How to Install, Operate, and Maintain a John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

June 13, 2017

Depending on the bit, hydraulic hammers can be used to take on concrete flatwork projects, break rocks, or to prepare dirt for the application of concrete.

John Deere offers customers an assortment of hydraulic hammer options, including the HH20C, HH40C, HH60C, and HH80C. Additional couplers are also available so the hammers can be connected to backhoes or compact excavators.

John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

Now that we understand a bit more about hydraulic hammers, let’s take a look at how to properly install, operate, and maintain them.

How to Install, Operate, and Maintain a John Deere Cold Planer

June 6, 2017

Cold planers are designed to help those on the worksite repair streets, level pavement, and cut drainage in parking lots, to name a few. John Deere currently offers four cold planer models (CP12D, CP18D, CP24D, and CP30D) as part of its Worksite Pro™ attachment lineup.

John Deere Cold Planer

Let’s take a closer look at how to install, operate, and maintain these models to you can get the job done quickly and efficiently before moving on to the next.

Preserving A Legacy: The John Deere 570 Motor Grader

June 1, 2017

In 1967, John Deere started producing the JD570, the industry’s first articulated motor grader. During its time, this machine offered groundbreaking innovations to the construction industry.

JD570 Motor Grader

Brief History of the JD570

Prior to the introduction of this machine, graders were straight-framed with solid rear axles; however, the JD570‘s articulated frame offered operators more efficiency than ever before.

With key features like the PowerShift transmission, articulated frame steering, hydraulic front-wheel lean and roll-over protection, both increased control and versatility were made available to operators. Not only did this motor grader allow operators to place the blade of the machine into a 90-degree bank in less than one minute, but improvements were made to the saddle so it was secured to the mainframe with a tapered pin design.

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