No-till drilling has evolved over the course of the last 50 years, as the practice has been credited to a farmer from North Carolina in 1962. The John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill is a prime example of this evolution. No-till planting provides very effective erosion control and moisture conservation measures, and this John Deere equipment helps farmers place the plant seeds directly into the soil through the residue of a previous crop – all without plowing or disking.
Here are some of the key features of the John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill that will get you excited to start working in the field.
The 1590 has no-till openers, which means that it will work in no-till conditions, as well as minimum or reduced-till conditions. Now, operators can work on uneven ground without any issues. Single-disk openers are gang mounted and hydraulically raised and lowered.
The John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill has a long, internally smooth seed tube with a molded elbow with adequate support. All of the tubes on the machine are composed of a non-corrosive nylon material, which extends the life of the products.
Seedboxes on the John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill have large capacity, which means that they now have longer intervals in between stops for refilling. The plain grain or combination grain/fertilizer boxes are also designed to match the producer’s needs and crops.
Electronic Population Rate Control
Producers who are concerned with seed costs will want to take note of the machine’s electronic population rate (EPRC) control feature. EPRC allows operators to adjust the population rate from the convenience of the tractor cab out in the field.
Simple User Interface
The John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill has a simple user interface, which allows for easy manual steering. Operators also have the option of using the path accuracy indicator at the top of the guidance view screen to steer the machine.
Seed Level Indicator
The seed level indicator on this piece of equipment is easy-to-read for the convenience of machine operators. A bin level indicator is used on plain grain boxes, and it’s visible from the tractor seat.
The John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill comes with row markers, which can help when it comes time to lay out seeding patterns. Hydraulic cylinders allow the markers to raise and lower easily.
Two-Point Semi-Integral Hitch
The Two-Point Semi-Integral Hitch can provide weight transfer to the rear of the tractor when necessary. This can be especially helpful to operators who are working on soft or hilly terrain.
More information on the John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill can be found on the John Deere website, or through your local John Deere equipment dealer.