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Livingston Machinery CEO Talks Private Investment, Ending ESOP Program

Livingston Machinery CEO Talks Private Investment, Ending ESOP Program

In April 2021, 4-store AGCO dealer Livingston Machinery and 5-store applicator dealer Ag Solutions Group received investment from private equity firm Ag Solutions Group Holding Co. Specifically, Midwest Growth Partners partnered with co-investors Summit Equity Group, Northcreek Mezzanine and company management to capitalize Ag Solutions Group Holding Co. for the acquisitions.

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Fundamentals for Dealers

Feeling overwhelmed?

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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Used Equipment Remarketing Roadmaps

[Podcast] A Closer Look at the Hay & Forage Used Equipment Market

Welcome to Farm Equipment’s Used Equipment Remarketing Roadmaps podcast. With many areas already in the first phase of cutting hay, in this episode host Casey Seymour of Moving Iron LLC and Aaron Fintel take the opportunity take a closer look at the used hay and forage equipment market.

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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 Tier 4 Final

10 Tips to Help Farmers Increase Fuel Efficiency and Save Money

When the harvest season approaches, we know the last thing farmers want to worry about is their fuel bill. That’s why we’ve pulled together some hints and tips for your to share with your farm customers to help boost fuel efficiency and save you money. Read More »

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A global power leader, Cummins designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. For over 60 years, Cummins has been delivering the most durable and dependable diesel power in the world for ag equipment, with a broad power range from 60 hp (45 kW) to over 800 hp (597 kW), including Tier 4 Final certified engines. For more information, visit cummins.com/industries/agriculture

Building Repair & Maintenance Series

Protect Your Business with Pre-Construction Planning

Whether expanding your current shop footprint or building a new dealership, a little due diligence up front about the company responsible for the construction can save you time, money and resources down the road. Here are some questions and tips to keep in mind before starting your next building project. 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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