Construction

John Deere Trenchers: Benefits and When They Should Be Used

May 30, 2017

Those that work on job sites understand the value that John Deere skid steers and compact track loaders can bring to the table. And, like most pieces of equipment, they can become even more valuable when attachments are added. Individuals (or crews) that are looking to install pipelines at a construction site should consider investing in a John Deere trencher.

John Deere Trencher

So, what exactly is a John Deere trencher and what are some of the benefits?

What Options Does John Deere Offer?

John Deere has an assortment of trenchers that range in sizes from 36-60″. There are currently three different models available for purchase:

Key Dates That Drove John Deere Worldwide Expansion

May 29, 2017

Since its inception more than 175 years ago, John Deere has become a globally recognizable brand that now has facilities and offices in more than 30 countries across the world. The wide-spanning presence allows the company to be present where their customers are located so they can meet their needs and requirements.

John Deere Worldwide

While it might seem as if John Deere has been a worldwide brand from the start, there were a number of key events that helped it expand beyond the American shores.

Let’s take a look at some of the key years responsible for some of John Deere’s worldwide growth.

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