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Twitter Fan Media Gallery: Heavy Construction Equipment in Action

February 20, 2018

With spring looming in the distance and the ground starting to thaw in some parts of the United States, heavy construction equipment is making an appearance on many construction sites. We’re seeing everything from John Deere backhoes to excavators being used on small and large projects.

We searched high and low to find some of the best images of construction equipment in action captured by our fans on Twitter. We wanted to recognize the photographers who took time out of their day to snap a photo and put it on their social profiles and also thank the hardworking men and women in the construction industry who keep working even in harsh winter weather.

Maximizing Equipment Longevity with the John Deere Undercarriage Inspection App

February 6, 2018

Construction and forestry equipment operators are often times taking on tough projects on an even tougher terrain. As a result, the undercarriage of the equipment can go through a lot of wear and tear, making regular inspections necessary for optimizing machine performance day in and day out.

With John Deere’s Undercarriage Inspection mobile application, construction and forestry equipment operators can more confidently perform an undercarriage inspection and manage inspections for the entire fleet of machines.

Undercarriage Inspection

Let’s take a closer look at this mobile app and learn more about how it can help equipment and fleet owners better manage undercarriage inspections.

Excavator Safety Tips for Before, During, and After Operation

August 1, 2017

While there are many safety features on John Deere excavators, there’s no guarantee they will always get the job done. Good judgment is always required to make full use of the features and ensure the safety of yourself and others around you.

Excavator Safety

Here are some excavator safety tips you should consider when putting the equipment to work.

Excavator Safety Tips: Before Operation

  • Seat belts are provided for comfort and security.
  • Before going to work, be sure the mirrors are clean and set properly.
  • Make a quick check of the controls. Be sure the control levers are operating properly.

Four Fuel Management Tips and Best Practices for Construction Crews

June 20, 2017

While fuel prices may change by the day, construction businesses that operate a variety of equipment remain steadfast on keeping costs low. Fuel management is often times at the top of the list of ways to immediately free up dollars for other aspects of the businesses that could use the help.

Fuel Management Tips

While John Deere construction equipment is designed with fuel efficiency at top of mind, there are some tips and best practices that can be put to action to better manage fuel, save time, and improve efficiency across the worksite.

Here are four quick tips to consider:

Digging Into the Details of the Latest John Deere Bucket Additions

June 19, 2017

Whether you’re moving rocks, dirt, mulch, snow, gravel, or any other type of loose material, one thing remains consistent: you need a bucket to help get the job done.

John Deere Bucket

While John Deere offers many different bucket options for its equipment lines, a few new additions recently hit the market to lengthen their list of offerings. Let’s take a look at the recent additions.

Four-Wheel Drive Loaders Welcome New Bucket Additions

With enhancing productivity and efficiency for John Deere 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader operators in mind, Deere added 30 new bucket options to its lineup. The new lineup includes features such as:

360 Degree Videos: John Deere Construction Style

June 15, 2017

John Deere is well known for its commitment to its customers, whether it be providing support to existing equipment owners or keeping customer feedback in mind when designing the next generation of equipment. Well now, the bar has once again been raised. This time, Deere has put the user in control of video consumption with 360-degree videos of construction equipment in action.

Watch the three videos below to get a John Deere experience unlike any other. Click and drag on the screen as you’re viewing the video to get a panoramic view of the surroundings!

How to Install, Operate, and Maintain a John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

June 13, 2017

Depending on the bit, hydraulic hammers can be used to take on concrete flatwork projects, break rocks, or to prepare dirt for the application of concrete.

John Deere offers customers an assortment of hydraulic hammer options, including the HH20C, HH40C, HH60C, and HH80C. Additional couplers are also available so the hammers can be connected to backhoes or compact excavators.

John Deere Hydraulic Hammer

Now that we understand a bit more about hydraulic hammers, let’s take a look at how to properly install, operate, and maintain them.

What to Expect From the John Deere 450K Crawler Dozer

February 15, 2017

Since 1976 (the year John Deere introduced hydrostatic transmission to the crawler dozer market), the company has continued to rely on customer feedback in an attempt to make the lives of contractors easier through improved equipment design. Deere recently introduced its latest K-Series crawler dozer, the 450K, and like its predecessors, it too is designed to meet builders’ needs.

John Deere 450K

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key specs and features of the John Deere 450K.

John Deere and Foresight Intelligence Partnership Overview

February 6, 2017

John Deere has recently formed a partnership with Foresight Intelligence®, Inc., to make it easier for dealers and customers to complete their daily tasks.

John Deere Foresight Intelligence

Jena Holtberg-Benge, director, John Deere WorkSight™, said, “Teaming up with Foresight Intelligence allows our dealers to be even more proactive by managing machine health before a customer is aware of an issue. IATC further enhances the power of John Deere WorkSight and is another tool for our dealers to increase customer uptime and create a sustainable competitive advantage.”

Let’s take a closer look at what this partnership means for John Deere construction equipment owners and dealers.

A Look at the John Deere 870G LC: The Largest John Deere Excavator

December 12, 2016

From the moment the 188,716-lb. John Deere 870G LC was introduced to the market with its 31 ft. 5 in. digging depth, it quickly became known as the largest John Deere excavator to date. While it’s impressive to the naked eye, it offers much more to operators than just a big piece of equipment to marvel over.

John Deere 870G LC

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key areas and benefits of the John Deere 870G LC and see for ourselves what all the hype is about.