heavy equipment

A Heavy Equipment Inspection Checklist for Your Deere Machinery

January 8, 2018

When operating heavy machinery from John Deere, it’s important to exercise a certain amount of safety and precaution. Doing so can ensure that no one is injured on the job. Precautionary measures are quick and easy to execute, and they can instantly give you peace of mind.

John Deere Heavy Equipment

Let’s take a look at a heavy equipment inspection checklist you can use to make sure everything is in working order.

  • Make sure the machine is parked on firm, level ground. Be prepared to take notes during the inspection.

Idling and its effect on Interim Tier 4 Engines

November 1, 2011

This excerpt was originally posted on the John Deere, Straightforward Blog October 27, 2011. You can view the original post here.

John Deere and Idling

As we continue our wide-ranging discussion on optimizing Interim Tier 4 engine performance, let’s turn our attention to the impact of idling.

All off-highway vehicles have a normal low idle speed — generally in the 800 to 1,000 rpm range — while some have an auto low idle (1,200 – 1,300 rpm) or an ultra-low idle (600 – 700 rpm). Different machines have optimal rpm settings; for example, excavators use the higher auto low idle setting to provide quick response when returning to work mode.