What Is a Subsoiler and When Is It Needed?

January 17, 2017

Soil compaction is an issue that’s faced by nearly all crop producers, and its effects can be damaging. In fact, according to the University of Wisconsin-Extension, compacted soil can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent.

While there are a number of ways to alleviate soil compaction that impacts the surface level of soil, compacted subsoil can be a bit more difficult to handle. For this reason, it’s important to understand the subsoiling process.

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Let’s take a closer look at why and when you should consider subsoiling as well as the subsoiler’s role in the process.

John Deere Loader Compatibility: Choosing a Match for Your Equipment

January 16, 2017

John Deere has a number of different loader attachments available that are all designed to take productivity up a few levels. However, not all John Deere loader models are a universal match for all tractor models.

John Deere H260 Loader

With this in mind, we’ve put together an outline of popular John Deere tractor families and the current loader models that attach to each.

1 Family Tractors

This tractor family is designed to help property owners become better gardeners, fence builders, lawn seeders, and much more. Here are a couple current John Deere loader options that can be added to the equipment:

Video Gallery: Training Guide to Your John Deere Construction Attachments

January 12, 2017

One of the great things about owning John Deere construction equipment is that there’s always new attachments that you can add to get the most our of your machinery. In order to maximize your investment, your crew not only needs the tools and attachments, but they need the proper training as well.

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In this video gallery, we’ll take a look at some of the key attachments you can add to your construction equipment and how they should be used on your job site.

John Deere Worksite Pro Hammer

How the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator Tackled Soil Work

January 11, 2017

The John Deere 980 Field Cultivator was originally designed to handle a wide variety of conditions with a tough frame and excellent residue handling capabilities. Its S-tine standards also produced vibrating action for optimal soil and chemical mixing.

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But, what are some of the other features it offered? Let’s take a look at what made the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator a must-have for agricultural professionals.

Strong Frame

This cultivator had a five-bar frame design with a roomy coil-tine harrow. Its level-lift design helped operators with seedbed preparation and chemical incorporation, providing consistency.

How to Make Garden Soil That’s Better Than Your Neighbor’s

January 10, 2017

Even though winter weather is still in full force, the spring season is just a couple months away. With this in mind, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to improve your garden this year. Constructing a strong garden is much like construction a home or building, with the foundation being the starting point for building up. When it comes to gardening, the soil is the foundation.

How to Make Garden Soil

Here are some steps to consider as you look for ways to make great garden soil this season.

  1. Test the soil
  2. Apply soil improvement products
  3. Till the garden

An Overview of the New John Deere 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher

January 9, 2017

John Deere tillage equipment is designed to help producers prepare a quality seedbed season after season before the planter takes the field.

John Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

Thanks to two new additions to the lineup, the 2230 Field Cultivator and 2330 Mulch Finisher, producers now have wider and redesigned options to get the job done even quicker and more efficiently.

Let’s take a look at some of the key specs and features of each new piece of tillage equipment.

How to Navigate the John Deere AgLogic App (Video Gallery)

January 5, 2017

Looking to better manage and improve productivity across your fleet? The John Deere AgLogic™ app leverages GPS and cellular technology in a web-based system to provide visual details about your field activities. It also incorporates scheduling and routing features, wireless file transfer and real-time reports to help inform your daily decisions.

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With AgLogic, equipment owners and operators will have the ability to manage work orders, dispatch equipment, share files, more easily locate fields, and track assets and operations.

In this post, we will overview the benefits of the John Deere AgLogic mobile app and explain how users can easily find what they need.

Examining the Benefits of the John Deere 1895 Air Drill

January 4, 2017

Agricultural professionals who are looking for consistency when they’re placing seed and fertilizer may want to consider the John Deere 1895 Air Drill. This piece of equipment is designed for separate fertilizer placement, and it is designed to provide consistent depth across the entire field while in use.

John Deere 1895 Air Drill

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using the John Deere 1895 Air Drill on the job.

No-Till Openers

The no-till openers of the John Deere 1895 Air Drill come standard. The single disk openers are gang mounted, and hydraulically raised and lowered. The hydraulic downforce system provides operators with a range of downforce settings for the openers. They also work in no-till conditions, as well as minimum or reduced-till conditions.

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

How to Remove Gravel from Lawn

Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

A Look at the 2017 John Deere Z300 Series Models and Features

January 2, 2017

As the calendar turns to 2017, John Deere has unveiled five new models that will be added to its ZTrak™ zero-turn radius Z300 mower series. The Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R and Z375R models are each designed to mow with high efficiency at fast speeds, so landscapers can get more done in less time.

John Deere ZTrak Mowers

While each model is slightly different from the next, the series offers a number of shared features. Let’s take a closer look.