From skid loaders to telescopic handlers, farm material handling equipment has become a common sight on many farms today. The main selling point, dealers say, is this equipment’s flexibility and ability to multi-task. With a skid loader, for example, a simple change of attachment and a sweeper becomes a snowplow or wood splitter.
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In 2015, our panel of judges once again had an impressive pool of candidates to choose from for this year's Dealership of the Year honorees.
But, they made their choices and Farm Equipment’s 2015 Dealerships of the Year are: Ritchie Implement, a 3-store group based in Cobb, Wis., in the over $75 million in revenues category; and Salem Farm Supply, a single-store dealer located in Salem, N.Y., in the under $75 million in revenues category.
Dealership of the Year 2015: Ritchie Implement Inc., and Salem Farm Supply
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The "2015 Big Dealer Report" is a joint project of Ag Equipment Intelligence and Currie Management Consultants. This report aims to track ownership changes and consolidation trends of North American farm equipment dealers. For the purposes of this report, "Big Dealers" are considered those organizations that own and operate five or more farm equipment store locations throughout North America. This report was initiated in 2009 and is updated annually in April.
Based on surveys from more than 300 North American dealers, not only does the 2015 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends forecast report give you a "from the trenches" look at what dealers see for equipment sales in the year ahead, but it also identifies trends for individual product sales growth. In 48 pages, the report breaks out the dealers' 2015 outlook by country, by region, by the equipment brand and by the size of their dealership. Learn more.
Farm Equipment is a BPA-audited, controlled-circulation trade publication serving retail dealers of tractors, implements and/or related farm machinery in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Farm Equipment serves retail dealers of shortline machinery, wholesalers and distributors of tractors, implements and/or related machinery and manufacturer’s representatives.