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John Deere 7R versus 8R tractors

Across Western Canada, most John Deere dealers will likely tell you that on their lots, 8R tractors far outsell the 7Rs. Given that these two model ranges have overlapping horsepower ranges, what is it that each series offers that might be a better fit to each potential buyer? That was a question that marketing staff[...]



John Deere revamps its 6M tractor line

In mid-September, John Deere pulled the wraps off the latest updates to one of its mid-horsepower tractor ranges: the 6M family. That mid-spec line will see a much wider range of new options available for the 2020 model year across all models, but a new 140-horsepower 6140M model will also join the group to fill[...]

Major machinery brands win engineer awards at Agritechnica

Agritechnica, the world’s largest farm machinery show, is held every two years in Hannover, Germany, and part of the event includes a competition that allows manufacturers to vie for some prestigious engineering awards. Gold and silver medals are awarded for new advancements in equipment design that are truly significant. How significant is what determines whether[...]


New software updates from John Deere

In February, John Deere released its 19-1 software update, which it says will “Further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4, 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Displays.” “It also enables Gen 4 Display compatibility with more John Deere equipment,” said John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies, in a press[...]

John Deere 5R tractors get upgrades for 2019

Since John Deere introduced the 5 Series family of tractors several years ago, the number of available models has grown substantially, along with their options range and available level of sophistication. That’s no surprise. This horsepower class is the biggest seller in North America for most brands, and Deere has populated its line with tractors[...]


John Deere upgrades its 6R Series tractors

Last August John Deere updated its 2019 line of 110- to 215-horsepower 6R Series tractors, giving them a host of new features. The updated models include the 6110R, 6120R, 6130R, 6145R, 6155R, 6175R, 6195R and 6215R in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations with cabs. First and foremost, among the new optional features is the[...]



John Deere introduces new tillage tools

One of John Deere’s three announcements in May of this year was the introduction of the new 2430 line of chisel plows, which will replace the current 2410 models. They will also be available in a second configuration, as the 2430C nutrient applicators. According to the brand, the new 2430s will provide better soil levelling[...]