Construction

6 Quick Tips for Starting a Cold Diesel Engine This Winter

February 13, 2020

For those planning to work throughout the winter months, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of starting a cold diesel engine. Doing so is essential to keeping your engine in working order for seasons to come. With this in mind, here are six tips for starting a cold diesel engine and maintaining your equipment over time.

1. Do Not Underestimate Warm-Up Time

Giving your cold diesel engine time to warm up is essential. Ideally, you should always allow your equipment to warm up for at least five minutes before operating. Failing to do so can make the engine work harder than necessary.

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.

Exploring the Capabilities of the John Deere 344L High-Lift

August 13, 2019

John Deere has introduced a new high-lift option on the 344L Compact Wheel Loader for customers who need a little more dump clearance and increased hinge pin height. The 344L High-Lift now offers further reach for dumping, stacking, ag material handling, general construction or landscaping, and snow removal tasks.

The high-lift option has a maximum hinge pin height of 13 feet 2 inches, which is about a foot more than the standard 344L.

Breaking Down Features of the John Deere 850L Dozer

July 3, 2019

To meet the growing demands of Deere customers, the company has rolled out the John Deere 850L Dozer for more productivity, reliability, and durability on the job. This dozer features customer-inspired updates, such as a larger displacement engine and increased operating weight.

“Our K-Series dozers are a favorite with customers, and thanks to their ongoing feedback, the next generation of Deere dozers are our strongest, most durable and productive yet,” said Nathan Horstman, crawler product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The 850L combines muscle, efficiency and balance for impressive new levels of performance. Coupled with an extraordinary focus on reliability and uptime, you have the winning combination our customers are asking for.”

Examining the Benefits of John Deere WorkSight

June 11, 2019

John Deere has rolled out a new solution, John Deere WorkSight, in order to bring together machines, technology, and dealers to make tasks easier for customers. With John Deere WorkSight, users can ensure that they are always making the most of their machinery on the job.

Let’s take a look at some of the features of this solution, as well as how it helps customers out in the field.