John Deere has experimented with installing its spray systems on multiple drone platforms. Its swarm system is scalable to fit the needs of small and large farms. Growers drop off the drone boxes where they are needed, and retrieve them when the job is complete.

Ag equipment giant unveils the future

John Deere’s Future Technology Zone displayed research into automation, electrification and artificial intelligence

Reading Time: 5 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Large farm equipment manufacturers sometimes face disadvantages when it comes to rapid deployment of the latest innovations because they need to maintain brand integrity and so tend to sell proven products. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t working on the latest technological developments behind the scenes. During Agritechnica, John Deere used its […] Read more

The Deere HDX draper header is hinged to better follow rolling terrain and has optional vertical knives for heavy canola crops.

John Deere previews next-generation combine

The even-larger combine is a specialist in threshing grains and oilseeds, with its new draper header

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia | Agritechnica – John Deere previewed its twin-rotor X9 combine and a matching draper header designed for small grains and oilseeds, recently during Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany. Matt Arnold, product manager in John Deere’s future combines division said the X9 is a productivity step beyond the S790, the largest Deere combine currently on […] Read more

John Deere debuts the industry’s first line of rigid-frame four-track tractors.

John Deere introduces 8RX line of tracked tractors

The tractors are the industry’s first, four-track rigid- frame tractor direct from a manufacturer

Reading Time: 6 minutes John Deere recently unveiled its new line of 8RX rigid-frame, four-tracked model tractors. Anyone who has walked the aisles at major farm machinery shows recently probably noticed four-tracked, rigid-frame tractors on display. But those are aftermarket track manufacturers retrofitting existing tractors. John Deere is the first to offer such a design straight from the factory […] Read more

The features available in John Deere’s model year 2019 5R Series tractors put them on par with the brand’s larger models when it comes to high-end options.

John Deere 5R tractors get upgrades for 2019

More high end options are being installed on smaller-sized models

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […] Read more

Deere cautious on 2019 profit after recently missing fourth quarter estimate

The company is hoping replacement demand and good crops will increase sales in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Deere & Co on Nov. 21 gave a cautious profit forecast for fiscal 2019 after missing quarterly earnings estimates amid a U.S. trade battle with China that has depressed local farm commodity prices and hurt agriculture equipment demand. The world’s largest tractor manufacturer remained optimistic about prospects for the U.S. farm […] Read more


Deere mega-dealership buys into Red Deer market

Reading Time: < 1 minute A central Alberta John Deere dealership which billed itself as “one of the few independently owned” dealers in the region is set to join Cervus Equipment. Calgary-based, publicly-traded Cervus announced Friday it will buy Red Deer-based Deermart Equipment Sales for an undisclosed sum. Deermart, owned by John Donald, Jack Donald and Abe Derksen since 1982, […] Read more

John Deere 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will be available with a wider range of track options in 2019, along with upgraded hydraulics. A Generation 4 CommandCentre package will also come as standard equipment.

John Deere adds more options to 9R, RT and RX Series tractors

More track choices and a hydraulic upgrade for the 2019 models of these high-horsepower tractors

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the upcoming model year, John Deere 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will be available with a wider range of track options along with upgraded hydraulics. A Generation 4 CommandCentre package will also come as standard equipment. For the first time, Deere will offer a 120-inch (3.05 metre) track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX […] Read more

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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