Agriculture

Ag Education: A Chronological Look at Early Tractor History

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re out on the farm plowing, tilling, harrowing, or planting, one factor remains unchanged; you likely have a tractor mobilizing implements and doing the dirty work. However, with so many new tractor features and models hitting the market each year, it can be easy to lose track of the past.

Tractor History

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and events that shaped the early history of agricultural tractor development.

1892

John Froelich, who was 43 years old at the time, successfully ran a gas-powered, vertical, single-cylinder engine on the running gear of a steam traction engine back in 1892. The machine, which is now known as the first gasoline tractor, moved forward and reverse.

John Deere to Host Demonstrations at Farm Progress Show 2017

August 21, 2017

For more than 60 years, agricultural professionals and industry-leading experts have come together at the Farm Progress Show. In addition to taking advantage of learning opportunities, attendees have the chance to view the latest offerings from agricultural manufacturers.

John Deere Combines

This year’s show will be held between August 29 and 31 in Decatur, Illinois on Brush College Road. On August 29 and 30, the exhibits will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On August 31, attendees will be able to visit exhibits from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Video Gallery: What Customers Are Saying About Deere’s 1870 Air-Hoe Drill and C850 Air Cart

August 17, 2017

John Deere’s 1870 Air-Hoe Drill and C850 Air Cart were designed to enhance overall productivity on the field. The C850’s accuracy and technology pairing leads to smart and productive operation, while the 1870 allows producers to plant more acres in a quick manner.

John Deere C850 Air Cart

While these two pieces of agriculture equipment are fairly new to the marketplace, they’ve already helped farmers from around the country do more in less time. Don’t take it from us, though. Here are a couple testimonials that show their unique value.

Neil Herbst Testimonial 1870 Drill C850 Air Cart

An Overview of the Highlights of the John Deere R4030

August 16, 2017

Agricultural professionals who are looking for a sprayer that can save time and money while getting the job done may want to consider the John Deere R4030. This sprayer comes with features such as ExactApply™ for the utmost accuracy and efficiency.

John Deere R4030

Let’s take a look at the highlights of the John Deere R4030 and how it can make each day more productive.

ExactApply

With ExactApply nozzle control, operators can better manage drift and improve precision out in the field. It has a pulse-width modulation of 15 and 30 hz, and the ability to apply liquid nitrogen at a wide range of speeds. Operators will also have a key fob for nozzle diagnostics, and the option to control individual nozzles as necessary.

Fun Facts and History About John Deere Des Moines Works

August 8, 2017

The equipment John Deere produces plays a role in feeding and clothing the world’s ever-expanding population. At the heart of the equipment production process is John Deere factories and their employees.

John Deere Des Moines Works

Let’s take a closer look at one of John Deere’s many factory locations – John Deere Des Moines Works.

Early Des Moines Works History

1941

The story of what John Deere does today begins during World War II, when the government constructed the Des Moines Ordnance Plant. The plant operated throughout the war until 1945, and during that time, the plant made billions of rounds of machine gun ammunition.

John Deere Belts and Belt Buckles for Him and Her

August 7, 2017

A John Deere belt or belt buckle is the perfect way for you to show your love of all things Deere. Whether you can’t get enough of the brand or you’re simply an agriculture enthusiast, John Deere belts and belt buckles are the only fashion accessory you need. Let’s take a look at some of the belts and buckles for him and her.

Men’s 2 Color Stitch Leather Belt

 

Color Stitch John Deere Belt

Make Every Drop Count with John Deere ExactApply Nozzle Control

August 3, 2017

We’d like to introduce the ExactApply™ Nozzle Control System that John Deere launched in an effort to help sprayer operators and owners cover more crops with better precision to make sure that every drop counts. There are a variety of features that operators will benefit from, and we’ll certainly be covering each of these in the content to follow.

John Deere ExactApply

To get started, here’s a brief overview of what you can expect from John Deere’s ExactApply system:

  • Get triple the pulse rate modulation than other solutions
  • Deliver a more consistent droplet size from each nozzle at all sprayer speed ranges

John Deere Relative Flow Blockage System: Everything You Need to Know

July 27, 2017

The John Deere 1870 Air Hoe Seeder includes a variety of core features for precision placement and depth, and pressure control. But, one of the most exciting features is the Relative Flow blockage system that lets operators monitor the relative flow rate of seed and fertilizer right from the cab.

John Deere Relative Flow

Unfortunately, blockage in the air hoses happens periodically. When a problem develops, having the ability to catch these blockages early will ultimately help prevent a small problem from turning into a larger one. Relative Flow blockage from John Deere allows customers to monitor seed flow from one essential page.

Adding Versatility with John Deere 5055E Attachments

July 26, 2017

The John Deere 5E Series of tractors is designed to take on the toughest jobs you have, with an ample amount of horsepower and multiple transmission options. As you look to make the most of your John Deere 5055E, you’ll find that there are several attachments that can make your tractor even more versatile.

John Deere 5055E

Let’s take a look at some of the John Deere 5055E attachments that can turn your machine into the most productive piece of equipment you own.

How You Could Benefit from the John Deere 960 Baler

July 19, 2017

When it comes to baling, operators want the most efficient, reliable equipment on the market to get them through the season. The John Deere 960 baler is one of the most durable and productive options for professionals who want to get the job done right.

John Deere 960 Baler

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the John Deere 960 baler and how it makes a difference out in the field.