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John Deere launches 2nd ‘Small Machines. Big Impact.’ contest


Think you can put a John Deere skid steer to good work for your community? Building upon the success of last year’s contest, John Deere has launched its second “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest. The contest encourages construction contractors, landscapers, farmers, and rental industry professionals across the country to share how they would make a positive difference in their communities if they were to win a new John Deere G-Series machine. The entrant with the most impactful project idea will win his/her choice of a new John Deere G-Series skid steer or compact track loader (CTL) and one Worksite Pro attachment.

“The overwhelming response to last year’s contest showed us just how many people are out there making a positive difference in their communities — from building a community pool, assisting with disaster cleanup efforts, or creating a neighborhood garden,” said Graham Hinch, division manager, John Deere Commercial Worksite Products. “We are honored to play a role in helping and inspiring more people to create an impact in their own neighborhoods in 2018.”

Now through March 16, 2018, contractors are invited to submit an entry detailing the impact they would make in their community with the power of a G-Series skid steer or CTL. John Deere will select a group of finalists, and public voting to determine the winner will take place June 4 – 24, 2018. The grand prize winner of the contest will be announced on July 9 at the 2018 John Deere Classic.

The winner will select a model from the full portfolio of John Deere small-, mid- and large-frame G-Series skid steers and CTLs. Second- and third-place winners will win a yearlong lease on a G-Series skid steer or CTL from John Deere Financial.

“Winning last year’s ‘Small Machines. Big Impact.’ contest had a huge impact on our small community,” said Eric Moores, a high school building trades instructor in Woodbine, Iowa. “The Deere compact track loader is helping my students learn skills they can use for the rest of their lives, and the contest had a very unifying impact on our community as a whole. It has really made a positive difference.”

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