Field documentation is part of the Basics package and comes as standard equipment on the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display. Field documentation allows customers to document operations in the field. Those operations include:
All data is collected on the display and can later be reviewed in Apex™ farm management software or the John Deere Operations Center, where it can be shown in the form of maps and reports.
The GS3 2630 Display can be used to document tillage operations. The tillage information can be unloaded into Apex farm management software to create maps and reports.
The GS3 2630 Display can be used to document product applications on John Deere sprayers and spreaders. The application data can be unloaded into the John Deere Operations Center or Apex farm management software for reporting information.
Operators can use the GS3 2630 Display to document seeding rates and varieties and instantaneously field data is written to the display which can later be used to make more informed decisions.
Collected data may include:
The GS3 2630 Display is capable of documenting up to six unique varieties.
Documentation of field operations remains important regardless of controller brand. The GS3 2630 Display is capable of communicating with selected third-party controllers. Collectively, the system supplies the operator with instantaneous data while logging it to a data card. This information can be downloaded into Apex Farm Management software for further analysis and reporting.
When using Raven, Rawson®, or New Leader® controllers, the Field Doc Connect system is also capable of running in conjunction with map-based prescriptions.
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Cart brakes are an option with 430 Tow Between, 430 Tow Behind, and 550 Tow Behind Carts. The brakes are required when using a 23-m (76-ft) 1870 tool.
The air cart hydraulic brake system connects to the tractor’s hydraulic system through a brake connection at the rear of the tractor. Tow behind carts require an extension hose for the air seeding tool.
The air cart brake system supplement the tractor brakes. The cart system senses when the tractor’s brakes are applied and engages a caliper on a rotor at each rear axle hub.
Ensure the tractor has a hydraulic brake port and is equipped with adequate ballast for the air cart and seeding tool.
The easy-to-navigate staircase and large platform provide easy access to tank lids. The staircase is much easier to navigate than ladders found on other air seeders.
On tow-between carts, there is convenient front access to the platform, with step-over access when going from side-to-side over the front hitch.
Secondary manifolds with 25-mm (1-in.) diameter lines evenly distribute the seed and/or fertilizer from the primary manifold(s) to the furrow openers.
Air systems are color coded (optional) in order to more conveniently connect the air distribution kit from the 1910 Cart to the seeding tool. Black hoses are typically used for seed and green hoses for fertilizer.
The 25-mm (1-in.) secondary lines are clear with a black spiral (clear with a green spiral is available with the double-shoot air kits).
The secondary manifold is made of durable, maintenance-free ethylene-propylene molded (EPDM) rubber. Features of the secondary manifold:
The 1910 Commodity Air Cart uses an airstream to gently deliver seed and/or fertilizer to the openers. A strong, consistent airstream is necessary to keep product moving without plugging the air runs, while making sure damage is not occurring to the seed.
The large 450-mm (17.6-in.) diameter fan generates a low-velocity, high-volume airstream that carries the product to the openers. By using a high volume of air, there is less chance of damaging seed, while decreasing the likelihood of plugging the air system.
The fan is driven by the tractor's hydraulic system. It requires approximately 53- to 75-L/min(14 to 26-gpm) oil flow for operation.
IMPORTANT: The 53- to 75-L/min (14- to 26-gpm) is for the 1910 Cart fan only; additional hydraulic capacity from the tractor is also required for the hydraulic drive motors and for the seeding tool, depending on what seeding tool is chosen.
NOTE: Requires motor seal drain kit.
Primary manifolds are mounted below the tanks with 63.5-mm (2-1/2-in.) diameter tubes to distribute seed/fertilizer evenly to the secondary manifolds, which are located on the seeding tool.
63.5-mm (2-1/2-in.) primary lines are clear with either a black or green spiral:
Stationary single-shoot or stationary double-shoot primary manifolds are available.
Single-shoot air systems are used when seeding only or when applying a starter fertilizer along with the seed. Double-shoot air systems are used when applying higher levels of fertilizer, allowing simultaneous application of seed and fertilizer by placing them in two different locations in the seed row. With the proper 1910 Cart configuration, starter fertilizer can also be applied with the seed in a double-shoot air system.
Operators continually seek easier and faster operations while seeding and reduce time spent filling and unloading.
Conveyance on 350-bu, 430-bu, and 550-bu carts is now controlled by hydraulic cylinders on the conveyance arms. The cylinders move the main arm, swing arm, and elevation. Now operators can easily deploy the conveyance system with less effort.
Input to the system is received from one of two remotes. Each operator receives a wireless remote that can be operated from anywhere near the cart and a tethered remote that can be operated from ground level near the front meter. Each remote controls the same functions and gives flexibility of system control should two operators be in the area during cart fill and unload.
The remotes can start, stop, and control speed of the conveyance system. For added security, the speed control arm is retained on the conveyance and can override the remotes to slow down or stop the belt or auger.
Securing the auger or conveyor is now easier and gives the operator a greater sense of security with over-center latches on both the top and bottom of the conveyance.
Both the main and swing arms are longer giving operators greater flexibility in tendering vehicle parking locations.
A - Remote on/off
B - Conveyance stop/start
C - Conveyance slow down/speed up
D - Tilt/Elevation
E - Main arm retract/extend
F - Swing arm retract/extend
For operators who fill carts from semi hopper bottoms or who desire full width meter clean out, John Deere has partnered with KSi™ Conveyors to provide a low-profile hopper. The hoppers are compatible with all hydraulic conveyance carts. The hoppers utilize conveyor belts and are available for both the 255-mm (10-in.) auger and 305-mm (12-in.) conveyor. The hoppers are longer than competitive offerings on similar cart sizes.
The hoppers easily fold over to keep mud and rocks from being slung into the hopper and for tight maneuverability during transport and seeding. During fill and unload, flip the hoppers back over to move product.
Each hopper comes with both a large and small screen for optimizing product flow and catching foreign material during fills. Rubber skirting around the hopper provides flexibility during use and adds capacity to the hopper.
Please contact KSi Conveyors for ordering information.
KSi Conveyors Inc.c/o Bruce Frank1(888) 574-3277+1(815) 457-2403[email protected]http://www.ksiconveyors.com/jddealer
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Growers around the world are always looking for ways to become more productive. The John Deere Seeding Group is continually looking for ways to help these growers increase productivity.
The 1910 Commodity Cart is one of the best ways to maximize productivity. By providing growers with several different tank configurations, the 1910 Cart allows growers to get the most benefit from input costs and time in the field.
The tanks are a semi-transparent, poly material. Owner benefits include:
*Assumptions: cubic metre (1000 litres) of: wheat (front tank) = 0.76 tonnes, urea (middle tank) = 0.73 tonnes, fertilizer (rear tank) = 1.10 tonnes, bushel = 35.3 litres.
The tank lids are sealed, ensuring proper air pressure within the tank and at the meters. Sealing the tanks improves hydraulic fan utilization, providing efficient and optimum seeding accuracy.
With less than 0.13 bar (2 psi) of pressure in the tank, the pressure is equalized between the meters and tanks, providing an accurate, consistent seeding rate.
NOTE: Tank volume is measured to heaped capacity. When product is shoveled to the corners of the tank, the tanks may hold more than advertised capacity.
Hydraulic drives are standard equipment on the 1910 air cart starting in model year 2014. They offer consistent drive power to the meters through all meter speeds. They offer many features, including variable-rate drive and hydraulic calibration as standard equipment.
The drive system reduces a large number of mechanical and electrical components including transmissions, clutches, chain drives, sprockets, gears, and shafts; replacing them with a hydraulic-drive motor, electrohydraulic valve, and a chain drive connecting the motor and meter.
Each meter has its own hydraulic drive motor and can be set independently of each other. It is recommended to use power beyond if available or another SCV, if power beyond is not available. The meter rotation is steady and smooth, minimizing pulsing effect. Drives are infinitely adjustable within range. The motor speed is controlled by an electrohydraulic valve mounted on the motor.
The operator has the ability to shut off all or any one or two of the given meters from the display at any given time. The operator has the ability to select from six different predetermined rates, or utilize variable rate for map-based prescriptions.
The system uses wheel speed from the cart to determine ground speed. If the cart wheel speed drops below 3.2 km/h (2 mph), the system will use tractor speed, if available, to maintain proper application rates when in turns or coming out of a headland turn.
Hydraulic variable-rate drive is standard equipment for 1910 Carts starting in model year 2014. Meter speeds will change from the slowest to the fastest meter speed almost instantaneously. This will improve the accuracy of variable-rate prescription applications where changing rates quickly are important to the operator.
Hydraulic calibration is standard equipment for the 1910 Cart. Hydraulic calibration makes it easy for the operator to rotate the cart meters to perform easy and accurate calibration with very little effort from the operator.
Similar to the previous hydraulic calibration kit, the operator can calibrate more than one meter at a time. The first part of the procedure prompts the operator to prime the meters by giving the meter rollers two full rotations. The next step prompts the operator to turn the meters until they stop. After completing this step, enter the weight of the product caught during the latter step into the selectable boxes to get the new MDV.
Operators can now perform meter verification without driving. In the meter verification page on the display, select the meter(s) to verify and the stationary checkbox. When the operator engages the calibration switch, the meter will turn the number of revolutions to meter out the amount of product for the area selected.
NOTE: It is highly recommended to have power beyond and load sense installed on the tractor hydraulic system to power the hydraulic drives. This feature will save fuel, as well as reduce hydraulic heat, while providing maximum performance by the tractor hydraulic system to the cart hydraulic drive motors. By having load sense, the tractor is only required to provide the pressure and flow that the drives require. Power beyond and load sense capability have been tested and approved for all 8x00, 9x00, and newer John Deere tractors. Older John Deere tractors and competitive make tractors have not been tested for functionality. If power beyond is not available, an additional SCV will be needed to power hydraulic drives. See link for more information on power beyond kits.
NOTE: Hydraulic drives cannot be retrofitted onto mechanical drive carts.
NOTE: For high application rates, it is recommended to utilize tractors with the hi-flow hydraulic pump option. See 1910 Commodity Cart tractor compatibility and requirements for more information.
To assist in determining savings potential for an operation when using SectionCommand, please utilize the savings calculator. A link is provided for access to the calculator.
The savings calculator can calculate savings potential for up to three crops. Insert the variables into the yellow boxes for each of the three crops. Input variables include:
Green boxes will list the potential savings per crop and total savings are listed at the bottom of the page.
A meter cartridge at each compartment (tank) effectively meters seed or fertilizer into the primary manifold. Air carries the material to the secondary distributor for delivery to the furrow openers on the seeding tool.
Meters are contained in a cartridge for quick and easy removal and are color coded for quick and easy identification.
A half-width disconnect is incorporated into the meter system:
It is simple: Less time filling means more time seeding. As growers look for ways to increase efficiencies, one solution is to shorten the time required to fill. By increasing pit stop productivity, growers are able to cover more ground per day.
Producers have the choice of an auger or conveyor to fit their needs.
The 255-mm (10-in.) auger:
The 200-mm (8-in.) auger:
For growers who need a gentle conveyance system.
The 305-mm (12-in.) conveyor:
The telescoping spout, which is standard equipment, provides the following benefits:
Enhanced air seeding performance would not be possible without the updates to the 15,152-L (430-bu) and 19,381-L (550-bu) 1910 and C850 Air Carts. For the wider seeding width, more fan capacity has been added.
AirPower 2 now provides two independently controlled fans – one for seed, one for fertilizer. Along with large 76.2-mm (3-in.) primaries, more accurate delivery rates are possible across the full width of the seeding tool – from opener to opener. Plus, AirPower 2 allows growers to deliver high rates under field operating conditions – up to 40 percent more product delivery per primary compared to the single-fan system.
Dual fans are required for tow-between and tow-behind carts on the 23.1-m (76-ft) tool with eight primaries. Each fan will direct air to one set of primaries. Two selective control valves (SCVs) are required for the fans. The fan speed will be controlled through the SCV flow control.
AirPower 2 will also be compatible with the current 17-m (56-ft) 1870, as well as the 13-m (43-ft) 1895, plus the 15.2- and 18.3-m (50- and 60-ft) 1890 models. An option is available for stainless-steel primaries – to resist corrosion from high fertilizer rates.
There is a slide at the meter to choose bottom or top shoot for each meter. There is also a valve on the tank pressure system to choose top or bottom shoot. This same valve is also used to adjust the amount of air to the tank to create the proper pressure differential.
The arrow on the valve handle should be pointing to the top of the range for the top shoot and the bottom of the range for the bottom shoot. If the tank will not be in use, set the pressure valve to the middle setting to not pressurize the tank. The operator should use the gauge to find the correct setting. An electronic pressure sensor will send a warning to the display if the tank pressure differential is out of range.
If pressure is in the green operating range, the tanks are sealed and operating correctly.The electronic pressure sensor is located behind the mechanical gauge on the side of the cart.
The operator will receive a warning in the display if a tank’s pressure is above or below normal working range. There will be a warning sign over the tank with the out-of-range issue.Select the icon to view the tank pressure screen.
The operator can press on the red warning and get a screen that looks like the picture above. The plus indicates the pressure is out of range and could be delivering too much product.
The minus indicates the pressure is out of range and could be delivering too little product.
*Only applies to 1910 AirPower 2 Carts as the C850 Cart is only compatible with the Gen 4 CommandCenter™ display.
NOTE: A quick reference guide will ship with every operator’s manual. Please reference that and the operator’s manual for more detailed information.
Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. SectionCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs. SectionCommand manages both seed and fertilizer application by minimizing overlaps and skips while seeding with the John Deere 1910 Air Cart.
Owner benefits include:
SectionCommand is optional factory-installed equipment on all John Deere 1910 Air Carts. When the option is selected, each tank and meter will receive SectionCommand components. A two-tank cart will control sections out of both tanks and three-tank carts will control sections out of all three tanks. SectionCommand is also available as an attachment for field conversion (AFC) for all hydraulic drive carts. See AFC kit story for more information.
SectionCommand controls seed and fertilizer output by closing and opening gates on the bottom side of the meter. When the gates are open, commodity is metered out, and when closed, commodity stays and continues to rotate within the meter. The meter stays full at all times so immediately when the gate opens, the commodity can flow into the primaries and onto the tool. Since each meter section has its own gate, application rates and row-to-row accuracy are not compromised. The gates are utilized to control commodity output on all sections. Once the last gate needs closed, the entire meter will stop turning, stopping product flow.
When commanded, electric over-hydraulic solenoids engage actuators to instantaneously close the gate for the needed section. The actuators are powered via hydraulics from the same circuit as the hydraulic drive motors. When power is cut, oil is diverted to retract the actuators and open the gates. The retraction is both powered and spring assisted, so it will always default to the seeding position. The oil from SectionCommand drains back through the fan motor case drain line and is coupled with an accumulator on the valve block to provide extra drainage capacity.
SectionCommand incorporates gate detection, which gives producers the satisfaction of knowing the gates are in position as commanded. Magnets on the back side of the gates are used in close proximity to the gate detection sensors to determine if the gates are open or closed. Should a gate not be in the commanded position, an alarm will alert the operator of the gate(s) in question. The blockage warning system works in conjunction with SectionCommand to give further confidence whether a given section is seeding or not when commanded.
For maximum performance, SectionCommand should be controlled through John Deere Section Control on the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display. Coupling SectionCommand with John Deere Section Control provides the ultimate in precision seeding and productivity. If a Section Control activation is held by the producer, that same activation can be utilized for SectionCommand.
SectionCommand introduces the orange roller, which has the same number of flutes and spacing as the blue roller, but shorter flutes. It is for use only with SectionCommand when seeding seeds larger than 6 mm (0.25 in.) in diameter (soybeans, chick peas, etc.). The orange roller is not for use with cereal grains or fertilizer.