P500

Air Hoe Drill

  • Accurate seed placement with TruSet depth/pressure control
  • Consistent seeding rates from row to row with RelativeFlow blockage monitoring
  • Get in the field sooner with standard high-flotation package
  • 12.2 m, 17.1 m, and 23.2 m sizes to match your needs

Features

Agronomic benefits

#
Implementing moisture conservation farming practices

Hydraulic shanks are the workhorses of the P500Air Seeding tools. They provide consistent depth control for enhanced seed placement, resulting in more even emergence and more uniform crop maturityat harvest.The hydraulic shankseeding tooluses a rigid frame for strength and support.The openers are designed to allowindependent downforce for a more uniform depth across the entire width of the frame.

Seed and fertilizer separation are not compromised when seeding with the P500.Theopener design allows for banding fertilizerto 15.2 cm (6 in.) within the seedbed and up to 11.4 cm (4.5 in.) of separation between the seed and fertilizer.The deep fertilizer openerdoubles as a tillage tool to shatter the hard pan for improved root development, water infiltration, and seedbed warmth.

#

John DeereP500 key agronomic benefits:

  • Freshly exposed black soil is able to attract the sun’s radiation, warming the ground
    • Warmer soil temperature promotes early germination
  • Good seed to soil contact
    • Necessary for germination to take place
  • Seed row has been cleared of any residue or straw
    • Provides a clear growth path
    • Allows for abundant access to sunlight once the seedling has emerged from the ground.
  • Starter nutrients placed next to seed on the shelf, promote early plant growth.
    • As the plant strengthens, roots are sent off through mellow dirt into higher rate fertilizer just below the shelf
  • The trench left behind helps in cupping rainfall and preventing water run off
    • Provides more moisture for the plant during dry years
#
Implementing moisture conservation farming practices

Hydraulic shanks are the workhorses of the P500Air Seeding tools. They provide consistent depth control for enhanced seed placement, resulting in more even emergence and more uniform crop maturityat harvest.The hydraulic shankseeding tooluses a rigid frame for strength and support.The openers are designed to allowindependent downforce for a more uniform depth across the entire width of the frame.

Seed and fertilizer separation are not compromised when seeding with the P500.Theopener design allows for banding fertilizerto 15.2 cm (6 in.) within the seedbed and up to 11.4 cm (4.5 in.) of separation between the seed and fertilizer.The deep fertilizer openerdoubles as a tillage tool to shatter the hard pan for improved root development, water infiltration, and seedbed warmth.

#

John DeereP500 key agronomic benefits:

  • Freshly exposed black soil is able to attract the sun’s radiation, warming the ground
    • Warmer soil temperature promotes early germination
  • Good seed to soil contact
    • Necessary for germination to take place
  • Seed row has been cleared of any residue or straw
    • Provides a clear growth path
    • Allows for abundant access to sunlight once the seedling has emerged from the ground.
  • Starter nutrients placed next to seed on the shelf, promote early plant growth.
    • As the plant strengthens, roots are sent off through mellow dirt into higher rate fertilizer just below the shelf
  • The trench left behind helps in cupping rainfall and preventing water run off
    • Provides more moisture for the plant during dry years

Depth control

Seed depth adjustmentSeed depth adjustment
#

When seeding small grains and oil seeds, consistent seed and fertilizer depth control are critical for even emergence.By using two independent hydraulic accumulator force systems, the JohnDeereopener allows the seed and fertilizer opener trip forces to be setindependent of each other.

The use of independent hydraulic accumulator technology, combined with the separate packer wheel force, allows seed-depth gauging to be done on each individual rowby the press wheel.

The breakout forcefor the fertilizershank isset by adjusting the large accumulator pressure.The press wheel and seed openerdown forceare set by adjusting pressure on the smaller accumulator.Trip force for the seed openeris set by adjusting a spring shock attached to the seed opener.

Hydraulic controls to adjust trip force and packing pressure on 12.2-m (40-ft) and 17-m (56-ft) models - the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 will have TruSet™ technology for depth controlHydraulic controls to adjust trip force and packing pressure on 12.2-m (40-ft) and 17-m (56-ft) models - the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 will have TruSet™ technology for depth control

Seeding with theP500 gives uncompromised control for seeding operation.Producers are able to maintain safe seed and fertilizer separation with depth placement up to 15.2 cm (6 in.) for the fertilizer.

Setting thefertilizer and seed depth isa very simple process.Fertilizer depth across the machine is set by the frame.Adjusting the seed tube up or down on each individual row-unit sets the preferred seed depth. The tube is positively locked tight by the freshly designed cam system.

Rear cart duals are recommended to help reduce deflection on the front hitch of the tool with a tow-between cart. Adding air pressure, without exceeding maximum psi, will also assist with reducing deflection.

For the 23.2-m (76-ft)P576 TruSet technology will control depth and pressure. Read more aboutTruSet here.

Seed depth adjustmentSeed depth adjustment
#

When seeding small grains and oil seeds, consistent seed and fertilizer depth control are critical for even emergence.By using two independent hydraulic accumulator force systems, the JohnDeereopener allows the seed and fertilizer opener trip forces to be setindependent of each other.

The use of independent hydraulic accumulator technology, combined with the separate packer wheel force, allows seed-depth gauging to be done on each individual rowby the press wheel.

The breakout forcefor the fertilizershank isset by adjusting the large accumulator pressure.The press wheel and seed openerdown forceare set by adjusting pressure on the smaller accumulator.Trip force for the seed openeris set by adjusting a spring shock attached to the seed opener.

Hydraulic controls to adjust trip force and packing pressure on 12.2-m (40-ft) and 17-m (56-ft) models - the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 will have TruSet™ technology for depth controlHydraulic controls to adjust trip force and packing pressure on 12.2-m (40-ft) and 17-m (56-ft) models - the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 will have TruSet™ technology for depth control

Seeding with theP500 gives uncompromised control for seeding operation.Producers are able to maintain safe seed and fertilizer separation with depth placement up to 15.2 cm (6 in.) for the fertilizer.

Setting thefertilizer and seed depth isa very simple process.Fertilizer depth across the machine is set by the frame.Adjusting the seed tube up or down on each individual row-unit sets the preferred seed depth. The tube is positively locked tight by the freshly designed cam system.

Rear cart duals are recommended to help reduce deflection on the front hitch of the tool with a tow-between cart. Adding air pressure, without exceeding maximum psi, will also assist with reducing deflection.

For the 23.2-m (76-ft)P576 TruSet technology will control depth and pressure. Read more aboutTruSet here.

Fertilizer placement

#

Whetherusing dry, liquid, or anhydrous ammonia, the JohnDeereP500opener has the optionsthatfit theapplication needs.

AA74478 Aqua anhydrous point

AA69276

NH3 point

AA74476

Liquid fertilizer point

AA69277

Dry fertilizer point

AA86117

Mud special point

Description

Austempered 10B38 boron steel point with hardfaced areas and induction fused carbide inserts to prevent wear. Carbide plates are 4-mm (0.16-in.) thick along the point edge and 6-mm (0.24-in.) thick on the tip.

Application

Aqua anhydrous

Anhydrous

Liquid fertilizer

Dry fertilizer**

Dry fertilizer

Option code

1255

1250

1215/1220

---

1235

Tube diameter (OD)

9.5 mm (3/8 in.)

12.7 mm (1/2 in.)

6.35 mm (1/4 in.)

---

---

Pin on

X

X

X

X

X

High top

X

X

X

X

X

Suitable for dry conditions

X

X

X

X

X

Suitable for muddy conditions

X*

X*

X*

---

X

Dry fertilizer tube add-on

AA69271

AA69271

AA69271

AA69266

---

Weight

0.9 kg (2 lb)

0.97 kg (2.14 lb)

0.88 kg (1.95 lb)

0.86 kg (1.9 lb)

1.7 kg (3.78 lb)

Other information

This form of ammonia is produced by dissolving ammonia gas in water.

AA69272 hose guide is required if dry fertilizer tube is not installed.

Anhydrous ammonia is compressed into a clear, colorless liquid.

AA69272 hose guide is required if dry fertilizer tube is not installed.

AA69272 hose guide is required if dry fertilizer tube is not installed.

---

Replaces AA69279.

Wear-resistant hardfaced welds increased by 75 percent.

Thickness increase from 4 to 8 mm (0.16 to 0.3 in.).

Extra 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) weld added close to heavy wear area.

*If not using dry fertilizer tube add-on

**Dry tube required

Anhydrous high top tip (left) versus aqua anhydrous tip (right)Anhydrous high top tip (left) versus aqua anhydrous tip (right)

This picture shows the difference between the anhydrous high top and aqua anhydrous tips pictured in the chart above. On the left, the anhydrous high top has a thicker tube wall (1.3-cm [0.5-in.] outer diameter) than the aqua anhydrous tip, though the inner diameter of both tips are equal. The NH3 knives may also be used in combination with the included dry-delivery tube forthose wanting to apply NH3 and dry fertilizers simultaneously in the same fertilizer trench.

Additional information for code 1235: the mud-proof combination ofdry-fertilizer tube and tip, code 1235, is available forthose applying dry fertilizersonly.This is recommended for running in sticky, heavy clay-type soils.However, it works well in all soil types to prevent mud from plugging the fertilizer tube opening.This opener is included as base equipment.

Ifseeding with dry fertilizer only, this option is highly recommended. The fertilizer exits the tube at a lower point, allowing growers desiring to place fertilizer at shallower depths more consistently.

The lower fertilizer exit point also allows the fertilizer to get to the bottom of the trench when more fertilizer and seed separation is desired, and for those light soils that tend to cave in the trench before the fertilizer is placed.

P500 fertilizer shanks engaged in the groundP500 fertilizer shanks engaged in the ground
Fertilizer tubes
1.) AA69266 (1250) - Dry fertilizer
2.) AA69271 (1220/50/55) - Dry fertilizer with NH3 or liquid
3.) AA69272 (1215) - Liquid tube

#

Whetherusing dry, liquid, or anhydrous ammonia, the JohnDeereP500opener has the optionsthatfit theapplication needs.

AA74478 Aqua anhydrous point

AA69276

NH3 point

AA74476

Liquid fertilizer point

AA69277

Dry fertilizer point

AA86117

Mud special point

Description

Austempered 10B38 boron steel point with hardfaced areas and induction fused carbide inserts to prevent wear. Carbide plates are 4-mm (0.16-in.) thick along the point edge and 6-mm (0.24-in.) thick on the tip.

Application

Aqua anhydrous

Anhydrous

Liquid fertilizer

Dry fertilizer**

Dry fertilizer

Option code

1255

1250

1215/1220

---

1235

Tube diameter (OD)

9.5 mm (3/8 in.)

12.7 mm (1/2 in.)

6.35 mm (1/4 in.)

---

---

Pin on

X

X

X

X

X

High top

X

X

X

X

X

Suitable for dry conditions

X

X

X

X

X

Suitable for muddy conditions

X*

X*

X*

---

X

Dry fertilizer tube add-on

AA69271

AA69271

AA69271

AA69266

---

Weight

0.9 kg (2 lb)

0.97 kg (2.14 lb)

0.88 kg (1.95 lb)

0.86 kg (1.9 lb)

1.7 kg (3.78 lb)

Other information

This form of ammonia is produced by dissolving ammonia gas in water.

AA69272 hose guide is required if dry fertilizer tube is not installed.

Anhydrous ammonia is compressed into a clear, colorless liquid.

AA69272 hose guide is required if dry fertilizer tube is not installed.

AA69272 hose guide is required if dry fertilizer tube is not installed.

---

Replaces AA69279.

Wear-resistant hardfaced welds increased by 75 percent.

Thickness increase from 4 to 8 mm (0.16 to 0.3 in.).

Extra 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) weld added close to heavy wear area.

*If not using dry fertilizer tube add-on

**Dry tube required

Anhydrous high top tip (left) versus aqua anhydrous tip (right)Anhydrous high top tip (left) versus aqua anhydrous tip (right)

This picture shows the difference between the anhydrous high top and aqua anhydrous tips pictured in the chart above. On the left, the anhydrous high top has a thicker tube wall (1.3-cm [0.5-in.] outer diameter) than the aqua anhydrous tip, though the inner diameter of both tips are equal. The NH3 knives may also be used in combination with the included dry-delivery tube forthose wanting to apply NH3 and dry fertilizers simultaneously in the same fertilizer trench.

Additional information for code 1235: the mud-proof combination ofdry-fertilizer tube and tip, code 1235, is available forthose applying dry fertilizersonly.This is recommended for running in sticky, heavy clay-type soils.However, it works well in all soil types to prevent mud from plugging the fertilizer tube opening.This opener is included as base equipment.

Ifseeding with dry fertilizer only, this option is highly recommended. The fertilizer exits the tube at a lower point, allowing growers desiring to place fertilizer at shallower depths more consistently.

The lower fertilizer exit point also allows the fertilizer to get to the bottom of the trench when more fertilizer and seed separation is desired, and for those light soils that tend to cave in the trench before the fertilizer is placed.

P500 fertilizer shanks engaged in the groundP500 fertilizer shanks engaged in the ground
Fertilizer tubes
1.) AA69266 (1250) - Dry fertilizer
2.) AA69271 (1220/50/55) - Dry fertilizer with NH3 or liquid
3.) AA69272 (1215) - Liquid tube

TruSet™ depth and pressure control for 23.2-m (76-ft) P576

TruSet screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630 DisplayTruSet screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display

Exclusive TruSet depth and pressure control has taken adjustability on the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 to a whole new level. Rather than using manual valve handles, pressure control dials on the monitor let operators make incremental adjustments to trip force and packing pressure conveniently from inside the tractor cab. This also saves time and makes it easier to adapt to changing field conditions.

Controls on the GreenStar 3 2630 Display also allow operators to predetermine a targeted seeding and fertilizer depth. Changes to target maximum and minimum working depth can be made easily on the same run screen. A flick adjustment feature will move openers up or down in short increments if desired. There is no longer a need to get out of the cab to add or remove shims and spacers for depth changes. Plus, TruSet makes side-to-side frame leveling easier. It adjusts at the press of a button on the GreenStar 3 2630 Display.

#
#

There is a rotary position sensor under the TruSet plate. In the lower right-hand corner is the valve that regulates the flow of oil to and from the cylinder. There is a sensor associated with each wheel module – or six per machine.

Competitive tractors require an add-on selective control valve (SCV) kit for TruSet to function properly.

TruSet screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630 DisplayTruSet screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display

Exclusive TruSet depth and pressure control has taken adjustability on the 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 to a whole new level. Rather than using manual valve handles, pressure control dials on the monitor let operators make incremental adjustments to trip force and packing pressure conveniently from inside the tractor cab. This also saves time and makes it easier to adapt to changing field conditions.

Controls on the GreenStar 3 2630 Display also allow operators to predetermine a targeted seeding and fertilizer depth. Changes to target maximum and minimum working depth can be made easily on the same run screen. A flick adjustment feature will move openers up or down in short increments if desired. There is no longer a need to get out of the cab to add or remove shims and spacers for depth changes. Plus, TruSet makes side-to-side frame leveling easier. It adjusts at the press of a button on the GreenStar 3 2630 Display.

#
#

There is a rotary position sensor under the TruSet plate. In the lower right-hand corner is the valve that regulates the flow of oil to and from the cylinder. There is a sensor associated with each wheel module – or six per machine.

Competitive tractors require an add-on selective control valve (SCV) kit for TruSet to function properly.

Confidence in rates from row to row with RelativeFlow™ Blockage sensing

With the RelativeFlow blockage sensing, operators can see the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on all primary towers and secondary hoses monitor the relative product flow, giving you a better view of the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from the cart to the opener from inside your tractor cab. This exclusive technology can help you identify any problems before potential blockage occurs.

RelativeFlow Blockage is available on the following models:

  • P540- 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • P556 - 17.1-m (56-ft)
  • P576 - 23.2-m (76-ft)
  • N500C- all widths
  • 1890 - 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • N530F- 9.1-m (30-ft)
  • N540F- 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • N543F- 13.1-m (43-ft)
  • N560F- 18.3-m (60-ft)

RelativeFlow Blockage is compatible with hydraulic drive carts for model year 2014 and newer 1910, model year 2013 and newer 550 Carts, C650 and C850 Air Cart.

Below are the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.

Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630

The RelativeFlow sensing chart shows the amount of flow through each sensor on the selected tower. Sensitivity for the blockage system can be adjusted if desired, as shown below.

Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630

Blockage warning sensitivity allows the producer to set and change the sensitivity of the sensors to meet their preferences. Increasing the sensitivity means the system is more likely to show a false blockage, while less sensitivity means the system is more likely to miss a blockage.

Multiple run-page alarm behavior options are available for selection.

Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630

Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system on the N500C.

For complete details and information reference, the owner’s manual.

RelativeFlow Blockage configured run pageRelativeFlow Blockage configured run page

The SeedStar™ system run page displays the five major run settings. Clicking on any of the tiles will take an operator to that specific page (shown below).

Operators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting blockage tilesOperators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting blockage tiles
Operators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independentlyOperators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independently
Blockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screenBlockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screen

Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.

  • A blockage delay is how long a blockage should occur before an alarm is sounded.
  • The blockage alarm reminder is how often the alarm should sound when a blockage occurs.
  • The meter on delay is the time from when the meter is turned on until the blockage sensor should start monitoring for blockage.
  • The meter off delay is the time from when the meter is turned off until the blockage sensor should start monitoring to verify no flow.

For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.

Air tools with Relative Flow Blockage are not compatible with 1910 air carts with ground drive.

With the RelativeFlow blockage sensing, operators can see the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on all primary towers and secondary hoses monitor the relative product flow, giving you a better view of the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from the cart to the opener from inside your tractor cab. This exclusive technology can help you identify any problems before potential blockage occurs.

RelativeFlow Blockage is available on the following models:

  • P540- 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • P556 - 17.1-m (56-ft)
  • P576 - 23.2-m (76-ft)
  • N500C- all widths
  • 1890 - 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • N530F- 9.1-m (30-ft)
  • N540F- 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • N543F- 13.1-m (43-ft)
  • N560F- 18.3-m (60-ft)

RelativeFlow Blockage is compatible with hydraulic drive carts for model year 2014 and newer 1910, model year 2013 and newer 550 Carts, C650 and C850 Air Cart.

Below are the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.

Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar™ 3 2630

The RelativeFlow sensing chart shows the amount of flow through each sensor on the selected tower. Sensitivity for the blockage system can be adjusted if desired, as shown below.

Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630

Blockage warning sensitivity allows the producer to set and change the sensitivity of the sensors to meet their preferences. Increasing the sensitivity means the system is more likely to show a false blockage, while less sensitivity means the system is more likely to miss a blockage.

Multiple run-page alarm behavior options are available for selection.

Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630Blockage monitoring screen on GreenStar 3 2630

Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system on the N500C.

For complete details and information reference, the owner’s manual.

RelativeFlow Blockage configured run pageRelativeFlow Blockage configured run page

The SeedStar™ system run page displays the five major run settings. Clicking on any of the tiles will take an operator to that specific page (shown below).

Operators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting blockage tilesOperators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting blockage tiles
Operators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independentlyOperators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independently
Blockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screenBlockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screen

Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.

  • A blockage delay is how long a blockage should occur before an alarm is sounded.
  • The blockage alarm reminder is how often the alarm should sound when a blockage occurs.
  • The meter on delay is the time from when the meter is turned on until the blockage sensor should start monitoring for blockage.
  • The meter off delay is the time from when the meter is turned off until the blockage sensor should start monitoring to verify no flow.

For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.

Air tools with Relative Flow Blockage are not compatible with 1910 air carts with ground drive.

Row spacing options

Paired row vs. side banded
Paired row soil profilePaired row soil profile
#

The P500 has two cast seed boots available. Depending on a grower’s seed and fertilizer placement preference in different soils or different crops, the P500 can meet the user’s needs. The cast opener was designed with simplicity in mind. One tube is all that is necessary. Switching from single to paired row has never been easier; simply remove the two bolts holding the cast opener in place, remove the opener, and replace with the new opener.

Paired row

With shanks on 30.5-cm (12-in.) spacing, paired rows can be planted with 22.9-cm (9-in.) spacing. Seed is banded in two rows above and to the sides of the furrow. Total tillage in this zone is 7.6-cm (3-in.) wide with about 25 percent seedbed utilization (SBU).

Seed is laid on a 2-cm (0.75-in.) shelf while fertilizer is placed in a 2.5-cm (1-in.) band between and below the two seed rows.

With paired row placement, the crop is able to access the fertilizerwhen it needs it.The separation is enough to safely keep the seed from burning.TheP500 provides a well-prepared seedbedfor quick emergence and quicker canopy, which will help eliminate weeds.If the operator is looking to swath wider rows, support the heavy green crop.

Paired row opener - rear shotPaired row opener - rear shot
Single row/side banded soil profileSingle row/side banded soil profile
#

Side banded

If the seeding operation calls for side banding, theP500 is the needed tool. The side-banding seed tubeplaces the seed on a firm bed of soil above and to the side of fertilizer as required. There are 30.5-cm (12-in.) rows across the machine with positive separation between seed and fertilizer up to 11.4 cm (4.5 in.).As the seed germinates and begins to emerge, its roots will be 7.6-cm to 10.2-cm (3-in. to 4-in.) deep and into the nutrient zone.

John Deere recognizes not all seeding conditions are identical and, with the P500,offerssolutions to meet seed and fertilizer placement needs.

Single row/side bandedSingle row/side banded
Single row/side banded - rear shotSingle row/side banded - rear shot
Single row seed boot in-lineSingle row seed boot in-line
Paired row seed boot in-linePaired row seed boot in-line
Paired row vs. side banded
Paired row soil profilePaired row soil profile
#

The P500 has two cast seed boots available. Depending on a grower’s seed and fertilizer placement preference in different soils or different crops, the P500 can meet the user’s needs. The cast opener was designed with simplicity in mind. One tube is all that is necessary. Switching from single to paired row has never been easier; simply remove the two bolts holding the cast opener in place, remove the opener, and replace with the new opener.

Paired row

With shanks on 30.5-cm (12-in.) spacing, paired rows can be planted with 22.9-cm (9-in.) spacing. Seed is banded in two rows above and to the sides of the furrow. Total tillage in this zone is 7.6-cm (3-in.) wide with about 25 percent seedbed utilization (SBU).

Seed is laid on a 2-cm (0.75-in.) shelf while fertilizer is placed in a 2.5-cm (1-in.) band between and below the two seed rows.

With paired row placement, the crop is able to access the fertilizerwhen it needs it.The separation is enough to safely keep the seed from burning.TheP500 provides a well-prepared seedbedfor quick emergence and quicker canopy, which will help eliminate weeds.If the operator is looking to swath wider rows, support the heavy green crop.

Paired row opener - rear shotPaired row opener - rear shot
Single row/side banded soil profileSingle row/side banded soil profile
#

Side banded

If the seeding operation calls for side banding, theP500 is the needed tool. The side-banding seed tubeplaces the seed on a firm bed of soil above and to the side of fertilizer as required. There are 30.5-cm (12-in.) rows across the machine with positive separation between seed and fertilizer up to 11.4 cm (4.5 in.).As the seed germinates and begins to emerge, its roots will be 7.6-cm to 10.2-cm (3-in. to 4-in.) deep and into the nutrient zone.

John Deere recognizes not all seeding conditions are identical and, with the P500,offerssolutions to meet seed and fertilizer placement needs.

Single row/side bandedSingle row/side banded
Single row/side banded - rear shotSingle row/side banded - rear shot
Single row seed boot in-lineSingle row seed boot in-line
Paired row seed boot in-linePaired row seed boot in-line

High-flotation tires in base for 23.2-m (76-ft) P576 Precision Hoe Drill