Agriculture

What Is a One-Row Cultivator and How Is It Used?

April 25, 2017

A one-row cultivator is an implement that attaches to the rear of a tractor, allowing the operator to drive over the top of a row in a garden while the tines cultivate the soil on either side of the row.

One-Row Cultivator

Frontier’s one-row cultivator comes standard with six C-shaped tines that are attached to the frame of the implement with bolts that allow them to be adjusted horizontally. The Frontier one-row cultivator is best matched with tractors that have between 25 and 45 horsepower.

Now that we know a little more about the one-row cultivator, let’s take a look at what it’s used for.

8 Frontier Food Plot Seeder Features that Simplify Tillage and Seeding

April 24, 2017

Using a Frontier food plot seeder, operators have the opportunity to create an attractive wildlife habitat. The food plot seeder can disk, cultivate, deposit seed, pack soil, and level the soil all with a single pass using its notched disks and a S-tine toolbar.

John Deere Frontier Food Plot Seeder

Now that we understand a bit more about how a food plot seeder operates and what it’s used for, let’s take a look at some of the features that are offered by Frontier’s model.

S-Tine Attachments

The Frontier food plot seeder can be equipped with three different S-tine attachments for improved tilling performance.

What Is a Rotary Tiller and How Is It Used in Gardening?

April 18, 2017

A rotary tiller is an implement that utilizes its set of curved tines that are attached to a rotating shaft to dig into soil and turn it into a seedbed that’s ready for planting.

John Deere Rotary Tiller

A tractor-mounted rotary tiller is a great tool for breaking down soil in an existing garden or turning a piece of land into a new garden space.

Now that we understand what a rotary tiller is, let’s take a look at some of the things to learn and remember when it comes to gardening with one.

6 John Deere DVDs to Educate Children on Construction and Farming

April 17, 2017

From the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum to John Deere coloring books, the company offers a number of different fun and interactive ways for kids to learn more about Deere and its equipment.

John Deere Kids Learning

For those that are looking for yet another way to educate children about the green and yellow, there are a number of John Deere DVDs available. To help narrow down the selection process, we’ve assembled a brief list. Enjoy!

All About John Deere for Kids

All About John Deere for Kids DVD

The Legacy of John Deere’s Tagline: Nothing Runs Like a Deere

April 13, 2017

Establishing a lasting legacy isn’t always easy, but, somehow, John Deere’s famous tagline manages to maintain its powerful presence. It could simply be luck, or it could be because of the 180 years of quality products, innovation and value that the company offers.

Since John Deere was founded in 1837, the company has made many revolutionary changes to the business, products and services, and the equipment industry as a whole. Although the company has grown, it has always stayed true to its core values – integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. This commitment is what distinguishes the company in such a competitive marketplace and drives higher levels of performance.

What Is a Rotary Cutter and How Is It Used?

April 11, 2017

A rotary cutter is a tractor-mounted implement that’s used to help control overgrowth of properties and pastures that have been inundated with brush or tall weeds.

What is a Rotary Cutter

These implements are often times confused with grooming mowers. It’s important to note that the two are not the same. Rotary cutters are typically used to cut through rough plant material (up to about one inch thick) and can be adjusted to cut at low (1 1/2 inches) or higher (9 inches) heights. After the rough material has been cut, the rotary cutter will leave the material on the ground behind.

Two Decades of John Deere Row-Crop Tractor History That Shaped the Future

April 10, 2017

Each year, John Deere seems to provide bigger, stronger, and more efficient row-crop tractor models than the years before. This powerful innovation began in the late 1950s and during a two-decade long stretch, the company made significant strides in power and performance that built a foundation for the future.

John Deere Tractor History

Join us as we take a trip back in time, looking at some of the early John Deere row-crop tractors and innovations of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

1958

The Model 730 was introduced. This tractor offered 59 horsepower and was John Deere’s largest row-crop tractor ever at the time of its release.

4 Primary Benefits of Spraying With John Deere ExactApply

April 5, 2017

Each year during the crop growing season, producers hit the fields with several goals in mind. One goal that typically lives near the top of producers’ lists is improving spray resolution accuracy.

As the summer of 2016 came to a close, John Deere ExactApply was introduced in an effort to meet these demands and improve overall application efforts. The new system will be available on new 2018 model John Deere 4-Series sprayers.
John Deere ExactApply

Doug Felter, product marketing manager, crop protection and nutrient solutions, said at the time of the release, “The new ExactApply system was developed for producers and ag service providers who seek a higher level of control of product applications, especially improved application efficacy and accuracy in all field shapes and sizes.”

What Is a Middle Buster and How Is It Used?

April 4, 2017

A middle buster is an implement that connects to a hitch on the back of a tractor, primarily used to create furrows in areas of vegetation.

John Deere Middle Buster

Besides digging furrows for vegetables, middle busters can also be great tools for harvesting root vegetables like potatoes. To harvest potatoes with a middle buster, just run the implement deep through the area where you’ve grown potatoes, and they’ll pop right up to the surface to be collected.

Here are a few steps to take if you’re looking to build a large vegetable garden with start-to-finish assistance from a middle buster:

Heavy Equipment Inspection Steps That Lead to Safer Operation

April 3, 2017

When performing heavy equipment maintenance, basic safety inspections should never be overlooked as a part of the process. Heavy equipment inspections relating to safety will keep your crew safer during the working season and will also be beneficial to the health of your equipment fleet.

Heavy Equipment Inspection

While basic safety inspections are often overlooked by operators, they’re very easy to incorporate into the machine maintenance fold. Here’s a list of locations on heavy equipment where safety inspections should be strongly considered.

Note: The frequency of these inspections may vary depending on the operating conditions.