john deere tractors

Two Decades of John Deere Row-Crop Tractor History That Shaped the Future

April 10, 2017

Each year, John Deere seems to provide bigger, stronger, and more efficient row-crop tractor models than the years before. This powerful innovation began in the late 1950s and during a two-decade long stretch, the company made significant strides in power and performance that built a foundation for the future.

John Deere Tractor History

Join us as we take a trip back in time, looking at some of the early John Deere row-crop tractors and innovations of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

1958

The Model 730 was introduced. This tractor offered 59 horsepower and was John Deere’s largest row-crop tractor ever at the time of its release.

15 Interesting John Deere Tractor Facts to Sharpen Your Knowledge

April 1, 2017

John Deere has been producing its iconic green and yellow tractors for nearly a century. During this time, the company has seen the success of its Waterloo Boy model evolve into a global production entity. Along the way, there have been a number of company milestones and exciting new innovations.

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While the long and rich history of Deere’s tractor production has yielded many interesting tidbits of information, we’ve taken some time to pick out 15 John Deere tractor facts that we thought would add to an enthusiast’s already expansive Deere knowledge bank. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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

Where the Equipment’s Made: John Deere Factory Locations in the United States

November 29, 2016

Whether you’re out on a farm, at a construction site, in the forest, or just in your neighborhood, there’s a good chance you’ll see some form of John Deere equipment. The equipment that you see does not all come from one location.

Instead, there are John Deere factory locations around the United States (and the world) that specialize and take pride in producing green and yellow machinery.

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So, where exactly is all of this John Deere equipment manufactured?

Here’s a list of John Deere factory locations in the United States that produce the majority of the equipment we see on an everyday basis.

Power Train ’66: A John Deere Marketing Legend

October 17, 2016

Today, if you turn on the television, visit a website, tune in to your favorite radio station, or pick up a magazine, you could very well hear or see a mention of the John Deere brand. John Deere’s marketing efforts are one of the key components that have made the brand what it is today, and its marketing roots can be traced many decades back.

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The company’s annual new product introductions typically draw the most buzz within the agriculture community, and back in 1966, its “Power Train ’66” campaign had the industry buzzing more than it ever had before. Today, a half century later, we want to reminisce on this marketing marvel and describe to those that may have not been around exactly why it was such a memorable campaign.

John Deere Model M Facts and Key Dates

August 29, 2016

The John Deere Model M is a 22 HP tractor that comes in a very compact frame. Although it weighs in at about 2500 pounds and is only 10 feet long and 4.5 feet wide, it can still handle a belly mower, blade, or even a loader if necessary. Additionally, the small frame makes it a great option for small fields and getting around tight corners.

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Among John Deere tractor enthusiasts and collectors, the Model M is often the subject of restoration projects. But, where did the idea of the Model M come from and what were some of the key moments in the history of its development? We’ve got you covered.

10 John Deere Replicas for Collectors or Aspiring Farmers

May 23, 2016

There’s something about tractors that makes children’s faces light up when they see them. However, whether they’re toddlers or in grade school, they have a number of years to wait until they can drive one. Until now. Thanks to a wide variety of John Deere replicas, kids can let their imaginations run wild while having the equipment to get the job done, whatever that job may be.

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In this post, we will highlight 10 different (1:16 scale) replica John Deere tractor options that you can add to your kids’ playroom or your own collection. Enjoy!

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Buying a Small Tractor: 8 Questions to Answer

May 18, 2016

When thinking about John Deere equipment, many of our minds run straight to farms with hundreds of acres being worked on by massive machines. However, while these types of machines might make you the talk of town at your home or ranch, they might not always be the most practical answer for your needs. This is where John Deere’s small tractor options come in.

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Like making any other investment, it’s critical to understand what option best suits your needs. To help you narrow down the options and select the right model for you, we’ve outline eight questions you should answer prior to buying a small tractor (1 Family to 6D Series).

Learning About John Deere Equipment with the Johnny Tractor Game Pack App

May 2, 2016

As parents, one of the best things you can hear is your kid saying “when I grow up, I want to be just like my dad,” or “when I grow up, I want to be just like my mom.” However, when the parents on the receiving end of these comments are firefighters, construction workers, police officers, teachers, farmers, etc., it may be hard to teach the little ones exactly what it is they do, or what types of tools and equipment they use to get the job done.

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An In-Depth Look at the John Deere 9630

December 16, 2015

The John Deere 9630 is a favorite in the tractor community, as it includes a host of features that are designed to help drive profits to the bottom line. With an impressive 530 engine hp and comfortable operating station, the 9630 has been designed with the customer and productivity in mind.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of this 4WD tractor.

13.5 L PowerTech™ Plus Engine

These engines are installed in the 9330 through 9630 models, featuring improved torque curve. By moving the peak torque from 1400 rpm up to 1600 rpm, torque rises quicker, improving the engine’s response to changing loads.