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10 Memorable Farming Quotes from Famous Figures

September 16, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Agricultural production has been a staple of the United States from the beginning. Year-round, American farmers leverage all the land has to offer in an effort to provide necessities for the world’s ever-expanding population. Over time, there have been a number of memorable quotes from historical figures that put it all into perspective for those that don’t make a living on the farm.

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To honor our American farmers and share some of these famous farming quotes as we head into peak harvest season, we’ve put together a list of ten of our favorites. Enjoy, and feel free to share with friends!

Transform Your Fall Cleanup with John Deere Parts & Attachments

September 15, 2014

 by Machinefinder

It’s not uncommon for homeowners and lawn caregivers to dread fall cleanup, simply because it can be a messy and time-consuming. With the extremely busy lives that many of us live, it can be difficult to find the time to clean up the yard. However, with the right parts and attachments, the outdoor cleanup experience can be transformed in something more attainable and productive.

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We’ve put together a list of John Deere parts and attachments that will greatly help with your fall cleanup this season. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites!

Rotary Tillers/Hitch Implements

Video Gallery: Operating Deere’s C690 Cotton Harvester CommandCenters

September 11, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The earliest pieces of cotton harvesting equipment only had the ability to harvest one row of cotton at a time. While this may not seem like much today, it was a modern marvel for its time, replacing the need for hand laborers and expediting the cotton production process substantially.  Fast-forwarding to today, cotton growers have numerous options when it comes time to harvest, often times using equipment that has the ability to harvest multiple rows of cotton plants at once.

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Picking More Cotton in Less Time with the John Deere CP690

September 10, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The cotton-picking game has just been taken to an entirely new level for 2015, with the John Deere CP690 cotton picker. By making improvements to one of the most groundbreaking harvesting machines of the era, producers will experience a dramatically enhanced cotton harvesting season.

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Exciting modifications have been made to both major and minor features of the machine, including the engine, row unit and cab. The CP690 cotton picker, previously known as the 7760, has updated on-board round module building with increased power, performance and uptime.

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 2000s

September 9, 2014

 by Machinefinder

A week ago, we continued our trip through John Deere’s riding mower history, as we showcased some innovation of the 1990s, a decade that included a number of new models that were recognized for their versatility and overall performance.

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This week, we will wrap up our series and look at John Deere riding mower history 2000s-style. While Deere made a number upgrades to existing models in the 2000s, offering more power and additional size, we want to focus on two of the biggest product announcements made that decade. Enjoy!

John Deere Road Construction Machinery That’s Worth Its Weight

September 8, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Quality road construction machinery is everything to road builders, as they are constantly hustling to meet deadlines. If road builders seek to deliver maximum production without putting in a lot of extra effort, they need to be using top-notch machinery. There are a few pieces of John Deere machinery in particular that offer unique advantages to help heavy-duty construction get done.

We’ve pulled 5 key members of the John Deere road construction machinery line that will help road builders complete their job in the most efficient way possible. Let’s take a look.

524K Wheel Loader

6 John Deere Road Construction Machinery That’s Worth Its Weight

A Brighter Future: 5 Vibrant Features of John Deere LED Lights

September 5, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Time and time again, John Deere LED lights outshine sealed beam lights. By incorporating these advanced lights into nightly fieldwork, farmers will have a much brighter future. Having efficient and dependable lighting during the night shift allows operators to have an overall more productive experience on the field.

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LEDs provide a bright way to work throughout the night shift, as they offer many unique benefits compared to sealed beam bulbs. Let’s take a look at 5 key benefits farmers will reap when using John Deere LED lights.

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Video Gallery: Six John Deere Combine Videos for Effective Operation

September 4, 2014

 by Machinefinder

With harvesting season upon us, it’s time to begin thinking about strategies to get the most out of this year’s crop. As pieces of harvesting equipment increasingly grow in size and sophistication, it’s more important than ever before that operators fully understand their machine’s capabilities.

S Series Video Gallery: Six John Deere Combine Videos for Effective Operation

John Deere’s top-of-the-line S-Series combine includes numerous features that can be a major asset for crop producers during harvesting season when leveraged effectively. In this post, we’ve put together six John Deere combine videos specific to the S-Series combine, which offer tips and how to’s for those lucky enough to operate the equipment during the harvest season. Enjoy, and happy harvesting!

Time Portal: John Deere 9000 Series Combines’ Transformation

September 3, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Over the years, many improvements in technology and design were made to John Deere 9000 Series combines. These changes include everything from increased engine power to added grain handling options, and were incorporated to provide farmers with full harvesting capabilities.

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We thought it would be interesting to take a trip down memory lane, and explore the key model changes that were made to John Deere 9000 series combines, which have led us to current combines on the market. Let’s take a look at the complete transformation that took place from 1990 to 2005.

1990-1993 Model Changes

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1990s

September 2, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Last week, we continued our journey through John Deere riding mower history, looking at the 1980s, a decade that seemingly mended the past with the future. The 80s marked Deere’s lawn and garden break-in to diesel, the introduction of the “R” and “S” Series, and a few key changes to existing models.

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Today, we will look at some of the most critical upgrades and introductions of the 1990s, a decade that furthered Deere’s growth in the industry and provided customers with more lawn and garden tractor versatility than ever before. Without any further delay, let’s go back in John Deere riding mower history once again!

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