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John Deere Recalls Riding Lawn Tractors Due to Crash Hazard
Aug 4 15
John Deere recalled about 1,700 John Deere lawn tractors. The brake arm on the lawn tractor can fail, posing a crash hazard that could result in serious injury or death. Consumers should stop using the recalled lawn tractors immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is also contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn tractors directly. This recall involves John Deere models D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160 and D170 lawn tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and other John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2015 through August 2015 for between $1,700 and $2,700.
John Deere Enhances K-Series Wheel Loader Lineup
Jul 7 15
John Deere has announced enhancements to its K-Series wheel loader lineup to adhere to Final Tier 4 emissions standards. The 444K, 524K and 544K utility-class wheel loaders are designed for jobs that demand extra agility and ability on the jobsite or at the farm. The implementation of a John Deere PowerTech EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV diesel engine enables operators to work anywhere, even in nonattainment areas. The PowerTech engine delivers impressive torque, 444K (124 hp), 524K (141 hp), 544K (163 hp), to help maintain good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads, even in wet or hard-packed material. The K-Series loaders implement excavator-style hydraulics that sense the load and deliver the flow needed for smooth combined functions and fast work cycles. A PowerShift torque-converter transmission employs Smart-Shift technology to continuously evaluate speed and load conditions. The 544K's new standard five-speed transmission with lockup torque converter in gears 2-5 offers increased acceleration, speeds cycles, and optimizes power and fuel efficiency during transport, roading, and ramp climbing. John Deere understands operator comfort is critical to productivity, which is why the three models come standard with several features to make the operator's job easier. These improvements include an enhanced multifunction monitor with diagnostic and maintenance information, tinted glass and a Level 1 sound suppression package that reduces engine noise heard by the operator and bystanders, thus decreasing operator fatigue and increasing productivity on job sites that are in or around areas that have noise restrictions. Similar to other John Deere construction machines, operators will find comfort in the high-back air-ride seat of the K-Series. A keyless start and effortless push-button operation of a number of machine functions allows the operator to get extra productivity from their wheel loader. Operators will also have two optional radio offerings-an AM/FM/WB with auxiliary port or an AM/FM/WB and XM Satellite Radio with auxiliary port, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. To eliminate downtime, the K-Series models are equipped with remote battery terminals for faster and easier jump-starting. The engine compartment can remain closed and locked to charge the batteries, which reduces the threat of vandalism. These machines also feature an optional right-side platform and steps for easy access to the right side of the machine. The utility class wheel loaders continue to boast best-in-class onboard diagnostics providing detailed troubleshooting information for faster diagnosis and repair. Like their predecessors, the models will feature John Deere's exclusive Quad-Cool system that is unequalled in providing the high cooling efficiency and ease of cleaning. Operators looking to get the most out of their 444K, 524K or 544K can rely on Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight. With Ultimate Uptime, operators receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections; three years of JDLink telematics, machine heath prognostics and remote diagnostics, and programming capability; and the ability to add dealer-provided uptime solutions to customize the package to individual needs.
John Deere Announces Availability of GoPush Mobile App for 1050K Customers
Jul 7 15
John Deere has announced the availability of GoPush mobile application for 1050K crawler dozer customers. The GoPush app brings convenience to the jobsite, with features to enhance productivity and efficiency. The GoPush app includes daily service information, recommendations based on extreme site conditions (such as operating on slopes), a maintenance checklist, machine setup, and icon glossary to easily and conveniently familiarize oneself with the instrument panel. The mobile application is available for iPhone and Android devices and also acts as an operator's quick reference guide, allowing contractors instant access to information about their 1050K.
John Deere Introduces New Four-Cylinder 5E and 5ML Series Tractors
Jun 29 15
John Deere has introduced the new four-cylinder 5E and 5ML Series Tractors. The new four-cylinder 5E Series Tractors are built for
a variety of applications such as livestock feeding, haying operations, roadside mowing and property maintenance. The two new 5ML models are low-profile machines that are perfect for working in orchards, livestock barns and other environments with restricted heights. Whatever the chore, the new four-cylinder 5Es feature heavy-duty frames, axles, engines and transmission to deliver greater performance and value. Available in 85 and 100 engine horsepower, the 5085E and 5100E are powered by John Deere PowerTech 4045 diesel engines that meet Final Tier Four emission standards. This engine gives tractors the muscle to lift more than 3,200 pounds rear-lift capacity and more than 3,500 pounds at full front loader height. The durable 24/12 PowrReverser transmission in these machines increases top transport speed by one-third, so operators can do more in less time. Operators can shift from low to high at the touch of a button, without even needing to clutch. The economy PTO, standard on all 5E four-cylinder transmissions, lets operators reduce engine rpm to 1,700, which can lower fuel consumption by as much as 20%. The new sloping hood and raised operator platform on cab models offer 3.6 feet of extra visibility in front of the tractor. Better sight lines mean higher operator efficiency and comfort when performing many repetitive loader tasks. Design changes to the control pod and instrument panel provide easier monitoring and operating control.
John Deere Announces Agreement with King Agro
Jun 19 15
Deere & Company and King Agro announced a partnership focused on developing and distributing carbon fiber booms exclusively for John Deere application equipment. The agreement between Deere and King Agro is focused on offering growers the significant advantages of carbon fiber's versatility, strength and durability integrated into self-propelled spraying equipment. Compared to traditional sprayer booms, carbon fiber booms' reduced weight can also lower equipment induced soil compaction. John Deere will offer its 2016 model of the 4730 Sprayer with the option of carbon fiber booms exclusively to the South American and Latin American market. Deere is exploring selling carbon fiber product solutions in other markets in the future.