Farmers across Western Canada may notice two very remarkable things on the Prairie landscape soon — stand alone CLAAS dealerships and brightly coloured Xerion tractors.
Caterpillar recently announced its shift out of the agriculture market, which started a chain reaction that will see CLAAS, a company who had a distribution deal for its Lexion combines with the company, establish its own dealer network on the Canadian Prairies. As Mark Oehmke, vice president of sales for CLAAS North America, explains in this video filmed at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current will all eventually host dealerships and service centers. But will we ever see a green, orange and white Lexion harvest wheat on the Prairies? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.
(What’s all that yelling in the background, you ask? CLAAS hosted a Lexion combine bouncy castle at the farm show. Don’t believe us? It’s featured in our Farm Progress Show wrap found HERE.)
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