For more timely no-tilling, John Deere in late August introduced the 1990 CCS no-till air drill as a replacement for the 1890 model. For big-acreage growers, these new no-till drills offer many options for designing a high-capacity seeding rig to fit your operation.
“Growers will appreciate the central commodity system seed metering technology and the multi-crop seeding capabilities of this new drill,“ says Bill Hurley, manager for factory marketing at John Deere’s Seeding Works. “Growers have told us they need a multi-crop seeder that can be used in no-till conditions.”
Available in 30-, 36-, 40- and 42 1/2-foot widths, these drills offer three row spacings. A 15-inch row spacing model is available in a single-rank design while the 7 1/2- and 10-inch row spacing versions are dual-rank machines.
The drill’s central-fill seed metering system is offered in two configurations for easier filling than with previous models. Models up to 36 feet wide rely on a single 70-bushel hopper while wider models offer 100-bushel hoppers. The series 90 single-disc no-till openers provide consistent seed placement with minimal soil disturbance.
These drills offer a new high-performance air and oscillating agitation system that provides greater agitation for small grain crops that are prone to bridging. An expanded volume of air provides more consistent seed population to the meters.
The air and metering systems offer extra seed capacity for more timely seeding. Large venturi cups and larger primary hoses allow higher seeding rates. The feed wheels used on…