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John Deere Equipment Battles Winter Storm Jonas (Fan Photo Gallery)

January 28, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas will not soon be forgotten by those that were affected. According to The Weather Channel, Jonas stands alongside some of the most prolific winter storms that the East Coast has ever encountered. Thanks to the storm, some parts of West Virginia were buried under more than 40 inches(!) of snow, while other states and major cities were left with digging out to do as well.

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In fact, Jonas was the biggest snowstorm ever witnessed in several popular locations, including:

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania: 31.9 inches
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport: 29.2 inches
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 30.2 inches

MachineFinder in 2015: Our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

January 7, 2016

Shockingly, 2015 is in the books. While we are preparing for what’s to come in the new year by identifying how the MachineFinder blog can continue to be a trusted source of information for our audience, it’s important to also step back and take a look at some of 2015’s successes.

We thank all of our readers and fans for your support this year. Without your readership, social shares, and feedback, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s a look at some of the most popular posts from 2015, with a brief statement for each as to why we believe they were successful. Enjoy!

Wishlist: John Deere Holiday Gifts for the Home

December 7, 2015

With the holiday season upon us, you’ll likely be on the hunt for the perfect gifts for the home. John Deere has a slew of items that can put a smile on the faces of your friends and family. Here are some holiday gifts for the home that you may want to consider as you shop this year.

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Corn Salt and Pepper Set

Corn Pepper and Salt

This adorable salt and pepper shaker set is in the shape of corn husks, and they each come with iconic John Deere logos.

John Deere Iron Horse Black Stoneware Mug

Iron Horse Mug

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.

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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

Wow.

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.

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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.

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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.