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Conversations in Ag

Dealer Structures: Europe, North America a World Apart

European dealers differ vastly from their counterparts in many ways, particularly in the concentration of dealers and sizes of the farms they serve. This meeting with a European dealer-principal and a manufacturing exec from a large multinational company showed how data challenge debates exist everywhere, and that dealer-manufacturer relations remain critical, and remain more art that science.
On Day 2 of Farm Equipment’s trip to Agritechnica, Erik Hogervorst, owner of Wout Hogervorst V.O.F.. dealership in the Netherlands, and president of CLIMMAR (European dealer association) and Eric Raby, president/GM-Sales of Claas North America gathered in Hall 9.
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Conversations in Ag

Deere and Case IH Dealers Compete in Janesville

In mid-April, Chris Frodel, Mid-State Equipment (John Deere) drove over from her store to meet in the conference room at Johnson Tractor (Case IH), Leo Johnson’s store. The length of Frodel’s drive on Highway 14 was a full 4 minutes. That’s how close these two dealerships are in the rich agricultural region of Janesville, Wis. Both are second-generation dealers with siblings as partners (Chris runs the business with her brother Bryan and father Curt Hanson, while Leo does the same with brother Eric) and steadily collected additional stores from small-operation origins. Frodel (44) and Johnson (62) also found a lot of similarities and values in their businesses as they dug in for a candid discussion and what the future may look like.
In mid-April, Chris Frodel, Mid-State Equipment (John Deere) drove over from her store to meet in the conference room at Johnson Tractor (Case IH), Leo Johnson’s store. The length of Frodel’s drive on Highway 14 was a full 4 minutes. That’s how close these two dealerships are in the rich agricultural region of Janesville, Wis.
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Case IH Dealer Network Series Update

Case IH Clears Air on ‘Brand Purity’ in Dealerships

<strong>Part 4</strong>: While stressing the term ‘brand alignment,’ Case IH dealer network execs open up about a lightning-rod issue — alternative brands in red dealerships — and what they say the spirit of their wording actually means.
Everyone who has ever taken the athletic field or courts has heard a coach bark these famous words ... “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
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Sponsored Content: Success in Shortline Machinery

How Dealers Add Shortlines

Customer requests may initiate consideration for bringing on a new shortline, but the boss will decide what’s best for his store.
Customer requests may initiate consideration for bringing on a new shortline, but the boss will decide what’s best for his store.
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Sponsored Content: Success in Shortline Machinery

A Case for Shortline Equipment

The major lines' push for brand-pure dealers has been grappled with for decades. For some, the debate comes down to a matter of loyalty, efficiency and economics. For others, having hands tied on being able to sell what the customer wants hinders both market penetration and encourages customers to shop elsewhere.
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Company Stores Without the Expense

“The future of farm equipment distribution in North America is being reshaped in ways and by means that many dealers could not have imagined a decade ago.”
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