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A Lot Fewer, But Much Larger Dealers

Since I joined the Farm Equipment staff in 2005, I’ve heard about the John Deere dealer meeting that took place in 2002 in Louisville, Ky., that laid the groundwork for a lot of the dealer consolidation efforts that we’ve seen during the past decade. Read More
Big Dealers 2015

Ranks of the 'Big Dealers' Continue to Grow

According the 2015 edition of the "Big Dealer Report" compiled by Ag Equipment Intelligence and Currie Management Consultants, the total number of dealer groups that own 5 or more stores increased to 188, up from 181 in the previous year. Read More

Dealers See Slight Pick Up in Sales

Dealers report that average sales were down 8% year-over-year in March, which is a 4% improvement over the previous month’s average sales decline, according to the April 2015 “Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions Update.” Read More

Do You Make These 3 Delegation Mistakes?

If you’ve been leading for any length of time, you know you should delegate. My earliest leadership memory is of delegating household chores to my younger brother and sisters when I was 11. Read More

AG-NAV Launches GroundNav GPS Tablet

AG-NAV's new ground-based spray guidance program uses a GPS enabled Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2, IP 65 rated rugged tablet to record spray data and make it accessible via the Bluetooth Low Energy wireless connection and proprietary software to all stakeholders. Read More

Dealership Modernization: Creating a Classroom

Tony Ritchie, salesman at Ritchie Implement’s newly renovated Cobb, Wis., location says the addition of a classroom for training and meetings has helped the dealership make more efficient use of employees’ time. Read More

Precision Ag Removes 'Commoditization' of Equipment

The management team at PrairieLand Partners has embraced the power of precision farming technology and tools to build loyalty among its customer base. In this video, Doug Neufeld, CEO of PrairieLand, talks about how they've used John Deere's suite of AMS products to convert new customers into loyal/returning ones. Read More

Grain Carts Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Grain Carts from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

The Evolution of Champlain Valley Equipment's Customer Base

Dave Merrill, top equipment salesperson at Champlain Valley Equipment (headquartered in Middlebury, Vt.), talks about the customer mix he sees coming into the store and how it has evolved. Read More
rld webinar

Growth Strategies Webinar: Dealers Share Revenue Opportunities for Rural Lifestyle Market

Tune in to this webinar scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at 11 a.m. Central time, to get an insider's view of the industry's most comprehensive look at the growing rural equipment market. Read More

Webinar: 21st Century Equipment's System for People Development, Empowerment

Owen Palm, CEO of 21st Century Equipment, gives viewers an inside look at the steps his dealership has taken to better control its destiny when it comes to developing future leadership. Read More

Zero-Turn Mowers Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Zero-Turn Mowers from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Wired Magazine - Deere Claims Through Copyright Office That Farmers Don't Own Their Tractors

Kyle Wiens follows up February piece, "New High Tech Farm Equipment Is a Nightmare for Farmers." Read More

Canada's Farm Progress Show Offers Travel Subsidy to International Dealers

Canada's Farm Progress Show is offering international dealers and farmers who attend the show the opportunity to participate in its Incoming Buyers Program, which provides travel subsidies. Read More

Clean Seed Capital, WS Steel to Manufacture 100 Smart Seeders

Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. announced it has finalized an agreement with WS Steel to manufacture its CX-6 SMART Seeder in Steinbach, Man. Read More

AGCO Announces Quarterly Dividend

AGCO's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per common share to be paid on June 15, 2015 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2015. Read More

NAEDA Announces 2015 Manufacturer Awards

The North American Equipment Dealers Assn. (NAEDA) has announced the recipients of its Dealer’s Choice Award and Gold Level service awards for 2015. Read More

GE in Talks to Sell Lending, Leasing Portfolio to Wells Fargo

General Electric Co is in early-stage talks with Wells Fargo & Co about selling its entire $74 billion U.S. commercial lending and leasing (CLL) portfolio to the bank. Read More

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

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. Read More

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. Read More

AGCO Launches AGCOstore.com

AGCO Corp. has unveiled AGCOstore.com, its new online store for genuine AGCO-branded toys, collectibles and workshop products. Read More

Walker Machinery Co. Expands Ag Business at Nitro Location

Walker Machinery Co. has announced plans to add Massey Ferguson tractors and Hesston hay equipment to its Nitro, W.Va., location. Read More

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