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JOHN DEERE BOX DRILL, INTEGRAL DRILL 1520
FIND THE RIGHT DRILL FOR YOUR NEEDS
Box drills are not all created equal. To choose the right John Deere drill for your needs, answer the questions below. Then, visit your dealer for help with your final selection.
1. What crops are you drilling?
Soybeans: Your best choice is the 1590 No-Till Drill. When ordered with the front-rank lock-up option, the 1590's 7.5- or 10-inch spacing converts to 15- or 20-inch spacing.
Small grains or grasses: Select from the 1590 No-Till Drill, the 1520 Drill or the 455 Folding Drill. All can be equipped with a grass-seed attachment, and several row-spacing options are available.
2. What are your residue levels?
A drill's residue-handling capabilities rest largely on its opener. In fields with minimal residue, the double-disk opener on the 455 Drills works well. For no-till, don't settle for anything but the single-disk opener found on the 1590. It provides superb results in conservation applications.
3. How critical is consistent depth control?
If you're drilling soybeans, canola or alfalfa, it's essential to maintain a uniform seeding depth. That's why the 1590 Drill has a depth-gauging wheel located right where the seed enters the soil. All other drills are available with depth-gauging wheels that trail behind the opener. Most not only provide consistent depth control, but also firm seed into the furrow.
1520 MODEL DETAILS
Productive seedbox capacities
Double-disk furrow openers
Reliable, durable convoluted seed tubes
Seed metering system
PRODUCTIVE SEEDBOX CAPACITIES
Seedboxes have a large capacity for longer intervals between stops for refilling
Drill 4.6-m (15-ft) model has total box capacity of 1480 L (42 bu), 321.7 L/m (2.8 bu/ft)
Drill 6.1-m (20-ft) model has total box capacity of 1409.6 L (40 bu), 231.1 L/m (2.0 bu/ft)
All boxes are plain grain with a large, single lid for accessing the seedbox
DOUBLE-DISK FURROW OPENERS
Double-disk openers create a furrow in which seed is placed. They work best in a prepared seedbed and leave the field relatively smooth, with minimal soil throw.
The double-disk openers are available with 152.4-mm, 190.5-mm and 254-mm (6-in., 7.5-in., and 10-in.) row spacings. The 152.4-mm (6-in.) spaced drills have nominal residue flow in minimum till conditions. The 190.5-mm (7.5-in.) spacing is recommended for wet, sticky soil conditions such as the Red River Valley.
Cast-aluminum boots are standard equipment. Openers come with a zigzag pattern, with alternate short and long drawbars, to provide good trash flow in varied field conditions. The alternating of blades with a right/left leading-edge offset improves penetration.
Blades are offset with a 6.35-mm (1/4-in.) leading edge, and the pinch point is close to where the blades meet the soil for better penetration and residue cutting.
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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