John Deere Planter Upgrades for 2022
Increase overall productivity with Central Commodity System (CCS™) seed delivery system
CCS seed delivery adds productivity through:
- Iincreased seed capacity
- Bulk fill capability
- Easy, thorough cleanout.
Crops that can be planted with the CCS System include corn, sweet corn, popcorn, cotton, sunflowers, sugar beets, soybeans, and sorghum (milo).
Filling the tanks is convenient due to a central filling location. The staircase and railing provide access to the filling platform between the tanks. Additionally, each tank has an adjustable bin-level sensor to alert the operator when it is time to fill.
A light-emitting diode (LED) fill light package is included on machines equipped with CCS. This feature includes two LED lights conveniently mounted on the railings of the machine. The lights are turned on and off with their own switch located at the bottom of the staircase.
If the seed-carrying vehicle requires hydraulic power to run the unloading system, the auxiliary hydraulic coupler option is available. 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 the planter hydraulic system remains free of contaminants.
CCS system capacities by model:
|Model||Without liquid tank||With liquid tank|
|1725 CCS 16Row30||3524 L (100 bu)||---|
|1725C 12Row36/38||1938 L (55 bu)||---|
|1725C 12Row38/40||1938 L (55 bu)||---|
|DB60T||4757 L (135 bu)||---|
|1775NT 12Row30||3524 L (100 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|1775NT 16Row30||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|1775NT 24Row30||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|1795 23Row15||3524 L (100 bu)||2467 L (70 bu)|
|1795 24Row15||3524 L (100 bu)||2467 L (70 bu)|
|1795 24Row20||4581 L (130 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|1795 31Row15||4581 L (130 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|1795 32Row15||4581 L (130 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|DB44 24Row22||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB60 24Row30||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB60 24Row30/47Row15||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB60 24Row30/48Row15||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB60 36Row20||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB66 36Row22||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB80 32Row30||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB80 48Row20||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB88 48Row22||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB90 36Row30||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB90 54Row20||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB120 48Row30||4757 L (135 bu)||4757 L (135 bu)|
|DB37 16Row70/24Row45cm||2467 L (70 bu)||2467 L (70 bu)|
|DB37 16Row70cm||2467 L (70 bu)||2467 L (70 bu)|
|DB55 24Row70cm||3524 L (100 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|DB55 36Row45cm/70cm||3524 L (100 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|DB74 32Row70cm||3524 L (100 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|DB83 36Row70cm||3524 L (100 bu)||3524 L (100 bu)|
|DB41 24Row52.5/33Row38cm||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB41 24Row52.5cm||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB62 36Row52.5cm||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
|DB83 48Row52.5cm||4581 L (130 bu)||4581 L (130 bu)|
NOTE: CCS system capacity on 1795 machines are reduced when a fertilizer tank is equipped.
NOTE: DB60T and DB120 machines use two 1762-L (50-bu) tanks and one 1233-L (35-bu) tank.
Seed delivery process
CCS is about reducing the time spent filling the planter with seed while maximizing the time spent planting. CCS for planters is a form of seed handling and delivery. The row-units perform the final task of seed metering and placement.
The CCS seed delivery process relies on a hydraulically driven fan to move seed from the CCS tanks to the row-units. This fan is plumbed into the planter's raise/lower circuit, so only one selective control valve (SCV) is needed for both functions. When the planter is lowered, lift cylinders bottom out and hydraulic flow is diverted to the seed delivery fan. A flow control valve and gauge, located near the tank, allows for the proper tank pressure setting based on seed type.
Air from the fan pressurizes the CCS tanks and delivers seed to the seed hoppers. Airflow enters the seed tanks through a nozzle in the manifold which pressurizes the tank. The air then picks up seed and moves it out the other end of the nozzle into seed delivery hoses. These hoses route the seed toward the hopper. A small amount of seed is traveling in the delivery hoses only when needed.
The hopper fills with seed until the delivery hose (discharge elbow) is covered. Once the opening is restricted, seed flow through the hose stops. Air flowing to the row-unit travels into the hopper and is the source of air for the vacuum system. This provides a much cleaner air source than previous meter designs. As the seed is picked up by the meter and planted, the seed pool shrinks until the end of the delivery hose is uncovered. At that time, the airflow and seed delivery resume and the seed pool in the hopper is replenished.
CCS tank scales for DB Planter models
The CCS tank scales for DB models are a stand-alone system from Digi-Star. Load cells are installed at the factory and can be ordered for CCS equipped machines.
There are three load cells: two at the rear of the CCS cradle and one at the front. They weigh both tanks as one; individual tank weights cannot be determined.
The load cells and display are made by Digi-Star. They are not on the controller area network (CAN) bus system so they are not integrated into SeedStar™ software in any way. The monitor is sold separately through Digi-Star.
CCS seed cleanout
Seed cleanout could is easy with a CCS planter. When finished planting, any remaining seed can simply be removed via access doors at the bottom of the CCS tank.
CCS seed delivery hoses are then purged with air from the CCS fan, and the excess seed is pushed to the individual meters. The vacuum meter door is opened and seed is removed with the supplied catch pan.
Easily carry fluid on the John Deere Planter with Liquid Tanks
John Deere factory-installed liquid tanks offer a convenient way to carry fluid on the planter frame. Styling cues match the CCS™ system tanks, and all brackets and mountings are 100 percent factory installed.
- Factory installed
- Up to 2271 L (600 gal.) of fluid capacity
- Clear sight tube to check fluid level
- Air bleed and overflow protection
Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting package available
As planting windows get tighter, many growers are working longer hours to get the seed in the ground. With the planter LED lighting package, John Deere delivers better visibility when planting a night.
- Four additional LED lights
- Improves visibility when planting at night
- Illuminates row-units when servicing at night
- Turns on when tractor lights are engaged
Precise liquid fertilizer placement with ExactRate™ fertilizer system
The ExactRate fluid transfer system pairs planters seamlessly with the ExactRate tractor tanks. It provides an easy connection point to allow transfer from the ExactRate tractor tanks back to the planter tank. This enables up 6056 L (1600 gal.)* of combined capacity between the tractor and planter tanks.
The ExactRate liquid fertilizer system is a factory-installed solution that provides you with accurate nutrient placement during planting. Previously, you would have to deal with the inconvenience of cumbersome aftermarket systems for a hydraulically driven variable-rate solution. With ExactRate, John Deere delivers a complete planting solution for liquid fertilizer users. You can choose between in-furrow or offset delivery methods. A high-rate option without openers is also offered from the factory. This system delivers:
- Up to 20 percent more accurate nutrient placement in a turn compared to a non-turn compensating system
- 1 to 12 percent (4.3 percent on average) reduction in inputs through row-by-row section control
- Ability to run up to 16.1 km/h (10 mph)
- Closed-loop speed and rate change compensation
- Full integration into the 4600 CommandCenter™ and 4640 Universal Display
The ExactRate liquid fertilizer system is designed to take full advantage of the capabilities of ExactEmerge™ and MaxEmerge™ 5e planters. This factory-installed liquid fertilizer system delivers the same value as your electric drive planter including working at speeds faster than the traditional 8.05 km/h (5 mph), turn compensation, and row-by-row section control, all while accurately compensating for varying rates and speed changes. Additional features include row-by-row flow detection, as-applied documentation, and variable-rate capabilities, providing operators full integration into the 4600 CommandCenter or 4640 Universal Display.
Fertilizer flows from the tank to the pump, through a strainer and boom isolation valve, through a central flowmeter, and out to each nozzle body and row-unit for accurate delivery. The system is closed loop, meaning the pump and nozzle body duty cycle both adjust based on feedback received from the pressure sensor and central flowmeter. This design helps maintain an accurate application rate.
NOTE: ExactRate is not recommended for products that require agitation to maintain suspension.
Instead of a tire-contact drive, a hydraulically driven centrifugal pump eliminates chain and sprocket adjustments to provide more speed flexibility over the entire rate range. This pump allows for a wide range of rate capabilities as well as strong durability. The wet seal design helps protect the pump if it is accidentally run dry for a short time.
A strainer helps collect suspended particles and prevent them from causing blockages in the distribution system and nozzle bodies.
Boom isolation valve
The valve prevents the tank from draining out if there is a leak in the distribution system. If the pump is on, the valve opens to allow flow. When the pump is off, the valve closes.
Central flowmeter and pump pressure sensor
The central flowmeter and pump pressure sensor provide the rate control system feedback on flow and pressure to ensure an accurate application rate across the entire planter width. The flowmeter also supplies the as-applied rate data.
Distribution system and nozzle body
The 2.5-cm (1-in.) stainless-steel distribution lines not only reduce corrosion, but they also provide a clean integrated look. The distribution system is pressure tested at the factory to reduce the risk of leaks.
John Deere has leveraged ExactApply™ technology and capabilities from the sprayers to enable row-by-row section control and turn compensation that matches the high-performance planters. With ExactRate, there are no orifice changes for rate or speed adjustments, saving you time and effort while limiting exposure to product. Pulse-width modulation technology varies duty cycle (opening and closing of the valve) in the nozzle bodies in conjunction with flow and pressure measured from central flowmeter and pressure sensor controlling the system pump. The ExactRate liquid fertilizer system uses one nozzle body for two rows, limiting the number of parts and complexity on each machine. While you’re in the cab, you can keep an eye on each row with flow detection integrated into the Gen 4 display. The system warns you if it detects a variance in an individual row’s flow. A pressure sensor integrated into the nozzle body will detect a flow reduction or overapplication on the row.
Just like on the sprayers, the keypad at the rear of the machine lets you conveniently perform a nozzle flow check to ensure product is coming out of each row before going to the field.
The ExactRate liquid fertilizer system is compatible with the John Deere Rate Controller 2000 and GreenStar™ Rate Controller if a producer wants to apply a second product using a separate distribution system.
The ExactRate liquid fertilizer system does not have direct injection capabilities on the product being applied. If direct injection is needed on the secondary product, an additional rate controller is required.
NOTE: ExactRate system and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 with Raven ICD Direct Injection system is supported. ExactRate system and GreenStar Rate Controller with Raven ISO Direct Injection system is not supported.
ExactRate app on Gen 4
Easily adjust target rate and speed without leaving your seat. With turn compensation, inner and outer rates are automatically adjusted to maintain consistent application across the full width of the planter. This ultimately reduces the risk of seed burn by over application (turn compensations require a global positioning system [GPS] receiver). Another helpful feature is row-by-row section control for reduced overlap on headlands and waterways. Gen 4 Documentation creates as-applied maps showing what product was applied where, providing accurate record-keeping.