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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

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.

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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.

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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

Stay One Step Ahead of the Arable Operation with the John Deere 6430

February 5, 2014

 by Machinefinder

With spring on the horizon and the planting season not too off in the distant future for most of the nation’s farmers, it’s never too early to begin thinking about ways to improve the arable operation and prepare for tillage and other pre-planting activities. The John Deere 6430 provides farmers with an opportunity to till, disc or seed the field with ease, staying one step ahead of the process at all times.

6430 on Field Stay One Step Ahead of the Arable Operation with the John Deere 6430

In this post, we will highlight some key features the John Deere 6430 possesses that make it the perfect tractor for preparing the field for a successful summer of crop growth.

Taking Green and Yellow on the go with John Deere Travel Accessories

February 3, 2014

 by Machinefinder

By now, it’s fairly common-knowledge that John Deere has one of the most loyal customer-bases. This loyalty can be passed down from generation to generation of farming families, or simply originate from a customer’s first purchase.

Thanks to a number of available John Deere travel accessories, this loyal fan-base can now take the Deere logo and colors with them whether they they’re traveling near or far. Let’s take a look at ten travel products that will simplify traveling while making Deere part of the trip.

Sherpa Green John Deere Blanket

Video Gallery: 15 John Deere Large Agriculture Products in Action

January 30, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Managing and producing crops on farms that stretch across hundreds (or thousands) of acres can be a daunting task without the proper equipment and technology in place to streamline processes. Thanks to several available John Deere large agriculture products from agriculture equipment to technology, managers and farmers of these large pieces of land can keep their operation running smoothly all year long.

We’ve put together a video gallery including an in-depth look at 15 John Deere large agriculture products that could serve as a farmer’s best friend while managing or producing across many acres of land, enjoy!

10 Must-Have John Deere AMS Products for a Successful Spring

January 29, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Ag management solutions (AMS) have come to the forefront of American farming as the world’s population continues to grow along with demand for a global food supply. John Deere has been one of the recent leaders in the ag management solutions industry, offering products that accommodate the needs of today’s growers.

As the spring season approaches, let’s take a look at ten John Deere AMS products that can simplify processes and make for a successful spring and beyond.

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John Deere Tango E5: What it is, how it works, and Where to see it in Action

January 27, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The next generation of lawn care has arrived, removing the need for land owners to operate mowers in order to achieve a freshly cut lawn. The John Deere Tango E5 is a fully autonomous mower that comes ready to operate in any weather condition, at any time.

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Let’s take a look at how the John Deere Tango E5 works as well as where it can currently be purchased and found in action around the world.

Video Gallery: 6 Pieces of John Deere Equipment to Simplify Small Agriculture Processes

January 23, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Large-scale and small-scale agriculture share many similarities, as well as a few differences. While farmers of both have the same goals in mind when it comes to production, the equipment used to get the job done often varies.

We’ve put together a video gallery, featuring six pieces of John Deere agriculture equipment that we believe simplify small agriculture farming processes, enjoy!

John Deere: 5 Series Utility Tractors Video

The John Deere 5 Series Utility Tractors provide high value at a low cost. There are three series ranging from 45-101 HP; the 5D Series for smaller acreage; 5E Series for heavy duty jobs; and 5E Limited Series for more power, traction and comfort.

Redefining the Definition of Versatility with the John Deere 5055E

January 22, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The John Deere 5E Series of utility tractors are built to work regardless of the weather or conditions, making them some of the most versatile pieces of equipment Deere has to offer. From heavy-duty lifting and loader work, to rotary cutting and snow removal, property owners and livestock producers can truly conquer any task with help from the John Deere 5055E.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the features of the JD 5055E that allow it to nearly change the definition of versatility in its entirety.

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