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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

A Look at the 2017 John Deere Z300 Series Models and Features

January 2, 2017

As the calendar turns to 2017, John Deere has unveiled five new models that will be added to its ZTrak™ zero-turn radius Z300 mower series. The Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R and Z375R models are each designed to mow with high efficiency at fast speeds, so landscapers can get more done in less time.

John Deere ZTrak Mowers

While each model is slightly different from the next, the series offers a number of shared features. Let’s take a closer look.

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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A Look Back at What Makes the John Deere F525 a Memorable Mower

December 28, 2016

Those who are responsible for maintaining a highly landscaped lawn can turn to John Deere for a mower that suits all of their needs. The John Deere F525 is one example of a mower that, upon its release, catered to casual and professional landscapers alike. Best-suited for customers that worked with 1/2 to 3 acres of land, this machine was easy to maneuver and came with features that made it optimal for trimming.

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Let’s take a look back at some of the features of the John Deere F525.

Steps to Consider When Your Lawn Tractor Won’t Start in the Cold

December 20, 2016

If you use your John Deere tractor to assist with snow removal or other winter-related tasks around your property, you’ve likely encountered an occurrence where your equipment won’t start as quick as it does in warmer temperatures. Sometimes, it may not start at all. There’s a number of different reasons why this may happen, including an improper starting procedure, a cranking speed that’s too slow, or an improper choke adjustment.

John Deere X540

Here are three steps all John Deere owners should consider when their lawn tractor won’t start in the cold weather:

  1. Proper starting procedure
  2. Proper cranking speed

John Deere X304 vs. X324 Lawn Tractor Comparison

December 19, 2016

John Deere has produced a large number of tractors and riding mowers over the years. While many models may seem similar at a surface level, the truth is, no two models are exactly the same. Those considering a model from the Select Series™ X300 family might be wondering what the difference is between the X304 and the X324. We will attempt to clear the air in this post.

John Deere X304 and X324

Let’s take a closer look at some of the similarities and key differences when comparing a John Deere X304 vs. X324.

How to Use a Tractor-Mounted Snowblower to Clear Some Space This Winter

December 13, 2016

A John Deere tractor can become a property owner’s best friend during the winter when it’s paired with a tractor-mounted snowblower. However, there are a few steps that should be taken by all operators before, during, and after use.

Tractor-Mounted Snow Blower

Here are six critical steps to take when using a tractor-mounted snowblower to clear some space this winter:

  1. Hook up the snowblower
  2. Adjust the skid shoes
  3. Adjust the chute
  4. Adjust the deflector angle
  5. Maintain steady speed
  6. Clean out the equipment

How to Remove Snow from a Gravel Driveway in 4 Steps

December 6, 2016

Among many other benefits, gravel driveways can be aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and easy to install. However, when snow begins to fall on them, special care is needed.

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So, how do you remove enough snow from the driveway while also keeping it intact?

Here are four steps to consider when removing snow from a gravel driveway:

  1. Use a snow blower with skid shoes
  2. Start at upwind section of driveway
  3. Raise then lower the blower to remove layers
  4. Clean the snow blower

Where the Equipment’s Made: John Deere Factory Locations in the United States

November 29, 2016

Whether you’re out on a farm, at a construction site, in the forest, or just in your neighborhood, there’s a good chance you’ll see some form of John Deere equipment. The equipment that you see does not all come from one location.

Instead, there are John Deere factory locations around the United States (and the world) that specialize and take pride in producing green and yellow machinery.

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So, where exactly is all of this John Deere equipment manufactured?

Here’s a list of John Deere factory locations in the United States that produce the majority of the equipment we see on an everyday basis.

Winter is Coming: 4 John Deere Weather Enclosure Options

November 21, 2016

With the heart of winter right around the corner, John Deere riding mower owners and operators are likely thinking about ways to transform their equipment from lawn maintenance machines to winter workhorses. Adding snow removal equipment to the mowers is an excellent way to remain productive 365 days a year, but how can operators better protect themselves from the elements? The answer just may be John Deere weather enclosures.

weather-enclosures

John Deere offers a number of different weather enclosure options. Today, we will take a closer look at the following products:

  • Hard-Side Cab
  • Soft-Side Cab