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Vision for Tomorrow Requires Solutions Today

Two weeks ago, I joined my dad, Frank, on a trip to Lancaster County, Pa., where he received a soil health award from a farm association and spoke at its annual field days event. We added a day to our trip to see three farm equipment dealers in the highly competitive, and concentrated, area. Read More

Is CE Dealer Finning the Model for Farm Equipment Dealerships of the Future?

With Finning International's acquisition of Kramer Ltd. this past May, the fraternity of Caterpillar construction equipment dealerships in Canada became even more elite. This move leaves only eight CAT dealers operating 100 locations throughout the entire country. Nearly all of these are owned and operated by only three dealers, Finning and Toromont, both of which are publically held, as well as Hewitt Equipment. Read More

Dealers Expect 15% Sales Drop for Full-Year; Inventories Continue to Challenge

A mid-year look at how dealers' expectations for 2015 are shaping up indicate that, on average, those responding to the July “Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions Update” survey are looking for a year-over-year falloff of 15%. A year ago, dealers were forecasting a 6% year-over-year decline for 2014. Read More

How to Teach Your Team to Thrive Through Adversity

In an Inc. article, Jason Selk writes that to maintain profitability during times of adversity, leaders need to emphasize improvements and progress in their team. He says that while it may be easy to focus on the shortcomings of your team, this kind of thinking is detrimental to a business, especially in times of adversity. Read More

Webinar: Tax-Favored Benefits: A Key Retention Tool for Farm Equipment Dealers

In this webinar on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 am Central, Farm Equipment and K•Coe Isom will take an in-depth look at how certain tax-favored benefits programs can help you retain your top-performing personnel, including highly-sought-after service techs. Read More
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Kuhn Introduces FC Triple Mower Conditioner Combination

The new Kuhn triple mower conditioner combination, FC 3525 D F front mount and FC 10030 D rear mount, can cut and condition up to 32 feet and 6 inches of crop in a single pass. Useful for custom operators, dairy or beef producers, it is backed by years of research and development. Read More

Dealership Metrics to Monitor: Salem Farm Supply

Bill Martel, general manager of Salem Farm Supply (Salem, N.Y), and Carole Lewis, president of Salem Farm Supply, talk about the top metrics they monitor on a regular basis to analyze the health of their business. Read More

Camp Equipment Acquires Hollingsworth Inc.

Camp Equipment, a John Deere dealer with 45 years of experience, recently completed its purchase of the long standing Hollingsworth John Deere dealership. Read More

Dealership of the Year's Clear Explanation to Employees on Absorption

In this memo to Salem Farm Supply employees, Salem president and co-owner, Carole Lewis, outlined what the parts and service absorption rate is and why it is critical to the dealership's success. Read More

AGCO and Precision Planting Agree to Bring Precision Planting Technology to White Planters Offering

AGCO announced that it has entered into an agreement with Precision Planting to introduce factory integration of select Precision Planting technology to AGCO's White Planters line. Read More

On The Record: Dealer Association Consolidation Continues

In today’s newscast we look at more consolidations among equipment dealer associations, Jon Kinzenbaw’s contribution to the farm equipment industry during the past 50 years, a surge in farm operating loan volumes, the value of UAVs and the second quarter results from CNH Industrial and AGCO. Read More

Alamo Ag Division Names President of Aftermarket Parts Units (Alamo Group IA)

The Ag Division of Alamo Group Inc. has announced that Craig Harthoorn has been named president of Alamo Group (IA) Inc. Read More

Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Assn. Hires New President & CEO

The agriculture and construction equipment dealers association has hired Nick Sinner as its new president and CEO, replacing Richard W. Strom. Read More

John Deere Recalls Riding Lawn Tractors Due to Crash Hazard

John Deere riding lawn tractors are being recalled because of a brake arm that can fail and pose a crash hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the lawn tractors immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. Read More

AGCO Introduces the SOLO UAV Line

Unlike many other specialized UAV's, the SOLO AGCO EDITION provides operators with hardware, software, service and support all in one package. Read More

AEM Announces Winners of Ag Engineering Student Awards

The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers announced winners during special ceremonies at the American Society of Agricultural Biological Engineers (ASABE) meeting in New Orleans, La. Read More

Doug Griffin Joins Context Network

Agricultural equipment industry leader and global sales and marketing executive Doug Griffin has joined The Context Network, and will serve the firm as a senior associate. Read More

Iron Solutions Collaborates with Claas on Pricing & Configuration Data

Iron Solutions has collaborated with Claas, makers of the Lexion combine, to provide IRON HQ users with pricing and configuration data from the Claas configurator right into their IRON HQ Web-based quoting and account management tool. Read More

Top 10 Farm Equipment Industry Stories from July 2015

Here's a list of the most popular items we've posted at Farm-Equipment.com from the month of July. Read More

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