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[Podcast] On the Record: Could Rocky Mountain Equipment Make a Move in the U.S.?

In this podcast, we talk with Rocky Mountain Equipment president Garret Ganden about the dealership's ambitious growth plan. We also take a look at precision farming dealers' outlook for the year and the results from the June Ag Economy Barometer. We also caught up with Curt Blades, senior vice president of of agriculture for the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers about the first 6 months of 2018 and his outlook for the second half of the year, as well as 3 trends to watch that will have a significant impact on agriculture in the near future.
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2018 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

Claas Poses New Challenge for Top Performing Full-Line Manufacturers

For the 3rd time, Farm Equipment magazine analyzes EDA’s annual survey ranking ag equipment manufacturers on the criteria that equipment dealers say matters most.
The Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) in May released the results of its 2018 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. EDA conducts the survey annually, in which dealers rate the manufacturers whose products they carry in-store.
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To the Point: Wanted: Private Equity Investors?

What happens in the auto industry often finds its way into the farm equipment industry, and it’s no different with dealer consolidation. And while dealers have been merging and acquiring each other for years, recently there’s been a growing interest from private equity investors — both in the auto dealer world and our own.
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To the Point: Wanted: Private Equity Investors?

What happens in the auto industry often finds its way into the farm equipment industry, and it’s no different with dealer consolidation. And while dealers have been merging and acquiring each other for years, recently there’s been a growing interest from private equity investors — both in the auto dealer world and our own
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[Podcast] On the Record: AGCO Reveals Ideal Combine to North American Dealers & Farmers

In this podcast, AGCO reveals its Ideal combine to North America — the first “clean-sheet” design of an axial combine in the industry in decades. In this week’s Technology Corner segment, we take a look at the challenges dealers face in recruiting and retaining precision service technicians. We also take a look at how large ag equipment sales rebounded in May and how Deere’s retail sales compared to the industry average, the changes in machinery values on Illinois farms over the last 10 years and a deterioration of European dealer sentiment in June.
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Dealers & Manufacturers Collaborating to Solve Customer Needs

Clayton Camp, President of Kern Machinery and David Rankin, President of Rankin Equipment and Northstar Attachments, discuss the value of the relationship between suppliers and dealers and what makes those relationships work.
Clayton Camp, President of Kern Machinery and David Rankin, President of Rankin Equipment and Northstar Attachments, discuss the value of the relationship between suppliers and dealers and what makes those relationships work.
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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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