To win big in small grains, it takes a seeding solution that superseeds your expectations. John Deere delivers with a complete line of everything you need – and the sizes you want – to seed for success. Air-hoe drills. Commodity air carts. No-till air drills. Openers. Fertilizer attachments. Central commodity systems. Box drills. Plus precision ag technology to stretch your productivity to higher levels. But it’s far more than iron and technology. It’s the exceptional agronomic know-how and unsurpassed dealer support in all phases of production to keep you running. With our latest additions to equipment and openers, our seeding solutions deliver the next-generation performance you need to help you reach the full potential of each seed. That’s our commitment to you.
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 have been removed. The third grease point is now 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. Lastly, the seed tab is UV resistant and profiled similar to the trench. There is also the added option of the serrated closing wheel.
ProSeries Openers are in base equipment on all 1890 and N500F Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP), N500C, 1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™), and 1590 Air Drills.
The ProSeries Openers:
With the RelativeFlow blockage sensing, operators can see the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on all primary towers and secondary hoses monitor the relative product flow, 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 exclusive technology can help you identify any problems before potential blockage occurs.
RelativeFlow Blockage is available on the following models:
RelativeFlow Blockage is compatible with hydraulic drive carts for model year 2014 and newer 1910, model year 2013 and newer 550 Carts, C650 and C850 Air Cart.
Below are the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.
The RelativeFlow 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 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.
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.
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).
Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.
For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.
Air tools with Relative Flow Blockage are not compatible with 1910 air carts with ground drive.
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:
|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|
|AA88056||Press wheel assembly||2 pc|
|E55662||Nut, 3/8||8 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|
|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|
|AA88056||Press wheel assembly||8 pc|
|E55662||Nut, 3/8||32 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|
NOTE: Kits are subject to change.
Specs & Compare
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No-Till Air Drill
|Working widths||9.14 m
|Spacing||19.05, 25.4 cm
7.5, 10 in.
|Number of ranks||two|
Single disk-beveled edge
|Working widths||9.14 m
|Spacing||19.05, 25.4 cm
7.5, 10 in.
|Number of ranks||Two|
|Number of sections||Three|
|Transport height||3.63 m
|Transport width||4.37 m
|Road clearance||21.6 cm
|Overall length||7.49 m
24.58 ft, in.
|Weight before ballast||7711, 6759 kg
17000, 14900 lb
|Available ballast||1386 (28+14 x 100) kg
2800 (28+14 x 100) lb
102 x 152 mm
4 x 6 in.
51 x 152 mm
2 x 6 in.
76 x 152 mm
3 x 6 in.
|Clearance from rank to rank||133.99 cm
|Centerline of mainframe wheel support tube to centerline of wing wheel support tubes|
|From ground to platform|
|From ground to top of lid|
|From ground to top of lights|
|From ground to top of safety rail|
|Lateral frame clearance, opener to opener|
|Mainframe standard||(8) 11L-15, 10PR|
|Mainframe bolt pattern|
|Wings standard||(4) 11L-15, 8PR|
|Wings bolt pattern|
|Centerframe tires and wheels|
|Wheel spacing, center frame|
|Wing tires and wheels|
|Style||Single disk-beveled edge|
7 degree (angle)
Gauge wheel beside disk
Gauge wheel size
11.43 x 40.64 or 7.62 x 40.64 cm
4.5 x 16 or 3 x 16 in.
1.27 to 8.89 cm
0.5 to 3.5 in.
|In-Furrow press wheel||Material
Rubber on plastic wheel
5 to 45 lb
2.3 to 21 kg
Trailing wheel on 20-degree vertical angle, 7-degree horizontal angle
2.54 x 30.48 cm
1 x 12 in.
26 to 43 lb
12 to 20 kg
|Fast start/Quick start|
|Four-section seed on/off|
|Implement harness connection, 12 VDC|
|Implement harness connection, 56 VDC|
|Seed blockage sensor per row|
|Tractor drawbar power required, 10-in (25.4 cm) models|
|Tractor drawbar power required, 15-in (38.1 cm) models|
|Tractor drawbar power required, 7.5-in (19.1 cm) models|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Barley|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Milo/Sorghum|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Oats|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Rice|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Soybean|
|Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Wheat|
|Metering Drive Type|
|Blower drive type|
|Distribution hose size|
|Tank Fill Screen|
|Total Tank Capacity|
|Hydraulic Power Beyond|
|Minimum electrical capacity|
|Minimum hydraulic capacity|
|Minimum number of SCV's|