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Taking a Break from the Farm: Eight Can’t-Miss 2014 State Fairs

July 15, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As the spring planting season has concluded and the summer marches on, crop producers across the country are likely ready for some fun, relaxing days with the family whenever time allows for it. Between July 4th and Labor Day, there will be a number of 2014 state fairs taking place, giving area residents (and even non-residents) a gathering place for food, fun, education, and much more.

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We’ve searched the web for information covering eight state fairs that we believe are “can’t miss” events this year. So, while producers are preparing their harvesting equipment, we hope this list and information allows them to mark their calendars for a well-deserved day of family-fun!

Ten Accessories to Complete the Ultimate John Deere Office

July 14, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Whether their workspace is a typical office or takes the form of a row crop tractor cab, Deere fans can incorporate the notorious green and yellow colors to make the ultimate John Deere office. We’ve put together a list of 10 John Deere office accessories that will help create a more enjoyable place to work.

“Iron Horse” Mug

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When filled with morning coffee, this stoneware mug will surely awaken any agriculture enthusiast, making it an excellent addition to the office. It shows off a classic “Iron horse” tractor and resembles something from an old fashioned diner!

Vintage Tin Bank

Video Gallery: Doing More with John Deere Gator Parts and Attachments

July 10, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Versatility is a part of John Deere Gators’ DNA. 365 days-a-year, regardless of conditions, Gators have the ability to be customized to fit operator needs and conquer any challenges nature presents. Thanks to a number of available John Deere Gator parts and attachments, owners and operators are just a few additions away from taking on any project or going on the joyride of a lifetime.

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Below, we’ve featured four videos that prove Gators are the ultimate utility vehicles ready for year-round usage. Enjoy!

Make Your Gator a Valuable Field Tool

5 Mist-icle Features of the New John Deere R4045 Sprayer

July 9, 2014

 by Machinefinder

“I run, I spray, I conquer.”  These are the words that every farmer should live by during the spraying season, in order to take command of their application. This bold mission, combined with the new features of the R4045 sprayer, will help make time on the field better spent and more enjoyable. The R4045 sprayer includes a 1,200-gallon tank, 120-foot boom, and has 346 horsepower that will help operators conquer more acres in less time. With this state of the art machine, farmers can dominate the seemingly endless stretch of land before them.

CommandView™ II Plus Cab

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15 A-Maize-Ing Corn Statistics to Sharpen Up Your Grain Game

July 8, 2014

 by Machinefinder

American producers’ contribution to the world’s corn market is substantial. Without American production, the world’s supply would take a massive hit, impacting all corners of the globe. In order to fulfill the needs of the growing population, farmers spend restless weeks during peak planting and harvesting season (weather permitting) aboard their agriculture equipment to achieve the highest yield possible.

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So, while we understand corn is a major American export, let’s take a closer look at just how valuable American production is to the global market and some other interesting figures. To help paint a clearer picture, we’ve put together a list of 15 corn statistics, enjoy!

Climb on Your High Horse with these 7 John Deere Horse Accessories

July 7, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Loyal Deere fans like to incorporate the brand into all aspects of their life, owning everything from John Deere row crop tractors to daily apparel. Among this wide variety of items, John Deere horse accessories shouldn’t be forgotten.

Every horse lover desires reliable products that will cater to their favorite animal’s needs. We’ve put together a list of seven John Deere horse accessories that will put the spring back in your horses step.

Equine Boot

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Image Gallery: Our Fans Celebrating the 4th of July John Deere Style!

July 3, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As Americans everywhere prepare to celebrate the 4th of July in their own way, we wanted to take some time to reach out to some of our fans and see how they’re using (or have used)  John Deere equipment as a part of their celebration. From tractors pulling floats in public parades, to subtly decorated Deere tractors in the confines of one’s own garage, we learned (thanks to a number of fan submissions) that Deere enthusiasts do in fact include their equipment in their July 4th celebrations.

American Flag Image Gallery: Our Fans Celebrating the 4th of July John Deere Style!

5 Benefits of the 7760 Cotton Picker Even the Pickiest Farmers Admit

July 2, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Harvesting season is an extremely busy time for cotton harvesters, and likely the most stressful stretch of year. However, it shouldn’t be seen as something dreadful, but rather it should be celebrated! John Deere’s 7760 Cotton Picker makes enjoying ginning season a little easier by bringing many offerings to the table.

Let’s take a look at some key features of the 7760 Cotton Picker that have completely changed the cotton harvesting game and taken producers to the next level.

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Ten Crop Spraying Tips to Reduce Drift and Maximize Efficiency

July 1, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Row-crop producers spend many long days out in the field during the planting season in an effort to prepare their fields for success. Once the seeds are in the ground and crops begin to emerge, they become susceptible to a number of threats posed by insects, diseases, and more. To defend against these threats, producers will often take to the fields with spraying equipment loaded with appropriate nutrients or pesticides.

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We’ve put together a list of ten crop spraying tips that will help producers reduce spray-drift and maximize the return on their spraying investments.

10 Pieces of John Deere Farming Clothes that Every Farmer Needs

June 30, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Farming is definitely a unique job. However, it is similar to any other in the sense that farmers need work clothes too.  Although their work apparel might not be the traditional suit and tie, farming clothes are much more exciting to pick out.

As we continue into the month of July, we can anticipate farmers spending many more long days on the field aboard their agriculture equipment. In an effort to help farmers better plan their work attire, we’ve put together a John Deere-themed assortment of farming clothes. Let’s take a look at some of our top picks.

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