Release: November 18, 2013
Country Clipper Contributes Zero Turn Mower to the Universal Design Living Laboratory
Corydon, IA. Country Clipper Mowers, a division of Shivvers Manufacturing, contributed a Challenger Series Zero Turn mower with the new Hand Rail Accessory to the Universal Design Laboratory (UDLL.com) national demonstration home and garden project. This unique 3,500 square foot ranch-style home, located in Columbus, Ohio, is designed specifically as a resource for others to learn how to create a more comfortable living environment and enhance the quality of life.
The UDLL, home of Rosemarie Rossetti and her husband Mark Leder, is used as a learning resource for builders, designers, architects and consumers. The home incorporates unobstrusive universal designs, resource and energy efficient green building methods, advanced automation technology, a healthy home construction approach and feng shui design principles. The home's gardens feature wheelchair accessible pathways with raised flower beds and container plantings.
Paralyzed from the waist down, Rossetti uses a manual wheelchair for mobility after sustaining a spinal cord injury in 1998. As a horticulturalist, she enjoys gardening and taking care of her home landscaping needs. Country Clipper mowers with a joystick steering option afford her the opportunity to maintain her landscape for many years to come. "When I use the joystick to go forward the mower went plenty fast for me," said Rossetti. "I am able to guide the mower precisely with the joystick making turns, going forward as well as in reverse. I was also able to cut around each of my trees eliminating the need for hand trimming."
The Country Clipper Zero Turn Mowers provide an open access seat design to assist, along with the hand rail, the operator's ability to get on and off the mower easily. Used with Country Clipper's wide front step climbing into the seat has never been easier.
Release: November 1, 2013
New Zero Turn Mower Accessories from Country Clipper Mowers
Corydon, IA. Country Clipper releases a trio of update and new zero turn mower accessories. To enhance the benefit of the stand-up deck, Country Clipper offers the Power Lift and Manual Jack Lift accessories. For added comfort and safety, Country Clipper has designed the Hand Rail accessory.
The Power Lift will allow the operator to adjust cutting height and stand the deck to a vertical position with the push of a button. The Power Lift accessory is designed to fit Country Clipper's Challenger, Charger, and Defender series of mowers.
The Manual Jack Lift will allow the operator the ability to easily raise and lower the deck for servicability and cleaning. The Manual Jack Lift can be operated with the included hand crank or an impact drill. The Manual Jack Lift fits all 2013 and 2014 Country Clipper models, except the Wrangler series. This accessory easily stows away on the mower for quick access, excluding the Edge.
The Hand Rail is universally designed to assist the operator when entering and exiting the mower. Used with Country Clipper's wide front step, climbing into the seat has never been easier. The Hand Rail will fit the Edge, Edge XLT, Challenger, Charger, and Defender series of mowers.
Release: August 28, 2013
Country Clipper Names Conniff Sales Inc. 2013 Distributor of the Year
West Des Moines, Iowa, West Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Country Clipper, a manufacturer of zero-turn lawnmowers, announces Conniff Sales, Inc. as its Country Clipper 2013 Distributor of the Year. Conniff Sales is located in Richmond, IN. Conniff Sales currently serves dealers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
This award recognizes Conniff Sales for their exceptional sales growth, new dealer development, dealer service and training, and overall customer support. "We extend a very hearty congratulations to Conniff Sales, their employees, and their sales partners for an outstanding 2013" said Blaine Fields, National Sales Manager for Country Clipper. "As we continue to reinvest in our zero turn mower product line, we anticipate continued success both with Conniff Sales and our other valued channel partners in 2014."
In 1970, Conniff’s Power Equipment was born, with the owner being the only employee. By 1978, Conniff’s Power Equipment grew to become a distributor, now Conniff Sales, Inc. They currently represent the following lines: Country Clipper ZTR, Earthquake, PECO, Power Dog, and Turf Teq.
Country Clipper manufactures a complete line of mid-mount zero-turn mowers and accessories for lawn care professionals, residential and estate homeowners,. Country Clipper offers a full line of zero-turn mowers with features such as the patented stand-up deck for easy maintenance, revolutionary point-and-go joystick steering for easy maneuverability, pivoting front axle and deck for exceptional curb-handling ability and a smooth easy ride, plus a whole host of other features.
Release: July 24, 2013
Shivvers Mfg & Country Clipper Announce Additions and Changes to Personnel
Corydon, Iowa. Shivvers is proud to announce the addition of Melissa Abel and Debbie Ewing to the Sales & Service Team. Melissa and Debbie were added to the team to help meet the needs of the company’s current and future customer base.
Melissa has accepted the position of Inside Sales Coordinator for the Lawn Mower Sales Department. Her duties include taking requests for quotations, orders and lead time and relaying pertinent information. She will be coordinating with other departments in handling purchase orders and providing customer service.
Debbie has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant and Warranty Administrator. Her duties will include assisting administrative staff with every day business procedures and special events and processing warranty claims for the Lawn Mower Sales Department.
Brandita Taylor has been repositioned to the role of Program Coordinator for the Lawn Mower Sales Department. Her responsibilities include processing dealer and distributor sales program, co-op advertising, and retail financing reports. She will also maintain dealer and distributor manuals and dealer information.
Shivvers and Country Clipper are excited about the enhancements to the team in order to better serve distributors, dealers, and customers.
Release: June 21, 2013
Country Clipper Announces Top Dealer Awards for 2012
Corydon, Iowa. Country Clipper, a manufacturer of residential and commercial zero-turn lawnmowers, announces their top dealers for 2012.
Country Clipper manufactures a complete line of mid-mount zero-turn mowers and accessories for lawn care professionals, and residential and estate homeowners. Country Clipper offers features such as the patented stand-up deck for easy maintenance, revolutionary point-and-go joystick steering for easy maneuverability, articulating front axles and decks for exceptional curb-handling ability and a smooth ride, plus a whole host of other features.
Release: April 3, 2013
Wounded Warrior Surprised with Country Clipper ZTR Mower
Urbandale, Iowa. Sergeant Jordan Brown faithfully served our country for seven years. During his second tour in Iraq, Jordan broke his left arm. He later learned that cancer was the underlying cause of the break. The cancer is gone now, along with his left arm.
Jordan, his wife Monica, and their two daughters now live on a small farm in Southern Iowa. Mowing the two acre farm lawn would normally be Jordan’s responsibility – but Monica did this last year with an 18” hand push mower.
Jordan has been working with Operation First Response to help other wounded veterans. Following an interview at Des Moines radio station KGGO for this cause, Jordan was surprised with his very own joystick controlled ZTR riding lawn mower, donated by Country Clipper.
Country Clipper designs and builds zero turn mowers with unique features, including joystick steering. “We knew this would work so well for him”, states Carl Shivvers, President. Country Clipper’s joystick steering was designed for easy one hand zero turning control and proved to be a great fit for this American hero – who promptly displayed his skills by zipping around the KGGO parking lot.
Operation First Response, Inc., supports our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses. For more information or to donate to this organization, visit operationfirstresponse.org.
Watch the news story at http://whotv.com/2013/04/03/soldier-surprise-veteran-gets-gift-of-lawn-work/
Release: March 15, 2013
Country Clipper Names New National Sales Manager
Corydon, Iowa. Country Clipper Mowers, a division of Shivvers Manufacturing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Blaine Fields to the position of National Sales Manager. Blaine replaces Dennis Ervin, who is retiring April 1, 2013.
Mr. Fields has been with Country Clipper Mowers for six years as a Regional Sales Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University along with his Masters in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University. Fields has worked in the OPE Industry for over 15 years.
Carl Shivvers, Pres. of Shivvers Mfg., Inc. related, “We are excited and look forward to the leadership Blaine will provide to the Country Clipper Division. I know his experience and ideas will continue the strong growth of the Country Clipper Zero Turn Mower brand we have experienced in the last few years.”
Country Clipper Mowers have been a leader and innovator in the Zero Turn Mower market for over 25 years. Country Clipper is marketed throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.