GIE+EXPO 2014 – Louisville, KY – October 23-24

At GIE+EXPO we're introducing our new Gravely Atlas JSV (Job Site Vehicle), our latest product designed to Move Your World. The Atlas JSV is not an ordinary UTV, it's features are made with the commercial landscape contractor in mind. We are also showing our full line of mowers, chore products and snow blowers. Our goal is to provide equipment to help with your day-to-day needs.

Find out how we can help you Move Your World by stopping by our outdoor booth areas (#6160D & #6262D) to test drive our new Gravely Atlas JSV and our commercial mowers. Stop by our inside booth (#7120) to see our full line-up of equipment, and speak to our knowledgeable staff and sign up to win! One overall winner will have the option of either a Gravely Atlas or a Gravely Pro-Turn 400.

New this year, Gravely is sponsoring a dealer learning opportunity.  On Wednesday from 1:00-2:30, Steve McClatchy, President of Alleer Training & Consulting, is speaking on working smarter and reducing stress. Steve is a New York Times bestselling author and an expert in leadership training and time management. Register today if you would like to reserve a space for this event.

Check out all the other activities for this fun-filled event on their GIE+EXPO website, and we hope to see you at the show.

Meet the Gravely Atlas

The time has come.  We are excited to reveal our JSV – Job Site Vehicle – the Gravely Atlas.  A revolutionary industry vehicle that will Move Your World!

We are proud to provide a vehicle that is more than your ordinary utility vehicle.  The Atlas will help the landscape contractor, commercial cutters and property owners to get their jobs done.  The JSV is specialized to be a workhorse for completing the big jobs like moving rocks, mulch or hauling anything you throw its way.  The JSV's box was purposely designed to hold a pallet to provide this added benefit of hauling.

The Atlas comes in various models ranging from three to six seats with various engine options as well.  It doesn't matter what your needs are, we have a model that will fit. 

Check out our website for more information, and watch this video to see how the new Atlas can Move Your World.

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association Members Special Fleet Sale

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association is holding a Special Fleet Sale – September 1-5.  During this week, Gravely is holding a special, exclusive FNGLA members-only sale! You can buy any one Gravely commercial product at our low Fleet Price! (A typical fleet price sale requires the purchase of two units and must be greater than $12,000). If you need that next mower yet are waiting for that big sale of the year, now is the time!

Gravely knows the business value of FNGLA membership – especially for Florida's landscape firms. The huge savings alone from this one Gravely offer will more than pay for a year's FNGLA business membership! So, as a FNGLA member, take advantage of this FLEET WEEK event. Follow the link to Find a Gravely dealer near you or click here to contact Bill Collester with any questions you might have about this promotion.

We look forward to doing business with you.

Gravely Dealer of the Week – Hondo's Sales & Service – Sioux Rapids, IA

Hondo's Sales & Service has been in the outdoor power equipment business for over 18 years.  The existing business they purchased introduced Ariens products to the area in the 1960's.  Hondo's Sales added Gravely to their product offering in 2004, with continued Gravely sales growth each year.

 The best-selling Gravely model at Hondo's over the years has been split equally between the entry level ZT series, the high-end residential XL series, and the 1-year commercial warranted HD series. Their most popular attachment is the hitch kit although the suspension seat has proved to be a popular upgrade for the HD series due to the existence of rough country lawn in the area.

Their motto is the focus of their business, "Your Zero-Turn Headquarters." With 18 years of experience, dedicated sales and service staff, and a great location, they have found continued success. According to Erik E. Mosbo "Hondo," owner, "The high-quality of Ariens' products and Gravely equipment have garnered us many lifelong customers.  We just don't see our customers wanting to trade their Gravely mowers for anything else. They are the best!"

Hondo's Sales & Service's tip of the week is, "High-pressure air is a good friend to any lawnmower, big or small. Blowing the debris from your mower after you are done keeps the machine clean and makes people look at the equipment. Sometimes a future problem can be avoided by going through this ritual," (i.e. a nail or screw in a tire or a stick wedged in an area that could affect a belt).

Numerous landscape professionals have taken advantage of Gravely fleet pricing. The money they save makes Gravely extremely competitive in the zero-turn market. The HD series with the one year commercial warranty has become a hit because they are easy to maneuver yet durable enough to overcome challenging mowing conditions all-day long.

"It's rewarding to meet our Gravely customers in public. They smile and say, 'I sure love my Gravely.' One customer said that in their household, their mower is not referred to as a lawnmower, it is, 'The Gravely.' If we could magically lineup all of our Gravely customers, you'd find all of them love their mowers — ALL of them. The Ariens company vision states, 'Astounded Customers,' and we get to see first-hand what that means." states Hondo.

Two Ariens Managers Receive DOD Patriot Award

Two Ariens Company employees were recognized today with the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense operational committee, Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Dan Barker, Value Stream Manager, and Dave Lutterman, Manufacturing Leader, received the award which honors individual supervisors for their support of Guard and Reserve employees. Nominations must be made by service members or their spouses.

 

Ariens employee and Guard member, Cody Krepline, nominated the two for the award. Krepline is a Team Leader at Ariens and a Sergeant First Class in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

In his nomination, Krepline wrote, "My supervisors at Ariens develop exceptional people and build teams, while recognizing and honoring my military service requirement and supporting my family while I am away serving on active duty."

The three-time combat veteran has earned a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendations medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Army Reserve Component Achievement medals, and a combat action badge among other recognitions.

"Dan, David and Cody have made this a very proud day for all Ariens Company employees. All three exemplify the company Core Values," says Dan Ariens, Chairman and CEO. "We also take the opportunity to publicly acknowledge our commitment to all employees who are active Guards and Reservists."

Dan Ariens signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on behalf of Ariens Company as part of the event. Employers who sign the document agree to recognize and support Service members and their families and to provide company managers and supervisors with the tools they need to manage those employees who serve.

Brigadier General Mark Anderson, Assistant Adjutant General for Army participated in the award ceremony and addressed the crowd of Ariens Company employees.