JOHN DEERE DB PLANTER DB88
STRETCH YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
If youre looking for a productive, all-purpose planter that can help you make the most of your narrow planting window, ask your dealer about the incredible DB Series Planters from John Deere. These acre-hungry machines will help you finish faster.
The DB Planters are available in ten configurations, with widths from 44 to 120 feet, for 20-inch, 22-inch and 30-inch row markets. Theres also a split-row model. All have the features and options you need for true planting efficiency and versatility. Our John Deere row-units and vacuum seed meters lead the industry in accuracy, adjustability and planting speed.
A range of seed-carrying capacities increases your flexibility and reduces refill stops. Plus you can add the new Central Insecticide System and shave hours off your refilling time. The Central Insecticide System is a revolutionary closed handling system thats designed to give you both effective corn rootworm control and exceptional planter productivity. And reliability? Dont worry these planters and their frames are among the toughest around, with plenty of 7x7 steel framing to tie everything together.
With long planters like these, tight turns could give you some uneasiness. But fear not. Thanks to optional steerable axles, the DB Series can cut corners with no trouble at all so you can get in and out of the field worry-free. Just hook the axles up to an independent hydraulic SCV on the tractor and youre ready to go. (Not available on DB60 models)
An easy-to-use control box lets you fold and unfold the DB Planter from the tractor cab. Can 44- to 120-foot planters really fold to a manageable transport size? You bet! In fact, the front-fold design of the DB Series Planters keeps transport widths between 15- and 17.6-feet. Lengths vary, but all are less than 62 feet. Ample underframe clearance (22 to 26 inches) during transport makes it easy to clear obstacles.
Large walking wing wheels keep the DB Planters floating on top of the ground, while wheel spacing improves residue flow. Wing cylinders have locking brackets for safety.
88-ft. toolbar with 48 rows on 22-in. spacing
Available in mini-hopper MaxEmerge 5 row unit
Requires a minimum 350-hp tractor equipped with Category 4 drawbar
SOME OF THE AVAILABLE 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.
MOBILE ROW-UNIT RUNOFF
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.
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 and vacuum settings for each variety selected to plant that spring.
EASY ADJUST ROW CLEANERS
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.
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.
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.
Terraces or waterways are two of many field obstacles that make planting on a curve challenging. When planters utilize drive shafts, they are not able to control each individual row-unit; as a result, planting on a curve presents an issue of maintaining 100 percent population. Since the inside rows are moving slower than the outside rows, the inside rows will be over populating while the outside rows are under populating.
With ExactEmerge planters and equipped MaxEmerge 5e planters, the curve compensation feature allows each row to receive an individual signal based on the speed at which the row-unit is moving, maintaining the correct population across the width of the planter. Without curve compensation, there could be as much as a 24 percent drop in population accuracy, which is equivalent to 8,600 seeds per acre when planting at 36,000 seeds per acre. Curve compensation measures acceleration within the main planter controller and utilizes speed inputs to ensure each row has the desired population accuracy.
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JOHN DEERE DB PLANTER DB88