John Deere N500C Air Drill Central Commodity System (CCS™)

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Get the latest features, specifications, and pricing for the N500C Central Commodity System (CCS™) no-till air drill.

  • Electric drive with Section Control
  • Wide variety of working widths and row spacings
  • Latest John Deere technologies
  • Easier access to meters
Key Specs:
Working widths9.15, 11, 12.2, 13 m
30, 36, 40, 42 ft
SpacingDual rank: 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing; 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing
Single rank: 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing
Number of ranksSingle; Dual
Openers
Diameter
45.7 cm
18 in.
Down pressure
Up to 400 lbs.
Dual rank - 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing: 48, 58, 64, 68
Dual rank - 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing: 36, 44, 48, 50
Single rank - 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing: 24, 28, 32, 34
Sizes:
Working widths9.15, 11, 12.2, 13 m
30, 36, 40, 42 ft
SpacingDual rank: 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing; 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing
Single rank: 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing
Number of ranksSingle; Dual
Number of sectionsDual: 48, 58, 64, 68; 36, 44, 48, 50
Single: 24, 28, 32, 34
Dimensions:
Road clearance> 17.8 cm
> 7.0 in.
Overall length≤ 9.1 m
≤ 29.9 ft
Centerframe width3.5, 4.6 m
11.4, 15.2 ft
Weight before ballastDual rank - 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 23,000 lb. (10,400 kg); ≤ 27,200 lb. (12,300 kg); ≤ 29,800 lb. (13,500 kg); ≤ 31,000 lb. (14,100 kg)
Single rank - 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing: ≤ 20,400 lb. (9300 kg); ≤ 24,300 lb. (11,000 kg); ≤ 26,400 lb. (12,000 kg); ≤ 27,300 lb. (12,400 kg)
Single rank - 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 14,700 lb. (6700 kg); ≤ 16,900 lb. (7700 kg); ≤ 18,500 lb. (8400 kg); ≤ 19,200 lb. (8700 kg)
FrameCross members
102x152 mm
4x6 in.
End tubes
51x152 mm
2x6 in.
Hitch
254x152 mm
10x6 in.
Clearance from rank to rank134 cm
52.8 in.
From ground to top of lid≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
From ground to platform≤ 85 in. (220 cm)
From ground to top of safety rail≤ 127 in. (322.6 cm)
From ground to top of lights≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
Tires:
Mainframe standard(4) 33x15.5-16 on front, (4) 33x15.5-16 on rear
Mainframe bolt pattern8 bolts
Wings standard(4) 31x13.5-15 NHS
Wings bolt pattern8 bolts
Centerframe tires and wheels(4) 33x15.5-16 on front, (4) 500/40R16 on rear
(4) 500/40R16 on front, (4) 500/40R16 on rear
Wing tires and wheels(8) 33x15.5-16
Wheel spacing, center frameWidth of duals, center to center
101.6 in. (258.1 cm)
126.8 in. (322.1 cm)
Width outside to outside of dual pair, front - largest tire option
51.5 in. (130.8 cm)
Width outside to outside of dual pair, rear
51.5 in. (130.8 cm)
Tire width, front - largest tire option
16 in. (40.6 cm)
20 in. (50.8 cm)
Tire width, rear - largest tire option
20 in. (50.8 cm)
Openers:
DiskDiameter
45.7 cm
18 in.
Angle
7-degree angle
Down pressure

Up to 400 lbs.
Depth control
Wheel size
4.5 in. x 16 in. or 3 in. x 16 in.

In-Furrow press wheelMaterial
Rubber
Packing force
Adjustable down-pressure from 2.3 to 20.4 kg
5 to 45 lb
2.54x25.4 cm
1x10 in.
Furrow closingDescription
Cast wheel at 15-degree vertical angle
Serrated closing wheel at 15-degree vertical angle
Size
Cast wheel: 2.54x30.5 cm
1x12 in.
Serrated closing wheel: 302 mm
11.9 in.
Material
Cast
Down force
Down-pressure from 11.8-19.5 kg
26-43 lb
Serrated or smooth cast closing wheel
Seed Metering:
DescriptionCentral volumetric metering
CropsBarley, oats, rice, sorghum, soybean, wheat
Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Barley≤ 1,000,000 seeds per acre (2,470,000 seeds per hectare)
Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Oats≤ 2,500,000 seeds per acre (6,180,000 seeds per hectare)
Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Rice≤ 1,700,000 seeds per acre (4,200,000 seeds per hectare)
Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Milo/Sorghum≤ 100,000 seeds per acre (247,000 seeds per hectare)
Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Soybean≤ 250,000 seeds per acre (618,000 seeds per hectare)
Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Wheat≤ 2,970,000 seeds per acre (7,300,000 seeds per hectare)
Metering Drive TypeElectric
Seed Storage:
Tank DescriptionCentral, non-pressurized polyethylene tank
Total Tank Capacity100 bu (3500 L)
120 bu (4200 L)
Tank Fill ScreenOptional; one per tank opening
Tank ScalesOptional; provides summed commodity weight
TypePneumatic
Blower45 cm (17.7 in.) diameter impeller
Blower drive typeHydraulic
Distribution hose size1 in. (2.54 cm) ID for 38.1 cm (15 in.) row spacing
1.13 in. (3.13 cm) ID primaries with 1 in. (2.54 cm) ID secondaries for 19.1 and 25.4 cm (7.5 and 10 in.) row spacings
Equipment compatibility (at 1.5 in. seeding depth and 8 mph):
Tractor drawbar power required, 7.5-in (19.1 cm) models≥ 293 hp (219 kW)
≥ 341 hp (254 kW)
≥ 373 hp (278 kW)
≥ 392 hp (292 kW)
Tractor drawbar power required, 10-in (25.4 cm) models≥ 240 hp (179 kW)
≥ 278 hp (207 kW)
≥ 301 hp (225 kW)
≥ 311 hp (232 kW)
Tractor drawbar power required, 15-in (38.1 cm) models≥ 183 hp (137 kW)
≥ 206 hp (154 kW)
≥ 222 hp (166 kW)
≥ 231 hp (172 kW)
Tracor requirements:
Minimum number of SCV'sThree - one  fold, one opener raise/lower, and one seed distribution blower
Hydraulic Power BeyondRequired for in-cab opener downforce and electric power generation
Minimum hydraulic capacity58 gpm (220 L/min) at 2900 psi (200 bar)
Minimum electrical capacity48 A at 12 VDC
Additional information:
Tool-mounted alternator56 VDC
Implement harness connection, 56 VDCPower take-off (PTO) power gen
Implement harness connection, 12 VDC7-pin SAE, 9-pin ISO
Date collected1 March 2019

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