agriculture equipment

Timeline: Key Dates That Led to the Development of the John Deere Tractor Plow

November 28, 2017

John Deere has been producing equipment for more than 175 years, and during this time, has been responsible for several agricultural equipment innovations that have left their mark across the farming industry. The development of its tractor plow was one of the company’s biggest undertakings and eventual successes.

john deere tractor plow

However, while you may know when the John Deere tractor plow was introduced, you may be unfamiliar with the steps that led to its release. Let’s take a closer look.

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While attending the Illinois State Fair, John Deere was up-close-and-personal with a 30-hp Fawkes steam plow, and shortly after, started working on one himself.

Heavy Equipment Inspection Steps That Lead to Safer Operation

April 3, 2017

When performing heavy equipment maintenance, basic safety inspections should never be overlooked as a part of the process. Heavy equipment inspections relating to safety will keep your crew safer during the working season and will also be beneficial to the health of your equipment fleet.

Heavy Equipment Inspection

While basic safety inspections are often overlooked by operators, they’re very easy to incorporate into the machine maintenance fold. Here’s a list of locations on heavy equipment where safety inspections should be strongly considered.

Note: The frequency of these inspections may vary depending on the operating conditions. 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at RDO Auctions with Brian Messerschmidt

July 29, 2014

RDO Equipment is one of many John Deere dealerships that serve its customers through the use of auctions. While traditional auctions are still very much a major factor in the buying and selling of new and used equipment, the digital age has helped expand the horizons. Thanks to online auctions, equipment-seekers from all corners of the United States (and beyond) can virtually participate in the auction process. To get a better understanding of both in-person and online equipment auctions, we recently sat down with Brian Messerschmidt, auction/call center sales manager at RDO Equipment.

RDO Auctions

Taking a Look from Within: 20 All-Access John Deere Cab Photos

July 17, 2014

The cabs of tractors and other pieces of agricultural equipment have evolved significantly over the years. What used to be a seat with a few pedals and a steering wheel, has transformed into an office on wheels with gadgets, accessories, comfort features, and much more. These innovations have helped John Deere cabs come a long way, increasing efficiency, productivity, and comfort during those long days in the field.

John Deere 7290R

While most of us don’t have the opportunity to operate these pieces of equipment on a daily basis, we decided to do the next best thing and put together a 20-photo image gallery from within today’s John Deere cab. Take a few minutes to scroll through this image gallery to see things through a producer’s lens, enjoy!

A Motion Picture Look at 5 New 2014 John Deere Products

June 12, 2014

Innovation is a critical component of the agricultural industry as crop demands from a growing population have paired with less resources, and in some cases, less time, to create a real challenge for farmers all over the world. In order to leap over these hurdles, companies like John Deere need to stay ahead of the curve, providing farmers and producers with agricultural equipment that will meet their needs.

Deere has announced a significant number of product updates and introductions in recent memory, so, we’ve highlighted five 2014 John Deere products that we believe have an impact within the agricultural industry. Take a look at these videos and feel free to let us know your thoughts or other pieces of valuable new equipment we may have left out!

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

May 15, 2014

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

Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

February 26, 2014

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.

Last week, we featured an interview with John Cothren of Grissoms LLC. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale VanSlyke, location manager of the Harrisonville, Missouri Heritage Tractor store, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a John Deere dealership.

Heritage Tractor