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pcorn1259562
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JD 1760

Looking at buying a JD 1760 12 row planter. Any known problems with these planters? Thanks.

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greenpower
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Re: JD 1760

I'm a tech for a John Deere dealer in central Nebraska and our store has had 2 of these planter bars break in half.

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idalivered
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Re: JD 1760

I had one that I purchased  when it was 3 years old and just trade it for another new one. the monitor on the one I traded said that it had planted 19000+ acres. I've said this before but here goes, i like the folding bar, I like the markers, I like that I can put my starter tanks on the planter and not the tractor. I like the transmission. The spacing is ok if you don't drive too fast. my new one will have the new 40 cell plates(i think that;'s what they are) so we'll see. I've heard and agree that the white metering system is excellent and probably superior to the jd. I'll guess with ya'. Lastly, I still think the row unit on the cih is superior to all the others. Had 3 cih planters and liked that part. good luck to you.

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pcorn1259562
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Re: JD 1760

Did they break in the same place and where on the bar did they break?

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greenpower
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Re: JD 1760

they broke by the wing hindge

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4wd
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Re: JD 1760

Mine broke lose at the center hinge too. Bad factory welds- no penetration. It was well out of warranty, so I got to eat that bill. I still like that planter, though.

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lvSIowa
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Re: JD 1760

ok, planter falls apart in the field, but you sure like it. makes perfect sense.

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4wd
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Re: JD 1760

If it breaks lose again at the hinge it will go down the road, for a brand new one just like it.

Best corn planter I have ever owned. I just hope Deere has re-assigned that hinge welder to some other job. I hate wire welds. A poor stick welding job would be visible, with these pretty, smooth wire welds you don't know what is underneath them.

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lvSIowa
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Re: JD 1760

best one.. I can see you are speaking from experience.

 

Deere knew these things were failing all along and still haven't changed anything. As long as gullible guys will spend money on it why change.enjoy..

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cliff seia
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Re: JD 1760

We had a 12 row front fold 7200 planter that the hitch pulled off of in the field due to Deere's horrible weld quality and I've had to reweld a few spots on our 24 row 1770 because of bad welds too.  These planter's have some of the worst welding I've ever seen on a factory built item but once that issue is addressed they have been very good planters for us. 

 

One thing I would suggest if your looking at a 1760 with vaccum meters is to get eSet disks for corn.

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