How Can the John Deere 4630 Sprayer Help You on the Job?

July 29, 2015

If you’re in the market for new or used farming equipment, you may want to see what John Deere has to offer. In terms of sprayers, the John Deere 4630 has everything you need for the pre-planting and post-harvest seasons.

Let’s examine some of highlights of the machine and how it could help you out in the field.

John Deere PowerTech E Diesel Engine

The John Deere 4630 Sprayer has a 6.8-liter PowerTech E diesel engine, which has 165 horsepower and a five percent power bulge. The engine is also designed to reduce emissions, complying with energy standards while giving you the power you need. It has a 12-valve head and fixed-geometry turbo charger for optimal performance.

A Look Back at the Foundation of John Deere Planter History

July 27, 2015

Today’s John Deere planters allow producers to plant corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beets, and popcorn accurately at 10 mph thanks to top-notch technological features. But, where did it all begin?

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To better understand how planting equipment got to where it is today, we’ve put together a list of some of the most critical moments of John Deere planter history, enjoy!

The Early Beginnings

Driven by the industry’s need for an accurate corn planter, Charles Deere (John Deere’s son) and Alvah Mansur (a Deere family business partner) formed the Deere & Mansur Company to manufacture planters. At the time, the planter company was operated separately from the Deere plow company in a small two-story building in Moline.

Spotlight on the Fully Loaded John Deere 4520

July 22, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new tractor, you may want to consider what John Deere has to offer. In terms of agriculture, the company is among the leaders of the pack when it comes to equipment and machinery for all types of jobs. The John Deere 4520 is one example of a tractor that can stand the test of time.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that separate it from the competition.

eHydro Transmission

The 4520 has eHydro transmission, which means it has a three-range electronic hydrostatic transmission for more power. It provides high torque on startup and infinite ground speeds, even at full throttle.

Machinery Pete: 30+ Year Old Deere Tractors With Low Hours are Hot

July 21, 2015

John Deere made the 40 Series tractor models from 1978-1982. 30+ years down the road now, show me a nice condition one with low hours and I’ll guarantee you one thing…intense buyer interest.

This tractor sold for $32,000 on a 6/13/15 farm auction in

Proof rolls in every week here during the summer of 2015. The picture above is of a nifty John Deere 4240 with 3,880 hours that sold on a June 13, 2015 farm auction in Wooster, Ohio. The sale was by my friends at Kiko Auctions. It sold for $32,000…more than it was worth brand new! Here’s a YouTube video of this tractor selling with my comments dropped in along the way:

10 John Deere Sandbox Toys for Every Fun-Loving Tot

July 20, 2015

When summer rolls around and it’s time for your kids to play outside, you’re going to need some John Deere Sandbox toys to keep them entertained. There are a wide variety of toys to choose from, each with its own unique homage to John Deere.

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Let’s take a look at 10 John Deere Sandbox toys that are sure to put a smile on any child’s face.

1. 21” New Big Scoop John Deere Tractor with Loader

John Deere Combine Models: A Visual Guide

July 16, 2015

If you’re in the business of producing crops, chances are, you either own or are interested in owning a new or used combine. For more than 80 years, John Deere has been producing these machines to arm farmers with the technology and specific features that best fit their operation’s needs.


While you could learn all about John Deere combines by scouring through pages and pages of brochures and product manuals, we wanted to take the time to make combine identification a bit simpler by putting together a visual guide. This post features photos that correspond with some of the most popular John Deere combine models. Enjoy!

Meet the John Deere RSX860i: Ideal for Both Work and Play

July 15, 2015

At the beginning of July 2015, John Deere announced updates to its Gator lineup with the introduction of the RSX860i model. The John Deere RSX860i is the 2016 edition of the RSX850i high performance utility vehicle, which has been enhanced according to user feedback.

“Every adjustment and addition made to the RSX860i comes as result of our team actively listening to customer feedback,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager of Gator utility vehicles.

In honor of the updated RSX860i, let’s take a look at some of the key features that put it in the conversation as one of the best utility vehicles on the market.

A Guide to John Deere Sprayer Nozzles

July 13, 2015

While sprayer nozzles may be small, their role in the crop production process is huge. The proper nozzle will allow you to unleash the full potential of your sprayer for every application.


But, what nozzle is right for you? To answer this question, we’ve put together a list of John Deere sprayer nozzles, complete with images and definitions of each. We hope this helps!

Ultra Low-drift Air (ULA)

John Deere ULA Nozzle

Video Gallery: How to Use John Deere Mobile Data Transfer

July 9, 2015

John Deere Mobile Data Transfer is a valuable portal to transfer data to and from the Operations Center, allowing for immediate access to important business information. Multiple operators can now share data with one another without having to use a dated storage device, like a USB card. Mobile Data Transfer reduces the risk of losing data and increases operator efficiency by making it much easier to exchange data.

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Want to learn how to wirelessly transfer all of your important agronomic data to the Operations Center and make smarter business decisions? We’ve put together a video gallery to explain how to do so. Enjoy! 

Answer These 5 Questions Before You Buy a John Deere Gator

July 8, 2015

Taking on projects on the farm or ranch, tackling jobs on the worksite and fulfilling that need for an off-road thrill. Sound like things you might be interested in? Well, each of these aforementioned desires can be achieved with a John Deere Gator on your side.


However, deciding what model is best suited for your specific needs could seem like a bit of challenge. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of five questions to consider when you are looking to buy a John Deere Gator.

What types of terrain will you Gator be conquering?