New 455 Front-Folding Grain Drill

Planting and Seeding
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Key Features
  • Patented active hydraulic down-pressure system
  • Double-disk furrow openers
  • Seedbox capacities
  • Grass seed attachment

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Features

Front-folding frame allows for narrow transport
Narrow road transportNarrow road transport
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A fully hydraulic front fold/unfold system makes folding on the 455 drills, for transport a true one-person operation. 

  • Requires less than 5 minutes to fold or unfold
  • Transport width is narrow as 4.60 m (15 ft, 2 in.)

High opener transport clearance allows moving over ditches, railroad crossings, and other trouble spots without worry.

 

Opener to road clearance:

  • 530-mm (21-in.) on 9.15-m (30-ft) and 10.70-m (35-ft) models
  • 450-mm (18-in.) on 7.60-m (25-ft) model

Units are raised and lowered for transport with standard equipment-lift cylinders:  

  • Two 75- x  200-mm (3- x 8-in.) cylinders on 7.60-m (25-ft) drill
  • Two 90- x  254-mm (3-1/2- x 10-in.) cylinders on 9.15-m (30-ft) and 10.70-m (35-ft) drills 

There are four frame-mounted tires: 11L-15, 10 PR rib implement on all three drill sizes.

 

Warning lights are in base equipment for improved visibility when transporting.

Seedbox capacities
SeedboxSeedbox
3-position combination grain/fertilizer box3-position combination grain/fertilizer box

Seed boxes have a large capacity for longer intervals between stops for refilling.

 

Plain grain or combination grain/fertilizer seed boxes are available to match the producer's needs.

 

The versatile grain/fertilizer box has a three-position divider that can be set for 100 percent grain,
60 percent grain, or 40 percent grain.

 

Seedbox capacities

 

 

Plain grain

Combination grain/fertilizer

3-position divider

100%  grain

60 % grain

40 % grain

Grain, L/m (bu/ft)

324 (2.8)

320 (2.76)

168 (1.82)

152 (1.35)

Fertilizer, kg/m (lb/ft)

168 (113)

226 (152)

Total, L/m (bu/ft)

324 (2.8)

320 (2.76)

3.4 (393)

3.4 (393)

  • The bulkheads in the seedbox reduce material shifting in the box for increased seeding efficiency.
  • A sight glass, located near the end of the box, allows the operator to view seed level at a glance.
  • Steel footboards with 530-mm (1-in.) diameter perforations allow convenient, safe access to the seed/fertilizer boxes.
  • In-line box design allows quick and easy filling.

 

A grass seeder attachment is available (see attachments in the Ag Sales Manual). The grass seeder attaches to the front of the seedbox and is commonly used for grasses and alfalfa.

 

Tank shield plates are available from parts (see attachment for field conversion).

  • Protects box-end panels from damage
  • Ideal for operating in very irregular terrain, where box panels could contact each other

 

Specifications

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John Deere455 Front-Folding Grain Drill
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Dimensions
Transport Width
15, 2 ft, in.
15, 2 ft, in.
15, 2 in.
Transport Height
6, 11 ft, in.
6, 11 ft, in.
6, 11 ft, in.
Overall Length
22 ft
24, 6 ft, in.
27 ft
Weight
Clearance
Capacities
Plain Grain
70 bu
84 bu
98 bu
Grain/Fertilizer
85 bu
102 bu
119 bu
Meters
Type
Fluted-feed
Fluted-feed
Fluted-feed
Opener Assembly
Number of Openers
30, 40, 50
36, 48, 60
42, 56, 70
Spacing
6, 7.5, 10 in.
6, 7.5 10 in.
6, 7.5, 10 in.
Down Pressure
Active hydraulic
Active hydraulic
Active hydraulic
Disk
13.5 offset 0.25 in.
13.5 offset 0.25 in.
13.5 offset 0.25 in.
Gauge Wheels
Press Wheels
Standard 2 x 13 in.
Standard 2 x 13 in.
Standard 2 x 13 in.
Closing Wheels
Monitor
Type
SeedStar or ComputerTrak 250, 350, 450
SeedStar or ComputerTrak 250, 350, 450
SeedStar or ComputerTrak 250, 350, 450

Accessories and Attachments

Frame

Drawbar Hammer Strap Spacer Kit for 7000 Series Tractors - BN280616
Drawbar supportDrawbar support

Drawbar support is required for 35-ft drills when using a 7800 Tractor.

Miscellaneous

Brackets - BN280002
Drive Parts - BN211174
Grass Seed Box - BN280416
Grass Seed Box - BN280420
Grass Seed Box - BN280531
Grass Seed Box - BN280533
Inserts - BN280429
Jackshaft - N218084
Mounting Bracket for 30, 40, 50, 55, and 60 Series Tractors for Control Console Only - BN280048
ComputerTrak 150 monitorComputerTrak 150 monitor

For installing 150, 250, 350, and 450 ComputerTrak monitors and front-fold control console with Deutsch connector or half-width disconnect control console on 1760 and 1770 12N Planters. Includes monitor mounting brackets, cab access, and rear connector mounts. Does not include radar equipment. Radar is required except when using the 150 monitor.

Mounting Brackets for 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series Tractors for Control Console Only - BN280236
ComputerTrak 150 monitorComputerTrak 150 monitor

For installing 150, 250, 350, and 450 ComputerTrak monitors and front-fold control console with Deutsch connector or half-width disconnect control console on 1760 and 1770 12N Planters. Includes monitor mounting brackets, cab access, and rear connector mounts. Does not include radar equipment. Radar is required except when using the 150 monitor.

Open Center Kit with Closed Center Change Valve - BN280593
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The open-center hydraulic check valve is a pilot-operated check valve which traps oil to opener cylinders, maintaining preset position when tractor valve is neutralized.  This check valve is required if drill is to be connected to tractors with open-center hydraulic system. It may also be used with closed center hydraulic systems. If the tractor valve is not neutralized on open-center tractors, damage to tractor will result (heat buildup in the hydraulic system). Kit includes: check valve, pilot line and necessary hydraulic fitting for installation.

NOTE: This should be ordered when drills are rented or leased.
Scrapers for Four Press Wheels - BA31814
Seed Tubes - BN280046
Select-Lift Kit for 30, 40, 50, 55 and 60 Series Row Crop Tractors - 25 Ft. Drills - BN907247
Select liftSelect lift

The select lift kit allows an operator to selectively disengage a complete box and openers, and is ideal when drilling out point rows and headlands.

 

The control switch is located in the tractor cab, and there is a toggle switch for each box. One master switch is used to override or disengage system. Switches activate solenoids, which reverse oil flow, raising openers out of ground and disengaging clutches.

 

NOTES:

1. 4WD tractors require one R100373 adapter plate to mount the console and one AN280262 wiring harness to extend the console harness (Parts).

2. On tractors with a two-pin convenience electrical outlet, order one AA37254 (Parts) two-pin to three-pin adapter.

3. On tractors without a convenience electrical outlet, order one AE50549 and one AA37254 (Parts).

4. Compatible with closed-center or pressure-compensated hydraulics. Not compatible with open-center hydraulics.  

Select-Lift Kit for all 7000 and 8000 Series Tractors - 25 Ft. Drills - BN907226
Select liftSelect lift

The select lift kit allows an operator to selectively disengage a complete box and openers, and is ideal when drilling out point rows and headlands.

 

The control switch is located in the tractor cab, and there is a toggle switch for each box. One master switch is used to override or disengage system. Switches activate solenoids, which reverse oil flow, raising openers out of ground and disengaging clutches.

 

NOTES:

1. 4WD tractors require one R100373 adapter plate to mount the console and one AN280262 wiring harness to extend the console harness (Parts).

2. On tractors with a two-pin convenience electrical outlet, order one AA37254 (Parts) two-pin to three-pin adapter.

3. On tractors without a convenience electrical outlet, order one AE50549 and one AA37254 (Parts).

4. Compatible with closed-center or pressure-compensated hydraulics. Not compatible with open-center hydraulics.  

Sensor Kit for ComputerTrak (4 Sensors) - BA31912

Monitor System

ComputerTrak 350 - 4 rows through 32 rows - BA31919
ComputerTrak 350 ComputerTrak 350
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The ComputerTrak 350 monitors use electronic circuitry, radar distance measuring, and a large liquid crystal display to provide sophisticated monitoring with simple operation. Along with this, the ComputerTrak 350 can monitor up to 32 rows simultaneously.

The ComputerTrak 350 monitor solution is available as an optional feature for the following planter and drill models:

 

 Drawn planters Integral plantersDrills
1750 Planter Series1700 Planter Series455
1760 Planter Series1710 Planter Series1590
1760NT Planter Series1720 8-Row and 12-Row Planters 
1770 Planter Series1730 Planter Series 

1780 Planter Series

  

 

All other planter configurations will only have SeedStar™ 2 monitoring system available with no option for the ComputerTrak 350 monitoring system.

 

ComputerTrak 350 features include:

  • Liquid crystal display provides operator with information regarding the planter function
  • High/low warning alarm provides warning limits for seed population; this allows the operator to set the upper and lower population limits at which a warning is given
  • Monitors population by row scan, by individual row, or by the minimum/average/maximum features; the minimum/average/maximum feature alternately displays row number and data for the lowest and highest population and the average population
  • Displays seed spacing or population for all rows, showing the minimum/average/maximum for all rows
  • Radar distance measuring is base equipment; this can be field calibrated by the operator for improved accuracy
  • Ground speed of the planter can be displayed
  • Non-volatile memory allows the console to be disconnected from the battery and still retain the program
  • Built-in self-diagnostics check the continuity of all monitor sensor circuits upon power-up, providing up-and-ready display
  • Console is easy to program for special planting patterns such as skip rows, etc.
  • Monitor alarm can be turned off when multiple outside planting units indicate no seed flow, such as when using the half-width disconnect
  • Enables accumulating count of seeds planted by a single row for any distance
  • Allows measuring the total distance required to plant a desired quantity of seeds
  • A second acre counter, allowing two counters of area to be used
  • Split function allows two different planter configurations; this complements the 1790 for corn and soybean operations
  • Population adjustment allows a fudge factor to be used to adjust the displayed population for situations when the calculated population is not being correctly displayed

 

NOTE: ComputerTrak 350 monitors require a radar input. Radar is ordered separately from monitor.

 

In the event of a radar or radar input failure, the ComputerTrak 350 monitor has the capability to continue with the monitoring of seed flow. If a disk-failed message occurs on this monitor, a set speed, or known as speed-set mode, can be entered to allow continued operation until the radar or radar input error has been resolved.

 

When in speed-set mode, fast average, area, and speed readouts will not be available. Row-failed messages will occur when seed count drop below two seeds per second. High- and low-population warning messages are also deactivated in this mode.

 

Also while in speed-set mode, the monitor is going to show fluctuating populations because it assumes the machine is traveling at a constant speed, even though actual populations may remain accurate at slower and faster speeds. Displayed population will only be close to actual populations when actual ground speed matches set speed.

 

To enter speed-set mode, please follow the following steps:

  1. Hold the split on/off switch while turning monitor on. A full display screen will be displayed for a few seconds and then the row-failed screen will display.
  2. Release the split on/off switch and press the setup-select switch. The speed screen will be the first displayed. The speed will be displayed in the lower right-hand corner of the display.
  3. Use the digit select and 0-9 switches to enter expected planting speed.
  4. Press the scan switch to being monitoring of seed flow.

 

If power is lost to monitor for any reason, hold the split on/off switch for one second while powering monitor on to re-enter speed-set mode. Previously entered speed is stored in memory and will not have to be re-entered.

 

NOTE: The speed-set mode is deactivated each time monitor is powered off.