Agricultural producers who are looking to make seeding quicker and more efficient this spring will want to consider the John Deere 1890 Air Seeder as a possible solution. This heavy duty machine is designed to eliminate the need to till soil prior to seeding, and it can handle even the toughest terrain.

Here are some of the highlights of the 1890 No-Till Air Drill from John Deere.

1) Six Different Working Widths

The John Deere 1890 Air Seeder has six different widths to fit any operation, which can help operators increase productivity out in the field.

  • 9.15 m (30 ft) on 190-mm (7.5-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.) row spacing
  • 11 m (36 ft) on 190-mm (7.5-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.) row spacing
  • 12.20 m (40 ft) on 190-mm (7.5-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.) row spacing
  • 12.95 m (42.5 ft) on 190-mm (7.5-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.) row spacing
  • 15.25 m (50 ft) on 190-mm (7.5-in.)/380-mm (15-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.)
  • 18.30 m (60 ft) on 190-mm (7.5-in.)/380-mm (15-in.) or 254-mm (10-in.)

2) 90 Series Single-Disk No-Till Openers

These no-till openers are gang mounted and hydraulically raised and lowered. The hydraulic downforce system offers a range of settings for the openers. They provide 51 mm (2 in.) of free travel in the opener before spring down pressure takes over, giving the opener a chance to move over uneven ground conditions.

3) Two-Rank Frame

The two-rank frame design on the John Deere 1890 Air Seeder allows for optimal residue flow and field performance.

4) Adjustable Weight Brackets

The weight brackets on the machine allow for additional ballast. This is essential when seeding in dry, rough terrain. The weights can be easily removed when they are no longer needed (in loose or mellow soils).

5) Seed Row Markers

Side-mounted row markers can be added to the John Deere 1890 Air Seeder, which help the operator lay out a seeding pattern that eliminates overlaps and skips.

6) Marked Air Distribution Hoses

Primary hoses on the machine are always clear with a colored spiral tracer, while secondary hoses are clear with a black-colored spiral tracer for easy separation. The hoses themselves are also more flexible to prevent kinking.

7) Blockage Sensor

Most producers have experienced a situation where a wet clump of fertilizer has blocked a secondary line, or a primary hose wasn’t letting enough seed through. To help combat this issue, the blockage sensor on the John Deere 1890 Air Seeder lets operators know when an air hose has been blocked. This can save operators time and stress by giving them the chance to eliminate blocks as soon as possible.

8) Floating Hitch

The machine has a floating hitch and pivot points that make it easy to work on uneven seedbeds and terrain.

Whether you’re looking to replace your existing seeding equipment or you’re interested in trying a new product form John Deere, the 1890 Air Seeder can make your job easier out in the field.

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