are payable in advance in US funds. Send payments to Outdoor Power Equipment, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. Single copies or back issues, $8 each US; $12 Canada/Foreign. Periodicals postage paid at Port Jervis, NY, and additional mailing offices. Cana dian GST Reg is tra tion Num ber: R125906743. © COPY RIGHT 2017, OUTDOOR POWER EQUIP MENT. Ma t erial may not be re pro duced or photocopied in any form without the written permission of the publisher. CONTENTS AUGUST 2017 | Volume 60 | Number 8 36 40 COVER IMAGE PROVIDED BY STIHL INC. 20

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