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.

How to Install Hydraulic MulchControl on X700 High-Capacity Mower Decks

September 24, 2019

With John Deere Hydraulic MulchControl, mower users can now switch between discharging and mulching, giving them more versatility out in the yard. The MulchControl Kit also comes with a set of blades designed for bagging, making cleanup a breeze. But how do customers install Hydraulic MulchControl? Here are some tips for integrating the system into an X700 Signature Series Mower.

  • Park the mower safely on flat ground, with the engine off, key removed, deck down, and parking brake set. Close the fuel shutoff valve.
  • Take the Hydraulic MulchControl kit out of the box and lay out all of the pieces and parts.

Improve Baling Capacity with John Deere Baler-Wrapper Machines

September 18, 2019

When you need to improve your baling capacity, you can rest assured knowing that John Deere has the baler-wrapper machines you require to get the job done. For its 2020 lineup, the company recently rolled out the C451R and C461R Combination Round Balers, both of which are designed to help boost the efficiency of cutting, baling, and wrapping all types of forage. Ultimately, these benefits result in higher quality feed.

“This is the first combination baler-wrapper that Deere has offered in North America that excels in meeting the baling capacity, speed, performance and versatility needs of customers who harvest a wide variety of forage crops,” said Nick Weinrich, tactical marketing manager for John Deere hay tools.

Helpful Gardening Tips to Make the Most Out of the Fall Growing Season

September 17, 2019

Just because summer is waning doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden. There are plenty of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and more that grow into the fall months – this includes broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and more. By taking the time to plan out your garden and plant accordingly, you can develop one that thrives well into the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at some gardening tips and tricks you can keep in mind as you look to make the most of the autumn growing season.

Corn Harvest 2019: Tips and Tools for a Great Harvest

September 16, 2019

Did you know the U.S. corn crop acreage could cover all of Germany? And that corn is grown on all continents except for Antarctica?

Corn is present in almost all parts of daily life for Americans. The most obvious consumption of corn is on its own as a food source. That being said, it is used for many other things, such as sweeteners, fuel ethanol, and starches. With corn presenting itself as such a crucial aspect of everyday life for many, it is important to also understand the amount of work that goes into the corn harvest every year. 

Learning How to Install Electric One Touch MulchControl

September 11, 2019

John Deere has rolled out electric One-Touch MulchControl™ to help customers quickly switch between side discharge mowing and mulching with the press of a button. The attachment is available for Accel Deep™ mower decks on John Deere X300 and X500 Select Series tractors.

A heavy-duty baffle opens and closes to convert the mower from side-discharge mode to mulch mode, or vice versa. When the baffle is open, the majority of the material flows freely out the discharge chute or into a material collection system. Once the baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited onto the turf.