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RDO Equipment Co. News - June, 2014

Learn about our stores, equipment, employees and service to the community.


FSO Team Members Use Community Time at Special Olympics State Games

FSO Team Members Use Community Time at Special Olympics State Games

Each summer, the North Dakota Special Olympics State games are held in Fargo. It’s a huge 2-day event that features several athletic events and needs many volunteers to help it run smoothly.

FSO team members from both IT and Marketing Communications departments utilized their community time to volunteer at this year’s event.

Team members from the IT department helped early in the...

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Lakeside Represented at Touch a Truck Fundraiser

Lakeside Represented at Touch a Truck Fundraiser

Three employees represented the Lakeside store at the Touch a Truck event in San Diego on June 7. The Touch a Truck event is a fundraiser for childhood cancer. Every dollar raised directly supports innovative cancer research and therapies for children in San Diego and at 13 other facilities nationally.

The event features more than 100 vehicles that kids of all ages can climb in, climb...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Chris Harmon General Manager

RDO Equipment Co. has named Chris Harmon as General Manager of its Yuma and Wellton locations.

Harmon is a 20 year Yuma resident and has been with RDO Equipment Co. since 1997. During his time with the John Deere agriculture and construction dealership, Harmon has served as regional finance manager, director of rental operations, and was most recently a regional sales manager.

He...

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RDO Equipment Co. Introduces Bug Vacuum for Berry Customers

RDO Equipment Co. Introduces Bug Vacuum for Berry Customers

As one of the largest berry producing areas in the world, the Watsonville area customers needed a very unique piece of equipment. RDO Equipment Co. recognized this need and developed a bug vacuum for strawberry row crops.

The “bug vac” creates 4700 cu. ft. per min. suction over the rows to rid the crop of insects. The unit is hydraulically powered from the rear PTO and powers the hood...

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June 12, 2014  |  Category:
Williston Store Participates in Parade

Williston Store Participates in Parade

The 82nd Williston Band Day Festival and Parade was held on May 10 2014. RDO Williston had a float with a new Trailer, Dozer and a Skidsteer pulled by a truck from Horob Transport from Williston. Several employees from the Williston store participated in the event, including Greg Hulihan, Sales Coordinator; Jennifer Palmer, Service Administrator; Kristal Huffman, Rental Coordinator; Tracy...

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Hayward Plants Trees for Community Park

Hayward Plants Trees for Community Park

Looking for ways to get out in the sunshine and help out in their community, Frank Gouveia, Shop Foreman, contacted the Livermore Area Parks and Recreation District (LARPD) who informed him that they had been awarded a grant to purchase 35 trees to plant at Lake Del Valle in the Livermore hills, which is roughly 10 miles south of the Livermore store.

Volunteers from the Livermore store...

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RDO Equipment Co. Partners with ECSA

RDO Equipment Co. Partners with ECSA

For the second year in a row, Lakeside partnered with the El Capitan Stadium Association (ECSA), also known as the Lakeside Rodeo.

ECSA is a non-profit organization, staffed entirely by volunteers to benefit the youth of Lakeside. ECSA funds academic programs, athletic activities and site improvements for both the Lakeside Unified School Districts and El Capitan High School. ECSA also...

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Billings Takes Part in Local Landfill Rodeo

Billings Takes Part in Local Landfill Rodeo

The Billings Landfill arranged a Landfill Rodeo to give operators from across the state the opportunity to get hands on training.

The landfill worked with several equipment dealers, including RDO Equipment Co. The store brought a John Deere 850K dozer, equipped with a Carlson Landfill system, and a John Deere 744K Loader.

“The dozer equipped with the Carlson system gave operators the...

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June 6, 2014  |  Category: Events
Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill Operator Event in Pella, IA

Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill Operator Event in Pella, IA

The Burnsville Vermeer team hosted a first-ever Drill Operator training event at the Vermeer Corporation in Pella, IA. Similar training events had been held in the past, but typically called “mud schools” and had been more classroom/instructor-led training.

The Burnsville Vermeer sales team met in December 2013 and brainstormed how to improve the “mud school” concept, increase...

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June 4, 2014  |  Category: Events