Taking Attendance: 10 Must-Have John Deere School Supplies

August 17, 2015

Did you know that John Deere is one of the most popular brands among kids when it comes to back-to-school trends? To make sure that your children are outfitted with the coolest gear for the upcoming semester, you’ll want to check out what John Deere has to offer.


Here are 10 John Deere school supplies to add to your back-to-school shopping list.

1. John Deere Camouflage Backpack

John Deere Pink Backpack

This backpack comes in a vibrant pink hue that is sure to make any little girl the talk of the classroom. It also has the green John Deere logo so she can show off her agricultural pride.

John Deere Infant Clothing: 10 Items to Start Them Early

August 3, 2015

If you have a little bundle of joy in your life, there’s no reason why he or she can’t show a budding love for agriculture. John Deere infant clothing is the perfect way to exhibit your family’s passion of all things Deere.

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Whether he or she is a newborn or already beginning to walk, John Deere infant clothing comes in a wide variety of sizes. Here are 10 items to consider for the baby in your life.

1. John Deere Infants Green Short Sleeve Bodyshirt – Crawl, Walk Farm

This shirt says everything it needs to about your little agriculture lover – “Crawl, walk, farm.” For extra cuteness, it features two John Deere tractors.

A Look Back at the Foundation of John Deere Planter History

July 27, 2015

Today’s John Deere planters allow producers to plant corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beets, and popcorn accurately at 10 mph thanks to top-notch technological features. But, where did it all begin?

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To better understand how planting equipment got to where it is today, we’ve put together a list of some of the most critical moments of John Deere planter history, enjoy!

The Early Beginnings

Driven by the industry’s need for an accurate corn planter, Charles Deere (John Deere’s son) and Alvah Mansur (a Deere family business partner) formed the Deere & Mansur Company to manufacture planters. At the time, the planter company was operated separately from the Deere plow company in a small two-story building in Moline.

Machinery Pete: 30+ Year Old Deere Tractors With Low Hours are Hot

July 21, 2015

John Deere made the 40 Series tractor models from 1978-1982. 30+ years down the road now, show me a nice condition one with low hours and I’ll guarantee you one thing…intense buyer interest.

This tractor sold for $32,000 on a 6/13/15 farm auction in

Proof rolls in every week here during the summer of 2015. The picture above is of a nifty John Deere 4240 with 3,880 hours that sold on a June 13, 2015 farm auction in Wooster, Ohio. The sale was by my friends at Kiko Auctions. It sold for $32,000…more than it was worth brand new! Here’s a YouTube video of this tractor selling with my comments dropped in along the way:

10 John Deere Sandbox Toys for Every Fun-Loving Tot

July 20, 2015

When summer rolls around and it’s time for your kids to play outside, you’re going to need some John Deere Sandbox toys to keep them entertained. There are a wide variety of toys to choose from, each with its own unique homage to John Deere.

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Let’s take a look at 10 John Deere Sandbox toys that are sure to put a smile on any child’s face.

1. 21” New Big Scoop John Deere Tractor with Loader

John Deere Combine Models: A Visual Guide

July 16, 2015

If you’re in the business of producing crops, chances are, you either own or are interested in owning a new or used combine. For more than 80 years, John Deere has been producing these machines to arm farmers with the technology and specific features that best fit their operation’s needs.


While you could learn all about John Deere combines by scouring through pages and pages of brochures and product manuals, we wanted to take the time to make combine identification a bit simpler by putting together a visual guide. This post features photos that correspond with some of the most popular John Deere combine models. Enjoy!

Meet the John Deere RSX860i: Ideal for Both Work and Play

July 15, 2015

At the beginning of July 2015, John Deere announced updates to its Gator lineup with the introduction of the RSX860i model. The John Deere RSX860i is the 2016 edition of the RSX850i high performance utility vehicle, which has been enhanced according to user feedback.

“Every adjustment and addition made to the RSX860i comes as result of our team actively listening to customer feedback,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager of Gator utility vehicles.

In honor of the updated RSX860i, let’s take a look at some of the key features that put it in the conversation as one of the best utility vehicles on the market.

10 John Deere Outdoor Products for a Day of Summer Fun

June 24, 2015

If you’re in the mood to spend some time under the sun, there are a number of John Deere outdoor items that can help you have a good time. Whether you’re going out with the whole family or enjoying the weather on your own, there’s a John Deere outdoor product to make summer memories.


Here are 10 John Deere outdoor items to help you kick off the season:

1. John Deere 12 Volt Ground Force with Trailer

Ten Notable John Deere News Stories from the First Half of 2015

June 22, 2015

It might be hard to believe, but we are approaching the end of the first half of 2015. Over the course of these six months, John Deere’s name has been entrenched in the news as it continues to offer products and services that simplify jobs in the field, yard, or on the farm.


As we soon turn the calendar to July (and the second half of the year), we wanted to take a look back at the first half of the year and recap some of the most notable John Deere news stories to be featured on Enjoy!

Machinery Pete: 100 HP Tractors Holding Value in Used Tractor Market

May 29, 2015

The hottest segment of the used tractor market the past two years? That would be smaller horsepower models.

The mountain of auction sale prices I’ve been compiling for nearly 26 years supports this trend. A recent example came from a nice farm auction in east-central Wisconsin on April 23, 2015.

Sold for $23,000 on April 23, 2015 farm auction in eastern Wisconsin

On this sale was a John Deere 6603 2WD tractor with 803 hours on it (pictured above). It was a “one owner” tractor in very good condition. It sold for $23,000. Pretty strong price for a 2WD model I thought.