Farm Equipment OEMs Quickly Embracing 3-D Printing
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Farm Equipment OEMs Quickly Embracing 3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3-D printing, has been causing a stir in the manufacturing field for nearly 20 years, but today the computer-driven process by which parts are created by successive layering of various plastic and metal components has quietly become mainstream in the design shops of major agricultural equipment manufacturers.

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[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Fennig Equipment

In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, Editor Kim Schmidt sits down with our first shortline-only dealership — Fennig Equipment.

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2019 DEALERSHIP MINDS SUMMIT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Centered on the theme of "360° Sales: Actionable Strategies for the Farm Equipment Dealer," the 2019 Dealership Minds Summit is a 2-day DEALERS ONLY networking and idea sharing event that is 100% focused on equipping your company to run a more profitable precision farming business.

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  • Dave Kanicki

    On Average, Big Dealers Still Operate 23-24 Stores Each

    There is one fewer big dealer on Ag Equipment Intelligence’s Big Dealer list than there was a year ago at this time. A year ago, we showed 188 dealership groups vs. 187 this year. Is the consolidation of North American farm equipment dealers finally slowing?
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    3 Factors That Will Boost U.S. Ag Market, Improve Equipment Sales Demand

    2019 will be the year we look back and say, “This was the year things turned for the better.”
  • Mike Lessiter

    Career Outlook: ‘Yes, there’s a Lot of Room to Move Up in This Industry’

    Last month, the new “Our Dealer Story” podcast featured a one-on-one with Landis Stankievech of Trochu Motors, a large single-store farm equipment dealer in Alberta. It was a fascinating interview, as it isn’t every day that a young Ivy League athlete, Rhodes Scholar and fast-tracked corporate professional moves back into their parents’ basement to join a farm equipment dealership.

  • Kim Schmidt

    Business Advice from Baseball’s Greats

    Spring is here and that means baseball season is upon us (and here in Wisconsin we’re blessed with the top of the National League Milwaukee Brewers, adding to the fun). With baseball comes hotdogs, beer and … business advice (bear with me).

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Terry County Tractor Adds Second Location

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Osmundson Works to Make OEM Implements Better

Doug Bruce shares how Osmundson evolved over the past 116 years to become a key supplier of blades & coulters for agriculture’s OEMs. Continue Reading...

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Your Dealership Website—5 Big Things: Are You Getting Them Right?

Today, 61% of business (B2B) purchases start online and 68% of B2B purchasers prefer to continue researching independently online.

This blog by industry expert Jeff Bowman is part of the Ask the Expert series, sponsored by Western Equipment Dealers Assn. (WEDA) .

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Ask the Expert: Used Equipment

Recovering from the 2012-14 Used Equipment ‘Hangover’

I wish I was writing about a wild weekend in Las Vegas, waking up with a Tiger in my room and having to explain to Mike Tyson how we got it, but I’m not. The hangover I am referring to is not the hit movie, rather the glut of 2012-14 used equipment on the market, more specifically combines.

This blog by industry expert Casey Seymour is part of the Ask the Expert: Used Equipment series, sponsored by Iron Solutions.

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Big Shortline Report: A Listing of Specialty Ag Equipment Manufacturers

Big Shortline Report: A Listing of Specialty Ag Equipment Manufacturers

This first-of-its-kind report, "The Big Shortline Report: A Listing of Specialty Ag Equipment Manufacturers" is the result of an exhaustive 2-year project by Ag Equipment Intelligence editors to aggregate the key business metrics of more than 120 shortline equipment manufacturers throughout the U.S.
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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