Residential

Tips to Check Items Off Your Spring Yard Cleanup List

April 20, 2021

As soon as spring rounds the corner, many face an array of projects that built up over the cold winter months. In the period between regular snowfall and hot temperatures, home and landowners everywhere are ready to be outside and get their outdoor space looking as good as new. Below are tips for these individuals who can’t wait to work through their list of spring yard cleanup tasks, from repairing gravel driveways to plowing and tilling vegetable gardens.

Take These Steps to Easily Backfill a Trench

April 7, 2021

Backfilling a trench can seem like a daunting task. However, when you have the steps you need to take right in front of you, the job can instantly become simpler. Having access to the proper equipment, such as machinery from John Deere, can also transform the task from a difficult one to just another job on the site. Let’s take a look at the proper steps you can take to ensure that you’re backfilling your next trench properly and safely.

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.

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.

What Is a Rotary Tiller and How Is It Used in Gardening?

February 18, 2021

Whether you are replanting your garden from last year, or have decided to put in a new garden, a rotary tiller is ideal to get that seedbed tilled into the perfect texture for planting. Let’s take a look at what a rotary tiller is and what it can be used for.

What is a Rotary Tiller?

A rotary tiller, which is also known as a rototiller, power tiller, rotavator, rotary hoe, or rotary plow, is a motorized cultivator. It works the soil by means of rotating tines or blades, and is either self propelled or drawn as an attachment behind either a two-wheel tractor or four-wheel tractor. A rotary tiller is an implement that utilizes its set of curved tines that are attached to a rotating shaft to dig into soil and turn it into a seedbed that’s ready for planting.

John Deere Gator Attachments & Accessories for Your Gator & UTV

February 10, 2021

The John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle (UTV) is a versatile machine on its own, but with the addition of some attachments, the Gator can be upgraded to the next level. John Deere Gator attachments cover a variety of needs, including blades, cab additions, cargo box storage, carts/hitches, high performance items, lights/signals, protection, and sprayers/washers.

The following is an image gallery highlighting a few unique attachments John Deere offers to Gator owners.

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Gator attachment HD POWERtach Blade

The HD POWERtach Blade supplies up to 1,000 lb. of down pressure and has the ability to angle up to 25 degrees to the left or right. It also includes hardened skid shoes, reinforced moldboard, heavy-duty springs, and a reversible cutting edge to extend wear life.

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.

John Deere Mowers in the Snow: Snow Plows, Attachments & More

January 24, 2021

As the longest and coldest winter days approach and the snow begins to fall, it’s time to rev up the engine on your John Deere riding mower. While these pieces of equipment are ideal for the warmer months performing lawn-care duties and tackling yard-work tasks, they can quickly become a residential home owner’s best friend, clearing areas that may quickly be inundated by snowfall.

So, as fall comes to a close, the grass has been cut, and the leaves have been removed from the yard, be sure to keep your John Deere riding mower in a spot where it can be easily accessed, as it’s only a snow plow attachment away from being a snow removal workhorse during even the toughest conditions. These snow removal and snow plow attachments may include any of the following: 

John Deere X320 vs. X360: A Tractor Comparison Guide

January 11, 2021

The John Deere X320 and X360 tractors are both ideal for mowing with the utmost control. However, there are slight differences between the models that may appeal to customers depending on their specific needs. 

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If you’re looking for a tractor that has the ability to handle all the work you need to do around your property, look no further than the John Deere X320 tractor. This tractor comes with a 48-inch or 54-inch deck to suit all of your needs, and it also has a heavy-duty transmission for all of the jobs around the yard. Alternatively, if you are looking for an even more heavy-duty vehicle, the X360 may be the better option due to its hydraulic lift system. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the John Deere X320 and the X360 to help you make a more informed purchasing decision.

John Deere D140 vs. D160 Riding Mowers: Main Features & A Comparison

December 29, 2020

There are several John Deere riding mowers, such as the John Deere D140 and D160 models, to choose from, meaning you may want to compare your options before you make a final decision. Let’s take a look at how the John Deere D140 vs. D160 riding mowers stack up in terms of features.

John Deere D140 vs. D160

A Comparison of the John Deere D140 vs. D160 Riding Mowers

V-Twin Cylinder Design

The D160 riding mower has a 25-horsepower engine, while the D140 riding mower has a 22-horsepower engine, but both have a V-twin cylinder design. This provides more torque, lower vibration and better sound quality. Thanks to electric ignition, the engines start quickly, and they have cast-iron sleeves for longer lives.