The John Deere DB120 is an agricultural planter made by John Deere. Upon its release in 2009, it was the largest production planter in the world. It has a 120 feet wide tool-bar and plants 48 rows which are 30 inches apart. It is estimated that the planter should sow 90 to 100 acres per hour at 5 to 5.5 miles per hour ground speed. John Deere claims that the planter is 30% more productive than their 36 row DB90 planter. To transport such an incredibly wide implement, the DB120 folds into five sections . The planter weighs in at over 20 tons empty and almost 24 tons when loaded with seed. The DB120 had a limited release in 2009 with orders being taken for the 2010 season. It retailed at $345,000 dollars.
The DB120 needs a GPS System to guide it as there are no row markers to indicate where to position the tractor/planter.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Russnogle, John (2009-02-12). "World’s Largest Planter: John Deere’s DB120". Corn & Soybean Digest. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
- ↑ "John Deere introduces its largest planter ever - the new DB120". Ag Weekly Online (February 27, 2009). Retrieved on 17 May 2010.
- ↑ "Big Planter Topic at Classic". AgWired. Zimmcomm New Media, LLC (March 4, 2009). Retrieved on 18 May 2010.
- Deere & Co. official web site
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