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Warn Industries Introduces New Powersports Winch for Sport Side x Sides

 Las Vegas, NV (10/31/2017) - Warn Industries has released a new winch for the powersports market, specifically aimed at the growing sport Side x Side segment. The WARN ProVantage 4500-SSD (Synthetic Short Drum) offers 4,500 lbs. (2041 kg) of pulling capacity, specifically designed to meet the needs of a side x side. But this winch has a narrower short-drum configuration to fit the mounting constraints of compact sport side x sides, such as the Polaris RZR. 

Lincoln Electric’s New Welding Technology & Training Center to Open in January 2018

Commemorates the centennial anniversary of the company’s legacy welding school
Cleveland – Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its legacy welding school, Lincoln Electric® will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center, on its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January. Classes begin in the new facility on Jan. 8.


Hellwig takes SEMA Show by storm with the “Operator,” a one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty equipped with a bed mounted Textron Wildcat X LTD UTV.
Las Vegas, Nevada (October, 2017) – Hellwig Products, a leading manufacturer of sway bars and tow/haul suspension products, debuted its 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty build in the Ford Motor Company booth at the 2017 SEMA Show. The purpose built recon adventure pickup truck, dubbed the “Operator,” is equipped with a custom bed mounted Textron Wildcat X LTD UTV and products from the leading manufacturers in the industry that give it true off-road and off-grid capabilities.The all-new 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty was the perfect platform for the “Operator”. With its powerful Power Stroke diesel engine and high payload and towing capacity, the Super Duty has no problem hauling around the custom Textron UTV and gear in its eight foot bed.  However, the stock suspension just wasn’t up to the task of keeping the truck’s ride height level or countering the increased body roll from the new higher center of gravity.  Luckily, Hellwig’s new suspension products are designed to correct this.

Lincoln Electric’s New Welding Technology & Training Center to Open in January 2018

Cleveland – Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its legacy welding school, Lincoln Electric® will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center, on its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January. Classes begin in the new facility on Jan. 8.The center’s opening maintains the company’s role of running the oldest continually-operating welding school in the world. The facility further reflects Lincoln Electric’s 100-year commitment to leading welding education and innovation in an era of strong demand for skilled trades. 

Trepanier Crowned 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2017) -- Troy Trepanier was announced as the winner of the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party held at the conclusion of the 2017 SEMA Show.Trepanier’s 1929 Ford Model-A Tudor sedan edged out the amazing builds of fellow Top 3 finalists Alan Johnson (1932 Ford Tudor) and Troy Ladd (1936 Packard roadster) for the title. The three builders will be featured along with many other SEMA Show builders in a new episode of the TV special "SEMA: Battle of the Builders," which will premiere on the Velocity Channel on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

DRR USA 600cc Adult Utility ATV

First Look Video
BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- DRR USA, Inc. is excited to share an in-depth first look video at our brand new 600cc Adult Utility ATV!This video (linked below) was created to show everyone exactly what they will get in our high-quality product. The DRX 600cc is doing more than just advancing DRR USA, Inc. into a new demographic. With a 48-horsepower liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, this 600cc is one of the fastest and most powerful in its class. It is also the company’s FIRST EVER ATV that is 100 percent built in the United States.

AMSOIL Ironman GNCC Raises Over $11,350 For Breast Cancer Awareness

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 6, 2017) - The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, concluded, October 28 and 29, with the AMSOIL Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The event was deemed a "pink race" in honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with several partners participating to raise money for the cause, resulting in a grand total of $11,351.All proceeds raised were donated to the Montgomery County Free Clinic (MCFC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mammogram examinations, wigs, transportation and support to those affected across the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County region. The local community is full of race enthusiasts that support Ironman Raceway, which has been a favorite stop for the GNCC National the past 23 years.