Construction

Video Gallery: How to Safely Load a Construction Equipment Trailer

September 21, 2017

“Safety first” is one of the many things John Deere had in mind when creating the compact wheel loader, excavator and track Loader. Each of these pieces of equipment has been designed with the specific goal in mind to be safe and easy to transport with tie down locations that are easily assessable. In this post, you will learn how to quickly tie down equipment and how to swiftly move from job to job.

Loading a Construction Equipment Trailer

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.

Video Gallery: The Groundbreaking and Innovative JD570

September 14, 2017

Earlier this year, John Deere celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of their most beloved and groundbreaking pieces of equipment – the John Deere JD570, also known as the first construction vehicle to have a cab and canopy with the integral ROPS available from the factory. The JD570 comes with the foundation of configurations to John Deere’s graders. Its 83-horsepower motor grader equipped with a power shirt transmission including eight forward and 4 reverse speeds makes it one of our most innovative machines.

John Deere Golf Accessories to Add Flair to Your Game

September 5, 2017

Before heading out for a round, golfers have to select an outfit and gather their various accessories. From golf balls to ball markers, to tees, there are a number of different items to consider. For those golfers that love the John Deere brand, there are a number of different options to consider.

Here are some John Deere golf accessories to consider before heading out for a day or weekend on the links. Enjoy!

John Deere Golf Balls

John Deere Golf Balls

Video Gallery: An Inside Look at John Deere’s Planetary Drive Augers

August 31, 2017

Optimized to work with all John Deere compact construction equipment, the planetary drive augers can be used not only to dig standard holes in various soils, rock, and frost but also to dig landscaping holes for trees and shrubs. Here, you will learn more about the John Deere Augers’ three separate models, the PA30, PA15 and PA40, what those models mean and what option would be best for you.

John Deere Planetary Auger

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.

John Deere Reveals New 620G/GP and 622G/GP Motor Graders

July 24, 2017

John Deere has announced two new additions to its G-Series motor grader lineup – the 620G/GP and 622G/GP. The models were on display at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, and attendees had the opportunity to check out their new features.

John Deere Motor Grader

A dual joystick option was added to all of the Grade Pro models, as well as ripper-stow automation, and courtesy lighting. The 620G/GP and 622G/GP are specifically designed for contractors working in cities and towns that may need more fuel-efficient graders for their job.

The History of Fanggs: John Deere Bucket Teeth

July 20, 2017

Fanggs remain a John Deere exclusive bucket tooth and have been field tested to provide exceptional performance across a wide variety of applications. Don’t know how tough and reliable Fanggs teeth truly are?

John Deere Fanggs

Today, owners and operators who leverage this equipment will experience important benefits like:

  • Less digging effort and faster cycle times
  • Tougher and longer wear life
  • Improved break up of soil for better bucket fill
  • Profiles available for most John Deere, Cat, Hensley, and H&L bucket teeth

But, where did it all start? In this post, we’ll be telling the history of Fanggs. Enjoy!

Video Gallery: The Rock Solid John Deere 844K Aggregate Handler

July 13, 2017

There are plenty of challenges when it comes to aggregate and material handling jobs, but your equipment shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re looking for rock-solid performance and serious productivity, it’s about time you meet the John Deere 844K aggregate handler.

With bigger buckets and more powerful specs, this machine is designed for the toughest aggregate and material moving jobs. In just two short passes, the 844K can load out 24 tons of non-heaping, lower-density processed matter. When dealing with heavier and denser materials, the loader can handle 12 tons with no problems.

John Deere 844K Wheel Loader

John Deere Classic 2017: The Dates, Field, and More

June 28, 2017

Entering its 47th year, the John Deere Classic has become a staple of the PGA TOUR season, bringing professional golfing action to the Quad Cities area. The 2017 John Deere Classic is just around the corner, and this year, participants will be vying for their share of the $5.6 million purse (an event high).

John Deere Classic 2017

The winner of the event will receive $1 million and the final exemption to the Open Championship, which is one of golf’s four major tournaments. If you’re looking for more information about the 2017 John Deere Classic, you’re in the right place. Let’s take a look at this year’s dates, field, and more.