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A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. – Product Specialist, Mark Anderson

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Working on lasers and GPS units might not be the first things that come to mind for someone with a diesel technology degree, but for Mark Anderson, that’s the direction his career has taken him.
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Wirtgen Cold Milling Machine on fresh asphalt

RDO Equipment Co. Expands Wirtgen Territory to Arizona

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RDO Equipment Co. is pleased to announce the company is now a Wirtgen dealer in the state of Arizona. Effective immediately, Arizona joins RDO Equipment Co.’s existing Wirtgen territory that includes North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Three Building Blocks of a Technology Culture

Creating A People-Driven Technology Culture

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What separates the companies that want to be technology leaders from ones that are? How can a company interested in adopting more technology into the business succeed and gain that competitive advantage? Our COO says being a technology-minded company doesn’t come by chance and it doesn’t happen overnight.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Lacey Ridge Farms

Steve and Donald Lacey, Lacey Ridge Farms, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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In this episode we sit down with Lacey Ridge Farms, one of RDO Equipment Co.'s many valued customers, to discuss their 2017 farming season. Lacey Ridge Farms is a diverse operation in Minnesota, and utilized many new pieces of equipment and technology from John Deere this season.
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Machine Monitoring for Better Fleet Management

How Machine Monitoring Equals Better Fleet Management

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Here’s what you need to know about Machine Monitoring and why to explore opportunities for your fleet from RDO Equipment Co.
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Total Solutions for the Mining Industry

A Technology Trifecta for the Mining Industry

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Three technology offerings RDO Integrated Controls and its partners bring to the mining industry.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Sara Epps, RDO Water

Sara Epps, RDO Water, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited Sara on the podcast to talk about drip irrigation. In addition to discussing background on the process and some of its benefits, including water use efficiency and ability to work on any terrain, she also shared her process for designing drip irrigation systems and a little bit on RDO Water’s exciting new drip tape retrieval service.
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Top Moments from 2017

What Happened in 2017? A Year of Exciting Moments.

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We invite you to join us for a look back at 2017 and some of the key areas that made this year another one to remember.
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Resolve to a Preventative Maintenance Program in the New Year

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This time of year, many of us make resolutions to put our health first – start exercising, eat better, and get more sleep. Why not direct that enthusiasm to the health of your equipment?
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RDO Integrated Controls Honored with Six Awards at Topcon Xperience

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RDO Integrated Controls received four team awards and two individual honors at Topcon’s annual sales meeting, Topcon Xperience. Among those received was Topcon’s highest dealer award, being named Topcon Construction Global Dealer of the Year. It’s the second time the RDO Integrated Controls team has taken home this top honor.
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Simulated Snapshots of Agronomic Smartphone Apps

One Agronomist’s Most Used Apps of 2017

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Agriculture and the use of digital tools are almost inseparable today. Technology has become much more accessible and data more valuable for decision making. Mobile technology, such as smartphones and apps, have become particularly useful in agriculture.
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RDO Donates to Volunteer Fire Departments

More Than $500,000 Granted to Volunteer Fire Departments Through Community Builder Program

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RDO Equipment Co. awarded 41 grants and a total of more than $500,000 to 41 volunteer fire departments across the company footprint through a special initiative of its Community Builder program.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Matthew Grassi, Precision Ag Professional

Matthew Grassi, PrecisionAg Professional, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited Matthew on the podcast for a conversation on current precision agriculture trends and what’s next for this maturing market, plus Matthew’s thoughts on the most exciting precision ag development of 2017 (hint: John Deere was involved).
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RDO Water Employees working in the parts room

RDO Water in Yuma Moves to Neighboring RDO Equipment Co. Store

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Yuma’s RDO Water store has relocated less than one mile, moving into the existing RDO Equipment Co. store at 3050 East Hwy 95.
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9 Reasons to Schedule Annual Equipment Inspections

Nine Reasons to Schedule Annual Equipment Inspections

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Don’t trust your equipment care to just anyone. Here are nine reasons to schedule an annual equipment inspection this winter with your trusted local dealer.
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RDO Employee Laurie Bush standing in front of a John Deere 644K

Females Dominating in a Male-Dominated Industry

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When Laurie Bush began working in the equipment rental industry 27 years ago, she recalls only two other females with similar roles. Today, as a 12-year Sales Professional for RDO Equipment Co. in Austin, she says it’s becoming more common to see women in the industry. And she’s not alone in that observation.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Jeremy Smith, RDO Equipment Co.

Vineyard Agriculture Equipment on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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In our latest episode, we're covering some of the vineyard solutions offered by RDO Equipment Co. at stores in Sacramento, Salinas, and Santa Maria, highlighting equipment from Blueline, ERO, and Gregoire.
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RDO Employees holding check for CCRI

RDO Caters Taters for Charity Has Another Record-Breaking Year

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RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company’s annual charity luncheon, RDO Caters Taters for Charity, raised a record $81,569 for benefiting charity, CCRI.
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Preparing for Winter

Winter Weather Maintenance for Your Equipment

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When the temperatures drop, hibernation is not an option for your fleet of equipment.
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John Deere Combine Harvesting corn against a mountain backdrop

Finding New Precision Ag Opportunities in Older Equipment

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Whether to buy new or used equipment has been and continues to be an important topic for growers. When it comes to precision agriculture technology, many used machines are outdated and lack features for implementing variable rate prescriptions, documentation, or monitoring and calibrating yield.
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