Tractors

Ag Education: A Chronological Look at Early Tractor History

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re out on the farm plowing, tilling, harrowing, or planting, one factor remains unchanged; you likely have a tractor mobilizing implements and doing the dirty work. However, with so many new tractor features and models hitting the market each year, it can be easy to lose track of the past.

Tractor History

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and events that shaped the early history of agricultural tractor development.

1892

John Froelich, who was 43 years old at the time, successfully ran a gas-powered, vertical, single-cylinder engine on the running gear of a steam traction engine back in 1892. The machine, which is now known as the first gasoline tractor, moved forward and reverse.

A John Deere X710 vs. X730 Model Comparison

August 14, 2017

There are several John Deere lawn tractors to choose from – how do you narrow down your choices? A comparison of the John Deere X710 vs. X730 can give you an idea of what the company’s lawn tractors have to offer. Both models have strong frames, powerful engines, and precise mower decks. But, what else do they offer?

John Deere X710 vs. X730

Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere X710 vs. X730.

The Key Features of the John Deere 8270R

August 9, 2017

Agricultural professionals who want a tractor they can rely on for years to come may want to consider investing in the John Deere 8270R. This tractor comes with the latest technology to provide the perfect amount of power and efficiency in a wide range of conditions.

John Deere 8270R

Let’s take a look at some of the features of the John Deere 8270R and how it can help with tasks out in the field.

CommandARM Controls

The CommandARM Controls of this tractor make it easy to maneuver the vehicle. There is an engine throttle, transmission control, power take-off controls, and a rotary encoder hitch control. The CommandARM’s design also allows for a 40-degree right seat swivel for convenient operation.

Fun Facts and History About John Deere Des Moines Works

August 8, 2017

The equipment John Deere produces plays a role in feeding and clothing the world’s ever-expanding population. At the heart of the equipment production process is John Deere factories and their employees.

John Deere Des Moines Works

Let’s take a closer look at one of John Deere’s many factory locations – John Deere Des Moines Works.

Early Des Moines Works History

1941

The story of what John Deere does today begins during World War II, when the government constructed the Des Moines Ordnance Plant. The plant operated throughout the war until 1945, and during that time, the plant made billions of rounds of machine gun ammunition.

Adding Versatility with John Deere 5055E Attachments

July 26, 2017

The John Deere 5E Series of tractors is designed to take on the toughest jobs you have, with an ample amount of horsepower and multiple transmission options. As you look to make the most of your John Deere 5055E, you’ll find that there are several attachments that can make your tractor even more versatile.

John Deere 5055E

Let’s take a look at some of the John Deere 5055E attachments that can turn your machine into the most productive piece of equipment you own.

How to Create a Striped Lawn Your Neighbors Will Envy

July 25, 2017

Have you ever been to a sporting event and thought to yourself, “how do they make the grass look striped?” No, they don’t spray paint the grass a darker or lighter shade of green for the appearance or plant the grass in a manner that causes it to grow in different directions. The truth is, you can turn your very own lawn into a replica of the stripes you see on some of the world’s greatest athletic surfaces with just a few easy steps.

Striped Lawn

Here are some of the steps you should take when creating a striped lawn:

John Deere 260B Backhoe: Key Features and Benefits You Should Know

July 17, 2017

Mid-2017 1023E and 1025R tractor owners have a new backhoe option at their disposal thanks to the introduction of the John Deere 260B. Built upon the concept and design of previous models, the 260B has been created to improve power and productivity that operators need to tackle a variety of projects around the property.

John Deere 260B Backhoe

In this post, we will take a closer look at some of the key features and benefits that the John Deere 260B backhoe has to offer.

John Deere 2032R Attachments for Your Everyday Needs on the Job

July 11, 2017

The 32 horsepower John Deere 2032R can tackle a wide range of jobs, in part due to its numerous accessories. This compact utility tractor works with a number of different tires, weights, and a rear hitch, just to name some of the accessories that are compatible with the model.

John Deere 2032R Attachments

Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere 2032R attachments you may want to invest in for your needs.

iMatch™ Hitch

The iMatch Hitch is one of the John Deere 2032R attachments you may want if you intend on using 3-point hitch implements. The uniform hitch points reduce the amount of effort needed to add 3-point hitch implements.

John Deere 4640 Display: Key Features and Benefits

July 10, 2017

Technology is changing the world we live in. It’s taking what used to be manual processes and turning them into automated functions that are designed to improve productivity regardless of the task that’s at hand. When it comes to farming, the same can be said thanks to the growing fleet of available precision agriculture technology solutions.

The John Deere 4640 Display is the latest technological aid, designed to improve data collection, increase functionality, and simplify the management of tractor-driven field operations.

John Deere 4640 Display

Part of the John Deere Generation 4 Operating System, the 4640 Display allows John Deere customers to use popular applications like AutoTrac™, documentation, and Section Control, all in a portable display.

Examining the Benefits of the John Deere 7310R

July 5, 2017

Agricultural professionals who are looking for a durable utility tractor with the same power as a row-crop tractor may want to consider the John Deere 7310R. This model is designed to provide fast acceleration, which can boost efficiency during the workday. It also comes with an integrated 3-point hitch, PTO options, and high (310) horsepower.

John Deere 7310R

Let’s take a look at the key features of the John Deere 7310R.