Tag Archives: John Deere

Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption. The Deere & Company Board of Directors announced their quarterly dividend at $.46 a share for common stock. John […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every week we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption. Congratulations to Lance Jordan, the most recent recipient of the prestigious “Contractor of the Year” award given out by […]

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John Deere's Biggest Articulated Dump Truck

What’s the big idea behind John Deere's biggest ADTs? Need maximum productivity for a mining, quarry, or aggregate application? Then let John Deere introduce you to North America’s biggest ADT — the 460E. Boasting bigger dump bodies and even faster cycle times, E-Series ADTs deliver big-time productivity. So you’ll haul more material at lower cost […]

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John Deere See Future in Bulldozers

Deere & Co. is best known for its mammoth green farm tractors and combine harvesters, but much of its growth potential is in the construction equipment market, taking on Caterpillar Inc. and Komatsu Ltd. The brutal U.S. summer drought is killing large swaths of the nation's corn crop, sparking concerns among investors that farmers could […]

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Dozer, Grader Advances Highlight Deere's 175th

It all started with the self-scouring plow in 1837. This year, John Deere celebrates its 175th year, a history that includes the company’s entry into construction equipment in the mid-1950s. Key products along the way include: 1958: The first all-hydraulic dozer, the Model 64, featured a new six-way power-angle-tilt (PAT) blade. The operator could control […]

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Why You Should Use Genuine John Deere Excavator Parts

Excavators are pieces of heavy equipment commonly used on construction sites for digging and moving earth. They typically have a bucket on one end and some  may have backfill blade on the undercarriage. With the addition of special attachments like augers or breakers, excavators can also be used for other tasks around construction sites. While […]

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Equipment Theft Stats Released

Light utility trucks, work trucks and trailers, backhoe loaders and wheel loaders were among the top machines stolen in 2011, according to a LoJack survey of equipment theft statistics in 21 states. Top theft targets were 5-year-old and newer equipment. At it’s local: in 95 percent of the cases, stolen equipment was recovered in the […]

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Deere to Expand Manufacturing Capacity for Hydraulic Cylinders

 MOLINE, Ill., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Deere & Company announced today it will invest $47 million to expand manufacturing capacity in its Moline, Illinois cylinder operations, where the company builds a broad range of hydraulic cylinders used in the company's agricultural, construction, and forestry machines sold around the world. "John Deere's continued […]

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Construction equipment sales up 26 percent for John Deere

Heavy equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. released its financial results Wednesday, recording net income of $1.056 billion on net sales of $10.009 billion for the three months ending April 30. The Moline, Illinois firm sells farming, forestry and construction equipment under the John Deere brand. Net sales in the construction and forestry category were $1.67 […]

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Billionaire Ken Fisher's 3 Heavy Machinery Industry Plays

As the economy recovers, investors can expect heavy machinery to really shine. Whether the companies in this industry make construction equipment or farming equipment, the need increases when the economy improves but a better economy also allows companies to be able to afford to upgrade equipment. After all, when the economy is weak or uncertain, […]

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John Deere Displaying World’s First Walking Forest Machine Prototype

We are fans of robots here at MetalMiner. From the nimble small ones to the sizeable giants, we appreciate the skill – and metal – it takes to create these sci-fi creatures. That being said, when we stumbled upon this blast-from-the-past machine from John Deere, we were a little excited: Manufactured back in 1994 by […]

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KHL: Construction Equipment Sales Grew 25% Worldwide in 2011

Sales of construction equipment by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25 percent last year to $182 billion, according to the annual Yellow Table survey by KHL Group. This was a record for the industry, surpassing the previous high of $168 billion, set in 2008, prior to the global financial crisis. The Yellow Table, which […]

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