What do John Deere and crawfish season have in common?

posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Dealer News

Milk and cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. Louisiana crawfish and…John Deere? 

Admittedly, these two make for an unlikely pairing to most. But as Gregg Ritz and the fine folks over at Ritz Crawfish Company can vouch, these two are a match made in heaven.

Gregg was gracious enough to tell us a little about his story and the many ways that John Deere equipment from Sunshine Quality Solutions helps make crawfish season happen for him and his team. 

As we took turns around a rice field with Gregg in his John Deere 9420R, we began to notice a few things this unexpected crop and John Deere products have in common. 

1. Details Matter 

The best crawfish crops begin with a nutrient-dense rice crop. Ensuring the rice fields from which crawfish feed are properly prepared is vitally important to the health and size of a crawfish once harvested. The better the vegetation and soil conditions, the better the crawfish will be. 

Ask any John Deere equipment owner out there: Attention to detail is the name of the game in this business too. From the quality materials used to build each machine to the integration of advancements, like John Deere Precision Ag technology, no stone goes unturned when developing an excellent end product. 

2. Efficiency Is Key

Because crawfish eat the rice stubble that remains after rice is harvested, this crop creates a sustainable polyculture in which it can thrive. Beyond this, a typical crawfish mother will have 400 babies, meaning the crop itself can grow at an incredibly efficient rate. 

Efficiency is something we can certainly respect at Sunshine. John Deere products must work as hard as the farmers Sunshine serves. That means a little wear and tear is inevitable. The Sunshine Quality Solutions service department works hard to keep our farmers going and increase their uptime. 

3. Uniqueness Stands Out 

Crawfish has a way of bringing people together that is unique to other crops. Especially here in Louisiana, crawfish boils are a cultural icon that connect people of all ages and stages of life. 

The John Deere brand also has a way of attracting and connecting people. John Deere green has been immortalized in music and movies. Even people from outside the farming community will sport the brand in clothing or other merchandise. 

Such an interest in John Deere didn’t happen without good reason. By building quality products and offering outstanding service, this brand has become a household name. 

Check out the video below to learn more about Louisiana’s Ritz Crawfish Company and their love for John Deere. 

Are you ready to partner with a team that is passionate about not only John Deere equipment, but also the success of its customers? Contact or visit the Sunshine Quality Solutions John Deere dealer nearest you to learn more about what it means to be Powered by Sunshine.