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Youre looking at large-scale performance for small grain seeding. With a large 850-bushel capacity, the all-new C850 Air Cart can accurately cover 170 acres per fill and easily seed an entire quarter section.

We didnt design the C850 to be the largest cart in the market, but something even better the most favorable balance between cart, tractor, tool size and precision ag technology. The ideal configuration of less weight, less horsepower needed, reduced compaction and better emergence.

The C850s accuracy is the very measure of performance. That begins with our AirPower 2 system that uses two separate, high-capacity fans one for seed, one for fertilizer. The results: Greater consistency across the entire drill, more uniform seed emergence, more even flowering and canopy development, and greater yields.

Tank scales with ActiveCal let you calibrate your application rates faster and easier from your cab for greater confidence and more time seeding than before.

Optional 900 front tires and dual 850 tires at the rear help increase flotation in your fields. Tire pressures as low as 12 PSI. Standard tire size is 800 with singles on the front and duals at the rear.

Dual caliper disc brakes on the rear wheels connect to the tractors brake port for more controlled stops only by using the tractor brake pedal.

Wider conveyor belt and tube drive product at 100 bushels (3.5 cu m) per minute, allowing you to fill all four tanks in under 10 minutes of actual fill time.

John Deere Section Command prevents skips and overlaps to minimize seed and fertilizer loss, reduce input costs and ultimately enhance yield potential.

John Deere AirPower 2 delivers more accurate distribution to all eight primary lines, precisely metering product into the primary air stream.


We've designed all the parts of our technology package to seamlessly work together for easy, smart and precise operation. This helps you seed and fertilize with more confidence and optimize your performance for maximum yield potential. That starts at setup time. Unlike others, our integrated technology is as simple as plug and play for the cart, tractor and tool. No need to rewire, reconfigure or rehash the setup to make sure everything works. Weve extended our integrated technology to the C850 to help you monitor product in each of the four tanks. In each tank, there are three checkpoints: onboard scales, ultrasonic bin-level sensors and prewiring for camera and another for rear hitch view. You can easily access all this information in both your cab and on a cart-side display.

Your most valuable resource at seeding is time. How many acres can you seed in the short seeding window you have? With a productive 850-bushel capacity, the C850 Air Cart delivers. With less weight than many other carts, the C850 helps reduce your horsepower requirements. Youll see less compaction, better flotation and uniform seed emergence than larger competitive carts while still covering a comparable number of acres between fills. Youll also see the conveyor belt and tube are wider than before to move product as fast as 100 bushels per minute. That means you can fill all four tanks in under 10 minutes of actual fill time. Less time filling means more time seeding.

The more frequently calibration is completed, the more accurate a seeder will be. A number of variables, including product weight and changing climate conditions throughout the day, will have an effect on any volumetric metering system; with the John Deere ActiveCal system, calibration can be done from the cab of the tractor, while seeding, to minimize the variation in product metering.

The process to calibrate the implement starts with the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter Display in the work setup page, where the operator defines product types, rates and selects meter rollers. Based on information entered into the work setup page, a preconfigured meter displacement value (MDV) will populate per meter. An initial manual calibration will give the most accurate MDV to start with. However, the preconfigured MDV will be a good starting point for growers who do not wish to manually calibrate.

The operator engages ActiveCal while stationary by selecting the button on the screen and then begins seeding. When enough product has been metered out, typically after about 8-12 acres, the Gen 4 CommandCenter will prompt the operator to stop when convenient to do so. At that time, the data points are calculated and a new MDV with percent difference is displayed on screen. The operator can accept or reject the new MDV. If accepted, the system automatically calibrates to the new MDV. If rejected, the system continues at the previously calibrated numbers.

Monitoring the product levels in tanks has never been easier with the camera-ready feature of the 1910 and C850 Air Carts. The carts come pre-wired to accept a camera in each tank and on the rear of the machine. Cameras allow the operator to conveniently monitor product levels in each tank, which is especially reassuring when product levels are low. Cameras also provide the operator with visibility behind the cart when traveling down the road.

For the 1910 Air Carts, the producer has the choice of linking up to three cameras (CabCAM or Voyager cameras) to a GreenStar 3 2630 Display or up to four Voyager cameras on a Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter Display or 4640 Universal Display. If the producer wants to view more than four cameras, a producer-purchased camera display will be needed.

For C850 Air Carts, the producer can use up to four Voyager cameras on a Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter Display or 4640 Universal Display. If the producer wants to view more than four cameras, a producer-purchased camera display will be needed. NOTE: Generation 4 displays only support Voyager cameras.

The durable display on the side of the cart will make filling and calibration easier than before. Selecting the menu button on the far left will take the grower to the main menu where they can select:
Tank: shows product weight and tank fill level
Meter calibration: preform a bag calibration without going back and forth to the cab to make inputs on the Gen 4 CommandCenter display
Info: shows display and software information
Tank pressure: shows the differential pressure between the tank and the meter for each individual tank
Monitor settings: allows the customer to adjust the brightness of the display

The total capacity of the C850 is 29,953 L (850 bu), measured by conveying product into the tank. The front tank is dedicated for low rate applications and holds 1762 L (50 bu). The remaining three tanks in order of front to rear are 9162 L (260 bu), 4581 L (130 bu), and 14,448 L (410 bu).

John Deere air cart tanks are solid molded polymer, known for superior corrosion resistance compared to steel while providing semi translucency allowing for visual verification of product level in day-time operation. Each tank is mounted in a cradle frame to eliminate interference between each other. The polymer material does not require weldments like on steel tanks. Weldments on steel tanks are prone to failure over time as the metal is fatigued under stress.

The improved top bevel design on tanks allow for greater capacity and meets the 29,953-L (850-bu) capacity without the need for shoveling product into the corners while conveyor filling.

Each tank has a wide single opening, which means it is easy for access for the conveyor and entry to the tank. Inside each tank is a ladder for cleanout access. Ladders in the tanks have been designed so that material cannot build up on steps. Top rails have been capped and sloped to ensure product sheds from the surface. When cleaning out the cart, the tanks slope steeply at bottom for product to flow easily and each tank is accessible for fill and cleanout with the conveyor.

Tanks come equipped with digital pressure sensor, ultrasonic bin level sensing, and camera-ready harnesses mounted from the factory.

The John Deere ultrasonic bin level sensing system will increase the accuracy of bin level read outs in the cab and on the cart side display compared to the paddle design. The accuracy of this system is within 10 percent of actual product in the tank. Product in the tank is measured utilizing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasonic) that are emitted from the unit and received back when they reverberate off the product in the tank. These sound waves generate a digital signal which can be mapped across the angle of repose for the product in the tank. Using calculus volume can be determined from the convex slope determined from the ultrasonic frequencies. When metering two products into one airstream, ultrasonic is able to improve the accuracy of detection up to 50 percent more than traditional paddle sensors.

See your John Deere dealer for a complete list of available features and options.

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