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325E.061 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

For the purposes of sections 325E.061 to 325E.065, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Farm equipment.

"Farm equipment" means equipment and parts for equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, trailers, combines, tillage implements, balers, skid steer loaders, attachments and repair parts for them, and other equipment, including attachments and repair parts, used in the planting, cultivating, irrigation, harvesting, and marketing of agricultural products, excluding self-propelled machines designed primarily for the transportation of persons or property on a street or highway.

Subd. 3.Farm equipment manufacturer.

"Farm equipment manufacturer" means a person, partnership, corporation, association, or other form of business enterprise engaged in the manufacturing, assembly, or wholesale distribution of farm equipment. The term also includes any successor in interest of the farm equipment manufacturer, including any purchaser of assets or stock, any surviving corporation resulting from a merger or liquidation, any receiver or assignee, or any trustee of the original farm equipment manufacturer.

Subd. 4.Farm equipment dealer or dealership.

"Farm equipment dealer" or "farm equipment dealership" means a person, partnership, corporation, association, or other form of business enterprise engaged in acquiring farm equipment from a manufacturer and reselling the farm equipment at wholesale or retail.

Subd. 5.Dealership agreement.

"Dealership agreement" means an oral or written agreement of definite or indefinite duration between a farm equipment manufacturer and a farm equipment dealer which enables the dealer to purchase equipment from the manufacturer and provides for the rights and obligations of the parties with respect to the purchase or sale of farm equipment.