DR8 TWIN ROW PLANTER PUTTING THE CUSTOM BACK IN CUSTOMER
Theres a number of seeding applications in todays farming, and some require more unique planter configurations than others. So to help meet every niche and every gap, John Deere has partnered with Orthman Manufacturing to pair our newest MaxEmerge 5 row units with their rugged, wide-working stack-fold tool bars to provide you with superior planting productivity in that ever-special design you need. We call it the DR Series.
But lets call it what it really isversatile. 12-, 16-, 18- or 24-row models support a wide variety of spacing options, from the common to the particular. And along with the many exclusive selections, the DR Series also includes an 8x2 twin-row machine that excels in all conditions, especially conventional and reduced-tillage practices. From peanuts to corn, soybeans to edible beans, the DR8T planter is geared up to handle the task at hand.
All in all, the DR Series gives producers the flexibility, capacity and cost of ownership that can make just about any operation more efficient and more profitable. See your John Deere dealer for a full list of customizable DR options and choose the one thats perfect for your operation.
8 twin-row configuration with spacing of 36 in. or 38 in.
Available in 2-bu. twin row MaxEmerge 5 row unit
Requires large-frame row-crop tractor with 160 PTO hp
SOME OF THE AVAILABLE FEATURES
SEED VARIABLE-RATE DRIVE
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 the prescribed map.
Variable-rate drive offers the following advantages over common, ground, or contact-tire drive systems:
Rate changes are almost instantaneous; no ramp up or ramp down of system as in some competitive systems
Permits the producer to match seed population based on different soil types or irrigation practices
John Deere design provides added operator safety by eliminating any possible drive creep found in some competitive variable-rate drive systems
VACUUM SEED METER
The vacuum meter system gently pulls and holds individual seeds to the holes of the seed disk for population control and spacing accuracy, equaling better crop stands and profit. Vacuum seed meters can plant a wide variety of crops and seed types by simply changing seed disks and adjusting vacuum level. Vacuum seed meters are available for planters with MaxEmerge 5 row-units.
Additional features of the vacuum seed meter include:
One moving component (the seed metering disk) for minimum maintenance requirements
Meter located at each row-unit for accurate seed delivery
Good hopper seed flow characteristics for longer operating time per hopper fill
Adjustable baffle (MaxEmerge only) to control seed flow into the seed meter reservoir, maintaining proper meter fill for the type of seed being planted
Low airflow in meter so seed treatments are not removed
NON-ADJUSTABLE DOWN SPRINGS
Downforce springs ensure proper opener blade penetration and assist in maintaining proper seeding depth. In tilled or light soil conditions, only small amounts of downforce are needed. The non-adjustable downforce spring provides approximately 90 lb of downforce to the row unit.
If more downforce is required, a second set of non-adjustable springs may be added by sourcing parts through service parts, increasing the down force to 180 lb per row. Double non-adjustable springs are not compatible with 15-in. row spacing due to interference between adjacent parallel arms.
IMPROVED 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 kg to 181.80 kg (0 lb to 400 lb). Pneumatic downforce provides more consistent downforce throughout the range of row-unit travel than mechanical spring downforce systems.
For model year 2011, several pneumatic downforce system improvements were implemented. Such improvements are:
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.
Improved air compressor assembly increased duty cycle. With this new compressor, it provides a 47 percent increase in maximum air flow delivery compared to the prior air compressor.
New pneumatic air bags with 9.5-mm (3/8-in.) air line inlets that have improved connecting points for greater durability.
SEEDSTAR2 MONITORING SYSTEM
Integrated innovation--that 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 GS family of displays (GS 2600 or 2630 Display or the entry-level GS2 1800 Display). Conveniently, SeedStar 2 planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of AMS applicationsguidance, coverage maps, and field documentation can be shown all on one GS 2600 or 2630 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.
See your John Deere dealer for a complete list of available features and options.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Similar models may be shown in addition to the featured model. Equipment may be shown with options.
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DR8 TWIN ROW PLANTER PUTTING THE CUSTOM BACK IN CUSTOMER