Kioti Debuts Next Generation CK10 Models
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Kioti Debuts Next Generation CK10 Models

The new CK10 models include two gear and two hydrostatic transmission (HST) models ranging from 25.4-40 horsepower.

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For the 9th consecutive year, Rural Lifestyle Dealer is sponsoring its “Dealership of the Year” awards program to recognize North America’s best farm equipment dealers.

Dealers, manufacturers and others are invited to participate by nominating top dealers from across North America. There is no limit to the number of nominations that an individual can submit.

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    Be an Owner, Not an Employee

    Rural Lifestyle Dealer recently announced our new partnership with Bob Clements, who is recognized as the premier management consultant for outdoor power equipment, agriculture and power sports dealerships. We’re teaming up with Bob and his company, Bob Clements Intl., to provide real world and “must do” strategies for making your dealership more profitable.
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    Jackie Curé is a land broker in Asheville, N.C. She opened her business, Landcrazy.com, in 2006, survived the recession and is now seeing an influx of homesteaders and “microfarmers” in western North Carolina.
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    Could You Be Replaced?

    The automotive market is a good one to watch for trends that might impact the rural lifestyle equipment market. Automotive dealers' wide customer base leads them to adopt marketing practices and technology earlier than equipment dealers. Consumers overall are spending an increasing amount of time online, so what's the auto industry doing to evolve its online strategies?
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    Attracting Stellar Salespeople

    The selling season is here. Have you “stocked” your sales floor with top-notch salespeople to meet the increased traffic? Based on your responses to our 2015 Dealer Business Trends & Outlook survey, many of you say finding good employees is the issue you’re most concerned about. What steps are you taking to attract and retain good people?
 
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Rick Bailes
Co-Owner
Bill's Tractor
San Antonio, Texas

Alan Foy
Turf Salesperson
A&M Green Power Group
Pacific Junction, Iowa

Chris Frodel
Vice President
Mid-State Equipment
Janesville, Wis.

Summer King
Owner
Kingline Equipment
Cantonment, Fla.

James Little
President
Little Tractor
Metropolis, Ill.

Eric Roach
General Manager
S&H Farm Supply
Joplin, Mo.

Gene Saville
Sales Coordinator
Lamb & Webster
Springville, N.Y.

Mark Foster
Regional Manager/Partner
Birkey's Farm Store
Bloomington, Ill.

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2015 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

2015 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s full-length 39-page 2015 Business Trends & Outlook report is now available. This extensive management report details the numbers, trends and forecasts for the 2015 rural equipment market. The report examines what products dealers expect to be the hottest sellers this year, which new products they intend to introduce or expand upon in their product mix, what their major concerns are for 2015 and so much more. The report provides comparisons of U.S. vs. Canadian dealers, large vs. small dealerships and by major manufacturer.

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Rural Lifestyle Dealer 1-Year Subscription (U.S.)

The information source for equipment dealers selling to everyone from hobby farmers to estate owners to landscape contractors and municipalities. Rural Lifestyle Dealer is published 4 times per year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall issues.)
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