John Deere Skidder History: More than a Half-Century in the Woods

June 8, 2015

More than 50 years ago, John Deere manufactured its first skidder. Ever since, the company has continued to create innovative pieces of forestry equipment that provide loggers with increased levels of safety, reliability and productivity.

John Deere Skidder 50 Years

The recent introduction of the L-Series Skidder marked 50 years of the company’s manufacturing and designing of skidders. Built on 178 years of innovation, backed by more than a half-century in the woods and designed with proven components to withstand the toughest environments, these machines are a true representation of John Deere as a manufacturer.

Video Gallery: John Deere Agriculture Stories to Help Improve Your Operations

June 4, 2015

Farmers are always seeking new strategies to use their data to maximize yield and make more informed business decisions. By sharing successful agriculture stories with one another, they are able to apply others’ unique strategies to improve their own farming operations.

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For farmers who are facing common challenges, want to become better managers, or want to stay on top of the always changing agriculture landscape, we’ve put together a video gallery sharing agriculture stories to inspire you.

Jason Schatzke’s story

Farmers are working hard to turn data into knowledge in their operations. For this reason, they are utilizing new tools and technologies in ways that they have never before.

Addressing Small Field Needs with the R4023 Sprayer

June 3, 2015

Fields that require application attention are not limited to large, square shapes. Often times, producers find themselves out in smaller, odd-shaped fields with crops that are starving for application. Primarily with this thought in mind and adhering to customer feedback, John Deere recently announced the R4023 Sprayer along with a number of other agriculture, turf and farm products.

R4023 in Field

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features that make the R4023 a welcomed addition to Deere’s 4 Series Sprayer family.

20 John Deere High Performance Gator Attachments

June 1, 2015

Your John Deere Gator is already prepared to take on the toughest terrain, but what else could you do to add to its capabilities? With the right attachments, your Gator could be even more productive and exciting. Here are 20 John Deere High Performance Gator Attachments and Accessories you might want to consider for your machine today.

1. Dual Battery Mounting Kit

This mounting kit will harness all of your wires, and it comes with a battery tray to house dual batteries for the utmost convenience. You’ll also get a battery isolator and a battery hold-down with this kit.

Machinery Pete: 100 HP Tractors Holding Value in Used Tractor Market

May 29, 2015

The hottest segment of the used tractor market the past two years? That would be smaller horsepower models.

The mountain of auction sale prices I’ve been compiling for nearly 26 years supports this trend. A recent example came from a nice farm auction in east-central Wisconsin on April 23, 2015.

Sold for $23,000 on April 23, 2015 farm auction in eastern Wisconsin

On this sale was a John Deere 6603 2WD tractor with 803 hours on it (pictured above). It was a “one owner” tractor in very good condition. It sold for $23,000. Pretty strong price for a 2WD model I thought.

Video Gallery: 5 Inspirational John Deere Turf Care Stories

May 28, 2015

Every field has a story, whether in California, North Carolina or Washington, D.C. All over the country, one field after another, field maintenance crews are using John Deere turf care equipment to take on all kinds of challenges. Because each field has unique needs, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to tackling tough turf jobs. However, with the proper team and turf equipment, the grass doesn’t always need to be greener on the other side.

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We’ve put together a video gallery sharing some of our favorite John Deere turf care stories to inspire you to take on each turf challenge with confidence. Enjoy!

10 Farm Clothing Items You Need for This Summer

May 27, 2015

When you have a long list of tasks to do outside, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re dressed appropriately. In the summer, this means outfitting yourself in farm clothing that keeps you cool, comfortable and ready to take on the job.

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Here are some options from John Deere to consider as you prepare for the warm weather.

John Deere Men’s Grey Short Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt with Logo

This shirt has a convenient pocket to hold your business cards or a pen for when you need it. It also has a sharp John Deere logo on the pocket itself.

12 Attachments to Add to Your John Deere EZtrak Mower

May 26, 2015

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!

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.

A New Day Has Emerged: John Deere ExactEmerge Video Gallery

May 21, 2015

Imagine the perfect balance of accuracy and speed. The ExactEmerge experience offers both of these important planting elements. With singulation, population, spacing and uniform depth, you can maximize your productivity and yield.

ExactEmerge Video

There are several key features of John Deere’s ExactEmerge that help growers achieve better planter performance. These include the brush belt delivery system, high-performance vacuum meter, brush-style doubles eliminator, dual electric motors and more!

Let’s take a look at this ExactEmerge video gallery to find out how you can use the technology to push your profit margins this planting season.

What is Machine Sync & How Can It Improve Planting and Harvesting?

May 20, 2015

What is the value of timely field operations? With John Deere Machine Sync’s new and expanded solutions, producers are able to optimize equipment performance during these critical windows. While planting used to be about one operator with one machine, it’s now about multiple machines with multiple operators. For this reason, machine-to-machine communication is critical to optimizing planting performance.

Machine Sync

The functionality of the Machine Sync application moves beyond just harvesting automation and logistics. The new features include coverage map sharing and guidance line sharing, making it easy for multiple machines to operate in the same field while giving each other immediate access to important data that will help improve efficiency.