Tractors

An In-Depth Look at the LS11 3-Point Mounted Sprayer

June 14, 2017

When we think of crops growing in a field, it’s natural for our minds to wander to a picture of rolling fields that extend further than the eye can see. However, this isn’t always the case.

Smaller fields and pastures are also often times used as areas for crop growth as well, and they too require nutrient application to reach their fullest potential. With these types of fields and specialty crops in mind, John Deere recently announced the introduction of the Frontier LS11 Series 3-point mounted sprayers.

LS11 Series 3-point Mounted Sprayer

Twitter Gallery: 50+ Amazing John Deere #Plant17 Fan Photos

June 8, 2017

It’s that special time of year again. The time when we have a chance to see all of the hard work and dedication that goes into feeding the country and the world. The anticipation of planting season builds among crop farmers and growers throughout the year until, finally – peak season hits.

This remains one of our all-time favorite times of the year, not just because we enjoy putting together this annual fan photo gallery, but it also gives us all a chance to reflect on the incredible progress made each year.

A Look at the Highlights of the John Deere 4066R

June 7, 2017

Agricultural specialists who want premium features in a compact utility tractor without the high price may want to consider the John Deere 4066R. This tractor has up to 66 engine horsepower, as well as perks such as Hitch Assist and LoadMatch™. Best of all, it’s designed to stand the test of time.

John Deere 4066R

Let’s take a look at the key features of the John Deere 4066R.

Four-Cylinder Engine

This four-cylinder engine is turbocharged with a gross engine horsepower of 65 and 2,600 rpm. Its electronic control unit is designed to provide operators with optimum fuel control as they work. The engine also has hydraulic lifters for quieter operation, a heavy-duty crankshaft, and direct fuel injection.

John Deere Oil Change Tips for D100 Tractors and ZTrak Mowers

June 5, 2017

The John Deere D100 Series and ZTrak™ mowers are commonly used to manicure lawns and leave behind a picturesque final product. However, for a tractor or mower to last a long time, it’s critical to perform regular maintenance, which includes oil changes.

John Deere D100

Here are some John Deere oil change tips for D100 and ZTrak Zero Turn mowers.

How to Change the Oil on a D100 Lawn Tractor or ZTrak Mower

  • Start by running the engine for a minute or two. This will warm up the oil so it will drain easier.

Key Dates That Drove John Deere Worldwide Expansion

May 29, 2017

Since its inception more than 175 years ago, John Deere has become a globally recognizable brand that now has facilities and offices in more than 30 countries across the world. The wide-spanning presence allows the company to be present where their customers are located so they can meet their needs and requirements.

John Deere Worldwide

While it might seem as if John Deere has been a worldwide brand from the start, there were a number of key events that helped it expand beyond the American shores.

Let’s take a look at some of the key years responsible for some of John Deere’s worldwide growth.

John Deere X750 Attachments to Take on Spring Projects

May 24, 2017

If you’re the proud owner of an X750 Signature Series tractor from John Deere, you’ll want to take advantage of the several attachments available for your machine. This spring, there will be a wide array of tasks you’ll need to tackle once the warm weather arrives.

John Deere X750

Let’s take a look at some of the John Deere X750 attachments that can help you get the job done.

Home Maintenance Kit

With the arrival of spring comes the need to give your tractor a quick tune-up. The home maintenance kit comes with an oil filter, oil quart, fuel filter, air filter cartridge and secondary element to get your equipment ready for the season.

What Is Vertical Tillage and When Should It Be Used?

May 23, 2017

Vertical tillage is an agricultural practice that has been around since the early to mid-1990s. Generally speaking, vertical tillage is a practice designed to size, slice, and chop after-harvest crop residue while only penetrating a few inches of soil in the process.

Vertical Tillage

The residue of what’s left behind, as a result, is left on the soil’s surface to decompose. This will help to minimize erosion, enhance the soil profile, and leave a smooth and level surface for planting.

Now that we understand what vertical tillage is, who should consider it as a practice and when?

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.