It's Christmas Time!
We all know the classic “The Twelve Days of Christmas” that recounts presents in the days leading up to Christmas. Each item escalates from the last in both absurdity and quantity to reflect the sequence of days, with things such as “12 Drummers Drumming,” “5 Golden Rings,” and the unmistakable “Partridge in a Pear Tree.”
Those song lyrics probably don’t resonate with most of us in 2018, so this year we’ve decided to create our own spin on this traditional holiday melody with a focus on gifts for the homeowner, DIYer, Weekend Warrior, or special someone in your life. We worked with one of our Papé Machinery retail specialists to curate a variety of gift ideas that range from everyday use to heavy equipment add-ons, and even children's toys for the youngest John Deere enthusiasts.
1st Day of Christmas — STIHL Work Gloves
Our first featured product, STIHL work gloves, are a great go-to gift for anyone on your list.
The Landscaper Series of STIHL gloves are made from strong, yet soft, deer-hide leather and provide fantastic long-term wear properties while retaining an excellent sense of touch, feel, and comfort. Perfect for the avid landscaper or Weekend Warrior, these gloves can help you tackle any project, rain or shine, and still leave your hands in top shape for the next thing on your to-do list.
Available in small, medium, large and extra large, ask for item number 0000-886-1104 at your nearest Papé Machinery location to see what they have in stock.
2nd Day of Christmas — Oil Varieties
This is the perfect gift for those that may forget the little things that come with owning equipment. John Deere Turf Gard Engine Oil, provides rapid oil circulation in both hot and cold temperatures, long lasting engine wear protection, and superior fuel efficiency. It’s recommended for John Deere equipment with engines requiring SL class oil and all 4-cycle gasoline engines: riding and walk-behind mowers, commercial mowers, edgers, tillers, generators, shredders, and many other outdoor power equipment.
Don’t forget about your chainsaw! You do need it to cut wood for the winter, after all. We have STIHL HP Ultra Oil, which provides the best protection for your high performance 2-stroke engine. This fully synthetic 2-cycle engine oil has excellent engine cleaning and lubricating properties, and is eco-friendly. The highly biodegradable oil degrades by up to 80% in 3-weeks. Keep all of your equipment protected and in peak performance with both of these oil varieties.
3rd Day of Christmas — John Deere Novelty Christmas Lights
Looking for a gift for someone who needs to step up their Christmas decorating? Or even add a little more flair to your own tree, yard, garage, or mantle? Well, bask under the cheerful, green glow of these officially licensed John Deere Christmas Lights. With 10 tractor casings for each incandescent bulb, this 120-inch string of lights is perfect for representing your love of John Deere during the holiday season.
These lights are going out of stock quickly, so be sure to ask your local Papé Machinery if they have item number LP55436 available!
4th Day of Christmas — John Deere Gator Covers
Living in the Northwest means adverse weather conditions aren’t a possibility - they’re a certainty - and that makes keeping equipment protected year round a necessity. The next step to maintaining equipment is protecting it, so showcasing the Gator OPS Cover was a no-brainer. With dual reinforced air vents for improved circulation, coated fabric for maximum water resistance and repellency, and an elastic shock cord threaded throughout the hem for a tighter fit, this Gator cover will fit any Gator that’s already equipped with an Operator Protection System or a fully enclosed cab.
Ask your favorite Papé Machinery location if they have item number LP93107 in stock. Not to worry, we also have Gator Covers that work for all full size Gators that rock the convertible style. Just ask for item number LP3036 for this version of the Gator Cover.
5th Day of Christmas — John Deere Children’s Toys
At select Papé Machinery locations you’ll find everything from squishy tractors and rattles for newborns, to realistic models and board games for the older kiddos. There are a number of options available, but our favorites were the Toddler Toy, 5115M Model Tractor, John Deere Checkers, 4450 Model Tractor, and 6210R Model Tractor, which were all featured in the 5th Day social announcement.
Be sure to check with your local Papé Machinery and ask for item numbers LP67305, LP65043, LP46429, LP68152, TBE45378, for availability of the featured toys; or visit your nearest location to see all toy options!
6th Day of Christmas — John Deere Spinner Knobs
Do you have that one person on your shopping list that’s owned a tractor or riding lawn mower for a while and is beginning to look for comfortable attachments? A great tool that eases driving, the John Deere Spinner Knob is a securely fastened 1.25-inch ergonomic rubber handle with a smooth spinning design. Included with an allen wrench, mounting hardware, extra bolts, and a rubber spacer for attaching to smaller diameter wheels, these knobs are designed for quick, easy, and secure installation. Not to mention, they come in a variety of colors and sizes, including:
- Heavy Duty John Deere Agriculture & Turf Spinner Knob, item number: TY26583
- Heavy Duty John Deere Construction Spinner Knob, item number: TY26584
- John Deere Green Spinner Knob, item number: TY16330
Check with you nearest Papé Machinery with these specific item numbers to see what they have in stock leading up to Christmas.
7th Day of Christmas —John Deere Home and Machinery Tools
Something that every home needs is a supply of ready to use tools. Every job around the house requires some special tools; from quick home repair such as tightening a bolt on the faucet, to work that takes getting your hands dirty like replacing the oil filter in your 1-series tractor. To get these and all other small jobs done, you need the right set of tools and so may someone on your Christmas list. The array of John Deere home and machinery tools are perfect for all of those miscellaneous tasks on your to-do list.
Contact your local Papé Machinery to see if the featured Tape Measure (item number: TY24785), Nut Drivers (item number: TY27030) and Precision Hook (item number: TY26997), along with many other tools are available near you.
8th Day of Christmas — STIHL MS 251 Wood Boss Chainsaw
Getting cozy by a fire might be one of the best things about the chilly winters in the Northwest, but keeping those fires lit requires a great amount of wood cutting. An axe or maul might work, but for speed and efficiency, you can’t go wrong with the STIHL MS 251 Wood Boss Chainsaw. Designed to deliver the power you’ve come to expect from STIHL equipment, but with a comfortable and ergonomic design that is perfect for felling small trees, pruning those pesky shrubs, and of course cutting all your firewood.
This model comes with 20% improved fuel savings and 50% reduced emissions, extending your uptime and diminishing your impact on the environment. With new features like the Master Control Lever (which provides an easy-to-use single lever for operating the choke), throttle lock, on-off switch in one easy-to-use location, and reduced vibration makes the Wood Boss a simple but powerful addition to any yard care and wood cutting arsenal.
9th Day of Christmas — John Deere Children's Bicycles
Looking for a great pint-sized ride for your little tike to cruise around in? Check out the wide range of John Deere toy vehicles including the Green Steel Tricycle (item number: LP53337) that comes in a variety of colors and styles perfect for those that are showing an interest in driving well before their 16th birthday. There are also plenty of power vehicles available such as the 6 Volt Mini Power Loader (item number: LP51037), 6 Volt Power Pull Tractor with Trailer (item number: LP68585), and the 12 Volt Ground Force with Trailer (item number: LP49517) that will make your little John Deere fan feel like they’re taking the reins of the real deal. Other vehicle options include wagons, mini-wheelbarrows and plenty of attachments and rechargeable batteries to add to the fun and increase up-time on their favorite mini-machine.
Check with your preferred Papé Machinery location to see what they have available to get your little one on the road!
10th Day of Christmas — Honda Generators
A must have for the intrepid camper, yard care professional, tailgater, or backup in case of a power outage; a Honda Generator will serve all of your mobile power needs in a lightweight and efficient package. The featured, EU2200i model, provides an AC Output of 2200 watts, capable of powering everything from home appliances, incandescent lights, televisions, computers, and a variety of other electronics. Powered by a GXR120 engine, it’s quieter than a normal conversation, weighs less than 47 pounds, is highly fuel efficient (running 8.1 hours on less than a gallon of fuel), and provides simple startup, shut off, and oil changes with simplified operational contact points.
Additional models can be connected through parallel cables, achieving double the energy output without fear of overloading due to the electronic circuit breaker. With a 3-year residential and commercial warranty, you can rest easy knowing that your generator is covered and ready to use at a moments notice.
If you or someone you know is looking for more power, check with your preferred Papé Machinery location to see if they have item number: EU2000T1A3 available, along with other Honda Generators of varying sizes and power outputs.
11th Day of Christmas — John Deere iMatch Quick Hitch
Now for the the perfect gift for compact tractor owners’ to help optimize workflow and uptime. The John Deere iMatch Quick Hitch speeds up and simplifies Category 1 implement connection time and is built with tubular, box-welded steel for a longer life. Able to handle the increased lift capacity of current high performance tractors and easily connected and locked in with a set of bushings and a simple pull of two external levers.
If you’re looking to give the gift of improved capabilities for a loved one’s tractor, then check with your preferred Papé Machinery location to see if they have item number: LVB25976 in stock along with compatible attachments for the iMatch.
12th Day of Christmas - John Deere Box Blade Attachment
We have reached the final gift idea, the John Deere Box Blade attachment. Perfect for the homeowner looking to overhaul their yard, driveway or garden, in the coming spring. The BB20 models are equipped with a heavy-duty concave, fixed back plate for added rigidity and strength, a strategically positioned and reversible cutting edge for precise leveling and fixed tailgate for extra power to slice through compact soil. iMatch Quick Hitch compatible and equipped with a three depth adjustment system, makes attaching and adjusting the Box Blade as easy as lowering a lever and removing a steel pin.
This item is registered as a whole-goods item, so be sure to check with your favorite Papé Machinery location to see which models they have available.
Thank you for joining the Papé team through these 12 Days of Christmas, we hope this gift guide helped check off a number of gifts on your list this year!