Classic John Deere Combines Doing Harvest 2015 Work

November 20, 2015

This has been a fun 2015 harvest season for me as I’ve been inundated with awesome pictures of classic John Deere combines still getting the job done out in the fields across America. Pics like the one below, a John Deere 55 that did 20 acres of western Minnesota fields on Saturday, November 14, 2015. What a great pic.

John Deere 55 Combine in Minnesota

Or this picture (below), sent to our Machinery Pete Facebook page by one of our followers, John H. from Carlisle, MN. His grandfather with his John Deere 45EB combine in the pic and John with his slightly newer John Deere 9870 STS combine:

Twitter Gallery: 45 #Harvest15 John Deere Fan Photos

November 19, 2015

Farmers all around the country and world stayed connected this harvesting season by sharing their journey using the hashtag #Harvest15. Agriculture enthusiasts shared everything from action shots to beautiful sunsets, and more! We were truly blown away by the inspirational and beautiful photos captured during Harvest 2015.

Before closing the curtain on Harvest 2015, we thought this was a great opportunity to take a step back and admire all of the hard work that went into the season. To honor all of the dedicated farmers around the world and their many accomplishments this harvesting season, we’ve put together a photo gallery featuring some of the most memorable moments on the field. Enjoy!

5 John Deere Crafts that Encourage Child Creativity

November 16, 2015

As the weather turns cool and your family looks for ways to have fun indoors, why not consider some crafts? There are several John Deere crafts that can keep kids occupied while bringing out their inner creativity.

Let’s take a look at five of these crafts that will make you forget about the chilly temperatures outside.

John Deere Classic Tractor Wood Toy Paint Set

This John Deere paint set comes with six different acrylic paints to choose from, allowing little ones to let their artistic talents shine. The tractor itself has moving wheels, meaning it can be played with after it fully dries. Additionally, the set comes with stickers to add extra flair to the tractor before it goes to work. Even adults can appreciate the creative options that come with this model tractor.

Recent Examples of John Deere Dealers Giving Back

November 3, 2015

Good people doing good things in their local communities. That describes what I see when I look at implement dealers around the country.


Yes, they sell new and used farm machinery. Yes, they provide the much needed around the clock service their farmer customers need and rely on. Yes, they have become trusted advisors to their farm customers on all the latest technological advances in equipment.

But dealers do more.

John Deere 4450 Tractor Sells for Record Price at South Dakota Auction

October 6, 2015


I’ve been compiling auction sale price data on all types of used farm and construction equipment for nearly 26 years. Usually when a new record high sale price is set, the new record just ekes past the former record. Not this time.

1988 John Deere 4450

On an August 27, 2015 auction in southeast South Dakota, the 1988 model John Deere 4450 Tractor pictured above, with only 1,136 hours, sold for $77,500. This smashed the previous high auction sale price I’d ever seen on a 4450, $70,750 for a 1988 model with 2,612 hours on a March 9, 2013 farm estate auction I covered in southwest Minnesota. Here’s Youtube video I shot of that 4450 selling…on a cold, wet, windy day two and a half years ago:

8 John Deere Construction Toys That Kids Will Dig

October 5, 2015

If there’s a little one in your life with a passion for construction equipment, John Deere has some toys that will make for the perfect gift. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or a birthday, any child will love what John Deere has to offer.


Here are eight noteworthy John Deere construction toys you might want to add to your gift shopping list.

1. My First Collectible Luke Loader Stacker

Who says young children can’t play with big toys? This loader is made specifically for kids aged 18 months and older, and it features four pieces that can be stacked together for fun.

8 Unique Pieces of John Deere Furniture for Children

September 14, 2015

When you have a little one who loves John Deere as much as you, you’re going to want to make sure he or she can show off some agriculture pride. John Deere furniture is the perfect way to get your child into the brand and all of its strong values.


Here are eight pieces of John Deere furniture that any parent would want in a child’s bedroom or playroom.

1. Mossy Oak Recliner in Camo

What child wouldn’t want his or her own recliner? This piece of John Deere furniture is perfect for the little one in your life who wants a cozy, comfy chair.

7 John Deere Agriculture Apps Worth Downloading

August 26, 2015

Back in 2012, John Deere’s JDLink was recognized as one of the 10 best mobile apps for the agricultural sector. In the years since then, Deere has shown no signs of slowing down when it comes to developing mobile apps that can make the lives of their customers that much simpler.


Before you hop aboard your equipment, be sure to take a look at all John Deere has to offer, especially if you find yourself connected to your mobile device throughout the day. To simplify the “shopping” process, we’ve pulled together a list of seven John Deere agriculture apps that are designed to help producers throughout the year.

Train Like a Pro with the John Deere Combine Simulator

August 24, 2015

As you look to increase your productivity and efficiency out in the field, the John Deere Combine Simulator can help you become the expert you’ve always wanted to be. The interactive and realistic S-Series GoHarvest Premium Combine Simulator is designed to reduce fuel costs and machine hours when training.

There are seven different learning modules available, and you can build your own to customize your educational experience. Here are some of the many features you can incorporate into your John Deere Deere Combine Simulator.

Video Gallery: John Deere Gator Comparisons Highlight the Advantage

August 20, 2015

Welcome to the proving grounds, and a center for third party utility vehicle testing and evaluations! This gallery features four videos that will explain the results of a few John Deere Gator comparisons tests, further proving their reliability and uniqueness when compared against industry competition.

john deere gator comparisons

How do the 2015 John Deere XUV825i and 855D stack up against the competition when considering the cargo box, terrain capability, pulling force and turning radius? Browse this video gallery below to find out everything that John Deere Gators can do. Enjoy!

John Deere Gator Comparisons: The Cargo Box