Commercial

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.

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

John Deere Loader Compatibility: Choosing a Match for Your Equipment

January 16, 2017

John Deere has a number of different loader attachments available that are all designed to take productivity up a few levels. However, not all John Deere loader models are a universal match for all tractor models.

John Deere H260 Loader

With this in mind, we’ve put together an outline of popular John Deere tractor families and the current loader models that attach to each.

1 Family Tractors

This tractor family is designed to help property owners become better gardeners, fence builders, lawn seeders, and much more. Here are a couple current John Deere loader options that can be added to the equipment:

How the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator Tackled Soil Work

January 11, 2017

The John Deere 980 Field Cultivator was originally designed to handle a wide variety of conditions with a tough frame and excellent residue handling capabilities. Its S-tine standards also produced vibrating action for optimal soil and chemical mixing.

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But, what are some of the other features it offered? Let’s take a look at what made the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator a must-have for agricultural professionals.

Strong Frame

This cultivator had a five-bar frame design with a roomy coil-tine harrow. Its level-lift design helped operators with seedbed preparation and chemical incorporation, providing consistency.

An Overview of the New John Deere 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher

January 9, 2017

John Deere tillage equipment is designed to help producers prepare a quality seedbed season after season before the planter takes the field.

John Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

Thanks to two new additions to the lineup, the 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher, producers now have wider and redesigned options to get the job done even quicker and more efficiently.

Let’s take a look at some of the key specs and features of each new piece of tillage equipment.

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

How to Remove Gravel from Lawn

Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

A Look at the 2017 John Deere Z300 Series Models and Features

January 2, 2017

As the calendar turns to 2017, John Deere has unveiled five new models that will be added to its ZTrak™ zero-turn radius Z300 mower series. The Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R and Z375R models are each designed to mow with high efficiency at fast speeds, so landscapers can get more done in less time.

John Deere ZTrak Mowers

While each model is slightly different from the next, the series offers a number of shared features. Let’s take a closer look.

Our Top 15 MachineFinder Facebook Posts in 2016

December 29, 2016

As we approach the New Year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the progress made in the agriculture industry. We know it was another busy year for many farmers, growers, and producers as we’ve seen much of the hard work that went into the planting and harvesting seasons across our fans’ social media profiles.

Not only is our Facebook page an important channel for our online marketing efforts, it also provides us with an outlet to stay connected with our valued customers and John Deere fans.

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MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2016

December 26, 2016

As our website visitors likely know, we regularly publish articles to our industry news section to keep the agriculture community up to date on the latest happenings. From new John Deere equipment announcements to upcoming events, these articles are meant to educate and be shared by our audience.

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With 2016 coming to a close, we want to take a look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular agriculture news articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2016:

Antique Tractors Prepare to Hit the Streets for 2016 Heritage Tractor Parade and Show

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Video Gallery: The Value of Data with John Deere Precision Ag

December 22, 2016

Have you ever wondered how much value John Deere precision agriculture brings to the table? Join us in following the Kilmer family on their yearlong journey as they add precision ag technology to their daily operations.

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In this video gallery, you’ll have the chance to hear both sides of the story – the Kilmer family and the John Deere team – as they work together to successfully implement the technology. Enjoy!

Where Tradition Meets Technology

Welcome to Kilmer Farms in Central Illinois. Dan Kilmer, along with father, Darrel, and brother, Tim, are sixth generation farmers growing corn and soybeans.

John Deere 210 Loader Key Specs and Features

December 21, 2016

Customers on the hunt for a loader that can handle all of the tough jobs out in the field may want to consider the John Deere 210 Loader. It has a Quik-Park™ loader mounting system, Quik-Change™ attachment system, and a loader boom to manage everything from feeding to digging.

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Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the John Deere 210 Loader.

Loader Boom

The machine has tapered boom sections for maximum durability. A tube connection on the boom arms provide additional strength, and hydraulic lines are mounted on the inside of the boom to protect them from damage.