John Deere Construction Simulators Offer Cheap, Easy Alternative to On-Site Training

November 27, 2012

Have you ever wondered how you can train new construction operators with little chance of injury, no machine or property damage, no fuel costs, and no emissions?  If so, look no further than the John Deere construction simulators; a cost-effective, safe, and efficient alternative to on-site training.

John Deere construction training simulators come at a fraction of the cost of an actual training machine and put new operators in the driver’s seat. Literally.

John Deere construction simulators

MachineFinder Spotlight: The John Deere Crawler Loader

October 12, 2011

John Deere Crawler Loaders

Construction sites are a tough environment that requires reliable, hard-working tools. If you are in need of strong versatile machines that are built to last then the John Deere 605C crawler loader and John Deere 655C crawler loader will give the reassurance you need.

John Deere Crawler Loader Versatility

These strong, versatile, and durable machines will become an essential part of any construction vehicle fleet. The John Deere crawler loaders are exceptional vehicles for digging, dragging, excavating, backfilling, landscaping, and loading trucks. The JD 605C and JD 655C crawler loaders have exceptional maneuverability when transporting materials through a work zone.

Used John Deere 605c crawler loader

New MachineFinder Feature: John Deere Dealer Locator

September 23, 2011

John Deere Dealer Locator is excited to announce the addition of a John Deere Dealer Locator tool to MachineFinder which will allow customers to search for dealer locations on MachineFinder in North America. MachineFinder will list Agricultural & Turf and Construction & Forestry dealer locations that participate with MachineFinder. Customers can navigate to the Dealer Locator by clicking on the ‘Dealers’ tab located on the pages.

John Deere MachineFinder

Interim Tier 4 Glossary of Terms

June 23, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog June 20, 2011. You can view the original post here.

Additional Key Terms You Should Know

Earlier this year, we introduced an initial glossary of terms commonly used when speaking about emissions to help our readers “talk the talk” when it comes to Interim Tier 4 emissions requirements. This month, we’ve added some additional terms to our glossary to help you better understand the topic of regeneration as it relates to emissions regulations.

Exhaust Filter Regeneration – the “burning off” of particulate matter (PM) from diesel engines.

CONEXPO Insights: Tom Jackson of Equipment Today discusses the future of IT4

June 17, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog June 15, 2011. You can view the original post here.

We asked several visitors to the John Deere Power Systems Booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG to share their thoughts on Interim Tier 4 emissions standards and what’s to come in the future. When asked what trends were gaining traction across the industry, Tom Jackson, Executive Editor of Equipment World provided some great insight into the future of IT4 and what he expects to see at CONEXPO 2014.

Exhaust Filter Cleaning: A Return to Basics

June 10, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog June 8, 2011. You can view the original post here.

With Interim Tier 4-equipped machines on their way to the field, we’ve found that regeneration of exhaust filters continues to be a source of questions for many operators. To help address those questions, we’re going to take another look at the basics of exhaust filter regeneration. Before we get started, be sure to check out our earlier video blog entitled Exhaust Filter Cleaning 101 for a little more background on the basics of John Deere’s exhaust filter regeneration strategies.

Monday Myth: Interim Tier 4 Myths Uncovered – Maintenance

June 7, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog May 9, 2011. You can view the original post here.

Last month, we challenged our readers to test their Interim Tier 4 knowledge through an interactive IT4 Myth-Busters Quiz. The results are in, and our poll revealed there still seems to be much uncertainty around Interim Tier 4 Engine Technology like Cooled EGR and SCR. Here is another myth on Interim Tier 4 (IT4) engines equipped with cooled exhaust gas recirculation that we think its time to dispel.


Will Interim Tier 4 diesel engines with cooled EGR have shorter maintenance intervals?

IT4 101: Top 5 Straightforward Blog Posts

May 24, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog May 20, 2011. You can view the original post here.

At Straightforward blog, we strive to be a reliable hub for technology updates, business resources and news on emissions standards for off-road vehicles. Over the past several months we’ve covered a variety of topics specific to Interim Tier 4 that we hope you’ve found useful. Following is a look back at some of our most viewed posts and popular IT4 topics of discussion.

1. Our top strategies for owners and operators to create an emissions compliance plan for success: Taking the First Steps Towards Interim Tier 4 Compliance

OEM Spotlight: Magnum Products

May 16, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog May 4, 2011. You can view the original post here.

When it comes to customer service, Magnum Products, one of John Deere Power Systems; key OEM Partners, is known for keeping their customers on the forefront of everything they do. We had the chance to catch up with Mark Hanson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Magnum Products, at CONEXPO to learn more about their latest IT4 equipment and customer driven philosophy.

How do you define customer service? John Deere wants to know how we can help you in the changing regulatory environment of IT4.

Projects Funded by the City of Chicago Subject to New In-Use Rules

May 10, 2011

This was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog April 29, 2011. You can view the original post here.

Regulations impacting construction machinery currently in use will take effect in Chicago on June 1 this year. The recently passed Chicago Clean Diesel Construction Ordinance will require the use of Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and meeting any state or local reduced idling regulations in construction equipment used for contracts awarded by the City of Chicago that exceed $2 million. This is the latest of several in-use rules already enacted in the greater Chicago area, including the Cook County Green Construction Ordinance and the O’Hare Modernization Program.