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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    No reasons stated in the article; I'm guessing the dealer simply could not move product the way Deere wanted them to.

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    Maybe but do to libel laws and contract clauses there maybe some things where the silence is shouting at you if you care to listen.

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    Be interesting what might??? lay ahead for L.F. Trottier & Sons,for they almost same type setup and long time dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
    Be interesting what might??? lay ahead for L.F. Trottier & Sons,for they almost same type setup and long time dealer.
    Yes I had considered that. So Royalton site is too far from the Interstate and the WRJ site has no room for expansion. Watch JD corporate put in a mega center at the old Formula Ford site in South Barre or some place as well placed as that has been sold and put every other small dealer out.

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    Quote Originally Posted by vtsnowedin View Post
    Yes I had considered that. So Royalton site is too far from the Interstate and the WRJ site has no room for expansion. Watch JD corporate put in a mega center at the old Formula Ford site in South Barre or some place as well placed as that has been sold and put every other small dealer out.
    Sounds like a "scary situation" might be in the weather forecast! My Dad used to characterize that kind of thing in a more "basic" manner -- "gotcha by the shorthairs"...!!

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
    Be interesting what might??? lay ahead for L.F. Trottier & Sons,for they almost same type setup and long time dealer.
    Hmmmmm, good point......Hopefully not, I do work for both places
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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    Deere is not the only company doing this. My JD dealer was a Hesston dealer for years. Agco told him that he was not a full Agco dealer - so they took the Hesston line away from him. The nearest real Hesston dealer - that is, one that stocks products and parts - is now is over 200 miles away. The JD dealer sold about $1.5M of Hesston baling equipment per year - now Agco sells $0 in the same sales area.

    According to Agco, the local Hesston dealer is supposed to be the Cat dealer - yeah...that works out really well. They've never had a piece of agricultural equipment on their property in 25 years - much less baling equipment. Try and get parts for a baler from the Cat dealer - the parts dept. looks at you like you're from Mars when you ask for a Hesston part...much less keeping any parts in stock.

    Speaking of the local Cat dealer - all three in-state Cat dealerships were bought out by a Cat dealer from Texas. The local NH dealer had been a Ford Tractor dealer since the 1930's, changed to NH and went out of business last year when NH closed the franchise and gave it to a large dealership from Texas.

    That's the way it is - consolidate dealerships, cutdown admin / overhead costs, etc. by servicing a smaller dealer network (in franchise numbers) that covers the same geographic area.

    As mom always said, "Life sucks - then you die." Quite the philosopher...

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    My Mom always said, "Getting old sucks."
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    unfounded suspicion here, but when you see a MFG comes in and take the floor planned inventory its usually because they are not paying their bills. True that Deere (and many other MFG's) are pushing consolidation hard.. but that usually shows itself in other ways.

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    Default Re: R N Johnson, Walpole, NH Losing John Deere

    We don't have small JD dealers here. All owned by the same company
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