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Vanderloop Equipment Bets on the Future

When this AGCO dealership built a new facility focused on selling Claas equipment, it designed it with growth in mind.
Driving along Highway 151 in Beaver Dam, Wis., a sleek and modern facility appears on the horizon. The European style building is Vanderloop Equipment’s newest store, and represents a different approach than the 65-year-old AGCO dealership’s two other locations in Brillion and Lena, Wis.
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Dealership Minds: Coordinating Orders to Operate as 1 Unit

In over 30 years of working in the parts department at Kern Machinery, Chris Schott has seen a lot of changes. When he first started, a 24-hour turnaround on getting a part was amazing. “That’s not good enough any more. There are thousands and thousands of dollars on the line, so 24 hours is too long,” he says. “That creates the need for more inventory because customers want solutions and they want to be rolling now. If they have a piece of equipment down, they may have 3 pieces that operate behind it that can’t operate because the other one’s down. Well that adds up to big money fast. Downtime is a big thing for our customers and they’re under a lot more pressure.”
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Dealership Minds: Helping ‘Frontline’ Employees Keep Customers Satisfied

Joe Alvarado leads by example and doesn’t take any of the opportunities he’s been afforded for granted, something he attributes to his time in the Marine Corps. When Alvarado returned to civilian life, he started working for a farm equipment and auto parts company in Tipton, Calif. It was a small, family-owned operation, but it was there that he fell in love with agriculture — more specifically the people of agriculture.
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Cost of Doing Business: How to Use CODB Numbers to Up Your Dealership's Performance

Data collected by dealer associations for more than 50 years is another tool dealers can use to measure and monitor their business performance.
The year 2015 may well be a trying one for many farm equipment dealerships. Recent record profits and tax incentives have allowed farmers to own a fleet of new or nearly new equipment. In the future, equipment purchases may be severely restricted if there are changes in earnings or tax rules.

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