DEERE TAPS CYCLE COUNTRY AS ACCESSORY PROVIDER
Officials at Cycle Country Accessories Corp., Milford, Iowa, say John Deere (NYSE:DE) has selected the company to provide accessories for Deere’s new line of Utility ATVs sourced through BRP.
John Deere designed and developed the add-ons, including bags, plow kits, helmets and goggles that Cycle Country will supply and distribute to authorized John Deere ATV dealers as officially licensed product.
“John Deere is very committed to establishing our new all-terrain vehicles, the Buck and Trail Buck,” said Dean Hamke, manager of licensing for John Deere. “We are confident this relationship will be beneficial for both companies.”
OREGON COPS ATTEND ATV WORKSHOP
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department conducted an all-terrain vehicle law enforcement workshop Dec. 1 in Salem.
Federal, state and local law enforcement officers from throughout Oregon were invited to attend the forum.
SEVEN MONTHS FOR FELONY HIT AND RUN
A Virginia court sentenced a 21-year-old Fairfax, Va. man to seven months in jail for leaving the scene of an accident during which Michael Pinkerton, marketing director for the Hatfield/McCoy Trail System in West Virginia, had his arm severed.
The court found Edward Sliter guilty of driving away after striking Pinkerton with his car April 24. Pinkerton, of Barboursville, W. Va., was in Virginia attending an outdoor-recreation trade show at the Dulles Expo Center. He was walking back to the hotel where he was staying.
According to court records, Sliter struck Pinkerton with his car but kept going. A passing motorist saw Pinkerton, immediately called 911, and stayed with him until emergency personnel arrived.
WESTED OFFERS HAGGLUND AMPHIBIOUS UNITS
WestEd Equipment, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is selling amphibious all-terrain vehicles designed for the military.
The 4,103 lb. Hagglund personnel carrier and a slightly lighter cargo carrier were built for the British, Canadian and Swedish armed forces for use on snow and swampy terrain.
WestEd is selling the machines, which have about 6,200 miles on them, for slightly under $40,000. A new vehicle retails for about $300,000. Of the 50 Hagglunds WestEd bought, only about a dozen remain.
The personnel carrier can accommodate six people in the front and 11 in the back. The cargo carrier has a seating capacity of six. Top speed is 32 mph. Water speed is 2.5 mph. Both models are heated and have seat-belts.