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Harvesting spring wheat in Montana

Discussion in 'Agricultural Operations' started by EdB, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Hendrik

    Hendrik Senior Member

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    I would imagine that they are trying to get more dealers but that is not an easy thing with most established dealers selling red or green (and perhaps yellow http://www.myclaas.com/press/index.aspx?lexion ).
     
  2. North Texan

    North Texan Well-Known Member

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    Fiat owns Case New Holland.

    AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia and is its own corporation.

    I'm sure AGCO would like to have a larger dealership network, but they have two problems. One is outside of the tracked challenger tractors sold at Caterpillar dealerships, they have several tractor brands, but none of them are very popular in the U.S. Without a wide variety of equipment to sell and work on, especially tractors, its difficult to make a dealership work. Combines are seasonal. Here in my part of the world, wheat harvest takes about 3 weeks. The rest of the year, there isn't a combine running. Tractors, if not running year round, will be running almost year round. Tractors are what makes the dealership profitable. Unless AGCO can make their tractor line more appealing to farmers, they aren't going to have a dealership network anywhere close to CNH or Deere.
     
  3. Monte1255

    Monte1255 Senior Member

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    getting back to the gleaner combines..........regardless of what style they build axial rotor or cross rotor, I sincerely hope that gleaner does well. I've owned agco's and whites for years and feel that another option would be good.:usa