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MachineFinder in 2015: Our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

January 7, 2016

Shockingly, 2015 is in the books. While we are preparing for what’s to come in the new year by identifying how the MachineFinder blog can continue to be a trusted source of information for our audience, it’s important to also step back and take a look at some of 2015’s successes.

We thank all of our readers and fans for your support this year. Without your readership, social shares, and feedback, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s a look at some of the most popular posts from 2015, with a brief statement for each as to why we believe they were successful. Enjoy!

Narrowing Down the Compact Construction Equipment Search

December 21, 2015

Compact construction equipment is often used by contractors, landscapers, farmers and a number of other customers to get things done. Those customers understand there is no time to waste, and selecting the right piece of equipment could result in a major boost in productivity.

John Deere 333E

However, deciding on the right piece of equipment for the job at hand can be a challenge. For this reason, we’ve identified (and explained) some key factors to consider when purchasing a piece of John Deere compact construction equipment.

6 Quick Tips for Starting a Cold Diesel Engine This Winter

December 14, 2015

Before winter is in full swing, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of starting a cold diesel engine. Doing so is essential to keeping your engine in working order for seasons to come. That being said, here are six tips for starting a cold diesel engine and maintaining your equipment over time.

John Deere Diesel Engine

1. Do Not Underestimate Warm-Up Time

Giving your cold diesel engine time to warm up is essential. Ideally, you should always allow your equipment to warm up for at least five minutes before operating. Failing to do so can make the engine work harder than necessary.

Video Gallery: John Deere Construction Equipment in Action

December 10, 2015

Whether you’re a contractor, landscaper, farmer or anyone who strives for productivity, John Deere compact equipment can help you get more done. For this reason, we’re featuring in-depth John Deere customer stories that explain how successful businesses are leveraging their equipment on the worksite.

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Throughout these videos, you can learn how to maximize productivity and uptime, lower daily costs and see John Deere construction equipment in action.

More Than Luck

Starting in 1942, O’Hara Plumbing has earned its success through hard work and reliable equipment. Watch this video to find out what John Deere compact equipment keeps the company thriving.

Notable Moments in John Deere Construction Equipment History

December 9, 2015

Successful construction projects typically start with a thoroughly drawn out plan and a solid foundation. Well, the same can be said for the evolution of construction machinery, a process that began for John Deere about six decades ago.

Construction Equipment History

From Deere’s first industrial equipment investment back in the 1950s, to today’s modern equipment, the company has a rich construction equipment history. Let’s take a look at some of the key moments in Deere’s construction equipment production journey.

Video Gallery: The John Deere 310SL HL Gives a Big Lift

December 3, 2015

How can you manage an expanding workload? The John Deere 310SL HL could be an option, as it can deliver up to 25% more backhoe lift capacity than comparable K-Series models under average conditions. With new features like Lift Mode, operators can experience an additional boost of productivity with just the push of a button.

John Deere 310SL HL

The John Deere 310SL HL gives operators a big lift while sustaining a small footprint. We put together this video gallery so that you can see for yourself. Enjoy!

Productivity and Uptime

Video Gallery: John Deere 1050K Crawler Dozer Enhancements

November 24, 2015

John Deere doesn’t take customers’ opinions lightly, which is why the fresh insights of owners and operators like you weighed in on the John Deere 1050K Crawler Dozer. Exciting enhancements include additional weight and power, an EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV diesel engine, and more!

John Deere Crawler Dozer

So, how does the John Deere 1050K Crawler Dozer stack up when compared to other crawler dozers in its class? We’ve put together a video gallery to explain. Enjoy!

5 Core E-Series John Deere Compact Track Loader Features

October 28, 2015

When designing the E-Series Compact Track Loaders, John Deere listened to their customers’ opinions to include a number of features that make the day smoother and more productive.

John Deere 323E

The four E-Series John Deere Compact Track Loader models (319E, 323E, 329E, and 333E) differ, but are built on some common core elements. Let’s take a look a closer look.

4 Rock-Solid and Informative John Deere Scraper Videos

October 8, 2015

Looking to bring productivity and flexibility to your jobsite? John Deere scraper systems are designed to do so while delivering real results with even less effort, by utilizing key features like AutoLoad™.

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To help John Deere customers become more familiar with the equipment available to them, we’ve put together this video gallery highlighting some ways to leverage key features of the 2015 John Deere scraper systems. Enjoy!

8 John Deere Construction Toys That Kids Will Dig

October 5, 2015

If there’s a little one in your life with a passion for construction equipment, John Deere has some toys that will make for the perfect gift. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or a birthday, any child will love what John Deere has to offer.

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Here are eight noteworthy John Deere construction toys you might want to add to your gift shopping list.

1. My First Collectible Luke Loader Stacker

Who says young children can’t play with big toys? This loader is made specifically for kids aged 18 months and older, and it features four pieces that can be stacked together for fun.