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John Deere Hay Equipment History: Key Events that Formed a Foundation

February 8, 2016

Today’s John Deere hay equipment includes revolutionary design, futuristic technological capabilities and a host of features that are meant to simplify processes in the field. However, tractor-baler automation, advanced net systems and bale unrollers were not always available to customers. These advancements were built upon early roots and a foundation that was set more than a century ago.

Early Hay Equipment Factory

A deep-rooted history is one of the things that has made John Deere one of the “best global brands.” With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the early events that shaped John Deere’s hay equipment history.

MachineFinder’s Most Popular Agriculture News Articles of 2015

February 4, 2016

As our readers know, we keep up to date on the latest agriculture happenings by publishing articles to our industry news section on a weekly basis. From new Deere product announcements to upcoming events across the agriculture community, these articles are designed to educate and be shared.

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As 2015 came to a close, we went back in time and looked at some of our most popular and most shared agriculture news articles of the year. Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2015:

John Deere Reveals 2016 Agriculture, Turf and Farm Products

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John Deere AutoTrac Universal Features and Benefits

February 3, 2016

Automation has been adopted by nearly every industry in today’s progressive business environment, and agriculture is no different.  In an effort to meet the rising demands of producing for the growing population and improve efficiency, technological advances have become a part of most farmers’ lives.

AutoTrac Universal

AutoTrac™ Universal (ATU) is one of the many solutions that John Deere has made available to its customers to ensure they are automating processes where possible. Of course, Deere’s technology-infused products cannot be effective without a motivated farmer behind the wheel.

10 John Deere Valentine’s Gifts for Your Loved Ones

February 1, 2016

For the lover of agriculture in your life, there are several John Deere Valentine’s gifts you may want to consider purchasing before February 14. Whether your significant other loves tractors or just everything about the brand, there are several options to suit his or her tastes.

John Deere Gifts

Here are 10 gift ideas to celebrate the love-filled holiday:

Women’s Heart Belongs To Farmer Hooded Sweatshirt

This hooded sweatshirt says “My Heart Belongs to a Farmer,” and it includes the classic John Deere logo on the front.

Buying Nutrient Application Equipment: 5 Questions to Ask

January 18, 2016

Drawn dry spreaders, self-propelled sprayers, and nutrient applicators are all critical pieces of equipment to maximize crop farming efficiency.

Nutrient Application Equipment

But, with a number of model options to choose from, deciding on the right piece of nutrient application equipment for your operation could be a difficult process. With this in mind, we’ve outline some of the key questions to ask yourself before making a selection from John Deere’s available models.

John Deere 500D Draper Platforms Overview

January 13, 2016

John Deere 500D Draper Platforms come in three separate models to cater to your needs, whether you want more production or efficiency while out in the field. With 25, 30, and 36-foot width options, operators can easily harvest small grains and hay in a wide variety of conditions.

500D Platform

Let’s take a closer look at some of the models and features.

Buying a John Deere Round Baler: What to Consider

January 11, 2016

John Deere offers a number of round baler models that can be used by operators whether they’re looking to bale hay as a hobby or for a living. Choosing the right model to match the needs of the operator will likely result in high quality bales that increase the livestock’s rate of gain.

Deere Round Balers

However, there are some key areas to focus in on when looking to purchase a Deere round baler. From the re-engineered 459E all the way up to the powerful 569, Deere’s balers are built to produce. Let’s take a look at a few key elements to consider when beginning the round baler purchasing process.

MachineFinder in 2015: Our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

January 7, 2016

Shockingly, 2015 is in the books. While we are preparing for what’s to come in the new year by identifying how the MachineFinder blog can continue to be a trusted source of information for our audience, it’s important to also step back and take a look at some of 2015’s successes.

We thank all of our readers and fans for your support this year. Without your readership, social shares, and feedback, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s a look at some of the most popular posts from 2015, with a brief statement for each as to why we believe they were successful. Enjoy!

An Inside Out Look at the John Deere 4730 Sprayer

December 30, 2015

The John Deere 4730 remains a very popular sprayer option within the equipment community. It’s designed to give commercial applicators and farmers a high speed option while maintaining comfort and ease of use. The 80-ft, 90-ft, and 100-ft boom configurations allow them to choose an option that matches cropping systems.

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But what else does the 4730 offer? Let’s take a look, starting from the inside of the machine.

How John Deere Section Control Can Improve Yield and Efficiency

December 28, 2015

As you look to improve your efficiency out in the field, John Deere Section Control offers a solution that allows you to take control of your input costs. With John Deere Section Control, you can seamlessly handle all of your air carts and CCS planters.

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Let’s take a look at some of the features that make Section Control a must-have while you’re on the job.

Automatic Control

Manual control is a thing of the past with John Deere Section Control. Formerly known as Swatch Control Pro™ software, John Deere Section Control allows operators to automatically control all of the sections on an implement. It works smoothly on the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display.