The John Deere Foundation is helping to provide access to financial services for farmers in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda with a $2.5 million grant to Opportunity International’s “Banking on Africa” initiative, a savings-based microfinance service for entrepreneurs and farmers in developing countries. According to Opportunity International, an estimated 80 to 85 percent of […]


John Deere South Africa recently hosted its first Sugar Cane Best Practice Seminar in Swaziland. Participants from 22 countries attended the seminar, which consisted of formal presentations and field demonstrations. The field demonstrations included a 3520 Sugar Cane Harvester, 2254 Loader, and the in-field 6165J Tractor with the 3-meter-wide axle. Guest speakers from John Deere […]


Broce Manufacturing’s success story began in 1963 when Ray C. Broce, a highway contractor, manufactured the first self-propelled power sweeper. Fifty-five years and some 15,000 machines later, the Oklahoma City manufacturer sweeps the world over with its mid-mount, self-propelled industrial brooms. “There’s beauty in keeping your product line simple,” said Terry Wimer, vice president of […]

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Exact Harvesting, an innovator of nut harvesting equipment, always strives to be on the cutting edge of technology. With deep roots in California’s orchard industry, Exact Harvesting builds nut harvesters, tree shakers, sweepers, and conditioners – machines “built by farmers for farmers.” The company continually looks for new technologies to make orchard operations more productive, […]

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A conference panel review with Kent Wanner At this year’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference, John Deere organized and participated in a panel discussion alongside Artisan Vehicles (part of Sandvik Mining), Kenworth, and Hyster-Yale Group. The discussion topic and panelists were selected to provide attendees the opportunity to hear unique electrification perspectives from various […]

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John Deere is expanding its ZTrak™ mower attachment line-up with the addition of a new three-bag Material Collection System (MCS). Compatible with all gas-powered Z900 models, this bagging system features an improved design for more efficient material collection and superior performance. “For professional landscape contractors, time is money, and we understand the importance of efficiency […]

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MANAGING TRACK WEAR ON YOUR CTLTrack maintenance is vital to the performance and uptime of your compact track loader (CTL). By training your operators, inspecting and cleaning tracks, and maintaining proper tension, you’ll extend track life and reduce downtime and operating costs. HANDLE WITH CARECTLs excel in soft underfoot conditions like dirt and mud. If you work […]

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Matt Lovell built a successful homebuilding business one brick at a time Many highly successful people claim their “overnight” success stories were actually years in the making. Matt Lovell’s story is like that. His successful homebuilding company, MCL Construction, seemed to blossom overnight. But not before he put in decades of hard work. GAME ON […]

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Eager to rise to every challenge, this contractor needed a workhorse with the agility to do the same. From framing houses to excavating, commercial contracting, concrete work, and now directional drilling, Plant Brothers Excavating is the living embodiment of utility. Founded in 1973 by Pete Plant and his brother, today Plant Brochures Excavating is owned […]

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Site contractor runs Deere compacts at Mount Vernon and on other Washington, D.C.-area projects George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation estate is one of America’s most iconic historic sites. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million people every year. Visitors to this National […]

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