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John Deere Biography: A Story Behind the Inventor

November 14, 2012

History of John Deere the inventor

Over the years, “John Deere” has become a household name for most Americans. Whether it’s written across a hat or on a lawn mower, tractor, or children’s toy, we all recognize that familiar green and yellow. The history of John Deere has had a big impact on the world’s approach to plowing, harvesting, mowing, lumbering, and simple gardening. Though some of us may boast an expert recognition and knowledge of the John Deere products and brand, what do we really know about the John Deere inventor himself?

John Deere Historic Site Brings Art Festival to Illinois Public

October 24, 2012

John Deere historic site

The John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Illinois is a reminder of how the business continues to explore ways of bringing quality to the lives of people in the U.S.

Since the company is celebrating its 175th anniversary throughout the year, there have been a number of events that are being held in order to raise interest in the history of John Deere and its place in American culture.

The John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Illinois, has been a place that is buzzing this year, as it has held various events throughout 2012, ranging from blacksmith gatherings to art shows.

$97 Million Expansion Announced By John Deere-Hitachi Construction

October 11, 2012

John Deere Hitachi

John Deere Hitachi

John Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation, a 50/50 joint venture between John Deere and Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery that operates in the U.S., recently announced it is planning a $97 million expansion at the Forsyth County plant in Kernersville, North Carolina.

According to Area Development, the new project is expected to create 340 jobs by the end of 2016.

“This investment will have a significant positive impact on the State of North Carolina, providing additional employment opportunities for Deere-Hitachi as well as many of our North Carolina-based suppliers,” noted, Al Seeba, Chairman and CEO of Deere-Hitachi. “John Deere-Hitachi has been manufacturing in the state since 1988, and we are pleased to partner with state and local officials to help make our vision a reality.”

Why The John Deere 5E Series Tractors Can Fit Any Farmers Needs

October 3, 2012

John Deere 5 Series

John Deere has made substantial improvements to its 5 Series Utility Tractor for the upcoming 2013 fleet, giving the machines more available options than ever, including varying horsepower, cab types and transmissions.

Deere brought together four new 45-to-75 horsepower 5E models with last year’s 5ELimited Tractors, creating even more options for utility tractors that are priced accordingly to attract a wide range of customers. Now, the 5E family has been extended to include the 5045E, 5055E, 5065E, 5075E, 5083E, 5093E and 5101E Tractors. For each model, the last three digits indicate the tractor’s horsepower.

Other options include new cabs for  5055E, 5065E and 5075E models, enhanced operator stations for the 5083, 5093 and 5101 models and a 12F/12R PowrReverser Transmission for models with horsepower ranging between 55 and 101.

John Deere Careers Create Lasting Relationships Among Employees

October 2, 2012

 John Deere Construction Sign

Although many people in the U.S. are loyal to their company and their coworkers, there is often a distance that these individuals keep from the place that they work.

This could be caused by a lack of passion in what they do, as many people put in the 9-to-5 and then forget about their jobs. However, there are a number of Americans who love the brand that their work represents, and this type of pride tends to lead to an increased level of productivity, loyalty and retention.

Innovations In Agriculture: How John Deere Stays A Step Ahead

October 1, 2012

Country Farm - innovations in agriculture

Innovations in Agriculture

The agriculture industry has benefited from the advances made by the John Deere company since its inception roughly 175 years ago, as the products released by the firm have helped ease operations for farmers and have allowed these individuals to improve the efficiency of their farms.

The company has announced some of its new innovations in agriculture for 2013, and many of these offerings will allow farmers to see immediate benefits and increased production due to the nature of the problems that the equipment fixes.

Farming Equipment From John Deere Will Blow You Away In 2013

September 26, 2012

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John Deere 2013

The agriculture industry has benefited from the advances made by the John Deere company since its inception roughly 175 years ago, as the products released by the firm have helped ease operations for farmers and have allowed these individuals to improve the efficiency of their farms.

John Deere has announced some of its new products for 2013, and many of these offerings will allow farmers to see immediate benefits and increased production due to the nature of the problems that the equipment fixes.

Update: John Deere Releases 9 Series Round Balers

September 25, 2012

9 Series Baler John Deere

John Deere announced on August 23, 2012, that it had released its new 9 Series Round Balers in a lineup that includes 12 new models that were built tougher than earlier machines, to ensure durability during all hay or forage operations.

The new fleet expands on the acclaimed reliability of Deere’s 8 Series Round Balers, providing producers with new machines for the 2013 season. The new models, all of which are larger than their predecessors, were outfitted with larger cams and bearings, Diamond chains and other improvements that increase the machines durability, in turn resulting in less downtime and improved productivity due to less maintenance.

John Deere E-Series Construction Equipment Get’s Upgraded in 2012

September 19, 2012

New John Deere E-Series

American companies have increasingly looked to their customers for advice on how to upgrade specific components of their offerings, or sometimes the entire product. No organization pays attention to the advice of its users more than John Deere, as the agricultural and construction firm has relied on this input to provide the most efficient machinery it can possibly produce.

This has helped John Deere become a leading company in the construction sector, and its latest line of E-Series machines represents the best of what the firm’s engineers and customers have to say about the previous line of models.

John Deere Welcomes The Changing Season With Fall Fest

September 17, 2012

John Deere Waterloo Fest

At the recent John Deere Fall Fest, the green and yellow agricultural icon helped welcome the autumn season by showing off different John Deere products from throughout the ages, including the John Deere models A, B and D, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports.

While most everyone at the event knew the company made the green and yellow machines, there were some enthusiasts who could even identify the lesser-known machines that appeared only for a short time in the 20th century – such as the models G,H,L,M and R.

These agriculture aficionados told laymen about how fly wheel wrenches can still be purchased, and described the various lighting options for a John Deere MT built in 1951.