Understanding the Importance of Kansas City in John Deere History

October 23, 2019

When customers think of John Deere, Illinois might immediately come to mind, but many people are unaware that the company had a strong presence in Kansas – specifically Kansas City – around the time of its humble beginnings. From early on in John Deere’s history, this city was recognized as playing an important role in the development of the company.

The Decision to Go West

John Deere always had his sights set on territories beyond Illinois. Before the turn of the 20th century, the company had employed a network of travelers, or salesmen, who trekked across the country to make arrangements with dealers to carry Deere products. As the company grew, so did its fleet of traveling salesmen. During this time, business had started to evolve, as well.

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.

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.”

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.

Exploring the History of John Deere Combines and Harvest Equipment

October 14, 2019

Since the invention of the first steel plow in 1837, the driving force behind John Deere has been manufacturing equipment that makes the lives of farmers easier. From seeding to harvesting, farmers across the globe rely on John Deere equipment to help achieve their yield goals.

While each season welcomes new tasks and challenges, with the right equipment on their side, operators can overcome any hurdle they may face with ease. This is especially true during the harvest season when farmers are finally able to reap the fruits of their labor.

Enjoying Versatility with New John Deere 6M Series Tractor Model Updates

October 9, 2019

To help customers handle a greater variety of loader and PTO-driven operations, John Deere has given its 6M Series Tractors a new look for 2020. The eight cab models of the 6M Tractors now feature several improvements to comfort, visibility, maneuverability, and technology not previously seen in the mid-spec 6 Family Tractors.

Going Behind the Scenes of John Deere Des Moines Works

October 8, 2019

Part of what makes John Deere successful is its commitment to its customers, and this can be seen at its factories across the country. John Deere Des Moines Works is dedicated to manufacturing Crop Harvesting and Crop Care equipment, and its output continues to play a role in the company’s overall success.

Early Beginnings

The story of John Deere Des Moines Works begins back in 1941 at the outset of World War II. The U.S. government was dramatically increasing its capacity to manufacture ammunition, so the Des Moines ordinance plant was built over the next four years. The vast complex of 279 buildings sprawled across 4,400 acres and played a critical role in the war effort – this location was responsible for producing machine gun rounds for the U.S. and Allied troops.

Learning Why Circle Line Relies on the Power Behind John Deere Engines

October 2, 2019

John Deere is a longtime producer of powerful engines, meaning companies know that they can turn to the business for reliable equipment that will last a lifetime. This is why Circle Line, New York’s oldest maritime sightseeing service, uses John Deere PowerTech 6.8L engines to drive their ships and keep them running smoothly.

Gus Markou, the president of New York Cruise Lines, has always been interested in ships. Right from the start, he knew that his line, which has been in operation since 1945, needed to be efficient in order to continue standing the test of time. With its products and engines, John Deere was an easy decision for him.

John Deere Citizenship: Helping Farmers in India Achieve Sustainability

October 1, 2019

When John Deere isn’t rolling out new product updates and agricultural equipment, it’s focusing its attention on ways it can help others around the globe. John Deere India is one example of a company initiative that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in a community abroad. Between John Deere and the Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD), the Samruddhi Project has taken off, and it continues to have a significant impact on locals for the greater good.

Let’s take a closer look at this demonstration of John Deere citizenship.

Fulfill Hosting Duties with These John Deere Items for the Home

September 25, 2019

If you want to fulfill hosting duties for your next get-together, there’s no better way to prepare than by investing in some John Deere items. John Deere has everything from tumblers to gas grills to ensure that you have exactly what you need to throw a memorable bash. Let’s take a look at some of the goods you can buy to make the most of your next party.

Fire Pit

This fire pit is made of lightweight steel and comes with a wrought iron stand and mesh cover. It is 26-by-26 inches in size and has John Deere laser-engraved on its side. For your cooking needs, it also comes with a grill and poker.