Agriculture

Video Gallery: How to Use the John Deere 1870 Air Seeder & C850 Air Cart

March 30, 2017

The 76-foot John Deere 1870 air seeder allows small grain and oilseed producers to plant more acres quicker than ever, while the John Deere C850 air cart accurately covers 170 acres per fill and easily seeds an entire quarter section. Naturally, by utilizing both of these machines, you can expect some pretty impressive results on the field.

For this reason, we’ve compiled 14 videos that will help you on your way to getting the most out of these machines. Before we dive into the videos, we’d like to explain some of the key features and benefits of each.

What Is a Box Blade and How Is It Used?

March 28, 2017

Primarily used for leveling, grading, backfilling, or spreading materials like gravel or soil, box blades typically attach to the back of tractors and provide operators with a versatile implement that can be used for many applications.

What is a Box Blade

A box blade looks like a 3-sided metal box and includes front and rear scraping blades that are located on the bottom of the rear panel. Box blades use scarifiers (angled metal teeth) to dig into the ground and break up the dirt or soil so it can be shaped to match the operator’s preference.

A Brief Overview of the Refreshed John Deere Strategy

March 23, 2017

Over the years, Deere & Company has proactively studied changes in its major global markets to better understand and meet the needs of customers around the world. The company has recently refreshed its strategy to address these changes.

Here, we’ve provided a summary of the revised John Deere Strategy. You can also watch the video below to get Chairman and CEO Sam Allen’s perspective on it.

John Deere Strategy

The Enhanced Features of the John Deere 5R Series Tractors

March 22, 2017

The John Deere 5R Series tractors were introduced to provide customers with easy-to-maneuver machinery for everyday tasks out in the field. They come with increased visibility, loader integration, and more operator comfort than previous models.

John Deere 5R Series

The John Deere 5R Series tractors can also be equipped with the 540R loader for enhanced versatility. Let’s look at the highlights of each of these tractors.

5090R

The 5090R tractor comes with a Final Tier 4 engine to meet emissions standards while providing up to 90 hp of engine power. The Command8™ transmission for premium ground speed also comes standard with this tractor, and it has smooth hydrostatic power steering. Loader joysticks are integrated with the transmission to make gear shifting a breeze.

John Deere 1725C Planter Overview and Key Features

March 15, 2017

The John Deere 1725C planter delivers a wide variety of benefits to its operators. This machine has dual electric motors, a BrushBelt™ delivery system, and a 10mph planting speed for the utmost efficiency. It was also designed with maneuverability in mind, making tasks easier in narrow fields.

John Deere 1725C Planter

Let’s take a look at the key features of the John Deere 1725C planter.

ExactEmerge™ System

The ExactEmerge trench delivery system is designed to maintain accurate speed placement at higher speeds while the machine is in use. This ensures that growers are always working optimally to get the highest crop yields.

An Up-Close Look at the John Deere C850: The Largest Air Cart Yet

March 14, 2017

Small-grain producers are always trying to cover more acres per day. Thanks to the recent introduction of the company’s largest air cart to date, John Deere is aiming to allow producers to do just that with the C850.

John Deere C850 Air Cart

Producers understand when it comes to seeding with an air cart, it’s about more than just capacity. Success is also derived from the technology and productivity-enhancing features. Let’s take a closer look at some of the capabilities that do just that.

Video Gallery: The Complete Guide to John Deere Connect Mobile App

March 9, 2017

With the new John Deere Connect Mobile App, farmers and growers can better monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planting and spraying equipment while it works in the field. This app will help you understanding details about job quality in real-time to guide your business decisions.

john deere connect mobile

As John Mishler, Production & Precision Ag Marketing Manager at John Deere says,

“By using Connect Mobile, operators will know they’re doing the best possible job with the investment they’ve made in their John Deere equipment…It’s managing the job at a micro level to make macro improvements.”

How to Prepare Large Round Bales for Livestock Feeding

March 7, 2017

Whether your pasture or rangeland is short on hay for feeding due to limited resources or the cold winter months, you’ll want to make sure you have some large round bales available.

Large Round Bales

While hay bales can be used in a number of different ways, they’re primarily leveraged as a resource for feeding cattle where they can’t graze (barren land or inside stables and barns). To properly handle large round bales, farmers and ranchers should consider investing in a tractor, bale unroller, loader, and bale spear. With these pieces of equipment, handling the bales can be done quickly and efficiently (assuming the proper steps are taken).

Managing the Entire Farming Cycle with John Deere Precision Ag Products

March 6, 2017

From planning through harvest, John Deere offers precision ag products that can help producers better manage the farming cycle. These products are compatible with tractors, sprayers, combines, planters, and much more to give production a boost.

Let’s take a look at each step of the farming cycle and break down the Deere precision ag products that are best-suited for each phase.

A Step-By-Step Guide to John Deere Tractor Ballasting

March 2, 2017

Properly ballasting a tractor is certainly not an easy task; however, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure you are doing it correctly. By achieving the desired amount of ballast, you’ll know that you are getting the most out of your tractor and avoiding any performance hindering issues.

john deere tractor ballasting

For this reason, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to ballast your John Deere tractor (with videos) to walk you through each essential task. Enjoy!

Step 1: Determine Weight Split and Total Tractor Weight