Davin Peterson joined California-based Kern Machinery Inc. (KMI) in April 2015 in advance of the acquisition of Hollingsworth Inc., a 3-store John Deere dealer group with stores in Ontario and Burns, Ore., and Weiser, Idaho, that would be renamed Camp Equipment.
“I miss cotton,” says Larry Sitzman. “We really enjoyed serving the cotton industry for a lot of years.” But today, cotton, which was once called “white gold,” has become insignificant in California’s Central Valley, one of the most diverse agricultural regions in the U.S., if not the world. Kern Machinery, where Sitzman is the general sales manager, hasn’t sold a cotton picker in more than 10 years.
The nature of the high-use equipment Kern Machinery sells means they do very little used equipment trading. Instead, the dealership creates their own used equipment through a rental program. Larry Sitzman, general sales manager for Kern Machinery in Bakersfield, Calif., explains how the rental program works. The 54-part 2016 Farm Equipment Dealership Minds video series is sponsored by Charter Software.
The relationships Kern Machinery has developed with their stable of shortline equipment manufacturers are extremely important to the dealership's success. Larry Sitzman, general sales manager for Kern Machinery in Bakersfield, Calif., talks about those relationships. The 54-part 2016 Farm Equipment Dealership Minds video series is sponsored by Charter Software.
In this episode of On the Record, we look at a recent AEM survey that found the majority of ag equipment manufacturers reported improving supply chain issues. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman looks at Leaftech Ag's new handheld tissue analysis tool. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial's latest acquisitions and Titan Machinery's fiscal year 2023 earnings.
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