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Wide Row Planters

Big-acre productivity in a heavy-duty package

Orthman’s stack-fold planter continues to be the planter of choice when planting on beds, ridges or strip-till. With the addition of John Deere’s CCS in wide row configurations, DR planters offer greater productivity, with 36″, 38″ and 40″ row spacing.

Orthman stack-fold technology is out in front around the world

Orthman is known as a worldwide leader in versatile, durable stacking toolbars, because we continually strive to meet and exceed the changing needs of customers. DR Series Stacking Planters are the result of decades of stacking toolbar experience and have been designed as the ultimate planter platform.

High-Quality Construction

DR Planter toolbars are constructed of high-strength premium grade steel tubing to provide years of trouble-free use and all folding hinges are precision line-bored to ensure smooth folding and extra strength, consistent with all Orthman toolbars.


Adapt to Uneven Field Terrain

The three-section flexible frame of the DR Planter with wing float adapts to uneven field terrain, with 8 degrees up and 8 degrees down to allow you to handle any ground conditions.

Industry-Exclusive Sizes

With 20 industry-exclusive wide row models available, the DR12, DR16 and DR18 wide row planters set the standard for large-frame planting on wide rows. CCS models come standard with heavy-duty Orthman lift assist wheels, with large tires for maximum flotation. DR16 models are able to be fully mounted without lift assist wheels when ordered with 1.6 or 3.0 bushel row unit hoppers.

Worry-Free End Turns

DR Series Planters feature an innovative gull-wing package that allows the wings to flex upward 8 degrees for more clearance on end turns. DR Series Planters are perfect for planting up to ditches to minimize the need for headlands and allow you to turn around with the wings overhanging ditches and waterways — unlike drawn planters that utilize carry wheels on the end of the planter toolbar.


Multi-Fold Toolbars

All DR16 and DR18 wide row planters are available with innovative multi-fold stacking toolbars. A single hydraulic SCV folds and unfolds the planter for quick stack-and-go performance, getting you from field to field faster, while the planter’s narrower transport increases road safety.

Integrated GPS Implement Guidance Mounting

DR wide row planters are designed to work perfectly with the Orthman Tracker IV & Shadow Tracker GPS implement guidance systems, with built-in mounting points to bolt directly to the planter for optimal weight balance and providing precise planting of your crop no matter the terrain.

Central Commodity System (CCS™)

John Deere CCS seed delivery adds productivity with its bulk fill capability and easy, thorough cleanout. It’s a great efficiency-enhancer, no matter whether you are planting corn, sweet corn, popcorn, cotton, sunflowers soybeans, or sorghum.

Less Time Filling, More Time Planting

DR16 and DR18 wide row planters are equipped with two 50-bushel seed hoppers while the DR12 comes standard with two 35-bushel seed hoppers, allowing you to fill quickly and get back to planting faster.

If you are looking for the productivity of CCS while minimizing machine cost and increasing maneuverability check out the all new DR12 Fully Mounted CCS Planter with no lift assist wheels. The single 35-bushel hopper nearly matches the capacity of current 12 row machines with 3.0-bushel hoppers

All-New MaxEmerge™ 5 Row units

With features like an improved doubles eliminator, new hopper design with increased sidehill performance, new vacuum air source and a chemical application option — not to mention the advantages of the SeedStar XP monitoring system, RowCommand Row Control System and the time-saving benefits of the Central Commodity System — you are equipped to go to the field with more advantages than ever before.

NEW Mini-Hopper

Enhanced design features new straight entry hose directly from the CCS tank to promote better seed flow and to cut down on potential plugging. With this upgraded series, you can maintain your target population on slopes up to 14°.

Clean Air Vacuum

Vacuum air now enters the mini-hopper directly from the CCS tank, providing only clean air and ensuring the seed meters stay clear of debris.

Doubles Eliminator

New and improved number dial knob allows for more precise setting with a variety of crop sizes, allowing you to achieve target population consistently.

Easier Meter Access

Make faster, simpler switch-over to the knockout wheel and scrapers without tools for quicker changeover between crop varieties, including hopper shutoff for 1.6- and 3-bushel hoppers.

Chemical Application Option

Lay down granular insecticide or herbicide with each seed pass to improve your overall productivity. Available on Pro-Shaft drive mini-hoppers and 1.6-bushel hoppers.

Available Configurations

12 Row 36″ CCS
12 Row 38″ CCS
12 Row 40″ CCS
16 Row 36″ CCS or Row Unit Hoppers
16 Row 38″ CCS or Row Unit Hoppers
16 Row 40″ CCS or Row Unit Hoppers
18 Row 36″ CCS or Row Unit Hoppers
18 Row 38″ CCS or Row Unit Hoppers
18 Row 40″ CCS or Row Unit Hoppers

Follow the leader in stacking technology

The planting pass is the most important operation of the entire year — and the most time-sensitive. Let Orthman help you stay in the lead with an innovative three-section flexible frame and the rugged durability and exceptional maneuverability of the Orthman DR Series toolbar. Combine the Orthman DR Series with the John Deere Central Commodity System (CCS) and the all-new MaxEmerge 5 row units and you have a system that plants more acres in less time. Stack the odds in your favor with the Orthman DR Series Planters.

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