People who plan their vacation tend to take longer vacations
and enjoy themselves more, while people who do not plan for
vacations take significantly fewer days – from zero to three
days at most. There are some great trails and riding areas out
there, and it makes sense to bring some family and friends
along to build memories.
For the next snowmobiling season, it’s important to try to
change current habits and take a few additional days off for
snowmobiling. Holidays are a great time of year for snow-mobiling
and it should be relatively easy to take an extra day
before or after the holiday to take a longer snowmobiling
vacation. It is never too early to start planning your next
Zuidberg NA announces new leadership
After over 12 years of service at Zuidberg North America
Inc. (Zuidberg NA), Rudolf de Jong has accepted a new chal-lenge
with another company. Zuidberg NA is very grateful to
de Jong for his contribution to the development and growth
of Zuidberg NA.
His position will be taken over by:
• Ryan Holden – President
• Chris Saunders – Vice President
Holden began in 2014, when Zuidberg NA was founded.
He has proven to be a team player and is always looking for
new opportunities with customers. Holden will work closely
with current and future OEM customers in creating new
opportunities to best suit equipment users around the world,
utilizing best-in-class front hitch and PTO systems, tracks
and Zuidberg’s own rubber track/belt production.
Saunders started at Zuidberg NA in 2016. He has wide
agricultural experience and understands the expectations of
the end user, as well as dealers. His skills in product manage-ment
will align customer needs with product engineering.
Saunders will lead the aftermarket efforts at Zuidberg NA to
new heights in keeping with Zuidberg NA’s strategic vision.
“I’m convinced with the new board, Zuidberg North America
can expand our business in a steady and solid way. With our
dedicated team, we want to continue and build our relationship
with you in the future,” said Jeroen Zuidberg, director, Zuidberg
Group of Companies.
Prinoth announces Grand Equipment as
Prinoth and Grand Equipment are proud to announce a new
partnership. Grand Equipment will distribute Prinoth alpine
and trail grooming products, OEM parts and support after-sales
service for the U.S. Midwest snow grooming industry.
With six regional offices in North America, Prinoth can now
count on Grand Equipment to serve customers of alpine and
“Prinoth is committed to providing the best in snow
grooming equipment throughout the United States. Our
products are a key differentiator in providing the highest
quality grooming experience. We are excited to have Grand
Equipment join our snow grooming team as they already
have with our tracked vehicles,” said Walter Piekarz, regional
sales manager at Prinoth.
“We have a tremendous relationship with the team at
Prinoth, so expanding our support from track vehicle products
into snow groomers and alpine products is a natural next
step for the entire team at Grand Equipment,” said Jeff Grasman,
president of sales at Grand Equipment. “Our experience in
parts and service with Prinoth over the past two years will
allow for a smooth transition with customers and for our
“As a growing company, we are committed to providing
opportunities for our employees and our customers. Adding
this product line allows us to not only enter new markets and
create new customer experiences, but also allows us to provide
an innovative and exciting environment that helps us attract
new and retain current team members,” said Troy Price, CEO
of Grand Equipment.
Grand Equipment is located in west-central Michigan to
thoroughly serve the Midwest alpine customers and provide
full distribution and after-sales support to one of North
America’s most extensive snowmobile trail systems. Grand
Equipment will also distribute used vehicles, OEM parts and
offer on-site training to customers. Prinoth’s new dealer is
also set to provide after-sales service with six service trucks
and a complete service center. States covered by Grand
Equipment include Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRAND EQUIPMENT
Grand Equipment will distribute
Prinoth alpine and trail
grooming products, OEM parts
and support after-sales service
for the U.S. Midwest snow
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