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Jack Zemlicka, Precision Farming Dealer, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Posted on May 25, 2017

On every episode of this podcast, host Tony Kramer invites an industry guest for a conversation about his or her area of expertise in the field of agriculture technology – until now.

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Three Tips for First-Time Lawn Mower Owners

Posted on May 23, 2017

You don’t have to spend countless hours online researching before you head to the store and, once you get there, you won’t be left to go at it alone. Just be ready to answer the three basic questions a helpful salesperson will ask.

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Tassie Alderliesten Promoted to Store Manager of RDO Equipment Co. – Pasco Store

Posted on May 22, 2017

Tassie Alderliesten is the new Store Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Pasco, a role in which she’ll work closely with General Manager, Darrell Olson.

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Offutt Family Foundation Invests in Communities with Unique Program

Posted on May 19, 2017

Since it launched in July of 2015, a one-of-a-kind initiative known as the Community Builder program has been impacting charitable organizations across the R.D. Offutt Company footprint and within its companies, including RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Farms.

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Riverside Construction Update – May

Posted on May 18, 2017

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

Posted on May 17, 2017

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 Co. Expands International Footprint with RDO Equipment Africa

Posted on May 16, 2017

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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RDO Water Store in Oxnard Moves, Adds Vermeer

Posted on May 15, 2017

he RDO Water store in Oxnard has expanded and moved to a new facility, located at 701 N Rice Ave, less than five miles from the previous location. In addition to a premier location with easier access and proximity to coolers and packing houses, the new RDO Water – Oxnard store is larger, able to accommodate more irrigation products, service, and rental solutions, as well as the addition of Vermeer equipment, parts, and service.

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Learn the Latest in UAS Technology at Drone Focus

Posted on May 12, 2017

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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Casey Niemann, AgriSync, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Posted on May 10, 2017

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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Why the Mini Skid Steer Belongs On Your Jobsite

Posted on May 9, 2017

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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Technology Week a Success, thanks to RDO Equipment Co. & RDO Integrated Controls

Posted on May 9, 2017

During Central Lakes College’s Technology Week, students from the Heavy Equipment program received learning and hands-on experience on the latest equipment in the industry.

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5 Reasons Drone Focus Should Be On Your Radar

Posted on May 5, 2017

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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Emissions Education Day 2017

Posted on May 5, 2017

Last spring, team members at the Burnsville store hosted an emissions education day. Created to answer customers’ questions on emissions and better educate them on important topics like diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) management and Tier 4 system functionality, the event was the first of its kind and well-received by customers. Building on that success, the team again hosted Emissions Education Day at the Burnsville store

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Eric Bechtold Serves as President of Montana Contractors’ Association Associates’ Board of Directors

Posted on May 4, 2017

Eric Bechtold, General Manager of Billings, Great Falls, and Bozeman, is serving a two-year term as president of the Montana Contractor’s Association (MCA) Associates’ Board of Directors.

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Meet Three AYF Service Technician Interns

Posted on May 3, 2017

Look around the shop at any RDO Equipment Co. store. What are you likely to see? Equipment, tools, and service technicians – in particular, male service technicians, right? It’s uncommon to see females in heavy equipment technician roles. In fact, a 2015 Catalyst report shows women make up just 1.5% of the total workforce in two major categories that include diesel engine specialists and heavy equipment technicians.

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RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

RDO Integrated Controls expands the Topcon TopNETlive network to 100% coverage of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. Full coverage of the F-M metro area was completed with the installation and activation of three network receiver stations.

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A One-Two Punch for the Paving Industry

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

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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Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

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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Darrell Olson Named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Washington

Posted on Apr 24, 2017

RDO Equipment Co. announces Darrell Olson as General Manager of the Pasco and Sunnyside locations.

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