Redesigned track modules with a new belt design and improved suspension will offer higher road speeds.

More updates for John Deere’s S Series combine

Track suspension, header and tech improvements coming for 2019-model year combine

John Deere is offering an improved track suspension module as a factory-installed option for its S Series line of combines. The company said the module is available for 2019 model-year machines, and will be available with 30- or 36-inch (76.2 or 91.4 cm) belt widths. The new track modules see changes to the track belt […] Read more

John Deere S700 combines won an AE50 award for their built-in “smart” technology.

NH and Deere snag engineering awards

New combine technology from both brands net a pair of AE50 awards

Every year, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the year’s best engineering achievements in market-ready farm equipment. This year, John Deere and New Holland each earned one for the engineering built into their newest combines. New Holland’s Opti-Spread Plus residue management system for CR combines won the engineering award […] Read more

Hagie is integrating more John Deere components in its sprayers, including new John Deere engines.

New Deere engines coming to Hagie sprayers

A dual spraying system will also be available on the 2019 Hagies

John Deere is integrating its own brand sprayer engines into its Hagie sprayer lineup for 2019, which should help John Deere dealers better service the Hagie sprayers. Dual product spraying will also be available on the 2019 model year machines. The model year 2019 (MY19) Hagie STS10 and STS12 machines will be powered by 6.8L […] Read more

100 years of tractors. The Waterloo Boy was the first tractor sold by John Deere, shown next to a new 9520RX.

John Deere tractors turn 100

A celebration of the event at Country Heritage Park showed how much tractors have changed

The 100-year evolution of farm power was on display at the recent celebration of 100 years of John Deere tractors at Country Heritage Park. In 1918 John Deere bought the Waterloo Gas Engine Company and its Waterloo Boy tractor designs, paving the way for the addition of tractors to the lineup of the agriculture implement […] Read more

Updates for John Deere/Hagie High-Clearance Sprayers

John Deere and Hagie have announced some changes to their 2019 high-clearance sprayers. The main changes are new engines and dual product spraying on the upcoming model year machines.  The model year 2019 (MY19) Hagie STS10 and STS12 machines will be powered by 6.8L PowerTech™ John Deere diesel engines, providing 280 and 300 horsepower, respectively. […] Read more

Pattison merges Deere dealership chains

The Jim Pattison Group has consolidated its Prairie farm equipment dealerships in Saskatchewan and Manitoba under one new banner. Pattison on Tuesday announced the merger of its Maple Farm Equipment and JayDee AgTech chains, which deal mainly in John Deere farm equipment. The two chains are to be rebranded as Pattison Agriculture. Darrin Didychuk, now […] Read more

Major Deere dealer sheds stake in Prairie chain

Canada’s biggest Deere dealership group has sold its minority stake in a Prairie dealership chain back to the chain’s majority owners. Calgary-based Cervus Equipment Corp. said Wednesday it has sold its 21.449 per cent of Maple Farms Partnership, owner of the Maple Farm Equipment chain of Deere farm equipment dealerships, back to Maple for about […] Read more

Deere & Co. to buy Monsanto’s Precision Planting farm equipment business

Chicago/Reuters – Monsanto Co’s Climate Corp subsidiary on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to sell its Precision Planting farm equipment business to Deere & Co for an undisclosed sum. The deal also allows nearly real-time data connections between certain John Deere farm equipment and Climate’s farming software programs, Climate FieldView. Climate will keep its digital farming […] Read more

John Deere to acquire European farm equipment maker Monosem

Reuters – Deere & Co. shares rose about 2 per cent on Monday after the company said it plans to acquire Monosem, a European family-owned farm equipment manufacturer that specializes in “precision planters” designed to increase crop production. Deere would not comment on the transaction’s financial details or Monosem’s revenues, but it does expect the […] Read more