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Find out what's new in the world of used equipment with the John Deere MachineFinder blog. We're here to offer tips and resources related to equipment used for farming, lawn care and gardening. We'll also provide helpful information on using Machinefinder as your source for finding used equipment

Video Gallery: Spring is in the air with John Deere Turf Equipment

February 27, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As the snow begins to disappear, the temperature heats up, and birds start to chirp, it means it’s time to gas up the mower and prepare for another year of lawn maintenance.

John Deere produces a number of makes and models of turf equipment for all lawn-related projects. We’ve put together a gallery highlighting seven pieces John Deere turf equipment, their features, and how they can assist the lawn maintenance process this spring, enjoy!

Commercial Mowers 

John Deere: QuickTrak 600 B Series and R Series Mowers

John Deere QuickTrak mowers with stand-on technology, set the product benchmark with multiple best-in-class aspects.

Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

February 26, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with John Cothren of Grissoms LLC. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale VanSlyke, location manager of the Harrisonville, Missouri Heritage Tractor store, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a John Deere dealership.

Harrisonville image Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Gearing up for Spring with 6 Planter Maintenance Tips

February 24, 2014

 by Machinefinder

With March just around the corner, spring planting preparations need to start coming to the top of crop producers’ agendas. While planters have likely been dormant for much of the cold winter, late February and early March are the perfect time to perform mechanical checks and maintenance before firing up the engine for another spring on the field.

Planter Gearing up for Spring with 6 Planter Maintenance Tips

We’ve established a list of six easy-to-perform planter maintenance tips that will make sure your planter is ready to do its job efficiently, resulting in an optimal yield at year’s end.

So, prior to heading into the field this spring, be sure to…

Video Gallery: 10 John Deere Parts Defined

February 20, 2014

 by Machinefinder

John Deere tractors and other machines truly are more than meets the eye. Beneath the hood, under the paint, and inside the cab are a number of parts that work together to deliver an effective day’s work to operators.

In this video gallery, we’ve taken the time to offer a closer look at ten of these John Deere parts. Each video provides an in-depth look at capabilities and a glance at how each works, enjoy!

John Deere: LED Lighting Video

Interview with John Cothren, Grissoms LLC: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

February 19, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Cade Smith of East Coast Equipment. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with John Cothren, general manager of various Grissoms locations in Oklahoma, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a chain of John Deere dealerships.

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Bringing Planting into the Fast Lane with John Deere’s ExactEmerge

February 17, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Prior to its recent reveal at the National Farm Machinery Show, the name and accommodating features of the John Deere ExactEmerge planter had the agriculture industry on the edge of its seat, and for good reason. The ExactEmerge planter allows crop producers to double previous industry standard maximum planting speeds (about 5 mph) thanks to a number of new features.

exactemerge Bringing Planting into the Fast Lane with John Deere’s ExactEmerge

So, without further delay, let’s take a look at some of the features of the ExactEmerge that give crop producers the ability to deliver seed to the trench in a speedy, consistent manner.

Video Gallery: John Deere Tools to Consider for Productivity Growth

February 13, 2014

 by Machinefinder

John Deere products and equipment are designed to offer the most to operators, allowing them to achieve high productivity levels out of a full day’s work. However, there are some John Deere tools that can kick productivity into overdrive when the appropriate situations present themselves.

Let’s take a look at nine videos that showcase some of these tools and what kinds of features they offer to simplify processes and elevate productivity levels, enjoy!

John Deere: Frontier Tillage

Frontier Equipment has tools to prep soil and seed property. The intelligent line of seeding tools includes the seeder attachment to level, till, and seed in one pass.

Interview with Cade Smith, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

February 12, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

We recently (November, 2013) had the pleasure of sitting down with Cade Smith , parts manager at East Coast Equipment in Washington, North Carolina, to better understand what it takes to operate a successful John Deere dealership.

cade 1 e1389821643885 1024x770 Interview with Cade Smith, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Cade was kind enough to share some business tactics and interesting stories he has encountered as a member of East Coast Equipment. Excerpts from our interview are as follows:

Taking a Closer Look at John Deere’s 204K Wheel Loader

February 10, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The John Deere 204K wheel loader was introduced this past summer with an eye towards increasing productivity, visibility, versatility, and lower daily operating costs through a series of new features.

204K Loader White Taking a Closer Look at John Deeres 204K Wheel Loader

Doug Laufenberg, product marketing manager for compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry, said in the product announcement, “The 204K and 304K are the next generation of John Deere compact wheel loaders designed on feedback from various landscape and agricultural customers. To be successful on the jobsite, our customers wanted a shorter machine with simplified hydraulics, loader linkage and electrical systems along with a skid steer style coupler and a standard open canopy.”

Video Gallery: Mixing Work and Pleasure with John Deere Utility Vehicles

February 6, 2014

 by Machinefinder

While recognizing John Deere utility vehicles as a worker’s best friend, it can be easy to overlook their capabilities as the ultimate joyride vehicle. Over the years, Deere has made several updates to their line of utility vehicles, shifting from working-focused machines to their modern look, which offers a perfect blend of work and pleasure to riders.

Let’s take a look at ten videos that highlight some of Deere’s latest utility vehicle models and how they handle even the toughest off-road conditions standing in their way.

John Deere: XUV 550 and 550 S4 Video

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