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FROM OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS JOHN DEERE Add-ons help you do more work with greater ease, comfort & peace-of-mind. Attachments give you more from your utility tractor. he key to getting work done conveniently around the farm/ranch often depends on having the right equipment with the right at-tachments. Whether it’s handling large round bales, cleaning out barns and stables or mowing pastures, having the right attachments on your tractor can make doing the work much more comfortable and enjoyable, while keeping you both productive and secure. More importantly, well-appointed equipment helps you get more done in less time, so you’ll have more time for the other things you enjoy. Most farm chores require the right-size utility tractor with adequate size, weight, horsepower, hydraulic capacity and PTO functions needed for the jobs at hand. On many horse farms, a John Deere 4 Family or 5 Family utility tractor in the 40 to 100 horsepower range offers the right com-bination of size, power and other features to eas-ily perform many tasks with ease. By selecting the attachments that make tractors a better fit for their properties and implements they use, own-ers can help boost their productivity, enhance their comfort, and improve operational security. PRODUCTIVITY-BOOSTING ATTACHMENTS T There are a number of attachments owners can add to help them enhance the versatility and functionality of their tractors. One of the more popular attachments is LED and HID lighting that can significantly improve visibility at night and during inclement weather. Being able to see effectively not only ex-tends work hours, it en-hances the security of operators during low-light conditions. LED (light-emitting diode) lights have 44 times the life of halogen lights with less drain on batteries. HID (High-intensity discharge) lights offer top-of-the-line John Deere attachments such as front-mounted weights and a illumination, are easy to canopy improve the performance of the tractor and comfort install and hold up well in for the operator when working in the field. rugged conditions. Having additional hydraulic selective control valves (SCVs) makes it easier to hook up and uti-lize other implements, such as loaders, mowers, blades, rakes and many other tools that require hydraulic power. Mid-mount SCVs with joystick controls increase the functionality of the tractor to utilize a wider range of tools and get more work done around the farm. When extra hy-draulic power is needed, John Deere has a Power Beyond kit that allows you to power rear hy-draulic tools without having to disconnect front SCVs. Electrohydraulic SCVs also can be added to provide smoother, quicker hydraulic power re-sponse for jobs such as loader work. Another attachment that enhances conven-ience while reducing the hassle factor associated with hitching three-point implements is the iMatch Quick-Hitch. Anyone who has ever tried to attach a three-point implement by themselves knows how time consuming and frustrating it can be. Available in Category I, II, III and IV sizes for three-point implements, iMatch Quick-Hitch allows the operator to quickly and easily engage or disengage implements from the operator seat. That means you’ll spend less time hooking and unhooking equipment and more time actually getting work done around the farm. Weights are another important productivity item for tractors used on horse farms. Supple-mental weight serves several purposes, including properly ballasting the tractor for various oper-ations and providing additional downforce pres-sure for improved traction. Weight choices include front-mounted, suitcase-style weights to offset heavy rear implements, and three-point attached ballast boxes for offsetting heavy front loads. Depending on the type of tractor, attach-ments and equipment used and type of opera-tions, John Deere has the right weight packages to improve tractor performance and task safety. Other productivity-boosting attachments, such as engine coolant heater kits, help tractors start faster and smoother in cold weather. Plus, there is an assortment of rugged tool boxes, in-cluding the new front utility box, that give more convenient access to hitch pins, tools and other often-needed items when in the field. 136 NRHA REINER AUGUST 2014 www.nrha.com

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Attachments give you more from your utility tractor.

FROM OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

Add-ons help you do more work with greater ease, comfort & peace-of-mind.

The key to getting work done conveniently around the farm/ranch often depends on having the right equipment with the right attachments. Whether it's handling large round bales, cleaning out barns and stables or mowing pastures, having the right attachments on your tractor can make doing the work much more comfortable and enjoyable, while keeping you both productive and secure. More importantly, well-appointed equipment helps you get more done in less time, so you'll have more time for the other things you enjoy.

Most farm chores require the right-size utility tractor with adequate size, weight, horsepower, hydraulic capacity and PTO functions needed for the jobs at hand. On many horse farms, a John Deere 4 Family or 5 Family utility tractor in the 40 to 100 horsepower range offers the right combination of size, power and other features to easily perform many tasks with ease. By selecting the attachments that make tractors a better fit for their properties and implements they use, owners can help boost their productivity, enhance their comfort, and improve operational security.

PRODUCTIVITY-BOOSTING ATTACHMENTS

There are a number of attachments owners can add to help them enhance the versatility and functionality of their tractors. One of the more popular attachments is LED and HID lighting that can significantly improve visibility at night and during inclement weather. Being able to see effectively not only extends work hours, it enhances the security of operators during low-light conditions. LED (light-emitting diode) lights have 44 times the life of halogen lights with less drain on batteries. HID (High-intensity discharge) lights offer top-of-the-line illumination, are easy to install and hold up well in rugged conditions.

Having additional hydraulic selective control valves (SCVs) makes it easier to hook up and utilize other implements, such as loaders, mowers, blades, rakes and many other tools that require hydraulic power. Mid-mount SCVs with joystick controls increase the functionality of the tractor to utilize a wider range of tools and get more work done around the farm. When extra hydraulic power is needed, John Deere has a Power Beyond kit that allows you to power rear hydraulic tools without having to disconnect front SCVs. Electrohydraulic SCVs also can be added to provide smoother, quicker hydraulic power response for jobs such as loader work.

Another attachment that enhances convenience while reducing the hassle factor associated with hitching three-point implements is the iMatch Quick-Hitch. Anyone who has ever tried to attach a three-point implement by themselves knows how time consuming and frustrating it can be. Available in Category I, II, III and IV sizes for three-point implements, iMatch Quick-Hitch allows the operator to quickly and easily engage or disengage implements from the operator seat. That means you'll spend less time hooking and unhooking equipment and more time actually getting work done around the farm.

Weights are another important productivity item for tractors used on horse farms. Supplemental weight serves several purposes, including properly ballasting the tractor for various operations and providing additional downforce pressure for improved traction. Weight choices include front-mounted, suitcase-style weights to offset heavy rear implements, and three-point attached ballast boxes for offsetting heavy front loads. Depending on the type of tractor, attachments and equipment used and type of operations, John Deere has the right weight packages to improve tractor performance and task safety.

Other productivity-boosting attachments, such as engine coolant heater kits, help tractors start faster and smoother in cold weather. Plus, there is an assortment of rugged tool boxes, including the new front utility box, that give more convenient access to hitch pins, tools and other often-needed items when in the field.

ADDED CREATURE COMFORTS

Comfort and convenience are two more important reasons to consider including attachments to your utility tractor. No matter where you live–cold climate, warm climate or somewhere in between–it's important to be comfortable when operating your equipment.

Depending on the configuration of your tractor, how it's utilized and where you live, amenities such as a comfortable seat with armrest and cab or canopy to protect you from the elements can make operating it much more enjoyable. Enclosed cab options are available on many John Deere utility tractor models and offer the greatest protection from cold, heat, rain/snow, dust and other tough working conditions. Tractors with cabs also give customers greater access to a wide variety of operator-friendly options, including floor mats, mobile device holders, windshield washer and wiper kits, and high-end stereos and other premium features that make spending hours on a tractor much more pleasant, no matter what the weather.

One popular option for many customers in moderate climates is a hard-top ROPS canopy that shields the operator from the sun while providing excellent rollover protection. The durable, fiberglass canopy allows the operator to have 360-degree visibility to all tasks from the operator's seat. Front fenders and rear fender extensions also are available to help keep mud and debris from flying onto the tractor and into the operator area during wet weather. Other comfort- oriented attachments include auxiliary steps to make mounting and dismounting the tractor easier, as well as beverage holders that keep beverages secure and within easy reach of operators.

SECURITY-IMPROVING ATTACHMENTS

In addition to improving the productivity and comfort of the work you do around the farm, operator and equipment security also are important considerations. Attachments such as LED and halogen work lights, telescopic supplemental mirrors, seat belts and slow-moving vehicle emblems, reflectors and beacon lights enhance the security aspects of operating your equipment. These attachments improve operator visibility and help others more easily see you, especially when you're on public roadways.

Hood guards are a necessary item for tractors operated in areas with lots of brush and debris, or when doing front loader work. These heavy-duty guards are designed to shield the grill, lights and front of the tractor from damage when working in tough conditions, saving you from potential costly repairs.

Other attachments, such as locking fuel caps and backup alarms add another dimension of security that can be important when equipment is stored or operated in public or high traffic areas. Depending on how and where the tractor and implements are used, operator and equipment security attachments can be important accessories to include in the equipment package.

ADD WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

With hundreds of John Deere attachments available, there's no problem finding the right ones that add more to your tractor and help you do more around your horse farm. Along with a wide selection of utility tractors, John Deere offers a variety of Frontier and John Deere implements, including hay tools, loaders, blades, rotary cutters and other tools perfect for owners to take care of their horses and properties. For more information on the attachments that are right for you and your tractor, see your local John Deere dealer or visit JohnDeere.com.

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