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Solectrac to Develop New Line of Electric Tractors with Energica

Solectrac to Develop New Line of Electric Tractors with Energica

Energica Inside will support Solectrac with battery pack development, Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) development, and prototype assembly and testing.

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    Middleton Power Center's last day as a John Deere dealer was Aug. 5, 2021. To add  insult to injury, Deere also sent out a “Closed” Dealership Notification Notice that simply said “Dealership closed – no replace” to Stihl and Honda on their last day as a Deere dealer.

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2018 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

2018 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

This 46-page extensive management report details the numbers, trends and forecasts for the 2018 rural equipment market, and 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 2018 and so much more. You'll find insightful comparisons of U.S. vs. Canadian dealers, large vs. small dealerships and by major manufacturer, and with 6 additional pages in the 2018 report — a 13% increase — there’s more insight to be found than ever.

2017 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

2017 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s full-length 40-page 2017 Business Trends & Outlook report is now available. This extensive management report details the numbers, trends and forecasts for the 2017 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 2017 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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