Asking for Dealer-Installed Retrofit Kits
Rural Lifestyle Market

Asking for Dealer-Installed Retrofit Kits

Upgrade kits allow dealers to engage their customers and provide an inexpensive way for them to upgrade their existing machines with the latest and greatest technology features. This customer-to-dealer engagement allows the dealer to promote the sale of both the upgrade kit and, hopefully, the future sale of a new machine.

Industry News

  • Bad Boy Gets Private Equity Investment

    The Sterling Group has a long history of partnering with family and entrepreneur owners and their management teams to support the growth of their businesses.
  • January is the Top Hiring Month of the Year

    The most effective way to land top talent is to follow a plan, and the best plans all follow smart schedules. Consider adding the following tasks to your calendar.
  • Kawasaki Engines Joins the Feeding America Enterprise Society

    Attendees visiting the Kawasaki Engines display at this year’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., helped the company bolster its contribution to FEEDING AMERICA to a level 15 percent above that achieved during the company’s initial effort at the trade gathering in 2018. Funds to provide more than 103,000 meals were generated at this year’s event.
  • KIOTI Tractor Amplifies Brand and New Products

    At its national dealer meeting, the company introduced new products which prioritize comfort, ease-of-use and maintenance.
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Resources

Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

Check out the latest articles from Bob Clements, premier management consultant for outdoor power equipment, agriculture and power sports dealerships:

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Precision Farming Dealer Summit

2020 PRECISION FARMING DEALER SUMMIT REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

This exclusive DEALER-ONLY conference is focused 100% on equipping your company to run a more profitable precision farming business. These 2 days of non-stop precision farming learning will change your dealership’s management strategies forever.

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Videos

From the Desk of RLD

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    4 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Rural Equipment Dealer

    During this week of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share reasons to be thankful to be in the rural equipment industry. My hope is that these thoughts might give you a boost going into the final weeks of 2019 so you can celebrate a stellar year.
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    True or False: A Good Dealership Can Sell Anything

    A visit to Wright Brothers Implement Sales and a discussion with second generation owner Myra Powell got me thinking about this line, “A good salesperson can sell anything.” Can that line of thought be extended to “A good dealership can sell anything?”
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    It’s Worth Your Time

    It's one more thing to add your day, but I promise it will be worth it! Our next Dealer Success Academy — an online, on-demand event — is set for Sept. 11-12, with the sessions starting at 9 a.m. Central on Sept. 11 and running through 9 p.m. Central on Sept. 12.
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    Sell Me a Mower: Where Do We Go from Here?

    I thought my June 4 blog post, “No One Wants to Sell Me a Mower,” was going to be a simple anecdotal story about my personal experience and how I thought dealers were not marketing to customers like me. I was way off.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast

Our Dealer Story: BTI Celebrates 75 Years

In this episode of the Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast we're joined by Kelly and Mike Estes, brothers and part of the third-generation ownership of BTI, a 6-store John Deere dealership based in Bucklin, Kan.

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Webinar Replay

Setting Off Season Goals

Sara Hey will walk you through what you should be doing right now, in the midst of a slower season, to set each department for success when spring season starts. She will share how dealerships across the country are setting goals for stability, growth, and accountability for each department and what you can do to make the next season your most profitable season yet.

Watch the replay here.

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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.

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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