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John Deere Stretches Planters to 120’

February 13, 2009
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete


The John Deere DB 120 takes planter widths to a new level.

The 120' 48-row machine is built on a Bauer Manufacturing frame. With 30" row spacings, the row units are equipped with Pro Max 40 flat disk seed meters.

This machine can plant up to 100 acres an hour and has a seed carrying capacity of 125 bu. The planter does not have markers, so it has to be matched with guidance on the tractor. To deliver seed 60' in both directions, the planter has 4 vacuum motors—one for each 12-rows.

The planter has a Cat 5 drawbar, and should be paired with a tractor the size of a 9230 tractor or larger.

The transport width is 14'8", the same as a DB 90 because the end four rows on each side fold onto the planter bar. It's 50' long in transport.


You can e-mail Margy Fischer at mfischer@farmjournal.com.

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