Agriculture

Tractor Maintenance Checkpoints to Consider Year-Round

February 3, 2021

In order to get the most out of your John Deere equipment, routine maintenance is essential. Tractor maintenance, in particular, can help you ensure that your machinery is operating in the best shape possible every time you gear up to tackle your to-do list. Whether you mostly use your tractor on the weekends or almost every day of the year, following the tractor maintenance guidelines in your Operator’s Manual is critical. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take to keep everything in working order.

John Deere X Series Combines Honored in 2021 CES Innovation Awards

January 20, 2021

John Deere X Series Combines have been recognized for their innovative technology, design, and engineering in the past. Now, they are being honored with a CES Award from the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the CES Innovation Awards program. The program is an annual competition that honors outstanding design and engineering across a multitude of consumer technology products. It is meant to recognize honorees in several different categories and distinguish the highest rated in each. For 2021, John Deere has been awarded the Best of Innovation honor for its X Series Combines. The association notes Deere’s commitment to innovation as a means to help farmers grow crops more efficiently and sustainably.

Taking the Steps to Winterize a John Deere ExactApply System

January 6, 2021

As we head further into the winter season, you’ll want to ensure that your John Deere ExactApply system is prepared to continue doing its job for the months ahead. Doing so can ensure that everything is working properly and that you can keep your equipment intact for years to come. Let’s take a look at the steps you’ll need to take to winterize your John Deere ExactApply system.

Steps to Winterize Your John Deere ExactApply System

  1. Make sure that the machine has been washed and cleaned.
  2. Drain the solution in the machine and rinse the water tank.

Going Behind the Scenes at John Deere Ottumwa Works

November 25, 2020

John Deere prides itself on developing equipment that is meant to stand the test of time, but have you ever wondered where the magic takes place? Over the years, the company has expanded its list of factory locations to better meet the needs of customers around the world. One of these locations is the John Deere Ottumwa Works Factory, a facility that designs and manufactures high-quality hay and forage equipment.

Let’s take a closer look at what makes this John Deere factory so special.

John Deere Mechanical Self-Leveling Loaders for Maximum Stability

November 4, 2020

When you’re on the hunt for a self-leveling loader for your small tractor, you can rest assured that John Deere has you covered. The company has recently rolled out its Mechanical Self-Leveling Loader (MSL), which is compatible with John Deere 1E, 1R, 2R, and 3E compact utility tractors.

“Our new MSL makes it easier for our customers to move materials by automatically keeping the bucket or pallet forks level,” said Ray Gherardini, product marketing manager, John Deere. “With the new Mechanical Self-Leveling loaders, customers can confidently operate the loader through a full range of motion while keeping the load level, and save time by moving more with every load.”

John Deere 8R Tractors Recognized for Innovativeness and Sustainability

October 14, 2020

John Deere is all about delivering excellence through the equipment it produces. Now, its 8R Tractors are gaining the recognition they deserve for the features that make them the right choice for Deere customers across the country. Recently, Deere announced that its 8R Tractors won three awards for the role they play in the agricultural industry: The Red Dot Design Award; the 2020 iF Design Award (Discipline: Product); and a Sustainability Award from the Business Intelligence Group.

15 Pieces of Frontier Hay Equipment for Boosting Efficiency

September 30, 2020

When you’re on the hunt for new hay and forage equipment to help you out in the field, you know you can rely on John Deere to provide you with all of the machinery you require. Whether you need a wheel rake or a bale wrapper, Deere has the piece you need to ultimately boost your efficiency.

Let’s take a look at 15 pieces of hay equipment you can consider as you shop to suit your needs.

Heavy-Duty Wheel Rake

Rake more hay in less time with this wheel rake, which has large, wind-panel rake wheels to gather hay quicker and more efficiently.

Farmers Share Their Thoughts on the New John Deere X Series Combines

July 29, 2020

To cater to large-scale producers, John Deere has announced that it is adding two new models of X Series Combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup. The X9 1000 and X9 1100 Combines are both designed to thresh, separate, and clean more bushels per hour in tough conditions. In turn, this means less downtime and a boost in productivity for operators out in the field. Now, farmers are sharing their firsthand accounts of what it’s like to have the new X Series Combines and front-end equipment at their disposal.

Exploring the New Combine Header Lineup from John Deere

July 15, 2020

John Deere knows that in order to take on a long workday, producers need reliable equipment that is designed to help cross off every task on their to-do list. With this in mind, the company has revamped its entire combine header lineup to include HDR Rigid Cutterbar Drapers, RDF HydraFlex™ Drapers, CR and CF Corn Heads, and a BP15 Belt Pickup. Ultimately, the goal is to provide customers with the machinery they need to achieve maximum harvesting capacity while minimizing grain loss under any condition.

Video Gallery: Highlighting the Benefits of John Deere CommandPRO

June 17, 2020

When you’re operating heavy machinery all day, you know how important it is to ensure that you’re comfortable while you work. This is where John Deere CommandPRO comes into play. This customizable, ergonomic joystick enables operators to control everything from tractor speed to direction. In short, you’ll have more opportunity to focus on the machine and what is going on in front of you rather than directing all of your attention to the controls.

Here are a few video overviews that feature the benefits of CommandPRO, specifically in relation to John Deere’s lineup of 7 Series and 8 Series tractors.