John Deere 1895 No-Till Air Drill Ashley Limesand
GOING BIG: The new John Deere 1895 No-Till Air Drill spans 60 feet. It was on display in Valley City, N.D., site of John Deere’s air seeder assembly plant.

Going big for no-till small grains

The drill is equipped with new ProSeries Openers, designed to reduce soil disturbance and improve seed placement.

Plant more acres of small grains and oil seeds quickly and accurately with the new 60-foot John Deere 1895 No-till Air Drill. The 43-foot 1895 Air Drill is 40% wider and upgraded to improve seed and fertilizer placement, and to decrease soil disturbance and maintenance demands.

“This wider no-till air drill is a perfect fit for producers looking to cover more acres faster with greater precision and improved monitoring of seed and fertilizer placement,” says Emily Klemmer, seeding product manager for John Deere.

The additional width means you will be able to plant a quarter section of land with nine fewer passes than with the 43-foot drill.

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PRO SERIES: John Deere ProSeries Opener is standard on the new 1895 No-till Air Drill. The opener has a narrower boot and flexible press wheel to reduce soil disturbance.

The 1895 is built on a heavy-duty tool bar and is compatible with the 430- and 550-bushel 1910 Johnson carts, the C850 Grain Cart and twin NH3 wagons. You can control and set downforce pressure from the cab with Deere’s TruSet closed-loop downforce pressure control system. It offers six customizable presets for seed and six presets for fertilizer, or you can dial in an exact downforce pressure. It has a floating front hitch, wings with 25 degrees of flex, a larger, high-floatation mainframe, and wing tires placed inside the high-clearance frame.

The row openers are on 10-inch spacings. Seed and fertilizer rates are controlled by the SectionCommand metering system, and are powered by an AirPower 2 dual-fan for variable rate and prescription seeding applications. The twin fans provide a 40% improvement in flow of seed and fertilizer to the openers across the entire seeding compared to a single-fan system.

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THREE GANGS: The 1895 No-till Drill has three gangs and can place fertilizer and seed in one pass.

The RelativeFlow Blockage Monitoring system in the primary tower and on secondary hoses monitors the relative flow rate of both seed and fertilizer across the drill, from opener to opener. It displays the data on a monitor in the cab.

The drill is equipped with the new John Deere ProSeries Openers, which have been designed reduce soil disturbance and improve seed placement. Features include a narrow seed boot, narrow and flexible press wheels and a serrated closing wheel. “The ProSeries Openers help seal more anhydrous ammonia in the ground and improve seed-to-soil contact compared to previous openers,” Klemmer says.

The new openers have sealed bushings, extended service life on ground-engaging parts and fewer grease points to reduce maintenance time.

For more information, contact your local John Deere dealer, or visit

Ashley Limesand, a Valley City, N.D., writer contributed to this article.

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