Key Moments in John Deere’s Forestry Equipment History

September 21, 2015

For more than 175 years, John Deere has been producing equipment built on its values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. While the company’s roots lie within agriculture, it has solidified its place in a number of other industries as well, including forestry.

Forestry History

The development of forestry machines only began in the early 1900s, and John Deere was there right from the start, beginning production just before 1950. Let’s take a look at some of the critical moments in time that have helped lead John Deere to its current position in the forestry equipment market.

Revisiting Four Notable John Deere Manufacturing Milestones

September 8, 2015

For more than 175 years, John Deere has been manufacturing agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, along with diesel engines, drivetrains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. Over the course of nearly 200 years, you could imagine that their factories have hit some interesting manufacturing milestones.

John Deere Manufacturing

In this post, we’ve highlighted four of these John Deere manufacturing milestones that we believe stand out from the pack. Enjoy!

John Deere Turf Care Manufacturing Milestone


John Deere Skidder History: More than a Half-Century in the Woods

June 8, 2015

More than 50 years ago, John Deere manufactured its first skidder. Ever since, the company has continued to create innovative pieces of forestry equipment that provide loggers with increased levels of safety, reliability and productivity.

John Deere Skidder 50 Years

The recent introduction of the L-Series Skidder marked 50 years of the company’s manufacturing and designing of skidders. Built on 178 years of innovation, backed by more than a half-century in the woods and designed with proven components to withstand the toughest environments, these machines are a true representation of John Deere as a manufacturer.

Introducing A New Used Equipment Online Experience at

April 30, 2015

Here at MachineFinder, our mission is to provide users from around the globe with access to equipment photos, descriptions, details, locations and more, so they can make informed used equipment purchasing decisions. With millions of visitors to in the past year, it seems we are successfully providing this information to our user base, but we are always striving for ways to improve the online experience.

MachineFinder Homepage

As we looked at the new generation of online browsing and the technologies available to our audience, we realized nearly half of all recent website visits to were coming from mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.).

Video Gallery: Tackling Forestry Operations with John Deere ForestSight

March 26, 2015

We believe that you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Measuring machine productivity is easier with John Deere ForestSight. Whether your team consists of just a few machines or a large fleet, you can gather important information about your daily forestry operations and performance of each machine with this innovative technology.

forestry operations

To better explain how ForestSight can help optimize your forestry operations, we’ve put together a brief overview of 3 informational videos. These videos look at how this technology helps optimize machines, jobsites and uptime. Enjoy!

The Deep-Rooted History of John Deere Industrial Equipment

March 19, 2015

John Deere and Company’s legacy is built on more than 175 years of superior products and groundbreaking solutions. Founded in 1837, the company never forgets a statement from John Deere himself; “I will never put my name on a product that doesn’t have in it the best that is in me.”

john deere industrial

Along this journey, there have been many noteworthy company milestones and game-changing innovations, including within the John Deere Industrial Equipment line. For this reason, we thought it would be fascinating to take a look at the deep-rooted history of John Deere industrial equipment with an overview of two exciting videos. So, let’s jump right into it!

Image Gallery: 20 John Deere Wheel Loaders Making Hard Work Look Easy

February 19, 2015

Whether you’re shuttling seed, transporting bales, handling trees or moving materials, there are numerous John Deere wheel loaders to consider for the job.  With more power and control, machine operators are able to increase productivity.

John Deere Wheel Loaders

Those involved in these industries understand that serious productivity demands serious thinking, which is why John Deere works closely with their Customer Advocate Group to understand and innovate what machinery customers really want. This collaboration recently came into play when designing the John Deere 744K-II Wheel Loader, equipped with productive material movers, larger new higher-capacity axles, standard axle cooling, filtration for heavy-duty maneuverability and much more!

Video Gallery: John Deere M-Series Forestry Equipment Grand Debut

January 22, 2015

John Deere recently announced that a new line of forestry equipment, including the M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Tracked Harvesters, would hit the market. With the help of valued forestry customers, Deere was able to gather detailed feedback to innovate and design the John Deere M-Series forestry equipment lineup.

This lineup aims to improve and simplify logger’s daily operations. For this reason, we’ve put together a video gallery to provide a clear overview of all that these game changing machines have to offer. Enjoy!

Introducing the M-Series: Consider the Game Officially Changed

Meet the M-Series: The Latest John Deere Tracked Harvester and Feller Buncher Options

January 12, 2015

John Deere has recently announced their next generation of forestry equipment; the M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Tracked Harvesters, which were designed based on hundreds of hours of input from loggers around the world.

M-Series Main

A new boom design, improved cab visibility and operation station, and upgraded serviceability are just a few reasons why this new lineup has been dubbed as a “game changer” within the forestry industry. Let’s take a more in-depth look at some of the features found within these new models.

Rapid Cycle System


Find the Root of Your Problems with John Deere Feller Bunchers

October 29, 2014

The tracked John Deere feller buncher never disappoints loggers, as it offers high production logging even in tough terrains. With an optional in-the-floor window, providing sight to the ground, operators will be able to see for themselves. In fact, the entire cab is built to offer enhanced visibility.

John Deere Feller Buncher

John Deere feller bunchers ultimately offer loggers more bang for their buck. We will explain some of the key benefits of each tracked feller buncher model, so that you can decide which is best to fit your forestry needs!

753J Tracked John Deere Feller Buncher

John Deere Feller Buncher