Commercial

Leveling a Riding Lawn Mower Deck: Setting Deck Height & Ensuring an Even Cut

February 22, 2021

As you mow around your house, business, or any other property with a John Deere mower, there’s a chance you may notice ridges forming where you have passed through. These ridges have likely formed because the mower deck may not be completely leveled.

How to Level a Mower Deck

How to Level a John Deere Zero-Turn Mower Deck

It is essential to level a John Deere Zero-Turn Mower Deck in order to get maximum use out of your machine as you work. Not everyone is used to the Quick Leveling Method, which makes necessary adjustments easier on the fly. Let’s look at how to level the deck on a zero-turn mower, so you are ready to tackle all of the challenges in your yard this year.

An Inside Look at the John Deere Harvester Works Combine Factory in East Moline, IL

February 10, 2021

John Deere is a leading manufacturer in advanced products and services in the agriculture, lawn and turf care, forestry, and construction industries. Since it was founded in 1837, John Deere has continued to extend its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation worldwide.

John Deere Harvester Works, which has approximately 2,400 employees, exports their vehicles to over 35 countries. Currently they manufacture four models in its 70 series lineup, in addition to a complete line of front-end equipment.. Let’s take a look at more information on John Deere Harvester Works, and what it provides to its visitors.   

How John Deere Helped Taussig Landscape Grow More Competitive

January 27, 2021

The landscaping industry can be difficult to break into, as Derek Taussig of Taussig Landscape knows. However, with a bit of ingenuity and research, he was able to find his way to Prairieland Partners, who helped him build his company from the ground up. Since then, he has been utilizing John Deere machinery to drive his business and deliver optimal results to his clients.

What Is a Hay Tedder and How Do You Select the Right Type?

January 21, 2021

A hay tedder is used to spread and fluff hay in a uniform swath after a windrower, mower-conditioner, rake, or some other type of equipment has created a windrow. Speedy dydown are equivalent to high-quality hay. Hay Tedders allow equal distribution for all different types of conditions, largely thanks to flotation tires that help with smooth operation over irregular land. Tine height adjustments also allow operators to match their implements to crop conditions. If wheel rakes are used to collect hay into windrows, hay tedders exist purely to undo that work. A hay tedder is used to spread the hay out so it can dry more quickly. The hay tedding process allows producers to reduce the dry down time and is especially useful for those that live in wet or humid areas, as it allows them to complete the hay baling process faster. 

Highlighting John Deere Announcements From Throughout 2020

December 15, 2020

Since John Deere himself introduced the steel plow in 1837, the company has not slowed down in its quest to deliver its customers top-of-the-line equipment that is designed to make their lives easier. From combines to lawn tractors and everything in between, John Deere knows that quality equipment is the key to success in both small-scale and commercial operations. However, throughout the years, John Deere has not only proven itself to be a leader in innovation, but also one in sustainability and philanthropy. And despite the year posing several challenges, 2020 was no exception in this strive towards excellence. 

John Deere 3 Series Compact Utility Tractors: More than Mowing

November 20, 2020

John Deere introduced 3 Series Compact Utility Tractors, the 3E and 3R, which are ideal pieces of equipment for landscape contractors or homeowners who need more from their tractor than just a fresh cut of grass.

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What are John Deere 3 Series Models?

The 3 Series Compact Tractors are designed to truly pack a punch, with horsepowers between 24.7 and 45.3 HP. This lineup includes the following:

  • 3E Tractors: The 3E series tractors are designed for farm and landscaping tasks. The 3025E, 3032E, and 3038E were created to be extremely versatile, helping to cut down to-do lists.

John Deere D110 vs. D105: Which Lawn Tractor is Right for You?

November 9, 2020

There is a wide variety of lawn tractors to choose from in John Deere’s product line, and the John Deere D105 and John Deere D110 are both extremely versatile. These models come with everything from powerful engines to sturdy frames, so how can you choose between the two?

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Here is a breakdown of the John Deere D105 vs. D110 to help you decide on the best lawn tractor for your needs.

Utility Tractor Spotlight: Meet the John Deere 4044M

June 10, 2020

Just as crop producers hop aboard row crop tractors to maximize efficiency, lawn care professionals turn to their riding mowers to make their yard look just right. This is where the John Deere 4044M comes into play. Larger property and small livestock operation owners have preferred pieces of equipment to get the job done as well. John Deere created the 4044M tractor with these owners in mind, offering a piece of equipment with power and utility built into a basic, economical package.

John Deere 4044M

To provide a better understanding of what the John Deere 4044M has to offer, we’ve put together a detailed list of some of its notable features.

How to Use a Box Blade for a Tractor

March 28, 2020

Box blades for tractors are primarily used for leveling, grading, backfilling, or spreading materials like gravel or soil. They typically attach to the back of tractors and provide operators with a versatile implement that can be used for many applications.

What is a Box Blade

A box blade for a tractor looks like a 3-sided metal box and includes front and rear scraping blades that are located on the bottom of the rear panel. Box blades for tractors use scarifiers (angled metal teeth) to dig into the ground and break up the dirt or soil so it can be shaped to match the operator’s preference.

How to Start a Cold Diesel Engine in the Winter

February 13, 2020

For those planning to work throughout the winter months, it’s essential to learn how to start a cold diesel engine. Doing so is essential to keeping your engine in working order for seasons to come. For many, however, this can be difficult.

How to Start a Cold Diesel Engine in Winter

The top two reasons why individuals typically encounter difficulties with cold diesel engines are gelled fuel and electrical failure. So, before facing dropping temperatures, cold diesel engine-powered machinery must be properly maintained. With this in mind, here are six tips for starting a diesel in cold weather and maintaining your equipment over time.