1745
Compact Planter
  • Compact design ideal for small fields and narrow-road transport
  • Pivot-fold transport from cab in only 40 seconds
  • Compatible with older tractors with lower hydraulic flow
  • Low- or high-technology models available
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Features
Compact 1745 Drawn Planter
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Easily navigate roads with narrow transport position
1745 Planter in transport position 1745 Planter in transport position

Navigate narrow roads, bridges, and field entrances with the narrow transport position of the 1745 Planter.

 

  • Planter follows the standard duals on a tractor
  • Typical transport width of 3.71 m (12 ft, 2 in.)*
  • Typical transport height of 3.84 m (12 ft, 7 in.)*
    • Main hydraulic cylinder mast can be lowered under 3.68 m (12 ft) for storage
  • Row-units fold toward the center of the road for stability
  • Comparable non-folding 1785 Planter has a typical transport width of 6.96 m (22 ft, 10 in.).

 

*NOTE: Transport dimensions may vary based on options. Product features are based on published information at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

Save time by folding the planter from the cab
1745 Planter partway through the fold cycle 1745 Planter partway through the fold cycle

Minimize non-productive planting time by folding the planter from the cab of the tractor.

 

  • Complete the unfold and fold cycles in less than one minute.
  • By utilizing a frame control box, the base planter requires one selective control valve (SCV). Folding, raise/lower, and markers can all be tied to one hydraulic circuit.
Increase versatility by applying dry fertilizer with a split-row planter

 If you are looking to split apply fertilizer, the 1745 Planter offers granular fertilizer with frame-mounted single disk openers.

 

  • Dry fertilizer with single-disk, frame-mounted offset openers is available with a storage capacity of 1,200 L (42.4 cu ft).
  • Fertilizer application is on the front rank only, with 76.2-cm (30-in.) spacing.
  • The fertilizer system is driven by a tire contact drive.
Maximize productivity with two planter configurations to match your operation
1745 Planter 1745 Planter

The 1745 Planter comes in two main row-unit configurations with the option of keeping it simple or adding more advanced features.

 

  • 8-row, 76.2-cm (30-in.) configuration
  • 16-row, 38.1-cm (15-in.) configuration
  • Select between mechanical or vacuum meters.
  • Dry fertilizer is available on all non-Central Commodity System (CCS™) models.
  • Select more advanced options like the Pro-Shaft™ cable drive system, RowCommand™ row clutches, CCS, and the SeedStar™ XP monitoring system.
1745 Planter with CCS 1745 Planter with CCS
Compatibility with a wide range of tractors
John Deere 4455 Tractor and 1745 Planter John Deere 4455 Tractor and 1745 Planter

The simple design of the 1745 Planter makes it compatible with a wide range of tractors.

 

  • Non-vacuum machine requires one selective control valve (SCV) when markers are tied to lift.
  • Vacuum machine requires two SCVs when markers are tied to lift.
  • There is a minimum drawbar horsepower requirement of 86.5 kW (116 hp) on a 15-row machine.
  • There is a minimum drawbar horsepower requirement of 70.8 kW (95 hp) on an 8-row machine.

 

NOTE: Product features are based on published information at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

Field-proven and customizable MaxEmerge™ 5 row-unit
MaxEmerge 5 row-unit with 106-L (3.0-bu) hopper MaxEmerge 5 row-unit with 106-L (3.0-bu) hopper

Introduced on model year 2015 planters, the MaxEmerge 5 row-unit is proven in the field. Using the same row-unit as ExactEmerge™ planters (less meter and BrushBelt™ delivery system), it was designed to withstand the stresses associated with high-speed operation. With an open side panel design, crop changeover on vacuum meters can be accomplished without removing the hopper from the row. The row-unit also provides you the versatility to match options to your operation.

 

  • Choose finger pickup, radial bean, or vacuum meters
  • Choose mini hoppers, 56-L (1.6-bu) hoppers, or 106-L (3.0-bu) hoppers
  • Heavy-duty spring or pneumatic downforce
  • Apply granular chemical with the insecticide option
  • Variety of row cleaner and coulter options
  • Spoked or smooth-sided gauge wheels
  • Rubber or cast closing wheels
MaxEmerge 5 row-unit with 56-L (1.6-bu) hopper and granular insecticide MaxEmerge 5 row-unit with 56-L (1.6-bu) hopper and granular insecticide
Maintain planting depth with choice of three downforce options
Pneumatic downforce on 1745 Planter Pneumatic downforce on 1745 Planter
Overview

Planter row-unit downforce is an important factor to ensure consistent and proper depth control. With too little downforce, planter gauge wheels can lose ground contact and seeds will be planted at a shallow depth. This can result in uneven emergence, which studies have shown can impact yield 5 to 9 percent1. With too much downforce, furrow sidewalls can become smeared and compacted. Compacted sidewalls can result in hatchet roots, where plant roots grow parallel with the furrow but do not branch out between the rows.

 

Depending on the level of control the producer is looking for, the 1745 Planter offers three levels of downforce.

Benefits
  • Adjustable heavy-duty downforce springs provide four settings to match downforce requirements to field conditions: 0 kg (0 lb), 56.7 kg (125 lb), 113.4 kg (250 lb), and 181.4 kg (400 lb). Downforce is manually adjustable row-by-row.
  • Manual control of pneumatic downforce provides simple adjustment of the whole planter from the electric compressor mounted on the front mast of the planter. The amount of downforce applied is infinitely adjustable from 6.8 to 181.4 kg (15 to 400 lb). Pneumatic downforce provides more consistent downforce throughout the range of row-unit travel compared to heavy duty downforce springs.
  • Integrated control of pneumatic downforce provides simple adjustment of the whole planter conveniently from the tractor cab with the SeedStar™ XP monitoring system. Operators can see gauge wheel margin readings on three rows of the planter and either add or remove air from the pneumatic system to maintain a good level of load (margin) on the gauge wheels. The amount of downforce is infinitely adjustable from 6.8 to 181.4 kg (15 to 400 lb).
Adjustable heavy-duty downforce springs
Adjustable heavy-duty downforce springs on 1745 Planter Adjustable heavy-duty downforce springs on 1745 Planter
  • Four downforce settings are manually adjusted for each row-unit.
  • Rows behind tires can be set on a heavier setting.
  • Downforce adjustments will take more time compared to pneumatic downforce systems.
Pneumatic downforce system - Manual
Electric compressor and gauge on 1745 Planter Electric compressor and gauge on 1745 Planter
  • Fill all the pneumatic air bags from one location on the planter.
  • It includes simple on/off operation.
  • The system has a valve stem which allows filling with shop air for faster fill times or for use as a backup if the compressor stops working.
  • Split rows are plumbed on a separate circuit. This allows the air to be released only on the split rows when they need to be locked up for planting on 76.1-cm (30-in.) spacing. Set-point pressure is controlled for all rows when all rows are planting.
Pneumatic downforce system – Integrated
Integrated compressor tank on 1745 Planter Integrated compressor tank on 1745 Planter
SeedStar XP downforce margin page SeedStar XP downforce margin page
Using set point pneumatic downforce

Watch the following video to better understand setting downforce by manually adjusting the pressure in the air bags.

 

SeedStar XP Operation and Adjustment – Using Set Point Pneumatic Downforce

 

1Doerge, T., Jeschke, M., and Carter, P. Planting outcome effects on corn yield. Crop Insights, Vol. 25, No. 1. DuPont Pioneer. https://www.deere.com/assets/publications/index.html?id=8557eeaf#1  

Calculating margin with the row-unit Calculating margin with the row-unit

An example could be as follows:

  • A – Margin: 45.4 kg (100 lb)
  • B – Weight of row-unit: 54.4 kg (120 lb)
  • C – Downforce applied: 59 kg (130 lb)
  • D – Soil resistance: 68 kg (150 lb)
  • A=B+C-D
    • 4 kg (100 lb) of margin = 54.4 kg (120 lb) + 59 kg (130 lb) – 68 kg (150 lb)

 

Soil resistance will vary based on planting speed, planting depth, soil type, and row-unit attachments such as closing wheel pressure setting, coulter setting, and row cleaner setting.

 

Watch the following video to better understand margin and how to set the correct margin for field conditions.

 

SeedStar XP Operation and Adjustment – Understanding Margin

SeedStar XP ride quality page SeedStar XP ride quality page
  • Integrated downforce comes with an electric compressor and storage tank mounted on the rear of the planter for quick downforce adjustments.
  • Downforce is easily adjusted from the display.
  • The system has a valve stem which allows filling with shop air as a backup if the compressor stops working.
  • The SeedStar XP monitor provides the operator downforce margin readings for the three rows equipped with a gauge wheel load sensor. Margin is essentially a reading of how much weight the gauge wheels are carrying. A positive margin ensures the planter is reaching correct planting depth. A target margin can be set to ensure proper firming of furrow sidewalls. Operators can add or remove air from the downforce system to meet the target margin.
  • The SeedStar XP monitor provides the operator row-unit ride quality readings for the three rows equipped with the sensor node. Travel speed and field conditions can affect the amount of row-unit bounce that is experienced. Excessive row-unit bounce or vertical motion can cause problems with meter performance and spacing performance. The operator can slow down or increase downforce pressure to help the ride quality metric.
  • Split rows are plumbed on a separate circuit. This allows the air to be released only on the split rows when they need to be locked up for planting on 76.1-cm (30-in.) spacing. Set-point pressure is controlled for all rows when all rows are planting.
Understanding margin

Margin is the amount of weight riding on the gauge wheels to ensure proper planting depth and proper firming of furrow sidewalls. It can be calculated as follows:

 

Margin (A) = weight of row unit (B) + downforce applied (C) – resistance from the soil (D)

View planter performance with choice of three monitoring systems
ComputerTrak™ 350 monitoring system ComputerTrak™ 350 monitoring system

Your yield potential is never greater than when you take the seed out of the bag and put it in the ground.  A lot can happen between the bag and the furrow, and that’s why John Deere offers three levels of planter monitoring systems, so you can choose what information you want to see in the cab.

 

  • ComputerTrak 350 offers a base monitor that scans the rows to monitor population and spacing.
  • SeedStar™ 2 provides a population monitoring bar graph to compare rows across the planter. It can also control the optional row shutoffs.
  • SeedStar XP shows you population, seed singulation, seed spacing, downforce information, and ride quality. In addition, you can adjust the optional pneumatic down pressure and the optional row shutoffs from the display.
SeedStar XP monitoring system SeedStar XP monitoring system
Plant more ground between fills with the Central Commodity System (CCS™)
Filling the CCS with a pro-box Filling the CCS with a pro-box

The CCS adds productivity through increased seed capacity, bulk fill capability, and easy, thorough cleanout.

 

  • The two tanks have a combined capacity of 1,762 L (50 bu) which is 176 L (5 bu) more than a 15-row planter with 106-L (3-bu) hoppers.
  • Translucent tanks allow the operator to see the seed level, and bin-level sensors alert the operator when the seed level is low.
  • Filling the tanks is convenient due to a central filling location. The staircase and railing provide access to the filling platform between the tanks.
  • Two platform lights improve visibility if filling at night.
  • The following crops can be planted with CCS: corn, sweet corn, popcorn, cotton, sunflowers, sugar beets, soybeans, and sorghum (milo).

 

Cleanout is easy since a pro-box can fit under the CCS tanks when the planter is in the lifted position.

Pro-box under CCS tank Pro-box under CCS tank
Reduce seed costs and increase yield potential with Section Control
Pro-Shaft™ drive with RowCommand™ clutch Pro-Shaft™ drive with RowCommand™ clutch

Section Control, in conjunction with the RowCommand feature on the planter, improves placement of seed, reduces yield penalties of over or under planting, and reduces operator fatigue. By automatically turning rows on and off, there will be less skips and overlap in the field. The automatic process allows the operator to focus on other aspects of planting, reducing overall stress and fatigue.

 

  • University studies have shown seed savings of 1 to 12 percent, with an average of 4.3 percent.*
  • In corn, the study found a 17 percent yield penalty in the double planted area.
  • In corn, the study found a 757.6 L/ha (8.7 bu/acre) combine header loss in the double planted area.
  • This leads to reduced operator stress and fatigue.

 

*NOTE: Runge, Max, et al. “Automatic section control technology for row crop planters.” Extension Alabama A&M & Auburn Universities ANR-2217, Oct. 2014. https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-2217/ANR-2217-low-archive.pdf. Accessed 9 Oct. 2019

Section Control on SeedStar™ 2 planter Section Control on SeedStar™ 2 planter
Minimize compaction with large flotation tires
Radial tires on the 1745 Planter Radial tires on the 1745 Planter

The 1745 Planter comes standard with radial flotation tires. Radial flotation tires can run at lower inflation pressures compared to bias tires. The lower inflation pressure allows the tire to squat, which increases the tire’s footprint and reduces the pressure applied to the ground.

 

  • Two VF445/50R22.5 tread lightly
  • Inflation pressure of 379.2 kPa (55 psi) when planter has a fertilizer system
  • Inflation pressure of 310.3 kPa (45 psi) when planter has a Central Commodity System (CCS™) or is without fertilizer
Specifications
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Key Specs
Number of rows
8
Row spacing
76.2 cm
30 in.
Frame - Fold configuration
Pivot fold
Frame - Flexibility
Rigid
Row unit seed hoppers
Capacity
Mini: 56 L
1.6 bu
106 L
3.0 bu
Seed Meters
Base
MaxEmerge™ 5 vacuum
Optional
Radial bean
Finger pickup
Yes
Rows And Row Spacing
Number of rows
8
Row spacing
76.2 cm
30 in.
Frame
Fold configuration
Pivot fold
Frame tube size
12.7 x 17.8 cm
5 x 7 in.
Fold-and-go from tractor cab
Yes
Flexibility
Rigid
Hitch
Base
Clevis drawbar
Optional
Ring style drawbar
Rear hitch
No
Lift System
Type
Hydraulic frame lift
Number of cylinders
1
Tires
Base
VF445_50R22.5 implement (2 tires)
16x6.50-8 seed contact drive (1 tire)
16x6.50-8 fertilizer contact drive (1 tire)
Optional
Quantity
2
Row Units
Type
MaxEmerge 5
Opener
Tru-Vee double disk
Depth gauging
Two solid or spoked gauge wheels
Adjustment
Handle
Walking wheels
Yes
Row unit seed hoppers
Capacity
Mini: 56 L
1.6 bu
106 L
3.0 bu
Material
Plastic
Row unit down force
Non-adjustable (4 springs)
No
Adjustable heavy-duty
Yes
Pneumatic
Yes
Scrapers, opener blades
Plastic rotary
No
Steel straight blade
Yes
Heavy-duty
Yes
Seed tube sensors
Base
AccuCount™
Seed Meters
Base
MaxEmerge 5 vacuum
Optional
Finger pickup
Yes
Radial bean meter
Yes
Central Commodity System
Seed capacity
1762 L
50 bu
Drive System
Base
Ground drive
Optional
Number of drive wheels
1
Drive wheel disconnect
When planter is raised
Counter shaft
Drill shaft
Seed transmission
Transmission combinations
Markers
Type
Folding
Control
Base
Connected to planter lift
Optional
Independent of planter lift
Marker disk
Base
Notched disk with depth gauging band: 40.6 cm
16 in.
Shear bolt protection
Yes
Less marker option
Yes
Closing System
Rubber tire closing system
Wheel
2
Position
Four slots
Adjustment
T handle
Down force
Spring
Alignment
In-line or staggered
Cast iron closing system
Wheel
2
Position
4 slots
Adjustment
In-line or staggered
Herbicide And Insecticide
Insecticide only hopper
Yes
Herbicide only hopper
Insecticide and herbicide hopper
Liquid Insecticide System
System available
No
Tank capacity
Seed Monitor System
Base
SeedStar™ 2
Optional
ComputerTrak™ 350, SeedStar XP
Tillage Attachments
Unit-mounted coulter
Yes
Frame-mounted coulter
Bubble blade
Yes
.63-in. fluted blade (25 flutes)
Yes
.7-in. fluted blade (13 flutes)
Yes
1-in. fluted blade (8 flutes)
Row tillage support hanger
Tine tooth
Cons. furrower w/ leading cutout blade
V-wing bed sweeps
Row cleaner
Yes
Row cleaner - unit-mounted coulter
Yes
Row cleaner - unit-mounted DD fert. opener
Fertilizer
Onboard / towed / tractor tanks
Two-onboard
Tank capacity
Total: 1,136 L
300 gal.
Fixed-rate application
Yes
Variable-rate application
Pump type
Ground drive piston pump
Pump rate
22.4-352 L/ha
2.4-37.6 gpa
Fertilizer opener type
Frame-mounted
Yes
Flow divider distribution system
Pressure manifold distribution system
Dry fertilizer
Number of hoppers
Two-onboard
Hopper capacity
1,200 L
42.4 cu ft
ExactRate Fluid Transfer System
Dimensions
Transport width (with markers)
3.71 m
12.167 ft
Transport width (without markers)
3.71 m
12.167 ft
Transport length
8.00 m
26.25 ft
Transport height
3.84 m
12.583 ft
Transport weight
Empty with 105.7 (3-bu) hoppers, no fertilizer system: 5,546 kg
12,227 lb
Empty with Central Commodity System: 6,016 kg
13,263 lb
Liquid fertilizer with frame mounted openers weight empty: 781 kg
1,722 lb
Liquid fertilizer with in-furrow weight empty: 425 kg
937 lb
Dry fertilizer with frame mounted openers weight empty: 1,000 kg
2,205 lb
Transport underframe clearance
Field operation height
3.24 m
10.667 ft
Field operation width
6.27 m
20.583 ft
Field operation length
Ag Management Solutions
Map-based seeding
No
Field documentation
Yes
Parallel tracking
Yes
Additional Information
Recommended tractor horsepower
Drawbar, no fertilizer system: 71 kW
95 hp
Drawbar with frame mounted fertilizer openers: 78 kW
105 hp
Recommended tractor hydraulics
See compatibility story.
Warranty length
Standard
Date collected
1/7/2020
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