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RDO Equipment Co. News - June, 2015

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


Burnsville Vermeer Delivers Exceptional Service after the Sale

Burnsville Vermeer Delivers Exceptional Service after the Sale

Tjader & Highstrom Utility Service, LLC, operates out of Wisconsin and is an RDO Equipment Co. and Vermeer Corporation Global Account. They are a high profile, long time Vermeer customer. They own several directional boring rigs, quad track utility plows, and recently purchased four drop plows. They also have multiple Vermeer mixing systems, vacuum excavators, locators and pneumatic...

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June 28, 2015  |  Category:
Irving Provides Unique Solution to Customer

Irving Provides Unique Solution to Customer

What do you do when you need to pulverize a bridge? You contact RDO Equipment Co. in Irving, who then partners with Okada America, a leader in construction attachments, to provide you a perfect solution.

The customer, Pegasus Link Constructors, is the contractor on a large job in Dallas called the Horseshoe Project – a $798 million design-build roadway construction project by the Texas...

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Aberdeen Represents RDO Equipment Co. at the South Dakota State FFA Convention

South Dakota State University was home to this year’s SD State FFA Convention. Aberdeen team members Brian Bjordal, Store Manager, and Taylor Gosch, Parts Manager, attended the opening awards ceremony and helped present Proficiency awards on behalf of John Deere for categories of Forest Management and Products; Landscape Management; and Turf Grass Management. RDO Equipment Co. was also...

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RDO Equipment Co. Acquires Montana John Deere Stores

RDO Equipment Co. Acquires Montana John Deere Stores

FARGO, N.D. (June 25, 2015) RDO Equipment Co. announces the acquisition of three stores from Montana dealership Triple W Equipment. The stores are located in Missoula and Kalispell and sell and service the full line of John Deere equipment, with an additional service center in Ronan.

These are the first new John Deere stores RDO Equipment Co. has added since 2010 and they expand the...

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JDLink Lunch and Learns Prove Successful in Texas

JDLink Lunch and Learns Prove Successful in Texas

Irving, Austin, and San Antonio each held JDLink Lunch and Learn events for customers. The goal was to educate customers and demonstrate how JDLink works and what it does – from machine tracking, to alerts, to machine data, and more.

RDO Equipment Co. team members went in depth and showed how to operate the system step-by-step, setting up group alerts, Geofences, users, and groups. In...

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June 24, 2015  |  Category: Events
Dickinson Customer Uptime Clinic

Dickinson Customer Uptime Clinic

The Dickinson store held a unique event in its store in early May. Roughly 40 customers and 30 team members attended a Customer Uptime Clinic. Five John Deere experts presented on various topics including ground engaging tools, undercarriage, Ultimate Uptime, filters, oils/grease, and Reman.

Attendees had the opportunity to see new John Deere products and offerings and enjoy lunch with...

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June 23, 2015  |  Category:

RDO EQUIPMENT CO. PARTNERS WITH FARMLINK TO OFFER YIELD BENCHMARKING

Fargo, ND — June 10, 2015 — RDO Equipment Co. and FarmLink today announced a new agreement that will further enable improvements in productivity and profitability by bringing together insights from yield benchmarking and the benefit of precision equipment capabilities.

“Through our long standing relationship with RDO Equipment Co., we share a strong commitment to improving the overall...

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Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill School

Burnsville Vermeer Hosts Drill School

In mid-April, the Burnsville Vermeer store conducted two separate, two-day sessions of Drill school for employees and customers.

In each session, the first day of school was held indoors at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, followed by a day at the Sauk Rapids dealership. Session 1 had roughly 30 customers and 12 employees; Session 2 had 30 customers. In total, 14 companies were represented....

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June 21, 2015  |  Category: Events
RDO Water Participates in University of California Cooperative Extension Strawberry Field Day

RDO Water Participates in University of California Cooperative Extension Strawberry Field Day

Each year, the University of California’s Ag and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension department host a Strawberry Field Day event in Santa Maria for local growers, educators, and researchers.

Sessions ranged from topics such as water management and drought impact, pesticide use trends and safety, nutrient management and drone usage in strawberry production.

Danilu Ramirez serves as...

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June 18, 2015  |  Category: Events
Newest Location Invites Customers, Community to Open House

Newest Location Invites Customers, Community to Open House

RDO Equipment Co.’s newest location in McKinney, TX, opened its doors for an Open House event on May 21. The event featured Leadership, employees from many Texas locations, customers, city officials, manufacturing partner representatives, and community members.

The event included tours of the 38,000 sq. ft. facility, product displays, lunch, and prizes and giveaways (including John Deere...

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June 15, 2015  |  Category:

Burnsville Vermeer Supports MMUA Training

Each year the Minnesota Municipalities Utilities Association (MMUA) holds a safety and training exercise in Marshall, MN for its linemen. The MMUA consists of Municipal Electric Divisions from mainly Minnesota, but other municipalities from bordering states with cities near the Minnesota borders are also members, including Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Vendors are asked...

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June 12, 2015  |  Category:

Fontana Hosts College Students

Students and instructors from Mt. San Antonio College (located in Walnut, CA), recently visited the Fontana store. The store has developed a strong relationship with the college throughout the years.
The store had several demonstrations of equipment available. Fontana team members Rick Shepherd, Rigo Leon, Tareck Karam and Colby Gergovich discussed how diagnosing equipment has progressed...

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Hawley Hosts First Grade Visitors

Hawley Hosts First Grade Visitors

For several years, the Hawley store has sponsored Mrs. Carlson’s first grade class. On May 15, the class came and toured the store. They had many questions about how tractors and combines work, and of course, each student wanted to ride in the sprayers and combines.
After the tour and some treats, the kids got their wish to ride in some equipment. Six employees gave rides to all the kids...

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Williston Kicks Off Parade Season

Williston Kicks Off Parade Season

The Williston store participated in the 85th Williston Band Day Parade on May 9. This event was very well attended by the community and the streets were lined with people.

The team handed out candy and small footballs and keychains with the RDO Equipment Co. logo on them.

“Our store’s float turned out great and I am proud that we had so many employees participate from all departments...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Chris Cooper Chief Operating Officer

FARGO, N.D. (June 3, 2015) Chris Cooper has been named Chief Operating Officer of RDO Equipment Co. In this role, he will be responsible for the daily business operations across all regions and teams and will work directly with Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO and Chair of Offutt Family Enterprises, and the leadership team in driving business goals and results.

Cooper has served as...

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Tree Climbing Seminar in Fontana Huge Success

Tree Climbing Seminar in Fontana Huge Success

The Fontana store held an Advanced Climbing Techniques seminar on April 23. More than 90 attendees represented 34 companies in six cities which was a large turnout for an event held offsite such as this.

An instructor from NATS on behalf of SherrillTree provided the demonstration and instruction portion of the seminar. The course offered 6.5 continuing education units (CEU) for ISA...

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