Well, ACAT is paying out $6.2 million a year in dividends (.015*.60*697), a sum which is less than 1% of revenues. ACAT is also being shorted pretty heavily, with 6.9% of the shares short, according to Yahoo. ACAT is conservatively financed, with no long term debt, according to Yahoo. The dividend is about a 30% payout ratio of the $1.80 estimate for fiscal '17. So I would say the dividend is affordable and salutary, since it gives shareholders a little something while they wait for crop prices to recover (since they seem to be the deciding factor as to when farmers buy these vehicles) and the dividend keeps the shorts honest, since they have to pay it on the shares they have shorted.
Their market cap would be pocket change for a larger outfit. Does there exist some sort of stock ownership structure that makes this difficult? Otherwise I can't understand why it doesn't happen - be it another player in a similar/related industry or a private equity firm.