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Non-Tech : CYCY - Cycle Country Accessories Corporation

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To: jmhollen who started this subject4/2/2003 2:06:43 PM
From: jmhollen   of 29
Land Pride, A Division Of Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. Selects Cycle Country As Official ATV Accessory Provider

MILFORD, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2003--Cycle Country Accessories Corp. (OTCBB:CYCY), the outright leader in developing and manufacturing several custom-fitting accessories for the all-terrain vehicle (ATV), is very pleased to announce that Land Pride has selected the Company to be the official ATV accessory manufacturing provider for five (5) new utility vehicles. In addition to developing and manufacturing a full line of accessories for Land Pride all-terrain vehicles, Cycle Country has already designed and manufactured several standard and some optional accessories for each vehicle. These accessories include front and rear racks, brush guards, winch kits, rear screens and snowplows.

Land Pride (, a division of Great Plains Mfg., Inc. is a recognized manufacturing leader in landscaping equipment throughout North America. Since 1986, Land Pride has become a major U.S. manufacturer of tractor and skid steer mounted implements including Rotary Tillers, Grooming Mowers, Overseeders, Rotary Cutters, Rear Blades and Landscape Rakes. With over 25 product groups and several hundred models, Land Pride has manufacturing plants in three communities in Central Kansas including Abilene, Kipp and Lucas. A fourth Land Pride manufacturing facility is located in Chetek, Wisconsin. Headquartered with the parent company in Salina, Kansas, Land Pride has an expanding network of over 1,400 national and international dealers and offers attractive financing options through a wholly owned subsidiary. Land Pride also provides complete shipping efficiency through their in-house trucking company.

Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. ( is a privately owned company employing approximately 700 people throughout 7 manufacturing plants located primarily within the state of Kansas. Founded in 1976, Great Plains has established itself as a reputable worldwide manufacturing leader in the agricultural equipment industry through their dedication to innovative technology, quality workmanship and superior product performance. In 1983 the Company began exporting to nearly 40 countries and currently maintains distributor/dealer representation in over 20 countries. Great Plains Mfg. is made up of 4 divisions encompassing Great Plains, a manufacturer of heavy-duty agricultural planting, spraying and cultivating equipment; Land Pride, a manufacturer of a wide variety of landscaping products and an expanding number of utility vehicles; Great Plains Trucking, an over-the-road trucking company delivering Great Plains' products along with other companies products as well; and finally, Great Plains Acceptance Corporation, a wholly owned financing corporation.

The Director of Marketing for Land Pride, Mr. John Quinley, stated: "Land Pride is very committed to establishing our new Off-Road Light Utility Vehicles' "Runabout" and "Treker" series with every advantage to fulfill our customer's needs. Cycle Country's long history of customer satisfaction and high quality, guaranteed ATV accessory products, allowed us to make our decision for this exclusive relationship with complete confidence. We are truly excited about this valuable alliance and look forward to a rewarding future for both parties."

Cycle Country's CEO and President, Mr. Ron Hickman, commented: "It is indeed an historical day to have an industry leading company with the reputation and financial depth of Land Pride and Great Plains, select us as their official ATV accessory provider. All of us at Cycle Country view this as an opportunity to further the success of our friends at Land Pride while establishing our credible presence in the Lawn & Garden industry at the highest level."

About Cycle Country Accessories Corp.

Cycle Country,, with over 50% of the worldwide market in several product categories, is the industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom-fitting accessories for the utility all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Since 1981, Cycle Country has developed an extensive line of branded products of snowplows, lawnmowers, spreaders, sprayers, hitches and many other utility equipment items along with recreational accessories. The Company's products custom fit virtually every brand of ATV on the market, which are distributed to essentially all ATV and motorcycle dealers in North America.

The Company has 19 international distributors that sell Cycle Country products in 35 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Central and South America. Additionally, Cycle Country dominates the golf car wheel cover market by manufacturing approximately 90% of all wheel covers sold to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The Company sells high-performance premium oil filters for motorcycles and ATVs throughout the U.S. under the brand name Perf-form Products. They also manufacture heavy-duty garden equipment attachments for garden tractors, ATVs and other utility vehicles within the Lawn & Garden industry under their brand name Weekend Warrior. Cycle Country has "Preferred Manufacturing Vendor" status with John Deere and currently manufactures 9 heavy-duty equipment products for their utility vehicles.

For the latest SEC filings or past news releases, go to the company's website at and click on the Investor Relations heading. Please direct any financial questions to Scott Gibson at Heritage First Capital & Equity Research Group by calling 407.444.5959 or via e-mail to

Cycle Country Accessories Corporation: 2188 Highway 86 - Milford, Iowa 51351 - 800.841.2222.

CONTACT: Heritage First Capital & Equity Research Group, LLC
Heathrow, Fla.
Scott Gibson, 407/444-5959
24 hr: 407/620-1930

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