Alex Chausovsky of ITR Economics discusses how dealers can prepare for the slight economic downturn expected in the industrial economy during the first half of 2020, followed by a rising trend later in the year. A more significant downturn is expected by 2022.
Unit sales of compact tractors have been the historical bell weather used to gauge the general health of the rural lifestyle segment of the farm equipment business. As Rural Lifestyle Dealer marks its 10th year, it seems appropriate to review how the market for small farm tractors has fared over the last decade.
Jackie Curé is a land broker in Asheville, N.C. She opened her business, Landcrazy.com, in 2006, survived the recession and is now seeing an influx of homesteaders and “microfarmers” in western North Carolina.
Manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois shrank in July for the first time in three years, with orders from the United States, Europe and China dropping as business seems almost paralyzed until the fall election is over and economic policies are addressed.
Alyn Brown of Level Up Development, who is also a technology contributor to Rural Lifestyle Dealer, highlights products that stood out to him at the 2019 GIE+Expo, including equipment from Mean Green, Ariens, Bad Boy and Ferris.
Yanmar was founded in 1912 and developed the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as our core business ever since, our key tool in the rationalization and modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry.
Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world.