John Deere is expanding its line-up of 1910 Commodity Carts with the addition of a two-tank 12,333 litre (350-bushel), and a three-tank 15,152 litre (430-bushel), tow-between configuration.
These new models provide the increased capacity for customers to seed and fertilise a large number of hectares in less time. In addition, the 2,819 litre (80-bushel) tank on the 15,152 litre tow-between commodity cart can also be ordered liquid-fertiliser capable.
"Designed specifically for large-scale small grain producers, these new tow-between carts provide greater productivity. Our customers can seed and fertilise more hectares in less time and make fewer stops to refill increasing their seeding efficiency," says Royce Bell, John Deere Limited Tactical Segment Manager.
For the 2010 model year, 12,333 litre and 15,152 litre carts come equipped with a 254 mm (10-inch) diameter auger with steel flighting that allows a customer to fill twice as fast as they could when compared to smaller models equipped with a 203 mm (8-inch) diameter auger.
An optional 305 mm (12-inch) wide conveyor, has slats 150 mm (6-inch) apart to carry the seed gently and quickly offering greater through put over the traditional 203 mm (8-inch) steel flight augers.
The 1910 Commodity Cart is one component of an integrated John Deere seeding and fertiliser application solution. The carts are compatible with the company's SeedStar 2 seed monitoring system and GreenStar 2 displays.
The SeedStar 2 system displays the planting and seeding functions, seed population, coverage maps, field documentation, and guidance information together on one screen. The SeedStar 2 Variable Drive for Seed/Fertiliser Rate Control and GreenStar 2 display systems enable full variable rate capability, all accessed through the one display.
The new 1910 Commodity Cart models are now available for customers to order.