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Cervus expects chip shortages may continue into fall

Deere dealer chain books increased Q1 profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The semiconductor chip shortage plaguing automotive and equipment manufacturers may last into the second and even third quarters of the year, farm equipment retailer Cervus Group says. Calgary-based Cervus — which operates 64 dealerships in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, including 38 devoted mainly to Deere farm equipment — expects increased demand to run up […] Read more


Members of the Regina Pats during a May 20, 2018 game against New Brunswick’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan at Brandt Centre in Regina. (CHL photo by Marissa Baecker)

Ag equipment maker buys WHL’s Regina Pats

Brandt takes full ownership of hockey club

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regina-based machinery manufacturer the Brandt Group is levelling up from partner to full owner of the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats. Brandt, which since 2005 has held the naming rights to the Pats’ home arena, Brandt Centre — formerly the Regina Agridome — said Friday it has approval from the league’s board of governors and […] Read more

Letters: European equipment imports happen for a reason

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear editor, I have read the story in Farmtario quoting Bev Leavitt, head of CEEDA, Canada East Equipment Dealers Association, crying wolf about farmers buying agricultural machinery from Europe. Maybe it would be good to consider the reasons why this is happening. First of all, this is far from being a common practice. Between the […] Read more

Equipment dealers raise concerns over European imports

Equipment dealers raise concerns over European imports

There are risks to buying imported equipment including a lack of warranty

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario farm equipment dealers are warning farmers to do their homework before buying equipment that has been imported from Europe because any savings on the purchase price could evaporate as soon as it needs repair. Licensed retail dealers, represented through the Canada East Equipment Dealers Association (CEEDA), however, believe there are strong reasons for farmers […] Read more


File photo of Rocky Mountain’s dealership at High River, Alta. (Country Guide photo by Scott Garvey)

Equipment dealer chain Rocky Mountain to go private

Publicly traded CNH dealer's top brass make offer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s biggest farm equipment dealership chain has made a deal to take itself private after almost 13 years on the TSX. Rocky Mountain Dealerships (RME) announced Monday it has an agreement in place with a numbered Alberta company controlled by CEO Garrett Ganden and board chairman Matthew Campbell, for 100 per cent of RME at […] Read more

AGCO appoints new CEO

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGCO’s long-time chief executive officer and chair of its board of directors is retiring and being replaced from within the company. Martin Richenhagen’s 16 years with the company have been a time of expansion and stability for AGCO and its main Massey Ferguson, Challenger and Fendt brands. Eric Hansotia, the company’s current senior vice president […] Read more

An OFX widget is now available for farmers perusing AgDealer’s online listings. (GFM staff photo)

AgDealer plugs into forex service provider

Listing site to offer currency exchange service on cross-border purchases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmers buying used iron internationally by way of AgDealer are getting access to what’s billed as a lower-cost option to handle the currency exchange. AgDealer, Canada’s largest used farm equipment shopper publication and online listing platform, announced a partnership Tuesday with OFX Group, an Australian-based online currency exchange provider. Farmers, distributors and buyers outside of […] Read more


GJ’s Farm Equipment gets new name with expanded CLAAS line

Reading Time: < 1 minute CLAAS dealership GJ’s Farm Equipment has announced several changes to its southwest Ontario location. The full service dealership will be changing its name to GJ’s Harvest Centre Inc. and will expand its CLAAS business focus. To accommodate the growth targets, GJ’s will nearly double in size — adding an additional 7,500 square feet to the […] Read more

Andy Pasztor has sent logos to 300 farmers around the world.

Achieving a state of #AndyClean

How the chase of an Ontario farmer’s equipment cleaning approval has become a global phenomenon

Reading Time: 2 minutes Combining elbow-grease and perfectionism to keep farm equipment pristine – that’s what it means to be #AndyClean. Such is the now globe-spanning hashtag originating with Andy Pasztor, a Norfolk County farmer who makes thorough equipment cleaning a major part of his yearly maintenance program. Why it matters: Attention to detail is critical to achieve a […] Read more