Agriculture

15 Interesting John Deere Tractor Facts to Sharpen Your Knowledge

February 4, 2015

John Deere has been producing its iconic green and yellow tractors for nearly a century. During this time, the company has seen the success of its “Waterloo Boy” model evolve into a global production entity. Along the way, there have been a number of company “firsts” and exciting new innovations.

Waterloo Boy

While the long and rich history of Deere’s tractor production has yielded many interesting tidbits of information, we’ve taken some time to pick out 15 John Deere tractor facts that we thought would add to an enthusiast’s already expansive Deere knowledge bank. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share with your friends!

Readying the Seedbed with John Deere Secondary Tillage Equipment

February 2, 2015

Today, John Deere secondary tillage equipment has cutting-edge technology that makes the average farmer more efficient than ever before.

Secondary Tillage

Features such as John Deere FarmSight and John Deere Implement Detection have reduced the time it takes to jot down measurements, connect equipment and monitor machine performance. Let’s take a look at five pieces of secondary tillage equipment that have improved the way that agricultural professionals do business.

1. 2210 Field Cultivator

2210 Cultivator

Examining the 2015 Updates to John Deere Air Seeding Equipment

January 28, 2015

This year, John Deere air seeding equipment has been upgraded to help you keep your profit margins high and reduce your operational costs over time. All of its 1910 Air Carts have received new SectionCommand to minimize overlaps and skips.

2015 John Deere Air Seeding

In turn, there will be less seed and fertilizer waste for producers, giving users peace of mind. Let’s take a look at some of the new features of John Deere air seeding equipment.

Large Tires

John Deere air seeding equipment now has larger tires, which are designed to provide greater flotation. These tires also offer more stability on hillsides, meaning the contours of the land are no longer challenging on the job.

Image Gallery: Preparing Your Land with John Deere Tillage

January 26, 2015

It’s crucial for farmers to take advantage of all of the John Deere tillage technology made available to them. Whether it be primary or secondary tillage, matching the right tillage tool to the job can be challenging.

John Deere Tillage

Tillage has come a long way since John Deere developed the first commercially successful, self-scouring steel plow in 1837. Today, farmers can conquer acres of land faster and more efficiently than ever before. Did you know that farmers can now prepare their land 1,800 times faster than with a spade and 122 times faster than with the 1800’s plow? With all of this tillage equipment and technology made available to farmers, it has become increasingly more important to understand the right time and place to use it.

John Deere Gator Tires: Putting Utility into Action

January 19, 2015

John Deere Gators are designed to take on a number of challenges and so are their tires. To better meet these challenges, there are a variety of available John Deere Gator tires, based on operators’ needs.

John Deere Gator Tires

In order to get the most out of your John Deere Gator, it’s in your best interest to invest in the right tires to keep things operating smoothly. Here are seven tires from John Deere that you may want to consider adding to your collection.

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 (Alloy)

Image Gallery: 20 Power Shots of John Deere 9R Series Tractors

January 15, 2015

The John Deere 9R series lineup fits the definition of power. What most fail to realize is that you don’t have to compromise efficiency to get the power you desire. With 370 to 620 horsepower, up to 20,000-pound hitch-lift capacity, and up to 115 gpm hydraulic flow, John Deere 9R series tractors will productively take on any challenge presented on the field.

John Deere 9R Series

These machines are perfect for farmers with many acres or those who are eager to take on tough field conditions. And, we can’t forget about the groundbreaking technology incorporated in each model. The John Deere 9R series lineup allows farmers to experience the innovation of FT4-engine technology and improved e18 PowerShift Transmission, offering exceptional fluid economy, performance and smooth power shifts.

John Deere Innovation: 10 Revolutionary Products from 2014

January 14, 2015

This year has been full of John Deere innovation, and as 2015 looms closer, it’s worth taking a look back at some of the biggest news of the past 12 months. John Deere has revealed new products, upgraded existing ones, and made life substantially easier for agriculture and construction professionals. Here are 10 of the most significant John Deere announcements of 2014.

1. John Deere 190G W and 230G W Excavators

190G W

These two new excavators were announced in early December, bringing cutting edge equipment and mobility to the world of construction. The excavators feature a 159 hp certified Interim Tier 4 Isuzu engine and a hydraulic engine management system.

Simplifying the Buying Process with the John Deere Product Selector

January 7, 2015

Deciding on the perfect piece of equipment to add to your fleet can be a daunting task. The region where the work is being done, business type, and application are all critical factors in the buying process. To alleviate some of the stress this process can bring upon decision makers, John Deere introduced a Product Selector Tool that originally focused on residential and commercial mowing equipment, as well as small tractors.

John Deere Mowers

Since its introduction, the tool has become a helpful solution for those looking to make a purchase and Deere has added an additional product line to its functionality; nutrient application. To better illustrate how the John Deere Product Selector works, we’ve put together a step-by-step process as if we were going to purchase a nutrient applicator.

10 Must-Attend Agricultural Shows for 2015

January 5, 2015

During the winter when you aren’t riding around the farm on your John Deere tractor, you might find yourself with a little extra free time. That being said, there are plenty of agricultural shows that you can put in your calendar to stay busy.

Show Floor

We’ve take the time to put together a list of 10 events that you won’t want to miss this off-season. Enjoy!

2015 Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show

2015 Quad Cities Farm Show

When: January 18 – 20, 2015

Where: QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, Ill.

Ringing in the New Year with 2015 John Deere Tractors

December 31, 2014

Earlier this year, John Deere revealed a wide range of new products at a two-week dealer event in Milwaukee, Wis., that included significant upgrades to its agricultural equipment. With the New Year upon us, we wanted to take some time to shed light on the new 2015 John Deere tractors that have hit the market and improve the way that the industry does business.

6D/6R Series Upgrades

John Deere 6R Tractor

The 6D and 6R Series tractors have received significant updates that are sure to make farming easier and more productive throughout the year. The four 6D Series tractors (6105D, 6115D, 6130D and 6140D) will now come with two new transmissions: a 12/12 PowrReverser or optional 24/12 PowrReverser Hi/Lo. These new transmission options will allow users to change gears on the fly to accommodate varying terrain.