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4 Considerations for Ag Equipment Dealers Before Entering the Construction Market

4 Considerations for Ag Equipment Dealers Before Entering the Construction Market

For ag equipment dealers looking to add construction equipment to their business model, understanding a new equipment market can be tricky. 

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Fundamentals for Dealers

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Start with these information-packed articles hand-picked by our editors:

How Dealers Can Use ROI to Sell More than Farm Equipment
To successfully sell customers on ROI, determine the numbers that are important to them — hours saved, fuel savings, yield increases — and go from there.

8 Factors for Cultivating & Promoting a Professional Culture of Excellence
These facets are all tied closely to developing your dealership’s image, which in turn goes hand-in-hand with high customer satisfaction.

The Washout Cycle — A Better Way to Manage & Sell Used Equipment
Casey Seymour swears by this strategy for managing used — and new — inventory for the best cashflow.

How Leverage & Inventory Turnover Keep the Balance Sheet in Order
This executive shares his approach to teaching employees throughout the dealership the importance of leverage and turnover, the guard rails for keeping the balance sheet — and dealership — on track.

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Farm Equipment Dealer 100™

The Farm Equipment Dealer 100™ (a ranking of the top 100 North American farm equipment dealers — by number of locations) provides information on total and ag stores, brands, geographies served, employees, history, executives and ownership/company profile information.

Compiled by the editors of Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment in collaboration with Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC)this new, interactive content is made possible through the support of Verge Ag.

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  • R2R Battle Continues Despite MOU

    While driving to St. Louis in early January for the Precision Farming Dealer Summit (dealers) and National No-Tillage Conference (growers), the news broke that Deere and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on right to repair (R2R).
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    The Lost Years: 2021-23 Model Years Impact on Future Equipment Supply

    To say the ag equipment industry is crazy is the understatement of the year. Each month brings a new adventure to the industry — some the same and some not.
  • Digital ‘Knowledge’ in the Jump Seat

    The term “artificial intelligence” has generated pages of dystopian copy surrounding the displacement of jobs and the dehumanization of the workplace, but on the ground, in farm fields, AI or “machine learning” is proving to be an efficient ally of growers combatting weeds and keeping expenses in check.
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    Think Like a Pilot for Stability & Sustainability

    The Leadership Lessons theme for 2023 is how to build stable and sustainable dealerships that adapt to accelerating change. The advisors at Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC) think it vital for dealership leaders to prepare for times of turbulence.

Used Equipment Remarketing Roadmaps

[Podcast] Does the Future of the Dealer Experience Look More Like Tesla?

In this episode of the Farm Equipment's Used Equipment Remarketing Roadmaps Podcast, host Casey Seymour of Moving Iron LLC sits down with Charles Anderson, CEO and founder of Arrow. The two talk about how advancements in technology have changed the way growers research and buy equipment.

Click to watch the VIDEO REPLAY of this podcast.

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Farm Equipment editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great farm machinery industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week.

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TRADES VALUES & TRENDS

Sprayer/High Clearance Values Guide

This month's equipment value guide highlights high clearance sparyers from Apache, Case IH, John Deere, Miller, New Holland and RoGator. All of the sprayers included in the selection are model year 2020 units and appeared in the Summer 2022 IronGuides issue.

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Values shown in the tables listed here represent the most commonly equipped options with typical usage hours on equipment of this age. For more detailed values use IronGuides.com, an online appraisal tool for agricultural equipment that adjusts for your machine’s unique region, options and usage.

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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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