The Track: Used Equipment from RDO

Buying Tips, Helpful Information, and a Pulse on the Industry




The Track is your resource for all-things construction equipment.

Led by RDO Vice President and equipment expert, Dennis Howard, The Track brings you the latest on used equipment for sale, helpful buying tips, and answers frequently asked questions to help you find, buy, and maintain your used equipment fleet. 

Subscribe to The Track on YouTube to watch every new episode and stay up-to-date on the latest in used construction equipment.

More from the Track


January 22, 2020 | Video Duration: 2:11

How to Find and Buy a Used Excavator That's Right for Your Business

Why buy a used excavator? Whether compact or full-size, excavators continue to be one of the most popular machines on the jobsite, and used machines offer several advantages. However, the market for a used excavator is competitive, both large and compact excavators are looking to be hot this year, which can make finding the right one a challenge.

RDO equipment expert, Dennis Howard, shares three tips on how to buy a used excavator, to ensure you’re able to find a quality used machine. For those needing new technology on a pre-owned excavator, Dennis also explains why used equipment doesn’t mean dated technology.

Watch to learn more then, for those interested in buying a used excavator or looking for all used equipment for sale, visit our website to browse all current options across the RDO footprint:


January 15, 2020 | Video Duration: 6:30

John Deere Compact Construction Equipment Across RDO Equipment Co. Regions

What is John Deere compact construction equipment? How do I switch attachments on different machines? And what if I have a mixed fleet of construction equipment? These questions and more are answered when Dennis Howard gets together with Regional Sales Managers, Brian Holland and Tory Williams.

The three discuss the fast-growing segment of Deere compact construction equipment. They also highlight the different options suitable across RDO’s regions, including the Midwest, Southwest, and Texas, buying compact construction equipment whether used or new, and opportunities for used equipment attachments, even with mixed equipment fleets.

Watch to learn more then, for those interested in buying used construction equipment, visit to browse all current options across the RDO footprint.


January 8, 2020 | Video Duration: 2:43

Planning for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas with RDO Equipment Co. 

Are you planning for CONEXAre you planning for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas? The show is relevant for contractors of all sizes and there are tips to make the most out of CONEXPO 2020.

Dennis Howard sits down with fellow RDO Equipment Co. colleague, Si Hanna, to talk about the construction industry’s largest tradeshow and why to attend CONEXPO. Especially because it only happens once every three years, Dennis and Si talk about why CONEXPO is for companies of all sizes in the equipment industry. As for what’s coming to CONEXPO, four of RDO’s largest manufacturing partners will have equipment and helpful information at the show: Vermeer, John Deere, Wirgten, and Topcon.

Watch to learn more, then continue the conversation with the RDO team by visiting the website to learn more about CONEXPO in 2020:


December 17, 2019 | Video Duration: 0:47

Year-End Wishes, Fleet Management, and Section 179 for Construction Equipment

It’s year-end – in the equipment world, that means there’s still time to evaluate fleet needs and take advantage of tax savings like Section 179 and bonus depreciation if an equipment or technology purchase makes sense. Visit your local RDO Equipment Co. store to find the machine or equipment technology solution you need before December 31.

Year-end also means the holidays, and time with friends and family. Dennis Howard and the RDO team wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season, and look forward to returning in the New Year with all-new weekly episodes of The Track. In the meantime, catch up on all episodes of The Track – Used Equipment from RDO, right here on YouTube. Please subscribe to the channel and share episodes that others would find helpful as a used equipment resource.



December 10, 2019 | Video Duration: 5:31

State of the Construction Industry and RDO Equipment Co. in Texas

2019 was a good year for RDO Equipment Co. in Texas. From strong customer partnerships to optimism surrounding the expected, continued strength of highway projects in Texas, the team is heading into 2020 ready to have another successful year.

In this all-new episode of The Track, Dennis Howard visits RDO in Fort Worth and sits down with General Manager, Matt Daniell. Matt shares a closer look at how the RDO team approaches partnerships with customers, both locally and across the company’s seven stores in Texas.



December 5, 2019 | Video Duration: 6:34

Landscape Equipment and Support with RDO and Deere Compact Construction Equipment

On this week’s all-new episode of The Track – landscape construction equipment and support. RDO Equipment Co. and John Deere are committed to equipment, service, and support for landscape companies, providing what they need for various segments and tasks.

There are a lot of options to buy landscape equipment for sale, from compact construction machines to attachments. Dennis Howard is joined by Regional Sales Manager, Brian Holland, to talk about landscapers, a unique group of customers doing a variety of tasks – more than just mowing. Brian sets the record straight on misconceptions of landscapers, then the two dive into Deere compact construction equipment like mini excavators for landscape, compact track loaders for landscape, and skid steers for landscape, as well as attachments for landscape construction.

Watch to learn more about buying Deere landscape equipment, then contact your local RDO store for more information on both new equipment for sale and used equipment for sale.




November 26, 2019 | Video Duration: 6:02

Why Buy John Deere Certified Used Equipment for Sale from RDO Equipment Co.

RDO Equipment Co. offers a variety of used construction equipment for sale, and a large selection of John Deere Certified Used Equipment. Certified used machines are low-hour pieces of construction equipment and machines that have passed a strict 100-plus-point inspection. 

So what separates a standard piece of used construction equipment from a John Deere Certified Used machine? How are machines designated to become Certified Used? How do important factors like financing and warranty come into play with Deere Certified Used? And what are advantages of buying Certified Used construction equipment? 

Watch as Dennis Howard, dives deeper into Deere Certified Used Equipment with RDO expert, Jake Mast. The two talk about the process for certifying, as well as more advantages of Certified Used Equipment from your local RDO store. 



November 17, 2019 | Video Duration: 1:37

Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation When Buying Equipment – What to Know

How does Section 179 and bonus depreciation affect equipment purchase? These two tax incentives can play a role in the decision to buy used equipment, and they may offer added incentive for companies looking for used equipment for sale.

Section 179 and bonus depreciation remain unchanged from last year. Watch as Dennis Howard talks about the 2018 tax law and the changes it brought for for both tax incentives, and why they might make buying used equipment a smart decision.

RDO Equipment Co. advises all customers interested in learning more about Section 179 and bonus depreciation to consult their trusted tax advisor or accountant. If a purchase is the right decision, RDO will partner with all customers to find the right used construction equipment for sale.



November 12, 2019 | Video Duration: 4:00

Meet the RDO Team: Diane Krouse and How to Find Used Attachments

The RDO Equipment Co. team is made up of talented, helpful people who are experts in their areas of specialty. This week on The Track, meet one of those team members: Diane Krouse, Remarketing and Fleet Coordinator.

Diane joins Dennis Howard to talk about her unique role at RDO, moving and growing within the company, and shares a few things about what she does as part of the used equipment team – one of her key focuses being on construction attachments.



November 5, 2019 | Video Duration: 4:39

How to Choose: Buying New or Used Compact Construction Equipment

On this week’s all-new episode of The Track – new vs. used construction equipment. Should you buy new or buy used compact construction equipment?

Small construction equipment for sale is similar to heavy equipment for sale, with many of the same advantages of buying used vs. new. Dennis Howard is joined by Regional Sales Manager, Tory Williams, to talk about buying new vs. used John Deere equipment, as well as other brands of construction equipment. While everyone’s situation is different, Tory and Dennis share a few advantages of buying used compact equipment, as well as the key areas to consider when looking to buy used equipment from RDO. The two also discuss how to buy used equipment and major areas to look for like warranty, new and used attachments, and demoing used equipment to find the right solution for every company.



October 29, 2019 | Video Duration: 1:29

What is John Deere Certified Used Equipment for Sale from RDO Equipment Co.? 

Not all used equipment is created equal. RDO Equipment Co. offers a variety of used construction equipment for sale, and a large selection of John Deere Certified Used Equipment.

So what is Certified Used Equipment? It’s low-hour construction equipment and machines that have passed a strict 100-plus-point inspection. Specific areas that have been inspected include the engine, the frame, the chassis, and the undercarriage. And if you’re wondering does used equipment come with a warranty, wonder no longer – Certified Used Equipment comes with a choice of a 6 or 12-month warranty, for the powertrain or hydraulic system, or both. Used equipment with warranty is just one advantage of John Deere Certified Used.




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