Agriculture

An Overview of the New John Deere 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher

January 9, 2017

John Deere tillage equipment is designed to help producers prepare a quality seedbed season after season before the planter takes the field.

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Thanks to two new additions to the lineup, the 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher, producers now have wider and redesigned options to get the job done even quicker and more efficiently.

Let’s take a look at some of the key specs and features of each new piece of tillage equipment.

How to Navigate the John Deere AgLogic App (Video Gallery)

January 5, 2017

Looking to better manage and improve productivity across your fleet? The John Deere AgLogic™ app leverages GPS and cellular technology in a web-based system to provide visual details about your field activities. It also incorporates scheduling and routing features, wireless file transfer and real-time reports to help inform your daily decisions.

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With AgLogic, equipment owners and operators will have the ability to manage work orders, dispatch equipment, share files, more easily locate fields, and track assets and operations.

In this post, we will overview the benefits of the John Deere AgLogic mobile app and explain how users can easily find what they need.

Examining the Benefits of the John Deere 1895 Air Drill

January 4, 2017

Agricultural professionals who are looking for consistency when they’re placing seed and fertilizer may want to consider the John Deere 1895 Air Drill. This piece of equipment is designed for separate fertilizer placement, and it is designed to provide consistent depth across the entire field while in use.

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Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using the John Deere 1895 Air Drill on the job.

No-Till Openers

The no-till openers of the John Deere 1895 Air Drill come standard. The single disk openers are gang mounted, and hydraulically raised and lowered. The hydraulic downforce system provides operators with a range of downforce settings for the openers. They also work in no-till conditions, as well as minimum or reduced-till conditions.

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

How to Remove Gravel from Lawn

Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

Our Top 15 MachineFinder Facebook Posts in 2016

December 29, 2016

As we approach the New Year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the progress made in the agriculture industry. We know it was another busy year for many farmers, growers, and producers as we’ve seen much of the hard work that went into the planting and harvesting seasons across our fans’ social media profiles.

Not only is our Facebook page an important channel for our online marketing efforts, it also provides us with an outlet to stay connected with our valued customers and John Deere fans.

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MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2016

December 26, 2016

As our website visitors likely know, we regularly publish articles to our industry news section to keep the agriculture community up to date on the latest happenings. From new John Deere equipment announcements to upcoming events, these articles are meant to educate and be shared by our audience.

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With 2016 coming to a close, we want to take a look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular agriculture news articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2016:

Antique Tractors Prepare to Hit the Streets for 2016 Heritage Tractor Parade and Show

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Video Gallery: The Value of Data with John Deere Precision Ag

December 22, 2016

Have you ever wondered how much value John Deere precision agriculture brings to the table? Join us in following the Kilmer family on their yearlong journey as they add precision ag technology to their daily operations.

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In this video gallery, you’ll have the chance to hear both sides of the story – the Kilmer family and the John Deere team – as they work together to successfully implement the technology. Enjoy!

Where Tradition Meets Technology

Welcome to Kilmer Farms in Central Illinois. Dan Kilmer, along with father, Darrel, and brother, Tim, are sixth generation farmers growing corn and soybeans.

John Deere 210 Loader Key Specs and Features

December 21, 2016

Customers on the hunt for a loader that can handle all of the tough jobs out in the field may want to consider the John Deere 210 Loader. It has a Quik-Park™ loader mounting system, Quik-Change™ attachment system, and a loader boom to manage everything from feeding to digging.

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Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the John Deere 210 Loader.

Loader Boom

The machine has tapered boom sections for maximum durability. A tube connection on the boom arms provide additional strength, and hydraulic lines are mounted on the inside of the boom to protect them from damage.

Steps to Consider When Your Lawn Tractor Won’t Start in the Cold

December 20, 2016

If you use your John Deere tractor to assist with snow removal or other winter-related tasks around your property, you’ve likely encountered an occurrence where your equipment won’t start as quick as it does in warmer temperatures. Sometimes, it may not start at all. There’s a number of different reasons why this may happen, including an improper starting procedure, a cranking speed that’s too slow, or an improper choke adjustment.

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Here are three steps all John Deere owners should consider when their lawn tractor won’t start in the cold weather:

  1. Proper starting procedure
  2. Proper cranking speed

Keeping Cool with John Deere Hy-Gard Cold Pour

December 15, 2016

Why are cold flow properties so extremely important for transmission and hydraulic fluids? If oil is too thick at cold temperatures, your machine may not start properly – or at all for that matter.

This puts unnecessary stress other parts like the starter and battery. Even if your machine does start, components in the transmission and hydraulic system will be rotating oil that is thick. Thick oil not only wastes fuel but, even worse, it creates increased load and causes poor hydraulic function.

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