john deere tractor

Ag Education: A Chronological Look at Early Tractor History

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re out on the farm plowing, tilling, harrowing, or planting, one factor remains unchanged; you likely have a tractor mobilizing implements and doing the dirty work. However, with so many new tractor features and models hitting the market each year, it can be easy to lose track of the past.

Tractor History

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and events that shaped the early history of agricultural tractor development.

1892

John Froelich, who was 43 years old at the time, successfully ran a gas-powered, vertical, single-cylinder engine on the running gear of a steam traction engine back in 1892. The machine, which is now known as the first gasoline tractor, moved forward and reverse.

Key Features and Benefits of the John Deere 6200

November 25, 2015

If you own just a few acres, but still need a piece of equipment to help make your life a little bit easier, you may want to consider a utility tractor. With so many new models available in today’s market, it can be easy to overlook models from the past, like the John Deere 6200.

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In this post, we’ve outline the standard and optional features of the 6200 that make it a popular choice among farmers and landowners decades after it first rolled out of the factory.

Parts and Attachments to Keep Your Old John Deere Tractor Running Like New

November 18, 2015

For many John Deere tractor owners, their equipment is far more than a piece of machinery. Often passed down from generations before, a John Deere tractor can act as a companion, or even further, a part of the family.

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The special bond is hard to break and in order for it to be passed on to future generations, it’s important to upgrade parts and attachments to keep it running just like it did for those on higher branches of the family tree. Here are some parts and attachments that old John Deere tractor owners should keep in mind to ensure their equipment gets better with age.

Equipment Spotlight: The John Deere 5425

October 7, 2015

The John Deere 5425 is a high-quality, cost-efficient (81 engine hp) tractor that is ready to work on the operator’s time and in their conditions, while providing comfort and efficiency. These tractors are built for anyone from the young business entrepreneur to experienced agricultural producer, ready to handle a variety of challenges at home, on the farm, or at the worksite.

5425

We’ve pulled together some key features of the 5425 that we believe help define its “utility tractor” moniker. Enjoy!

The John Deere LA105: Key Features and Specifications

September 16, 2015

With the fall cleanup right around the corner, we want to showcase some key features and machine details of the John Deere LA105, a lawn tractor that is a perfect match for value-conscious homeowners. An economical five-speed gear transmission, powerful engine, and a large variety of attachments available for a number of lawn care chores (even snow cleanup) are just a few of the features that make it a suitable sidekick.

LA105

What are some of the other key features and specifications? Learn more by taking a look at the list below.

Long-Lasting Powerful Engine

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Video Gallery: John Deere Tractor Parts That Add Value Your Equipment

August 13, 2015

Farmers are always looking for new ways to add value to their tractors. Additionally, because the average life of a tractor depends on how well they are taken care of, we strongly encourage farmers to replace John Deere tractor parts as needed, while taking advantage of the many attachments that can help their operations.

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We’ve put together a video gallery featuring the many options available to tractor owners. By consider these John Deere tractor parts and attachments, owners and operators can add value and extend the life of their equipment. Enjoy!

Toolbox

John Deere has several weather-resistant toolboxes to choose from so that tractor owners can keep everything they need safely secured.

Sizing Up the Largest John Deere Tractor to Date: The 9620R

May 4, 2015

Back in August, John Deere unveiled new additions to the 9R/RT Series Tractor line, promising producers the availability of equipment that welcomes a good challenge with up to 620 horsepower. One of these new additions, the 9620R, drew the attention of John Deere enthusiasts around the globe, as it became the largest John Deere tractor model to date.

John Deere 9620R

However, there is much more to the John Deere 9620R than meets the eye, as it hosts a bevy of comfort and performance features that would make even the most experienced tractor operator blush. Let’s take a look at some of the key features that help the 9620R defy convention.

Immerse Yourself in the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum

February 23, 2015

The John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum officially opened in Waterloo, Iowa on December 2, 2014, welcoming visitors to experience the deep-rooted history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing at John Deere.

John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum

Residing on the original site of the Waterloo Tractor Works, the museum showcases the rich history and evolution of the tractor business. The John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum celebrates 177 years of endurance, and acts as a tribute to both hardworking employees and loyal customers who have contributed to the company’s growth over the years.

8 John Deere Vintage Tractor Toys to Add to Your Collection

February 9, 2015

Whether you’re a toy collector or have a child who loves tractors, why not take a look at the line of vintage tractor toys from John Deere?

Vinatge Tractor

These tractors are not only fun to play with, but they are beautifully designed for collectors who want to put them on display. Here is a look at eight vintage tractor toys from John Deere.

1) John Deere 1952 Vintage Tractor Model 60

John Deere Model 60

This tractor is a die cast model of the 1952 vintage tractor made by John Deere. It is a 1/16 scale, and it’s accurate right down to the wheels.

Bringing Efficiency to the Field with the John Deere 3520 Tractor

September 17, 2014

No matter what size tractor a farmer chooses to use, one thing remains crucial—its performance. Each John Deere compact utility tractor has characteristics that are fitted for a variety of demands, but high performance is standard. There are many features of the John Deere 3520 tractor in particular that continuously work to deliver efficiency on the field.

John Deere 3520

While this compact utility tractor has many unique features that aid farmers throughout their everyday tasks, we’ve pulled together a list of a few that we feel are especially helpful. Let’s dive right in!

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