John Deere BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
Optional furrow boots
Double-disk openers with aluminum boots work well in well-prepared seedbeds and dry soil. Blades bolt on to allow use of a broad range of depth-gauging attachments.
Double-disk openers with cast-iron boots are also available. They are heavier and have greater clearance inside of double-disk openers for better performance in wet, sticky soils.
Spring down pressure*
Total penetration force
10.4 kg (23 lb)
11.3 kg (25 lb)
43.1 kg (95 lb)
21.8 kg (48 lb)
53.5 kg (118 lb)
12.7 kg (28 lb)
11.3 kg (25 lb)
43.1 kg (95 lb)
24 kg (53 lb)
56.2 kg (124 lb)
*NOTE: The down pressure figures are based on 25.4 mm (1 in.) of push rod showing above spring.
Seed/fertilizer meter drive system
The seed and fertilizer metering systems are powered by the end wheel. A heavy-duty, high-strength No. 40 roller chain provides a positive drive. Spur gears and sprockets are machined to provide a more accurate fit for longer life. Gears can be interchanged for either a slow or fast speed.
Half-speed drive for fluted feed drills
The half-speed drive reduces the feed shaft speed by one-half, which allows for the very low seed rates required for crops such as rape and sorghum. It also permits higher seed index settings for large seeds such as soybeans. The resulting greater flute exposure reduces seed damage sometimes caused by forcing seeds through the opening between the shutoff and feed cup housing.
Field-installed agitator kits for BD11 and BD13 Grain Drills
Add a field-installed agitator to keep light, fluffy, odd-shaped, or inoculated seed feeding smoothly into meters.
The first three attachments listed are for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills.
The fourth attachment is for the BD1307 No-Till Grain Drill.
Depth band field conversion kits for cast-iron boots on grain drills
Depth band field conversion kits for the cast-iron boots offer cost-effective depth control.
The first attachment is for the BD1307 No-Till Grain Drill.
The last two attachments are for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills and include scrapers to use for planting 5.1-cm (2-in.) deep.
Double-disk opener boot kits and outside scrapers kits for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
Choose aluminum boots for prepared seedbeds and dry soil. They provide up to 53.5 kg (118 lb) of down pressure.
Cast-iron boots deliver as much as 56.2 kg (124 lb) of down pressure, making them ideal for wet, sticky conditions.
The field conversion kit for a double-disk outside scraper kit comes with 10 pairs. They are designed to scour/remove soil and residue from the furrow opener and are recommended for use in damp, sticky soil conditions.
- Producers must also order outside scraper parts (option code 9050) if used in combination with depth-gauging press wheels.
- Not compatible with Tru-Vee attachment.
The field conversion kit for outside scraper parts comes with 26 pairs.
- This kit is required on drills with depth-gauging press wheels and a double disk.
Field-installed adjustable depth gauge wheel kit for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
Adjustable depth gauge wheels are for double-disk openers with an aluminum boot. The adjustable depth gauge wheel mounts to the double-disk opener at one side and firms one furrow wall, preventing soil from crumbling into the furrow.
Two tines scratch along the furrow walls, drawing the soil over the seed. It gauges the depth of the furrow from 1.3 cm (0.5 in.) to 8.9 cm (3.5 in.) and is for 19.1-cm (7.5-in.) or 25.4-cm (10-in.) row spacing.
NOTE: The kit does not include opener.
Depth gauge press wheel kits for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
Depth-gauging press wheels assist in controlling furrow depth and promote seed-to-soil contact for good germination.
Press wheels have smooth sides to reduce soil throw and leave a better-looking seedbed.
A variety of sizes and types are available to match seed-to-soil contact requirements. Available wheels are:
- 2.5-cm x 30.5-cm (1-in. x 12-in.) single
- 5.1-cm x 33-cm (2-in. x 13-in.) single
- 10.2-cm x 30.5-cm (4-in. x 12-in.) double-rib
Tru-Vee attachment field conversion kit for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
The Tru-Vee attachment field conversion kit gives operators planter-type depth control.
Grass seedbox field attachment kits for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
A variety of grass seed attachments are available for the BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills, providing accurate and dependable fluted force feed. They are also capable of handling the smallest seed accurately.
Field-installed cover chain kit for BD11 Series End-Wheel Grain Drills
This kit includes a quantity of 10 cover chains to ensure adequate seed coverage. They can be used with single-disk or double-disk openers with or without fertilizer tubes.
|Working width||26.9 cm
|Transport width||3.8 m
|Available row spacings||15.2 cm
|Transport ground clearance||13.8 cm
|Plain box (7.5-in. spacing)||726 kg
|Combo box (7.5-in. spacing)||816 kg
|Combo box (7-in. spacing)|
|Plain grain||0.987 m3
|Combo||40 percent grain
60 percent grain
100 percent grain
|Fertilizer or native grass|
|Grass seed or legume (small seed)||0.053 m3
|Implement||7.5-20, 4 pr|
|Double-rib, implement||7.5-20, 4 pr|
|Farm implement, front caster|
|Farm implement, rear transport|
|Type||Double disk, staggered pattern: 33.02 cm
|Down pressure||56 kg
|Type||Cast aluminum or cast iron|
Depth gauging press wheels size
Disk soil penetration
|Outside disk scrapers||Optional|
|Grass seed or small seed legume box||Optional|
|Small seed drop tubes|
|Labor hours||2 to 3|
|Time period||1 year|