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It’s not too late: 10 Last-Minute John Deere Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June 2, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As Father’s Day fast approaches and the window to find the perfect gift for dad shrinks, it’s not too late to find one that will put a smile on his face! Whether time has simply zoomed by or if dad just isn’t the easiest person in the world to shop for, we’re here to help.

We’ve gone through and identified ten perfect Father’s Day gift ideas, John Deere style. From sweatshirts and jackets to golf bags and chess sets, Deere offers a variety of gifts that are sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember.

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50 John Deere Gator Photos that Define Versatility

May 29, 2014

 by Machinefinder

For more than 20 years, John Deere has been producing its all-terrain utility vehicles, the John Deere Gator. During this period of time, models have evolved to offer customers a steady blend of work and play, making them the perfect companion for those who spend the majority of their time and energy on farms, work-sites, and ranches.

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Rather than explaining all the ways they can be used and in what locations, we’ve taken the time to put together a collection of 50 John Deere Gator photos that speak louder than words when defining versatility the John Deere way. Enjoy!

Interview with Mark Robertson, Quality Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 2

May 28, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Yesterday, we featured part one of our two-part interview with Mark Robertson of Quality Equipment, where we learned a bit about Mark’s background, his job responsibilities, Quality Equipment’s locations, and their customers. Today, we will continue on with our interview with Mark, taking a deeper dive into life at a John Deere dealership during peak planting season, enjoy!

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Q: What’s life like at the dealership during planting season?

A: “During the season, one of the biggest things that goes on is questions focused around integrated solutions. Our integrated solutions department is very busy at this time of the year.

Interview with Mark Robertson, Quality Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

May 27, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As we enter peak row crop planting season in parts of the country largely responsible for our nation’s crop input, John Deere dealerships begin to buzz with customers looking for equipment, parts, or even just some useful information from the industry’s finest. Without these dealerships, and their employees, equipment purchases and servicing would be impossible, crippling our nation’s producers’ ability to harvest the largest yield possible when the sun sets on the growing season and fall sets in.

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John Deere Camping Checklist: 12 Items to Bring for a Weekend Outdoors

May 26, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As we enter June and some of the longest days of the year arrive, weekend trips to campgrounds become a very popular weekend activity for friends and families. Anybody who has been on a weekend getaway in the wilderness has arrived at the campgrounds forgetting an essential to their trip.

In an effort to minimize these lapses in packing, we’ve put together a John Deere-specific camping checklist including many essentials for a Deere-themed camping success. And of course, as always, don’t forget your bug spray and sunscreen!

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Image Gallery: 25 John Deere Sprayer Pictures to Promote Field Health

May 22, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Once crops have been successfully planted and roots take hold, it becomes time to think about spraying processes to maximize yield potential. Without effective nutrient and pesticide application, entire fields of crops and countless hours of hard work can be erased at the hands of a variety of adversaries.

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Thousands of weed species, harmful insects, as well as a series of plant diseases can all afflict crops, reducing yields and slimming profits. To help combat these crop killers, producers often times hop aboard their John Deere sprayers loaded with nutrients or pesticides to increase spraying efficiency and boost the health of their crops. We’ve put together an image gallery of 25 John Deere sprayer pictures to show these pieces of equipment hard at work during growing season, enjoy!

Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 2

May 21, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Yesterday, we featured part one of our two-part interview with Joel Wineland of West Central Equipment, where we learned a bit about Joel’s background, his job responsibilities, West Central’s locations, and their customers. Today, we will continue on with our interview with Joel, taking a deeper dive into life at a John Deere dealership during peak planting season, enjoy!

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Q: At your location, do you recognize certain pieces of equipment that are hot sellers during planting season?

Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

May 20, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As we enter peak row crop planting season in parts of the country largely responsible for our nation’s input, John Deere dealerships begin to buzz with customers looking for equipment, parts, or even just some useful information from the industry’s finest. Without these dealerships, and their employees, equipment purchases and servicing would be impossible, crippling our nation’s producers’ ability to harvest the largest yield possible when the sun sets on the growing season and fall sets in.

photo 2 Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

15 Interesting Soybean Facts to Know this Planting Season

May 19, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As soybean planting season hits full stride across most of the United States and producers work on covering an expected record acreage, we thought it would be a good opportunity to take a moment and better understand the history of soybeans, what they’re used for, and some other fun facts that may not be common knowledge.

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We’ve put together a list of 15 soybean facts that we found to be either critical to shaping today’s soybean production or were simply just interesting tidbits of knowledge worth sharing. Enjoy!

1. Soybeans originated in Southeast Asia and were first domesticated by Chinese farmers around 1100 BC. (Source)

Video Gallery: Add More and Do More with John Deere Attachments

May 15, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Farmers are always looking for ways to improve production and efficiency on the field. A great way to optimize performance is to add John Deere attachments to your existing system. By doing this, you will increase the growing potential of your land while maximizing the value of your equipment. Let’s take a look at some of the enhancement options that can help in reducing costs and maximizing yield.

Precise and Efficient Planting Results

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