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.

An In-Depth Look at the John Deere 9630

December 16, 2015

The John Deere 9630 is a favorite in the tractor community, as it includes a host of features that are designed to help drive profits to the bottom line. With an impressive 530 engine hp and comfortable operating station, the 9630 has been designed with the customer and productivity in mind.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of this 4WD tractor.

13.5 L PowerTech™ Plus Engine

These engines are installed in the 9330 through 9630 models, featuring improved torque curve. By moving the peak torque from 1400 rpm up to 1600 rpm, torque rises quicker, improving the engine’s response to changing loads.

6 Quick Tips for Starting a Cold Diesel Engine This Winter

December 14, 2015

Before winter is in full swing, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of starting a cold diesel engine. Doing so is essential to keeping your engine in working order for seasons to come. That being said, here are six tips for starting a cold diesel engine and maintaining your equipment over time.

John Deere Diesel Engine

1. Do Not Underestimate Warm-Up Time

Giving your cold diesel engine time to warm up is essential. Ideally, you should always allow your equipment to warm up for at least five minutes before operating. Failing to do so can make the engine work harder than necessary.

Wishlist: John Deere Holiday Gifts for the Home

December 7, 2015

With the holiday season upon us, you’ll likely be on the hunt for the perfect gifts for the home. John Deere has a slew of items that can put a smile on the faces of your friends and family. Here are some holiday gifts for the home that you may want to consider as you shop this year.


Corn Salt and Pepper Set

Corn Pepper and Salt

This adorable salt and pepper shaker set is in the shape of corn husks, and they each come with iconic John Deere logos.

John Deere Iron Horse Black Stoneware Mug

Iron Horse Mug

John Deere Baler Parts to Optimize Your Machinery

December 2, 2015

When you decide to enhance your baler equipment, you’ll find several John Deere baler parts on the market to meet your needs. Everything from belt parts to pick-up attachments can make your job easier out in the field.

John Deere Baler Parts

Let’s take a look at the John Deere baler parts that may optimize your performance.

Pickup Parts and Attachments

MegaTough™: These teeth improve crop retrieval in rough conditions.

Gauge Wheels: With these wheels, you’ll always have a smooth ride across even over uneven terrain.

Hydraulic Pickup Lift: You’ll have no problem raising the pickup for transport with this lift.

Key Features and Benefits of the John Deere 6200

November 25, 2015

If you own just a few acres, but still need a piece of equipment to help make your life a little bit easier, you may want to consider a utility tractor. With so many new models available in today’s market, it can be easy to overlook models from the past, like the John Deere 6200.

6200 main

In this post, we’ve outline the standard and optional features of the 6200 that make it a popular choice among farmers and landowners decades after it first rolled out of the factory.

10 Farming Conferences to Attend This Winter

November 23, 2015

When the harvesting season comes to an end and the cold weather rolls in, the job doesn’t stop for agricultural producers. Winter is often a big season for farming conferences, which showcase the latest innovations in the industry.


Whether you’re looking for new John Deere equipment or ways to boost efficiency, you may want to check out one of these events near you during the winter.

National 4-H Congress
When: November 27-December 1, 2015
Where: Atlanta, Ga.
Description: For more than 80 years, the National 4-H Conference has brought together extension staff, volunteers, partner representatives and exhibitors to discuss the goals of the National 4-H Congress.

Classic John Deere Combines Doing Harvest 2015 Work

November 20, 2015

This has been a fun 2015 harvest season for me as I’ve been inundated with awesome pictures of classic John Deere combines still getting the job done out in the fields across America. Pics like the one below, a John Deere 55 that did 20 acres of western Minnesota fields on Saturday, November 14, 2015. What a great pic.

John Deere 55 Combine in Minnesota

Or this picture (below), sent to our Machinery Pete Facebook page by one of our followers, John H. from Carlisle, MN. His grandfather with his John Deere 45EB combine in the pic and John with his slightly newer John Deere 9870 STS combine:

Twitter Gallery: 45 #Harvest15 John Deere Fan Photos

November 19, 2015

Farmers all around the country and world stayed connected this harvesting season by sharing their journey using the hashtag #Harvest15. Agriculture enthusiasts shared everything from action shots to beautiful sunsets, and more! We were truly blown away by the inspirational and beautiful photos captured during Harvest 2015.

Before closing the curtain on Harvest 2015, we thought this was a great opportunity to take a step back and admire all of the hard work that went into the season. To honor all of the dedicated farmers around the world and their many accomplishments this harvesting season, we’ve put together a photo gallery featuring some of the most memorable moments on the field. Enjoy!