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In an intensely competitive market, Zimmerer Kubota has prospered by serving a diverse array of markets and keeping customers as the #1 focus.

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Dealership of the Year

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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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From the Desk of RLD

  • Lynn Woolf

    What If There Isn't a Spring Rush?

    The talk among dealerships this time of year is being prepared for the spring rush — assembling mowers, arranging indoor and outdoor displays, hiring staff, catching up on repairs and hosting open houses. The assumption is that because the calendar has flipped to April that customers are headed in to buy.
  • Lynn Woolf

    More of the Information You Need, Faster

    We realize that the time you're spending here on your computer or mobile device is time spent away from customers, your team or your long list of management responsibilities. So, we at Rural Lifestyle Dealer want to make every minute you spend with us worth it.
  • Lynn Woolf

    Bad Experience Bolsters Competition

    What comes to mind when you read this sentence: “Sometimes the idea for a small business comes from a bad experience, such as paying too much for something and thinking there must be a better way to get the product or service.”
  • Lynn Woolf

    Half of You Know Something the Rest Don't

    This is the ninth year that Rural Lifestyle Dealer has compiled and shared the most comprehensive look at equipment trends in the rural lifestyle market. We summarized the findings from our 2015 Business Trends & Outlook Report in our winter issue — sharing that nearly 84% of the responding dealers expect revenues to be as good as or better than last year.
 
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Editorial Advisory Board

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.

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

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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