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Farm Equipment Dealers Continue to Consolidate

According to published reports, ag machinery dealers are continuing the consolidation trends as John Deere dealer Bentz Equipment of Belle Fourche, S.D. has been acquired by Grossenburg Implement, and AGCO dealership group, A.C. McCartney, has bought out Merema Bros. of Fulton, Ill.
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2018 Dealership of the Year: Reynolds Farm Equipment

Borrowing Sales Ideas from the Auto Industry

Jon Schwander, CFO of Reynolds Farm Equipment (Farm Equipment’s 2018 Dealership of the Year), talks about what farm equipment dealers can learn from the auto industry. He shares innovative ideas auto dealers use to drive sales, including “club” arrangements, in-house captive insurance companies and finance arms. Although not many farm equipment dealerships are using these kinds of strategies, Schwander thinks they may offer an edge for those companies that are willing to think outside the box.
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2018 Dealership Minds Summit Conference Speaker

Video Marketing — What Works & What Doesn't

Mike Wiles, host of the popular Ask Tractor Mike Youtube page, to share proven video marketing strategies at the 2018 Dealership Minds Summit
Marketing expert Mike Wiles, host of the popular Ask Tractor Mike Youtube page, just announced to speak at the 2018 Dealership Minds Summit, July 24-25 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Iowa City.
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Thinking 'Small' Pays When It Comes to Moving Used Inventory

Small-store leaders within <em>Farm Equipment’s</em> Dealership of the Year Alumni Group share the actions they’re relying on to guide them through the choppy waters of reducing equipment backlogs.
A dealer responding to Ag Equipment Intelligence’s November 2015 Dealer Sentiments survey summarized the industry’s current dilemma: “There was a lot of positive activity during the month, but a lot of people passed on making purchases when they saw what their used equipment was valued at. Used pricing is too soft to convert people to make new machine purchases.”
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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

Getting a Do-Over: What Dealers Would Do Differently After an Acquisition

Many dealers who have managed to successfully integrate an acquired dealership into their businesses have found some facet of process they would like to do over, given the opportunity. Here are some of do-overs shared in the Farm Equipment survey on strategies to integrate one dealership culture into another after an acquisition.
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