John Deere Equipment

Timeline: Key Dates That Led to the Development of the John Deere Tractor Plow

November 28, 2017

John Deere has been producing equipment for more than 175 years, and during this time, has been responsible for several agricultural equipment innovations that have left their mark across the farming industry. The development of its tractor plow was one of the company’s biggest undertakings and eventual successes.

john deere tractor plow

However, while you may know when the John Deere tractor plow was introduced, you may be unfamiliar with the steps that led to its release. Let’s take a closer look.

1858

While attending the Illinois State Fair, John Deere was up-close-and-personal with a 30-hp Fawkes steam plow, and shortly after, started working on one himself.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the John Deere Engine Testing Process

November 14, 2017

Located within every John Deere combine, excavator, Gator, tractor, harvester, and any other piece of equipment is a reliable John Deere engine. The engine is the heart of all John Deere machines, and without it, the industries that Deere serves would be different.

However, before these engines can make their way under the hoods of Deere equipment, they must first work their way through a strict engine testing process.

John Deere Engine Testing

In this post, we will take a closer look at the manufacturing process and engine testing that John Deere engines go through before being put to work. Durability and quality are accounted for at each step of the process.

Fun Facts and History of the John Deere Corn Sheller

November 7, 2017

Whether we are aware of it or not, corn is present in nearly all aspects of most Americans’ daily lives. Sure, we know people and livestock enjoy consuming it directly as a food source. But, did you know it’s also used as a resource for the production of starches, sweeteners, beverage (and industrial) alcohol, and fuel ethanol? And of course, it can be used as a high-quality animal bedding material as well.

Corn in Truck

While the uses for corn continue to evolve, one thing remains constant: cob collection. Let’s take a closer look at the history of corn cob collection and John Deere’s entry into the corn sheller market.

Twitter Gallery: 40 Inspiring #Harvest17 Moments Captured by John Deere Fans

November 2, 2017

It’s back, the most important and crucial time of the year, also known as harvesting season. With one of the most labor-intensive parts of the year fully underway, we want to take the time to recognize everyone’s hard work and dedication.

This year, we gathered thousands of photos through the use of the #Harvest17 hashtag. Not only do we want to acknowledge the work that goes into the season, but we want to share the inspiration we feel through each of these images.

So we encourage you to appreciate the hard work, dedication and feel inspired by these amazing photos below.

John Deere Harvester Works: An Inside Look

October 17, 2017

As the global population continues to expand, crop producers, farm managers, equipment manufacturers, dealers, and others must all work together to maximize farming efficiency and continue to harvest the land for food. Over the years, the harvesting process has evolved, and so too has the equipment that’s used to assist. John Deere is just one of many equipment manufacturers in the industry, but the iconic green and yellow machinery can be found scattered across farms both in the United States and abroad.

So, where exactly is this harvesting equipment produced? John Deere Harvester Works, located in East Moline, Illinois, is one such location.

3 Core Benefits of the John Deere AB485 Air Boom Option

October 10, 2017

Those operating a John Deere F4365 nutrient applicator are likely already aware of the equipment’s ability to take on large-scale fertilizer projects with relative ease. However, that hasn’t stopped Deere from developing even more solutions to improve the dry fertilizer application process.

The latest in this development is the AB485 air boom, which can be easily attached for added efficiency thanks to a number of key features.

John Deere AB485 Air Boom

So, what exactly does the John Deere AB485 air boom have to offer customers that are looking to get even more from their F4365 nutrient applicator? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits to find out more.

John Deere ROPS: Key Dates and Its Role in Operator Safety

September 26, 2017

When operating heavy machinery such as tractors or earthmoving equipment, accidents can happen. Some of the most dangerous types of accidents when using these pieces of equipment come in the form of rollovers.

While operator precautions should be taken into account at all times, rollovers are sometimes unavoidable. For this reason, John Deere and other equipment manufacturers add rollover protection structures, or “ROPS”, to their machines.

John Deere ROPS

John Deere ROPS History

You may be asking yourself, “when did ROPS burst onto the scene?” Well, in June of 1966, John Deere officially announced the release of its Roll-Gard™ technology. This introduction was instrumental to showcasing the company’s commitment to the safety of all their customers.

John Deere Electric Gator: All the Information You Need to Know

September 19, 2017

As most of us know, John Deere produces gas and diesel-powered equipment of all sizes to get jobs done in agriculture, construction, around the yard, on the golf course, and much more. However, did you know John Deere also produces equipment that’s powered by electricity? One such piece of equipment is the John Deere electric Gator™.

John Deere Electric Gator

Most commonly known as the TE 4×2 Gator, this machine is powered by a 48-V electrical system and includes a number of features that are designed to make work on the property or in other parts of the outdoors a breeze. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features and benefits of the John Deere electric Gator.

Ag Education: A Chronological Look at Early Tractor History

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re out on the farm plowing, tilling, harrowing, or planting, one factor remains unchanged; you likely have a tractor mobilizing implements and doing the dirty work. However, with so many new tractor features and models hitting the market each year, it can be easy to lose track of the past.

Tractor History

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and events that shaped the early history of agricultural tractor development.

1892

John Froelich, who was 43 years old at the time, successfully ran a gas-powered, vertical, single-cylinder engine on the running gear of a steam traction engine back in 1892. The machine, which is now known as the first gasoline tractor, moved forward and reverse.

Video Gallery: What Customers Are Saying About Deere’s 1870 Air-Hoe Drill and C850 Air Cart

August 17, 2017

John Deere’s 1870 Air-Hoe Drill and C850 Air Cart were designed to enhance overall productivity on the field. The C850’s accuracy and technology pairing leads to smart and productive operation, while the 1870 allows producers to plant more acres in a quick manner.

John Deere C850 Air Cart

While these two pieces of agriculture equipment are fairly new to the marketplace, they’ve already helped farmers from around the country do more in less time. Don’t take it from us, though. Here are a couple testimonials that show their unique value.

Neil Herbst Testimonial 1870 Drill C850 Air Cart