Construction

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.

How to Adjust Track Sag in 5 Quick Steps

May 15, 2017

There are many important factors that drive productivity on the job site for construction professionals. There are also many factors that could slow production down or inhibit the path to success. Did you know track sag could be one of the inhibiting factors?

Track Sag

If the track on your equipment is too tight, it could result in excessive wear to the track itself and undercarriage components. On the flip side, if the track is too loose, the machine may feel unstable while operating and the track may even slip right off the sprocket.

John Deere Operator Training Simulators FAQ

May 1, 2017

Across industries, training is often required before starting the job. Working with heavy machinery like farming or construction equipment should be no different, and for this reason, John Deere offers a number of operator training simulators.

John Deere Operator Training Simulator

What are they? How do they work? These are some of the most common questions. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the most frequently asked questions (and answers) when it comes to John Deere operator training simulators.

Video Gallery: Leveraging John Deere Simulation for Construction Training Lessons

April 20, 2017

John Deere construction training simulation is a cost-effective, safe and productive way to train new equipment operators in a risk-free, virtual environment. When you’re training a new operator for working with construction equipment, a virtual jobsite certainly comes in handy.

Your new operators can have a chance to sit in a simulated seat and use replica machine controls without any risk involved.

john deere construction simulation

For this reason, we’ve put together a video gallery to go over some of the core training lessons incorporated in these simulations. Enjoy!

John Deere Crawler Dozer Simulator Training Lessons

6 John Deere DVDs to Educate Children on Construction and Farming

April 17, 2017

From the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum to John Deere coloring books, the company offers a number of different fun and interactive ways for kids to learn more about Deere and its equipment.

John Deere Kids Learning

For those that are looking for yet another way to educate children about the green and yellow, there are a number of John Deere DVDs available. To help narrow down the selection process, we’ve assembled a brief list. Enjoy!

All About John Deere for Kids

All About John Deere for Kids DVD

An In-Depth Look at the John Deere 950K Crawler Dozer

April 12, 2017

The John Deere 950K is designed to rival the best production-class crawler dozers in the industry. It is built specifically for customers seeking reliability on road projects and other large-scale tasks.

John Deere 950K

To get a better understanding of what the John Deere 950K has to offer, let’s take a look at some of its highlights.

Engine

The John Deere 950K has an EPA Final Tier 4 engine with a variable-speed suction fan, along with auto reverse. It is designed to burn up to 20 percent less fuel than conventional engines, and it has a turbocharger as well.

Heavy Equipment Inspection Steps That Lead to Safer Operation

April 3, 2017

When performing heavy equipment maintenance, basic safety inspections should never be overlooked as a part of the process. Heavy equipment inspections relating to safety will keep your crew safer during the working season and will also be beneficial to the health of your equipment fleet.

Heavy Equipment Inspection

While basic safety inspections are often overlooked by operators, they’re very easy to incorporate into the machine maintenance fold. Here’s a list of locations on heavy equipment where safety inspections should be strongly considered.

Note: The frequency of these inspections may vary depending on the operating conditions. 

A Brief Overview of the Refreshed John Deere Strategy

March 23, 2017

Over the years, Deere & Company has proactively studied changes in its major global markets to better understand and meet the needs of customers around the world. The company has recently refreshed its strategy to address these changes.

Here, we’ve provided a summary of the revised John Deere Strategy. You can also watch the video below to get Chairman and CEO Sam Allen’s perspective on it.

John Deere Strategy

John Deere at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017: What to Expect

March 1, 2017

Each year, the construction industry patiently awaits the arrival of CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which brings together businesses and professionals that focus on asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will be no different, as the industry will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG

More than 2,500 exhibitors are expected to cover the 2.5 million square feet of space and John Deere will once again be amongst the many.

So, what can attendees expect from John Deere at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017? Let’s take a closer look:

Get More Done with One: John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader

February 23, 2017

If you’re looking to get more done with less equipment, it might be time to consider the John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader. This machine helps achieve quicker and easier loading with the refined vertical-lift loader design for better reach. Not to mention, it also serves significantly greater boom and bucket breakouts.

John-Deere-333G

It’s one thing to hear it from us, and another thing to hear it from customers who use the equipment every day. For this reason, we wanted to share this video, highlighting how the John Deere 333G helped David Holmes take his business from a small landscaping gig to a thriving excavating company.