Commercial

John Deere Electric Gator: All the Information You Need to Know

September 19, 2017

As most of us know, John Deere produces gas and diesel-powered equipment of all sizes to get jobs done in agriculture, construction, around the yard, on the golf course, and much more. However, did you know John Deere also produces equipment that’s powered by electricity? One such piece of equipment is the John Deere electric Gator™.

John Deere Electric Gator

Most commonly known as the TE 4×2 Gator, this machine is powered by a 48-V electrical system and includes a number of features that are designed to make work on the property or in other parts of the outdoors a breeze. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features and benefits of the John Deere electric Gator.

Basic Dozer Safety Tips to Consider Throughout Operation

September 18, 2017

While all John Deere equipment is designed with safety in mind, the design itself will not ensure 100% safe operation. The equipment operator can take several steps to ensure dozer safety before, during, and after operation.

Dozer Safety Tips

Here are some steps that should be taken by all dozer operators to ensure they’re kept safe while on the jobsite.

Dozer Safety: Before Operation

  • Buckle the seatbelt before starting the engine. In the case of a rollover, the seatbelt will keep you in place and will allow the ROPS to do its job.

What Is Precision Agriculture and What Are Some John Deere Solutions?

September 12, 2017

Precision agriculture connects people, equipment, and technology in an effort to improve overall efficiency on the farm. With precision agriculture, producers are able to gain more access and control of data to streamline and improve processes from field preparation to the harvest season, and back again.

Precision Agriculture

John Deere offers a number of precision ag products to support the entire farming cycle. Let’s take a closer look at these solutions and how they can improve performance for those that make a living on the land.

Data Management

Mobile Data Transfer

John Deere 1200A Attachments for Additional Versatility

August 28, 2017

The John Deere 1200A is the perfect bunker rake for operators who want a two-wheel drive, maneuverable piece of equipment. The machine is easy to service, and it has a wide array of accessories that enhance its versatility.

John Deere 1200A

Here are some of the John Deere 1200A attachments you may want to consider.

Front Blades

There is a 40-inch and 60-inch front blade available for the John Deere 1200A. The 40-inch variety is perfect for the light pushing of sand, gravel, and finish-grade soils. The 60-inch option can be easily installed onto the 40-inch blade with a single bolt. It’s made of a lightweight, heavy-gauge aluminum for durability. The 60-inch width makes for more efficient material movement next to retainer and foundation walls.

Ag Education: A Chronological Look at Early Tractor History

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re out on the farm plowing, tilling, harrowing, or planting, one factor remains unchanged; you likely have a tractor mobilizing implements and doing the dirty work. However, with so many new tractor features and models hitting the market each year, it can be easy to lose track of the past.

Tractor History

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and events that shaped the early history of agricultural tractor development.

1892

John Froelich, who was 43 years old at the time, successfully ran a gas-powered, vertical, single-cylinder engine on the running gear of a steam traction engine back in 1892. The machine, which is now known as the first gasoline tractor, moved forward and reverse.

John Deere Mulching Heads: What You Should Know

August 15, 2017

Removing brush, trees, or other material can be a daunting process by hand, especially when the area that needs to be cleared is cumbersome. However, thanks to John Deere mulching heads, this process can be simplified and the path to success can be cleared without obstacles.

John Deere Mulching Head

Let’s take a closer look at how the John Deere Worksite Pro™ mulching heads can be used and the design elements that make them a valuable addition to a fleet of compact construction equipment.

Uses

With a John Deere mulching head, you will gain the ability to:

A John Deere X710 vs. X730 Model Comparison

August 14, 2017

There are several John Deere lawn tractors to choose from – how do you narrow down your choices? A comparison of the John Deere X710 vs. X730 can give you an idea of what the company’s lawn tractors have to offer. Both models have strong frames, powerful engines, and precise mower decks. But, what else do they offer?

John Deere X710 vs. X730

Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere X710 vs. X730.

Fun Facts and History About John Deere Des Moines Works

August 8, 2017

The equipment John Deere produces plays a role in feeding and clothing the world’s ever-expanding population. At the heart of the equipment production process is John Deere factories and their employees.

John Deere Des Moines Works

Let’s take a closer look at one of John Deere’s many factory locations – John Deere Des Moines Works.

Early Des Moines Works History

1941

The story of what John Deere does today begins during World War II, when the government constructed the Des Moines Ordnance Plant. The plant operated throughout the war until 1945, and during that time, the plant made billions of rounds of machine gun ammunition.

A Closer Look at the Key Features of the John Deere WG32A

August 2, 2017

Walk-behind mowers can pack the same amount of power as their larger counterparts, as proven by the John Deere WG32A. This commercial walk-behind mower comes with a seven-gauge fabricated fixed mower deck, a five-speed gearbox, and a powerful engine.John Deere WG32A

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this mower and what makes it rise above the rest.

Air-Cooled Engine

The John Deere WG32A comes with a 14.5-horsepower air-cooled, vertical-shaft engine. It is designed to efficiently use its fuel and consume less oil. In addition, it has a V-twin engine design and full-pressure lubrication, meaning less wear and tear on its parts over time. Aluminum block engines effectively dissipate heat and extend overall lifespan.

Excavator Safety Tips for Before, During, and After Operation

August 1, 2017

While there are many safety features on John Deere excavators, there’s no guarantee they will always get the job done. Good judgment is always required to make full use of the features and ensure the safety of yourself and others around you.

Excavator Safety

Here are some excavator safety tips you should consider when putting the equipment to work.

Excavator Safety Tips: Before Operation

  • Seat belts are provided for comfort and security.
  • Before going to work, be sure the mirrors are clean and set properly.
  • Make a quick check of the controls. Be sure the control levers are operating properly.