PES partners with MTD

Power Equipment Systems (PES), a Salem, Ore.-based wholesale distributor of lawn and garden power equipment, on Sept. 27 announced a partnership with outdoor power equipment manufacturer MTD, making PES the primary West Coast source for MTD’s Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt equipment brands.

Effective Oct. 1, the partnership will allow PES to sell Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt equipment as a commissioned distributor to power equipment dealers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. This new business model will enable MTD to consolidate how it goes to market in the western regions and will provide dealers with the opportunity to take advantage of factory-direct pricing, national sales programs and marketing support combined with the exceptional service and support of an award-winning regional distributor with PES. 

“PES has been a strong partner for us in the West for many years,” said Gary Lobaza, executive vice president, specialty retail group at MTD Products. “They are consistent in providing a high level of service and support for our dealer community. At Cub Cadet, we are excited to take this relationship to the next level and build a better solution with PES for our dealers.”

PES, which also offers parts and equipment from a number of other manufacturers, has built a solid reputation in the lawn and garden industry for more than 30 years. For the past three years, PES has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Oregon Business magazine. The new partnership with MTD will allow PES to expand both internal and external resources to meet increased demand as it continues to grow its dealer network across the West.

About Power Equipment Systems
Power Equipment Systems (PES) was formed in 1979 as a lawn and garden repair shop and regional service distributor. Since that time, PES has grown to be a premier distributor and informational resource for lawn and garden dealers across the western United States. PES offers a range of products from manufacturers nationwide and provides customers with parts sourcing, technical assistance and educational and marketing resources to help them be more successful in every aspect of its dealerships. For more information, visit

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