• 12 twin-rows with 914 mm (35 in.) or 965 mm (38 in.) spacing
  • Available in mini-hopper twin row MaxEmerge™ 5 row unit
  • Requires large-frame row-crop tractor with minimum 186 kW (250 hp)


SeedStar™ XP monitoring system

SeedStar XP overview

Building upon the foundation of SeedStar 2, the SeedStar XP system takes planter monitoring to the next level. SeedStar XP is compatible with the GreenStar 2 1800 and 2600 Displays, GreenStar 3 2630 Display, the Gen 4 4200 CommandCenter™ Display, the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter Display, the 4240 Universal Display, and the 4640 Universal Display. SeedStar XP is not compatible with the Gen 4 Extended Monitor.

The SeedStar XP planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of Precision Ag Technology applications such as Swath Control Pro™ system for planters, GreenStar AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, John Deere Operations Center, Documentation, and others.

Central Commodity System (CCS™)

Central Commodity System (CCS) seed delivery adds productivity through increased seed capacity, bulk-fill capability, and easy, thorough cleanout. The two tanks have a combined capacity of 3523.9 L (100 bu) on the 1720 CCS Planters.

The 1720 CCS Planters have been designed to allow for a convenient central filling location and easy cleanout.

For those who work into the night, a fill light package is standard on machines equipped with CCS.

Seed variable-rate drive

1720 Central Commodity System (CCS™) drive system

The seed variable-rate drive on 1720 CCS Planters provides the ultimate planting productivity by utilising three hydraulic motors to turn the seeding drive shaft. Hydraulic control of the seeding drive allows for on-the-go seeding rate changes right from the display mounted inside the tractor cab. Combine this seeding flexibility with the map-based planting option and seeding rates adjust automatically based on a prescription map.

RowCommand™ individual-row control system

Controlling input costs and improving productivity are key producer requirements today. RowCommand is an effective, integrated John Deere solution designed to meet these intensifying needs. The RowCommand system manages seed output, reduces yield drag, and improves harvest capabilities on all Pro-Shaft™ driven row-units, and chain-driven MaxEmerge 5.

Lift-assist wheel steering

The hydraulic steering assists the operator while backing into the next pass. The implement wheels are steered in the opposite direction of the tractor steering wheels when in reverse. The system is calibrated to steer the lift-assist wheels to the ideal steering angle when turning in reverse and guides the planter from a position sensor mounted to the tractor’s front axle.