SeedStar™2 variable rate drive
SeedStar 2 variable rate drive provides the ultimate planting productivity by utilizing one, two, or three hydraulic motors (varies by model) to turn the seeding drive shaft.  Hydraulic control of the seeding drive allows for on-the-go seeding rate changes right from the SeedStar 2 display mounted inside the tractor cab. Combine this seeding flexibility with the map-based planting option and seeding rates adjust automatically based on the prescribed map. 
 
Variable rate drive offers the following advantages over common, ground or contact-tire drive systems: 
  • Rate changes are almost instantaneous; no ''ramp up'' or ''ramp down'' of system as in some competitive systems.
  • Permits the producer to match seed population based on different soil types or irrigation practices
  • John Deere design provides added operator safety by eliminating any possible drive ''creep'' found in some competitive variable rate drive systems.
1750 equipped with variable rate drive

1750 equipped with variable rate drive

1760NT equipped with variable rate drive

1760NT equipped with variable rate drive

Single or dual motor systems for SeedStar 2 variable rate drives are available for all John Deere planters except the 1780 rigid frame.  Variable rate drive is available as a factory installed option for all applicable planter models.  Single or dual motor systems are available as field installed attachments for most planter models; however, a three motor variable rate drive field installed attachment is not available.
 
SeedStar 2 variable rate drive requires the SeedStar 2 monitor and a radar input signal.  Either tractor or planter radar may be used.  Planter radar is ordered separately.
 
Last Updated : 25-Oct-2009