John Deere – ELK Tractors http://elktractors.com/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:48:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://elktractors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png John Deere – ELK Tractors http://elktractors.com/ 32 32 K-State debuts in December to honor fall graduation applicants and summer graduates https://elktractors.com/k-state-debuts-in-december-to-honor-fall-graduation-applicants-and-summer-graduates/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:38:00 +0000 https://elktractors.com/k-state-debuts-in-december-to-honor-fall-graduation-applicants-and-summer-graduates/ MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Fall 2021 graduation applicants and K-State summer graduates will be honored with launch ceremonies in December. Kansas State University said the fall opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 10 in Manhattan and Salina, and on Saturday, December 11 in Manhattan. He said fall 2021 graduation applicants and summer 2021 […]]]>

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Fall 2021 graduation applicants and K-State summer graduates will be honored with launch ceremonies in December.

Kansas State University said the fall opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 10 in Manhattan and Salina, and on Saturday, December 11 in Manhattan. He said fall 2021 graduation applicants and summer 2021 graduates will be honored at the ceremonies.

K-State said tickets will not be needed and all ceremonies will be open to the public. In accordance with its current COVID-19 policies, however, face masks will need to be worn at all times inside university facilities.

The University said more than 1,325 students are applying for degrees this fall. He said 1,060 are expected to earn bachelor’s degrees, more than 270 master’s degrees and more than 60 doctorates. He said more than 220 graduation candidates will graduate through distance education.

KSU said it has awarded degrees to more than 580 students this summer, including 300 bachelor’s degrees, 255 master’s degrees and more than 50 doctorates.

K-State said the ceremonies would begin at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 on the Manhattan campus with the Graduate School at Bramlage Coliseum. He said Herman “Mogri” Mongrain Lookout, Osage master language instructor and founding director of the Osage Nation language department, will receive an honorary doctorate from K-State at the ceremony and deliver the opening speech. He said Wint Winter Jr., of Lawrence, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, will also represent the board of directors at the ceremony.

The university said the start of K-State Salina will be at 7 p.m. at the campus student life center. He said Brian Youngers, owner and CEO of Ad Astra Flight Group, will be the speaker. Youngers graduated from K-State Salina’s professional flight program with a bachelor’s degree and has held leadership positions in several aviation organizations and companies, most notably the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.

K-State said the December 11 ceremonies will be held at the Bramlage Coliseum on the Manhattan campus. He said the program and speakers are as follows:

  • College of Arts and Sciences, 8:30 am – Myron “Mike” and Elaine Jacobson will be the speakers. Mike received her PhD in Biochemistry from K-State while Elaine received her BA and PhD in Biochemistry. The team focused on the roles of vitamin B3 and the molecules provided by vitamin B3 in human health. The work led the couple to co-found Niadyne Inc., a skin care company that markets worldwide.
  • College of Education, 10:00 a.m. – Katie Buhler will be the speaker. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from K-State in 2020 and taught her first year as a fourth-year teacher at Wamego during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also a recipient of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Award for her teaching and dedication to students during the pandemic.
  • College of Business Administration, 11:30 am – John D. Lageman will be the speaker. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal feed science and management from K-State and retired as senior vice president, sales and marketing, at John Deere. He had a 38-year career with John Deere and Company, including holding key positions nationally and internationally before retiring in October 2020.
  • Agricultural College, 1 p.m. – Blake Fenders will be the speaker. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at K-state and was appointed to his current role as president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents in 2015. He also served as president of education services at Manhattan Area Technical College from 1998 to 2004.
  • College of Health Sciences and Humanities, 2:30 p.m. – Josh Umbehr will be the speaker. He received his BS in Nutritional Sciences from K-State in 2003 before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He works as a family physician and provides direct primary care services in his practice, Atlas MD, in Wichita.
  • Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, 4 p.m. – David C. Everitt will be the speaker. He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from K-State in 1975 and then joined John Deere & Company. He held various management positions in engineering, mechanical services and sales before becoming president of the company’s agricultural division in 2001. He retired in 2012.

K-State said a virtual ceremony will be held for ROTC units on December 10 in the Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union. He said the Army ROTC ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. while the Air Force ROTC ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.

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Column: Even a little tiger is better than no tiger at all https://elktractors.com/column-even-a-little-tiger-is-better-than-no-tiger-at-all/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:08:44 +0000 https://elktractors.com/column-even-a-little-tiger-is-better-than-no-tiger-at-all/ NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – The only certainty about Tiger Woods is that he won’t be playing a lot of golf, and… NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – The only certainty about Tiger Woods is that he won’t play much golf, and that’s if he decides it’s worth trying to climb a mountain higher than all the previous […]]]>

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – The only certainty about Tiger Woods is that he won’t be playing a lot of golf, and…

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – The only certainty about Tiger Woods is that he won’t play much golf, and that’s if he decides it’s worth trying to climb a mountain higher than all the previous ones.

“Making progress,” he wrote to accompany a video of his swing he posted on Twitter two weeks ago.

“I’m so far from that,” he said on Tuesday of facing Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy in the biggest events on the toughest golf courses.

Woods walked into the hall at Albany Golf Club without a noticeable limp as he stepped onto the stage and took a seat behind a microphone. He left the stage a little more carefully and recognized that his leg and back hurt just sitting there.

“We all want to see him again. We all want to see him healthy and play like the Tiger Woods we’ve seen for 20 years, ”said Harris English.

Those days were fading with age, and they’re likely gone due to a badly damaged right leg in a car crash in suburban Los Angeles about 10 months ago. Woods mentioned the possibility of an amputation early in his hospitalization.

It’s a slow comeback before he can even think of going up.

There is so much gossip about the Masters in April, ignoring the fact that Augusta National could be the most difficult course to ride of all the tournaments it participates in. Woods has said he would like to return to the British Open in St. Andrews, where the steepest climb crosses the Swilcan Bridge.

Woods has ruled out being a full-time player, and the argument can be made that he was already heading in that direction. He only played 13 events on the PGA Tour in 2019, the last time he was in good health and the world was not in the grip of a pandemic.

The best-case scenario is a majors-driven timeline, similar to that of Ben Hogan in the 1950s after his near-fatal car crash. Hogan was 37 when he won the US Open in 1950. Woods will be 46 at the end of next month.

Would it be enough to satisfy his legion of fans that he only plays a few tournaments a year?

The short answer is yes. Because even a little tiger is better than no tiger at all.

“The PGA Tour is in such a great place with these young guys. Tiger is only going to help attract more fans to the game when he plays, ”English said. “We haven’t had it since last year and it’s going really well. He has brought us to where we are. Anytime he can play it only adds interest and intrigue and puts golf in the national media. “

Abraham Ancer could become a footnote in history as the last player to face Woods in match play. It was Sunday in singles at Royal Melbourne in the 2019 Presidents Cup, and Woods hit the ball as hard as he has all year and won on the 16th hole.

In a loss, it was a special memory for Ancer.

“I was happy to have been able to experience it at a high level in a high pressure game. It was cool for me and I learned a lot,” said Ancer.

Equally memorable was the first time Ancer played in the same tournament as Woods, at Torrey Pines in 2018, and he found himself in the squad behind him starting the final round on the last nine. Ancer remembered seeing “chaos”.

“Every time Tiger shows up at an event it’s completely different no matter how he plays,” said Ancer. “He transforms events.

Think about what is now the John Deere Classic, a sleepy Midwestern tournament until Woods made his third event as a pro in 1996 and had a chance to win. The Quad Cities golf community has been buzzing ever since, although Woods never returned.

Woods made an appearance at the Valspar Championship, and the gallery stood 12 rows deep around some of the tees. He finished a shot behind. The Innisbrook crowd remains robust. Some who have been there for the first time must have liked what they saw.

“Anyone who has moved the needle so much or changed the game so much, to continue to be a part of the game, will bring people in,” said Xander Scheatele. “Whether it’s once, two or three times a year, there’s just one level of excitement. I had the chance to play with him a few times. I can see what he is doing to people and places.

It is the concept of a rising tide lifting all ships, and there is no tide like Tiger Woods.

The first step is to put it back in the water, and that’s no easy task.

He’s followed a similar path before, including the progress he’s made from four back surgeries in three years. He played tournaments (Valspar), then majors (British Open in Carnoustie, PGA Championship in Bellerive) then he won the Masters.

“I don’t see this type of trend developing for me,” said Woods, another sobering comment at his press conference. “I will not have the opportunity to train given the condition of my leg and my strengthening. I do not do it. I’ll just have a different way of doing it and that’s okay and I’m fine with that. I have made the climb enough times.

At this point, no one should be looking for another Mount Everest. They just want to see Tiger, if only for a little while.

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Westside stations are cheapest, with Newton’s average gas price unchanged from last week https://elktractors.com/westside-stations-are-cheapest-with-newtons-average-gas-price-unchanged-from-last-week/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:30:45 +0000 https://elktractors.com/westside-stations-are-cheapest-with-newtons-average-gas-price-unchanged-from-last-week/ COVINGTON, Georgia. – The West Side of Newton had the cheapest gasoline on Monday, Nov. 29, as the county’s average cost of a gallon of regular gas was unchanged from last week. GasBuddy.com price reports showed stations along Salem Road had the lowest prices in the county, ranging from $ 2.96 to $ 2.99 on […]]]>

COVINGTON, Georgia. – The West Side of Newton had the cheapest gasoline on Monday, Nov. 29, as the county’s average cost of a gallon of regular gas was unchanged from last week.

GasBuddy.com price reports showed stations along Salem Road had the lowest prices in the county, ranging from $ 2.96 to $ 2.99 on Sunday.

Prices rose as motorists moved east through the county, with the cheapest gasoline found in central and eastern Newton along the US Hwy. 278, $ 3.14 and Alcovy Road, $ 3.16.

Since November 22, the Atlanta metropolitan average has fallen 2 cents to $ 3.24, the statewide average has fallen 2 cents to $ 3.22, and the national average has declined by a dime at $ 3.39.

The county average cost was $ 3.22, which was higher than the average for neighboring counties of Rockdale and Walton ($ 3.20) and Henry ($ 3.18); the same as Morgan ($ 3.22); and lower than Butts ($ 3.23) and Jasper ($ 3.29), according to AAA-The Auto Club Group.

Metro Atlanta averages for other fuel grades on Monday were $ 3.56 for the mid-range, $ 3.90 for the super, and $ 3.49 for the diesel.

It cost Georgia motorists an average of $ 48.30 to fill a 15-gallon gas tank; that’s $ 11.40 more than motorists paid in January 2020 when prices at the pump hit their peak of $ 2.46 per gallon, according to Montrae Waiters, spokesperson for AAA-The Auto Club Group.

“Crude oil prices have fallen slightly, indicating that Georgians are seeing some relief at pumps across the state. The price of oil is about 50-60% of what consumers pay at the pump, so a lower price of oil generally translates into better gasoline prices for drivers, ”Waiters said in a statement. hurry.

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total national gasoline inventories declined slightly from 600,000 barrels to 211.4 million barrels last week. On the other hand, gasoline demand rose from 9.24 million barrels per day to 9.33 million barrels per day, according to the statement.

In general, growing demand and tight supply would encourage higher prices at the pump, but recent fluctuations in the price of crude oil have helped stabilize and put downward pressure on prices. However, as long as the price of oil hovers around $ 80 a barrel, drivers should expect prices at the pump to remain high, according to AAA.

President Joe Biden recently announced that the federal government will make available up to 32 million barrels of oil held in the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and accelerate the sales schedule for an additional 18 million barrels of SPR petroleum, as mandated by Congress. . However, the magnitude of the impact on prices and the duration of the price relief will depend on the total amount of oil that enters the market after coordinated releases around the world.

As a result, drivers could see some price relief at the pump in the coming weeks, but they should expect prices to remain higher than during the holiday season of last year and into 2019, AAA reported.

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Winners and sinners of the gains this week – November 22 to November 27, 2021 https://elktractors.com/winners-and-sinners-of-the-gains-this-week-november-22-to-november-27-2021/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 15:31:23 +0000 https://elktractors.com/winners-and-sinners-of-the-gains-this-week-november-22-to-november-27-2021/ Various Chinese actions registered in the United States would pay off. In light of the earnings reaction to the carpool organization $ DIDI, we thought Chinese stocks were poised to stage a big rebound. Lenders were also convinced, KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF gained 8% ahead of China’s huge profit last week. Sadly, most of […]]]>

Various Chinese actions registered in the United States would pay off. In light of the earnings reaction to the carpool organization $ DIDI, we thought Chinese stocks were poised to stage a big rebound.

Lenders were also convinced, KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF gained 8% ahead of China’s huge profit last week. Sadly, most of those who rose in compassion with the high income of $ DIDI have since fallen back to Earth.

The only winner of “Enormous China” this week was JD.com, which gained 6.3% after beating expert ratings on Top Concern. So he’s a great sinner.

Dollar Tree is straight dripping. The $ DLTR jumped 9.17% to all-time highs after beating top concerns in its third quarter earnings report.

$ DLTR | EPS: $ 0.96 (vs. $ 0.95 expected) | Turnover: 6.42 billion dollars (against 6.41 billion dollars anticipated) | Link to the report

Abercrombie & Fitch flopped 12.6% regardless of Wall Street expectations. Revenue became 10% year-over-year.

$ ANF | EPS: $ 0.86 (vs. $ 0.68 expected) | Revenue: $ 905 million (vs. $ 894 million forecast)

Hole, Inc fell 1.8% today following lower revenue and transaction management due to inventory network issues. The $ GPS is still up 18.6% year-to-date.

$ GPS | EPS: $ 0.27 (vs. $ 0.49 expected) | Revenue: $ 3.9 billion (vs. $ 4.5 billion forecast)

John Deere Nails Earnings, Ends Labor Strike

John Deere revealed the profit today and nailed it. 🔨 The ranch supply and development organization posted record revenues and even went to a deal with its professional guild to increase compensation, ending a five-week strike.

John Deere posted a net gain of $ 1.283 billion ($ 4.12 / share). The organization’s overall net transactions and revenue grew + 16% year-on-year to $ 11.327 billion. John C. May, CEO of John Deere, said:

“The strong execution of Deere’s last quarter and full year was conveyed by our dedicated representatives, salespeople and suppliers around the world, who have helped us continue to operate safely and serve our customers. “

As for Deere’s relationship with the United Auto Workers Union, 61% of UAW individuals voted for John Deere’s proposal to end the continuing labor strike and increase workers’ wages. May shared:

“Last week’s confirmation of a 6-year deal with the UAW brings our exceptionally gifted reps back to work building the best articles of our businesses. The arrangement shows our continued obligation to pass on high standards of wages and benefits. “

John Deere is excited about the state of affairs ahead as the organization has noticed its great attitude towards crop costs, interest in machinery and the larger executive business. Strong finances and happy specialists ?? It’s a mutual benefit assuming we’ve seen one at some point.

Crypto had two things to make it work this week: 1) the stock market was closed and confirmed degens can’t go a day without seeing $$ gainz $$… and 2) Americans had Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving is basically a lot of relaxation while someone complains about having a feast for 21 people. As a result, it’s really straightforward to see the basics leaning towards crypto yesterday.

Tragically, the world is currently on the stuffing and the turkey. They are currently stressed by bigger and additional issues (i.e .: the nine trillionth new type of Covid visiting the world and the distribution of money from an entire country due to the state of mind of a political pioneer.) Traditionally, cryptography would be considered a safe haven from these kinds of worries.

Tragically, it does not appear to be too much of a very remarkable “place of refuge” against customary values. In the Top 10 Cryptos, $ DOT.X was down 11.6%, leading to eliminations. $ BTC.X recorded a fall of 7.8% and $ ETH.X recorded its own drop of 9.8%. In the Top 100 plays, only seven were in the green.

The current dip has erased the 7-day gains of most coins. For resources like Bitcoin, this is a decrease in the bear area. Can he overcome negative headwinds?

The global crypto market capitalization fell 7.9%. Sinful time for crypto!

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Best toy tractors – WKRG News 5 https://elktractors.com/best-toy-tractors-wkrg-news-5/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:24:43 +0000 https://elktractors.com/best-toy-tractors-wkrg-news-5/ Which toy tractor is the best? Toy tractors come in all shapes and sizes, just like small cars and trucks. But where toy cars and trucks are replicas of hundreds of automotive brands, most toy tractors are based on the green and yellow John Deere tractor. Deere’s green and yellow color scheme is so instantly […]]]>

Which toy tractor is the best?

Toy tractors come in all shapes and sizes, just like small cars and trucks. But where toy cars and trucks are replicas of hundreds of automotive brands, most toy tractors are based on the green and yellow John Deere tractor. Deere’s green and yellow color scheme is so instantly recognizable that when most people think of tractors, they think of John Deere.

If you’re looking for a toy tractor set with trailers, attachments, and livestock to start a farm, take a look at the Tomy John Deere Kids Toy Set. This tractor package is cleverly packaged in a 13-inch-long John Deere tractor-shaped crate.

What to know before buying a toy tractor

Toy tractors are more closely related to construction equipment toys than to toy cars and trucks. Tractors are heavy work vehicles that are related to bulldozers, scrapers, and dump trucks.

Game type

Playing with cars and trucks usually involves racing. Playing with toy tractors and heavy equipment involves doing real work like scraping, digging, and hauling.

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Generally speaking, small toy tractors are intended for the little ones.

Small toy tractors: These are games for small children on the floor or on a table, usually indoors. Small toy tractors fit in a child’s hand. Realism is less important for young children. Small toy tractors are the companions of small toy cars and trucks.

Medium toy tractors: These are toy tractors that children play with outdoors. These mid-range toy tractors tend to be real working models that do jobs, like plowing, scraping, and hauling. Children enjoy digging, plowing and scraping in sandboxes, yards and at the beach.

Large toy tractors: These are the ride-on tractors that children drive themselves. Large ride-on tractors can be simple scoot toys, pedal tractors that kids ride like bicycles or battery-powered tractors.

What to look for in a quality toy tractor

Operating features

When it comes to heavy toys like farm and construction equipment, kids want to do heavy work. Look for toy tractors with lots of moving parts, like tilting decks, work arrows, and buckets that lift and tilt.

Play sets

Playsets are thematic collections of toys designed to simulate actions and events within a defined setting. Toy tractor playsets typically include different types of work vehicles and some include people, animals, and other parts that together make up a farm. Toy tractors and farm play sets are a great way for kids to start with many toys that work together.

Collectibles

John Deere has a loyal and dedicated customer base who collects everything John Deere is about. Collectors don’t play with their toy tractors, they display them on shelves and in cupboards. Some keep their vintage tractors in their original packaging.

How much you can expect to spend on a toy tractor

You can find die-cast vehicles and small toy tractors for under $ 20. From $ 20 to $ 50, you’ll find larger tractors, playsets, and small, engine-less ride-on tractors. Battery-powered toy tractors will cost between $ 200 and $ 300.

Toy Tractor FAQ

Why are children so fascinated with tractors?

A. Kids love extreme vehicles that they don’t see on highways or at the mall, like they do with regular cars, trucks, and SUVs. Tractors and construction machinery are big and powerful machines. Kids love to dig in the dirt, so tractors and work vehicles fill the bill perfectly.

Why are most toy tractors John Deere?

A. There are a few toy tractors that aren’t John Deere, but not many. John Deere is a brand that has been synonymous with tractors and farm equipment for many years. Their trademark green and yellow paint scheme says “tractors!” “

What’s the best toy tractor to buy?

Top toy tractor

Tomy John Deere Toy Set for Kids

What would you like to know: This 70 piece plastic and die-cast toy set comes in the coolest tractor-shaped carrying case you’ve ever seen.

What you will love: The heart of this toy set includes four toy tractors with trailers, a Gator utility vehicle, an ATV, a skid steer loader, a Deere dump truck and a farm van. The implements are easy to attach to tractors and all tilt and turn. This toy set also includes horses, cows, sheep, a paddock and a barn to keep them inside. The carrying case is 13 inches long and opens to reveal 10 storage compartments. It’s a great way to organize all of the toys in this set, and it looks great on its own as a display item.

What you should consider: This toy tractor set contains many very small parts.

Or buy: Sold by Amazon

Top toy tractor for the money

38 Piece Oriate Diecast Farm Tractor with Farm Animal and Activity Play Mat

38 Piece Oriate Diecast Farm Tractor with Farm Animal and Activity Play Mat

What would you like to know: Little kids love this miniature farming playset featuring realistic farming machinery with moving parts.

What you will love: This 31 inch by 47 inch play mat is made of soft, durable fabric. It is imprinted with barns, pastures, woods, lakes and gardens. This toy tractor set includes six realistic farm vehicles, seven farm trailers and accessories. Everything kids need to play on the farm comes with this set.

What you should consider: Some of the active connectors are not as rugged as they should be.

Or buy: Sold by Amazon

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Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Ride-On Tractor with Trailer

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Ride-On Tractor with Trailer

What would you like to know: This battery-powered toy tractor is a great ride-on toy for ages 3-7.

What you will love: This nearly 4-foot-long, 50-pound tractor rides on large, wide tires that add safety and stability on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement. This toy tractor has two speeds, an automatic brake and a reverse gear. Kids can load up the full-size detachable trailer with toys or help out in the yard and garden by hauling leaves, soil and goods. While working, children can listen to the built-in FM radio while driving in their adjustable seat with folding armrests.

The 12 volt battery is rechargeable and the charger is included.

What you should consider: It is an expensive toy.

Or buy: Sold by Amazon

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John Deere posts record profit despite strike – KION546 https://elktractors.com/john-deere-posts-record-profit-despite-strike-kion546/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:50:37 +0000 https://elktractors.com/john-deere-posts-record-profit-despite-strike-kion546/ By Chris Isidore, CNN Business John Deere posted record annual income on Wednesday despite the recently concluded five-week workers’ strike, and predicted another record year to come. The Midwestern farm and construction equipment maker posted an annual net profit of nearly $ 6 billion, more than double the $ 2.8 billion it earned a year […]]]>

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business

John Deere posted record annual income on Wednesday despite the recently concluded five-week workers’ strike, and predicted another record year to come.

The Midwestern farm and construction equipment maker posted an annual net profit of nearly $ 6 billion, more than double the $ 2.8 billion it earned a year earlier and easily erases its profit The previous fiscal year record of $ 3.5 billion reached in 2013. The company said it expects to earn between $ 6.5 billion to $ 7 billion in the current fiscal year.

“Our results reflect strong end market demand and our ability to continue to serve our customers while managing supply chain issues and conducting contract negotiations with our largest union,” said CEO John May. “Last week’s ratification of a six-year agreement with the UAW brings our highly skilled employees back to work building the best products in our industries. The agreement shows our continued commitment to providing the best salaries and benefits. “

The company reported quarterly revenue and earnings that easily beat both the previous year’s results and Wall Street analysts’ forecasts. Deere shares rose 2% in pre-market trading on the basis of strong results and forecasts.

More than 10,000 members of the United Auto Workers union were on strike from October 14 to November 17. This only affected the last two weeks of the fiscal year which ended on October 31. Deere did not break down the cost of the strike during the quarter or overall in its earnings report.

The strike lasted so long because grassroots members rejected the first two tentative agreements reached between Deere and the union’s bargaining committee. Many members felt that the company was doing well enough financially to be able to afford a better deal than what was offered.

The strike was closely watched nationwide and was seen as an example of unions and workers showing creativity in an era of tight labor markets.

Last week, members finally ratified what the company called its best and latest offer, an offer similar to the second offer that was rejected two weeks earlier. The new contract includes an immediate 10% raise, a signing bonus of $ 8,500, two further 5% increases during the term of the contract, three lump sum payments equivalent to 3% of annual salary and a cost adjustment. life to protect workers from the impact of rising prices.

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Quaile Machinery enters the field https://elktractors.com/quaile-machinery-enters-the-field/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:35:00 +0000 https://elktractors.com/quaile-machinery-enters-the-field/ It was the closure of an existing John Deere dealership almost 10 years ago that put Kenny Quaile on the current path of running a now thriving machinery dealership at Skerries in Dublin. Kenny was the company’s service manager when it closed in 2012. He heard the news on Monday and by the end of […]]]>

It was the closure of an existing John Deere dealership almost 10 years ago that put Kenny Quaile on the current path of running a now thriving machinery dealership at Skerries in Dublin.

Kenny was the company’s service manager when it closed in 2012.

He heard the news on Monday and by the end of the week was self-employed, taking over the business by dealing with customers who had purchased John Deere tractors and other machinery from his former employers. .

Pottinger tillage equipment is now an important part of Quaile Machines business

Running with a van full of tools was not Kenny’s primary ambition, and he soon began to look for agencies, the first of which was Pottinger.

The relationship has since blossomed and the Austrian company’s product has become a solid pillar of the business. A more recent agency is Deutz Fahr who came to Quaile to strengthen its representation in the North East.

Recently, Quaile Machinery brought these two manufacturers together for a field day near Lusk where Pottinger tractors and some tillage equipment were shown.

Deutz Fahr Field Dublin
Deutz is a recent addition to the stable of brands represented by Quaile Machinery

Deutz Fahr is one of those worthy brands that hasn’t quite been very successful in Ireland despite being as competent as anything else on the market.

Kenny understands that he won’t change that perception overnight, but believes persistence will bring many of his John Deere customers to the German brand.

Agence Deutz fahr Quaile Machinery
This Deutz Fahr 7250 happily transported a set of 5m Terradiscs disc harrows

He notes that the main selling point compared to other brands is comfort, mainly thanks to the cabin suspension which is second to none in the market.

“It’s the first thing drivers comment on when they test drive the tractor,” he says.

Kenny goes on to mention that stability and traction are also strong selling points, while the factory they are made in has impressed him with its modernity and precision.

Deutz Fahr 200cv Skerries tractors
All of the larger tractors sold by Quaile’s are mid to large size because that’s what the customer wants to buy

Most of the tractors sold by the company make around 200hp, which is the norm for the tillage area primarily, although there is a demand for smaller tractors from large vegetable growers to power their crops. harvesting units in the field.

Dewulf wins acceptance

Another major franchise that Quaile’s has acquired is that of Dewulf.

When it comes to the potato and vegetable crop, there has been little competition for the main player here in Ireland but, again, Kenny believes there is an opportunity for an alternative manufacturer and sales are starting. slowly to take off.

Emerging potatoes for the main crop may be over for the season, but there are still crops to be grown and cereals to be planted.

Pottinger had brought some of his tillage equipment to show he was working in the field.

The plow and one pass with pneumatic hammers

The main topics of interest were the company’s two Aerosem drills.

The smallest was the 3002 ADD, a three-meter machine, which the company describes as a “tool-mounted pneumatic drill”.

Mounted drill Aerosem
The Aerosem 3002 ADD can be easily decoupled from the rotary harrow if required

The tool, in this case, being a rotary harrow on which the seed drill is backed by the piggyback.

The day it worked, he plowed the ground into fine soil ready for the seeder, even though he wasn’t actually sowing the seed.

This type of drill suit is not a featherweight. The total weight is approaching four tons and it takes a large tractor to handle it comfortably, although it is designed to keep the main mass as close to the tractor as possible.

One solution to this problem is to take the weight of the hopper and seed from the rear of the tractor and place it in the front. This is the principle of pneumatic drills mounted on the front.

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Placing the hopper at the front of the tractor allows the use of much larger seeders

The company had brought a copy of its own line, the Aerosem 5002 FDD, and it was he who actually planted the winter wheat.

The principle of distributing the weight between each end of the tractor seems simple enough, but to transfer the seed at a steady rate from front to back requires additional engineering.

Seed transfer puts pressure on

First, you need a much longer hose to carry the seeds the full length of the tractor.

Long hoses mean more pressure to overcome resistance to airflow that is needed to keep the seed suspended as it moves on the wheels and then into the seed head.

To ensure seed is delivered at the required rate, the front hoppers are pressurized to equalize the pressure inside the hopper and transfer tube.

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It’s a long way to blow seeds back and forth

By distributing the weight front and rear, a greater working width can be achieved and these machines are available up to six meters.

Larger hoppers can also be used and to further aid in the weight distribution a set of four packing wheels can be installed on the underside.

When drilling, these are supporting elements that help relieve ground pressure as well as compact the soil across the width of the tractor.

They are both adjustable and removable.

Quaile Machinery takes a long-term view

Although Quaile has been an agent for Pottinger for eight years, Kenny believes that it was only in the last two seasons that they really started to break into the market and all efforts are paying off.

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Creating optimal conditions for future growth is the long term plan of Quaile Machinery.

He obviously feels at home with the brand, realizing that there is a direct line of communication with management and that he, as a customer, is listened to.

As a relatively new small business in a highly competitive market, Quaile Machinery appears to be thriving.

Kenny is not just looking for short term gains, he has a longer term vision and manufacturers who share this philosophy will, no doubt, benefit from the dedication of him and his staff.

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John Deere among investors in renewable fuel technology provider https://elktractors.com/john-deere-among-investors-in-renewable-fuel-technology-provider/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:48:43 +0000 https://elktractors.com/john-deere-among-investors-in-renewable-fuel-technology-provider/ Tests of ClearFlame technology have shown performance and efficiency equal to that of a traditional diesel engine. ClearFlame Engine Technologies ClearFlame Engine Technologies announces that it has secured $ 17 million in Series A funding to help it advance and commercialize its technology. The startup is developing a solution that enables the use of low-carbon […]]]>

Tests of ClearFlame technology have shown performance and efficiency equal to that of a traditional diesel engine.

ClearFlame Engine Technologies

ClearFlame Engine Technologies announces that it has secured $ 17 million in Series A funding to help it advance and commercialize its technology. The startup is developing a solution that enables the use of low-carbon renewable fuels such as ethanol in existing diesel engine platforms. This will help provide low cost, low emission options to the heavy duty on and off road industries.

This new funding was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and included participation from Mercuria, John Deere and Clean Energy Ventures.

According to the company’s press release announcing the new funding, a ClearFlame compatible engine meets the performance and efficiency requirements of diesel engines while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and particulates, helping to improve quality. air and mitigate climate change. In October 2020, the company announced that tests of its engine technology had successfully matched the torque and horsepower of a commercial diesel engine using ethanol instead of diesel fuel.

Listen to this podcast interview with ClearFlame founders BJ Johnson and Julie Blumreiter to learn more about the technology and the benefits it can bring to help reduce emissions.

“Our technology will enable the rapid decarbonization of diesel-dominated sectors, and this funding advances our path to commercialization with demonstration trucks on the road by the end of this year, alongside deployments of farm equipment and groups. generators in 2022, “said BJ. Johnson, CEO and co-founder of ClearFlame, in the company’s press release. “Our investors share a common mission to support solutions that lead to rapid mitigation of carbon emissions, and ClearFlame’s technology achieves this through a platform that can be deployed globally this decade.”

“While we are excited about greater adoption of electric vehicles and hydrogen mobility, we need different types of innovation to address hard-to-decarbonize industries,” says Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, in the ClearFlame press release. “ClearFlame’s engine modification technology makes it easy and economical to move away from fossil fuels, while still maintaining the efficiency and durability of the diesel engine – it’s a win-win. “

“As one of the largest commodity traders in the world, Mercuria was one of the first to adopt environmental products, including ethanol, in its business portfolio. The refining of biofuels allows Mercuria to directly manage quality, supply and price risks. Mercuria’s strategic investment in ClearFlame technology complements its continued commitment to biofuels as part of the energy transition, ”said Boris Bystrov of Mercuria in the ClearFlame press release. “We are confident that ClearFlame is well positioned to make heavy industry decarbonization profitable by using existing liquid refueling infrastructure as a catalyst, which can accelerate market adoption. ”

Investment will accelerate new powertrain technology

John Deere says in its press release announcing the company’s investment in ClearFlame that this is in line with its strategic vision to accelerate and lead the industry in low and zero carbon powertrain technology. Like many companies in the heavy equipment industry, John Deere has researched and developed a variety of powertrain technologies, including electric and alternative fuel options.

As part of its investment in ClearFlame, John Deere will provide an engine for use in concept testing to help ClearFlame further validate its technology.

“We have made this investment to stay at the forefront of developments in renewable fuel technology,” said Pierre Guyot, senior vice president, John Deere Power Systems, in the company’s press release announcing its investment in ClearFlame. “ClearFlame’s Compression-Ignition Engine Technology Has the Potential to Reduce CO Emissions2 while continuing to deliver the performance and durability our customers expect from John Deere engines.

“ClearFlame’s mission is to decarbonize the hardest-to-electrify sectors quickly and cost effectively. Expanding our solution from heavy-duty trucking to agriculture and other off-road markets delivers on this promise, delivering significant durability and economic benefits that do not compromise engine performance, ”says Johnson of ClearFlame in the release. John Deere Press Release. “We look forward to working with John Deere and supporting its commitment to reducing net CO emissions.2 emissions by providing renewable energy solutions. Clear flameA durability test cell is used to evaluate ClearFlame technology on an engine.ClearFlame Engine Technologies

John Deere says in its press release that the use of ethanol in place of petroleum diesel fuel in diesel engines significantly reduces carbon emissions and air quality emissions. In addition, ethanol is widely available and may offer a high efficiency liquid alternative fuel option.

The company also says it understands the importance of renewable fuel options and is committed to exploring new solutions. “Compression ignition engines have a long lifespan, both in terms of the current source of diesel and a wide variety of alternative fuel types,” Guyot says. “John Deere already offers biomass-based diesel compatibility on our engines. These investments are the right thing to do for environmental, economic and rural development benefits.

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Billy Strings drives his “John Deere tractor” to the “Big Ball in Boston” [Photos/Videos] https://elktractors.com/billy-strings-drives-his-john-deere-tractor-to-the-big-ball-in-boston-photos-videos/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:07:01 +0000 https://elktractors.com/billy-strings-drives-his-john-deere-tractor-to-the-big-ball-in-boston-photos-videos/ Billy Cordes took her fall 2021 tour through the winding streets of Boston, MA on Wednesday night for a performance at the Boch Center – Wang Theater. The cold stop of the tour midweek saw Strings and his band debut two new covers and release another during the 150-minute performance. As fans moved away from […]]]>

Billy Cordes took her fall 2021 tour through the winding streets of Boston, MA on Wednesday night for a performance at the Boch Center – Wang Theater. The cold stop of the tour midweek saw Strings and his band debut two new covers and release another during the 150-minute performance.

As fans moved away from the crisp fall air to immerse themselves in the warm embrace of The Wang’s exquisite Baroque-style architecture, a buzz filled the historic theater. The sea of ​​flannels got ready by lining up at the bar, checking the Americana Roots Folk Hall of Fame on the lower level, and admiring the incredible infrastructure. Around 8:45 p.m., Strings took to the stage with his usual characters, Billy’s failure (banjo), Jarrod walker (mandolin), and Masat Royal (bass), looking at the large multi-level film library of 3,500 people; away from the 525-seat hall the band last performed in Beantown on November 14, 2019.

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Without wasting any time, Strings began with “Red Daisy”, an original track from her most recent album, Renewal. Anyway and in the book, “Red Daisy” has put up a cover of William “Billy” Hayes‘”I will remember you, love, in my prayers.” His ethereal vocal work on Billy Hayes’ number set up the evening’s first instrumental, “Bronzeback.” The bluegrass phenomenon showed off their flatpicking prowess on this one, which also gave Failing and Walker some time to shine before a streak with “Must Be Seven”.

Despite singing the bittersweet loss of love on “Must Be Seven”, the dynamic instrumentation kept the dancing feet of the crowd moving, even in the highest part of the expansive balcony. Masat stood out during the jam section of this Home cut, with its double bass which vibrates deeply in the sound system of the room.

A long “line of fire” fell in the middle of the first frame, which would have been the highlight of the shoot without “Meet Me At The Creek” (more on this later). The old original debuted at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY on February 23, 2021 for the fifth night of the Experience already seen. Starting from a deep ravine, Failing led the first part of that jam before giving way to Strings, who kicked the warp and flipped the switch to high speed. At each set came thunderous applause, only to find a higher mesa and a louder cheer.

Next is “Running The Route”, a Jarrod Walker and Christian parish-Instrumental writes, that Strings debuted at The Cap on 2/24/21. “Peggy-O”, the traditional number that has become a Grateful death staple food over the years, came next, right after Billy wielded a Zdeno Chara # 33 Boston Bruins Jersey. Every line that Strings sang on it elicited a reactive applause from the Boston crowd, which only grew louder and louder as the song progressed.

Before the end of the first set, Billy and his group had a few more tricks up their sleeve. First, Strings held up another jersey, this time from Boston Celtics Legend, Larry Bird. Someone also threw a bag of cannabis on stage at this point, to which Strings said, “I’m going to have to send it to the lab,” which sparked laughter from the audience.

Then came the debut of “Boston Boy,” a traditional instrument that saw Walker, Strings and Failing turn heads. The band followed up with “Watch It Fall”, another track from 2019. Home, before falling into a hold on jerry reed‘s “The likes of me”. A follow-up with the closest “Meet Me At The Creek” then produced the ensemble’s defining jam, which saw Walker lead a good part before Billy took over, triggered the distortion, and straddled the whole room in his. first break.

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If people thought that the temperature in the room could not rise, Strings proved them wrong by opening with another Renewal number, “Fire on my tongue”. This Bostonian ascent had only started in the form of a massive “water intake”> “End of the Rainbow” (Frank Wakefield)> “Thirst Mutilator”> Segment “Dust In A Baggie”.

As “End of the Rainbow” drew to a close, it looked like the highest peak of the night. The public didn’t know at the time, it was just base camp. A long tale of “Thirst Mutilator” carried the piece even higher with heavy lead lines from Strings, before the actual top of the section, “Dust In A Baggie”. The first five seconds sparked the loudest applause so far as The Wang fans reached the top of the second set.

If “Dust In A Baggie” was the top of this mountain, “Love Like Me” symbolized Strings’ admiration for the landscape. “You could climb the highest mountain / You could swim in the deepest sea / You could walk this lonely valley / And never find a love like me,” he sang, putting on what we all have felt at that point in song form as fans hugged and watched the scene in wonder.

The dark jams weren’t over yet, however, as a far-reaching “road hypnosis” followed. “Highway Hypnosis” sounded like a mad rush to the next peak as sixteenth notes fell from Strings guitar like heavy raindrops in a thunderstorm. Always knowing the perfect time for the distortion, Strings put the pedal to the metal for the rest of this improvisation section before hitting the breaks and devoting a cover of larry sparks‘John Deere Tractor’ to Joe and Marla, Former Owners of Billy’s Father Terry barber‘s Martin D-9, who was present at Wang.

Towards the end of the show, the group released a cover of Pearl Jam‘s “In Hiding”, which dates back to 2017 but had not been played since September 19, 2020 (by Fantastic visit). Strings, Failing, Masat and Walker ended with a final take of Renewal, “Hide and seek”. Sustained applause during the encore break, which brought the band back for one more song. Billy Strings then ended the night at the Wang Theater with another first cover, The Kingston trio‘s “Big Ball In Boston”, and sent the crowds to the ever bustling streets of Boston.

Next Billy Strings stop is tomorrow, November 19, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania. For tickets and a full list of tour dates, visit their website. Scroll down for a list of the performance and a collection of fan-shot videos courtesy of Matt Frazier.

Setlist: Billy Strings | Boch Center – Wang Theater | Boston, Massachusetts | 11/17/21

Set One: Red Daisy, I’ll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers (William “Billy Hayes), Bronzeback> Must Be Seven, Fire Line [1], Running The Route, Peggy-O (Traditional), Boston Boy [2] (Traditional), Watch It Fall, The Likes Of Me (Jerry Reed)> Meet Me At The Creek

Second series: Fire on my tongue, take water> End of the rainbow (Frank Wakefield)> Thirst mutilator> Dust In A Baggie, Love Like Me, Highway Hypnosis, John Deere Tractor [3] (Larry Sparks), In Hiding (Pearl Jam), Hide and seek

Again: Big Ball in Boston (traditional) [2]

[1] tease the ridge of jerusalem

[2] FTP

[3] Dedicated to Joe and Marla, former owners of Terry’s Martin D-93

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Deere strikers vote on 3rd contract offer on Wednesday https://elktractors.com/deere-strikers-vote-on-3rd-contract-offer-on-wednesday/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 17:06:00 +0000 https://elktractors.com/deere-strikers-vote-on-3rd-contract-offer-on-wednesday/ More than 10,000 striking Deere & Co. workers voted on a new contract offer from the tractor manufacturer on Wednesday, but the third deal is surprisingly similar to a contract that 55% of workers rejected two weeks ago. The latest proposed contract maintains the immediate 10% increases offered by the last deal and brings what […]]]>

More than 10,000 striking Deere & Co. workers voted on a new contract offer from the tractor manufacturer on Wednesday, but the third deal is surprisingly similar to a contract that 55% of workers rejected two weeks ago.

The latest proposed contract maintains the immediate 10% increases offered by the last deal and brings what the United Auto Workers union has called modest changes to the details of Deere’s internal incentive pay program for workers.

After the last vote on Nov. 2, Deere officials told the union not to expect the company to offer more money, and Deere largely kept its promise in the latest offer.

In addition to the initial increases, this week’s offer retains the 5% increases that were in the third and fifth years of the six-year agreement and the 3% lump-sum payments in the second, fourth and sixth years of the ‘OK. The offer would also provide a ratification bonus of $ 8,500, preserve a retirement option for new hires, make workers eligible for health insurance sooner, and maintain their premium-free health insurance coverage.

The contract covers 12 factories, including seven in Iowa, four in Illinois and one in Kansas, where the company’s signature green agricultural and construction equipment, John Deere, is manufactured. This is the first major strike in the company since 1986.

What Deere, based in Moline, Ill., Did in this latest offering, which he calls his latest offering, was tweak the complicated formula that he uses to determine which workers receive bonuses based on the fact that their team achieves certain productivity goals. Changes to the formula could make it easier for workers to qualify for incentive pay, but some Deere workers are not eligible for bonuses based on the work they do in the company’s factories and warehouses.

Workers who went on strike on Oct. 14 expected more from Deere, which predicted it would post record annual profits of between $ 5.7 billion and $ 5.9 billion when it releases its earnings report later this week. this month. Initially, more than 90% of workers rejected Deere’s initial offer, but the second vote was much closer after the company essentially doubled the increases it was offering.

Deere workers have had to endure increasingly cold temperatures along the picket lines while trying to cope with the union’s $ 275 weekly strike pay or find another job.

Company officials said they were using salaried employees and other workers to try to keep their factories running during the strike. Other Deere factories around the world are also trying to return to work.

Yet workers at Deere – and other unions – have been encouraged to ask for more this year due to the ongoing worker shortage and because workers did not always feel appreciated while working long hours during the pandemic.

Another group of workers represented by the UAW went on strike earlier this year at a Volvo Trucks plant in Virginia and won better wages and lower-cost health benefits after rejecting three interim contract offers. Currently, around 1,400 Kellogg workers have been on strike since the start of last month at the company’s four US grain plants.

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