John Deere Planter and Drill Parts

JD planters and drills that can be upgraded and modified with Exapta parts for improved no-till seeding performance as well as greater longevity.

Thompson Closing Wheels for John Deere Seeding Equipment

The John Deere closing wheel is one of the parts that doesn’t work particularly well for no-till planting. Our Thompson closing wheels shatter the sidewall much more effectively and avoid packing that occurs with smooth OEM wheels. Our Thompson closing wheels fit the following John Deere planters:

  • 1700-series MaxEmerge 5 planters , including JD 1700, JD 1705, JD 1715, JD 1725, JD 1755, JD 1775, JD 1785, JD 1795
  • 1700-series with XP cast row unit shanks, including JD 1710, JD 1720, JD 1730, JD 1750, JD 1760, JD 1770, JD 1790;
  • Deere-Bauer DB-20, DB-40, DB-44, DB-58, DB-60, DB-66, DB-80, DB-88, DB-90, DB-120
  • 1700-series with ‘Pro’ row units (heavy-duty welded shanks, 2003 & ’04)
  • 1700-series with MaxEmerge 2 units
  • 7200 & 7300 planters
  • 7000 & 7100 planters (if updated to bolt-on closing brackets)

Thompson closing wheels fit the following John Deere drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills (above serial number 3834)
  • 1850 drills

Thompson wheels cannot be used with press-wheel type drills (where the trailing press/packer wheel gauges the depth of the opener)

uniforce-hydraulic-downpressureUniForce Hydraulic Down-Pressure System for John Deere Drills

The UniForce hydraulic down-pressure system can be added to John Deere drills, overcoming one of the drill’s biggest design flaws: lack of down stroke. The UniForce can be used with these John Deere drills and fertilizer applicators:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills (above serial number 3834)
  • 1850 drills
  • 2510H Anhydrous Applicator

Mojo Wire Stiffeners for Keeton Seed Firmers

Mojo wires work with Keeton seed firmers on your planter or drill giving you 2 – 5 times the pressure of a Keeton alone. Exapta manufactures the Mojo wires and sells Keetons to fit the following John Deere planters and drills:

  • 1700-series MaxEmerge 5 planters , including JD 1700, JD 1705, JD 1715, JD 1725, JD 1755, JD 1775, JD 1785, JD 1795
  • 1700-series with XP cast row unit shanks, including JD 1710, JD 1720, JD 1730, JD 1750, JD 1760, JD 1770, JD 1790;
  • Deere-Bauer DB-20, DB-40, DB-44, DB-58, DB-60, DB-66, DB-80, DB-88, DB-90, DB-120
  • 1700-series with ‘Pro’ row units (heavy-duty welded shanks, 2003 & ’04)
  • 1700-series with MaxEmerge 2 units
  • 7200 & 7300 planters
  • 7000 & 7100 planters
  • 60-series drills (1560, 1860) (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • 90-series drills (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895) (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • 750 drills (above serial number 3834) (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • 1850 drills (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • 450 drills
  • 455 drills
  • 1520 drills

DuraLok Seed-Lock Wheels for John Deere Drills

OEM seed-lock wheels clog with mud. The DuraLok seed-lock wheel is narrower to fit the furrow better and its sleek shape allows it to stay clean. New chamfer in the hub to let dirt fall away, for better bearing life! Now with UV protection to keep their yellow color. DuraLok seed-lock wheels fit the following John Deere drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills (above serial number 3834)
  • 1850 drills

Ninja Seed Bounce Flaps (Tabs) for John Deere Drills

Exapta’s forward-bending flap keeps more seeds in the furrow and is less prone to breakage because it’s made from a flexible material that won’t break off. The Ninja seed bounce flaps fit the following John Deere drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860) (only if updated to 90-series boots)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills (above serial number 3834)
  • 1850 drills

Valion Seed Tube Guards For John Deere Planters

Factory seed tube guards can wear out so fast you can’t even get through one season without seriously compromising seed placement. Plus, those rivets make them difficult to replace. Valion seed tube guards are easy to replace and last 2 – 5 times longer than OEM! Our Valion Seed Tube Guards fit these John Deere Planters:

  • 1700-series MaxEmerge 5 planters, including JD 1700, JD 1705, JD 1715, JD 1725, JD 1755, JD 1775, JD 1785, JD 1795
  • 1700-series with XP cast row unit shanks, including JD 1710, JD 1720, JD 1730, JD 1750, JD 1760, JD 1770, JD 1790;
  • Deere-Bauer DB-20, DB-40, DB-44, DB-58, DB-60, DB-66, DB-80, DB-88, DB-90, DB-120
  • 1700-series with ‘Pro’ row units (heavy-duty welded shanks, 2003 & ’04)
  • 1700-series with MaxEmerge 2 units
  • 7200 & 7300 planters
  • 7000 & 7100 planters

Aricks row cleaners for John Deere drills

Tired of waiting for the straw to dry so you don’t hairpin? Uneven straw distribution that hairpins despite being dry? Want a little more soil warming or less allelopathy in the row? These ultra-robust row cleaners are built for tough Aussie conditions. *Note: Must be locked up in corn stalks, but handle most any other type of stubble or mulch. Our Aricks row cleaners fit the following John Deere drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills
  • 1850 drills

Aricks bushing kits for John Deere drills

For the firming and closing pivot points on JD 50/60/90 drills, our Aricks bushing kits eliminate the need for greasing! Bushings are continuously wound Teflon fiber, gliding on a steel sleeve with chrome finish. Much tighter tolerances than OEM or competitors. Aricks seals are designed to run dry, unlike competitors. Built for demanding Aussie conditions by a company with exacting standards for quality, these will last at least as long as OEM parts, and often considerably longer. They have an 8-year track record in Australia. Aricks bushing kits for the firming & closing arms fit these JD drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills (doesn’t fit the earliest 750s)
  • 1850 drills

The main pin (front pin near the rockshaft) and its bushings on JD 50/60/90 drills eventually wears and allows the furrow to get too narrow, which accelerates wear on the seed boot and its attachment hole, and on the firming wheel. Our Aricks bushing kits for the main pins feature Teflon-layered steel bushings. These will last at least as long as OEM, and make for smoother action (less resistance) as the arm moves when in the field. Aricks bushing kits for the main pin fit these JD drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills (all)
  • 1850 drills

Forges de Niaux & Ingersoll opener blades for John Deere drills

Better quality than some other brands on the market. Our Forges de Niaux and Ingersoll opener blades fit the following JD drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills
  • 1850 drills

Exapta leaf springs for seed boots on John Deere drills

Our leaf springs are higher quality and more durable than OEM due to the process of how they’re formed and heat-treated (stress relieved). Our leaf springs fit the seed boots on the following JD drills:

  • 60-series (1560, 1860)
  • 90-series (1590, 1890, 1890 CCS, 1990 CCS, 1690, 1895)
  • 750 drills
  • 1850 drills

SeedVU for John Deere air drills

Dump excess air pressure from the primaries right where you need it to. Fast install & removal. Do the entire drill in a couple minutes. Allows you to run plenty of fan speed so you never plug a primary again, while eliminating excess seed bounce from too much air. SeedVUs fit the newer John Deere flexible rubber distribution heads (“pods” in JD lingo), as well as Smallaire upgrades (replacement) for the older steel flat-top distribution heads found on these John Deere drills:

  • 1890, 1895 (not recommended for 50 & 60-foot models)
  • 1860
  • 1850
  • 1870
  • 1820
  • 1830

Smallaire distribution heads for John Deere air drills

Replaces the old steel flat-top John Deere distribution heads found on older models of these drills. Get rid of the J-bolt that causes so many plugging headaches (and seed damage)! Faster, easier access for inspection—rubber plug/lid is easily removed. Our Smallaire distribution heads fit the following John Deere drills:

  • 1890, 1895 (not recommended for 50 & 60-foot models)
  • 1860
  • 1850
  • 1870
  • 1820
  • 1830

Smallaire riser pipes for John Deere air drills

Provides more uniform distribution down the secondaries by virtue of being taller and having a more effective design of dimples for better turbulence (better loading of the head after coming around the bend at the bottom). Enlarged elbow creates pressure drop unlike a mandrel bend on John Deere’s riser pipes that creates a restriction and overloads one side of the distribution head. Exapta’s Smallaire riser pipes fit the following John Deere drills:

  • 1890, 1895 (not recommended for 50 & 60-foot models)
  • 1860
  • 1850
  • 1870
  • 1820
  • 1830

Smallaire-Heat-Exchanger-on-JD-1910-TBH-cartSmallaire Heat Exchanger for John Deere drills

Keep your tractor’s hydraulic oil cooler so you can keep running in the heat, as well as making the oil and system components last longer. Instead of merely venting the heat, our Smallaire unit puts it to good use in warming and drying the air going thru the air system, which helps prevent gunk accumulation in high-humidity or with sticky seed treatments and fertilizer dust. Smallaire’s Heat Exchanger uses a shroud and a larger radiator than competitors’ to get maximum heat transfer. Our Smallaire heat exchanger fits the following John Deere air carts:

  • 787
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • C850