Five years after going into the landscaping business together in 2007, Wade and Dustin Vugteveen reached a crossroad. The brothers were working 80-hour weeks, planting trees out of wheelbarrows, and doing other backbreaking manual work. “Times were pretty tough,” says Wade. “We weren’t bringing home much money, and we had young families that we hardly […]

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Adding AutoTrac™ guidance to wide variety of non-guidance-ready machine platforms is now easier and less expensive with John Deere AutoTrac Controller 300. This new universal after-market steering kit gives producers the benefits of integrated AutoTrac precision guidance with no impact on operator ergonomics and no steering wheel modifications. According to John Mishler, precision ag marketing manager […]

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John Deere unveils a new factory-installed Premium Circle option for all G-Series, GP-Series and SmartGrade™ motor graders. This industry-leading option features a fully sealed bearing and pinion design, reducing maintenance costs and downtime, while also significantly boosting circle torque and speed. “To be profitable, customers constantly work to balance ever-tightening margins with increasing expenses,” said […]

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After a 45-year career of distinction and achievement, Samuel R. Allen has elected to retire May 1 from his current position as chairman of the Deere & Company Board of Directors. The Deere board has elected John C. May, the company’s chief executive officer, to become chairman upon Allen’s retirement. The actions are another step in the company’s systematic process of […]

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With the continued growth of the steep slope market and the movement from manual felling in mind, John Deere announces its new large-class directional felling head, the FL100. The FL100 model provides customers with a larger, more durable directional felling head solution. “Our customers are continuing to tackle more challenging terrain, and we want to provide […]

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Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere Institute, which today announced its annual ranking of companies with highly ethical business practices. The Ethisphere Institute has recognized Deere as one of the world’s most ethical businesses 13 times since first starting its annual ranking over 10 years ago. […]

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John Deere expands the L-Series Wheel Loader lineup with four new utility models, the 444L, 644L, 644L Hybrid and 724L. The new wheel loaders incorporate several customer-driven improvements to boost performance and productivity, including a redesigned Z-Bar loader linkage, an updated, ergonomically designed cab, electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a more robust heating, ventilation and air conditioning […]

Read More → John Deere Completes L-Series Utility Wheel Loader Line With Four New Models

John Deere is commemorating 50 years of being in the skid steer loader business in 2020 and will display a restored JD24 Loader model at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Introduced in 1970, the JD24 Loader provided operators with the power to get more done with a compact machine in various construction, landscaping and moving […]

Read More → John Deere Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Skid Steers With Restored Model at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020