Construction

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.

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.