John Deere has announced its model 1910 air carts will be available in 10 different configurations for the 2015 model year, six tow-between and four tow-behind versions. Buyers get a choice of two or three compartment tanks ranging in capacity from 250 to 550 bushels.
Under those tanks are hydraulically controlled meters, allowing for in-cab rate adjustments on the go, so they’re compatible with variable rate control.
And for the first time, the carts will offer SectionCommand, a sectional control feature, which can shut off flow to some openers to minimize overlaps. “New, as optional equipment for 2015, the 1910 air cart is available with SectionCommand technology,” says Ryan Jardon, product manager for John Deere Seeding. “This technology will save growers time and input costs, while promoting increased yields and reduced harvest losses. Our results show that customers can save as much as six per cent on seed and fertilizer costs each year.”
The actual saving any farmer realizes will, of course, depend on field shape.
Getting inputs into a 1910 cart will be a little easier in 2015, because Deere now offers a wirelessly controlled loading auger or conveyer — whichever you choose — on all 350, 430 and 550 bushel models.