Delivering Quality Equipment at John Deere Davenport Works

June 19, 2019

John Deere Davenport Works is dedicated to manufacturing quality construction and forestry equipment for the roughest terrains, but it’s what happens on the factory floor that makes the ultimate difference. Employees are dedicated to not only developing the highest quality machinery but also sharing their thoughts on how to make improvements every day. It’s this type of innovation that keeps John Deere Davenport Works operating to the best of its ability.

Communication is Key

Close communication and interaction between the design and production teams ensure that equipment is being constructed properly throughout each day. It also gives employees an opportunity to collaborate and ensure that everything is being produced with Deere standards in mind.

Experiencing the Versatility of the John Deere 332G Skid Steer at Johann Dairy

June 18, 2019

Milk production per cow has increased more than 50 percent over the past three decades in California, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and dairy farms like Johann Dairy are helping lead the charge. The Fresno-based dairy farm focuses on quality, rather than quantity, according to owner and operator John Verwey.

“We get higher production out of better cows,” Verwey says.whe

And in order to keep the cows and their habitats in pristine shape, John Deere equipment leads the way. Johann Dairy utilizes three large Deere wheel loaders that run up to 16 hours per day, mainly moving feed. On top of that, the John Deere 332G Skid Steer takes care of tasks such as hauling manure, cleaning up around fence lines, sweeping, and installing fence posts.

Taking a Deep Dive Into the Capabilities of Round Balers

June 17, 2019

For producers across the country, haying plays an important role in keeping farms up and running all year round. As with any task, having the right equipment is critical to meeting yield and baling goals. While the industry has changed over several decades, balers have continued to help producers meet these targets each year. It may come as no surprise that John Deere changed the game when it introduced the 14T Baler in 1957; this piece of equipment, which was the industry’s first bale ejector, produced well-formed, twine-tied bales and made haying a one-person operation for the first time in history.

Breaking Down the Latest John Deere Air Seeding Updates

June 12, 2019

John Deere recently made a number of updates to its air seeding equipment. To begin, the company created a new naming strategy, which is designed to help customers identify key product information. Deere has also implemented new features to make its machinery even easier to use. Let’s take a look at some of the changes that are rolling out across air seeding equipment.

  • The first letter of a piece of equipment will now indicate its machine type. For example, the N500C has an “N” to designate that it is a no-till drill, equipped with ProSeries openers.

Examining the Benefits of John Deere WorkSight

June 11, 2019

John Deere has rolled out a new solution, John Deere WorkSight, in order to bring together machines, technology, and dealers to make tasks easier for customers. With John Deere WorkSight, users can ensure that they are always making the most of their machinery on the job.

Let’s take a look at some of the features of this solution, as well as how it helps customers out in the field.

Steps for Installing a John Deere MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector

June 5, 2019

Thanks to adjustments made by John Deere, the 100 and 200 Series lawn tractors now have the ability to communicate with mobile devices via the MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector. With this addition, Bluetooth technology allows operators to keep track of their lawn tractors right at their fingertips. With the MowerPlus smartphone app, operators can view a summary of their current mowing session with average speed, area covered and other real-time statistics. In addition, homeowners can get a better idea of how long it’s been since they last mowed.

Exploring the New and Updated John Deere 4-Series Sprayers

June 4, 2019

John Deere has announced that it is expanding the top end of its 4-Series Sprayers with the introduction of two new pieces of equipment: the R4060 Sprayer and R4045 Sprayer. Both models will come standard with CommandDrive beginning with Model Year 2020.

Both of these 4-Series Sprayers are designed for large, broad-acre cropping systems and high-volume applications. The CommandDrive hydrostatic all-wheel-drive powertrain will also give operators the power they need to trek through even the toughest terrain.

Track Alignment Tips for John Deere S700 Combines

May 29, 2019

Track alignment is something that all John Deere S700 combine owners need to concern themselves with as soon as they purchase the equipment. Proper track alignment is not only necessary to ensure that the piece operates efficiently but to maximize the lifespan of the machine in its entirety.

Track alignment is also required to reduce the wear of the track belt drive lugs. The adjustment procedure consists of verifying the drive lug temperature and movement. Let’s take a look at the tips you can take into account to prep your John Deere S700 combine for track alignment.

Examining the Key Benefits of the John Deere N500C Air Drill

May 28, 2019

John Deere’s N500C Air Drill builds on the best features of the 1990CCS Air Seeder, which has been a staple for producers working with small grain seeds. Customers know that by investing in the N500C Air Drill, they are getting an air drill with the latest in seeding technology to boost productivity and efficiency out in the field.

“Easier meter access, improved seeding accuracy and increased capacity with less compaction were the most common requests we heard from customers,” says Ryan Hough, marketing manager for John Deere Seeding. “The N500C Air Drill was designed to give operators much easier meter access, and the latest in integrated technology for improved seed placement accuracy, control, and confidence, to help them do the best seeding job possible for cereals, canola, soybeans and other crops.”

Enjoying Increased Versatility with John Deere Backhoe Attachments

May 22, 2019

John Deere has just announced that it is revealing a slew of new backhoe attachments for customers handling light construction, agriculture, landscaping, or utility work. The BH9B, BH10B, and BH11B can all be used with the John Deere G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, and they are available now.

“With the growing need for work in compact spaces, these new backhoe attachments provide contractors, landscapers and agricultural material handlers with the power and variety to tackle any job efficiently and swiftly,” said Jason Simmons, attachments engineering supervisor, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The new lineup of backhoe attachments is designed to provide power with improved hydraulics and sleek design to operators working across different job sites and applications.”