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How Paul Reed Construction Extends the Life of Its John Deere Equipment

June 3, 2020

When you’re on a budget, you immediately become conscious of how expensive construction machinery can be for your company. This is why John Deere introduced its machine rebuild program, which can instantly transform existing machinery into the equipment of customers’ dreams at a fraction of the cost. Paul Reed Construction & Supply is one company that took advantage of this John Deere program, and it hasn’t looked back since.

How to Install a Split Rail Fence: Understanding the Fundamentals

May 20, 2020

When it comes time to construct a split rail fence on your property, you’ll want to ensure that you’re doing it right to avoid problems later down the line. There are several fundamentals you can keep in mind while fence building, all of which are easy to follow and can give you peace of mind. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you’ll want to consider as you construct the split rail fence you need.

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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.

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.”

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.”

Visit John Deere at These 5 Trade Shows This Winter

January 22, 2020

For many, the cold weather and less than ideal weather conditions brought on by winter mean staying inside, which can bring about a sense of boredom. This doesn’t have to be the case for John Deere enthusiasts, though! This winter, the company will be attending a number of trade shows to demonstrate a range of equipment and technologies. In fact, this season of trade shows kicked off in early January when the company attended CES 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

Understanding the Role John Deere Plays at A-1 Excavating

December 30, 2019

For those in the excavating business, building a fleet of machinery that can be relied on to take on the toughest jobs in the field is critical. This is why Terry and Todd Pecha, co-owners of A-1 Excavating, chose to use John Deere equipment for their specific needs.

A-1 Excavating: Starting from the Ground Up

According to Todd Pecha, it wasn’t always easy-going for A-1 Excavating in the early days. Initially, they started by working with a local silica sand-mining company. They were brought in to do the preliminary site work, and the relationship grew from there.

How John Deere Helps Haskell Lemon Construction Reduce Downtime

December 4, 2019

While the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl presented several challenges for many Americans, both during and after the fact, one of the rare success stories involved the Lemon family. Once Haskell and Irene Lemon graduated from the University of Oklahoma in the mid-1930s, they knew they wanted to stay in the area. They initially worked as equipment operators, spreading gravel on country roads across the state.

“They always wanted to work in Oklahoma City where the state department of transportation is located, but it was dominated by large contractors,” says their grandson Jay Lemon, current co-owner of Haskell Lemon Construction Co., along with his partner and cousin, Ken Wert. “Then, in the late 1940s, they had the opportunity to begin their own paving company.”

How IUOE Local 318 Benefits from Employing John Deere Equipment

October 30, 2019

Founded in 1896, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union that represents operating engineers who primarily focus on heavy equipment, as well as mechanics, surveyors, and health industry workers. IUOE Local 318 is led by Justin May and Noah Ridgway, who get through their busy days with the help of a fleet of Deere machines, including everything from dozers to articulated dump trucks. Without Deere, their day jobs would be much more difficult.