ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) announced the recipients of the 2022 Dealer’s Choice and Gold Level Awards. The Dealer’s Choice Award is presented to the top-rated manufacturer in each of EDA’s 4 membership categories based on results of the annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Gold Level Award recipients are manufacturers that scored exceptionally well in their respective categories.

2022 Dealer’s Choice Award Recipients are:

  • Full-Line Manufacturer: Kubota Canada
  • Tractor Manufacturer: Branson Tractors
  • Shortline Manufacturer: Meyer Manufacturing
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer: Grasshopper Mowers

This is the first Dealer’s Choice Award for Kubota Canada and Meyer Manufacturing. Branson Tractor and Grasshopper Mowers have each won top honors three times.

Gold Level Award Recipients for 2022 are:

Kioti, Versatile, Yanmar, Bourgault, Vermeer, Bad Boy, ECHO, Exmark, Scag, Shindaiwa, Walker, and Wright Manufacturing.

“Given the uncertainty equipment dealers faced over the last year, we were pleased to see continued high participation in the Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey,” said Joe Dykes, EDA’s VP of Industry Relations. “We appreciate every response and believe this year’s data reflects the hardships that equipment dealers and their manufacturers faced due to supply chain challenges. As always, the information presented in this report will inspire reflection and growth within our industry and improve the relationship between equipment manufacturers and their dealers.”

The Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and corresponding awards are one of many services EDA provides its members. EDA encourages equipment dealers and manufacturers to join the association and receive the many benefits of membership. For more information on becoming a member, contact Joe Dykes at or 636.349.6205.

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