Articles by Dave Kanicki

2018 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends

Dealers See Increasing Revenue Levels in 2018

If rising levels of optimism can be turned into equipment sales, dealers could have a good year ahead of them.
It has been nearly 6 years since North American farm equipment dealers expressed the level optimism about their revenue prospects as they have for 2018. In 2012, more than 55% of dealers expected revenues from the sales of new farm machinery to increase in the year ahead. By 2015, less than 20% of dealers held out hope for improved business levels for the coming year. This improved very little (22.4%) by 2017.
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Signs & Sentiments Pointing Up

We’ve been reporting during the last few months that there were signs popping up in various places that suggest that business levels are improving for North American dealers. Many of these came from our own dealer surveys during the past year.
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Ag Equipment Intelligence

Buhler Making Progress As Full Line Ag Equipment Maker

Buhler Industries has come a long way since being acquired by Russian manufacturer Combine Factory Rostselmash Ltd. in 2007. It established early on that its intent was to become a full line manufacturer of farm machinery. Today, the company offers an extensive line of farm equipment, including Versatile, Allied and Farm King-branded machines.
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How Vermeer’s ‘Skunk Works’ Approach Resulted in the First Self-Propelled Baler

Vermeer Corp. discovered that if it were going to continue the legacy of its founder, it would need to step outside of its traditional approach to research and development. Gary Vermeer is credited with inventing the first round hay baler in the early 1970s before anyone suggested that agriculture needed a new approach to baling hay.
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