Agriculture 1895 Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP) Air Drill

Air Drills Agriculture 1895 Separate Fertilizer Placement (SFP) Air Drill

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Features

Spoked gauge wheels

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.

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:

 

  MudSmith John Deere Percent improvement
Open area 329 cm2 (51 cu in.) 471 cm2 (73 cu in.) 43 percent
Rim height 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) 25 percent
Spoke width 3.5 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.

Air Power™ 2 fan system and compatibility

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) 1870 and 18.3-m (60-ft) 1895 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 current 17.1-m (56-ft) and 23.2m (76-ft) 1870 Air Hoe Drills, as well as the 13.1-m (43-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft) 1895 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.

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.

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 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:

  • 1890 - 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • 1870 - 12.2-m (40-ft), 17.1-m (56-ft), and 23.2-m (76-ft)
  • 1895 - 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • N500C – all widths

 

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 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 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.

  • 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.

TruSet™ system downforce control

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.

High-floatation tires improve machine performance

The 18.3-m (60-ft) 1895 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.

Wider working width increases productivity

This 1895 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 passes 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) 1895 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) 1895 paired with a C850 Air Cart can save a grower up to nine passes per quarter section. Overall, this drill was designed for productivity and efficiency.

Separate fertilizer placement (SFP) offers growing advantages

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
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

 

ProSeries™ Openers provide excellent penetration

ProSeries Openers are in base equipment on all 1890 and 1895 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) 1890s, 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.

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 200-mm (8-in.) up or 150-mm (6-in.) down before the hydraulics react to uneven seedbeds

Green on Green Integration

Tractor, cart, and display compatibility

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 vs. 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 1895 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

ProSeries™ Opener retrofit kit

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
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

 

NOTE: Kits are subject to change.

Specifications

Key Specs

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
Openers
Rank lock-up
Front, middle, and rear
Diameter
45.7 cm
18 in.
Down pressure
Hydraulic

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
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

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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Gay Implement is dedicated and here to serve you. Our staff includes some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the business.

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