John Deere MP516 Planter

TC planter bar with ExactEmerge™ row units in a field.

Pair John Deere’s ExactEmerge™ technology with the vertical fold capabilities of a MP516 TC planter bar for those tough to reach spots in the field.

  • Vertical fold toolbar
  • 16-row, 30-in. spacing
  • ExactEmerge™ row units
  • Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce
  • 55-bu. CCS tank
Key Specs:
Number of rows16
Row spacing76.2 cm
30 in.
Frame - Fold configurationVertical fold
Frame - FlexibilityUp: 10 degree (angle)
Down: 7 degree (angle)
Row unit seed hoppersCentral Commodity System: 1,938 L
55 bu
Seed Meters
Rows and Row Spacing:
Number of rows16
Row spacing76.2 cm
30 in.
Fold configurationVertical fold
Frame tube size
Fold-and-go from tractor cab
FlexibilityUp: 10 degree (angle)
Down: 7 degree (angle)
Rear hitch
Lift System:
TypeSemi-integral only
Number of cylinders
Base12.5L-15SL 20 ply implement: 303 kPa
3.0 bar
44 psi
7.60-15 8 ply implement: 359 kPa
3.6 bar
52 psi
7.6-15 6 ply - traction: 276 kPa
2.8 bar
40 psi
Row Units:
TypeExactEmerge™ row units
OpenerTru-Vee Double Disk
Depth gauging
Walking wheels
Row unit seed hoppersNot available
Row unit down forceIndividual Row Hydraulic Downforce (IRHD)
Scrapers, opener blades
Seed tube sensors
Seed Meters:
Finger pickup
Radial bean meter
Central Commodity SystemSeed capacity
1938 L
55 bu
Drive System:
BaseElectric drive: 56 V
Number of drive wheels
Drive wheel disconnect
Counter shaft
Drill shaft
Seed transmission
Transmission combinations
Marker disk
Shear bolt protection
Less marker option
Closing System:
Rubber tire closing system
Cast iron closing system
Herbicide and Insecticide:
Insecticide only hopper
Herbicide only hopper
Insecticide and herbicide hopper
Liquid Insecticide System:
System available
Tank capacity
Seed Monitor System:
BaseSeedStar™ 5
Tillage Attachments:
Unit-mounted coulter
Frame-mounted coulter
Bubble blade
.63-in. fluted blade (25 flutes)
.7-in. fluted blade (13 flutes)
1-in. fluted blade (8 flutes)
Row tillage support hanger
Tine tooth
Cons. furrower w/ leading cutout blade
V-wing bed sweeps
Row cleaner
Row cleaner - unit-mounted coulter
Row cleaner - unit-mounted DD fert. opener
Onboard / towed / tractor tanks
Tank capacity
Fixed-rate application
Variable-rate application
Pump type
Pump rate
Fertilizer opener type
Flow divider distribution system
Pressure manifold distribution system
Dry fertilizer
ExactRate Fluid Transfer System
Transport width (with markers)
Transport width (without markers)From 5.5 to 6.8 m
17 ft 11 in. to 22 ft 2 in.
Transport length
Transport heightFrom 1.6 to 4.01 m
5 ft 2 in. to 13 ft 2 in.
Transport weight
Transport underframe clearanceOn 8000 Series tractors with 18.4-42 tires: 4 m
13.2 ft
Field operation height
Field operation width
Field operation length
Ag Management Solutions:
Map-based seeding
Field documentation
Parallel tracking
Additional Information:
Recommended tractor horsepower8030, 8R, 8RX, 8030T and 8RT Series Tractor (power take-off [PTO] power of 216 kW [290 hp] or more) 3-point lift capacity of greater than 7300 kg (16,100 lb) Min
Three or four selective control valves (SCVs) for power beyond, load sense, and case drain hydraulic connections are required, depending on machine options:
SCV 1 – wing downforce/gull wing (when equipped), SCV 2 – fold/unfold, SCV 3 – CCS, SCV 4 – vacuum
Power beyond – Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce (IRHD), ExactRate™ fertilizer, or PDF compressor with load sense
Load sense – IRHD, ExactRate fertilizer, or PDF compressor with load sense
Case drain – vacuum or PDF compressor with load sense
Independent-Link Suspension (ILS™) or 1500 mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) tractor front axle required
Rear duals and full set of front weight
Recommended tractor hydraulicsHydraulic oil required to operate the planter: 227 L/min (60 gpm)
Hydraulic system standby pressure: 15,513 kPa (155 bar) (2250 psi)
Hydraulic system working pressure: 20,684 kPa (207 bar) (3000 psi)
Hydraulic system burst pressure: 82,737 kPa (827 bar) (12,000 psi)
Warranty length
Date collected