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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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How to Avoid Yield Loss Using Curve Compensation

How to Avoid Yield Loss Using Curve Compensation

Planting is often considered the most important step in a farming operation. For this reason, there have been many advancements in planter technology that allow farmers to work more efficiently. For example, one strategy often used by growers is employing larger tractors and planters to cover more ground. However, larger planters come with their own challenges, such as the inconsistency in...

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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
From the Ground Up to Scaling Up

From the Ground Up to Scaling Up

A dozen individuals from 10 states in industries spanning general construction to roadbuilding, mining to emergency response, engineering, and surveying – what could they possibly all have in common?

On October 13 and 14, at a rural farm site near Billings, Montana, this group of professionals came together to participate in an event focused on one popular topic: Drones.

Led by the...

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Andy Gates, Gates Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Andy Gates, Gates Manufacturing on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Even though he grew up with a manufacturing company right on his family’s homestead, Andy Gates didn’t officially become involved in the family business until 2009. Now, as President of Gates Manufacturing, Andy continues to lead the company; a company that itself has been a leader in product design and innovation since 1986.

Host Tony Kramer invited Andy on the podcast to discuss some...

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December 9, 2016  |  Category: Products
RDO Equipment Co. Partners with Sentera to Expand UAV Offerings

RDO Equipment Co. Partners with Sentera to Expand UAV Offerings

RDO Equipment Co. has teamed up with Sentera, a UAV-focused company offering image and data solutions for drones. The new partnership enhances current UAV products and support offered by RDO Equipment Co., and extends the opportunity for the technology to more customers, primarily in the agriculture industry, and also to those in the construction, infrastructure, and public safety...

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RDO Vermeer Customer Receives Signed AX19

RDO Vermeer Customer Receives Signed AX19

In November, Vermeer will unveil its new arborist series brush chippers. Their first model in this series, the AX19 is a more robust machine, featuring dual horizontal feed rollers, full-functioning remote, fixed feed table, and more.

RDO Vermeer Hayward customer A Plus Tree is the third customer to purchase one, and the first in California. A Plus Tree was founded in 2002 by Jeremy...

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November 11, 2016  |  Category: Products
Mortenson Construction finds success with UAS technology on the jobsite

Mortenson Construction finds success with UAS technology on the jobsite

Mortenson Construction is one of the nation’s top builders and a company known for using leading-edge technology. Earlier this year, the company seized the opportunity to test UAS technology as a way to improve on the traditional surveying process.


Seeking a Better Way
From bridge inspection to agricultural scouting to disaster response, curious and innovative professionals, across...

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Proper Operation Tips for Backhoes

Proper Operation Tips for Backhoes

In the most basic sense, a backhoe loader is designed to do one primary task: Dig. And it does that, very well in fact. Combine that with material lifting and moving capabilities, then team it up with different attachments for added capabilities, and you’ve got a solid machine that can perform numerous tasks on the jobsite.

While all the opportunity for productivity is great, getting the...

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October 10, 2016  |  Category: Products

Drone Rodeo a Success for RDO Equipment Co. and senseFly

You’ve probably heard of traditional rodeos and you might have heard of equipment rodeos, but have you ever heard of a drone rodeo? Our team was excited to partner with senseFly and be a part of the Ag Drone Rodeo in Pendleton, OR, hosted by the Pendleton UAS Test Range.

This event proved to be a success for our team and senseFly. The majority of participants were actual growers, with...

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The Great Debate: Skid Steer Loader or Compact Track Loader

The Great Debate: Skid Steer Loader or Compact Track Loader

There’s a big debate going on out there but it’s probably not related to what you’re thinking. Don’t worry; we’re not getting into a political discussion here.

Every contractor knows the skid steer loader is a must-have on nearly every jobsite. It’s quick. It turns on a dime. It’s compact enough to operate in tight spaces, yet powerful and productive enough to deserve a place in every...

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October 5, 2016  |  Category: Products
Hidden Value of Purchasing from a Dealership’s Rental Fleet

Hidden Value of Purchasing from a Dealership’s Rental Fleet

There are plenty of reasons your construction company needs to purchase equipment. Diversification, growth, and tighter timelines to name a few.

Regardless of why it’s needed, several factors get in the way of companies actually making a new equipment purchase. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a “new” addition to your fleet doesn’t have to be “new.” Used equipment is a great...

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September 27, 2016  |  Category: Products
Three Steps to Safe Operation with Backhoe Loaders

Three Steps to Safe Operation with Backhoe Loaders

The roar of equipment. The hint of diesel in the air. The digging and moving of earth. All are welcome sounds, smells and sights on the jobsite, as well as great indicators of how busy and action-filled construction worksites are at any given time. They’re also a constant reminder of the importance of equipment safety on the jobsite.

Few things in day-to-day construction operations are...

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September 6, 2016  |  Category: Products
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
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
What’s the Right Size Compact Utility Tractor for You?

What’s the Right Size Compact Utility Tractor for You?

When you visit your local equipment dealership, you’ll be greeted with dozens of different tractors. Among them, compact utility tractors (CUTs) are a common tool for customers with large properties to maintain thanks to their manageable size and compatibility with attachments.

John Deere further categorizes its CUTs into sub-compacts (1 and 2 Series) and standard compacts (3 and 4...

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Selecting the Right Attachments for a Compact Tractor

Selecting the Right Attachments for a Compact Tractor

By: Brian Lohse, Regional Aftermarket Manager, RDO Equipment Co.

Compact Utility Tractors (CUTs) are incredibly versatile. You can use them for landscaping and fence building projects. They can move snow and mow lawns. They are both gardeners and earth movers.

How is it possible that one machine can be so many things and accomplish so many tasks? One word: attachments.

When paired...

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Vermeer Southern California Customer First to Purchase Newly Released Stump Cutter

Vermeer Southern California Customer First to Purchase Newly Released Stump Cutter

The City of Redlands, CA, is the proud owner of Vemeer’s newly released SC40TX Stump Cutter. This machine, the first of its kind, allows the operator to drive to, and even cut the stump, from the stand-on platform. Among many other enhancements, it offers improved speed and maneuverability compared to other self-propelled models.

Upon delivery of the unit, the Southern California team...

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September 16, 2015  |  Category: Products
Minot Hosts Exclusive Event Showcasing Launch of 1050K Dozer

Minot Hosts Exclusive Event Showcasing Launch of 1050K Dozer

In late April, the Minot store hosted a unique opportunity to give owners and operators a look at John Deere’s 1050K dozer. The store targeted current 1050 users, as well as Cat D8 and Komatsu D155 users.  They were pleased to see 80% or better attendance from those who were invited, which was about 50 customers.

Two John Deere factory representatives were in attendance and did walk...

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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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RDO Water Partners with Secretary of Agriculture in Mexico

Much of the talk of drought has been focused on California, but Mexico is also feeling the effects of a severe drought. In April, the RDO Water team was asked to provide a tour of alfalfa fields where irrigation technology has been implemented to Mexico Agriculture authorities. The Mexicali Valley is a large alfalfa growing area and they are looking for expertise from U.S. companies.
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More than 100 Attend Northwest Precision Ag Training

More than 100 Attend Northwest Precision Ag Training

Over the course of three days, the RDO Equipment Co. team provided a training event to help customers learn strategies for better fleet and asset management.

Held at the Kennewick fairgrounds, customers attended classes that included MyJohnDeere.com, Apex Farm Management software, and in-field ride and drives with sprayers and tractors.

This was the first year trying a new format for...

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Moorhead and Hawley Host Spring Clinic

Moorhead and Hawley Host Spring Clinic

The Moorhead and Hawley locations each held a clinic called, “Enabling Solutions.” This clinic was aimed to help customers get prepared for spring and touched on their equipment, AMS solutions, manufacturer news, and more.

The clinic kicked off with an AMS refresher – things growers need to do before they hit the field, such as how to setup planters and air seeders on their displays and...

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RDO Equipment Co. Team Members Host Customer Reception

RDO Equipment Co. Team Members Host Customer Reception

Vermeer team members from Oregon and California sponsored a customer reception at the US Compost Council. The annual convention was held in Oakland, CA this year.

RDO Equipment Co. sponsored the reception at Scott’s Seafood in Jack London Square for some of our top customers. Customer attendees included Sonoma Compost, Synagro, City of Plano, and Bunyan Brothers.

Brandon Kyse, Vermeer...

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Lakeside’s Success with Carl Moyer Funding

Glen Bullock, who recently bought Dick Miller Inc. (DMI) Construction Company, was aware of California’s Diesel Off-Road On-Line Reporting System (DOORS) but didn’t fully understand it. Alan Rakow, RDO Equipment Co.’s Power Plant and Emission Specialist, met with Glen and explained the regulations that his fleet would have to meet a Fleet Emission Average of 6.5 to be compliant in 2019...

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Tucson Gives Customers Opportunity to View New Deere 644K Hy¬brid

Tucson Gives Customers Opportunity to View New Deere 644K Hy¬brid

The Tucson Sales team invited their customers to see the new Deere 644K Hybrid unit. The store worked together to ensure the event went smoothly – including coordinating transporting the unit from Phoenix, advertising and inviting customers to the event, ordering lunch, cleaning the shop and yard, and more.

Bryan Talyn from John Deere presented the features of the Hybrid, and guests...

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RDO Equipment Co. Appointed GOMACO Dealer for Arizona

RDO Equipment Co. Appointed GOMACO Dealer for Arizona

RDO Equipment Co. announces the recent appointment as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the state of Arizona. RDO Equipment Co. Arizona stores will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, GOMACO Corporation.

“We are excited about the new...

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Advanced Fluid Connection Center YouTube Video Gaining Attention

Advanced Fluid Connection Center YouTube Video Gaining Attention

Videos are a beneficial way to share information and news about RDO Equipment Co. Our current YouTube page features videos from our manufacturers, event recaps, and more.

One unique video is a feature on the Advanced Fluid Connection Center in Burnsville, MN. Shot internally, the video takes a look at the step-by-step...

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Important Information Regarding California Air Compliance

Important Information Regarding California Air Compliance

The following information is primarily for California only, but will also affect any companies from other states wanting to work in California. Those companies wishing to work in California will also need to abide by these regulations.

Compliance Requirements Summary
On July 26, 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB)...

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RDO Integrated Controls Partners with Maptek to Sell I-Site Long Range Laser Scanner

RDO Integrated Controls Partners with Maptek to Sell I-Site Long Range Laser Scanner

RDO Integrated Controls partners with Maptek to sell I-Site long range laser scanners

Maptek, leading provider of laser scanning technology and software to the mining industry, has signed an agreement with RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) to resell Maptek I-Site survey systems.

RDOIC is RDO Equipment Co.’s positioning technology division, supplying equipment for mobile mapping and...

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John Deere Introduces Mobile Farm Manager Application

John Deere Introduces Mobile Farm Manager Application

OLATHE, Kansas (November 19, 2012) – To help give producers easier access to important farm and field information through their mobile device, John Deere introduces John Deere Mobile Farm Manager. The application, which can be downloaded free from the Apple™ Store, is compatible with iPad™ and iPhone™ mobile devices and connects to customers' Apex farm management software.

Tyler Hogrefe,...

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