Continuing a legacy of passion and commitment to partnering with customers . . .

Founded by Ron Offutt in the US in 1968, RDO Equipment Co. is one of the world’s most trusted John Deere and Vermeer dealers with partnerships in Africa, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine. RDO first came to Australia in 2012 when it acquired a 50 percent interest in Vanderfield (a John Deere agricultural equipment dealer), followed by a 50 percent investment in Vermeer Australia in 2015. Today, RDO Equipment is the official dealer partner for John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment in Australia (excluding WA), is a John Deere agricultural and turf equipment dealer in 22 QLD, NSW & NT locations, and also operates the Vermeer Australia equipment dealership business.

RDO Equipment operates from 29 dealerships across the country and proudly employs more than 800 employees offering sales, parts and service support to customers across the agricultural, roads, civil construction, landscaping, mining and forestry sectors.

RDO Equipment

The year is 1968. 26-year-old potato farmer, Ron Offutt, is farming alongside his father in Minnesota, US, operating John Deere equipment rented from his local dealership. Later that same year, Ron purchases that local dealership and grows it into a company with more than 75 stores across nine states.

Fifty years later, RDO Equipment is one of the world’s most trusted John Deere and Vermeer dealers with partnerships in Africa, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine. RDO first came to Australia in 2012 when it acquired a 50% interest in Vanderfield (an agricultural machinery 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 Australia (excluding WA).

Today, RDO Equipment continues to be the official dealer partner for John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment in Australia (excluding WA), is a John Deere agricultural and turf equipment dealer in 22 QLD, NSW & NT locations, and also operates the Vermeer Australia equipment dealership business.

RDO operates out of 29 dealership locations across Australia and proudly employs more than 800 staff providing expert sales, parts and service support to customers across the the agricultural, roads, environmental, landscaping, mining, road, and forestry sectors.

 

Vanderfield

After being established in 1963 as Farm Equipment Pty Ltd by Gordon Vandersee, one of Australia’s leading agricultural machinery businesses became Vanderfield in 1970. Over the years, Vanderfield grew to 22 branches positioned in key agricultural regions  in Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and into Kununurra, WA.

In 2012, Vanderfield partnered with RDO Equipment Co. – one of the largest John Deere and Vermeer dealer groups globally – a business built on similar values, and the same focus of commitment and partnership with customers, employees, manufacturers and communities.

In 2019, RDO Equipment Co. acquired the remaining interests in Vanderfield and Vermeer Australia, and in 2020, acquired Chesterfield Australia to add 11 branch locations and more than 200 employees to the Vanderfield network.

Today, Vanderfield is part of the RDO Equipment business as one of the world’s most trusted John Deere and Vermeer equipment dealers.

 

Vermeer Australia

Established more than 30 years ago in Queensland, Vermeer Australia has partnered with some of Australia’s largest contractors in the delivery of significant infrastructure projects and supported contractors, municipalities and utilities in the installation, maintenance and renewal of their assets.

Their relationship with Vermeer Corporation began in 1989 when the business became the sole authorised dealer for Queensland, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. They acquired the NSW dealerships in 1997, with SA and VIC following about 12 months later. In the space of 30 years, the company has steadily grown from a team of four to around 120 employees spread over five branches.

Strong partnerships with some of Australia’s largest contractors has allowed Vermeer Australia to be recognised internationally for consistently ranking number one amongst Vermeer international dealerships worldwide.