John Deere

Deere & Company (DE) announced a new vision and operating model in order to accelerate its success in the integration of smart technology innovation with Deere's legacy of manufacturing excellence. The Deere Smart Industrial strategy is designed to unlock new value for customers and to help them become more profitable and sustainable, while simultaneously revolutionizing the agriculture and construction industries through the rapid introduction of new technologies.

Designed to fit the needs of construction, agricultural and landscaping professionals, John Deere debuted two new trencher models, the TC36 and TC48, to its family of attachments. The newly introduced TC36 and TC48 trenchers are ideal economic models for lighter-duty tasks and equipment rental, according to the manufacturer.

John Deere's L-Series II skidders and feller bunchers build upon the best features of the original machines while simplifying the design to increase reliability. The simpler L-Series II models reduce maintenance and increase uptime with more than 1,600 parts changes, including more robust electrical harnesses, fittings, hoses, and cylinder guards than previous models.

A new John Deere low monthly payment program is available for customers who want to own the quality and reliability of John Deere's five compact excavators, skid steers and compact track loader models. The 17G and 30G excavators, 312GR and 316GR skid steers or 317G compact track loader are eligible to receive special financing options that are easy on the wallet, but tough on the job, according to the manufacturer.

The continued growth of the steep-slope market is opening new opportunities for loggers. Factory-installed on the John Deere 959ML shovel logger, the FL100 directional felling head meets loggers' demand for a larger, more durable solution. Practical for felling and maneuvering timber on challenging terrain, the FL100 delivers enhanced grapple strength, arm durability and rotate/tilt power, according to the manufacturer.

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.

West Side Tractor Sales, the authorized John Deere construction and forestry dealer in Illinois and Indiana, announced the expansion of the John Deere compact equipment line in additional Indiana counties throughout the state. John Deere's compact construction equipment (CCE) product line includes skid steers, track loaders, compact excavators and compact loaders.

John Deere, in collaboration with the UAW, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, announced it is producing protective face shields at John Deere Seeding Group in Moline, Illinois. Deere employees will initially produce 25,000 face shields to meet the immediate needs of health-care workers in several of its U.S.

Addressing the needs of the modern operator, the new John Deere 700L and 750L dozers feature improvements to productivity, reliability and operator comfort. Inspired by customer feedback, the updates include an all-new operator station, increased power levels, low-effort electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a suite of factory grade control solutions.

John Deere displayed its latest solutions for the construction industry during the 2020 ConExpo-Con/AGG Show, while also discussing its vision for the future. "The construction industry is rapidly changing, and technology is a driving factor in this evolution," said Kevin Very, director of technology and product marketing, John Deere Construction & Forestry.

Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique (CP) has updated the CPG 250 and CPG 330 generators in its lineup to include a more powerful John Deere 6090 engine. These machines were built with overall product quality, ease of serviceability, user friendliness and economical operation in mind.