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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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

How to Reword a Job Posting to Avoid a Hiring Mistake

Before you rush to fill that vacant position, consider this: 66% of U.S. companies have been affected by a bad hire and, for 27%, the decision cost the company $50,000 or more, according to a 2013 survey by Career Builder. Read More
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Precision Drone's PaceSetter Available for Scouting Services

The PaceSetter is equipped with Precision Vision and autopilot. Precision Vision allows for composite videos showing vegetative crop health and real-time live feed recorded and streamed to the ground. Read More

Dealership Modernization: Expo Center Boosts Sales Opportunities

Leo Johnson, owner of Johnson Tractor, explains how the expo center in the newly renovated Janesville, Wis., store helps salespeople bring in sales by showing equipment out of the cold. Read More

Parts Fill Rate: A Customer-Driven Metric

Loren Balzer, director of aftermarket for PrairieLand Partners, a 9-store John Deere dealership group in Kansas, sees the parts fill rate as a very important metric in determining the performance of the parts department. Read More

Leaning Back and Forth On Other Locations for Help

As a 4-store dealership, each individual store at Champlain Valley Equipment has been able to lean on each other to get service work done. Aaron Keeler, Service Manager at the St. Albans, Vt., location of Champlain Valley Equipment (headquartered in Middlebury, Vt.), explains how this has worked in the past. Read More

Caterpillar Announces New Analytics & Innovation Division

To better capitalize on the growing importance and excitement of data analytics and to drive innovation to support customers, Caterpillar announced the formation of a new division, Analytics & Innovation, which will be led by Caterpillar Vice President Greg Folley. Read More

JCB Finance to Partner with Bank of the West

On April 1, 2015, JCB Finance began partnering with Bank of the West as a branded virtual joint venture captive finance company. 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

Hlavinka Equipment Joins JCB's Growing North American Dealer Network

The Hlavinka Equipment Co., headquartered in East Bernard, Texas, will be opening a new division, Hlavinka JCB, in Victoria, Texas. Read More

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services Complete Merger

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment, and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar and several of its independent dealers, have announced the completion of the merger of the two companies. Read More

Alamo Group Announces Appointment of Executive Vice President of North American Agricultural Division

Alamo announced that effective April 6, 2015, Richard H. Raborn will be joining the company as its executive vice president, North American Agricultural Division. Read More

MTZ Equipment Announces New Dealers, TMs

MTZ Equipment Ltd., the USA/Canadian distributor for Minsk Tractor Works of Belarus, announced the appointment of new territory managers and several new dealers. Read More

How Will Water Restrictions Impact California Ag?

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions on April 1 that will have a major impact on the state’s agriculture sector. Read More

EFC Systems Purchases AgJunction's Cloud Services Division

EFC Systems, which is a leader in providing work-flow solutions for agricultural retailers and wholesalers, announced it has signed an agreement for the purchase of AgJunction Inc.'s Cloud Services division. Read More

Top 10 Farm Equipment Industry Stories from March 2015

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

Trelleborg Acquires Ag Tire Business in Australia

The acquisition of Armstrong Tyres increases Trelleborg's presence in the Australian market and strengthens the base for the sale of tires to the aftermarket. Read More

Hoober Names Brinton Regional Operations Manager, Selects Smith as Store Manager

Hoober Inc. recently announced the promotion of Tim Brinton to regional operations manager and the addition of Stacey Smith as store manager and sales manager at the dealership’s Intercourse, Pa., location. Read More

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