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Working the land. Protecting the planet.


John Deere products are designed for efficiency and productivity. By truly understanding your needs and incorporating innovative technology, we're able to offer machines that are not only more productive and more efficient, but also minimize impact on the environment. "Product Sustainability," as it's known, is one of the best ways to offer lasting value to our employees, our business, and our world.


A John Deere Skidder on the job site

L-Series Skidders: Built for the Long Haul

John Deere's new L-Series Skidders deliver best-in-class horsepower as well as improved stability and durability. Even better, Deere engineers have designed the new skidders to operate with a significantly reduced environmental footprint.
  • Efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) enables the engine to run at constant speeds, reducing fuel consumption and maximizing efficiency
  • Auto idle and auto shutdown features reduce fuel consumption, noise, and wear
  • Deere used life cycle thinking to improve component life, reducing downtime and waste


Self-Propelled Sprayer treats a field

R4030 & R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayers: Ready. Spray. Done.

Deere engineers have created a more environmentally responsible sprayer by designing more accurate product application and more efficient product management.
  • Ready: Nozzle Calculator & Nozzle Check
  • Aid in planning and machine setup
  • Spray: Direct Injection, Section Control & End Cap Aspirators
  • Reduce waste and cross-contamination of products
  • Reduce misapplication of products and double-spraying
  • Done: Automated Rinse Cycle and Boom Air Purge
  • Clean plumbing to reduce contamination and avoid off-target application


Round baler prepares hay bales

New F440R Fixed Chamber Baler with Lower Environmental Impact

John Deere's new fixed chamber baler is a great example of Deere's efforts to progressively lower the environmental impacts of its products. Designed to reduce its impact on the field and more efficiently use resources, the baler:
  • Delivers up to 24% better fuel efficiency and is significantly faster than previous designs due to new rotor feeder design
  • Reduces soil compaction — up to 40% lower than previous generation round balers
  • Uses Bio-Multiluber, a biodegradable grease that is accurately and automatically applied to chains and bearings to avoid unnecessary resource consumption


644K Hybrid Loader moves a bucket of gravel

Hybrid Loader Reduces Fuel Consumption up to 25%

Our 644K Hybrid Loader goes well beyond burning less fuel while reducing emissions. With its PowerTech™ 6.8-L IT4/Stage IIIB engine, hybrid-electric transmission, and brushless generator, the 644K boasts:
  • Fuel consumption reductions up to 25%
  • Operation at constant operator-selected speeds of 1200, 1500, or 1800 RPMs to reduce engine wear, noise levels, and fuel consumption
  • Quiet operation, with in-cab levels at 68 dBA because the engine does not need to rev up and down


Pistons in motion with animation to show power

Final Tier 4 Emission Regulations Met

John Deere is focused on adding the right engine technologies at the right time to maintain and maximize performance to meet emissions regulations. John Deere PowerTech™ Final Tier 4 engines 75 hp and above are built on a proven platform of emissions control technologies including:
  • Cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
  • Exhaust filters
  • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR)


Professional works on a computer


John Deere Reman provides quality remanufactured products to customers around the world. Remanufacturing has been a part of our business for over a decade. Remanufacturing reduces impact on the environment by:
  • Reducing raw material inputs
  • Reusing existing parts, eliminating waste
  • Reducing energy inputs compared to manufacturing a new part

Life Cycle Analysis

Digital depiction of the life cycle of John Deere machines

Protecting the Planet

Using Life Cycle Analysis, John Deere carefully examines every stage of our products' life cycles, looking for ways to reduce the environmental footprint while improving their performance and durability.

As part of the Life Cycle Analysis, we consider:

  • Raw Materials – We minimize the impact of the raw materials in our products.
  • Manufacturing – From manufacturing parts through assembly and shipment to our customers, we strive for the smallest possible environmental footprint.
  • Use – We reduce the environmental impact of using our products by maximizing fuel efficiency, productivity, and other key operating factors.
  • Recycling – We design our products for longevity, but when they reach the end of their useful lives, they often begin a second life as recycled materials.

Design for Environment

Using the "design for environment" process, Deere focuses on the selection of more environmentally friendly materials when designing and building products. Another goal is to keep the use of virgin or unrecycled materials to a minimum in every Deere product. The design for environment process also incorporates minimizing energy and water use in the factory and supply chain, and, what's most significant in Deere's case, minimizing the environmental impact of products in their use phases through improvements such as better fuel economy.

A variety of product efficiencies is already surfacing as a result of design for environment. Some examples include: reduced material use in product manufacturing, leading to lower input costs and improved worksite productivity; improved electrification, hybrid powertrains, and new components that reduce operational energy requirements; and reduced use of hydraulic systems, which leads to lower environmental risks.


It's amazing what new technology can do for you. Make your life easier. Simpler. More productive. And save you time and money. At John Deere, we know that the best technology can do all these things, as well as help the environment.


For example, by using GPS (Global Positioning System), we can increase machine efficiency and productivity in many operations. Besides helping to steer equipment, our precision GPS technology helps control equipment functions, from field preparation through harvest. Seeding equipment can use GPS to control where to seed, helping prevent wasteful overlap or planting through waterways. Machines that apply crop protection products and fertilizers use GPS with other machine intelligence technology, as well. That leads to more precise application of crop care products. Less waste, less environmental impact.


Combines use machine intelligence features that deliver automatic feed rate control, assisted steering for higher efficiency, and less fuel consumption.


Of course, saving time in the field also dramatically reduces fuel use. The John Deere Load Command system can reduce the time needed to load a self-propelled sprayer from as much as 15 minutes to as little as 3 minutes. Over a growing season, that saves hours of field time and gallons of fuel.


With our forestry equipment, machines are designed for maximum efficiency, productivity, and minimal environmental disturbance. For example, forestry skidders with lockup torque converters make better use of available horsepower. Because John Deere machines use fuel more efficiently, less fuel is needed overall for each operation. Design is a factor, too. For instance, booms on some of our forestry machines can extend beyond 30 feet in many cases, reducing machine movement and requiring less fuel.


Our 844K Loader features ride control to navigate jobsites more quickly. And intelligent shifting technology matches clutch engagement to the load. Many of our machines have Total Machine Control, an electro-hydraulic system that automates many functions.


Greater productivity. Less time at the task. More fuel efficiency. All born of John Deere technology and our commitment to improve and protect your life and our environment.