Kevin and Rosemary Murphy of Robinson Equipment were among the dealers attending the Kubota Tractor national sales meeting.

Robinson Reps Attend Kubota Meeting

Representatives from Robinson Equipment, Lakeview, Mich., attended Kubota Tractor Corp.’s 2011 national dealer meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and had the chance to get an exclusive look at the latest Kubota product introductions and innovations across all lines of Kubota tractors, construction equipment, utility vehicles, and lawn and garden equipment. More than 1,000 Kubota dealers from across the country convened to receive a first look at the new product enhancements. Robinson reps also attended field demonstrations and classroom sessions.

EDM to Distribute ZRATOR in New England and New York

After two years of steady growth for ZRATOR, UTECO, Inc. announced that EDM Distributors, Inc., Suffield, Conn., will handle ZRATOR distribution in New England and upstate New York. The company’s long-term business plan has been to market its ZRATOR line of steerable, front-mount core plug aerators for zero-turn mowers through a strong two-step distribution channel.

EDM is the first distributor UTECO has assigned and will play a key role in helping to get the ZRATOR product closer to the dealers and landscapers in its market area. Based in Richmond, Va., UTECO has been a distributor in the southern U.S. since 1941, and began manufacturing the ZRATOR in 2010. Visit for more information.

Back in the Game at Landscape Industry Show

The California Landscape Contractors Association will host the Landscape Industry Show: Back in the Game February 1-2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will include the new technology café, increased floor demos, a special display for CLCA’s Water Management Certification Program partners, native plant bingo, designer’s challenge and seminars covering green walls, design and installation, edibles, using social media, money management, pesticide application technology, how to get paid in full during difficult times and more. Find more information at