Dealer Financials Improving, But More Work Needed
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Dealer Financials Improving, But More Work Needed

Based on the results of the Western Equipment Dealers Assn.’s 2018 Cost of Doing Business Study, North American farm equipment dealers are making progress in improving a number of metrics typically used to measure their financial performance.

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  • Krone North America Moving Headquarters to Mississippi

    Krone announced plans to move its headquarters and parts distribution from Memphis, Tenn. to Olive Branch, Miss.
  • Alamo Group to Acquire Dutch Power Company

    Dutch Power Co. designs, manufactures and sells a variety of landscape and vegetation management machines and attachments under several different brand names. Alamo Group is set to acquire 100% of the outstanding capital shares of the company.
  • [Video] Unverferth Introduces New Cover Crop Seeder

    In response to an increased interest in cover crops, Unverferth revealed the new Cover Crop Seeder option which is available for the 1245 and 1245D Rolling Harrow. The seeder is equipped with an air delivery system, providing consistent seed application and seed deflectors to provide even distribution.
  • [Video] Advancing Toward Autonomy

    Watch Norbert Beajout, founder of SeedMaster, explain what’s happening today in autonomous machinery and his DOT technology. DOT is a diesel-powered U-shaped platform that becomes one with a variety of implements and transports them to a mapped field to autonomously perform at sub-inch accuracy. 
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[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Hoxie Implement

In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, Editor/Publisher Mike Lessiter sits with Ed Heim, the second-generation owner of Hoxie Implement Co., a 3-store Case IH dealership in Hoxie, Kansas..

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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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Robert’s Farm Equipment & McGavin Farm Equipment Announce Merger

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Our expert Casey Seymour discusses why he has a really good outlook for used equipment in 2019 in this latest installment of the “Ask the Expert: Remarketing Used Equipment” series.

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