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Key Features
  • 16 rows with spacings of 22 in., 36 in., 38 in., 40 in., and 100 cm.
  • Available in any configuration of MaxEmergeâ„¢ 5 row unit
  • Choose form Central Commodity System (CCS) or non-CCS options

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Features

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.

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.

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.)
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.

SeedStar™ 2 monitoring system

Integrated innovation is what operators will appreciate with the SeedStar 2 monitoring system and GreenStar™ 2 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. SeedStar 2 is compatible with the GreenStar 2 1800 and 2600 Displays, GreenStar 3 2630 Display, the Gen 4 4200 CommandCenter™ Display, the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter Display, the 4240 Universal Display, and the 4640 Universal Display. SeedStar XP is not compatible with the Gen 4 Extended Monitor. Conveniently, SeedStar 2 planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of Precision Ag Technology 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 show drive engagement/disengagement status. In addition, three color planter-at-a-glance bars (black, orange, or red) 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 GreenStar 2 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 operator 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. SeedStar XP is compatible with the GreenStar 2 1800 and 2600 Displays, GreenStar 3 2630 Display, the Gen 4 4200 CommandCenter™ Display, the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter Display, the 4240 Universal Display, and the 4640 Universal Display. SeedStar XP is not compatible with the Gen 4 Extended Monitor.

 

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 Precision Ag Technology 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 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.

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.

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 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.
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.

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 GreenStar 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.

Seed variable-rate drive
Custom integral planter completing packages
Variable-rate drive systemVariable-rate drive system
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The variable-rate drive on the 12Row, 16Row, 18Row, and 24Row integral planter completing packages provide the ultimate planting productivity by utilizing three hydraulic motors 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.

 

The variable-rate drive requires the SeedStar™ 2 monitor and a speed input signal. Either tractor or planter radar may be used, or a global positioning system (GPS) speed signal. The radar speed input signal is recommended. Planter radar is ordered separately.

The variable-rate drive offers the following advantages: 

  • Almost instantaneous rate changes – no ramp up or ramp down of the 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
Three-width drive disconnect controlThree-width drive disconnect control
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Three-width drive disconnect is base equipment on the custom 12Row, 16Row, 18Row, and 24Row integral planter completing packages. 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. 

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.

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.

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
Central Commodity System (CCS™) adds productivity
Custom-built 16Row40 integral planterCustom-built 16Row40 integral planter
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CCS seed delivery adds productivity through increased seed capacity, bulk-fill capability, and easy, thorough cleanout. The two tanks have a combined capacity of 2466.7 L (70 bu) on the 12Row and 3523.9 L (100 bu) on the 16Row, 18Row, and 24Row custom integral planter packages.

 

The John Deere/Orthman custom integral planters have been designed to allow for a convenient, central filling location and easy cleanout. The rear entry ladder provides access to the filling platform between the tanks.

 

For those who work into the night, a standard fill light package is available on machines equipped with CCS.

 

If the seed carrying vehicle requires hydraulic power to run the unloading system, the auxiliary hydraulic coupler option can be ordered. These couplers are located at the bottom of the staircase and can be coupled under pressure. The system has a separate system filter that ensures the planter's hydraulic system remains free of contaminates.

 

The following crops can be planted with CCS: corn, sweet corn, popcorn, cotton, sunflowers, soybeans, and sorghum (milo).

CCS delivery systemCCS delivery system
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CCS is about reducing the time spent on filling the planter with seed while maximizing the time spent on planting. CCS for planters is a form of seed handling and delivery. The row-units perform the final task of seed metering and placement.

 

The CCS seed delivery process relies on a hydraulically driven fan to move seed from the CCS tanks to the row-units. A flow control valve and gauge, located near the tank, allows for the proper tank pressure setting based on seed type.

 

Air from the fan pressurizes the CCS tanks and delivers seed to the seed hoppers. Airflow enters the seed tanks through a nozzle in the manifold which pressurizes the tank. The air then picks up seed and moves out the other end of the nozzle into seed delivery hoses. These hoses route the seed toward the hopper. A small amount of seed is traveling in the delivery hoses only when needed.

 

The hopper fills with seed until the delivery hose (discharge elbow) is covered. Once the opening is restricted, seed flow through the hose stops. Air flowing to the row-unit travels into the hopper and out through a vent. As the seed is picked up by the meter and planted, the seed pool shrinks until the end of the delivery hose is uncovered. At that time, the airflow and seed delivery resume, and the seed pool in the hopper is replenished.

CCS seed cleanout

Seed cleanout could not be much easier with a CCS planter. Whether there are 12 or 24 rows, the CCS system and MaxEmerge™ 5 row-units make quick work of this chore.

 

When finished planting, any remaining seed can simply be removed via access doors at the bottom of the CCS tank. Because seed is only traveling through the CCS delivery hoses when required by the meter, there is not much left to clean.

 

Next, CCS seed delivery hoses are then purged with air from the CCS fan and the excess seed is pushed to the individual meters.

 

The vacuum meter door is opened and seed is removed with the supplied catch pan. 

Small-seed CCS components
Manifold nozzle and nozzle with cover installedManifold nozzle and nozzle with cover installed
Small-seed elbow installed in mini-hopperSmall-seed elbow installed in mini-hopper

The CCS seed delivery system increases planting productivity across the seven approved crops listed above. While highly effective when delivering seed from the CCS tanks to the vacuum meters, small or light seeds (sorghum and small cotton) will require two additional components to aid in proper seed delivery.

 

Manifold nozzle covers (clips) should be installed to ensure seed is adequately picked up into the air stream for delivery to the row-unit. Mini-hopper discharge elbows should also be changed from the standard elbow (holes) to the small-seed elbow (slotted openings) when planting sorghum (milo) and small cotton (A108257 is the discharge hose for small seeds).

Specifications

Rows and Row Spacing
Number of rows 16
Row spacing 40 in.
Frame
Fold configuration 3-section, hydraulic over center stack-fold
Frame tube size 17.8 x 17.8 cm
7 x 7 in.
Fold-and-go from tractor cab Yes
Flexibility 7.5 up and down degree (angle)
Hitch
Type Category 4N
Lift System
Type Tractor 3-point hitch
Lift assist wheels Base equipment. Heavy-duty lift-assist wheels for semi-integral operations
Tires 2 - 12.5L-15SL 20 Ply
Number of cylinders 2
Tires
Base 4 - 7.60-15, 6 PR traction implement
Optional NA
Quantity 4 on frame
Row Units
Depth gauging (2) semi-pneumatic wheels - 4 1/2 x 16 in.
Adjustment T-handle, 1/4 to 4 depth in 1/4 increments in.
Walking wheels Optional
Row unit seed hoppers Capacity
Mini hopper - 1/16 buMaterial
Plastic
Mini hoppers
Row unit down force Pneumatic
Base equipment, infinitely adjustable to 400 lb
Base equipment
Scrapers, opener blades Steel straight blade
OptionalHeavy-duty
Optional
Optional
Seed tube sensors Base equipment
Opener
Type
Seed Meters
Base Vacuum
Optional NA
Finger pickup NA
Radial bean meter NA
Central Commodity System Seed capacity
100 bu
Base equipment
Drive System
Base 3-motor hydraulic variable rate drive
Optional NA
Number of drive wheels NA
Drive wheel disconnect NA
Counter shaft 7/8 hex in.
Drill shaft 7/8 hex in.
Seed transmission NA
Transmission combinations NA
Markers
Type NA
Control
Marker disk
Shear bolt protection
Less marker option
Closing System
Rubber tire closing system Wheel
(2) rubber tires w/nylon wheel - 1 x 12 in.Position
In-line or staggeredAdjustment
T-handleDown force
5-positionAlignment
Adjustable side-to-side
Base equipment
Cast iron closing system NA
Disk closing system NA
Drag closing system NA
Herbicide and Insecticide
Insecticide only hopper NA
Herbicide only hopper NA
Insecticide and herbicide hopper NA
Liquid Insecticide System
System available NA
Tank capacity
Seed Monitor System
Optional
Base
Tillage Attachments
Unit-mounted coulter Optional
Frame-mounted coulter NA
Bubble blade Optional
.63-in. fluted blade (25 flutes)
.7-in. fluted blade (13 flutes)
1-in. fluted blade (8 flutes)
Row tillage support hanger
Tine tooth
Cons. furrower w/ leading cutout blade
V-wing bed sweeps
Row cleaner - unit-mounted DD fert. opener
Row cleaner
Row cleaner - unit-mounted coulter
Fertilizer
Onboard / towed / tractor tanks NA
Tank capacity
Fixed-rate application
Variable-rate application
Pump type
Pump rate (GPA)
Fertilizer opener type
Flow divider distribution system
Pressure manifold distribution system
Dry fertilizer
Dimensions
Transport width (with markers) NA
Transport width (without markers) 23, 8 ft, in.
Transport length 13 ft
Transport height 13, 2 ft, in.
Transport weight 14,500 lb
Transport underframe clearance
Field operation width,
Field operation length
Ag Management Solutions
Map-based seeding Optional
Field documentation Optional
Parallel tracking Optional
Additional Information
Recommended tractor horsepower 225 hp
Recommended tractor hydraulics 2250 psi
Warranty length 1 year
Date collected

Accessories and Attachments

Drive System

RowCommand Clutches - Row Units with Mini Hopper - BA92877
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 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 in.
 DB 44 24Row22 in.
 DB 58 32Row22 in.
 DB 60 36Row20 in. or 47Row15 in.
 DB 66 36Row22 in.
 DB 80 32Row30 in. or 48Row20 in.
 DB 88 48Row22 in.
 DB 90 36Row30 in.
 DB 120 48Row30 in.
 DR 16R40 16Row40 in.
 DR 18R38 18Row38 in.
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 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. 

Hydraulics

Hydraulic remote outlet at rear of the planter - BA29766
Auxiliary hydraulic outlet bundleAuxiliary hydraulic outlet bundle

A set of ISO hydraulic couplers is available as an attachment for 1720 CCS™, 1770NT CCS, 1790 Planters. They can also be installed on the 16row40 and 18row38 custom integral planters.  Couplers are intended to be used with an auger to fill the CCS tanks with seed.

 

Couplers are located on the stairway to the CCS tank platform.

 

System will hook up under pressure. The system utilizes a push/pull knob for on/off operation.

 

A 25-micron filter is included with the system. Oil is from the planter CCS fan circuit and contamination must be kept to a minimum. 

Miscellaneous

Closing System - Disk (1 Row) - BA27006
Rubber tire closing system
Rubber tire closing systemRubber tire closing system
#

Rubber tire wheels are recommended for most conventional, minimum-till, and no-till planting conditions. Multiple levels of spring force are available, and are easily set with the integrated T-handle adjustment.

Cast iron closing wheels
Cast-closing wheelsCast-closing wheels
#

Cast-iron wheels are recommended for use in tough soil conditions where additional closing force is required.

Disk closing system
Disk closing systemDisk closing system
#

The disk closing system is recommended for very shallow planting depths. Two small disks are used to gently firm soil around the seed. These disks are followed by a wide packer wheel to gently pack the soil surface. This system is not recommended for use in high residue applications.

Conservation disk furrowers, right-hand and left-hand, with cutout leading blade (2 rows) - BA26105
Furrowers with solid or notched leading bladeFurrowers with solid or notched leading blade

Used in tilled soil to move dry soil away from the planting unit path to plant in moist soil.

 

NOTE: Cannot be used on row spacing of less than 30 in.

 

Furrowers are used in conservation tillage conditions to sweep trash and a small volume of soil to the sides to clear a path for the planting unit.

 

Furrowers have alternating right and left-hand leading blade to assure straight planter draft.

 

Effectiveness of furrowers is limited by the trash-cutting ability of the attachment.

 

Available with two 13-in. solid blades or with a notched blade in the leading position. Leading notched blade provides improved cutting action.

 

The blade mounting bracket is adjustable to change the contact angle for improved sweeping action.

 

Depth is easily adjustable. Convenient pointer and scale give easy-to-read reference point.

 

Furrowers are not compatible with unit or frame-mounted coulters.

 

Drive chain shields are required when using conservation disk furrower with planters that have drive/gauge wheels mounted to the rear. (Not required on 1760, 1770 12Row30 or 1780 Planters.)

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.

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 Narrow Row Cleaner (1 Row) - BA32570
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 1/16-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 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 U.S.-registered trademark of Yetter Manufacturing.

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.