Tractors

5 John Deere Apps That Aid Crop Production and Management

February 22, 2017

The crop production and management process can be long, and at times, complicated. However, like most tasks and projects in today’s day and age, it can be made a bit simpler thanks to technology. With this in mind, John Deere offers a number of mobile apps that can assist farmers and crop producers from tillage through harvest.

John Deere Crop Production and Management Apps

With the spring season right around the corner, let’s take a look at five John Deere apps that can assist you at the start of your crop production and management journey.

1. GoTill

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How to Use a Land Plane to Take on Spring Projects

February 21, 2017

Whether you’re looking to smooth land for a garden, maintain your gravel driveway, or take on a different land-leveling project this spring, a land plane could be the perfect tool to add to your equipment lineup. However, buying or renting the equipment isn’t enough. You must understand how to properly operate it to achieve the greatest level of productivity.

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Here are some factors and steps you should consider taking to get the most out of your land plane this spring.

Note: The following information is suitable for operating Frontier Land Planes. 

John Deere X500 Attachments to Prepare You for Spring

February 20, 2017

If you can’t wait for spring, you may want to consider some John Deere X500 attachments to prep your mower for the upcoming season. There are a number of attachments you can use with your X500 mower to give it more versatility.

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Let’s take a look at a few of the attachments that will have you ready to take on a number of different tasks this spring.

Striping Kit

The lawn striping kit is perfect for mowers who want to simplify pattern mowing. The kit provides a durable, flexible, and lightweight attachment for easy use.

Fan Photo Gallery: Beat the Blizzard with John Deere Snow Equipment

February 9, 2017

Winter isn’t always the most pleasant season, depending on where you live in the country. And, people have many ways of coping with the winter blues. Whether distractions are found with more physical activity, comfort food, reading good books or watching classic movies – having the right snow equipment can certainly make your life easier.

As the harshest winter months arrive and snow begins to accumulate, John Deere fans have begun to bring out their most reliable snow equipment. Homeowners and business owners push forward through snowstorms, regardless of the size, to ensure they aren’t blowing off their profits.

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How to Use a Wood Chipper in 7 Quick Steps

February 7, 2017

As winter comes to an end and the weather warms up, you may find dead trees or loose limbs around your property. When this happens, we encourage you to use it to your advantage by turning them into wood chips. Wood chips are a great product to use for mulching and gardening as they limit the need for watering by reducing water evaporation.

John Deere Wood Chipper

However, before you can surface your property with wood chips, you must know how to use a wood chipper to get the job done.

Here are some steps to consider as you begin the wood chipping process:

4 Steps to Free a Tractor Stuck in Mud

January 31, 2017

Fields can become very muddy when the snow melts away or the rain comes falling down. While precipitation might be good for crops, it increases the chances of operators encountering a soft spot in the soil and getting the tractor and attached implements stuck in mud.

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If your tractor gets stuck in the mud, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure personal safety and avoid damage to your equipment. Here are a few steps you should consider:

  1. Raise any attached implements
  2. Stop the tractor and put it in reverse

John Deere 1025R vs. 1026R Utility Tractor Comparison

January 23, 2017

For years, John Deere’s 1 Family Sub-Compact Utility Tractors have been popular choices for those looking to take on jobs around the property like seeding the lawn or building fences. They’ve also remained popular due to their comfort features, ease of use, and sheer entertainment value.

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The John Deere 1025R and 1026R have been popular choices within the used tractor market, but what makes one different from the other? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the 1025R vs. the 1026R as we showcase some of the key similarities and differences between each.

What Is a Subsoiler and When Is It Needed?

January 17, 2017

Soil compaction is an issue that’s faced by nearly all crop producers, and its effects can be damaging. In fact, according to the University of Wisconsin-Extension, compacted soil can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent.

While there are a number of ways to alleviate soil compaction that impacts the surface level of soil, compacted subsoil can be a bit more difficult to handle. For this reason, it’s important to understand the subsoiling process.

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Let’s take a closer look at why and when you should consider subsoiling as well as the subsoiler’s role in the process.

John Deere Loader Compatibility: Choosing a Match for Your Equipment

January 16, 2017

John Deere has a number of different loader attachments available that are all designed to take productivity up a few levels. However, not all John Deere loader models are a universal match for all tractor models.

John Deere H260 Loader

With this in mind, we’ve put together an outline of popular John Deere tractor families and the current loader models that attach to each.

1 Family Tractors

This tractor family is designed to help property owners become better gardeners, fence builders, lawn seeders, and much more. Here are a couple current John Deere loader options that can be added to the equipment:

How to Make Garden Soil That’s Better Than Your Neighbor’s

January 10, 2017

Even though winter weather is still in full force, the spring season is just a couple months away. With this in mind, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to improve your garden this year. Constructing a strong garden is much like construction a home or building, with the foundation being the starting point for building up. When it comes to gardening, the soil is the foundation.

How to Make Garden Soil

Here are some steps to consider as you look for ways to make great garden soil this season.

  1. Test the soil
  2. Apply soil improvement products
  3. Till the garden