Construction

Winter Attachments for Your John Deere Motor Grader

December 18, 2017

If you live in an area that experiences brutal winters, you know how important it is to have the right equipment on hand to tackle the snow. With a John Deere motor grader, you’re already on the right track to being prepared for Old Man Winter. There are a number of attachments that can be used with a John Deere motor grader to help you move and plow snow in your area.

John Deere Motor Grader

Let’s take a look at some of the add-ons that will make your job easier this cold weather season.

A Comparison Guide to Ejector Scrapers vs. Carry-All Scrapers

November 27, 2017

Whether you need an ejector scraper or a carry-all scraper, there is a wide variety of John Deere options to choose from. Carry-all scrapers are built with a standard bucket and straight-blade configuration. They have enhanced floatation, which makes them ideal for sandy soil. Ejector scrapers have a fixed blade for even more capacity and are better suited for wet soil.

John Deere Scrapers

Let’s take a look at the highlights of the various types of John Deere scrapers available for purchase.

Ejector Scrapers

John Deere Ejector Scraper

John Deere Dubuque Works: A Brief Overview and Key Facts to Know

November 21, 2017

Construction and forestry professionals around the world rely on John Deere equipment to get things done. While John Deere has a number of factory locations around the globe, a large percentage of the construction and forestry equipment that you see in action comes from the John Deere Dubuque Works factory.

John Deere Crawler Dozer

Employees at this location focus on exceptional performance, disciplined growth, and a strong commitment to teamwork to produce high-quality equipment that will make professionals’ lives easier. Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere Dubuque Works location.

Tips for Maintaining John Deere Tires on Construction Equipment

November 20, 2017

A new tire can be costly to replace, especially on construction equipment. When it comes time to make the investment, you’ll want to ensure that you’re utilizing the tire appropriately to get the most bang for your buck.

John Deere Tires

In this guide, we will go over the tips you need for utilizing your John Deere tires correctly, regardless of your machine. These tips include:

  • Refer to Your Periodic Maintenance Chart
  • Observe Specific Tire Pressures for Graders
  • Change Tire Pressures When Moving to Other Applications
  • Review Your Michelin Tires
  • Refer to Your JDLink™ Ultimate System

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the John Deere Engine Testing Process

November 14, 2017

Located within every John Deere combine, excavator, Gator, tractor, harvester, and any other piece of equipment is a reliable John Deere engine. The engine is the heart of all John Deere machines, and without it, the industries that Deere serves would be different.

However, before these engines can make their way under the hoods of Deere equipment, they must first work their way through a strict engine testing process.

John Deere Engine Testing

In this post, we will take a closer look at the manufacturing process and engine testing that John Deere engines go through before being put to work. Durability and quality are accounted for at each step of the process.

Cattle Farming Attachments to Increase Your Productivity

November 6, 2017

When you’re cattle farming, you know how important it is to have the right equipment to tackle all of the tasks out in the field. Thankfully, John Deere offers a wide array of attachments for your cattle farming machinery. Everything from buckets to forks can be used with your equipment to turn it into a more versatile solution.

Let’s take a look at some of the cattle farming attachments you can start using immediately.

John Deere 5075E Attachments for Additional Versatility

October 30, 2017

The John Deere 5075E is a utility tractor that can be used for a wide range of jobs out in the field. Regardless of the task at hand, the 5075E can help you work quickly and efficiently.

John Deere 5075E

Let’s take a look at some of the John Deere 5075E attachments that can add more versatility to the machine.

Engine Coolant Heater Kit

This attachment is essential for tractor owners who work in a cold climate. The kit comes with a screw-in type 120-volt element designed to heat the coolant. In turn, the engine is warmed up for more efficient start-up in cold weather. There is also better lubrication at startup, which reduces engine wear over time. Keep in mind that a battery with a minimum of 925 CCA is required.

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.