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Country Clipper Launches Deck Tracking System, Contour DTS

Short for Contour Deck Tracking System, ContourDTS allows the deck to track to the contour of the lawn, guided by each front wheel.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

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DMS 2020

ATTEND THE 2020 DEALERSHIP MINDS SUMMIT

The most influential “Dealership Minds” in the industry will gather August 4-5 in Omaha, Neb.

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Videos

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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

Overcoming These 5 Fears of Outside Sales Calls

In this episode of the Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast, we talk with sales coach Greg Martinelli about the topic of outside sales for the rural equipment market. Martinelli talks through why outside sales should be part of your rural equipment marketing strategy and how to start overcoming those fears.

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For the 14th consecutive year, Rural Lifestyle Dealer is sponsoring its "Dealership of the Year" awards program to recognize North America's best rural lifestyle 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. And you can nominate your own dealership. We will not reveal to the dealers who nominated them for this award.

Nominate a dealership here.


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.

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

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