Agriculture

6 John Deere DVDs to Educate Children on Construction and Farming

April 17, 2017

From the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum to John Deere coloring books, the company offers a number of different fun and interactive ways for kids to learn more about Deere and its equipment.

John Deere Kids Learning

For those that are looking for yet another way to educate children about the green and yellow, there are a number of John Deere DVDs available. To help narrow down the selection process, we’ve assembled a brief list. Enjoy!

All About John Deere for Kids

All About John Deere for Kids DVD

The Legacy of John Deere’s Tagline: Nothing Runs Like a Deere

April 13, 2017

Establishing a lasting legacy isn’t always easy, but, somehow, John Deere’s famous tagline manages to maintain its powerful presence. It could simply be luck, or it could be because of the 180 years of quality products, innovation and value that the company offers.

Since John Deere was founded in 1837, the company has made many revolutionary changes to the business, products and services, and the equipment industry as a whole. Although the company has grown, it has always stayed true to its core values – integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. This commitment is what distinguishes the company in such a competitive marketplace and drives higher levels of performance.

What Is a Rotary Cutter and How Is It Used?

April 11, 2017

A rotary cutter is a tractor-mounted implement that’s used to help control overgrowth of properties and pastures that have been inundated with brush or tall weeds.

What is a Rotary Cutter

These implements are often times confused with grooming mowers. It’s important to note that the two are not the same. Rotary cutters are typically used to cut through rough plant material (up to about one inch thick) and can be adjusted to cut at low (1 1/2 inches) or higher (9 inches) heights. After the rough material has been cut, the rotary cutter will leave the material on the ground behind.

Two Decades of John Deere Row-Crop Tractor History That Shaped the Future

April 10, 2017

Each year, John Deere seems to provide bigger, stronger, and more efficient row-crop tractor models than the years before. This powerful innovation began in the late 1950s and during a two-decade long stretch, the company made significant strides in power and performance that built a foundation for the future.

John Deere Tractor History

Join us as we take a trip back in time, looking at some of the early John Deere row-crop tractors and innovations of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

1958

The Model 730 was introduced. This tractor offered 59 horsepower and was John Deere’s largest row-crop tractor ever at the time of its release.

4 Primary Benefits of Spraying With John Deere ExactApply

April 5, 2017

Each year during the crop growing season, producers hit the fields with several goals in mind. One goal that typically lives near the top of producers’ lists is improving spray resolution accuracy.

As the summer of 2016 came to a close, John Deere ExactApply was introduced in an effort to meet these demands and improve overall application efforts. The new system will be available on new 2018 model John Deere 4-Series sprayers.
John Deere ExactApply

Doug Felter, product marketing manager, crop protection and nutrient solutions, said at the time of the release, “The new ExactApply system was developed for producers and ag service providers who seek a higher level of control of product applications, especially improved application efficacy and accuracy in all field shapes and sizes.”

What Is a Middle Buster and How Is It Used?

April 4, 2017

A middle buster is an implement that connects to a hitch on the back of a tractor, primarily used to create furrows in areas of vegetation.

John Deere Middle Buster

Besides digging furrows for vegetables, middle busters can also be great tools for harvesting root vegetables like potatoes. To harvest potatoes with a middle buster, just run the implement deep through the area where you’ve grown potatoes, and they’ll pop right up to the surface to be collected.

Here are a few steps to take if you’re looking to build a large vegetable garden with start-to-finish assistance from a middle buster:

Heavy Equipment Inspection Steps That Lead to Safer Operation

April 3, 2017

When performing heavy equipment maintenance, basic safety inspections should never be overlooked as a part of the process. Heavy equipment inspections relating to safety will keep your crew safer during the working season and will also be beneficial to the health of your equipment fleet.

Heavy Equipment Inspection

While basic safety inspections are often overlooked by operators, they’re very easy to incorporate into the machine maintenance fold. Here’s a list of locations on heavy equipment where safety inspections should be strongly considered.

Note: The frequency of these inspections may vary depending on the operating conditions. 

15 Interesting John Deere Tractor Facts to Sharpen Your Knowledge

April 1, 2017

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 milestones 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!

Video Gallery: How to Use the John Deere 1870 Air Seeder & C850 Air Cart

March 30, 2017

The 76-foot John Deere 1870 air seeder allows small grain and oilseed producers to plant more acres quicker than ever, while the John Deere C850 air cart accurately covers 170 acres per fill and easily seeds an entire quarter section. Naturally, by utilizing both of these machines, you can expect some pretty impressive results on the field.

For this reason, we’ve compiled 14 videos that will help you on your way to getting the most out of these machines. Before we dive into the videos, we’d like to explain some of the key features and benefits of each.

What Is a Box Blade and How Is It Used?

March 28, 2017

Primarily used for leveling, grading, backfilling, or spreading materials like gravel or soil, box blades typically attach to the back of tractors and provide operators with a versatile implement that can be used for many applications.

What is a Box Blade

A box blade looks like a 3-sided metal box and includes front and rear scraping blades that are located on the bottom of the rear panel. Box blades use scarifiers (angled metal teeth) to dig into the ground and break up the dirt or soil so it can be shaped to match the operator’s preference.