Agriculture

Our Top 15 MachineFinder Facebook Posts in 2016

December 29, 2016

As we approach the New Year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the progress made in the agriculture industry. We know it was another busy year for many farmers, growers, and producers as we’ve seen much of the hard work that went into the planting and harvesting seasons across our fans’ social media profiles.

Not only is our Facebook page an important channel for our online marketing efforts, it also provides us with an outlet to stay connected with our valued customers and John Deere fans.

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MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2016

December 26, 2016

As our website visitors likely know, we regularly publish articles to our industry news section to keep the agriculture community up to date on the latest happenings. From new John Deere equipment announcements to upcoming events, these articles are meant to educate and be shared by our audience.

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With 2016 coming to a close, we want to take a look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular agriculture news articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2016:

Antique Tractors Prepare to Hit the Streets for 2016 Heritage Tractor Parade and Show

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Video Gallery: The Value of Data with John Deere Precision Ag

December 22, 2016

Have you ever wondered how much value John Deere precision agriculture brings to the table? Join us in following the Kilmer family on their yearlong journey as they add precision ag technology to their daily operations.

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In this video gallery, you’ll have the chance to hear both sides of the story – the Kilmer family and the John Deere team – as they work together to successfully implement the technology. Enjoy!

Where Tradition Meets Technology

Welcome to Kilmer Farms in Central Illinois. Dan Kilmer, along with father, Darrel, and brother, Tim, are sixth generation farmers growing corn and soybeans.

John Deere 210 Loader Key Specs and Features

December 21, 2016

Customers on the hunt for a loader that can handle all of the tough jobs out in the field may want to consider the John Deere 210 Loader. It has a Quik-Park™ loader mounting system, Quik-Change™ attachment system, and a loader boom to manage everything from feeding to digging.

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Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the John Deere 210 Loader.

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The machine has tapered boom sections for maximum durability. A tube connection on the boom arms provide additional strength, and hydraulic lines are mounted on the inside of the boom to protect them from damage.

Steps to Consider When Your Lawn Tractor Won’t Start in the Cold

December 20, 2016

If you use your John Deere tractor to assist with snow removal or other winter-related tasks around your property, you’ve likely encountered an occurrence where your equipment won’t start as quick as it does in warmer temperatures. Sometimes, it may not start at all. There’s a number of different reasons why this may happen, including an improper starting procedure, a cranking speed that’s too slow, or an improper choke adjustment.

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Here are three steps all John Deere owners should consider when their lawn tractor won’t start in the cold weather:

  1. Proper starting procedure
  2. Proper cranking speed

Keeping Cool with John Deere Hy-Gard Cold Pour

December 15, 2016

Why are cold flow properties so extremely important for transmission and hydraulic fluids? If oil is too thick at cold temperatures, your machine may not start properly – or at all for that matter.

This puts unnecessary stress other parts like the starter and battery. Even if your machine does start, components in the transmission and hydraulic system will be rotating oil that is thick. Thick oil not only wastes fuel but, even worse, it creates increased load and causes poor hydraulic function.

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15 John Deere Winter Hats to Keep You Warm This Winter

December 14, 2016

The winter weather has never been known to keep John Deere customers and fans indoors. Thanks to a number of different John Deere winter hats, those that live to be outside can do so in comfort.

Whether you’re looking to buy a hat for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming holiday season, we have you covered. Here are some options:

 

Charcoal Cuffed Beanie With Patch

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John Deere fans can keep warm with this thick material hat that features a rubber logo patch on the front.

Ladies Multi-Stripe Cuffed Beanie

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How to Use a Tractor-Mounted Snowblower to Clear Some Space This Winter

December 13, 2016

A John Deere tractor can become a property owner’s best friend during the winter when it’s paired with a tractor-mounted snowblower. However, there are a few steps that should be taken by all operators before, during, and after use.

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Here are six critical steps to take when using a tractor-mounted snowblower to clear some space this winter:

  1. Hook up the snowblower
  2. Adjust the skid shoes
  3. Adjust the chute
  4. Adjust the deflector angle
  5. Maintain steady speed
  6. Clean out the equipment

An In-Depth Look at the Highlights of the John Deere 2210

December 7, 2016

A tight budget does not have to be the difference between purchasing a piece of John Deere machinery and not. With products like the John Deere 2210, customers can have the machinery they need for their tasks without breaking the bank. The John Deere 2210 is not only affordable, but powerful and versatile as well.

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Let’s take a look at some of the features of the John Deere 2210.

10 Mighty Movers Toys for Any Little John Deere Fan

December 5, 2016

Mighty Movers are the perfect toy for any John Deere fan who wants to get a taste of the agricultural world.

Whether your little one has a birthday coming up or you want to provide a treat for the holidays, consider one of these Mighty Movers toys.

1. John Deere Mighty Movers Bullpen Excape Playset

John Deere Mighty Movers Bullpen Excape PlaysetThis Mighty Mover toy is ideal for any little one who loves action. The bull can be launched through the bales of hay for endless entertainment.

2. John Deere Mighty Mover Tractor with Loader

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