Agriculture

An Introduction to John Deere’s Latest Ag, Turf & Farm Products

February 18, 2015

The agricultural, turf and farm markets recently welcomed several John Deere announcements to sprayers, balers, technology and more with opened arms, as the company looks to do its part in increasing operational efficiency.

New John Deere Products

So, what’s new? We’ve put together a list of the new products and offerings as well as a look at some of the key features of each. Enjoy!

R4023 Self-Propelled Sprayer

John Deere R4023

The 4 Series Sprayer lineup welcomed this new model to the family, which is designed for crop producers and commercial applicators looking for a smaller, light-weight self-propelled sprayer. The smaller size, maneuverability, and versatility of the R4023 allows farmers to more easily cover more compact, odd-shaped fields.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Tractor

February 16, 2015

Buying a used tractor can make sense, depending upon your situation and needs. Well-maintained used tractors provide close-to-new condition at a lesser cost for those looking to add to their fleet or make their very first equipment purchase.

John Deere Utility Tractors

Purchasing used is easy to justify, not only for yourself, but also for your business/financial partner. The most difficult part of the decision is actually selecting the right pre-owned equipment for your situation. Before buying a used tractor, consider the following:

1) Buying a Tractor is not the same as Buying a Car

Discussing tractor

15 Features that make the John Deere CTS Combine a Harvesting Favorite

February 11, 2015

The John Deere CTS combine was designed to blend a cylinder/concave with tine separators to handle any number of challenges that may arise during the harvest. When developed, this system provided superior crop handling performance, higher levels of productivity capacity and excellent quality of harvested grains.

CTS

The qualities the CTS combine design have made it a popular piece of harvesting equipment decades after its birth. Let’s take a look at some of the individual features that make this one of the favorite models of the past within the harvesting community.

1) Posi-Torq Cylinder Drive

John Deere 7810 Tractors are Hot at Today’s Auctions

February 10, 2015

Deere made the 150 horsepower 7810 model tractor from 1997-2003, making today’s tractors 12-18 years old now. Yet, they are proving to be worth more money as they age.

From 1996 through 2007, the highest auction sale price I saw on a John Deere 7810 tractor was $78,000…on a January 21, 2005 farm auction in northwest Illinois where a 2000 model with only 590 hours hit the $78K mark.

Since 2008 how many JD 7810’s have I seen sold over $80,000? Try a whopping 29. Wow.

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8 John Deere Vintage Tractor Toys to Add to Your Collection

February 9, 2015

Whether you’re a toy collector or have a child who loves tractors, why not take a look at the line of vintage tractor toys from John Deere?

Vinatge Tractor

These tractors are not only fun to play with, but they are beautifully designed for collectors who want to put them on display. Here is a look at eight vintage tractor toys from John Deere.

1) John Deere 1952 Vintage Tractor Model 60

John Deere Model 60

This tractor is a die cast model of the 1952 vintage tractor made by John Deere. It is a 1/16 scale, and it’s accurate right down to the wheels.

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)