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John Deere Gator Engines: The Forces behind Recreational and Crossover Utility Vehicles

John Deere’s crossover utility vehicles are designed to provide operators with a vehicle that is tough and versatile enough to handle even the toughest terrain, while tackling a variety of tasks. Deere’s recreational utility vehicles on the other hand, are the perfect vehicle for those who want the thrill of exploring the outdoors, but still need the capability of a dumping cargo box for occasional farm or yard-related chores.

Gators John Deere Gator Engines: The Forces behind Recreational and Crossover Utility Vehicles

Though these series are designed with varying uses in mind, both include unique engines that serve as the muscle to power through tough terrain or demanding projects. Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere Gator engines that can be found within the crossover and recreational series.

An Introduction to John Deere’s 4M and 4R Compact Utility Tractors

John Deere’s complete line of utility tractors truly fulfill the definition of utility, providing operators a useful, beneficial, and in some cases, profitable piece of equipment to complete a variety of tasks including loading, mowing, digging, and more. Deere recently added to its 4 family of compact utility tractors, announcing 4M and 4R models that are loaded with state-of-the-art technology and class-leading features.

rsz 4044r with hay An Introduction to John Deeres 4M and 4R Compact Utility Tractors

The six new models (4044M, 4052M, 4066M, 4044R, 4052R, and 4066R) are the family’s latest additions, providing operators with several features and tools to increase uptime, performance, comfort, and usability for any number of tasks. Let’s take a more in-depth look at these features:

Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

Today, John Deere has a worldwide presence, but it all started more than 175 years ago in Grand Detour, Illinois. John Deere set out from Rutland, Vermont in 1836, before opening a shop to repair and manufacture small tools, as well as a polished-steel plow that allowed farmers to cut through the sticky Midwest soil.

John Deere Historic Site Sign Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

Showing Passion for Agriculture with John Deere Computer Wallpaper

For more than 175 years, John Deere has been producing agricultural equipment based on their founder’s famous ”I will never put my name on a product that does not have the best that is in me” quote. Deere’s dedication to bettering the agricultural industry while making life easier for those that make a living off the land has been the engine driving a growing base of loyal customers and fans of the brand.

If you’re happy to be a part of Deere’s passionate fan-base, take the time to scroll through and download any item of this collection of John Deere computer wallpapers that will surely show your passion for the brand and agriculture as a whole.

6 John Deere Riding Mower Maintenance Videos to Stay Running this Spring

Today marks the first day of spring, so we figured there would be no better way to welcome back the warming temperatures and the sound of tweeting birds than a post surrounding lawn care. The warmer temperatures and sunshine bring back the opportunity to step out onto the lawn, cut the grass, and complete other spring-related projects around the yard.

Riding Mower 6 John Deere Riding Mower Maintenance Videos to Stay Running this Spring

However, failure to properly look after your riding mower can quickly put a damper on this process. That’s why we have taken the time to share six John Deere riding mower maintenance videos to ensure your machine stays running smoothly or gets back on the lawn in a timely manner following any issue.

6 Items to Create the Ultimate John Deere Room for Kids

Deciding on a theme for a child’s room can be a fun activity. John Deere enthusiasts have it made thanks to a number of items offered by Deere that display love for the green and yellow. So, whether you have a little boy or girl that’s a big fan of Deere, or just want to add some Deere flare to a child’s room, Deere offers a number of products.

Let’s take a look at six products that we believe will help create the ultimate John Deere room for kids.

John Deere Piggy Bank

Piggy Bank 6 Items to Create the Ultimate John Deere Room for Kids

Real-Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Visitors to MachineFinder.com, the “largest, oldest and finest worldwide marketplace for used Agriculture, Residential, Construction, Golf & Turf and Forestry equipment,” now have the opportunity to live-bid for used equipment units online, with the introduction of MachineFinderAuctions.com.

MachineFinderAuctions Homepage Real Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Used equipment on MachineFinder.com up for auction will include a “currently available on MachineFinder Auctions” button (see image below) to indicate the equipment is listed on MachineFinderAuctions.com, allowing visitors to engage in online bidding.

MFAuctions Button Real Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Let’s walk through some of the steps that need to be taken prior to having bidding access as well as some features of the new site.

Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Dale VanSlyke of Heritage Tractor. This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Bill McKeel, CCE sales representative of the Nashville, North Carolina, East Coast Equipment location to better understand what elements comprise a successful John Deere dealership.

rsz nashville Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

How many JD 4020 tractors have I seen sold at auction over the past 18+ years? 1,684.

So it was kind of an eye opener when I run across a 4020 selling for the 4th highest sale price ever. Such was the case on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana where the 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor pictured above sold for $30,000. It was the “originalness” of this tractor that made it pop with bidders. 4,180 actual hours. One owner. Shedded. Folks knew who the owner was, knew the history of care.

JD4020 IN 30K 1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

Video Gallery: Spring is in the air with John Deere Turf Equipment

As the snow begins to disappear, the temperature heats up, and birds start to chirp, it means it’s time to gas up the mower and prepare for another year of lawn maintenance.

John Deere produces a number of makes and models of turf equipment for all lawn-related projects. We’ve put together a gallery highlighting seven pieces John Deere turf equipment, their features, and how they can assist the lawn maintenance process this spring, enjoy!

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John Deere: QuickTrak 600 B Series and R Series Mowers

John Deere QuickTrak mowers with stand-on technology, set the product benchmark with multiple best-in-class aspects.

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