Agriculture

How to Use a Land Plane to Take on Spring Projects

February 21, 2017

Whether you’re looking to smooth land for a garden, maintain your gravel driveway, or take on a different land-leveling project this spring, a land plane could be the perfect tool to add to your equipment lineup. However, buying or renting the equipment isn’t enough. You must understand how to properly operate it to achieve the greatest level of productivity.

John Deere Land Plane

Here are some factors and steps you should consider taking to get the most out of your land plane this spring.

Note: The following information is suitable for operating Frontier Land Planes. 

A Historic Milestone: The John Deere Steel Plow in 1837

February 16, 2017

Looking back at the John Deere timeline and history of inventions, the first steel plow was certainly an iconic moment. It’s wild to think that, in 1837, John Deere was just another blacksmith working on hayforks, horseshoes, and other prairie essentials.

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Today, John Deere is recognized among the leading manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment, forestry machinery, diesel engines for heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment.

To celebrate how far John Deere has come from the first steel plow, we thought it was worth jumping back in time to explore how the iconic moment came about.

How to Plant Wildlife Food Plots in 4 Steps

February 14, 2017

Wildlife food plots can be used to attract animals ranging from butterflies to deer. Some food plot planters use them to observe the sheer beauty of the wild up close, while others use them as a means to keep animals away from sensitive areas like vineyards or orchards. Regardless of how you decide to use a wildlife food plot, you must first understand how to construct one.

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Here are some steps to consider taking after you’ve decided it’s time to build out a wildlife food plot:

  1. Research and plan
  2. Analyze the soil
  3. Choose your seed type

Fan Photo Gallery: Beat the Blizzard with John Deere Snow Equipment

February 9, 2017

Winter isn’t always the most pleasant season, depending on where you live in the country. And, people have many ways of coping with the winter blues. Whether distractions are found with more physical activity, comfort food, reading good books or watching classic movies – having the right snow equipment can certainly make your life easier.

As the harshest winter months arrive and snow begins to accumulate, John Deere fans have begun to bring out their most reliable snow equipment. Homeowners and business owners push forward through snowstorms, regardless of the size, to ensure they aren’t blowing off their profits.

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12 John Deere Gator Attachments for Farmers and Ranchers

February 8, 2017

Farmers and ranchers have a wide range of John Deere Gator attachments to choose from, and all of them can potentially increase daily productivity and efficiency. Whether Gator owners want to improve the comfort of their Gator or add a bucket holder, John Deere has attachments to suit its customers’ needs.

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In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the John Deere Gator attachments for farmers and ranchers.

Power Lift Kit

The cargo box power lift kit is designed to make it easy for operators to lower and raise their cargo boxes on a whim – no manual maneuvering is necessary with this kit.

How to Use a Wood Chipper in 7 Quick Steps

February 7, 2017

As winter comes to an end and the weather warms up, you may find dead trees or loose limbs around your property. When this happens, we encourage you to use it to your advantage by turning them into wood chips. Wood chips are a great product to use for mulching and gardening as they limit the need for watering by reducing water evaporation.

John Deere Wood Chipper

However, before you can surface your property with wood chips, you must know how to use a wood chipper to get the job done.

Here are some steps to consider as you begin the wood chipping process:

The History of John Deere Sprayer Production: 1930 to 2016

February 2, 2017

For more than 80 years, John Deere has been providing spraying equipment to American farmers looking to efficiently provide nutrients to their crops. While the technology has advanced significantly, the premise has remained unchanged; keep up with customer demands and stay on the cutting-edge.

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So, how did we get to where we are today? In this video, you’ll have a chance to look back in time and revisit some of the most monumental moments of John Deere sprayer innovation.

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With this timeline of John Deere sprayer development, you’ll see how far we’ve come. Enjoy!

A Brief History of the John Deere Model 55 Combine

February 1, 2017

Used John Deere equipment from decades back can be found on farms and ranches across the United States. The spattering of green and yellow from coast to coast speaks to the longevity of the equipment and customers’ loyalty to the brand.

The John Deere model 55 combine was the company’s first self-propelled combine and is still a favorite within the antique equipment community.

The introduction of self-propelled combines dates back to shortly after World War II. At the time, the War Production Board regulated the production and allocation of materials across the United States, including agricultural equipment.

4 Steps to Free a Tractor Stuck in Mud

January 31, 2017

Fields can become very muddy when the snow melts away or the rain comes falling down. While precipitation might be good for crops, it increases the chances of operators encountering a soft spot in the soil and getting the tractor and attached implements stuck in mud.

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If your tractor gets stuck in the mud, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure personal safety and avoid damage to your equipment. Here are a few steps you should consider:

  1. Raise any attached implements
  2. Stop the tractor and put it in reverse

12 John Deere Skid Steer Attachments for Efficiency and Productivity

January 30, 2017

John Deere skid steers are designed to provide operators with the utmost efficiency on the job. With John Deere skid steer attachments, users can get even more out of their equipment, whether they need additional speed or force for a specific task.

John Deere Skid Steer Attachments

Let’s take a look at 12 attachments compatible with John Deere skid steers.

Buckets

John Deere manufactures easy-to-attach buckets for its skid steers, and they come in a wide range of depths to tackle various tasks on the job.

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