John Deere vs Case IH

john deere vs case ihOver the years there have been many debates about John Deere vs Case IH. In this post I am going to discuss some reasons why you should buy each of these brands, and why you shouldn’t.

John Deere

Founded in 1837, John Deere has been around for a long time. The company has changed over the years with the change of times. They have embraced those changes and have tried to help those connected to the land.

John Deere’s core values are integrity, quality, commitment and innovation.

When looking to buy a tractor, you have to keep its lineage in mind. Where they came from, where they are going and how they are going to get there.

Case IH

Founded in 1842, Case IH  is a global leader in agricultural equipment. It has its headquarters in the United States.

Case IH is a brand of CNH, which is a majority owner of the Fiat Group. Their values are develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment to meet today’s needs.

John Deere vs Case IH history summary

Each company has its own history. Case IH’s history has a bit more shuffling in it, with acquisitions and new companies off shoots. However, John Deere’s history is straight forward. They have been just John Deere since their beginning.

Should this have any impact on your decisions, not really, but it is good to note.

This chart shows you where each company started and where parts of the company split. This is courtesy of Truffle Media via Agrimarketing.

photo via AgriMarketing

 

Why you should buy John Deere

  • John Deeres keep their value really well. So, if you plan on selling the tractor down the line, it is a good choice.
  • Because John Deere is so well used across North America it is very easy to get parts.

Why you shouldn’t buy John Deere

  • Because John Deeres’ keep their value so much, they are more expensive than most brands.
  • Replacements parts are expensive as well, so be sure you make the right choice.
  • As I mentioned John Deeres’ are generally more expensive, so it is harder to get money to afford one.

Why you should buy Case IH

  • Case tractors retain their value for the most part. Depending on what tractor you have, you can get a better sell value for it later.
  • Case IH parts are widely available across North America, so if you need to replace anything, you will be able to find it.
  • They have a lower price tag  than John Deeres.

Why you shouldn’t buy Case IH

  •  Some models are more expensive.
  • Resell value is a bit lower than John Deere.

Price comparison

In terms of price. John Deere’s are more expensive than Case IH generally. That is not to say that you can’t find a cheaper John Deere or Case IH. You just have to shop around. Sometimes the best used farm equipment is online, and you don’t need to go to a dealer at all. In that situation, you have many options available to you both Case IH and John Deere, it just depends on your situation.

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Conclusion of John Deere vs Case IH

It doesn’t matter which brand you support, what is really important is what fits your needs. If a John Deere fits your needs, choose the John Deere. If a Case IH fits your needs, choose a Case IH.

These two brands are expensive because they are so well-recognized, so if you are new farmer these are out of your reach. There are other possibilities out there, but it really boils down to what you need, and what you can afford.

John Deere vs Case IH which one do you choose? and why?

 

Comments

  1. John Deere is so much better, you can get parts faster. And prices are better.

  2. case is just awesome and johndeere suck GO RED

  3. Joe Wierzba says:

    Case is better. More hp and luxury than JD. I’ve driven both and I will say case ih is better. Especially with the new Tier4b coming out. 682 peak hp engine is just to hard to pass up.

  4. john doe says:

    John Deere is so much better than Case for many reasons.

  5. john doe says:

    i drive John Deere’s all Summer every Summer but one time i went to work and all they had was a Case and it sucked. it was not as comfortable as a John Deere and the shifting was terrible. i knew how to shift the tractor there just was a weird feel to it and it had a delayed shift time.

  6. JD ALL THE WAY

  7. Case is better

  8. dont take it out of the shed if its not red if its green let some mindless man get it

  9. I have had both and I can say ,I really like my Deere because of the dealers in my area. They are alot more knowledgeable about the equipment they sell and service. They treat you with respect and they don’t act like you owe them something. The JD tractors I have are alot nicer to operate and more reliable than any of the Cases I ever owned. Happy I went to Deere.

  10. Nice article ! We are also in the same field.

  11. Nice blog.Thanks for sharing it. We are also in a same field.

  12. Case because John Deere can’t handle the dust in South Africa and John Deere parts are too expensive here

  13. Mitchell says:

    Deere beats case anytime

  14. John Deere for many years was better than Case IH. But in the recent years case ih is kicking jd butt. With the better teir4 system and the quadtrac. One thing I hate about JD is that they are copycats. There combine with the bullet rotor was copied same with the quadtrac. And it really depends on what you bleed. My dad has customers that know that case ih is better in some areas. But there family has always bleed green.

  15. I have driven both and I will have to say that International tractors are the best for my operation because of the quick shifting. The John Deere tractors have the quad range which is really hard to figure out

  16. Skylor Gruba says:

    If its not red it stays in the shed!
    JD sucks

  17. it all depends on if you can get the parts for it

  18. Indeed. I think many people forget about that

  19. paul geiselman says:

    you can say what you want about either brand but to me i want a john deere knowing there not owned by Fiat

    • Do you realize what you said case isn’t owned by fiat case is still case but they switched form the Cummins diesels for the fiat engines because they are reliable and cost less to repair and so case just owns the engine and fiat takes credit for it but case still has good reliable tractors.

    • Yes and Fiat is 6 times as big as John Deere. Maybe someday JD will grow up and be a global company too. Probably not though it’s run by a bunch of idiots from Moline,IL. Enjoy your shutdown JD. Nobody wants your green junk.

  20. JHON DEERE IS THE WORST MOST COPYCATS I HAVE EVER HEARD OF THEY COPYED THE QUADTRAC AND SAY THEY INVENTED IT BULL BECAUSE I DROVE BOTH AND CASE IH WAS SOOOO MUCH MORE LUXURIOUS AND SMOOTHER SHIFTS THE JOHN DEERE. Just no. John deere. YOU SHOULDNT BE LEGAL!!!!!!!!! Really. Copying the better company. Dude. That proves you suck. You need to keep up with the better company. Like they say if it isn’t red KEEP IT IN THE SHED. JHON DEERE U SUCK

  21. John Deere even copied the cat challenger’s tracks

  22. Taylor Burback says:

    i would go with john deere for all my life. i would never get a case. from the problems i hear that case is having. when you farm. its all about getting dirty. thats why you have john deere. if its red. it stays in the shed. gotta go mean and green all the way. feel free to leave a reply down low. thanks for your time.

  23. I run case IH a lot around my farm in Ontario Canada but all of my neighbor’s have John Deere and they make fun of me for owning case equipment yet all of my equipment is from the late 60’s early 70’s and they say that John Deere is better but my 40 horse power case can perform better under all the circumstances and I just like case better.

  24. whoa topics like this get rather heated fast. I hate the fact that people here claim that one brand or another is best in all aspects it just sounds childish. Now i like my case ih equipments and the dealer is excellet. And if Jd inovations come from buying,copying or stealing inventions. Like STS is Stollen,Tecnolagy,System. That said i’m sure they are good for something besides stealing and copying.

  25. kevinbfromillinois says:

    The IHcase’s in my mind are just built better and don’t just live off there reputation.

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