John Deere Connected Support for Maintaining Your Forestry Fleet

May 6, 2020

Operating a forestry fleet can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to take valuable time out of your day. With John Deere Connected Support, enabled via a JDLink™ telematics connection, you can use a wide array of dealer and factory tools designed to increase your efficiency on the job.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the features of this technology and how it can help you keep close tabs on all of your equipment and operators.

How to Fill Ruts and Tire Tracks Using a Rear Blade

April 29, 2020

Ruts and tire tracks can disrupt your daily tasks and overall comfort while working, but with a rear blade from John Deere, you can fill them and get on with your to-do list. Furthermore, you can potentially boost your productivity level and give yourself one less thing to worry about out in the field. Let’s take a look at how to fill ruts and tire tracks using a rear blade attachment.

Prepare the Machinery

The first step of this process is to attach the rear blade to a utility tractor. To further enhance productivity, operators can also turn their rear blade into a box blade by using bolt-on endplates – this will enable more control while moving soil to backfill tracks and ruts.

John Deere AutoTrac Controller 300 Steering Kit for Increased Accuracy

April 22, 2020

John Deere has introduced AutoTrac™ technology for customers who want a little extra guidance with the AutoTrac Controller 300 Steering Kit. The after-market steering kit is customizable to different types, ages, and brands of ag machines, and does not impact operator ergonomics or steering wheel modifications.

“We know that not all farmers operate new John Deere machines factory equipped with AutoTrac,” said John Mishler, precision ag marketing manager for John Deere. “This solution is compatible with many newer Deere vehicles not already equipped with AutoTrac, as well as older machines and other equipment brands. It integrates with a John Deere precision ag display and StarFire™ receiver for a complete guidance system and a consistent John Deere Precision Ag experience across the entire fleet.”

Highlighting the Combined Power of John Deere and the Wirtgen Group

April 15, 2020

Back in 2017, John Deere announced that it would acquire the Wirtgen Group, an international company with a focus on producing road construction equipment. Since then, it hasn’t looked back – the acquisition has propelled Deere to the front of the pack in terms of the equipment used in the road construction process.

“This transaction enhances our global distribution options in construction equipment and enhances our capabilities in emerging markets,” said Max Guinn, President of Deere’s Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division, at the time of the deal.

A Comparison of John Deere Lawn Tractor Models for Spring Landscaping

April 13, 2020

Spring is finally here and for most across the country, this brings about the opportunity to tackle that yard work that has been piling up over the past few months. As with any task, though, home and landowners should kick off their spring lawn care regimen by going over the basics and deciding on the lawn tractor that will be best suited for their operation. While this may seem like a lot to consider, home and landowners can rest assured knowing that the work they put in at the beginning of the season will pay off for months, maybe even years, to come.

Featuring the New 700L and 750L Crawler Dozers From John Deere

April 8, 2020

To cater to those customers seeking more operator comfort and productivity on the job, John Deere has rolled out the new 700L and 750L Crawler Dozers. These machines have a suite of factory-grade control solutions, in addition to electrohydraulic (EH) controls, increased power levels, and a new operator station.

“When developing the 700L and 750L, we leveraged feedback from contractors around the world,” said Nathan Horstman, product marketing manager, crawlers, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “These next-generation dozers are the most productive, reliable and easiest to operate yet. These new models merge power and technology to deliver an easy-to-use, comfortable dozer that is built to run all day.”

Twitter Fan #Plant20 Media Gallery: John Deere Planting Equipment in Action

April 6, 2020

It’s that time of year again – the 2020 planting season is finally here! After dealing with a particularly rainy winter, farmers across the country have been rearing to get their John Deere planting equipment out of storage and enjoy some time out in the field. From planters to air drills and seeders, our fans know that with John Deere on their side, there’s no doubt that #plant20 will be a success.

We searched across Twitter for images and videos that we felt best represented how John Deere planting equipment ensures maximum productivity throughout this season.  We wanted to recognize those who took the time to capture these images and videos in order to showcase what this equipment can really do.

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.