John Deere has the seeding solutions that go above expectations with a complete line of everything needed in small grains. Offering a variety of openers for your chosen practice in a variety of configurations and sizes. All with integrated technology throughout the seeding train allows for effortless setup and seamless documentation.
Setting up a John Deere seeding train is quick and easy with the plug and play technology. All data and technology operate through the Gen 4 display and ultimately up to John Deere Operation Center™ that can be viewed from anywhere at any time. Not only does the complete John Deere seeding solution all operate through one display but it eliminates the difficulty and time-consuming tasks of setting up extra displays and harnesses.
With a complete John Deere seeding solution, there are multiple different onboard and offboard technologies shown below that improve the overall seeding production step. Many of these technologies are exclusive to John Deere. Each of these technologies bring different customer value that overall lead to the ultimate John Deere seeding solution!
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These color-coded aluminum hydraulic hose handles make connecting hydraulic hoses from the air seeder to the correct function on the tractor easier than before. The anti-slip diamond shaped design makes it easy to grip the hose and connect or disconnect from the back of the tractor. Each color is laser engraved with the John Deere logo and extend/retract icons to ensure proper matching to the proper function.
Color-coded hydraulic hose handles
N500s, N500Fs, N500Cs
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.
Setting the opener down pressure is convenient and easy to adjust.
For 9.1-, 11.0-, 12.2-, and 13.1-m (30-, 36-, 40-, and 43-ft) widths the down pressure on the front fertilizer rockshaft is adjusted independently of the middle and rear seed opener rockshafts. Simply dial in the required pressure using the knobs.
The seed opener pressure gauge face is color coded to provide a guide for normal pressure operating ranges.
The valve has two internal checks to reduce possibility of damage to valve when charging the system.
The down pressure cylinder is connected to live hydraulics and extends or retracts to maintain uniform down pressure on openers.
This system is compatible with either closed center or pressure flow compensated tractor hydraulic systems.
IMPORTANT: Tractors with open-center hydraulics require an open-center kit with change valve (order code 6505 to make the air drill compatible). The open-center application does not provide an opener flexibility feature.
If you need high rates in your operation, AirPower 2 delivers. With the dual fan system, you get twice the fans than the original AirPower. Plus, each fan is larger than before. So when you need that additional power to generate a higher level of input flow, AirPower 2 has the capability to deliver what you need. And the fan housing is cast aluminum, making it lighter in weight, but more durable than ever before. You can trust your fan system will stand the test of time.
John Deere AirPower 2 system uses two separate, high-capacity fans – one for top shoot, one for bottom shoot. Using both fans can deliver a total of 550 pounds (249.5 kg) at 5.5 mph at 15 degree slope of material per acre, precisely metering product into the primary air stream. The results: Greater consistency across the entire drill, more uniform seed emergence, more even flowering and canopy development, and greater yields.
Enhanced air seeding performance would not be possible without the updates to the 15,152.8-L (430-bu) and 19,381.5-L (550-bu) 1910 and C-Series Air Carts. For the wider seeding width, more fan capacity has been added.
Air Power 2 provides two independently controlled fans – one for seed and one for fertilizer. Along with large, 76.2-mm (3-in.) primaries, more accurate delivery rates are possible across the full width of the seeding tool, from opener to opener. Plus, Air Power 2 allows growers to deliver high rates under field operating conditions – up to 40 percent more product delivery per primary compared to the single-fan system.
Dual fans are required for tow-between and tow-behind carts on the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 and 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F models along with the eight primaries. Each fan will direct air to one set of primaries. Two selective control valves (SCVs) are required for the fans. The fan speed will be controlled through the SCV flow control.
Air Power 2 will also be compatible with the 17.1-m (56-ft) P556 and 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 Air Hoe Drills, as well as the 13.1-m (43-ft) N543F and 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F Disk Drills, plus the 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft) 1890 models. An option is available for stainless-steel primaries to resist corrosion from high fertilizer rates.
There is a slide at the meter to choose bottom or top shoot for each meter. There is also a valve on the tank pressure system to choose top or bottom shoot. This same valve is used to adjust the amount of air to the tank to create the proper pressure differential.
The arrow on the valve handle should be pointing to the top of the range for the top shoot and the bottom of the range for the bottom shoot. If the tank will not be in use, set the pressure valve to the middle setting to not pressurize the tank. The operator should use the gauge to find the correct setting. An electronic pressure sensor will send a warning to the display if the tank pressure differential is out of range.
If pressure is in the green operating range, the tanks are sealed and operating correctly. The electronic pressure sensor is located behind the mechanical gauge on the side of the cart.
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.
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:
The 5-degree fertilizer opener:
There are four choices of interchangeable fertilizer tubes:
Key features of the SFP opener are:
The 25-mm x 305-mm (1-in. x 12-in.) cast closing wheel follows the press wheel to close the furrow, placing soil over seed or fertilizer after the press wheel secures the seed in the furrow.
SFP scrapers can bolt a sealing wing to the bottom of the improved anhydrous (NH3) retention by reducing outgassing. It is made of steel and has carbide titles brazed to the edges for long life.
The SFP opener closing arm spring will better hold the notched retention position. When selecting options for anhydrous fertilizer delivery, the SFP opener has a carbide sealing wing. The sealing wing agitates the trench sidewall and helps seal the top of the furrow with soil. This helps facilitate the binding of anhydrous ammonia to the soil, which reduces outgassing, keeps more fertilizer in the ground, and provides a boost to young plants.
Upgrade your current 90 Series Opener to the ProSeries Openers by ordering a Precision Upgrade. Information on the ProSeries Opener can be found here.
Two offerings are available for seed openers, a two-row (AA98693) and eight-row (AA97392) upgrade. The breakdowns are as follows:
|A105410||Deflector, seed firmer tab||2 pc|
|A107506||Washer, special||8 pc|
|A109343||Seed boot, left hand||1 pc|
|A109344||Seed boot, right hand||1 pc|
|A110307||Closing arm spring, left hand||1 pc|
|A110308||Closing arm spring, right hand||1 pc|
|AA88056||Press wheel assembly||2 pc|
|E55662||Nut, 3/8||8 pc|
|N283804||Opener disk||2 pc|
|N283976||Nut, U-nut||2 pc|
|N283308||Screw, flange||2 pc|
|03H2070||Bolt, round head||8 pc|
|19M7720||Screw, hex||2 pc|
|A105392||Spiked seed closing wheel||2 pc|
|A97699||Instructions, dealer download||1 pc|
|A105410||Deflector, seed firmer tab||8 pc|
|A107506||Washer, special||32 pc|
|A109343||Seed boot, left hand||4 pc|
|A109344||Seed boot, right hand||4 pc|
|A110307||Closing arm spring, left hand||4 pc|
|A110308||Closing arm spring, right hand||4 pc|
|AA88056||Press wheel assembly||8 pc|
|E55662||Nut, 3/8||32 pc|
|N283804||Opener disk||8 pc|
|N283976||Nut, U-nut||8 pc|
|N283308||Screw, flange||8 pc|
|03H2070||Bolt, round head||32 pc|
|19M7720||Screw, hex||8 pc|
|A105392||Spiked seed closing wheel||8 pc|
|A117632||Instructions, ProSeries||1 pc|
NOTE: Upgrades are subject to change.
|Specs & Compare|
No-Till Air Drill
|Working widths||18.3 m
|Spacing||Seed spacing - 254 mm
Separate fertilizer - 508 mm
|Number of ranks||Two seed ranks and one separate fertilizer rank|
Front, middle, and rear
|Working widths||18.3 m
|Spacing||Seed spacing - 254 mm
Separate fertilizer - 508 mm
|Number of ranks||Two seed ranks and one separate fertilizer rank|
|Number of sections||Three|
|Transport height||5.2 m
|Transport width||5.7 m
|Road clearance||21.59 cm
|Overall length||11.6 m
|Centerframe width||4.55 m
|Centerline of mainframe wheel support tube to centerline of wing wheel support tubes|
|Weight before ballast||28,213 kg
|Available ballast||1,451.5 kg
102 x 152 mm
4 x 6 in.
51 x 152 mm
2 x 6 in.
152 x 254 mm
6 x 10 in.
|Lateral frame clearance, opener to opener|
|Clearance from rank to rank||134.1 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) 42.1x 21.7x 22.5 in. 12PR|
|Mainframe bolt pattern||Duals with eight-bolt wheels|
|Wings standard||(16) 33x15.5-16.5 in. 10PR|
|Wings bolt pattern||Duals with eight-bolt wheels|
|Centerframe tires and wheels|
|Wing tires and wheels|
|Wheel spacing, center frame|
|Rank lock-up||Front, middle, and rear|
Seed at 7 degree (angle)
Fertilizer (dry only) at 5 or 7 degree (angle)
Single blade with beveled edge
Active hydraulic downforce
75 to 181 kg
165 to 400 lb
Gauge wheel size
Standard - 11.43 x 40.64 cm
4.5 x 16 in.
Narrow gauge wheel - 7.62 x 40.64 cm
3 x 16 in.
1.27 to 8.89 cm
0.5 to 3.5 in.
|In-Furrow press wheel||Material
Rubber-face press wheel
2.3 to 21 kg
5 to 45 lb
1.8 x 25.4 cm
0.71 x 10 in.
Closing wheel - vertical 15 degree (angle)
2.54 x 30.48 cm
1 x 12 in.
12 to 20 kg
26 to 43 lb
|Double-Shoot capable||Yes - front ranks apply fertilizer|
|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|
1Internal comparison between the N540 with current ProSeries™ opener vs. new ProSeries™ opener.
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.