Video Gallery: How to Use the John Deere 1870 Air Seeder & C850 Air Cart

March 30, 2017

The 76-foot John Deere 1870 air seeder allows small grain and oilseed producers to plant more acres quicker than ever, while the John Deere C850 air cart accurately covers 170 acres per fill and easily seeds an entire quarter section. Naturally, by utilizing both of these machines, you can expect some pretty impressive results on the field.

For this reason, we’ve compiled 14 videos that will help you on your way to getting the most out of these machines. Before we dive into the videos, we’d like to explain some of the key features and benefits of each.

Overview of the John Deere 1870

The 1870 air hoe seeder takes seed and fertilizer placement to the next level. With some of the latest innovations for precision placement, pressure control and depth control, producers will improve productivity on the field. Key features include the following:

  • Better depth control
  • Reduced overlaps and skips
  • Easily connect hydraulics
  • Blockage warning system

Overview of the John Deere C850

When considering which air cart to use for seeding, you’ll want to consider more than just the capacity of your equipment. Other features like technology, productivity, power and soil compaction should come into play. And, John Deere has figured out a way to balance all of these important elements in the C850 air cart. With this piece of equipment you’ll experience:

  • Greater consistency and accuracy
  • Seamless technology
  • More tank capacity and productivity

How to Use the John Deere 1870 and C850

Now that you have a better understanding of what exactly the 1870 and C850 can do, these videos explain some of the ways that you can use them together to improve your work. Enjoy!

Connect Tractor to the 1870

Connect C850 to the 1870

Transporting the 1870

Adjusting TruSet

Opener Operation

Leveling the 1870

Using the Blockage System

Using Section Command

Adjust Blower Speed

Adjust Tank Pressure

Operating the Conveyance System

Using the Cart Cameras

Using the Hydraulic Trailer Brakes

We hope you enjoyed this video gallery and now have a better understanding of how to use the John Deere 1870 and C850 together. Contact your local John Deere dealer for more information about these machines or other seeding equipment.

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