Construction

An Overview of John Deere Compact Track Loader Attachments

June 21, 2017

John Deere has several compact track loaders (CTLs) to choose from, but did you know that there are also many attachments available for these machines? CTL attachments can help operators with everything from moving material to tilling fields.

Compact Track Loader Attachments

Let’s take a look at some of the compact track loader attachments that may be able to enhance your productivity during the workday.

Rotary Cutters

The rotary cutters have double-edged blades, along with fast blade tip speed and a tapered side-discharge chute for clean cutting every time.

Four Fuel Management Tips and Best Practices for Construction Crews

June 20, 2017

While fuel prices may change by the day, construction businesses that operate a variety of equipment remain steadfast on keeping costs low. Fuel management is often times at the top of the list of ways to immediately free up dollars for other aspects of the businesses that could use the help.

Fuel Management Tips

While John Deere construction equipment is designed with fuel efficiency at top of mind, there are some tips and best practices that can be put to action to better manage fuel, save time, and improve efficiency across the worksite.

Here are four quick tips to consider:

Digging Into the Details of the Latest John Deere Bucket Additions

June 19, 2017

Whether you’re moving rocks, dirt, mulch, snow, gravel, or any other type of loose material, one thing remains consistent: you need a bucket to help get the job done.

John Deere Bucket

While John Deere offers many different bucket options for its equipment lines, a few new additions recently hit the market to lengthen their list of offerings. Let’s take a look at the recent additions.

Four-Wheel Drive Loaders Welcome New Bucket Additions

With enhancing productivity and efficiency for John Deere 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader operators in mind, Deere added 30 new bucket options to its lineup. The new lineup includes features such as:

360 Degree Videos: John Deere Construction Style

June 15, 2017

John Deere is well known for its commitment to its customers, whether it be providing support to existing equipment owners or keeping customer feedback in mind when designing the next generation of equipment. Well now, the bar has once again been raised. This time, Deere has put the user in control of video consumption with 360-degree videos of construction equipment in action.

Watch the three videos below to get a John Deere experience unlike any other. Click and drag on the screen as you’re viewing the video to get a panoramic view of the surroundings!

How to Install, Operate, and Maintain a John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

June 13, 2017

Depending on the bit, hydraulic hammers can be used to take on concrete flatwork projects, break rocks, or to prepare dirt for the application of concrete.

John Deere offers customers an assortment of hydraulic hammer options, including the HH20C, HH40C, HH60C, and HH80C. Additional couplers are also available so the hammers can be connected to backhoes or compact excavators.

John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

Now that we understand a bit more about hydraulic hammers, let’s take a look at how to properly install, operate, and maintain them.

How to Install, Operate, and Maintain a John Deere Cold Planer

June 6, 2017

Cold planers are designed to help those on the worksite repair streets, level pavement, and cut drainage in parking lots, to name a few. John Deere currently offers four cold planer models (CP12D, CP18D, CP24D, and CP30D) as part of its Worksite Pro™ attachment lineup.

John Deere Cold Planer

Let’s take a closer look at how to install, operate, and maintain these models to you can get the job done quickly and efficiently before moving on to the next.

Preserving A Legacy: The John Deere 570 Motor Grader

June 1, 2017

In 1967, John Deere started producing the JD570, the industry’s first articulated motor grader. During its time, this machine offered groundbreaking innovations to the construction industry.

JD570 Motor Grader

Brief History of the JD570

Prior to the introduction of this machine, graders were straight-framed with solid rear axles; however, the JD570‘s articulated frame offered operators more efficiency than ever before.

With key features like the PowerShift transmission, articulated frame steering, hydraulic front-wheel lean and roll-over protection, both increased control and versatility were made available to operators. Not only did this motor grader allow operators to place the blade of the machine into a 90-degree bank in less than one minute, but improvements were made to the saddle so it was secured to the mainframe with a tapered pin design.

John Deere Trenchers: Benefits and When They Should Be Used

May 30, 2017

Those that work on job sites understand the value that John Deere skid steers and compact track loaders can bring to the table. And, like most pieces of equipment, they can become even more valuable when attachments are added. Individuals (or crews) that are looking to install pipelines at a construction site should consider investing in a John Deere trencher.

John Deere Trencher

So, what exactly is a John Deere trencher and what are some of the benefits?

What Options Does John Deere Offer?

John Deere has an assortment of trenchers that range in sizes from 36-60″. There are currently three different models available for purchase:

Key Dates That Drove John Deere Worldwide Expansion

May 29, 2017

Since its inception more than 175 years ago, John Deere has become a globally recognizable brand that now has facilities and offices in more than 30 countries across the world. The wide-spanning presence allows the company to be present where their customers are located so they can meet their needs and requirements.

John Deere Worldwide

While it might seem as if John Deere has been a worldwide brand from the start, there were a number of key events that helped it expand beyond the American shores.

Let’s take a look at some of the key years responsible for some of John Deere’s worldwide growth.

What Is a Root Rake and How Is It Used?

May 16, 2017

Root rakes are designed to pick up bulky, unusually-shaped, or long materials while leaving the soil and small rocks behind. After the large debris is moved, the root rake can also be used to remove roots and other debris from beneath the soil.

Root Rake

Now that we understand what a root rake is used for around the property, let’s take a look at how to install, operate, and maintain the equipment.