Construction

How Griffin Contracting Gets the Most Out of John Deere Technology

March 31, 2020

Owning a construction business isn’t always easy, but with John Deere machinery, Griffin Contracting owner and president Brent Bazemore is finding it much simpler to operate these days.

Griffin Contracting, which was founded back in 2001, focuses on everything from site preparation to paving. The company has about 80 employees, and although it has grown quickly, Bazemore admits that it has not always been innovative along the way.

Highlighting Features of the New John Deere Utility Wheel Loaders

March 25, 2020

John Deere has expanded its L-Series Wheel Loader lineup to meet customer expectations and provide more productivity on the job. The new 444L, 644L, 644L Hybrid, and 724L wheel loaders incorporate several new features, including a redesigned Z-Bar loader linkage and electrohydraulic (EH) controls.

“The new L-Series Wheel Loader line is a culmination of customer feedback, industry-leading innovation, and versatile machines that are made to perform in a variety of applications,” said Grant Van Tine, product marketing manager, wheel loaders. “Our customers expect machines that work as hard as they do. Having machines that are designed to improve productivity, provide all-day comfort and perform reliably day in and day out, makes all the difference.”

John Deere History: The Production & Evolution of Machines by Industry

March 17, 2020

John Deere has a rich 175-year history of machinery production which covers a range of industries, including agriculture and construction, and serves both commercial and residential purposes. Let’s dig deeper and explore details about the production of these industry-specific machines, as well as more details about the different product lines currently offered. 

A Brief History of the John Deere Organization

Many critical moments in John Deere history date all the way back to 1837. In the beginning, John Deere was a blacksmith in Grand Detour, IL who wanted to make farmers’ jobs easier. Fast forward over 180 years, and his company is still manufacturing all kinds of equipment with the same purpose in mind – to help customers, especially farmers, be as productive as possible. 

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.

Enhance the Versatility of John Deere Equipment with a Skid Steer Adapter

January 29, 2020

You may already own a skid steer from John Deere, but did you know that you can transform your machine into an even more efficient piece of equipment with an adapter? There are several benefits associated with the SA20 Series Skid Steer Carrier Adapter that you might be unfamiliar with, so let’s take a look at its advantages and features.

Easy Attachment

The adapter is easy to attach – just pick it up with the loader carrier, and insert and close the locking pins. The entire process takes approximately 50 seconds and is hassle-free. Once it’s on, you’ll be ready to tackle all of the tasks on your to-do list.

Visit John Deere at These 5 Trade Shows This Winter

January 22, 2020

For many, the cold weather and less than ideal weather conditions brought on by winter mean staying inside, which can bring about a sense of boredom. This doesn’t have to be the case for John Deere enthusiasts, though! This winter, the company will be attending a number of trade shows to demonstrate a range of equipment and technologies. In fact, this season of trade shows kicked off in early January when the company attended CES 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

Understanding the Role John Deere Plays at A-1 Excavating

December 30, 2019

For those in the excavating business, building a fleet of machinery that can be relied on to take on the toughest jobs in the field is critical. This is why Terry and Todd Pecha, co-owners of A-1 Excavating, chose to use John Deere equipment for their specific needs.

A-1 Excavating: Starting from the Ground Up

According to Todd Pecha, it wasn’t always easy-going for A-1 Excavating in the early days. Initially, they started by working with a local silica sand-mining company. They were brought in to do the preliminary site work, and the relationship grew from there.

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.

How John Deere Helps Keeps Costs Down at MCL Construction

October 15, 2019

MCL Construction, originally founded by homebuilder Matt Lovell, seemingly had overnight success. However, Lovell is convinced that his custom home-building company wouldn’t be where it is today without his background, expertise, and a few good Deere machines.

When starting out in the home-building business about seven years ago, Lovell he knew what it meant to operate a company, thanks to his experience in the bricklaying industry. At 25, he was already bricklaying for a contractor who worked on 40 to 60 houses a year. Once this business took off, Lovell started acquiring compact machines to dig footings and do other underground work. First, he built a home for himself, then he built and sold another. It was the beginning of a new business.

Taking a Closer Look at the New John Deere L-Series Wheel Loaders

August 28, 2019

When you need a tough piece of equipment for a demanding worksite, you know you can count on John Deere to come through. The company has rolled out its new Production Class L-Series wheel loaders for customers who want more power and comfort on the job. The 744L, 824L, and 844L are all equipped with roomier cabs, electrohydraulic (EH) controls, and an improved HVAC system.