The John Deere Company manufactures planters and drills that can be upgraded and modified with Exapta parts for improved no till farming. John Deere planter and drill equipment can wear out quickly and some of their parts do not work optimally for no till conditions.
The John Deere closing wheel is one of the parts that does not work particularly well for no till planting. Our Thompson closing wheels shatter the sidewall much better and avoid packing that occurs with OEM wheels.
Our Thompson closing wheels fit these John Deere planters:
Thompson closing wheels fit the following John Deere drills:
Our UniForce hydraulic down-pressure system can be added to John Deere drills, overcoming one of the drill’s biggest design flaws: lack of down stroke.
The UniForce can be used with these John Deere drills and fertilizer applicators:
Our Mojo wires work with the Keetons on your planter or drill to firm the seed into the bottom of the furrow. Exapta manufactures the Mojo wires to fit the following John Deere planters and drills:
The original equipment manufacturer seed lock wheels clog with mud and pull seeds out of the furrow. Our DuraLok seed lock wheel is narrower to fit the furrow better and its sleek shape allows it to stay clean. DuraLok seed lock wheels fit the following John Deere drills:
John Deere drills use a straight, almost rigid seed bounce flap. Its triangular shape allows seeds to escape and the flaps are made from materials that are really too brittle, causing them to snap off in the field. Our Ninja seed bounce flaps have a unique forward bend that puts more seeds in the bottom of the furrow. The Ninja seed bounce flaps fit the following John Deere drills:
Factory seed tube guards can wear out over one season. Plus, those rivets make them hard to replace. Valion seed tube guards are easy to replace and last 2 – 5 times longer than the original equipment manufacturer’s!
Our Valion Seed Tube Guards fit these John Deere Planters:
• John Deere 1700 Series XP Planters
• John Deere 1700 MaxEmerge 5 Planters
• John Deere 1700 Series Planters with MaxEmerge 2 row units
• John Deere 7000 Planters
• John Deere 7100 Planters
• John Deere 7200 Planters
• John Deere 7300 Planters