agricultural equipment

Agricultural Equipment to Maximize Yields During Crop Planting Season

May 18, 2020

Farmers everywhere know that in order to maximize yields, they must take specific steps before and during the planting season. While it typically depends on weather conditions, it is best if larger crops such as corn or soybeans are planted between mid-April and mid-May. Each farmer is different in terms of how they plant, with each practicing a range of techniques and employing various types of agricultural equipment to get their land where they need it to be for the current season and for seasons to come.

What Is a Hay Tedder and How Do You Select the Right Type?

February 28, 2017

A hay tedder is used to spread and fluff hay in a uniform swath after a windrower, mower-conditioner, rake, or some other type of equipment has created a windrow. The hay tedding process allows producers to reduce the dry down time and is especially useful for those that live in wet or humid areas, as it allows them to complete the hay baling process faster.

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When the hay tedder is in use, it feeds the crop into pairs of spinning rotor teeth. Operators should angle the rotors at an upward angle to lift the crop off the ground and float it to the surface.

6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Combine

June 29, 2015

Combines are some of the biggest equipment investments that crop producers make. It’s essential to go into the used purchasing process with confidence and a clear understanding of what exactly it is that you’re looking for. Conduct ample research, ask questions, and inspect the equipment, to meet your operation’s needs.

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While most farm equipment owners take very good care of their machines to maximize their lifespan, there are some things all used combine buying prospects should keep in mind. Here are some questions to ask (yourself and others) before making a purchase:

8 Key Features that Define the Popular John Deere 6210R Tractor

March 18, 2015

Field work without limits. That’s what every producer looks for in a tractor. With power, a number of performance features and transmission choices that are demanded for planting, tillage, transport and more, the John Deere 6210R Tractor was made for limitless efforts.

John Deere 6210R

Let’s take a look at eight features of the 6210R that make it one of the most popular in the 6 Series.

1) Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT)

The 6210R is designed to haul a number of implements, which is why it includes stepless AutoPowr/IVT transmission. IVT allows operators to save both time and money by letting them set the optimal speed for the implement being put to work. The fully electronically controlled engine and regulated transmission work together to provide productivity and comfort for those behind the wheel.

Video Gallery: Keeping Equipment Clean During Cotton Harvesting

October 16, 2014

During the cotton harvesting season, long days of rolling through the cotton field can lead to dirty machines. Of course, from an aesthetic perspective, this isn’t ideal, but more importantly, leaving cotton debris unattended in various parts of the cotton harvester can lead to risk of fires, worn down components, and a decrease in efficiency.

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To help John Deere cotton harvester owners avoid these risks and keep their machines clean this harvesting season, we’ve put together a brief video gallery. Always remember, before carrying out any routine inspections or cleaning, set the parking brake, shut off the engine, and remove the key. Enjoy!

Image Gallery: A Visual Look at Everyday Life on the Farm

July 31, 2014

Today, it doesn’t take as many farmers as it once did to cover a large number of acres for crop production. Thanks to advancements in technology within offices and aboard agricultural equipment, farmers can ultimately do more with less. However, these advancements present farmers with the challenge of knowing how to operate the technology and manage all parts of the farm from sunrise to sundown.

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As a result, life on the farm for crop producers can be very busy, demanding a great deal both physically and mentally, especially during peak planting and harvesting seasons. To give our readers a better understanding of a farmer’s daily life during these busy times, we’ve put together a photo essay that walks through a typical day on the farm during the peak seasons, enjoy!

How to Use the John Deere Parts Catalog to Keep Your Machine Healthy

October 23, 2013

Agricultural producers, especially those in the middle of a planting or harvest season, put a lot of trust in their machines to perform on a daily basis as they attempt to return the largest yield possible. Preventive measures to equipment failures can be taken, such as building a maintenance checklist; however, some things are simply out of the operator’s control.

One stroke of bad luck could cause an immediate repair needed to be made in order to get the machine back up and running to its full potential. John Deere agricultural equipment owners have an opportunity to do just that thanks to the John Deere Parts Catalog, which enables machine owners and operators the ability to search for needed parts by part number, including diagrams and graphics for the desired models.