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John Deere is laying off workers. #6787062
02/28/20 11:06 PM
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John Deere is in the process of laying off workers. 460 since late last year. 3/4 of them are in Iowa. Not sure what is going on. I got my info from a Reuters report. Hopefully these people can find good jobs.

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Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787065
02/28/20 11:10 PM
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never good,wonder how much automation is involved.

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Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787096
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As technology grows the less need for actual workers. I see it in every job, even technical ones.
Iím in communications, copper was money during storms, but fiber now makes us the Maytag repairman. Iíve forgotten where places even are now. Once we place fiber and associated equipment it just doesnít go bad. Iím sure thereís a shelf life on some of it...still waiting for it to fall apart.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787099
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You don't suppose it has anything to do with low grain prices do you? LOL.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787106
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I used to work at their Harvester plant in East Moline (combines) Half of that number I believe is from their Dubuque Iowa plant. Grain prices will have affect eventually although Dubuque makes construction equipment I believe. None of these are due to automation I think, just lack of people buying.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787141
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four to 5 years of low profits has put a damper on farm equipment sales for sure. The biggest part of their growth lately has been in lawnmowers, small hobby equipment and industrial equipment. Hard to buy 600K choppers when milk is below the cost of production or 500K combines to combine crops that can't pay for the equipment. Automation in agriculture saves on labor, increases efficiency but equipment costs run very high as does repair and upkeep.

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four to 5 years of low profits has put a damper on farm equipment sales for sure. The biggest part of their growth lately has been in lawnmowers, small hobby equipment and industrial equipment. Hard to buy 600K choppers when milk is below the cost of production or 500K combines to combine crops that can't pay for the equipment. Automation in agriculture saves on labor, increases efficiency but equipment costs run very high as does repair and upkeep.

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Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787210
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It's nothing new. Deere has always hired a bunch of people when they ramp up production for one reason or another, and then lays them off when no longer needed.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787762
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Outsourcing doesn't help either!


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Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787772
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They have a great reputation in the Marine Engine Industry all they Blocks are proven from there land equipment, Me and my Dad are both powered by them, Parts when needed are all in States and service is always great, Hate to hear any Good company start to struggle.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787804
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I work at the Davenport plant. They ramped up production a couple years ago when ordes were rolling in. Sales have since slowed down so now need to readjust the workforce.

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At over 74,0000 workers , prolly just weeding out bad seeds


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Originally Posted by AntiGov
At over 74,0000 workers , prolly just weeding out bad seeds


Not if they are union. If union it will go by clock number/ seniority.


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Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787895
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john deere is building a huge plant in edgerton ks. kabota is starting production with their new plant about 1/4 mile away


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Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: PineDoggin] #6787916
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Originally Posted by PineDoggin
They have a great reputation in the Marine Engine Industry all they Blocks are proven from there land equipment, Me and my Dad are both powered by them, Parts when needed are all in States and service is always great, Hate to hear any Good company start to struggle.

PineDoggin, Which JD marine engines are you guys running ? I considered repowering with one but just had the old Cat rebuilt this winter.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: 3 Fingers] #6787970
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Originally Posted by 3 Fingers
Originally Posted by PineDoggin
They have a great reputation in the Marine Engine Industry all they Blocks are proven from there land equipment, Me and my Dad are both powered by them, Parts when needed are all in States and service is always great, Hate to hear any Good company start to struggle.

PineDoggin, Which JD marine engines are you guys running ? I considered repowering with one but just had the old Cat rebuilt this winter.

Dad has the Older 12.5 liter @525hp which the Newer 13liter replaced mine is a 9liter @425hp think mines the 6090afm

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6787974
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Thanks. The 6068ís are popular here but I didnít like the idea of the computer control. Couple friends have had issues. But some others love them.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: 3 Fingers] #6787991
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Originally Posted by 3 Fingers
Thanks. The 6068’s are popular here but I didn’t like the idea of the computer control. Couple friends have had issues. But some others love them.

Motors have electric but the transmission are still all manual shifter cable shift.

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6788050
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That happens every year, ankeny just laid off a bunch too, its normal business

Re: John Deere is laying off workers. [Re: run] #6788103
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Not sure about construction equipment in Dubuque, but I believe some of it is timber harvesting equipment.

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