Irrigation News

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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Riverside: March Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside: March Construction Update

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While the new building is really starting to take shape at RDO Equipment Co. in Riverside, the team has some exciting news to share that doesn’t involve framing, drywall, or interior HVAC rough-in.
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Bill Gross Founder of Farm Rescue What It Means to Be a Farm Rescuer

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“I wanted to be the Good Samaritan, driving around in a John Deere tractor, helping farmers who looked like they were having a tough time.” With a laugh, that’s exactly how Bill Gross describes the desire and driving force that led him to create Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to farming families experiencing unexpected crises.
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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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2017 Ag Order Central Coast Requirement Changes

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Since 2012, the Central Coast Water Board has required all growers’ participation in the Agricultural Order. Recently, they announced their requirement changes for 2017.
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John Deere Tractor, Dozer, and Vermeer Trencher parked on a football field

From Green Iron, to Yellow Iron, to the Gridiron

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It’s almost time to take the field. We’re nearing kick-off. Management is making the final roster moves to assemble a winning line-up. That’s right; it’s time for the big game. No, not that big game. The kick-off to spring is nearly here and for the equipment industry, it means machines and workers are about to take the field.
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Winter Inspections with RDO

Why Now is the Time for Annual Equipment Inspections

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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 manager, construction business owner, and equipment operator knows this but many companies simply don’t have the time or proper resources to execute a solid PM and inspection program. This is when having a trusted equipment dealership is a big advantage.
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RDO Vermeer Receives Pinnacle Dealer Award at Annual Meeting

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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.
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Leap Second - What, Why?

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RDO Equipment Co. Teams Up with Sentera

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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 industries
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5 Reasons the TopNETlive Expansion is Important

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The growth and expansion of the TopNETlive network has a major impact on customers who rely on TopNETlive as part of their daily business. It allows users to connect to a true VRS network when available and provides the option to select a single baseline RTK correction in an area where signal quality is degraded
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Announcing RDO de Mexico Partnership

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RDO Equipment Co. announces a formal partnership with Maquinaria Frontera to provide used equipment and irrigation products and services to customers in Mexico. This new partnership will be called RDO de Mexico and will be led by Rudy Cabanas Jr. as General Manager.
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RDO Equipment Co. Names Chris Cooper Chief Operating Officer

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Chris Cooper has been named Chief Operating Officer of RDO Equipment Co. In this role, he will be responsible for the daily business operations across all regions and teams and will work directly with Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO and Chair of Offutt Family Enterprises, and the leadership team in driving business goals and results.
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RDO Equipment Co. Announces Management Promotions and Leadership Realignment

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RDO Equipment Co. announces a number of promotions and a realignment of responsibility on the leadership team.
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