RowCommand™ individual row control system for Pro-Shaft™ drive planters
RowCommand controls seed output
 
RowCommand on a Pro-Series™ row unit

RowCommand on a Pro-Series™ row unit

Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. RowCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs. The RowCommand system manages seed output, reduces yield drag and improves harvest capabilities on all Pro-Shaft™-driven row units—on both Pro-Series XP™ and MaxEmerge™ XP.
 
RowCommand controls seed output by incorporating individual, low-amperage clutches inside the Pro-Shaft drive gearbox. Clutches are completely enclosed within the gearbox housing to protect them from the elements and harsh operating conditions.  
 
When power is supplied, either manually or through Swath Control Pro™, clutches disengage the seed meters and the seed flow stops. Controlling seed output at individual rows reduces overplanting in point rows and maximizes seed placement when entering/exiting headlands.
Planter models and compatibility
 
RowCommand is available as a factory-installed option or as an attachment for field conversion (AFC) bundle. The RowCommand system is designed for the entire list of planter models as follows.
 
Note: Factory installation of RowCommand will replace 1/2 or 1/3 width disconnect clutch components on the planter drive.
 

Planter model  Row configuration
 1720  12Row narrow, 12Row wide, and 16Row narrow 
 1720 CCS™  16Row narrow, 12x2 TR
 1760  12Row narrow
 1770  12Row narrow
 1770NT  12Row, 16Row, and 24Row narrow
 1770NT CCS  12Row, 16Row, and 24Row narrow
 1790  12/23Row, 12/24Row and 16/31Row, 16/32Row
 1790  24Row20 in.
 DB 44  24Row22 in.
 DB 58  32Row22 in.
 DB 60  36Row20 in. or 47Row15 in.
 DB 66  36Row22 in.
 DB 80  32Row30 in. or 48Row20 in.
 DB 88  48Row22 in.
 DB 90  36Row30 in.
 DB 120  48Row30 in.
 DR (Deere/Orthman) 16R40  16Row40 in.
 DR (Deere/Orthman) 18R38  18Row38 in.
 
Compatibility
 
RowCommand™ is also compatible and designed to fit on model year 2003 to 2008 (serial number range 700101 - 729999) planter models listed above that do not have CAN-based frame control or CAN-based half-width disconnect. For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number -729999 and below), the correct AFC bundle along with additional components (planter mainframe monitoring harness, SeedStar™ 2 or SeedStar™ XP controller, CAN adapter harness) are required for RowCommand operation. 
 
For all RowCommand eligible planters equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required in order for RowCommand functionality.
 
NOTE: RowCommand is compatible on MaxEmerge XP row units with vacuum and corn-finger pickup meters. However, for Pro-Series XP™ row units, RowCommand is compatible on vacuum meters only and is not compatible on corn-finger pickup meters. There is a select group of planters that might have Pro-Series XP row units with corn-finger pickup meters in which RowCommand will not be compatible.
System requirements
 
RowCommand is a simple and efficient means to control individual row planting through the use of low-voltage electric clutches. Each clutch, when activated, consumes no more than 0.5 amp. 
 
By design, power is only supplied to the clutch when a signal is received to stop planting. In a normal planting condition no power is supplied and the clutch is de-energized. 
 
Power for the RowCommand system is provided from the nine-pin ISO implement connector. All late-model 8X00 and 9X00 Series John Deere Tractors equipped with the nine-pin ISO implement connector are capable of supplying ample power for system operation. 
 
Along with ample system power, a GreenStar™ 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring is required for operation and control interface. The GreenStar 2 display is where system setup, control settings, and manual control functions are performed. 
 
CodeAttachmentDescription
2920BA92842

1720 12 Row, 1760 Wing-Fold, and 1770 Flex 12Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, electronic power modules (EPMs) with brackets, EPM adapter harness, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters.


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1720, 1760, or 1770 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2920BA92843

1720 16Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, EPM adapter harness, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

 


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1720 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92866

1720 CCS 16Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, EPM adapter harness, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

 


Note:A GreenStar™ 2 display and SeedStar 2 monitoring is required for operation.  Reference the 1720 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list required components.
2925 

1720 12x2 TR with Pro-Series TR row units

2920BA92847

1770NT 12Row and 1770NT CCS 12Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters.  

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74105 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70058 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1770NT Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92846

1770NT CCS 12-Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74105 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70058 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1770NT Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2920BA92848

1770NT 16Row and 1770NT CCS 16-Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74105 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70058 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1770NT Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92849

1770NT CCS 16Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74105 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70058 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1770NT Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2920BA92850

1770NT 24Row and 1770NT CCS 24 Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74132 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70059 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1770NT Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92851

1770NT CCS 24Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74132 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70059 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

Reference the 1770NT Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components. 

2925BA92852

1790 12/23Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74119 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70059 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1790 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92853

1790 12/24Row and 1790 24Row20 with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA74119 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70059 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1790 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92855

1790 16/31Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters. 

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA73753 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70060 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1790 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2925BA92856

1790 16/32Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, row unit clutch and sensor harnesses, and hardware for model year 2011 - 2003 planters.

An EPM harness will need to be procured through service parts in order to complete the RowCommand installation. Please refer to the following planter model year breakdown for the correct EPM harness to order:
 
MY11 and newer- Order AA73753 EPM harness through parts
MY10 and older- Order AA70060 EPM harness through parts


Note:For model year 2008 and earlier planters (serial number 729999 and below), additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Also, if the planter is MY10 and older equipped with a mechanical transmission, a height sensor is required. All MY11 and newer RowCommand compatible planters will have a height switch installed from the factory.

 

Reference the 1790 Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.

2920BA92857

DB44 24Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2925BA92858

DB44 24Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2920BA92859

DB58 32Row and DB80 32Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2925BA92860

DB58 32Row and DB80 32Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2920BA92861

DB60 36Row and DB66 36Row with MaxEmerge XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2925BA92862

DB60 36Row, DB66 36Row, and DB90 36Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2925BA92863

DB60 47Row, DB80 48Row and DB88 48Row with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches and row-unit clutch/sensor harnesses and hardware for model year 2010 - 2003 planters. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Bauer.


Note:For all DB Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 or SeedStar XP monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DB Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2925BA92877

DR (Deere/Orthman) 16Row40 in. with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, and row unit adapter harnesses. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Orthman® Manufacturing.


Note:For all DR (Deere/Orthman) Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DR Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
2925BA92878

DR (Deere/Orthman) 18Row38 in. with Pro-Series XP row units. Bundle contains RowCommand clutches, EPMs with brackets, and row unit adapter harnesses. Additional harnesses are required for complete installation of RowCommand and are sourced through Orthman® Manufacturing.


Note:For all DR Planters, additional parts will be required along with a GreenStar 2 display and SeedStar 2 monitoring for RowCommand operation. Reference the DR (Deere/Orthman) Planter RowCommand compatibility tool for a complete list of required components.
 
Last Updated : 21-Mar-2014