The UK agricultural machinery sector has experienced an unprecedented level of lead franchise changes in 2020, driven largely by John Deere’s dealer scale ambitions but also a revised policy for AGCO’s multi-brand distribution.
Cazenovia Equipment has announced it will be opening a new location in Fulton, N.Y. in early fall of 2020. Because Cazenovia Equipment is merging its Sandy Creek and Watertown locations, the new Fulton store will offer customers of Oswego and Onondaga counties continuity of service.
Godfrey Bros., a single store John Deere dealership in Jonesville, Mich., announced that it was acquired by GreenMark Equipment on Sept. 1. GreenMark now has 16 locations throughout Southwestern Michigan and Northwestern Indiana.
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In this week's episode we look at how ag equipment manufacturers compare to other machinery sectors in their recovery. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner looks at how the massive “all-in-one” machine by NEXAT handles every work step in production agriculture, including soil cultivation, sowing, crop protection and harvesting. Also in this episode: a number of dealers are making acquisitions in Dealers on the Move, Deere acquires battery technology provider Kreisel Electric and Ben Thorpe examines how the major OEMs' R&D expenses compare to their ag sales.