Updated on February 5, 2024


Created on August 9, 2019

John Deere Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill

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Seed cum fertilizer drill is a planting implement that seeds and applies fertilizer simultaneously.

Developed By
  1. John Deere
Tested By
  • Alberta Farm Machinery Research Centre
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Product Description

John Deere Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill is an agricultural implement for sowing seeds and fertilizer application. The product is equipped with a seed meter to facilitate equidistance placing of the seeds. It contains tines which cut lines and at the rear of the tines are transparent seed pipes running from different boxes which drop seeds and fertilizer. The equipment has an adjustment mechanism to facilitate sowing seeds of different kinds of crops. It also comes in two models; SD1009 and SD1013.

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is distributed by the manufacturer and dealers.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Mahindra Fertilizer Spreader.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is mass manufactured in India

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from the manufacturer, place orders from registered dealers, or buy from Indiamart  

Distributions to Date Status


Targeted crops


Seed rate (kg/ha)

Varies depending on settings

Feedstock rate (kg/hr)


Working width (m)


Seeding depth (cm)


Number of rows

9,11 & 13

Storage capacity (kg)

Seed/fertilizer: 65/60 – 120/115


Portable or stationary?



Overall Height: 1.2,
Width : 2.03 (9 tines) and 2.6 (13 tines)


Use of aluminium and nylon parts in constructing metering system to make it corrosion resistant. Transparent pipes are plastic.

Field coverage (ha/hr)


Weight (kg)


Power source


Power rating (W, if applicable)


Design Specifications

Design specifications: The Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill has a rate adjustment mechanism used for controlling the rate of seed and fertilizer dropping, and a spiked ground wheel which makes it work on sticky soil. The plastic tubes used to transfer the seed and fertilizer are transparent, allowing easy inspection. If they become clogged the tubes can be  detached and cleaned. The product comes in two types based on number of tines: 9 and 13.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support provided at the dealer locationsInterview with dealer

Replacement Components



7 to 10 years Interview with dealer

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets include increased efficiency, durability, low cost and maintenance, and high quality.

Vetted Performance Status

Performance of a similar John Deere product: John Deere 752 Grain Drill


Safety instructions include the following but are not limited to:

  • Avoiding roll over accidents
  • Wearing protective clothing
  • Using safety lights and devices

Complementary Technical Systems

The implement requires a tractor for its operation, the company has a wide range of products offerings.

Academic Research and References

Alfred, Kipchumba Mutai. Design and operation of a seed drill.

Compliance with regulations


Other Information

Youtube video showing basic working principle and operating methodology of John Deere Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill. The product won SIMA Innovation Awards 2015. Product Dealers Market prices varies:

  • 9 Tines: ~955 USD (65000 INR) Interview with representative
  • 11 Tines:~1100 USD (75000 INR) Interview with representative
  • 13 Tines :~1150 USD (78000 INR) Interview with representative
Users can obtain products from manufacturer, registered dealersIndiamart Product technical specifications On product schematic; Seed Drill parts: A – chain cover, B – clean out slot, C – fertilizer tube, D – flutted roller and shaft, E – rare tine, F – side disc assembly, G – front Tine, H – shovel and I – ground (drive wheel) Seed Drill parts (continuation on other image): J – fertilizer box, K – seed box, L – fertilizer tate adjusting lever, M – seed tube, N – depth adjusting wheel, O – seed covering device, P – platform and Q – seed rate adjustment level John Deere 752 Grain Drill Product brochure with technical specifications GreenSystem Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill tractor John Deere other products instructions

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