John deere dealer consolidating
a few days a guy i am acquainted with told me the last small john deere (only 1 dealership) had sold the business to a dealer that owns 25 or 30 other jd dealership in il and southren wi.
i know lots of case ih dealers own more than 1 dealership. i can think of only 4 agco dealers within 50 of me. We have Smith Tractor in Washington, NJ, the oldest continuously operated Ford/Ford-New Holland/New Holland dealer in the country (according to their radio ad, anyway)as a single-location operation, but everything else up here in the northwest part of the state is gone.
The one that I've been going to for years is loosing their Agco contract though from what I've been told on here by another member. I guess Agco told them two days after the funeral to start winding things down,they weren't getting a new contract apparently,but they're still going,so I don't know what's going on with them.Deere & Company began when John Deere, born in Rutland, Vermont, USA on February 7, 1804, moved to Grand Detour, Illinois in 1836 to escape bankruptcy in Vermont.