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!


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


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.”

Top 4 Emissions Questions To Ask A John Deere Dealer

October 9, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere Emissions Emissions Hub Blog October 3, 2012. You can view the original post here.

Last Month we introduced you to Nortrax, a John Deere dealer with 52 stores throughout the United States and Canada. Nortrax recognized that evolving emissions regulations would confront contractors with new challenges, and the company went above and beyond to educate employees and customers about the realities, and manageable solutions.

When we sat down with Bill Pyles, Notrax’s vice president of service, he told us that an educated contractor is their best customer. “They ask us tougher questions, prepare more carefully, and ultimately enjoy a seamless transition to the new regulatory environment,” he noted.

John Deere E-Series Construction Equipment Get’s Upgraded in 2012

September 19, 2012

New John Deere E-Series

American companies have increasingly looked to their customers for advice on how to upgrade specific components of their offerings, or sometimes the entire product. No organization pays attention to the advice of its users more than John Deere, as the agricultural and construction firm has relied on this input to provide the most efficient machinery it can possibly produce.

This has helped John Deere become a leading company in the construction sector, and its latest line of E-Series machines represents the best of what the firm’s engineers and customers have to say about the previous line of models.

Meet Your Dealer: West Side Tractor Answers Your Emissions Questions

September 10, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, John Deere Emissions Hub August 7th, 2012. You can view the original post here.

Last month we introduced you to West Side Tractor Sales, a licensed John Deere dealer serving Indiana and Northern Illinois. In 2009, West Side Tractor recognized that its customers would face a wide variety of emissions challenges beginning in 2011. The company resolved to lead by education, making themselves experts on emissions regulations and then proactively teaching customers how to meet the new challenges.

John Deere Blogs Help Keep Customers & Fans Informed 

August 20, 2012

John Deere Emissions Hub

John Deere has expanded its customer outreach over the past several years, as the company has remained at the forefront of offering advice, product news and deals via social media and other internet sites.

The company has seen the benefits of customer feedback and is looking to increase the level of input that its users have in shaping the next line of models. While it has opened up a number of new forums and a Facebook page with extensive consumer tips, it will also provide a number of resources via blogs to help people who have or intend to purchase its equipment.

The History of John Deere Diesel Engines: Pillars of the Past: Building Blocks of the Future (1990 – Present)

August 14, 2012

John Deere Diesel Engine

This is the fourth blog post in a four-part series from the John Deere Emissions Hub highlighting key moments in the history of John Deere engines. For more historical context, check out our earlier blog posts in the History of John Deere Engines series: Our Early EnginesOur Diesel Debut and A New Generation of Power.

In the 1990s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented off-highway diesel engine manufacturers with what would become a complex challenge: drastically reduce emissions. The first EPA emissions regulations for new off-highway engines above 37 kW (50 hp) began in 1996. Since then, several tiers of increasingly stringent regulations have been phased in. The last regulatory tier — Final Tier 4 — will be fully implemented by 2015.