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Formerly the 1895, the new N500F Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP) Air Drill with the ProSeries opener handles tough no-till conditions with ease and provides consistent seeding rates from row to row.

To win big in small grains, it takes a seeding solution that superSEEDS your expectations. John Deere introduces the 60-foot N500F Air Drill, a full 40% wider than before to help you seed an extra 100 acres in a 10-hour day. Or in other words, you can seed a quarter-section with nine fewer passes.

Youll supersede your expectations with accurate seed placement, too. Get better flotation and reduced soil compaction from the larger mainframe and wing tires for more uniform seed depth and seed-to-soil contact. And when fields are hilly, the frame sections flex to follow the contour of the ground.

Give your crops the nutrients they need while you seed. Save time, labor, fuel and cost of a separate fertilizer pass. The N500F Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP) Air Drill puts down seed and starter fertilizer in one furrow and higher rates of another fertilizer in a separate furrow. Youll conserve moisture by not turning the soil a big benefit in dry areas.

Like the 1890 No-Till Air Drill (see pages 18-19), the N500F has two ranks on 10-inch spacing to drill seed. But unlike the 1890, the N500F features a third rank placed at the front of the tool to put down fertilizer. To make sure fertilizer is in a separate band to keep seed safe, openers are on 20-inch spacing.

Team the N500F SFP with a three-tank 1910 Commodity Air Cart and you can seed and apply starter fertilizer through the back two ranks while you simultaneously apply another fertilizer through the front rank.

New 60-foot model delivers 40% greater coverage
Optional air seeder row markers
Blockage warning systems can save skips in field
Open center hydraulic check valve


Spoke gauge wheel is the solution for operators who plant in wet conditions. The mud and debris that get caught behind the depth gauge wheel easily flow through the wheel. The wheel also has cast spokes and bearing hubs for increased strength. This allows smaller spokes, creating larger open surface area for mud and debris to flow out more easily.

With the RELATIVEFLOW blockage system, operators can see the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on delivery hoses monitor the relative rate of product flow. An easy-to-read display clearly visualizes relative product flow across the drill, from opener to opener. This exclusive technology gives a better view of what is happening across the tool in order to spot problems before blockage occurs

TruSet downforce control enables operators to conveniently set values for the seed and fertilizer ranks independently from the cab. This feature enables them to meet optimal downforce pressure while in varying soil conditions. TruSet downforce control improves seed placement accuracy in varying field conditions, leading to improved emergence and plant maturity.

The 18.3-m (60-ft) N500F Disk Drill offers larger mainframe and wing tires with higher flotation, resulting in less overall surface compaction while minimizing emergence issues. All tires on the 18.3-m (60-ft) machine are 207 kPA (30 psi). The mainframe and wing tires are equipped with casters and walking beams to allow for better ground following.

This N500F Disk Drill is 18.3-m (60-ft) wide, which means 40 percent more working width over the current 13.1-m (43-ft) model. This gain in working width can save up to nine passes per quarter section during the same amount of time spent in the tractor cab. An increase in productivity positively contributes to agronomics. Improving a growers productivity will increase the likelihood of hitting the seeding window while minimizing the chance for yield declines.

The opportunity for the 18.3-m (60-ft) N500F model compared to the 13.1-m (43-ft) model is a $1,500 gain in wheat yield and $2,700 gain in canola yield from increased productivity. The productivity gain for the 18.3-m (60-ft) N500F paired with a C850 Air Cart can save a grower up to nine passes per quarter-section. Overall, this drill was designed for productivity and efficiency.

457.2-mm (18-in.) opener blades operate at 5 degrees, resulting in a narrow trench with less soil disturbance
Fertilizer tubes are interchangeable among dry, liquid, or anhydrous (NH3)
Closing wheel assembly is closer to the fertilizer delivery tube; provides increased fertilizer retention
Serrated closing wheels are base equipment on anhydrous openers and optional on liquid and dry openers. NOTE: Closing wheels are recommended when dry soil conditions are common
Extended-wear (chrome alloy) fertilizer boots are standard equipment
Choice of five different gauge wheels
Depth adjustments in 6-mm (1/4-in.) increments from 13 mm to 89 mm (1/2 in. to 3.5 in.) deep

ProSeries Openers are in base equipment on all 1890 and N500F Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP), 1990 Central Commodity System (CCS), and 1590 Air Drills.

On the 1890 models, the single-disk openers are on 190-mm (7.5-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.) row spacing. On 15.25-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft) 1890s, the 190-mm/380-mm (7.5-in./15-in.) or 254-mm/508-mm (10-in./20-in.) dual-row spacing feature is in base equipment. The single-disk openers provide consistent and accurate seed placement.

The ProSeries Openers are gang mounted and are hydraulically raised and lowered. The hydraulic downforce system also offers a wide range of downforce settings for the openers.

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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