AEM Releases First-Quarter Sales Data

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

The latest sales data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows total U.S. 2-wheel drive tractor sales gained four percent for March compared to last year, while 4-wheel drive tractors sales dropped five percent. Self-propelled combine sales declined 20 percent. First-quarter 2018 U.S. sales were essentially flat for the smaller-size tractors and 100-plus HP 2-wheel drive tractors declined about …

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WEDA Acquires Friend Management Systems™

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) announced today that it is acquiring Friend Management Systems™ (FMS), pairing two leading providers of management consulting and professional development services for equipment dealers. Friend Management is a Canadian-based management consulting firm providing leadership development and peer-to-peer learning to agricultural, consumer, and golf equipment dealerships in Canada, United States and Australia. The company is also …

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Equipment Dealers Fighting Tax Policy Changes

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The 2018 Oklahoma state legislature has seen several bills this session that seek to increase revenue by making tax policy changes that would impact the agriculture industry at an already difficult time, and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) says they expect more such challenges in the future. WEDA Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Wareham explains that the Oklahoma …

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Deere Introduces 60 Foot No-Till Drill and ProSeries™ Openers

Cindy Zimmerman

Small-grain and oilseed producers can now plant more acres faster and more accurately with the introduction of the 60 foot 1895 No-Till Air Seeder from John Deere, which is 40 percent wider and incorporates many new technologies designed to improve seed and fertilizer placement, while decreasing soil disturbance and maintenance demands. Highlighted features of the 60-ft. (18.29m) 1895 Seeder include …

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Walker Retires from Case IH

Cindy Zimmerman

Case IH Vice President in North America Jim Walker has retired from the company after more than 11 years, and Scott Harris, current vice president of CASE Construction, will transition to Case IH and lead the brand as vice president for the North American region. The company made the announcement Monday. “Jim’s leadership has made a significant impact on the …

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John Deere ExactApply™ Retrofit Kits Now Available

Carrie Muehling

John Deere is giving farmers the opportunity to bring existing sprayers up to speed with ExactApply technology through retrofit kits now available from local dealers. Application quality is vital to a grower’s success, according to Doug Felter, product marketing manager for application equipment with John Deere. “Being able to change nozzles on the go is something that is exclusive to …

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Transparency Key for Ag Data

Carrie Muehling

As more and more equipment will gather information for its farmer customers, John Deere is taking that data and the questions about privacy that go along with it very seriously. “Data is becoming increasingly important for our customers. If you look over the past five years, data has really become a prominent part of the conversation, because customers understand how …

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John Deere Receives JB Davidson Award at #Classic18

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere’s Matt Badding was on stage at the Commodity Classic to receive a special inaugural award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The John Deere S700 Series Combine was recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) as one of the best among the 50 products that received the AE50 …

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Camso Adding Value with Smart Track Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

By getting equipment to and from the field faster with new proprietary smart track technology, Camso is helping farmers to be more profitable. “No farm equipment makes any money on the road. It makes money being in the field. We want to help them manage temperature so they know how warm the tractor is running. We want to make sure …

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30 Second Oil Change on John Deere 100 Series Mowers

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has just released a new line-up of 100 Series Lawn Tractors. The new models provide side-by-side pedals and other operator convenience upgrades. Especially notable, some of the new models offer a revolutionary 30-second oil change system that makes machine maintenance easy for every owner. That 30-second oil change is what caught my attention. So, I spoke with Melissa …

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