Construction

Key Motor Grader Safety Tips for Peace of Mind

February 12, 2018

Motor graders from John Deere come with several safety features, all of which are just as important as the operational aspects of the machines.

John Deere Motor Grader Safety

By taking them into account, customers can ensure that they are always working safely while tackling tasks out in the field. Here are some motor grader safety tips to keep in mind:

Motor Grader Safety Tips: Before Operation

  • Buckle up before you start the engine.
  • Make a quick check of the operational controls.
  • Listen for unusual noises and vibrations before starting.

Maximizing Equipment Longevity with the John Deere Undercarriage Inspection App

February 6, 2018

Construction and forestry equipment operators are often times taking on tough projects on an even tougher terrain. As a result, the undercarriage of the equipment can go through a lot of wear and tear, making regular inspections necessary for optimizing machine performance day in and day out.

With John Deere’s Undercarriage Inspection mobile application, construction and forestry equipment operators can more confidently perform an undercarriage inspection and manage inspections for the entire fleet of machines.

Undercarriage Inspection

Let’s take a closer look at this mobile app and learn more about how it can help equipment and fleet owners better manage undercarriage inspections.

John Deere Hydrau Benefits for Forestry and Construction Equipment

January 18, 2018

The old saying, “oil is oil,” is simply not the case today with new hydraulic fluid specifications from John Deere that promise performance for forestry and construction equipment for years to come. John Deere Hydrau

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of the new John Deere Hydrau™ and Hydrau™ XR formula.

Hydrau and Hydrau XR Educational Video

The John Deere Hydrau and Hydrau XR (extended ambient temperature range) formulas are specifically designed for all-season use in hydraulic and hydrostatic construction and forestry equipment. Both formulas have over 29,000 hours of field testing to ensure that they outperform other oils by resisting oxidation and wear.

A Heavy Equipment Inspection Checklist for Your Deere Machinery

January 8, 2018

When operating heavy machinery from John Deere, it’s important to exercise a certain amount of safety and precaution. Doing so can ensure that no one is injured on the job. Precautionary measures are quick and easy to execute, and they can instantly give you peace of mind.

John Deere Heavy Equipment

Let’s take a look at a heavy equipment inspection checklist you can use to make sure everything is in working order.

  • Make sure the machine is parked on firm, level ground. Be prepared to take notes during the inspection.

Backhoe Safety Tips for Before, During and After Operation

January 3, 2018

Backhoes from John Deere come with a wide array of features, including those specifically designed for safety. However, there are still some precautionary measures operators will want to take into account to ensure that no one is harmed before, during and after machine use.

John Deere Backhoes

Here are some backhoe safety tips every equipment user can utilize on the job.

Backhoe Safety Tips: Before Operation

  • Examine and check operational controls within the cab.
  • Buckle up with the seatbelt before starting the engine.
  • Keep the backup alert turned on when initially starting and maneuvering the machine.

A Closer Look at the Highlights of the John Deere 30G

December 27, 2017

When you need an excavator to take on a big job without consuming a lot of space, you can confidently turn to John Deere for a solution. The John Deere 30G is a compact excavator that has everything you need for the task at hand. G-Series excavators are extremely maneuverable and pack a ton of force.

John Deere 30G

Let’s take a look at the highlights of the John Deere 30G.

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