Updates for New John Deere Planters Coming in 2022

New for MY 2022 integrated ExactRate Liquid fertilizer tanks on a JD 8RX410 and a JD 1775 NT Planter with 600 gallon Exact Rate Liquid, Planter Tracks and increased capacity bulk seed tanks

John Deere announced several updates to the model year 2022 planter line up.  The Central Fill Tanks (CCS) have 30% more capacity with each tank capable of holding 130 bushels of seed on the larger frame models.  To help increase floatation with the weight of these larger tanks, Deere now offers factory installed tracks on the 1775 NT planter.  They are similar to the Soucy tracks that have been available as a field install option for several years. Customers like their reliability, increased flotation, and minimized yield loss on pinch rows.  Sloan Express sells these after market tracks and you can view more info at their website.

Factory Installed Tracks on MY 2022 JD 1775 NT Planters

New Factory Installed Planter Tracks help to increase flotation and minimize pinch row yield loss

Exact Rate Integrated Liquid Fertilizer is another enhancement for model year 2022 planters. Now factory installed 600 gallon liquid fertilizer tanks with all of the necessary plumbing are available on newly ordered planters.  Combine this planter liquid tank with the new integrated ExactRate 1000 gallon tanks on an 8RX 410 tractor and you have 1600 gallons of liquid capacity allowing up to 80 acres of liquid fertilizer application at a rate of 20 gallon/acre.

Additional LED lighting packages on the planter allow for greater visibility during night time planting.

View the official product announcement from John Deere here and contact your Sloan Implement salesman before orders open on June 1. Supply of new planters will go quickly and this is the time to lock in the biggest discount of the year.

The next evolution of the John Deere ExactRate™ liquid fertilizer system is here for Model Year 2022. Integrated tanks on the Deere 8RX Tractor plus expanded seed capacity tanks on the planter allow you to cover more acres between fills. With tracks on the tractor and planter, you can distribute weight evenly over a larger surface area to reduce soil compaction. Best of all, the tractor tanks will not get in your way as you get in or out of the tractor cab.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 22 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com

Central IL Progress, Large Soybeans in CCS Planters, and 1775 ExactEmerge Test Plot & Video

by Lucas Veale, Assumption, IL

Planting is nearing the end in Central Illinois.  Many customers have wrapped up planting all together, while others still have only a few acres remaining.  On the other hand, Southern Illinois is much wetter and still has a ways to go.  I have seen and heard of corn that is leafing out underneath the soil due to a tough top crust.  Hopefully recent rains can allow the crop to emerge.  I did see a few beans emerged not far from Assumption late last week.

Large soybeans seem to be causing issues with feeding in CCS planters from the main tank to the mini hoppers.   It is important to remain diligent in talc usage.  Some customers have reported that higher than normal tank pressures have helped to alleviate the problem.  Others have reported that it only marginally helps.  Smaller beans don’t seem to have much of a problem.  Sometimes removing the elbow in the mini hopper will also help.

I had the opportunity to walk a field that had side by side planting with a conventional JD 1770 planter and the Exactemerge high speed unit.  Passes of 5 mph, 7.5 mph, and 10 mph were made side by side.  You could definitely tell the difference at the higher speeds.  Once in a while you would find a double with the high speed planter but could not find any skips.  The spacing was really great as well.  I look forward to seeing some yield comparisons this fall.  Operator comments have also indicated that a higher hp 8R tractor will be required to operate this planter.  Most of the acres it has planted have been on flatter ground so it will be especially true for more rolling terrain.  Also the performance of Autotrac with a 4wd at 8-10 mph will likely be less than satisfactory for planting.

Here’s a video of the 1775 Exactemerge planting corn at 12 mph near Monticello, IL.