Tractors

How to Level a Mower Deck and Ensure an Even Cut

May 22, 2017

As you mow around your house, business, or any other property with a John Deere mower, there’s a chance you may notice ridges forming where you have passed through. These ridges have likely formed because the mower deck may not be completely leveled.

How to Level a Mower Deck

Thankfully, leveling the mower deck can be done in a short amount of time and you can get back to cutting the grass just the way you want it to look. For the best results, the mower deck needs to be leveled from side to side and front to rear.

How John Deere ExactEmerge Improves Performance (Video)

May 18, 2017

Welcome to the next generation of planting! John Deere ExactEmerge™ planters offer more accuracy and increased speed. It’s hard to believe that with 10mph planting capabilities, owners and operators can achieve singulation, population, spacing, and uniform depth like never before. Get your profits to where you need them by maximizing productivity efficiency, and yield potential.

John Deere ExactEmerge

Originally designed for corn and soybean producers about three years ago, we thought it would be helpful to check in on how the technology is working for them. In the video below, you’ll have a chance to hear from one of the first users – Greg Smith, a grower in Cummins, Kansas.

What Is a Root Rake and How Is It Used?

May 16, 2017

Root rakes are designed to pick up bulky, unusually-shaped, or long materials while leaving the soil and small rocks behind. After the large debris is moved, the root rake can also be used to remove roots and other debris from beneath the soil.

Root Rake

Now that we understand what a root rake is used for around the property, let’s take a look at how to install, operate, and maintain the equipment.

Tackling the Workday with the John Deere 3033R

May 10, 2017

If you need a compact utility tractor to tackle all of the tasks on your list throughout the workday, you may want to consider the John Deere 3033R. This tractor is specifically designed to handle everything from building to tilling. Its premium features and heavy duty frame ensure that you’re always working efficiently.

John Deere 3033R

Let’s take a look at the key highlights of the John Deere 3033R.

Diesel Engine

This compact utility tractor has a Yanmar® diesel engine with three cylinders and a high torque reserve. Its engine is specifically designed to reduce exhaust emissions and noise levels during operation. It also meets all current Environmental Protection Agency emission requirements for Final Tier 4 emission standards. Gross engine horsepower is 31.8 for the John Deere 3033R.

What Is a Grooming Mower and How Should It Be Used?

May 9, 2017

Grooming mowers commonly feature two or three spindles that allow operators to cut sports fields, public areas, lawns, and other large areas that need to be manicured. These durable implements reduce mowing time without sacrificing performance.

Grooming Mower

Now that we know what a grooming mower is, let’s take a closer look at some of the steps that should be taken when putting it to work.

1. Inspect the Turf Area

Not all turf areas are the best fit for a grooming mower to pass through. However, if you have a large turf area that’s wide enough for the grooming mower to operate, it can be a great piece of equipment to use when trying to keep the grass neat and sharply cut in a timely manner.

The History of John Deere Riding Mowers: 1960s to 2000s

May 8, 2017

With more than 50 years of history in producing riding mowers, John Deere has introduced hundreds of models that have played a significant role in the evolution of our lawn and garden equipment today. When looking at a John Deere riding mower, many questions arise like – What year was it produced? How did the technology evolve? Is there a larger model available? Which one is right for me?

john deere riding mower

It would certainly be difficult to address all of these questions for every riding mower model that has ever existed. However, we wanted to put together this series to help you get a better understanding of the history behind John Deere riding mowers.

Taking a Closer Look at the Highlights of the John Deere X738

May 3, 2017

As you look to simplify maintenance on your property, you may want to consider the John Deere X738 to take care of all of your yard tasks. This mower is designed to handle a wide variety of terrain without compromising on maneuverability or durability.

John Deere X738

Let’s take a look at the key features of the John Deere X738 and why it may be the best choice for your needs.

What Is a Root Grapple and How Is It Used?

May 2, 2017

Root grapples are tractor loader attachments that can be added to equipment for lifting, stacking, moving, pushing, loading, or unloading heavy-duty materials.

Root Grapple

While a root grapple can be used for a variety of tasks, they’re especially useful when it comes to moving large piles of brush that are collected around the property. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you should consider taking when using a root grapple to take on brush.

John Deere Operator Training Simulators FAQ

May 1, 2017

Across industries, training is often required before starting the job. Working with heavy machinery like farming or construction equipment should be no different, and for this reason, John Deere offers a number of operator training simulators.

John Deere Operator Training Simulator

What are they? How do they work? These are some of the most common questions. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the most frequently asked questions (and answers) when it comes to John Deere operator training simulators.

What Is a One-Row Cultivator and How Is It Used?

April 25, 2017

A one-row cultivator is an implement that attaches to the rear of a tractor, allowing the operator to drive over the top of a row in a garden while the tines cultivate the soil on either side of the row.

One-Row Cultivator

Frontier’s one-row cultivator comes standard with six C-shaped tines that are attached to the frame of the implement with bolts that allow them to be adjusted horizontally. The Frontier one-row cultivator is best matched with tractors that have between 25 and 45 horsepower.

Now that we know a little more about the one-row cultivator, let’s take a look at what it’s used for.