Fleet Solutions for Agriculture

Agriculture

A wide selection of commercial vehicles for all types of agricultural use

Merchants Fleets offers all types of vehicles for the agriculture industry, including farming, livestock production, forestry and woodland management, and more. Choose from the latest trucks, cargo vans, and other commercial vehicles suitable for hauling machinery/equipment and transporting agriculture products, crops, livestock, or tools. We can also equip you with flatbeds and rental options, depending on your needs, and  vehicles can be upfitted to accommodate special types of equipment.

Agriculture Fleet Management Overview

Benefits of partnering with a fleet management company include:

  • Lower Costs
  • Improved Fleet Safety
  • Ability to Track Fuel Spend
  • Faster Deployment to Job Sites
  • Ability to Monitor Equipment
  • Customized Short-Term and Long-Term Leases Available
  • The Option of Electric Vehicles

 

 

Vehicle Considerations for Different Agriculture Sectors

Considerations will depend on your business needs. In general, many in the agriculture industry prefer trucks, from light-duty to heavy-duty. Fuel is also an important consideration. Typically, 30 to 35K annual miles is a good baseline to start seeing the fuel economy advantages of a diesel engine. However, this depends on your application, such as the average payload weight, aftermarket body or equipment requirements, towing, and operating conditions.

Vehicles for Agriculture

Our most popular vehicles are typically cargo vans and half-ton, three-quarter ton, or 1-ton trucks. We have the following options to meet your needs:

  • Ford F-250
  • RAM 2500
  • Nissan Titan XD/span>
  • Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
  • GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • ½ ton pickups from Ford/Chevy/Ram
  • Flatbeds (3/4, 1, 1½ tons) from Ford/Chevy/Ram
  • Service bodies (1 tons) from Ford/Chevy/Ram

Upfit Applications

Upfits will depend on your specific business needs. Here is just a sampling of what we offer:

  • Logos, Branding, & Decals
  • Trailer & Hitch Options
  • Shelving & Drawers
  • Bulkheads
  • Toolboxes
  • Safety Lights
  • Ladder Racks
  • Alarm Systems
  • GPS Systems

Leasing & Funding

Flexible options are available for all types of agriculture vehicles, including:

  • Open-End Lease
  • Closed-End Lease
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Rent-to-Lease
  • Value Lease

We’ll work with you to customize your financing terms and structure. Electric vehicle fleet leasing and funding is also available.

Fleet Maintenance

Control spending and simplify maintenance with our fleet maintenance programs. Benefits include controlling costs, reducing administrative burdens, minimizing downtime, and eliminating unpredictable expenses.

Our Merchants Fleet Roadside Assistance program provides fleet maintenance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether it is a flat tire, dead battery, or empty gas tank, you and your drivers will have a toll-free number to call — any time of day or night.

In addition, our network of ASE-certified technicians will take care of all your fleet maintenance and repair management needs, in addition to offering guidance and support for routine services or emergency repairs.

With TotalView fleet maintenance reporting, you can access purchase order data, backup documentation, and key reports through TotalView, our fleet management software, and easily track maintenance expenses and vehicle maintenance history.

TotalConnect

Merchant Fleet’s connected vehicle technology, TotalConnect, powered by MOTORQ, gives you the deep visibility into your fleet in order to make effective, analytic driven improvements. With TotalConnect, you can expect:

  • Real-Time Data to Guide Important Fleet Decisions
  • Seamless Integration of Fleet Data
  • Cost Savings Potential
  • A User-Friendly Data and Analysis Platform

Fleet Telematics

Our telematics system combines GPS technology and the connected vehicle to provide everything you need to know about your fleet. Control operating expenses, utilization, productivity, and security. Increase fleet efficiency through monitoring emissions, driver routing, GPS tracking, speed and idle times, systems diagnostics, and more.

Fleet Fuel Management

Merchants Fleet uses leading-edge fleet technology to help you track fuel spending and ensure approved purchases based on your defined standards and locations. Easily monitor costs, determine each driver’s fuel use, and reduce vehicle cost of ownership with our fuel management program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a fleet management solution?

A fleet management solution will help keep you and your residential care community running safely and efficiently. Benefits include: reducing operational costs, reducing administrative burden, lowering fleet repair costs, and ensuring the highest level of safety for you, your employees, and your residents. Plus, even if you own your own vehicles, we can help! Merchant Fleet can add fleet management services to help with administration time and manage operational costs. With FleetAssist and our administered maintenance program, our experts take on the day-to-day administration of your fleet, which frees up more of your time.

What kind of fleet leasing and funding terms are available?

We provide a variety of leasing and funding to meet your needs. Closed-end leases offer a fixed monthly payment. An open-end lease gives you complete leasing structure flexibility. If you have purchased your own vehicles, we can add fleet management services.

What are the best vehicles for agriculture?

Whether you’re transporting produce or hauling machinery to a job site, we have you covered. We offer a wide variety of trucks and cargo vans so you can find exactly what you need.

What are the most popular upfits for agriculture vehicles?

Upfits will depend on your specific needs. Some of the more popular ones include logos and branding, trailer and hitch options, shelving and drawers, alarm systems, and safety lights.