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John Deere N560F

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Feature Overview
John Deere N560F
  • Adjust down pressure with TruSet™ In-Cab downforce
  • See the flow of seed & fertilizer from the cab with RelativeFlow™ blockage monitoring
  • Quick Change Blade enhancement of the ProSeries™ Opener reduces change time by 45%1
  • Accurate seed placement & emergence with TruSet™ in-cab "closed loop" downforce pressure control
Openers / Rank lock-up / Front, middle, and rear / Diameter / 45.7 cm / 18 in. / Down pressure / Hydraulic /
Feature Overview
John Deere N560F
  • Adjust down pressure with TruSet™ In-Cab downforce
  • See the flow of seed & fertilizer from the cab with RelativeFlow™ blockage monitoring
  • Quick Change Blade enhancement of the ProSeries™ Opener reduces change time by 45%1
  • Accurate seed placement & emergence with TruSet™ in-cab "closed loop" downforce pressure control
Openers / Rank lock-up / Front, middle, and rear / Diameter / 45.7 cm / 18 in. / Down pressure / Hydraulic /

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Features

Independent seed and fertilizer down pressure adjustment

Down pressure adjustment for seed or fertilizer Down pressure adjustment for seed or fertilizer

Setting the opener down pressure is convenient and easy to adjust.

For 9.1-, 11.0-, 12.2-, and 13.1-m (30-, 36-, 40-, and 43-ft) widths the down pressure on the front fertilizer rockshaft is adjusted independently of the middle and rear seed opener rockshafts. Simply dial in the required pressure using the knobs.

The seed opener pressure gauge face is color coded to provide a guide for normal pressure operating ranges.

Valve blockValve block

The valve has two internal checks to reduce possibility of damage to valve when charging the system.

The down pressure cylinder is connected to live hydraulics and extends or retracts to maintain uniform down pressure on openers.

This system is compatible with either closed center or pressure flow compensated tractor hydraulic systems.

IMPORTANT: Tractors with open-center hydraulics require an open-center kit with change valve (order code 6505 to make the air drill compatible). The open-center application does not provide an opener flexibility feature.


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Growers have historically had to make some difficult planting and seeding decisions due to weather. Operators have been forced to plant in wet conditions that are far from optimal in order to plant within the optimum planting window. Those operators have experienced poor performance from wet soils working in between the depth gauge wheel and the opener disk and not having a way out. This creates the possibility of the depth gauge wheel or opener disk to seize up and drag through the soil.

The spoke gauge wheel is a solution for operators who plant in these conditions to allow the mud and debris that get caught behind the depth gauge wheel to easily flow through the wheel and continue providing superior depth performance.

The spoke gauge wheel is designed for optimum performance. Its features include serviceable, stamped inner and outer rims. 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 more easily than competitor’s wheels. Another improvement over the closed gauge wheel is a snap-ring bearing retention. Simply remove the snap ring, replace the bearing, and place the snap ring back.

Gauge wheelGauge wheel
Gauge wheelGauge wheel

Heavy trash fields from no-till environments have also tested very well with the new spoke gauge wheel. Some growers provided feedback of crop residue getting inside and jamming up the gauge wheel and opener. This spoke gauge wheel has shown exceptional performance within these areas as well. These wheels are compatible with both 90 Series openers on seeding tools and planter row-units.

 

Below is a chart that demonstrates a competitive advantage over MudSmith™ wheels for mud and residue flow:

 

   MudSmithJohn DeerePercent improvement
Open area329 cm2 (51 cu in.)471 cm2 (73 cu in.)43 percent
Rim height1.9 cm (3/4 in.)1.4 cm (9/16 in.)25 percent
Spoke width3.5 cm (1-3/8 in.)1.9 cm (3/4 in.)45 percent

 

The wheel is serviceable along with other parts.

  • AA86055 – complete wheel assembly
  • A101570 – inner wheel rim half
  • A101571 – outer wheel rim half

Not compatible in dual gauge wheel applications.

MudSmith is a trademark of MudSmith, LLC.


A digital pressure sensor is located inside each tank on the C850 Air Cart, enabling a reliable tank-pressure readout on the cart’s side display and in the cab of the tractor on the 4600 CommandCenter™ Display or 4640 Universal Display. Seeing the digital readout allows for fine tuning of tank pressure, which is needed for metering accuracy on fine low-rate commodities. Seeing the tank-pressure in the cab allows the operator to monitor the pressure and take corrective action if needed. It also allows the operator to see if a tank lid was left open.

Making adjustments
Tank pressure adjustment handlesTank pressure adjustment handles

Adjusting tank pressure is done at the side of the cart using the banjo handles pictured above. The decals in yellow indicate with what tank the handle is associated. There is a spectrum of low to high tank pressure for dialing in the adjustment, and the decal shows to what primary the air is being mapped.


Air Power 2 fan systemAir Power 2 fan system

Enhanced air seeding performance would not be possible without the updates to the 15,152.8-L (430-bu) and 19,381.5-L (550-bu) 1910 and C850 Air Carts. For the wider seeding width, more fan capacity has been added.

 

Air Power 2 provides two independently controlled fans – one for seed and one for fertilizer. Along with large, 76.2-mm (3-in.) primaries, more accurate delivery rates are possible across the full width of the seeding tool, from opener to opener. Plus, Air Power 2 allows growers to deliver high rates under field operating conditions – up to 40 percent more product delivery per primary compared to the single-fan system.

 

Dual fans are required for tow-between and tow-behind carts on the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 and 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F models along with the eight primaries. Each fan will direct air to one set of primaries. Two selective control valves (SCVs) are required for the fans. The fan speed will be controlled through the SCV flow control.

 

Air Power 2 will also be compatible with the 17.1-m (56-ft) P556 and 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 Air Hoe Drills, as well as the 13.1-m (43-ft) N543F and 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F Disk Drills, plus the 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft) 1890 models. An option is available for stainless-steel primaries to resist corrosion from high fertilizer rates.

C850 Air CartC850 Air Cart

There is a slide at the meter to choose bottom or top shoot for each meter. There is also a valve on the tank pressure system to choose top or bottom shoot. This same valve is used to adjust the amount of air to the tank to create the proper pressure differential.

Tank pressure valveTank pressure valve

The arrow on the valve handle should be pointing to the top of the range for the top shoot and the bottom of the range for the bottom shoot. If the tank will not be in use, set the pressure valve to the middle setting to not pressurize the tank. The operator should use the gauge to find the correct setting. An electronic pressure sensor will send a warning to the display if the tank pressure differential is out of range.

 

If pressure is in the green operating range, the tanks are sealed and operating correctly. The electronic pressure sensor is located behind the mechanical gauge on the side of the cart.


RelativeFlow blockage sensingRelativeFlow blockage sensing

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.

 

RelativeFlow Blockage is available on the following models:

  • P540 - 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • P556 - 17.1-m (56-ft)
  • P576 - 23.2-m (76-ft)
  • N500C - all widths
  • 1890 - 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • N530F - 9.1-m (30-ft)
  • N540F - 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • N543F - 13.1-m (43-ft)
  • N560F - 18.3-m (60-ft)

Below are the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.

Blockage monitoring screenBlockage monitoring screen

The RelativeFlow system chart shows the amount of flow through each sensor on the selected tower. Sensitivity for the blockage system can be adjusted if desired, as shown below.

Blockage set-up screenBlockage set-up screen

Blockage warning sensitivity allows the producer to set and change the sensitivity of the sensors to meet their preferences. Increasing the sensitivity means the system is more likely to show a false blockage, while less sensitivity means the system is more likely to miss a blockage.

 

Multiple run-page alarm behavior options are available for selection.

Blockage set-up screenBlockage set-up screen

Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system on the N500C.

 

For complete details and information reference, the owner’s manual.

RelativeFlow Blockage configured run pageRelativeFlow Blockage configured run page

The SeedStar™ system run page displays the five major run settings. Clicking on any of the tiles will take an operator to that specific page (shown below).

Operators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting Blockage tilesOperators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting Blockage tiles
Operators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independentlyOperators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independently
Blockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screenBlockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screen

Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.

  • A blockage delay is how long a blockage should occur before an alarm is sounded.
  • The blockage alarm reminder is how often the alarm should sound when a blockage occurs.
  • The meter on delay is the time from when the meter is turned on until the blockage sensor should start monitoring for blockage.
  • The meter off delay is the time from when the meter is turned off until the blockage sensor should start monitoring to verify no flow.

For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.


Downforce control from the cabDownforce control from the cab

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.

TruSet system quick-reference guide
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TruSet system quick-reference guide image key:

  1. Select here to choose from a list of programmed downforce setpoints.
  2. Select here to enter calibration screens, input downforce setpoints, and to verify the tractor selective control valve (SCV) controlled by automation.
  3. TruSet – main menu button
  4. TruSet run screen
  5. Setup – select to configure tool
  6. Warning Setup – select to set downforce warnings
  7. Float Mode – select to toggle the float mode on and off. This option is only available using Power Beyond control options.
  8. Diagnostics – select to enter diagnostic information
  9. Press the plus or minus button to increase or decrease the downforce.
  10. Enter a value here to increase or decrease the downforce.
  11. Enables the downforce system
  12. Disables the downforce system
TruSet system tool setup
Tool setupTool setup

Select the tool setup to enter calibration screens, input downforce setpoints, and to verify the tractor SCV controlled by automation:

  1. Enter target setpoint for downforce
  2. Enable pick 6 prescription
TruSet system tool setup - automated SCV
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TruSet system tool setup - automated SCV image key:

  1. This is the time that the SCV remains on to ensure that Power Beyond activates.
  2. Select SCV configuration
  3. Enable or disable continuous SCV time
  4. Select opener control SCV (SCV1-6)
  5. Select opener control (SCV with Power Beyond, SCV only)
TruSet system tool setup - manual SCV
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TruSet system tool setup - manual SCV image key:

  1. Select opener control SCV Manual (---)
  2. Select SCV configuration
  3. Enter values for the extend and retract thresholds if necessary
  4. Select opener control (SCV with Power Beyond, SCV only)
TruSet system tool setup - Implement Detection
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TruSet system tool setup - Implement Detection image key:

  1. Select Implement Detection
  2. Select tool mode
  3. Press to save the values
  4. Select row spacing
  5. Select nominal tool width
TruSet system tool setup - opener configuration
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TruSet system tool setup - opener configuration image key:

  1. Select opener configuration
  2. Enable and disable opener control
  3. Select opener depth setting (1 through 13)

Tires on the N560F Disk DrillTires on the N560F Disk Drill

The 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F Disk Drill offers larger mainframe and wing tires with higher floatation, 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.

 

ModelWidthMainframe
tire size
Wing tire sizeMainframe
tire pressure
Wing tire
pressure
Tire sizeFlat-plate contact surface area
N560F18.3 m (60 ft)550/45-22.533x15.5-16.5207 kPa (30 psi)207 kPa (30 psi)550/45-22.51929 cm2 (299 sq in.)
33X15.5-16.5671 cm2 (104 sq in.)

 

Wing tiresWing tires
Mainframe tiresMainframe tires

Wider width for more productivityWider width for more productivity

This N560F 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 rounds per quarter section during the same amount of time spent in the tractor cab.

 

An increase in productivity positively contributes to agronomics. Improving a grower’s 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) N560F 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) N560F paired with a C850 Air Cart can save a grower up to nine rounds per quarter section. Overall, this drill was designed for productivity and efficiency.


SPF OpenersSPF Openers
Separate fertilizer placement offers nutrient placement at a 5 or 7-degree angle

The 5-degree fertilizer opener:

  • Is required for liquid and anhydrous (NH3) fertilizers
  • Will also apply dry fertilizer  
  • Opens a smaller trench than the 7-degree opener
  • Is better able to capture anhydrous and liquid fertilizer and seal fertilizers in the soil
Opener furrow-closing wheel

The 25-mm x 305-mm (1-in. x 12-in.) cast closing wheel follows the press wheel to close the furrow, placing soil over seed or fertilizer after the press wheel secures the seed in the furrow.

  • A double-row ball bearing to reduce wear is located in the arm of the closing wheel
  • Mounted parallel to the furrow opener, the closing wheel can be adjusted laterally to allow running on top of the furrow for sandy or mellow soils or to side of the furrow for heavier soils
  • Down pressure is adjustable from 11.8 kg to 19.5 kg (26 lb to 43 lb) (no tools and three adjustments)
  • A grease fitting in the pivot arm provides free movement for the arm
Fertilizer tubes

There are four choices of interchangeable fertilizer tubes:

  • Dry fertilizer tube to be used with 32-mm (1-1/4-in.) secondary fertilizer hose from the 1910 Cart
  • Liquid fertilizer tube (for 13-mm [1/2-in.] i.d. hose)
    • IMPORTANT: Using this tube for anhydrous may cause loss of retention
  • Dual fertilizer delivery tube – allows for placement of dry or anhydrous. If applying both simultaneously, the operator may need to provide a relief system to relieve air from dry tube for adequate anhydrous retention. Without air relief, the operator will need to adjust air plenum to restrict all airflow to SFP dry tubes when anhydrous is being applied
  • Anhydrous tube (for 10-mm [3/8-in.] i.d. hose)
    • Liquid or NH3 fertilizer metering/delivery system is not provided by the John Deere Seeding Group

 

Key features of the SFP opener are:

  • 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 OpenersProSeries Openers

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) 1890 models, 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.

Active hydraulic downforce pressure valveActive hydraulic downforce pressure valve

The active hydraulics:

  • Work in conjunction with the opener spring 
  • Provide an adjustable range of 75 kg (165 lb) to 180 kg (400 lb) of down pressure per opener
    • Benefit: penetrate hard soils and heavy residue
  • The cylinders allow the openers to travel up or down an additional 405 mm (16 in.) with active hydraulic down pressure to follow the ground
  • Provide the openers additional pressure when needed or allow the openers to go into relief if the pressure becomes too high

The down pressure:

  • Is easily adjusted with the pressure valve located on the front of the mainframe
  • Provides the operator the ability to quickly adjust, or dial in, the down pressure as operating conditions change

NOTE: For additional ballast in hard-to-penetrate conditions, tractor suitcase weights may also be added to the mainframe and wings to obtain maximum down pressure per opener.

 

The ProSeries Openers:

  • Work not only in no-till conditions, but also in minimum or reduced-till conditions
  • Provide 51 mm (2 in.) of free travel in the opener before spring down pressure takes over
    • Benefit: allows the opener to move over uneven ground conditions and minimize the chance of the gauge wheels bulldozing soil in soft or mellow conditions
    • The opener spring travels a maximum of 203-mm (8-in.) up or 150-mm (6-in.) down before the hydraulics react to uneven seedbeds

Tractor, cart, and display compatibility
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The 18.3-m (60-ft) tool is five sections with 254-mm (10-in.) spacing and is Air Power™ 2 compatible. This larger tool will require a 15,152.8-L (430-bu) tow-between cart, a 15,152.8-L or 19,381.5-L (430-bu or 550 bu) tow-behind cart, or the C850 Air Cart with Air Power 2 dual fan system. Along with this cart compatibility, breaks are required for this configuration due to the weight of the drill and cart versus the tractor during transport mode. Below are compatible tractor, horsepower, display, and engine specific details.

Cart compatibility
  • 1910 Carts equipped with Air Power 2
    • 15,152.8-L (430 bu) tow-between cart
    • 15,152.8-L (430 bu) tow-behind cart
    • 19,381.5-L (550 bu) tow-behind cart
  • C850 Air Cart

Along with the added tool size, the N500F offers a heavy-duty hitch to pull an additional 20,412 kg (45,000 lb), which is the equivalent of two 7570-L (2,000-gal.) NH3 tanks when using a tow-between cart.

Tractor compatibility
Cart and tractor compatibilityCart and tractor compatibility
  • Recommended minimum 425-kW (570-hp) tractor with a 295.3-L/min (78-gpm) high-flow pump
  • Follow recommended ballasting guidelines
  • Requires a tractor with four selective control valves (SCVs) plus power beyond
  • Requires a brake port for 1910 and C850 Air Cart brakes
    • Flat ground - seeding less than 2.5 cm (1 in.)
      • 425 kW (570 hp)
    • Flat ground - seeding greater than 2.5 cm (1 in.)
      • 462.3 kW (620 hp)
    • Hilly terrain - seeding at any depth
      • 462.3 kW (620 hp with tracks - recommended to obtain proper wheel slip)
Engine power capabilities
Engine power to pull cartsEngine power to pull carts
  • The seeding tool system must be compatible with the maximum power that the largest Final Tier 4 (FT4) or comparable manufacturer’s tractor can produce.
  • FT4 tractors have an advertised engine horsepower of up to rated power level of 462.3 kW (620 hp). Power bulge for short periods of time increase this to 499.6 kW (670 hp).
  • Pulling a full 15,152.8-L (430-bu) cart requires about 51.5 kW (69 hp), the 19,381.5-L (550-bu) cart requires about 66.4 kW (89 hp), and the 29,953.2-L (850-bu) cart requires about 96.9 kW (130 hp).
Display compatibility
Display compatibility with cartsDisplay compatibility with carts

This larger tool was designed for the Gen 4 CommandCenter™ display. This technology integration saves time and money.

  • 4600 CommandCenter™ display with Premium Activation
    • Premium Activation
  • 4640 Universal Display with core activation
    • Universal Activation

Growers that may be interested in upgrading their current 90 Series Openers to the ProSeries Openers can do this by ordering a ProSeries retrofit kit.

 

Two kit offerings are available for seed openers, a two row (AA98693) and eight row (AA97392) kit. The breakdowns are as follows:

AA98693
A105410Deflector, seed firmer tab2 pc
A107506Washer, special8 pc
A109343Seed boot, left hand1 pc
A109344Seed boot, right hand1 pc
A110307Closing arm spring, left hand1 pc
A110308Closing arm spring, right hand1 pc
A31869Locknut2 pc
AA88056Press wheel assembly2 pc
E55662Nut, 3/88 pc
N280653Washer2 pc
N283804Opener disk2 pc
N283976Nut, U-nut2 pc
N283308Screw, flange2 pc
03H2070Bolt, round head8 pc
19M7720Screw, hex2 pc
A105392Spiked seed closing wheel2 pc
A97699Instructions, dealer download1 pc
AA97392
A105410Deflector, seed firmer tab8 pc
A107506Washer, special32 pc
A109343Seed boot, left hand4 pc
A109344Seed boot, right hand4 pc
A110307Closing arm spring, left hand4 pc
A110308Closing arm spring, right hand4 pc
A31869Locknut8 pc
AA88056Press wheel assembly8 pc
E55662Nut, 3/832 pc
N280653Washer8 pc
N283804Opener disk8 pc
N283976Nut, U-nut8 pc
N283308Screw, flange8 pc
03H2070Bolt, round head32 pc
19M7720Screw, hex8 pc
A105392Spiked seed closing wheel8 pc
A117632Instructions, ProSeries1 pc

ProSeries Retrofit Calculator

ProSeries seed opener kitProSeries seed opener kit

NOTE: Kits are subject to change.


Growers that may be interested in upgrading their current 90 Series Openers to the ProSeries Openers can do this by ordering a ProSeries performance upgrade kit.

 

Two kit offerings are available for seed openers, a two row (AA98693) and eight row (AA97392) kit. The breakdowns are as follows:

AA98693
A105410Deflector, seed firmer tab2 pc
A107506Washer, special8 pc
A109343Seed boot, left hand1 pc
A109344Seed boot, right hand1 pc
A110307Closing arm spring, left hand1 pc
A110308Closing arm spring, right hand1 pc
A31869Locknut2 pc
AA88056Press wheel assembly2 pc
E55662Nut, 3/88 pc
N280653Washer2 pc
N283804Opener disk2 pc
N283976Nut, U-nut2 pc
N283308Screw, flange2 pc
03H2070Bolt, round head8 pc
19M7720Screw, hex2 pc
A105392Spiked seed closing wheel2 pc
A97699Instructions, dealer download1 pc
AA97392
A105410Deflector, seed firmer tab8 pc
A107506Washer, special32 pc
A109343Seed boot, left hand4 pc
A109344Seed boot, right hand4 pc
A110307Closing arm spring, left hand4 pc
A110308Closing arm spring, right hand4 pc
A31869Locknut8 pc
AA88056Press wheel assembly8 pc
E55662Nut, 3/832 pc
N280653Washer8 pc
N283804Opener disk8 pc
N283976Nut, U-nut8 pc
N283308Screw, flange8 pc
03H2070Bolt, round head32 pc
19M7720Screw, hex8 pc
A105392Spiked seed closing wheel8 pc
A117632Instructions, ProSeries1 pc

ProSeries Retrofit Calculator

ProSeries seed opener kitProSeries seed opener kit

NOTE: Kits are subject to change.


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With RelativeFlow Blockage sensing, operators can see the flow of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on all secondary hoses monitor the relative product flow row to row, giving you a better view of the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from the cart to the opener from inside your tractor cab. This technology can help you identify any problems before a potential blockage occurs.

 

RelativeFlow Blockage is available in all run configurations on the following models (all widths):  

  • H500
  • H500F
  • P500
  • N500
  • N500F
  • N500C
  • 730LL

 

RelativeFlow Blockage is compatible with hydraulic drive carts: model year 2014 and newer 1910, all 19,381.5-L (550-bu) 1910 Carts, and C650 and C850 Air Carts.

 

Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.

Blockage monitoring screen on Gen 4 display Blockage monitoring screen on Gen 4 display

The RelativeFlow Blockage sensing chart shows the amount of flow through each sensor on the selected tower. Sensitivity for the blockage system can be adjusted if desired, as shown below.

Blockage Setup screen on Gen 4 display Blockage Setup screen on Gen 4 display

Blockage warning sensitivity allows the producer to set and change the sensitivity of the sensors to meet their preferences and varying crop/fertilizer types. Increasing the sensitivity means the system is more likely to show a false blockage, while less sensitivity means the system is more likely to miss a blockage.

 

Multiple run-page alarm behavior options are available for selection.

Blockage monitoring screen on Gen 4 display Blockage monitoring screen on Gen 4 display

Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system on the N500C.

 

For complete details and information reference, the owner’s manual.

RelativeFlow Blockage configured run page RelativeFlow Blockage configured run page

The SeedStar© system run page displays the five major run settings. Clicking on any of the tiles will take an operator to that specific page (shown below).

Operators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting blockage tiles Operators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting blockage tiles
Operators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independently Operators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independently
Blockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screen Blockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screen

Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.

  • A blockage delay is how long a blockage should occur before an alarm is sounded.
  • The blockage alarm reminder is how often the alarm should sound when a blockage occurs.
  • The meter on delay is the time from when the meter is turned on until the blockage sensor should start monitoring for blockage.
  • The meter off delay is the time from when the meter is turned off until the blockage sensor should start monitoring to verify no flow.

For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.

 

Air tools with RelativeFlow Blockage are not compatible with 1910 air carts with ground drive.

 


Down pressure adjustment for seed or fertilizer Down pressure adjustment for seed or fertilizer

Setting the opener down pressure is convenient and easy to adjust.

For 9.1-, 11.0-, 12.2-, and 13.1-m (30-, 36-, 40-, and 43-ft) widths the down pressure on the front fertilizer rockshaft is adjusted independently of the middle and rear seed opener rockshafts. Simply dial in the required pressure using the knobs.

The seed opener pressure gauge face is color coded to provide a guide for normal pressure operating ranges.

Valve block Valve block

The valve has two internal checks to reduce possibility of damage to valve when charging the system.

The down pressure cylinder is connected to live hydraulics and extends or retracts to maintain uniform down pressure on openers.

This system is compatible with either closed center or pressure flow compensated tractor hydraulic systems.

IMPORTANT: Tractors with open-center hydraulics require an open-center kit with change valve (order code 6505 to make the air drill compatible). The open-center application does not provide an opener flexibility feature.


If you need high rates in your operation, AirPower 2 delivers. With the dual fan system, you get twice the fans than the original AirPower. Plus, each fan is larger than before. So when you need that additional power to generate a higher level of input flow, AirPower 2 has the capability to deliver what you need. And the fan housing is cast aluminum, making it lighter in weight, but more durable than ever before. You can trust your fan system will stand the test of time.

Dual fan design

John Deere AirPower 2 system uses two separate, high-capacity fans ™ one for top shoot, one for bottom shoot. Using both fans can deliver a total of 550 pounds (249.5 kg) at 5.5 mph at 15 degree slope of material per acre, precisely metering product into the primary air stream. The results: Greater consistency across the entire drill, more uniform seed emergence, more even flowering and canopy development, and greater yields.

Air Power 2 fan system Air Power 2 fan system

Enhanced air seeding performance would not be possible without the updates to the 15,152.8-L (430-bu) and 19,381.5-L (550-bu) 1910 and C-Series Air Carts. For the wider seeding width, more fan capacity has been added.

 

Air Power 2 provides two independently controlled fans ™ one for seed and one for fertilizer. Along with large, 76.2-mm (3-in.) primaries, more accurate delivery rates are possible across the full width of the seeding tool, from opener to opener. Plus, Air Power 2 allows growers to deliver high rates under field operating conditions ™ up to 40 percent more product delivery per primary compared to the single-fan system.

 

Dual fans are required for tow-between and tow-behind carts on the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 and 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F models along with the eight primaries. Each fan will direct air to one set of primaries. Two selective control valves (SCVs) are required for the fans. The fan speed will be controlled through the SCV flow control.

 

Air Power 2 will also be compatible with the 17.1-m (56-ft) P556 and 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 Air Hoe Drills, as well as the 13.1-m (43-ft) N543F and 18.3-m (60-ft) N560F Disk Drills, plus the 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft) 1890 models. An option is available for stainless-steel primaries to resist corrosion from high fertilizer rates.

C-Series Air Cart C-Series Air Cart

There is a slide at the meter to choose bottom or top shoot for each meter. There is also a valve on the tank pressure system to choose top or bottom shoot. This same valve is used to adjust the amount of air to the tank to create the proper pressure differential.

Tank pressure valve Tank pressure valve

The arrow on the valve handle should be pointing to the top of the range for the top shoot and the bottom of the range for the bottom shoot. If the tank will not be in use, set the pressure valve to the middle setting to not pressurize the tank. The operator should use the gauge to find the correct setting. An electronic pressure sensor will send a warning to the display if the tank pressure differential is out of range.

 

If pressure is in the green operating range, the tanks are sealed and operating correctly. The electronic pressure sensor is located behind the mechanical gauge on the side of the cart.


Downforce control from the cab Downforce control from the cab

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.

TruSet screen on Gen 4 display TruSet screen on Gen 4 display

Exclusive TruSet downforce control has taken adjustability on no-till John Deere seeding tools to a whole new level. Rather than using manual valve handles, pressure control dials on the monitor let operators make incremental adjustments conveniently from the Gen 4 display inside the tractor cab. This also saves time and makes it easier to adapt to changing field conditions. 

 

Compatibility:

  • N500
  • N500F
  • N500C

 

Competitive tractors require an add-on selective control valve (SCV) kit for TruSet to function properly.


ProSeries Openers ProSeries Openers

The ProSeries Opener is John Deere’s most advanced opener for your seed and separate fertilizer placement. When it comes to seeding precision, consistent seed depth, and uniform emergence in virtually all field conditions, you can superSEED your expectations with ProSeries.

 

Two of the three daily grease points were removed. The only remaining grease point is a yearly interval. The narrow seed boot travels behind the shadow of the blade, causing less soil disturbance. When attaching the boot to the shank, the bolt has been replaced with a flag pin. Now the flag pin is the wear point, not the casting, reducing overall maintenance. The seed press wheel is also redesigned; it has a narrow profile, a double-wall bearing, and is made of a flexible material. The quick-change blade feature reduces the time it takes to change each blade, saving time and money. Lastly, the seed tab is UV resistant and profiled similar to the trench. There is also the added option of the serrated closing wheel.

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ProSeries Openers are in base equipment on all N500 and N500F Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP), N500C, 1990 Central Commodity System (CCS©), and 1590 Air Drills.

 

The ProSeries Openers:

  • Work not only in no-till conditions, but also in minimum or reduced-till conditions
  • Provide 51 mm (2 in.) of free travel in the opener before spring down pressure takes over
    • Benefit: allows the opener to move over uneven ground conditions and minimize the chance of the gauge wheels bulldozing soil in soft or mellow conditions
    • The opener spring travels a maximum of 203-mm (8-in.) up or 150-mm (6-in.) down before the hydraulics react to uneven seedbeds

SFP Openers SFP Openers
Separate fertilizer placement offers nutrient placement at a 5 or 7-degree angle

The 5-degree fertilizer opener:

  • Is required for liquid and anhydrous (NH3) fertilizers
  • Will also apply dry fertilizer  
  • Opens a smaller trench than the 7-degree opener
  • Is better able to capture anhydrous and liquid fertilizer and seal fertilizers in the soil
Fertilizer tubes

There are four choices of interchangeable fertilizer tubes:

  • Dry fertilizer tube to be used with 32-mm (1-1/4-in.) secondary fertilizer hose from the 1910 Cart
  • Liquid fertilizer tube (for 13-mm [1/2-in.] i.d. hose)
    • IMPORTANT: Using this tube for anhydrous may cause loss of retention
  • Dual fertilizer delivery tube ™ allows for placement of dry or anhydrous. If applying both simultaneously, the operator may need to provide a relief system to relieve air from dry tube for adequate anhydrous retention. Without air relief, the operator will need to adjust air plenum to restrict all airflow to SFP dry tubes when anhydrous is being applied
  • Anhydrous tube (for 10-mm [3/8-in.] i.d. hose)
    • Liquid or NH3 fertilizer metering/delivery system is not provided by the John Deere Seeding Group

 

Key features of the SFP opener are:

  • 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
Group Key Component Object description Comp. Qty (CUn) Component unit
AA102151 03H2070 BOLT, ROUND HEAD SQUARE NECK 32 PC
AA102151 03M7224 BOLT, RD HD SQ SHORT NECK, METRIC 8 PC
AA102151 14M7396 NUT, METRIC, HEX FL, SELF LOCKING 8 PC
AA102151 A107506 WASHER, SPECIAL 32 PC
AA102151 A116640 Scraper, SFP, RH 4 PC
AA102151 A116641 Scraper, SFP, LH 4 PC
AA102151 AA97059 Plate, NH3 SEALING, LH 4 PC
AA102151 AA97060 Plate, NH3 SEALING, RH 4 PC
AA102151 E55662 NUT-FLANGE-3/8 32 PC
AA102151 N283804 DISK, BORON 8 PC

In yellow the actual parts. Everything else is hardware  

 

 

Opener furrow-closing wheel

The 25-mm x 305-mm (1-in. x 12-in.) cast closing wheel follows the press wheel to close the furrow, placing soil over seed or fertilizer after the press wheel secures the seed in the furrow.

  • A double-row ball bearing to reduce wear is located in the arm of the closing wheel
  • Mounted parallel to the furrow opener, the closing wheel can be adjusted laterally to allow running on top of the furrow for sandy or mellow soils or to side of the furrow for heavier soils
  • Down pressure is adjustable from 11.8 kg to 19.5 kg (26 lb to 43 lb) (no tools and three adjustments)
  • A grease fitting in the pivot arm provides free movement for the arm
SFP upgrade kit

SPF scrapers can bolt a sealing wing to the bottom of the improved anhydrous (NH3) retention by reducing outgassing. It’s made of steel and has carbide titles brazed to the edges for long life.

 

  • Parts: AA102150 and AA102151

The SFP opener closing arm spring will better hold the notched retention position. When selecting options for anhydrous fertilizer delivery, the SFP opener has a carbide sealing wing. The sealing wing agitates the trench sidewall and helps seal the top of the furrow with soil. This helps facilitate the binding of anhydrous ammonia to the soil, which reduces outgassing, keeps more fertilizer in the ground, and provides a boost to young plants. 

Group Key Component Object description Comp. Qty (CUn) Component unit
AA102150 03H2070 BOLT, ROUND HEAD SQUARE NECK 8 PC
AA102150 03M7224 BOLT, RD HD SQ SHORT NECK, METRIC 2 PC
AA102150 14M7396 NUT, METRIC, HEX FL, SELF LOCKING 2 PC
AA102150 A107506 WASHER, SPECIAL 8 PC
AA102150 A116640 Scraper, SFP, RH 1 PC
AA102150 A116641 Scraper, SFP, LH 1 PC
AA102150 AA97059 Plate, NH3 SEALING, LH 1 PC
AA102150 AA97060 Plate, NH3 SEALING, RH 1 PC
AA102150 E55662 NUT-FLANGE-3/8 8 PC
AA102150 N283804 DISK, BORON 2 PC

In yellow the actual parts. Everything else is hardware  

 

 


Upgrade your current 90 Series Opener to the ProSeries Openers by ordering a performance upgrade kit. Information on the ProSeries Opener can be found here.

 

Two kit offerings are available for seed openers, a two row (AA98693) and eight row (AA97392) kit. The breakdowns are as follows:

AA98693
A105410 Deflector, seed firmer tab 2 pc
A107506 Washer, special 8 pc
A109343 Seed boot, left hand 1 pc
A109344 Seed boot, right hand 1 pc
A110307 Closing arm spring, left hand 1 pc
A110308 Closing arm spring, right hand 1 pc
A31869 Locknut 2 pc
AA88056 Press wheel assembly 2 pc
E55662 Nut, 3/8 8 pc
N280653 Washer 2 pc
N283804 Opener disk 2 pc
N283976 Nut, U-nut 2 pc
N283308 Screw, flange 2 pc
03H2070 Bolt, round head 8 pc
19M7720 Screw, hex 2 pc
A105392 Spiked seed closing wheel 2 pc
A97699 Instructions, dealer download 1 pc
AA97392
A105410 Deflector, seed firmer tab 8 pc
A107506 Washer, special 32 pc
A109343 Seed boot, left hand 4 pc
A109344 Seed boot, right hand 4 pc
A110307 Closing arm spring, left hand 4 pc
A110308 Closing arm spring, right hand 4 pc
A31869 Locknut 8 pc
AA88056 Press wheel assembly 8 pc
E55662 Nut, 3/8 32 pc
N280653 Washer 8 pc
N283804 Opener disk 8 pc
N283976 Nut, U-nut 8 pc
N283308 Screw, flange 8 pc
03H2070 Bolt, round head 32 pc
19M7720 Screw, hex 8 pc
A105392 Spiked seed closing wheel 8 pc
A117632 Instructions, ProSeries 1 pc

ProSeries Retrofit Calculator

ProSeries seed opener kit ProSeries seed opener kit

NOTE: Kits are subject to change.


Specs
Sizes
Working widths 18.3 m
60 ft
Spacing Seed spacing - 254 mm
10 in.
Separate fertilizer - 508 mm
20 in.
Number of ranks Two seed ranks and one separate fertilizer rank
Key Specs
Openers
Rank lock-up
Front, middle, and rear
Diameter
45.7 cm
18 in.
Down pressure
Hydraulic
Sizes
Number of sections Three
Dimensions
Transport height 5.2 m
16.92 ft
Transport width 5.7 m
18.83 ft
Road clearance 21.59 cm
8.5 in.
Overall length 11.6 m
38.17 ft
Centerframe width 4.55 m
14.9 ft
Weight before ballast 28,213 kg
62,200 lb
Available ballast 1,451.5 kg
3,200 lb
Frame Cross members
102 x 152 mm
4 x 6 in.
End tubes
51 x 152 mm
2 x 6 in.
Hitch
152 x 254 mm
6 x 10 in.
Clearance from rank to rank 134.1 cm
52.8 in.
Tires
Mainframe standard (8) 42.1x 21.7x 22.5 in. 12PR
Mainframe bolt pattern Duals with eight-bolt wheels
Wings standard (16) 33x15.5-16.5 in. 10PR
Wings bolt pattern Duals with eight-bolt wheels
Wheel spacing, center frame


Openers
Rank lock-up Front, middle, and rear
Disk Diameter
45.7 cm
18 in.
Angle
Seed at 7 degree (angle)
Fertilizer (dry only) at 5 or 7 degree (angle)
Single blade with beveled edge
Down pressure Style
Active hydraulic downforce
10-in. space
75 to 181 kg
165 to 400 lb
Hydraulic
Depth control Description
Semi-pneumatic
Gauge wheel size
Standard - 11.43 x 40.64 cm
4.5 x 16 in.
Narrow gauge wheel - 7.62 x 40.64 cm
3 x 16 in.
Range
1.27 to 8.89 cm
0.5 to 3.5 in.
Increments
0.64 cm
0.25 in.
Gauge wheel
In-Furrow press wheel Material
Rubber-face press wheel
Packing force
2.3 to 21 kg
5 to 45 lb
1.8 x 25.4 cm
0.71 x 10 in.
Furrow closing Description
Closing wheel - vertical 15 degree (angle)
Size
2.54 x 30.48 cm
1 x 12 in.
Material
Cast iron
Down force
12 to 20 kg
26 to 43 lb
Yes
Double-Shoot capable Yes - front ranks apply fertilizer
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