John Deere’s latest product introduction on July 25 was the largest in its 164-year history. Here is just some of the new equipment that will soon arrive in Deere dealerships.
Check out even more new products from Deere in “Green Sweep” in the September issue of Farm Industry News.
1760 NT Planter
With a transport width of 12 ft., the new John Deere 1760 NT Planter is available in 6-row, 30-in. and 8-row, 30-in. configurations. The new planter uses Deere’s MaxEmerge Plus technology, which, according to the company, provides accurate planting in all conditions.
“Many farmers face narrow width limitations in transport on county roads, over bridges, through gates, etc., and this planter will let them adapt to those restrictions, allowing for increased productivity,” says Roger Jenkins, Deere’s division seeding group manager.
The 6-row, 30-in. planter is a manual fold for $24,480. The 8-row, 30-in. is available in either a manual or hydraulic fold frame with a base price of $27,152. Both use a 7- x 7-in. rigid frame.
200 Seedbed Finisher
The John Deere 200 Seedbed Finisher is designed to break up large clods of soil and improve seed-to-soil contact. The implement prepares the soil surface for planting while reducing the amount of crusting, decreasing wind and water erosion, and preserving soil moisture.
The 200 is available in three- and five-section models with widths from 20 to 45 ft. to match your field cultivator width. When used in conjunction with the John Deere 980 Field Cultivator, the result is a seedbed with larger soil particles on the surface and finer soil particles in the seed zone. Deere says larger particles on the surface help diffuse spring rains while dispersing and decreasing the energy of raindrops, which helps reduce erosion. This causes moisture to flow past the larger particles into the root zone, where plants then utilize it.
Staggered rolling baskets, combined with proper speed and weighting of the unit, break clods and level soil profile. In addition, .875-in. spiraling rods are spaced to produce a soil texture that reduces crusting while firming the soil in the seed zone, encouraging seed-to-soil contact. A heavy 4 x 4 double truss tube provides added strength to the frame on the inner wing, the outer wing and the main frame. This adds down-pressure to improve leveling and keep the baskets rolling at a consistent depth.
A new rear hitch attachment for Deere’s 980 Field Cultivator makes connections to the 200 easier. The tongue length can be adjusted with a simple pin to create the desired turning radius. For safety, transport locks, located on the rear of the unit, prevent the machine from accidentally lowering the implement during travel to or from the field.
“The new 200 creates an optimum situation for increasing yield potential,” says Matt Weinheimer, marketing manager for tillage. “It’s a heavy-duty piece of equipment that will help customers create excellent growing conditions.”
2200 Field Cultivator
A new John Deere 2200 Field Cultivator uses something the company calls AccuDepth technology to provide depth control in increments of less than a quarter inch. It’s the most precise cultivator Deere has ever produced.
“The convenience and accuracy of the AccuDepth system allow producers to cultivate at slightly faster speeds,” says Matt Weinheimer, marketing manager for tillage. “With this increased productivity, operators can save time and money.”
AccuDepth allows the operator to raise, lower, set depth and level the frame from within the cab. The accurate depth-control system reduces soil moisture loss, mixes chemical and tills the soil at precise depths. A system display in the cab gives readings on depth and frame levelness and is compatible with Deere’s GreenStar precision farming system.
Additional components of AccuDepth include a cylinder with proportional valve and position sensor to adjust each section’s frame depth independently from the rest of the unit. This leads to more level operation with extremely accurate depth control.
The 2200 comes with a floating hitch, which allows it to hug the ground, enhancing precise depth control across all terrain types. The adjustable three-bar coil-tine harrow features heavy-duty drawbars. No tools are needed to change the adjustable tine angle. The harrow also has the ability to pass more residue while keeping a smoother profile than previous models did.
New “TruPosition” standards, backed by a three-year warranty, feature up to 150 lbs. (standard) and 200 lbs. (optional) trip force. The tube-through-tube frame of the cultivator ensures additional strength and durability and is also backed by the three-year warranty. The heavy-duty, 4- x 4-in. steel cross members provide a stable side-to-side platform for the cultivator.
“Customers told us that they wanted to preserve soil moisture prior to planting by cultivating at a shallower, more precise depth,” Weinheimer says. “At the same time, they wanted to run through heavier amounts of residue while leaving a smooth soil profile. With the new features on the 2200 combined with the AccuDepth technology, we have met these customer requirements. Also, with the new tube-through-tube frame construction, we are building the strongest field cultivator on the market.”
2700 Mulch Ripper
Deere thinks an implement that get three things done with one pass through the field ought to make busy farmers sit up and listen. The 2700 Mulch mulches with a disc, shatters with a ripper and levels soil with a conditioner — all in one pass. It’s available in 12 1/2-, 14-, 17 1/2- or 18-ft. widths.
Mulching occurs at the front of the implement with disc gangs that can be adjusted to a maximum depth of 4-in.; they can also be adjusted completely out of the ground through all ripping depths. A unique feature of the ripper is the hydraulic down-pressure system that allows the tool to remain level while protecting the gangs from rocks or other field obstructions.
Behind the front disc gangs is the ripper section of the machine. Two spacing options are available: 24 and 30 in. All the ripper standards operate at the same depth and offer maximum soil-fracturing capabilities and enhanced residue flow with ripper points.
Standard options available with the 2700 Mulch Ripper are a cushion trip standard, a spring-reset rock standard and a shear-bolt standard. These standards are available in parabolic or straight, and with or without wear shins.
An optional “TouchSet” in-cab control allows the operator to adjust quickly to changing conditions. For additional soil-shattering control, different ripper-point widths can be attached to the 2700’s standards.
The final tillage component on the 2700 is the hydraulically adjustable rear disc conditioner to give the operator more control over the soil profile that will be left behind. To create a more level surface, the 2700 is equipped with “TruPosition” standards, consisting of C-shanks and coil-spring protection. The disc conditioner is completely adjustable out of the ground through all ripping depths. Aggressive 18-in. disc blades mounted to each standard provide uniform soil leveling and optimal residue sizing.
Maintenance-free bearings individually mounted on the front disc blades and the rear disc conditioners have been added to reduce downtime, labor and expenses. Arbor bolts have been used to firmly attach discs to the hubs.
2100 Minimum-Till Ripper
The John Deere 2100 Minimum-Till Ripper is a new compaction-fighting tool for no-till and minimum-till producers. It fractures the subsoil compaction layer, while leaving minimum surface and residue disturbance.
“The 2100 Minimum-Till Ripper is a tool that was requested by many growers,” says Matt Weinheimer, marketing manager for tillage. “John Deere made improvements and gave users what they wanted — a long-lasting tool that delivers maximum subsoil fracturing with minimum surface disturbance.”
The ripper standards, 3/4-in. wide, with replaceable wear shins, are shear bolt protected. The 7-in. ripper points, with a special wing design and angled tips, allow for faster soil penetration and maximum subsoil fracture.
The ripper is available in working widths from 12 1/2 to 21 ft., and it can reach a maximum working depth of 16 in., with coulters. A spring-cushioned, 22-in. coulter reduces soil disturbance, and a rippled coulter is available for more movement of the soil.
The 2100 is available in five-standard and seven-standard configurations, with spacings on 24, 30 and 36 in. Setback brackets, which work with either configuration, allow for a staggered pattern and improved residue flow in fields with heavy residue.
Two adjustable stabilizer wheels ensure straight travel and provide additional frame support, and wheel height is easily adjustable. Optional rear closing wheels, with 250 lbs. of down force, help level the soil behind the ripper. The wheels can slide in or out, and angle adjustment is also possible from 0 to 15°. The 2100 hooks up to tractors with a Category II, III, or IIIN hitch (with quick coupler).
Various options and configurations of the 2100 allow farmers to configure the implement to best fit their tillage practices. Prices range from $6,590 to $9,141.
For more information, contact your John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeereAg.com.