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Yanmar Yamaha Viking

Yanmar Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that they have agreed to a business alliance for the U.S. ROV (Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle) business. The companies will conclude a contract by the end of the year for the OEM supply of Yamaha’s multi-purpose VIKING and VIKING VI (both Yamaha model names) ROV models to Yanmar from December 2016, and for Yanmar to sell these products under the Yanmar brand name from January 2017 utilizing its farmer-oriented dealer network in the U.S.

The aim of this business alliance is to expand sales in the growing U.S. ROV market by leveraging the strengths of the two companies, namely Yamaha’s technical capabilities and manufacturing know-how, and Yanmar’s farmer-oriented dealer network in the U.S.

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Beauty

Polaris has unveiled a pair of new Ranger Side-by-Sides with many attributes familiar to tractor users – the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe.

The new Ranger vehicles are equipped with diesel power, hydrostatic transmission, treadle pedal, multi-link coil over De Dion rear suspension, and full climate control (standard on the Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe).

Woods RCC42 Rotary Cutter

Yanmar America has entered into a partnership with Woods Equipment Company that will see Yanmar distribute Woods tractor attachments through its nationwide dealer network.

The product offering covers a line of agriculture and landscape equipment compatible with Yanmar tractor sizes ranging from 24hp to 49hp. The attachment line includes cutters, finish mowers, snow blowers, and assorted scrapers, discs, rakes, post hole diggers, stump grinders and blades. All equipment will be branded “Yanmar.”

Read our feature on Woods’ subcompact tractor attachments

Yanmar America and MTD have announced that the two companies are modifying their business partnership. Since 2006, Yanmar and MTD have been jointly marketing Yanmar’s compact utility tractors under the Cub Cadet Yanmar brand. Effective Sept. 1, Yanmar will begin distributing its compact utility tractors directly to dealers.

Cub Cadet Yanmar branded tractor models currently in the market will continue to be manufactured by Yanmar but will display only the Yanmar brand. Yanmar also will take over product support within the current distribution channel.

“The compact tractor market in North America is beginning to rebound from the economic downturn, and we believe that now is the perfect time for Yanmar to take on full responsibility for sales, marketing and customer service of our compact tractors,” says Katsumi Deguchi, executive vice president of Yanmar America. “By doing this, Yanmar will be able to focus more directly and efficiently on the specific needs of our compact tractor dealers and their customers. The transition to all of our customers will be seamless. We have appreciated the great marketing, sales and service our MTD partners have provided.”

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