Buying a John Deere Round Baler: What to Consider

January 11, 2016

John Deere offers a number of round baler models that can be used by operators whether they’re looking to bale hay as a hobby or for a living. Choosing the right model to match the needs of the operator will likely result in high quality bales that increase the livestock’s rate of gain.

Deere Round Balers

However, there are some key areas to focus in on when looking to purchase a Deere round baler. From the re-engineered 459E all the way up to the powerful 569, Deere’s balers are built to produce. Let’s take a look at a few key elements to consider when beginning the round baler purchasing process.

MachineFinder in 2015: Our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

January 7, 2016

Shockingly, 2015 is in the books. While we are preparing for what’s to come in the new year by identifying how the MachineFinder blog can continue to be a trusted source of information for our audience, it’s important to also step back and take a look at some of 2015’s successes.

We thank all of our readers and fans for your support this year. Without your readership, social shares, and feedback, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s a look at some of the most popular posts from 2015, with a brief statement for each as to why we believe they were successful. Enjoy!

An Overview of the New John Deere 5G Series Tractors

January 6, 2016

In December 2015, John Deere unveiled its new 5G Series Tractors, which have narrow, maneuverable configurations to cater to vineyard and orchard producers’ needs. Furthermore, the John Deere 5G Series Tractors meet Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, giving operators peace of mind.

John Deere 5G

“The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” said Christopher Lammie, product manager at John Deere Augusta.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the 5G Series Tractors and how they can improve efficiency out in the field.

2015 In Review: Our Top 10 MachineFinder Facebook Posts

January 4, 2016

It was another busy year for the MachineFinder team, and the agriculture community as a whole. We were happy and excited to look back on the variety of memories and successes from 2015! Our Facebook Page continued to be a key component of our online marketing efforts, helping us build and maintain relationships with our valued John Deere fans.

For this reason, we wanted to take a moment to reminisce on some of the most memorable MachineFinder Facebook posts from 2015. Enjoy!

MachineFinder Product Spotlight: John Deere Crawler Loaders

An Inside Out Look at the John Deere 4730 Sprayer

December 30, 2015

The John Deere 4730 remains a very popular sprayer option within the equipment community. It’s designed to give commercial applicators and farmers a high speed option while maintaining comfort and ease of use. The 80-ft, 90-ft, and 100-ft boom configurations allow them to choose an option that matches cropping systems.


But what else does the 4730 offer? Let’s take a look, starting from the inside of the machine.

Video Gallery: Using the John Deere Operations Center to Improve Production (Part 2)

December 29, 2015

How can the John Deere Operations Center help you turn your data into valuable business information? You gain access to real-time agronomic data, like average yield, total yield, average moisture, seeding variety and more, all from your machine. Taking things a step further, you can also easily share planting and yield data from your Operations Center with trusted advisors to receive variable rate prescriptions from them.

john deere operations center

We’ve put together a two-part video gallery series to help John Deere customers better understand how they can leverage their Operations Center to improve production on the field.

How John Deere Section Control Can Improve Yield and Efficiency

December 28, 2015

As you look to improve your efficiency out in the field, John Deere Section Control offers a solution that allows you to take control of your input costs. With John Deere Section Control, you can seamlessly handle all of your air carts and CCS planters.


Let’s take a look at some of the features that make Section Control a must-have while you’re on the job.

Automatic Control

Manual control is a thing of the past with John Deere Section Control. Formerly known as Swatch Control Pro™ software, John Deere Section Control allows operators to automatically control all of the sections on an implement. It works smoothly on the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display.

Video Gallery: Taking on Tasks with Frontier Farm Equipment

December 22, 2015

It’s your land, and you’ve got big plans for it! With a John Deere tractor and the right Frontier farm equipment implements – you can lift it, load it, move it, spread it, and then sit back and enjoy it!


To help you on your way to conquering tasks around your property, we’ve put together this video gallery providing the information you need to get the most out of your Frontier farm equipment and implements from John Deere.

How to Maintain A Gravel Drive

Narrowing Down the Compact Construction Equipment Search

December 21, 2015

Compact construction equipment is often used by contractors, landscapers, farmers and a number of other customers to get things done. Those customers understand there is no time to waste, and selecting the right piece of equipment could result in a major boost in productivity.

John Deere 333E

However, deciding on the right piece of equipment for the job at hand can be a challenge. For this reason, we’ve identified (and explained) some key factors to consider when purchasing a piece of John Deere compact construction equipment.

Video Gallery: Understanding e18 and e23 John Deere Transmissions

December 17, 2015

The e18 and e23 John Deere transmissions have various functions and settings that can help improve your daily operations. However, there’s a lot to understand.

john deere transmission

For this reason, we’ve put together a video gallery discussing key settings like the Efficiency Manager, Droop, Load Anticipation, ECO ON/OFF and more. We hope this helps operators better understand each of these functions and learn how to apply them on the field.

Understanding Efficiency Manager

The e18 and e23 John Deere transmission features the fuel saving Efficiency Manager. But, what exactly does Efficiency Manager do? This video will answer that question for you.