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RDO Equipment Co. News - January, 2017

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Why Now is the Time for Annual Equipment Inspections

Why Now is the Time for Annual Equipment Inspections

Spring is nearly here and for the equipment industry, it means jobsites are about to be busy as ever and machines expected to put in hard work and long hours – is your fleet up to the task?

Along with regular preventative maintenance, an annual, thorough inspection is among the best ways to show your equipment some love and ensure it’s in prime form for the busy season ahead. Every fleet...

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January 30, 2017  |  Category:
Checking In With Chandler – One Year Later

Checking In With Chandler – One Year Later

January 29, 2016 was a cool, sunny day in Arizona. Just outside the city of Chandler, along Interstate 10, a vacant 11-acre lot began to undergo a complete transformation. Team members from the Southwest Construction region of RDO Equipment Co. gathered for an informal groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the company’s newest store. Over the next several months, this space would become...

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RDO Vermeer Receives Pinnacle Dealer Award at Annual Meeting

RDO Vermeer Receives Pinnacle Dealer Award at Annual Meeting

RDO Vermeer, part of the RDO Equipment Co. network of heavy equipment dealerships, was honored with five awards at Vermeer’s annual Dealer Year End Meeting. Among the awards received was Vermeer’s top accolade, the Pinnacle Dealer Award.

Vermeer Pinnacle designation is given in recognition of talents in sales and aftermarket support. The award criterion includes several select dealer...

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Top 3 Attachments for Compact Excavators

Top 3 Attachments for Compact Excavators

Go to any construction site and it’s pretty much a guarantee you’ll see at least one compact excavator. In fact, it would be harder to find a worksite, from a small construction project to the largest roadbuilding job, that doesn’t have at least one of these machines hard at work on any given day.

Why is the compact excavator, small yet powerful, so popular in the construction world? One...

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January 23, 2017  |  Category: Products
Nate Dorsey, RDO Equipment Co. on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Nate Dorsey, RDO Equipment Co. on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

February 1 marks one year since the launch of the Agriculture Technology Podcast. As a special treat, host Tony Kramer invited the podcast’s producer (and, for all you newer listeners out there, its original host), Nate Dorsey on the show to talk about how it all began, how he creates each episode of the podcast, and the most important item of all: Nate’s favorite episodes.

Here are a...

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January 19, 2017  |  Category: Podcasts
Riverside Construction Update: January

Riverside Construction Update: January

While rain has been heavy the past few weeks in Riverside, it hasn’t stopped January from being a busy month for the team working on RDO Equipment Co.’s newest store. From structure and concrete work to site utilities and interior rough-ins, numerous areas of the site are coming along.

Primary focus thus far has been on projects like structure prep and utility work. This month, the team...

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RDO Equipment Co. – McKinney Store Achieves LEED® Certification

RDO Equipment Co. – McKinney Store Achieves LEED® Certification

The RDO Equipment Co. store in McKinney, Texas has been awarded LEED® Certification. Completed in 2015, the McKinney store is the first RDO Equipment Co. building to achieve this prestigious designation, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Several unique design elements and features were incorporated into the McKinney store, specifically to meet LEED credit...

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RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company Employees Hold Pajama Drive for Project Ignite Light

RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company Employees Hold Pajama Drive for Project Ignite Light

Team members at RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company in Fargo and Moorhead combined efforts to donate nearly 125 pairs of pajamas to Project Ignite Light, a North Dakota-based organization that provides important items to children who are at local advocacy centers and hospitals due to suspected abuse or neglect.

The goal of Project Ignite Light is to equip each child who enters an...

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Ben Sander, Summers Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Ben Sander, Summers Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

From attending farm shows to working with dealers to teaming up with the sales staff, Ben Sander gets the opportunity to see Summers Manufacturing’s products through nearly every vantage point – key to his role as Marketing Manager.

Host Tony Kramer invited Ben on the podcast to talk about the range of agriculture equipment offered from Summers Manufacturing, both tried-and-true products...

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January 6, 2017  |  Category: Podcasts
An Evolving UAV Industry – and Customer

An Evolving UAV Industry – and Customer

Not long ago, UAVs were a new technology – admired by many and successfully used by few. Fast forward to today, and drones have found their way onto numerous jobsites, and are successfully being used for numerous applications. However, the story doesn’t end here. In fact, the story of UAV technology on the jobsite likely won’t ever end; instead, it will continue to grow, change, and...

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January 5, 2017  |  Category:
RDO Equipment Co. Casselton Employee Retires After 46 Years

RDO Equipment Co. Casselton Employee Retires After 46 Years

Allan Berge, Casselton Parts Specialist, recently celebrated his retirement and 46-year anniversary with the company. RDO Equipment Co. team members, customers, and members of the community honored Allan’s years of service with a retirement celebration at the store on Friday, December 30.

Always customer-focused, friendly, and positive, Allan enjoyed interacting with his customers and...

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