John Deere safety

John Deere ROPS: Key Dates and Its Role in Operator Safety

September 26, 2017

When operating heavy machinery such as tractors or earthmoving equipment, accidents can happen. Some of the most dangerous types of accidents when using these pieces of equipment come in the form of rollovers.

While operator precautions should be taken into account at all times, rollovers are sometimes unavoidable. For this reason, John Deere and other equipment manufacturers add rollover protection structures, or “ROPS”, to their machines.

John Deere ROPS

John Deere ROPS History

You may be asking yourself, “when did ROPS burst onto the scene?” Well, in June of 1966, John Deere officially announced the release of its Roll-Gard™ technology. This introduction was instrumental to showcasing the company’s commitment to the safety of all their customers.

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.

Video Gallery: John Deere Construction Equipment Safety Tips

July 23, 2015

If you’re looking for maximum productivity and uptime for your big jobs, John Deere construction equipment can help you through the process. No matter the job, there’s a hardworking machine that’s right for your jobsite. However, having the right machine and features can’t guarantee a job will be completed safely and successfully, making it crucial for operators to be aware of all construction equipment safety features.

construction equipment safety

To keep your operations productive and successful, consider these construction equipment safety tips. Watch and learn the basic construction equipment safety tips that can help improve your operations. Enjoy!

John Deere Timeline: Early Equipment Safety and Environmental Protection Milestones

April 29, 2015

John Deere equipment is internationally known for its quality and commitment to customers, following their founder’s famous “I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the best that is in me” mantra. However, the company focuses on more than just quality equipment. Community, safety, health, and the environment are all critical cogs in the wheels that make Deere run.

Kid Outside

To better illustrate the company’s roots and continued commitment to these values, we’ve put together a John Deere timeline filled with 20th century equipment safety and environmental protection milestones. Enjoy!

Getting Ready for Spring with John Deere Safety Tips

March 2, 2015

Spring is just around the corner, meaning there’s no better time to refresh yourself with some John Deere safety tips to keep you and your family safe during the most active months for machinery owners.

John Deere Safety

Whether you’re a new John Deere equipment owner or you’ve been using it for years, safety should always be a priority.

Clothing Safety

Clothing

Clothing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of safety, but consider this – your shirts, shoes and pants are all susceptible to accidentally getting caught in the machinery you use.