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To win big in small grains, it takes a seeding solution that superseeds your expectations. John Deere delivers with a complete line of everything you need – and the sizes you want – to seed for success. Air-hoe drills. Commodity air carts. No-till air drills. Openers. Fertilizer attachments. Central commodity systems. Box drills. Plus precision ag technology to stretch your productivity to higher levels. But it’s far more than iron and technology. It’s the exceptional agronomic know-how and unsurpassed dealer support in all phases of production to keep you running. With our latest additions to equipment and openers, our seeding solutions deliver the next-generation performance you need to help you reach the full potential of each seed. That’s our commitment to you.
The ProSeries Opener is John Deere’s most advanced opener for your seed and separate fertilizer placement. When it comes to seeding precision, consistent seed depth, and uniform emergence in virtually all field conditions, you can superSEED your expectations with ProSeries.
Two of the three daily grease points were removed. The only remaining grease point is a yearly interval. The narrow seed boot travels behind the shadow of the blade, causing less soil disturbance. When attaching the boot to the shank, the bolt has been replaced with a flag pin. Now the flag pin is the wear point, not the casting, reducing overall maintenance. The seed press wheel is also redesigned; it has a narrow profile, a double-wall bearing, and is made of a flexible material. The quick-change blade feature reduces the time it takes to change each blade, saving time and money. Lastly, the seed tab is UV resistant and profiled similar to the trench. There is also the added option of the serrated closing wheel.
ProSeries Openers are in base equipment on all N500 and N500F Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP), N500C, 1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™), and 1590 Air Drills.
The ProSeries Openers:
With RelativeFlow Blockage sensing, operators can see the flow of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on all secondary hoses monitor the relative product flow row to row, giving you a better view of the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from the cart to the opener from inside your tractor cab. This technology can help you identify any problems before a potential blockage occurs.
RelativeFlow Blockage is available in all run configurations on the following models (all widths):
RelativeFlow Blockage is compatible with hydraulic drive carts: model year 2014 and newer 1910, all 19,381.5-L (550-bu) 1910 Carts, and C650 and C850 Air Carts.
Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.
The RelativeFlow Blockage sensing chart shows the amount of flow through each sensor on the selected tower. Sensitivity for the blockage system can be adjusted if desired, as shown below.
Blockage warning sensitivity allows the producer to set and change the sensitivity of the sensors to meet their preferences and varying crop/fertilizer types. Increasing the sensitivity means the system is more likely to show a false blockage, while less sensitivity means the system is more likely to miss a blockage.
Multiple run-page alarm behavior options are available for selection.
Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system on the N500C.
For complete details and information reference, the owner’s manual.
The SeedStar™ system run page displays the five major run settings. Clicking on any of the tiles will take an operator to that specific page (shown below).
Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.
For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.
Air tools with RelativeFlow Blockage are not compatible with 1910 air carts with ground drive.
TruSet downforce allows operators to set downforce pressures from inside the cab. Downforce can easily be changed by the push of a button as soil conditions vary. Proper downforce is directly related to a consistent seeding depth, which leads to improved even emergence, plant density, and maturity. The range of downforce adjustability begins at 74.8 kg (165 lb) and tops out at 181.4 kg (400 lb).
Exclusive TruSet downforce control has taken adjustability on no-till John Deere seeding tools to a whole new level. Rather than using a valve on the tool, pressure control dials on the monitor let operators make incremental adjustments conveniently from the Gen 4 display inside the tractor cab. This also saves time and makes it easier to adapt to changing field conditions.
Seeding tool compatibility:
NOTE: It is recommended that 15.2-m and 18.3-m (50-ft and 60-ft) machines use power beyond to run TruSet.
Competitive tractors do not require add-on components for TruSet to function properly.
|Specs & Compare|
No-Till Air Drill
|Working widths||10.97 m
|Spacing||19.05, 25.4 cm
7.5, 10 in.
|Number of ranks||two|
Single disk-beveled edge
|Working widths||10.97 m
|Spacing||19.05, 25.4 cm
7.5, 10 in.
|Number of ranks||Two|
|Number of sections||Three|
|Transport height||4.55 m
|Transport width||4.37 m
|Road clearance||21.6 cm
|Overall length||7.5 m
|Centerline of mainframe wheel support tube to centerline of wing wheel support tubes|
|Weight before ballast||9305, 8210 kg
20514, 18100 lb
|Available ballast||1386 (28+14 x 100) kg
2800 (28+14 x 100) lb
10.2 x 15.2 cm
4 x 6 in.
5.1 x 15.2 cm
2 x 6 in.
7.6 x 15.2 cm
3 x 6 in.
|Lateral frame clearance, opener to opener|
|Clearance from rank to rank||133.99 cm
|From ground to top of lid|
|From ground to platform|
|From ground to top of safety rail|
|From ground to top of lights|
|Mainframe standard||(8) 11L-15, 10PR|
|Mainframe bolt pattern|
|Wings standard||(4) 11L-15, 8PR|
|Wings bolt pattern|
|Centerframe tires and wheels|
|Wing tires and wheels|
|Wheel spacing, center frame|
|Style||Single disk-beveled edge|
7 degree (angle)
Gauge wheel beside disk
Gauge wheel size
11.43 x 40.64 or 7.62 x 40.64 cm
4.5 x 16 or 3 x 16 in.
1.27 to 8.89 cm
0.5 to 3.5 in.
|In-Furrow press wheel||Material
Rubber on plastic wheel
2.3 to 21 kg
5 to 45 lb
Trailing wheel on 20-degree vertical angle, 7-degree horizontal angle
2.54 x 30.48 cm
1 x 12 in.
12 to 20 kg
26 to 43 lb
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Barley|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Oats|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Rice|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Milo/Sorghum|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Soybean|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Wheat|
|Metering Drive Type|
|Total Tank Capacity|
|Tank Fill Screen|
|Blower drive type|
|Distribution hose size|
|Tractor drawbar power required, 7.5-in (19.1 cm) models|
|Tractor drawbar power required, 10-in (25.4 cm) models|
|Tractor drawbar power required, 15-in (38.1 cm) models|
|Minimum number of SCV's|
|Hydraulic Power Beyond|
|Minimum hydraulic capacity|
|Minimum electrical capacity|
|Implement harness connection, 56 VDC|
|Implement harness connection, 12 VDC|
|Four-section seed on/off|
|Fast start/Quick start|
|Seed blockage sensor per row|
Product features are based on published information at the time of publication. Product features are subject to change without notice. Contact your local John Deere dealer for more information.
1Internal comparison between the N540 with current ProSeries™ opener vs. new ProSeries™ opener.