John Deere Equipment

How to Use a Wood Chipper in 7 Quick Steps

February 7, 2017

As winter comes to an end and the weather warms up, you may find dead trees or loose limbs around your property. When this happens, we encourage you to use it to your advantage by turning them into wood chips. Wood chips are a great product to use for mulching and gardening as they limit the need for watering by reducing water evaporation.

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However, before you can surface your property with wood chips, you must know how to use a wood chipper to get the job done.

Here are some steps to consider as you begin the wood chipping process:

The History of John Deere Sprayer Production: 1930 to 2016

February 2, 2017

For more than 80 years, John Deere has been providing spraying equipment to American farmers looking to efficiently provide nutrients to their crops. While the technology has advanced significantly, the premise has remained unchanged; keep up with customer demands and stay on the cutting-edge.

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So, how did we get to where we are today? In this video, you’ll have a chance to look back in time and revisit some of the most monumental moments of John Deere sprayer innovation.

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With this timeline of John Deere sprayer development, you’ll see how far we’ve come. Enjoy!

A Brief History of the John Deere Model 55 Combine

February 1, 2017

Used John Deere equipment from decades back can be found on farms and ranches across the United States. The spattering of green and yellow from coast to coast speaks to the longevity of the equipment and customers’ loyalty to the brand.

The John Deere model 55 combine was the company’s first self-propelled combine and is still a favorite within the antique equipment community.

The introduction of self-propelled combines dates back to shortly after World War II. At the time, the War Production Board regulated the production and allocation of materials across the United States, including agricultural equipment.

4 Steps to Free a Tractor Stuck in Mud

January 31, 2017

Fields can become very muddy when the snow melts away or the rain comes falling down. While precipitation might be good for crops, it increases the chances of operators encountering a soft spot in the soil and getting the tractor and attached implements stuck in mud.

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If your tractor gets stuck in the mud, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure personal safety and avoid damage to your equipment. Here are a few steps you should consider:

  1. Raise any attached implements
  2. Stop the tractor and put it in reverse

What Is a Subsoiler and When Is It Needed?

January 17, 2017

Soil compaction is an issue that’s faced by nearly all crop producers, and its effects can be damaging. In fact, according to the University of Wisconsin-Extension, compacted soil can reduce yields by as much as 50 percent.

While there are a number of ways to alleviate soil compaction that impacts the surface level of soil, compacted subsoil can be a bit more difficult to handle. For this reason, it’s important to understand the subsoiling process.

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Let’s take a closer look at why and when you should consider subsoiling as well as the subsoiler’s role in the process.

John Deere Loader Compatibility: Choosing a Match for Your Equipment

January 16, 2017

John Deere has a number of different loader attachments available that are all designed to take productivity up a few levels. However, not all John Deere loader models are a universal match for all tractor models.

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With this in mind, we’ve put together an outline of popular John Deere tractor families and the current loader models that attach to each.

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This tractor family is designed to help property owners become better gardeners, fence builders, lawn seeders, and much more. Here are a couple current John Deere loader options that can be added to the equipment:

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

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Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

John Deere Snowmobile History: A Production Timeline

December 27, 2016

While John Deere is best known for its production of agricultural, construction, forestry, and lawn care equipment, the company has not always been focused solely on these markets. In fact, there was a span throughout most of the 1970s when John Deere produced snowmobiles.

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Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and milestones relating to John Deere’s snowmobile history.

MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2016

December 26, 2016

As our website visitors likely know, we regularly publish articles to our industry news section to keep the agriculture community up to date on the latest happenings. From new John Deere equipment announcements to upcoming events, these articles are meant to educate and be shared by our audience.

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With 2016 coming to a close, we want to take a look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular agriculture news articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2016:

Antique Tractors Prepare to Hit the Streets for 2016 Heritage Tractor Parade and Show

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Steps to Consider When Your Lawn Tractor Won’t Start in the Cold

December 20, 2016

If you use your John Deere tractor to assist with snow removal or other winter-related tasks around your property, you’ve likely encountered an occurrence where your equipment won’t start as quick as it does in warmer temperatures. Sometimes, it may not start at all. There’s a number of different reasons why this may happen, including an improper starting procedure, a cranking speed that’s too slow, or an improper choke adjustment.

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Here are three steps all John Deere owners should consider when their lawn tractor won’t start in the cold weather:

  1. Proper starting procedure
  2. Proper cranking speed