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Fun Facts and History of the John Deere Corn Sheller

November 7, 2017

Whether we are aware of it or not, corn is present in nearly all aspects of most Americans’ daily lives. Sure, we know people and livestock enjoy consuming it directly as a food source. But, did you know it’s also used as a resource for the production of starches, sweeteners, beverage (and industrial) alcohol, and fuel ethanol? And of course, it can be used as a high-quality animal bedding material as well.

Corn in Truck

While the uses for corn continue to evolve, one thing remains constant: cob collection. Let’s take a closer look at the history of corn cob collection and John Deere’s entry into the corn sheller market.

Twitter Gallery: 40 Inspiring #Harvest17 Moments Captured by John Deere Fans

November 2, 2017

It’s back, the most important and crucial time of the year, also known as harvesting season. With one of the most labor-intensive parts of the year fully underway, we want to take the time to recognize everyone’s hard work and dedication.

This year, we gathered thousands of photos through the use of the #Harvest17 hashtag. Not only do we want to acknowledge the work that goes into the season, but we want to share the inspiration we feel through each of these images.

So we encourage you to appreciate the hard work, dedication and feel inspired by these amazing photos below.

Must-Have Items to Complete Your Ultimate John Deere Garage

October 31, 2017

Have you ever gone to visit a friend, relative, or neighbor, and discovered a themed garage that made you want one of your own? We certainly have. Luckily for us (and you), John Deere offers a number of different items that can be purchased to help decorate your garage and fill it with items from the brand you love.

John Deere Garage

In this post, we’ve broken down the list of items into various categories that can be found throughout any garage.

John Deere to Join Exhibitors for the 40th Sunbelt Ag Expo

October 11, 2017

The 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo will be hosted between October 17 and 19 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. In its 40th year, the expo is held to exhibit industry products and innovations from agricultural experts across the industry. On October 17 and 18, attendees will be able to visit between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Visitors who come on October 19 can attend the expo between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

John Deere AutoTrac RowSense

John Deere ROPS: Key Dates and Its Role in Operator Safety

September 26, 2017

When operating heavy machinery such as tractors or earthmoving equipment, accidents can happen. Some of the most dangerous types of accidents when using these pieces of equipment come in the form of rollovers.

While operator precautions should be taken into account at all times, rollovers are sometimes unavoidable. For this reason, John Deere and other equipment manufacturers add rollover protection structures, or “ROPS”, to their machines.

John Deere ROPS

John Deere ROPS History

You may be asking yourself, “when did ROPS burst onto the scene?” Well, in June of 1966, John Deere officially announced the release of its Roll-Gard™ technology. This introduction was instrumental to showcasing the company’s commitment to the safety of all their customers.

John Deere Cooler Options for Your Outdoor Needs

September 11, 2017

If you’re going to be spending some time outdoors, you’ll want a John Deere cooler to help you keep your belongings chilled under the sun. Whether you have electronics or beverages that you want to shield from the warmth, a John Deere cooler is the perfect solution.

Let’s take a look at some coolers you may want to consider for your everyday needs.

22 Quart Lit Cooler

John Deere 22 Quart Lit Cooler

John Deere Golf Accessories to Add Flair to Your Game

September 5, 2017

Before heading out for a round, golfers have to select an outfit and gather their various accessories. From golf balls to ball markers, to tees, there are a number of different items to consider. For those golfers that love the John Deere brand, there are a number of different options to consider.

Here are some John Deere golf accessories to consider before heading out for a day or weekend on the links. Enjoy!

John Deere Golf Balls

John Deere Golf Balls

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.