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Interview with John Cothren, Grissoms LLC: 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 Cade Smith of East Coast Equipment. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with John Cothren, general manager of various Grissoms locations in Oklahoma, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a chain of John Deere dealerships.

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Interview with Cade Smith, 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.

We recently (November, 2013) had the pleasure of sitting down with Cade Smith , parts manager at East Coast Equipment in Washington, North Carolina, to better understand what it takes to operate a successful John Deere dealership.

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Cade was kind enough to share some business tactics and interesting stories he has encountered as a member of East Coast Equipment. Excerpts from our interview are as follows:

Taking Green and Yellow on the go with John Deere Travel Accessories

By now, it’s fairly common-knowledge that John Deere has one of the most loyal customer-bases. This loyalty can be passed down from generation to generation of farming families, or simply originate from a customer’s first purchase.

Thanks to a number of available John Deere travel accessories, this loyal fan-base can now take the Deere logo and colors with them whether they they’re traveling near or far. Let’s take a look at ten travel products that will simplify traveling while making Deere part of the trip.

Sherpa Green John Deere Blanket

John Deere Tango E5: What it is, how it works, and Where to see it in Action

The next generation of lawn care has arrived, removing the need for land owners to operate mowers in order to achieve a freshly cut lawn. The John Deere Tango E5 is a fully autonomous mower that comes ready to operate in any weather condition, at any time.

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Let’s take a look at how the John Deere Tango E5 works as well as where it can currently be purchased and found in action around the world.

Video Gallery: Taking a Look Behind John Deere

Since 1868, John Deere & Company has built upon its long-standing reputation as one of the largest agriculture equipment and technology brands in the world by remaining true to its values and creating products with the customer in mind. Their core set of principles and unwavering dedication to customers has landed the brand at the top of many loyalty lists.

Many components have supported Deere’s strong reputation over the years. We’ve put together a gallery of videos that take viewers through Deere’s 175 year existence, offering  behind the scenes looks at what makes Deere run.

John Deere: 175 Years Video

10 John Deere Gator Attachments to Winterize Your Vehicle

John Deere Gator utility vehicles are designed to take on any condition, challenge, or task that lies in front of them throughout all four seasons of the year, including winter. While base models come ready to trudge through the snow and mud that could exist, there are several John Deere Gator attachments that could make a day on the Gator, even in the toughest of winter conditions, an enjoyable, productive experience.

We’ve put together a list of ten Gator attachments that will help winterize your vehicle and prepare for any conditions winter brings your way.

OPS Poly Roof

The Best of 2013: Our 10 Most Popular John Deere Blog Posts

As our loyal MachineFinder blog readers are aware, we posted a number of John Deere blog posts throughout 2013, from equipment specific posts to fun, image-centric posts.

We have gone back into the 2013 archives and identified the 10 most popular posts from our blog. Most of these will likely look familiar, but be sure to check out any that you may have missed during the busy year!

Creative Ideas for an Amazing John Deere Birthday Party

Birthday Ideas The Best of 2013: Our 10 Most Popular John Deere Blog Posts

Use this post as a guide to create the perfect John Deere themed birthday party, from invitations, to the cake and party favors.

The Most Significant John Deere News Announcements of 2013

2013 was an exciting year for the John Deere Company, as they continued to take strides in bettering the industries they serve, especially within agriculture. From being recognized as a top brand in a few different categories to introducing new machinery and agricultural technology, the company as a whole and its customers certainly noticed the forward movement.

Let’s take a look at ten of the most significant John Deere news announcements of 2013 and how they impacted their respected industries.

John Deere Announces 2013 Gator Heavy-Duty XUV Models

825i S4 Gator The Most Significant John Deere News Announcements of 2013

Going Behind the Scenes with John Deere Gold Key Tours

John Deere values its customers. It’s one of the many business traits that has landed Deere on several top brands lists and explains why more than three-quarters of Deere customers consider themselves “brand loyal.”

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One way the company nurtures and expands this brand loyalty is through John Deere Gold Key Tours, which invite Deere customers to the factory where their machine was manufactured, offering guided tours and a one-of-a-kind look behind-the-scenes into the workmanship that’s put into every machine. The tours include a visit with factory workers, complimentary catered lunch or dinner, as well as an opportunity to start machines for the very first time when possible.

7 Agriculture Events to Put on Your Winter Calendar

Farmers living in parts of the country that experience below-freezing winter weather conditions are forced off their frozen (often snow-covered) fields in the midst of the winter months. However, just because snow and freezing conditions allow for minimal work to be done in the fields, the 365 day a year farming job doesn’t come to a halt in the winter.

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During these months, farmers often use this time to repair their equipment, analyze data and prepare for the upcoming year by attending agriculture events, conferences, and shows. In this post, we’ve outlined seven agriculture events that could be beneficial for preparing for a successful 2014.

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