This year has been full of John Deere innovation, and as 2015 looms closer, it’s worth taking a look back at some of the biggest news of the past 12 months. John Deere has revealed new products, upgraded existing ones, and made life substantially easier for agriculture and construction professionals. Here are 10 of the most significant John Deere announcements of 2014.

1. John Deere 190G W and 230G W Excavators

190G W

These two new excavators were announced in early December, bringing cutting edge equipment and mobility to the world of construction. The excavators feature a 159 hp certified Interim Tier 4 Isuzu engine and a hydraulic engine management system.

2. John Deere 750K and 850K Crawler Dozers


The two new crawler dozers from John Deere also debuted in early December, featuring an Electro-Hydraulic control system and EcoMode for more efficiency and lower operating costs.

3. John Deere 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-II Wheel Loaders

744K II

John Deere revealed this series of wheel loaders back in November, and they each meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards. They include diesel engines that meet emission regulations without sacrificing power or torque.

4. John Deere Z997R Power Mower


The Z997R Diesel ZTrak power mower features a Final Tier 4 diesel engine. It can be purchased with either a 60-inch or 72-inch 7-Iron PRO side discharge deck, an industry exclusive 60-inch 7-Iron PRO Mulch On Demand deck, or a 60-inch 7-gauge fabricated rear discharge deck. This mower debuted back in October of this year.

5. John Deere 9R/9RT Track Tractors


In August, John Deere revealed the 9R/9RT Track Tractors with more horsepower and hydraulic capacity than ever before. The models include advanced John Deere PowerTech PSS 9.0L and 13.5L engines, along with the 15L Cummins QSX15 engine for the utmost power and torque out in the field.

6. John Deere 1910 Air Cart

1910 Air Cart

The John Deere 1910 Air Cart made its way onto the market in August, offering SectionCommand technology to users for time savings and increased productivity. SectionCommand minimizes overlaps and skips while reducing seed and fertilizer input costs.

7. MyJohnDeere Operations Center


As more agricultural professionals adopt technology, John Deere was right on the mark when it debuted the MyJohnDeere Operations Center back in August. This easy-to-use system is designed to help customers manage their machinery and develop insights into their agricultural progress.

8. John Deere Z900 Series ZTrak Tweel

X Tweel

The Z900 Series tire was revealed with Michelin Tweel Technology back in October. The Michelin X Tweel Turf airless radial tire is being sold exclusive for John Deere ZTrack 900 series models, providing a maintenance-free tire option. It lasts up to three times longer than standard tires.

9. John Deere 645FD Hydraflex Draper


John Deere debuted the 645FD Hydraflex Draper back in August, and it has been helping producers improve the harvesting performance and efficiency for soybeans, rice and other small grain ever since. This draper also has longer augers, which makes for smoother unloading.

10. John Deere L330 and L340 Square Balers

L Series

The L330 and L340 Square Balers hit the market back in August, and they maximize performance, increase uptime and lower overall operational costs. The balers are designed for high capacity and feature a heavy-duty drivetrain with a 45 stroke-per-minute gear box.

It’s safe to say that 2014 was a big year in construction and agriculture, especially in terms of John Deere innovation. As we look ahead to 2015, agriculture and construction professionals have a wide array of John Deere technology and equipment to help them perform efficiently.

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