Construction

Spotlight on the John Deere 332D: Key Features and Specs

March 11, 2013

John Deere's newest skidder model; the 332D

The John Deere 332D Skid Steer is one of the most popular pieces of construction equipment from John Deere & Company. This machine comes with the fundamental elements of power, efficiency, productivity, and comfort found in every Deere machine, but what makes the latest John Deere 332D unique is its incorporation of customer suggestions.

Engineers at Deere used customer insights and inspiration to design the John Deere 332D Skid Steer series with recommendations for heightened visibility, comfort, versatility, and ease of use. According to Deere’s 332D brochure, some of the key features and specs of the enhanced Skid Steer were based on customer suggestions.

John Deere 644K: Deere’s First Hybrid Construction Machine

February 28, 2013

With so many hybrid vehicles on the market these days, John Deere has followed suit with the release of its 644K Powerllel™ diesel-electric hybrid front loader. This new wheel loader brings together the functionality and quality of any Deere machine with exciting new capabilities that only hybrid technology can offer.

John Deere 644k on the job site.

One of the most impressive offerings of the John Deere 644K is a reduction in the amount of fuel that’s consumed in comparison to other machines of its size. The John Deere 644K hybrid can save you up to 25% on the amount fuel you use, a particularly valuable asset in the face of rising fuel costs.

Image Gallery: Exploration of the John Deere 110TLB

January 9, 2013

Welcome to the John Deere image gallery! Today, we’ll be exploring the John Deere 110TLB, one of the smaller tractors that Deere produces which is ideal for digging holes, clearing areas, loading trucks, and taking care of other small civil engineering jobs.

Despite its size, the John Deere 110 TLB still packs a hefty punch! Like most utility vehicles, it comes complete with a three point hitch in the back, making it capable of carrying loads of up to 2500 lbs. Its backhoe has extensive reach in both directions, a load height of 8.4 ft. and can a dig depth of 10.1 ft. The Deere 110TLB’s bucket width is 72 inches.

The Best John Deere Innovations of 2012

December 28, 2012

Ever since the first John Deere plow was sold 175 years ago, there has been continuous motivation to create new equipment that is bigger, better, stronger, safer, and more productive. John Deere Innovation has come a long way in machinery manufacturing and the drive to produce equipment that simplifies everyday tasks. In this blog post we will look at how John Deere innovation continues to lead the way.

Backhoe Loader Review: John Deere 310SJ vs. John Deere 310E

December 26, 2012

John Deere Backhoe loaders are useful pieces of construction machinery and can be found on small and large construction sites. Generally, this piece of construction equipment is used for excavation, carrying light loads, landscaping, and paving. In this blog post we will describe the unique characteristics of the John Deere 310SJ and the John Deere 310E backhoe loaders.

 John Deere 310SJ

Above is a John Deere 310SJ

How Used Equipment Affects Your Daily Life

December 18, 2012

New and used equipment contributes to our daily lives, whether we realize it or not. Used equipment can harvest corn, beans, and cotton; aid in the construction process; and even contribute to the production of items like paper towel or lumber. So take a look at some of these pieces of used heavy equipment; they may just help you get through your day!

Combine

used heavy equipment combine

A combine is an essential piece of farm equipment used to harvest corn and soy beans which are a staple to the modern diet and economy. The next time you sit down to dinner and reach for a side of corn, this John Deere combine can be a reminder of how this food makes it onto your plate.

The Best John Deere Lego Structures

December 17, 2012

Tractors are an integral part of the farming community, but they’re strictly for adult-use only. Today, we’ll take a look at John Deere for kids, which will take the form of John Deere Legos constructions. Sets of Lego tractors span the construction and agricultural sectors. But don’t take our word for it; take a look for yourself by perusing the rest of our Lego-inspired tractor photo gallery!

lego farm tractor deere

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This Lego tractor set is a classic! Building the tractor is fun for kids, but it doesn’t end with the construction of the vehicle. This set comes with a toy farmer, inspiring hours of play after the tractor has already been built!

John Deere Construction Simulators Offer Cheap, Easy Alternative to On-Site Training

November 27, 2012

Have you ever wondered how you can train new construction operators with little chance of injury, no machine or property damage, no fuel costs, and no emissions?  If so, look no further than the John Deere construction simulators; a cost-effective, safe, and efficient alternative to on-site training.

John Deere construction training simulators come at a fraction of the cost of an actual training machine and put new operators in the driver’s seat. Literally.

John Deere construction simulators

Construction Videos: Bright Yellow or John Deere Green?

November 8, 2012

When most people think of John Deere, they think of combines harvesting grain, row crops tilling land, or even a simple mower riding up and down a lawn. But farming equipment isn’t the only kind of heavy machinery John Deere has in its arsenal. There’s also construction equipment, and we have a some great John Deere construction videos lined up. Whether it be crawler dozers, backhoe loaders, or even forklifts, John Deere manufactures a wide variety of construction equipment, so let’s take a look. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million, right?

$97 Million Expansion Announced By John Deere-Hitachi Construction

October 11, 2012

John Deere Hitachi

John Deere Hitachi

John Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation, a 50/50 joint venture between John Deere and Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery that operates in the U.S., recently announced it is planning a $97 million expansion at the Forsyth County plant in Kernersville, North Carolina.

According to Area Development, the new project is expected to create 340 jobs by the end of 2016.

“This investment will have a significant positive impact on the State of North Carolina, providing additional employment opportunities for Deere-Hitachi as well as many of our North Carolina-based suppliers,” noted, Al Seeba, Chairman and CEO of Deere-Hitachi. “John Deere-Hitachi has been manufacturing in the state since 1988, and we are pleased to partner with state and local officials to help make our vision a reality.”