The introduction of the John Deere W170 Windrower offers customers an optimized harvest experience. With updated features such as a smoother ride, no matter how rough the conditions may be, and more horsepower, operators will enjoy increased productivity in addition to more comfort than previous models. This piece of equipment was designed to meet the demands of those customers who grow high yields of canola varieties, meaning every component was added with the operator in mind.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the John Deere W170 Windrower.
Optional, Plug-Clearing Reverser
This new model includes an optional reverser that is easily accessible from the operator’s station. Easy to activate, this feature can clear plugs from the platform by reversing the knife drive and, if applicable, the hay conditioner.
Four-Point Independent Cab Suspension
Four coil-spring shock absorbers are placed at each corner of the W170’s cab, working to ensure stability and a smooth ride when operating in any type of field. With these features working together in unison, customers can enjoy the most comfortable cab in the industry.
Narrow/Wide Draper Transport
When using the ballast box and 1400D Draper Platform with an integrated transport system, the John Deere W170 can easily transport wider draper platforms with stability. Narrow draper platforms can also be transported without issue when the 1400D Draper Platform with the integrated slow-speed transport system is being utilized.
Fully-Integrated AutoTrac Controller
This piece of equipment features an AutoTrac Controller that helps boost productivity through hydraulic steering which increases accuracy; a kit option can be selected when ordering the W170. This kit comprises of an AutoTrac Controller, a hydraulic steering kit, and a GPS mounting kit.
This machine allows for easy attachment or release of platforms in order to quickly change from hay to grain harvest. The John Deere W170 also includes a hose management system that is designed to store both hydraulic and electric connections. When purchasing, customers have the option to include a self-alignment kit that is easily attachable or detachable thanks to a hydraulic center link. In addition, when necessary, operators are able to change platforms without difficulty due to adjustable springs.
Full Visibility from Cab
Wide platforms will not stop operators from benefitting from full visibility in the W170 with large front windows and a cab that is forward and above the platform. When working at night, eight LED lights ensure that the job can get done just as easily as it could during the day. Operators can also choose to include an HID lighting package or warning beacon lights in order to further boost visibility.
To learn more about the capabilities of this piece of equipment, watch the video below.
The John Deere Bale Mobile app provides operators with more information to improve efficiency, distinguish bale characteristics, track yields, and make better decisions when used alongside a John Deere large square baler. Once the Bale Mobile app is downloaded onto an iPad® or tablet computer, operators will have full access to a range of information that will help boost productivity.
Let’s take a closer look at this app and how it makes managing bales easier than ever, whether you are on the field or in the office.
Throughout the baling process, the John Deere Bale Mobile app will record each individual bale’s moisture and weight, which can then be tagged with or without additional information for identification when sorting. Once baling is completed, the app will provide a summary which shows the total weight of crop, number of bales, and average moisture; this information will appear even if more than one baler is being used.
The John Deere Bale Mobile app makes the sorting process a breeze before transporting the bales to their next destination. Agronomic data allows this app to determine the moisture and weight of each bale in order to determine what should be loaded and what producers should separate from the haystack.
Even when in the office, the Bale Mobile app works remotely to provide a field summary which includes yield information, helping producers make decisions regarding fertilizers, irrigation, and replanting.
To learn more about the features of this app, watch the video below.
The past century has seen generations of John Deere factory employees taking a tremendous amount of pride in the work that they do every day. It’s core values such as innovation, quality, integrity, and commitment that have reminded workers like Ryan Howard and Gaylord Converse of why they started working with John Deere equipment in the first place.
Whether these values are embraced by one person over the course of a few decades or passed on from family member to family member, dedication to the John Deere brand and its equipment is what makes these employees worthy of recognition. Watch the videos below to hear stories of two John Deere factory employees and their commitment to their work.
Ryan Howard, a supervisor of operations at Waterloo, is a 2nd generation employee at John Deere. Not only have Ryan’s parents worked for the company for 40 years, but his brother and sister-in-law are John Deere factory employees, as well. In addition to these family members that work with equipment on an assembly level, Ryan has family members outside of the company who use the machines that he works to put together on a daily basis.
With an understanding of how the quality of effort he puts in affects people every day, Ryan works to ensure that not only will his family tradition of working with John Deere equipment carry on, but also that the core values of John Deere will continue to live on, as well.
Since January 23, 1967, Gaylord Converse has played a role in the assembly of almost every model of tractor that John Deere has built. As a John Deere factory employee, Gaylord has put forward a quality of work that has benefitted customers over the past 50 years. This enthusiasm towards John Deere equipment carries over to Gaylord’s personal life, as well, with his wife joking that when he is not working at John Deere, he is working on a John Deere.
Gaylord’s sense of hard work and dedication to John Deere inspires those around him, from his co-workers to his son and grandson, both of whom help out on the farm. Past decades have seen John Deere factory employees like Gaylord putting in the quality of work that has been showcased in the durability and reliability of every piece of machinery that is created. It’s reasons like this that the legend of John Deere will continue to run on.
We hoped you enjoyed learning about the quality and core values that go behind each piece of John Deere equipment!
Rotary cutters may seem like they all have the same design, but the fact of the matter is that they have different features that can fit customers’ specific needs out in the field. The John Deere MX10 is one of those products, and it has several features that can enhance productivity while boosting efficiency for users.
Here’s a look at key highlights of the John Deere MX10 and what it can offer to equipment operators.
Double-Decker Frame Design
The Double Decker frame design of the John Deere MX10 provides an ample amount of strength and enhances cutting performance. Two welded decks form the upper and lower surfaces of the equipment frame for strength. Internal stiffeners are sandwiched between the two decks for more rigidity. The top deck is domed to prevent residue build-up, and the bottom deck acts as a guard against damage from rocks and field debris.
Standard Stump Jumper Blade Holder
The standard stump jumper blade holder is standard on the John Deere MX10. This feature increases the drivetrain reliability, protecting against impacts from debris such as stumps and rocks.
Safety Chain Shields
The safety chain shields on this machine come standard. They offer protection while the machine is in operation, but allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber without restriction.
Driveline with Slip Clutch
The MX10 also comes with driveline with slip clutch, which is designed to protect against overloads. The rubber element that connects the drivelines helps to absorb the sudden stress of impact loads. Chain couplers are also used to maintain the driveline alignment. Lift-type and semi-mount models on the MX10 feature an ASAE Category 4 driveline for even more durability out in the field. The pull-type model uses an equal-angle driveline for more seamless turns, and a lightweight driveline with a lock-slide collar makes it fast and easy to attach. Finally, the driveline has long lubrication periods. This means that operators can go for 50 hours at a time without needing to relubricate, resulting in less downtime and more productivity.
Frontier landscape equipment can be added to John Deere tractors to boost productivity and efficiency while tackling jobs that will make your property the talk of the town.
Let’s take a look at some of the attachments and add-ons operators can use with their Frontier landscape equipment.
Rear blades can be easily adjusted for grading and leveling, whether operators are working in a gardening area or handling general landscaping.
Frontier box blades can level uneven ground and make grading tasks a breeze. The tailgate can be fixed or float, and shanks are easily replaceable.
Box Blades – Hydraulic Scarifiers
Box blades with hydraulic scarifiers are specifically designed to tackle the most difficult terrain with ease. They come with a hydraulically-operated scarifier bar, and heat-treated scarifier points ensure a long work life.
Operators can dig uniform trenches for any small drainage or utility project with the 3-Point Trencher. It comes with a chain-type digging model and can achieve a 6 in. wide x 36 in. deep (.2 m x .9 m) maximum trench. Depth control can also be easily adjusted.
Box scrapers can be used to smooth driveways, yards, and fields. They are heavy-duty, meaning they can stand the test of a wide range of terrain conditions. They also have drawbar and single SCV compatibility, and optional notched cutting edge for hard soil.
Post Hole Diggers/Augers
The post hole digger allows operators to quickly dig down deep in their terrain with the utmost efficiency.
Land planes allow operators to level driveways, fill potholes, or recondition gravel areas. Their durable frames allow users to smooth over even the most challenging terrain.
With the core aerator, operators can reduce soil compaction, and promote air, water, and nutrient circulation.
The wood chipper for Frontier landscape equipment from Deere comes with a gravity or hydraulic feed system, and it also has a feed stop control bar with a reverser.
The soil pulverizer comes with a single roller with self-aligning 1 in. (2.5 cm) bearings and there is also an optional second roller with 80 lb. (36.3 kg) compression springs.
The versatile power rakes make it simple to cultivate, level, grade or restore soil surfaces. They come with a carbide tooth roller and manually adjustable rollback barrier.
The landscape rakes are perfect for cleaning up debris and brush removal, and they can also help with surface leveling for final seed preparation. They have rugged tubular steel frames and durable steel spring tines.
Power Rake Seeders
The power rake seeders allow operators to level, till and seed in just one pass. A standard roller basket makes for good seed to soil contact.
3-Point Debris Blower
The 3-point debris blower can make for quicker cleanup of sidewalks and driveways, with 141 mph maximum air velocity.
John Deere recently announced the new John Deere R4044, a lightweight, 1,200-gallon capacity sprayer. The machine is specifically designed for producers who value high levels of productivity and accuracy with reduced crop and soil impact. The John Deere R4044 joins the 4-Series Sprayer family, and it is 9 percent lighter than the existing R4045 Sprayer.
In addition, the John Deere R4044 operates with a 325 engine horsepower 9.0L PowerTech engine. This allows users to maintain speed under load as terrain changes on the job. The machine also has ExactApply, AutoTrac Vision, and a 4600 CommandCenter display for even more productivity and uptime.
“The R4044 is one of the most accurate and productive sprayers in the 1,200-gal. (4542 L) capacity category and is perfect for customers making multiple field applications and want to minimize crop and soil impact,” says Doug Felter, product marketing manager for John Deere application equipment. “And with the CommandView III cab, it offers advantages in operator comfort, visibility, ride quality and common control layout like our other 4-Series Sprayers.”
Let’s take a look at some of the other highlights of the John Deere R4044 and how it can help producers accomplish more during the workday.
Solution Command System (SCS)
SCS allows for complete automation at the load station with a 12-button keypad. Everything from pump speed to agitation can be managed with the SCS at the press of a single button, reducing downtime.
John Deere Connect Mobile
With John Deere Connect Mobile, operators get a close-up view of everything happening with the machine directly on a display within the cab. Connect Mobile shows several sprayer attributes, helping operators detect any problems that may arise on the job.
120-Foot Boom with Swing-Link Suspension
The 120-foot boom of the John Deere R4044 ultimately reduces time spent spraying, and it also limits the number of passes through the field. This means less compaction and time dedicated to spraying over large areas. Swing length suspension also stabilizes the boom, which is essential while traveling over rough terrain.
New Leader® DN456 Dry Spinner Spreader Compatibility
The DN456 Dry Spinner Spreader has a carrying capacity of up to 200 cubic feet of dry fertilizer, and it can also hold 6.6 tons of fertilizer with variable rate applications from 75 lb/acre up to 3 ton/acre.
If you have any questions about the John Deere R4044 or its features, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
The John Deere 2510L is designed to fit the needs of those in the market for a solution to evenly distribute liquid fertilizer. This machine can also be directly connected to John Deere Section Control, the GreenStar Rate Controller, and GreenStar 3 2630 Display. This gives you as the operator even more application precision with minimal overlap.
Let’s take a look at some of the other highlights of the John Deere 2510L.
Large Tank Capacity
The John Deere 2510L has a tank that can hold more than 1,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer. Its large size means less time spent going back to fill up, ultimately boosting productivity out in the field.
Hydraulic Wing Kick
This feature reduces crop damage by eliminating the dipping that can cause it while the machine is turning. When the operator lifts the toolbar during a turn, the wings automatically kick upward to reduce their distance from ground to toolbar.
Hydraulic Wing Down Pressure
The John Deere 2510L has hydraulic wing down pressure, which applies constant down pressure on the wings of the machine for consistent depth and application.
Flex Hinge Design
The side-fold flex hinge enables 8-degree below-level and 15-degree above-level travel on the side fold. It also gives operators 5-degree up and down on the vertical-fold. With this hinge, the machine is consistently in contact with the ground, even on uneven terrain.
John Deere GreenStar Rate Controller
The GreenStar Rate Controller comes standard on the John Deere 2510L. This means that the GreenStar Display can be integrated with the liquid system of the machine. In turn, operators have automatic rate control, field documentation, map-based prescriptions, and John Deere Section Control. With Section Control, operators can reduce overlap and ultimately lower input costs. When system pressure is monitored on the GreenStar Display, operators don’t have to monitor their progress on a manual gauge.
The John Deere 2510L can be configured to suit a wide array of operations, depending on their size.
There are three different attachments that can be used with the John Deere 2510L, including the Height Switch, Injector Toolbox, and Knife Toolbox. Each of these attachments can ultimately improve the versatility of the machine and make it an even bigger asset to producers.
If you have any questions about the John Deere 2510L or its attachments, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.
As the spring season progresses, farmers across the country are beginning to tend to their soil. With the John Deere 60-foot 1895 Air Drill, operators can ensure they are evenly placing seed and fertilizer in order to get consistent growth results.
With features such as spoked gauge wheels and high-flotation tires, this equipment is able to power through any type of soil while maintaining uniformity and reliability throughout the field. Watch the videos to learn more about the 60-foot 1895 Air Drill and how to guarantee you are making the most out of this machinery with TruSet.
60ft 1895 - Setup SCV's and Truset when not using Power Beyond - YouTube
For those machines not equipped with the Power Beyond Connection, the raise/lower and active downforce must be connected to the SCV stack. While seeding can occur without using Power Beyond, the preferred method involves this connection; kits are available for purchase based on your specific tractor.
60ft 1895 - Adjust Downforce Settings using TruSet - YouTube
This piece of equipment allows operators to adjust fertilizer and seed downforce quickly and easily within the cab. By utilizing the display on the John Deere 60-foot 1895 Air Drill, operators can input desired downforce settings individually or by setting up six preset pressures.
It is important for operators to run a sensor calibration at the beginning of each season and when the depth setting has been changed. By utilizing the TruSet display, operators can easily run this calibration as well as set alarm limits that provide live information regarding downforce.
The technology within this piece of machinery allows for efficient, consistent seeding and fertilization within any field. We hoped you enjoyed learning about John Deere’s 60-foot 1895 Air Drill and its many features.
Producers who need an air hoe drill that can stand the test of time may want to consider the John Deere 1830. This air hoe drill comes with five different tire options, positive depth control features, and ground-engaging openers to take on a wide array of field conditions.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the John Deere 1830.
Operators have the option to use a knife body with a one-inch or four-inch spread point. The one-inch point can be utilized for low disturbance, while the four-inch point can be implemented for a wider spread pattern. Both knife bodies have a positive retention system with provisions for a hose clamp to hold the hose in place.
The hoses of the John Deere 1830 are routed at the factory to ensure proper primary air hose positioning. The machine also has quick couplers at wing and mainframe section joints.
TouchSet Depth Control
With TouchSet depth control, operators can easily adjust the depth of the machine in response to changing field conditions. The raise height can also be preset to limit raise height for waterway crossings or take out wheel tracks on headlands.
There are five different tire options for the John Deere 1830. The base equipment comes with dual front caster wheels and dual rear transport wheels. The 12.5L-15 tire can be used to increase load-carrying capacity and improve puncture resistance. Operators also have the option of using the 33×15.5-16.5 tire or 31×13.5-15 tire for high floatation.
Hydraulic Lift Circuit
The John Deere 1830 has a simplified hydraulic system that ties all sections together for consistent depth from the mainframe to the wing. This setup also eliminates up to 67 percent of the hydraulic cylinders, which reduces the chance of hydraulic failure.
Hydraulic Hose Routing
The frame of the John Deere 1830 is manufactured with weldments to accommodate hose securement sites. Protective sleeves and velcro straps keep everything in place, reducing potential downtime.
Adjustable Transportation Height
Transportation height can be accounted for and adjusted as necessary when the John Deere 1830 is in use. Setting the pin in the appropriate hole stops the machine from lowering when openers are a safe distance above the pavement.
If you have any questions about the John Deere 1830 or its attachments, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.