Items Tagged with 'integrated solutions'


2018 Dealership of the Year: Greenland Equipment

New Interest in the Growing Field of RTK Networking

Arther Lepp, General Manager of Greenland Equipment (Farm Equipment’s 2018 Dealership of the Year), talks about opportunities for growth in integrated solutions and RTK networks and how the dealership has partnered with other dealers. Greenland has found that this technology integrates well with services they already provide, giving their customers more options.
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Top Tips for Customer Training: For Both the Farmers’ & Dealers’ Benefit

The manager of Agri-Service’s separately-branded precision farming arm shares tips for their top-performing customer training sessions — ones that farmers don’t want to miss.
I recently talked to industry people about their thoughts on customer training. One response was that customer events are a “necessary evil;” that customers expect it, so we do it. Another said, “We do them, but we don’t feel like we get anything in return from them.” And another said, “Our customers don’t remember anything that we teach them so why do them — what’s the point?”
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PFD Summit: Precision Success Only as Good as Your Internal Training

Richins & Finley, the managers heading up the precision farming efforts at Stotz Equipment (John Deere) and Mazergroup (New Holland), share the components of their internal training systems to equip staff for success.
Staff training was part of nearly every discussion at the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit in Louisville. Precision is where things are moving fastest, and the expectations of farmers and the dealership itself (both equally unrealistic at times) and the firefighting at planting and harvest require highly structured processes and duties.
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Western Equipment Finalizes Purchase of Ray Lee Equipment

John Deere dealer Western Equipment, based in Clinton, Okla., has finalized its purchase of Ray Lee Equipment. The purchase of the six Ray Lee Equipment stores is a natural expansion of the west Texas presence already established by Western Equipment with stores in Amarillo and Childress. The new stores are located in Dimmitt, Floydada, Muleshoe, Olton and Plainview, Texas, as well as Clovis, New Mexico.
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PFD Summit: Smith Implement ‘Blows Up’ the Precision Ag Department

The precision manager of this 5-store dealership fired himself, reassigned the specialists to other departments and took away the safety net.
In an engaging session of the Summit, Matt Eldridge, director of aftermarket sales, Smith Implements, Greenfield, Ind., shared how their 5-store dealer group turned course and loaded up all its “precision chips” into traditional departments.
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2014 Dealership of the Year Video: Seeding & Planting Modifications

Cory Leonhardt provides an overview of the types of seeding and planting modifications currently available to growers based on existing technologies and how his department works with growers to get equipment ready for the field. Leonhardt works in the Integrated Solutions Department for PrairieLand Partners, a 9-store John Deere dealership group in Kansas.
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