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October 07, 2015 12:55 PM ET

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Company Overview of RDO Equipment Co.

Company Overview

RDO Equipment Co. sells and services farm, construction, and lawn and garden equipment. It provides new and used agriculture, construction, compact, lawn and garden, power, and positioning equipment; and precision support products. The company also provides parts and services, including maintenance and repairs; construction and farm equipment rental services; and equipment auctions and financing services. In addition, it offers integrated controls for construction equipment, such as survey systems, GPS technologies, laser controls, and machine controls; precision agriculture systems for agriculture equipment, including displays and receivers, guidance systems, field and crop solutions, and i...

700 7th Street South

Fargo, ND 58103

United States

Founded in 1968

1,182 Employees





Key Executives for RDO Equipment Co.

Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 72
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President - Project/process Management
Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

RDO Equipment Co. Key Developments

RDO Equipment Co. Names Chris Cooper as Chief Operating Officer

Chris Cooper has been named chief operating officer of RDO Equipment Co. In this role, he will be responsible for the daily business operations across all regions and teams and will work directly with Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO and Chair of Offutt Family Enterprises, and the leadership team in driving business goals and results. Cooper has served as an RDO Equipment Co. executive vice president since 2012. He joined the organization in 2004 as general manager of the Irving, Fort Worth, and Waco, Texas locations. Cooper will be based at the company's Field Support Office in Fargo, N.D.

RDO Equipment Co. Names Jim Carell as General Manager of New McKinney Location

Jim Carell has been named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co.’s newest location in McKinney, TX. Carell joined the company in 2002 as a sales professional at the Irving location. In 2014 he was named sales manager of McKinney, then under construction. Prior to RDO Equipment Co., he worked in sales at Kirkpatrick & O’Donnell as well as Continental Equipment. Carell has 25 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry.

RDO Equipment Co. Introduces Bug Vacuum for Berry Customers

As one of the large berry producing areas in the world, the Watsonville area customers needed a very unique piece of equipment. RDO Equipment Co. recognized this need and developed a bug vacuum for strawberry row crops. The 'bug vac' creates 4,700 cu. ft. per min. suction over the rows to rid the crop of insects. The unit is hydraulically powered from the rear PTO and powers the hood fans that draw the insects up and out. The store can produce systems designed for 3 or 4 row crops from 48”-68” in width. The minimum horsepower requirement to run the bug vac is 60 hp.

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