$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.

Call For Entries: Innovative Uses Of John Deere Horsepower

June 28, 2012

John Deere 755K

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, John Deere Emissions Hub June 25, 2012. You can view the original post here.

A cherry tree shaker, an engine-powered margarita mixer (for really BIG drinks), a jet-powered lawn mower and a mink manure cleaner.  All of these machines, and many more, have been part of Diesel Progress North America’s annual Innovative Uses of Horsepower section in our December issue.

No production machines here. The Innovative Uses of Horsepower section is specifically designed to highlight innovative, strange, and yes, weird uses of engine horsepower. Chances are that less than a handful – and often not more than one – of these unique pieces of equipment were ever made.

John Deere Releases New PowerTech Brands for Tier 4/Stage IV Engines

June 14, 2012

John Deere Engines

John Deere Power Systems has announced the naming convention and power ratings for its complete lineup of Final Tier 4/Stage IV mobile off-highway diesel engines, according to a company release.

The release noted the company is building on previous tier nomenclature, and the John Deere Final Tier 4/Stage IV engine names will begin with the PowerTech brand and add a three-letter-long suffix that identifies the specific technology package that is used.

In terms of power ratings for the highly-used John Deere equipment, the company noted that specific letters will indicate the technology that is used, ranging from variable geometry turbochargers to wastegate turbochargers.

How to get a 10,000-Foot View of Your Job Site, Part 2 of 3

June 8, 2012

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, John Deere Emissions Hub May 23, 2012. You can view the original post here.

Green Tractor

John Deere understands the obstacles facing fleet owners and managers, which is why we developed John Deere WorkSight: Five cutting-edge technologies working together to bring you one seamless, next-generation service linking your machines, your dealer and you. Today, we continue the three part series that cover the five components of John Deere WorkSight—JDLink™, Fleet CareService ADVISOR Remote,payload weighing and grade control—and how more information means getting more done.

Product Spotlight: John Deere 35D Excavator

June 1, 2012

John Deere 35 Excavator

The jobsite has transformed over the years, as advances in technology have allowed construction crews to tackle certain projects in a more efficient manner. Whether workers are using cranes or excavators, the machines they rely on are now made with the latest available to the industry and help with any job.

The John Deere line of excavators offers a construction crew a wide range of options to choose from, as the company has models in a compact series, a construction class and a production class.