Day in the Cab: Stotz Equipment

Jack Zemlicka, Technology Editor

No two days are ever the same, and riding along with Layne Richins, precision ag manager with Stotz Equipment for this installment of Day in the Cab, provided the most unique experience to date. 

The John Deere dealership group operates 25 stores throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Layne started as a mechanic 14 years ago and gradually added more precision farming service responsibilities as the dealership developed this side of the business.

But rather than maintain a separate Integrated Solutions department, Stotz chose to run its precision business through the service department. Since 2013, Layne has divided his responsibilities between being service manager at the dealership’s Casa Grande, Ariz., location and the precision farming coordinator for all of Stotz’s stores. 

Whether training a seasonal operator on a sprayer setup, installing a land leveling design or pitching the benefits of a data management platform, Layne pivoted from task to task with exhaustive effort, efficiency and a relaxed nature.  

Read from my journal of the day in this article from the Winter 2016 edition of Precision Farming Dealer and click on each video below to see the footage I captured along the way: 

Pacing Precision Progress with Internal
Teamwork & Customer Collaboration

Split responsibilities and year-round cropping systems require constant, diverse customer technology support for Stotz Equipment’s Precision Ag Manager Layne Richins.

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Building Customer Confidence with In-Field Technology Training

Building Customer Confidence with
In-Field Technology Training

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Banking Water with a Smart Land Leveling Solution

Banking Water with a
Smart Land Leveling Solution

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A Show & Tell Approach to Selling Data Management Service

A Show & Tell Approach to
Selling Data Management Service

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Streamlining Precision Service to Increase Billable Time

Streamlining Precision
Service to Increase Billable Time

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Pacing Precision Support for Year-Round Success

Pacing Precision Support
for Year-Round Success

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