CEEDA Briefing
Dec. 27, 2012

20. Rocky Mountain Dealerships' sales revenues rise 28.2 per cent
From May 17, 2012: Rocky Mountain Dealerships has reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Matt Campbell, CEO of Rocky, noted "Our results for the first quarter of 2012 reflect our success across several key areas, including same-store equipment and product support sales. Although our gross margin percentage declined, due primarily to a decrease in manufacturer incentives in the amount of $1.2 million, our increased revenues bolstered our total gross profit.More

19. Sources: Fiat Industrial and CNH Merger could face delay
From Oct. 11, 2012: Fiat Industrial, the truck and construction equipment maker, has hit a likely delay in plans for a full combination with U.S. unit CNH Global NV after independent directors questioned the terms, sources familiar with the matter said.More

18. Spherical wheeled motorcycle can move in all directions
From Sept. 13, 2012: Students at San Jose State University have been working on a motorcycle with spherical wheels. The promise is that it will make for a more maneuverable and safer bike. More maneuverable, because the bike could move in any direction or even spin on the spot, and safer because there is no danger of hitting an object which could turn the front wheel suddenly. More

17. The most promising dividends in farm and construction machinery
Daily Finance
From May 3, 2012: Dividend payers deserve a berth in any long-term stock portfolio. But seemingly attractive dividend yields are not always as fetching as they may appear. Let's see which companies in the farm and construction machinery industry offer the most promising dividends.More

16. Top 400 global agricultural machinery manufacturers
From Aug. 2, 2012: This report is an in-depth financial evaluation of the GlobalAgricultural Machinery Manufacturers. Using the unique Plimsoll method of analysis, each of the top 400 companies included is individually assessed and ranked against each other and compared to industry averages. Using the most up-to-date financial information available, the two-page per company analysis provides detailed financial analysis for each organization. The following are some of the key findings of this new report: More

15. New John Deere 6M Series tractors
Mechanics Hub
From Oct. 11, 2012: Available from December 2012, John Deere's versatile 6M Series tractors provide more power, functionality and operator comfort than their 6030 Series predecessors, offering new levels of efficiency and performance from a standard tractor range. More

14. What would you give for an eight-row head?
From Sept. 13, 2012: 'Never been used.' I see that comment on auction sale bills a few times a year. Pieces of equipment that were bought new and then sat in the shed never hitting the field. Why?More

13. Titan Machinery reports 32 per cent gain
From Sept. 13, 2012: Titan Machinery, a leading network of full-service agricultural and construction equipment stores, has reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter and first six months ended July 31, 2012.More

12. Report: Versatile shares more details about its Russian combine
Farm Industry News
From July 5, 2012: Amidst all the buzz surrounding Versatile's entrance in the combine market, Farm Industry News landed a 20-minute interview with Adam Reid, Versatile director of marketing, to get further details on its new RT490 combine made in Russia. Reid spoke to us from Alberta, having just returned from the official unveil at the Western Canada Farm Progress Show in Regina, SK. Here's the dirt on the company's bold move.More

11. Tough time for agricultural equipment firms
The Winnipeg Free Press
From July 26, 2012: While farmers in the Steinbach region are frantically searching for bins to store the sky-high corn crop that has benefited from this summer's extra heat, the toll of too much heat and not enough moisture is mounting in the U.S. Midwest.More