John Deere has expanded its lineup of air-seeding equipment to include its new C650 Air Cart to help small grains producers and custom farmers seed more acres per day in less time. The C650 Air Cart can be ordered in either tow-behind or tow-between configurations.
Thanks to its 650-bushel capacity, high-flotation tires and fill rate of up to 100 bushels per minute, the C650 Air Cart helps customers be more productive by seeding more acres per day in less time. "This cart fills a need for producers or custom operators who are looking for an air cart with a capacity of more than 550-bushels, without having to make the leap up to our 850-bushel cart," Ryan Hough, marketing manager for planting and seeding for John Deere said.
Integrated John Deere technology helps make the C650 Air Cart a smart cart. Technology includes a durable, digital cart-side display to make filling and calibration push-button easy. ActiveCal™ is an on-demand calibration feature that allows operators to automatically calibrate meters right from the Gen 4 Display in the cab. An integrated wiring harness provides connections for five camera locations, one in each tank and a fifth that provides a rear-hitch view.
The C650 Air Cart can improve seeding accuracy too. SectionCommand™ manages seed and fertilizer application by minimizing overlaps and skips. AirPower™ 2 provides dual fans, one for seed and one for fertilizer. Thanks to large, 3-inch primaries, AirPower 2 can accurately deliver product rates across the full width of even the widest air seeding tools, from opener to opener for consistent product application.
Additional features found on the larger John Deere C850 Cart are also included on the C650, including hydraulic rear disc brakes, in-tank camera mounts, LED working lights, conveyor weather cover and digital tank air pressure monitoring.
The C650 is compatible with select hoe drills and no-till drills. See your local John Deere dealer for a complete list of compatible drills. A Relative Flow Blockage Detection Performance Upgrade Kit from John Deere can also be added to the C650 to make it compatible with competitive tools and tractors. "This gives operators greater confidence from row to row in product applied regardless of the brand or age of their tools," Hough said.
John Deere will begin taking orders for the C650 Air Cart starting June 1; with shipments taking place later this fall.