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4 Steps to Free a Tractor Stuck in Mud

January 31, 2017

Fields can become very muddy when the snow melts away or the rain comes falling down. While precipitation might be good for crops, it increases the chances of operators encountering a soft spot in the soil and getting the tractor and attached implements stuck in mud.

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If your tractor gets stuck in the mud, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure personal safety and avoid damage to your equipment. Here are a few steps you should consider:

  1. Raise any attached implements
  2. Stop the tractor and put it in reverse

How to Plant a Wildflower Meadow in 4 Steps

January 24, 2017

The land that we live on is naturally beautiful, but there may be some spots of your property that you’d like to provide a boost to in terms of visual appearance. While there are a number of ways that you could pursue this, planting a wildflower meadow might be one of the prettiest when completed.

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You might be asking yourself, “how exactly do I do this?” We’re here to help.

Here’s how to plant a wildflower meadow successfully in four steps:

John Deere 1025R vs. 1026R Utility Tractor Comparison

January 23, 2017

For years, John Deere’s 1 Family Sub-Compact Utility Tractors have been popular choices for those looking to take on jobs around the property like seeding the lawn or building fences. They’ve also remained popular due to their comfort features, ease of use, and sheer entertainment value.

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The John Deere 1025R and 1026R have been popular choices within the used tractor market, but what makes one different from the other? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the 1025R vs. the 1026R as we showcase some of the key similarities and differences between each.

What Is a Subsoiler and When Is It Needed?

January 17, 2017

Soil compaction is an issue that’s faced by nearly all crop producers, and its effects can be damaging. In fact, according to the University of Wisconsin-Extension, compacted soil can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent.

While there are a number of ways to alleviate soil compaction that impacts the surface level of soil, compacted subsoil can be a bit more difficult to handle. For this reason, it’s important to understand the subsoiling process.

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Let’s take a closer look at why and when you should consider subsoiling as well as the subsoiler’s role in the process.

John Deere Loader Compatibility: Choosing a Match for Your Equipment

January 16, 2017

John Deere has a number of different loader attachments available that are all designed to take productivity up a few levels. However, not all John Deere loader models are a universal match for all tractor models.

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With this in mind, we’ve put together an outline of popular John Deere tractor families and the current loader models that attach to each.

1 Family Tractors

This tractor family is designed to help property owners become better gardeners, fence builders, lawn seeders, and much more. Here are a couple current John Deere loader options that can be added to the equipment:

How to Make Garden Soil That’s Better Than Your Neighbor’s

January 10, 2017

Even though winter weather is still in full force, the spring season is just a couple months away. With this in mind, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to improve your garden this year. Constructing a strong garden is much like construction a home or building, with the foundation being the starting point for building up. When it comes to gardening, the soil is the foundation.

How to Make Garden Soil

Here are some steps to consider as you look for ways to make great garden soil this season.

  1. Test the soil
  2. Apply soil improvement products
  3. Till the garden

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

How to Remove Gravel from Lawn

Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

Our Top 15 MachineFinder Facebook Posts in 2016

December 29, 2016

As we approach the New Year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the progress made in the agriculture industry. We know it was another busy year for many farmers, growers, and producers as we’ve seen much of the hard work that went into the planting and harvesting seasons across our fans’ social media profiles.

Not only is our Facebook page an important channel for our online marketing efforts, it also provides us with an outlet to stay connected with our valued customers and John Deere fans.

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John Deere Snowmobile History: A Production Timeline

December 27, 2016

While John Deere is best known for its production of agricultural, construction, forestry, and lawn care equipment, the company has not always been focused solely on these markets. In fact, there was a span throughout most of the 1970s when John Deere produced snowmobiles.

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Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and milestones relating to John Deere’s snowmobile history.

MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2016

December 26, 2016

As our website visitors likely know, we regularly publish articles to our industry news section to keep the agriculture community up to date on the latest happenings. From new John Deere equipment announcements to upcoming events, these articles are meant to educate and be shared by our audience.

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With 2016 coming to a close, we want to take a look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular agriculture news articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2016:

Antique Tractors Prepare to Hit the Streets for 2016 Heritage Tractor Parade and Show

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