John Deere 4450 Tractor Sells for Record Price at South Dakota Auction

October 6, 2015


I’ve been compiling auction sale price data on all types of used farm and construction equipment for nearly 26 years. Usually when a new record high sale price is set, the new record just ekes past the former record. Not this time.

1988 John Deere 4450

On an August 27, 2015 auction in southeast South Dakota, the 1988 model John Deere 4450 Tractor pictured above, with only 1,136 hours, sold for $77,500. This smashed the previous high auction sale price I’d ever seen on a 4450, $70,750 for a 1988 model with 2,612 hours on a March 9, 2013 farm estate auction I covered in southwest Minnesota. Here’s Youtube video I shot of that 4450 selling…on a cold, wet, windy day two and a half years ago:

Video Gallery: Two Game-Changing 2016 John Deere Tractors

October 1, 2015

New and exciting 2016 John Deere tractors were recently announced, including the 6E and 9RX Series and 9RX Series. After years of extensive design, field trials and valued customer feedback, John Deere introduces its first-ever 4-track tractor (9RX), as well as a more versatile and powerful 6 Series Tractor (6E).

2016 John Deere TractorsCustomers and fans are anxious to learn more about these products and find out how they can improve their daily operations. For this reason, we’ve put together a video gallery explaining some of the key features and benefits of these 2016 John Deere tractors. Enjoy!

The New 6E: What a Value-Spec Utility Tractor Should Be

How Can the John Deere 459E Baler Help You Handle Your Hay?

September 30, 2015

The new John Deere 459E Baler was announced as a part of John Deere’s 2016 product lineup on Aug. 25, and its new features will benefit hay producers at an affordable price.

“Our 459E Round Balers are equipped with six Diamond Belts, which cover more than 90 percent of the bale chamber, helping to reduce leaf loss while improving bale quality,” said Jeremy Unruh, product line marketing manager for John Deere, at the time of its release.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at the features of the John Deere 459E Baler and how it can help users out in the field.

Reviewing the 2016 Updates to Deere’s Grain Harvesting Equipment

September 28, 2015

John Deere takes pride in creating equipment that helps producers across the country harvest their crops. Each year, new products and updates to existing products are introduced at an annual release. This year, Deere introduced several new products and features to its line of grain harvesting equipment that will get its customers excited.


Jon Gilbeck, division marketing manager for John Deere Harvester Works, says, “We are constantly listening to our customers and looking for ways to boost their grain harvesting productivity by improving the performance, quality, and technology of the Deere equipment they are using. This includes enhancements to the combines as well as improvements to the different headers and platforms in the lineup.”

John Deere TruSet: Bringing Precision to Your 2730 Combination Ripper

September 24, 2015

Tilling your field can be a long, extensive process without the right equipment. Luckily, John Deere has the products you need to transform tillage into just another easy job on your terrain. John Deere TruSet is the ultimate solution for farmers and producers who want to reduce the time spent tilling each day.

John Deere 2730 Ripper

TruSet Comes to the 2730 Combination Ripper

John Deere announced in August 2015 that John Deere TruSet technology would be coming to the 2730 Combination Ripper, giving operators the option to alter settings in the cab on-the-go.

Unveiling the New the 2016 John Deere 6E Series Tractors

September 23, 2015

John Deere has unveiled a new lineup of 2016 tractors, harvesting equipment and balers, including the John Deere 6E Series. Building upon the success and proven performance of the popular 6D Series Tractors, John Deere proudly introduces three new 6E Series models. The new models will include the 6105E, 6120E and 6135E.

John Deere 6E

What exactly does the 2016 John Deere 6E Series bring to the table? We’ll provide an overview of key features and benefits that set this tractor series apart from others.

13 Harvesting Guides to Consult for Your John Deere Equipment

September 17, 2015

If you want to make sure that you’re always optimally operating your John Deere equipment, you should consult one of the many harvesting guides available on the company site. These guides are designed to give you all of the information to work efficiently and safely out in the field.

Here is an overview of some of the most commonly used harvesting guides for John Deere operators.

1. Interactive Combine Adjustment S-Series Combine

ICA Combines

This guide will help you make sure that your machine settings are appropriately used for harvesting requirements every season.

2. Crop Type Selection

Crop Type Selection

Heading up the Corn Harvest with the John Deere 608C

September 9, 2015

As this year’s harvest rolls on and you are vetting various corn heads for your property, consider the John Deere 608C. This corn head is designed to give you the utmost stalk control, and it has gathering chains optimally designed for increased life.

608C Corn Head

Here are some of the highlights of the John Deere 608C that you may want to consider as you narrow down your options.

Low Auger Bed Floor

If you’re tired of free grain loss and back feeding, you’ll appreciate the lower auger bed floor on the John Deere 608C. It has a slope that prevents back feeding, and it also reduces the chance of ear damage. With cleanout doors on each end of the corn head, maintenance is a breeze.

Revisiting Four Notable John Deere Manufacturing Milestones

September 8, 2015

For more than 175 years, John Deere has been manufacturing agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, along with diesel engines, drivetrains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. Over the course of nearly 200 years, you could imagine that their factories have hit some interesting manufacturing milestones.

John Deere Manufacturing

In this post, we’ve highlighted four of these John Deere manufacturing milestones that we believe stand out from the pack. Enjoy!

John Deere Turf Care Manufacturing Milestone


Video Gallery: Understanding the John Deere SeedStar XP System

September 3, 2015

Building on the solid foundation of SeedStar 2, John Deere’s SeedStar XP system takes planters to the next level with advanced monitoring. Especially when paired with GreenStar displays, the SeedStar XP monitoring system offers operators even more information about the planting process from within their tractor cab. Seeds aren’t cheap. So, it’s important to ensure that each and every seed is planted precisely within the seed furrow.


If you’re looking for valuable data about how your planter is performing and what adjustments need to be made for optimization, you should consider the John Deere SeedStar XP monitoring system.