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John Deere SmartGrade Mastless Motor Grader

A Closer Look at the John Deere SmartGrade Mastless Motor Grader

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You’ve heard of SmartGrade technology. Now see how it works in a motor grader, fully-integrated into the machine.
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John Deere excavator

Better Excavator Operation with the Topcon X-53x Auto Excavator System

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The Topcon X-53x is the newest automated edition of its 3D modular aftermarket solution for excavation.
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Specialized Solutions from Manitou and Gehl

Specialty Agriculture and Construction Equipment from Manitou Group

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Recently, RDO added another trusted name to its lineup of telehandlers: Manitou. Now, RDO customers have more opportunities to find the right telehandler or forklift for the jobsite, with both brands available.
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One-stop shop | Technology solutions from RDO Equipment Co.

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“The technology is hands down the best. It helps us map out the job, come in perform that job – let’s just call it plug and play.”
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The industry's first mastless motor grader

The Next Big Thing in Grade Control Technology

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SmartGrade expands the flexibility of blade placement and utilizes the machine capabilities as they were designed. For the motor grader, this means operators can now control grade fully-articulated.
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Expectation vs reality of buying used equipment

Used Equipment FAQs – Expectation vs. Reality of Buying Used Equipment

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To address the most common misconceptions and show the reality of used equipment, here are five frequently asked questions about used equipment.
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Get to know: Hi-Vac

Get to Know our Partners – Hi-Vac Corporation

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Dan Coley, Hi-Vac Corporation President, talks about the successful partnership the company has established in just two years with RDO Equipment Co. and RDO Vermeer – and even how the RDO team has played a role in new features and improvements to products.
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Midwest Construction Region

What’s Happening in RDO Equipment Co.’s Midwest Construction Region

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Here’s a special look at what’s going on in RDO’s Midwest Construction region this time of year, with the region’s Vice Presidents, Adam Gilbertson and Kelly Gress.
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How John Deere and Topcon SmartGrade Work for Champion Site Prep

How John Deere and Topcon SmartGrade Work for Champion Site Prep

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Champion Site Prep’s GPS Design Manager, Justin Stiehl, explains the system’s advantages, from the integrated, simplified operation to the machine’s awareness of speed, slip, and grade working together to keep them productive.
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John Deere 345G Delivers on the Jobsite

High Standards and Heavy Equipment for Pesado Construction Co.

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For most companies that operate heavy equipment, service is as much of the buying decision as features, benefits, even price. In the case of San Antonio-based Pesado Construction Co., this statement rings true, and it speaks to the company’s longtime partnership with RDO Equipment Co.
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5 Reasons to Rent a Roller

Reasons to Rent a Roller for Quality Compaction

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Whether asphalt or dirt, the right roller can make a big difference in quality of compaction and overall time on the job. Rollers may not be the most popular construction machine but they’re essential to projects requiring a stable foundation. Here are five reasons why renting a roller might be a company’s best choice.
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50 Years: Lessons, Leadership, Loaders

50 Years of Lessons, Leadership, and John Deere Wheel Loaders

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John Deere began with one man and one leap of faith. RDO Equipment Co. also began with one man, a leap of faith, and an agriculture background. And that's not where the similarities end.
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Cash, Loan, or Lease - How to Choose

Cash, Loan, Lease – Which to Choose for Construction Equipment

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Once a business has made the decision to add or replace construction equipment in its fleet, that’s only the beginning. Next comes the decision of how to acquire it. Should the business purchase the equipment outright? Take out a loan? What about leasing? There are valid benefits to each option. Read on for more info that will help with the final decision.
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5 Tips for Buying a Used Excavator

The Used Excavator Trend and Tips to a Successful Buy

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Those in the market for a used excavator have opportunity to secure one, with help from these five tips for buying a used excavator.
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Vogele Asphalt Paver paving a road

Partnership with Asphalt Paving & Materials Co.

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Working with Asphalt Paving & Materials Co., RDO Equipment Co. is proud to provide the Wirtgen machines, and the parts and service support that makes an impact on the company’s operation and quality of results.
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John Deere 344K moving snow in a parking lot

John Deere 344L Loader for Snow Removal

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Snow removal is a demanding job. That’s why Welk’s Lawn Care turns to RDO Equipment Co. for the newest equipment and 24/7 service and support.
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RDOEmployees from the Riverside and Lakeside locations

Riverside and Lakeside Team Up for Unique Loader

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Two of our California locations teamed up to ensure this customer got the unit exactly as they wanted it.
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Used Equipment Outlook

Used Equipment Outlook for the First Half of 2019

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As the construction industry prepares for the first half of 2019, there’s good news and bad news – or, to better rephrase, there are going to be opportunities along with challenges.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Compact Construction in Agriculture

Agriculture Technology Podcast: Compact Construction Equipment In Agriculture

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In the latest podcast episode, Tony Kramer speaks with Tory Williams about compact construction equipment.
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Two Key Changes to Section 179

Two Updates You Need to Know About Section 179

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In recent years, Section 179 details haven’t been available until closer to the close of the current year. However, with the passing of 2018’s tax reform, program info has been available for quite some time for those looking at year-end purchases to apply Section 179.
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