What Is a Middle Buster and How Is It Used?

April 4, 2017

A middle buster is an implement that connects to a hitch on the back of a tractor, primarily used to create furrows in areas of vegetation.

John Deere Middle Buster

Besides digging furrows for vegetables, middle busters can also be great tools for harvesting root vegetables like potatoes. To harvest potatoes with a middle buster, just run the implement deep through the area where you’ve grown potatoes, and they’ll pop right up to the surface to be collected.

Here are a few steps to take if you’re looking to build a large vegetable garden with start-to-finish assistance from a middle buster:

Heavy Equipment Inspection Steps That Lead to Safer Operation

April 3, 2017

When performing heavy equipment maintenance, basic safety inspections should never be overlooked as a part of the process. Heavy equipment inspections relating to safety will keep your crew safer during the working season and will also be beneficial to the health of your equipment fleet.

Heavy Equipment Inspection

While basic safety inspections are often overlooked by operators, they’re very easy to incorporate into the machine maintenance fold. Here’s a list of locations on heavy equipment where safety inspections should be strongly considered.

Note: The frequency of these inspections may vary depending on the operating conditions. 

12 Attachments to Add to Your John Deere EZtrak Mower

April 2, 2017

Those who own or have come across a John Deere EZtrak mower understand they are incredibly simple to operate, yet they also get the job done. However, the mowing process can be enhanced even further thanks to a number of available EZtrak mower attachments.

EZtrak Mowers

To showcase some of these attachments, we’ve put together a list that provides a short description of each. Enjoy!

1. The 15-Gallon Sprayer

15-Gallon Sprayer

Utilize this 15-gallon sprayer attachment to apply a variety of liquids, including liquid fertilizer, weed killer, tree spray, de-icer and more. The sprayer’s boom sprays a 60-in. swath and a 19-foot hose and wand has the ability to spot spray lawns and shrubs. Available for Z400s and Z600s.

15 Interesting John Deere Tractor Facts to Sharpen Your Knowledge

April 1, 2017

John Deere has been producing its iconic green and yellow tractors for nearly a century. During this time, the company has seen the success of its Waterloo Boy model evolve into a global production entity. Along the way, there have been a number of company milestones and exciting new innovations.

Waterloo Boy

While the long and rich history of Deere’s tractor production has yielded many interesting tidbits of information, we’ve taken some time to pick out 15 John Deere tractor facts that we thought would add to an enthusiast’s already expansive Deere knowledge bank. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share with your friends!

Video Gallery: How to Use the John Deere 1870 Air Seeder & C850 Air Cart

March 30, 2017

The 76-foot John Deere 1870 air seeder allows small grain and oilseed producers to plant more acres quicker than ever, while the John Deere C850 air cart accurately covers 170 acres per fill and easily seeds an entire quarter section. Naturally, by utilizing both of these machines, you can expect some pretty impressive results on the field.

For this reason, we’ve compiled 14 videos that will help you on your way to getting the most out of these machines. Before we dive into the videos, we’d like to explain some of the key features and benefits of each.

John Deere D140 vs. D160 Riding Mower Comparison

March 29, 2017

There are several John Deere riding mowers to choose from, meaning you may want to compare your options before you make a final decision. Let’s take a look at how the John Deere D140 vs. D160 riding mowers stack up in terms of features.

John Deere D140 vs. D160

V-Twin Cylinder Design

The D160 riding mower has a 25-horsepower engine, while the D140 has a 22-horsepower engine, but both have a V-twin cylinder design. This provides more torque, lower vibration and better sound quality. Thanks to electric ignition, the engines start quickly, and they have cast-iron sleeves for longer lives.

What Is a Box Blade and How Is It Used?

March 28, 2017

Primarily used for leveling, grading, backfilling, or spreading materials like gravel or soil, box blades typically attach to the back of tractors and provide operators with a versatile implement that can be used for many applications.

What is a Box Blade

A box blade looks like a 3-sided metal box and includes front and rear scraping blades that are located on the bottom of the rear panel. Box blades use scarifiers (angled metal teeth) to dig into the ground and break up the dirt or soil so it can be shaped to match the operator’s preference.

Versatile John Deere D105 Accessories and Attachments for Spring

March 27, 2017

With the arrival of warm weather comes landscaping needs. The John Deere D105 is one mower that comes with a wide range of attachments to tackle everyday mowing tasks. Let’s take a look at some of the John Deere D105 accessories and attachments that can enhance the versatility of the lawn tractor.

John Deere D105 Accessories and Attachments

Lawn Striping Kit

The grass groomer lawn striping kit is compatible with the John Deere D105 model. It has a flexible, durable, non-weight-bearing design that makes it easy to use when necessary. With this attachment, operators will enjoy effortless pattern mowing.

A Brief Overview of the Refreshed John Deere Strategy

March 23, 2017

Over the years, Deere & Company has proactively studied changes in its major global markets to better understand and meet the needs of customers around the world. The company has recently refreshed its strategy to address these changes.

Here, we’ve provided a summary of the revised John Deere Strategy. You can also watch the video below to get Chairman and CEO Sam Allen’s perspective on it.

John Deere Strategy

The Enhanced Features of the John Deere 5R Series Tractors

March 22, 2017

The John Deere 5R Series tractors were introduced to provide customers with easy-to-maneuver machinery for everyday tasks out in the field. They come with increased visibility, loader integration, and more operator comfort than previous models.

John Deere 5R Series

The John Deere 5R Series tractors can also be equipped with the 540R loader for enhanced versatility. Let’s look at the highlights of each of these tractors.

5090R

The 5090R tractor comes with a Final Tier 4 engine to meet emissions standards while providing up to 90 hp of engine power. The Command8™ transmission for premium ground speed also comes standard with this tractor, and it has smooth hydrostatic power steering. Loader joysticks are integrated with the transmission to make gear shifting a breeze.