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JD Equipment on WTTE FOX 28 Good Day Columbus
WTTE FOX news interviewed our Hilliard JD Equipment store for three segments on getting your lawn mowers ready for the season. Watch all three videos here, here and here.


April 30, 2012
JD Equipment Reaches $10,000 to Donate to Spielman Fund in 2012

J D Equipment is proud to announce it has already reached a $10,000 commitment to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research for 2012. J D Equipment will donate a portion of each sale of John Deere riding lawn mowers sold during 2012 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund.  

J D Equipment began this commitment to the Stefanie Spielman Fund in 2011. A $26,000 check for the company’s 2011 donation was recently presented to Chris Spielman by J D Equipment’s CEO Jeff Mitchell, and Vice President John Griffith.   The Company is anticipating its 2012 contribution will exceed $30,000.  

All donations made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund are used to support vital breast cancer research and patient assistance at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The fund just reached a milestone of $10 million raised amongst the community to support breast cancer research.

J D Equipment is a family-owned business with a long history of supporting several charitable causes in the communities where its customers and employees reside.  J D Equipment was founded in Plain City, Ohio in 1982. Over the past 30 years, they have grown to become Ohio’s largest John Deere dealer, with eight locations and more than 250 employees. They pride themselves on their commitment to their customers and their employees.  

You can watch the donation total grow throughout the year at  For information about purchasing a 100, 300, 500 or 700 series John Deere lawn mower, contact the store nearest you by calling London (614-879-6620), Easton (614-475-0707), Hilliard (614-527-8800), Lancaster (740-653-6951), Marion (740-389-5458), Washington Court House (740-335-2071), Wilmington (937-486-5211), or Zanesville (740-450-7446).



April 10, 2012

McGregor Metalworking named supplier of the year by John Deere
JD Equipment loans equipment for recognition event

McGregor Metalworking Companies, of Springfield, Ohio, was recently named John Deere's supplier of the year. They celebrated with a recognition event held by John Deere, the McGregor company, and members of the community. JD Equipment helped out by loaning some of our equipment to display during the event.


McGregor makes many products that go into numerous John Deere agriculture and turf products. They were recgonized with this award for their ability to produce high quality products in an efficient and low cost manner.


Read more about their recognition and the event here.


March 19, 2012

JD Equipment adds new store in Zanesville

J D Equipment, of London, Ohio, has announced they will be expanding to their eighth John Deere store in Zanesville, Ohio. J D Equipment has worked with Finton Equipment to purchase their existing store in Zanesville, and will become the new owners effective March 19, 2012. Due to John Deere’s dealership realignment, Finton Equipment will close their John Deere store in Coshocton, Ohio on the same date.

The new J D Equipment store will sell agricultural, commercial and consumer equipment, offering products and services for farmers, commercial mowers, construction customers and homeowners. They will sell and service multiple product lines including John Deere, Honda, Stihl, Generac and many more.

Finton Equipment has had its doors open for over 45 years, with their home and base in Coshocton. Their decision to sell to J D Equipment was based upon J D’s ability and commitment to continue to serve the entire Finton customer base in Zanesville and Coshocton while only have facilities in Zanesville. Kevin and Kent Finton, along with most of the current staff from Finton Equipment will be joining the J D Equipment team on March 19 when J D opens for business.

J D Equipment is a family-owned business, founded in Plain City, Ohio in 1982. Over the past 30 years, they have grown to become Ohio’s largest John Deere dealer, with eight locations and more than 220 employees. They pride themselves on their excellent customer service, wide range of products and parts, and convenient availability of parts onsite.
J D Equipment will be holding a spring Open House to celebrate their addition to the community on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. The Open House will be held at the Zanesville store, located at 4394 Northpointe Drive, Zanesville, OH 43701, and is open to the community.

February 27, 2012

J D Equipment donates $26,000 to Stefanie Spielman Fund for cancer research


J D Equipment presented the Stefanie Spielman Fund with a $26,000 check to donate to their breast cancer research fund during the annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. J D Equipment raised the money by committing to donate $10, $30, $50, or $70 for every new 100, 300, 500, or 700 series John Deere Lawn Mower sold in 2011. J D Equipment will be doing the same fundraiser in 2012, so be sure to watch the total grow throughout the year on the home page of


Pictured above from left to right are Chris Spielman, John Griffith, Karla Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell, and Dr. Michael Caligiuri (CEO of James Cancer Center, OSU).

February 20, 2012

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