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John Deere Gator Engines: The Forces behind Recreational and Crossover Utility Vehicles

John Deere’s crossover utility vehicles are designed to provide operators with a vehicle that is tough and versatile enough to handle even the toughest terrain, while tackling a variety of tasks. Deere’s recreational utility vehicles on the other hand, are the perfect vehicle for those who want the thrill of exploring the outdoors, but still need the capability of a dumping cargo box for occasional farm or yard-related chores.

Gators John Deere Gator Engines: The Forces behind Recreational and Crossover Utility Vehicles

Though these series are designed with varying uses in mind, both include unique engines that serve as the muscle to power through tough terrain or demanding projects. Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere Gator engines that can be found within the crossover and recreational series.

Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

Today, John Deere has a worldwide presence, but it all started more than 175 years ago in Grand Detour, Illinois. John Deere set out from Rutland, Vermont in 1836, before opening a shop to repair and manufacture small tools, as well as a polished-steel plow that allowed farmers to cut through the sticky Midwest soil.

John Deere Historic Site Sign Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

Exploring John Deere’s ZTrak Z900 R Series Mowers for those that Demand More

As spring and summer arrive, the aesthetics of outdoor spaces around homes and businesses come to the forefront. During this time, contracted landscapers are often tasked with multiple projects per day, with an end goal of completing projects in a timely, professional manner to satisfy customers and in some cases, increase property value.

Z900 R Series Exploring John Deeres ZTrak Z900 R Series Mowers for those that Demand More

Without appropriate equipment to get these jobs done, operator comfort and quality of the end result could be in jeopardy. John Deere’s ZTrak Z900 R Series of mowers were created for contractors who demand more from their mower and the ultimate in features. Let’s take a look at the key features of Z900 R Series mowers and how they increase productivity for landscapers.

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Looking at the History of John Deere Leaders

From the moment John Deere and Company was founded in 1868 and John Deere himself said “I will never put my name on a product that doesn’t have in it the best that is in me,” the company has stuck to its core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation, led by just a handful of captains.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at a brief history of John Deere leaders, what eras they led, and some of the John Deere products that were born during their tenure.

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John Deere
Founder and President

Video Gallery: Maintaining the Course with John Deere Golf Equipment

The golfing season is just around the corner for nearly all parts of the United States. Groundskeepers and golf course superintendents will begin to prepare the tee boxes, fairways, and greens for a year of play. However, without the proper machines and manpower, this process can not be completed.

So, we’ve compiled a video gallery of ten different John Deere golf equipment videos that show machines in action on the course while keying in on some specific features that make them a grounds crew’s dream. Enjoy!

John Deere: Introducing ProGator 2020A

Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Dale VanSlyke of Heritage Tractor. This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Bill McKeel, CCE sales representative of the Nashville, North Carolina, East Coast Equipment location to better understand what elements comprise a successful John Deere dealership.

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Video Gallery: Spring is in the air with John Deere Turf Equipment

As the snow begins to disappear, the temperature heats up, and birds start to chirp, it means it’s time to gas up the mower and prepare for another year of lawn maintenance.

John Deere produces a number of makes and models of turf equipment for all lawn-related projects. We’ve put together a gallery highlighting seven pieces John Deere turf equipment, their features, and how they can assist the lawn maintenance process this spring, enjoy!

Commercial Mowers 

John Deere: QuickTrak 600 B Series and R Series Mowers

John Deere QuickTrak mowers with stand-on technology, set the product benchmark with multiple best-in-class aspects.

Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with John Cothren of Grissoms LLC. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale VanSlyke, location manager of the Harrisonville, Missouri Heritage Tractor store, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a John Deere dealership.

Harrisonville image Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Interview with John Cothren, Grissoms LLC: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Cade Smith of East Coast Equipment. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with John Cothren, general manager of various Grissoms locations in Oklahoma, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a chain of John Deere dealerships.

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Taking a Closer Look at John Deere’s 204K Wheel Loader

The John Deere 204K wheel loader was introduced this past summer with an eye towards increasing productivity, visibility, versatility, and lower daily operating costs through a series of new features.

204K Loader White Taking a Closer Look at John Deeres 204K Wheel Loader

Doug Laufenberg, product marketing manager for compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry, said in the product announcement, “The 204K and 304K are the next generation of John Deere compact wheel loaders designed on feedback from various landscape and agricultural customers. To be successful on the jobsite, our customers wanted a shorter machine with simplified hydraulics, loader linkage and electrical systems along with a skid steer style coupler and a standard open canopy.”

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