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55 Years of Farm Equipment


The 55 Years in Farm Equipment video series is brought to you by AgDirect®as we celebrate 25 years of serving agriculture’s equipment financing needs.

In 1998, AgDirect was introduced as a new option for ag equipment financing. Twenty-five years later, that option is one of the leading equipment financing brands in the industry, and we have you to thank for it. While production agriculture has changed, AgDirect remains committed to simple, fast and flexible financing – with online tools to support you through the process and excellent customer service to match. Contact your AgDirect territory manager or visit to learn more.

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Art's Way Content Series

Art's WayThis series is brought to you by Art's Way Mfg. Art's Way delivers high-quality, market-responsive products and services which will exceed customer expectations and maximize shareholder value.

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Ask the Expert: Used Equipment

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Ask the Expert: Marketing

Farm Equipment's Ask the Expert: Marketing series is brought to you by Western Equipment Dealers Assn. (WEDA).

At the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA), it’s all about YOU! We’re an advocacy association that works tirelessly to advance the interests of our members – more than 2,000 North American agriculture, industrial, forestry and outdoor equipment dealers. Every day, in everything we do, we never take our eyes off one essential question: will it help the dealer? Learn more…

Ask Team SI

The Ask the Expert series allows dealers to regularly ask marketing questions and get them answered in real time.

Best of the Web This Week

Each day, Farm Equipment editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great farm machinery industry. We’re now aggregating our favorite content for “Best of the Web This Week” to share with you. We hope you enjoy these discoveries as much as we did in preparing them for you, and that it gives you some new perspective to ponder, and/or entertains you when you need a break in your day.

Building Repair & Maintenance

This series is brought to you by Morton Buildings.

Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings, headquartered in Morton, Illinois, is the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction. At Morton, the difference is in the details. From our cutting-edge innovations and best-in-class warranty, to our craftsmen in the field, we are dedicated to surpassing expectations.

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Cummins Performance Series

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A global power leader, Cummins designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. For over 60 years, Cummins has been delivering the most durable and dependable diesel power in the world for ag equipment, with a broad power range from 60 hp (45 kW) to over 800 hp (597 kW), including Tier 4 Final certified engines. For more information, visit

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Dealer Day in the Life

The Dealer Day in the Life journal series are daily logs from farm equipment dealers as they adjust to the business world amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deere Historical Perspective Series

Farm Equipment's Deere Historical Perspective series is brought to you by Osmundson.

From our made in America steel to our made in America process, we are proud to stamp Made in the USA on every part we manufacture. Osmundson blades use a boron based steel grade exclusively designed for quality, durability and impact resistance throughout the life of the part. Each raw element and steel chemistry is carefully measured, analyzed and calculated to ensure consistency 100% of the time. We use United States steel, which sets the standard for quality, performance and innovation that the rest of the world continues to follow. Our blades are put to the test in every field condition in every continent of the world. Our vast variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses meet and exceed the specific needs of each end user. The Osmundson blade is committed to manufacturing with strength, pride and innovation. Visit

Farm Equipment's Boots on the Ground

Farm Equipment's new “Boots on the Ground” series gathers insights and best practices from a highly-successful dealership — 4-store Deere operation Alliance Tractor — and brings them to our dealer audience in focused, seasonal print and digital articles that cover the company’s successes and challenges throughout 2024, from all departments (sales, parts, service and precision).

The Farm Equipment Boots on the Ground series is brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment.

Yetter Farm Equipment has been providing farmers with solutions since 1930. Today, Yetter is your answer for finding the tools and equipment you need to face today’s production agriculture demands. The Yetter lineup includes a wide range of planter attachments for different planting conditions, several equipment options for fertilizer placement, and products that meet harvest-time challenges. Yetter delivers a return on investment and equipment that meets your needs and maximizes inputs. Visit them at

Online Extras

Web-exclusive content that complements articles and features from issues of Farm Equipment.

On the Record Newscast


On the Record is brought to you by Weasler — For more than 70 years, Weasler has proudly led the industry in unsurpassed quality, reliability and service. We are a global leader in manufacturing and distribution of drivelines and components for agricultural original equipment manufacturers around the world. Since 1951, our promise to our customers has remained the same: We will continually focus on our values, including expertise, quality, innovation and customer experience, to ensure that you have the best driveline products to meet the demands of your business and the market. Work with us and you’ll find we live our values. That's the Weasler Promise. Learn more about Weaser by visiting

Success in Shortline Machinery

Art's-Way Mfg.Success in Shortline Machinery highlights the best practice strategies employed by top farm equipment dealers to promote and sell shortline equipment. It is brought to you courtesy of Art's Way Manufacturing.


Art’s Way Manufacturing is a proud Iowa manufacturer of specialized ag equipment including grinder mixers, hay/forage equipment, bale processors, manure spreaders, and land engaging products.  Built on a 60 year tradition of quality, we have recently implemented our Continuous Improvement program.  If you are seeking to grow in 2018 with Art’s Way’s quality products and service, please contact our Customer Service Center for your area representative at 712.864.3131 ext. 1 or via email at


Successful Equipment Remarketing Strategies

Iron SolutionsSuccessful Equipment Remarketing Strategies is brought to you by Iron Solutions.

At Iron Solutions, we are the trusted managers of equipment and agronomic lifecycle data for the crop production marketplace. The actionable intelligence we provide through IRON Search and our IRON Guides drives profitability. Learn more >>

Top Roundtable Takeaways from the 2016 Precision Farming Dealer Summit

A Precision Farming Dealer Staff Report

Among the highlights of the 2016 Precision Farming Dealer Summit held at the beginning of January in Indianapolis, Ind., were the 10 dealer roundtable sessions that offered face-to-face opportunities for dealers to ask their peers questions, discuss challenges and share solutions to pressing precision problems.

The Precision Farming Dealer editorial staff sat in on these discussions and brought back the top takeaways and insights from dealers on topics ranging from the practical use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, to successful approaches for selling used hardware.

Read full coverage of the Precision Farming Dealer Summit presentations, from how to recruit and retain precision employees, to developing a standalone precision business, to managing customers’ data, to come in the March 2016 issue of Farm Equipment.

Tractor & Combine Outlook from Glass Management Group

During the last few years, we’ve had an ongoing conversation with Charlie Glass of the Glass Management Group (GMG) about farm equipment forecasts and OEM shipments to dealers vs. dealers’ retail sales. For several years Charlie has been developing his own annual outlook for tractor and combine unit sales, as well as field inventory and retail sales.

It’s an interesting approach, so we have decided to share it with Farm Equipment’s readers on a monthly basis. We’ll update it with the “actuals” monthly as reported by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. Charlie will also provide us with a brief monthly blog, which will review his forecast and developments he’s observed that impact ag machinery sales.

For the record, Charlie has been working in the farm equipment industry for 40-plus years, he’s chairman emeritus of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn.’s Dealer Relations Committee. He is currently one of the judges for both Farm Equipment’s and Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s Dealership of the Year programs.

Trade Values & Trends

Values shown in the tables listed here represent the most commonly equipped options with typical usage hours on equipment of this age. For more detailed values use, an online appraisal tool for agricultural equipment that adjusts for your machine’s unique region, options and usage.

If you have any questions about the trade values and trends data found here, submit them through the form below.

Used Equipment University

Farm Equipment's "Used Equipment University" provides an educational resource for audiences taking in and selling used equipment in 2024. These 1-on-1 interviews are geared towards real-world scenarios and applications including dealer-centric best practices, processes, tips and tricks and more.

The Used Equipment University video series is brought to you by Tractor Zoom.

Tractor Zoom

Tractor Zoom Pro transforms and connects big data into real-time actionable insights, accelerating a dealership’s heavy machinery and farm equipment business. Our solution, the only one providing transparent, comparable sales data, connects multiple data systems into one easy to use CRM and equipment valuation platform, empowering dealers to optimize decisions, maximize inventory turns, and increase your team’s efficiency and effectiveness. Spend less time on unproductive tasks and more time growing your customer base as we revolutionize the way you drive profitable decisions in the equipment industry.

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