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RDO Equipment Co. News - April, 2017

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RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

RDO Integrated Controls expands the Topcon TopNETlive network to 100% coverage of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. Full coverage of the F-M metro area was completed with the installation and activation of three network receiver stations.

Just over a year ago, the initial expansion of the TopNETlive network brought coverage into Minnesota and North Dakota for the first time. Since then, RDO...

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Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

27 years ago on the advice of his father, Greg Peterson took a leap of faith and began a business based around compiling auction prices. Fast forward to today and Machinery Pete is one of the most well-known and trusted sources for the agriculture equipment industry.

Keeping true to the original concept of sharing what farm equipment is worth, while building on the mission of being the...

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April 26, 2017  |  Category:

Darrell Olson Named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Washington

RDO Equipment Co. announces Darrell Olson as General Manager of the Pasco and Sunnyside locations. Effective immediately, Darrell is leading both store’s operations, including strategic direction, resource management, and working with all departments to ensure customer satisfaction. He is also responsible to uphold the Core Values, vision, and mission of RDO Equipment Co.

A 17-year...

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iVolve Pty Ltd Partners with RDO Equipment Co. to Expand United States Mining Market

iVolve Pty Ltd Partners with RDO Equipment Co. to Expand United States Mining Market

iVolve, a leading provider of Fleet Management Systems for the mining industry announced today RDO Equipment Co., a network of dealerships providing equipment, technology solutions, service and support for the mining industry, has joined the company’s partner program as a national distributor for the United States mining market. Through the partnership, RDO Equipment Co. will expand the...

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5 Ways Precision Application Is Creating Opportunities in the Field

5 Ways Precision Application Is Creating Opportunities in the Field

Throughout the years, precision agriculture has facilitated improvements to farming equipment, from auto-steer on combines to variable rate seeding on planters. These changes enhance functionality and allow growers to farm smarter and more efficiently.

Sprayer technology has remained relatively unchanged for the last several years, leaving room for improvement. Recently, however, there...

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April 20, 2017  |  Category:
RDO Equipment Co. Announces New Lakeside General Manager

RDO Equipment Co. Announces New Lakeside General Manager

Adam Spade has been named General Manager of the RDO Equipment Co. – Lakeside store. In this role, Adam is responsible for partnering with departments to ensure customer satisfaction, leading all areas of store operations, and upholding the Core Values, vision, and mission of RDO Equipment Co.

Most recently, Adam served as General Manager of stores in Flagstaff and Prescott, Arizona. His...

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Aberdeen Team Member Retires after 39 Years of Service

Service Technician Tony Kamm retired from RDO Equipment Co. in early March. He worked at the Aberdeen store for 39 years.

To celebrate and recognize Tony, the store held an event for customers, team members, and the community to wish Tony well.

The store presented Tony with a custom engraved clock and served cake. Many from MWAG management roles, including Steve Connelly, Vice...

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Riverside Construction Update – April

Riverside Construction Update – April

Within the last month, the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside saw one of its most complex projects come to fruition – and it’s likely not what you’d expect.

From sketches to fabrication, to permitting and final installation logistics, exterior signage is one of the most challenging, lengthy processes in the construction of a new building. At the end of March, the installation of...

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April 17, 2017  |  Category:
Imperial Strengthens Community Ties at Mid-Winter Fair

Imperial Strengthens Community Ties at Mid-Winter Fair

The Imperial team dished out 500 dinners at the annual livestock auction, part of the California Mid-Winter Fair in mid-March. The auction benefits the local 4H and FFA.

This has become an annual event for the group, and they’ve been told their involvement means a great deal to the livestock buyers and the local Ag community.

Guillermo Barrera, Parts Specialist; Raul Islas, Service...

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Terry Malingen, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Terry Malingen, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

RDO Equipment Co. is best known for its partnership with John Deere – but did you know it offers equipment from more than 150 additional manufacturer partner companies? Imagine what it’s like understanding such a variety of products, and managing partnerships with so many different companies. As RDO Shortlines Equipment Manager, that’s exactly what Terry Malingen does.

After featuring a...

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Skid Steer Loader or Compact Track Loader – How to Choose

Skid Steer Loader or Compact Track Loader – How to Choose

It’s the most popular piece of equipment on construction jobsites. It’s consistently the highest-selling machine in the construction industry. And it has been around for nearly 60 years.

The skid steer loader is a must-have in virtually every construction fleet, from general builders to landscapers, and even those offering snow and ice management services. As this small yet mighty...

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FSO-Moorhead Assists United Way Cass Clay

FSO-Moorhead Assists United Way Cass Clay

Members of the FSO-Moorhead lent a hand to the United Way Cass Clay by repurposing nearly 2500 books for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free, age-appropriate books to children – mailed directly to their home, regardless of income level.

The FSO-Moorhead crew set up an assembly-line...

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RDO Equipment Co. Innovates Service and Support with AgriSync

RDO Equipment Co. Innovates Service and Support with AgriSync

FARGO, ND – RDO Equipment Co. has partnered with AgriSync to continue the organization’s tradition of providing the best service and support to area farmers. Through the AgriSync app, RDO Equipment Co.’s expert advisors can deliver additional support and problem solving remotely through any smartphone. This provides another method to help their farmer customers solve problems, make...

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Professional TrailBuilders Association Conference Proves Successful Show for Oregon Team

Professional TrailBuilders Association Conference Proves Successful Show for Oregon Team

Members of the Oregon RDO-Vermeer team participated in the annual Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA) Conference in Bend, Oregon the week of March 13. The conference allowed the RDO-Vermeer team to demo three different machines – S725tx, S800tx, and CTX100, along with several different attachments – to professional trail builders from all over the country in real trail building...

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Grand Forks Team Member Celebrated for Years of Service Milestone

Grand Forks Team Member Celebrated for Years of Service Milestone

Mike Harshman, Grand Forks Service Administrator/Shop Foreman, was recognized for his years of service at a luncheon on Tuesday, February 21st.  Although Mike was officially honored for 20 years of service, he has worked with RDO Equipment Co. for more than 30 years. Lon Kindseth, Vice President, and Mike Leintz, Regional Aftermarket Manager, were in Grand Forks to celebrate with Mike and...

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Representing RDO Equipment Co. in Lettuce Golf Tournament

Representing RDO Equipment Co. in Lettuce Golf Tournament

The 89th annual Elmer Sears Lettuce Golf Tournament was held in Brawley, CA in late February. Quentin Tucker, an Imperial Account Manager, golfed in the 5-day event, and the store provided equipment on display.

This was Quentin’s second year competing in the tournament with mostly local customers, growers, and talented golfers. He competed in the 6th flight, and placed first in the...

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How to Choose the Best International Equipment Partner

How to Choose the Best International Equipment Partner

The equipment industry spans the globe. From Europe to Australia and everywhere in between, companies and individuals need quality equipment to farm their lands, build roads, and accomplish a variety of tasks.

International businesses, from private farms to large construction firms, need equipment from companies that can deliver the machines they need, safely and securely, wherever they...

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April 3, 2017  |  Category: