The Crooked Road: American Country Music & Its Connection to the Land

June 22, 2017

American country music is something very familiar to us. It’s something we listen to on the farm, in our cars, and around the house. It’s something that brings our spirits up. But, why? Where exactly did this beloved tradition come from? There is quite a rich history behind American country music and connection to the land.

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In this post, you will learn more about the origin of American country music in a series of videos. You may be surprised about its deep connection to our land – likely one of the many reasons it’s part of the farming traditions we see today.

An Overview of John Deere Compact Track Loader Attachments

June 21, 2017

John Deere has several compact track loaders (CTLs) to choose from, but did you know that there are also many attachments available for these machines? CTL attachments can help operators with everything from moving material to tilling fields.

Compact Track Loader Attachments

Let’s take a look at some of the compact track loader attachments that may be able to enhance your productivity during the workday.

Rotary Cutters

The rotary cutters have double-edged blades, along with fast blade tip speed and a tapered side-discharge chute for clean cutting every time.

Four Fuel Management Tips and Best Practices for Construction Crews

June 20, 2017

While fuel prices may change by the day, construction businesses that operate a variety of equipment remain steadfast on keeping costs low. Fuel management is often times at the top of the list of ways to immediately free up dollars for other aspects of the businesses that could use the help.

Fuel Management Tips

While John Deere construction equipment is designed with fuel efficiency at top of mind, there are some tips and best practices that can be put to action to better manage fuel, save time, and improve efficiency across the worksite.

Here are four quick tips to consider:

Digging Into the Details of the Latest John Deere Bucket Additions

June 19, 2017

Whether you’re moving rocks, dirt, mulch, snow, gravel, or any other type of loose material, one thing remains consistent: you need a bucket to help get the job done.

John Deere Bucket

While John Deere offers many different bucket options for its equipment lines, a few new additions recently hit the market to lengthen their list of offerings. Let’s take a look at the recent additions.

Four-Wheel Drive Loaders Welcome New Bucket Additions

With enhancing productivity and efficiency for John Deere 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader operators in mind, Deere added 30 new bucket options to its lineup. The new lineup includes features such as:

360 Degree Videos: John Deere Construction Style

June 15, 2017

John Deere is well known for its commitment to its customers, whether it be providing support to existing equipment owners or keeping customer feedback in mind when designing the next generation of equipment. Well now, the bar has once again been raised. This time, Deere has put the user in control of video consumption with 360-degree videos of construction equipment in action.

Watch the three videos below to get a John Deere experience unlike any other. Click and drag on the screen as you’re viewing the video to get a panoramic view of the surroundings!

An In-Depth Look at the LS11 3-Point Mounted Sprayer

June 14, 2017

When we think of crops growing in a field, it’s natural for our minds to wander to a picture of rolling fields that extend further than the eye can see. However, this isn’t always the case.

Smaller fields and pastures are also often times used as areas for crop growth as well, and they too require nutrient application to reach their fullest potential. With these types of fields and specialty crops in mind, John Deere recently announced the introduction of the Frontier LS11 Series 3-point mounted sprayers.

LS11 Series 3-point Mounted Sprayer

How to Install, Operate, and Maintain a John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

June 13, 2017

Depending on the bit, hydraulic hammers can be used to take on concrete flatwork projects, break rocks, or to prepare dirt for the application of concrete.

John Deere offers customers an assortment of hydraulic hammer options, including the HH20C, HH40C, HH60C, and HH80C. Additional couplers are also available so the hammers can be connected to backhoes or compact excavators.

John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

Now that we understand a bit more about hydraulic hammers, let’s take a look at how to properly install, operate, and maintain them.

An Overview of the 2018 John Deere S760, S770, S780 and S790 Combines

June 12, 2017

John Deere has rolled out a new line of S700 combines to suit a wide variety of needs through “smart” technology features. The S760, S770, S780 and S790 provide the superior field performance customers expect, along with new concepts for efficient grain harvesting.

John Deere S700 Combine

With new state-of-the-art CommandCenters™ and a host of other shared smart features, these combines are some of the best yet. Let’s take a look at each of the combine models and what customers will get when they invest in these Deere machines.

John Deere S760

John Deere S760

Twitter Gallery: 50+ Amazing John Deere #Plant17 Fan Photos

June 8, 2017

It’s that special time of year again. The time when we have a chance to see all of the hard work and dedication that goes into feeding the country and the world. The anticipation of planting season builds among crop farmers and growers throughout the year until, finally – peak season hits.

This remains one of our all-time favorite times of the year, not just because we enjoy putting together this annual fan photo gallery, but it also gives us all a chance to reflect on the incredible progress made each year.

A Look at the Highlights of the John Deere 4066R

June 7, 2017

Agricultural specialists who want premium features in a compact utility tractor without the high price may want to consider the John Deere 4066R. This tractor has up to 66 engine horsepower, as well as perks such as Hitch Assist and LoadMatch™. Best of all, it’s designed to stand the test of time.

John Deere 4066R

Let’s take a look at the key features of the John Deere 4066R.

Four-Cylinder Engine

This four-cylinder engine is turbocharged with a gross engine horsepower of 65 and 2,600 rpm. Its electronic control unit is designed to provide operators with optimum fuel control as they work. The engine also has hydraulic lifters for quieter operation, a heavy-duty crankshaft, and direct fuel injection.