If you need a sprayer that can tackle a large area efficiently in a short amount of time, Deere has the perfect solution for you. The R4060 Sprayer with the new CommandDrive powertrain is the company’s biggest sprayer yet, and it can handle a wide array of tasks to make your workday easier.
Let’s take a look at some of the features of the R4060 Sprayer and how it can help you out in the field.
The R4060 Sprayer comes standard with CommandDrive, an intelligent powertrain that uses a single hydrostatic pump to power all four variable-displacement wheel motors. In the event that one or more wheels lose traction, the system adjusts to slow the slipping wheels and directs more flow to the other wheels with traction. In general, the powertrain helps the sprayer easily handle hills, soft soil, and other conditions where traction is needed.
CommandView III Cab
Within this cab, key sprayer controls are more easily accessible to the operator on the redesigned CommandARM control panel. In addition, the multifunction handle has a more ergonomic fit and feel, with six reconfigurable buttons. Finally, the GreenStar display has been upgraded to a faster, more user-friendly 4600 CommandCenter display, which makes it easier for operators to capture, manage, and transfer data.
With the ExactApply system, operators can increase productivity up to 20 acres per hour through wider spray speeds and rate ranges. Customers can also better manage drift and improve spray quality as they work.
Boom Swing-Link Suspension
With the boom swing-link suspension, there is more stability, and operators can ultimately make fewer passes through the field. The enhanced design allows the boom to unfold and fold faster, and the additional stability means increased productivity out in the field, as the boom can now more accurately maintain spray height above the crop.
Load Command System
With the Load Command system, operators can now load at speeds as fast as 1500 L/min. This means more time can be spent spraying, ultimately boosting productivity and efficiency.
Solution Command System (SCS)
The SCS has been completely redesigned to allow for quicker, easier operation at the load station, regardless of skill level. The system also features a micro-display that provides real-time feedback on all system operations.
For more information on the R4060 Sprayer, watch the video below.
John Deere R4060 Sprayer - YouTube
If you have any questions about the R4060 Sprayer or what it can do for you, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
Each year, the harvest season brings about the opportunity for producers to finally enjoy the fruits of their labor. According to the USDA, the summer wheat harvest takes place from mid-July to mid-September. As with any season within the world of agriculture, though, the timing for wheat harvest can differ from year to year due to a number of factors, especially weather conditions.
When heading into the wheat harvest season, producers should consider the important role this crop plays, ranking third among field crops in the US in planted acreage and production, just behind corn and soybeans. Not only is wheat an important crop for humans but it can also be used as silage for animals – while underrated compared to corn, wheat is a great option for feeding cattle.
As with any crop, producers must go into the wheat harvest season with an understanding of how the plants could potentially turn out, what types of equipment are needed, and how to maintain that equipment so it works throughout these few short months.
Tips for the Summer Wheat Harvest
Despite best efforts during the planting season, producers may experience issues during harvest as a result of conditions that may be out of their hands, including the climate. Certain weather conditions, specifically excess moisture, can lead to a crop that is malformed. This malformation could then affect other crops, meaning action needs to be taken as soon as possible.
Before harvesting begins, producers should be aware of the diseases that could have a negative impact on their wheat – this includes those affecting heads and grains, those affecting leaves, and those affecting the stems and roots.
There is a range of diseases that can impact wheat crops, some of which are easily manageable while others require several steps to be taken in order to ensure the disease does not impact other crops. Below are three wheat diseases which affect heads and grain, leaves, and stems and roots, respectively.
Fusarium head blight
Characterized by the premature whitening of wheat heads, this disease is caused by the fungus, Fusarium graminearum.
Producers can manage this disease by increasing combine fan speed during harvesting and keeping the scabby grain away from other healthy crops.
Stagonospora nodorum blotch
The lesions caused by this wheat disease can be characterized as being brown or tan and surrounded by a thin, yellow halo.
Producers can manage this disease through the use of foliar fungicides, crop rotation, and fungicide seed treatment.
This wheat disease appears most commonly where susceptible crops are grown in a continuous fashion without being adequately rotated. Signs of infection include the plant being stunted early as well as whitening of the wheat head.
Producers can manage this disease through crop rotation and by controlling grassy weeds.
In order to get the most out of the wheat harvest season, it is critical that producers are able to manage this crop effectively and improve yields. While this could involve factors such as crop rotation, fungicides, and separating out diseased crops from those that are healthy, machinery also plays a significant role. When considering the next steps for crop management, producers should work to understand options in terms of both technology and equipment in order to ensure maximum return during harvest.
Maximize Efficiency of Wheat Harvest with John Deere
John Deere has a range of equipment designed to deliver consistent grain quality while harvesting. With the right equipment, producers can ensure that they are able to keep up with changing conditions and are being as efficient as possible. John Deere combines – including the S-Series and T670 – are able to help achieve this goal of maximum productivity thanks to a range of features.
This combine series consists of four models – S790, S780, S770, S760 – which are designed to handle various crops, including wheat. John Deere S-Series Combines offer a range of features which help boost performance throughout the harvest season. Let’s take a look at some of these offerings and how wheat producers can benefit.
By employing ActiveYield technology during the summer wheat harvest, producers can eliminate the need for manual calibrations – this is achieved by the inclusion of automated sensors that calibrate the combine by measuring the grain as it fills the tank. Once the grain weight reaches 6,600 pounds, ActiveYield will stop taking measurements. This real-time measurement system enables producers to attain more accurate yield mapping and make educated decisions based on current data. This will ultimately result in a more successful wheat harvest season.
Dyna-Flo Plus Cleaning Shoe
The Dyna-Flo Plus Cleaning Shoe is designed to simplify the process of separating and cleaning grain – this feature improves cleaning capacity by 13% in wheat, resulting in more time spent out in the field harvesting. Additionally, this cleaning shoe reduces tailings by about 28% in order to boost overall speed and productivity.
Small Grains Package
Packages from John Deere are designed to improve performance and productivity by about 20% when harvesting grains like wheat. In order to meet this goal, features include:
High-performance feeder house – Provides greater flexibility thanks to a front feed drum which provides 2 inches of additional movement when dealing with challenging crops.
Active Concave Isolation – This feature applies hydraulic pressure as a means of better securing the concave, providing additional stability.
Heavy-Duty Separator Grates – These grates, which include 2 rows of interrupter bars, offer greater uptime and a longer life span when facing challenging conditions. Additionally, the interrupter bars work to break up crop mat for maximum separation.
8-Wing Feed Accelerator – With this feature, producers can enjoy more time harvesting and experience improved material flow in tough conditions.
To learn more about how John Deere S-Series combines help producers improve their wheat harvest experience, watch the video below.
Delivering S-Series Combine Distinction - YouTube
In addition to the capabilities of the S-Series combines, producers can also improve small grain handling by employing the John Deere T670 Combine. This piece of equipment offers the largest active separation as compared to other small-grain, walker combines available. Additionally, the T670 offers up to 15% more capacity in wheat and features the largest cleaning shoe of its kind on the market, designed to deliver stable performance, even under changing conditions while harvesting.
Similar to the S-Series models, this combine features the Dyna-Flo Plus Cleaning Shoe for more cleaning system capacity.
Attachments for John Deere Combines
John Deere also has a range of attachments to improve the wheat harvesting experience and improve productivity.
HydraFlex Drapers – The technology built into these drapers enables more control when it comes to how much of the cutterbar’s weight is on the ground without compromising the ultra-low cutting height this header offers. Models include the 730FD, 735FD, 740FD, 745FD.
700D Drapers – These drapers are designed with features that help minimize outer divider plugging and improve feeding efficiency. Operators also have the option of a 14-inch feed drum which provides additional space for crop flow through the center feed section, thereby increasing throughput in header limited conditions. Models include the 740D, 735D, 730D, 725D.
Maintaining Your Equipment Throughout the Wheat Harvest Season
While weather and crop malformation play a large role in whether or not producers have a success wheat harvest season, equipment maintenance must be considered just as important. Throughout the season, producers should remember the following tips for combine maintenance:
Inspect your machine regularly in order to avoid wasting time dealing with issues out in the field.
Observe field conditions in order to determine how to address potential issues.
Always be ready to make repairs to your equipment if necessary.
Perform regular service checks for oil levels, fuel, and other factors that could impact operations.
Meeting goals during the harvest season can depend on a number of factors, from climate to equipment. By taking these factors into consideration throughout these months and taking action when necessary, producers can end the season on a high note and prepare themselves for future yields.
If you have any questions about how to improve the wheat harvesting experience, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
Operating John Deere machinery out in the field can be simple, but what happens when you run into unexpected problems? Deere has an answer for that: John Deere Connected Support. With this solution, you’re never far from an answer to your most pressing concerns.
John Deere Connected Support - YouTube
Connecting Your Machine
Once your machine is connected to the Deere system, you can monitor alerts from the equipment remotely. This means that you don’t need to be directly in the cab to diagnose problems. With Connected Support, you can also view the in-cab display from wherever you are and pinpoint the location of your machine, as well as its prior path and coverage. Finally, you can monitor fuel level and idle time, all by simply making sure your equipment is connected to the Deere system.
After your machine is connected to the Deere system, your dealer can also monitor all of the alerts that come from the equipment. This allows them to diagnose problems remotely to get you up and running faster. Similar to your access, your dealer also has access to your in-cab display to help you set up your machine. He or she can also perform software updates directly from the dealership, reducing your downtime.
John Deere Operations Center
The John Deere Operations Center is a set of virtual tools that you can access via the internet to manage your operation. As data is collected by these tools, you can gauge your performance over time, collaborate with others who support your operation, and create action plans, prioritizing jobs and communicating next steps to others.
MyOperations and MyAnalyzer Apps
With these apps, you can easily leverage data from your connected equipment while on the go. This allows you to have quick access to all of your information, directly in your pocket.
By collecting data over time, you can determine which practices work – and which ones don’t – ultimately saving your time and boosting your efficiency. You can also learn which inputs and rates work best and identify ways to improve yield consistency across your farm. Studies have shown that decisions made based on multiple years of data tend to be more accurate. Data ultimately allows you to share your information quickly and easily with experts to add more depth.
Just because your pasture has seen better days doesn’t mean you can’t revitalize it with the right equipment. John Deere has a number of machines that are specially designed to help with pasture management, and the overseeder is one of them. With the Frontier Overseeder, you can bright any pasture back to life, regardless of its condition. Let’s take a look at how the equipment can help you restore your pasture and get back to work.
With a Frontier Overseeder, you can choose between a pair of angle-adjustable spiked front rollers or front disks to prepare your soil for seeding.
This piece of equipment has three seed boxes that can be set to operate individually or all together, depending on your needs.
Each seed box can handle a different type of seed. There is one for large seeds, another for small seeds, and one for long, fluffy seeds.
The notched disks of the overseeder are designed to cut into the soil just a bit to help retain any moisture that may arrive.
The calibration tray system can be used to adjust the seed cups for the desired seeding rate. The calibration tray can be utilized with the overseeder in the stationary position or pulled over a short distance to the seedbed.
The rear drive roller is designed to firm and press soil that is kicked up by the front tillage tool. This creates a more uniform seedbed with loose soil necessary for ensuring proper seed germination.
Customers can opt for a scraper bar, specifically on the GS11 Series Overseeder. This is especially helpful while working with clay or in wet conditions.
The GS11 Series Overseeder, in particular, has rear cultipacker rings that compact and level the turf. This increases the chances of more successful germination.
To learn more about how a Frontier Overseeder can help you restore your own pasture, check out this video below.
Restore pasture using overseeder - YouTube
If you have any questions about the Frontier Overseeder or any other piece of John Deere equipment, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
For producers across the country, haying plays an important role in keeping farms up and running all year round. As with any task, having the right equipment is critical to meeting yield and baling goals. While the industry has changed over several decades, balers have continued to help producers meet these targets each year. It may come as no surprise that John Deere changed the game when it introduced the 14T Baler in 1957; this piece of equipment, which was the industry’s first bale ejector, produced well-formed, twine-tied bales and made haying a one-person operation for the first time in history.
When it comes to haying, automation can make a substantial difference in the number of bales that are produced in a specified amount of time. The use of automation within round balers, specifically, should be considered an essential part of any operator’s haying routine. By using a round baler, farmers will see bales that are less susceptible to weather and easier to unravel for feeding.
How Do Balers Work?
Round balers are designed to improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field. This is achieved in a few steps:
When hay enters the forming chambers from the pickup, belts instantly turn to form the hay into a tight, dense core.
Incoming hay feeds through the bale and the lower gate roll then compressed into smooth, dense layers once entering the bale.
The idler arm rises with bale growth, which then forces oil from the hydraulic cylinder through a pressure-relief valve to preserve consistent bale density throughout the formation process.
Watch the video below to see how John Deere round balers help reduce travel time, preserve yield on future cuttings, and cut pickup time.
Total Baling Solution - YouTube
Improving Efficiency with Automation
As previously stated, automation plays an important role in the efficiency of round balers, especially during hay season. Tractor baler automation reduces operator fatigue while delivering consistent bales. This is achieved through the communication of the tractor and baler which decides when the bale is large enough – once it is the appropriate size, the tractor will come to a controlled stop. Once the tractor has stopped, the baler will begin wrapping and will send the command for the tractor hydraulics to extend the gate cylinders. After the bale is ejected, the gate will close and operators are able to begin forming the next bale.
What to Consider When Buying a Round Baler
The main questions that people have before purchasing a round baler center around wrapping options, whether or not certain models can be used for silage, and how this equipment will perform in various conditions. While these may be considered basic questions, they are critical nonetheless as the answers will play a major role in the round baler that is eventually chosen.
In addition to these primary concerns, potential operators should also consider other elements, including available resources, in order to get a better understanding of which round baler will be best for the task at hand.
Before purchasing a round baler, customers must first understand the capabilities of the tractor that will be pulling this baler – this means selecting a model that the specific tractor can handle. If the baler is bought before the tractor, operators should keep horsepower requirements in mind when matching it with a tractor. The ideal PTO horsepower range for pulling John Deere round balers is 45-115+.
While many customers may want the largest bales possible, others may have limitations that will have an impact on this production. Applicable factors include wall space once bales are stacked, types of bales that are locally available, and climate.
Another consideration – one that may seem obvious yet is still critical – is the number of available features. By reviewing the capabilities of various models, customers can make an educated decision about whether they want a low-spec baler or a high-spec baler.
Types of Round Balers from John Deere
Once you have an idea of what you are looking for in a round baler, it is time to choose a specific model. John Deere offers a wide range of equipment that is designed to boost productivity and increase the quality of bale. Let’s take a look at a few different series of John Deere round balers that are sure to meet your goals for the season.
Zero Series Round Balers
This series consists of several models that are designed to cut mixing times by 58 percent and increase tonnage per hour by 155 percent. Additionally, they include the MegaWideHC2 feed system which delivers faster hay intake and processing to increase bale-making capacity. Available models include:
440E and 450E – two economy models for dry hay baling
450M, 460M, 550M, and 560M with dry hay, silage or precutter options
460R and 560R – two premium models with dry hay or precutter options.
9 Series Round Balers
The balers in this series were designed with features meant to reduce maintenance and downtime, thereby increasing overall productivity – this includes GreenStar 3 integration, monitoring control, and more powerful pickup than their predecessors. Available models include:
These pre-cutter-type round balers are perfect for producers who pre-process forage due to features that make it easier to mix or grind before feeding. These machines can handle both dry and high-moisture crops and can produce up to 52 bales per hour. Options for models include:
Once the haying process has been completed, producers can now use these bales for feeding and livestock bedding. Let’s take a closer look at what goes into handling these bales once they are formed.
How To Handle Large Round Bales - YouTube
In this video, we first see the operator use a John Deere H260 loader and a Frontier bale spear to carry the bale to a livestock feeder. Once the bale is brought to the desired location, it is recommended that operators first remove the bale wrap before setting the bale on the ground – it is then that operators can lift the livestock feeder over the top of the bale by hand.
Next, using a Frontier 1060 Bale Unroller with a John Deere 5115M utility tractor, the operator brings the bale out to the pasture to be unrolled. This bale unroller uses a single hydraulic cylinder to squeeze two clamp arms, each of which has a spike on the end to hold the round bale that will be unrolled. Once the wrap is removed, the bale is lowered to the ground and after setting the three-point hitch to float position, the operator begins to unroll by moving forward.
Whether the haying season is right on time or off to a late start, round balers can ensure that farmers are able to make the most out of these few short months. When choosing a piece of equipment, customers should carefully consider their current resources, such as hay and the tractor that will be pulling the baler, in order to fully achieve their goal.
If you have any questions about John Deere hay equipment including round balers, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
John Deere recently made a number of updates to its air seeding equipment. To begin, the company created a new naming strategy, which is designed to help customers identify key product information. Deere has also implemented new features to make its machinery even easier to use. Let’s take a look at some of the changes that are rolling out across air seeding equipment.
John Deere Air Seeding Updates - YouTube
The first letter of a piece of equipment will now indicate its machine type. For example, the N500C has an “N” to designate that it is a no-till drill, equipped with ProSeries openers.
The first number of a piece of equipment indicates the series. For example, the N500C is a part of the “5” Series.
The differentiator is at the end of an equipment’s name. In the case of the N500C, the differentiator is the “C,” which stands for Central Commodity System.
The Air Seeder 1895 now has the ProSeries opener. A new seed boot design also gives operators more consistent seed placement.
The Air Seeder 1895 will operate under a new name beginning with the ‘20 model: the N500F Series No-Till Drill. The “F” stands for fertilizer placement.
RelativeFlow blockage monitoring will be added across all sizes.
Fertilizer openers will include a sealing wing to keep more anhydrous in the ground, which will then provide a boost to young plants.
On 1870s for Model Year ’19, RelativeFlow blockage monitoring has been added across 40- and 56-foot machines.
A high-flotation package has been added on the 76-foot machine for Model Year ’19; this will come standard on the 76-foot machine beginning with the Model Year ’20.
The 1870 will eventually be renamed the P500 Series Precision Hoe Drill.
SectionCommand will be base equipment on the 1910 and C850 air carts beginning with Model Year ’20. In turn, customers will have more control over input costs, and be able to cover more acres in less time with automated control. They will also be able to improve the consistency of crop growth by reducing skips and overlaps out in the field.
If you have any questions about a particular piece of Deere equipment, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
John Deere has announced that it is expanding the top end of its 4-Series Sprayers with the introduction of two new pieces of equipment: the R4060 Sprayer and R4045 Sprayer. Both models will come standard with CommandDrive beginning with Model Year 2020.
Both of these 4-Series Sprayers are designed for large, broad-acre cropping systems and high-volume applications. The CommandDrive hydrostatic all-wheel-drive powertrain will also give operators the power they need to trek through even the toughest terrain.
“This new powertrain will help farmers and ag service providers cover more acres quickly and efficiently,” said Lindsey Pollock, product manager for sprayers for John Deere. “We know time is often the critical factor in most field applications, no matter the crop or season, with very tight application windows. The R4060 and redesigned R4045 can help operators traverse wide-ranging field conditions and hilly terrain in order to make accurate applications faster and more comfortably than before.”
Additionally, the R4045 Sprayer comes with dry spinner spreader compatibility for even more efficiency and productivity out in the field.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the features of these 4-Series Sprayers and how they can help you tackle the task at hand.
CommandView III Cab
With the CommandView III cab, operators can easily control the sprayer with the redesigned CommandARM control panel and multifunction handle, which has six reconfigurable buttons. The ComfortCommand seat also provides top-of-the-line comfort for a smooth ride all day long.
Load Command System
The Load Command system allows operators to load at speeds as fast as 1500L/min, which allows more time for spraying and the utmost efficiency on the job.
The 120-foot boom with swing-link suspension eliminates the need for additional passes through the field. The boom is also more stable, thanks to a swing link suspension. More stability ultimately translates into additional productivity out in the field.
Solution Command System
The Solution Command System allows for complete automation at the load station with a 12-button keypad. The features include fill station light on/off, pump on/off, agitation, pump speed increase, pump speed decrease, and much more.
The ExactApply system ensures that droplet size is consistent for the most precise application possible. It also varies the rate across the boom, which ensures the desired application rate.
John Deere’s N500C Air Drill builds on the best features of the 1990CCS Air Seeder, which has been a staple for producers working with small grain seeds. Customers know that by investing in the N500C Air Drill, they are getting an air drill with the latest in seeding technology to boost productivity and efficiency out in the field.
“Easier meter access, improved seeding accuracy and increased capacity with less compaction were the most common requests we heard from customers,” says Ryan Hough, marketing manager for John Deere Seeding. “The N500C Air Drill was designed to give operators much easier meter access, and the latest in integrated technology for improved seed placement accuracy, control, and confidence, to help them do the best seeding job possible for cereals, canola, soybeans and other crops.”
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the John Deere N500C Air Drill and how it can help with all tasks related to seeding.
John Deere N500C Key Features - YouTube
Main Frame and Commodity Tank
The main frame and commodity tank of this seeder are in different areas than they were on previous seeders. The blower is mounted in the forward position and there is a raised platform, which gives users easier meter access to clear blockages of clean out seed.
Electric-Drive Volumetric Meters
The John Deere N500C Air Drill has electric-drive volumetric meters, which offer greater seed population control, in addition to four-section variable-rate seeding capabilities with SectionCommand.
This air drill has John Deere’s ActiveCal tank scales, which allow operators to calibrate seeding directly from inside of the cab.
RelativeFlow and TruSet
In addition to ActiveCal, the John Deere N500C Air Drill has RelativeFlow blockage for row-to-row seed-flow monitoring, as well as TruSet, which offers down force control to operators from inside of the cab.
The John Deere N500C features no-till ProSeries Openers for improved seed placement accuracy across soil, regardless of terrain differences and conditions. The ProSeries Openers have a narrow seed boot and narrow, flexible press wheel that provides up to 40 percent more consistent seed depth across the width of the seeder itself.
The air drill is available in 30-, 36-, 40- and 42-foot widths with 100-bu. or 120-bu. central commodity tanks, depending on the tool width.
When you’re preparing for planting season, you know that you need reliable equipment to help you get your seeds in the ground and see the highest possible yield. John Deere has several pieces of machinery that can help you do just that. The John Deere F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator is one example of a machine that you can count on out in the field, and its CommandARM controls always hit the mark.The CommandARM controls on the John Deere F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator are specifically designed to reduce fatigue. This means no more long, grueling days behind the equipment out in the field. The controls themselves on the CommandARM are also specially made to limit the amount of time it takes to train operators on the machine – they are intuitive and easy-to-use.
Let’s take a look at some of the other features of the CommandARM and how they can help you while you work out in the field.
CommandARM™ controls on F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator - YouTube
Simple Transmission Control
The CommandARM controls make it easy to handle the transmission – master application controls allow operators to manage it from the comfort of their seat. Auto-Trac and boom height are also all controllable from the CommandARM.
Infinitely Variable Transmission
The John Deere F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator has an infinitely variable transmission, and it can be controlled with the CommandARM. Specifically, operators can easily set speeds according to the terrain conditions as they work.
The CommandARM has a scroll wheel, which allows workers to easily set the machine’s transport and spread speeds with the flick of a finger. Squeezing the scroll wheel also allows operators to toggle between other functions on the go.
For even more convenience, the CommandARM has customizable buttons which can be configured to manage a wide array of machine settings before operators hit the field. Everything from lights to calibrations and procedures can be set, giving customers the ability to handle even more with one hand as they work.
Less Training Time
The controls for the nutrient applicator and the sprayer are the same, and the redesigned command arm and multifunction handle combine the most important controls, meaning training time is reduced and operators are ultimately more productive.
If you have any questions about the John Deere F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator or the CommandARM, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
When it comes to the environment, John Deere takes its responsibility seriously. The company, which has equipment for everything ranging from agriculture to construction tasks, has developed a series of goals to ensure that it is always doing its part to help the planet.
Let’s take a look at John Deere’s environmental goals, how it follows through with its objectives, and what it does to ensure that its equipment is not having a negative impact on the planet.
John Deere has had numerous goals to reduce its environmental footprint worldwide over the years. For starters, one of its top objectives was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption per ton of production by 15 percent between 2012 and 2018. The company was also committed to reducing water consumption per ton of production by 15 percent between the same time period.
By 2018, John Deere was committed to recycling 75 percent of its total waste. In 2012, the company started by recycling 60 percent of its total waste. To achieve the goal of reaching 75 percent, John Deere looked at every waste stream in its manufacturing facilities – from aerosol cans and construction waste to paint process waste and wood pallets.
Finally, John Deere focuses on life cycle engineering to develop, produce, and deliver products and services that reduce the company’s overall environmental impact.
Achieving Key Objectives
To reach its goals, John Deere has a number of sustainable practices that it puts to use. For example, the company has developed an Environmental Management System that includes a set of documented processes for controlling and improving environmental performance. Annually, all John Deere manufacturing and parts distribution facility managers are also required to provide formal documentation of their efforts to manage risks and safeguard the environment, in addition to employees.
Life Cycle Analysis
As a part of the company’s Life Cycle Analysis, the impact of raw materials in each product is minimized. Fuel efficiency, productivity and other key operating factors are also maximized to ultimately reduce the impact on the environment. Finally, each piece of equipment from Deere is designed with longevity in mind. When a piece reaches the end of its life, it is not uncommon for it to begin a second life as recycled material.
If you have any questions about a specific piece of John Deere equipment or its sustainability, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.