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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

Turning Past Years’ Data into Future Success with John Deere Apex

January 20, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The winter months present agriculture producers with an opportunity to unwind from the long year and take a closer look at the past year’s successes and failures from the warm confines of their office. John Deere’s Apex Farm Management Software can become a farmer’s best friend during these months, allowing them to turn data collected in the field into intelligent, well-informed decisions about the future back at the office.

Apex Documents Turning Past Years Data into Future Success with John Deere Apex

Working with data and applications from the GreenStar system, John Deere Apex has many features that will simplify the planning process for farmers looking to next year. Let’s take a look at five ways Apex can specifically aid farmers in this process.

Video Gallery: Taking a Look Behind John Deere

January 17, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Since 1868, John Deere & Company has built upon its long-standing reputation as one of the largest agriculture equipment and technology brands in the world by remaining true to its values and creating products with the customer in mind. Their core set of principles and unwavering dedication to customers has landed the brand at the top of many loyalty lists.

Many components have supported Deere’s strong reputation over the years. We’ve put together a gallery of videos that take viewers through Deere’s 175 year existence, offering  behind the scenes looks at what makes Deere run.

John Deere: 175 Years Video

JD 8100 Tractors Sell High on Ohio & New Jersey Auctions

January 15, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Doesn’t seem to matter WHERE they sell, used John Deere tractors in very good condition bring good money.

JD8100 NJ 81K JD 8100 Tractors Sell High on Ohio & New Jersey Auctions

(This 1995 John Deere 8100 tractor with 2,626 hours sold for $81,000 on a Jan. 6, 2014 farm auction in northern New Jersey)

Case in point, the pair of JD 8100 tractors sold on recent farm auctions here in early 2014. First the 1995 JD 8100 with 2,626 hours (pictured above) sold for $81,000 on a farm auction in northern New Jersey on January 6, 2014. Very solid sale price there.

Extra, Extra! 10 of our Most Popular Agriculture News Stories from 2013

January 13, 2014

 by Machinefinder

2013 was filled with exciting news in the agriculture industry, from technological advancements to worldwide events and happenings.

Since it may be difficult to recall the biggest stories of 2013 pertaining to John Deere and the agriculture industry as a whole, we have put together a list of ten of the most popular agriculture news stories from 2013. Enjoy!

2014 John Deere Product Introductions Aim to Deliver Distinctive Customer Value

2014 John Deere Product Introductions Extra, Extra! 10 of our Most Popular Agriculture News Stories from 2013

John Deere introduced several new products and technologies at the 2014 John Deere Product Introduction in Columbus, Ohio, announcing a focus on “Delivering Distinctive Value” in 2014.

10 John Deere Gator Attachments to Winterize Your Vehicle

January 9, 2014

 by Machinefinder

John Deere Gator utility vehicles are designed to take on any condition, challenge, or task that lies in front of them throughout all four seasons of the year, including winter. While base models come ready to trudge through the snow and mud that could exist, there are several John Deere Gator attachments that could make a day on the Gator, even in the toughest of winter conditions, an enjoyable, productive experience.

We’ve put together a list of ten Gator attachments that will help winterize your vehicle and prepare for any conditions winter brings your way.

OPS Poly Roof

Taking Productivity to Greater Heights with the John Deere R4038 Sprayer

January 8, 2014

 by Machinefinder

With the New Year among us and spring off in the not-so-distant future, we wanted to showcase one of John Deere’s two latest 2014 sprayers. The John Deere R4038 Sprayer is designed from the ground up with the latest advances in technology, the smartest cab in its class, higher application rates and smooth-running comfort for day-long projects.

4ra038560 r4038 sprayer 642x462 Taking Productivity to Greater Heights with the John Deere R4038 Sprayer

Let’s take a more in-depth look at some of the features of the R4038 that make it a dynamic piece of equipment that can bring productivity to new levels.

Preparing for the 2014 Planting Season with John Deere Disks

January 6, 2014

 by Machinefinder

Following a cold winter, crop fields can often feel like concrete, and planting can seem to be months away. However, the reality is, crop producers often times take to the fields starting in March to get the year’s crops in the ground. Before the planting process can begin, the soil needs to be tilled, and with help from the full series of John Deere Disks, tilling any acreage of soil (even when it seems to be hard as a rock) can be accomplished in a stress-free manner.

A Visual Look Back on the Past Year of U.S. Grain Prices

January 3, 2014

 by Machinefinder

The past year has been a roller-coaster for U.S. grain prices across the country. The cold snap that spread across much of the Midwest in the spring often times covered fields in snow and ice, leading to a late start to planting, and as a result, crops that were late to mature. Despite these challenges, United States producers still turned out a record corn harvest, which had a significant impact on the market.

Video Gallery: Keeping Equipment in Peak Condition with John Deere Maintenance Products

January 2, 2014

 by Machinefinder

With winter in full swing and the majority of tractors, combines, and other pieces of agriculture equipment in storage, maintenance of these machines and equipment comes to the forefront of most agendas. In addition to creating maintenance checklists and performing routine checkups, it’s very helpful to have the right tools and materials in place to make sure machines are fully prepared for another year on the farm.

In this post, we’ve compiled a video gallery of John Deere maintenance products that offer various quick-fix solutions to issues that may arise during the maintenance process. From chain and cable lubricants, to surface and color restoration, these products will assist in the process of getting machines mechanically and aesthetically prepared for the next season; enjoy!

The Best of 2013: Our 10 Most Popular John Deere Blog Posts

December 31, 2013

 by Machinefinder

As our loyal MachineFinder blog readers are aware, we posted a number of John Deere blog posts throughout 2013, from equipment specific posts to fun, image-centric posts.

We have gone back into the 2013 archives and identified the 10 most popular posts from our blog. Most of these will likely look familiar, but be sure to check out any that you may have missed during the busy year!

Creative Ideas for an Amazing John Deere Birthday Party

Birthday Ideas The Best of 2013: Our 10 Most Popular John Deere Blog Posts

Use this post as a guide to create the perfect John Deere themed birthday party, from invitations, to the cake and party favors.

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