Building Big on Productivity
Best Practices, Facilities

Building Big on Productivity

For Todd Kunau, owner of Kunau Implement, a Case IH dealer with 2 stores in Iowa, modernizing his facilities at the Preston location had everything to do with staying relevant to their customers and being a dealership that will still be here in the future.

Farm Equipment News

  • Titan Machinery 4Q, Full-Year Financials Show Strong Cash Generation, Balance Sheet Strength

    Titan Machinery announced its fourth quarter and full-year earnings report on April 15. Following the release and conference call with analysts, Ag Equipment Intelligence interviewed David Meyer, Titan's chairman and CEO, and Mark Kalvoda, the company's CFO, to discuss the progress that the 108-location dealership group has made during its most recent fiscal period ended Jan. 31, 2015.
  • Reis Equipment Acquires John A. Burnett Ltd.

    John A. Burnett Ltd. is changing ownership after more than 50 years. Reis Equipment of Carp, Ont., took over at the Renfrew O’Brien Road location April 1. This makes it a fourth dealership for them.
  • Titan Machinery Posts 4Q15 & Full Year Earnings

    Titan Machinery reported final financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended Jan. 31, 2015. Fourth quarter and full year revenue fell by 31% and 15% year-over-year respectively.
  • AGCO Launches AGCOstore.com

    AGCO Corp. has unveiled AGCOstore.com, its new online store for genuine AGCO-branded toys, collectibles and workshop products.
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Dealership of the Year

Dealership of the Year

For the 11th consecutive year, Farm Equipment is sponsoring its “Dealership of the Year” awards program to recognize North America’s best farm equipment dealers.

Dealers, manufacturers and others are invited to participate by nominating top dealers from across North America. There is no limit to the number of nominations that an individual can submit.

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Industry Insider

  • Titan Machinery 4Q, Full-Year Financials Show Strong Cash Generation, Balance Sheet Strength

    Titan Machinery announced its fourth quarter and full-year earnings report on April 15. Following the release and conference call with analysts, Ag Equipment Intelligence interviewed David Meyer, Titan's chairman and CEO, and Mark Kalvoda, the company's CFO, to discuss the progress that the 108-location dealership group has made during its most recent fiscal period ended Jan. 31, 2015.
  • If Grain Price Stability Counts, Next Decade Will Be Better Than the Last

    If nothing else, the decade ahead won't see the extreme volatility in grain prices that the past decade saw, and will be replaced by stability and less uncertainty, according to the latest edition of the U.S. Baseline Briefing Book.
  • Equipment Sales Remain Tough to Come By

    While some dealers see some positive in overall market conditions, for most it remains tough sledding, according to the results of the March 2015 "Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions Update" survey.
  • Declining Growth Rate of U.S. Farm Assets Will Impact Lending in 2015

    U.S. farm sector assets and equity (inflation-adjusted) are forecast to decline in 2015 for the first time since 2009. The rate of growth in U.S. farm sector assets and equity (assets minus debt) is expected to moderate in 2015 compared with recent years, and to decline for the first time since 2009 after adjusting for inflation.

Columns & Opinions

  • Dave Kanicki

    Argue Ideas, Not Personalities

    Sometimes you just need to step back and re-examine some things. In this case, we’re taking a closer look at what reader responses we approve for posting on the Farm Equipment website.
  • Dave Kanicki

    It's Easy to Forget

    As I was coming down on the elevator of the hotel where I was attending a meeting last week, one of the passengers looked at me and said, “You’re the forecast guy.” He kind of took me off guard, and I said, “I do some work in the that area.”
  • Dr. Jim Weber

    Business of Selling: Leading from the Front

    While previous articles have addressed dominating a market, initiating a strategy and executing with speed, all using the precepts of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” this column will use the same source to identify the leadership attributes necessary to win a protracted war of attrition.
  • Dan Crummett

    Ahead of the Curve: Tractor/Implement Datalink in the Works

    Twenty years ago, farm field speeds were slower and sprayers and other implements were not as wide, nor were they as complex as systems now farming the land. That was the world into which the first control area network (CAN) was standardized as a communication link between tractors and implements.

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Brian Carpenter
President & GM
Champlain Valley Equipment
Middlebury, Vt.

Mark Foster
Regional Manager/Partner
Birkey's Farm Store
Bloomington, Ill.

Leo Johnson
Partner
Johnson Tractor
Janesville, Wis.

Keith Kreps
Executive Vice President
RDO Equipment
Fargo, N.D.

Tom Rosztoczy
President & CEO
Stotz Equipment
Avondale, Ariz.

Clint Schnoor
President
Agri-Service LLC
Twin Falls, Idaho

Tim Young
General Manager
Young's Equipment
Regina, Saskatchewan

Mark Foster
Regional Manager/Partner
Birkey's Farm Store
Bloomington, Ill.

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