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2019 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

Dealers Rank Their Shortline Equipment Suppliers

Farm Equipment magazine once again analyzes the results of EDA’s annual survey ranking ag equipment manufacturers by equipment dealers’ top criteria.
In late May, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) release the results of its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.
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Dealers’ Perspective: How to Handle Mainline and Shortline Manufacturers

Dealers discuss how they juggle their mainline and shortline manufacturers and their process in partnering with a shortline manufacturer.
For shortline manufacturers, understanding how dealers work with them and what a dealer is looking for when taking on a shortline is an important part of how they run their business. Manufacturers got the opportunity to ask these questions during a dealer panel at the 2018 Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (FEMA) Marketing & Distribution Convention in Minneapolis.
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Learning from History: What Lessons from the Past Do You Want the Next Generation to Know?

While it’s not always advisable to dwell in the past, it is important to know where you (or your business, or the industry) came from and how your history impacts who and what you are today. In our office, there’s a long bookshelf lined with all the past issues of Farm Equipment and bound archives of Implement & Tractor dating back to 1959.
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Availability of Customer Capital Adds to Dealership Challenges

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the availability of capital to farming customers and how it impacts their dealerships
"In our territory, securing capital for our customers is going to be a challenge,” says Tom Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment president. “We have banks pressuring farmers to limit spending, questioning how money is spent, and trying to control farmer spending as much as they can to keep the farmers operating within the parameters the banks want to see.”
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2 Perspectives on Dealership Challenges in the Farm Equipment Market

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the challenges they face in their respective markets – and what they are doing to proactively address them.
On paper, the two dealerships couldn’t be more different: one, a 25-store John Deere dealership spread across 8 western states, the other, a New Holland and Massey Ferguson dealership with 2 stores in central Wisconsin. But when you listen to the people who run them, their challenges are strikingly similar.
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2017 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

In early June, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) released the results of its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Through this study, equipment dealers rated the companies whose products they represent on 11 key categories of dealership operations and support.

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