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JOHN DEERE DR PLANTER DR18
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.
12 rows with spacings of 30 in., 36 in., 38 in., 40 in. and 100 cm.
Available in ExactEmerge, MaxEmerge 5e and MaxEmerge 5 row units
Choose from Central Commodity System (CCS) or non-CCS options
SOME OF THE AVAILABLE FEATURES
CENTRAL COMMODITY SYSTEM (CCS) ADDS PRODUCTIVITY
CCS seed delivery adds productivity through increased seed capacity, bulk fill capability, and easy, thorough cleanout. The two tanks have a combined capacity of 70 bu on the 12Row and 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 your 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 your planter hydraulic system remains free of contaminates.
The following crops can be planted with CCS: corn, sweet corn, popcorn, cotton, sunflowers, soybeans, and sorghum (milo).
SEEDSTAR XP MONITORING SYSTEM
Building upon the foundation of SeedStar 2, the SeedStar XP system takes planter monitoring to the next level. When paired with the GreenStar (GS) displays (GS 2600 or 2630 Display or the entry-level GS2 1800 Display), the SeedStar XP monitoring system provides more information about the planting process to the operator within the tractor cab. 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 AMS 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.
SEED VARIABLE-RATE DRIVE
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
ROWCOMMAND INDIVIDUAL-ROW CONTROL SYSTEM
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.
ROW CLEANER OPTIONS TO MEET RESIDUE MANAGEMENT NEEDS
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.
SEEDSTAR 2 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 GreenStar family of displays (Generation 4 CommandCenter controls with premium activation, GS 2630, GS 2600 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 display.
When a SeedStar 2 system is used on a planter, there is no need for a ComputerTrak monitor.
See your John Deere dealer for a complete list of available features and options.
Similar models may be shown in addition to the featured model. Equipment may be shown with options.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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