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RDO Equipment Co. News - August, 2016

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RDO Equipment Co. Named to Prairie Business Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work

RDO Equipment Co. has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work, specifically in the top 25 large for-profit companies (100+ employees). All 50 companies were honored in the September issue of the magazine.

Prairie Business is the only business-to-business magazine dedicated to the northern Plains region, focusing on the success and opportunities in North Dakota,...

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August 31, 2016  |  Category:
RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update: August

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside Construction Update: August

Phase I construction is wrapping up at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside, with final items including building and site utilities, and finish work tracking to be completed by month-end. Concrete has been poured on the south side of the shop and racking install is currently underway in the new Parts Warehouse.

“The end of phase one marks a significant milestone in this building...

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Agriculture Technology Podcast - Episode 22: Duane Fierstine, RDO Equipment Co.

Agriculture Technology Podcast - Episode 22: Duane Fierstine, RDO Equipment Co.

Early in his career, Duane Fierstine heard something that still sticks with him today: “When you open a bag of seed, that seed already has its yield potential.” Since then he has focused on trying to help growers eliminate factors that reduce those yields, both in his time with Hagie Manufacturing and now as an account manager with RDO Equipment Co.

With John Deere’s recent acquisition...

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August 18, 2016  |  Category: Podcasts
5 Tips for Better Accuracy in Underground Utility Plowing

5 Tips for Better Accuracy in Underground Utility Plowing

From upgrading existing services to installation of high-quality broadband, a vibratory plow is an in-demand piece of equipment. Utility installation projects, both rural and urban, can go quickly and smoothly with the help of this machine – when it’s operated correctly.

Failing to plan, forgoing maintenance, and other simple missteps can be major hits to a plow’s accuracy. Focus on five...

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August 17, 2016  |  Category: Products
RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Construction Update: August

RDO Equipment Co. - Chandler Construction Update: August

In less than one month, the doors will open at RDO Equipment Co. in Chandler. The new store, located on Interstate 10, south of the 202, is the company’s second location in the Phoenix metro, eighth in the state of Arizona, and 78 in the RDO Equipment Co. network.

“The new store in Chandler furthers our commitment to customers and is allowing us to expand our overall services and product...

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Back to School with Compact Excavators

Back to School with Compact Excavators

By: Jason Riley, Demo Specialist, RDO Equipment Co.

For even the most seasoned equipment operator, it’s wise to stay up-to-date on the latest technique tips and regularly brush up safety practices. As students of all ages head back to school, what better time for every equipment professional to take a little refresher lesson in compact excavators. 

The following three areas are key...

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August 12, 2016  |  Category: Products

Grand Forks Employees Each Celebrate 25 Years of Service

Grand Forks Employees Each Celebrate 25 Years of Service
Two Grand Forks employees celebrated their 25 years of service – Jason Kouba, Field Service Technician, and Mike Sundberg, Service Technician.

General Manager Roni Lillehaugen spoke highly of both Mike and Jason. “Mike is a highly skilled, highly trained, and highly respected team member.  He is quick to lend a hand to others and...

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Aftermarket Tips from RDO Equipment Co.

Aftermarket Tips from RDO Equipment Co.

The majority of hot weather overheating problems are found to be either low air flow or low coolant flow. Plugged radiators, fans on backwards, missing baffles, or damaged shrouds are frequent causes of low air flow. Low coolant flow can be due to failed water pumps, plugged radiator tubes, collapsed hoses, or low coolant level. In addition, trapped air in the cooling system, is something...

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August 9, 2016  |  Category:
Austin Demo Day a Success

Austin Demo Day a Success

Austin Demo Day a Success
More than 80 customers attended Austin’s Demo Day event in mid-June. The event was centered on excavator products and featured several machines from the 26G up through the 350GLC. The John Deere 350GLC excavator was set up with Topcon machine control and allowed customers to experience operation with the system and dig trench with slope on grade.

In addition to...

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August 8, 2016  |  Category: Events
Arlanza Community Garden Improvements

Arlanza Community Garden Improvements

Arlanza Community Garden Improvements
The Arlanza Community Garden is located on the site of an old WWII-era fire station that was demolished and left vacant until 10 years ago when the garden was built. The site fell into disrepair until youth groups from the local community banded together to create a “safe space for community building, health and social change” in the troubled...

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Day of Play Events Held in Aberdeen, Casselton, and Moorhead

Day of Play Events Held in Aberdeen, Casselton, and Moorhead

Day of Play Events Held in Aberdeen, Casselton, and Moorhead

Three Midwest Ag stores held John Deere Day of Play events over the past few months. While each event was unique, they all shared the same mission – provide a fun-filled day for the whole family.

Aberdeen
Roughly 450 people attended Aberdeen’s Day of Play event and they raised $375 for the local Boys & Girls Club of...

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Agriculture Technology Podcast - Episode 21: Eric Frasure, Dow AgroSciences

Agriculture Technology Podcast - Episode 21: Eric Frasure, Dow AgroSciences

Idaho native Eric Frasure has been involved in the agriculture business his entire life, starting with his childhood experiences growing up on a barley farm. After obtaining his Masters’ Degree in Weed Science at University of Nebraska, Eric went to work with Mycogen Seeds in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he partners with growers to advance their businesses through hybrid seed testing,...

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RDO Integrated Controls Expands Partnership with Topcon

RDO Integrated Controls Expands Partnership with Topcon

RDO Integrated Controls has been named an Authorized OEM Machine Control Dealer by Topcon Positioning Systems. The new agreement goes into effect immediately and affects RDO Integrated Controls’ stores in the state of Arizona.

A division of RDO Equipment Co., RDO Integrated Controls is already an established Topcon dealer in California, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota....

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2016 Washington FFA Advisor Conference Demo

2016 Washington FFA Advisor Conference Demo

2016 Washington FFA Advisor Conference Demo

This year’s Washington State FFA Advisor Conference was held in Pasco, WA and the Pasco team had the opportunity to be a part of this year’s conference.

Months prior to the conference, they were contacted by the FFA advisor for Kennewick High School with hopes that the AMS team would be willing to hold a field demonstration for some of our...

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August 2, 2016  |  Category: Events