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Dealership Minds: H&R Agri-Power Amps Up Sales with Power EQ

Easy-to-use web-based program simplifies appraisal process, streamlines communication.
We needed a consistent way to quote equipment to our customers,” says the CFO of H&R Agri-Power, a 17-store Case IH dealer headquartered in Hopkinsville, Ky. “We also needed a consistent way to collect data on trade-ins, and we needed to be able to document the bill of approval.
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Dealership Minds: Financing Solutions to Keep Sales Selling

With 75% of customers financing their wholegoods purchases, H&R Agri-Power’s Finance & Insurance Manager Josh Arnall focuses on structuring plans that work for the farmer and the dealership.
Josh Arnall is a numbers guy who likes planning and solving problems. As the finance and insurance manager for H&R Agri-Power, his day-to-day is full of managing the numbers and solving problems, but his planning usually is sacrificed to what he calls “the tyranny of the urgent.”
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Dealership Minds: Creating a Reputation that Sells Equipment

As the Wholesale Division Manager of H&R Agri-Power, Dave Gibson is the resident expert on used equipment. He divides his time between appraising trade-ins from the sales team, shopping for wholesale buyers and keeping a general eye on the used equipment market, searching for any trends or spikes in interest that could give the dealership an edge.
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Day in the Life: What Does a Dealer Development Manager Do?

One of the fun things about our coverage of the farm equipment business is discovering and sharing how each of the various cogs perform together in the larger “machine.” On each of the Dealership Minds special issues, we’ve had subscribers laugh about how they learned something they didn’t know about the role of a person they’d worked 10 yards away from for a decade, sometimes more.
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Remembering Chris Schott

We're saddened to report the death of Chris Schott, one of the managers at Kern Machinery, who was featured in our Dealership Minds report in the February 2016 issue of Farm Equipment.
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Dealership Minds 2016 Overview: Kern Machinery

Adapt and adapt again is this dealership’s mantra as it thrives in California’s highly diverse and rapidly changing ag environment.
In the fourth of Farm Equipment’s every-other-year Dealership Minds series, six editors travelled to central California to experience first-hand how a successful dealership — Kern Machinery — operates in a market where agriculture can only be described as “diverse,” “intensive” and “rapidly changing.” It wasn’t that long ago when cotton, potatoes and hay dominated the landscape. Today, vegetables, fruit, grapes and nuts are taking over.
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