Dan Crummett has more than 35 years in regional and national agricultural journalism including editing state farm magazines, web-based machinery reporting and has an interest in no-till and conservation tillage. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State Univ.
Anthony Montag, CEO of Montag Mfg. Inc., is convinced agriculture offers the solution to many of the public’s environmental concerns about soil and water quality, and says a growing number of farmers are eagerly changing their methods to do their part.
Digitally tracking vehicles and machinery has come a long way from a ‘location-only’ tool to a data collection system to boost service department efficiency, as well as sales and business opportunities.
For years farm equipment dealers have been streamlining their service departments with digital systems for monitoring work orders and service fleets, but with today’s move to increasingly-integrated software, many dealerships are seeing similar efficiencies emerging at the parts counter and in the sales department.
What began with Verlyn Fast’s idea for a 60-foot flat-fold farm sprayer in 1990 spawned a manufacturing company that has matured into a major player in the North American ag sprayer and liquid fertilizer applicator market.
Today’s agricultural tires resemble their predecessors in that they are still round and mainly made of rubber. Maintaining a tread and staying inflated may have been enough for years, but modern tire design parameters accounting for soil compaction, improved traction, tread wear, sidewall strength at super-low inflation rates and, increasingly, environmental concerns have permanently changed the way farm equipment engages the soil.
Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners CEO Ted Briscoe says the ownership groups worked together to identify all the core business processes and each shared how they did it, then they picked the processes that made the most sense, were the most scalable and would be most appropriate for the size of the merged business.
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