The folks at Vice are at it again. In mid-February they published an article titled “John Deere Promised Farmers It Would Make Tractors Easy to Repair. It Lied.” I’ll give you a second to roll your eyes.
Consumer Reports has released its latest member survey results on riding mowers. According to the survey, nearly one-third of riding mowers either break or develop problems in the first 5 years of ownership.
A spokesman for John Deere says procedures are in place to respond to the outbreak in China, where Deere makes farm and construction equipment. Ken Golden says Deere closed its plants temporarily when the government asked it to do so.
Deere & Co. reported that its worldwide net sales and revenues decreased 4% in the first quarter of 2020, ended Feb. 2, to $7.63 billion. Net sales of the company’s equipment operations were $6.53 billion for the quarter, compared with $6.94 billion in 2019; a decline of 6%.
Deere has completed a $24 million, 22,000 square foot project at its Horicon Works manufacturing facility in Horicon, Wis. This comes 3 years after a $43 million, 388,000 square foot expansion project at the same facility.
Alyn Brown of Level Up Development, who is also a technology contributor to Rural Lifestyle Dealer, highlights products that stood out to him at the 2019 GIE+Expo, including equipment from Mean Green, Ariens, Bad Boy and Ferris.
Yanmar was founded in 1912 and developed the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as our core business ever since, our key tool in the rationalization and modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry.
Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world.