Snow Removal

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

How to Remove Gravel from Lawn

Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

Steps to Consider When Your Lawn Tractor Won’t Start in the Cold

December 20, 2016

If you use your John Deere tractor to assist with snow removal or other winter-related tasks around your property, you’ve likely encountered an occurrence where your equipment won’t start as quick as it does in warmer temperatures. Sometimes, it may not start at all. There’s a number of different reasons why this may happen, including an improper starting procedure, a cranking speed that’s too slow, or an improper choke adjustment.

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Here are three steps all John Deere owners should consider when their lawn tractor won’t start in the cold weather:

  1. Proper starting procedure
  2. Proper cranking speed

John Deere X304 vs. X324 Lawn Tractor Comparison

December 19, 2016

John Deere has produced a large number of tractors and riding mowers over the years. While many models may seem similar at a surface level, the truth is, no two models are exactly the same. Those considering a model from the Select Series™ X300 family might be wondering what the difference is between the X304 and the X324. We will attempt to clear the air in this post.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the similarities and key differences when comparing a John Deere X304 vs. X324.

15 John Deere Winter Hats to Keep You Warm This Winter

December 14, 2016

The winter weather has never been known to keep John Deere customers and fans indoors. Thanks to a number of different John Deere winter hats, those that live to be outside can do so in comfort.

Whether you’re looking to buy a hat for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming holiday season, we have you covered. Here are some options:

 

Charcoal Cuffed Beanie With Patch

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John Deere fans can keep warm with this thick material hat that features a rubber logo patch on the front.

Ladies Multi-Stripe Cuffed Beanie

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How to Use a Tractor-Mounted Snowblower to Clear Some Space This Winter

December 13, 2016

A John Deere tractor can become a property owner’s best friend during the winter when it’s paired with a tractor-mounted snowblower. However, there are a few steps that should be taken by all operators before, during, and after use.

Tractor-Mounted Snow Blower

Here are six critical steps to take when using a tractor-mounted snowblower to clear some space this winter:

  1. Hook up the snowblower
  2. Adjust the skid shoes
  3. Adjust the chute
  4. Adjust the deflector angle
  5. Maintain steady speed
  6. Clean out the equipment

How to Remove Snow from a Gravel Driveway in 4 Steps

December 6, 2016

Among many other benefits, gravel driveways can be aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and easy to install. However, when snow begins to fall on them, special care is needed.

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So, how do you remove enough snow from the driveway while also keeping it intact?

Here are four steps to consider when removing snow from a gravel driveway:

  1. Use a snow blower with skid shoes
  2. Start at upwind section of driveway
  3. Raise then lower the blower to remove layers
  4. Clean the snow blower

Winter is Coming: 4 John Deere Weather Enclosure Options

November 21, 2016

With the heart of winter right around the corner, John Deere riding mower owners and operators are likely thinking about ways to transform their equipment from lawn maintenance machines to winter workhorses. Adding snow removal equipment to the mowers is an excellent way to remain productive 365 days a year, but how can operators better protect themselves from the elements? The answer just may be John Deere weather enclosures.

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John Deere offers a number of different weather enclosure options. Today, we will take a closer look at the following products:

  • Hard-Side Cab
  • Soft-Side Cab

What Is a John Deere Gator and What Are the Types?

November 15, 2016

A John Deere Gator™ is a utility vehicle that is designed to help property owners haul material and travel across terrain ranging from smooth, to very rough. Deere’s current offerings all feature a cargo box in the rear for storage. The number of wheels on the Gators ranges from 4 to 6, and depending on the model, they can host up to four occupants.

John Deere Gator

John Deere currently offers four different series of Gators, including:

  • High-Performance Utility Vehicles
  • Crossover Utility Vehicles
  • Traditional Utility Vehicles
  • Military Utility Vehicles

John Deere Gator Snow Blade Options for Clearing a Path

November 14, 2016

John Deere Gator owners can use their equipment 365 days a year, whether it be for work or sheer entertainment. This includes during and after a snowfall. We’ve already discussed ways to winterize Gators in the past, and today we are going to continue down this path.

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Here’s a list of John Deere Gator snow blade options (and attachments) that can be added to ensure snow can be removed as quickly as it comes down from the sky.

John Deere D105 vs. D110: Which Lawn Tractor is Right for You?

November 9, 2016

There is a wide variety of lawn tractors to choose from in John Deere’s product line, and the John Deere D105 and D110 are both extremely versatile. These models come with everything from powerful engines to sturdy frames, so how can you choose between the two?

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Here is a breakdown of the John Deere D105 vs. D110 to help you decide on the best lawn tractor for your needs.