How John Deere Helps Haskell Lemon Construction Reduce Downtime

December 4, 2019

While the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl presented several challenges for many Americans, both during and after the fact, one of the rare success stories involved the Lemon family. Once Haskell and Irene Lemon graduated from the University of Oklahoma in the mid-1930s, they knew they wanted to stay in the area. They initially worked as equipment operators, spreading gravel on country roads across the state.

“They always wanted to work in Oklahoma City where the state department of transportation is located, but it was dominated by large contractors,” says their grandson Jay Lemon, current co-owner of Haskell Lemon Construction Co., along with his partner and cousin, Ken Wert. “Then, in the late 1940s, they had the opportunity to begin their own paving company.”

Maintain Your Machine with These Tractor Storage Tips

November 26, 2019

Whether you’ve finished using your tractor for the season or you’re just putting it in storage for a short amount of time, there are a few tips you can keep in mind as you do it. Proper storage is essential for keeping all of your machines working efficiently for years to come. It can also potentially reduce the amount of maintenance you have to conduct on your equipment over time.

Let’s take a look at some of the tractor storage tips you can implement to ensure that your machine stays in the best shape possible.

Breaking Down the New John Deere 7R Series Tractor Updates

November 20, 2019

In an effort to provide more power and versatility to its customers, John Deere has announced that it is updating its line of 7R Series Tractors for model year 2020. In addition to offering new levels of comfort, these tractors will also include the latest precision ag technology.

“New 7R Tractors deliver high-horsepower capabilities in a compact, easy-to-maneuver chassis,” said Tammy Lee, marketing manager, production agriculture for John Deere. “The latest updates strengthen dependability and simplify routine maintenance and service work while adding new technology.”

Winter & John Deere Gators: How to Get the Most Out of your Vehicle

November 18, 2019

When winter strikes, Gator UTVs can be extremely helpful when you need to get through the snow, rain, and sleet. These vehicles are made for any condition, task, or challenge throughout all four seasons of the year, including winter, when terrain can be extremely treacherous. All Gator models come ready to deal with mud, snow, and other severe weather conditions. 

The cold weather doesn’t mean you need to stop using your Gator UTV. Get prepared for winter, and be preventative before the season begins. Let’s find out more about how to winterize your machine in order to get the most out of it this season.

Taking a Closer Look at the New John Deere 8RX Four-Track Tractors

November 11, 2019

For model year 2020, John Deere has announced that it will be introducing a new 8 Family Tractor lineup, including 8R wheel tractors, 8RT two-track tractors, and fixed-frame four-track 8RX tractors. The four-track 8RX tractors come with more visibility, hydraulic pump options to meet varying flow requirements, and Generation 4 CommandCenter displays for more efficiency out in the field.

John Deere Z994R ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mower: Key Features and Specs

November 6, 2019

When you’re on the hunt for a commercial mower to help you tackle a wide area in a short amount of time, Deere has you covered. The company has now added a 72-inch deck option to the Z994R ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mower for customers who want to boost their productivity and overall efficiency on the job.

How IUOE Local 318 Benefits from Employing John Deere Equipment

October 30, 2019

Founded in 1896, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union that represents operating engineers who primarily focus on heavy equipment, as well as mechanics, surveyors, and health industry workers. IUOE Local 318 is led by Justin May and Noah Ridgway, who get through their busy days with the help of a fleet of Deere machines, including everything from dozers to articulated dump trucks. Without Deere, their day jobs would be much more difficult.

Taking a Closer Look at Frontier Equipment for Livestock and Equine

October 29, 2019

When you need new equipment for livestock and equine purposes, you know that you can turn to Deere to find the right machinery. There is a range Frontier™ equipment that can help with all things livestock and equine around your property, whether you need a mounted sprayer or a manure fork. Let’s take a look at some of these machines and attachments, and closely examine how they can help you out in the field.

Understanding the Importance of Kansas City in John Deere History

October 23, 2019

When customers think of John Deere, Illinois might immediately come to mind, but many people are unaware that the company had a strong presence in Kansas – specifically Kansas City – around the time of its humble beginnings. From early on in John Deere’s history, this city was recognized as playing an important role in the development of the company.

The Decision to Go West

John Deere always had his sights set on territories beyond Illinois. Before the turn of the 20th century, the company had employed a network of travelers, or salesmen, who trekked across the country to make arrangements with dealers to carry Deere products. As the company grew, so did its fleet of traveling salesmen. During this time, business had started to evolve, as well.

Get the Most Out of Your John Deere L-Series Mid-Size Wheel Loader

October 22, 2019

If you invest in one of the John Deere L-Series Mid-Size Wheel Loaders, you’ll want to take the extra time to maintain your machine to keep it in working order for years to come. With this in mind, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that everything runs smoothly on a regular basis.

Located in the engine compartment is the periodic maintenance decal. Here, you’ll find everything listed from fluid types to fluid locations. Daily checks should always include the transmission oil level in the articulation joint, engine oil level in the engine compartment, hydraulic oil level, and coolant reservoir. These daily checks can be performed safely from the left side of the wheel loader.