Two Low-Hour John Deere Tractors Sell High on Iowa Farm Auction

August 28, 2014

A small farm retirement auction in north-central Iowa recently (August 26, 2014) featured a pair of very low-hour John Deere tractors.

This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

Along with the 8235R, real strong bidding activity was seen on the 2007 JD 9520 4WD tractor, bareback, with only 519 hours (pictured below). It sold for $171,000. This is the 4th highest auction sale price I’ve seen in the U.S. in the past 11 years on a 9520.

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1980s

August 26, 2014

Last week, we took a stroll through the 1970s, looking at the decade that brought about significant advances for John Deere riding mowers. Some of these advancements included upgrades to existing series, but a couple of new series were also introduced, making Deere a bigger player in the riding mower industry.

John Deere Mowers

Today, we will look at some of the most critical upgrades and introductions of the 1980s, a decade that not only helped mend the gap between past and present, but also represented Deere’s 150th anniversary. Without any further delay, let’s go back in John Deere riding mower history once again!

Photo Gallery: Get Swept off Your Feet with John Deere Windrowers

August 21, 2014

This year, John Deere has reached a major milestone, celebrating 50 successful years in the self-propelled windrower business at its Ottumwa Works factory. It all began in 1964, when John Deere entered this market with the introduction of the 200A and 215A models. John Deere windrowers continue to expand this rich history with innovative developments and top notch technology.

John Deere Windrowers

We’ve put together a photo gallery to admire the success of John Deere windrowers and the many noble contributions they have made in the agriculture industry over the years. Risk getting swept off your feet by taking a moment to appreciate these 15 windrower images!

John Deere Windrowers

John Deere Windrowers

John Deere Windrowers

John Deere Windrowers

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1970s

August 19, 2014

Last week, we began our journey down memory lane, taking a deep dive into the formative years of John Deere riding mower history. We learned that Deere has been offering customers pieces of equipment that are suited for all sorts of lawn and garden activities for more than 50 years and even took a look at some notable models from the 1960s (the decade lawn and garden riding mowers were introduced by Deere).

John Deere Vintage Riding Mowers

Today, we will continue our trip back in time, looking at John Deere riding mowers of the 70s and what types of upgrades were made to offer even more value to customers. Sit back, relax, and cruise back to the 70s with us. Enjoy!

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1960s

August 12, 2014

For more than 50 years, John Deere and Company has been producing riding mowers for home and property owners, giving them pieces of equipment that are suited for nearly any lawn care project. Over this period of time, the company has introduced hundreds of models, each built with customer needs and concerns in mind, playing a significant role in simplifying yard work and keeping lawns and gardens in peak form.

John Deere 110

Put This on Your Bucket List: A Trip to the John Deere Store

August 11, 2014

The John Deere Store has a deep-rooted history and provides fans with just about everything they could ever imagine desiring. Whether you are a long-time fan or an up-and-coming one, there is something for you to appreciate at this store.

CAUTION: If you choose to visit the John Deere Store, you are entering at your own risk, as your family will probably never want to leave!

John Deere Store

Located right near the Pavilion, the John Deere Store offers agriculture fans a huge selection of clothing, toys, collectible items, videos, book and much more, making this attraction an absolute must-visit.

Green and Yellow for Her: 10 Must-Have John Deere Girls Gifts

August 4, 2014

Some agriculture enthusiasts are fortunate enough to have a woman in their life that loves the John Deere brand just as much as they do. Not only do they adore using Deere equipment on the farm, but they also enjoy incorporating products in their homes, cars, and closets. For those that have struggled finding this particular person gifts in the past, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 gifts that every John Deere girl must have.

John Deere Girl

Whether for a special occasion or no reason at all, there’s no way true John Deere girls won’t appreciate the gift of green, yellow…and pink. Let’s take a look at some unique items to give your lucky girl.

Image Gallery: A Visual Look at Everyday Life on the Farm

July 31, 2014

Today, it doesn’t take as many farmers as it once did to cover a large number of acres for crop production. Thanks to advancements in technology within offices and aboard agricultural equipment, farmers can ultimately do more with less. However, these advancements present farmers with the challenge of knowing how to operate the technology and manage all parts of the farm from sunrise to sundown.

7R Barn

As a result, life on the farm for crop producers can be very busy, demanding a great deal both physically and mentally, especially during peak planting and harvesting seasons. To give our readers a better understanding of a farmer’s daily life during these busy times, we’ve put together a photo essay that walks through a typical day on the farm during the peak seasons, enjoy!

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at RDO Auctions with Brian Messerschmidt

July 29, 2014

RDO Equipment is one of many John Deere dealerships that serve its customers through the use of auctions. While traditional auctions are still very much a major factor in the buying and selling of new and used equipment, the digital age has helped expand the horizons. Thanks to online auctions, equipment-seekers from all corners of the United States (and beyond) can virtually participate in the auction process. To get a better understanding of both in-person and online equipment auctions, we recently sat down with Brian Messerschmidt, auction/call center sales manager at RDO Equipment.

RDO Auctions

Lose Yourself Outdoors with these 10 John Deere Country Camo Pieces

July 28, 2014

Camouflage clothing has a deep-rooted history in the military and outdoor recreation industry. While it’s original purpose is to blend the human form into nature, it evolved into a trendy everyday pattern as well. John Deere has incorporated camouflage into multifaceted accessories that allow outdoor enthusiasts to truly make a statement.

We’ve come up with a collection of items, from clothing to gator accessories, that will help include camouflage in your daily activities.

Camo Leather Belt 

country camo

This leather trimmed camo belt is the perfect addition to any country camo lover’s wardrobe. It has a removable nickel belt buckle so that you’re free to change to another favorite John Deere buckle!