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Ag Education: A Chronological Look at Early Tractor History

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re out on the farm plowing, tilling, harrowing, or planting, one factor remains unchanged; you likely have a tractor mobilizing implements and doing the dirty work. However, with so many new tractor features and models hitting the market each year, it can be easy to lose track of the past.

Tractor History

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and events that shaped the early history of agricultural tractor development.

1892

John Froelich, who was 43 years old at the time, successfully ran a gas-powered, vertical, single-cylinder engine on the running gear of a steam traction engine back in 1892. The machine, which is now known as the first gasoline tractor, moved forward and reverse.

How to Create a Striped Lawn Your Neighbors Will Envy

July 25, 2017

Have you ever been to a sporting event and thought to yourself, “how do they make the grass look striped?” No, they don’t spray paint the grass a darker or lighter shade of green for the appearance or plant the grass in a manner that causes it to grow in different directions. The truth is, you can turn your very own lawn into a replica of the stripes you see on some of the world’s greatest athletic surfaces with just a few easy steps.

Striped Lawn

Here are some of the steps you should take when creating a striped lawn:

Learning About the S700 Series With the John Deere Virtual Combine App

July 18, 2017

As mentioned in one our recent posts, John Deere has introduced a new line of combines (the S700 series) for 2018. The S700 series models are loaded with smart features that are all designed to improve productivity and data capabilities when the harvesting season comes around. While you can spend time reading up on the features to gather knowledge about the machines, John Deere also offers another way to learn more, thanks to the Virtual Combine app.

John Deere S700 Combine

The app provides those interested with a unique way of learning more about the equipment, and it could be the closest you can get to the combines without actually stepping foot inside the cab.

John Deere Classic 2017: The Dates, Field, and More

June 28, 2017

Entering its 47th year, the John Deere Classic has become a staple of the PGA TOUR season, bringing professional golfing action to the Quad Cities area. The 2017 John Deere Classic is just around the corner, and this year, participants will be vying for their share of the $5.6 million purse (an event high).

John Deere Classic 2017

The winner of the event will receive $1 million and the final exemption to the Open Championship, which is one of golf’s four major tournaments. If you’re looking for more information about the 2017 John Deere Classic, you’re in the right place. Let’s take a look at this year’s dates, field, and more.

A Brief Look Back at the John Deere New Generation of Power

June 27, 2017

For nearly a century, John Deere has been producing tractors for its customers that are now located around the world. However, a point in time more than 50 years ago is especially important in the company’s tractor production history. Yes, we’re talking about the introduction of the “New Generation of Power.”

John Deere New Generation of Power

Let’s take a closer look at this special point in time and learn about some of the features that made these pieces of equipment historical pillars for the company.

360 Degree Videos: John Deere Construction Style

June 15, 2017

John Deere is well known for its commitment to its customers, whether it be providing support to existing equipment owners or keeping customer feedback in mind when designing the next generation of equipment. Well now, the bar has once again been raised. This time, Deere has put the user in control of video consumption with 360-degree videos of construction equipment in action.

Watch the three videos below to get a John Deere experience unlike any other. Click and drag on the screen as you’re viewing the video to get a panoramic view of the surroundings!

6 John Deere DVDs to Educate Children on Construction and Farming

April 17, 2017

From the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum to John Deere coloring books, the company offers a number of different fun and interactive ways for kids to learn more about Deere and its equipment.

John Deere Kids Learning

For those that are looking for yet another way to educate children about the green and yellow, there are a number of John Deere DVDs available. To help narrow down the selection process, we’ve assembled a brief list. Enjoy!

All About John Deere for Kids

All About John Deere for Kids DVD

Two Decades of John Deere Row-Crop Tractor History That Shaped the Future

April 10, 2017

Each year, John Deere seems to provide bigger, stronger, and more efficient row-crop tractor models than the years before. This powerful innovation began in the late 1950s and during a two-decade long stretch, the company made significant strides in power and performance that built a foundation for the future.

John Deere Tractor History

Join us as we take a trip back in time, looking at some of the early John Deere row-crop tractors and innovations of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

1958

The Model 730 was introduced. This tractor offered 59 horsepower and was John Deere’s largest row-crop tractor ever at the time of its release.

15 Interesting John Deere Tractor Facts to Sharpen Your Knowledge

April 1, 2017

John Deere has been producing its iconic green and yellow tractors for nearly a century. During this time, the company has seen the success of its Waterloo Boy model evolve into a global production entity. Along the way, there have been a number of company milestones and exciting new innovations.

Waterloo Boy

While the long and rich history of Deere’s tractor production has yielded many interesting tidbits of information, we’ve taken some time to pick out 15 John Deere tractor facts that we thought would add to an enthusiast’s already expansive Deere knowledge bank. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share with your friends!

Customer Story: Building Fields for Our Future with John Deere

March 16, 2017

The Fields & Futures Foundation is helping 15 middle schools and high schools in Oklahoma City rebuild 44 athletics fields that have fallen into disrepair. Cimarron Construction has been key in making this project happen with support from John Deere equipment dealers.

John Deere Construction

Overview

In the video below, you’ll learn about how Cimarron Construction put together a plan to rebuild 44 athletics fields that have fallen apart. Not only did they rebuild all of these fields, but they also maintain them after they are up and running.