Farm Equipment editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great farm machinery industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week. The Best of the Web This Week series is brought to you by CLEANFIX.
On Tuesday, August 31, Earthborne, Inc. is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting for their brand new state-of-the-art facility on Titus Avenue in Warrington. The day will be commemorated by an official dedication to its late founder and long-time owner, Rick Taylor.
In a recent interview Ed Neuberger, branch operations manager at Ziegler Ag Equipment, a 27-store AGCO and Claas dealer with stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri, broke down Ziegler’s technical department model and how it benefits both technicians and customers.
During a visit to 4-store Case IH dealer and 2015 Dealership of the Year Ritchie Implement for the April/May issue, Farm Equipment editors talked to Kevin Depies, co-store manager and salesman, about the dealership's plans to optimize their service department in 2021.
Service Manager Anne Blotz explains how the service department at Ritchie Implement's Cobb, Wis., location uses Google sheets to keep both the service and parts department updated on where technicians are and what they are doing.
Trent Hummel, a consultant and trainer with the Western Equipment Dealers Assn.’s Dealer Institute recently gave a webinar for Farm Equipment where he explained how dealers should be taking down credit card numbers ahead of time, when to get OEMs to help pay for warranty losses and how to increase billing efficiency.
As whole goods sales slowdown, there is added pressure on aftermarket financial performance. Customer and competitive forces are also major challenges for dealer profitability. WEDA Dealer Institute Trainer Kelly Mathison offers insights on improving performance and increasing profitability through interdepartmental cooperation between parts and service. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
This inaugural episode in plans for a new docuseries introduces father-son duo Ward and Marc McConnell who’ve led farm equipment manufacturer Art’s Way Manufacturing and other businesses. Filmed in Texas in 2017, this 13-minute video is one of 25 in-person interviews on the legacies of family-run equipment manufacturers collected over several years. This pilot is being early-released to mark the 1-year anniversary of Ward’s passing in May 2021.
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