Buying Nutrient Application Equipment: 5 Questions to Ask

January 18, 2016

Drawn dry spreaders, self-propelled sprayers, and nutrient applicators are all critical pieces of equipment to maximize crop farming efficiency.

Nutrient Application Equipment

But, with a number of model options to choose from, deciding on the right piece of nutrient application equipment for your operation could be a difficult process. With this in mind, we’ve outline some of the key questions to ask yourself before making a selection from John Deere’s available models.

Video Gallery: How to Get the Most Out of John Deere Compact Utility Tractors (Part 1)

January 14, 2016

No matter what size your John Deere tractor is, one thing remains true – consistent performance. John Deere compact utility tractors are no exception, and offer the ideal power and size for building, mowing, digging, tilling and more.


Each machine in the compact line-up is tailored for your unique and demanding applications. High performing features like high torque engines, automatic two pedal transmissions, and fully integrated cabs make it easy to see why customers love the compact utility tractor.

But, you shouldn’t let their size fool you! There is still a lot to be learned in order to reap the full benefits of these machines.

John Deere 500D Draper Platforms Overview

January 13, 2016

John Deere 500D Draper Platforms come in three separate models to cater to your needs, whether you want more production or efficiency while out in the field. With 25, 30, and 36-foot width options, operators can easily harvest small grains and hay in a wide variety of conditions.

500D Platform

Let’s take a closer look at some of the models and features.

Buying a John Deere Round Baler: What to Consider

January 11, 2016

John Deere offers a number of round baler models that can be used by operators whether they’re looking to bale hay as a hobby or for a living. Choosing the right model to match the needs of the operator will likely result in high quality bales that increase the livestock’s rate of gain.

Deere Round Balers

However, there are some key areas to focus in on when looking to purchase a Deere round baler. From the re-engineered 459E all the way up to the powerful 569, Deere’s balers are built to produce. Let’s take a look at a few key elements to consider when beginning the round baler purchasing process.

MachineFinder in 2015: Our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

January 7, 2016

Shockingly, 2015 is in the books. While we are preparing for what’s to come in the new year by identifying how the MachineFinder blog can continue to be a trusted source of information for our audience, it’s important to also step back and take a look at some of 2015’s successes.

We thank all of our readers and fans for your support this year. Without your readership, social shares, and feedback, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s a look at some of the most popular posts from 2015, with a brief statement for each as to why we believe they were successful. Enjoy!

An Overview of the New John Deere 5G Series Tractors

January 6, 2016

In December 2015, John Deere unveiled its new 5G Series Tractors, which have narrow, maneuverable configurations to cater to vineyard and orchard producers’ needs. Furthermore, the John Deere 5G Series Tractors meet Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, giving operators peace of mind.

John Deere 5G

“The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” said Christopher Lammie, product manager at John Deere Augusta.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the 5G Series Tractors and how they can improve efficiency out in the field.

2015 In Review: Our Top 10 MachineFinder Facebook Posts

January 4, 2016

It was another busy year for the MachineFinder team, and the agriculture community as a whole. We were happy and excited to look back on the variety of memories and successes from 2015! Our Facebook Page continued to be a key component of our online marketing efforts, helping us build and maintain relationships with our valued John Deere fans.

For this reason, we wanted to take a moment to reminisce on some of the most memorable MachineFinder Facebook posts from 2015. Enjoy!

MachineFinder Product Spotlight: John Deere Crawler Loaders

An Inside Out Look at the John Deere 4730 Sprayer

December 30, 2015

The John Deere 4730 remains a very popular sprayer option within the equipment community. It’s designed to give commercial applicators and farmers a high speed option while maintaining comfort and ease of use. The 80-ft, 90-ft, and 100-ft boom configurations allow them to choose an option that matches cropping systems.


But what else does the 4730 offer? Let’s take a look, starting from the inside of the machine.

Video Gallery: Using the John Deere Operations Center to Improve Production (Part 2)

December 29, 2015

How can the John Deere Operations Center help you turn your data into valuable business information? You gain access to real-time agronomic data, like average yield, total yield, average moisture, seeding variety and more, all from your machine. Taking things a step further, you can also easily share planting and yield data from your Operations Center with trusted advisors to receive variable rate prescriptions from them.

john deere operations center

We’ve put together a two-part video gallery series to help John Deere customers better understand how they can leverage their Operations Center to improve production on the field.

How John Deere Section Control Can Improve Yield and Efficiency

December 28, 2015

As you look to improve your efficiency out in the field, John Deere Section Control offers a solution that allows you to take control of your input costs. With John Deere Section Control, you can seamlessly handle all of your air carts and CCS planters.


Let’s take a look at some of the features that make Section Control a must-have while you’re on the job.

Automatic Control

Manual control is a thing of the past with John Deere Section Control. Formerly known as Swatch Control Pro™ software, John Deere Section Control allows operators to automatically control all of the sections on an implement. It works smoothly on the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display.