The History of John Deere Sprayer Production: 1930 to 2016

February 2, 2017

For more than 80 years, John Deere has been providing spraying equipment to American farmers looking to efficiently provide nutrients to their crops. While the technology has advanced significantly, the premise has remained unchanged; keep up with customer demands and stay on the cutting-edge.

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So, how did we get to where we are today? In this video, you’ll have a chance to look back in time and revisit some of the most monumental moments of John Deere sprayer innovation.

John Deere Sprayer Timeline

With this timeline of John Deere sprayer development, you’ll see how far we’ve come. Enjoy!

A Brief History of the John Deere Model 55 Combine

February 1, 2017

Used John Deere equipment from decades back can be found on farms and ranches across the United States. The spattering of green and yellow from coast to coast speaks to the longevity of the equipment and customers’ loyalty to the brand.

The John Deere model 55 combine was the company’s first self-propelled combine and is still a favorite within the antique equipment community.

The introduction of self-propelled combines dates back to shortly after World War II. At the time, the War Production Board regulated the production and allocation of materials across the United States, including agricultural equipment.

4 Steps to Free a Tractor Stuck in Mud

January 31, 2017

Fields can become very muddy when the snow melts away or the rain comes falling down. While precipitation might be good for crops, it increases the chances of operators encountering a soft spot in the soil and getting the tractor and attached implements stuck in mud.


If your tractor gets stuck in the mud, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure personal safety and avoid damage to your equipment. Here are a few steps you should consider:

  1. Raise any attached implements
  2. Stop the tractor and put it in reverse

12 John Deere Skid Steer Attachments for Efficiency and Productivity

January 30, 2017

John Deere skid steers are designed to provide operators with the utmost efficiency on the job. With John Deere skid steer attachments, users can get even more out of their equipment, whether they need additional speed or force for a specific task.

John Deere Skid Steer Attachments

Let’s take a look at 12 attachments compatible with John Deere skid steers.


John Deere manufactures easy-to-attach buckets for its skid steers, and they come in a wide range of depths to tackle various tasks on the job.

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John Deere 3710 Moldboard Plow: Key Features and Benefits

January 25, 2017

The John Deere 3710 Moldboard Plow is designed to tackle heavy-duty jobs in tough conditions. It can be used with a rigid or flex frame to suit operators’ needs in a wide variety of cropping environments. The John Deere 3710 was also designed with high clearance in mind, meaning it can be used by operators taking on tall conditions.

John Deere 3710

Let’s take a look at some of its other top features.

NU Bottoms

This moldboard plow has NU bottoms behind the mainframe. This prevents it from becoming a pinch-point for residue. Operators can also work at speeds up to 6 miles per hour with the NU bottoms, allowing for more productivity and fuel efficiency.

How to Plant a Wildflower Meadow in 4 Steps

January 24, 2017

The land that we live on is naturally beautiful, but there may be some spots of your property that you’d like to provide a boost to in terms of visual appearance. While there are a number of ways that you could pursue this, planting a wildflower meadow might be one of the prettiest when completed.


You might be asking yourself, “how exactly do I do this?” We’re here to help.

Here’s how to plant a wildflower meadow successfully in four steps:

John Deere 1025R vs. 1026R Utility Tractor Comparison

January 23, 2017

For years, John Deere’s 1 Family Sub-Compact Utility Tractors have been popular choices for those looking to take on jobs around the property like seeding the lawn or building fences. They’ve also remained popular due to their comfort features, ease of use, and sheer entertainment value.


The John Deere 1025R and 1026R have been popular choices within the used tractor market, but what makes one different from the other? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the 1025R vs. the 1026R as we showcase some of the key similarities and differences between each.

Making Your Planting Season Electric with John Deere MaxEmerge (Video Gallery)

January 19, 2017

Make your next planting season electric with John Deere’s latest MaxEmerge™ row unit design. What exactly does it do? With the new design, plant population and seed spacing accuracy are improved. With an electric drive, operators can achieve greater curve performance on the inner and outer rows.

By making your planting efforts more productive, you can avoid input waste and maximize yield potential. Get better access to row unit components, eliminate shafts and drivelines and simplify your planter maintenance.


It’s one thing to read it and another to see it for yourself. To help you learn more about this feature and the other features and benefits of John Deere MaxEmerge planters, we put together this video gallery. Enjoy!

Examining the Key Features of the John Deere DB90 Planter

January 18, 2017

Agricultural professionals who are looking for a planter to tackle wide open fields may want to consider the John Deere DB90. This planter is designed to plant 36 rows at a time with 30-inch spacing. It is available with Pro-Series XP™ units, and it can be equipped with the Central Insecticide System™.

John Deere DB90 Planter

Let’s take a look at some of the other highlights of the John Deere DB90.

Curve Compensation

With curve compensation, each row is handled according to its individual position. ExactEmerge™ allows the John Deere DB90 to maintain the correct population across the length of the planter. With curve compensation, there is up to 24 percent more population accuracy.

What Is a Subsoiler and When Is It Needed?

January 17, 2017

Soil compaction is an issue that’s faced by nearly all crop producers, and its effects can be damaging. In fact, according to the University of Wisconsin-Extension, compacted soil can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent.

While there are a number of ways to alleviate soil compaction that impacts the surface level of soil, compacted subsoil can be a bit more difficult to handle. For this reason, it’s important to understand the subsoiling process.


Let’s take a closer look at why and when you should consider subsoiling as well as the subsoiler’s role in the process.