Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt is the Managing Editor of Farm Equipment and the host of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s On The Record. An award-winning writer, she worked 7 years in business-to-business trade media before joining Farm Equipment in 2012. She is a journalism graduate of Marquette University.

Contact: kschmidt@lessitermedia.com

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Learning from History: What Lessons from the Past Do You Want the Next Generation to Know?

While it’s not always advisable to dwell in the past, it is important to know where you (or your business, or the industry) came from and how your history impacts who and what you are today. In our office, there’s a long bookshelf lined with all the past issues of Farm Equipment and bound archives of Implement & Tractor dating back to 1959.
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For Kubota, Strengthening and Supporting Dealers is Priority

A diverse product offering is helping Kubota and its dealers through a down ag economy, says Todd Stucke, senior vice president of marketing, product support and strategic projects. Today, Kubota dealers who stand alongside the brand to sell and support a range of products are well-positioned to succeed.
Kubota’s been a company on the move in recent years, diversifying its product lines and expanding its reach into the large ag equipment market.
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Poll: Have You Dealt with Equipment Chipping?

Equipment chipping or tuning is a process that occurs where an engine built to be within a certain specification of horsepower is tuned to exceed that horsepower range. This can cause engines to overheat, other parts to experience added wear-and-tear outside what they are designed for and can ultimately result in high repair bills. Have you experienced chipping, and if so, to what extent?
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Tribine Harvester Moves Out of R&D and Into Production

James Shurts, the new COO for Tribine, discusses the company’s strategy for marketing and servicing its farmer-direct product.
The Tribine harvester first got the industry talking in 2013 when the prototype was first introduced in Kansas City at AG Connect. The Tribine provides two traditional functions, threshing and separating, plus the third function that involves a grain cart transporter. The Tribine was created to address several issues facing today's farms, such as the impact of labor shortages and reducing compaction. It brings together several functions for increased efficiency and productivity.
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On the Record: Dealers Respond to Hurricane Florence

In this week’s episode we report on the leadership change at Buhler Industries and provide a look at some of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. In this week’s Technology Corner segment, Jack Zemlicka takes a look at Redline Equipment's test plot in Gas City, Ind. Other topics include worldwide tractor sales for the first 8 months of the year, preliminary results to Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2019 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey and the competition in the combine market.
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