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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

30 John Deere Cover Photos for Agriculture Enthusiasts

May 8, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Facebook is home to more than 1 billion active monthly users, so it’s fair to assume a large portion of agricultural producers are active, spending some of their valuable free time interacting with friends and family through status updates, photos, and more. When landing on a Facebook page, one of the first things a user notices is the large cover photo (851 x 315 pixels) that appears at the top of the page as a background. The name “cover photo” is telling as it takes a similar role as a book cover, providing a first-glance visual impression.

Gliding Across the Lawn for a Precise Cut with the John Deere D100

May 7, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Homeowners that care for their lawn are always looking for ways to improve its health and make it more visually appealing. A major player in this process stems from their mower’s ability to produce a precise, even cut. The John Deere D100 mower allows for just that, and more, thanks to a number of features.

D100 Gliding Across the Lawn for a Precise Cut with the John Deere D100

Let’s take a look at some of the unique features that can be found within the D100 and the role each plays in providing land-owners with a durable mower that has outstanding cutting ability.

10 Must-Equip Accessories for the Ultimate John Deere Car

May 5, 2014

 by Machinefinder

John Deere enthusiasts enjoy showing their love for the brand everywhere they go. The green and yellow color scheme paired with the iconic leaping deer logo can be seen not only in the fields, at the worksite, or in the forest, but also on clothing, referenced in famous songs, at weddings, and much more.

There are a number of accessories that now make it possible for these loyal fans of the brand to bring Deere on the road by decorating some (or all) parts of their vehicle. Let’s take a look at ten accessories that can help these loyalists create the ultimate John Deere car.

Image Gallery: John Deere Golf and Turf Equipment Grooming the Links

May 1, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As the summer approaches, general managers and superintendents of golf courses will likely see their courses getting more play from members and loyal customers. While more play is great for business, it also presents a challenge to keep the course looking as  manicured and green as it did on opening day. Divots, ball marks, fast-growing grass, and normal wear all require weekly and daily grooming to allow the course to remain in peak condition.

Paired with careful planning and appropriate manpower, John Deere golf and turf equipment can be the perfect sidekick to groom the links, keeping the course and its players satisfied. To show this equipment in action, we’ve put together a gallery of 25 photos, ranging from fairways to greens, enjoy!

Knocking Down Stalks with Ease Using John Deere Rotary Cutters

April 30, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Often times, when the process of cutting or mowing grass is imagined, our minds immediately go to mowers manicuring the green grass surrounding homes or businesses. However, the reality is, knocking down long grass and stalks in no-till and minimum-till fields (along roadways, cemeteries, orchards etc.) is just as important  in order to encourage grass growth, control insects, reduce weeds, prevent erosion, and much more.

rsz rotary cutter in field Knocking Down Stalks with Ease Using John Deere Rotary Cutters

To manage these large areas of grass and stalks, operators need large rotary cutters that make quick, efficient work of large-scale projects. John Deere’s Rotary Cutters come in different sizes and styles that provide a solution to nearly any cutting situation. Let’s take a look at a few of the models and what makes them effective stalk-choppers.

Three JD 4455 Tractors Sold High on Recent Auctions

April 28, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The John Deere 4455, made from 1989-1992 continues to be one of the “hottest”, most sought after used tractors on the market. Three recent farm auction sale prices prove the point.

JD4455 MN 72K Three JD 4455 Tractors Sold High on Recent Auctions

(This tractor sold for $72,000 on an April 4, 2014 farm auction in south-central Minnesota)

Pictured above is a 1990 JD 4455 with 3,729 hours sold for $72,000 on an April 4, 2014 farm auction in south-central Minnesota. That is the 3rd highest auction sale price I’ve ever seen on a 4455 (sold without loader), and I’ve seen 348 sold over the past 18+ years.

Putting the Wheels in Motion with Five John Deere Tractor Videos

April 24, 2014

 by Machinefinder

From routine landscaping or lawn maintenance tasks to large-scale agricultural production, many individuals lean on their tractors as the backbone of their operation. John Deere produces a wide range of tractor series, each designed to meet the needs of customers.

In this post, we’ve featured five of our favorite John Deere tractor videos, which not only explain what makes them valuable assets, but also shows what they look like when put to work. Enjoy!

3R Series Tractors

Six John Deere 4-Wheel Steering Mowers to Run Circles around Lawn Projects

April 23, 2014

 by Machinefinder

As spring has hit full stride, home and property owners are likely being inundated with weekend projects. One of these tasks, maintaining a clean-cut lawn, can be a challenge to keep up with as grass hits its peak growing season. Trees, shrubs, fence corners and garden beds are just a few common obstacles that often stand in the way of a traditional riding mower’s work on the lawn.

4 Wheel Steering Image Six John Deere 4 Wheel Steering Mowers to Run Circles around Lawn Projects

A number of John Deere 4-wheel steering mowers are on the market in an attempt to provide operators with superior control and reduce the size of uncut circles around these obstacles. Let’s take a closer look at these models as well as a few features of each.

Entertaining Farmers of the Future with John Deere Combine Toys

April 21, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Combines are some of the largest, most fascinating pieces of agricultural equipment that can be found on the field or farm, easily causing kids’ eyes to grow larger and jaws to drop at the sight of their wheels turning. While it’s wise for children to stay away from these large pieces of equipment, it’s still possible for them to get up close and personal with combines in their everyday lives thanks to a variety of John Deere combine toys.

We’ve highlighted some specific toys that the little ones can get their hands on daily to learn more about how combines work in a fun manner. Enjoy!

10 Night Farming Photos that Show Production Doesn’t Stop at Sundown

April 17, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Following a long cold winter spent indoors planning for the upcoming crop season, farmers have plenty of energy built-up waiting to be released in the field when temperatures warm up and the days become longer. However, as the days lengthen, so too does the amount of time that’s needed for work in the fields.

Suddenly, it becomes common for time needed for work on the field to outnumber hours of sunlight in a day. As a result, many farmers spend early spring and late summer nights in the field, getting crops in the ground, and then preparing for the fall harvest. To prove farming doesn’t need to stop when the sun sets, or begin when the sun rises, we’ve put together a gallery of ten photos that show night farming at it’s best, enjoy!

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