Residential

8 Frontier Food Plot Seeder Features that Simplify Tillage and Seeding

April 24, 2017

Using a Frontier food plot seeder, operators have the opportunity to create an attractive wildlife habitat. The food plot seeder can disk, cultivate, deposit seed, pack soil, and level the soil all with a single pass using its notched disks and a S-tine toolbar.

John Deere Frontier Food Plot Seeder

Now that we understand a bit more about how a food plot seeder operates and what it’s used for, let’s take a look at some of the features that are offered by Frontier’s model.

S-Tine Attachments

The Frontier food plot seeder can be equipped with three different S-tine attachments for improved tilling performance.

What Is a Rotary Tiller and How Is It Used in Gardening?

April 18, 2017

A rotary tiller is an implement that utilizes its set of curved tines that are attached to a rotating shaft to dig into soil and turn it into a seedbed that’s ready for planting.

John Deere Rotary Tiller

A tractor-mounted rotary tiller is a great tool for breaking down soil in an existing garden or turning a piece of land into a new garden space.

Now that we understand what a rotary tiller is, let’s take a look at some of the things to learn and remember when it comes to gardening with one.

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

What Is a Rotary Cutter and How Is It Used?

April 11, 2017

A rotary cutter is a tractor-mounted implement that’s used to help control overgrowth of properties and pastures that have been inundated with brush or tall weeds.

What is a Rotary Cutter

These implements are often times confused with grooming mowers. It’s important to note that the two are not the same. Rotary cutters are typically used to cut through rough plant material (up to about one inch thick) and can be adjusted to cut at low (1 1/2 inches) or higher (9 inches) heights. After the rough material has been cut, the rotary cutter will leave the material on the ground behind.

What Is a Middle Buster and How Is It Used?

April 4, 2017

A middle buster is an implement that connects to a hitch on the back of a tractor, primarily used to create furrows in areas of vegetation.

John Deere Middle Buster

Besides digging furrows for vegetables, middle busters can also be great tools for harvesting root vegetables like potatoes. To harvest potatoes with a middle buster, just run the implement deep through the area where you’ve grown potatoes, and they’ll pop right up to the surface to be collected.

Here are a few steps to take if you’re looking to build a large vegetable garden with start-to-finish assistance from a middle buster:

12 Attachments to Add to Your John Deere EZtrak Mower

April 2, 2017

Those who own or have come across a John Deere EZtrak mower understand they are incredibly simple to operate, yet they also get the job done. However, the mowing process can be enhanced even further thanks to a number of available EZtrak mower attachments.

EZtrak Mowers

To showcase some of these attachments, we’ve put together a list that provides a short description of each. Enjoy!

1. The 15-Gallon Sprayer

15-Gallon Sprayer

Utilize this 15-gallon sprayer attachment to apply a variety of liquids, including liquid fertilizer, weed killer, tree spray, de-icer and more. The sprayer’s boom sprays a 60-in. swath and a 19-foot hose and wand has the ability to spot spray lawns and shrubs. Available for Z400s and Z600s.

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!

John Deere D140 vs. D160 Riding Mower Comparison

March 29, 2017

There are several John Deere riding mowers to choose from, meaning you may want to compare your options before you make a final decision. Let’s take a look at how the John Deere D140 vs. D160 riding mowers stack up in terms of features.

John Deere D140 vs. D160

V-Twin Cylinder Design

The D160 riding mower has a 25-horsepower engine, while the D140 has a 22-horsepower engine, but both have a V-twin cylinder design. This provides more torque, lower vibration and better sound quality. Thanks to electric ignition, the engines start quickly, and they have cast-iron sleeves for longer lives.

What Is a Box Blade and How Is It Used?

March 28, 2017

Primarily used for leveling, grading, backfilling, or spreading materials like gravel or soil, box blades typically attach to the back of tractors and provide operators with a versatile implement that can be used for many applications.

What is a Box Blade

A box blade looks like a 3-sided metal box and includes front and rear scraping blades that are located on the bottom of the rear panel. Box blades use scarifiers (angled metal teeth) to dig into the ground and break up the dirt or soil so it can be shaped to match the operator’s preference.

Versatile John Deere D105 Accessories and Attachments for Spring

March 27, 2017

With the arrival of warm weather comes landscaping needs. The John Deere D105 is one mower that comes with a wide range of attachments to tackle everyday mowing tasks. Let’s take a look at some of the John Deere D105 accessories and attachments that can enhance the versatility of the lawn tractor.

John Deere D105 Accessories and Attachments

Lawn Striping Kit

The grass groomer lawn striping kit is compatible with the John Deere D105 model. It has a flexible, durable, non-weight-bearing design that makes it easy to use when necessary. With this attachment, operators will enjoy effortless pattern mowing.