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Light Pro Stock 540 cid Small Block John Deere Engine

Maybe it was the level of detailing and polish? Maybe it was the giant turbo? Maybe it was the size and green color? Maybe it was just because this is an awesome Light Pro Stock 540 cid small block John Deere engine, so we stopped to find out more about the build done by VG Motorsports!

540 cid Small Block John Deere Light Pro Stock Engine

When it comes to PRI booth engines, Fluidampr has been a great booth to visit over the last couple years, and at the 2023 show the company had a VG Motorsports-built small block John Deere Light Pro Stock engine on display that definitely stopped us in our tracks. We got to speak with VG Motorsports

John Deere Rat Rod with a 496 Big Block Chevy Engine

You haven’t seen anything like Jesse Madaffari’s rat rod. It’s a 1972 John Deere 7520 tractor cab on an ’82 GMC S15 truck frame with a 496 big block Chevy engine capable of 10-second passes. Go ahead and read that again – you read it correctly. Check this thing out!

John Deere Rat Rod Powered by a 496 Big Block Chevy Engine

Can you believe Jesse Madaffari daily drives this thing?! It’s a sight to behold, and when we walked past it at Sick Week, we had to stop and find out more about this unique rat rod build of a John Deere cab and a 496 big block Chevy engine.

Elgin Industries Recognized as Continued John Deere Supplier

Elgin Industries has been recognized for the tenth consecutive year as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier, the highest rating awarded through Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence (AE) program. Elgin also has been inducted into the company’s 10-Year Supplier Hall of Fame. Founded in 1919 and with state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing and distribution operations in Elgin, Ill.,

4,500 HP John Deere Pro Stock Engine

According to Riverside Engines owner Phil Schalk, these Pro Stock John Deere builds start out with a stock John Deere block that can be as big as 680 cubic inches. That’s about the only stock thing about it! Find out what went into this build.

Elgin Industries Earns Ninth Consecutive John Deere Supplier Recognition

Elgin Industries, a U.S.-based manufacturer of engine and chassis components for the OE and replacement markets, has earned John Deere’s highest supplier rating for the ninth consecutive year. This honor was announced during the recent John Deere Achieving Excellence program awards ceremony in Bettendorf, Iowa. Elgin has earned Achieving Excellence Partner-level status each year since 2012.

680 cid John Deere Pro Stock Engine

Built to realistically hit 4,500 horsepower or more, this 680 cubic inch John Deere Pro Stock engine is completely custom built by Riverside Engines. In fact, the only stock component is the block itself. Find out what goes into this diesel engine.

IPD & Maxiforce Partner to Expand Reach

IPD, a supplier of high-quality replacement parts for heavy-duty diesel and spark-ignited engines, has announced a new brand called IPD Xtra that launched this week for its North American customers and will eventually rollout worldwide.  IPD Xtra’s first partnership will be with Miami-based Maxiforce and will expand IPD’s product reach to include engine parts for

680 cid OTTPA Pro Stock John Deere

No Limit MFG’s facility has multiple CNC machines, fabrication equipment, multi-axis machines, cam grinding equipment, and engine building equipment that allows the shop to do work like this 3,000+ horsepower, 680 cid, OTTPA Pro Stock John Deere diesel engine, almost entirely in-house. Find out what went into this insane engine!

Elgin Industries Earns Eighth Straight John Deere ‘Partner-Level Supplier’ Recognition

Deere & Company for the eighth consecutive year has recognized Elgin Industries as a Partner-Level Supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Deere & Company representatives presented the award to Elgin during a recent ceremony in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Elgin Recognized by GM and John Deere

Elgin Industries has again been named as a Platinum Supplier by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales division. This award recognizes Elgin for dedication and consistency in delivering high-quality parts to General Motors in a timely manner.