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Dealer Association Profile: Who is Kim Rominger?

Farm Equipment digs deep into high school files for the scoop on the new President/CEO of the North American Dealers Association (NAEDA)

Last Friday’s On the Record” broadcast from Ag Equipment Intelligence (AEI) featured an interview with Kim Rominger, president/CEO of the “new” North American Dealers Assn. (NAEDA) formed on July 1. A view of Rominger’s office prompted a late-night memory of a conversation and personal trivia Rominger shared with me 15 years or so ago (and perhaps now wishes he hadn’t).


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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Fertilizer & Fuel?

New York-based research firm unveils a 75 horsepower ammonia-fueled electric tractor that could foreshadow answers to the current lack of practicality of lithium-ion batteries to power large farm equipment.
While most North American growers and farm equipment dealers don’t share much enthusiasm for electric-powered field tractors and harvesters, the recent demonstration of a highly-modified John Deere tractor using anhydrous ammonia as fuel for its electric motors could spark some interest in both groups.
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Line of Delineation ­— The New Buyer

Last month I wrote an article entitled “Lines of Delineation.” In the article, I write about 6 different buyer types. New buyer, the late model low hour used buyer, high depreciation used buyers, 5- to 10-year-old used buyer, and the high hour used buyer. After reading the article, I am not sure one paragraph did each segment justice.
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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Unseen Electro-Hydraulics Improve Equipment Handling

Test-mule skid-loader equipped with HydraForce single-system technology provides ride-control, load-leveling, bucket-shake, a “float mode” and pre-set load positioning with in-the-cab joystick settings
Headlines in the ag equipment world are routinely filled with flashy new products sporting larger capacities, faster field speeds, more accurate application rates and efforts at cleaner, more efficient farming.
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