Commercial

A Step-By-Step Guide to John Deere Tractor Ballasting

March 2, 2017

Properly ballasting a tractor is certainly not an easy task; however, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure you are doing it correctly. By achieving the desired amount of ballast, you’ll know that you are getting the most out of your tractor and avoiding any performance hindering issues.

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For this reason, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to ballast your John Deere tractor (with videos) to walk you through each essential task. Enjoy!

Step 1: Determine Weight Split and Total Tractor Weight

John Deere at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017: What to Expect

March 1, 2017

Each year, the construction industry patiently awaits the arrival of CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which brings together businesses and professionals that focus on asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will be no different, as the industry will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11.

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More than 2,500 exhibitors are expected to cover the 2.5 million square feet of space and John Deere will once again be amongst the many.

So, what can attendees expect from John Deere at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017? Let’s take a closer look:

What Is a Hay Tedder and How Do You Select the Right Type?

February 28, 2017

A hay tedder is used to spread and fluff hay in a uniform swath after a windrower, mower-conditioner, rake, or some other type of equipment has created a windrow. The hay tedding process allows producers to reduce the dry down time and is especially useful for those that live in wet or humid areas, as it allows them to complete the hay baling process faster.

Hay Tedder

When the hay tedder is in use, it feeds the crop into pairs of spinning rotor teeth. Operators should angle the rotors at an upward angle to lift the crop off the ground and float it to the surface.

Get More Done with One: John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader

February 23, 2017

If you’re looking to get more done with less equipment, it might be time to consider the John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader. This machine helps achieve quicker and easier loading with the refined vertical-lift loader design for better reach. Not to mention, it also serves significantly greater boom and bucket breakouts.

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It’s one thing to hear it from us, and another thing to hear it from customers who use the equipment every day. For this reason, we wanted to share this video, highlighting how the John Deere 333G helped David Holmes take his business from a small landscaping gig to a thriving excavating company.

5 John Deere Apps That Aid Crop Production and Management

February 22, 2017

The crop production and management process can be long, and at times, complicated. However, like most tasks and projects in today’s day and age, it can be made a bit simpler thanks to technology. With this in mind, John Deere offers a number of mobile apps that can assist farmers and crop producers from tillage through harvest.

John Deere Crop Production and Management Apps

With the spring season right around the corner, let’s take a look at five John Deere apps that can assist you at the start of your crop production and management journey.

1. GoTill

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How to Use a Land Plane to Take on Spring Projects

February 21, 2017

Whether you’re looking to smooth land for a garden, maintain your gravel driveway, or take on a different land-leveling project this spring, a land plane could be the perfect tool to add to your equipment lineup. However, buying or renting the equipment isn’t enough. You must understand how to properly operate it to achieve the greatest level of productivity.

John Deere Land Plane

Here are some factors and steps you should consider taking to get the most out of your land plane this spring.

Note: The following information is suitable for operating Frontier Land Planes. 

What to Expect From the John Deere 450K Crawler Dozer

February 15, 2017

Since 1976 (the year John Deere introduced hydrostatic transmission to the crawler dozer market), the company has continued to rely on customer feedback in an attempt to make the lives of contractors easier through improved equipment design. Deere recently introduced its latest K-Series crawler dozer, the 450K, and like its predecessors, it too is designed to meet builders’ needs.

John Deere 450K

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key specs and features of the John Deere 450K.

How to Plant Wildlife Food Plots in 4 Steps

February 14, 2017

Wildlife food plots can be used to attract animals ranging from butterflies to deer. Some food plot planters use them to observe the sheer beauty of the wild up close, while others use them as a means to keep animals away from sensitive areas like vineyards or orchards. Regardless of how you decide to use a wildlife food plot, you must first understand how to construct one.

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Here are some steps to consider taking after you’ve decided it’s time to build out a wildlife food plot:

  1. Research and plan
  2. Analyze the soil
  3. Choose your seed type

Fan Photo Gallery: Beat the Blizzard with John Deere Snow Equipment

February 9, 2017

Winter isn’t always the most pleasant season, depending on where you live in the country. And, people have many ways of coping with the winter blues. Whether distractions are found with more physical activity, comfort food, reading good books or watching classic movies – having the right snow equipment can certainly make your life easier.

As the harshest winter months arrive and snow begins to accumulate, John Deere fans have begun to bring out their most reliable snow equipment. Homeowners and business owners push forward through snowstorms, regardless of the size, to ensure they aren’t blowing off their profits.

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12 John Deere Gator Attachments for Farmers and Ranchers

February 8, 2017

Farmers and ranchers have a wide range of John Deere Gator attachments to choose from, and all of them can potentially increase daily productivity and efficiency. Whether Gator owners want to improve the comfort of their Gator or add a bucket holder, John Deere has attachments to suit its customers’ needs.

John Deere Gator on Ranch

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the John Deere Gator attachments for farmers and ranchers.

Power Lift Kit

The cargo box power lift kit is designed to make it easy for operators to lower and raise their cargo boxes on a whim – no manual maneuvering is necessary with this kit.