What Is Vertical Tillage and When Should It Be Used?

May 23, 2017

Vertical tillage is an agricultural practice that has been around since the early to mid-1990s. Generally speaking, vertical tillage is a practice designed to size, slice, and chop after-harvest crop residue while only penetrating a few inches of soil in the process.

Vertical Tillage

The residue of what’s left behind, as a result, is left on the soil’s surface to decompose. This will help to minimize erosion, enhance the soil profile, and leave a smooth and level surface for planting.

Now that we understand what vertical tillage is, who should consider it as a practice and when?

How to Level a Mower Deck and Ensure an Even Cut

May 22, 2017

As you mow around your house, business, or any other property with a John Deere mower, there’s a chance you may notice ridges forming where you have passed through. These ridges have likely formed because the mower deck may not be completely leveled.

How to Level a Mower Deck

Thankfully, leveling the mower deck can be done in a short amount of time and you can get back to cutting the grass just the way you want it to look. For the best results, the mower deck needs to be leveled from side to side and front to rear.

How John Deere ExactEmerge Improves Performance (Video)

May 18, 2017

Welcome to the next generation of planting! John Deere ExactEmerge™ planters offer more accuracy and increased speed. It’s hard to believe that with 10mph planting capabilities, owners and operators can achieve singulation, population, spacing, and uniform depth like never before. Get your profits to where you need them by maximizing productivity efficiency, and yield potential.

John Deere ExactEmerge

Originally designed for corn and soybean producers about three years ago, we thought it would be helpful to check in on how the technology is working for them. In the video below, you’ll have a chance to hear from one of the first users – Greg Smith, a grower in Cummins, Kansas.

Examining the Highlights of the John Deere Z930M

May 17, 2017

Customers who have a wide area to cover with their mower may want to consider the John Deere Z930M for all of their needs. This efficient mower comes with a Mulch On Demand™ deck, a dump-from-seat Material Collection System, and 3-way adjustable suspension seats.

John Deere Z930M

Let’s take a look at the other highlights of the John Deere Z930M.

Hydrostatic Drive

The hydrostatic drive of this mower has two 13-cc unitized hydraulic pumps, which are combined with commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motors. The design of the drive allows for optimal cooling in high load conditions.

What Is a Root Rake and How Is It Used?

May 16, 2017

Root rakes are designed to pick up bulky, unusually-shaped, or long materials while leaving the soil and small rocks behind. After the large debris is moved, the root rake can also be used to remove roots and other debris from beneath the soil.

Root Rake

Now that we understand what a root rake is used for around the property, let’s take a look at how to install, operate, and maintain the equipment.

How to Adjust Track Sag in 5 Quick Steps

May 15, 2017

There are many important factors that drive productivity on the job site for construction professionals. There are also many factors that could slow production down or inhibit the path to success. Did you know track sag could be one of the inhibiting factors?

Track Sag

If the track on your equipment is too tight, it could result in excessive wear to the track itself and undercarriage components. On the flip side, if the track is too loose, the machine may feel unstable while operating and the track may even slip right off the sprocket.

Video Gallery: How to Get the Most Out of the John Deere F4365 Nutrient Applicator

May 11, 2017

The John Deere F4365 is great for many things – ride quality, more capacity, improved controls and ease of use, and increased productivity. But, in order for operators to get the most out of their equipment, it’s essential that they understand key features and uses of each.

John Deere F4365

Designed for unmatched performance and productivity in the field, the F4365 nutrient applicator can truly be a game changer. As Dave Mulder, Product Manager with John Deere Crop Care, said:

“We’ve designed the F4365 to be the best-in-class high-capacity nutrient applicator in terms of performance and productivity in the field. We’ve improved the overall durability, ride quality, and operation of this machine, and extended service intervals to make service and maintenance easier – all to increase uptime in the field.”

Tackling the Workday with the John Deere 3033R

May 10, 2017

If you need a compact utility tractor to tackle all of the tasks on your list throughout the workday, you may want to consider the John Deere 3033R. This tractor is specifically designed to handle everything from building to tilling. Its premium features and heavy duty frame ensure that you’re always working efficiently.

John Deere 3033R

Let’s take a look at the key highlights of the John Deere 3033R.

Diesel Engine

This compact utility tractor has a Yanmar® diesel engine with three cylinders and a high torque reserve. Its engine is specifically designed to reduce exhaust emissions and noise levels during operation. It also meets all current Environmental Protection Agency emission requirements for Final Tier 4 emission standards. Gross engine horsepower is 31.8 for the John Deere 3033R.

What Is a Grooming Mower and How Should It Be Used?

May 9, 2017

Grooming mowers commonly feature two or three spindles that allow operators to cut sports fields, public areas, lawns, and other large areas that need to be manicured. These durable implements reduce mowing time without sacrificing performance.

Grooming Mower

Now that we know what a grooming mower is, let’s take a closer look at some of the steps that should be taken when putting it to work.

1. Inspect the Turf Area

Not all turf areas are the best fit for a grooming mower to pass through. However, if you have a large turf area that’s wide enough for the grooming mower to operate, it can be a great piece of equipment to use when trying to keep the grass neat and sharply cut in a timely manner.

The History of John Deere Riding Mowers: 1960s to 2000s

May 8, 2017

With more than 50 years of history in producing riding mowers, John Deere has introduced hundreds of models that have played a significant role in the evolution of our lawn and garden equipment today. When looking at a John Deere riding mower, many questions arise like – What year was it produced? How did the technology evolve? Is there a larger model available? Which one is right for me?

john deere riding mower

It would certainly be difficult to address all of these questions for every riding mower model that has ever existed. However, we wanted to put together this series to help you get a better understanding of the history behind John Deere riding mowers.