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Dike Iowa (March 9, 2011)

During Dave Kanicki's visit to Titan Machinery’s Grundy Center, Iowa, store on March 9, it was obvious that a lot of forethought and planning went into the facility.

David Meyer, Titan’s chairman & CEO, says the building was designed to emphasize the company's parts and service business.

Store manager Troy Price says the tiered back lot of the  dealership is something he’s not seen at any other farm equipment dealership. With this arrangement, the front row of equipment on display is at normal ground level, but the back row is elevated so that the machinery in both rows is easily viewed from a single vantage point.

Another innovation at the Grundy Center location is the expo room and training center located just off the dealership’s showroom. In addition to staff training in the classroom and a place to display “big” equipment, the training and expo areas are also used by community groups for a variety of meetings and other evening functions. The Titan dealership has become Grundy Center’s meeting place.

The following photos show many of the unique attributes of the Titan Machinery dealership. By the way, the last two photos are of happy Titan Machinery customers of the Grundy Center store.

Dealership Minds: The Essentials of H&R Agri-Power Photo Gallery

Behind the scenes photo album of H&R Agri-Power.

The Breakup of International Harvester and “What Really Happened.”

How did one of the most successful farm equipment and truck manufacturers in history go under? Former IHC executive and former IH dealer Paul Wallem provides an insider's look at how a perfect storm of problems killed the iconic brand.

For more in-depth coverage about this moment in manufacturer history, Farm Equipment magazine has prepared some dealer-specific excerpts from the much larger book. The full book is for sale at www.HeritageIron.com

Read the article here.

 

Ag Leader Photos

Photos taken at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

2019 Equipment Dealers Assn Dealer Manufacturer Relations Survey

In late May, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) release the results of its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Through the survey, farm equipment dealers rated the manufacturers whose products they represent on 11 key categories of dealership operations and support.

Kinze Manufacturing, Kinzenbaw Family Photos

Photo gallery that complements the Ag Entrepreneurs Series on Kinze article and podcast, that examines the origins of Kinze Manufacturing in Iowa, a second-generation family business in Iowa. Returning home after serving in the U.S. Army in 1965, Jon Kinzebaw created a global farm equipment manufacturer with only $5,000.

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