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Canada East Equipment Dealers' Association – Organizational Purpose and Mission

• The purpose of Canada East Equipment Dealers' Association is to promote and enhance the general welfare of retail equipment dealers primarily in the Province of Ontario and Maritime Provinces.

• Our mission is to promote and enhance the general welfare of our dealer members by providing a timely source of industry information, representing dealer interests in government regulation and legislation, enhancing dealer and employee education, supporting equitable dealer/manufacturer relations and offering specific business-related services which enhance the success and profitability of dealer members.

Profit up for Calgary-based Rocky Mountain Dealerships
Calgary Herald
Calgary-based Rocky Mountain Dealerships experienced a revenue increase of 5.5 per cent to $238.1 million in its second quarter which ended June 30. Gross profit also increased by 5.0 per cent to $35.9 million (15.1 per cent of sales), said the company in releasing its latest financial results.
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Buyers of John Deere's 644K hybrid loader seeing 25 per cent fuel savings
Equipment World
In 2009, RJS Construction Group, based out of Superior, WI, was the second construction company to buy John Deere's 764 HSD high-speed dozer. Hoping to be an even earlier adopter on Deere's latest technology, the company recently made sure it was first out of the gate to buy Deere's new 644K Hybrid loader. Both moves are indicative of chairman Todd Johnson's keen eye toward the future, says Pete Weidman, president and chief operating officer.
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Versatile's ML950 features ALIVE technology
Real Agriculture
Versatile unveiled the ML series air drills in 2012. These drills features technology that incorporates: "Accurate seed placement with Level, Independent openers for uncompromised Vertical Emergence of crops," or, "ALIVE" technology. The drills focus on providing an accurate and consistent seed placement based on the angle of the parallel linkage on the gauge wheels compared to the linkage on the openers beside it. In fact, the drill reads and readjusts every two seconds, based on these comparisons.
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Cervus Equipment reports 48 per cent gain in ag equipment sales
Farm Equipment
In announcing its second-quarter earnings, Cervus Equipment said that it posted record revenues during the period. Graham Drake, president and CEO of the Calgary, AB-based John Deere dealer group, said, "During the second quarter, corporate sales initiatives and positive customer outlook contributed to a 48 per cent increase in agricultural equipment sales and record overall quarterly revenue."
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Challenger adds MT400D series tractors to its lineup
Challenger will introduce and display the new MT400D Series mid-range tractors at the 2013 Farm Progress Show. The MT400D Series boasts big-Challenger-tractor features in a maneuverable, hardworking package. Ideal for loader work, hay production and around-the-farm use, the MT400D Series provides professional farmers an efficient tool to tackle a variety of jobs with the high standard of reliability and performance they've come to expect from Challenger.
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Yamaha unveils 2014 WaveRunners, all-new SVHO 1812cc engine
Powersports Business
Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has introduced its 2014 line of WaveRunner personal watercraft highlighted by two new flagship luxury performance models and the debut of the most powerful motor ever in a Yamaha WaveRunner — the Yamaha Super Vortex High Output (SVHO) marine engine. Also making news is Yamaha's FZ Series of high-performance, race inspired watercraft that will feature the new SVHO engine, and the value focused VX Series that will now come with Yamaha’s proprietary nanotechnology-engineered NanoXcel hulls and decks, which sheds 65 pounds compared to 2013 models.
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Kubota introduce modern version of classic tractor
Kubota has introduced an updated version of its popular L4100 tractor. For over a decade, Kubota's L-Series tractors have been at the forefront of the industry and extremely popular thanks to their reliability, performance and price point. The introduction of an improved L4100 will continue to add to this legacy.

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Star Wars meets agriculture
Precision Farming Dealer via Pork Network
A long time ago in a barn far, far away, farmers yearned to learn more about their crops and livestock while also saving some time and money. That moment of technological advancement has arrived, with precision agriculture delivering sensors, robots and monitors that rival those out of the science fiction classic Star Wars. It's as if we've left the days of guessing and backbreaking labour for a more automated and accurate era.

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John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday
Thousands of people gathered in Wisconsin recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Deere Corp.'s lawn-and-garden tractor. The celebration took place at the Horicon Works factory, where the model 110 was produced in 1963. The small tractors were known as "freedom machines" because they enabled people to do lawn work in less time. They resembled full-size tractors, with attachments that included a plow for planting.

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Ryetec wood splitter can deal with larger diameter logs
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Ryetec's latest wood splitter range is aimed at farmers and estate owners who sell firewood on a commercial basis but are currently using automated processing machinery that limits the diameter of wood which can be logged. Larger-diameter wood (which is often cheaper) does not work in this type of machine and few people are able to deal with it, says the company.
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FEECO providing granulation system to university
Ag Annex
FEECO International, a manufacturer of granulation equipment, is assisting in a project in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison at a dairy farm in Cleveland, WI. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Accelerated Renewable Energy Consortium (ARE) has partnered with Maple Leaf Dairy and several other entities to investigate on-farm technologies that will transform manure into a variety of bio-based products. The pilot scale project is in response to the growing issue of handling mass amounts of manure in a cost-effective way for farmers.
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