Auctions and Announcements

Power Train ’66: A John Deere Marketing Legend

October 17, 2016

Today, if you turn on the television, visit a website, tune in to your favorite radio station, or pick up a magazine, you could very well hear or see a mention of the John Deere brand. John Deere’s marketing efforts are one of the key components that have made the brand what it is today, and its marketing roots can be traced many decades back.

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The company’s annual new product introductions typically draw the most buzz within the agriculture community, and back in 1966, its “Power Train ’66” campaign had the industry buzzing more than it ever had before. Today, a half century later, we want to reminisce on this marketing marvel and describe to those that may have not been around exactly why it was such a memorable campaign.

Out of the Vault: Historical John Deere Events & Milestones

April 14, 2016

One of the things we enjoy most about John Deere fans is their admiration and appreciation for the rich history of the brand. But, can you really blame them? The history of John Deere is a captivating story.

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For this reason, we’ve put together a video gallery highlighting some of the most memorable and historical John Deere events and milestones. Let’s jump back in time to August 20, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa.

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What Can a John Deere G-Series Skid Steer Offer Customers?

March 16, 2016

In an effort to improve uptime and reduce operating costs for customers, John Deere announced four new Final Tier 4 G-Series Skid Steers on Feb. 12. Every John Deere G-Series Skid Steer has an optimized boom design that allows for lift heights up to 10 feet.

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“With the addition of these new G-Series models, John Deere now offers a full line of skid steers and compact track loaders to meet the quality, performance and price point needs of today’s customer,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry.

Classic John Deere Combines Doing Harvest 2015 Work

November 20, 2015

This has been a fun 2015 harvest season for me as I’ve been inundated with awesome pictures of classic John Deere combines still getting the job done out in the fields across America. Pics like the one below, a John Deere 55 that did 20 acres of western Minnesota fields on Saturday, November 14, 2015. What a great pic.

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Or this picture (below), sent to our Machinery Pete Facebook page by one of our followers, John H. from Carlisle, MN. His grandfather with his John Deere 45EB combine in the pic and John with his slightly newer John Deere 9870 STS combine:

John Deere 4450 Tractor Sells for Record Price at South Dakota Auction

October 6, 2015

Wow.

I’ve been compiling auction sale price data on all types of used farm and construction equipment for nearly 26 years. Usually when a new record high sale price is set, the new record just ekes past the former record. Not this time.

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On an August 27, 2015 auction in southeast South Dakota, the 1988 model John Deere 4450 Tractor pictured above, with only 1,136 hours, sold for $77,500. This smashed the previous high auction sale price I’d ever seen on a 4450, $70,750 for a 1988 model with 2,612 hours on a March 9, 2013 farm estate auction I covered in southwest Minnesota. Here’s Youtube video I shot of that 4450 selling…on a cold, wet, windy day two and a half years ago:

John Deere TruSet: Bringing Precision to Your 2730 Combination Ripper

September 24, 2015

Tilling your field can be a long, extensive process without the right equipment. Luckily, John Deere has the products you need to transform tillage into just another easy job on your terrain. John Deere TruSet is the ultimate solution for farmers and producers who want to reduce the time spent tilling each day.

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TruSet Comes to the 2730 Combination Ripper

John Deere announced in August 2015 that John Deere TruSet technology would be coming to the 2730 Combination Ripper, giving operators the option to alter settings in the cab on-the-go.

Revisiting Four Notable John Deere Manufacturing Milestones

September 8, 2015

For more than 175 years, John Deere has been manufacturing agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, along with diesel engines, drivetrains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. Over the course of nearly 200 years, you could imagine that their factories have hit some interesting manufacturing milestones.

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In this post, we’ve highlighted four of these John Deere manufacturing milestones that we believe stand out from the pack. Enjoy!

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A Glance at the New Line of 2016 John Deere Agricultural Products

August 31, 2015

On an annual basis, John Deere agricultural customers and enthusiasts anxiously await the announcement of the next product line. Well, that time has once again come and gone, and we are here to serve up a quick recap of what was unveiled. From new track tractor models to tillage technology, there is certainly a lot to be excited about heading into 2016.

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Let’s take a closer look at these new 2016 John Deere products and learn what kind of value each has to offer.

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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.

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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:

Ten Notable John Deere News Stories from the First Half of 2015

June 22, 2015

It might be hard to believe, but we are approaching the end of the first half of 2015. Over the course of these six months, John Deere’s name has been entrenched in the news as it continues to offer products and services that simplify jobs in the field, yard, or on the farm.

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As we soon turn the calendar to July (and the second half of the year), we wanted to take a look back at the first half of the year and recap some of the most notable John Deere news stories to be featured on MachineFinder.com. Enjoy!