John Deere DR18 Planter

Field image of DR18 Planter

The DR18 is a custom, integral 18Row solution with Central Commodity System (CCS) or non-CCS planter configurations and value-added features found on most John Deere drawn planters.

  • 18 rows with spacings of 22 in., 30 in., 36 in., 38 in., 40 in., and 100 cm.
  • Available in ExactEmerge™, MaxEmerge™ 5e and MaxEmerge™ 5 row units.
  • Choose from Central Commodity System (CCS) or non-CCS options
Rows and Row Spacing:
Number of rows 18
Row spacing 38 in.
Fold configuration 3-section, hydraulic over center stack-fold
Frame tube size 17.8 x 17.8 cm
7 x 7 in.
Fold-and-go from tractor cab Yes
Flexibility 7.5 up and down degree (angle)
Type Category 4N
Lift System:
Type Tractor 3-point hitch
Lift assist wheels Base equipment. Heavy-duty lift-assist wheels for semi-integral operations
Tires 2 - 12.5L-15SL 20 Ply
Number of cylinders 2
Base 4 - 7.60-15, 6 PR traction implement
Optional NA
Quantity 4 on frame
Row Units:
Depth gauging (2) semi-pneumatic wheels - 4 1/2 x 16 in.
Adjustment T-handle, 1/4 to 4 depth in 1/4 increments in.
Walking wheels Optional
Row unit seed hoppers Capacity
Mini hopper - 1/16 bu
Mini hoppers
Row unit down force

Base equipment, Infinitely adjustable to 400 lb
Base equipment
Scrapers, opener blades
Steel straight blade
Seed tube sensors

Base equipment
Seed Meters:
Base Vacuum
Optional NA
Finger pickup NA
Radial bean meter NA
Central Commodity System Seed capacity
100 bu
Base equipment
Drive System:
Base 3-motor hydraulic variable rate drive
Optional NA
Number of drive wheels NA
Drive wheel disconnect NA
Counter shaft 7/8 hex in.
Drill shaft 7/8 hex in.
Seed transmission NA
Transmission combinations NA
Type NA
Marker disk
Closing System:
Rubber tire closing system Wheel
(2) rubber tires w/nylon wheel - 1 x 12 in.
In-line or staggered
Down force
Adjustable side-to-side
Base equipment
Cast iron closing system

Disk closing system NA
Drag closing system NA
Herbicide and Insecticide:
Insecticide only hopper NA
Herbicide only hopper NA
Insecticide and herbicide hopper NA
Liquid Insecticide System:
System available NA
Tillage Attachments:
Unit-mounted coulter Optional
Frame-mounted coulter NA
Bubble blade Optional
Onboard / towed / tractor tanks NA
Fertilizer opener type
Dry fertilizer
Transport width (with markers) NA
Transport width (without markers) 23, 8 ft, in.
Transport length 13 ft
Transport height 13, 2 ft, in.
Transport weight 15,000 lb
Ag Management Solutions:
Map-based seeding Optional
Field documentation Optional
Parallel tracking Optional
Additional Information:
Recommended tractor horsepower 225 hp
Recommended tractor hydraulics 2250 psi
Warranty length 1 year