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John Deere Reminds you it makes bulldozer too

In Company News, Construction, News, Used Parts by Nikita

John Deere 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 (CAT.N) and Komatsu Ltd (6301.T). The brutal U.S. summer drought is killing large swaths of the nation’s corn crop, sparking concerns among investors that farmers could delay new machinery purchases. As the drought intensified in the past month Deere’s shares fell 2 percent. By contrast, shares of Caterpillar, which does not make agricultural equipment, gained 6 percent. Amid all the bad agriculture news, investors do not give Deere enough credit …

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Dozer Safety Tips

In Company News, News, Safety by Nikita

While all John Deere equipment is designed with safety in mind, the design itself will not ensure 100% safe operation. The equipment operator can take several steps to ensure dozer safety before, during, and after operation. Here are some steps that should be taken by all dozer operators to ensure they’re kept safe while on the jobsite. Dozer Safety: Before Operation Buckle the seatbelt before starting the engine. In the case of a rollover, the seatbelt will keep you in place and will allow the ROPS to do its job. Make a quick check of the dozer’s operational controls. Doing …

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Kobelco to Double Production at U.S. Manufacturing Facility by 2018

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KOBELCO USA is continuing its commitment to providing customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility with plans to nearly double manufacturing capacity by 2018. Mass production at the Spartanburg, SC facility began in 2016 with conventional machines weighing 20-plus tons. Over the past year, KOBELCO has increased production capacity by threefold as the facility is ramping up to produce 1,800 units/year. Today, seven excavator models are being produced at the US manufacturing facility – the SK210LC-10, SK210LC-10 Long Reach, SK260LC-10 Long Reach, SK300LC-10, SK300LC-10 High & Wide, SK350LC-10 and SK500LC-10. KOBELCO will increase manufacturing capacity in …

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The Importance of Final Drive Maintenance

In Company News, Construction, Used Parts by Nikita

Did you know that a general rule of thumb is that the life of your final drive gearbox is directly proportional to how frequently the oil is changed?  That’s why one of the important maintenance tasks for a final drive is to regularly check the oil on the planetary side. Ideally, you should check the oil level about once every 100 hours of operation, and change the oil out at least once a year.  In this article, we are going to talk about how to check the oil level and change out the oil in your final drive. Checking the Oil in a Final Drive …