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Riverside CA Store Location under Construction

Riverside Construction Update – May

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If you’ve been by the site of the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside within the past few weeks, you may have noticed something – the store looks nearly complete. Most major exterior work is done, with a few finishing touches happening inside to prepare for operations to begin moving from the current store into the new space.
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A Hagie sprayer sprays a field

What’s New and What’s Next from Hagie Manufacturing

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Many were surprised by John Deere’s announcement last spring that it had acquired majority ownership of Hagie Manufacturing Company, a self-propelled sprayer manufacturer based in Clarion, Iowa. The company is known for its front-mounted boom sprayers and de-tasselers. In fact, Hagie has a rich application-focused history and is recognized for introducing the world’s first self-propelled sprayer in 1947. With Deere’s acquisition, Hagie’s product line is likely to continue to develop and become more popular among producers.
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RDO Equipment Africa employees standing outside the RDO Africa store location

RDO Equipment Co. Expands International Footprint with RDO Equipment Africa

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RDO Equipment Co. announces RDO Equipment Africa, a partnership with African entrepreneur, Andrew Mower, in Zambia, Africa. With a store in Kabwe, the capital of the Zambian Central Province, RDO Equipment Africa offers pre-owned John Deere agricultural and construction equipment, as well as products from Crary, Equalizer, Wilrich, and Wishek, and also provides complete after-sales support.
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Learn the Latest in UAS Technology at Drone Focus

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Agriculture. Surveying. Construction. Inspection. What do these industries have in common? UAS technology is making an impact across them all, and offering professionals new opportunities to work more economically, efficiently, and effectively.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Agrisync

Casey Niemann, AgriSync, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Combining 15 years of experience working in Agribusiness with his roots to the family farm back in Kansas, Casey Niemann identified a major challenge facing many farmers. Not only was there a shortage of local, trusted advisors to assist farmers with equipment issues or technology glitches, simply getting ahold of these experts was often a challenge. Leaving behind his job at Microsoft, Casey set out to solve this problem. His solution: AgriSync.
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5 Big Reasons to Go Mini with a Vermeer Mini Skid Steer

Why the Mini Skid Steer Belongs On Your Jobsite

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From large companies to the everyday DIYer, whether general landscape work or a unique hardscape project, it’s imperative to have equipment that’s productive, versatile, and reliable. Enter the mini skid steer.
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5 Reasons to attend Drone Focus

5 Reasons Drone Focus Should Be On Your Radar

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The third-annual Drone Focus Conference is May 31-June 1 in Fargo, North Dakota. Organized by Emerging Prairie, a nonprofit organization in Fargo, this all-drones event is all about the latest in the UAS industry.
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Advancing Technology for the Paving Industry

A One-Two Punch for the Paving Industry

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Those in the asphalt paving business know that dated technology and old methods aren’t ideal. Not only can antiquated practices waste valuable time, the end results may suffer in overall quality, both hitting the business where it hurts most – the bottom line.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Machinery Pete

Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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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.
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John Deere Sprayer spraying a field of wheat

5 Ways Precision Application Is Creating Opportunities in the Field

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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 have been several advancements in the area of precision technology on sprayers, looking to change the way that products are applied.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: RDO Shortlines

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

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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?
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How to Choose Skid Steer or Track Loader

Skid Steer Loader or Compact Track Loader – How to Choose

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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.
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Why It’s Important to Celebrate Ag Day Every Day

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If you ask students where their food comes from, many will say, “From the grocery store.” Frankly, that concerns me. Far too many people are unaware of the role of California agriculture in their daily lives and what it takes to have food on their dinner tables.
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Matt Volkmar, Brandt Agricultural Products, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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While his initial entry into the agriculture world was in the livestock realm, today Matt Volkner is immersed in the equipment side of the Ag business, as a Territory Manager with Brandt agriculture products.
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RDO Service Technician Matt Cancino in front of a John Deere Dozer

A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. - Field Service Technician, Matt Cancino

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RDO Equipment Co. knows a business is all about people, and believes the most effective way to provide customers with the best service is to cultivate a consistent and strong team environment.
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How to Avoid Yield Loss Using Curve Compensation

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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 seeding rate that can happen across the rows when a planter drives along a curve.
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What You Want to Know About FAA Part 107 and Drones

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On June 21, 2016, the FAA announced that Part 107 Rules for UAS (Drone) Operations in the National Airspace had been finalized. The new rules went into effect on August 29, 2016, opening a door for many potential pilots interested in commercial activities using UAV
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Bill Gross, Farm Rescue, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Imagine what would happen if illness, injury, or natural disaster prevented you from doing your job. Like many with close ties to the agriculture industry, Bill Gross knows that, for a farmer, this probably sounds like a nightmare. After growing up on a farm and seeing changes to the dynamic of family farms, he also recognized it would be tough to find help if an unexpected crisis were to strike. So, he did something about it.
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Nick Morrow, Agrian, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Combining his experience in aerial imagery and remote sensing with his knowledge in data management and software, Nick Morrow works to provide value to growers in his role as Product Manager with Agrian
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