Tractors

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.

Exploring Options Within the Updated John Deere 8 Series Tractor Lineup

March 31, 2021

To help farmers who are looking to adopt new practices to boost their productivity out in the field, John Deere is rolling out updates to its 8 Series Tractors for the 2022 model year. The John Deere 8 Series includes wheel 8R, two-track 8RT, and four-track 8RX models. Specialized options for the 8R Tractors include the Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), and the ExactRate™ Tractor Tanks for 8RX Tractors.

“Using CTIS, operators can monitor and adjust tire pressure as quick as 2 PSI/min, from the cab, push-button easy,” said Ryan Jardon, tactical marketing manager for John Deere. “CTIS makes it easy to adjust and optimize inflation pressures regardless of the task.”

Breaking Down the New John Deere 9 Series Tractor Updates

March 24, 2021

To assist producers who want to cover more acres efficiently throughout the workday, Deere has introduced new updates to the John Deere 9 Series Tractors. The lineup will now include the wheeled 9R, two-track 9RT, and four-track 9RX Tractors. The goal of these machines is to help farmers cross off more items on their to-do list each day in a quick, effective manner while out in the field.

Vintage John Deere Tractors: History & Media Gallery

March 11, 2021

Vintage tractors in the U.S. have significantly risen in terms of popularity, likely stemming from the nostalgia of those in the agricultural industry. The collection of these vintage agricultural machines is a popular hobby amongst farmers and people who enjoy the purr of an old engine. Brands, such as John Deere, have been bought, used, sold, and collected for decades, but where did this all start?

Developing Innovative Tractors for Over 175 Years

For more than 175 years, John Deere has researched and developed innovative, new farming equipment which strives to improve agricultural productivity. Since entering the business of tractors in 1918, John Deere has prioritized innovation, as well as quality, for its customers. 

Highlighting the Importance of Engine Regeneration

March 3, 2021

Regeneration is the process of oxidizing the accumulated soot from a filter. To comply with environmental regulations, your John Deere tractor may come with an after-treatment device, which includes a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF). After at least 3,000 hours, your machinery will let you know when the filter needs to be removed and cleaned. But there are two types of regeneration: passive and active. Let’s take a closer look at each, as well as why regeneration is important for your engine.

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.

Tractor Maintenance Checkpoints to Consider Year-Round

February 3, 2021

In order to get the most out of your John Deere equipment, routine maintenance is essential. Tractor maintenance, in particular, can help you ensure that your machinery is operating in the best shape possible every time you gear up to tackle your to-do list. Whether you mostly use your tractor on the weekends or almost every day of the year, following the tractor maintenance guidelines in your Operator’s Manual is critical. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take to keep everything in working order.

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.