Alabama Farmers Federation members can now save on equipment from Caterpillar Inc., thanks to a new partnership between American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Cat.
Paul Brown, who directs the member benefits program for the Federation, said the new offer strengthens an already valuable membership package.
“We are always looking for ways to bring added value to our membership, and Caterpillar certainly does that,” Brown said. “Like Alfa and the Federation, Caterpillar is a name that’s synonymous with quality. We are pleased to offer our members another benefit from a nationally recognized brand.”
The partnership will provide members up to $2,000 in purchase incentives on Cat machines. In addition, Caterpillar plans to support Farm Bureau programs in 2016 and coordinate with Farm Bureau on other efforts.
“Our extensive product line, with more than 300 Cat machines, reflects our commitment to the ongoing success of American agriculture and rural businesses,” said Dustin Johansen, Caterpillar agriculture industry manager. “We’re proud to partner with the American Farm Bureau Federation and help members get their jobs done with the highest quality, best value equipment, attachments and integrated solutions in the industry.”
Eligible equipment includes Cat skid steer loaders, compact and multi-terrain loaders, wheel loaders, telehandlers, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators and track-type tractors.
“Farm Bureau’s commitment to providing members with exclusive access to superior, high-quality brands, programs and products continues with this new partnership,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “Caterpillar and agriculture have a shared history that goes back more than a hundred years. Our new partnership will make it easier for our members to improve productivity and efficiency to maintain profit margins,” he added.
In addition to providing reliable, fuel-efficient equipment that is more economical for farmers, ranchers and rural business people to own and operate, Caterpillar is also committed to the safety of operators and to ongoing innovation in design and engineering. Along with providing unparalleled parts availability, Cat Dealer service helps ensure the long-term reliability of equipment.
“Our product solutions are designed and built for maximum performance and safety,” Johansen said. “We are constantly developing and refining advanced power and hydraulic technologies to ensure that our products provide Farm Bureau members with the power, versatility, efficiency, ease of operations and reliability they have come to expect.”
The Farm Bureau member benefit discount on Cat machines can be combined with any current retail discounts, promotions, rebates or offers available through Caterpillar or its dealers, with the exception of other membership purchase incentives (such as the NCBA discount).
All participating state Farm Bureau members are eligible. Discounts cannot be applied to past purchases. Members must provide a valid Member Verification Certificate to the Cat dealer at the time of quote to receive the discount. Certificates may be obtained at fbadvantage.com/cat as of Sept. 1, 2015. Click here to see a full list of member benefits.