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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.

Get the Most Out of Your John Deere L-Series Mid-Size Wheel Loader

October 22, 2019

If you invest in one of the John Deere L-Series Mid-Size Wheel Loaders, you’ll want to take the extra time to maintain your machine to keep it in working order for years to come. With this in mind, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that everything runs smoothly on a regular basis.

Located in the engine compartment is the periodic maintenance decal. Here, you’ll find everything listed from fluid types to fluid locations. Daily checks should always include the transmission oil level in the articulation joint, engine oil level in the engine compartment, hydraulic oil level, and coolant reservoir. These daily checks can be performed safely from the left side of the wheel loader.

How B&S Site Development Accomplishes Goals with John Deere

September 10, 2019

When companies need equipment to tackle a wide range of tasks for their clients, they know they can turn to John Deere for reliability and productivity. This is exactly what B&S Site Development did, and the business owners have never looked back.

B&S Site Development provides site-preparation services, including dirt work, concrete, wet utilities, and paving to its customers. The company initially began in the residential sector, but eventually moved into the commercial industry as new opportunities sprung up. The business, which is situated in Bristow, Virginia, saw a boom in demand. The area itself has grown dramatically since the 1980s and has become a home for many companies’ world headquarters.

Exploring the Capabilities of the John Deere 344L High-Lift

August 13, 2019

John Deere has introduced a new high-lift option on the 344L Compact Wheel Loader for customers who need a little more dump clearance and increased hinge pin height. The 344L High-Lift now offers further reach for dumping, stacking, ag material handling, general construction or landscaping, and snow removal tasks.

The high-lift option has a maximum hinge pin height of 13 feet 2 inches, which is about a foot more than the standard 344L.

Stand Up to Any Task with a John Deere Rock and Scrap Grapple

April 16, 2019

When you’re on the hunt for the perfect John Deere equipment for clearing land, removing brush, and cleaning up a job site, you may want to consider a grapple. Scrap and rock grapples can handle a wide variety of tasks, ranging from disaster cleanup to general job site tidying.

All rock and scrap grapple models from John Deere are able to handle large loads and difficult materials. Rock grapples, in particular, have a welded-in serrated cutting edge that easily penetrates all ground conditions. Scrap grapples feature open side with bolt-on side plates, which allows for the easy grappling of material that is wider than the bucket. Additionally, a predrilled lip makes it simple to add a bolt-on replaceable cutting edge for longer wear life.

Examining the New Features of the John Deere 310L EP and 210L EP

September 19, 2018

In an effort to keep up with customer needs and demand, John Deere has updated the John Deere 310L EP Backhoe and 210L EP Tractor Loader. New engine technology and other adjustments have been designed to improve uptime and productivity for operators on the job. “Our goal is to continue to support the ‘EP strategy’ and to offer an effective backhoe solution under the 56-kW power level, which allows for greater flexibility to meet emission regulations,” said Brian Hennings, product marketing manager, backhoes and tractor loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry.

John Deere Engine History: A Production Timeline

April 9, 2018

John Deere has a long track record of creating top performing equipment for everything from construction to agricultural jobs. Behind every machine is a powerful engine, which is created to stand the test of time.

Let’s take a look at some key dates in John Deere’s engine history and rediscover where it all began.

1900

John Deere entered the engine market with the Root and VanDervoort Engineering Company of Champaign, Illinois.

1907

During the early days of this partnership, R&V relocated its manufacturing facilities to East Moline, Illinois.

Twitter Fan Media Gallery: Heavy Construction Equipment in Action

February 20, 2018

With spring looming in the distance and the ground starting to thaw in some parts of the United States, heavy construction equipment is making an appearance on many construction sites. We’re seeing everything from John Deere backhoes to excavators being used on small and large projects.

We searched high and low to find some of the best images of construction equipment in action captured by our fans on Twitter. We wanted to recognize the photographers who took time out of their day to snap a photo and put it on their social profiles and also thank the hardworking men and women in the construction industry who keep working even in harsh winter weather.

John Deere Debuts New Roll-Out Bucket for Wide Array of Tasks

February 19, 2018

With a roll-out bucket, no task is too big for agricultural, construction and landscaping professionals. The new roll-out bucket from John Deere comes in three different widths, designed to accommodate a wide range of tasks out in the field.

John Deere Roll-Out Bucket

“From loading tall Total Mixed Ration mixers in ag applications or elevated truck beds, our new roll-out buckets allow customers to lift higher and get more done in a workday,” says Jessica Hill, program manager of global attachments at John Deere. “Our unique hydraulic design is ideal for customers loading light materials when a machine’s lift height is limited.”

Key Motor Grader Safety Tips for Peace of Mind

February 12, 2018

Motor graders from John Deere come with several safety features, all of which are just as important as the operational aspects of the machines.

John Deere Motor Grader Safety

By taking them into account, customers can ensure that they are always working safely while tackling tasks out in the field. Here are some motor grader safety tips to keep in mind:

Motor Grader Safety Tips: Before Operation

  • Buckle up before you start the engine.
  • Make a quick check of the operational controls.
  • Listen for unusual noises and vibrations before starting.