The RDO Difference
Our philosophy is to focus on your needs and add value to your business. From employees to manufacturing partners, we’re here for your success.
You are more than a customer to us: you are at the centre of everything we do.
From parts to service, you’re in good hands with the most trusted John Deere dealer.
RDO Equipment first invested in Australia in 2012 when it acquired a 50% interest in Vanderfield (an agricultural equipment dealer), followed by a 50% investment in Vermeer Australia in 2015. Fast forward to 2019, RDO is named the official dealer partner for John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment in all states (excluding WA) and further solidifies it’s commitment to Australia by acquiring the remaining interest in Vanderfield and Vermeer Australia.
Today the RDO Australia Group is one of the world’s largest John Deere and Vermeer equipment dealers and encompasses Vermeer Australia, Vanderfield and RDO Equipment dealerships. The Group proudly employs over 700 staff, and operates out of 29 dealership locations providing parts and service support for the agricultural, roads, civil construction, landscaping, mining and forestry sectors.
Today, RDO Equipment sells and supports heavy and compact equipment, strengthened by our partnership with John Deere, for those who build, feed, and support our communities.
The year is 1968. 26-year-old potato farmer, Ron Offutt, is farming alongside his father in Moorhead, Minnesota, operating John Deere equipment rented from the local dealership nearby. Later that same year, Ron purchases that local dealership and grows it into a company with more than 75 stores in nine states, selling and supporting agriculture, construction, environmental, irrigation, positioning, and surveying equipment from leading manufacturers including John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon.
50 years later, RDO Equipment Co. manages more than 100 locations worldwide with partnerships in Africa, Australia, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine, making it the largest and most trusted John Deere partner to customers around the globe.
We support those who build and feed the world. Find out more about who we are and our commitment to those who get the job done by joining us on social media through the links on this page.