John Deere DR18 Planter

  • 18 rows with spacings of 22 in., 30 in., 36 in., 38 in., 40 in., and 100 cm.
  • Available in any configuration of MaxEmerge™ 5 row unit
  • Choose form Central Commodity System (CCS) or non-CCS options


+ RowCommand™ individual-row control system

+ SeedStar™ 2 monitoring system

+ SeedStar™ XP monitoring system

+ Seed variable-rate drive

+ Row cleaner options to meet residue management needs

+ Central Commodity System (CCS™) adds productivity

Rows and Row Spacing

Number of rows18
Row spacing38 in.


Fold configuration3-section, hydraulic over center stack-fold
Frame tube size17.8 x 17.8 cm
7 x 7 in.
Fold-and-go from tractor cabYes
Flexibility7.5 up and down degree (angle)


TypeCategory 4N

Lift System

TypeTractor 3-point hitch
Lift assist wheelsBase equipment. Heavy-duty lift-assist wheels for semi-integral operations
Tires2 - 12.5L-15SL 20 Ply
Number of cylinders2


Base4 - 7.60-15, 6 PR traction implement
Quantity4 on frame

Row Units

Depth gauging(2) semi-pneumatic wheels - 4 1/2 x 16 in.
AdjustmentT-handle, 1/4 to 4 depth in 1/4 increments in.
Walking wheelsOptional
Row unit seed hoppersCapacity
Mini hopper - 1/16 buMaterial
Mini hoppers
Row unit down forcePneumatic
Base equipment, Infinitely adjustable to 400 lb
Base equipment
Scrapers, opener bladesSteel straight blade
Seed tube sensorsBase equipment

Seed Meters

Finger pickupNA
Radial bean meterNA
Central Commodity SystemSeed capacity
100 bu
Base equipment

Drive System

Base3-motor hydraulic variable rate drive
Number of drive wheelsNA
Drive wheel disconnectNA
Counter shaft7/8 hex in.
Drill shaft7/8 hex in.
Seed transmissionNA
Transmission combinationsNA


Marker disk 
Shear bolt protection 
Less marker option 

Closing System

Rubber tire closing systemWheel
(2) rubber tires w/nylon wheel - 1 x 12 in. Position
In-line or staggered Adjustment
T-handle Down force
5-position Alignment
Adjustable side-to-side
Base equipment
Cast iron closing systemNA
Disk closing systemNA
Drag closing systemNA

Herbicide and Insecticide

Insecticide only hopperNA
Herbicide only hopperNA
Insecticide and herbicide hopperNA

Liquid Insecticide System

System availableNA
Tank capacity 

Seed Monitor System


Tillage Attachments

Unit-mounted coulterOptional
Frame-mounted coulterNA
Bubble bladeOptional
.63-in. fluted blade (25 flutes) 
.7-in. fluted blade (13 flutes) 
1-in. fluted blade (8 flutes) 
Row tillage support hanger 
Tine tooth 
Cons. furrower w/ leading cutout blade 
V-wing bed sweeps 
Row cleaner - unit-mounted DD fert. opener 
Row cleaner 
Row cleaner - unit-mounted coulter 


Onboard / towed / tractor tanksNA
Tank capacity 
Fixed-rate application 
Variable-rate application 
Pump type 
Pump rate (GPA) 
Fertilizer opener type 
Flow divider distribution system 
Pressure manifold distribution system 
Dry fertilizer 


Transport width (with markers)NA
Transport width (without markers)23, 8 ft, in.
Transport length13 ft
Transport height13, 2 ft, in.
Transport weight15,000 lb
Transport underframe clearance 
Field operation width, 
Field operation length 

Ag Management Solutions

Map-based seedingOptional
Field documentationOptional
Parallel trackingOptional

Additional Information

Recommended tractor horsepower225 hp
Recommended tractor hydraulics2250 psi
Warranty length1 year
Date collected