In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Dealer agreement” means an oral or written contract or agreement of definite or indefinite duration between a supplier and an equipment dealer that prescribes the rights and obligations of each party with respect to the purchase or sale of equipment.
2. “Equipment” means machines designed for or adapted and used for agriculture, livestock, grazing, light industrial and utility purposes. Equipment does not include earthmoving and heavy construction equipment, mining equipment or forestry equipment.
3. “Equipment dealer” or “dealer” means any person, partnership, corporation, association or other form of business enterprise that is primarily engaged in the retail sale of equipment.
4. “Net cost” means the price the equipment dealer pays to the supplier for equipment, including the freight costs from the supplier's location to the equipment dealer's location, minus all applicable discounts allowed by the supplier.
5. “Net price” means the price listed for repair parts in the supplier's price list or catalog minus all applicable discounts allowed by the supplier.
6. “Supplier” means any person, partnership, corporation, association or other business enterprise that is engaged in the manufacturing, assembly or wholesale distribution of equipment or repair parts, or both, and includes any successor in interest, including a purchaser of assets or stock, or a surviving corporation that results from a merger, liquidation or reorganization of the original supplier.
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