How Griffin Contracting Gets the Most Out of John Deere Technology

March 31, 2020

Owning a construction business isn’t always easy, but with John Deere machinery, Griffin Contracting owner and president Brent Bazemore is finding it much simpler to operate these days.

Griffin Contracting, which was founded back in 2001, focuses on everything from site preparation to paving. The company has about 80 employees, and although it has grown quickly, Bazemore admits that it has not always been innovative along the way.

Highlighting Features of the New John Deere Utility Wheel Loaders

March 25, 2020

John Deere has expanded its L-Series Wheel Loader lineup to meet customer expectations and provide more productivity on the job. The new 444L, 644L, 644L Hybrid, and 724L wheel loaders incorporate several new features, including a redesigned Z-Bar loader linkage and electrohydraulic (EH) controls.

“The new L-Series Wheel Loader line is a culmination of customer feedback, industry-leading innovation, and versatile machines that are made to perform in a variety of applications,” said Grant Van Tine, product marketing manager, wheel loaders. “Our customers expect machines that work as hard as they do. Having machines that are designed to improve productivity, provide all-day comfort and perform reliably day in and day out, makes all the difference.”

John Deere Gator Oil Change: Tips & Tricks

March 18, 2020

You may love your John Deere Gator, but it’s important to remember that maintenance is critical to ensuring that it’s around for years to come. Oil changes should be performed on a routine basis, and there are a few tips and tricks you can take into consideration to ensure that you’re doing it right. Let’s take a look at the steps required for a John Deere Gator oil change.

  1. Gather the materials you need to change the oil: a new oil filter, new engine oil, a drain pan, a funnel, an oil filter wrench, and clean shop towels. Refer to your operator’s manual for the oil weight and amount necessary before you begin.

John Deere History: The Production & Evolution of Machines by Industry

March 17, 2020

John Deere has a rich 175-year history of machinery production which covers a range of industries, including agriculture and construction, and serves both commercial and residential purposes. Let’s dig deeper and explore details about the production of these industry-specific machines, as well as more details about the different product lines currently offered. 

A Brief History of the John Deere Organization

Many critical moments in John Deere history date all the way back to 1837. In the beginning, John Deere was a blacksmith in Grand Detour, IL who wanted to make farmers’ jobs easier. Fast forward over 180 years, and his company is still manufacturing all kinds of equipment with the same purpose in mind – to help customers, especially farmers, be as productive as possible. 

How John Deere Helps the TPC Sawgrass Team Prepare for Success

March 9, 2020

When it comes to maintaining golf courses, you need the right machinery to get the job done efficiently, and this is where John Deere comes into play. With its wide range of golf and turf equipment, Deere is prepared to take on any challenge, including PGA TOUR events.

This is why Deere equipment has been called on to help the TPC Sawgrass team prepare for one of the biggest events of the year. The Players Championship, which will take place between March 12 and March 15, began back in 1974. It’s still going strong today, and the championship remains one of the PGA TOUR’s most coveted titles.

How the John Deere 1745 Planter Enables Maximum Productivity

March 4, 2020

To cater to customers who want a planter that can be quickly folded for transport, John Deere has rolled out the new 1745 MaxEmerge™ 5 Planter. This piece of equipment is specially designed for corn and soybean producers who are seeking a split-row configuration. Additionally, its simple design means it’s compatible with older tractors (95 drawbar horsepower) and up.

Breaking Down the Capabilities of the John Deere 4M Heavy-Duty Tractors

February 26, 2020

To meet the latest demands from producers who need more versatile utility tractors, John Deere has rolled out its 4M Heavy-Duty Tractors. The 4052M HD and 4066M HD are both designed to help customers seeking a more compact machine that can still deliver an ample amount of power.

“The 4M Heavy-Duty tractor was designed with versatility and ease of use in mind. With this unit we had three main objectives – increase visibility, provide industry-leading maneuverability and reduce downtime related to changing attachments,” said DeMark Cole, product marketing manager at John Deere. “With this tractor, we’ve achieved all of these objectives and we look forward to getting our customers in the seats.”

John Deere 6080A and 6500A Fairway Mowers: Features & Specs

February 19, 2020

To provide new options for fairway caretakers seeking a boost in productivity, John Deere has launched the 6080A and 6500A E-Cut™ Hybrid Fairway Mowers. These models utilize electric reel drive technology to enhance performance and meet all the needs of the operator.

“Every course has specific needs, and it is important for superintendents to have a wide variety of options available to create the right mix for their fleet,” said Brad Aldridge, product manager for John Deere Golf. “With this in mind, we’ve continued to evolve our fairway mower line so we are a one-stop-shop for our customers. From our E-Cut Hybrid models to the PrecisionCut™ machines, we’re providing a vast number of productive, powerful solutions.”

Keep Your Course Looking Great with John Deere Golf & Turf Equipment

February 18, 2020

Are you curious as to how large, 18-hole golf courses keep every inch of the fairway and green perfectly trimmed? Beautiful clubhouses and immaculate green fairways oftentimes overshadow the hard work that is being done to create that aesthetic. Powerful equipment is used to curate this look, including a wide range of John Deere golf and turf equipment, specifically turf-friendly Gator UTVs. From material hauling to spraying, John Deere Gators have the capability and power to become your go-to vehicle for any golf course project

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.