Best of the Farm Equipment Web: July 29, 2022

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Farm equipment editors come across a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our formidable agricultural machinery industry. Here’s our favorite content from the last week on the web:


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Dealer of the Year Turns 100 and Gets Radio Time

On July 23, Riechmann Bros., a 4-store John Deere dealership based in Okawville, Illinois, celebrated its 100th anniversary with a party for its customers and community. During In a radio interview with Brownfield’s Rhiannon branch, Bill Riechmann Jr. shared a bit of the dealership’s history and was recently named 2022 Farm Equipment Dealer of the Year.


Interview with Amanda Stanton, former CEO of Stanton Tractor

Many dealers are familiar with the late Scot Stanton, who owned/operated the Stanton Tractor (John Deere) dealer group of 3 stores in Connecticut and served on the board of Northeast Equipment Dealers Assn. until her death in 2020. Here, Chrissy Wozniak interviews Scot’s daughter, Amanda Stanton, former CEO of Stanton Tractor, bought by United Ag & Turf. This 32-minute interview published on July 5 provides an interesting insight into the world of dealerships, including purity pressures.


An overview of combine production at Deere’s Harvester Works

YouTube channel Automotive garage got a glimpse of Deere’s combine manufacturing at Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois. With approximately 90 acres under roof, Automotive Garage claims it is the largest and most modern combine manufacturing plant in the world.


Transition to a new senior executive

We discovered this 8-minute clip – from the very first Dealership Minds Summit in 2013 – by chance this week. Now retired himself, co-owner Mark Foster detailed the process followed to determine the best course of action for the multi-store group when Ron Birkey retired from the business, then only the 3rd president in 60 years of company history.


It’s good when your customers get it

Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your customers reacted to interest rate or price increases like Twitter user @Deere_Salesman did?


Product of the Week: Spotlight on Yetter Air Adjust Line Cleaner

Ready to take control from your cabin? With the air-operated Yetter Air Adjust row cleaner, you can make real-time adjustments using Wi-Fi commands on a tablet or iPad, or via an existing ISOBUS monitor. This video highlights the many features of Air Adjust.

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