Forestry

John Deere Dubuque Works: A Brief Overview and Key Facts to Know

April 23, 2021

Construction and forestry professionals around the world rely on John Deere equipment to get things done. While John Deere has a number of factory locations around the globe, a large percentage of the construction and forestry equipment that you see in action comes from the John Deere Dubuque Works factory in Dubuque, IA.

Employees at this location focus on exceptional performance, disciplined growth, and a strong commitment to teamwork to produce high-quality equipment that will make professionals’ lives easier. Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere Dubuque Works location.

Improve Operations with John Deere Precision Forestry

March 10, 2021

To meet the evolving demands of customers working in the forestry industry, John Deere has developed its new Precision Forestry initiative. The company announced that it will be reorganizing its technology portfolio and adding new solutions for customers who work in this sector. Ultimately, the goal is to provide more intelligent, connected equipment to those who need it.

“Previously, the industry has focused on developing bigger, faster, more powerful machines to boost performance, but larger machines sometimes present more challenges, especially on job sites with limitations,” said Matthew Flood, product marketing manager, John Deere. “Technology has been a game-changer for the forestry industry, enabling us to improve operator efficiency and performance without altering machine size. With the Precision Forestry initiative, we’re organizing our portfolio to create a foundation for the future of forestry machines and job site technology.”

20 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About John Deere Diesel Engines

February 22, 2021

John Deere & Company has a long history of providing quality diesel engines to its customers, from its first in 1949 to today’s Tier 4 PowerTech engine. Throughout this period of time, there have been several exciting developments that have helped shape not just the evolution of diesel engines, but also John Deere history as a whole. Let’s take a look at 20 interesting facts that you may not know about John Deere diesel engines!

Fun Facts About John Deere Diesel Engines

  1. Since 1949, Deere has designed and manufactured diesel engines.

Addressing Unique Needs with the John Deere 953ML Shovel Logger

January 13, 2021

In an effort to address the needs of loggers who work in wetland and swamp conditions, John Deere has rolled out the 953ML Shovel Logger. This piece of forestry machinery can help customers maneuver through the muck while enjoying the comforts of a modern operating station. “We are committed to providing loggers with proven equipment solutions that meet their unique needs, regardless of the job site,” said Jim O’Halloran, product manager John Deere. “The new 953ML expands our portfolio to offer a machine engineered with wetland conditions in mind. Unlike wheeled machines, this purpose-built shovel logger can effortlessly tackle swampy terrain.”

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 Skidder History: Exploring the Legacy

June 8, 2020

More than 50 years ago, John Deere manufactured its first skidder, which was added to its lineup of logging equipment. Skidders are used to drag material from wooded areas to a landing, or roadside. This is called “skidding.” Ever since the first John Deere skidder was introduced, the company has continued to create innovative pieces of forestry equipment that provide loggers with increased levels of safety, reliability, and productivity.

John Deere Skidder 50 Years

John Deere Connected Support for Maintaining Your Forestry Fleet

May 6, 2020

Operating a forestry fleet can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to take valuable time out of your day. With John Deere Connected Support, enabled via a JDLink™ telematics connection, you can use a wide array of dealer and factory tools designed to increase your efficiency on the job.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the features of this technology and how it can help you keep close tabs on all of your equipment and operators.

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.

John Deere 959ML Shovel Logger: Best-in-Class Features and Specs

December 11, 2019

When you’re on the hunt for a shovel logger that can take on felling and log handling on difficult terrain, you know that John Deere has a machine for you. The company has rolled out the John Deere 959ML Shovel Logger just for this purpose, and it has a wide array of features that can help with even the toughest challenges Mother Nature throws your way.

Improving Efficiency and Precision with the John Deere FR50

October 16, 2019

To meet customer demands for a felling head with more range of motion and visibility, John Deere has rolled out the FS50/FR50 Felling Heads. These felling heads are compatible with the 800M and 900M Series Tracked Feller Bunchers.

“We are committed to producing high-quality, reliable equipment,” said Jim O’Halloran, product marketing manager for John Deere Tracked Harvesters and Feller Bunchers. “Based off of customer feedback, we are excited to add the FS50/FR50 Felling Heads to our forestry equipment line-up for increased accumulating capacities, improved range of motion and excellent visibility. These new models will make even the hardest tasks easier and more efficient for our customers.”