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Benchmarking Dealers’ Employee Development

Benchmarking Dealers’ Employee Development

Workforce development has become an increasingly important topic for the farm equipment industry in recent years. While a lot of attention has been given to the challenge of finding and retaining qualified service technicians, the workforce development issue is much larger than that.

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Used Equipment Remarketing Roadmaps

[Podcast] What’s Happening with Used Choppers?

In this episode host Casey Seymour of Moving Iron LLC and Aaron Fintel discuss the used forage harvester market, the chopper market and some discussion of the general ag economy.

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A Closer Look at Ritchie Impement’s Service Department 

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Columns & Opinions

  • Setting Up Your New Sales Rep for Success

    Unless the sales rep hired is a seasoned veteran and has covered that same area for years, they will not know the established customer base, the conquest accounts and what relationships need to be built or repaired.
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    Ask the Expert: Growing Bench Strength Part 2: Cutting Out Bad Habits

    Last month I started this series off by talking about where to find young talent. As discussed, there are several different places and ways to bring good, young talent from colleges and technical schools to the dealership. 

  • Ahead of the Curve: Sectional Sprayer Recirculation System Saves Water & Chemical

    DRT Corporation’s spray-boom recirculation features easy-to-install, universal fit technology to improve sprayer cleanout efficiency and opens the door to more accurate on-the-go chemical injection.

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    Leadership Lessons: Catch & Release or Catch & Keep

    Can fishing help you appreciate the value of customer retention? If you’re “just fishin’,” catch and release is OK. But if you want to eat or sell the fish you catch, you want to do the things that hook the biggest fish.

Dealers on the Move: The Latest

Bane-Welker Adds 3 Stores in Ohio

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Dealers on the Move is the latest news on dealer growth, including acquisitions, consolidations and new locations. It is brought to you by K•Coe Isom.

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Get ready for growth! Take a deep dive into financials, project ahead, benchmark against the industry, and get tools to make sound decisions that strengthen your operations and position your dealership for long-term success. Learn more...


2021 Dealership Minds Summit

REGISTER FOR THE 2021 DEALERSHIP MINDS SUMMIT

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The most influential “Dealership Minds” in the industry will gather in Omaha, Neb. on August 3-4 for the 2021 Dealership Minds Summit.

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Cummins Performance Series: Performance has a name

Increase Fuel Efficiency & Save Money: A Farmer's Guide

During busy times, we know the last thing you want to worry about is your fuel bill. That’s why we’ve generated some helpful hints and tips to help boost fuel efficiency and save you money. Read More »

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How New Equipment Technologies are Reshaping Farming

How New Equipment Technologies are Reshaping Farming

For decades, farmers equated machine control with having two hands on the steering wheel, navigating their field on instinct and tradition. But the next generation of machine automation is imminent, offering the ag industry promising, yet unproven opportunities.
Brand Loyalty in the Farm Equipment Business (PDF)

Brand Loyalty in the Farm Equipment Business (PDF)

Every three years since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence editors have extensively surveyed farmers across 12 states encompassing the Corn Belt (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri), Lake States (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin) and Northern Plains (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota) regions of the U.S. to gauge the level of loyalty they hold toward equipment. The culmination of a nearly a decade-long study, Ag Equipment Intelligence has now combined this extensive primary research into an insightful, comprehensive and unique dealership management report, Brand Loyalty in the Farm Equipment Business. 

2018 Big Dealer Report

2018 Big Dealer Report

Since 2009, the editors of Ag Equipment Intelligence in collaboration with the Machinery Advisors Consortium have compiled the annual "Big Dealer" Report to provide the ag equipment industry with a thorough, by-the-numbers analysis into the shifts in dealer ownership, along with insight into the implications these shifts have on the industry. It's the most detailed source of information on ownership changes and consolidation trends of North America's largest farm equipment dealers.

 

 

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