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?”
Times are tough for producers, and dealers need a silver lining. Between the chaos caused by late planting, followed by the cloud of uncertainty created by the trade disputes with China, equipment dealers’ sentiment came in lower in this year’s Ag Equipment Intelligence 2020 Business Outlook & Trends Farm Equipment Forecast.
Rural Lifestyle Dealer congratulates Alex Power Equipment and Jacobi Sales Inc. on achieving 2019 Dealership of the Year status. They join 13 other elite dealerships that have earned this recognition since the program was started in 2007.
Billy Goat Industries is celebrating its 50th anniversary, boasting a portfolio of 11 debris and turf management products (some 90 SKUs) sold in North America and around the world. The company’s success attracted the attention of Briggs & Stratton, which acquired it in 2015.
What truly motivates people? A recent study from MIT found that, surprisingly, not everyone is motivated by money. In fact, those performing more cognitive tasks, such as sales, were less inclined to see money as a motivator.
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.