Snow Removal

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.

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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.

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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.

Meet the New BV6, BV8, and BV9 John Deere Snow Blades

November 7, 2016

John Deere compact track loaders, wheel loaders, and skid steers are all capable of taking on a variety of projects around the job site. Thanks to the expansive line of Worksite Pro™ attachments, owners of these pieces of equipment have the ability to add even more versatility to their equipment. The Worksite Pro lineup recently expanded further as new John Deere snow blade models were added.

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Each of these new snow utility V-blade models (John Deere BV6, BV8, and BV9) gives operators more flexibility while also improving performance and productivity. But, what else do they have to offer? Let’s take a closer look.

John Deere 3320 Attachments: 12 Items to Consider Adding

September 19, 2016

The John Deere 3320 has a 32.8 hp three-cylinder engine and can be paired with eHydro™ or PowrReverser™ transmission (PRT), making it a popular choice of equipment for commercial, residential, and agricultural workers. The 3320 can be used for tilling, snow blowing, small hay work, loading, and more, but none of this would be possible without attachments options.

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Here’s a list of some John Deere 3320 attachments that can be easily added to the equipment to simplify jobs of any kind.

Front Quik-Tatch™ Weights

These specialized weights can be added to the front-weight bracket (standard on the 3320) to counterbalance any attachments that are added to the back of the tractor.

John Deere Gator TS Overview: Key Features and Benefits

September 7, 2016

The John Deere Gator TS is a very commonly used piece of equipment among property owners. Ranging from the front yard to the rental yard, its ability to haul a large amount of cargo while also staying light on the turf at speeds up to 20 mph makes it a unique type of workhorse.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features and benefits offered by the 13.5 horsepower John Deere Gator TS, and how they can contribute to the success of any project being taken on.

Meet the John Deere 324E: Key Features and Specs

August 10, 2016

The John Deere 324E is designed to outperform the competition with its compact design, improved visibility and overall productivity. Best of all, it comes at an affordable price, meaning customers won’t have to break the bank to invest in a top-quality machine.

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Let’s take a look at some of the features of the John Deere 324E Skid Steer and how it delivers professional-grade performance.

Electrohydraulic Joystick Performance

The John Deere 324E comes with optional enhanced electrohydraulic joystick performance, which includes switchable control patterns and additional attachment controls. With this feature, operators can also shift into creep mode on-the-fly and adjust the settings of their boom and bucket.