Seth Crawford Talks John Deere Combines

Chuck Zimmerman

The big combines just have that “wow” factor when it comes to a show and this week’s John Deere product introduction was no exception. The marketing manager for combines for John Deere is Seth Crawford. I interviewed him right after the field demonstration portion on combines. The one in this picture is one of their new 70 Series with the …

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Sprayers and Spray Controlling From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s where we got to see new sprayers in action at the John Deere product introduction. We had three presenters including Iowa farm brothers Brent and Lee Madden and Adam Hart. They also talked about how some of the new John Deere precision ag equipment works with these sprayers to more precisely apply product. You can watch a portion of …

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Getting Precise With John Deere Upgrades

Chuck Zimmerman

Kayla Reynolds works in the John Deere Ag Management Solutions area just like Mike Park. She was our teacher in the “classroom” part of our media/analysts session this week at the John Deere product introduction. Kayla focused on 4 main topics related to precision ag. They are long range RTK, shading optimization, GS2 rate controller expansion and Swath Control Pro …

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Scalable Accuracy in Precision Ag Products

Chuck Zimmerman

At the John Deere product introduction we got to see some big iron in action. One demo involved this 9630T which has an amazing stability functionality built into it including a new AirCushion walking I-beam suspension system. While I was at this field station I interviewed Mike Park, Factory Marketing Manager, Ag Management Solutions. Mike talks about John Deere’s precision …

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John Deere Recommends Biodiesel

Chuck Zimmerman

The Director of Ag Industry Relations for John Deere is Don Borgman. Here he is getting interviewed by Mike LaPorte, KRVN. Don says that although biofuels isn’t a real focus for John Deere at their product launch what’s going on in the development of biofuel products is having a real impact on their business. He highly recommends that producers use …

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Learn About John Deere Tractors

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a shot of Willie Vogt, editorial director, Farm Progress Companies, in a John Deere tractor at the field day yesterday. His test station was behind the 5000 series tractors with 4 wheel drive that were also on display for test driving. Willie is in a 7230 tractor in the picture. At my first demo station I spoke with Mike …

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John Deere Products From a Customer Solutions Perspective

Chuck Zimmerman

The agricultural media met for breakfast this morning prior to some classroom presentations and heard from John Lagemann, John Deere, Vice President, Sales – Ag Marketing, Lenexa. John says they’re very pleased with the product introduction that’s taking place. He says the event allows the company to share product and strategic plans with their partners. He says that “Dedicated Leadership” …

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Dedicated Leadership From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

The show put on for us here at the John Deere product introduction took over an hour so I’ve edited a video clip of it down to 10 minutes to fit on YouTube for you. It’ll give you a flavor of the show, including the music. In the clip you’ll see the introduction, the new 70 Series combines and remarks …

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John Deere Rocks The Dealers

Chuck Zimmerman

The John Deere product launch is a real show that includes a full band. These guys started out on drop down mini round stages before stepping out onto the floor. The video is processing but you can still listen to them. This is the song/narration that got things started and put dealers in the mood for excitement and pride in …

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John Deere New Product List

Chuck Zimmerman

To give you some perspective on how many new products are being brought to the marketplace by John Deere I thought a list would help. It’s a big one like they’ve been saying and farmers will be seeing most of them on display at shows coming up like next week’s Farm Progress Show. 9030 & 9030T Series Tractors 6030 & …

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