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Video Gallery: Building an Empire with John Deere Construction Simulators

November 25, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Until now, training operators on construction equipment has not been easy or cheap. Enter: John Deere simulators. These training simulators are a cost-effective, safe, and efficient solution to train new operators in a risk-free environment. With highly detailed and realistic lessons, new operators will learn the proper techniques, machine controls and safe operations in a virtual job site.

John Deere simulators for excavators, crawler dozers, wheel loaders and more are completely customer-driven. They incorporate real-world situations, job site hazards, safety violations, hand signals, equipment damage, budget based scoring, and replica machine controls to effectively train operators.

Interview with Casey Seymour, PrairieLand Partners: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

November 24, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The harvesting season is one of the busiest times of the year for John Deere dealers around country. Store floors become flooded with customers looking for new equipment, parts, service, and additional information that could benefit their operation. If it weren’t for these dealerships, and their hard-working employees, our nation’s crop producers would likely face a number of insurmountable challenges.

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Video Gallery: Getting Tactical with the John Deere e23 Transmission

November 20, 2014

 by Machinefinder

In 2013, John Deere announced that 7R series tractors would be made available with a newly innovated e23 transmission. This was a noteworthy milestone for operators, as it would give them the ability to preset their working speeds and become even more effective throughout their daily tasks. A system with 23 forward and 11 reverse speeds that is fully equipped with Efficiency Manager, helps operators save on fuel and keep engine RPMs at the most efficient speed by automatically shifting up and throttling back.

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5 Reasons to Invest in the John Deere X758 Signature Series Tractor

November 19, 2014

 by Machinefinder

If you’re in the market for a new or used tractor, by now, you know John Deere has a wide selection available – but how do you choose from its array of efficient, reliable tractors?

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One model you might want to consider is the John Deere X758 Signature Series Tractor. Here are five features that will have you confident in investing in this tractor.

1. Full length welded steel frame

Interview with Eric McCready, AgriVision: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

November 17, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The harvesting season is a busy time for John Deere dealers. Store floors become flooded with customers looking for new equipment, parts, service, and additional information that could benefit their operation. If it weren’t for these dealerships, and their hard-working employees, our nation’s crop producers would likely face a number of insurmountable challenges.

Agrivision Interview with Eric McCready, AgriVision: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

To learn a little bit about the role of John Deere dealerships (and their personnel), during the harvesting season, we’ve reached out to a few professionals that were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules, and share some of their experiences and industry knowledge. Today, we will provide a recap of a conversation we had with Eric McCready, who works as a used equipment manager at the Pacific Junction, IA, AgriVision location. Excerpts from our conversation are as follows:

The Future of Hay Farming: John Deere Tractor Baler Automation

November 13, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Every once in a while, a new technology comes along that truly revolutionizes an industry and changes what people think is possible. This recently occurred in the agriculture industry, when John Deere introduced tractor baler automation.

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Why Tractor Baler Automation?

When designing the John Deere 9 series round balers, engineers were thinking and exploring many possible ways to improve the customer experience of using the product. Because customers are often baling for long periods of time, finding a way to reduce operator stress and fatigue while ensuring consistent bales can make all the difference. Tractor baler automation is one of the game-changing innovations that resulted from this fresh approach, allowing operators to bale with less stress and fatigue while delivering consistent bales.

John Deere Windrowing Equipment: From Small Grains to Forage

November 12, 2014

 by Machinefinder

With four traction unit choices ranging from 110 to 240 horsepower, John Deere offers windrowing equipment designed to be matched for any small grain, hay or forage operation. Combining power and versatility, the range in capabilities aboard these units allows crop producers to make a selection that’s right for their job.

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To understand exactly what John Deere has to offer, let’s take a closer look at their wide selection of windrowing equipment and capabilities.

W100 Series Windrowers

W100 Series John Deere Windrowing Equipment: From Small Grains to Forage

Adding Spice to Your Home with 10 John Deere Kitchen Accessories

November 10, 2014

 by Machinefinder

If you spend an ample amount of time in your kitchen, you want it to be a comfortable, cozy place. Why not introduce a bit of John Deere into this area of your home? There are a number of John Deere kitchen accessories you can incorporate into your space. Here are 10 items any John Deere fan must have in his or her kitchen.

John Deere Salt and Pepper Shakers

John Deere Salt and Pepper Adding Spice to Your Home with 10 John Deere Kitchen Accessories

Salt and pepper shakers don’t have to be boring. Add some flair to the most-used spices in your kitchen with the John Deere Salt and Pepper Shakers! These shakers have a classic pewter medallion with the John Deere logo front and center.

Video Gallery: Using John Deere Filters to Maintain Engine Integrity

November 6, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As the power behind the operation, the engine deserves to be treated with an abundance of care. If the engine goes, so too does all hope of productivity. To keep engine repairs to a minimum and productivity on track, equipment owners often look for top-of-the-line filters.

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John Deere filters are designed to efficiently keep any debris that may be harmful to the engine, and its components, out. In this post, we’ve featured a few videos, each taking a closer look at the mechanical make-up of these filters, as they aim to protect engine integrity.

A Complete Guide: Converting to Subsurface Drip Irrigation

November 5, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Deciding which type of irrigation system is best for their crop is one of the most important decisions a grower has to make. For this reason, growers often have a great deal of questions and concerns when it comes to converting their system to subsurface drip irrigation (SDI).

In an effort to help growers on their road to success, we’ve put together a complete guide to converting to drip. We will answer some of the most common questions and concerns that growers have about John Deere’s subsurface drip irrigation features, application, system types, maintenance and more.

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