John Deere’s newest combine received high praise from the innovation award judges at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show last week. Normally held in Las Vegas in early January, this year’s version of CES was held virtually. The X Series combine received the top award — the “Best of Innovation” seal — in the robotics category,… Read More

John Deere has announced the acquisition of Harvest Profit, a farm profitability software company based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company, which has focused on helping farmers understand their crop production costs and revenue, was founded by Nick Horob in 2015. “Harvest Profit software helps farmers forecast and measure profitability on a field-by-field basis,” notes… Read More

The new X9 series John Deere combine has plenty to offer at the back end, but there’s been significant changes at the front of the combine too, with an all-new header model line-up. Joining Bernard Tobin for a breakdown of the new headers, is Matt Daniels, product manager for front end equipment with John Deere…. Read More

Since the release of the new X series combines from John Deere, there’s been a lot of curiosity and perhaps some controversy surrounding the new line-up. RealAgriculture covered the initial launch of the X Series back in June (that story here), and though we couldn’t join John Deere in person at the Farm Progress Show… Read More

John Deere has announced several updates and additions to its lineup of 7R and 8R tractors for the 2021 model year, with deliveries starting in November. The new 7R 350 from John Deere has a 20 horsepower increase over the largest MY20 7R tractor and has a base weight of 24,700 pounds. It comes standard… Read More

Andy Pasztor, a grain and vegetable farmer in southwestern Ontario got a rather large nod from a big green and yellow machine recently. Pasztor, @apasztor82 on Twitter, has built a reputation for doing a rather thorough job cleaning and caring for equipment, so much so that he’s got his own hashtag for it — #AndyClean “I… Read More

John Deere has recently announced not only the new X Series of combine coming to North America, but also an entirely new header lineup including drapers, corn heads, and a belt pickup. Hot on the tails of the X9 announcement, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin sits down with John Deere’s Harvesting Product Manager Matt Badding to talk… Read More

John Deere is adding two new models of X Series combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup, the X9 1000 and X9 1100. A wider feeder house, dual separator, and the larger cleaning shoe differentiate the X Series from the S Series. “At the heart of the new combine is the X Series Dual Separator (XDS)… Read More

John Deere is offering an in-cab solution to view AutoTrac automated guidance information for its 5R and 6M utility tractors. The addition of the corner post screen means farmers can purchase the hands-free steering component without the complexity of integrating full screens in the cab. “If you’re considering buying or leasing a new John Deere… Read More

Although revenues and profits were lower in the second quarter at John Deere, the stock market took a “not as bad as I thought” approach on Friday. At press time, stock was trading higher on the news. According to CNBC, the construction equipment maker reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.11 per share, compared to the… Read More

A new hitch with telescoping draft links makes the John Deere 4M heavy-duty compact utility tractor one of the most versatile machines in its class, the company says. Deere rolled out the new tractor, available in 52 and 66 horsepower models, at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky. John Deere product marketing… Read More

John Deere’s new ExactRate liquid fertilizer application system is designed to help farmers deliver accurate nutrient placement at precise rates during planting. The company rolled out the new system last month at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, Deere product manager Brady Alley explains that ExactRate is another of… Read More

Our soils may arguably be one of the most essential factors in our farms. Without soil, where and how would we grow our crops? John Deere seems to agree with this statement with the rollout of the 8RX tractor series at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Simon Schowalter at the… Read More

Operating a combine in variable conditions can prove fatiguing, with constant adjustments necessary to prevent over- or under-loading the machine. A new technology from John Deere is offering the automation of that process. “It’s called predicted feed rate control,” says John Deere’s Nathan Greuel, “and it uses a combination of both cameras and satellite imagery… Read More

Perhaps a somewhat surprising candidate for enhancing telecommunications, John Deere is currently running a prototype in Brazil that is giving remote and rural farmers the opportunity to use equipment and technology to its fullest. “This is a first try to get real, good connectivity, and 5G technology, and with broadband,” says Johannes Bosch, in the… Read More


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