STIHL Offers Limited-Time Rebate on Battery-KombiSystem

STIHL has announced a rebate offer for customers purchasing a STIHL Lithium-ion battery and battery-powered unit. For a limited time, customers can get $100 back when purchasing both items together, or up to $1,000 back when buying 10.

The mail-in rebate is available at participating STIHL dealers with registered purchase of STIHL Li-Ion battery and a STIHL Battery Kombi unit until Sept. 30.

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FMC Announces Summer Rebate for Dismiss

FMC Professional Solutions is giving California turf professionals the opportunity to save on nutsedge and kyllinga control with a summer rebate promotion of $20 per bottle on Dismiss CA herbicide (one bottle treats 2 acres). Dismiss CA delivers visible results in 24 to 48 hours, often with total control in a week. Rebate submissions must be completed online and submitted in full no later than Sept. 15, 2012. Rebates are offered on every bottle purchased. Visit for more information.

OPEI Announces Officers and Directors

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute announced its 2012-2013 officers and board of directors during its 60th annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. Officers include Daniel Ariens, chairman; Todd Teske, vice chairman; and Paul Mullet, secretary/treasurer. Continuing their service on the OPEI board are immediate past chairman Jean Hlay, Steven Bly, Ed Cohen, Michael Hoffman, Michael Jones and Fred Whyte. New to the board this year are Marc Dufour, Peter Hampton and Lee Sowell.

First production Brouwer Sod Harvester on a Massey Ferguson tractor in 1972.

Brouwer Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago, Gerry Brouwer founded Brouwer Co. Brouwer’s vision changed the industry from cutting sod with a small sod cutter and stacking it onto pallets or trucks by hand to a Brouwer sod harvester that cut sod, transferred it onto a conveyor, rolled it and put the rolls on a pallet – all in one operation. Brouwer’s first sod harvester was manufactured in a shop at Brouwer Sod Farms in 1972. In 1974, Brouwer built a factory in Keswick, Ont., the same location where the equipment is manufactured today. Over the years, Brouwer has developed additional products for the turf industry.