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

NH3 Anhydrous bar with flow issues? Try this fix

by Chris Saxe, Assumption, IL 

I received a  call today about a JD NH3 2510H ammonia bar with a Raven control system that was not getting flow to the applicator.   I walked the operator through the energize system check, then confirmed the settings and it was getting the correct speed. I then verified that the implement switch was working and the operator could also manually open the Raven valve.  The operator said the rate was bouncing all over the place, but he was still was not getting any flow.   The operator was pulling double tanks and one was 50% full and the other tank was empty.   A rate level that fluctuates wildly up and down is often the sign of an empty tank.   I then directed the operator to shut off the empty tank,  which was allowing vapor to spin the flow meter.   I also asked him to shut off the second tank that was 50% full and then to open the valve slowly.  The excess flow valve snapped shut on one tank when both tanks were at 50% so he continued to run until one tank went empty. By shutting off the tank and opening the valve slowly,  it allowed the excess flow valve in the withdraw valve to reopen.  He started running again but said it still didn’t work.  At that point,  the entire bar was drained empty so I told him to keep going and it charged the bar and it then went back to working perfectly.  Tank % gauges are known to stick, so if you have a similar issue where everything on the monitor and on the bar seem ok, have the operator shake the tank to see if it feels full or if float gauge bounces.  The gauge may be broken or stuck in place.  Be safe out there.  NH3 is dangerous stuff.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

Is this the most high-tech corn planter?

by Toby Taylor, Lanark, IL 

This John Deere 1770 24-30 was purchased new in 2014 from the Lanark, IL location of Sloan Implement.    The owner then built the liquid fertilizer system from the ground up.  There are 4 hydraulically driven fertilizer pumps that are all electronically controlled.   You can adjust the fertilizer independently for each row on a controller that the owner made custom for the planter.   He can also monitor the flow to each row.  The planter can apply 60 gallons of fertilizer per acre and there is a 2500 gal tank pulled behind the planter.

New installs on the planter for 2017 are Dawn hydraulic downforce fertilizer openers, Dawn air adjust frame mounted row cleaners,  Ag Leader hydraulic downforce, spoke gauge wheels,  JD ExactEmerge high-speed retro-fit kit, and Dawn spike closing wheels.  He will be pulling this planter with a 9560RT track tractor.

Here are some pictures of the planter in the Lanark service department as they make these updates.

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2014 JD 1770NT 24-30 Planter

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Profile of Retrofitted ExactEmerge Row Unit

 

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Dawn Hydraulic Downforce Liquid Fertilizer Openers

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Ag Leader Hydraulic Row Downforce

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Dawn Air Adjust Row Cleaners and Spoke Gauge Wheels

 

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Fertilizer Pumps

 

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Custom Control Box

 

If you have a planter that is higher tech, we’d love to write about it here.  Send an email to info@sloans.com and we will share pictures on our blog.

If you are interested in an ExactEmerge retrofit kit, you can learn more by reading a previous post by Lucas Veale here.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com