How to Prepare Large Round Bales for Livestock Feeding

March 7, 2017

Whether your pasture or rangeland is short on hay for feeding due to limited resources or the cold winter months, you’ll want to make sure you have some large round bales available.

Large Round Bales

While hay bales can be used in a number of different ways, they’re primarily leveraged as a resource for feeding cattle where they can’t graze (barren land or inside stables and barns). To properly handle large round bales, farmers and ranchers should consider investing in a tractor, bale unroller, loader, and bale spear. With these pieces of equipment, handling the bales can be done quickly and efficiently (assuming the proper steps are taken).

Managing the Entire Farming Cycle with John Deere Precision Ag Products

March 6, 2017

From planning through harvest, John Deere offers precision ag products that can help producers better manage the farming cycle. These products are compatible with tractors, sprayers, combines, planters, and much more to give production a boost.

Let’s take a look at each step of the farming cycle and break down the Deere precision ag products that are best-suited for each phase.

A Step-By-Step Guide to John Deere Tractor Ballasting

March 2, 2017

Properly ballasting a tractor is certainly not an easy task; however, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure you are doing it correctly. By achieving the desired amount of ballast, you’ll know that you are getting the most out of your tractor and avoiding any performance hindering issues.

john deere tractor ballasting

For this reason, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to ballast your John Deere tractor (with videos) to walk you through each essential task. Enjoy!

Step 1: Determine Weight Split and Total Tractor Weight

John Deere at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017: What to Expect

March 1, 2017

Each year, the construction industry patiently awaits the arrival of CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which brings together businesses and professionals that focus on asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will be no different, as the industry will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG

More than 2,500 exhibitors are expected to cover the 2.5 million square feet of space and John Deere will once again be amongst the many.

So, what can attendees expect from John Deere at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017? Let’s take a closer look:

What Is a Hay Tedder and How Do You Select the Right Type?

February 28, 2017

A hay tedder is used to spread and fluff hay in a uniform swath after a windrower, mower-conditioner, rake, or some other type of equipment has created a windrow. The hay tedding process allows producers to reduce the dry down time and is especially useful for those that live in wet or humid areas, as it allows them to complete the hay baling process faster.

Hay Tedder

When the hay tedder is in use, it feeds the crop into pairs of spinning rotor teeth. Operators should angle the rotors at an upward angle to lift the crop off the ground and float it to the surface.

10 Popular Toys for Big Kids Who Love John Deere

February 27, 2017

John Deere has a wide array of toys for big kids, in addition to goodies for the little ones. Your older children don’t have to be left out when a birthday or holiday comes around.

John Deere Big Kids Toys

Let’s take a look at 10 toys for big kids that you can purchase from John Deere.

1. Buildable Repair Station And Tractor

Buildable Repair Station And Tractor

This John Deere repair station is perfect for kids who want to “repair” equipment with a toy saw, hammer, screwdriver, wrench and vice.

2. Monster Treads Cab Control Tractor

Monster Treads Cab Control Tractor

Get More Done with One: John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader

February 23, 2017

If you’re looking to get more done with less equipment, it might be time to consider the John Deere 333G Compact Track Loader. This machine helps achieve quicker and easier loading with the refined vertical-lift loader design for better reach. Not to mention, it also serves significantly greater boom and bucket breakouts.

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It’s one thing to hear it from us, and another thing to hear it from customers who use the equipment every day. For this reason, we wanted to share this video, highlighting how the John Deere 333G helped David Holmes take his business from a small landscaping gig to a thriving excavating company.

5 John Deere Apps That Aid Crop Production and Management

February 22, 2017

The crop production and management process can be long, and at times, complicated. However, like most tasks and projects in today’s day and age, it can be made a bit simpler thanks to technology. With this in mind, John Deere offers a number of mobile apps that can assist farmers and crop producers from tillage through harvest.

John Deere Crop Production and Management Apps

With the spring season right around the corner, let’s take a look at five John Deere apps that can assist you at the start of your crop production and management journey.

1. GoTill

GoTill

How to Use a Land Plane to Take on Spring Projects

February 21, 2017

Whether you’re looking to smooth land for a garden, maintain your gravel driveway, or take on a different land-leveling project this spring, a land plane could be the perfect tool to add to your equipment lineup. However, buying or renting the equipment isn’t enough. You must understand how to properly operate it to achieve the greatest level of productivity.

John Deere Land Plane

Here are some factors and steps you should consider taking to get the most out of your land plane this spring.

Note: The following information is suitable for operating Frontier Land Planes. 

John Deere X500 Attachments to Prepare You for Spring

February 20, 2017

If you can’t wait for spring, you may want to consider some John Deere X500 attachments to prep your mower for the upcoming season. There are a number of attachments you can use with your X500 mower to give it more versatility.

John Deere X500

Let’s take a look at a few of the attachments that will have you ready to take on a number of different tasks this spring.

Striping Kit

The lawn striping kit is perfect for mowers who want to simplify pattern mowing. The kit provides a durable, flexible, and lightweight attachment for easy use.