ST. LOUIS — The Equipment Dealers Assn. announces the recipients of the 2019 Dealer’s Choice and Gold Level awards. The Dealer’s Choice Award is presented to the top-rated company in each of EDA’s four manufacturer categories based on results of the annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Gold Level Award recipients are manufacturers that scored exceptionally well in the survey.

2019 Dealer's Choice Award Recipients are:

  • Full-Line Manufacturer: Claas
  • Tractor Manufacturer: LS Tractor
  • Shortline Manufacturer: Vermeer
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer: Scag

This year’s Dealer’s Choice Award recipients have consistently topped their respective manufacturer categories over the last several years. This is LS Tractor’s 5th consecutive Dealer’s Choice award and Vermeer’s fifth in seven years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019). Scag has received Dealer’s Choice honors in the OPE category four times, including the last three years running. Full-line manufacturer, Claas received the Dealer’s Choice Award for the first time in 2018.

Gold Level Award Recipients for 2019 are:

Bourgault, Branson, Bush Hog, ECHO, Exmark, Ferris, Grasshopper, Highline Mfg., John Deere, Kioti, Landoll, Shindaiwa, STIHL, Toro and Walker

“On behalf of EDA and our dealers, I commend this year’s Dealer’s Choice and Gold Level Award recipients for their efforts in creating positive business relationships with their dealer networks,” said Kim Rominger, President & CEO of the Equipment Dealers Assn. “As always, I look forward to using the results of this year’s survey to facilitate conversations with manufacturers on ways they can continue to grow and improve in the eyes of the dealer.”

The Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and corresponding awards are important services EDA provides its members. EDA encourages equipment dealers and manufacturers to join the association and receive the many benefits of membership. For more information on becoming a member, contact Joe Dykes at or 636.349.6205.

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