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Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 2

Yesterday, we featured part one of our two-part interview with Joel Wineland of West Central Equipment, where we learned a bit about Joel’s background, his job responsibilities, West Central’s locations, and their customers. Today, we will continue on with our interview with Joel, taking a deeper dive into life at a John Deere dealership during peak planting season, enjoy!

photo 11 Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 2

Q: At your location, do you recognize certain pieces of equipment that are hot sellers during planting season?

Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

As we enter peak row crop planting season in parts of the country largely responsible for our nation’s input, John Deere dealerships begin to buzz with customers looking for equipment, parts, or even just some useful information from the industry’s finest. Without these dealerships, and their employees, equipment purchases and servicing would be impossible, crippling our nation’s producers’ ability to harvest the largest yield possible when the sun sets on the growing season and fall sets in.

photo 2 Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

15 Interesting Soybean Facts to Know this Planting Season

As soybean planting season hits full stride across most of the United States and producers work on covering an expected record acreage, we thought it would be a good opportunity to take a moment and better understand the history of soybeans, what they’re used for, and some other fun facts that may not be common knowledge.

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We’ve put together a list of 15 soybean facts that we found to be either critical to shaping today’s soybean production or were simply just interesting tidbits of knowledge worth sharing. Enjoy!

1. Soybeans originated in Southeast Asia and were first domesticated by Chinese farmers around 1100 BC. (Source)

Video Gallery: Add More and Do More with John Deere Attachments

Farmers are always looking for ways to improve production and efficiency on the field. A great way to optimize performance is to add John Deere attachments to your existing system. By doing this, you will increase the growing potential of your land while maximizing the value of your equipment. Let’s take a look at some of the enhancement options that can help in reducing costs and maximizing yield.

Precise and Efficient Planting Results

Conquering Multiple Tasks with Help from the John Deere 2R Series

At the peak of the spring season, multi-tasking seems to reach its pinnacle. There are lawns to be mowed, materials to be moved, and loads to be hauled, producing the need for a versatile piece of equipment with all the answers. John Deere’s 2R Series compact utility tractor models (2025R, 2027R, 2032R) include several features that give off a “big tractor” feel while being able to be stored safely in the garage.

2032R Conquering Multiple Tasks with Help from the John Deere 2R Series

In this post, we will highlight some of the features of the 2R Series that make it a great machine for multi-tasking during the spring.

Six Must-Ask Questions before Buying a John Deere Utility Tractor

Whether you own 50 acre or 1,000 acre property, there will always be a number of projects to be completed, ranging from mowing, material handling, tilling, seeding, and much more. When these projects become overwhelming, it may be time to look for help in the form of a utility tractor, which can be the best friend of a property owner looking to do ranching, hobby farming, or just general lawn care.

Utility Tractors Six Must Ask Questions before Buying a John Deere Utility Tractor

30 John Deere Cover Photos for Agriculture Enthusiasts

Facebook is home to more than 1 billion active monthly users, so it’s fair to assume a large portion of agricultural producers are active, spending some of their valuable free time interacting with friends and family through status updates, photos, and more. When landing on a Facebook page, one of the first things a user notices is the large cover photo (851 x 315 pixels) that appears at the top of the page as a background. The name “cover photo” is telling as it takes a similar role as a book cover, providing a first-glance visual impression.

Knocking Down Stalks with Ease Using John Deere Rotary Cutters

Often times, when the process of cutting or mowing grass is imagined, our minds immediately go to mowers manicuring the green grass surrounding homes or businesses. However, the reality is, knocking down long grass and stalks in no-till and minimum-till fields (along roadways, cemeteries, orchards etc.) is just as important  in order to encourage grass growth, control insects, reduce weeds, prevent erosion, and much more.

rsz rotary cutter in field Knocking Down Stalks with Ease Using John Deere Rotary Cutters

To manage these large areas of grass and stalks, operators need large rotary cutters that make quick, efficient work of large-scale projects. John Deere’s Rotary Cutters come in different sizes and styles that provide a solution to nearly any cutting situation. Let’s take a look at a few of the models and what makes them effective stalk-choppers.

Three JD 4455 Tractors Sold High on Recent Auctions

The John Deere 4455, made from 1989-1992 continues to be one of the “hottest”, most sought after used tractors on the market. Three recent farm auction sale prices prove the point.

JD4455 MN 72K Three JD 4455 Tractors Sold High on Recent Auctions

(This tractor sold for $72,000 on an April 4, 2014 farm auction in south-central Minnesota)

Pictured above is a 1990 JD 4455 with 3,729 hours sold for $72,000 on an April 4, 2014 farm auction in south-central Minnesota. That is the 3rd highest auction sale price I’ve ever seen on a 4455 (sold without loader), and I’ve seen 348 sold over the past 18+ years.

Putting the Wheels in Motion with Five John Deere Tractor Videos

From routine landscaping or lawn maintenance tasks to large-scale agricultural production, many individuals lean on their tractors as the backbone of their operation. John Deere produces a wide range of tractor series, each designed to meet the needs of customers.

In this post, we’ve featured five of our favorite John Deere tractor videos, which not only explain what makes them valuable assets, but also shows what they look like when put to work. Enjoy!

3R Series Tractors

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