Yanmar America, Adairsville, Ga., a supplier of compact utility tractors, construction equipment, marine and industrial diesel engines and energy systems, has formed a strategic partnership with Woods Equipment Co., Oregon, Ill., a maker and designer of tractor attachments and implements, the companies have jointly announced.
Under the terms of the agreement, Yanmar will market and distribute Woods attachments through its nationwide dealer network. The product offering covers a line of agriculture and landscape equipment compatible with Yanmar tractor sizes ranging from 24 horsepower to 49 horsepower. 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.
“This was a natural fit for two premium quality product brands,” says Ted Bregar, president of Yanmar America. “We're able to add value to our dealers’ business and our customers will benefit from a single Yanmar-branded product solution and better retail financing options for both the tractor and the attachments.”
According to Jerry Johnson, president of Woods Products Division, “Woods is pleased to be aligned with Yanmar as their attachment supplier partner. Blending OEM and dealer-direct business allows us to optimize our cost structure in building the highest quality equipment in the market.”
The line of attachments was introduced to Yanmar dealers at the company’s National Tractor Dealer Meeting in December 2012. Dealers have been able to place orders starting Jan. 1, 2013, with the first shipments to Yanmar dealers expected at the beginning of March.