5 Factors to Consider When Buying Commercial Mowing Equipment

November 30, 2015

Commercial mowers are much more than just weekend toys. Commercial mowing equipment owners and those interested in purchasing a John Deere commercial mower understand there are places to be, grass to cut and jobs to finish.

John Deere Commercial Mowing Equipment

Thankfully, John Deere’s complete line of commercial mowing equipment is designed to provide a solution that answers the needs of the buyer. Since time is precious, we’ve put together a list of five factors to consider when you’re looking to make a purchase.

Key Features and Benefits of the John Deere 6200

November 25, 2015

If you own just a few acres, but still need a piece of equipment to help make your life a little bit easier, you may want to consider a utility tractor. With so many new models available in today’s market, it can be easy to overlook models from the past, like the John Deere 6200.

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In this post, we’ve outline the standard and optional features of the 6200 that make it a popular choice among farmers and landowners decades after it first rolled out of the factory.

Video Gallery: John Deere 1050K Crawler Dozer Enhancements

November 24, 2015

John Deere doesn’t take customers’ opinions lightly, which is why the fresh insights of owners and operators like you weighed in on the John Deere 1050K Crawler Dozer. Exciting enhancements include additional weight and power, an EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV diesel engine, and more!

John Deere Crawler Dozer

So, how does the John Deere 1050K Crawler Dozer stack up when compared to other crawler dozers in its class? We’ve put together a video gallery to explain. Enjoy!

10 Farming Conferences to Attend This Winter

November 23, 2015

When the harvesting season comes to an end and the cold weather rolls in, the job doesn’t stop for agricultural producers. Winter is often a big season for farming conferences, which showcase the latest innovations in the industry.


Whether you’re looking for new John Deere equipment or ways to boost efficiency, you may want to check out one of these events near you during the winter.

National 4-H Congress
When: November 27-December 1, 2015
Where: Atlanta, Ga.
Description: For more than 80 years, the National 4-H Conference has brought together extension staff, volunteers, partner representatives and exhibitors to discuss the goals of the National 4-H Congress.

Classic John Deere Combines Doing Harvest 2015 Work

November 20, 2015

This has been a fun 2015 harvest season for me as I’ve been inundated with awesome pictures of classic John Deere combines still getting the job done out in the fields across America. Pics like the one below, a John Deere 55 that did 20 acres of western Minnesota fields on Saturday, November 14, 2015. What a great pic.

John Deere 55 Combine in Minnesota

Or this picture (below), sent to our Machinery Pete Facebook page by one of our followers, John H. from Carlisle, MN. His grandfather with his John Deere 45EB combine in the pic and John with his slightly newer John Deere 9870 STS combine:

Twitter Gallery: 45 #Harvest15 John Deere Fan Photos

November 19, 2015

Farmers all around the country and world stayed connected this harvesting season by sharing their journey using the hashtag #Harvest15. Agriculture enthusiasts shared everything from action shots to beautiful sunsets, and more! We were truly blown away by the inspirational and beautiful photos captured during Harvest 2015.

Before closing the curtain on Harvest 2015, we thought this was a great opportunity to take a step back and admire all of the hard work that went into the season. To honor all of the dedicated farmers around the world and their many accomplishments this harvesting season, we’ve put together a photo gallery featuring some of the most memorable moments on the field. Enjoy!

Parts and Attachments to Keep Your Old John Deere Tractor Running Like New

November 18, 2015

For many John Deere tractor owners, their equipment is far more than a piece of machinery. Often passed down from generations before, a John Deere tractor can act as a companion, or even further, a part of the family.

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The special bond is hard to break and in order for it to be passed on to future generations, it’s important to upgrade parts and attachments to keep it running just like it did for those on higher branches of the family tree. Here are some parts and attachments that old John Deere tractor owners should keep in mind to ensure their equipment gets better with age.

5 John Deere Crafts that Encourage Child Creativity

November 16, 2015

As the weather turns cool and your family looks for ways to have fun indoors, why not consider some crafts? There are several John Deere crafts that can keep kids occupied while bringing out their inner creativity.

Let’s take a look at five of these crafts that will make you forget about the chilly temperatures outside.

John Deere Classic Tractor Wood Toy Paint Set

This John Deere paint set comes with six different acrylic paints to choose from, allowing little ones to let their artistic talents shine. The tractor itself has moving wheels, meaning it can be played with after it fully dries. Additionally, the set comes with stickers to add extra flair to the tractor before it goes to work. Even adults can appreciate the creative options that come with this model tractor.

Video Gallery: John Deere Operations Center Keeps Data Flowing

November 12, 2015

The John Deere Operations Center keeps data flowing to and from each machine in your fleet, offering many benefits. Imagine a grower just completed harvest in one field, and before they even begin in the next field, you have access to the harvest data to analyze with no extra effort required from the operator.

John Deere Operations Center

This harvesting data will allow you to create a more informed nutrient recommendation in just hours. You can wirelessly send the prescription file for that recommendation to be executed immediately by one of your applicators or the grower’s machine. This unique partnership let’s you communicate recommendations, prescriptions and other valuable insights more efficiently than ever before.

Equipment List: John Deere Tillage Parts for Your Field Work

November 11, 2015

When it comes to tilling your fields, you want to ensure that you’re using the most efficient, reliable equipment possible. John Deere tillage parts can help you meet your goals, and they come with a wide range of features to make your job easier.

John Deere Tillage

Chisel Parts

Additional Versatility: With replacement chisel parts (twisted slash points, moldboards, etc.), you can stay moving in the right direction with regards to your primary tillage operation. Additionally, there are two different shovels to choose from for tilling.

24-inch Concave Shovel: This shovel creates “soil ribbons” that tack down residue.