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Overview

  • Excellent residue-handling capability
  • Integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability
  • Single or dual gauge wheels available
  • Coulter blades slice through surface residue

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Features

Integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability
Integral hitchIntegral hitch

The integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability for tight turns on shorter headlands. The hitch makes it easy to move in and out of buildings.

It is compatible for tractors with Category 2 or Category 3N or 3, 3-point hitches.

The integral hitch can be set to two position:

  • 1 = Low position
    Gives maximum transport clearance and allows ripping to approximately 508 mm (20 in.) deep
  • 2 = High position
    Enables ripping to a maximum depth of 584 mm (23 in.) with shear-bolt standards

Multiple frame sizes available
Five-standard 915 V-RipperFive-standard 915 V-Ripper

The frame is available in 127-mm x 178-mm (5-in. x 7-in.) and 178-mm x 178-mm (7-in. x 7-in.) sizes.

The frame design of the 915 V-Ripper positions standards in a true V-pattern:

  • Reduces plugging in higher levels of residue
  • Gives the center standard a leading-edge shattering effect that reduces horsepower requirements over straight bar rippers
Strong 10-mm (3/8-in.) wall mainframeStrong 10-mm (3/8-in.) wall mainframe

127-mm x 178-mm (5-in. x 7-in.) frame models have 10-mm (3/8-in.) thick walls:

  • Ideal for tractors up to 225 PTO horsepower (hp) and 4WD tractors up to 250 engine hp
  • Available in five- or seven-standard models
  • Parking stands are included in base equipment
Heavy-duty 13-mm (1/2-in.) wall mainframeHeavy-duty 13-mm (1/2-in.) wall mainframe

178-mm x 178-mm (7-in. x 7-in.) frame models have 13-mm (1/2-in.) thick walls:

  • Ideal for tractors with up to 360 engine hp
  • Basic frame can be equipped with seven or nine standards
  • Bolt-on extensions can be added to allow 11 or 13 standards
  • Parking stands are optional equipment

NOTE:

  • 11-standard size is limited to 508-mm and 635-mm (20-in. and 25-in.) spacings
  • 13-standard size limited to 508-mm (20-in.) spacing

Coulter blades slice through surface residue

Rippled coulter blades cut through surface residue such as cornstalks, wheat stubble, or other heavy crops to help reduce plugging.

 

The ripple on the blade bites into the soil to promote turning the blade in wet and/or firm soil, as well as lighter, drier soils.

 

Cushion or shear-bolt designs are available.

CUSHION DESIGN
Cushion-designed coulter bladesCushion-designed coulter blades
  • Automatically returns the coulter to the operating position once the obstruction is passed.
    • Saves time by eliminating the need to stop and replace shear bolts.
  • Unique rosette bracket used to adjust the coulter depth. Simply loosen one bolt and swing the coulter up or down to the desired height.
    • Standard does not move, so maximum trash clearance is retained.
  • Protector bolt (arrow) will yield if the obstruction height exceeds the deflection range of the coulter, thus preventing serious damage to the coulter.
  • 457-mm or 508-mm (18-in. or 20-in.) rippled blades are available for good cutting action. The maximum working depth is as follows*:
    • For the 457-mm (18-in.) coulter blade, the working depth is 483 mm (19 in.)
    • For the 508-mm (20-in.) coulter blade, the working depth is 457 mm (18 in.)

*NOTE: When ripping in fields with obstructions, it is necessary to restrict the working depth in order to give the coulter space to travel over obstructions. Without coulters, the maximum working depth is 584 mm (23 in.) for shear-bolt standard and 559 mm (22 in.) for safety-trip and spring-reset standards.

SHEAR-BOLT DESIGN
Shear-bolt design coulter bladesShear-bolt design coulter blades
  • Provides economical alternative for protecting coulters in fields with few obstructions.
  • 457-mm, 508-mm, or 559-mm (18-in., 20-in., or 22-in.) rippled coulter blades are available for good cutting action. The maximum working depth is as follows:
    • For 457-mm (18-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 483 mm (19 in.)
    • For 508-mm (20-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 457 mm (18 in.)
    • For 559-mm (22-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 432 mm (17 in.)

Single or dual gauge wheels available
Dual gauge wheelsDual gauge wheels

Single or dual gauge wheels are available to help maintain a consistent ripping depth:

  • 9.5L-15, 8 PR tires for good flotation and load bearing when ripping deep
  • Turnbuckle adjustment for easy setting

Excellent residue-handling capability in primary tillage at all residue levels
915 V-Ripper915 V-Ripper
 
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The 915 V-Ripper has excellent residue-handling capability in primary tillage at all residue levels. At higher levels, coulters may be required to minimize plugging.

Typical percentage of residue cover remaining from the 915 are listed as follows.

NOTE: The percentage do not take into account variables such as the condition of the residue, speed, and soil type.

508-mm (20-in.) models

Starting
residue cover
(percent)

Remaining
non-fragile*
residue cover
(percent)

Remaining
fragile**
residue cover
(percent)

100

60

50

90

55

45

80

50

40

70

40

35

60

35

30

50

30

25

40

25

20

 

 

762-mm (30-in.) models

Starting
residue cover
(percent)

Remaining
non-fragile*
residue cover
(percent)

Remaining
fragile**
residue cover
(percent)

100

60

50

90

55

45

80

50

40

70

40

35

60

35

30

50

30

25

40

25

20

*Non-fragile residue includes crops like corn, sorghum, wheat (more than 45 bu).

**Fragile residue includes crops like soybeans, edible beans, peas, wheat, (under 45 bu), sunflower, peanuts, cotton.

Soil probe helps to determine proper operating depth
Soil probeSoil probe
 
#

The soil probe helps operators to determine the proper operating depth of their ripper points,
38 mm (1.5 in.) below the bottom of the compaction layer.

The probe allows obtaining the maximum amount of soil fracturing from the entire family of John Deere ripper points. Marked in 51-mm (2-in.) increments from 254 mm to 559 mm (10 in. to 22 in.), the probe provides accurate feedback of compaction layer depth.

 

It is stored on the mainframe of the ripper for convenient access. The operator's manual explains the proper use of the soil probe.

Features

Integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability
    Integral hitchIntegral hitch

    The integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability for tight turns on shorter headlands. The hitch makes it easy to move in and out of buildings.

    It is compatible for tractors with Category 2 or Category 3N or 3, 3-point hitches.

    The integral hitch can be set to two position:

    • 1 = Low position
      Gives maximum transport clearance and allows ripping to approximately 508 mm (20 in.) deep
    • 2 = High position
      Enables ripping to a maximum depth of 584 mm (23 in.) with shear-bolt standards
Multiple frame sizes available
    Five-standard 915 V-RipperFive-standard 915 V-Ripper

    The frame is available in 127-mm x 178-mm (5-in. x 7-in.) and 178-mm x 178-mm (7-in. x 7-in.) sizes.

    The frame design of the 915 V-Ripper positions standards in a true V-pattern:

    • Reduces plugging in higher levels of residue
    • Gives the center standard a leading-edge shattering effect that reduces horsepower requirements over straight bar rippers
    Strong 10-mm (3/8-in.) wall mainframeStrong 10-mm (3/8-in.) wall mainframe

    127-mm x 178-mm (5-in. x 7-in.) frame models have 10-mm (3/8-in.) thick walls:

    • Ideal for tractors up to 225 PTO horsepower (hp) and 4WD tractors up to 250 engine hp
    • Available in five- or seven-standard models
    • Parking stands are included in base equipment
    Heavy-duty 13-mm (1/2-in.) wall mainframeHeavy-duty 13-mm (1/2-in.) wall mainframe

    178-mm x 178-mm (7-in. x 7-in.) frame models have 13-mm (1/2-in.) thick walls:

    • Ideal for tractors with up to 360 engine hp
    • Basic frame can be equipped with seven or nine standards
    • Bolt-on extensions can be added to allow 11 or 13 standards
    • Parking stands are optional equipment

    NOTE:

    • 11-standard size is limited to 508-mm and 635-mm (20-in. and 25-in.) spacings
    • 13-standard size limited to 508-mm (20-in.) spacing
Coulter blades slice through surface residue

    Rippled coulter blades cut through surface residue such as cornstalks, wheat stubble, or other heavy crops to help reduce plugging.

     

    The ripple on the blade bites into the soil to promote turning the blade in wet and/or firm soil, as well as lighter, drier soils.

     

    Cushion or shear-bolt designs are available.

    Cushion design
    Cushion-designed coulter bladesCushion-designed coulter blades
    • Automatically returns the coulter to the operating position once the obstruction is passed.
      • Saves time by eliminating the need to stop and replace shear bolts.
    • Unique rosette bracket used to adjust the coulter depth. Simply loosen one bolt and swing the coulter up or down to the desired height.
      • Standard does not move, so maximum trash clearance is retained.
    • Protector bolt (arrow) will yield if the obstruction height exceeds the deflection range of the coulter, thus preventing serious damage to the coulter.
    • 457-mm or 508-mm (18-in. or 20-in.) rippled blades are available for good cutting action. The maximum working depth is as follows*:
      • For the 457-mm (18-in.) coulter blade, the working depth is 483 mm (19 in.)
      • For the 508-mm (20-in.) coulter blade, the working depth is 457 mm (18 in.)

    *NOTE: When ripping in fields with obstructions, it is necessary to restrict the working depth in order to give the coulter space to travel over obstructions. Without coulters, the maximum working depth is 584 mm (23 in.) for shear-bolt standard and 559 mm (22 in.) for safety-trip and spring-reset standards.

    Shear-bolt design
    Shear-bolt design coulter bladesShear-bolt design coulter blades
    • Provides economical alternative for protecting coulters in fields with few obstructions.
    • 457-mm, 508-mm, or 559-mm (18-in., 20-in., or 22-in.) rippled coulter blades are available for good cutting action. The maximum working depth is as follows:
      • For 457-mm (18-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 483 mm (19 in.)
      • For 508-mm (20-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 457 mm (18 in.)
      • For 559-mm (22-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 432 mm (17 in.)
Single or dual gauge wheels available
    Dual gauge wheelsDual gauge wheels

    Single or dual gauge wheels are available to help maintain a consistent ripping depth:

    • 9.5L-15, 8 PR tires for good flotation and load bearing when ripping deep
    • Turnbuckle adjustment for easy setting
Excellent residue-handling capability in primary tillage at all residue levels
    915 V-Ripper915 V-Ripper
    #

    The 915 V-Ripper has excellent residue-handling capability in primary tillage at all residue levels. At higher levels, coulters may be required to minimize plugging.

    Typical percentage of residue cover remaining from the 915 are listed as follows.

    NOTE: The percentage do not take into account variables such as the condition of the residue, speed, and soil type.

    508-mm (20-in.) models

    Starting
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    non-fragile*
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    fragile**
    residue cover
    (percent)

    100

    60

    50

    90

    55

    45

    80

    50

    40

    70

    40

    35

    60

    35

    30

    50

    30

    25

    40

    25

    20

    762-mm (30-in.) models

    Starting
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    non-fragile*
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    fragile**
    residue cover
    (percent)

    100

    60

    50

    90

    55

    45

    80

    50

    40

    70

    40

    35

    60

    35

    30

    50

    30

    25

    40

    25

    20

    *Non-fragile residue includes crops like corn, sorghum, wheat (more than 45 bu).

    **Fragile residue includes crops like soybeans, edible beans, peas, wheat, (under 45 bu), sunflower, peanuts, cotton.

Soil probe helps to determine proper operating depth
    Soil probeSoil probe
    #

    The soil probe helps operators to determine the proper operating depth of their ripper points,
    38 mm (1.5 in.) below the bottom of the compaction layer.

    The probe allows obtaining the maximum amount of soil fracturing from the entire family of John Deere ripper points. Marked in 51-mm (2-in.) increments from 254 mm to 559 mm (10 in. to 22 in.), the probe provides accurate feedback of compaction layer depth.

     

    It is stored on the mainframe of the ripper for convenient access. The operator's manual explains the proper use of the soil probe.

Specifications

Tool configuration

Type V-Ripper      
Option 1 5-standard, 20-in. spacing      
Option 2 5-standard, 25-in. spacing      
Option 3 5-standard, 30-in. spacing      
Option 4 5-standard, 30-in. spacing      
Option 5 7-standard, 25-in. spacing      
Option 6 7-standard, 30-in. spacing      
Option 7 9-standard, 20-in. spacing      
Option 8 9-standard, 25-in. spacing      
Option 9 9-standard, 30-in. spacing      
Option 10 11-standard, 20-in. spacing      
Option 11 11-standard, 25-in. spacing      
Option 12 13-standard, 20-in. spacing      

Working width

Option 1 8, 4 ft, in.      
Option 2 10, 5 ft, in.      
Option 3 12, 6 ft, in.      
Option 4 11, 8 ft, in.      
Option 5 14, 7 ft, in.      
Option 6 17, 6 ft, in.      
Option 7 15 ft      
Option 8 18, 9 ft, in.      
Option 9 22, 6 ft, in.      
Option 10 18, 4 ft, in.      
Option 11 22, 11 ft, in.      
Option 12 21, 8 ft, in.      

Transport width

Option 1 13, 9 ft, in.      
Option 2 13, 9 ft, in.      
Option 3 13, 9 ft, in.      
Option 4 17, 7 ft, in.      
Option 5 17, 7 ft, in.      
Option 6 17, 7 ft, in.      
Option 7 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions      
Option 8 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions      
Option 9 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions      
Option 10 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions      
Option 11 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions      
Option 12 22, 8 ft, in.      

Operating depth

Maximum 23 in.      

Frame

Maximum underframe clearance Shear-bolt 35.5-in. Cushion-trip 37.5-in. Safety-trip and spring-reset 39.7-in.      

Depth control

Option 1 Intergral units are controlled by tractor, rockshaft, and gauge wheels      

Hitch

Options Intergral      
Three-point hitch requirements Cat 2,3 or 3N      
Pull-type description NA      

Standard options

Spacings 20, 25, 30 in.      
Option 1 Trip force
12,000 lbStandard type
Straight or parabolic with wear shin
Shear-bolt
     
Option 2 Trip force
5600 lbStandard type
Straight with wear shin or parabolic
Safety-trip
     
Option 3 Trip force
5300 lbStandard type
Straight with wear shin or parabolic
Cushion-trip
     
Option 4 Trip force
3200 - 5300 lbStandard type
Parabolic
Spring-reset rock standard
     

Ground-engaging components

Options 2.25-in.point, 2.25-in. chrome single or double carbide cap; 2-3/4-in. (70 mm), 5-in. (127 mm), 7-in. (178 mm) LaserRip points optional.or 10-in. (254 mm)      

Coulters

Type shear bolt or cushioned      
Blades shear bolt - 18, 20, or 22-in.rippled blades; cushioned 18 or 20-in. rippled blades      

Stabilizer/gauge wheels

Type Gauge wheels      
Wheels 5X7 in.      
Tires 9.5L-15, 8PR      

Specifications

Tool configuration

  • Type V-Ripper
  • Option 1 5-standard, 20-in. spacing
  • Option 2 5-standard, 25-in. spacing
  • Option 3 5-standard, 30-in. spacing
  • Option 4 5-standard, 30-in. spacing
  • Option 5 7-standard, 25-in. spacing
  • Option 6 7-standard, 30-in. spacing
  • Option 7 9-standard, 20-in. spacing
  • Option 8 9-standard, 25-in. spacing
  • Option 9 9-standard, 30-in. spacing
  • Option 10 11-standard, 20-in. spacing
  • Option 11 11-standard, 25-in. spacing
  • Option 12 13-standard, 20-in. spacing

Working width

  • Option 1 8, 4 ft, in.
  • Option 2 10, 5 ft, in.
  • Option 3 12, 6 ft, in.
  • Option 4 11, 8 ft, in.
  • Option 5 14, 7 ft, in.
  • Option 6 17, 6 ft, in.
  • Option 7 15 ft
  • Option 8 18, 9 ft, in.
  • Option 9 22, 6 ft, in.
  • Option 10 18, 4 ft, in.
  • Option 11 22, 11 ft, in.
  • Option 12 21, 8 ft, in.

Transport width

  • Option 1 13, 9 ft, in.
  • Option 2 13, 9 ft, in.
  • Option 3 13, 9 ft, in.
  • Option 4 17, 7 ft, in.
  • Option 5 17, 7 ft, in.
  • Option 6 17, 7 ft, in.
  • Option 7 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions
  • Option 8 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions
  • Option 9 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions
  • Option 10 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions
  • Option 11 17-ft. 7-in. or 22-ft. 8-in. with extensions
  • Option 12 22, 8 ft, in.

Operating depth

  • Maximum 23 in.

Frame

  • Maximum underframe clearance Shear-bolt 35.5-in. Cushion-trip 37.5-in. Safety-trip and spring-reset 39.7-in.

Depth control

  • Option 1 Intergral units are controlled by tractor, rockshaft, and gauge wheels

Hitch

  • Options Intergral
  • Three-point hitch requirements Cat 2,3 or 3N
  • Pull-type description NA

Standard options

  • Spacings 20, 25, 30 in.
  • Option 1 Trip force
    12,000 lbStandard type
    Straight or parabolic with wear shin
    Shear-bolt
  • Option 2 Trip force
    5600 lbStandard type
    Straight with wear shin or parabolic
    Safety-trip
  • Option 3 Trip force
    5300 lbStandard type
    Straight with wear shin or parabolic
    Cushion-trip
  • Option 4 Trip force
    3200 - 5300 lbStandard type
    Parabolic
    Spring-reset rock standard

Ground-engaging components

  • Options 2.25-in.point, 2.25-in. chrome single or double carbide cap; 2-3/4-in. (70 mm), 5-in. (127 mm), 7-in. (178 mm) LaserRip points optional.or 10-in. (254 mm)

Coulters

  • Type shear bolt or cushioned
  • Blades shear bolt - 18, 20, or 22-in.rippled blades; cushioned 18 or 20-in. rippled blades

Stabilizer/gauge wheels

  • Type Gauge wheels
  • Wheels 5X7 in.
  • Tires 9.5L-15, 8PR