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9 John Deere Crop Planting Offerings to spring to Success

Today’s producers face a number of crop planting challenges related to seed costs, maintaining consistent depth control, singulation or spacing, ground conditions, and monitoring and documentation. As we enter the peak stages of crop planting, John Deere offers a number of products that attempt to make these common hurdles easier to overcome.

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Let’s take a look at nine offerings that aim to simplify the process for crop producers by reducing costs and increasing productivity.

Row Command

row command 9 John Deere Crop Planting Offerings to spring to Success

Video Gallery: Producing a Perfect Bale with John Deere Hay Equipment

From the early moments of spring growth to the final instants of baling, the haymaking season is comprised of a multiple step process. In order to ensure the best bales of hay are produced come year’s end, proper tools, techniques, and equipment need to be put to use throughout the cutting, drying (curing), processing, and storage phases.

We’ve taken some time to put together a gallery which includes seven John Deere hay videos, from equipment to technique, that will lead to better haymaking this year.

John Deere: MoCo CutterBar

8 John Deere Engine Replacement Parts to keep you Running

Time spent on the field is precious for agricultural producers. Breakdowns, slowdowns, and other challenges are part of the game and need to be dealt with in a timely manner so valuable minutes or hours aren’t lost. Owners and operators of John Deere equipment realize their engines are the driving force behind ensuring a high yield from season to season and one bad engine part can drag down the entire operation.

Engine 8 John Deere Engine Replacement Parts to keep you Running

Thankfully, there are a number of John Deere replacement engine parts that can supplement malfunctioning equipment and get producers’ vehicles back out on the field and running at full strength. Let’s take a look at 8 of these parts and the importance each plays in engine equation.

Real-Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Visitors to MachineFinder.com, the “largest, oldest and finest worldwide marketplace for used Agriculture, Residential, Construction, Golf & Turf and Forestry equipment,” now have the opportunity to live-bid for used equipment units online, with the introduction of MachineFinderAuctions.com.

MachineFinderAuctions Homepage Real Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Used equipment on MachineFinder.com up for auction will include a “currently available on MachineFinder Auctions” button (see image below) to indicate the equipment is listed on MachineFinderAuctions.com, allowing visitors to engage in online bidding.

MFAuctions Button Real Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Let’s walk through some of the steps that need to be taken prior to having bidding access as well as some features of the new site.

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Looking at the History of John Deere Leaders

From the moment John Deere and Company was founded in 1868 and John Deere himself said “I will never put my name on a product that doesn’t have in it the best that is in me,” the company has stuck to its core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation, led by just a handful of captains.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at a brief history of John Deere leaders, what eras they led, and some of the John Deere products that were born during their tenure.

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John Deere
Founder and President

Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Dale VanSlyke of Heritage Tractor. This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Bill McKeel, CCE sales representative of the Nashville, North Carolina, East Coast Equipment location to better understand what elements comprise a successful John Deere dealership.

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1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

How many JD 4020 tractors have I seen sold at auction over the past 18+ years? 1,684.

So it was kind of an eye opener when I run across a 4020 selling for the 4th highest sale price ever. Such was the case on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana where the 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor pictured above sold for $30,000. It was the “originalness” of this tractor that made it pop with bidders. 4,180 actual hours. One owner. Shedded. Folks knew who the owner was, knew the history of care.

JD4020 IN 30K 1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with John Cothren of Grissoms LLC. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale VanSlyke, location manager of the Harrisonville, Missouri Heritage Tractor store, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a John Deere dealership.

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Gearing up for Spring with 6 Planter Maintenance Tips

With March just around the corner, spring planting preparations need to start coming to the top of crop producers’ agendas. While planters have likely been dormant for much of the cold winter, late February and early March are the perfect time to perform mechanical checks and maintenance before firing up the engine for another spring on the field.

Planter Gearing up for Spring with 6 Planter Maintenance Tips

We’ve established a list of six easy-to-perform planter maintenance tips that will make sure your planter is ready to do its job efficiently, resulting in an optimal yield at year’s end.

So, prior to heading into the field this spring, be sure to…

Video Gallery: 10 John Deere Parts Defined

John Deere tractors and other machines truly are more than meets the eye. Beneath the hood, under the paint, and inside the cab are a number of parts that work together to deliver an effective day’s work to operators.

In this video gallery, we’ve taken the time to offer a closer look at ten of these John Deere parts. Each video provides an in-depth look at capabilities and a glance at how each works, enjoy!

John Deere: LED Lighting Video

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