New 1775NT 24Row30 Drawn Planter

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Key Features
  • 24 rows on 30-in. spacing
  • Available with optional ExactEmerge™ or MaxEmerge™ 5e row unit or standard in mini-hopper, 1.6-bu., or 3-bu. MaxEmerge™ 5 row unit
  • Insecticide option for mini-hopper and 1.6-bu.
  • 3-section frame flexes 21 degrees up & down with narrow transport of 12 ft.

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Features

SeedStar™ 4HP monitoring system

SeedStar 4HP is designed to optimize the in-cab monitoring experience exclusively on the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter™ display or 4640 Universal Display for growers with ExactEmerge™ planters and MaxEmerge™ 5e planters model year 2018 and newer. With SeedStar 4HP, operators will easily see key planter information with customizable run pages, zoom functionality, and simultaneous graph and performance measurements. SeedStar 4HP is included in base on all model year 2018 ExactEmerge and MaxEmerge 5e planters.

Features overview:

  • View multiple planters’ at-a-glance bar charts simultaneously
  • Three default planter run pages show key planter functions in easy-to-view layouts
  • Highly configurable run pages allow SeedStar modules to be customizable
  • Zoom feature allows quick row-by-row detailed information
  • View dual bar graphs to see multiple planter details at one time
  • SeedStar application to make adjustments to planter functions
  • Simplified setup through the work set-up page
  • Custom rates allow up to six different rates across 48 rows
  • The SeedStar 4HP monitoring system requires the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter or 4640 Universal Display. These displays allow the operator to benefit from the updated interface, enhanced processing speeds, and easy setup (learn more here).
Default planter run pages
Planter summary default run pagePlanter summary default run page
Planter overview default run pagePlanter overview default run page
Planter details default run pagePlanter details default run page

Three default run pages show key planter functions in different views to give fast and easy access to important planter information.

Custom run pages
Customizable run pagesCustomizable run pages

There are customizable run pages that allow the operator to build pages that fit their operation with different modules, like the example shown above.

Zoom functionality
Zoom feature showing a group of rowsZoom feature showing a group of rows
Zoom feature showing a single rowZoom feature showing a single row

The zoom feature allows the operator to touch a section or row of the planter and get detailed information quickly.

Dual bar graphs
Dual bar graph showing singulation and population simultaneouslyDual bar graph showing singulation and population simultaneously

Dual bar graphs allow operators to view multiple planter details at one time.

SeedStar application page
SeedStar application run pageSeedStar application run page

In the SeedStar application, many adjustments can be made, including manually activating section control. SeedStar 4HP allows up to 48 individual row sections. There are several setup features such as crop, seed disk, number of rows being planted, population alarms, and limits. Seed rates can be modified, electric power generation (EPG) can be turned on or off, vacuum can be adjusted, and the fill and purge functions can be used from the SeedStar application. Frame control, as well as diagnostics and calibrations, can be accessed at the bottom of the screen.

Settings Manager in SeedStar 4HP
Settings Manager screensSettings Manager screens
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Reduce set-up time between changing crops or field conditions by recalling saved settings used previously with Settings Manager, included with every SeedStar 4HP system. This feature allows saving and recalling planter and tractor settings for optimum performance in different conditions.

Settings Manager can be used to save all of the adjustment and inputs associated to a particular crop or condition. An example would be to store all population rates, downforce pressure, row cleaner adjustments, and closing wheel settings for planting corn and storing a separate, unique set of adjustments for soybeans. In addition, Settings Manager stores tractor settings such as selective control valve (SCV) flow and detents, infinitely variable transmission (IVT™) settings, eco modes, and more.

Custom rates in SeedStar 4HP
Variety set-up pageVariety set-up page
Rate set-up pageRate set-up page
Group rate set-up pageGroup rate set-up page

Custom rates allow for individual row population control and row-by-row documentation where up to six different rates can be assigned across an up to 48-row planter. This allows growers interested in planting seed corn with ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e the capability to assign specific populations to male and female rows for planting. This feature can also be used to create tram lines or other applications where custom rates by row are needed.

NOTE: Individual rates are tied to varieties, so each induvial rate needs a unique variety name.

Compatibility
SeedStar 4HP compatibility
Planters

All models ordered with ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e row-units

NOTE: Reto fit kits and custom built planters are equipped with SeedStar 3HP only

DisplaysGen 4 4600 CommandCenter equipped with Version 2 Processor or 4640 Universal; Dual display mode is not compatible
Active Implement Guidance (AIG)Compatible with SeedStar 4HP on Gen 4 displays with VT mode and required activations and subscriptions
AutoTrac™ Implement GuidanceNot compatible
AutoTrac Turn AutomationNot compatible with SeedStar 4HP when using Easy Fold
Additional information

For additional information on feature functionality on the Gen 4 Display, visit the links below:

  • Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce (IRHD)
  • Easy Adjust row cleaners

 

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Easy Fold
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Easy Fold is a feature of SeedStar™ 4HP for MaxEmerge™ 5e row-units and ExactEmerge™ row-units equipped on 1775NT and 1795 Planters with a 2-point hitch or DB Planters. This integrated solution replaces the frame-folding box like the manual fold option in SeedStar 3 HP, and it has enhanced the process by controlling and automating the selective control valves (SCVs).

 

The one-operation fold reduces the need for training inexperienced operators by sequencing the process correctly and reduces time spent folding and unfolding. By utilizing implement automation, the hitch will be controlled by the planter during the fold cycle. Lining up the draft tube to the wing hooks is automated through this process, reducing operator tasks. On DB models, Easy Fold simplifies the folding process functions to one SCV. A manual process is available when needed.

 

A manual fold option is available from the frame control page on the display for non-compatible or non-equipped tractors or planters. The manual control function is accessible from each step of the Easy Fold process, as shown below.

Manual control option on SeedStar 4HPManual control option on SeedStar 4HP
Start screen for Easy FoldStart screen for Easy Fold
Screen with Easy Fold enabledScreen with Easy Fold enabled
Screen with Easy Fold in processScreen with Easy Fold in process
Easy Fold completed screenEasy Fold completed screen
Easy Fold compatibility
Tractors
  • Model year 2011 and newer 8R and 8RT Tractors
  • Model year 2012 and newer 7R, 9R, 9RT, and 9RX Tractors
  • Model year 2016 and newer 6R Series Tractors
Activation2-point hitch equipped planters with Easy Fold require Tractor Implement Automation activation available from the StellarSupport™ portal. This activation is tractor PIN specific and non-transferable. Included in base on model year 2018 compatible tractors. See instructions below.
Planters1775NT and 1795 with 2-point hitch and DB Planters, equipped with ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e row-units
DisplayGen 4 4600 CommandCenter™ Display  or 4640 Universal Display

NOTE: Included in base with ExactEmerge equipped compatible planters. Optional equipment on MaxEmerge 5e equipped compatible planters.

 

Tractor Implement Automation activation instructions

 

Use these instructions to download the Tractor Implement Automation activation code at no cost.

  1. Go to https://www.deere.com/en/stellarsupport/
  2. Click Product Activation.
  3. Select Tractor Automation – Manage Product.
  4. Add or select existing tractor from list.
  5. Select the Activate button.
  6. Select Add Manufacturers drop down menu.
  7. Select Tractor Implement Automation – John Deere.
  8. Select Continue – Tractor Implement Automation – John Deere selected.
  9. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  10. Select Finish.
  11. Take note of the code for use display.
  12. On the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter Display or 4640 Universal Display select System, Software Manager.
  13. Select Activations, then Enter Code from John Deere Stellar Support.
  14. Enter activation code into the display in the tractor.
  15. Press next after activating Tractor Implement Automation.
  16. Take note of the activation code and press OK.
  17. The Tractor Implement Automation activation will appear the Software Manager screen.

NOTE: Prior to the 18.1 software release, the activation will be shown as “Unknown Implement 1” with a baler icon.

 

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Increase job performance when planting and spraying
Connect Mobile comparison map lets users compare two quality layers at once for planting and sprayingConnect Mobile comparison map lets users compare two quality layers at once for planting and spraying
Connect Mobile overview

John Deere Connect Mobile is a solution that utilizes an Apple® iPad® tablet in the cab and helps the operator increase job performance during planting and spraying operations. Connect Mobile documents and displays multiple quality layers, helping the operator monitor and more easily detect problems that can occur during planting and spraying. Connect Mobile also has a common user interface that makes it easy to use between different pieces of John Deere equipment.

Planting attributes

Monitor and document key performance indicators in high-definition map layers and dashboard tiles such as:

  • Actual population
  • Target population
  • Singulation
  • Seed-spacing CV
  • Applied downforce
  • Gauge wheel margin
  • Ride quality
  • Ground speed
  • Variety
Spraying attributes
  • Actual rate
  • Rate deviation
  • Ground speed
  • Pressure
In base equipment
Planting

Connect Mobile hardware is factory installed on all model year 2015 and newer planters factory installed with ExactEmerge™ row-units and all model year 2017 and newer planters factory installed with MaxEmerge™ 5e row-units, making it easy to get started with Connect Mobile.

Spraying

Connect Mobile hardware is factory installed on all model year 2018 Sprayers with the 4600 CommandCenter™ display. Producers can also retrofit Connect Mobile on older sprayers with a GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display by installing the sprayer field kit.

 

Learn more about Connect Mobile in the Field and Crop Solutions section within the Precision Ag Technology product line and how it can improve the quality of a planting and spraying job.

 

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Downforce system options
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Heavy-duty adjustable downforce springs
Heavy-duty adjustable downforce springHeavy-duty adjustable downforce spring

Planter row-unit downforce is an important factor to ensure consistent and proper depth control. The heavy-duty adjustable downforce feature provides up to 181.4 kg (400 lb) of downforce. There are four settings available to allow the operator to choose the amount of downforce required for the condition: 0 kg (0 lb), 56.7 kg (125 lb), 113.4 kg (250 lb), and 181.4 kg (400 lb).

Compatibility: 1705, 1715, 1725, 1735, 1755, 1765, 1765NT, 1775 Flex, and 1785

Standard pneumatic downforce system

Pneumatic downforce provides convenient, simple adjustment of downforce for the whole planter from one location. The amount of downforce applied is infinitely adjustable from 0 to 181.4 kg (0 to 400 lb). Pneumatic downforce provides more consistent downforce throughout the range of row-unit travel than mechanical spring downforce systems.

Features include:

  • 9.5-mm (3/8-in.) air delivery line instead of the 6.4-mm (1/4-in.) line used on model year 2010 and older planters.
  • Air compressor assembly increased duty cycle. With this compressor, it provides a 47 percent increase in maximum air flow delivery compared to the prior air compressor.
  • Pneumatic air bags with 9.5-mm (3/8-in.) air line inlets that have greater durability.
Pneumatic downforce springPneumatic downforce spring

Each row-unit has a single rubber air bag located between the parallel arms. The air bags are hooked in parallel so that air can be added or released from all rows at once from one location.

 

The individual pneumatic downforce air bag assemblies, air compressor units, and 9.5-mm (3/8-in.) delivery lines are also available as an attachment for field conversion.

Pneumatic downforce compressor and gaugePneumatic downforce compressor and gauge

An improved compressor is used to charge the pneumatic system. This compressor can be located on the planter frame or in the tractor cab if desired. A gauge at the compressor indicates the amount of downforce being applied.

From the factory, integral planter models with pneumatic downforce will have an improved air compressor assembly with an in-cab mounting bracket, except for the 1725 16-row and 1725 Central Commodity System (CCS™) twin-row planters, which will have the air compressor assembly mounted on the planter frame. For drawn planter models, the 1755, 1765, 1765NT, 1775 Front-Fold, and 1785 Drawn Planters will have the air compressor assembly installed either on the outer hitch or wing frame members when the pneumatic downforce system is installed.

Base equipment on: 1705, 1715, 1725, 1735, 1755, 1765, 1765NT, 1775 and 1785. 

Integrated pneumatic downforce system

The functional features of the integrated system are the same as the standard pneumatic system, explained above, with the addition of control through the GreenStar™ (GS) display.

System control with the GreenStar (GS) display
Pneumatic downforce control in GS2 DisplayPneumatic downforce control in GS2 Display
Air compressor mounted on 1775NT outer hitchAir compressor mounted on 1775NT outer hitch

On 1725 16-row, 1725 CCS TR, 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, DR, and DB Series Planter models, the air compressor will be mounted on the outer hitch or frame assembly. Since the air compressor assembly is mounted on the outer hitch (as noted in the picture above) or frame, adjustments for row-unit downforce and related system pressures will be made electronically with the GS display.

 

When adjusting the amount of row-unit downforce using the GS display, the operator will select the amount of downforce (kg [lb]) to be applied across the planter. Depending on the soil conditions at hand, the operator might need to adjust the relative amount of row-unit downforce being applied during the planting operation. The integrated pneumatic downforce controls within the GS display will only allow for set-point operation and not automatic control as the planter is operating in different soil conditions. The pneumatic downforce system does not have the capability to automatically adjust downforce.

On-board air storage
Onboard air storage installed on 1775NT 24R30Onboard air storage installed on 1775NT 24R30

The 1725 16-row, 1725 CCS TR, 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, DR, and DB Series planters will have onboard air storage to increase the overall response time when making a row-unit downforce adjustment from the GS display. The onboard air storage is comprised of a 18.9-L (5-gal.) storage tank with valve assembly.

 

Base equipment on: 1725 CCS, 1725 16-row, 1725T, 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, DR, and DB Series Planters with MaxEmerge™ 5 row-units. MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge™ equipped planters come with active pneumatic downforce in base.

Active pneumatic downforce
Active downforce compressor assemblyActive downforce compressor assembly
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor

A hydraulically driven compressor works with the SeedStar™ 3 HP system and SeedStar XP system to automate downforce control. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically. The system will make sure the planter maintains this value, achieving precise soil penetration, and consistent planting depth, without sidewall soil compaction. From the factory, the system is set at 45.4 kg (100 lb) target downforce margin, but may be modified for varying field conditions. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change.

 

This system offers a split-rank control feature for 1795 and DB Split-Row Planters. On split-row planters, active downforce will control the front and rear rows independently. This compensates for differing downforce requirements between the ranks that can be caused by things like different tillage or insecticide attachments and will help maintain an accurate planting depth and consistent margin across all the rows.

 

Active pneumatic downforce is available as factory installed or as an attachment for field conversion.

SeedStar XP row-unit downforce planter run page
SeedStar XP downforce planter run pageSeedStar XP downforce planter run page

Active downforce control is integrated into SeedStar XP and SeedStar 3 HP monitoring systems.

 

Margin is the amount of weight riding on the depth gauge wheels that ensures desired firming of the seedbed as set by the operator.

 

Once a target margin has been defined, enter the value into SeedStar XP or SeedStar 3 HP and let active downforce do the rest. The system will actively adjust the air pressure in the air bags to maintain a constant margin across the planter. The changes in air pressure will change the amount of downforce placed on the row-unit, compensating and reacting for varying conditions through the field whether it is different tillage practices, soil types, or moisture.

Downforce and margin exampleDownforce and margin example
  • A - Margin – amount of additional downforce applied to a row-unit above and beyond what is required for penetration to achieve planting depth. This additional weight will ride on the depth gauge wheels. 54.4 kg (120 lb) + 36.3 kg (80 lb) = 90.7 kg (200 lb) – 68 kg (150 lb) = 22.7 kg (50 lb) of margin
  • B - Weight of row-unit - 54.4 kg (120 lb)
  • C - Downforce – force that is applied to the row-unit by the air bag circuit - 36.3 kg (80 lb)
  • D - Resistance from soil - 68 kg (150 lb)
Hydraulically driven compressor
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor
Pneumatic valvePneumatic valve

The hydraulically driven air compressor can deliver up to eight times the air flow, allowing for more and faster downforce changes to be made. This more robust design features a 37.8-L (10-gal.) storage tank across all models with active downforce.

At approximately 15.1 L/min (4 gpm), hydraulic demands are low and ties into the machine’s lift and CCS hydraulic circuit so it does not require any additional selective control valves (SCVs). The SeedStar XP and SeedStar 3 HP monitoring systems work with the compressor and valve assembly to regulate air to downforce springs, enabling the active control.

Another feature of John Deere active downforce is the ability for the pneumatic valve to independently control split-rank machines. This system senses the downforce needs from the front and rear ranks separately and independently adjusts air pressures with the dual-rank pneumatic valve when equipped. Active pneumatic downforce requires SeedStar XP or SeedStar 3 HP to enable active control.

Base equipment on: All MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge equipped planter models.

Individual row hydraulic downforce (IRHD)
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IRHD has been specifically designed to meet the needs of producers that are looking to adjust to the toughest field conditions and provide maximum yield potential from field to field, season after season. IRHD works as a closed-loop downforce system that reacts quickly on an individual row basis to changing soil conditions supporting increased ground contact, which can lead to improved seed depth consistency. When setting planter downforce margin, the system will apply the needed downforce by row to maintain ground contact. From the factory, the margin will be set at 45.4 kg (100 lb), changes may be required based on varying field conditions.

The system allows operators to maintain gauge wheel ground contact leading to desired seed depth placement. IRHD can adjust five times per second and make adjustments of 45.4 kg (100 lb) in less than a second. The system has a total range of applied downforce from 22.7 kg (50 lb) to 204.1 kg (450 lb) and utilizes the power beyond circuit on the tractor. IRHD is 58 percent faster than the active pneumatic downforce solution. Fast reaction and increased ground contact can lead to improved emergence. With uniform emergence, some studies have shown a yield impact from 5 percent to 9 percent.

IRHD is controlled through the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter™ Display or 4640 Universal Display with SeedStar 4HP. As shown below, operators can view ground contact or applied downforce using the toggle button.

IRHD screen showing the ground contact graphIRHD screen showing the ground contact graph
IRHD screen showing the applied downforce graphIRHD screen showing the applied downforce graph

Optional equipment on: 1775NT, 1795, DB, and Orthman custom models with MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge row-units.

Pneumatic closing wheels
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Pneumatic closing wheels are compatible with MaxEmerge™ 5e and ExactEmerge™ row-units. They are available on the following models from the factory: 1775NT, 1795, and DB60 models. The pneumatic closing wheels give operators the ability to adjust closing wheels in seconds without leaving the cab of the tractor.

 

Using the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display, pneumatic closing wheels can be adjusted to 25 different positions. From the factory the system is setup with two sections, the outer wings and center frame. With this system, producers will see up to a 76 percent increase in consistent force applied at the closing wheel. Consistently applying the correct force at the seed trench is one of the key elements of supporting improved emergence. Studies show potential yield impact on corn from even emergence from 5 percent to 9 percent*.

 

NOTE: Pneumatic closing wheels can be purchased for existing MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge planters as an aftermarket field kit. Both rubber tire and cast-iron closing wheels are compatible.

 

Access the pneumatic closing wheels attachment for field conversion (AFC) ordering guide to fit a 1725 CCS, 1775NT, 1795, or DB60 Planter.

 

*Planting Outcome Effects on Corn Yield: Doerge, Tom, Jeschke, Mark and Carter, Paul

Easy Adjust row cleaners
Coulter combo row cleanerCoulter combo row cleaner
Easy Adjust row cleanerEasy Adjust row cleaner

Easy Adjust row cleaner and coulter combo provides a pneumatic row tillage solution that is controlled from the seat of the tractor.

 

Every decision to make an adjustment during spring planting reduces the acres planted per day and can increase or decrease profitability. An adjustment that can be overlooked is row cleaners due to planter size, difficulty to make the adjustment, and varying conditions across fields and time.

GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display view for row cleaners compatibile with SeedStar™ 3 HPGreenStar™ 3 2630 Display view for row cleaners compatibile with SeedStar™ 3 HP
4600 CommandCenter™ Display and 4640 Universal Display view for row cleaners compatible with SeedStar 4HP4600 CommandCenter™ Display and 4640 Universal Display view for row cleaners compatible with SeedStar 4HP

With the Easy Adjust row cleaners on ExactEmerge™ planters, operators now have a pneumatic solution to make on-the-go adjustments that is controlled directly from the seat of the cab. They can be raised from the cab as needed with the push of a button for wet areas, waterways, or end rows. For growers using SeedStar 3 HP, the row cleaners are completely integrated into the John Deere GreenStar 3 2630 Display as well as the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter display or 4640 Universal Display. For growers using SeedStar 4HP, a 4600 CommandCenter display or 4640 Universal Display is required.

The Easy Adjust row cleaners have the capability to save three presets for varying ground engagement based on field conditions. The system is controlled in three sections: at each wing as well as the center (frame or wheel) track rows. The pneumatic lines use air from the active pneumatic downforce compressor, requiring no additional compressor to be installed on the planter. The Easy Adjust row cleaners utilize down and up force air bags. The adjustable air pressure setting for each bag allows the operator to set the ride of the row cleaner depending on the field conditions and the desired results. Making these on-the-go adjustments from tractor cab increases productivity and performance during planting.

For Easy Adjust row cleaner retrofit kit options, see the ordering guide.

The row cleaner-only option utilizes parallel linkage to provide the floating action growers require in their fields. Parallel linkage allows for the unit to float up and down in the situation of hills or hard objects. The cleaner and coulter combo does not have parallel linkage, however, the row cleaners have floating rings installed to help provide the same benefits.

The row cleaners utilize the field-proven SharkTooth® design. Row cleaners play a major role in maximizing yield toward uniform emergence, reducing row-unit bounce, and maintaining proper depth. The Easy Adjust row cleaners provide growers with quick and stress-free solutions to customizing the planter in variable field conditions. They are available on ExactEmerge and MaxEmerge 5e equipped planters. They are not integrated into the RowCommand™ feature.

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Vacuum automation
Vacuum automation screenVacuum automation screen

Vacuum control has been defined. Before vacuum automation, an operator set the vacuum level by adjusting the hydraulic flow through each selective control valve (SCV). Many variables altered the vacuum level while the hydraulic flow stayed constant. This could have resulted in under or over populating, which may have impacted singulation. With vacuum automation, all that needs to be done is set the desired vacuum level and let the monitor do the work of adjusting the hydraulic flow. Should vacuum changes occur, the software in the monitor will fluctuate the SCV flow to achieve the desired vacuum level.

Vacuum automation requires SeedStar™ 4HP monitoring. The system controls SCV flow based on the vacuum pressure sensor. The tractor must be a John Deere with Tractor Electronic Control Unit (TECU) 3 controller area network (CAN) system for this feature to be compatible. The vacuum automation feature will control all vacuum fans if they are on their own SCVs. More vacuum fans make the planter more valuable and easier to operate.

Vacuum automation is not compatible with Interim Tier 4 (IT4) 6R Series Tractors.

RowCommand™ individual-row control system
RowCommand controls seed output
RowCommand on a MaxEmerge™ 5 row-unitRowCommand on a MaxEmerge™ 5 row-unit
RowCommand on a chain drive MaxEmerge 5 row-unitRowCommand on a chain drive MaxEmerge 5 row-unit

Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. RowCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs. The RowCommand system manages seed output, reduces yield drag, and improves harvest capabilities on all Pro-Shaft™ driven row-units, and chain-driven MaxEmerge 5.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand is only compatible with planters equipped with pneumatic downforce systems. On planters equipped with the heavy-duty downforce springs, potential chain interference may result and is not recommended.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand requires some modification to brackets in order to function with corn finger pickup meters.

 

NOTE: Pro-Shaft drive RowCommand is compatible on MaxEmerge 5 row-units with vacuum and corn finger pickup meters. For mini-hopper row-units, RowCommand is compatible on vacuum meters only and is not compatible on corn finger pickup meters. Pro-Series™ XP row-units with corn finger pickup meters are not compatible with RowCommand.

 

RowCommand controls seed output by incorporating individual, low amperage clutches inside the Pro-Shaft and chain-driven gearboxes. Clutches are completely enclosed within the gearbox housing to protect them from the elements and harsh operating conditions.

 

When power is supplied, either manually or through John Deere Section Control software, clutches disengage the seed meters and seed flow stops. Controlling seed output at individual rows reduces overplanting in point rows and maximizes seed placement when entering/exiting headlands.

Components and operation
Electronic power modules shown on a 1775NT PlanterElectronic power modules shown on a 1775NT Planter
RowCommand clutch on MaxEmerge 5 with 105.7-L (3-bu) hopperRowCommand clutch on MaxEmerge 5 with 105.7-L (3-bu) hopper

RowCommand is a simple and efficient solution to control individual row planting. This system does not utilize air to operate; therefore, no compressor, air lines, or valve modules are required.

 

RowCommand utilizes low-voltage controller area network (CAN) messaging to signal power to the desired clutches to stop planting or eliminates power to resume planting.

 

This means very little power is used in normal planting conditions, and in the event a clutch fails electrically, the meter will continue to plant.

The RowCommand system requires the following five basic components to operate: 

  • Electric clutches
  • Electronic power modules (EPMs)
  • SeedStar™ 2 monitoring (wedge box/controller)
  • GreenStar™ (GS) display
  • Planter wiring harnesses

Clutches are protected within the sealed Pro-Shaft and chain-driven gearboxes for years of trouble-free operation and simple installation or removal. RowCommand has true individual-row control of up to 16 clutches or sections for planters larger than 16 rows.

 

Unique to RowCommand, the 16 available control sections can be configured based on operator preferences. For example, on a 1775NT 24-Row Planter, every two rows can be paired together for a total of 12 control sections, or control the outermost eight rows individually and the remaining inner rows paired together for 16 control sections.

 

While SeedStar with RowCommand has 16 control sections, a minimum of 152.4-cm (60-in.) wide sections are recommended for optimum Swath Control Pro™ solution capabilities. As with other Swath Control Pro products, an SF2 signal is the minimum level of accuracy recommend for operation.

Pro-Shaft drive RowCommand planters

RowCommand is available as a factory-installed option or as an attachment for field conversion attachments for the following Pro-Shaft drive planter models (see chart below).

 

Planter model Row configuration
 1725 12-row narrow, 12-row wide, and 16-row narrow 
 1725 Central Commodity System (CCS™) 16-row narrow
 1765 12-row narrow
 1775 12-row narrow
 1775NT 12 row, 16 row, and 24-row narrow
 1775NT CCS 12 row, 16 row, and 24-row narrow
 1795 12/23 row, 12/24 row, 16/31 row, and 16/32 row
 1795 24 row, 50.8 cm (20 in.)
 DB 44 24 row, 55.9 cm (22 in.)
 DB 58 32 row, 55.9 cm (22 in.)
 DB 60 36 row, 50.8 cm (20 in.) or 47 row, 38.1 cm (15 in.)
 DB 66 36 row, 55.9 cm (22 in.)
 DB 80 32 row, 76.2 cm (30 in.) or 48 row, 50.8 cm (20 in.)
 DB 88 48 row, 55.9 cm (22 in.)
 DB 90 36 row, 76.2 cm (30 in.)
 DB 120 48 row, 76.2 cm (30 in.)
 DR (Deere/Orthman™ planter) 16R40 16 row, 101.6 cm (40 in.)
 DR (Deere/Orthman) 18R38 18 row, 96.5 cm (38 in.)
System requirements

RowCommand is a simple and efficient means to control individual row planting through the use of low-voltage electric clutches. When activated, each clutch consumes no more than 0.5 amps. By design, power is only supplied to the clutch when a signal is received to stop planting. In a normal planting condition, no power is supplied and the clutch is de-energized. 

 

Power for the RowCommand system is provided from the 9-pin ISO implement connector. All late-model 8X00 and 9X00 Series John Deere Tractors equipped with the 9-pin ISO implement connector are capable of supplying ample power for system operation.

 

Along with ample system power, a GreenStar display and SeedStar monitoring are required for operation and control interface. The GreenStar display is where system setup, control settings, and manual control functions are performed.

Chain-drive RowCommand planters

In terms of planter compatibility, RowCommand for chain drive is designed for the following planter model configurations equipped with pneumatic downforce systems.

 

Planter model Row configuration
 1725 12-row narrow, 12-row wide, and 16-row narrow 
 1765 12-row narrow
 1775 12-row narrow
 1775NT 12 row and 16 row
 1775NT CCS 12 row and 16 row
 DB 44 24 row, 55.9 cm (22 in.)
Chain-drive RowCommand and heavy-duty downforce
Chain interference with heavy-duty downforceChain interference with heavy-duty downforce

As seen in the image, chain interference may result when operating chain-drive RowCommand on planters equipped with short and long parallel arms and heavy-duty downforce springs.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand is only compatible with planters equipped with pneumatic downforce systems. On planters equipped with the heavy-duty downforce springs, potential chain interference may result and is not recommended.

 

Chain-drive RowCommand with corn finger pickup meters
Bracket material removalBracket material removal

Due to the design characteristics of the chain-drive RowCommand clutch, some modification to the corn finger pickup meter drive bracket is required. As seen in the picture to the left, some material needs to be removed from the front of the meter drive bracket in order for the chain-drive RowCommand clutch to have sufficient space for installation.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand requires some modification to brackets in order to function with corn finger pickup meters.

Integrated Swath Control Pro

Coupling RowCommand with Swath Control Pro provides the ultimate in precision planting and productivity. One company, one integrated solution are what we offer by incorporating Swath Control Pro capabilities within the SeedStar 2 wedge box (controller). Unlike previous systems, no rate controller, additional harnessing, or components are required to achieve automated individual-row control.

 

SeedStar 2 monitoring, RowCommand, and Swath Control Pro activation from John Deere Precision Ag Technologies are all that is needed when ordering.

RowCommand ordering information

To add RowCommand to a model year 2009 and newer planter model listed above is simple. Pro-Shaft drive attachments for field conversion and chain-drive attachments for field conversion are available by planter model to add the appropriate number of clutches, EPMs, brackets, hardware and row-unit harnesses. For complete installation and part detail for the RowCommand conversion, please use the RowCommand compatibility tool per specific planter model.
 
RowCommand is compatible and available for model year 2003 (serial number 700101) to 2008 (725101) planter models listed above. In addition to the attachment for field conversion attachment, a planter mainframe harness, SeedStar 2 controller (wedge box), and additional CAN harnesses are needed.

Seed variable-rate drive (VRD) with half- or three-width disconnect
VRD shown on a 1775NTVRD shown on a 1775NT

The seed variable-rate drive provides the ultimate planting productivity by utilizing one, two or three hydraulic motors (varies by model) to turn the seeding drive shaft. Hydraulic control of the seeding drive allows for on-the-go seeding rate changes right from the display mounted inside the tractor cab. 

 

Combine this seeding flexibility with the map-based planting option, and seeding rates adjust automatically based on a prescription map.

 

Single- or dual-motor systems for variable-rate drives are available for all John Deere planters except the 1785 Rigid Frame. Dual- or three-motor drive systems are commonly used on larger (12-row and more) planters and offer the capability of half-width or three-section drive disconnect.

 

The VRD is available as a factory-installed option for all applicable planter models. Single- or dual-motor systems are available as field-installed attachments for most planter models; however, a three-motor VRD field-installed attachment is not available.

 

The seed VRD requires the SeedStar™ monitor and a radar input signal. Either tractor or planter radar may be used. Planter radar is ordered separately.

VRD offers the following advantages over common, contact-tire drive systems: 

  • Almost instantaneous rate changes – there is no ramp up or ramp down of system as in some competitive systems
  • Permits the operator to match seed population based on different soil types or irrigation practices
  • John Deere design that provides added operator safety by eliminating any possible drive creep found in some competitive variable rate drive systems
Half-width drive disconnect

The half-width drive disconnect feature is excellent for the producer concerned with controlling seed costs. This feature helps the operator place seed in the desired area and limit the amount of costly overlapped planting. 

 

The half-width drive disconnect allows the operator to turn off half of the planter at a time for planting end rows, point rows, etc. Variable-rate-equipped planters require two drive motors to utilize the half-width disconnect feature. 

Three-width drive disconnect
Three-width drive disconnect controlThree-width drive disconnect control

Three-width drive disconnect is an option on 1725 12-Row Planters and is base equipment on the 1725 16Row30 Planter. This feature is activated by three individual console mounted switches (control box), conveniently located in the tractor cab. The function easily shuts off the planter row-unit seed meters by one-, two-, or three-drive segments independently.

Half-width drive disconnect within frame controlHalf-width drive disconnect within frame control

With a 1765, 1765NT, and 1775 12-Row Planter, a single switch box is required for planters that are ordered with variable rate drive and half-width disconnect.

 

For the 1775NT, 1775NT Central Commodity System (CCS™), and 1795 Front-Folding Planters, the half-width drive disconnect switch is contained within the frame control box, conveniently located in the tractor cab. The function easily shuts off the drive for the left or right half of the planter row-unit seed meters.

Row cleaner options to meet residue management needs

Crop yields have increased through the years along with the amount of residue left in the field after harvest. At the same time, tillage practices have changed, including different tillage operations which maintain large amounts of surface residue, and even no-till practices. Row cleaners are an essential tool in managing this increased amount of residue.

 

John Deere seeding group offers a variety of row cleaner options to meet the needs of a producer's operation. Compatibility varies by model, row spacing, and other planter equipment.

Screw-adjust, unit-mounted row cleaner
Screw-adjust, unit-mounted row cleanerScrew-adjust, unit-mounted row cleaner

The screw-adjust, unit-mounted row cleaner is mounted directly to the face plate of the row-unit, placing the ground engaging components just in front of the row-unit opener blades and depth gauge wheels. This close proximity allows the gauge wheels to control the depth of the row cleaner as well as the row-unit. This compact design also allows greater compatibility with fertilizer openers and other planter attachments.

 

SharkTooth® wheels are standard equipment on the unit-mounted row cleaner. The swept-tooth design of the wheel provides a clear path for the row-unit openers while resisting residue buildup on the wheel. The screw adjustment knob is accessible through the top of the parallel arms, providing convenient access for adjustments. The row cleaner can be adjusted in 1.6-mm (1/16-in.) increments, providing plenty of flexibility to meet the needs of changing conditions.

Floating row cleaner with unit-mounted coulter
Floating row cleaner with unit-mounted coulterFloating row cleaner with unit-mounted coulter

The floating row cleaner allows a row cleaner to be used in conjunction with a unit-mounted coulter. This combination is often desired in heavy residue loads and reduced tillage planting conditions. The row cleaner provides a clear path for the row-unit, while the unit-mounted coulter helps penetrate tough soil conditions.

 

Accommodating the unit-mounted coulter means the residue wheels are farther forward from the row-unit face plate than in the case of the screw-adjust row cleaner. To maintain performance, this row cleaner has the capability to float above a defined minimum depth.

 

Standard depth-gauging bands on the wheels allow the row cleaner wheels to float independently of the row-unit openers, allowing both to perform in varying terrain. The unit may also be set in a fixed position by simply pinning through the bracket if desired. This row cleaner also features SharkTooth wheels as standard equipment.

 

The floating row cleaner and unit-mounted coulters are available on many planters as factory-installed equipment. As compatibility and details vary by model, review the following links for information on specific planter models.

  • 1705, 1715, 1725, 1765NT, 1765, 1775 Flex, 1785 floating row cleaner
  • 1775NT floating row cleaner
  • 1795 floating row cleaner

NOTE: Screw-adjust row cleaners are not compatible with MaxEmerge™ 5e row-units with long parallel arms.

 

NOTE: DB models have the option for either unit-mounted coulter, screw-adjust row cleaners, or pneumatic row cleaners (only compatabile with MaxEmerge 5e or equipped ExactEmerge™ models). The DB60T is only available with a less row cleaner option.

 

SharkTooth is a trademark of Yetter Manufacturing, Inc.

Increase productivity with ExactEmerge™ trench delivery system and BrushBelt™ delivery system

It is very challenging to get the crop planted during the optimum planting window or as close to the optimum planting day as possible. Rate-of-yield loss accelerates greatly after the optimum window has passed. This is especially true in the northern U.S. and Canada. ExactEmerge maintains accurate speed placement at higher speeds; growers can avoid missing that peak planting time, thereby helping to get the highest crop yields. 

Yield loss after optimum planting dayYield loss after optimum planting day
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With the BrushBelt trench delivery system, the spacing in the trench does not change from even to uneven terrain. This can be a problem with a traditional seed tubes. Seed bounce and ricochet may occur as slopes increases, ultimately decreasing seed spacing performance.

 

The design of the BrushBelt system provides the best solution for the lowest release of seed to the bottom of the trench. The use of a brush provides the meter with an infinite amount of placement opportunities for each seed. This is what gives producers the confidence that every seed will have the desired spacing that a seed tube cannot provide.

Maintenance-free BrushBelt systemMaintenance-free BrushBelt system
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When the brush comes around the pulley, it expands and allows the seed to be transferred from the bowl to the brush very easily. The brush then carries the seed down toward the trench, ensuring that there is no movement as it moves down the length of the cartridge.

 

Once the brush reaches the lower pulley, the BrushBelt system expands again to loosen the grip on the seed, and the centrifugal force releases the seed. Another advantage with the BrushBelt system and cartridge at all speeds up to 10 mph is the ability to match the seed rearward trajectory to the forward ground speed of the planter. This provides a dead drop of the seed with no bounce and no roll at the bottom of the trench.

BrushBelt conditioner engages brush bristlesBrushBelt conditioner engages brush bristles
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John Deere’s ExactEmerge cartridge is self-cleaning. When an operator uses seed treatments or is forced to plant in less than ideal soil conditions, the design of the trench delivery system sheds buildup from the BrushBelt. A brush conditioner is located at the bottom of the cartridge to remove remaining residue and prevent the bristles from sticking together.

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Another advantage over a seed tube is that the BrushBelt system also acts as a cleaner to the seed sensor compared to a seed tube.

BrushBelt removed from trench delivery systemBrushBelt removed from trench delivery system
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The BrushBelt system requires no maintenance and has a wear life designed to match the wear life of the other wear components. Since operations vary, as do soils and field content, it is recommended to replace the BrushBelt after noticeable wear or decreased performance.

Changing the belt is easy. One latch removes the meter over the trench delivery system. Grab the cartridge by the grip and pull toward the body, releasing it from the electric motor fitting. Lift the trench delivery system up and remove the sensor wiring harness to completely pull the cartridge out of the row-unit.

There are two plastic covers that snap off to uncover the belt; remove the covers and then twist the circular spring-tensioner dial with the yellow arrow on it to release the tension on the springs. Once tension has been removed, pull the belt out. It is also recommended to change the stainless-steel wear strip at this time as well, which also slides right out of place without the use of tools.

NOTE: It is recommended to use a talc/graphite mixture with ExactEmerge. Best results have been 80 percent talc and 20 percent graphite. For certain regions and territories, talc and talc/graphite mixes are restricted from use; in this case, use a wax-based fluency agent.

Dual 56-V electric motors for ExactEmerge™ row-units
Two 56-V brushless electric motorsTwo 56-V brushless electric motors
Improve productivity with two 56-V brushless electric motorsImprove productivity with two 56-V brushless electric motors

Two 56-V brushless electric motors provide ExactEmerge the upper hand over any other row-unit on the market. One motor controls the high-performance meter and the other powers the BrushBelt™ delivery system. Both feature a closed loop system ensuring they operate at the correct rpm.

 

The motor is controlled at a rate of 200 times per second and a decision is made every 5 milliseconds. The controller also keeps each motor operating at independent speeds of each other. The meter speed is determined by a combination of ground speed and desired population rate while the BrushBelt speed stays consistent with the forward ground speed of the planter in order to place the seed at the bottom of trench.

Brushless motors are maintenance freeBrushless motors are maintenance free
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Industry-proven 56-V brushless motors give confidence to the operator that the row-unit will perform in any condition. The advantage of 56-V over 24-V electric motors is a lower amperage draw.

 

Brushless motors are maintenance free and give the producer the most optimal solution to achieve the highest performance and the lowest amount of work to the planter.

Built-in RowCommand™ systemBuilt-in RowCommand™ system
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Manage seed output, reduce yield drag, and improve harvest capabilities are features built in to every ExactEmerge row-unit with electric motor shutoffs.

 

The electric drive version of RowCommand row-unit has the potential to get 2 to 8 percent reduction in seed usage from being able to control the meter and BrushBelt rather than a clutch disengaging and some seeds still falling down the seed tube.

Sensors for trench delivery system on ExactEmerge™ planters
Sensors for trench delivery systemSensors for trench delivery system
Reflective seed sensorReflective seed sensor
Sensor on trench delivery systemSensor on trench delivery system
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On all ExactEmerge row-units, each cartridge will be equipped with sensors. As the seeds are being delivered through the BrushBelt™ delivery system controls, they pass the reflective seed sensor. The delivery system slides every seed past the seed sensor to read and send the signal to the controller. The seed sensor and design is able to provide sensor performance at higher seeds per second with no population adjustment as needed with seed tube sensors. This seed sensor data is actual row-unit performance data. In comparison, seed tube sensors add 10 percent population in soybean planting to adjust for the seeds missed due to placement within the seed tube. The BrushBelt system holds each seed in place until released in the trench, allowing the seed sensor a more accurate read.

SeedStar™ 3 HP monitoring system
SeedStar 3 HP overview
SeedStar 3 HP shown on the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 DisplaySeedStar 3 HP shown on the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display
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Building upon the foundation of previous SeedStar monitoring, the SeedStar 3 HP monitoring system takes planter monitoring to the next level. When paired with the GS3 2630 Display, the SeedStar 3 HP monitoring system provides critical information about the planting process to the operator within the tractor cab. SeedStar 3 HP is compatible with the GS3 2630, the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter™ Display and 4640 Universal Display.

 

Detailed planter performance information allows the operator to make adjustments needed for planter optimization. After all, with rising costs, it is imperative to make sure that every seed is planted accurately and precisely within the seed furrow for maximum yield potential.

 

The SeedStar 3 HP planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of AMS applications such as John Deere Section Control for Planters, GreenStar (GS)AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, John Deere Operations Center, JDLink™ telematics system, and others. Integrated planting technologies, for better asset utilization and ease of use, is just part of what SeedStar 3 HP provides. 

SeedStar 3 HP main run page
SeedStar 3 HP main run pageSeedStar 3 HP main run page

SeedStar 3 HP has an updated main run page layout. With the use of tabs toward the top of the screen it is much easier to navigate through readings such as population, singulation, spacing, downforce, and ride quality. If for some reason an issue arises with a row-unit, the tab will turn red indicating there is an issue. The tab can be pushed and lead to what is causing the issue. Inside each tab, there will be a bar graph detailing information specific to that tab. The picture shows what a population bar graph looks like. This layout improves functionality and overall ease of use while planting.

SeedStar 3 HP seed singulation monitoring
SeedStar 3 HP seed singulation planter run pageSeedStar 3 HP seed singulation planter run page

Understanding meter singulation performance on the planter is critical to minimizing the amount of seed multiples and skips. As a result, the SeedStar 3 HP monitoring system provides real-time information, from the redesigned seed sensors placed in each belt cartridge, about the overall seed singulation performance.
 
As seen in the screen shot image to the left, overall singulation performance is seen in the tab at the top of the screen. Seed skip and multiple sources of information are displayed below the bar graph of the run page. This provides the operator a better understanding of relative seed multiple and skip data on a row-unit basis within one easy glance at this run page.
 
Also, within the seed singulation planter run page, information about row-units with the highest percentage of seed multiples and skips is provided in order to make necessary adjustments for better planter optimization. 

SeedStar 3 HP ride quality and ground contact run page
SeedStar 3 HP ride quality and ground contact run pageSeedStar 3 HP ride quality and ground contact run page

The fifth tab from the left in SeedStar 3 HP is a shared tab between ground contact and ride quality. Operators may change between the two criteria based on their planter setups or personal preferences. Ground contact displays the percentage of time the row-units are engaging the ground, the load is measured via a sensor through the gauge wheels. Ground contact is recommended when using ExactEmerge™ row-units to ensure the row-unit is maintaining proper depth at higher planting speeds.

SeedStar 3 HP meter runoff page
SeedStar 3 HP runoff pageSeedStar 3 HP runoff page

On SeedStar 3 HP, the meter runoff page allows growers to test meters before going to the field. Growers can now test the meters without removing them and have confidence in their planter’s performance before going to the field. Many parameters are able to be viewed during this test such as: singulation, seed count, skips, multiples, coefficient of variation (cv), etc. This test assures that the meter is in healthy condition and ready to plant when conditions are appropriate.

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Depending on the planter size, different configurations of sensor nodes and downforce sensors are installed in support of the SeedStar 3 HP monitoring system.

SeedStar 3 HP is only available with the MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge row-unit compatible planters built prior to model year 2018. Retrofit kits, DR models, and custom-built planters will continue to use SeedStar 3 HP in model year 2018. 

Components and operation
Planter main controllerPlanter main controller
Row-unit controller (RUC) with two electric motorsRow-unit controller (RUC) with two electric motors

The SeedStar 3 HP monitoring system contains the following components in order to support the planting data transfer to the GS Displays:

  • Planter main controller
  • Sensor node(s)
  • Downforce sensor assembly
  • Electric power gen controller
  • Electric power gen (EPG)
  • Row-unit controller (RUC)

The row-unit controller processes the row-unit data from the sensor node assemblies located on the row-unit head casting. The processed information is then sent to the planter main controller to be integrated into the displayed information being sent to the GS Display.

 

Downforce sensor assemblies are found on row-units with sensor nodes installed. The downforce sensor assembly is put together with the gauge wheel depth-adjustment handle and provides gauge wheel pressure information to the respective sensor node for data processing. 

SeedStar 3 HP row-unit downforce planter run page
SeedStar 3 HP downforce planter run pageSeedStar 3 HP downforce planter run page

With changing field conditions, it is important to monitor down force to ensure consistent seed placement. Seeds placed too shallow or too deep can impact emergence and affect yield. 

 

With the SeedStar 3 HP monitoring system, row-unit downforce information is measured by the down force sensor and sensor nodes and transmitted to the GS Display in the tractor cab. The row-unit downforce information is displayed on the top portion of this run page with more row-unit downforce information on the lower portion.

 

Active pneumatic downforce takes SeedStar 3 HP even further by removing constant downforce adjustments from the operator and actively controlling the downforce system to maintain a desired target margin. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically to make sure the planter maintains this value-achieving, precise soil penetration and consistent planting depth without sidewall soil compaction. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change. 

SeedStar 3 HP seed spacing monitoring
SeedStar 3 HP seed spacing planter run pageSeedStar 3 HP seed spacing planter run page

Throughout the planting process, obtaining good seed spacing is critical towards achieving plant growing conditions for maximum yield potential.

 

Today, many items are adjusted on the planter prior to planting to optimize overall seed spacing performance. But after such adjustments are made, information about the actual seed spacing performance during planting was missing within the planter monitoring system. Now with SeedStar 3 HP, seed spacing information is transmitted live via the GS Display to show the operator exactly what is happening with the planter behind them.

 

The SeedStar 3 HP transmits seed spacing information onto the bar graph (shown to the left) for easy understanding of planter seed spacing performance. Also, information about seed skips and multiples are provided to help understand actual planter meter performance and other related system functions in order to make necessary adjustments if needed.

Other SeedStar 3 HP monitoring features include:
  • Capable of monitoring individual row-unit and overall planter performance in terms of seed spacing, singulation, and row-unit downforce
  • On-screen indication of sensor node/down force sensor assemblies once configured within the monitor settings application
  • Full-color display icons for easy recognition and overall aesthetics
  • Pneumatic downforce system controls with the GS Display application
  • A run page that allows operator to view relative population levels of all rows on one screen
  • Mapping of actual and target seed rates can be mapped in APEX™ software
  • Reprogrammable utilizing controller area network (CAN) via Service ADVISOR™ diagnostics system or Service ADVISOR Remote with JDLink™ subscription
  • User-configurable high fertilizer pressure alarm that allows the operator to be warned when fertilizer pressure reaches a specific level
  • Automatic Fast Start for SeedStar 3 HP. This ensures that seeds will be place accurately when starting from a stop.
  • Automatic tractor speed source selection. When equipped with an 8000/9000 Series Tractor, the system selects the radar speed or allows for manual speed input selection.
SeedStar™ 2 monitoring system

Integrated innovation is what operators will appreciate with the SeedStar 2 monitoring system and GreenStar™ 2 (GS2) Display. An increasing number of acres combined with rising seed costs drive the need to easily understand planter functions and monitor performance. It is all about making every seed count and that is what SeedStar 2 delivers.

 

The SeedStar 2 monitoring system is a full-feature, color, seed population monitor used in conjunction with the GreenStar family of displays (Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display controls with premium activation, GS3 2630, GS2 2600 Display, or the entry-level GS2 1800 Display). Conveniently, SeedStar 2 planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of Ag Management Solutions (AMS) applications—guidance, coverage maps, and field documentation can be shown all on one display.

 

When a SeedStar 2 system is used on a planter, there is no need for a ComputerTrak™ monitor. All vital planting information is displayed in one central, easy-to-read location.

SeedStar 2 features
SeedStar 2 full-screen planter run pageSeedStar 2 full-screen planter run page

SeedStar 2 is a user-friendly system that has retained all the valued features of SeedStar and incorporated the next generation of enhancements. For example, on-screen, color indicators shows drive engagement/disengagement status. In addition, three color (black, orange, or red) planter at a glance bars visually inform the operator of row population status.

 

Not only does SeedStar 2 incorporate the use of color, it also utilizes an intuitive icon and folder based operator interface. Icons are easy to understand across many languages and reduce the need for text. Icons for planter main run page, planter setup, seed/crop setup, totals, and diagnostics are located in the soft-key region of the display. Setup is performed by selecting the appropriate icon and then choosing the tabs to enter/select information.

 

The SeedStar 2 monitor offers all of the features and functionality of the ComputerTrak 350 monitor and much more. SeedStar 2 monitors the following planter functions:

  • Row population/spacing
  • Row failure
  • Average population (entire planter and by variable-rate drive [VRD] motor section)
  • Vacuum level
  • Fertilizer pressure
  • Acre counter
  • Total acreage
  • Tractor speed

In addition, planter operational information is available within the SeedStar 2 monitor system. Such operational information includes population charts, seed disk vacuum settings, and setting recommendations for the piston pump liquid fertilizer system.

 

All SeedStar 2 systems have the capability, through a single controller, to perform both the seed monitoring and variable rate drive functions. SeedStar 2 monitoring is required for VRD population control. Even though the planter may not be equipped with SeedStar 2 VRD, the SeedStar 2 monitoring system is available and will allow for future installation of VRD.

SeedStar 2 enhancements
SeedStar 2 half-screen planter run pageSeedStar 2 half-screen planter run page
SeedStar 2 showing half-width disconnect statusSeedStar 2 showing half-width disconnect status

The SeedStar 2 enhanced planter features include:

  • GreenStar 2 display integration – eliminates the need to operate the GS2 2600 Display in the original GreenStar monitor mode or the use of dual displays.
  • User-friendly, intuitive icons
  • Half- or full-screen run page
  • On-screen, color drive status – a quick glance at the display tells the operator if the half-width disconnect is engaged or disengaged.
  • Three-color planter-at-a-glance population bar – a black bar indicates that population is close to target and within established limits; orange shows the population is above/below the alarm set point; and red signals the population is out of operating range or is not planting.
  • Three-piece, color VRD indicator – each piece of the VRD gear pie turns green when the wheel motion sensor is active, planter is lowered, and drives are engaged.
SeedStar monitoring original features

SeedStar 2 retains all those SeedStar features that producers value and have come to expect:

  • Planter at a glance – allows operator to view relative population levels of all rows on one screen.
  • Automatic valve calibration – with the SeedStar VRD, this is now completed automatically. There is no longer a need to manually calibrate the hydraulic valves.
  • Increased population updates – SeedStar will now update population levels once a second at planter start up then approximately once every three seconds.
  • Mapping of actual seed rates – When combined with Field Doc™ system, actual and target seeding rates can now be mapped in APEX™ software.
  • Reprogrammable utilizing controller area network (CAN) via Service ADVISOR™ diagnostics system.
  • Improved diagnostics/event recorder – on SeedStar VRD planters, additional diagnostic information is available, as well as an event recorder to capture system performance data at a specific point in time.
  • Ability to run motors at different population levels – on SeedStar VRD, operators running multiple motor systems can run each motor at a different speed, allowing different population levels within a planter.
  • User-configurable high fertilizer pressure alarm – allows the operator to be warned when fertilizer pressure reaches a specific level.
  • Automatic quick-start for SeedStar VRD – the operatot no longer needs to press the quick-start button on end row turns to resume planting.
  • Automatic tractor speed source selection – when equipped with an 8000/9000 Series Tractor, the system selects the radar speed or allows for manual speed input selection.
SeedStar™ XP monitoring system
SeedStar XP overview
SeedStar XP shown on the GreenStar™ 3 2630 DisplaySeedStar XP shown on the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display
SeedStar XP shown on the GreenStar 2 1800 DisplaySeedStar XP shown on the GreenStar 2 1800 Display

Building upon the foundation of SeedStar 2, the SeedStar XP system takes planter monitoring to the next level. When paired with the GreenStar (GS) displays (GS 2600 or 2630 Display or the entry-level GS2 1800 Display), the SeedStar XP monitoring system provides more information about the planting process to the operator within the tractor cab.

 

Specific information about how the planter is performing enables the operator to make needed adjustments for implement optimization.

 

The SeedStar XP planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of AMS applications such as Swath Control Pro™ system for planters, GreenStar AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, John Deere Operations Center, documentation, and others. Integrated planting technologies for better asset utilization and ease of use is just part of what SeedStar XP provides.

SeedStar XP seed singulation monitoring
SeedStar XP seed singulation planter run pageSeedStar XP seed singulation planter run page

Understanding the meter singulation performance on the planter is critical to minimizing the amount of seed multiples and skips. As a result, the SeedStar XP monitoring system provides real-time information from the row-units about the overall seed singulation performance.

 

As seen in the screen shot image above, seed multiple information is displayed on the top portion of the planter-at-a-glance bar with seed skip information on the lower portion. This provides the operator a better understanding of relative seed multiple and skip data on a row-unit basis, all within one easy glance.

 

Also, within the seed singulation planter run page, information about row-units with the highest percentage of seed multiples and skips is provided in order to make necessary adjustments for better planter optimization.

SeedStar XP row-unit ride dynamics planter run page
SeedStar XP ride dynamics planter run pageSeedStar XP ride dynamics planter run page

While operating a planter, travel speed and field conditions can affect the amount of row-unit bounce that is experienced. Excessive row-unit bounce or vertical motion can cause problems with meter performance. To better understand the amount of row-unit vertical motion when travelling through a field, the SeedStar XP monitoring system provides real-time information on row-unit ride dynamics.

 

As seen in the ride dynamics planter-at-a-glance screen shot image above, the SeedStar XP system provides ride dynamic information for each sensor node that is mounted on the planter. Each sensor node transmits ride dynamic information for each planter frame section to allow for the operator to make necessary operating adjustments to improve overall planting performance.

SeedStar XP row-unit downforce planter run page
SeedStar XP downforce planter run pageSeedStar XP downforce planter run page

As row-unit downforce systems gradually change from heavy-duty downforce springs to pneumatic downforce, being able to understand the amount of as-applied row-unit downforce is needed while operating the planter.

 

With various soil conditions, moisture, etc. experienced while planting, it is imperative to have the ability to change actual row-unit downforce to have enough force for the Tru-Vee openers to penetrate the soil media. However, in some conditions, having too much downforce applied to the row-units for effective opener penetration could cause problems with side wall compaction from the gauge wheel.

 

Side wall compaction within the seed furrow can cause hatchet roots to develop, or roots that do not have the ability to penetrate the seed furrow soil media. This could lead to poor plant emergence and eventually lower overall yield performance.

 

With the SeedStar XP monitoring system, row-unit downforce information is measured by the downforce sensor and sensor nodes and transmitted to the GS2 Display in the tractor cab (as seen in the image above). The row-unit downforce information is displayed on the top portion of the planter-at-a-glance bar with more row-unit downforce information on the lower portion.

 

Two different control options are available on 1775NT, 1795, and DB Series Planters for pneumatic downforce. The base pneumatic downforce system requires manual control of the downforce to maintain the desired planting results or row-unit margin. Optional active pneumatic downforce takes SeedStar XP even further by removing constant downforce adjustments from the operator and actively controlling the downforce system to maintain a desired target margin.

SeedStar XP full planter performance page
SeedStar XP planter details SeedStar XP planter details

With the capability of monitoring differences in planting performance items such as seed singulation and row-unit downforce, having one screen to view all planter performance elements is needed to understand the whole planting system. SeedStar XP combines all of the various planting performance elements into one full-color, planter overview screen to enable for a quick understanding of relative planting functionality.

SeedStar XP half screens and other features
SeedStar XP seed singulation half screenSeedStar XP seed singulation half screen
SeedStar XP seed spacing half screenSeedStar XP seed spacing half screen

Other SeedStar XP monitoring features include:

  • Capable of monitoring individual row-unit and overall planter performance in terms of seed spacing, singulation, and row-unit downforce
  • Split-screen applications to enable use of popular guidance features such as AutoTrac assisted steering system
  • On-screen indication of sensor node/downforce sensor assemblies once configured within the monitor settings application
  • Full-color display icons for easy recognition and overall aesthetics
  • Pneumatic downforce system controls with the GS display application
SeedStar 2 monitoring original features

SeedStar XP retains all of those SeedStar 2 features that producers value and have come to expect:

  • Planter-at-a-glance – allows operator to view relative population levels of all rows on one screen.
  • Automatic valve calibration – with the SeedStar variable-rate drive (VRD), this is now completed automatically. There is no longer a need to manually calibrate the hydraulic valves.
  • Increased population updates – SeedStar will now update population levels once per second at planter start up then approximately once every three seconds.
  • Mapping of actual seed rates – when combined with documentation, actual and target seeding rates can now be mapped in John Deere Operations Center.
  • Reprogrammable utilizing controller area network (CAN) via Service ADVISOR™ diagnostics system.
  • Improved diagnostics/event recorder – on SeedStar VRD planters, additional diagnostic information is available, as well as an event recorder to capture system performance data at a specific point in time.
  • Ability to run motors at different population levels – on SeedStar VRD, operators running multiple motor systems can run each motor at a different speed, allowing different population levels within a planter.
  • User-configurable high fertilizer pressure alarm – allows the operator to be warned when fertilizer pressure reaches a specific level.
  • Automatic quick-start for SeedStar VRD – no longer does the operator need to press the quick-start button on end row turns to resume planting.
  • Automatic tractor speed source selection – when equipped with an 8000/9000 Series Tractor, the system selects the radar speed or allows for manual speed input selection.
Downforce sensor installedDownforce sensor installed
Downforce sensor assemblyDownforce sensor assembly

Depending on the planter size, different configurations of sensor nodes and downforce sensors are installed in support of the SeedStar XP monitoring system.

Components and operation
Planter main 2 controllerPlanter main 2 controller
Sensor node assembly installedSensor node assembly installed

The SeedStar XP monitoring system contains the following components in order to support the planting data transfer to the GS2 Displays:

  • Seed monitor/variable-rate (SMVR) controller with model year 2011 or newer software
  • Planter main 2 controller (installed on all SeedStar XP eligible models for model year 2011 or newer)
  • Sensor node(s)
  • Downforce sensor assembly

 

The planter main 2 controller processes the row-unit data from the sensor node assemblies located on the row-unit head casting. The processed information is then sent to the SMVR controller to be integrated into the displayed information being sent to the GS Display.

 

Downforce sensor assemblies are found on row-units with sensor nodes installed. The downforce sensor assembly is assembled with the gauge wheel depth-adjustment handle and provides gauge wheel pressure information to the respective sensor node for data processing.

SeedStar XP seed spacing monitoring
SeedStar XP seed spacing planter run pageSeedStar XP seed spacing planter run page

Throughout the planting process, obtaining good seed spacing is critical toward achieving plant growing conditions for maximum yield potential.

 

Today, many items are adjusted on the planter prior to planting to optimize overall seed spacing performance. After such adjustments are made, information about the actual seed spacing performance during planting was missing within the planter monitoring system. Now with SeedStar XP, seed spacing information is transmitted live via the GreenStar display to show the operator exactly what is happening with the planter behind them.

 

The SeedStar XP transmits seed spacing information onto the planter-at-a-glance bar for easy understanding of planter seed spacing performance. Also, information about seed skips and multiples is provided to help understand actual planter meter performance and other related system functions in order to make necessary adjustments if needed.

 

NOTE: Seed spacing and seed singulation information is only available when planting crops with seed drop rates below 40 seeds per second such as corn. With higher population crops such as soybeans the system does not provide spacing and singulation information because the number of seeds dropping per second is much higher.

Frame weight distribution
1775NT 24Row with frame weight distribution1775NT 24Row with frame weight distribution
Hydraulic cylinder mounted on planter wings for frame weight distributionHydraulic cylinder mounted on planter wings for frame weight distribution

As planters get larger and more customizable, there is more weight being carried by the center mainframe. This presents the possibility that weight may not be distributed evenly along the width of the planter frame during planting in certain circumstances. Some studies have shown there could be a potential yield loss of 70.5 L (2 bu) per acre in certain soil conditions from unequal weight distribution with more weight being on the center of the planter. The option has been added to have hydraulic cylinders mounted onto the frame of the planter that redistribute weight from the center of the planter to the rest of the tool bar.

Accumulator is mounted near the air compressor to absorb any spikes of pressureAccumulator is mounted near the air compressor to absorb any spikes of pressure
Hydraulic pressure can be adjusted from a valve block located under the Central Commodity System (CCS™) tankHydraulic pressure can be adjusted from a valve block located under the Central Commodity System (CCS™) tank

The frame weight distribution can be enabled or disabled on the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter™ Display or 4640 Universal Display with SeedStar™ 4HP on MaxEmerge™ 5e or ExactEmerge™ equipped planters.  MaxEmerge 5 equipped planters utilize an on/off switch by the valve block to enable and disable the system.

The system utilizes the tractor’s power beyond feature with load sense. Frame weight distribution is activated by the height switch, providing equal weight distribution at all times. In the scenario where a planter is equipped with frame weight distribution and onboard power generation for electric drives, there will be an orifice that directs hydraulic flow to fulfill the power generation requirement first and then provide oil to frame weight distribution.

Frame weight distribution is manually adjusted from a valve block below the CCS tank. The system does not have active adjustment capabilities. When the planter is raised on headland turns, the system maintains pressure to the outside wings for a period of time to keep the system engaged to make the turn and reduce center frame tire weight on headlands.

Available on the following models: 1775NT 24Row30 and all DB60 Planters (not available on the DB60T).

Accessories and Attachments

Drive System

Hydraulic Drive - SeedStar Variable Rate - BA92879
VRDVRD
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With the SeedStar VRD, the operator can manually change the seeding rate on the go, right from the tractor cab.

 

The SeedStar monitoring system:

  • Allows the operator to match seed population to differing soil types or to irrigated versus dry land soils
  • Allows the operator to program up to six different seed rates into the system; then, during the planting operation, the operator can select any of the programmed rates and change seed rates

Hydraulic oil flow from a closed-center tractor selective control valve (SCV) or power beyond goes to the hydraulic motor through a solenoid flow control valve controlling the motor speed.

 

When a programmed rate is selected, the microprocessor energizes the solenoid valve, changing the oil flow rate. The hydraulic motor speed sensor provides a signal to the microprocessor of the motor speed, ensuring the system is delivering the new seed rate.

 

A motion sensor and rotary potentiometer provides signals to the microprocessor to ensure the planter is in the plant position. The rotary potentiometer turns the seed drive on and off as the planter frame is raised and lowered.

 

For the operator to manually control the population rate, these components are required:

  • SeedStar monitoring system
  • GreenStar™ display
  • SeedStar VRD
  • Radar

NOTE: The SeedStar VRD is available for 1705, 1715, 1725, 1765, 1765NT, 1775, 1775NT, and 1785 Planters.

 

The VRD system can be installed on the following planter monitoring systems:

  • Generation II SeedStar with original GreenStar display
  • SeedStar 2 monitoring with GreenStar (GS) 2 or 3 display
  • SeedStar XP monitoring with GS2 or GS3 display

 

Take special note of the SeedStar version when ordering controller wedge boxes needed for the VRD system.

 

NOTE: These additions to a planter with half-width drive disconnect may require an additional frame control console: BA30921 for the 1765, 1765NT, and 1775 12Row30 Planters.

RowCommand Row Unit Control - MaxEmerge XP Row Units with Chain Drive - BA92874
RowCommand controls seed output
RowCommand for chain driveRowCommand for chain drive

Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. RowCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs.

 

The RowCommand system manages seed output, reduces yield drag and improves harvest capabilities on select chain-driven MaxEmerge™ XP planters.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand is only compatible with planters equipped with pneumatic downforce systems. On planters equipped with the heavy-duty downforce springs, potential chain interference may result and is not recommended.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand requires some modification to brackets in order to function with corn finger pickup meters. Information on the modifications needed is found in the following sales material.

 

RowCommand controls seed output by incorporating individual, low-amperage clutches inside the chain-drive gearbox. Clutches are completely enclosed within the gearbox housing to protect them from the elements and harsh operating conditions.  

 

When power is supplied, either manually or through the Swath Control Pro™ solution, clutches disengage the seed meters and the seed flow stops. Controlling seed output at individual rows reduces overplanting in point rows and maximizes seed placement when entering/exiting headlands.

Planter compatibility

RowCommand is available as an attachment for field conversion (AFC) for the following chain-drive planter models equipped with pneumatic downforce systems.

 

Planter model Row configuration
 1720   12-row narrow, 12-row wide, and 16-row narrow 
 1760 12-row narrow
 1770 12-row narrow
 1770NT 12-row, 16-row, and 24-row narrow
 1770NT Central Commodity System (CCS™)                         12-row, 16-row, and 24-row narrow
 DB44 24Row22

 

RowCommand is also compatible and designed to fit on those model year 2003 to 2008 (serial number range 700101 - 729999) planter models listed above that do not have controller area network (CAN) based frame control or CAN-based half-width disconnect. For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number -729999 and below), the correct AFC bundle along with additional components (planter mainframe monitoring harness, SeedStar™ 2 controller, and CAN adapter harness) are required for RowCommand operation. 

 

For all RowCommand eligible planters equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required in order for RowCommand functionality.

Chain-drive RowCommand and heavy-duty downforce
Chain interference with heavy-duty downforceChain interference with heavy-duty downforce

As seen in the above image, chain interference may result when operating chain-drive RowCommand on planters equipped with short- and long- parallel arms and heavy-duty downforce springs.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand is only compatible with planters equipped with pneumatic downforce systems. On planters equipped with the heavy-duty downforce springs, potential chain interference may result and is not recommended.

System requirements

By design, power is only supplied to the clutch when a signal is received to stop planting. In a normal planting condition no power is supplied and the clutch is de-energized. 

 

Power for the RowCommand system is provided from the nine-pin ISO implement connector. All late-model 8X00 and 9X00 Series John Deere Tractors equipped with the nine-pin ISO implement connector are capable of supplying ample power for system operation. 

 

Along with ample system power, a GreenStar™ 2 display and SeedStar 2 monitoring is required for operation and control interface. The GreenStar 2 display is where system setup, control settings, and manual control functions are performed. 

Chain-drive RowCommand with corn finger pickup meters
Bracket material removalBracket material removal

Due to the design characteristics of the chain drive RowCommand clutch, some modification to the corn finger pickup meter drive bracket is required. As seen in the picture to the left, some material needs to be removed from the front of the meter drive bracket in order for the chain drive RowCommand clutch to have sufficient space for installation.

 

NOTE: Chain-drive RowCommand requires some modification to brackets in order to function with corn finger pickup meters.

RowCommand Row Unit Control - MaxEmerge XP Row Units with Pro Shaft Drive - BA92850
RowCommand controls seed output
RowCommand on a Pro-Series™ row-unitRowCommand on a Pro-Series™ row-unit

Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. RowCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs. The RowCommand system manages seed output, reduces yield drag and improves harvest capabilities on all Pro-Shaft driven row-units—on both Pro-Series XP and MaxEmerge™ XP planter.

 

RowCommand controls seed output by incorporating individual, low-amperage clutches inside the Pro-Shaft drive gearbox. Clutches are completely enclosed within the gearbox housing to protect them from the elements and harsh operating conditions.

 

When power is supplied, either manually or through John Deere Section Control, clutches disengage the seed meters and the seed flow stops. Controlling seed output at individual rows reduces overplanting in point rows and maximizes seed placement when entering/exiting headlands.

Planter models and compatibility

RowCommand is available as a factory-installed option or as an attachment for field conversion (AFC) attachment. The RowCommand system is designed for the entire list of planter models as follows.

 

NOTE: Factory installation of RowCommand will replace one-half or one-third width disconnect clutch components on the planter drive.

 

Planter model Row configuration
 1725 12Row narrow, 12Row wide, and 16Row narrow 
 1725 Central Commodity System (CCS™) 16Row narrow, 12x2 TR
 1765 12Row narrow
 1775 12Row narrow
 1775NT 12Row, 16Row, and 24Row narrow
 1775NT CCS 12Row, 16Row, and 24Row narrow
 1795 12/23Row, 12/24Row and 16/31Row, 16/32Row
 1795 24Row20
 DB 44 24Row22
 DB 58 32Row22
 DB 60 36Row20 or 47Row15
 DB 66 36Row22
 DB 80 32Row30 or 48Row20
 DB 88 48Row22
 DB 90 36Row30
 DB 120 48Row30
 DR 16R40 16Row40
 DR 18R38 18Row38
Compatibility

RowCommand is also compatible and designed to fit on model year 2003 to 2008 (serial number range 700101 - 729999) planter models listed above that do not have controller area network (CAN) based frame control or CAN-based half-width disconnect. For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number -729999 and below), the correct AFC bundle attachment along with additional components (planter mainframe monitoring harness, SeedStar™ 2 or SeedStar XP controller, CAN adapter harness) are required for RowCommand operation.

 

For all RowCommand eligible planters equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required in order for RowCommand functionality.

 

NOTE: RowCommand is compatible on MaxEmerge XP row-units with vacuum and corn-finger pickup meters. However, for Pro-Series XP row-units, RowCommand is compatible on vacuum meters only and is not compatible on corn-finger pickup meters. There is a select group of planters that might have Pro-Series XP row-units with corn-finger pickup meters in which RowCommand will not be compatible.

System requirements

RowCommand is a simple and efficient means to control individual row planting through the use of low-voltage electric clutches. Each clutch, when activated, consumes no more than 0.5 amp. 

 

By design, power is only supplied to the clutch when a signal is received to stop planting. In a normal planting condition no power is supplied and the clutch is de-energized. 

 

Power for the RowCommand system is provided from the nine-pin ISO implement connector. All late-model 8X00 and 9X00 Series John Deere Tractors equipped with the nine-pin ISO implement connector are capable of supplying ample power for system operation. 

 

Along with ample system power, a GreenStar™ 2 Display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring is required for operation and control interface. The GreenStar 2 Display is where system setup, control settings, and manual control functions are performed. 

RowCommand Row Unit Control - Pro-Series XP Row Units - BA92851
RowCommand controls seed output
RowCommand on a Pro-Series™ row-unitRowCommand on a Pro-Series™ row-unit

Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. RowCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs. The RowCommand system manages seed output, reduces yield drag and improves harvest capabilities on all Pro-Shaft driven row-units—on both Pro-Series XP and MaxEmerge™ XP planter.

 

RowCommand controls seed output by incorporating individual, low-amperage clutches inside the Pro-Shaft drive gearbox. Clutches are completely enclosed within the gearbox housing to protect them from the elements and harsh operating conditions.

 

When power is supplied, either manually or through John Deere Section Control, clutches disengage the seed meters and the seed flow stops. Controlling seed output at individual rows reduces overplanting in point rows and maximizes seed placement when entering/exiting headlands.

Planter models and compatibility

RowCommand is available as a factory-installed option or as an attachment for field conversion (AFC) attachment. The RowCommand system is designed for the entire list of planter models as follows.

 

NOTE: Factory installation of RowCommand will replace one-half or one-third width disconnect clutch components on the planter drive.

 

Planter model Row configuration
 1725 12Row narrow, 12Row wide, and 16Row narrow 
 1725 Central Commodity System (CCS™) 16Row narrow, 12x2 TR
 1765 12Row narrow
 1775 12Row narrow
 1775NT 12Row, 16Row, and 24Row narrow
 1775NT CCS 12Row, 16Row, and 24Row narrow
 1795 12/23Row, 12/24Row and 16/31Row, 16/32Row
 1795 24Row20
 DB 44 24Row22
 DB 58 32Row22
 DB 60 36Row20 or 47Row15
 DB 66 36Row22
 DB 80 32Row30 or 48Row20
 DB 88 48Row22
 DB 90 36Row30
 DB 120 48Row30
 DR 16R40 16Row40
 DR 18R38 18Row38
Compatibility

RowCommand is also compatible and designed to fit on model year 2003 to 2008 (serial number range 700101 - 729999) planter models listed above that do not have controller area network (CAN) based frame control or CAN-based half-width disconnect. For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number -729999 and below), the correct AFC bundle attachment along with additional components (planter mainframe monitoring harness, SeedStar™ 2 or SeedStar XP controller, CAN adapter harness) are required for RowCommand operation.

 

For all RowCommand eligible planters equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required in order for RowCommand functionality.

 

NOTE: RowCommand is compatible on MaxEmerge XP row-units with vacuum and corn-finger pickup meters. However, for Pro-Series XP row-units, RowCommand is compatible on vacuum meters only and is not compatible on corn-finger pickup meters. There is a select group of planters that might have Pro-Series XP row-units with corn-finger pickup meters in which RowCommand will not be compatible.

System requirements

RowCommand is a simple and efficient means to control individual row planting through the use of low-voltage electric clutches. Each clutch, when activated, consumes no more than 0.5 amp. 

 

By design, power is only supplied to the clutch when a signal is received to stop planting. In a normal planting condition no power is supplied and the clutch is de-energized. 

 

Power for the RowCommand system is provided from the nine-pin ISO implement connector. All late-model 8X00 and 9X00 Series John Deere Tractors equipped with the nine-pin ISO implement connector are capable of supplying ample power for system operation. 

 

Along with ample system power, a GreenStar™ 2 Display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring is required for operation and control interface. The GreenStar 2 Display is where system setup, control settings, and manual control functions are performed. 

Herbicide and Insecticide

Granular chemical - Rear support (1 row) - BA27789
Rear-mount insecticide bracketRear-mount insecticide bracket

Rear-mount bracket permits mounting insecticide band spreader behind closing wheels when only insecticide is used.

NOTES: Bracket is also available through Service Parts. Not compatible with seed packer wheel attachment or disk closing system.

Meter Drive

Vacuum blower - BA30876

These items can be ordered to convert planter from plate or plateless meters to vacuum meter system.

  • Vacuum pump and manifold system
  • Vacuum manifold automatic disconnect (for flex-fold planters)
  • Seed hoppers, lids, and drive
  • Vacuum seed meter disk
  • Vacuum meter assemblies
NOTE: Order seed metering disks from ''Attachments'' section. BA26722 vacuum level sensor recommended if planter is equipped with SeedStarTM  monitoring system.

Miscellaneous

Active pneumatic downforce hydraulic compressor - BA32253
Active pneumatic compressor assemblyActive pneumatic compressor assembly
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor

John Deere active pneumatic downforce makes getting the planting accuracy desired even easier. A hydraulically driven compressor works with the SeedStar™ 3 HP system and SeedStar XP system to automate downforce control. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically to make sure the planter maintains this value-achieving precise soil penetration, and consistent planting depth without sidewall soil compaction. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change. It also allows the operator to focus on all the other planting factors that drive up yields, like seed singulation and spacing.

 

This system also offers a split rank control feature for split-row planters. On top of actively controlling the pneumatic downforce system across the planter, John Deere active downforce will control the front and rear rows of split-row planter independently. This compensates for differing downforce requirements between the ranks and will help maintain an accurate planting depth and consistent margin across all the rows.

Single-rank planters such as the 1770NT, 1790 24Row20, and Deere Bauer Planters except for the DB60 47Row15 require a compressor assembly and hydraulic hose kit to complete the field conversion. The 1790 and DB60 47Row15 Split-Row Planters require the compressor with split rank control, hydraulic hose kit, and the PDF hose kit for split rank control. Additional components maybe needed depending on model year.

Active pneumatic downforce publications - BA31815
Active pneumatic compressor assemblyActive pneumatic compressor assembly
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor

John Deere active pneumatic downforce makes getting the planting accuracy desired even easier. A hydraulically driven compressor works with the SeedStar™ 3 HP system and SeedStar XP system to automate downforce control. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically to make sure the planter maintains this value-achieving precise soil penetration, and consistent planting depth without sidewall soil compaction. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change. It also allows the operator to focus on all the other planting factors that drive up yields, like seed singulation and spacing.

 

This system also offers a split rank control feature for split-row planters. On top of actively controlling the pneumatic downforce system across the planter, John Deere active downforce will control the front and rear rows of split-row planter independently. This compensates for differing downforce requirements between the ranks and will help maintain an accurate planting depth and consistent margin across all the rows.

Single-rank planters such as the 1770NT, 1790 24Row20, and Deere Bauer Planters except for the DB60 47Row15 require a compressor assembly and hydraulic hose kit to complete the field conversion. The 1790 and DB60 47Row15 Split-Row Planters require the compressor with split rank control, hydraulic hose kit, and the PDF hose kit for split rank control. Additional components maybe needed depending on model year.

Active pnuematic downforce compressor bracket supports - BA32279
Active pneumatic compressor assemblyActive pneumatic compressor assembly
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor

John Deere active pneumatic downforce makes getting the planting accuracy desired even easier. A hydraulically driven compressor works with the SeedStar™ 3 HP system and SeedStar XP system to automate downforce control. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically to make sure the planter maintains this value-achieving precise soil penetration, and consistent planting depth without sidewall soil compaction. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change. It also allows the operator to focus on all the other planting factors that drive up yields, like seed singulation and spacing.

 

This system also offers a split rank control feature for split-row planters. On top of actively controlling the pneumatic downforce system across the planter, John Deere active downforce will control the front and rear rows of split-row planter independently. This compensates for differing downforce requirements between the ranks and will help maintain an accurate planting depth and consistent margin across all the rows.

Single-rank planters such as the 1770NT, 1790 24Row20, and Deere Bauer Planters except for the DB60 47Row15 require a compressor assembly and hydraulic hose kit to complete the field conversion. The 1790 and DB60 47Row15 Split-Row Planters require the compressor with split rank control, hydraulic hose kit, and the PDF hose kit for split rank control. Additional components maybe needed depending on model year.

Block Manifold Delivery System - 24 Row - BA92889

Achieve accurate and consistent liquid fertilizer rates across the planter with the John Deere block manifold delivery system. Attachments for field conversion (AFC) kits are available by planter model for planters not equipped with this system from the factory.

 

Refer to the table below for ordering information. Models not listed below do not have an AFC kit available for liquid fertilizer from John Deere; most integral planter frames and Deere-Bauer planters. Source liquid fertilizer components for models not listed in table below through parts.

 

NOTE: Attachments may or may not contain pump and tanks depending on planter model. Refer to the table to determine what attachments are needed for installing a complete liquid fertilizer system on each model.

 

NOTE: Attachments contain parts down to the check valve only. Additional fittings will be required for complete installation to a particular fertilizer opener style or in-furrow delivery method. See Parts catalog to source additional fittings needed.

Central Insecticide System - BA92832
Central Insecticide System on 1770NT Central Commodity System (CCS™)Central Insecticide System on 1770NT Central Commodity System (CCS™)

The Central Insecticide System (CIS) is designed to work with Force® CS, which is an updated, soil-applied insecticide designed to deliver consistent performance in an advanced, convenient, liquid formulation. The innovative design of CIS incorporates many user-friendly features such as closed handling, central fill, direct injection, and industry-leading row-to-row accuracy. 

 

The Central Insecticide System consists of six major components:

  1. Insecticide cabinet
  2. Water tank(s)
  3. Pump and valve assembly
  4. Flow monitors
  5. Nozzles
  6. Controller/monitor

CIS draws Force CS from its closed packaging within the product cabinet and then directly injects the concentrate into water. Force CS is mixed with water and then travels out to a visible flow monitoring system. From the flow monitor, product is delivered to individual row units and applied in a T-band pattern over the seed furrow. A convenient in-cab monitor and controller allows the operator to set, adjust, and monitor product application rates.

CIS availability

CIS is available on the following models with Pro-Series™ XP row-units only and can be ordered as an aftermarket field conversion bundle:

  • 1770NT CCS – 12Row
  • 1770NT CCS – 16Row
  • 1770NT CCS – 24Row
  • 1790 – 12/23 and 12/24
  • 1790 – 16/31 and 16/32
  • DB60 – 47Row15
  • DB80 – 32Row30
  • DB90 – 36Row30

 

Force is a trademark of Syngenta Limited Corporation.

Central Insecticide System Tank - 300 Gallon Tank - BA92839
Liquid insecticide tanks, 70-gallon shown on 1790Liquid insecticide tanks, 70-gallon shown on 1790

Liquid tanks and brackets are available for 1770NT, 1790, and DB Planters. This equipment is provided with the intention that the remainder of the system be supplied by an outside or aftermarket supplier.  Liquid tank volumes will vary depending on specific planter configuration (i.e., CCS, fertilizer options, Refuge PlusTM, etc.). 

225-gallon insecticide tank shown on 1770NT 12Row225-gallon insecticide tank shown on 1770NT 12Row

The 1770NT CCS 12Row30 system consists of one 225-gallon tank mounted on the main hitch of the planter just in front of the Central Commodity System (CCS). The bundle includes the tank with lid, overflow hose, the cradle that the tank rests on, and the tie-down straps to hold the tank to the cradle.  Fill, distribution hoses and related fittings are sourced from an outside source.

 

The 1770NT CCS 16Row30 system consists of one 300-gallon tank mounted on the main hitch of the planter in front of the CCS. When dual-vacuum-blower motors are used, the insecticide tank must be raised 4 in., using steel tubes provided with the tank and bracket bundle. If using only a single-blower motor, scrap these two steel tubes.

Not unlike the smaller models, the 1770NT CCS 24-Row Planter uses a single 450-gallon tank mounted on the main hitch of the planter. Bundle BA30473 includes the 450-gallon tank with lid, overflow hose, the cradle that the tank rests on, and the tie-down straps to hold the tank to the cradle.  Fill, distribution hoses and related fittings are sourced from an outside source. BA30473 is also used as the liquid fertilizer bundle for the 1770NT 12-Row Planter. 

 

BA92782 is for 1790 12/23 or 12/24 fertilizer frame planters that were not ordered with fertilizer. The brackets intended for the fertilizer tank are utilized for the insecticide tank. This system can also be used as ballast in extremely tough, no-till conditions.

Closing system - Cast iron closing wheels and closing wheel arm (1 row) - BA28967
Cast-iron closing wheel systemCast-iron closing wheel system

To convert planters equipped with rubber-tire closing wheels to cast-iron closing wheels.

 

May be used where rubber-tire closing wheels do not adequately close seed trench.

 

For individual cast wheels only, order AA34350 from Service Parts.

 

NOTE: Cast-iron closing wheels are not recommended in conventional tilled ground.

Closing system - Rubber tire closing wheels and closing wheel arm (1 row) - BA28966
Rubber-tire closing wheelRubber-tire closing wheel

Converts planters equipped with cast-iron closing wheels to rubber-tire closing wheels.

 

Used in all types of planting conditions.

 

For individual rubber-tire closing wheels only, order AA39968 from Service Parts.

 

Limited by their ability to close seed trench in extreme soil conditions.

 

NOTE: For wheels only, order AA39968 from Parts.

Corn finger pickup seed meter for MaxEmerge XP row units (2 rows) - BA30041
Finger pickup meter
Finger pickup meterFinger pickup meter

Finger pickup meters continue to be a reliable metering system for corn by providing consistent seed spacing and population control in mixed seed varieties.  Recent changes to the finger, including shortening and adjusting the angle of the flag on the finger, have further increased the accuracy of our finger pickup seed meter.

The finger pickup meter provides consistent seed spacing and population control when planting corn.  It also has good performance in metering confectionery (large) sunflower seeds. The meter handles all normal sizes of U.S. seed corn (except popcorn) and larger sizes of No. 2 sunflower seed. For smaller sizes of No. 2 and all No. 3 and No. 4 sunflower seeds, order sunflower finger assembly from (Parts).

NOTE: The size of No. 2 sunflower seed varies considerably among suppliers. When planting the larger size of No. 2 sunflower seeds, as well as the No. 1 seed, BA30041 corn finger pickup meter is recommended.  A37177 finger is available to improve performance of finger pickup meter for No. 2 and smaller seed.  Finger can be installed in existing holder or a new finger-and-holder assembly (AA31262) can be ordered through Parts.

 

Feed cup meter
Feed cup meterFeed cup meter

The feed cup is an economical meter designed for volumetric seed metering.  Seeds are not singulated in this style of metering system.  Therefore, this type of volumetric meter will not provide the most accurate seed spacing.

 

Feed cup meter planting accuracy will be influenced by seedbed conditions and the operating characteristics of the seed meter. Rough seedbeds and fast planting speeds typically deteriorate seed placement accuracy.

 

Feed cups are available for soybeans, edible beans, acid-delinted cotton, and regular or low-rate sorghum.

Fertilizer openers, single-disk liquid for mounting near flex pivot - Spouts included (2 rows) - BA32343
Fertilizer openers, single-disk liquid for mounting on 177.8 by 177.8-mm (7 by 7-in.) tube - Spouts included (2 rows) - BA30547
7-in. x 7-in. single-disk opener installed7-in. x 7-in. single-disk opener installed
Double-disk opener assemblyDouble-disk opener assembly

Frame-mounted fertilizer openers are recommended for the following tillage conditions:

 

 

 Openers

Conventional 

Reduced 

 Moderate, no-till

 Moderate, double crop

 Single disk

 X

 X

 X

 X

 Double disk

 X

 X

 

 

 

Depending on the model, single-disk or double-disk frame-mounted fertilizer openers options are available to meet a wide range of operating conditions. The single-disk frame-mounted fertilizer opener is the most robust and versatile of the two frame-mounted options. 

 

There are two designs of frame-mounted single disk fertilizer openers available for planters today:

  • One design mounts to rigid frame or folding planters and utilizes a steel upper arm for secure mounting.  This style opener is shown in the right-hand picture above and has been available for a number of years. 
  • The second design of frame-mounted single-disk openers is strictly for 7-in. x 7-in. frames and is for use on the 1770NT, 1770NT CCSTM, and 1790 Planters (excluding the 24Row20). This design incorporates a longer curved upper casting and is shown in the left-hand picture above.

 

Single-disk fertilizer openers feature a gauge wheel to:

  • Gauge fertilizer application depth
  • Minimize soil disruption

The frame-mounted, single-disk opener has the ability to be locked up in the raised position on 1790 Split-Row Planters. This eliminates excessive wear to the openers when planting soybeans with a 1790 and the openers are not utilized. There are two bundles required for updating 1790 Split-Row Planters. One bundle is used for the center frame section and the other bundle is for wing sections. 

The frame-mounted, single-disk opener cannot be locked up in the raised position on 1770NT Planters due to frame tube and opener contact. The steel opener for rigid or folding planters (non-NT) can be raised somewhat by screwing up the spring assembly but cannot be completely raised from the soil. 

NOTES:

1) Single-disk openers on 8Row30 1750 frames are limited to placement of 3 in. to 6 in. off the row on rows 4 and 5. 
2) Single-disk opener is not recommended for loose, soft soil conditions unless equipped with cast spout. 
3) Single-disk opener has optional heavy-duty spring A50733 (Parts) if more down force is needed in tough no-till conditions. 
4) Double-disk opener is not compatible with frame-mounted coulter.

NOTE: Order number of opener bundles to match number of planter row units, i.e. 4Row 1750 Planter requires four BA91211 double-disk openers or two BA91212 single-disk openers. (The only exception is for front-fold planters. Correct quantity of opener bundles is shown in parenthesis after the bundle number in notes below.)

Floating Row Cleaner Combination for Unit Mounted Coulter (1 Row) - BA32910
Floating row cleanerFloating row cleaner
Floating row cleaner side viewFloating row cleaner side view

When paired with a unit-mounted coulter, the floating combo row cleaner offers the ultimate solution for managing tough residue and soil conditions. The row cleaner clears the way of debris, and the coulter penetrates tough soil, opening the furrow for the row unit opener blades. The floating ability of the row cleaner allows the unit to adapt to varying terrain independently of the row unit.

Features

The floating row cleaner allows a row cleaner to be used in conjunction with a unit-mounted coulter.This combination is often desired in heavy residue loads and tough reduced tillage planting conditions. The floating row cleaner features the SharkTooth® wheel. The beveled, sharpened edge of the teeth on the SharkTooth aggressively cuts flat and standing residue in the path of the row unit. The curved tooth design sweeps a clear path for the unit mounted coulter and opener blades, and resists residue buildup.

 

When used with the unit mounted coulter, the wheels are run side-by-side. They may be operated with one wheel forward if desired, by simply relocating the wheels to existing holes on the row cleaner bracket. The wheel bearings of the floating row cleaner are sealed and require no regular maintenance.

 

Cast aluminum depth gauge bands are standard equipment on the floating row cleaner. These durable bands are mounted directly to the row cleaner wheel, and aid the row cleaner in maintaining a consistent operating depth over varying terrain. The depth gauge bands also add weight to the row cleaner, aiding penetration in tough conditions. The depth gauge bands may be removed if desired.

Adjustability

The floating row cleaner is designed with maximum terrain following flexibility in mind. The pin adjustment has multiple settings available in 6.4-mm (1/4-in.) increments. The primary method of operating is to limit the maximum depth of operation, and allow the row cleaner to float up when necessary. This is accomplished by placing the adjustment pin below the floating bracket, limiting downward travel, but permitting upward travel. 

 

It is also possible to set the row unit in a manner allowing full float. Simply place the pin in the lowest setting, allowing the depth gauge bands to determine the operating depth up and down. In some conditions, it may be desirable to pin the unit in a fixed position. This may be accomplished by simply pinning through the floating arm, fixing the row cleaner arm to the row unit and allowing the row unit to control operating depth.

Operational notes

NOTES:

  • Not compatible with any row spacing less than 76.2 cm (30 in.), except the 1790 Split-Row Planter.
  • Not compatible with Deere/Bauer or Deere/Orthman planters.
  • Drive wheel chain shields are recommended for use with row cleaner attachments.
  • Long parallel arms are required for use on:
    • 1750
    • 1760NT
    • 1770NT when used in conjunction with frame mounted fertilizer openers
    • 1790 front rank when used with frame mounted fertilizer openers
    • 1790 rear rank
  • For available long parallel arm attachments for field conversion, please click here.
  • Use of long parallel arms is recommended, but not required, when using the floating row cleaner on 1770 Flex Planters in conjunction with frame-mounted fertilizer openers. Use of long parallel arms on these machines will maximize the distance between the fertilizer openers and the row cleaner, preventing interference and maximizing residue flow.
  • Other row cleaner designs are available for use without a unit mounted coulter, or for use with unit-mounted double disk fertilizer openers.
  • Use of row cleaners and unit-mounted coulters is not recommended when surface application pre-plant herbicide is used prior to planting. when using pre-plant incorporated herbicide, the row cleaner should be adjusted to minimize soil disturbance so as not to reduce the effectiveness of the incorporated herbicide.

 

SharkTooth is a trademark of Yetter Manufacturing, Inc.

Granular chemical - Tine tooth incorporator (1 row) - BA24532
Tine tooth incorporatorTine tooth incorporator

Designed to offer full flexibility to follow ground contours and effectively mix soil and chemicals. Also levels soil and leaves it loose to further reduce the chance for crusting or erosion.

Tooth angle and penetration are easily adjusted for more or less aggressive action depending on the soil texture.

NOTE: Not compatible with disk closing system or seed packer wheel attachment.
Granular chemical meter with rear-mounted herbicide spreader (1 row) - BA24530
Herbicide and insecticide metersHerbicide and insecticide meters

Permits addition of herbicide to the planting unit already equipped with insecticide for dual insecticide/herbicide applications.

 

Includes herbicide meter, chemical hopper divider, and rear spreader.

 

Does not include chemical hopper.

Herbicide and Insecticide with Rear-Mounted Herbicide Band Spreader and components - BA92513
Rear band spreader shown with windshieldRear band spreader shown with windshield

Includes granular insecticide (with components for seed furrow placement and front or rear band spreader capability) plus herbicide with rear-mounted spreader.

 

Insecticide can be placed ahead of closing wheels (in-furrow or banded) or behind closing wheels (banded).  Hopper, hopper divider, drive, and meters are included.

 

Windshield is available to decrease wind effect on distribution pattern (order separately).

Herbicide with Rear-Mounted Spreader with Slide Type Idler (1 Row) - BA92512
Rear-mount spreaderRear-mount spreader

In order to add dry chemical (herbicide) capability to planters equipped with MaxEmerge™ row units, the installation of the dry chemical hopper, meter, drive chains, rear-mounted spreader, and related attachment hardware are needed.

 

As seen fully assembled in the picture to the left, the herbicide spreader is equipped with a series of baffles that distribute the dry granules on the ground in a band approximately 14 in. wide. Along with the spreader assembly, a windshield is available to decrease the effect wind has on distribution pattern (order BA25340 separately).

NOTE: Not compatible with the seed packer wheel attachment or disk closing system.
Hopper - BA92511
Seed furrow placementSeed furrow placement
Band spreader placementBand spreader placement

Includes hopper, meter and both seed furrow placement and front band spreader components.

 

Granular chemical meters have a meter wheel for applications of up to 8 oz. per 1000 ft of row. For higher application rates, order the fluted roller for the meter (A50863) from Parts.

 

When seed furrow placement is used, insecticide is placed in seed furrow with the seed ahead of closing

wheel.

 

When band spreader is used, insecticide is placed on ground in a band approximately 7-in. wide ahead or behind closing wheels.

 

Available with regular or closed-chemical hopper lids.

NOTES:
1. Using rear-mount bracket (Code 9450/BA24528) allows using band spreader behind closing wheels.
2. Not compatible with seed packer wheel attachment or disk closing system.
3. Not compatible with 3.0 bushel seed hoppers.
Hydraulic hose kit for acid detergent fiber (ADF) compressor, 1770NT Central Commodity System (CCS) 24 row - BA32303
Active pneumatic compressor assemblyActive pneumatic compressor assembly
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor

John Deere active pneumatic downforce makes getting the planting accuracy desired even easier. A hydraulically driven compressor works with the SeedStar™ 3 HP system and SeedStar XP system to automate downforce control. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically to make sure the planter maintains this value-achieving precise soil penetration, and consistent planting depth without sidewall soil compaction. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change. It also allows the operator to focus on all the other planting factors that drive up yields, like seed singulation and spacing.

 

This system also offers a split rank control feature for split-row planters. On top of actively controlling the pneumatic downforce system across the planter, John Deere active downforce will control the front and rear rows of split-row planter independently. This compensates for differing downforce requirements between the ranks and will help maintain an accurate planting depth and consistent margin across all the rows.

Single-rank planters such as the 1770NT, 1790 24Row20, and Deere Bauer Planters except for the DB60 47Row15 require a compressor assembly and hydraulic hose kit to complete the field conversion. The 1790 and DB60 47Row15 Split-Row Planters require the compressor with split rank control, hydraulic hose kit, and the PDF hose kit for split rank control. Additional components maybe needed depending on model year.

Hydraulic hose kit for acid detergent fiber (ADF) compressor, 1770NT non-Central Commodity System (CCS) 24 row - BA32304
Active pneumatic compressor assemblyActive pneumatic compressor assembly
Hydraulic motorHydraulic motor

John Deere active pneumatic downforce makes getting the planting accuracy desired even easier. A hydraulically driven compressor works with the SeedStar™ 3 HP system and SeedStar XP system to automate downforce control. Just set the row-unit target margin value and the active pneumatic downforce system works automatically to make sure the planter maintains this value-achieving precise soil penetration, and consistent planting depth without sidewall soil compaction. This frees the operator from constantly making manual downforce adjustments as conditions change. It also allows the operator to focus on all the other planting factors that drive up yields, like seed singulation and spacing.

 

This system also offers a split rank control feature for split-row planters. On top of actively controlling the pneumatic downforce system across the planter, John Deere active downforce will control the front and rear rows of split-row planter independently. This compensates for differing downforce requirements between the ranks and will help maintain an accurate planting depth and consistent margin across all the rows.

Single-rank planters such as the 1770NT, 1790 24Row20, and Deere Bauer Planters except for the DB60 47Row15 require a compressor assembly and hydraulic hose kit to complete the field conversion. The 1790 and DB60 47Row15 Split-Row Planters require the compressor with split rank control, hydraulic hose kit, and the PDF hose kit for split rank control. Additional components maybe needed depending on model year.

In Furrow Fertilizer and Insecticide (1 Row) - BA32912
Hose guide is a flexible material and is black in production but shown in white in these imagesHose guide is a flexible material and is black in production but shown in white in these images
Hose guideHose guide
Hose guideHose guide

The in-furrow liquid fertilizer and dry insecticide row-unit attachment kit will be offered as an attachment for field conversion (AFC) only. It is compatible with MaxEmerge™ 5 row-units, ExactEmerge™ row-units, and older XP row-units with in-furrow fertilizer or with granular insecticide or with both. This attachment is designed to work with the 8-mm (0.3-in.) liquid in-furrow fertilizer hose and 1.9-cm (3/4-in.) dry insecticide hose. It can be configured in three different ways:

  • To apply both liquid fertilizer and dry insecticide in the trench at the same time
  • To apply liquid fertilizer only
  • To apply dry insecticide only in the trench (not compatible with banding option)

This BA32912 kit is able to be installed to the closing system with the existing hardware using one bolt. This allows for a quick install and the tab on the front of the bracket keeps the orientation. No need to remove the gauge wheels or opener blades. The hose or hoses can be routed through the hole in the shank casting and closing wheel.

 

The BA32912 kit includes the following hardware and brackets

  • A102159 x1 – guide
  • A102158 x1 – bracket
  • 14M7397 x2 – locknut
  • 14M7746 x2 – locknut
  • 19M8092 x2 – screw
  • 19M9752 x2 – screw
  • A103650 – electronic document

Other items needed based on number of kits order (most dealerships already have these supplies stocked):

  • One zip-tie/tie strap per row (a 3.175-mm [1/8 in.] width is recommended)
    • R96703 is recommend and has a quantity of one per package.
  • 0.9 m (3 ft) of 8-mm (0.3-in.) hose per row
    • A94657 is 200 m (656 ft) of hoses and would complete approximately 218 rows.
Insecticide only to herbicide only conversion - Rear support and herbicide spreader (1 row) - BA27788
Rear-mount spreaderRear-mount spreader

In order to add dry chemical (herbicide) capability to planters equipped with MaxEmerge™ row units, the installation of the dry chemical hopper, meter, drive chains, rear-mounted spreader, and related attachment hardware are needed.

 

As seen fully assembled in the picture to the left, the herbicide spreader is equipped with a series of baffles that distribute the dry granules on the ground in a band approximately 14 in. wide. Along with the spreader assembly, a windshield is available to decrease the effect wind has on distribution pattern (order BA25340 separately).

NOTE: Not compatible with the seed packer wheel attachment or disk closing system.
Insecticide with Front Band Spreader or Seed Furrow Placement with Slide Type Idler (1 Row) - BA92510
Seed furrow placementSeed furrow placement
Band spreader placementBand spreader placement

Includes hopper, meter and both seed furrow placement and front band spreader components.

 

Granular chemical meters have a meter wheel for applications of up to 8 oz. per 1000 ft of row. For higher application rates, order the fluted roller for the meter (A50863) from Parts.

 

When seed furrow placement is used, insecticide is placed in seed furrow with the seed ahead of closing

wheel.

 

When band spreader is used, insecticide is placed on ground in a band approximately 7-in. wide ahead or behind closing wheels.

 

Available with regular or closed-chemical hopper lids.

NOTES:
1. Using rear-mount bracket (Code 9450/BA24528) allows using band spreader behind closing wheels.
2. Not compatible with seed packer wheel attachment or disk closing system.
3. Not compatible with 3.0 bushel seed hoppers.
Lighting package for Central Commodity System (CCS) - BA29690
CCS auxiliary fill lightsCCS auxiliary fill lights

Auxiliary fill lights are available for planters with the Central Commodity System (CCS). These lights provide illumination at the rear of the planter to aid in seed tank filling or rear hitch operation.

 

For model year 2011 and newer planters equipped with CCS, the auxiliary fill lights are within base equipment.

 

For model year 2010 and older planters not equipped with the CCS auxiliary fill lights, an attachment for field conversion can be ordered.  The BA29690 auxiliary fill lights attachment for field conversion provides two 35-watt halogen lamps, mounting brackets and a wiring harness with an on/off switch.

 

The lights mount on the CCS safety railing. The harness connects by weather pack connector to the planter's light harness. The on/off switch mounts on the lower stair railing and operates when the tractor field lights are on.

Liquid Fertilizer - Fixed Rate Fertilizer Pump and Transmission - BA92816
For 1770NT and 1790 Planters without liquid fertilizer
Liquid fertilizer piston pumpLiquid fertilizer piston pump
600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank

The following attachments are available to add liquid fertilizer on 1770NT and 1790 Planters.

 

These bundles provide the ability to customize a fertilizer system to the operator's exact needs. A full fertilizer system from tank to openers is available or just the distribution system and pump for in-furrow applications. Either way, the varying liquid fertilizer applications can be fully met.

 

A fertilizer system for the 1770NT Planters offers great flexibility to fit the operator's needs exactly.  Order from the various functional areas of a fertilizer system, tanks, fill lines, distribution system, pump/transmission, and openers to complete the system.

Liquid Fertilizer - Variable Rate Fertilizer Pump and Transmission - BA92818
For 1770NT and 1790 Planters without liquid fertilizer
Liquid fertilizer piston pumpLiquid fertilizer piston pump
600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank

The following attachments are available to add liquid fertilizer on 1770NT and 1790 Planters.

 

These bundles provide the ability to customize a fertilizer system to the operator's exact needs. A full fertilizer system from tank to openers is available or just the distribution system and pump for in-furrow applications. Either way, the varying liquid fertilizer applications can be fully met.

 

A fertilizer system for the 1770NT Planters offers great flexibility to fit the operator's needs exactly.  Order from the various functional areas of a fertilizer system, tanks, fill lines, distribution system, pump/transmission, and openers to complete the system.

Liquid fertilizer - Pressure gauge kit for piston pump liquid fertilizer system - BA30128
Pressure gauge for liquid fertilizer systemPressure gauge for liquid fertilizer system

The pressure gauge allows monitoring of the liquid pressure in the fertilizer high-pressure manifold. Pressure gauge is compatible with all piston pump applications, both current and noncurrent. By being able to monitor the pressure, the operator will know when there is a plugged orifice or strainer in the system.

 

NOTE: Not for planters with SeedStarTM monitoring systems.

 

The following are some operational tips for better performance when using the pressure gauge:

  • Working pressure should be from 20 psi to 70 psi in the high-pressure manifold.
  • If pressure exceeds 70 psi, inspect and clean the 50-mesh strainer and orifice in the manifold. If the strainer and orifice are not plugged, replace the orifice with the next-larger-sized orifice.
  • Use the largest orifice possible to operate within the 20-psi to 70-psi pressure range. Two orifices, #43 and #59, are provided with the piston pump. Four other orifices, #31, #47, #78, and #95, are available through Parts.
  • Proper filtering of the liquid fertilizer is important to prevent obstruction of the orifices and damage to the system. Clean and inspect the 80-mesh strainer in the line at the bottom of the pump. Other strainers, 50-mesh and 24-mesh, are available through Parts.
Liquid fertilizer fill line assembly - BA30509
For 1770NT and 1790 Planters without liquid fertilizer
Liquid fertilizer piston pumpLiquid fertilizer piston pump
600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank

The following attachments are available to add liquid fertilizer on 1770NT and 1790 Planters.

 

These bundles provide the ability to customize a fertilizer system to the operator's exact needs. A full fertilizer system from tank to openers is available or just the distribution system and pump for in-furrow applications. Either way, the varying liquid fertilizer applications can be fully met.

 

A fertilizer system for the 1770NT Planters offers great flexibility to fit the operator's needs exactly.  Order from the various functional areas of a fertilizer system, tanks, fill lines, distribution system, pump/transmission, and openers to complete the system.

Liquid tank - 1703.44 L (450 gal) tank - BA30473
For 1770NT and 1790 Planters without liquid fertilizer
Liquid fertilizer piston pumpLiquid fertilizer piston pump
600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank

The following attachments are available to add liquid fertilizer on 1770NT and 1790 Planters.

 

These bundles provide the ability to customize a fertilizer system to the operator's exact needs. A full fertilizer system from tank to openers is available or just the distribution system and pump for in-furrow applications. Either way, the varying liquid fertilizer applications can be fully met.

 

A fertilizer system for the 1770NT Planters offers great flexibility to fit the operator's needs exactly.  Order from the various functional areas of a fertilizer system, tanks, fill lines, distribution system, pump/transmission, and openers to complete the system.

Liquid tank - 2271.25 L (600 gal) tank - BA30493
For 1770NT and 1790 Planters without liquid fertilizer
Liquid fertilizer piston pumpLiquid fertilizer piston pump
600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank600-gallon liquid fertilizer tank

The following attachments are available to add liquid fertilizer on 1770NT and 1790 Planters.

 

These bundles provide the ability to customize a fertilizer system to the operator's exact needs. A full fertilizer system from tank to openers is available or just the distribution system and pump for in-furrow applications. Either way, the varying liquid fertilizer applications can be fully met.

 

A fertilizer system for the 1770NT Planters offers great flexibility to fit the operator's needs exactly.  Order from the various functional areas of a fertilizer system, tanks, fill lines, distribution system, pump/transmission, and openers to complete the system.

Marker gauge wheel - BA29693
Marker gauge wheelMarker gauge wheel

The optional marker gauge wheel is designed to protect the marker from damage. When operating on terraces and in uneven ground, the gauge wheel raises the inner marker arm enough to protect the marker and reduce the nuisance failures of the shear bolt. The bundle includes two wheel assemblies.

Meter Test Stand - Complete - BA33011
Pneumatic down force assembly compressor with check valve - BA31836
Pneumatic downforce assemblyPneumatic downforce assembly

Improved pneumatic downforce systems are available as a factory-installed option on all planters and as a field conversion bundle for all MaxEmerge™ 5, MaxEmerge XP, MaxEmerge Plus, and MaxEmerge 2 planters. All pneumatic downforce field conversion bundles contain upgraded components to reflect pneumatic system upgrades for model year 2011.

 

Row-unit downforce is infinitely variable from 0 kg to 181.4 kg (0 lb to 400 lb). A gauge and/or display provides a reading as to how much downforce the system is providing. The downforce is constant at all times during operation.

 

On all model year 2011 and newer 1775NT, 1775NT Central Commodity System (CCS™), 1795, and DB Series Planters, the pneumatic downforce adjustment is displayed within the GreenStar™ 2 Display as base equipment. However, when converting a model year 2010 and older 1770NT, 1770NT CCS, 1790, and DB Series Planter, the air compressor assembly and gauge need to be mounted within the tractor cab, similar to factory-installed pneumatic downforce equipment configurations for that model year.

 

Each row-unit has a single air bag located between the parallel arms. The air bag is hooked in parallel so air can be added or released from all rows at once from one location. Split-row planters have the corn row-units and soybean rows plumbed separately, so the pressure can be removed from the bean rows when planting corn.

 

MaxEmerge 2 row-units with long parallel arms must have the arms changed to current production parallel arms. This ensures the correct hole pattern for pneumatic downforce. Refer to the attachment description to order the appropriate bundle for the frame size.

 

NOTE: Row-units with long parallel arms require A54544 spacer block if not so equipped (Service Parts).

In-cab compressor assemblyIn-cab compressor assembly

An air compressor, located either in the tractor cab or on the frame, pumps up the system. Integral planter models ordered with pneumatic downforce from the factory have in-cab mounting as base equipment. For drawn planter models, the air compressor assembly is mounted onto the planter frame for model year 2011. Prior to model year 2011, the 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, and DB Series Planters have the air compressor mounted within the tractor cab from the factory.

 

Valves located on the compressor allow bleed-off of the system. Interplant rows are shut off entirely when those rows are locked up.

 

Field conversion bundles have been established for upgrading pneumatic downforce systems. With the bundle structure, order the individual components for a pneumatic downforce system. There are individual bundles for the air compressor, the row-unit downforce assembly, and a hose kit.

 

Each planter requires one air-compressor bundle, a number of row-unit downforce assemblies equal to the number of rows on the planter, and a hose kit for each 12 rows being equipped with pneumatic downforce. There are four different row-unit downforce assembly attachments. The selection of the row-unit downforce assemblies is based on the type of meter drive (chain or Pro-Shaft™ drive) and type of parallel arms being utilized (regular or long) on the row-units.

Pneumatic down force assembly with long parallel arms (1 row) - BA31843
Pneumatic downforce assemblyPneumatic downforce assembly

Improved pneumatic downforce systems are available as a factory-installed option on all planters and as a field conversion bundle for all MaxEmerge™ 5, MaxEmerge XP, MaxEmerge Plus, and MaxEmerge 2 planters. All pneumatic downforce field conversion bundles contain upgraded components to reflect pneumatic system upgrades for model year 2011.

 

Row-unit downforce is infinitely variable from 0 kg to 181.4 kg (0 lb to 400 lb). A gauge and/or display provides a reading as to how much downforce the system is providing. The downforce is constant at all times during operation.

 

On all model year 2011 and newer 1775NT, 1775NT Central Commodity System (CCS™), 1795, and DB Series Planters, the pneumatic downforce adjustment is displayed within the GreenStar™ 2 Display as base equipment. However, when converting a model year 2010 and older 1770NT, 1770NT CCS, 1790, and DB Series Planter, the air compressor assembly and gauge need to be mounted within the tractor cab, similar to factory-installed pneumatic downforce equipment configurations for that model year.

 

Each row-unit has a single air bag located between the parallel arms. The air bag is hooked in parallel so air can be added or released from all rows at once from one location. Split-row planters have the corn row-units and soybean rows plumbed separately, so the pressure can be removed from the bean rows when planting corn.

 

MaxEmerge 2 row-units with long parallel arms must have the arms changed to current production parallel arms. This ensures the correct hole pattern for pneumatic downforce. Refer to the attachment description to order the appropriate bundle for the frame size.

 

NOTE: Row-units with long parallel arms require A54544 spacer block if not so equipped (Service Parts).

In-cab compressor assemblyIn-cab compressor assembly

An air compressor, located either in the tractor cab or on the frame, pumps up the system. Integral planter models ordered with pneumatic downforce from the factory have in-cab mounting as base equipment. For drawn planter models, the air compressor assembly is mounted onto the planter frame for model year 2011. Prior to model year 2011, the 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, and DB Series Planters have the air compressor mounted within the tractor cab from the factory.

 

Valves located on the compressor allow bleed-off of the system. Interplant rows are shut off entirely when those rows are locked up.

 

Field conversion bundles have been established for upgrading pneumatic downforce systems. With the bundle structure, order the individual components for a pneumatic downforce system. There are individual bundles for the air compressor, the row-unit downforce assembly, and a hose kit.

 

Each planter requires one air-compressor bundle, a number of row-unit downforce assemblies equal to the number of rows on the planter, and a hose kit for each 12 rows being equipped with pneumatic downforce. There are four different row-unit downforce assembly attachments. The selection of the row-unit downforce assemblies is based on the type of meter drive (chain or Pro-Shaft™ drive) and type of parallel arms being utilized (regular or long) on the row-units.

Pneumatic down force assembly with regular parallel arms (1 row) - BA31842
Pneumatic downforce assemblyPneumatic downforce assembly

Improved pneumatic downforce systems are available as a factory-installed option on all planters and as a field conversion bundle for all MaxEmerge™ 5, MaxEmerge XP, MaxEmerge Plus, and MaxEmerge 2 planters. All pneumatic downforce field conversion bundles contain upgraded components to reflect pneumatic system upgrades for model year 2011.

 

Row-unit downforce is infinitely variable from 0 kg to 181.4 kg (0 lb to 400 lb). A gauge and/or display provides a reading as to how much downforce the system is providing. The downforce is constant at all times during operation.

 

On all model year 2011 and newer 1775NT, 1775NT Central Commodity System (CCS™), 1795, and DB Series Planters, the pneumatic downforce adjustment is displayed within the GreenStar™ 2 Display as base equipment. However, when converting a model year 2010 and older 1770NT, 1770NT CCS, 1790, and DB Series Planter, the air compressor assembly and gauge need to be mounted within the tractor cab, similar to factory-installed pneumatic downforce equipment configurations for that model year.

 

Each row-unit has a single air bag located between the parallel arms. The air bag is hooked in parallel so air can be added or released from all rows at once from one location. Split-row planters have the corn row-units and soybean rows plumbed separately, so the pressure can be removed from the bean rows when planting corn.

 

MaxEmerge 2 row-units with long parallel arms must have the arms changed to current production parallel arms. This ensures the correct hole pattern for pneumatic downforce. Refer to the attachment description to order the appropriate bundle for the frame size.

 

NOTE: Row-units with long parallel arms require A54544 spacer block if not so equipped (Service Parts).

In-cab compressor assemblyIn-cab compressor assembly

An air compressor, located either in the tractor cab or on the frame, pumps up the system. Integral planter models ordered with pneumatic downforce from the factory have in-cab mounting as base equipment. For drawn planter models, the air compressor assembly is mounted onto the planter frame for model year 2011. Prior to model year 2011, the 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, and DB Series Planters have the air compressor mounted within the tractor cab from the factory.

 

Valves located on the compressor allow bleed-off of the system. Interplant rows are shut off entirely when those rows are locked up.

 

Field conversion bundles have been established for upgrading pneumatic downforce systems. With the bundle structure, order the individual components for a pneumatic downforce system. There are individual bundles for the air compressor, the row-unit downforce assembly, and a hose kit.

 

Each planter requires one air-compressor bundle, a number of row-unit downforce assemblies equal to the number of rows on the planter, and a hose kit for each 12 rows being equipped with pneumatic downforce. There are four different row-unit downforce assembly attachments. The selection of the row-unit downforce assemblies is based on the type of meter drive (chain or Pro-Shaft™ drive) and type of parallel arms being utilized (regular or long) on the row-units.

Pneumatic down force hose kit - 22.86 m (75 ft) of hose - BA31839
Pneumatic downforce assemblyPneumatic downforce assembly

Improved pneumatic downforce systems are available as a factory-installed option on all planters and as a field conversion bundle for all MaxEmerge™ 5, MaxEmerge XP, MaxEmerge Plus, and MaxEmerge 2 planters. All pneumatic downforce field conversion bundles contain upgraded components to reflect pneumatic system upgrades for model year 2011.

 

Row-unit downforce is infinitely variable from 0 kg to 181.4 kg (0 lb to 400 lb). A gauge and/or display provides a reading as to how much downforce the system is providing. The downforce is constant at all times during operation.

 

On all model year 2011 and newer 1775NT, 1775NT Central Commodity System (CCS™), 1795, and DB Series Planters, the pneumatic downforce adjustment is displayed within the GreenStar™ 2 Display as base equipment. However, when converting a model year 2010 and older 1770NT, 1770NT CCS, 1790, and DB Series Planter, the air compressor assembly and gauge need to be mounted within the tractor cab, similar to factory-installed pneumatic downforce equipment configurations for that model year.

 

Each row-unit has a single air bag located between the parallel arms. The air bag is hooked in parallel so air can be added or released from all rows at once from one location. Split-row planters have the corn row-units and soybean rows plumbed separately, so the pressure can be removed from the bean rows when planting corn.

 

MaxEmerge 2 row-units with long parallel arms must have the arms changed to current production parallel arms. This ensures the correct hole pattern for pneumatic downforce. Refer to the attachment description to order the appropriate bundle for the frame size.

 

NOTE: Row-units with long parallel arms require A54544 spacer block if not so equipped (Service Parts).

In-cab compressor assemblyIn-cab compressor assembly

An air compressor, located either in the tractor cab or on the frame, pumps up the system. Integral planter models ordered with pneumatic downforce from the factory have in-cab mounting as base equipment. For drawn planter models, the air compressor assembly is mounted onto the planter frame for model year 2011. Prior to model year 2011, the 1775NT, 1775NT CCS, 1795, and DB Series Planters have the air compressor mounted within the tractor cab from the factory.

 

Valves located on the compressor allow bleed-off of the system. Interplant rows are shut off entirely when those rows are locked up.

 

Field conversion bundles have been established for upgrading pneumatic downforce systems. With the bundle structure, order the individual components for a pneumatic downforce system. There are individual bundles for the air compressor, the row-unit downforce assembly, and a hose kit.

 

Each planter requires one air-compressor bundle, a number of row-unit downforce assemblies equal to the number of rows on the planter, and a hose kit for each 12 rows being equipped with pneumatic downforce. There are four different row-unit downforce assembly attachments. The selection of the row-unit downforce assemblies is based on the type of meter drive (chain or Pro-Shaft™ drive) and type of parallel arms being utilized (regular or long) on the row-units.

Radar for planter monitor system - BA31915
Mounting bracket and adapter harnessMounting bracket and adapter harness

The planter radar is for SeedStarTM and ComputerTrakTM systems. The SeedStar and ComputerTrak 250, 350, and 450 monitor systems require radar.

Row Tillage Support Bracket for Tine Tooth Tillage, Conservation Disk Furrowers and V-Wing Bed Sweep (1 Row) - BA32862
Row tillage support bracketRow tillage support bracket

Includes pointer, scale, and large easy-to-use adjustment knob for convenient adjustment to desired working depth.

Required with tine tooth tillage, conservation furrower, and V-wing attachments when ordered as extra equipment.

 

NOTES:  

1) Not compatible with unit- or frame-mounted coulters or heavy-duty parallel arms. 

2) For MaxEmerge™ 2  planters built prior to June 1991, order A52092 cast lower parallel arm.

Row Unit Stand - BA33008
Scrapers - Heavy duty for Tru-Vee opener blades (2 rows) - BA28012
Heavy-duty scrapersHeavy-duty scrapers

Recommended for extremely sticky soils where even rotary scrapers have problems keeping Tru-VeeTM  disks clean.

Scraper blades are heat treated for added wear.

NOTE: Not compatible with any row-unit tillage attachments except conservation furrowers, unit-mounted coulter, and unit-mounted row cleaner.
Screw adjust unit mounted row cleaner (1 row) - BA32571
Screw-adjust, unit-mounted row cleanerScrew-adjust, unit-mounted row cleaner
SharkTooth® wheelSharkTooth® wheel

The screw-adjust, unit-mounted row cleaner is mounted directly to the face plate of the row-unit, placing the ground-engaging components just in front of the row-unit opener blades and depth gauge wheels. This close proximity allows the gauge wheels to control the depth of the row cleaner as well as the row-unit. This compact design also allows greater compatibility with fertilizer openers and other planter attachments.

Features

The unit-mounted row cleaner features the SharkTooth® wheel. The beveled, sharpened edge of the teeth on the SharkTooth aggressively cut tough residue that lies in the path of the row-unit. The curved-tooth design sweeps a clear path for the openers and resists residue buildup. The wheels are arranged in a staggered fashion with one wheel leading the other, ensuring complete clearing of the row-unit path. The bearing on the SharkTooth wheel is sealed and requires no regular maintenance. Bearing shields are used between the wheel and the mount bracket to prevent residue wrapping and buildup around the bearing housing.
 

Adjustability

The unit-mounted row cleaner offers a convenient screw adjustment feature for changing the depth setting. The acme screw is enclosed within the structure of the mounting bracket, providing protection from the elements. The adjustment knob for the screw adjustment is accessible from the top of the parallel arms. The knob can be adjusted by hand or by using a socket. The adjustment is detented in 1.6-mm (1/16-in.) increments, allowing for quick, easily repeatable adjustments across all rows of the planter. An indicator rod and scale on the front of the row cleaner bracket indicate the current setting. If a condition is encountered where use of the row cleaner is not desired, it can be set so that the wheels do not engage the soil surface.

Operational notes and compatibility

Use of row cleaners is not recommended when surface application pre-plant herbicide is used prior to planting. When using pre-plant incorporated herbicide, the row cleaner should be adjusted to minimize soil disturbance so as not to reduce the effectiveness of the incorporated herbicide.

 

Drive chain shields are recommended for use with row cleaner attachments.

 

NOTES:

  • Not compatible with use of frame-mounted coulter.
  • Not compatible with any row spacing less than 76.2 cm (30 in.).
  • For 1790 12/23, 12/24, 16/31, and 16/32 row machines, unit-mounted row cleaners recommended provided on the front rank of row units only.
  • For DB60 47R15 machines, unit-mounted row cleaners are recommended on the 24 row units with short parallel arms only.
  • Other row cleaner designs are available for compatibility with unit-mounted coulters and row unit-mounted double-disk fertilizer openers.
  • Bundle is not compatible with long parallel arms. If purchasing for use on a long parallel arm machine, a separate bracket must be ordered from Service Parts.
  • Drive wheel chain shields are not required on 1760, 1770 12Row30 (non-NT), or 1780 Front-Fold Planters.
  • Drive wheel chain shields are required on other compatible models. Order BA25697 for the 1750 Standard Planter. Order BA24093 for all planters except the 1750 Standard.

SharkTooth is a trademark of Yetter Manufacturing, Inc.

Seed hopper and lid - plateless 1.6 bushel (1 row) - BA28955
Plastic 3.0 bushel hopper and lidPlastic 3.0 bushel hopper and lid

Attachments for field conversion are available for complete seed hoppers and lids. Includes plateless and vacuum plastic 1.6 or 3.0 bushel seed hopper and lid. Seed meter, drive, and latch must be ordered separately if needed. These are for MaxEmerge™ XP rows only.

SeedStar XP Monitor Kit - BA92881
Sensor node assembly installedSensor node assembly installed
Downforce sensor assemblyDownforce sensor assembly

The SeedStar XP monitoring system is available for installation on model year 2011 and newer 1770NT, 1770NT Central Commodity System (CCS™), 1790, and DB Series Planters ordered with SeedStar 2. SeedStar XP includes user-friendly screens and enhanced features:

  • Seed singulation monitoring
  • Seed spacing monitoring
  • Row-unit downforce monitoring
  • Row-unit downforce margin monitoring and adjustment
  • Row-unit ride-quality monitoring
  • Capable of monitoring the row-unit along with overall planter performance
  • On-screen pneumatic downforce adjustments using the GreenStar™ 2 family of displays

Depending on the planter size, different configurations of sensor nodes and downforce sensors are installed in support of the SeedStar XP monitoring system. Please refer to the following chart for sensor node/downforce sensor quantities and locations for each specific planter model:

 

Planter model

Quantity of sensor nodes/downforce sensors

Row location of sensor assemblies*

1720 16Row30

3

 

1770NT 12Row30

3

2,7,11

1770NT 16Row30

3

3,9,14

1770NT 24Row30

5

3,7,13,18,22

1790 23Row15

5

3,4,13,20,21

1790 24Row15

5

4,5,14,21,22

1790 31Row15

5

3,8,17,24,29

1790 32Row15

5

4,9,18,25,30

1790 24Row20

3

3,13,22

DB44 24Row22

3

3,13,22

DB58 32Row22

5

3,10,17,23,30

DB60 36Row20

5

3,11,19,26,34

DB60 47Row15

5

5,14,25,34,43

DB66 36Row22

5

3,11,19,26,34

DB80 32Row30

7

3,7,12,17,21,26,30

DB80 48Row20

7

3,10,17,25,32,39,46

DB88 48Row22

7

3,10,17,25,32,39,46

DB90 36Row30

7

3,8,13,19,24,29,34

DB120 48Row30

7

3,10,17,25,32,39,46

*Row locations for sensor nodes/downforce sensors can be moved one row-unit adjacent to the factory-installed placement for the desired application.

 

NOTE: When ordering parts to update a model year 2011 DB planter, there are additional harnesses required from Bauer Built Manufacturing. Please call Bauer Built Manufacturing to place an order.

Test Stand Control Box - BA33009
Test Stand Row Unit Kit - BA33010
Unit mounted coulter - Less coulter blade (1 row) - BA30078
Unit-mounted coulter (shown with fluted blade)Unit-mounted coulter (shown with fluted blade)

Adapts planter to plant in reduced tillage conditions.

 

Nodular iron coulter arm mounts directly to planting unit shank to utilize full unit weight for penetration.

 

Unit gauge wheels provide depth control.

 

Coulter blade is positioned directly ahead of Tru-Vee™ opener to ensure accurate tillage in seed zone.

 

Rippled or fluted blades are available to suit a wide range of tillage and soil conditions.

NOTES:

1) Not compatible with tine tooth tillage, furrower attachments, V-wing bed sweep frame-mounted coulter or unit-mounted row cleaner.

2) Ballast attachment (or fertilizer attachment) may be required for penetration.

3) BA28970 or BA28971, heavy-duty adjustable downforce springs or pneumatic downforce system, are required to provide increased coulter penetration in hard soils and also to help keep unit from bouncing when being operated on rough seedbeds. (Not included with BA30078).

4) Requires A52092 cast heavy-duty lower regular parallel arm (one row) or A84382 heavy-duty lower long parallel arm (one row) from Service Parts. Heavy-duty long parallel arm is designed for use only with the unit-mounted coulter (not for tillage tool support bracket). Cast lower parallel arms have been standard equipment for a number of years, confirm what lower parallel arm subject planter is equipped with.

Vacuum level sensor - SeedStar - BA26722
Fertilizer pressure sensor for SeedStarFertilizer pressure sensor for SeedStar

Monitor System

Software for Mobile Row Unit Runoff - AA93169
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The first day of planting season can be as productive as the last with mobile row-unit runoff. The mobile row-unit runoff activation on the planter main controller (PMC) allows operators to make adjustments to maximize row-unit performance from a mobile device at the rear of the planter for both preseason and in-season use - all enabled through the PlanterPlus™ app.

 

This feature will work with any model year 2017 or newer ExactEmerge™ or MaxEmerge™ 5e equipped planter.

 

Mobile row-unit runoff allows growers to perform test-stand functions from a mobile device connected to the planter.

 

The row runoff test provides complete diagnostic checks both preseason and in season. With the row-unit runoff test, the operator can make adjustments from the mobile device, including vacuum pressure, to determine the optimum meter and vacuum settings. This app functionality will help avoid making trips to the cab while validating meter performance.

 

During preseason planter inspections and set up, utilize the meter performance test to validate meter accuracy, similar to a test stand without leaving the farm. Test all systems on the planter, not just the meter, providing confidence that all planter systems are ready to plant. Reports are generated from the test providing information the operator can save and send for future reference.

 

Before heading to the field, the operator will benefit from knowing the best row-unit settings for each variety selected to plant that spring. Spend less time troubleshooting and diagnosing problems in the field.

 

NOTE: Mobile runoff utilizes PlanterPlus app available on select iPad® tablets, iPhone® smartphones, and Android® devices.

 

Mobile runoff ordering and software push guide

 

iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Pneumatically Controlled Row Cleaner RetroFit Kits

Base 1 PDF & RCC Control - 4 Section Harness - BA33350
Isolator Kit, Hose Fitting/RTG - BA33355
PDF Tank - 10 Gallon 3 Section Compressor - BA32929
PDF Tank Mount Brackets - BA32118
Pneumatic Combo Row Cleaner - BA33027
Pnuematic Row Cleaner - Wide Rows - BA32938
Row Cleaner Control - 3 Section Harness - BA33349
Row Cleaner Fitting Kit, 1775NT and 1795 - BA33352

Seed Hopper

Seed hopper and lid - Plateless 3.0 Bushel (1 row) - BA29074
Plastic 3.0 bushel hopper and lidPlastic 3.0 bushel hopper and lid

Attachments for field conversion are available for complete seed hoppers and lids. Includes plateless and vacuum plastic 1.6 or 3.0 bushel seed hopper and lid. Seed meter, drive, and latch must be ordered separately if needed. These are for MaxEmerge™ XP rows only.